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Trekking in Tanzania

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Image of a hiker climbing a forested section of the route to Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania - KILROY

Trekking tours to Mount Kilimanjaro

Do you want to climb Kilimanjaro - Africa's highest point? If you love adventure and wilderness, and are considering a trip to Tanzania, do not cheat yourself of the unique opportunity that trekking to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro provides. We offer exciting and challenging treks with professional guides and an adventurous group. It's just about finding the right trip up the mountain for you - we have something for all levels!

How to reach the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

There are usually six different routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The routes have different degrees of difficulty and the mountain can be reached from both east and west, north or south. Each route offers something special, such as views, nature and experiences along the way. There are both simple routes, medium-length routes and very difficult routes. Various types of accommodation are offered along the way - some of the routes have cabins while others have tents.

You start your trek to the top in about 30-degree heat and come through tropical forests during your trip. You end at the top in about minus 25-degree cold. In short, you'll experience big contrasts in just a few days.

We offer tours on the 4 routes we consider the best:

Marangu route: The shortest, cheapest and easiest route to the top. Also known as the "Coca-Cola route". Accommodation in mountain cabins and the same route up and down the mountain. The route starts in Moshi. All local transportation, all accommodation and all meals are included in the price.

Lemosho route: This route provides a good opportunity for acclimatisation. The route is secluded and popular, there are wild gorges and views of the west side of Kilimanjaro. The route merges with the Machame route on the 4th day. All overnight stays, all meals, local transportation and a celebratory dinner in the end are included in the price. The route is good if you want to take your time and get used to the heights. The route starts in Moshi.

Machame route: The most popular! The Machame route has a great success rate. It is also known as the "Whiskey Route". The trek is challenging, and the world's natural experiences are something of its own. Due to the popularity of the route, it can get crowded. All accommodation, all meals, all local transportation and a celebratory dinner at the end are included in the price. Perhaps the most adventurous route. Starts in Moshi and can be done in 8, 9 or 13 days - the last option includes a tour of the Serengeti National Park.

Rongai route: Rongai is the only route where you get to climb Kilimanjaro from the north side. Already early on, you get to experience wild nature and scenery. This route is a difficult trek with a great deal of climbing and fewer options for acclimatisation. The trek flattens out during the end. It is a less touristy route and is especially preferred during the rainy season. All accommodation, all meals, all local transportation and a celebratory dinner at the end are included in the price.

What does it take to climb Kilimanjaro?

If you are in good physical shape and can manage to go on long walks and run between 5 and 10 kilometres, you are in physical shape to climb Kilimanjaro. If you have lung or heart problems, we do not recommend climbing Kilimanjaro. We recommend that you talk to your doctor if you are in doubt.

What equipment is needed for climbing Kilimanjaro?

A pair of good hiking boots (not brand new, you must walk them in before the trek), ski underwear, water and a windproof jacket and pants, socks you can breathe in, hat that closes around the neck, gloves, sunglasses and a headlight. 

Pro-tip: pack all your clothes in plastic bags, so it doesn’t get wet.

Why trek in Tanzania with KILROY?

Feel safe and secure
We work with partners that are thoroughly vetted and quality checked so you can feel safe and rest assured that things are in order.
Always there
We're with you all the way. If something unexpected happens, you can trust that we're there to help you out.
Plan ahead
We're all for freestyling but deciding on certain things before you go saves you from spending precious travel time sorting out practicalities.

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