Mount Kilimanjaro is a powerful visual symbol and a quintessential African image. "Its might is strangely weightless. At a distance, the mountain can seem ethereal. When the sun is low and the clouds light, the mountain with its white-shimmering cap seems at times to be floating in space. At such moments, Kilimanjaro seems almost supernatural in its beauty." Rolf Edberg. We feel this quote perfectly sums up the majesty to be found in gazing on and also from this most magnificent of mountains.
At 5895 metres (19,431ft) Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point on the African continent, making it one of the coveted Seven Summits. It is however, possible to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro without technical mountaineering knowledge or skills as it is a comfortable trek all the way up.
It's possible to climb Kilimanjaro all year round, however certainly there are preferable times of the year to attempt a climb (please note that even during the preferred months the weather can be erratic and difficult to predict). Traditionally one of the two dry seasons Tanzania enjoys would be the best time to climb. These last from the middle of December to March and then from July to early October.
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