What is it like to climb Kilimanjaro?
Climbing Kilimanjaro is like walking from the Equator to the North Pole in a week. It's also a very bonding experience, requires good prep, and is much better (and safer!) with a good tour operator. Read on for all you need to know ...
Know what you're getting yourself into ...
Like walking from the Equator to the North Pole
A sneak peak
A bonding adventure
What past climbers have to say
Climbing Kili is the best thing I've ever done in my life. I'd highlight particularly the beautiful lodges before and after the climb, and the guides with their positivity that made me feel safe all the time. I was lucky to be in an awesome group of young people that increased the fun factor of the experience massively! Climbed the Kilimanjaro in October 2020 during the pandemic difficult times and it was a great break after being locked down for weeks in my home country (France). ... The Northern Circuit turns out to be a great choice when it comes to scenic view and time to acclimatise. It is one of the most successful rated routes advertised and I can say it is worth spending a little more for those who can afford it (9 days), in order to enjoy better the mountain with a minimum of altitude sickness. In February 2020 we conquered Kilimanjaro and stood atop the highest peak of Africa..... Thanks to the amazing guys & “mama” of Follow Alice. A physical challenge to us all which was only possible with the laughs, smiles, Kilimanjaro songs and blood & sweat of the group. ... An amazing experience with memories made which will last forever, of those people we spent our 8 days together up and down. Was my first ever summit climb and Follow Alice was a perfect partner.... although we are still looking for Alice. 😉 We climbed Kilimanjaro with Follow Alice in November 2020. It was above expectations! ... The guides were so experienced, funny and welcoming. The porters were great. The food was excellent. Tea, snacks, popcorn, soup and new menus every night. I already miss our guides Florence and Msafiri and their funny stories. Rama, Trevor, Raja. Everyone was teamed up to make our journey as good as possible. I think part of our success to make it to the roof of Africa goes back to them. ❤️ 🌍
How safe is it to climb Kilimanjaro?
Local leader Chris Sichalwe
How much does it cost to climb Kili?
Why do operator prices differ so much?
budget operators value-for-money operators luxury operators
What equipment do I need?
How steep is the climb?
How should I train for Kilimanjaro?
Make the trip motivation
That being said …
Last, but not least, stay positive!
Laughter is the best medicine on Kilimanjaro!