Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain

Mt Kilimanjaro (005.00 degrees south, 036 degrees east, 5895m a.m.s.l.) is Africa’s highest mountain, situated within Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro National Park.

Comprehensive Mount Kilimanjaro guide

Climbing, an Australian based Kilimanjaro climb company, presents a comprehensive guide to summiting Mt Kilimanjaro, also known as the Roof of Africa. The aim of this guide is to equip the potential climber with accurate information valuable in the preparation of setting out to conquer Kili’s summit.

Fantastic success rate

The Climbing Kilimanjaro group (head office based in Africa) has successfully guided more than 15000 clients to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro over a span of more than 20 years. We boast a summit success rate of more than 96 per cent.

In-depth knowledge

Since all of Climbing Kilimanjaro‘s tour consultants have also successfully summitted Mount Kilimanjaro, we can provide in depth details on climbing Mt Kilimanjaro.


Detailed itineraries

Our Climbing Kilimanjaro website offers maps, comprehensive information on all major summit routes (Umbwe, Shira, Lemosho, Rongai, Machame, Marangu, Arrow Glacier routes and Mweka, – which serves only as a descent route), as well as detailed itineraries and other important information on climbing Mt Kilimanjaro.

Essential summit tips

For further assistance, we include in this online guide, information to help you prepare yourself mentally as well as physical, with a list of equipment required to summit Mt Kilimanjaro, as well as fitness programs to help you get into shape for your summit attempt.

Start your climb any day of the year!

You choose the date you wish to start your summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. However, if you’d like to join an existing group, you may do that too! We will design an itinerary around your needs and preferences.

One stop booking service

If you want to add any of our other exciting travel packages to your Kili summit attempt, then you can do that. Choose from visiting the fantastic Zanzibar Island, or take a trip to one of the many game reserves in the area. We can arrange to meet you at the airport, as well as arrange airport transfers.

Other Kilimanjaro resources

We also provide information on the food prepared on the mountain for you, porters, guides, how to get to Kili and hotels where you will stay before and after the climb. You can also download a final checklist to print.

International visitors

South African visitors


Eleven people from seven different countries conquered Mount Kilimanjaro on New Year’s Day of 2014 to become “The Dream Team”. This great video covers their seven day Machame Route climb with the Superior Package of Witness their trek, emotions and success, as well as the service provided by

Video clip from Bill Ball’s Journeys in Africa (Series)

ClimbingKilimanjaro was the preferred partner during the making of “Kilimanjaro – Roof of Africa”, a 2 part episode in Bill Ball’s “Journeys in Africa” television series. We are looking forward to see these aired on American TV!

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Climbing Kilimanjaro recently hosted international travel blogger, João Cajuda, on a 6 day hike of the Marangu Route with our higher quality Superior Package. The Marangu Route, also known as the “Coca Cola route”, is one of the most popular routes for climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is the only route that offers shared accommodation in A-framed huts with solar lighting and ablution facilities, as well as covered dining halls. Mineral water, soft drinks, chocolates and beers are also sold at all the camps on this route.

Get a glimpse of the scenery found along the Marangu Route, with a special thanks to João Cajuda for the following video:
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NEW VIDEO! Kilimanjaro by João Cajuda Sabiam que subir o Kilimanjaro é o mesmo que ir do equador ao Polo Norte em poucos dias? 😃 Passas por todos os ecossistemas, desde a savana até aos glaciar...

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Nicholas Featherston (South Africa) – Successful summit on 20 December 2016
Superior package - 7 Day Machame route

Dear Annale,

Happy New Year to you too! Here are some photos…

It was the experience of a lifetime. Absolutely epic!

The climb was a real adventure. On our first day it bucketed down with rain for about 4 hours in the forest. Thank goodness most of my stuff was in Jiffy bags! I was really happy after that to see the first camp – Machame. On the second day it also bucketed down just as we got to Shira camp. The view from Shira camp was really awesome. The view from Baranco was even better. The view climbing up from Shira plateau to Lava Tower was also amazing – this was when we saw the mountain top for the very first time, even though it has been hiding behind vaporous clouds for 3 days. It was so inspiring.

