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Mt Kenya vs Mt Kili

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Mt Kenya vs Mt Kili

We will be spending a month in Kenya (July) and a month in Tanzania (August). My husband and I are both quite physically fit and would like to get a mountain climb in over the summer. Our budget will only really allow for one. We don't necessarily need the bragging rights of climbing Africa's largest mountain (though of would be pretty cool to say we've done it), but would like to hear from others - perhaps those who have climbed both - to get a sense of which one offers the best all-around experience. Any thoughts?

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1. Re: Mt Kenya vs Mt Kili

Unless you are climbers you will only reach Pt Lenana on Mt Kenya, which can be achieved between 2-4 daysdependent upon sightseeing options. A very limited number of experienced rock climbers reach the peaks of Nelion and Batian. There are numerous trails taking you to the mountain and all offer a nice walk in and good views.

Kilimanjaro, unless you are struck down by altitude sickness you will reach the summit, provided you acclimatise well and allow at least 7 days on the mountain. Lemosho and Machame provide scenic routes with the chance of seeing some animals. Budget operators not recommended.

Ultimately it boils down to personal choice and budget.

Mt Kenya is cheaper to undertake than Kiimanjaro with its expensive park and rescue fees levied upon all trekkers.

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