Trek Kilimanjaro

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.

Trek dates and group size of our treks

We do not have set departure dates for any of our treks.
Having our own team we can arrange treks to depart on any date and any route, this way we can arrange a trek to tie in with any of our set safari tour departures and you will not have days in between your trek and tour, but can make any combination possible choosing the trek route and length that you prefer and the tour of your choice.
Due to the above do note that you might be the only trekker on a specific date and route, this does not mean that you will be alone on the trek as a whole support team will come with you and besides this there are also always other trekkers on the mountain and you will meet people at pretty much every campsite along the way as well as on the trails each day, especially on the summit day.
A lot of our clients trek solo and the great advantage of this is that the whole trek will be done at your pace and you will have your own private guide. We find that trekking in small groups or solo greatly increases your chances of reaching the summit as you can go as slow or fast as you like as well have lots of personal attention from the guides, we can then also adjust the meals to your liking too! Most of our trekking groups do not consist of more than 4 trekkers usually at the most, supported by our team.
Before booking you can always check in with us to see if anyone has already booked a trek on or around your preferred dates so we can match you up with other trekker, but if this is not the case we can still arrange your trek and other people could then book on later.

Our philosophy

We are committed to forging local partnerships with expert guides and operators on the ground empowering local operators to become key players on the Continent, and provide our clients with the best experiences. Our accommodation in Moshi is provided by small Tanzanian businesses that operate at an international standard enriched always with a warm welcome. 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 Kilimanjaro is a serious expedition. Our close working relationship with the trekking team who live at the foot of the mountain removes the stress so you can focus on reaching the summit the "roof of Africa"

Added security

Absolute Africa ensures that anyone who climbs with us is covered for their entire trek with AMREF, who operate specialist medical evacuation with advanced life support ambulances, paramedics and air rescue. This service is additional and does not replace your travel insurance. For further details go to

Climb Video

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.

Our Kilimanjaro treks

We can head out every day, whilst there are also set departure dates.