Kilimanjaro Climbing FAQs


Kilimanjaro Climbing FAQs

How long does it take to climb Kilimanjaro? The duration of a Kilimanjaro climb can vary depending on the route chosen, but the average length is 6-8 days. It is important to allow for proper acclimatization time to avoid altitude sickness.
What are the best months to climb Kilimanjaro?
The best months to climb Kilimanjaro are January-March and June-October, which are the dry seasons in Tanzania. However, it is possible to climb year-round.

Do I need climbing experience to climb Kilimanjaro?
No, you do not need prior climbing experience to climb Kilimanjaro. However, a good level of fitness and proper preparation is necessary to successfully complete the climb.
Do I need a guide to climb Kilimanjaro?
Yes, it is required to have a licensed guide to climb Kilimanjaro. This is for safety reasons and to comply with park regulations.
What is the altitude of Kilimanjaro's summit?
The altitude of Kilimanjaro’s summit, Uhuru Peak, is 19,341 feet (5,895 meters) above sea level.
What is the difficulty level of climbing Kilimanjaro?
Climbing Kilimanjaro is considered a moderate to strenuous activity. It requires a good level of fitness and proper preparation, but it is accessible to most people with determination.
What are the different routes to climb Kilimanjaro?
There are several routes to climb Kilimanjaro, including Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Rongai, and Northern Circuit. Each route has its own characteristics and difficulty level.
How can I prevent altitude sickness while climbing Kilimanjaro?
Proper acclimatization is key to preventing altitude sickness while climbing Kilimanjaro. This involves taking rest days and ascending slowly to allow the body to adjust to the altitude.
What gear do I need to climb Kilimanjaro?
Essential gear for climbing Kilimanjaro includes appropriate clothing and footwear, a sleeping bag, a backpack, a headlamp, trekking poles, and a water bottle. It is important to bring high-quality gear that is suitable for the conditions.
Is it safe to climb Kilimanjaro?
Climbing Kilimanjaro is generally safe as long as proper safety measures are taken and park regulations are followed. However, there are inherent risks associated with high-altitude climbing.
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The Kilimanjaro hike was a great experience. We had excelent guides (Frank and Francis) who were ready to help at any accassion.

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I booked a 7 days Machame route ascent to Mt. Kilimanjaro with Serengeti Joy Tours. Everything was fine. Madam Angelica was very responsive on Whatsapp, all went smoothly according to the agreement. My guide, Henry, was perfect as well as all the crew. Food was perfect, there was enough of the water, tent was comfortable, all the team tried hard to make my trip comfortable.

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This experience with Serengeti Joy Tours was nothing short of spectacular. Our team was made up of Frank(y) (primary guide), Francis (secondary guide), Shedrack (our chef, Moses (our waiter), and 10 solid porters who worked hard and were delightful to encounter. Frank was an awesome lead guide, always laughing and bringing humor into the mix, even when some times were tough (altitude sickness). He was adaptable and knew how to manage every situation. Both Franky and Francis were very

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Angelica was a pleasure to work with from the beginning. She was attentive to our needs, highly flexible and easy to communicate with. The trip was very well planned especially given our time constraints. The 7 day lemosho hike was a success, reaching Uhuru Peak.

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This year I decided to celebrate my birthday by taking a challenge and that was to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. The idea came 6 months back & accordingly I prepared myself. I made my plan in such a way so that I reached the summit on 21st June 2017 (my birthday).

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