Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro national park via different route, marangu, umbwe, rongai, machame, and shira the so-called peak of Africa. It’s the largest mountain in Africa and among the giant mountains in the world. The most astonishing feature is it being the only tropical mountain with a snow cap. This mountain is 5,895m high above the sea level with a base area of 756square km.
Time Your Trip
It is possible to climb Mount Kilimanjaro all year round, but some months are distinctly more comfortable than others. Tanzanian weather patterns mean that there are two optimum seasons for trekking Kilimanjaro—from January to March, and from June to October. Between January and March, the weather is cooler and the routes are less crowded. From June to October, the mountain is busier (due to the season coinciding with northern hemisphere summer holidays), but the days are warm and pleasant. It’s best to avoid the wetter months of April, May, and November while warm clothing is required at the summit all year round.
Mount Meru is an active (but dormant) volcano located north of Arusha in Tanzania. At 4562 meters it is Tanzania’s second-highest mountain and the fourth highest mountain in Africa. The mountain became well known mainly because it is only 70 km from Mount Kilimanjaro: Mt. Meru has become a popular “warm-up” trek for Kilimanjaro climbers.