Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari
The more time you have, the more acclimatized you will be and the better you will feel. The ideal ascent rate for acclimatization is about 1000 feet/day. The 7 night Kilimanjaro Shira Plateau itinerary is slightly faster than this. The 8 night Ultimate Kilimanjaro climb ascends at about 1000ft per day and offers maximum acclimatization time. Your body's rate of acclimatization is a function of rate of ascent, your personal physiology and maintenance of your health while on the climb. If you have some experience at altitude, you are a strong hiker, and you already know that altitude is not a problem for you, you may want to choose one of the shorter 5 or 6 night routes. If you are new to climbing or trekking at high altitude, but reasonably fit and strong you will probably do fine on the 7 night Ultimate Kilimanjaro Climb. If you are for some reason concerned about both altitude and strength, you should probably choose the 8 night climb.
Kilimanjaro Shira Plateau, 7 nights: This Kilimanjaro Safari is a very successful trek with almost 100% of the
climbers summiting.The route has the added benefit of passing though the Shira Plateau World Heritage Site
and some other pristine wilderness.
Ultimate Kilimanjaro Shira, 8 Nights: This climb has all the features of the 7 night route plus an
additional acclimatization day at Lava Tower (14,300 ft). If you have the time this is a very enjoyable
route and further increases the summit success rate.
Machame Route/Barafu 6 nights: The Machame route is more a direct and shorter climb than the Shira route
but it is ideal if you only have 6 nights to spend on the mountain. The additional day on this route allows more
time for acclimatization before the summit day.
Machame Route, 5 nights: This shorter route up the mountain is a good climb through some spectacular scenery.
Only 5 nights on the mountain leaves less time for acclimatization, nevertheless, our summit success on this route
is high. Most climbers find the Machame route a challenging and enjoyable journey.
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