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    Tourists Guide To Kilimanjaro & General Information

    Kilimanjaro makes up one of 30 regions in Tanzania, and is known to many people all around the World for the famous peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest Mountain in Africa, and a bucket list venue for many established and aspiring mountaineers.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Kilimanjaro

    The capital of the Kilimanjaro region is Moshi, and the population is well established throughout the area, numbering well over 1 million. Mount Kilimanjaro is made up of 3 Volcanoes: Mawenzi and Shira, and one active Volcano that has the highest summit of roughly 5900 meters, Kibo.

    What You Need To Know About Kilimanjaro

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Kilimanjaro.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Kilimanjaro?

    January, February and September are regarded as the best time to go if you are planning to climb Kilimanjaro. June up until September are the most comfortable months in which to visit the region.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Kilimanjaro?

    The Kilimanjaro area is situated in the Republic of Tanzania, which requires a Visa to enter the Country.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Kilimanjaro?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Kilimanjaro and what your activities will be on the visit, will determine what you should pack. It is best to consult other climbers or booking agents on what kind of clothes, footwear and other amenities you may need on your travels.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Kilimanjaro?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Kilimanjaro. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Kilimanjaro?

    To get to Kilimanjaro one would be best advised to fly to the Kilimanjaro International Airport, which is 50 kilometers or so away from the towns of Moshi and Arusha, which are generally where the base camps are set up for climbers and holiday makers. Check with your travel or booking agent regarding transport to and from the airport.

    Attractions And Places To Visit In Kilimanjaro

    Kilimanjaro, or more specifically Mount Kilimanjaro, is the largest and highest free standing mountain in the World and the highest mountain in Africa. Travellers, Tourists and Mountaineers flock to the base of this stunning location each year.

    Where To Go When Visiting Kilimanjaro?

    If you were visiting Mount Kilimanjaro, you would normally be doing so for two reasons: either to see the mountain, or to climb it. The mountain is situated in Tanzania, in the Kilimanjaro National Park that is home to all sorts of species of animals and birds. Some of the animals to look out for here are the various Monkey species, Tree Hyrax, Red Duiker, Leopard and Elephant, amongst many others.

    When climbing Mount Kilimanjaro you can originally base yourself at Arusha. In general it takes 6-7 days to reach the summit of this magnificent mountain and all depends on which route you take. There are seven routes for ascent and descent: Machame, Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Umbwe, Shira and Mweka.

    The easiest route of all of these is the Rongai Route. The Marangu Route is also fairly easy and has been nicknamed the Coca Cola route, as vendors at some of the huts sell soft drinks.

    The hardest routes are Umbwe (Which is only used for extremely experienced climbers who can acclimatize to altitude well), Shira and Lemosho. If you want to experience climbing the mountain and do a bit of game viewing at the same time, the Lemosho route is the one you should choose.

    How Old Is Kilimanjaro?

    Mount Kilimanjaro has been known to the local population around the area for thousands of years, and has a rich history. It was first said that explorers laid eyes on the mountain in the 1500’s, but it wasn’t until the mid 1800’s that it was first officially recorded. It was then climbed and numerous attempts were made to reach the summit, until finally, in 1912, the highest point of the mountain was reached.

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