Photo by Anthony J Smith
|Range/Region:||East Africa Mountains|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec|
|Year first climbed:||1889|
|First successful climber(s):||Hans Meyer, L. Purtscheller|
|Nearest major airport:||Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), Tanzania|
|Convenient Center:||Marangu via Moshi, Tanzania|
Extremely prominent mountain at 10,000+ feet from base to summit. It is a long hike usually broken into 4 to 7 days. It is not particularly hard, but Tanzania requires you to have a native guide with you. The trail moves from the Jungle, through the Serengeti, up to high desert like landscape, and ultimately to barren desert at the top (if you're lucky some of the glacier will still be there when you climb, but not for long).