Summiting Kilimanjaro or other serious summits is an unparalleled, life changing experience. It changes perspective to life and you realize what you are capable of – much more than you ever imagined.
Kilimanjaro is one of the seven summits – highest mountains on each continent. In that, it is unique because it doesn’t require technical mountaineering or climbing skills making it a perfect challenge for experienced hikers who want to take a step towards a serious summit.
That’s not to say that it is easy. Altitude sickness can be a killer even for experienced hikers. More on this on the section on how to prepare for and deal with Altitude sickness.
In addition to this, there are various other factors like breathtaking scenery and good infrastructure (hotels, guides, porters) that make Kilimanjaro a great hiking destination.
You can also start your trip with a wild East African safari in Serengeti before the hike and relax by the pristine beaches of Zanzibar.