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CHOOSE THE RIGHT TREK - KILIMANJARO

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SELECT A RIGHTLY ACCLIMATIZED KILIMANJARO TREK

Obviously, a family group with older children on a trekking excursion in northern Tanzania will need to look at different options from those of a group of superbly fit young mountaineers. Your body is designed to function best at ground level and reacts badly to rapid changes in air pressure. This is why high altitude aircraft need pressurized oxygen and why deep sea divers need decompression stops. Gaining altitude is a serious safety business. Your body needs to adapt to lower air pressure as well as to rapidly changing temperatures. Low air pressure means less oxygen in your lungs and blood. Long-term, your body would react by producing more red blood corpuscles to carry more oxygen to your muscles and your brain, which makes your blood more viscid, putting strain on your heart, liver, and kidneys. Short-term, as when you try to cut down on time spent gaining altitude on Kilimanjaro, these changes can result is swollen tissues in lungs and brain leading to headaches and breathing problems, and in toxic liver and kidney conditions, resulting in nausea and sometimes vomiting. If not relieved by descent, these changes can be life-threatening. Some tour operators offer short climbs on Kilimanjaro mountain, but their summit success rates drops to less than 50% and they are taking serious chances with your health with offering it as lower cost option, as well as making your Tanzania highlands vacation an endurance test rather than a pleasure. Five or six days on the mountain are not enough time to spend gaining a massive 5895 meters (19340 feet). Some irresponsible tour operators give you no real chance to acclimatize. They count in time spent at hotels before and after reaching Mt. Kilimanjaro. Others count the days spent descending.

Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca advise a minimum of seven days on the mountain. You are spending a lot of money, but this way you will get full value for it and be able to luxuriate in the superb scenery and the experience of a trek with like-minded companions who are also enjoying themselves. It does not enhance a cut-price, miserable slog to have companions who are staggering, moaning and throwing up because you have all tried to do it on the cheap. There are suitable routes for all levels of fitness, experience and ambition. The shortest is Umbwe, steep and rugged, only suitable for fit, seasoned climbers who must be acclimatized on Mount Kenya or Meru. Marangu is the cheapest route but high traffic and offers poor acclimatization and Machame is the commonly preferred alternative route to Marangu with the highest traffic but offer excellent acclimatization opportunities while, Shira is 3 kilometers longer than Umbwe and also offer minimal acclimatization, so it best to arrive with previous adaptation. Lemosho offers a western isolated route with low to medium traffic for a few days with very good acclimatization while Rongai offers a very quiet, very favorable and successful route. All have their advantages and setbacks, but AfricanMecca can help you determine the best route for you. All routes including custom trails must be pre-approved by KINAPA, the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority under the banner of TANAPA, so that some were approved when there was less information about the causes of altitude sickness and the best ways to combat it. Climbing high and sleeping low is the best advice, but each route offers distinct acclimatization experiences. Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca is consistently involved in researching and improving the trail routes for optimum enjoyment and success precedented by many years of experience.

Review Below Primary Strategies For A Successful Summit Of Kilimanjaro

To climb Kilimanjaro is not a serious mountaineering challenge. Children and pensioners have succeeded in reaching the summit whilst superbly fit athletes have failed. This is because there are two problems. Read More On Physical Aptness

Obviously, a family group with older children on a trekking excursion in northern Tanzania will need to look at different options from those of a group of superbly fit young mountaineers. Your body is designed to function best at ground level and reacts badly to rapid changes in air pressure. Read More On The Right Acclimatize Trek

You will need far more energy than you imagine climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. You will be trekking in challenging conditions, up steep inclines and on difficult terrain for upwards of six hours a day in rapidly changing conditions. Read More On Highlands Vitality

It may seem extravagant to prepare to climb Mount Kilimanjaro by taking a prior highland hiking practice on Mount Meru. Not so. You will more than double your enjoyment, preserve your health and avoid extra expense incurred as a retrial should you fail in your Kilimanjaro summit bid on first attempt. Read More On Mount Meru Acclimatize

KILIMANJARO TREK GUIDE- HOME
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KILIMANJARO TREK GUIDE- HOME

Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca is a fresh team name for a long-established partnership between AfricanMecca Safaris and one of our most experienced, dependable and registered team outfitters on Kilimanjaro to provide discerning climbing experiences.

