Kilimanjaro climbing & Zanzibar holidaysMount, Kilimanjaro Snow capped and shrouded by clouds, the local Chagga people called it ‘Kilema Kyaro’ meaning ‘that which cannot be conquered’ or ‘that which makes a journey impossible’. Today, it is the dream of every adventurer to conquer its summit and stand on the roof of Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain known to man. Mount Kilimanjaro is the mountain where you can hike for more than 50 kilometres, gain 4 000 meters in altitude, traverse rain forest, moorland, alpine desert, snow fields and ice cliffs, all virtually on the equator! A truly unforgettable and fascinating adventure.
How difficult is it climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
About 22,000 climbers set out every year to conquer the Mount Kilimanjaro peak. Several well-marked hiking/ trekking routes lead to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. To use the word “climber” is not always correct. Although none of these climbing routes really requires mountaineering skills, trekking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is physically and mentally demanding and should not be under estimated. As much as 40% of those who set out to climb Mount Kilimanjaro turn back before they reach Uhuru peak. With the adequate preparation any reasonably fit person above the age of 12 years can reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro successfully, in fact the oldest person to date to reach the summit was a Frenchman Valtee Daniel at an age of 87!!
The climbing Routes on Mount Kilimanjaro
There are mainly two climbing routes, which lead most hikers to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. They are the Marangu route, which is the main tourist, and by far the most famous trekking route and the Machame route, probably the most scenic and most beautiful climbing route. Although other climbing routes also lead to Uhuru Peak (the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro), they mainly form parts of the Machame trekking route, like the Shira route from the Northwest.
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Zanzibar island tours and holidays
Zanzibar, an island for the explorer, the adventurer and the romantic. Laze on the beach or venture into its heart and get lost in the narrow alleyways of Stone Town. Hear the chatter of the locals as they bargain in Kiswahili. Smell the peculiar odour of an ancient town mixed with the aroma of freshly ground spices. Feel the rhythm of life in the markets. Taste its offerings, the 1000 year old town that has not changed for the last 200 years.
The island of Zanzibar brings images of idyllic tropical diving tours and beach holidays to mind. It has for many years been a favourite diving holiday and travel destination for those in the know, but has only recently become known as a superb diving destination. The Zanzibar Island diving reefs are in general shallow with clean and calm water. The coral is mostly unspoiled and teems with large numbers of tropical marine inhabitants.
The Zanzibar Island diving reefs are in general shallow with clean and calm water and the dive sites are many, varied and suitable for all levels of experience. The coral is mostly unspoiled and teems with large numbers of tropical marine inhabitants
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