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Climbing Kilimanjaro Guide
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Climbing Kilimanjaro

The Ultimate Climbing Kilimanjaro Guide for 2024-2025

Climbing Kilimanjaro stands as an awe-inspiring endeavor, with its majestic peak soaring to 5,895 m/19,340 ft above sea level. Renowned as the highest freestanding mountain globally and aptly dubbed the “Roof of Africa,” Mount Kilimanjaro beckons adventurers from across the globe.

This iconic mountain has become a magnet for over 40,000 enthusiasts annually, drawn by its unparalleled beauty and the accessibility of its trekking routes. Unlike many lofty summits, Kilimanjaro doesn’t demand advanced technical climbing skills. Instead, achieving the summit requires only a solid baseline of fitness, making it an ideal starting point for those embarking on the Seven Summits journey.

However, aspiring climbers must approach this undertaking with due respect. The summit zone, where the air holds only half the oxygen of sea level, necessitates careful acclimatization to ward off altitude sickness. A crucial element of a successful ascent involves enlisting the support of a professional climbing crew. These seasoned guides not only lead your team but also organize camps, transport equipment, and prioritize safety throughout the expedition.

In collaboration with Beeadventure Safari, we present this comprehensive guide to aid climbers in preparing for their once-in-a-lifetime Kilimanjaro adventure. Drawing on over a decade of expertise and having facilitated Mount Kilimanjaro hiking trips for more than 20,000 individuals, our team at Beeadventure Safari has also outfitted climbs for esteemed individuals and organizations, Your Kilimanjaro journey begins here, where experience meets unparalleled guidance.

Climbing Kilimanjaro Routes



19,340 ft/5,895 m


Dormant volcano

The closest airport

Kilimanjaro International Airport


Kibo, Mawenzi, Shira

How Much Does It Cost to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

7 days

Average Expeditions Duration


Average Price

Climate zones

Cultivated, Rainforest, Moorland, Alpine, Arctic

First ascent

1889, Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller

Last major eruption

360,000 years ago

Mountaineering skills

Not required; Average fitness level


What is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro?

The best time to climb Kilimanjaro is during the dry seasons, which are typically from late June to October and from late December to February. These periods offer better visibility and more stable weather conditions.

How difficult is it to climb Kilimanjaro?

Climbing Kilimanjaro is considered challenging, but it doesn't require technical climbing skills. The difficulty lies in the high altitude and changing weather conditions. Proper physical preparation and acclimatization are crucial.

What routes are available for climbing Kilimanjaro?

There are several routes to the summit, including the Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Rongai, and Northern Circuit routes. Each has its own characteristics, duration, and scenery, catering to different preferences and fitness levels.

How long does it take to climb Kilimanjaro?

The duration depends on the chosen route, with most climbs taking between 5 to 9 days. The longer routes generally offer better acclimatization, increasing the chances of reaching the summit successfully.

Do I need a guide to climb Kilimanjaro?

Yes, it is mandatory to have a registered guide for climbing Kilimanjaro. Guides are essential for navigation, safety, and assistance in case of emergencies. They are knowledgeable about the terrain and can help with altitude-related issues.

What should I pack for a Kilimanjaro climb?

Essential items include proper clothing for varying temperatures, sturdy hiking boots, a good sleeping bag, trekking poles, and personal items. It's crucial to pack light but also be prepared for changing weather conditions.

Is altitude sickness a concern when climbing Kilimanjaro?

Yes, altitude sickness is a significant concern due to the high elevations. Acclimatization is key to minimizing the risk. Most itineraries include acclimatization days to help climbers adjust to the altitude gradually.

What is the success rate for reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro?

Success rates vary but are generally around 70-90%. Proper preparation, acclimatization, and choosing the right route contribute to a higher chance of reaching the summit.

Do I need to book a Kilimanjaro climb in advance?

It's advisable to book your Kilimanjaro climb well in advance, especially during peak seasons. This ensures availability for your preferred route and allows ample time for necessary preparations.

What is the cost of climbing Kilimanjaro?

The cost varies depending on factors such as the chosen route, the duration of the climb, the services included, and the tour operator. It's essential to consider the overall value and not just the price when selecting a climbing package.

What makes Our trips different?