The ascent (on ascent night) seemed to go on forever, but Nelson gave me the altimeter which helped me actually (so I could just see for myself what height we were, rather than asking all the time). If I ever climb again, I would want it to be Nelson with me again – he’s really wonderful and humble which I appreciated very much. The porters are incredible and I felt really humbled by seeing the huge loads that they carry all the way along the route. I wish I had drawn more money to give them as a tip – I think I gave them 290 dollars, but I wish I could have given them more. The porters were a really spirited bunch who loved to sing their songs about the mountain every morning.

On the night of the ascent, I wasn’t really all that physically tired by the time we got to the top, I was more just tired from lack of sleep. Having said that though, there were definitely tears in my eyes when I saw that Uhuru peak sign! I just couldn’t believe that we’d actually made it to the top! The temperature at the peak was also something incredible to experience. My hand started going grey after being taken out the glove for only a few minutes to take photos. The last time I experienced that sort of cold was in Moscow. The wind was like a knife that cut right into you. The most difficult part for me was the climb down the mountain to be honest. My knees and quads got really sore and I had a headache after my ascent which stayed with me all the way coming down to Barafu camp. Not fun! But after Barafu camp, I recovered from the headache quite nicely and made it to Mweka. The trip down to Mweka is a really long way and seems to go on for hours.

The views from the mountain every night and every morning were really special and I made lots of new friends from various countries during the hike. I think of all the tour companies I saw during my hike, yours is definitely the best as you really did a great job of informing me of all the risks and so forth, which for some reason the other tour operators don’t seem to do very well at all. There was a distinct lack of knowledge with some other tour operators which I thought was not great considering the risks involved. Also the Facebook updates helped my family keep track of the progress which they really appreciated very much. The food was great - compliments to the team for putting up with my vegetarianism.

Thank you so much to you and Nikki for all your assistance and organization, it was a really wonderful experience and not something that I’m going to forget soon.
Add me as a friend on F.B. and you’re welcome to grab photos from my album that I put there too.

Next will either be Mount Kenya, Mount Meru or gorillas in Rwanda…

Best regards

Nicholas Featherston
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NEW FOR 2016!

Complimentary raincovers for daypacks now included for all Superior package hikes!
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Penelope Masefield and Emma Guy (Australia) – Successful summit on 17 December 2015
6 Day Lemosho route – Standard package

My friend and I have recently returned to Australia after climbing Mt Kilimanjaro with your group.
As two young women travelling alone, we were nervous about undertaking such an adventure.
Words cannot describe how amazing our entire trip was. The team who took us up the mountain exceeded our expectations every day.
The porters were so friendly and happy every day and were basically absolute legends. Their customer service skills, even when English
was not strong, went above and beyond what would have been required. I was very impressed by all the little things they did to make us
more comfortable. i.e meeting us after summit with juice, or the table cloth for dinner.
The Food cooked by our Chef was very impressive! What he can do on the one stove was really amazing. And our waiter Hussein was
absolutely a key to our positive experience we had every day. His attitude was incredible and contagious.
Innocent our guide, I can’t thank him enough for getting me to the top, for setting a great pace that both Emma and I were comfortable with,
making jokes, singing songs and being a great friend on our trip. He was knowledgeable about the Mountain and always offered a helping hand
if we got stuck. I couldn’t recommend Innocent and his team more to anyone wishing to climb Kili.

All in all our experience with the mountain and the accommodation was a very positive one. We both felt we left a piece of our hearts in
Moshi and hope to return again soon.”


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Emily Naples, Keith Naples and Jeremy Naples safely back at the Mweka gate - 7 day Machame route hike. ... See MoreSee Less

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Emily Naples, Keith Naples and Jeremy Naples at Barafu camp yesterday afternoon - 7 day Machame route hike. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Emily Naples, Keith Naples and Jeremy Naples for successfully summiting Kilimanjaro this morning! 7 day Machame route hike. ... See MoreSee Less

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Emily Naples, Keith Naples and Jeremy Naples ready to depart Karanga camp and head to Barafu camp, they will start their summit attempt tonight - 7 day Machame route hike. ... See MoreSee Less

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Emily Naples, Keith Naples and Jeremy Naples heading up the Barranco wall - 7 day Machame route hike. ... See MoreSee Less

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