Mount Kilimanjaro And Mountain Gorillas

If you dream of travelling the world, you probably have a ‘Bucket List’ as long as the Great Wall of China, but there are certain favourites that stand out on every intrepid travellers wish list, and they include Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda or Uganda.


They may be two completely different adventures, but they work beautifully together, and with daily flights from Kilimanjaro Airport to Kigali – Rwanda’s capital, it makes perfect sense to combine your Mount Kilimanjaro Climb with a visit to the Mountain Gorillas of Volcanoes National Park.


Planning your Kilimanjaro Climb has never been easier, and as most KPAP (Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project) Registered Climbing Companies offer private tours for groups of every size (even singles), you can schedule your climb to start on any day, 365-days of the year.


With several official routes on Mount Kilimanjaro to choose from, there is something for everyone, and by choosing one of the longer itineraries with plenty of time for acclimatization, your journey to the Roof of Africa will be a successful one.


Once you have crossed “Climb Kilimanjaro” off your bucket list, a short flight (1h 30min) to Kigali will put you in prime position for meeting the world’s largest primates – the Mountain Gorilla.


It is estimated that there are just 700-800 Mountain Gorillas left in the world due to hunting, war, disease and destruction of their natural habitat over the years, but thankfully, the International Gorilla Conservation Programme, established in 1991, has helped Mountain Gorilla numbers increase.


One of the best ways to ensure these magnificent creatures thrive is by visiting them.  Charitable organisation WWF encourages travellers to support conservation projects and local communities by visiting the Gorillas in Rwanda or Uganda, in a controlled environment that protects the Mountain Gorillas while allowing us to fulfil our dreams.


With two destinations and twice the adventure, this journey throughout Africa is not for everyone, but if you have a passion for travel, a love of the great outdoors, and care about wild animals, this could be the holiday of your lifetime!

Kilimanjaro and Mountain Gorillas

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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Jill Joerger (Thursday, 08 December 2022 18:03)

    A group of friends and I are looking to doing the Kilimanjaro climb potentially with Gorilla trekking in September 2023. Just hoping to get a little more information on the package that you offer and what the price is for this type of adventure!



  • #2

    Wendy (Thursday, 08 December 2022 18:16)

    Hello Jill,

    Thank you very much for contacting us. We would be delighted to assist.
    Please drop us an email - and we will provide you with a no-obligation quote.

    Many thanks,

  • #3

    Lisa (Thursday, 18 May 2023 00:37)

    I would like to him Kilimanjaro and see the Gorillas possibly next Summer. Looking fir a quote. I want the shortest possible stay. Thank you.

  • #4

    Sheila (Wednesday, 06 September 2023 04:02)

    Hello- looking to hike Kilamanjaro and visit gorillas in Rwanda first two weeks of October 2023. Two-four people. Please send us a quote and availability.
    Thank you, Sheila

  • #5

    Wendy (Kilimanjaro Company) (Wednesday, 06 September 2023 07:53)

    Hi Sheila,

    Thank you for your message! Please send us an email:, and we'll send you a quote.

    Many thanks, Wendy

  • #6

    Walter Pulvirenti (Sunday, 24 September 2023 22:22)

    Hi there,

    What would be the price for Kilimanjaro (Lemosho route 6 days) and Gorilla 3 days, for 3/4 peoples in February?

    We are flexible with date and we can be mixed up with other groups!

    Best regards