For the adventurous, there is nothing like experiencing mountain climbing in Africa. Challenging and inspiring, this type of safari holiday can be enjoyed by groups of two to eight guests.
Private guided mountain climbs
Mountain climbing in Africa is a specialisation for private guide Alex Hunter - Mt Meru, Mt Kenya and Mt Kilimanjaro in particular.
Alex’s grandfather, J A Hunter, was a famous hunter early last century – he came to Kenya from Scotland to seek adventure. Likewise Alex thrives on adventure. Mountain climbs, walking and exploring areas on foot have always been his passion and he is one of the foremost private guides in East Africa. Prices on request.
Scheduled Kilimanjaro Machame Climb - 9 days, 7 days on Kilimanjaro
To climb Kilimanjaro over 7 days via the Machame route is much easier than 6 day versions and that is why we recommend it as part of a safari holiday itinerary. Machame is considered by many to be the most beautiful and scenic route up Mt. Kilimanjaro, passing through tropical montane rain forest to the snows of Kilimanjaro.
This climb is for a minimum of 2 guests, maximum of 8 on a set departure, with a large staff including the highly experienced chief guide, an assistant guide, cook, and porters. The camp is superbly outfitted, including thick foam mattresses for all the igloo tents, a toilet tent, mess tent complete with tables and chairs, and high frequency two-way radios for communication with base. There are set departures twice a month throughout the year.
The unintentional effect of popular wildlife documentaries has been to raise people’s expectations on safari to unrealistic levels. It's not all drama and crisis in the bush. Sometimes the real joy is experiencing Africa at peace.
If climbing Kilimanjaro is on your personal bucket list, you will know of its outstanding beauty. You will also be aware of its challenges. So what are the secrets of a successful - and enjoyable - climb?
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