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Kilimanjaro Climb

Have you ever dreamed of climbing Kilimanjaro? To climb Kili means standing on the roof of Africa (5895 m/19341 ft) and enjoying the breathtaking landscapes around, hiking through the pristine tropical forests full of wild animals, looking at the starry sky and realizing that you are among the few people who did it.

The slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the best places in the world for spending a family vacation, celebrating a reunion of old friends, team-building of workmates, testing your endurance or brainstorming new ideas for your project. Everyone finds something unique here.

Altezza Travel will be glad to become your guide to a successful Kilimanjaro summit. Hiking Kilimanjaro with Altezza is the synonym of safety, comfort and full immersion into African wildlife. To know more about amazing experiences of trekking Kilimanjaro read about the routes, and the best time to climb.

Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes

You may climb the Mount by several routes, which have been established by the Tanzania National Parks Authority to avoid unauthorized Kilimanjaro hiking and preserve the pristine beauty of the wilderness for the generations to come.

We recommend Lemosho and Rongai routes for novices, Northern Circuit and Machame for the beginners, and Marangu and Umbwe for climbers with prior hiking experience. Camping on all routes except Marangu (where the night stops are in huts).

  • Lemosho route

    Stunning sceneries and excellent acclimatization. The least frequented route. Ideal for the beginners.

    -2 days climbing + 2 days in a hotel

    Lemosho route

    Offering captivating scenic vistas, pristine wildlife, excellent acclimatization opportunities and the lowest traffic of other climbers, Lemosho is our most recommended route to reach the roof of Africa. 6,7, and 8-day programs are available.

  • Machame route

    Amazing views, good acclimatization. Second in popularity. 7-day option is friendly for the beginners.

    -2 days climbing + 2 days in a hotel

    Machame route

    Choosing Machame route for your Kilimanjaro hike means smooth acclimatization and amazing views. This option is the second in popularity among the climbers, and the number of other climbers may be high. We have 6 and 7-day Mt Kilimanjaro hike tours by Machame.

  • Marangu Route

    The only route with accommodation in huts. Good for rainy season climbing. The most popular one. Challenging acclimatization.

    -2 days climbing + 2 days in a hotel

    Marangu Route

    Marangu is the most popular route for Mt Kilimanjaro hiking. Medium acclimatization transition. Ascent and descent is by the same trail. Recommended for climbers with high-altitude mountaineering experience.5 and 6-day climbs.

  • Rongai route

    One of the remotest and the least popular routes.. Recommended for a Kilimanjaro climb during the rainy season.

    -2 days climbing + 2 days in a hotel

    Rongai route

    Rongai route is a unique way of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Starting at the North side of the Mount, it goes through the coniferous forest, offering fantastic views. This route provides moderate acclimatization experience and is fairly challenging overall, yet friendly for the beginners.

  • Umbwe route

    The shortest, the most precipitous and challenging route for your Kilimanjaro hike.

    -2 days climbing + 2 days in a hotel

    Umbwe route

    Umbwe route is a good test of your climbing skills. Rapid ascent on the first day with little time for acclimatization is compensated by the breathtaking panoramic vistas. 6-day adventure is open for the climbers with high-altitude mountaineering experience.

  • Northern Circuit

    The newest and the most thrilling way of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Good acclimatization.

    -2 days climbing + 2 days in a hotel

    Northern Circuit

    Northern Circuit route was opened for those seeking remote and long Mt Kilimanjaro hiking. The lowest traffic on the Mount. Starting at Shira Plateau, this route traverses picturesque Northern side of the Mount. Recommended for the beginners.

  • Kilimanjaro Crater

    The most intense climbing program on Kilimanjaro. You will go via the rarest route – Northern Circuit and overnight at the crater on 5790 meters’ altitude. Just enjoy the fantastic night views!

    -2 days climbing + 2 days in a hotel

    Kilimanjaro Crater

    The extended version of Northern Circuit route includes two extra days to get proper acclimatization before overnighting at Crater Camp. Situated close to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro at the altitude of 5790 m, this is the highest overnight possible at the equator, so we will do our utmost to make your Kilimanjaro climb comfortable, as well as unforgettable. Only a lucky few can lay claim to havi...

Climbing Kilimanjaro Information

  • How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro?

    How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro?

