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Kilimanjaro Routes

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LEMOSHO ROUTE

Difficulty: High

Scenery: Excelent

Traffic : Medium

Lemosho route’s starting point is 2250m , The drive is very scenic as you pass through the west kilimanjaro captivation area, see local farmers at work on there farms. you pass through a forest vegetation towards the parks gate. The route is  unspoilt and beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s rooftop. It can either be used to gain the Western Breach route or followed by the Kibo South Circuit to ascend by the easier Barafu Route. Lemosho route is has one of the highest success when it comes to summiting Mt kilimanjaro.

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MACHAME ROUTE

Difficulty: High

Scenery: Excelent

Traffic : High

Machame route is probably the most beautiful route up Mt Kilimanjaro. Also the the Machame route is our most successful and popular hiking route on Mt. Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals while on the mountain. Where accommodation on the Marangu route is in huts, the Machame route offers strictly tents only. This makes Machame (also referred to as the “Whiskey route”) better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker, however rewarding him with a scenic splendour such as not seen on the Marangu route. From late afternoon sunsets at Shira, to the misty revelations of Kibo at the great Barranco Wall.

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MARANGU ROUTE

Difficulty: Medium

Scenery: Good

Traffic : High

Marangu route also known as the “Coca-Cola route” is by far the most popular route to the summit Africa’s rooftop Mt Kilimanjaro. The trek begins in the south-east area of the mountain at Marangu Gate. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least expensive route, but more so, perhaps the fact that it is possible to do the Marangu route in 5 days, thereby getting to the summit one day earlier than on the Machame route.

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RONGAI  ROUTE

Difficulty: Medium

Scenery: Good

Traffic : High

The Rongai route ascends Mt Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north. From the alluring summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m) we will have amazing and staning 360° views of the surrounding plain .

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UMBWE ROUTE 

Difficulty: Very High

Scenery: Very good

Traffic : Very low

The Umbwe route is one of the shortest routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach and its the most challenging route on Mt Kilimanjaro.

Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct climb.

It is probably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro. It is quite taxing, primarily due to the relatively fast ascent to higher altitude, but the rewards are plentiful. Due to the fast ascension to high altitude, this route does not provide the necessary stages for acclimatization. Although the traffic on this route is very low, the chances of success are also low.

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