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Tanzania rock climbing on mount kilimanjaro, kilimanjaro trekking routes
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Rock climbing and Tanzania mountaineers.
Areas of rock climbing in Tanzania are Usambara mountains, Lushoto, Ngorongoro highlands and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Rock climbing on Mount Kilimanjaro is mainly on western breach Lemosho route and other places.

Heim Glacier and Western Breach: Grade I, 6 hours. This is the easiest rock-climbing way on the south-west side of the mountain.
Mountaineering on kilimanjaro has best perfomance and experience on machame route.

Usually minimum 6 days is needed to complete climb kilimanjaro to summit and back down to mweka gate for transfer to Hotel in Moshi. Other climbers climb kilimanjaro on 7 days to get more time for acclimatization.


Machame route is second most popular Kilimanjaro trek route after Marangu route. Machame route has very beautiful forest, machame route is very good for acclimatization, scenic traverse to Barafu through Shira plateau volcano.

On Machame route, mountain climbers can summit through easier path of barafu hut or through challenging arrow glacier.

There is option of overnight at Karanga Crater camp if taking 7 days machame route.

Accommodation in machame route is on tents, comfort and nature based to explore kilimanjaro volcano and snow.

After mount kilimanjaro climbing tour, tourists can extend their holiday with wildlife safaris in tanzania game parks. Most game parks visited are serengeti national park, ngorongoro conservation area, lake manyara and tarangire.

Walking safaris and hiking is also done in tarangire national park, lake manyara and ngorongoro olmoti crater and nainoka noka maasai village.

African safari experience unique experience is from Tanzania wildlife game parks for photographic safaris and honeymoon tours.

Acclimatization before climbing mount kilimanjaro is needed and can be done in one or two days before attemp to climb kilimanjaro. Acclimatization tour can be done by walking,trekking and hiking in usambara mountains or Ngorongoro highlands.

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