There are several hundred licensed Kilimanjaro tour operators offering their services to enable you get to the top of the highest mountain in Africa.
So the process of choosing the right company for your trek can feel almost as challenging as the climb itself.
But help is at hand, it doesn't have to be so difficult to choose.
Use the trip reports and reviews below to compile a shortlist of the companies that are worth contacting.
Then you can approach them with a higher degree of confidence because if a past climber had a good experience, then the chances are more than even that you will too.
|And based on all the travel reviews and feedback I highly recommend this company as one of the top three to choose from if you are planning to climb Kilimanjaro.|
= Added support and extras
This icon identifies Kilimanjaro tour operators that go the extra mile with their support and add-ons to give you the very best chance of getting to the peak successfully and safely. They normally boast the highest summit success rates.
Examples of extras they provide (differs according to operator) are things like highly qualified guides, mess tents with tables and chairs, pulse oximeters, oxygen and Gamow bags, portable toilets and showers, accommodation before/after the climb and transfers to/from the airport.= Just the basics
If you feel that logistical considerations and staff support levels will have little impact on the success or enjoyment of your climb and price is an over-riding concern for you then approach the companies with the above icon in their listing.
They provide all the essentials but stripped down to the barest minimum in order to offer a lower rate, which may have a detrimental effect on your ability to reach the summit successfully, although climbers do reach the top using these companies.= Top 3 Kilimanjaro climb company
This icon represents the top three Kilimanjaro tour operators. Click on it where it appears to read the full ratings list.
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East & Southern Africa
|SENE - Summit Expeditions & Nomadic Experience||Reviews|
|Top 3 Kilimanjaro Tour Operators |
Simon Mtuy, the founder and senior guide of SENE has summited Kilimanjaro more than 300 times. He was born and raised in the Marangu Mbahe village at the base of the mountain.
He employs local villagers as crew which strengthens their relationship towards Kilimanjaro and will help in it's preservation for future generations.
|Top 3 Kilimanjaro Climb Company |
Due to the internal structure of the company, Team Kilimanjaro is able to schedule a climb virtually any day of the year, which enables them to operate to climber requested dates rather than ask climbers to fit into their scheduled dates.
Their mountain staff are divided into over 20 close-knit teams each led by a chief guide who reports daily from the mountain, directly to an Expedition Coordinator.
Started by Zainab Ansell in 1987, Zara Tours has become one of the biggest Kilimanjaro outfitters in terms of climber numbers, also operating two hotels and three tented camps.
88 Registered English, German and Spanish speaking guides help clients scale the mountain and a fleet of vehicles are available for safaris before or afterwards.
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