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Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Treks 

The only place on land where you can clearly see the curvature of the Earth, Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest freestanding mountain.

As you ascend through farmland, into lush rainforest that gives way to alpine meadows, and finally traverse across a lunar landscape; you will you reach the climax of your Mount Kilimanjaro climb. Immerging through the clouds, the snow-capped mountain of Kilimanjaro provides the stunning backdrop to National Park as herds of elephants’ graze alongside giraffes and zebras, as they keep a watchful lookout for lions and hyenas.

Climbing Kilimanjaro will not only fill you with a sense of achievement, but also a sense of wonder as you gaze down at the natural beauty of Africa and admire the endless scenery before it disappears over the horizon.

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Why trek with Exodus?

We've worked with our local partners in Arusha for many years and have a strong reputation as being the best on the mountain. Together, we have set the standards for best practice on Kilimanjaro tours, while working closely with the national park in helping all to benefit. 

  • We use one guide for every two clients on every climb.

  • Our routes comprise six to eight days on the mountain, all with an extra day compared to the standard trek to aid acclimatisation.

  • Our guides have comprehensive first aid training, and they carry portable oxygen to treat altitude sickness.

  • We sponsor a Kilimanjaro porter project, investing in our porters' education; sponsor guides to do extra training; and pay a fair wage on the mountain. 

  • We climb Kilimanjaro using the Rongai and Lemosho routes in Tanzania (instead of Marangu or Machame) because they are quiet, wilderness routes, well away from the crowded climbs. Only 10% of those climbing Kilimanjaro ascend by these two routes. Both traverse the mountain using different ascent and descent routes, so there's no back-tracking, giving time to explore the different climatic zones, wildlife and scenery.

 

How hard is climbing Kilimanjaro and how fit do you have to be?

Climbing Kilimanjaro is challenging; however, it requires no special expertise or mountaineering equipment. On our tours we allow plenty of time for acclimatisation, as well as soaking up the scenery. We suggest you have a good level of fitness for climbing Kilimanjaro- we want you to make the most out this awe-inspiring experience. However, should you encounter any trouble with your fitness you’re in safe hands, all our groups are led by experienced Chagga guides and porters, who are on hand to help and offer you encouragement. And, because our group sizes are small, you’ll have all the care and attention you need to help your Mount Kilimanjaro climb.

How long does it take to climb Kilimanjaro and what is the best month to do it?

Our Kilimanjaro tours have been designed to provide you with enough time to acclimatise for your Kilimanjaro trek and reach the 5895m summit. Our incredible trips start from ten days and involve six days of walking. With the option of extending your trip for a few days so you can explore the beautiful coast of Zanzibar.

The best months to climb Kilimanjaro are the driest months of year, especially January, February, August and September. But any time between January and mid-March or between June and October offers reasonable chances of good weather.

Are there guides when I’m climbing Kilimanjaro?

You can rest assured that when climbing Kilimanjaro, you will receive expert instruction from our first-class Chagga guides, who will be there to help and encourage you throughout your trek.

All our guides have comprehensive first aid training, and they carry portable oxygen to treat altitude sickness. We provide one guide for every two guests on our climbs - your safety is of paramount importance to us.

Are flights included in your Mount Kilimanjaro trek?

We offer both ‘land only’ and ‘flight inclusive’ bookings on our Mount Kilimanjaro treks. So, if you would like to make your own way there, please do get in contact with one of our experienced team members. Alternatively, we can provide you with a personally tailored quote for flights if you wish to extend your trip.

How do I book my Mount Kilimanjaro trek?

Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself by climbing Kilimanjaro in six days or would prefer to take your time and explore the wilderness, we have a tour for you or can create something bespoke. Please get in touch with one of our team.

 

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