19,340ft / 5,895m
The highest point in Africa, Kilimanjaro, is perhaps one of the best known mountains of the world. It is the easiest of the Seven Summits and definitely the most romantic! Kilimanjaro is like an island, standing tall and sentinel surrounded by the hot, dry plains of Africa. It amazes all with its widely contrasting vegetation; from tropical rainforest to high arid moorlands, watched over by towering cliffs and glaciers. Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Climbers have long been attracted to the highest point in Africa - Uhuru Peak on Kilimanjaro - which can be reached by several easy to moderate routes. The two main summits of Kilimanjaro: craggy Mawenzi, 5149m, and 'flat-topped', Kibo, 5896m are separated by The Saddle, a 5km wide, high-altitude, semi-desert. From the summit glaciers, screes, cliffs, afro-alpine moorland then forests lead down to the cultivated foothills below.
The climb initiates at the Machame village on Kilimanjaro’s southern flanks leading up through thick tropical forest to more exotic and unique flora as elevation is gained. We overnight in designated camp sites where our cooks provide sumptuous meals in a private dining tent and you sleep in modern mountain tents. At the end of the second day the route ascends above the tree line where you are transported into a wild volcanic landscape with the high summit dome overhead. The subsequent camps have panoramic views and feature brightly coloured skies at dawn and dusk.
- Africa's highest peak and one of the “Seven Summits”
- Veteran Kilimanjaro guides
- Excellent moderate altitude adventure
Dates in 2013:
Trip #3: June 23 - July 5
Trip #4: July 7 - 19
Trip #5: August 25 - September 6
Trip #6: September 8 - 20
Dates in 2014:
Trip #1: January 5 - 17
Trip #2: January 19 - 31
Trip #3: June 22 - July 4
Trip #4: July 6 - 18
Trip #5: August 24 - September 5
Trip #6: September 7 - 19
Duration: 13 days (9 without optional safari)
Contact us for the cost of a Private Kilimanjaro Expedition with dates to suit. Suitable for individuals, families or groups. We run a substantial amount of private guided trips on Kilimanjaro and have the know-how and expertise to make your trip really special.
We also have luxury trek options for climbing Kilimanjaro including 5 star lodging in Arusha, large 'stand up' sleeping tents on the mountain with comfortable camp beds, heated dining tent and showers for your group. Enquire today!
Please click here to download the trip notes for the Adventure Consultants Kilimanjaro Standard and Private 2013 Expeditions:
|Kilimanjaro 2013 Scheduled Climbs|
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Trip notes for the Adventure Consultants Kilimanajro treks in 2013
|Kilimanjaro Private & Luxury Expeditions 2013|
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Trip notes for the Adventure Consultants Kilimanjaro private, luxury, charity fundraising and family group expeditions.
View this Powerpoint file to see what the Machame route on Kilimanjaro is really like!
|Kili Machame powerpoint|
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Pictures of the Machame route on Kili
Elbrus for two of the seven summits within a month.
You can read about some of our recent Kilimanjaro climbs on the dispatch pages for each trip:
Kili July 2005
Kili July 2006
Kili January 2008
Kili Sep 2010
Kilimanjaro 2011 - we operated 8 Kilimanjaro expeditions in 2011 and every team summitted!
Do you have some questions about our Kilimanjaro Expeditions?
Read our Kilimanjaro FAQs.
Adventure Consultants is an IMEC PARTNER FOR RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL and supports the Porter Protection Program on Kilimanjaro. The Porter Protection Program ensure that porters are paid a fair wage for their work and that responsible companies outfit their porters with suitable clothing for the trek and provide decent working conditions.