Out of the African plains, Kilimanjaro rises majestically to 19,340 ft. Mount Kilimanjaro is a study in contrasts. Starting out from dry savannah, we climb through a series of different ecosystems – rainforests and moorlands – to emerge at a mile-wide volcanic caldera, covered in snow.

Climbing up Kilimanjaro is climatically a walk from the equator to the North Pole in four days. Few mountains match the majesty and mystique of Kilimanjaro.

Our mountain climbing trip begins with a flight that lands right at the foot of the Kilimanjaro mountain. The wildlife experience commences minutes later at the Springlands Hotel.

Our trek climbing up the Kilimanjaro mountain avoids the frequently touristed path in favour of the more picturesque back route for the final ascent. This highly exclusive and rarely utilized footpath affords trekkers superb exposure to the area’s isolated and undefiled nature. The climb will take us through swiftly changing conditions while revealing remarkable views of east Africa’s peaks and plains.

On the eve of our summit day, we will depart our camp at 16,000 ft and make our way through the dawn, reaching the summit peak by early morning. In this rare setting, we can savour the view of a new dawn over Africa – Kenya to the North, Tanzania to the south. It’s a vision that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Perhaps the most underestimated of the seven summits, Kilimanjaro at 19,340 ft, is an extreme high altitude climb. Your greatest chance of a successful summit is climbing with an experienced mountaineer who specializes in high altitude. Not only do highly experienced guides increase your chance of standing on top, but do so in a healthy and strong manner.