Kilimanjaro: A Trekking Guide to Africa's Highest Mountain, Includes City Guides to Arusha, Moshi, Marangu, Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam

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9781873756652: Kilimanjaro: A Trekking Guide to Africa's Highest Mountain, Includes City Guides to Arusha, Moshi, Marangu, Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam

At 19,340 ft, Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain and the world's tallest freestanding peak. The fact that it's possible to walk to the summit (no mountaineering skills needed) has made this Africa's most popular trek. Kilimanjaro is not difficult to reach and even has its own international airport. It's ideally placed between Tanzania and Kenya and most walkers combine the mountain hike with a visit to a game park.

This new guide is written in the proven Trailblazer style--with detailed walking maps showing hiking times, points of interest, and gradients. Also includes:
*Getting to Kilimanjaro from Europe, North America, and Australasia
*Nairobi--trekking preparations and what to see
*Dar-Es-Salaam--trekking preparations and what to see
*Where to stay and eat--Nairobi, Dar-Es-Salaam, and along the trails
*Employing a guide or porter
*The environment--how to minimize impact on a fragile region
*Health and safety
*40 detailed walking maps
*Post-trek options--excursions and safaris

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At 19,341 feet, Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain. Yet with no mountaineering skills necessary to reach the summit, even non-climbers can experience the thrill of climbing one of the world's greatest peaks. Taking you from the dusty plains of East Africa through jungle and moorland to the icy arctic wastes of the summit, this is one of the most beautiful and challenging treks there is.
This guide includes: comprehensive trail guide including 23 detailed trekking maps to the Machame, Marangu and Rongai (Loitokitok) trails; planning your trip and booking a trek; city guides; background information; green hiking; health and safety; language section.

About the Author:

Henry Stedman is a trekker of considerable experience, having hiked in the Himalaya (Nepal), the Yellow Peak Range (China), the Karakoram (Pakistan), the Chouf (Lebanon), the Cordilleras in the Philippines, Gunung Leuser in Sumatra, and in the Ramonafana National Park in Madagascar. He divides his time between lecturing on cruise liners in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean, and writing for magazines and guidebooks. This is his fifth guidebook.

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