Trekking Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, is the ultimate of Tanzania tours for walkers, and it is a walk, albeit a slow, challenging one, not a technical climb. We offer great value, privately guided treks on all four routes to Kilimanjaro’s summit – Uhuru at 5,895m. A dormant volcano in the middle of the Rift Valley with three volcanic cones at top, one of the joys of Kilimanjaro treks is that the mammoth views en route of vast plains, ice fields and other craters, never mind the night skies as you camp en route.
Our Kilimanjaro treks all vary, and we recommend choosing carefully based on how much time you want to acclimatise, where you want to sleep, and the landscapes you like to trek through. The Lemosho Route starts off trekking through rainforest in the west; the gentler Rongai Route approaches from the north near the Kenyan border; the Machame Route is the most popular and can be busier in peak season; and the Marangu Route is the only one to have mountain huts to sleep in, rather than camping, so it’s also favourite option for many. Whichever one you choose, ‘Kili’ is always colossal.