Standing tall as the highest mountain in Africa, you would think Kilimanjaro is used to all the attention she gets. She is the world’s highest free-standing mountain; was declared a National Park in 1973; was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1987; and even got named one of the Natural Wonders of Africa in 2013. 651 more words
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Day 5, Wednesday : Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600m)
We were able to sleep in until 6:30 this morning – what a delight.
The kind porters once again bringing a very welcome cup of coffee to the tent door and making sure we were OK. 1,120 more words
I summited Kilimanjaro July 4, 2016 via the Machame Route. I went into this trek pretty blind. I scoured the internet for resources and suggestions as to when to book, where to book, who to book as a guide, and what to pack; but, I never really found information that spoke to me or painted a realistic picture of what I should expect. 2,395 more words
Note from the Independent Tourist: The below post was written by my nephew, Mark Bitton, who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in the spring of 2017. At the bottom of this post, he provides some practical tips for anyone considering this climb. 1,800 more words