There are numerous reasons why Mount Kilimanjaro features on the bucket list of many a traveller!
Standing at 19,341 feet (5,895 metres), Kilimanjaro is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Known as the ‘Roof of Africa’ it is the African jewel in the seven summits crown and is one of the world's only major summits that can be accessed by hikers without technical experience. The mountain boasts an astounding variety of climate zones, from rainforest to arctic. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a once in a lifetime experience and a draw for mountaineers and thrill-seekers the world over.
The real beauty of climbing Kilimanjaro lies in the journey, both physical and metaphorical, and in sharing the experience with the people forging out a living on its slopes. Under the watchful eyes of this mighty mountain, we have no doubt you will fall in love with Tanzania, and we’re here to help ensure that happens!
We realise the array of different routes to choose from can be overwhelming. Your choice will depend on a number of factors including your level of experience, fitness, budget and time frame. The longer the route the higher the chance of success, so we recommend more days if time and budget allow, giving your body more chance to acclimatise.
At African Scenic Safaris we take pride in helping our guests decide the best possible route for them. Our selected itineraries offer the best of Mount Kilimanjaro; however, should you be interested in other routes private treks can always be arranged. This chart will help you narrow your options, and our experts are on hand to answer any questions as you weigh up the pros and cons.
All dates and prices are based on Classic Kilimanjaro Climbs; however Premium Climb packages are available at an increased cost. Please enquire.
A Quest from the West
Above the African Plains
Without the Whiskey
The Northern Circuit
Mount Meru Mount Kilimanjaro
|Days Door to Door||12||11||11||13||14|
|Total Distance||42 miles / 68 km||44 miles / 71 km||37 miles / 60 km||60 miles / 97 km||12 + 38 miles / 18 + 61 km|
|Cost||Mid Cost||Mid Cost||Low Cost||High Cost||High Cost|
|Traffic||Medium - High||Low||High||Very Low||Medium - High|
|High Camp||Kosovo||Kibo Huts||Barafu||School Huts||Miriakamba / Barafu|
|Descent Route||Mweka||Marangu||Mweka||Mweka||Northern Route / Mweka|
|Scenery Highlights||Forest, Shira Plateau, Top of Barranco Wall, Meru from Kili, Mawenzi, Sunrise near Summit||Kenyan Plains, Mawenzi, Crossing the Saddle to Kibo, Sunrise near Summit||Forest, Views from Picnic Rock, Top of Barranco Wall, Meru from Kili, Sunrise near Summit||Shira Plateau, Meru from Kili, Moir Huts, Kenyan Plains, Mawenzi, Sunrise near Summit||Forest, Kili from Meru, Meru Crater, Shira Plateau, Top of Barranco Wall, Meru from Kili, Sunrises near Summits|
|Why Choose this Route?||Summit Success High, Stunning Panoramic Scenery, Ample Acclimatisation, Varied Length of Walking Days, Higher High Camp||Quieter Route, Very Scenic, Acclimatisation Day, Challenging Quieter Summit Night||Budget Friendly, Very Scenic, Varied Length of Walking Days||Fantastic Acclimatisation, Remote with Little Traffic, Stunning Views from all Angles, Challenging Quieter Summit Night, Circle Kili||Two Peaks, Wildlife in Arusha NP, Stunning Scenery, Excellent Acclimatisation, Varied Terrain, Huts Camping|