Rising 3 miles straight up out of the surrounding game-filled plains, Uhuru peak stands at 5895m! Made up of three extinct conical volcanoes, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, Mount Kilimanjaro houses a diverse range of ecosystems, so that trekkers experience everything from lush tropical rainforest and savanna grasslands through to magical alpine woodland and vast moorland, concluding with the summit's snowfields and stunning glacial region.
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walkthrough the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, birdlife, and Colobus monkeys.