A climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro before the storied snows turn to dust
The climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro before the storied snows turn to dust
What it’s about:
A day trip from Nairobi, Kenya, to the highest mountain in sub-Saharan Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro, is a life-changer. A one-day excursion from the city to the clouds on the summit of the highest mountain in the world, you’ll be awed by the grandeur of a place that has been described as the most beautiful mountain in the world, as the “finest mountain in Africa,” and even by the United States president as “the granddaddy.” You’ll be awed also by the sheer scale of the terrain, of the breathtaking scenery and of the culture that surrounds you on every stage of your trek. You’ll travel a distance of over 500 miles over two days – a journey that will take most people two weeks to complete. This two-day trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This journey offers a different perspective of Africa. It’s not an organized safari with its organized stops, and it isn’t a guided tour. It’s not a “vacation with some great places to see and do.” Rather, it’s a day trip trip that is as unique as the destination you’re visiting.
The trip’s purpose:
The climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro is a one-of-a-kind experience, a journey that is unlike any other. It is a cultural experience, and a scientific and athletic experience. It is a day trip that is as unique as the destination you’re visiting. This unique experience is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the spectacular scenery of Africa on foot.
It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the spectacular scenery of Africa on foot with little to no organization or support while trekking through stunning locations. The ascent involves walking from the lower elevations in the north of the country, where the air is thin and the nights are cool, to the high elevations in the south of the country where it is relatively warm and the nights are mild. The terrain changes significantly; over the course of the journey, you’ll pass through forests, plains, valleys, and plate