Mt. Kilimanjaro

The climax of this adventurous journey will, for a change, not be ''Out of Africa'' but ''On Top of Africa''. We offer you not only a two day safari to the eighth wonder of the world Ngorongoro Crater, but also a trip up to the world's most famous mountain Mount Kilimanjaro.This fascinating mountain makes you believe that you are facing the highest mountain in Africa, as it rises, lonely and majestic, from a high plateau of 1600, meters and yet this long extinguished volcano reaches an altitude of 5895 meters.

Any person determined to climb this mountain, 300 kilometer's south of the equator, has to be proud of him/her self. Yet, during the high season more that 50 climbers daily set out for this most wonderful hiking trip. The different zones of vegetation are most impressive. You start at an altitude of 1700m and pass through a tropical rain forest (no unwanted encounters with wild animals to be feared). At 3000m you cross a highland marsh with its fantastic flora. Lobelia can be seen and giant groundswells, which are believed to be hundreds of years old.

Above 4000 meters you pass a high alpine desert. At the peak, the successful climber is rewarded by the sight of the most marvelous ice formations, unforgettable for the rest of the life.

Well-kept paths (no mountain climbing), experienced local guides, porters who carry all your luggage, a well -balanced diet, mountain huts at 2700 and 3700 meters combined with a good physical fitness, help you to tackle your

Hiking days without problems. Adequate behaviors during the ascent, however, help to increase the chance of successfully reaching the peak.

African walking Adventures have taken several groups to Mount Kilimanjaro during the previous years. Their experience shows that age does not play an important role for successfully reaching the summit. Some 20s years - old encounter greater problems than 50s and above year - old. What matter is your attitude towards the whole undertaking and, of course, your physical fitness!!!

We will be pleased to provide your more information possible about Kilimanjaro climbs if you contact us either by phone or mail shortly to make your adventure come true.