- Walk the less-trekked Lemosho Route
- See the curvature of the earth
- Soak up the varied scenery
Our route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west, crossing the caldera of Shira Volcano before traversing beneath the southern icefields of Kibo, Kilimanjaro's highest volcano. We have eight days of trekking on this walking holiday in Tanzania, allowing maximum time for acclimatisation. This improves your chances of reaching the summit while allowing time to enjoy the variety of scenery in the different climatic zones. This is one of the least trekked routes and we can really savour the immense wilderness of the Shira Plateau, with stunning views of the glaciers on the crater rim.
What makes this trip responsible?
Tanzania Porter Education Project
During the long rains (April-June), the non-trekking season, Exodus funds a project to teach English to its porters and other local staff; over 800 to date. Being able to converse with clients in English is an essential skill and this successful initiative has enabled porters to become cooks, assistant guides and even chief guides. With your support our aim is to develop this programme further in the future and provide continued education to our porters during times when work is limited. These skills can also help with employment opportunities for our guides, who can also work as teachers and/or classroom assistants.
We are also working with the Kilimanjaro Guide Scholarship Foundation (KGSF). By working with KGSF Exodus hope to enable many of our guides to further their education on a three month scholarship during the long rains. KSGF (in conjunction with Inter-Continental Training College in Arusha, Tanzania) have created a special course that can run through the rainy season. This course is applicable to guides and porters and will enable them to improve their future career prospects.
Please see our responsible tourism project page for more information or to make a tax free donation to the project/scholarship.
Glacier in the Southern Icefield on Kilimanjaro