As the world’s tallest free-standing mountain (5895m), the snow-capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro is an stunning sight that can be seen throughout the surrounding plains of East Africa. Located in Kilimanjaro National Park on the border of Tanzania and Kenya, it’s slopes present an ever-present challenge to adventurous mountain climbers, creating an unforgettable climbing experience.
The climb takes you from the tropical cultivated farmland on the lower slopes, through lush montane forest, where you might spot duiker, elephants, leopards or buffalos, and then out onto open moorland. Finally an alpine desert of mosses and lichen is crossed before reaching the snowfields at the summit.
Choose one of five routes: Marangu, Machame, Umbwe, Rongai or Shira (Lemosho, Londorosi), and allow our trained mountain guides to lead you on this spectacular journey.
Less known than Mt. Kilimanjaro to the northeast, Meru offers a less traveled and less intimidating, but no less enjoyable climbing experience. Along your journey on the Momella route, you first arrive at the Miriakamba Hut (2514m) then on to the Saddle Hut (3566m), before either summiting Little Meru (3820m) or the upper Summit, Socialist’s Peak (4562m).
Expect panoramic views of the surrounding area, including Kilimanjaro in the distance, and explore the changes in the vegetation from forest, to heather, to alpine, as you leave the monkeys and giraffes behind on your summit to the top.
Located to the east of the Great Riff Valley, in Arusha National Park , Mt Meru is the 5th highest mountain in Africa. A large volcanic explosion over 250,000 years ago, left the mountain with a unique horseshoe shaped crater providing spectacular views at its summit.
Ascent route to Mount Meru Northern Route and Southern Route.