Climbing Kilimanjaro, Africa's Highest Mountain, is the ultimate hiking holiday in Africa! Not only is it Africa's highest mountain but it is also the world's largest free standing volcano. The 5895m Uhuru Peak towers over the vast African plains (which are at around 2000m). The rich diversity of culture and wildlife Tanzania has to offer complement the stunning beauty you will see around you as you climb. Enjoy a truly rewarding experience that you will never forget.
Yes you can! No technical ability is required to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, though a good level of fitness will give you a much better chance and allow you to enjoy the experience more. Any reasonably fit person over the age of 12 can reach the summit. The oldest person to successfully clim was 87 year old.
Our experts will advise you on the different routes up the mountain providing a choice of climbs from the popular Machame route and Marangu route to the less frequently-climbed and more challenging Shira, Rongai and Lemosho routes.
Contact us if you would like to book a private climb for yourself, or with your friends and family.
Mountain Kingdom Safaris provides you with the opportunity to design your ideal Tanzanian holiday. combine mountain climbing and the unforgettable experience with a game viewing safari in the world-famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro, or a visit to romantic Zanzibar Island to lie on idyllic white sandy beaches and walk through the unique Jozzani Forest. Whatever you decide on, our experienced staff can help you design your holiday and ensure an unforgettable experience.
For more challenging and adventurous travellers, leave the tourist trail and choose to climb Kili privately by a lesser used route or visit the active volcano Oldionyo Lengai (the Masai 'Mountain of god'), Tanzania's only active volcano and the world's only carbonate volcano. Join this together with Mt Meru and Kili and you have Tanzania's incredible "Three Peak Challenge".
If you feel like a break from climbing, go for a big game safari to find the rare black rhino and prides of lions.
Contact us directly and our field staff will help you design personal treks or a Tanzania safari.
We said goodbye to our fantastic crew at breakfast, with Kili standing majestically in the background blanketed again in a fresh layer of snow. The final hike down on Day 6 was not too bad. We had a celebratory Kilimanjaro Beer at the lunch stop, and we all felt quite energised. I ran the last 9km. Well maybe that's a bit of an exageration!Read more...