Kilimanjaro Climb - Tanzania Experiences

At 5,895 metres, Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa – is a severe test for anyone, yet to reach the summit is an ambition harboured by many. If you aspire to reach the top and have a basic level of fitness, we can help. We work with carefully chosen partners locally who have years of experience on the mountain and are ready to advise you on the best way to climb it. There is a choice of routes to the summit, some longer than others and some tougher. We recommend a longer route that allows time for you to acclimatise as you go. Experienced guides will lead, escort and encourage you throughout. Accommodation varies according to the route you take and the level of trek you choose – the upgraded options generally offer more comfortable and private camps. The example below describes the Machame Route.


Arrive in Moshi at the foot of Kilimanjaro for an overnight stay.


After a morning briefing with your team, head to Kilimanjaro National Park where the trek begins. Walk through rainforest to the Machame Hut. 3,100 metres, approx. 5 hours walking.


Leaving the rainforest behind, traverse the valley and ascend a steep rocky ridge to the river gorge and the Shira Hut. 3,658 metres, approx. 4 hours walking.


Continue past the Lava Tower and the Arrow Glacier, reaching 4,876 metres before descending to the Barranco Hut. 3,860 metres, approx. 6 hours walking.


Walk along a steep ridge, past the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the Barafu Hut. 4,600 metres, approx. 8 hours walking.

DAY 6 

Summit day. It’s a very early start and you’ll be hiking in the dark to Stella Point then on to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa – 5,895 metres, approx. 6 hours walking. Once you have savoured the moment and celebrated your achievement on reaching the top of the African continent, you will commence the descent to Mweka Hut. 3,100 metres, approx. 5 hours walking.


Back to the Mweka Gate, approx. 4 hours walking, and transfer to your hotel.

Why not extend your stay with a safari in the Serengeti or fly down to Zanzibar, Pemba or Mafia islands for a well-deserved rest?

Note: Treks are offered at varying levels of comfort. Standard level is in tents with basic facilities in the main campsites; Premium offers a higher level of facilities, service and privacy.

For your personalised quotation, please contact the African Pride team on 01904 619428 or email:

See page 98 of the African Pride 2020-21 brochure