Fancy throwing yourself off Africa’s Highest Mountain? Paragliding to be promoted on Kilimanjaro too!

//Fancy throwing yourself off Africa’s Highest Mountain? Paragliding to be promoted on Kilimanjaro too!
  • Beautiful shot of the sign at the summit of Kilimanjaro

Fancy throwing yourself off Africa’s Highest Mountain? Paragliding to be promoted on Kilimanjaro too!

Following on from last week’s bulletin about cycling on Kilimanjaro, the park authorities, KINAPA, also announced that they have made plans to allow and promote paragliding on Kilimanjaro.

For the sum of US$500 (plus the regular park fees), paragliders are allowed to jump from Moir Huts and at various points on the Northern Circuit – the idea being that there is usually less cloud on this side of Kili, and certainly fewer crowds. Paragliders are allowed to jump several times during their time on the mountain.

As with the cycling we discussed in the last post, this is not an activity that’s entirely without precedent on Kilimanjaro – you can find various videos on youtube of people flinging themselves off Kili’s southern slopes, in particular the Wings of Kilimanjaro charity ‘jump’ of 2013, when 95 gliders hurled themselves into the sky. (See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvLER3rmOhM) But this jump was very much a one-off. Now, however, KINAPA are looking to actively promote paragliding on – or rather off – Africa’s highest mountain. So you can expect more spectacular videos – like the one above – in the near future.

By | 2017-12-05T07:01:18+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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I am a little obsessed with Mount Kilimanjaro. Since writing the first edition of the Kilimanjaro guide in 2001 he has climbed the mountain more than 25 times and occasionally leads treks up the mountain himself. And when he’s not on the mountain or checking out the local Tanzanian towns and agencies for the next edition (the fourth edition was published in 2014), he can usually be found living in Hastings, England, updating this website (which was first published in 2006), writing about the national trails of England, answering Kili-related emails and putting on weight. Friends describe him as living proof that virtually anybody can climb Kilimanjaro.

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