The summit of Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. This does not mean it is an easy task, but it is possible for people with little or no experience to scale it. The climb itself is not very difficult except the final stretch when it's very steep and exhausting because of the lack of oxygen. We did the Rongai route, a route considered "easy" that is longer than usual with better acclimatization. In my judgment there are also other advantages: it is a busy route and above all, you see more parts of the mountain as you climb the north face but you go down the Marangu route and you do not miss anything that you would see on traditional routes.