Climbing 3 Highest Mountains in Africa
Climbing 3 Highest Mountains in Africa; Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya and Mt. Stanley on 20 Days Mountaineering expedition journey covering Volcanic mountain , Snow Capped Mountains and Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga National Park.
Africa is best renowned for Wildlife & Primate Watching in the wilderness of Virunga Mountains, but it also boasts its share of enchanted, high-altitude mountains that should be at the top of every hiker's bucket list and these mountains are the 3 highest mountains in Africa, that is Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Stanley.
Take an expeditious adventure to explore and summit all the 3 highest peaks in East Africa and in African in general with the leading Mountaineering operator. You will start with the highest peak of Kilimanjaro ( Kibo Peak ) Mount Kenya ( Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana) and Rwenzori Mountains ( Magherita Peak).
Trip Summary 20 Days Mount Kilimanjaro , Kenya & Rwenzori Climbing
Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut (Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft)
Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut (Elevation
Day 3: Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Hut to Horombo Hut
Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Day 5: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Point to Horombo Hut
Day 6: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
Day 7: Nairobi- Mt Kenya Bandas
Day 8: Mt Kenya Bandas - Lake Ellis Campsite
Day 9: Lake Ellis - Minto`s Camp.
Day 10: Minto`s - Pt Lenana ( 4,985m)- Liki North camp.
Day 11: Liki North camp - Nairobi
Day 12. Transfer to Rwenzori Mountains National Park.
Day 13. Nyakalengija (1600m) to John matte hut (3420m)
Day14. John matte to Elena hut (4563m)
Day 15. Elena to Bujuku camp (3930m)
Day 16. Bujuku to Nyabitaba hut (2660m)
Day 17. Nyabitaba back to Nyakalengija
Day 18: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 19: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 20: Transfer to Kigali for flight back home.
This is a luxury adventure that is recommended to experienced Mountaineering that have been mountaineering in the world. 20 Days East Africa Mountaineering tours starts in Tanzania Arusha and ends in Entebbe Uganda after the summit to Mount Stanley with extension to relaxation in the Mountain gorilla watching in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Facts about Climbing Routes
- Kilimanjaro Marangu Route known as the “Coca-Cola” route, Marangu route is the oldest and the most well-established route on Kilimanjaro mountain. This is the only route that offers sleeping huts in dormitory-style accommodations in lieu of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut.Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut.Many favor Marangu because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path. However, the short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. Marangu is unfortunately less scenic than the other routes because the ascent and descent are along the same path. It is also the most crowded route for that reason.
Chogoria Route: is the best route that Rwenzori expeditions recommends to travelers since it has registered high success in summiting to the peak from the eastern side of mount Kenya having been open since 1920s. The trail begins from chogoria town as the route name suggests which is about 96km from Embu and 64km from Meru.
Camping is possible at the road head and water is available from a stream that passes by Mintos Hut (4,300m) is an excellently sited hut on the plateau overlooking Lake Michaelson 300m below. Spectacular views can be sighted at the Nithi George, by walking ten minutes south-east of the Mintos hut to the edge of the “Temple.” From Hall Tarn, the trail continues to the Austria Hut (4,790m) via square Tarn and the Tooth Col, then round the head of the Hobley Valley. Alternatively, Shipton’s Camp (4,200m) may be reached (3 hours), via Simba Col. Drop down towards lower Simba Tarn and turn left to Shipton’s Camp.
- Mount Rwenzori Central Circuit Trail is the oldest and most famous trail of the Rwenzori mountains. The Central Circuit trail starts from Mihunga gate at 1,651m asl. It is the shortest and somewhat easiest route to Margherita peak except for the boggy path after John Matte camp on day 3 of the trail taking just 7 days to summit to Margherita peak. Read More
The Kurt Schaffer Bridge previously swept away by floods has been reconstructed allowing for easier crossing of the Mubuku River just below the confluence of the Bujuku River and Mubuku River, and the Uganda wildlife authority is under preparation to increase on the huts in the mountains so that the group sizes via Rwenzori Central Circuit can be increased too from 12 pax to 24 pax for ultimate luxury experience of the Rwenzori Mountains with Rwenzori Expeditions.
- Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing
- Mount Kenya Trekking
- Rwenzori Mountains Hikes
- Mountain Gorilla Watching
Key Points to Summit
Name: Kilimanjaro Elevation: 19,341 feet (5,895 meters) Mountain Range: Kilimanjaro Mountain Range Country: Tanzania Difficulty of Ascent: Rated as Walk-Up
Name: Kenya Elevation: 17,047 feet (5,199 meters) Mountain Range: Mount Kenya Mountain Range Country: Kenya Difficulty of Ascent: Rated as Technical Climb
Name: Stanley Elevation: 16,794 feet (5,119 meters) Mountain Range: Rwenzori Mountain Range Country: Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda Difficulty of Ascent: Rated as Scramble