Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing
Soaring above the rippling tea plantations and low hills of northeastern Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340') is Africa's highest peak. Follow the less traveled Shira Route up the western slope, hiking eight days through the spectacular landscapes of five temperate zones. On this once-in-a-lifetime trek, take in extraordinary views extending hundreds of miles, and experience the sunrise from the roof of Africa.
When climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, there is no mistaking its beauty. At 19,325 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. "Breathtaking" hardly begins to describe the scene from cloud-cloaked Uhuru Peak. But the summit is merely a highlight of a richly rewarding journey. As you ascend its slopes, elephant may appear in lush montane forest, and you may sight endangered Abbot's duiker. From its beautiful alpine desert to its icy summit, its crater lake to its moorland dotted with surreal, oversized lobelia, the mountain's wonders do not cease.