Ultimate Kilimanjaro® - The #1 Guide Service on Mount Kilimanjaro

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Every year, over 50,000 people just like you set foot in Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak.

Also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro is a place of myth and folklore. Located just 200 miles (325 km) from the equator, the mountain defies logic with its glaciated peak.

Climbing Kilimanjaro does not require any technical skills or special equipment. However, the challenge is not to be taken lightly. You need to understand what lies ahead. You have a seemingly endless number of questions. Rest assured, you will find the answers to all your questions here - at Ultimate Kilimanjaro®, your Kilimanjaro climb specialist.

We are, quite simply, the #1 guiding service on the mountain. As the best Kilimanjaro tour operator, we provide the highest quality service at a reasonable cost. That is why over 1,000 people climb with us annually, and why past clients refer us to their friends and family. Thousands of people have stood on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with us. Won't you join us on the roof of Africa?

We invite you to explore our site for the most complete and accurate information on climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mount Kilimanjaro Quick Facts
Height: 19,340 ft (5,895 m)
Size: 60 miles x 40 miles (100 km x 65 km)
Location: Tanzania, near Kenyan border in East Africa
Volcanoes: Kibo, Mawenzi, Shira
Ecosystems: Bushland, Forest, Heath, Alpine, Arctic
Nearby Cities: Moshi, Arusha
Nearby Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Tanzania Quick Facts
Population: 38 million
Size: 365,000 sq miles (945,000 sq kms)
GNP: $2.5 billion
Religions: Muslim, Indigenous Beliefs, Christian
Languages: English, Swahili, Arabic
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling ($1=1,500 TSh 11/10/2010)
Time Zone: GMT + 3 hrs
Voltage: 230V, Plugs D&G

whats new

The best just got better.

Ultimate Kilimanjaro® has made significant improvements to our climbing operations in 2014. As the #1 guide service on Kilimanjaro, we do not rest on our laurels. We strive for continuous improvement to provide the ultimate experience for our clients.

Climb Safer. Oxygen is now included on all our climbs. The administration of bottled oxygen, along with rapid descent, is used to treat moderate to severe altitude sickness.  
Sleep Warmer. State of the art Mountain Hardwear Trango/MSR Mutha Hubba tents and thick, foam sleeping pads are provided to all climbers. Four season Mountain Hardwear Lamina -30F sleeping bags are available for rent.  
Eat Better. Our food menu has been improved with more entrees and a variety of tastes. Food is resupplied to climbers on longer itineraries so you have ample fresh food on your hardest days.  
Rest Easier. We have upgraded our hotel accommodations before and after climbs, so weary travelers and tired climbers can relax easier in their comfortable rooms.  
Dapper Guides. Our guides are suited up in Mountain Hardwear hardshells, insulated down jackets and moisture wicking baselayers. So the best guides on Kilimanjaro are now also the best dressed guides.  
Happier Porters. We are one of the strongest supporters of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) and pay more than the standard compensation to our porters. We take good care of the people that take good care of you.  
More Route Options. You can climb Kilimanjaro on the exciting new Northern Circuit route, and have the option to sleep next to Kilimanjaro's glaciers with our two Crater Camp route variations.  

Read more here.

Should I be Concerned About Ebola?

You have probably heard the news about the ongoing Ebola epidemic in Africa. As of August 21, 2014, there have been approximately 2,500 reported cases, with nearly 100% of these cases originating in West Africa (Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia). There have been 15 cases originating in Nigeria.

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There is virtually zero risk of exposure to Ebola while in Tanzania. As the map illustrates, the outbreak is many thousands of miles away. Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with an infected person's body fluids. Infected people are not contagious during the incubation period, and only become contagious with the onset of symptoms. Therefore people who are most at risk are health care workers and families of infected people, not tourists.

While we understand your concern and care for your safety, it is safe to continue with your Kilimanjaro plans until further notice. We will monitor the situation very closely and notify our clients of any changes.

If any confirmed cases of Ebola arise in Tanzania, we will allow clients to reschedule their climb without any penalty for up to a full year later. Therefore, you can book with confidence!

Learn more about Ebola here.


Congratulations to Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema for successfully climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Sinema climbed with Ultimate Kilimanjaro® on the 8 day Lemosho route and summited on Christmas morning. Below is her tweet:

see who else climbed with Ultimate KilimanjaroThe U.S. Representative from Arizona is a marathon runner and completed an Ironman Triathlon earlier in the year, which included a 2.4 mile swim, a 112-mile cycling ride and a 26.2 mile run. Now she adds climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to her list of achievements.


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Tim Ward, best selling author of What the Buddha Never Taught, Savage Breast and Arousing the Goddess, successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with Ultimate Kilimanjaro®. His first hand account of his journey is image1available in his book, Zombies on Kilimanjaroimage, a humorous and thoughtful literary travel narrative.

Book Description
A father and son climb Mount Kilimanjaro. On the journey to the roof of Africa they traverse the treacherous terrain of fatherhood, divorce, dark secrets and old grudges, and forge an authentic adult relationship. The high-altitude trek takes them through some of the weirdest landscapes on the planet, and the final all-night climb to the frozen summit tests their endurance. On the way to the top father and son explore how our stories about ourselves can imprison us in the past, and the importance of letting go.The mountain too has a story to tell, a story about climate change and the future of humankind - a future etched all too clearly on Kilimanjaro’s retreating glaciers.

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