Climbing the Kilimanjaro: an unforgettable experience!

Climbing the Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is truly an unforgettable experience. Mount Kilimanjaro majestically rises up from the rainforest of north-eastern Tanzania to its pristine, snow- and ice-covered summit at 5,895 meters (19, 340 ft).

Climbing this inactive volcano--the highest mountain in Africa and the 4th highest freestanding mountain on earth--is truly an unforgettable experience, once thought to be reserved for rugged and elite “Expert” climbers with months of preparation under their belts. But with Ramon Stoppelenburg’s Expedition Kilimanjaro, even you can conquer this “Sleeping Giant!”

video Watch the online documentary about the Kilimanjaro and its climb

For the ultimate Expedition Kilimanjaro I have composed an 11-day adventure. This consists of 7 days camping on the mountain (6 nights) and 4 days in a very attractive local hotel in Arusha (two days before and two days after the climb).

The group of December 2009 made it to the summit on January 1, 2010 and celebrated New Year at the summit!

Over the course of 7 days and 6 nights, the Expedition Kilimanjaro will lead you along the Machame route to the highest point of the mountain, Uhuru Peak (5,896 m / 19,343 ft.) Read more about the route »

One expedition consists of a maximum of 12 people led by certified native Tanzanian guides and porters with years of mountain climbing experience. While mountain guides direct your group through the scenic ascent of the highest mountain in Africa, porters will assume the physical demand of carrying your personal items and all camping gear throughout the seven-day journey.

Small groups and solo hikers may opt for more a more intimate Expedition Kilimanjaro with their own personal guide, leaving on the date of their choosing.

The Expedition Kilimanjaro price is only 1999 US dollars per person, excluding the flight to Tanzania. What can you expect? » Use the currency converter here

This price remains the same whether you participate in one of the international Expedition Kilimanjaro groups leaving throughout the year (see Agenda below) or arrange your own small group or solo guided trek.

Flying to Kenya is cheapest option

There are many ways to arrange your personal travel to and from Arusha, Tanzania, the starting point of Expedition Kilimanjaro. Return flights can be booked from London or Amsterdam to Dar Es Salaam or directly to Kilimanjaro International Airport for around 1,000 EUR.

For the adventurous participant wishing to save money, flights from London or Amsterdam to the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi begin already at 640 EUR, and air-conditioned shuttle bus services are available for the half-day journey from Nairobi to Arusha for only US$ 70 (round trip).

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Agenda group expeditions 2021

Tanzania is currently open for travelers of all nationalities who can provide a recent negative PCR-test certificate. See travel conditions here.

DEC 12 - DEC 22 December expedition 1*
DEC 25 - JAN 4 December expedition 2
New Year's on top!

Agenda group expeditions 2022

JAN 11 - JAN 22 January expedition*
FEB 9 - FEB 19 February expedition*
MAR 11 - MAR 21 March expedition*
APR 9 - APR 19 April expedition*
JUN 7 - JUN 17 June expedition*
JUL 6 - JUL 16 July expedition*
AUG 5 - AUG 15 August expedition*
SEP 3 - SEP 13 September expedition*
OCT 3 - OCT 13 October expedition*
NOV 1 - NOV 11 November expedition*
DEC 1 - DEC 11 December expedition*
DEC 25 - JAN 4 December expedition 2
New Year's on top!

Agenda group expeditions 2023

JAN 1 - JAN 11 January expedition*
* = reach the summit during full moon

Reserve your Expedition Kilimanjaro now!

Remember, you are free to pick your own date too! The price stays exactly the same.

Organized by

Ramon Stoppelenburg Ramon Stoppelenburg

travel specialist, published Dutch author, photographer, event manager, marketing producer and former owner of three movie theatres in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and now residing in Tbilisi, Georgia. Has climbed Kilimanjaro frequently since June 2008. More »

Who made it to the top?

Did you make it to the top of the Kilimanjaro? Mail your photo and get in that gallery!

Theo made it to the summit in March 2014!
Theo van Vlodrop: "It was great! Went deep but with guide Harun you'll get there. Very enjoyable, unfortunately it rained a lot. 3rd day was heavy through rain and snow, little time to recover. Puked out everything, but gently taken care of by climbing budy Han. Day 4 was a great day, just as day 5. Last day as a zombie up there and as a marathon runner down once. Recovering at the hotel, enjoying a good massage and good sleep."

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