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Climb Kilimanjaro

from $2,695

7-9 days
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High-altitude trek

Keen to stand on the roof of Africa? Climb the world-famous Mount Kilimanjaro with us and make once-in-a-lifetime memories! The three itineraries below are our favourites and the ones we most recommend, as they're all very beautiful and allow you to acclimatise properly – very important for a successful climb!

Our itineraries

We offer four of the seven routes up Kilimanjaro – the best and safest ones! These routes range from seven to nine days, but our itineraries include a night at a local lodge on either side of the climb.

Country info and facts

Here are the basics you need to know about Tanzania to help you prepare for your adventure, like the nearest airport to Mt Kilimanjaro and the local currency. We also discuss the seasons and potential health risks for climbing Africa's tallest mountain!


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The nearest airport and the one all our clients use is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) just outside the city of Arusha. When coming from outside of East Africa, you must usually fly via Nairobi (Kenya) or Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) to catch a connecting flight to JRO.

Visa and Immigration
Visa and Immigration

A standard Tanzanian tourist visa is valid for up to 90 days and costs $50. US citizens must purchase a multiple-entry visa for $100 that is valid for a year. Note, however, that a visa isn't required for nationals from around 50 countries worldwide, including South Africa, Kenya, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, India, Brazil and Turkey. Learn more here.


Health and Safety
Health and Safety

It's safe to climb Kilimanjaro when you travel with a reputable tour operator who has your health and safety as their number one priority. The biggest safety issue on a Kilimanjaro climb is the extreme altitude (please read Kilimanjaro altitude sickness so you understand the situation). Note that you must have travel insurance that covers you for hiking up to 6,000 m above sea level to be allowed to climb Kilimanjaro with Follow Alice. A good all-round article to read is Kilimanjaro safety.

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Local leaders

Follow Alice Local leader Chris Sichalwe

Chris Sichalwe

Chris started working on Kilimanjaro in 1999 and has since made it to the summit over 300 times. He's the founding father of Follow Alice Tanzania and loves taking people to the roof of Africa! He's the steady and competent hand you need, but also a great storyteller who adds so much to every trip!

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Robert Sichalwe

Robert is a highly experienced Kilimanjaro lead trek guide. He's been leading treks with Follow Alice for years, and we know our climbers are in great hands with Robert as the expedition leader. He's also a great guy who will soon become your friend and an integral part of your Kilimanjaro memories!

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Oct 2023

9 Day - Northern Circuit

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7 Day - Lemosho Route

Oct 4, 2023

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8 Day - Lemosho Route

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7 Day - Machame Route

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8 Day - Lemosho Route

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9 Day - Northern Circuit

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7 Day - Rongai Route

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7 Day - Lemosho Route

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Is Kilimanjaro safe?
What do you recommend for after the climb: a safari or Zanzibar?
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What is a tipping ceremony?
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