At Beeadventure Safari, we are firm believers that a vacation is about far more than just booking a hotel room, catching a flight, and securing a rental car. We see it as a holistic experience that transcends the individual components. Furthermore, we hold the belief that challenges have the power to foster personal growth, and a well-crafted journey has the potential to ignite the soul. Our mission is to curate exceptional journeys that hold value not only for the traveler but also for the local hosts and the world at large.


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Ein fantastisches Erlebnis- Besteigung des Kilimandscharos Wir waren mit Bee Adventure Safaris auf dem Kilimandscharo. Es war ein fantastisches Erlebnis und perfekt organisiert von Bee Adventure. Im Hotel in Arusha kamen unsere 3 Guides Isack, Michael und Joffrey vorbei, um unsere Ausrüstung gewissenhaft zu überprüfen. Am nächsten Tag ging’s los. Wir wurden von einigen Porters, einem Koch und unseren drei Guides abgeholt und zum Ausgangspunkt der Marangu Route gebracht. Der Aufstieg begann. Während der Tour wurden wir von unserem Koch Nelson ausgezeichnet bekocht. Unser Waiter servierte uns täglich das Frühstück, Mittag- und Abendessen. Heißes Wasser zum Waschen und Tee brachte er uns morgens sogar ans Bett. Unsere Guides waren sehr bemüht und führten täglich einen Gesundheits-Check bei uns durch. Abends gab es immer ein Briefing, wie der nächste Tag verläuft. Wir haben uns sehr gut aufgehoben gefühlt. Unsere Guides unterstützten uns bei allem, trugen sogar unsere Rucksäcke, wenn es am Gipfeltag notwendig wurde und brachten unsere Gruppe schlussendlich auf den Uhuru Peak. Vielen, vielen Dank an Isack und sein Team! Wir können Bee Adventure Safari absolut empfehlen!!
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Nelly M
Best experience with Bee Adventure Safaris We did a two day-one night safari in Ngorongoro and Hadzabe tribe at Lake Eyasi in December 2022 and Izack made sure that everything was perfect. To fulfill all our wishes, he made a detour so that we could visit a witch-doctor and a Masai village, on our way back to Arusha, with no extra cost. The lodge we spent the night was very good and its chef was a suprise, as all meals served (dinner, breakfast and lunch) were just delicious. Izack and his team were very supportive from the very beginning (booking phase) until the end of our trip and we highly recommend booking with them. Hope to meet them again soon for a new roadtrip in Uganda and Rwanda!
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Khaya P
Amazing team who made our Kilimanjaro experience We completed Kilimanjaro with the incredible support from Izack's team. Everyone from Bee Adventure Safaris was so encouraging, friendly and welcoming which made the experience even more amazing and enjoyable. The guides were very knowledgeable and able to offer us lots of information and the chef was outstanding! I would highly recommend Bee Adventure Safaris.
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Wonderful experience that included everything Our wish was to visit the Materuni Waterfall starting from Arusha and to keep the costs as low as possible. From the beginning Isaac was super friendly and understanding and asked us about our wishes and arranged a wonderful tour to the waterfall which even included a coffee tour and a local lunch. We went by public transport and Isaac was with us from the beginning to the end of the tour. During the tour, we asked to go to Maji Moto which was on the way. Isaac made it possible at no extra and we had a nice day and all our wishes were fulfilled. I’m looking forward to see you again rafiki yangu!
Amazing experience We climbed the peak of Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route and It couldn’t have been better. The food was excellent and Izack and his team took perfect care of us and helped us to keep the morals up, even on summit day :) I can 100% recommend booking with them if you are looking for someone reliable for your safari or kili tour!
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Parit S
Kilimanjaro October 2022 Excellent group. Well organised and very helpful guides. Great food and experience. Overall excellent experience from Arusha to Uhuru peak and back.
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Inga G
Climbing Mt Meru: very obliging and very nice guides From the very beginning our guide Isaac was very nice and accommodating. Booking was very easy and flexible. Our flights got cancelled and postponed and our booking to climb Mount Meru was easily postponed without any problems. The whole team (guides, porters and cook) have been super nice throughout the whole trip and were very encouraging and motivating to climb the Meru when we were very tired. They made sure we were hydrated and eating enough, so we have energy to climb. The whole time our schedule was clear and we were always supported. On top the guides were very funny and pleasant to be around with. I will climb with them again! :) and recommend their company to my friends.
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