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The Roof of Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro

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Several routes lead up to Kilimanjaro's snowy Uhuru or Kibo peaks, including Rongai, Marangu, Lemosho, Shira, Machame, and Umbwe. Whichever way you chose to climb Africa's highest mountain, it's an incredible and rewarding feat, never forgotten by those who attempt it. If you have time, opt for one of the longer climbs, such as the Lemosho or Northern routes, which offer longer acclimatization periods and fewer groups on the trails.
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Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
A photo of our trekking group on an acclimatization trek up the flanks of Mawenzi. Our assistant guide Musa is on the left. Sitting is a collection of Englishmen, an Irish honeymooner couple, a group of Swiss friends. The Swiss spoke mostly French...
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Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Literally "On Top of the World", this was taken from Uhuru Peak on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania about 19, 340 feet above ground. We had been hiking for four days when we started our ascent to the top at 11pm the night before after only a few hours of...
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Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
Peter Mato (pictured - and no, he did NOT deface that rock!) is the best guide you could ever have climbing Kilimanjaro. He grew up on the mountain and started early as a porter and worked his way up to full-time guide. He's fluent in several...
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Moshi, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania and the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 meters above sea level. Two of its three peaks, Mawenzi and Shira, are extinct, while Kibo (the highest peak) is dormant and could erupt again. The most...
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Tanzania
A week long hike...
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Tanzania
Three weeks in Tanzania on Safari with Deeper Africa, the trip was capped off with the summit of Kili—six hours of hiking in the snow and the dark. I could not have made it without the exceptional climb guides and climb team that Deeper Africa...