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Planning your Kilimanjaro climb

Most fit individuals with some mountain walking experience can make it to the top of Africa. You do not need to be super fit - just take it slowly (pole-pole the guide will say) and be determined. ZARA is one of the top Kilimanjaro operators with an excellent reputation and a very high success rate. But success depends mainly on you - it is up to you to make some important choices; in particular which route you ascend and for how many days. If you have little previous mountain walking and camping experience and are not sure of your fitness go for the Marangu Route (entirely hut based) and make sure you have at least one acclimatisation day at Horombo Hut or that you have acclimatised on Mt Meru, Mt Kenya or elsewhere previously. Please read the route descriptions carefully and if necessary discuss your choice with us.

If you are on your own, or with just one other person, we will try, as far as possible, to fit you in with another group following the same program as yours. It is however possible, on request, to have your own private trip.

See also: Kilimanjaro - Safari Packages.
 
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Route Summary

You should plan spending at least 6 days (5 nights) on the mountain (5 days on the Marangu Route if already acclimatised). This is a Kilimanjaro Park guideline which should be adhered to. -1 indicates the possibility of shortening the trip by one day.

RouteDescription DaysLength
LemoshoLong access drive, remote, less frequented, beautiful forests, scenic traverse to Barafu, camping. Excellent for acclimatisation. Prices Book Now8 (-1)56km
MachameSecond most popular route. Beautiful forest, very good for acclimatisation, scenic traverse to Barafu. Prices Book Now7 (-1)49km
MaranguVery popular. Gentle gradients and long sections up to 4700m. Beautiful forests and moorlands, comfortable but basic huts. The 6 day variant provides good time for acclimatisation. Prices Book Now6 (-1)64km
RongaiLong access drive, remote, less frequented, some fine, wild, high-altitude mountain scenery, camping. Good for acclimatisation. Prices Book Now665km
UmbweShortest and steepest route, tough. Beautiful forest, spectacular ridge, good for acclimatisation, scenic traverse to Barafu, camping. Prices Book Now637km

 
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