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.


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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A room with a view!
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Mary Coleman.
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Plamen Ivanov (Bulgaria) – Successful summit attempt on 17 September 2015
Superior package – 6 day Machame route

Dear Nikki,

I didn't have the time to write when i came back from Tanzania, because there was too much work accumulated during my absence and waiting for me in the office.

Now i have few minutes and i just wanted to tell you that i'm quite happy with the services that you provided and with my trip to Tanzania in general. Thank you very much for that!

The climb of Kilimanjaro experience fully met my expectations and even exceeded them by far. The logistics were perfect, our guide John was fantastic, the entire crew was fantastic. I was lucky with the two Americans that i joined, which i now call my good friends and also with the weather. I cannot think of anything that was not OK. Everything was just perfect!

The safari was for me something that i just add to my Kilimanjaro trip. But in the end i was also very happy to do that! It was also a very interesting adventure!

Thank you once again for the great service and all the best!

Kind regards,
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Clear skies over Kilimanjaro this morning! Photo courtesy of Willie Esterhuizen. ... See MoreSee Less

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Steffanie Altman (USA) – Successful summit attempt on 22 August 2015
Superior package – 7 Day Machame route
My hike up Kilimanjaro was one of my favourite experiences of my life. Every moment of it was incredible. It was physically a fantastic workout and it was a chance to be immersed in nature and separated from the rest of the world. I was very happy to not have cell service or Internet access for the entire climb. I spent a lot of time taking in my surroundings, speaking with my guides and co-hiker, and just thinking. We rarely get so much time to our own thoughts and ourselves.
Freddy and Bariki were incredible guides, and I would recommend them to anyone I know! I truly felt that so long as our health was no in danger, they would do whatever it took to get us to the top. Freddy checked our health every morning and every night, and made sure we were drinking enough water and eating enough calories. They went above and beyond their guide duties to ensure we were having a great time.
They were also very flexible and understanding that my climbing mate and I did not know each other prior and did not know we were not in the same climbing shape. They were incredibly accommodating to both of us, to ensure we felt good and that we got the experience we hoped for.
They allowed me to push myself to a pace that I was enjoying but kept me back just enough to ensure I would be safe.
Every morning we were woken up with fresh hot ginger tea. It was the perfect wake up in the freezing temperatures. After we got ready for the day we’d enjoy a delicious, hot breakfast! We had porridge, toast, omelet, avocado, cheese, and fruit. It was gourmet meals on a mountain!!
When we would arrive to camp everything was already set up by our porters. Our chef always prepared hot water for washing and either lunch or an afternoon snack if it was between meals.
They took incredible care of us. I never doubted if I would get to the top with this crew. I would highly recommend this company to anyone interested in climbing Kilimanjaro! If they are in basic athletic shape and go with Freddy, they’ll not only get to the top of Uhuru peak, they’ll smile the entire way!!
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Beautiful view from the top of the Barranco wall this morning! ... See MoreSee Less

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Nathan Hamilton, Ben Salter, Tinashe Murapata, Robert Manjengwa and Edwin Koster lunch and overnight at Karanga camp (7 day Lemosho route) ... See MoreSee Less

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