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A Once In A Lifetime Experience On A Kilimanjaro Safari

By Douglas Rathbone

Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in the Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania Africa. It consists of three volcanic cones known as Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The mountain stands at 5,895 meters above sea level and is Africa’s highest mountain. The national park is spectacular and it easy to arrange a Kilimanjaro safari.

A safari that climbs the mountain in the national park can be taken on one of six trekking trails. The easiest is the Rongai trekking route but not as scenic as the others. Most of these safaris can be done in six or seven days.

All the information and advice you need can be received by the many reputable trekking companies that operating close to Kilimanjaro National Park. They can also hire equipment, as well as guides and porters.

There is plenty of accommodation and camp sites along all of the trekking routes. Acclimatization is extremely important as the treks head high above sea level. Arranging a safari with a guide is highly recommended, as they will be able to make sure that you are taking necessary precautions.

When the effects of altitude appear it is advisable to descend and spend the night at a lower altitude. This will get the body reacclimatized. One way to avoid altitude sickness is to spend a day at one place and take a walk to to higher location and back again. This will help the body to produce more red blood cells and prevent altitude sickness later on the trek.

The national park has plenty of medical facilities that can act in an emergency situation, although it would be very wise to have ample travel insurance in case of serious accidents. Most treks go fine without any real problems and if you have joined a safari your guide will be able to advise you regarding altitude.

The entire of the national park is extremely beautiful with a wide variety of flora and fauna. The treks afford spectacular views over valleys and the peaks of the mountain. A guide will be able to give you information about the natural surroundings so you can learn more about the volcano and its history.

So if you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience, why not consider booking a Kilimanjaro safari? There are plenty of reputable trekking companies at the nearby towns and cities that will be able to provide a fantastic and safe trekking experience. You can easily contact them online and get further information regarding the services they offer.

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Rathbone, Douglas "A Once In A Lifetime Experience On A Kilimanjaro Safari." A Once In A Lifetime Experience On A Kilimanjaro Safari. 10 Apr. 2013. 14 May 2015 <>.

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