We are here to help you
We are six experienced climbers who have climbed all routes
of Kilimanjaro and other seven summits over the years.
It is hard to pick a Kilimanjaro tour operation company that will perfectly organize your trip to the roof of Africa.
We are here to help. Some of us currently reside in Tanzania doing environmental projects.
Just like most of you, we scrapped the internet in search for information about Kilimanjaro. Having the questions was easier than attaining their answers. It was hard to make decision on whether to attempt the climb in the first place, and which operator to climb with.
As there are many companies taking people to Kilimanjaro finding the best company was an overwhelming task.
We visited countless websites and forums some with big names and some start-ups. We got so many opinions that made things even more complicated because now we were confused as very few details got cleared up.
We created this web page to help you choose the best Kilimanjaro operator.
First, you should understand your chances to make it to the top (summit) are super high if you choose a good tour operator. Yes, even your fitness level does not help as such. On Kilimanjaro, the guide makes all the difference and the guide is provided by a tour operator. A tour operator with great guides is the one delivering amazing Kilimanjaro experience.
The guide is responsible for a number of tasks. Including - managing staff. He sets pace, decides when, where to rest, and when not to rest. He watches the supply of food. He makes sure all the mountain equipment functions. But most importantly, he keeps you safe.
Without proper handling, organization, sharpness and professionalism Kilimanjaro can be very dangerous. Every yea people die while attempting to summit. Victims at points have nothing in common - old, young, male, female, very fit and obese. It can happen to anyone, everyone is invisible.
Most death on Kilimanjaro is usually because of altitude sickness. Exposure and rock fall are as well the other reasons but not as much.
Your Kilimanjaro guide has to be trained, sharp, brave and professional enough to keep you and your group from such dangers. If a dis-functioning guide in Paris makes a mistake the worst case scenario is lack of insight into French culture, while a poor guide on Kilimanjaro can bring about death!
Frequent asked questions about Kilimanjaro
How high is mount Kilimanjaro?
What kind of experience do i need to climb mount Kilimanjaro?
What will I eat during my Kilimanjaro hike - I am vegetarian?
Where does the water come from during Kilimanjaro trek?
What dangers are there during the Kilimanjaro trek?
Do we tip the climbing crew?
Are there bathrooms and showers on Kilimanjaro?
How old should I be to make it to the top?
As we climb the Kilimanjaro do we sleep in hotels?
Can rent gear for mount Kilimanjaro climbing?
What safety equipment is needed to climb Kilimanjaro?
What vaccinations are needed to climb mount Kilimanjaro?
Do I need altitude medication to climb Kilimanjaro?
With the current ebola crisis can i still climb Kilimanjaro?
Do we need to purify our own water when climbing Kilimanjaro?
Do I need travel insurance to climb Kilimanjaro?
Do I need visa to enter Tanzania?
What are the main difference between Machame, Roungai, Lemosho, Umbwe and Marangu routes?
How many days are the Machame, Rongai, Lemosho, Marangu and Umbwe Routes?
Do I have to be extremely fit to take part on this trek?
What is the success rate for Machame, Rongai, Lemosho, Marangu and Umbwe Routes?
What are accommodation along the trail?
Is drinking water provided during the trek?
Do we carry our own luggages during the climb of Kilimanjaro?
Are there toilets on Kilimanjaro?
What qualifications do the Kilimanjaro guides have?
Can we hire a sleeping bag with thermal quality required for trekking Kilimanjaro?
How long is the trek and how many hours do we hike each day?
What is the lowest temprature expected at the summit of Kilimanjaro?
What is the highest point we will hit on Climbing Kilimanjaro?
What is altitude sickness and what are the symptoms?
How can I prevent altitude sickness?
Will the effects of the sun be stronger in Mount Kilimanjaro?
What is special about summiting Kilimanjaro?
Will I have cell phone reception on the mount Kilimanjaro?
Should I be concerned about mountain sickness?
What is Kilimanjaro? What is special about it?
What is the difference when traveling with the best tour operator?
What can I do to make sure that I get the most out of this experience?
What is the Time zone in Tanzania?
How do I sign up for one of Kilimanjaro adventures?
How do I choose a local operator?
What is climbing Kilimanjaro really like?
What is a normal day on the mountain like?
How can we be responsible tourists on the Mountain?
What should I take for possible altitude sickness?
When does Kilimanjaro adventure start to fill out and when do you recommend one to do booking?
Do tour operators provide travel insurance?
I am a solo traveler. Do people normally know each other or they are solo travelers like me?
How do I train for the Kilimanjaro?
How do I pack for Kilimanjaro?
What if I did not have all the gear? Do I get gear for rental?
What airport do I fly to?
Do I need travel insurance?
What shots and vaccinations do I need?
How do I prepare for the altitude?
What is altitude sickness?
Once I get to Tanzania how do I meet up with the group?
How do I get to mount Kilimanjaro?
How many days ahead of the actual climbing should I arrive?
What are the Kilimanjaro best climbing routes?
What kind of food is prepared when climbing Kilimanjaro?
Do tour operators cater for special diet during the Kilimanjao trek?
Do tour operators grant any special reuests regarding the menu?
How do I shower or use a bathroom on the mount Kilimanjaro?
What is climate like on the mountain?
What is accommodation like on mount Kilimanjaro?
How does a typical Kilimanjaro group look like?
How many people normally join in one Kilimanjaro climbing group?
Can I join a Kilimanjaro climbing group as a single climber?
What makes climbing the Kilimanjaro climbing in groups special?
How do I prepare to climb the Kilimanjaro?
How should I dress to climb the Kilimanjaro?
What equipment should I buy to climb the Kilimanjaro?
What kind of mountain is Kilimanjaro?
What Luggage should I bring with me to climb the Kilimanjaro?
How much luggage should I bring to climb the Kilimanjaro?
What staff will support our group on mount Kilimanjaro?
What are the safety measures taken by the staff on mount Kilimanjaro?
What happens if I want to descend earlier than planned from mount Kilimanjaro?
Is climbing mount Kilimanjaro safe?
Do I need to bring any medicine to climb with mount Kilimanjaro?
What happens if get injured or sick on mount Kilimanjaro?
Do you need technicalities for climbing mount Kilimanjaro?
When was Kilimanjaro formulated?
LIST OF ITEMS
Is there a list of items that I can go over?
What are the health parameters needed to climb the Kilimanjaro?
Do we need to purify our own water while trekking the Kilimanjaro?
If I get sick how ill the mountain crew communicate to the office?
Is altitude medication needed to climb Kilimanjaro?
How can I go to Kilimanjaro?
Is it possible to climb Kilimanjaro without a guide?
What are the available routes when climbing Kilimanjaro?
How about food when climbing Kilimanjaro?
What are the different climate zones on mountain Kilimanjaro?
Why is Mount Kilimanjaro famous?
What gears and paraphernalias should I bring to climb mountain Kilimanjaro?
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