    Briefly, it does not take spending a fortune for a safe, comfortable and successful climb. However, the price below USD 1600 should alert you, as it is the first signal that your tour operator forsakes basic safety measures and hires semi-qualified (or unqualified altogether) guides and porters, who agreed to work for a pay far below the market average. Some tour operators do not pay their climbing crews at all, who sign up for the expedition relying on tips only.

    In addition to that, “budget” a Kilimanjaro climb means poor diet, second-rate obsolete equipment and no operations in place. Thus, though embarking on a cheap trip may seem attractive financially, in reality, it jeopardizes your safety and perpetuates porters mistreatment.

    Altezza Travel offers various climbing packages that differ in pre- and post-climb accommodation and extra services and amenities on the Mount. However, each expedition of Altezza Travel features the same safety standards and the same professionalism of our climbing crews.

    Read this article "How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro?" to know more about climbing Kilimanjaro price breakdown.

  • Which route to choose for hiking?

    Which route to choose for hiking?

    There are several routes for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Those seeking seclusion, scenic value and good acclimatization transition should consider Lemosho or Northern Traverse. A pocket-friendly and picturesque Machame provides good acclimatization transition, though it is a bit crowded during the high season.

    Due to a popular misconception of being the easiest, Marangu route is the most popular and cheapest option. It is the only route providing hut accommodation (all other routes are camping only), which are handy for hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro during the rainy season. Marangu, however, features poor acclimatization and scenic value, as the trail is used for ascent and descent.

    Rongai is one of the least crowded and the only route approaching the Mount from the North. It is a physically challenging option for Kilimanjaro hiking and is ideal for those who value remoteness. This route is recommended for hiking Kilimanjaro during the rainy seasons (Northern side of the Mountain protects the climbers from precipitation).

    Umbwe route is the for the real adventurers. The steepest and shortest option to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Umbwe is a challenging test of your endurance, stamina and determination. The route offers unique panoramic sceneries. The cost of that is, however, the weakest acclimatization transition.

    We recommend you to read more here about Kilimanjaro climbing routes here before you make your choice.

  • Training to climb Kilimanjaro

    Training to climb Kilimanjaro

    Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a unique adventure because a person with average fitness level has high chances for reaching Peak Uhuru. The slopes of Kilimanjaro is the place where proper high-altitude acclimatization is more important than your endurance, stamina and strength.

    However, we do encourage everyone, to take some workout. Not only will it help you to feel more comfortable on Kilimanjaro (some hikes are 10-14 km long), but also some sport is always good for your health overall.

    Our articles about high-altitude acclimatization and Kilimanjaro fitness program will be useful.

  • Kilimanjaro Weather

    Kilimanjaro Weather

    Weather in Northern Tanzania is a good illustration of a typical tropical climate with a dry and a rainy season. The temperature rarely falls below C⁰ 25-35 (77- 95 F). March-May is the rainy season with high precipitation. November-beginning of December is the small rainy season. Check your luggage in accordance with our Kilimanjaro climb packing list.

    Mount Kilimanjaro has a special temperature regime. Traversing five climatic zones, it features different temperatures, ranging from “hot” at the beginning of your trek to “very cold” (especially on the summit night, when the temperature may fall below 15 C⁰) in the summit areas. The closer you are to Uhuru Peak, the colder the air becomes. Rainfall and wildlife decrease progressively.

    Know more about the weather in Kilimanjaro make sure reading our articles about the best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • What is the Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro

    What is the Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro

    In short, you may climb Mount Kilimanjaro all year round. Climbs during the dry season are, however, more comfortable. The dry season spans the periods from the second half of from December till March and from June till November.

    At the same time, a Kilimanjaro climb during the rainy season has some advantages as well.

    Read our article "When is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro?" to understand which season is the best for you.

