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Day 2 - Climbing Kilimanjaro with Tailormade Africa

Day 2 of climbing Kilimanjaro sees our group of 12 hikers and the 50 staff and porters wake to their first morning in camp for their 6-hour trek from Mkubwe Camp to Shira 1 Camp at 3610 metres.

Yes, you read correctly it takes 50 guides and porters from the African Walking Company to get 12 hikers up Mount Kilimanjaro. At Tailormade Africa we only partner with this company, as they offer the most superior trekking experience when compared to anyone else on the mountain. Two things are important to us, the climbing experience and overall safety, which comes with experience. The people at African Walking Company have this in abundance.

The hike on day 2 sees the group gain 1000 metres in elevation by the time they reach Shira 1 Camp. They start off moving through the forest region, before exiting to open bush area where it is much warmer. Late afternoon cloud cover sets for some cooler temperatures, which is what can be expected on Kili (a few seasons in one day).

If you fancy climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or want to get some first-hand advice please drop us a line here or email us on info@tailormadeafrica.com or call us on +44 7809 726266 (Clyde) or +44 7791 360170 (Rob).

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