With just a few days to go until we step into a new year, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your 2015 adventure, and if next year is going to be your year to do something amazing, Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro should be right at the top of your bucket list!
One of the few Seven Summits that anyone can climb, Mount Kilimanjaro is neither technically challenging nor expensive to climb, so providing you have a relatively good level of physical fitness and buckets full of determination, there is no reason why you shouldn’t reach Uhuru Peak.
If you dream of scaling Africa’s highest mountain, here are 15 reasons why you should do it in 2015…
Total Lunar Eclipse – 28th September 2015: It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, it is a spectacular sight! Make sure you Climb Kilimanjaro under the Total Lunar Eclipse in September 2015 for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Easiest Mountain of the Seven Summits: Ticking one of the Seven Summits off your bucket list is an amazing achievement, and Kilimanjaro is the easiest one to climb.
Affordable: Climbing Kilimanjaro is not cheap, but it is not terribly expensive either when you consider what is included in your climb. A Private 7-Day Machame Route Tour with pre and post hotel accommodations, airport transfers and fully organised mountain expedition can cost as little as £1995.00 per person – and that includes flights from the UK!
Glaciers: Some scientists believe that Kilimanjaro’s Glaciers will be gone in less than 20 years – so don’t leave it to chance (or global warming), conquer Kili in 2015 and see these magnificent walls of ice for yourself.
Accessible: Getting to Kilimanjaro is now easier and cheaper than ever before. Emirates, KLM, and Turkish Airlines all offer flights from the UK, and you can get some real bargains if you shop around.
Supports the local Economy: If you book your Kilimanjaro Climb with a KPAP registered tour operator, you can be confident that your visit to Tanzania will support the local community and provide the locals with much-needed jobs.
Raise Money for Charity: Many people climb Kilimanjaro to raise funds for their favourite charity – what better excuse could you need!
Feeling of Accomplishment: Climbing Kilimanjaro is a life-changing experience, and the sense of achievement you feel when you stand at Uhuru Peak is indescribable.
Raise Awareness: Tanzania is Ebola free! Climb Kilimanjaro in 2015 and spread the word that Tanzania is a safe country to visit.
Climb on any day of the year: The fantastic thing about Mount Kilimanjaro, is that you can climb it on any day of the year. So you can celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or climb on New Year’s Eve – the choice is yours.
The View: When you are standing at 5,895metres above sea level, you really do feel like you are standing on top of the world and the views are spectacular.
Make new friends: If you cannot persuade any friends or family members to join you on this epic adventure – join a group tour instead. You will meet many new people along the way, and may make lifelong friends.
Escape from Everything: With no computers, limited mobile access, and no internet connection, Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the few places left on earth where you can escape from everything!
Honeymoon with a difference: If you are looking for a truly unique honeymoon, climbing Kilimanjaro ticks all the right boxes. The challenges you face will bring you even closer together, and who better to have in summit photos that your best buddy!
Become a Storyteller: Once you have climbed Kilimanjaro, you will become a storyteller – believe me!