Climbing Kilimanjaro is an impressive feat. For some it is easily achievable, while for others it can be a bit of a struggle. However, there are points all the way up this collossal peak that are wonderful achievements on their own. Reaching the Kibo Crater is one of these.
The Kibo Crater is one of the three volcanic cones that make up Kilimanjaro. The other two, called Mawenzi and Shira, are extinct, while Kibo is dormant and could erupt again in the future. Uhuru is the highest summit on Kibo’s Crater’s rim and the campsite is elevated at 4700m.
Kibo means “spotted” and the crater is aptly named so because of the rocks spotted throughout the snowy peak. Tours to Kibo Crater are included on the Rongai and Machame Route. Both these climbs take 8 days, which is ample time to take in the beautiful splendour of the views while making your way to the summit of Kilimanjaro.
Kibo Crater is renowned for its black volcanic earth that is offset by the white snow, and of course its spotted rocks. The Kibo Crater is the final stretch of the ascend up Kilimanjaro and will be the most memorable and exciting part of the climb. Its best to organise your trip through an accredited tour