Do I have to be really fit for Kilimanjaro?
Yes. Kilimanjaro is a pretty serious mountain. If you attempt to climb Kilimanjaro without the proper training you may not enjoy the trek as much. Even though a climb on Kilimanjaro is considered a trek (meaning it’s not technical) it’s still demanding. The best way to train for Kilimanjaro is to strap a pack on your back and go hiking as much as possible. By doing so your feet and joints will become accustomed to the constant walking you will face on the trek. Also be sure to hit the gym!
What is the success rate for the Rongai, Machame, Shira, Lemosho, and Marangu routes?
The success rate for the Rongai, Machame, and Lemosho routes are approximately 95%.
For the Shira route, it is approximately 86%, while the Marangu route is around 80%.