If you’re looking to hit your fitness goals but want to break free from the same old routine, then combine your fitness goals with your love of travel. If you’ve conquered the treadmill, Mt Kilimanjaro may be the perfect next challenge to set yourself.

5 REASONS TO CLIMB

1.      Push your limits – both physically and mentally.
2.      Conquer the highest peak in Africa – and one of the Seven Summits.
3.      Anyone of reasonable fitness can do it – it’s not a technical climb.
4.      The view from the top is spectacular.
5.      It’s a natural wonder – a snow covered mountain set on the equator.

5 TIPS TO TAKE YOU TO THE TOP

1.      Train at high altitude with the boots you intend to climb in and a fully loaded backpack. You’ll be walking 6-8 hours a day, for 6 or so days in a row, so good prep is essential.
2.      Go ‘pole pole’ (slowly, slowly) – the art is in acclimatizing.
3.      Drink plenty. Staying hydrated is critical.
4.      Make friends on the mountain, they will motivate you to keep going when you feel like giving up.
5.      Listen to your guide. They have done this countless times.

5 ROUTES TO GET YOU THERE

1.      Machame: great for novice hikers, a beautiful route and one of the most popular climbs.
2.      Rongai: quiet route, making it uncrowded and perfect for less experienced climbers.
3.      Marangu: Following the same path up and down, and sleeping in communal huts, this is an easier climb.
4.      Umbwe: Considered the most scenic route.
5.      Lemosho: Remote and wild, for the first two days you may well be the only climbers on this section.

2024 SMALL GROUP DEPARTURES

Reduce costs and increase motivation by joining a group climb. A great option for solo travellers, you’ll meet like-minded people who can support you when the going gets tough and share in the thrill of summiting Africa’s highest peak.

We offer a few set climbs, based on a minimum of two climbers. These 7 night packages include a pre/post night in Moshi, and a 5 night climb.

1.      Machame Route: 17 February (Pre Kili marathon climb)
2.      Rongai Route: 27 February (Post Kili marathon climb)
3.      Machame Route: 13 July / 10 August
4.      Machame Route: 14 September (Ladies only)

PRIVATE CLIMBS

Many of our guests opt for a private climb, whether going solo or climbing with family or friends. Private climbs are a great way to form deeper bonds and create lasting memories with those closest to you. They’re also a sure winner for a Team Building Challenge!

With over 30 years’ experience operating climbs up Kili, our team is well equipped to help you select the right climb for you and support you all the way to the summit.