Climbing Mountain

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro Tanzania is home to Africa's highest mountain, Mt.  Kilimanjaro. It's snow-capped summit looms majestically at 5,985 M. and, if you are lucky, can be seen from great distances. Despite its height, most physically fit people are able to climb Kilimanjaro as no  mountaineering skills or equipment are required. Our expert professional guides will assure you the experience of a lifetime on any of the  routes. This climb can be done any time of the year except during the  long rains of April and May it is not recommended.

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However, each walker faces a personal gamble, and the stakes are high, altitude symptoms are unpredictable. No amount of preparation can guarantee success. The only certainty is that everyone who takes up the challenge will reach deep down inside themselves during the ascent.

A journey to Mount Kilimanjaro is an exploration, not merely a climb.  For some the appeal is simple: it is the highest mountain on earth whose summit is accessible to any committed walker without technical skills  or experience. A well-prepared city-dweller may be able to reach 'the  roof of Africa'. This is the allure of the highest free-standing  mountain in the world.

Reaching the summit is not the only goal: success lies rather in the quality of the attempt. Living a lot closer to nature than you are used to, you will explore your own motivation and recognise your dependency on others. On return from Kilimanjaro, whether you "succeed" or not, you will know more about yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, and your fellow humans, than when you set out.

 

 

Mount Meru

Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa. Meru is a stratovolcano and it located inside of Arusha National Park, a short distance from Moshi town or Arusha City.

It has quite an explosive history, having erupted four times. The most recent eruption however occurred in 1910, more than 100 years ago.
 

Mount Meru

Lava erupting from Meru varies from thin flows to thick intrusive domes  The main cone of the volcano has a caldera which is 2.2 miles (3.5 km)  in diameter. It has a huge breach on its eastern side. A graben runs  down the side of the volcano from this beach. Many debris flows came  through the breach in the caldera. This cover 1500sq km to the  north-east, east and south-east. Following eruption of this debris, a  lava dome and ash cone grew on the floor of the caldera. Mt Meru only  has one route. Over 400 species of animals roam the lower slopes of the  volcano; these include birds, buffalos, baboon, warthog, Black and White Colobus Monkey and duiker. Mt. Meru is not only a great acclimatization for a Kilimanjaro climb, but a great climb in its own right. Packing  for the climb is the same as for a Mt Kilimanjaro climb (see our packing list page). Overnights are in huts.