  • Kilimanjaro Climbing Tips

    Kilimanjaro Climbing Tips

    For all those climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with us and with other tour operators, we have prepared the following insider tips:

    1. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not about your level of fitness only. Determination, motivation and well-planned acclimatization transition are more important.
    2. Do not save up on your personal equipment. Branded high-quality clothes and sleeping bags often have decisive impact on successfulness of your climb. All personal equipment is available for rent in our office.
    3. Be ready to have no shower for a week or so. Portable showers are, however, available for extra fee.
    4. Public toilets may be uncomfortable, especially for the ladies. Thus, renting a portable toilet makes sense.
    5. Taking an mp3 player or an Ipod is a good idea. Enjoy the sceneries on the way and better preserve battery for the summit rush.
  • Kilimanjaro climbing FAQ

    Kilimanjaro climbing FAQ

    Mount Kilimanjaro in a nutshell:

    Location: Kilimanjaro region, the United Republic of Tanzania
    Geographic coordinates: 03°04′33″S 37°21′12″E 
    Type of the mount Stratovolcano
    Altitude 5,895 m/19,308 ft
    First climb Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller on October 6, 1889
    Climbs annually Over 30,000
    Administrative authority Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA)

    How fit do you have to be to climb Kilimanjaro?

    In short, ordinary fitness level is sufficient to reach the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. If you can walk a 10-14 km/6-7 miles per day, certainly you can climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Many websites recommend intensive training for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Our practice, however, showed that people with ordinary fitness level who got proper acclimatization always reach the summit. Yet, professional athletes, who failed to get acclimatized well (either because they “rush”, or because their guides fail to control their trekking progress) are at serious risk of high-altitude sickness and evacuation.

    We do recommend you to take some exercises for your Kilimanjaro adventure. See our Kilimanjaro training program. Good fitness level will always be a good advantage for a Kilimanjaro adventurer, as it will help you to tackle daily trekking challenge with ease and comfort.

    If, however, for some reason you do not have an opportunity to take some workouts for your Kilimanjaro adventure - do not give up. Consider choosing a more extended program (such as Lemosho 8-day) with less daily trekking distance

    How long does it take to walk up Kilimanjaro?

    Depending on the route which you choose for your Kilimanjaro climbing adventure, it may take from 5 to 8 days. Longer programs with camping in Kilimanjaro crater are also available.

    Do I need to have an insurance for Kilimanjaro trekking?

    Though it is not a mandatory requirement for taking part in our Mount Kilimanjaro climb expeditions, we strongly recommend buying insurance against possible cancellation of your trip, lost and/or delayed luggage, emergency repatriation, emergency medical evacuation with helicopters.

    Drop us a line at [email protected] and we will give you a competent insurance advice for your Kilimanjaro adventure.

    Do I need to have a vaccination for Kilimanjaro expedition?

    It is imperative to have a vaccination against yellow fever to enter Tanzania in case you are travelling to Tanzania from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. In all other cases there are no immunization/vaccination restrictions to enter Tanzania.

    For all those interested in getting more information we recommend reading our article Tanzania vaccination requirements.

    Trekking, hiking or climbing?

    Though three terms are often used interchangeably, there are some semantic differences. Hiking refers to the easiest type of leisure “walking” activities and implies that a hiker is walking by specially designated and adapted trails or human-made roads.

    Trekking also refers to the process of walking, yet this concept implies that a “trekker” walks a longer distance than a hiker and exerts himself physically above ordinary level. Another noticeable difference is that trekking expeditions take place in the areas with no transportation.

    The idea of “mountain climbing”, on the other hand, is fundamentally different from “hiking” or “trekking”. There are two distinguishing features of mountain climbing. Firstly, it means using special equipment (clothes and gear), which is not usually used for hiking or trekking expeditions. Secondly, the purpose of a climbing expedition is reaching the top of a mountain, while hiking and trekking may be practised in other wilderness areas.

    Thus, semantically Kilimanjaro expeditions are both climbing and trekking. One-day Kilimanjaro adventures to the lower camps may be classified as “hikes”.

    We at Altezza Travel are tolerant to the conceptual differences and use all these terms interchangeably.

    High altitude acclimatization for Kilimanjaro

    In short, at 6000 m (19700 f) altitude the proportion of oxygen molecules in the atmosphere is substantially lower than at the sea level. It is discomforting for a human body, which is accustomed to getting certain amounts of oxygen.

    We can get adapted to the shortage of oxygen molecules, but it is possible only when we progress upwards slowly to allow our body to make the necessary transformations in your respiratory system. Too fast ascent is the shortest way to HAPE and HACE, which are both life-threatening conditions.

    Proper acclimatization is the most important aspect of a successful of a Mount Kilimanjaro climb.

How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro?

