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Trekking East Africa

Snow on the Equator ? It was not until 1883 that the Royal Geographical Society accepted that this is a possibilty and a reality in East Africa. Today, some of the most most well-known snowcaps on the Equator are to be found in the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

This region contains some of the most breathtaking mountains and volcanoes known to man and some extraordinary Afro-alpine flora that exists no where else in the world.

Snowcapped Mt Kilimanjaro stands like a mirage overlooking the plains. The climax of any trek to Kilimanjaro must be reaching the summit, Uhuru Peak, at sunrise, with unforgettable views of the crater, ice fields, the distant African plains, as well as a great sense of achievement in reaching the highest point in Africa.

Since Y2000, we now feature the 2 most famous mountain treks in Africa - Mount Kilimanjaro & Mount Kenya - as well as its lesser known cousin, Mount Meru, in our trek programme. These are full-serviced treks just like our Himalaya treks. Join us for more trekking to these 2 new destinations if you're looking for a new mountain to trek !

16D Mount Kilimanjaro & Kenya - Marangu Route

16D Mount Kilimanjaro & Kenya - Machame Route
15D Mount Kilimanjaro & Meru
12D Mount Kilimanjaro - Londorossi Route
14D Mount Kenya Trek & Safari

When To Trek
Mount Kenya - The best time to trek is from mid-January to late February and late August to September.
Mount Kilimanajaro - The best time to visit is late December to February and from June to September / October

What to Expect

Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro is DIFFERENT from most of the typical Nepal treks. For one, the trekker will experience a dramatic change from the tropics to alpine terrain within a few days along with its accompanying sub-freezing temperatures. Then more importantly, there will be a sudden jump in attitude from moderate to extreme high altitude of almost 6,000m. For many trekkers, their summit success is dictated not so much by their fitness as their ability to acclimatise and adapt to the sudden drop in oxygen level that saps them of both energy and many instances, senses. For the wise trekker, a more gradual ascent of at least 7 days or more before arriving at the summit will almost always assure that all their time, money, and energy spent in preparing for their adventure of a lifetime will carry them to the top of the African continent.

For a detailed note of what is to be expected of a East African trek and what are included, please check out the following info on :

1) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Trekking East Africa

2) Kilimanjaro: Folklore and Facts

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