Kilimanjaro Tours & Treks

Africa’s tallest peak creates an instantly recognisable silhouette.

Rising from the acacia forests and scrublands at the border of Kenya and Tanzania. At 5,896m, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain can seem imposing, but that doesn’t mean it’s out of reach. Our Kilimanjaro tours are made to suit your experience and fitness levels, getting you to the summit with the best team possible. The climb will be challenging! But when you sit at the summit with the sprawling savanna far below, you realise the simple truth: it was all worth it. 

Which route is right for you?

Rout map for trekking for Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Machame Route

Despite being longer and more arduous than the Marangu and Rongai trails, the Machame route has emerged in recent years as a popular choice for trekkers. The 40 kilometre trail passes through cloud forests and moorland zones to the glaciated precipices of Kibo’s south face. Unlike the Marangu and Rongai routes, trekkers descend via the Mweka route – a steep but scenic path through dry mountain desert and lowland forest.

Rongai Route

A trail that winds along the north-eastern side of the mountain near the Kenyan border, Rongai offers up a different side to Africa’s most famous mountain. The route attracts a lower number of climbers than Marangu and Machame, which means the wilderness feels particularly pristine. Fewer people mean there’s a greater chance of seeing wildlife on the Rongai trail than on the other routes. This route also approaches Mount Kilimanjaro through rural heartlands, allowing trekkers to see Chagga village life.

Marangu Route

This five-day climb is the most popular and direct of the Kilimanjaro routes, passing through vast grasslands, giant cacti fields and alpine meadows set against dramatic mountain peaks. It’s also the only route where camping is not needed, with trekkers sleeping in huts dotted along the way. The 35 kilometre uphill walk is well maintained and the views from the summit are striking. As the Marangu route is shorter, the period to acclimatise is also shortened and this has an impact on the trail's overall success rate. 

Why choose us

Trek Experts

Our Kilimanjaro trek leaders have been voted among the best Intrepid Group leaders in the world and we have a leading reputation within the travel industry.

Safety First

All our guides and trek leaders have been trained by independent, UK-based medical specialists and are proficient in first aid. They also carry oxygen cylinders on all treks for emergency use.

Local Matters

Our staff live and work in the Mount Kilimanjaro area, which means revenue from all our treks benefit the local economy.

Full Inclusions

There’s no hidden costs or ‘catches’ in our prices. All tours include sleeping bags, sleeping mat, camping and safety equipment, emergency oxygen and porterage of 1 bag (up to 15kgs). We also include Kilimanjaro National Park entrance fees, climbing fees, camping and hut fees, and insurance for rescue services (just in case!)

The Buddy System

Each of our treks begin with a briefing from our experienced English-speaking guide. On the road we operate on a 2:1 principle – that means we have one guide for every two climbers. Your crew will also be joined by dedicated cooks and porters.

Sustainable Travel

We strive to use travel as a force for good. That’s why we choose to give back to the communities we visit, carbon offset all our trips and take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. We’ve been officially certified as the world’s largest travel B Corp, which means when you choose Intrepid Travel, you can rest assured you’re travelling to improve the planet.

Kilimanjaro tour reviews

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Kilimanjaro: Marangu Route

Fiona · Traveled March 2024
Angela was such a fantastic guide! She helped to make this such an incredible experience throughout the entire climb!
Review submitted 21 Mar 2024

Kilimanjaro: Marangu Route

Iain · Traveled March 2024
A great but rewarding challenge, made possible though the hard work and experience of our leaders- Angela, Godwin, and Walter.
Review submitted 13 Mar 2024

Kilimanjaro: Marangu Route

Kelsey · Traveled March 2024
This was definitely the trip of a lifetime, and Angela and the team made the experience incredible.
Review submitted 09 Mar 2024

Kilimanjaro: Marangu Route

Nick · Traveled February 2024
What an incredible adventure! My dream to summit Kilimanjaro came true thanks to an extremely well organised and professionally led Intrepid adventure. This is my fourth Intrepid experience. I will definitely do another
Review submitted 17 Feb 2024

Kilimanjaro: Marangu Route

Luke · Traveled January 2024
This trip is fantastic. A genuine rainforest to tundra experience. We all made the summit in good time and watched the sunrise over the glaciers. Our guides (Vendelin, Asifiwe), porters (Richie Rich, Raphael, Willy Willy & Emanuel) and cook (Asha) were so passionate about their work and supported us all the way there and back. Bucket list item - check.
Review submitted 13 Jan 2024

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