Welcome to the icy volcanic cone of Kibo, in Kilimanjaro National Park - the highest freestanding mountain on earth. Rising more than 5,100 m (17,000 ft) out of the arid plains below, this mountain is every paraglider’s dream!
Buckle up your harness and double-check your lines, to join us on a free flying journey from the capstone of Africa!
The bizarre island of rock and snow rise approximately 4,900 m (16,076 ft) from its base camp to the summit at 5,895 m (19,341 ft) above sea level which enables free flyers to enjoy a lengthened glide after launching from Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. Situated in Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro National Park, which encompasses 1,957 sq km (756 sq miles) of terrain above the 2,700 m (9,000 ft) contour line. The foothills covered with coffee plantations and the lands below are inhabited by local Chagga tribe. Just a short distance from the equator this giant is often viewed through the hazy heat waves from far away. The park was established in 1973 and officially opened in 1977.
Hike & Fly from Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro awaits!
Specialist expeditions for qualified paragliding pilots and their hiking friends. These are not standard Kilimanjaro hikes and should not be compared to standard hiking packages - its tailored to the needs of paragliding pilots wanting to fly from Kilimanjaro. Complete package from start to finish in partnership with Tanzania National Parks and with all necessary authorizations in place.
A special thanks to Kilimanjaro National Park and Tanzania National Parks for their support and collaboration, and for preserving and protecting this special place in Africa.
In & On:
See beyond, EXPLORE
Hiking & Flying in Africa since the 80's
Have you ever dreamed of flying off Kilimanjaro?
This is your chance!
First landing away from the designated turkey patch at your local paragliding school, then onto small cross country flights from the local valley where you regularly fly. Those first few adventures have led you on more adventurous flights and now even to far flung destinations across the world.
The definition of adventure is to start something knowing the outcome is uncertain. Paragliding allows one to truly fly like a bird, it gives us the opportunity to explore places and meet people we could not have dreamed even existed. Got butterflies in your stomach? Well, read on! You too can Paraglide off Kilimanjaro!