This is a difficult question and a personal one. We usually recommend the Machame , Rongai or Lemosho routes which offers more beautiful scenery. It is very manageable even for those with little experience, provided an honest effort is put forth in training. As for the Marangu route, it is the quickest route and the one where you sleep in huts instead of campsites. It is very commonly called 'coca-cola route' because it is the easiest one but acclimatization needs to be done carefully and, if possible you should climb it in 6 days (instead of 5) and sleep one night or two in Arusha/Moshi before the trek. Finally, Umbwe route is a spectacular and fantastic route as well, but only recommended for more experienced climbers.
Mount Kilimanjaro can be climbed throughout the year with successful summits possible even during the rainy season. Daytime temperature can range from a bone-chilling five degree to a merciless 30 degree Celsius.
Night temperatures drop well below freezing level. The higher rainfall occurs between March and May with slightly less falling during November and December. Generally the best time to climb Kilimanjaro would be during the dry seasons in January, February, June, July august, September and October.
Although February and September are the driest and best periods to plan your climb, the other dry months can also have some pretty good weather.
Safety is the most important consideration in a trek like this and we do everything to make sure that safety is the priority and the trekkers are always looked after .Our teams of guides have long time experience with first aid medical knowledge on the mountain which guarantees your safety. We carry oxygen tanks on each climb for emergency on the mountain. We check the clients every morning and evening by using pulse oximeter during the climb. Pulse Oximeter is used to check blood oxygen saturation regularly throughout the climb. This allows the guide to determine how clients' body is adapting to the reduced amount of oxygen at the higher altitude. If clients' oxygen saturation is below an acceptable level, we have emergency oxygen as stated above. Our guides now carry a stretcher in case of emergency for carrying casualty down to the place where there is 4 x 4.
They start and finish in Moshi.
Yes, transfer from Kilimanjaro airport is included; back to the airport is not included in the package. We do offer two nights’ accommodation at Keys Hotel before/after the trek.
Our treks usually finish around 1pm to 4pm in Moshi. If the flight is in the evening, it is perfectly ok.
The rate varies between 95% and 99% depending on the routes, with the highest success level being Machame, Lemosho and Rongai routes, and the lowest being Marangu and Umbwe.
Great menu on Mountain are designed specifically for climbers. A nutrient-rich, carb-heavy dinner consisting of whole grains, beans, and fruits to store glycogen—your fuel source for climbing. For example, whole wheat pasta with red sauce and veggies or chicken and avocado provide an ideal blend of protein, carbs, and healthy fats. Our clients do comment as how surprised they were able to get such good energy food on the mountain.
For your hygiene, hand washing water treated with dettol is made available before all meals.