15 April 2019
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, via the route that suits you. Whichever route you choose, you’ll enjoy fantastic views and breathtaking scenery that will definitely put a smile on your face and a sparkle in your eye. Perfect for Muslim travellers looking for the ultimate trek!
This halal friendly climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro begins with getting to know the different routes that lead you up into the skies. Choose from the Machame, Marangu, Rongai, Shira or Lomosho routes and begin your climb! The Machame route departs from the south-west side of the mountain but also uses the Southern Circuit to approach Uhuru Peak. It’s perfect for the first-time trekker and acclimatising is much easier as you climb high but sleep low. The Marangu Route begins in the south-east side of the summit and approaches Uhuru peak via Gilman’s Point. This is the only route on Kilimanjaro that has hut accommodation for the entire climb, it also uses the same trail to ascend and descend. The Rongai Route starts from the north-east and passes through the Saddle to approach the summit via Gilman’s Point. Upon descending, you’ll use the same path as the Marangu route.
When it comes to the Shira and Lomosho routes, you’ll start off at the far west side of Kilimanjaro and work your way up through the Southern Circuit. Both routes are practically identical offering similar paths and views, however, the Lomosho Route offers a better starting point. These two routes also use the Mweka Route when descending. If you’re a Muslim traveller looking for the ultimate trek, then Mount Kilimanjaro is the perfect choice!