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Kilimanjaro in Tanzania really does not need an introduction or description. It is just a location that should be on your list of top destinations to visit. Thanks to Air Africa budget flights to Kilimanjaro this can become a reality as you feast your eyes upon the majestic mountain that comprises of three distinct volcanic cones. Though the last recorded eruption was thousands of years ago of the three Kibo is dormant, whereas the other two peaks, Mawenzi and Shira are extinct. Kilimanjaro can be described as the highest accessible mountain in the world, having the distinction of being the fourth tallest peak in the world. There are seven official routes that can be used to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Depending upon your abilities you can choose from Mweka, Machame, Marangu, Hira, Umbwe and Rongai. The climb should take about six to seven days.

Preparing tips

As with any task that requires strenuous activity such as mountain trekking you should do your research and be properly prepared. While it is accessible you should be aware of the does and the donts and what you need to have to complete the climb. Also have a good idea of the physical condition you need to be in to achieve this feat, even though you do not need climbing experience. One of the best ways to prepare for this is to start walking daily gradually increasing the distance. This should be coupled with carrying some weight such as a backpack. You should be able to walk for about five to six hours without too much effort.

What to take

Warm pants and jackets are essential to combat the cold towards the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Remember it can go below 20 degrees even in summer so you do need all the protection you can get to maintain your body heat. Another good tip would be for you to slather yourself in sunblock and to be sure to have a stock at hand. Despite the cold temperature the sun burns. Remember to take the climb slow and at an even pace so that you can get acclimatized to the different altitudes. Last but not least have an official or registered guide obtained through accredited agencies with you on this journey. Your retinue may also consist of a cook.

Reach the summit!

With a little preparation you can be well on your way to notching up Mount Kilimanjaro into your list of accomplishments. Look for cheap flights to Kilimanjaro through Air Africa and start your adventure as soon as possible!

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