The Best Climbing Routes & Safari Experience

We’ve spent more than 15 years climbing Kilimanjaro and arranging safari trips in Tanzania. We have tested every route (there are seven official routes!), camp site and the game lodges and want to pass this know-how to help you make the right choice. We also think climbing Mt Kilimanjaro should be done in a way that pays off for your time, your investment and the aesthetic value.

Our Favorites

Unlike outfitters that take hundreds of people up the mountain on all seven routes just to rack up numbers, we only run limited departures on three select routes. They’re The Grand Traverse (also known as Northern Circuit), Western Approach Route (Lemosho-Crater Camp version) and Machame, one of the more popular routes. If you’re looking to enjoy a climb differently and succeed in your ultimate goal, these routes can live up to your expectations. These routes aren’t overcrowded, provides the adequate amount of time in altitude to acclimatize and something different than some of the other more commercialized routes.

Climbing Routes


Kilimanjaro: The Grand Traverse

Climb the world’s tallest freestanding mountain via our most spectacular trek, circumnavigating it with a day-time summit bid and a magical night of camping on the crater at 18,500ft!

Kilimanjaro: The Western Approach Route

Trek the most popular route with a reputation for high success rate as it approaches the mountain from south-west with 9 days spent on the ascent.

Kilimanjaro: The Machame Route

The Machame route is a budget-friendly climb with standard amenities, yet a popular and aesthetically beautiful route to the Roof of Africa
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Safari Experiences

Tanzania Highlights Safari

This once-in-a-lifetime East African adventure is packed with some of the world’s most exhilarating nature, wildlife and cultural experiences. It combines the unrivaled wonders of East Africa with a combined itinerary that takes you to three crowning jewels of Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

Tanzania: The Great Rift Valley Walk

Experience the wonders and beauty of Tanzania on a nature walk through remote highlands and the shores of stunning salt lakes in the Great Rift Valley, live among the timeless Hadza, one of the last hunter-gatherer groups and hike with the Maasai in the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Tanzania: The Great Migration

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime safari in Tanzania during the annual Great Migration. One of the most spectacular moments in nature is to observe thousands of large mammals on the grasslands of the Serengeti during the Great Migration.
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Specials | Founder Led Trips


Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Safari & Gorillas of Uganda

Join our founder as he leads one of our new exploratory trips combining a Kilimanjaro Climb on the famous Western Approach route to be followed by a Tanzania Highlights Safari & track gorillas of Uganda.
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Partnerships & Affiliations

  • kiliporters
  • mountainexplorers
  • adventuretravel
  • tourismcares
  • worldnomads