Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
Dominating the landscape like no other mountain, iconic and instantly recognisable, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest peak in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. At 5895 metres, to climb Kilimanjaro is a great challenge, but entirely feasible for the active traveller. In a matter of days you’ll climb Kilimanjaro from the hot plains of Africa to a snowy summit, moving through grasslands, tropical rainforest, alpine meadows, moorlands and desert uplands to snow and ice.
Our most popular route is the Machame route; a great 7 day trek to the summit. We also offer the longer Lemosho Route and the camping-only Rongai Route on the northern side, as well as our annual charity challenge of Kilimanjaro! Check out the different options below.
Our staff all have hands on experience of climbing Kilimanjaro so you will be with the experts from your first enquiry all the way to the summit. We can help answer your questions from what to wear on Kilimanjaro to what the toilets are like during the climb!
We have been running trips to Kilimanjaro since 1991 when company director Gavin lived in Nairobi and guided on this mountain and Mount Kenya, using the proceeds to fund the fledgling charity Moving Mountains. After some time he employed his friend and local guide Castro Kapela to start a company in Tanzania and we still work together after nearly twenty years. Some of our guides have only ever worked for Adventure Alternative and they are really lovely people. For many years we have been taking charity groups on Kilimanjaro, Irish walking club groups and even record breakers to the summit. We have to date had five clients who proposed to their loved one on the top, and we have found that our Climb Kilimanjaro acclimatisation programme has given us an average of a 90% success rate to reach the highest point in Africa.