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Unleash Your Adventure on Mount Kilimanjaro

10-Day Kilimanjaro Grand Circuit Expedition

A Journey around Africa's Majestic Peak

Embark on a thrilling 10-day adventure as you explore the breathtaking Kilimanjaro Grand Circuit. This comprehensive route takes you on a circumnavigation of Mount Kilimanjaro, providing you with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the wonders of this majestic peak from all angles. From dense forests to expansive savannahs, from challenging terrains to serene valleys, this expedition offers a truly immersive journey into the heart of Africa’s natural beauty.

Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Moshi

Kick off your Kilimanjaro adventure with a warm welcome in Moshi, the gateway to the mountain. Settle into your accommodation and meet your experienced guides who will accompany you throughout the expedition. Take this opportunity to relax and prepare for the days ahead.

Day 2: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Embark on your trek as you make your way from the Machame Gate to the Machame Camp. Marvel at the lush rainforests, filled with unique flora and fauna. The trail offers glimpses of enchanting waterfalls and the distant view of Mount Meru.

Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Continue your ascent as you journey from the Machame Camp to the scenic Shira Camp. Crossing the Shira Plateau, you’ll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and the imposing glaciers of Kilimanjaro.

Day 4: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp via Lava Tower

Challenge yourself with the hike from Shira Camp to Barranco Camp, passing through the iconic Lava Tower. Marvel at the dramatic shift in the landscape, from alpine meadows to rocky terrains. The Barranco Valley offers a serene and picturesque setting to rest and replenish.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Continue your adventure as you traverse the Barranco Wall, a thrilling and challenging ascent. Take in the breathtaking vistas of Kilimanjaro’s southern glaciers before descending into the Karanga Valley. The campsite here offers stunning sunset views and a chance to acclimatize to the altitude.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Press on towards the Barafu Camp, the base camp for the summit attempt. As you hike through barren landscapes, marvel at the enormity of Kilimanjaro and the distant glaciers. Enjoy a restful evening before the final push to the summit.

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Summit and Mweka Camp

Rise before dawn and commence your ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. Witness the awe-inspiring sunrise from the summit and bask in the accomplishment of reaching such great heights. Descend to Mweka Camp for a well-deserved rest.

Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Complete your descent through the lush rainforests and vibrant flora as you make your way to the Mweka Gate. Celebrate your successful adventure and bid farewell to the mountain.

Day 9: Optional Safari Experience

Extend your African journey by embarking on an optional safari adventure in the nearby national parks. Encounter the fascinating wildlife of Tanzania, including elephants, lions, giraffes, and zebras. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the savannah and create memories to last a lifetime.

Day 10: Departure from Moshi

As your 10-day Kilimanjaro Grand Circuit Expedition comes to an end, depart from Moshi with a sense of fulfillment and a renewed connection to nature’s wonders.

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  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Park fees and permits
  • Professional mountain guides and porters
  • Meals during the trek


  • Airfare.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance.

Kilimanjaro Climbing Tips

What is the best time of year to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?
The best time to climb is during the dry seasons, which are typically from January to mid-March and from June to October.
How physically fit do I need to be to climb Kilimanjaro?
While no technical climbing skills are required, good physical fitness is essential. Regular cardio exercises, strength training, and hiking practice are recommended to prepare your body for the altitude and the challenging terrain.
Are guides mandatory for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?
Yes, climbing Kilimanjaro requires a licensed guide. They will ensure safety, provide necessary support, and assist with navigation.
What are the different routes available for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?
Some popular routes include the Machame Route, Lemosho Route, Marangu Route, and Rongai Route. Each route offers unique experiences and varying levels of difficulty.

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