On average our mountain guides have made it to the summit over 100 times each. Very few local companies offer guides any training in part because they rely solely on freelancers. However, all our mountain and safari guides have taken a special course on issues related to high-altitude acclimatization process and they’re all internationally WAFA (Wilderness First Aid) Certified.
We organize about 200 climbs a year and use quality 4 season tents and other gear produced by high-tech brands. Our guides carry pulse oximeters and medical oxygen on every climb to predict and manage all signs of mountain sickness.
As the highest peak in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the entire world, Kili is home to a variety of ecosystems and microclimates. Everything from tropical forests to subzero alpine environments await up here.
Kilimanjaro is a beast of a mountain, but our skilled staff and dedicated support crews are always ready to help you get the best of it. Our team of porters carries all the equipment and supplies. Meals consist of local and international cuisine and our cooks can accommodate special requests.
Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Moshi town - the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro. Meet your guide and review your equipment in the evening in preparation for the trek the following day.REQUEST TO BOOKwe're here to help
Altitude: (2700m/8860 ft)
Walking Distance: 8kms/5miles (4-5 hours)
After breakfast and a short tour briefing from the guide, we will depart to Marangu gate of Kilimanjaro National Park (it is a 45-minute drive from Moshi to the Marangu Gate). Upon registering with park authorities, our climb will officially commence with a four-hour walk to the Mandara encampment. We will pass through a thick rainforest zone, where there is a high chance of rain in the afternoon. We will spend the night at Mandara Hut (2,750m). Rooms in the huts are on quad sharing and bathrooms are available with running water.
Altitude: (3700 m/12140 ft)
Walking Distance: 12 km/7.2 miles (5-7 hours)
Today we will continue our ascent through the forest for a short time, before reaching the heather and moorland zone at roughly 3,000m (approximately a six-hour walk). Enjoy stunning views of the mountain peaks at this altitude. We will spend the night at Horombo Hut (3,720m), which lies in a valley surrounded by giant lobelia and groundsel, flora which are characteristic of this semi-alpine zone. Bathrooms are available with running water.
Altitude: (4700 m/15420 ft)
Walking Distance: 9.5 km/5.7 miles (5-7 hours)
Our trek continues past the final watering point, and ascends onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro, between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. The vegetation thins out as we enter the desert-like alpine zone (approximately 4,000m) and, once we cross the saddle, Kibo peak comes into view. We will reach Kibo hut around 1pm and the rest of the day will be given to rest and refuel before the summit push. Your guide will wake you at 11pm so you can get your gear ready and prepare for the summit push which will start at midnight.
Altitude: (5895 m/19340 ft)
Walking Distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles ascent + 15 km/9.5 miles descent (10-16 hours)
Shortly after midnight, we will commence our climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro, since it is easier to climb the scree slope to Gillman's Point (5,861m) on the crater rim when it is frozen and an early start for the six-hour hike improves our chances of reaching the summit in time for sunrise. From Gilman's Point, it is a further two-hour round trip along the crater's edge to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. From the summit, it is downhill all the way to Horombo Hut where we will spend our last night on the mountain.
Altitude: (3700 m/12140 ft)
Walking Distance: 20 kms/12 miles (5-7 hours)
Today's descent continues past the Mandara encampment to the bottom of the mountain, where each hiker will receive a well-earned certificate. From here, you will be transferred to your hotel in Moshi. You will enjoy a farewell dinner with your guides.
Most of the companies have narrow number of starting dates of the climbs. That limits the travelers flexibility and not always convenient.
We are different in that approach and offer a vast variety of starting dates - almost every day - to fit your schedules and desires.
Godfrey has worked 17 years as a guide, 4 years as an assistant guide and another 4 years as a porter for a total of 26 years of work experience on the mountain. This makes him our most experienced guide and we are proud to have him with us!
Gabriel has been a mountain guide for 18 of his 46 years and is one of our most experienced guides. We are thankful for his hard work and dedication. He states his hobby as "hard work" and it shows!
Bariki has 17 years of experience working as a climbing guide and has been around to see a lot of changes on Kilimanjaro in his 47 years. He has climbed every route on Kilimanjaro as well as several other peaks in Tanzania including Mount Meru and Oldoinyo Lengai.
Nicolaus Shirima has been a mountain guide for 10 years and before that worked as a camp cook for 2 years and a porter for 3 years. He is interested in all aspects of climbing and works hard to get everyone up the mountain.
It’s a perfectly achievable for healthy travelers with a moderate degree of physical fitness. The best way to prepare is to hike and hill-walk wherever you can in the weeks leading up to your departure. You should be comfortable walking four to eight hours per day.
Single entry Visas can be obtained on arrival at the International Airports.
There are no compulsory vaccinations for Tanzania apart from the routine vaccinations imposed on you by Western medicine.
The air at the summit contains about half of the breathable oxygen most of us are used to at sea level. Everyone will handle the high altitude and thinner air differently, which is why we try to keep the ascent slow and steady.