Briefly, it does not take spending a fortune for a safe, comfortable and successful climb. However, the price below USD 1600 should alert you, as it is the first signal that your tour operator forsakes basic safety measures and hires semi-qualified (or unqualified altogether) guides and porters, who agreed to work for a pay far below the market average. Some tour operators do not pay their climbing crews at all, who sign up for the expedition relying on tips only.

In addition to that, “budget” a Kilimanjaro climb means poor diet, second-rate obsolete equipment and no operations in place. Thus, though embarking on a cheap trip may seem attractive financially, in reality, it jeopardizes your safety and perpetuates porters mistreatment.

Altezza Travel offers various climbing packages that differ in pre- and post-climb accommodation and extra services and amenities on the Mount. However, each expedition of Altezza Travel features the same safety standards and the same professionalism of our climbing crews.

Read this article "How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro?" to know more about climbing Kilimanjaro price breakdown.

Which route to choose for hiking?

There are several routes for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Those seeking seclusion, scenic value and good acclimatization transition should consider Lemosho or Northern Traverse. A pocket-friendly and picturesque Machame provides good acclimatization transition, though it is a bit crowded during the high season.

Due to a popular misconception of being the easiest, Marangu route is the most popular and cheapest option. It is the only route providing hut accommodation (all other routes are camping only), which are handy for hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro during the rainy season. Marangu, however, features poor acclimatization and scenic value, as the trail is used for ascent and descent.

Rongai is one of the least crowded and the only route approaching the Mount from the North. It is a physically challenging option for Kilimanjaro hiking and is ideal for those who value remoteness. This route is recommended for hiking Kilimanjaro during the rainy seasons (Northern side of the Mountain protects the climbers from precipitation).

Umbwe route is the for the real adventurers. The steepest and shortest option to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Umbwe is a challenging test of your endurance, stamina and determination. The route offers unique panoramic sceneries. The cost of that is, however, the weakest acclimatization transition.

We recommend you to read more here about Kilimanjaro climbing routes here before you make your choice.

Training to climb Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a unique adventure because a person with average fitness level has high chances for reaching Peak Uhuru. The slopes of Kilimanjaro is the place where proper high-altitude acclimatization is more important than your endurance, stamina and strength.

However, we do encourage everyone, to take some workout. Not only will it help you to feel more comfortable on Kilimanjaro (some hikes are 10-14 km long), but also some sport is always good for your health overall.

Our articles about high-altitude acclimatization and Kilimanjaro fitness program will be useful.

Kilimanjaro Weather

Weather in Northern Tanzania is a good illustration of a typical tropical climate with a dry and a rainy season. The temperature rarely falls below C⁰ 25-35 (77- 95 F). March-May is the rainy season with high precipitation. November-beginning of December is the small rainy season. Check your luggage in accordance with our Kilimanjaro climb packing list.

Mount Kilimanjaro has a special temperature regime. Traversing five climatic zones, it features different temperatures, ranging from “hot” at the beginning of your trek to “very cold” (especially on the summit night, when the temperature may fall below 15 C⁰) in the summit areas. The closer you are to Uhuru Peak, the colder the air becomes. Rainfall and wildlife decrease progressively.

Know more about the weather in Kilimanjaro make sure reading our articles about the best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

What is the Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro

In short, you may climb Mount Kilimanjaro all year round. Climbs during the dry season are, however, more comfortable. The dry season spans the periods from the second half of from December till March and from June till November.

At the same time, a Kilimanjaro climb during the rainy season has some advantages as well.

Read our article "When is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro?" to understand which season is the best for you.

Kilimanjaro Climbing Tips

For all those climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with us and with other tour operators, we have prepared the following insider tips:

  1. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not about your level of fitness only. Determination, motivation and well-planned acclimatization transition are more important.
  2. Do not save up on your personal equipment. Branded high-quality clothes and sleeping bags often have decisive impact on successfulness of your climb. All personal equipment is available for rent in our office.
  3. Be ready to have no shower for a week or so. Portable showers are, however, available for extra fee.
  4. Public toilets may be uncomfortable, especially for the ladies. Thus, renting a portable toilet makes sense.
  5. Taking an mp3 player or an Ipod is a good idea. Enjoy the sceneries on the way and better preserve battery for the summit rush.

