Kilimanjaro. The name itself is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans. Or it might not. The local people, the Wachagga, don’t even have a name for the whole massif, only Kipoo (now known as Kibo) for the familiar snowy peak that stands imperious, overseer of the continent, the summit of Africa.
Kilimanjaro, by any name, is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of East Africa. When you see it, you understand why. Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland – elevation around 900 metres – to an imperious 5,895 metres (19,336 feet).
Leave Arusha town at around 08.00am. Drive with your Picnic lunch. Ascend From Londorossi Gate to Simba Camp 3,600m. Above sea level. Dinner and overnight at Simba Camp.
Breakfast. Take picnic lunch with you and proceed to Shira Two 3,840m above sea level. Dinner and overnight at Shira Two Camp.
Breakfast. Acclimatization day walk around the Camp and also half way to Arrow Cracier or Lava tower. Picnic Lunch. Dinner and overnight at Shira Two.
Breakfast. Ascend to Arrow Camp 4,850m above sea level. Picnic Lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight at Arrow Camp.
Very early departure to the Summit (Uhuru Peak) 5,895m above sea level. Kilimanjaro At 5895m Altitude. Afterwards you will descend to Mweka hut 3,000m above sea level. Decide With your Guide where to get lunch. Dinner and overnight at Mweka Hut.
Breakfast. Take Picnic Lunch with you and descend to the Mweka Gate Where the driver guide will drive you to Arusha or Moshi for the night.