Climbing Kilimanjaro: It’s A Long Way Down!

Climbing Kilimanjaro is one thing, but once you have reached the welcoming sign of Uhuru Peak and taken those commemorative photos that you will look back on for years to come, you have to turn around and go all the way back down again!

On average it takes 7 or 8 days to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, yet it takes just a day and a half to get back down Africa’s highest mountain, and while a downhill stretch may sound inviting after a week of hiking uphill, the trail is long, it’s steep, it’s dusty, and it can be somewhat overcrowded with hikers from across the globe and porters who run down at an unbelievable speed, despite carrying their 20kg loads!

But hey, what goes up must come down… right?

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