Five Reasons to choose Mount Kilimanjaro
If you want to go trekking, then there are several reasons to choose Mount Kilimanjaro.
Mountains are fascinating, and trekking is a passion. For those passionate about mountain climbing, getting to the peak of one mountain is never enough. Every mountain ticked on the bucket list is a delight of beautiful experiences and challenges. Every mountain is different, and each mountain has its own magnificence.
Kilimanjaro is one of those mountains – majestic, captivating and unforgettable. Here are five reasons to choose Mount Kilimanjaro for your next trekking adventure:
It is the highest free-standing mountain in the world
Also well known as the highest peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Getting to Uhuru peak is therefore indeed a lifetime achievement, something to be proud of and reminisce for the rest of your life.
Getting to Uhuru peak is definitely doable. You don’t have to be a fitness freak or marathon runner to be able to climb this mountain. Almost anyone can do it- as we say in Swahili – POLE POLE; translating to slowly slowly. Slow and steady, and you will make it, as long as you stay mentally strong as well.
This is not to say it is an easy climb, but it is easier than most mountains out there.
Be assured that you will get some of the best local guides to take you up the mountain, including excellent equipment available for hire as well via your tour operator. The different routes are well marked and organized. Everyone you meet when facilitating your expedition will be well trained and well-equipped.
The changing atmosphere as you ascend:
From the foothills of the mountain, all the way to the peak, you will notice changes in vegetation, landscapes and climate. You will see grassland, rain forests, alpine desert, and finally snow as you approach Uhuru Peak.
Not many places in the world where you can see so much in so little time!
Here is your chance to admire the beauty of nature like never before. The scenery and views will leave you stunned. Not to forget, there is some amazing wildlife too, at Kilimanjaro National Park. Expect to come across monkeys, buffaloes, baboons and much more. This will be on the lower slopes. As you ascend higher, you get to appreciate a variety of vegetation.
Mount Kilimanjaro is paradise for photographers for these reasons. If you’re looking to document your journey for memories or even for work/travel vlogs, then you are going to have some amazing content and even better photographs.
Don’t forget your camera!