Looking for the ultimate adrenaline adventure? Book a trip to climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Search our adventure treks and tours today.
If you do wan to to climb Mt Kilimanjiro there are different durations for tours available, we recommend a steady longer 5-10 day trek so you can aclimatize to the altitude. Seeing the sunrise from the top is a magical experience which not many people have seen but iIf this experience doesn't appeal to you could you just visit the base camp and admire the views.
There are various different routes available including
Some trips are more challenging than others and so you will need to research all options before booking.
Most porters will tell you June to October and December to Feb are the best times to climb Kilimanjiro as usually these are the times of year with less rain.
Most trips and expeditions last around 7 - 12 days and cost between £1,000 - £2,000.
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Leading travel operator - Oasis Overland's director Chris Wrede recently climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with his two sons and gives us the ins and outs of his trip!
Q: What route did you do?
A: We chose Machame because it is a more gradual ascent than Marangu and I preferred the idea of camping on the mountain to sharing bunk beds with other smelly climbers in a hut! I had also heard the terrain is more interesting and you get fantastic views of the summit most days as well as Mount Meru because we climbed the western flank.
Q: How many days did it take you to climb?
A: We chose to do the 7 day climb as opposed to the 6 day because this gave us an extra acclimatisation day on day 5. We saw other groups leave real early on day 4 for a long days walk because they had to summit on day 5. Most of them still made it to Uhuru Peak but the fact we could take an additional day at between 3800 and 4700 metres and summit on day 6 certainly made it easier.
Q: How does it work with the guides/porters?
A: We had 4 in our group and needed 12 porters, 1 cook, one waiter (yes, I was surprised too!) but it was great getting tea and coffee bought to our tents in the morning and he also bought the 3 course meals to our mini dining tent. Plus we had a guide, Evans, and assistant guide Dan.
Q: What training program did you follow to reach the fitness level required for the climb?
A: We did very little although that was not our intention. The 4 of us spent a weekend in the Lake District in Cumbria and did 2 days hiking and then an afternoon on the Dorset coast for an 11 mile walk.
Oasis Overland offer a range of Kilimanjaro climbs for both adults and families
Family climbs are for children between 12-16 years old.