Important Facts About Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Mountain

Jambo! World !.This article will help you to get some answers to your questions about Mount Kilimanjaro.

1: Where is Mount Kilimanjaro located?
Mount Kilimanjaro located between 2°50′-3°10’S and 37°00′-37°40’E in Tanzania. Tanzania is an East African country situated South of the Equator, It is well known for its vast wilderness areas like Serengeti. The country got independent since1961 it was known as Tanganyika before. In 1964 Tanganyika and Zanzibar joined together as a sovereign state and formed Tanzania.

2: How high is mt Kilimanjaro?
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest freestanding mountain in the world raised at 5,895 meters or 19,340 feets above sea level. The mountain is one of the seven summits with three volcanic cones/peaks known as Shira, Mawenzi, and Kibo. Shira and Mawenzi peaks are extinct while Kibo peak is dormant. 

3: How many days take to climb Kilimanjaro?
Depending on the route, you can climb Mount Kilimanjaro from 5 to 8 days. 
Marangu route takes 5 to 6 days
Umbwe route takes 6 days
Rongai route takes 6 days
Machame route takes 6 to 7 days
Lemosho route takes 7 to 8 days
Depending on the route, you can climb Mount Kilimanjaro from 5 to 8 days. 
It is recommended to take the long days on any route you decide to use for better acclimatization. The faster you climb to a high altitude, the more likely you will get acute mountain sickness so take your time and enjoy the nature. 

4:How many people climb Kilimanjaro each year?
Due to its popularity, many people have climbed and many still plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro every year. Standing to the highest point in Africa is the real adventure! It is one of the trips you will never forget in your life. It is estimated that more than 30,000 people climb Kilimanjaro every year.

5: What is the Kilimanjaro summit success rate?  
It is advised to spend more days on Kilimanjaro for a high probability of summit success since you will get enough time for acclimatization. The following are the success rate figures according to Kilimanjaro National Park.
The summits success rate for all climbers through all routes 45% The summits success rate for all climbers through all 5 days routes 27%
The summits success rate for all climbers through all 6 days routes 44%
The summits success rate for all climbers through all 7 days routes 64%
The summits success rate for all climbers through all 8 day routes 85% 

6: What is the best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?
It is possible to climb Mount Kilimanjaro all year round, however, it is better during the dry season from the beginning of December through the beginning of March, and from late June through the end of October, June to December. 
The peak season is from  August to September and the heavy rainy season is from the end of March to the middle of May.

7: How long do I walk per day? 
The distance differs from one camp to another, it also depends on the route and your pace. Expect to walk less or more than 5 hours per day. Your guide will set you a comfortable pace so that you enjoy your holiday. 

8: What should I pack for Kilimanjaro? 
In order to have a comfortable trip to Kilimanjaro ensure that you are well equipped. You need rain gear, warm clothes, waterproof boots, daypack, duffle bag, walking poles, sleeping bag, water bottle, matres, sunglass, suncream, camera, spare batteries, snacks, headlamp, sunhat, towel, buff, balaclava, mask, poncho, gaiters, passport and visa .Read more 

9: What is the weather like on Kilimanjaro?
The weather on Mount Kilimanjaro is unpredictable, sometimes cold, sometimes hot, sometimes rain, sometimes wind, sometimes snow, etc. It is advised to be well equipped and to be ready for any kind of weather at any time. The weather also depends on zones, sometimes the temperature is up to 27 Fahrenheit at the base of the mountain but decreases as you go high to the different zones. At Uhuru peak, the temperature goes down to -20F

10: How long can you stay at the Kilimanjaro summit? 
It depends on your current situation at Uhuru Peak, however, it is not recommended to spend a long time at Uhuru peak due to a very high altitude and too much cold. 10 minutes or less is enough to take some photos and descend quickly as soon as possible. It is better to follow advice from your guides

For anything feel free to ask Blessing Safaris team. Hakuna Matata

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