A short-notice trip, James and Lucy planned to depart just 10-days later, so we had to get to work straight away planning their private 6-Day Machame Route Climb on Mount Kilimanjaro, their 5-Day Gorilla Trekking Tour in Rwanda, and the flights to bring it all together.
David from Edinburgh decided to do exactly that in January this year, and so he contacted us to arrange a Private Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Expedition for himself, his wife Deanna, and their good friends Michelle, Martin and Roger, that would see him reach Uhuru Peak on his milestone birthday.
Steve and five of his friends were keen to climb the extended 8-Day Lemosho Route, and wisely requested that we add an extra night in Arusha prior to the start of their expedition so that they had plenty of time to prepare for their journey to the Roof of Africa, and not have to worry about luggage delays!
Climbing Kilimanjaro is not technically challenging, and you do not need any ropes or specialised hiking gear to reach the summit, but if you think it’s going to be easy, you’re in for a surprise. Hiking to Uhuru Peak is tough, even for trained athletes, so plan wisely with a little help from these TOP TIPS …
Don’t get me wrong, all Kilimanjaro Company Mountain Guides speak a good level of English, but if you want to get to know your porters and your chef (the guys that make your journey even more enjoyable!), there are a few phrases you can use to make them smile as they hike up this mighty mountain with 20kg of your kit on their backs…
Like many Kilimanjaro Company guests, Kathrin and Fabio were looking for an exclusive private Kilimanjaro tour with high-quality camping equipment and well-trained crew. Trips like these are our speciality, and the Lemosho Route they choose enjoyed a 100% success rate in 2019.
KPAP has changed the Kilimanjaro climbing industry, and for all the right reasons, with porters receiving up to 45% more than they did just eleven years ago. They are setting new standards in terms of daily salary, working conditions, and food on the mountain, and they are reducing the load on porters by ensuring they never carry more than the 20kg maximum weight requirement set by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority.
Trudi and Richard kindly gave us the opportunity to organise their trip of a lifetime to Tanzania. Not only did they want to Climb Kilimanjaro along the beautiful Lemosho Route, but they also wanted to get up close and personal with Africa’s magnificent animal species on a 5-day safari.
While all routes are different and vary in terms of difficulty and duration, they are all worthy of consideration, but if you are looking for a great value Kilimanjaro route with a high success rate, the 7-Day Machame Route should be your number #1 choice.