Escape to Tanzania and                               Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Conquer Africa’s highest mountain on this once-in-a-lifetime, ten-day adventure. You’ll be one of the privileged few to take the less-crowded Rongai Route which approaches Kilimanjaro from the North.

Let’s be clear. This is no walk in the park, but an epic journey (both personal and physical) that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Kilimanjaro is generally accepted as the highest 'walkable mountain’ on the planet, and on this special group itinerary you’ll take a longer route to the top, providing optimum acclimatisation and breathtaking views.

Six days on the mountain will give you lots of time to adjust to the altitude and an extremely good chance of making the summit. No mean feat, even for the fittest.

Your route to the top includes time on both the western and southern sides of the mountain, reaching a whopping 5,896 metres. Along the way you’ll through open farmland and mountain forest, which gives way to heather and moorland and finally, alpine desert.

On the return leg you’ll leave the glaciers of the summit behind and descend through semi-tropical rainforest and fertile coffee and banana farms. It’s this staggering variation in habitats that create scope for the amazing wildlife you’ll see en route. Binoculars at the ready…

The Inside Word

We Love...

The additional acclimatisation time, which gives you the best opportunity for standing on that summit. An impressive 95% of people reach the crater rim and Uhuru Peak.

Achieve Something Great...

There aren’t many people who can say they’ve stood at the top of Africa.   So as you gaze down at the Tanzania plains, two miles below, you’ll know you’ve joined a rather exclusive group of people.

Experience a Taste of ...

Fresh mountain air at over 5,000 metres. After a day spent under the African sky, the wholesome camp meals you’ll enjoy every evening will taste better than anything you’ve had in the finest restaurant.

Jaw-dropping Moment...

Where do we start? The view from the summit, staring down at the Kenyan plains stretching out below from the trail of the Rongai Route, watching the sun rise over Africa.

Climb the Rongai Route and you are immediately rewarded with immense views over the Kenyan plains with Amboseli far below.

Flying Time From The UK

Just over 11 hours, via Nairobi.

The Last Word

Imagine. For the rest of your life you'll be telling the story of the time you climbed the highest mountain in Africa.

This is a small size, group holiday for adults, which means more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environment. Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers with singles, couples and friends all mucking in together.

Please bear in mind, though, that you’ll need to exercise regularly otherwise it’s unlikely you’ll make the summit. This is an extremely physical challenge and even if you consider yourself fit, you may still struggle with the altitude. There’s no scientific way to pre-determine how well your body will acclimatise to high altitude.

Don't Forget

Optional single supplement from £250.

Kilimanjaro: A Photographic Journey to the Roof of Africa by Michel Moushabeck makes a great souvenir, pre or post climb.

The Tanzanian authorities have reintroduced checks for yellow fever certificates, so please insure you carry this when entering the country.

We can also arrange the Lemosho Route as an alternative option to ascend Kilimanjaro. Simply ask for further information.

This safari escape can also be done on a private basis and as such can be tailored to suit your requirements. So if you wish to amend the suggested itinerary in any way, perhaps by adding on a Zanzibar beach extension, just let us know.

Price From

£2,799 per person based on shared accommodation, including flights, transfers, guided and portered trekking, Kilimanjaro Park Fees, meals as indicated on the itinerary, and a 10-day guided programme.

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Highlights

  • Stand on top of a continent, on the largest freestanding mountain in the world and become one of a handful of groups to take the less-crowded, Rongai Route to the summit
  • Optimum acclimatisation time to increase your chance of reaching the top
  • Immense views over the Kenyan plains with Amboseli far below
  • Some of the best views you’ll ever see. Fact

Accommodation

The descriptions in this link are just guidelines, but should give you an idea of the accommodation offered.

When to Escape

July to September and December to January

The driest months, with January and February being the warmest.

April to June

The long rains, non-trekking season.

November to December

The short rains, have no affect on climbing the mountain.

“Any doubts about whether you should do it? Don't worry, the challenge is absolutely worth it !  We experienced all weathers and scenery conceivable on Kili'. Average temperatures of 20°C  soared to 35°C in the highland desert and then plummeted to -25°C on making the the final ascent. Nothing can prepare you for the exhilaration and emotion which you will feel on reaching the summit.”

Kevin H, London.

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