Mountains of East Africa

Mountains of East Africa

Most mountains in East Africa are doable by anybody with a reasonable fitness and good health. Other’s like Batian route on Mt Kenya require some experience in rock climbing, ropes, helmets and harnesses. The vast majority of guests want to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya or Mt Meru. Those who want to climb Oldonyo Lengai, the holy mountain of the Maasai, need to be quite strong and completely free of vertigo. The last eruption of this active volcano has carved its flanks even steeper than before.

High altitude

If you want to experience what it means to get higher than in Colorado or the Alps, take your time. The more days you spend on your way into high altitude, the better is your chance to acclimatize properly. Kilimanjaro should be climbed in no less than 7 days to give yourself the best chance to fulfil your dream of standing on the top of Africa. We have years of experience in organizing ethical, safe and professional expeditions on Kilimanjaro and other East African mountains. Contact us to learn how we can help you making your dream come true.


5,895m / 19,340ft
Highest mountain of Africa
One of the 7 summits

Best routes:
Lemosho 8 days
Lemosho 9 days with night in crater
Machame 7 days
Rongai 7 days

Best time:
Mid-December to End of March
Mid-May to End of October


Mt Kenya
5,199m / 17,058ft
Highest peak in Kenya
Second highest in Africa

Best walking routes:
Sirimon 5 days
Chogoria 5 days

Best climbing route
Batian 3 – 4 days, UIAA IV

Best time:
June to End of September
January to mid-March


Mt Meru
4565m / 14,977ft
9th or 10th highest mountain of Africa according to definition

Best time:
Mid-May to end of October
Mid-December to mid-March


Oldonyo Lengai, Holy mountain of the Maasai
3,188m / 10,459ft

Best time:
All year round
Approach only with 4×4

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