Kilimanjaro Travel Insurance
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Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level, is the highest mountain on the African continent. It is one of the Seven Summits – the highest mountain peaks of each of the seven continents – that requires no technical climbing skills since all of its trekking routes are pure hiking paths.
Of Mount Kilimanjaro’s seven official trekking routes, Machame is thought to be the most scenic and therefore the most popular. It can be done in six or seven days. The Rongai is considered the easiest and uses different ascent and descent routes for added variety. The Marangu is another easier route but it tends to be busy, uses the same ascent and descent routes. The accommodation is in shared huts with other climbers.
It is no longer possible to make the climb Kilimanjaro independently. All trekkers need to be accompanied by a registered guide and pay entrance park fees. We recommend that you book with a reputable UK-based tour company who will be able to provide all travel arrangements, camping equipment, and a full support team.