Written on: May 25, 2013
I visited in March 2008
Located in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa. A wonder, too tempting to resist for the adventurous kind. A tempting of fate, an undertaking few people have conquered . And here we were a team of 5 individuals, it was past the 2007 election violence in Kenya and we were here to climb for peace. There was no looking back, our climb was to convey a message of togetherness, unity, hope and most of all endurance. Endurance of the Kenyan people to live in peace harmony and justice.
A professional and experienced crew to help with the climb is highly recommended and we chose climb Kili for that service. Time was not a problem and so we decided to take the 8 day Lemosho route . The route was beautiful, attitude manageable, our guides and group of porters were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Along the way we saw monkeys traversing here and there making funny sounds as if to chastise us . Nevertheless we marshaled on, and A few days hiking and we finally joined the other routes . The lemosho route was manageable, no altitude sickness by my team members, just a lot of peeing every few min during the climb. Finally the summit was on our sight, we had come for this. We left the last camp at 12am, our flag ready we climbed through the night. A couple of hours later and we were there at the summit, fog clouded our vision but there was no doubt we were here, battling the odds, all of us were here, the clearest message we could ever send--togetherness and unity. The view from Africa's eye was amazing, unforgettable for lack of a better word. The climb down was a bit challenging as the snow seemed to get deeper and deeper, our energy depleted but our resolve was still there,( snacks on high altitude is not advised ) so we marshaled on.
The hike was a success, our message was clearly conveyed. Mt Kilimanjaro is a worthy challenge, you wont regret it, don't think about it, just do it!
What do you like to do:
-Wildlife and birds watching
Written on: Jul 11, 2016
| Visited: Oct 2016.
The Marangu Route climb is often done in five or six days. The Marangu Route is sometimes called the Coca Cola route because it is an easier, and popular, option of the many routes. You will come across many scenic views, rain forest, semi-desert and the Moundi Crater.
Written on: Jun 20, 2016
| Visited: Jun 2016.
Enosa Expeditions provided everything for me, including airport transfers, accommodation (a very nice hotel called Park View Hotel, located in Moshi town), camping facilities and all staff in mountain.
I climb Mount Kilimanjaro through Lemosho route for 7 days and my guide "Benson" made everything to reach the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro!
We are Organizing all types of Tours and safaris in and out of all Tanzania national park, beach holiday(Zanzibar, Pangani and Bagamoyo), Mountain trekking(Kilimanjaro, Meru and Oldonyolengai), Mountain bike, cultural tourism, walking safaris,volunteering, responsibl...
Written on: Apr 22, 2015
| Visited: Jan 2012.
Kilimanjaro is the highest snow mountain in the world covering 5895m. This is higher than any other snow mountain.The mountain is characterized with flat sided mountain, four routes that are suitable to climb in all seasons, climatic variation, different flora and fauna, landscape and escarpment variations, two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi.
Written on: Dec 04, 2014
| Visited: Sep 2014.
A group of 7, all friends, decided over a drink to go & climb Mt Kilimanjaro! So the first challenge was to find the tour operator to suit our needs. After a lot of web browsing we settled on Maasai Wanderings who also were the tour operator for our safari after the Kilimanjaro trek. From the booking, the communication months before our adventure to the final good...
Written on: Jun 03, 2014
| Visited: Feb 2009.
Kilimanjaro was one of my best experience in life. While traveling to Tanzania with friends we decided we could not miss Kilimanjaro. We were young and unconscious as we had not prepared for the trip and were not equipped. You can rent equipment on site, but we decided we could do without sticks or head lights! We had a team of cook and carriers. We took the easy r...
Written on: May 27, 2014
| Visited: Dec 2013.
My husband, brother and I did the trek up Kilimanjaro last December. We had a great time! Kilimanjaro has such diverse ecosystems at every stage of the mountain, so bring many layers of clothes. I was amazed by the number of different trees and plants you will never see anywhere else. Day-to-day climbing was fun with snacks and tasty meals provided in between. The ...
I am an outgoing person and fun loving. I can say I am a group traveler. Whether with friends or family, in the wild or at the beaches, it's always fun when it involves everyone. The beach games, swimming, the hikes, game drives and I feel safe in the crowd when a li...
Written on: Mar 07, 2014
| Visited: Oct 2007.
If you are on an African safari that calls for challenge, then the place to be is Kilimanjaro NP. A real mountaineering experience takes about eight days to the Uhuru peak, which is the highest summit on the continent, but am not so sure whether or not I can make it there!
This was a kind of picnic to stretch out muscles and it turned out to be so great. For tw...
Written on: Feb 19, 2014
| Visited: Jan 2013.
A few of us were lucky enough to have the opportunity to climb Kilimanjaro in conjunction with an African safari. Due to our schedules, we had to do the climb after our safari, which I thought would be the wiser option, as we'd have time to get over jetlag. However, safaris are tiring events unto themselves and I was pretty tired at the end. We ended up needing an ...
A place I have never been to...a dish I have never come across ...a view that leaves me speechless. Colours in new combinations, the sound of temple bells on the crisp morning air. Sigh. Love discovering new places or new ways to old places. Taking a different road. ...
Written on: Jan 22, 2014
| Visited: Sep 2006.
The Kilimanjaro National Park’s biggest attraction is, without a doubt, the mountain itself. Most hikers and climbers can’t wait to get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. They spend their nights carbo-loading, planning routes, packing gear. They hardly sleep for excitement and anticipation.
But there is much more to the park than reaching the top – or summiting. ...