KILIMANJARO CLIMB INTRODUCTION
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KILIMANJARO CLIMB INTRODUCTION

AfricanMecca believes Kilimanjaro is a mountain with attitude. Towering enigmatically like an ethereal island in the sky wreathed in mists, at 5895 meters, it is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest stand-alone mountain in the world.

KILIMANJARO CLIMB PRICES
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KILIMANJARO CLIMB PRICES

Here you will find prices for various recommended and acclimitized routes for Kilimanjaro including Lemosho, Machame, Rongai, Shira, Umbwe and Marangu. We recommend you customize your private climb based on your preference and group size.

TOP 10 REASONS TO CLIMB WITH US
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TOP 10 REASONS TO CLIMB WITH US

We have 10 great reasons why you should climb with us. The first is a pioneering approach to guiding standards on Mount Kilimanjaro. Uniquely, we offer every trekker his or her own personal support guide (1 GUIDE : 1 CLIMBER RATIO).

WHICH KILI ROUTE TO CHOOSE?
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WHICH KILI ROUTE TO CHOOSE?

There are six approved routes for a Kilimanjaro climb with Uhuru Trails By AfricanMecca, each offering different advantages and drawbacks. Regardless of which route you choose, you need not be a rock climber, superlatively fit or supremely well-equipped.

OUR MOUNTAIN FAMILY TEAM
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OUR MOUNTAIN FAMILY TEAM

We trust our clients to the care of some of the best experienced mountain guides in the Tanzanian travel industry. Our guide leaders have 100 hundreds of climb experiences in between 10 to 20 years' of the best way to succeed in climbing Kilimanjaro.

BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO
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BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO

One of the best times for a Tanzanian trek vacation on Mount Kilimanjaro is in the warm months of January and February when clear skies afford excellent views of superb scenery, especially from the upper slopes; though, expect some snowfall during this period.

UHURU SUMIMIT SUCCESS GUIDE
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UHURU SUMIMIT SUCCESS GUIDE

Trekking to the roof of Africa can be a glorious, triumphant achievement that can color the rest of your life with self-confidence and pride. Or it can be an ordeal or even an abject failure. You need to know exactly what you are letting yourself in for.

KILIMANJARO SAFETY CLIMB GUIDE
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KILIMANJARO SAFETY CLIMB GUIDE

It must be clearly understood that Mount Kilimanjaro is a dangerous environment where climbers are risking their lives. One person in every thousand (0.1%) will die on the mountain and more than half of these deaths could be preventable.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT GUIDE
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SAFETY EQUIPMENT GUIDE

Kilimanjaro kills those climbers who go beyond their sensible limits. We have an enviable safety record because its leaders do not waste time on technological fixes on high altitude, but get sick and injured trekkers off the mountain without delay.

KILIMANJARO HIGH ALTITUDE GUIDE
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KILIMANJARO HIGH ALTITUDE GUIDE

The general impression is that a climbing tour of Kilimanjaro is an easy mountaineering option, since the 5895 meter mountain has been successfully climbed by hardy children and by octogenarians. It is not. It is a perilous undertaking.

FAQ ON KILIMANJARO
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FAQ ON KILIMANJARO

Review Frequently Asked Questions for our Kilimanjaro treks. Questions range from custom private climb options, charity climbs, Crater Camp add experience, costs, tipping, a day on a climb, packing list, reducing ecological footprint to combining safari.

FIVE ZONES OF KILIMANJARO
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FIVE ZONES OF KILIMANJARO

Review the 5 geographical, flora and fauna zones of Mount Kilimanjaro. The zones include the lower countryside slopes, montane forests, heathlands and moorlands, the towering alpine deserts and the arctic ice cap summit of the shinning mountain.

KILI GEOLOGY, HISTORY & TRIBES
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KILI GEOLOGY, HISTORY & TRIBES

Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, is a unique Tanzanian highland vacation destination: a stand-alone pinnacle which creates its own climate in zones of distinct character, from fluted glacial columns and cathedrals of ice on the summit.

GUIDE ON KILIMANJARO PARK
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GUIDE ON KILIMANJARO PARK

Kilimanjaro, the shining mountain, floats in a wreath of cloud above the vast South Amboseli plains (a.ka the Western Kilimanjaro wilderness), offering an amazingly diverse series of fauna and habitats. It is a superlative destination for trekking.

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EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR MOUNT KILIMANJARO IN NORTHERN TANZANIA

When visiting Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, we recommend combining it with your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti (wildebeest migration). End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.

You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Selous, Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.

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