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Reasons To Visit Mount Kilimanjaro

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Brief presentation outlining reasons why a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro would be great!

Brief presentation outlining reasons why a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro would be great!

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  • 1. Kilimanjaro Trip
    Where Awesomeness Knows No Limits
  • 2. About Kilimanjaro
    The highest freestanding mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro is also the highest mountain on the African continent at 5896m.
    Its snow-capped summit rises high above the dusty plains and huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit
  • 3. Reasons Why This Trip Is Awesome
    Challenge – feeling of satisfaction from reaching the highest walk-able point on Earth
    Amazing views of Africa throughout the trek, particularly seeing the sun-rise at the summit
    Can also visit the nearby Safari park and see Rhino and Lions in their natural habitat
    2012 is the perfect opportunity – no kids and not too old
  • 4. Routes
    There are 6 main routes to choose from:
    Marangu
    Most popular as it is the easiest and cheapest route,
    As a result can be very crowded
    Takes 5 days,
    Only route with huts to sleep in
    Machame
    Varied scenery, some extended steep climbs,
    Takes 6 days
    Rongai
    Easy route, less crowded but more expensive
    Takes 6/7 days
    Umbwe
    Difficult route with steep climbs
    Opportunity to sleep in caves
    Shira
    Very scenic with opportunities to spot game and other wildlife
    Beginning of trek starts with a drive up 4km in altitude so acclimatisation is more difficult
    Lemosho
    Difficult route and expensive route
    Trek starts in rainforest
    Take 7/8 days
  • 5. Climate
    Highest rainfall March and early May, and November to late December
    Jan to March is a good time as relatively dry and not too crowded
    August to October has best conditions but as a result is peak climbing time so most crowded
    Remember that the average temperature during the day is around 30 degrees, but towards the summary this will drop to below 0 at nights!
  • 6. How much training is needed?
    The Marangu route is the easiest in terms of distance
    The altitude can be difficult to acclimatise to but there are tablets to help alleviate the symptoms
    Approx. 30 mins running or cycling 2/3 times a week in the months before the trip should be plenty
  • 7. Cost
    *Where flights or safari not included a £600 extra cost has been added so that totals can be compared
    Extra cost for tips, visa, some meals a start and end of trip approx£200
  • 8. Follow your dreams: Say YES to Kilimanjaro

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