Top 10 Reasons to Climb Kilimanjaro

Top 10 Reasons to Climb Kilimanjaro

Looking for your next adventure? Need some inspiration? Why not book a trek of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania! Katy Robinson from the United Kingdom shares her top 10 reasons why you should climb Kilimanjaro which will be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of your life...

I climbed Kilimanjaro in July 2017 as part of one of the youngest groups from the UK to have gone and climbed Kili (with a 100% success rate too!) It was a real adventure and taught me so much about myself. Reaching the summit was the proudest moment of my life, and I couldn’t recommend it enough… here are my top reasons why you should consider booking a trip to Kilimanjaro.


1. It Gives You a Sense of Achievement

Best reasons to climb Mt Kilimanjaro

There aren’t many things that give you a better sense of achievement than being able to say that you’ve climbed the highest mountain in Africa and the highest freestanding mountain in the world! At a height of 5,895m, it is certainly an achievement to put on the CV.


2. Test Yourself

Climbing Kilimanjaro is very physically demanding, along with the risk of developing altitude sickness which no amount of training can prepare you for, getting to the summit is a real test of determination and physical fitness.


3. See Unique Landscapes

Why to trek Kilimanjaro

All of the routes up Kilimanjaro go through spectacular landscapes, from rainforest at the lower altitudes, through grassland and tundra, to artic landscapes on the mountain’s summit.  Kilimanjaro is home to many unique landscapes, such as the magical Senecio Forest where the trees look like giant pineapples – seriously, Google it!


4. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

There’s no better way to get out of your comfort zone than climbing a mountain! As you climb higher, the friendship with your guides and porters grow – it is a heart-breaking goodbye when it’s over.


5. Experience a Different Culture

Tanzania tribes

As you bond with your guides throughout the trek, you immerse yourself in their culture and learn their languages. There are over 100 languages spoken by the Tanzanian people so prepare for a crash course in a multitude of languages!


6. It’s a Brilliant Fact for any Ice Breaker

I can’t be the only one who dreads ice breakers, whether it’s in school or in the workplace, it’s bound to happen – but just remember, how many other people can say that they have climbed Africa’s highest mountain?!


7. Meet Amazing Like-minded People

It takes a special kind of person to climb Kilimanjaro – everyone you meet will have a sense of adventure the same as you!


8. It’s a Challenge Without Needing the Technical Skills

Kilimanjaro is more of a trek than a climb and you don’t even need any type of specialist equipment, you just need determination, a sense of adventure and a pair of very comfy walking boots. 


9. Climb One of the 7 Summits

Top reasons to climb Kilimanjaro

Even though Kilimanjaro is considered the easiest of the 7 summits, it is actually the 4th highest!


10. Escape from Reality

Due to the lack of mobile service and internet access, it is nearly impossible to be immersed in the world of social media. Plus you’re too buy climbing a mountain to even think about what’s happening in the rest of the world.

If you are interested in a similar experience search Kilimanjaro tours and book the best adventure of your life!

By Katy Robinson


Booking Resources

Looking to book a trip to Tanzania? The following websites are recommended: 


Related Pages


Related Opportunities

Mount Kilimajaro Adventure in Tanzania

Challenge yourself with one of nature’s ultimate tests, reaching the awe-inspiring summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and gaze down at the vast Tanzanian Savannah below.

Health Education Volunteer, Dharamsala, India

Rural areas grapple with all manner of health problems; the people not only lack information and knowledge on how they can prevent diseases but have challenges accessing quality health care.

Renovation Volunteer Project, Dharamsala, India

If you have a passion for creativity, use the opportunity to create bright and cheerful learning spaces for children in the village day care centers as well as in the schools.

Women’s Empowerment Volunteer Project, Dharamsala, India

Through reading or by travelling far and wide, you may have learnt that not all societies treat women equally. 

Volunteer & Teach English in Dharamsala, India

One of the most significant problems for young people in India relates to a lack of education. While the population is more than intelligent, there aren’t enough opportunities for everyone to thrive.

Volunteer as a Private Tutor, Dharamsala, India

As a volunteer you can make a difference in children’s lives. You will meet with them on a one to one basis; help them bridge the gaps in various subjects.

1 Week Scuba Dive Packages in the Bay Islands of Honduras

Looking for a scuba diving destination and center in the Bay Islands of Honduras? Utila Dive Center offer week long packages including dives, meals and accommodation.

Summer Spanish Courses in Madrid

Spend the summer in Madrid and improve your Spanish with our language school!

The Dublin Pass

Planning a trip to Dublin? Buy the Dublin Sightseeing pass and save big on tourist attractions.

Volunteer at a Summer Camp in Dharamsala, India

We run after school groups and summer camps for the children aged between 4-16. This program is a great way to work with the children of Dharamsala in less formal settings.

Volunteer with Street Children in Dharamsala, India

India has the largest population of street families and children; perhaps this is due to the fact that the India is one of the most populous countries in the world.

Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route

Take the challenging and less-travelled Lemosho route up to the highest peak in Africa, considered by many to be the most beautiful path up the western breach of the mountain to the Shira Plateau. 

Intensive Spanish Courses in Madrid

Choose between 20 classes per week or 30 classes per week, depending on the intensity that you prefer. In these two options, you can complement your course with a Spanish culture programme (+5 classes per week).

Watersports & Activity Instructor Jobs, South West France

We are on the lookout for talented and like minded people to join our team in France. Applications for this season are now open.

Mt Kilimanjaro & Serengeti Adventure

Conquer Africa's highest peak, explore Tanzania's best game parks, dance with the Masai, savour local specialties with traditional meals, meet local artisans on a village tour.





About  |  Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Company A-Z  |  Advertise  |  Press  |  Contact

One World 365 © 2007 - 2017