Mount Kilimajaro rising majestically in the distance

Mt. Kilimanjaro & Moshi

About Mt. Kilimanjaro & Moshi

Situated in the Northeast region of Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in all of Africa and the fourth highest peak in the world. Rising up to 5,882 metres above sea level, this imposing natural phenomenon brings explorers from all over the world to witness its majestic slopes and complete the challenge that is hiking to its peak. From the top of the mountain the views are second to none, not just as you look out over Africa, but also glancing inwards at the crater of this extinct volcano.

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Despite its grand stature, climbing Kili is considered to be a relatively easy endeavour - in comparison with Everest or K2 for example. The trail is a pretty mild gradient meaning there are no technical skills needed. Hikers can walk all the way up to the top and don't need pickaxes and ropes to reach the peak. Naturally, there are serious symptoms that occur once climbers reach a certain level of altitude. These include headaches and sickness, therefore it is important to stay hydrated and to take it slow. Exerting your body at such a height is a bad idea, instead walk extremely slowly and take in the stunning surroundings as you go. You'll thank yourself when you reach the top without feeling unwell.

Sitting at the foot of the mountain is Moshi, the capital of this region. It is well-known for its coffee production and is one of the main areas for the crop in the country. It is a typical market town and has a delightful African charm that is well worth absorbing either before or after a trip up Mount Kilimanjaro. Not only is the town itself a beautiful area, but with the volcanic mountain raising up from the earth in the background, it is safe to say that Moshi has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.

Mt. Kilimanjaro & Moshi Tours

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Mt. Kilimanjaro & Moshi Hotels

If you are planning a Mt. Kilimanjaro & Moshi holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Aishi Machame Mt. Kilimanjaro & Moshi

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Blessed with the beautiful back drop of Kilimanjaro, the Aishi Machame is an elegant country residence perfect for basing yourself before climbing the mountain. Rooms are comfortable and well equipped with subtle African touches. Wi-Fi is available and there is a lovely restaurant serving a variety of cuisines. Grab a beer and some dinner whilst looking out onto Mount Kilimanjaro - the perfect way to spend an evening. This accommodation is located just a few kilometres from Machame Gate making it the perfect place to start your Kili climb.

KIA Lodge Mt. Kilimanjaro & Moshi

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The open bar gives you the opportunity to drink a cold Kilimanjaro Beer whilst looking at the mountain. You can also choose to relax at our hilltop swimming pool with views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, the Blue Mountains and the Masaai plains. The rooms here are simple but comfortable and sit beneath quaint thatched roofs. Just under 3 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport, the lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery.

Marangu Hotel Mt. Kilimanjaro & Moshi

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

The central hotel building was once a farm house, built in the early 1900s, and is of a charming, old world style. Guest accommodation is provided in cottages around the grounds. From the gardens there are magnificent views to be had of Kilimanjaro, with its larger peaks of ice-capped Kibo and rocky Mawenzi. The hotel is on the slopes of Kilimanjaro and stands in twelve acres of mature, well laid out gardens.

Mt. Kilimanjaro & Moshi Tailor made suggestions

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