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Every year, over 50,000 people just like you set foot in Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak.
Also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro is a place of myth and folklore. Located just 200 miles (325 km) from the equator, the mountain defies logic with its glaciated peak.
Climbing Kilimanjaro does not require any technical skills or special equipment. However, the challenge is not to be taken lightly. You need to understand what lies ahead. You have a seemingly endless number of questions. Rest assured, you will find the answers to all your questions here - at Ultimate Kilimanjaro, your Kilimanjaro climb specialist.
We are, quite simply, the #1 guiding service on the mountain. As the best Kilimanjaro tour operator, we provide the highest quality service at a reasonable cost. That is why over 1,000 people climb with us annually, and why past clients refer us to their friends and family. Thousands of people have stood on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with us. Won't you join us on the roof of Africa?
|Mount Kilimanjaro Quick Facts|
|Height:||19,340 ft (5,895 m)|
|Size:||60 miles x 40 miles (100 km x 65 km)|
|Location:||Tanzania, near Kenyan border in East Africa|
|Volcanoes:||Kibo, Mawenzi, Shira|
|Ecosystems:||Bushland, Forest, Heath, Alpine, Arctic|
|Nearby Cities:||Moshi, Arusha|
|Nearby Airport:||Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)|
|Tanzania Quick Facts|
|Size:||365,000 sq miles (945,000 sq kms)|
|Religions:||Muslim, Indigenous Beliefs, Christian|
|Languages:||English, Swahili, Arabic|
|Currency:||Tanzanian Shilling ($1=1,500 TSh 11/10/2010)|
|Time Zone:||GMT + 3 hrs|
|Voltage:||230V, Plugs D&G|
|Climb Safer. Oxygen is now included on all our climbs. The administration of bottled oxygen, along with rapid descent, is used to treat moderate to severe altitude sickness.|
|Sleep Warmer. State of the art Mountain Hardwear Trango/MSR Mutha Hubba tents and thick, foam sleeping pads are provided to all climbers. Four season Mountain Hardwear Lamina -30F sleeping bags are available for rent.|
|Eat Better. Our food menu has been improved with more entrees and a variety of tastes. Food is resupplied to climbers on longer itineraries so you have ample fresh food on your hardest days.|
|Rest Easier. We have upgraded our hotel accommodations before and after climbs, so weary travelers and tired climbers can relax easier in their comfortable rooms.|
|Dapper Guides. Our guides are suited up in Mountain Hardwear hardshells, insulated down jackets and moisture wicking baselayers. So the best guides on Kilimanjaro are now also the best dressed guides.|
|Happier Porters. We are one of the strongest supporters of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) and pay more than the standard compensation to our porters. We take good care of the people that take good care of you.|
|More Route Options. You can climb Kilimanjaro on the exciting new Northern Circuit route, and have the option to sleep next to Kilimanjaro's glaciers with our two Crater Camp route variations.|
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You have probably heard the news about the ongoing Ebola epidemic in Africa. As of August 21, 2014, there have been approximately 2,500 reported cases, with nearly 100% of these cases originating in West Africa (Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia). There have been 15 cases originating in Nigeria.
There is virtually zero risk of exposure to Ebola while in Tanzania. As the map illustrates, the outbreak is many thousands of miles away. Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with an infected person's body fluids. Infected people are not contagious during the incubation period, and only become contagious with the onset of symptoms. Therefore people who are most at risk are health care workers and families of infected people, not tourists.
While we understand your concern and care for your safety, it is safe to continue with your Kilimanjaro plans until further notice. We will monitor the situation very closely and notify our clients of any changes. Should Ebola become an issue in Tanzania, trip insurance, which is a requirement for participation in our trips, would reimburse you for expenses if you purchase the optional coverage "Cancel for Any Reason."
Learn more about Ebola here.
U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN KYRSTEN SINEMA SUMMITS WITH ULTIMATE KILIMANJARO
Congratulations to Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema for successfully climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Sinema climbed with Ultimate Kilimanjaro on the 8 day Lemosho route and summited on Christmas morning. Below is her tweet:
The U.S. Representative from Arizona is a marathon runner and completed an Ironman Triathlon earlier in the year, which included a 2.4 mile swim, a 112-mile cycling ride and a 26.2 mile run. Now she adds climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to her list of achievements.
ULTIMATE KILIMANJARO LAUNCHES CONTEST TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO FOR FREE
Yes, it's back! We are giving away a free trip to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The contest winner will win one spot on any of our open group climbs in 2015.
Entry is quick and easy. Simply visit our contest page, Climb Kilimanjaro for Free, and fill out an entry form. Enter today, and everyday, until September 2014.
From April 2014 to September 2014, we will randomly draw one finalist at the end of each month. Then on October 2014, we will randomly pick one grand prize winner from our six finalists to climb Kilimanjaro for free!
The grand prize is valid even if you have already booked with us for 2015; we will refund your money! Here is your chance to climb Kilimanjaro --- on us!
BEST SELLING AUTHOR WRITES ABOUT EXPERIENCE WITH ULTIMATE KILIMANJARO
Tim Ward, best selling author of What the Buddha Never Taught, Savage Breast and Arousing the Goddess, successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with Ultimate Kilimanjaro. His first hand account of his journey is available in his book, Zombies on Kilimanjaro, a humorous and thoughtful literary travel narrative.
A father and son climb Mount Kilimanjaro. On the journey to the roof of Africa they traverse the treacherous terrain of fatherhood, divorce, dark secrets and old grudges, and forge an authentic adult relationship. The high-altitude trek takes them through some of the weirdest landscapes on the planet, and the final all-night climb to the frozen summit tests their endurance. On the way to the top father and son explore how our stories about ourselves can imprison us in the past, and the importance of letting go.The mountain too has a story to tell, a story about climate change and the future of humankind - a future etched all too clearly on Kilimanjaro’s retreating glaciers.