Kilimanjaro climbing FAQ

Mount Kilimanjaro in a nutshell:

Location: Kilimanjaro region, the United Republic of Tanzania
Geographic coordinates: 03°04′33″S 37°21′12″E 
Type of the mount Stratovolcano
Altitude 5,895 m/19,308 ft
First climb Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller on October 6, 1889
Climbs annually Over 30,000
Administrative authority Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA)

How fit do you have to be to climb Kilimanjaro?

In short, ordinary fitness level is sufficient to reach the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. If you can walk a 10-14 km/6-7 miles per day, certainly you can climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Many websites recommend intensive training for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Our practice, however, showed that people with ordinary fitness level who got proper acclimatization always reach the summit. Yet, professional athletes, who failed to get acclimatized well (either because they “rush”, or because their guides fail to control their trekking progress) are at serious risk of high-altitude sickness and evacuation.

We do recommend you to take some exercises for your Kilimanjaro adventure. See our Kilimanjaro training program. Good fitness level will always be a good advantage for a Kilimanjaro adventurer, as it will help you to tackle daily trekking challenge with ease and comfort.

If, however, for some reason you do not have an opportunity to take some workouts for your Kilimanjaro adventure - do not give up. Consider choosing a more extended program (such as Lemosho 8-day) with less daily trekking distance

How long does it take to walk up Kilimanjaro?

Depending on the route which you choose for your Kilimanjaro climbing adventure, it may take from 5 to 8 days. Longer programs with camping in Kilimanjaro crater are also available.

Do I need to have an insurance for Kilimanjaro trekking?

Though it is not a mandatory requirement for taking part in our Mount Kilimanjaro climb expeditions, we strongly recommend buying insurance against possible cancellation of your trip, lost and/or delayed luggage, emergency repatriation, emergency medical evacuation with helicopters.

Drop us a line at [email protected] and we will give you a competent insurance advice for your Kilimanjaro adventure.

Do I need to have a vaccination for Kilimanjaro expedition?

It is imperative to have a vaccination against yellow fever to enter Tanzania in case you are travelling to Tanzania from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. In all other cases there are no immunization/vaccination restrictions to enter Tanzania.

For all those interested in getting more information we recommend reading our article Tanzania vaccination requirements.

Trekking, hiking or climbing?

Though three terms are often used interchangeably, there are some semantic differences. Hiking refers to the easiest type of leisure “walking” activities and implies that a hiker is walking by specially designated and adapted trails or human-made roads.

Trekking also refers to the process of walking, yet this concept implies that a “trekker” walks a longer distance than a hiker and exerts himself physically above ordinary level. Another noticeable difference is that trekking expeditions take place in the areas with no transportation.

The idea of “mountain climbing”, on the other hand, is fundamentally different from “hiking” or “trekking”. There are two distinguishing features of mountain climbing. Firstly, it means using special equipment (clothes and gear), which is not usually used for hiking or trekking expeditions. Secondly, the purpose of a climbing expedition is reaching the top of a mountain, while hiking and trekking may be practised in other wilderness areas.

Thus, semantically Kilimanjaro expeditions are both climbing and trekking. One-day Kilimanjaro adventures to the lower camps may be classified as “hikes”.

We at Altezza Travel are tolerant to the conceptual differences and use all these terms interchangeably.

High altitude acclimatization for Kilimanjaro

In short, at 6000 m (19700 f) altitude the proportion of oxygen molecules in the atmosphere is substantially lower than at the sea level. It is discomforting for a human body, which is accustomed to getting certain amounts of oxygen.

We can get adapted to the shortage of oxygen molecules, but it is possible only when we progress upwards slowly to allow our body to make the necessary transformations in your respiratory system. Too fast ascent is the shortest way to HAPE and HACE, which are both life-threatening conditions.

Proper acclimatization is the most important aspect of a successful of a Mount Kilimanjaro climb.

JOIN ONE OF OUR GROUPS

You may join one of our scheduled Kilimanjaro climbing adventures with fixed dates and prices. People from all over the world sign up for our expeditions. You will be in a cosmopolitan society and will share some costs with your fellow-climbers. Thus “joinable” trips are cheaper than our custom tours, but there is no flexibility regarding dates.

VIP TOURISM

For all those seeking supreme service standards, our team is ready to offer exclusive upmarket hotels and lodges, signature cuisine, luxury cars, chartered flights and other features of a royal adventure. Enjoy the wildlife of Tanzania with upscale comfort!

