Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro

Yes, this is Africa’s big one. It’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world with it’s peak 5,895 metres above sea level. This is the one you want to climb.

Surprisingly, it’s the highest mountain that you can actually walk up. However, whilst it is relatively easy for a fit person, you do need to be physically and mentally able. Reduced oxygen levels are often the cause of an unsuccessful attempt. It also gets pretty cold up there. As there are a number of alternatives, we will help you select the most appropriate route for your abilities, and will prepare you well.


Your route up will take you through various climate zones and vegetation types – scrub, forest, alpine – and as you climb you will be awed by the panoramas that unfold before you. And you are sure to enjoy the camaraderie and spirit of adventure, thanks to the friendly professionalism of the guides who will accompany your group.

The trek will take between five and 10 days depending on the route and your personal fitness. We will provide all the necessary equipment and food, and our skilled, experienced guides will take great care of you all the way up and down. At the end, the whole experience will leave you with the greatest of sense of achievement.

So, for the best advice and the very best experience, contact us – we will make certain that you get the most from your Kilimanjaro adventure.

What to Expect

You can expect severe variations in temperature. Be prepared for hot and humid conditions in the forests and for below-freezing conditions, ice rain and wind at the higher altitudes. You should wear thermal underwear and hiking boots, warm thick gloves and good quality, thermal socks.

Season & Climate

The best time to climb Kilimanjaro are the months of January through early-March and June through October. The clear skies, great views, and sunshine make for spectacular photo-opportunities and comfortable hiking conditions. These are also usually the drier months of the year and the busiest.

How to Get There

All you need is determination and the will to get to the summit. The real challenge with climbing Kilimanjaro is the altitude and the rate of ascent. Don’t worry we will be with you every step of the way! Our guides are highly skilled professionals and are a key component to your success.

Kilimanjaro Routes

  • Marangu Route
  • Machame Route
  • Lemosho Route
  • Umbwe Route
  • Rongai Route
  • Shira Route

Most Popular Packages

Here are some of our most popular Mount Kilimanjaro trekking tours.

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Trekking Mount Meru

A dormant volcano that reaches 4,561 meters above sea level, Mount Meru lies within the Arusha National Park, which also contains the Ngurdoto Crater and the Momella lakes.

Tanzania’s second-highest mountain, Mount Meru is arguably a more complex trek than Mount Kilimanjaro, although it is often seen as a preparation trek for ‘the big one’.


The climb passes through different vegetation zones – from dry forest at the base, through dense rainforest, and then to scrub. Closer to the summit, vegetation gives way to typical Alpine terrain. During the trek, you can expect to encounter not only giraffes, Colobus monkeys and antelopes, but also buffaloes and baboons, therefore an armed park ranger must accompany you. The route will allow you to take in the landscapes, but be aware that the climb will challenge your physical abilities, so whilst the climb does not require any special skills, you do need to be fit.

As the elevation increases, you will fully appreciate the magnificent panoramas as they unfold, with Mount Kilimanjaro visible 70km in the distance. And reaching the summit is an an experience you are never likely to forget.

Your trek will take place over a number of days and we will provide all the necessary support personnel – porters, cooks and guides – and equipment.

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