If you are planning a tour to Tanzania, then we suggest you to pay a visit to Mount Kilimanjaro for sure. Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest and the world’s highest free-standing mountain. Besides, the mountain is situated about 330 km away from the equator and located in Kilimanjaro National Park. Thousands of tourists and travelers from all over the world visit the mountain every year.
Enchanting Tanzania Safaris was established to ease the tour for visitors to Tanzania with its amazing Kilimanjaro holiday packages that cover visits to other natural beauties of Tanzania as well. In this blog, we will discover why this mountain is a must-visit place in Africa. Let us find it out-
Why Choose Our Kilimanjaro Holiday Packages?
Our holiday package for Kilimanjaro is all you will ever want from the company. From picking you up from the Kilimanjaro airport to providing you accommodation, meal, and trekking facility to dropping you back to the airport, everything is covered.
There are almost six different trekking routes. While some are easy to climb, some of them are quite difficult. You can choose any of the six routes you want to trek. Our Mount Kilimanjaro packages consist of all six routes. However, picking up the right one will contribute to your summit success. Most routes take 7 days. It is so because many tourists have altitude sickness and to prevent that and to acclimatize, it’s important to keep it for seven days. Mount Kilimanjaro trek cost is also included in our packages.
Top 5 Interesting Reasons to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
Do you know why more than 36,000 people seek to climb the world’s highest freestanding mountain every year? It has become so popular that, it has been named “Everyman’s Mountain. But why? Here are a few reasons to explain why the mountain has swept so much limelight:
Easiest to Climb of the Seven Summits
Of the seven summits in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro is the easiest to climb. The travelers don’t require any special mountaineering gear or ropes, or even any former mountain climbing experience. However, it doesn’t mean that the mountain is risk-free. The chances of rockslides and acute sickness are always there. But if you move with all the precautions, you won’t fall prey to it. In our mountaineering packages, Kilimanjaro hiking packages are also included. So, you don’t need to worry about anything and enjoy the trekking at the fullest.
Pristine and Spectacle
Unlike other mountains, Kilimanjaro is surprisingly clean and pristine. If you have ever made a visit to Mount Everest, you may have found trashes on its base camp. But Kilimanjaro is spectacle and clean. Park Rangers are there on the mountains to weigh all the bags going and coming off the mountain. If the bags come down light, the trekking companies have to pay heavy fines. This heavily lessens dumping on the trail. There are no roads, only seven trails up to the summit. As a result, the mountain has still retained its wild nature despite relatively high traffic.
Remote and Accessible
You don’t need to bother about the transport and route to Kilimanjaro as it is both remote and accessible. It is situated in Tanzania, next to the Serengeti and just south of the equator. You can see regular flights flying nonstop from Europe to Kilimanjaro Airport. Also, the mountain has good support infrastructure in its surroundings such as decent hotels, gear to rent, outfitters, and ground transportation. In some of the routes, sleeping huts are also available.
Hot Spot for Studying Climate Change
From the top to the foot of the mountain, you will find a dramatic change in the climate. At the bottom, the region will be little warm and dry. However, as you head up, you will find the place turning into wild green. On the top, the weather becomes too cold as the mountain is covered by the snow. Many researchers who went to Mount Kilimanjaro found that the glaciers have been melting faster than usual and can cause a serious problem if it doesn’t stop. Besides, the rainfall has also reduced that’s creating problems in irrigation and other activities.
World’s Greatest Natural Wonders
World’s greatest natural wonders because it’s a snow-covered mountain situated on the equator. The mountain is nothing more than an ocean covered with green forest and surrounded by dry savannah. Moreover, it is also the sky island with high altitudes that have formed habitat for unique and strange life forms that can only be seen on a few other peaks such as the bizarre Kilimanjaro tree and the delicate elephant flower. Climbing this mountain is like heading toward the North Pole from the equator in a week. Also, it provides dramatic vegetation changes and animal life day by day.
In a Nutshell
If you hire the trusted Tanzania safari tour companies for trekking or safaris, you can surely make your tour a memorable one and relish every moment you will spend. Therefore, choose Enchanting Tanzania Safaris as your partner and make your trekking more adventurous and beautiful with the facilities provided in the packages. Besides, mountain trekking, we also offer holiday packages for several other locations and activities in Tanzania such as Zanzibar Beach Resort, Migration Safaris, and others.