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Kilimanjaro 8 days Lemosho route and “Northern Highlights” 6 days Wildebeest Migration Safari

Lemosho route is one of the longest and most scenic routes of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is considered one of the most beautiful. It is also one of the best routes for acclimatization due to the length of the climb and it has a high success rate of climbers making it to the "Roof of Africa" as you take more days at a slower pace. It is a well favoured route due to a great balance of low traffic and scenic views.

The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through rainforest to Shira Ridge. This route offers variety as it meets up with 2 of the other routes on the mountain. The first is Shira route where the Lemosho route passes part of this route and crosses the Shira Plateu on the way to the summit. There may even be opportunities to spot some wildlife in the forest zone and Shira Plateau, if we are lucky! On the fourth day we join the Machame route around Lava Tower. The hike goes down to Barranco valley and we ascend to the Great Barranco wall. The descent is made via the Mweka route.