Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing
Mount Kilimanjaro is located at the North/Eastern tip of Tanzania. For the adventurous, a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro is a must taking you through the mists of equatorial jungle to reach the snows and breath-taking views from the summit. The upward track wends through forests that vary constantly with the altitude and finally opens out into open moorland below rocky, snow covered Kibo plateau. It has 3 volcanic centres, Shira, Kibo, and Mawenzi. Mt. Kilimanjaro can be climbed at any time during the year. However,it is good to avoid the rainy season – April, May and November. We arrange for different climbing routes and for different number of days as follows:
The Mountain is drained by numerous Rivers i.e Lumi and Pangani and Streams along the Southern and Eastern sides of the Mountain. Around the Mountain in the lower slopes and forests are numerous wildlife animals which include; Elephants, Cape buffaloes, Bushbucks, Chameleons, dik-diks, duikers, mongooses, warthogs, Zebras, Hyenas, Sunbirds, Kilimanjaro shrew.
Climate of Mountain Kilimanjaro
The Climate around the Mountain is determined by the height of the Mountain with two various rainy seasons one occurring from March to May and another in November. The Southern slopes of the Mountain receive heavy rainfall amounts compared to the Northern slopes. The average temperatures around the Mountain is −7 °C (19 °F) with day time having −4 °C (25 °F) and night time as low as −15 to −27 °C (5 to −17 °F).
Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa. The scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site is breath-taking. It is pristine wilderness with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, mineral springs and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game and unique montane and alpine vegetation. Visitors can enjoy mountain climbing, camping and caving with the mountain’s rugged glacier-clad peaks providing the perfect backdrop.Climbing to 5,199 meters.
Mt. Kenya National Park offers incredible Eco Tourism and wildlife Adventures to all travelers all over the world and the wildlife animals you will view in the park include; African elephants, cape buffalos, Black-and-white Colobus Monkey, Sykes monkey, Bushbuck, Olive Baboon, Waterbuck, Black Rhino, Leopard, Giant Forest Hog, Genet Cat, Bush Pig, Spotted Hyena and various species of birds flying around the waterfalls, caves and salt licks.
Other than Mountain Climbing and Wildlife Encounters, the park is also a good spot for birders around the world looking to experience remarkable bird watching experiences in Kenya.
The bird species that can be seen around the park include; Abbott’s Starling, Lesser Kestrel, Jackson’s widowbird, Sharpe’s Longclaw, Olive Ibis, Lammergeier, Ayres’s hawk-eagle, African Crowned Eagle, African Grass Owl, Cape Eagle-Owl, Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike, Long-tailed widowbird, Abyssinian Owl, Scarlet-tufted Sunbird and Kenrick’s Starling