Costotours Adventure Activities

Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mount Kilimanjaro, with is three cones Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa standing at 5,895 (19,341 feet) metres above sea level and is also the highest free standing mountain in the world. Uhuru peak  is the highest summit on Kibo’s crater rim.

Unlike other snow-capped mountains in the world, Kilimanjaro is not a technical climbing mountain and the summit can be reached just on foot on one of five ascending routes available. What you will need to reach the roof of Africa will be walking sticks, proper mountain climbing clothes, good hiking boots, head torch, food, tents, drinking water and a lot of will power and courage. Although it sounds easy, one should not take this mountain lightly and should prepare themselves physically and mentally as you will need a fit body and a strong mental will to get to the summit. Otherwise, it is an experience of  lifetime!

Ascent Routes.

1. Machame Route
This is the second most popular route on the mountain with amazing scenic views as you ascend to the summit. The route is typically done on a six or seven day hike and will take you through the following camps:

2. Marangu Route

3. Umbwe Route.

4. Lemosho Route.

5. Rongai Route


Email us with your inquiry and we shall help and advise you on the best route to take for your climb depending on time, age, physical and health restrictions. The ‘Kili” climb can also be combined with a safari either in Kenya or Tanzania and a beach holiday so please let us know what you prefer and we will be happy to tailor-make your itinerary to fit your specifications.