If you want to climb Kilimanjaro, but are struggling to find a scheduled group tour that fits in with your annual leave, a private Kilimanjaro climb could be the perfect solution.
A Private Kilimanjaro Climb can actually cost you less than a large group tour, especially once you have added on all those little extras such as accommodations before/after the climb, airport transfers, and mountain rescue fees that group tours rarely advertise, and as it is tailor-made to suit your needs, it can start on any day of the year.
Kilimanjaro National Park is open 365-days per year, so you can climb Kilimanjaro over Christmas and New Year, climb Kilimanjaro to celebrate a special birthday, climb Kilimanjaro on your honeymoon, or climb Kilimanjaro under a full moon or total lunar eclipse – the possibilities are endless.
When climbing with a group, you mountain guide or guides have to set the pace so that you all move at the same time and reach certain points on the mountain by certain times of the day, but with a private Kilimanjaro climb, it’s all about you! If you want to stop and take photos, learn about certain plant species, or simply take a break and admire the view, a private tour gives you the freedom and flexibility to do as you please.
We opted for a private tour when we climbed the 7-day Machame Route back in 2012, and can highly recommend it to others. Those climbers we met along the way could see there was a huge difference between our tour and the group tour that they were on, and many were surprised to find that they had actually spent more on their trip than us, even though they were climbing with a big group.
Best of all, private Kilimanjaro climbs can run with just one person, so if you cannot persuade anyone to go with you, you can make your way to the Roof of Africa with your own team of certified Mountain Guides, Cooks and Porters, who will do everything in their power to make sure you have a safe and successful journey to Uhuru Peak.