At 5895m (19,341ft) 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 Including how and when to go, what to take, where and how to book your trek, with extensive rundowns of trekking agencies both within Tanzania and around the world.
City guides Where to stay, eat and what to see en route to Kili in: Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Moshi and Marangu.
Background information Comprehensive history, geology, climate, flora and fauna sections, plus information on the Chagga people who live here.
Green hiking How to minimize your impact on a fragile region.
Health and safety Including detailed information on altitude sickness.
Language sections Swahili and Chagga.
Product DetailsPrice: $19.95
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Trailblazer Publications; 2.00 edition (June 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.7 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces