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Address: Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

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My journey to Kibo changed my life

Kibo certainly is "must do" and so much more than just ticking the box and reaching the summit. The journey is its own reward - all the preparations and excitement upfront, making... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 17, 2016
AlexandraTanbai
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Kibo certainly is "must do" and so much more than just ticking the box and reaching the summit. The journey is its own reward - all the preparations and excitement upfront, making friends with your guides and fellow hikers, the singing of the porters, the simple lifestyle away from civilisation... However, I found organising my climb a really time-consuming process... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

The Kibo summit is the best preserved crater on the mountain; its southern lip is slightly higher than the rest of the rim, and the highest point on this southern lip is known as Uhuru Peak. At 5895m, this is highest point in Africa and the goal of just about every Kilimanjaro trekker. Kibo is also the only one of... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Taking steps on the last day as we approached Stella was challenging but become a smooth hjourney after it till uhuru peak

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Arusha Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

When tourists climb Kilimanjaro, Kibo peak is the determination destination. Kibo peak is among top 3 Volcano features of Mount Kilimanjaro. Kibo has height of 5895 m and is highest point in Africa. This makes Mount Kilimanjaro become Roof of Africa. Travel journey to reach Kibo passes through a lot of attractions of Mount Kilimanjaro such as Wildlife forest, Shira... More 

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Moshi, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

This mountain is one of the largest volcanoes in the world. It has three main volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira,The whole mountain including the montane forest belt is very rich in species, in particular mammals, many of them endangered species.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015

Summary of day 1 and 2, more to follow shortly Day 1: From the gate the trail into the rain forest immediately went up a steep hill, fortunately the trail became gradual quickly after the first bit of elevation. Our experienced ClimbKili guides immediately set an easy slow pace for us. We learned "pole, pole" which means slowly, slowly. This... More 

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

We treked for six days and it was amazing to be on top of the highest mountian in Africa. There are six to seven routes you can take to get to the top, we took Rongai route and we had no issues with accomodations, food, toilet facilites etc as we had an excellent compnay looking after our group. There was... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015

I had wanted to visit the Roof of Africa since seeing it in my geography book at the age of 15 . I still have that book which shows Kilimanjaro completely ice capped! There were years when it was a "go/stop" operation to climb Kili and eventually in my 65th year it became reality. A decision in November 2012 between... More 

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Sandnes, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2015

Good location to rest before the attempt. There were a lot of other climbers but the place felt spacious.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015

Amazing place. Best beds in the world I was asleep in no time and didn't wake up anytime soon. Meeting people who are trying to achieve the same thing as you for lots of different reasons makes the trip very special.

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