Lemosho route

Discover Kilimanjaro: Trekking The Lemosho Route

Embark on a remarkable journey with Benson Safaris through the Lemosho Route, one of Kilimanjaro‘s premier trekking routes. This route, known for its breathtaking scenic variety and abundant wildlife encounters, stands as a testament to the beauty of Kilimanjaro.

Approaching Kilimanjaro from the western flank, the Lemosho Route seamlessly merges with the Machame route, guiding climbers on an unforgettable ascent. The descent, however, follows the Mweka route in the southeast. While acknowledged as a challenging and lengthy route, it boasts high success rates and significantly lower foot traffic, providing trekkers with an intimate and immersive experience.

Lemosho route Itineraries

Upon arrival, Benson Safaris ensures a seamless transition, transporting climbers to the gate where their journey commences in the lush embrace of the rainforest. Unlike other routes, trekkers on the Lemosho Route venture deeper into the rainforest ecosystem, emerging only at the close of the second day. This extended rainforest experience offers an exceptional opportunity for wildlife sightings.

Moreover, the additional days spent on the lower slopes of the mountain make the Lemosho Route the ultimate choice for altitude acclimatisation. It’s important to note that due to the supplementary transportation expenses and extended itinerary, the Lemosho Route is considered one of the more premium options on the mountain.

Scenically, the Lemosho Route unveils Kilimanjaro’s diverse facets. It commences in the enchanting rainforest, traverses the awe-inspiring Shira Plateau, and ultimately converges with the Machame route, offering panoramic viewpoints along the southern circuit.

Who is this for

Tailored for the adventurous spirit, the Lemosho Route is designed for those confident in navigating steeper terrains and enduring prolonged treks in challenging conditions. As a less frequented route, it promises an exceptional wildlife experience and places a premium on proper altitude acclimatization.

Experience Kilimanjaro through Benson Safaris – where every step is a testament to our commitment to unforgettable adventures.

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FAQs about the Lemosho Route with Benson Safaris

Q: What makes the Lemosho Route unique?

The Lemosho Route offers a diverse experience, from rainforest immersion to panoramic views. It's less crowded, ensuring an intimate adventure.

Q: How long is the Lemosho Route trek?

The trek typically takes 7 to 8 days, allowing for proper acclimatization and a rewarding experience.

Q: What wildlife can be encountered on the Lemosho Route?

Trekkers often have the chance to see various wildlife, including unique bird species and occasional larger mammals.

Q: Is prior trekking experience required for the Lemosho Route?

While prior experience is beneficial, with proper preparation and a determined spirit, many adventurous individuals find success on this route.

Q: What is included in the Benson Safaris package?

Our package encompasses transportation, guides, accommodation, meals, and permits, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience.