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


Are you looking for adventure?

You've come to the right place!

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=1,800 TSh 3/15/2015)
Time Zone: GMT + 3 hrs
Voltage: 230V, Plugs D&G

The Ultimate Kilimanjaro® Experience

As the #1 guide service on Kilimanjaro, we strive for continuous improvement to provide the ultimate experience for our clients. What makes Ultimate Kilimanjaro® the best operator on Mount Kilimanjaro?

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Expert Guides Dedicated to You

  • • Hand selected, licensed local guides
  • • Unrivaled 150 years of climbing experience
  • • High summit success rates
  • • Over 15,000 clients led to the summit
  • • Follow all KPAP porter welfare guidelines

Quality Standards of Service

    • Rugged, four season Mountain Hardwear tents
  • • Super warm Mountain Hardwear -30F sleeping bags
  • • Delicious meals made from fresh, local ingredients
  • • Clean water filtered with Platypus Gravityworks
  • • Spacious mess tents and private toilets

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Focused on Keeping You Safe

  • • Skilled in treatment of altitude sickness
  • • Perform twice daily health checks on climbers
  • • Monitor oxygen saturation levels & heart rate
  • • Trained in first aid & mountain rescue
  • • Emergency oxygen included on all climbs

Happy Customers Worldwide

  • • "Great experience!"
  • • "Very well planned & organized."
  • • "Excellent service all around."
  • • "A solid company."
  • • "Highly recommended!"

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Highly Regarded Everywhere

  • • U.S. and foreign newspapers
  • • International magazines
  • • Best selling books
  • • Award winning films
  • • and more...

Climb Kilimanjaro for Free! Contest Giveaway for One Spot in 2016

Ultimate Kilimanjaro®, the #1 guide service on Mount Kilimanjaro, is giving away a free trip to climb Kilimanjaro. The trip is good for one spot on any open group climb departing in 2016.

From April 2015 to September 2015, we will randomly draw one finalist at the end of each month to be eligible for the grand prize. There will be six finalists. Then, on October 15, 2015, we will randomly pick one grand prize winner from our six finalists to climb Kilimanjaro for free - up to a $3,200 value! And if you have already booked a 2016 group climb with us, we will refund the winner the cost of the climb!

Visit our contest site Climb Kilimanjaro for Free for entry details.

U.S. Congresswomen Kyrsten Sinema Summits with Ultimate Kilimanjaro®

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 and testimonial:
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"What an incredible trip! I enjoyed superb views, delicious food, and good company. Ultimate Kilimanjaro® is a great company to hire for this amazing experience!"  -- Kyrsten Sinema, United States Representative

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.

Best Selling Author Writes About Experience with Ultimate Kilimanjaro®

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 zombies on kilimanjaroavailable 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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Ultimate Kilimanjaro® Gear is Here

Ultimate Kilimanjaro® trucker hats and fleece beanies are now available on Amazon.com. You can wear our stylish gear and look great whether you are climbing Kilimanjaro or just hanging around your hometown.

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Our cotton twill Ultimate Kilimanjaro® Trucker Hat has our logo embroidered in front with a mesh back and adjustable strap. Our Ultimate Kilimanjaro® Fleece Beanie has our logo embroidered in front and is made of warm polyester fleece with a wicking lining.

Should I be Concerned About Ebola?

You have probably heard the news about the ongoing Ebola epidemic in Africa. As of January 5, 2015, there have been approximately 20,600 reported cases, with nearly 100% of these cases originating in West Africa (Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia).

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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.

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