Snow capped Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa at 5,895 metres, and one of the world's largest free standing mountains accessible to walkers. Kilimanjaro is located in northern Tanzania, only 190 miles from Nairobi.
Our trekking team
Absolute Africa ensures our guides and porters receive a fair wage and are proud to work with our Chief Guide, Samson Lauwo, the grandson of the famous Yohani Kinyala Lauwo, 'Mzee Lauwo', who led Hans Meyer, the first European to summit Kilimanjaro in 1889. Samson is our consultant and man on the ground in Moshi to ensure all aspects of the trek run smoothly. Samson often will if not trekking on the mountain meet you personally on arrival with a friendly smile.
Absolute Africa's philosophy is to forge local partnerships on the ground. We believe this is a preferred way to empower local operators to become key players on the Continent. Our accommodation in Moshi is provided by small Tanzanian businesses that operate at an international standard enriched with a warm welcome.
Our footprint on the ground
We have an office in Arusha, Tanzania that monitors and remains in direct contact with your guides throughout your climb. We arrange your transfers and accommodation for before and after your climb and ensure any equipment you wish to hire is ordered. We assist with any problems that may occur like lost luggage on arrival, delayed flights etc.
Climbing Kiimanjaro is a serious expedition. Where we can, we remove the stress so you can focus on reaching Africa's roof.
Absolute Africa ensures that anyone who climbs with us is covered for their entire trek by membership with First Air Responder, who operate specialist medical evacuation with advanced life support ambulances, paramedics and air rescue. This service is complimentary to your travel insurance. For further details go to www.firstairresponder.com
Video of climbing kilimanjaro for the Christchurch earthquake charity appeal set up by Chris Flack kilimamjaronz and organised by Absolute Africa. 2011 The Rongai route 6 days. And the commemorative book.