As amazing adventures go, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro is right up there. Join our incredible team of guides and porters as they safely guide you up to the top of the African continent. A hike to the top of the highest free standing mountain in the world is not for the fain hearted, but with our incredible crew, we are convinced, together with the correct training program and positive mindset, you will make it. From the moment you touch down in Arusha, our guide team make you feel at home and will prepare you perfectly, to have every chance of success. Climb to the roof of Africa at 19,340 feet (5895 meters) and bask in that achievement. This trip can also be complimented with a safari to view animals at close range whilst staying in stunning lodges each evening.
On arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, your Mountain Leader will greet you and escort you to your hotel in the heart of Arusha. You’ll have time to relax and unwind before we have a pre-departure meeting with our guides. We’ll enjoy dinner together filled with excitement for our journey ahead.
After a well rested night, we’ll enjoy a wonderful breakfast together. Today serves as an acclimatisation day for our hike, but also one to explore the incredible culture and history of Tanzania under the guidance of our incredible guide team. You’ll have the opportunity to explore museums filled with culture from the area, a hike to the a stunning waterfall, explore local organic coffee plantations and the impressive Chagga Caves. Why not also explore one of the local markets? This evening we gather together again ready for the adventure tomorrow. The guides will help with last minute checks on your gear to ensure we have the best chance of success and have a great time, as we get ready to start this wonderful trip.
Included: All meals
Today, we are officially embarking on the trek to Kilimanjaro! Our first stop of the day will be at Kilimanjaro’s National Park’s Marangu Gate to sign in for our trek. We will then drive 3.5 hours to Nale Moru, to start the trek.
In Nale Moru, we will meet the entire team of guides and porters that will be with us for the duration of the trip. We will have a hot lunch with them, and start to prepare our baggage for the trek. The porters will get everyone’s gear organized and ready. Once that is completed, we will begin the trek. The hike will begin by following a gentle incline that leads us through the beautiful forests that cover the foothills of Kilimanjaro. If lucky, we will witness the incredible sight of Columbus Monkeys, birds, reptiles, and gazelles. After hiking for a few hours, we will arrive at Simba Camp, which sits at 8,500 feet. We will have dinner together and enjoy the stunning views of the plains of Kenya.
Terrain: Distance, 41 miles. Hiking time: 3-4 hours. Lowest elevation 6397ft. Highest elevation 8500 feet.
Included: All meals
We’ll start by eating breakfast and enjoying a warm drink. The hike will begin with a gradual climb up to the Second Cave. This will be an amazing spot to soak up views of Kibo peak on Kilimanjaro and the Eastern ice fields resting on the Crater Rim. After enjoying the views, we will visit a large cave and pre-historic lava tube. If time permits, we have the option to explore the two. We will then continue the hike and stop for the night at Kikelewa campsite. Everyone will get time to rest here before we enjoy an amazing dinner.
Terrain: Distance, 7.4 miles. Hiking time: 8-9 hours. Lowest elevation 8500ft. Highest elevation 12057 feet.
Included: All meals
Today, we will wake up to incredible views of Kibo. The day will start up a gentle incline but eventually, the scenery changes and the trail gets steeper and steeper. Today’s hike though is a short one and we will arrive at Mawenzi Tarn by lunch. Mawenzi Tarn is an incredible campsite, that is located beneath the incredibly jagged peak of Mawenzi. We will enjoy a hot lunch and then go on an acclimatization hike that will explore the surrounding area. Once we are done exploring, we will return to a great dinner and prepare for the following day.
Terrain: Distance, 2.3 miles. Hiking time: 4-5 hours. Lowest elevation 12057ft. Highest elevation 14114 feet.
Included: All meals
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We are always happy to give advice on flight options for your adventure. Please call our UK or US office or use LIVE CHAT.
There are many options for your flight to Kilimanjaro with Kenyan Airways, Qatar and Ethiopian. We would highly recommend getting in touch with our travel desk at Exito Travel for a competitive quote. Flights for this trip are in and out of Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) if you climb Kilimanjaro, or if you add on a safari as well. Please get in touch with us if you would like to arrive early, or leave late from your trip and we will be happy to book extra accommodation for you.
Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED to run by our office.
We have price and departure date information here (trekking prices only – flights not included).
In order to secure your place just pay your deposit of £600 per person (U.S. customers pay USD$750). Your final trip payment is not due until 120 days before your trip. See our Terms and Conditions for full payment terms.
Please note that prices shown in Euros and USD are indicative only, as they fluctuate daily. UK residents should pay in GBP and USA residents should pay in USD.
We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for a river journey. We have broken down here the items into what you’ll need on the river and in camp. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure.
River Wear (rafting and canoeing):
You do not need to bring tents + sleeping mats.
We provide personal flotation jackets, leg floats and helmets.
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Amazing experience with special people21st January 2023
This trip with Water By Nature was one of the highlights of my life and it’s hard to find the words to do it justice. I wanted a challenge and something different and this gave me far more than that. We were looked after and encouraged by the amazing team Water By Nature provided the whole time and everyone felt like family rather than a support team. The summit night is something I will never forget, we all went through the pain but the top was more than worth it and the magical feelings and views will be in my memories forever. The camping , the people , the laughs , the treks and the place I couldn’t recommend enough for anyone looking for a special memory 👌 until next time
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