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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing is something atop the list of many travellers’ bucket lists. Each year, the iconic mountain attracts thousands who spend days attempting to reach her snowy summit.

However, with a little planning and preparation, you can greatly increase your chances of reaching “the Roof of Africa.” Here’s everything you need to know Kilimanjaro Climbing Guide to make the most of your trip:

How To Get To Mount Kilimanjaro?

There are a few different options for Getting To Kilimanjaro. The nearest airport to Kilimanjaro is the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), and it is located between Arusha and Moshi. Most people stay in Moshi before climbing Kilimanjaro, as it is the closest municipality being a 45 minute drive from Kilimanjaro Airport.

Unfortunately, you cannot fly directly from the UK or US to Kilimanjaro Airport. But you can fly from any of the main airports in the area – Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, or Nairobi in Kenya. Bear in mind that you will need an extra visa if you go via Kenya.

Why Climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

There are lots of compelling reasons to climb the highest mountain in Africa. These include:

  • It’s an accessible adventure. You don’t need extensive training and it’s suitable for first-time hikers, as well as more experienced mountaineers.
  • Porters do all the heavy-lifting.Great appeal lies in the fact that porters carry your big rucksack (you carry your daysack), tents, equipment, and food.
  • Easy to reach. Despite its remote location, Kilimanjaro is relatively straightforward to access, with a good surrounding infrastructure.
  • Supports the local economy. From guides, Kilimanjaro Porters, and cooks who join you on the mountain, to hospitality, tour agencies, and many other companies within the area.
  • Great personal achievement.Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is undoubtedly an extraordinary personal achievement. It’s a chance to challenge yourself, and get away from the world for a few days.
  • Breath-taking natural beauty. The mountain is a truly spectacular sight and the view from the top is the best you’ll ever see. Watching the sun rise over the Roof of Africa will forever be one of my fondest memories.

Read through the above? Still want to climb Africa’s Highest Mountain? Don’t know where to go from here? Then read on...

If you’re looking to organise your own African Adventure, then the next thing to read is our Countdown; this is step-by-step Climbing Kilimanjaro Guide to planning for your trip. This tells you exactly what to do when planning your own expedition – and when.

After that, you may want to go through our site in greater detail. You’ll find that it’s divided into four main sections, which together provide you with all the basics you need to know to plan and prepare properly for your Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing.

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