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Stage 7: From Mweka to Kidia. Kidia was the site of the first European settlement in the Kilimanjaro region. The original church and mission station are still intact. Each mountain ridge in this area is either predominantly Lutheran or Catholic, depending on the original missionary group operating there. Another day of extreme elevation changes. Live […]

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Stage 5 : From West Kilimanjaro to Masama. Stage 6: From Masama to Mweka. Stage 5 is the longest stage. We begin with a long ascent into the forest reserve where active timber harvesting continues, then exit to a hot and dry lowland stretch, and finally return to the verdant southern slopes of Kilimanjaro. On […]

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Stage 4: From Larangwa to West Kilimanjaro. Exiting the sparse landscape, we skirt Legumishera Hill, which contains a small lake at the summit and is the source of much local superstition. We then run several hilly kilometers along the forest edge between Kilimanjaro National Park and cultivated land. We’ll finish the day at Simba Farm, […]

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Stage 3: Rongai to Larangwa. The forest thins as we run through a dry and rocky landscape, passing Maasai settlements and with the chance to see wildlife migrating from the plains below to mountainside above. Our campsite at a primary school overlooks Amboseli National Park in Kenya, where the only light comes from the stars […]

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Stage 2: From Rombo to Rongai. As we approach Kilimanjaro’s drier northeast flank, the number and depth of the gorges lessen, as do the number of settlements. We may encounter colobus and blue monkeys in the forests. The route runs along a paved road along the Kenyan border for a few kilometers. Live the Kilimanjaro […]

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Stage 1: From Mbahe to Rombo. From the official start at Kilimanjaro National Park’s Marangu entrance gate, we cross dozens of streams and rivers, many with deep and steep gorges to descend and ascend, while keeping Mawenzi, Kilimanjaro’s second peak, on our left and Kenya’s Tsavo National Park to our right. Live the Kilimanjaro Stage […]

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Oct-2012

In 2012, a small group of ultra runners helped put trail running on the map in Tanzania. They also helped Simon Mtuy realize his long standing dream of running around the base of Mount Kilimanjaro.  These athletes ran more than 260 kilometers in eight days, through deep tropical valleys, high mountain ridge lines and across […]