If you love adventure and yet haven’t heard about the Kilimanjaro climb, then you are in for a treat J. It is supposed to be the highest peak (5,895 m) of Africa, and a quite famous one too. Every year, Kilimanjaro hosts a massive set of trekkers and travellers every year of which only a few manage to complete the expedition. Kilimanjaro climb being very popular among hikers and adventure enthusiasts, has many popular routes and ways to guide your expedition to the top. As has always been not all of them are as good or as bad as they might sound but nonetheless each one of these routes have their pros and cons, and it would depend on what type of experience you are looking for.
One of the most popular routes for hiking to Kilimanjaro, also can be one of the most crowded one’s, since most travellers prefer this route than any other. You might this route quite favourable as this route provides you with great scenic views which others routes might not be able to provide. Also, choosing this route might turn out to be a long endeavour as many will opt for this route hence it might become a bit crowded during the ascent. One thing to keep in mind while choosing this route is that the camping trip should be completely catered for. Machame route might turn out to be a challenging affair, since this one is supposed to be a long route, but the scenery you are subjected to will make your journey satisfactory none the less.
Not so popular as the previous route, but this might become a real treat, as it’s also better known for providing “Coke” all the way to the top. Hence, it’s also termed as “Coca-Cola” route. It’s also a very short route and will require a low budget to accomplish your goal, but while you work on your adventure trip you might also want to know that this route will fairly decrease your time to acclimatize and hence sufficiently decreases your chances of success. Also, for you to find accommodations here you will only get certain places which will give you no less feel like that of being in a dormitory. Unlike the previous route, this route subjects you to a lot less view of the scenery as because the way up to Kilimanjaro is the same way down if you have opted for this route.
There are many more routes which you can take up but all of them have their pros and cons like the one’s mentioned here also, you will have to know that every route will have accommodation but in all of them you will have to take care of being keeping your fully catered camping options in mind. While this adventure of yours is exhausting, it is exhilarating and quite a fun experience all the way and you will be taking back home a lot of memories !!!