Kilimanjaro Group Climbs – Why Join?

Kilimanjaro Group Climbs – Why Join?

When climbing Kilimanjaro, one can book a private trip or join a scheduled group climb. Group climbs are open to the public – anyone can join. The itineraries operate on specific routes on set dates. At Ultimate Kilimanjaro®, we group climbs on…

Updates to the Kilimanjaro Gear List

Updates to the Kilimanjaro Gear List

We have updated our Kilimanjaro gear list. In our ongoing effort to have the most useful and accurate information on climbing Kilimanjaro, we have made several changes to the Ultimate Kilimanjaro® Gear List. These edits were prompted by discussions with our seasoned…

The True Meaning of Uhuru Peak

The True Meaning of Uhuru Peak

The summit of Mount Kilimanjaro lies at 19,340 feet (5,895 meters) above sea level. It is called Uhuru Peak. In Swahili, uhuru means “freedom.” However, to truly understand the meaning behind the name, we have to go back in history. German Colonization…

Why is Kilimanjaro Famous?

Why is Kilimanjaro Famous?

You mention to someone that you’re climbing or have climbed Kilimanjaro. And the usual question is, “Where is Kilimanjaro?” Not, “What is Kilimanjaro?” Most people have heard of Kilimanjaro. They know it is a mountain. They know it is tall. And they…

Where is Kilimanjaro?

Where is Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania, a country in East Africa. The mountain is part of Kilimanjaro National Park, which spans 250 square miles (650 square kilometers) and is governed by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). The park is located in…