Conquering the highest peak in Africa is on many travellers' bucket lists. Mount Kilimanjaro rises 5,895 m (19,341 ft) above the Tanzanian plains, giving it the added distinction of being the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Your first day sees you spend the night at Meru View Lodge in Arusha near the slopes of Mount Meru. Depending on your schedule, you may want to head out to explore Arusha's nature reserves or pop in at a popular hot spring.
The next day is the big one: your departure for Kilimanjaro. Setting off from Lemosho, on Kili's western side, you will traverse some of the less-visited and most incredible part of the mountain, under the watchful eye of trained guides and a full logistics team. For over a week, you will hike through indigenous afromontane forest, the Shira plateau, tremendous glacial valleys, the alpine desert and along the Kilimanjaro crater rim until that exhilarating moment when you summit! Celebrate your achievement at Uhuru Peak before descending to Mweka Camp.
This 9-day tour—which sees the hike book-ended by overnight stays at Meru View Lodge—is ideal for those seeking a challenging yet rewarding experience. Join this extraordinary journey and fulfill your dream of standing atop Africa's majestic Mount Kilimanjaro.