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Photo: Kilimanjaro climbing, © Follow Alice
How to do?
Photo: Check points on the way to summit, © Uncornered Market
2. Conquering Africa's top starts at the gates of Kilimanjaro national park - Marangu Gate. Here you'll get a permission to enter the territory of the preserve and get acquainted with guide team. First 18-kilometer trekking is from Machame Gate (1490 meters) to the first overnight spot, Machame camp (2980 meters). Next day you'll have to walk another 4 hours to the next camp Shira at a height of 3840 meters, then you'll have some free time in the middle of green fields. The third day - 15-kilometer trek to the main camp Barranco (3950 meters), it is in the middle of the itinerary.
Photo: Baranco Camp at a height of 3950 meters above sea level, © Follow Alice
3. From Barranco camp to Uhuru peak you'll have to spend another 2 days going up. Climbing Kilimanjaro Mount is at night to reach the top early in the morning to greet the dawn over Africa here.
Photo: Sunrise over Kilimanjaro
In the morning each conqueror of Uhuru peak get certificate
Where to do?
The park is situated at the Kenya border, 128 kilometers northward from Arusha. It harbours about 140 kinds of mammals and 179 kinds of birds; considerable part of animals here are endangered.3
When to do?
The cost doesn't include flight to Kilimanjaro airport and visa ($50).
Tips and hints
• grab some $1-20 cash and malaria pills (take them as a precaution).
• guides and porters gladly take presents like clothes, footwear, backpacks (even if they're a little worn).