Kilimanjaro Weather

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Dry season (July - October/ January - March)

The weather is rather predictable and less changeable. The precipitation is rare, and the sky is clear, making these months ideal for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The temperature in the summit area fluctuates between -5 C and -10 C. The summit area is not covered with snow, and extra equipment is not necessary. Overall, dry season climbing is less challenging and more comfortable.

Rain season

It is possible to climb Mt Kilimanjaro all year round, and though the rain season requires some extra efforts, there are two advantages: the routes are less crowded, and Uhuru Peak is majestically covered snow, making the landscapes dreamlike. You will need to take extra sets of thermal underwear, T-shirts and socks. Rainfalls (and snowfalls in the higher camps) are likely to happen, and the days are windy and humid. The summit area is covered with snow and ice, making it necessary to take the gaiters and microspikes. In general, rain season climbing is more challenging, but the experiences are unique.

Weather on Kilimanjaro now

We are regularly updating Kilimanjaro weather forecasts. Visit altezza-weather.com to get the most accurate information about the weather on Kilimanjaro.

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Kilimanjaro Climb Reviews

50 reviews
  • Climbing and Safari
    Carly J. McKay

    During a month we were chatting by emails with African companies which arrange tours to Africa: climbing Kilimanjaro and Safari. The language barrier, poor description of what we are paying, huge rang...

    During a month we were chatting by emails with African companies which arrange tours to Africa: climbing Kilimanjaro and Safari. The language barrier, poor description of what we are paying, huge range of prices for the same service from different representatives, created a feeling of scam. Just 3 weeks before departure, we turned to a Russian company In Africa - Altezza Travel, expecting that now the price would be even higher than Africans have. But the price was pleased, Alex was very clear in his first letter, he advised to switch from the Machame route we choose to Lemosho and after just a couple of emails we all agreed and decided to go with the Altezza. I must say that we fully trust on the accommodations provided by Altezza, did not check and did not even see any hotel, which had planned for us. Expectations of the hotels were fully met. We were met at the airport, settled in a lovely hotel at the foot of the mountain. Alex has arrived a couple of hours later, gave a full briefing, checked our equipment, some of the stuff we have was quite old and we have been planning to leave it in Africa after the trekking. 80% of our climbing gear, of course, was unprofessional and did not fit. So we went to the Altezza office, where we were fully outfitted. Climbing Kilimanjaro – is definitely a fairy tale. Neither further Safari or Zanzibar are not compatible with the emotions of the ascent! The experience of a lifetime! And such a starry sky probably does not exist anywhere, as on the Equator. Everything was perfect - meals, tents, sleeping bags and great team. And most importantly - professional guides - Moses and Albert. We left the camp the last to trek very slowly, steadily, however we came ahead of all who left the camp before, made 2 stops for 2 minutes and reached the summit one of the first just at dawn! Such an amazing view! Then we had Safari trip where everything was perfect as well. Luxury hotels, the most memorable of which Mbalageti. With swimming pools, a huge selection of food "at the buffet", overlooking the African savannah. Our guide was very energetic and made sure that we saw almost all the possible animals except rhino. In general, this trip is number one of all, where we were. I strongly advise the company Altezza, who carry out their responsibilities in full, taking care and responsibilities for all those who came under their wing in Africa. We already advised Altezza to our friend, I know, she will be also delighted! Read more
  • Climbing
    Brian Patrick

    I cooperate with Altezza and can strongly recommend them as a professional company, which will organize your trip five plus. When planning your journey to Africa by yourself you have to search for the...

    I cooperate with Altezza and can strongly recommend them as a professional company, which will organize your trip five plus. When planning your journey to Africa by yourself you have to search for the cheapest options of safari and trekking Kilimanjaro. I can say from my own experience that the local companies by reducing the price of travel often may trick you: give you cheap dirty hotels (though you paid for good quality), the meager food and cheat on different services. After this negative experience you have to specify every detail. With Altezza planning turns into pleasure, I like that they include all spendings in the price, it is always comfortable and even cheaper than the other local companies offer. Altezza offers only comfortable hotels, brand new safe safari jeeps, professional equipment for the climbing on mountains. In addition, they think through every step of the ascent on Kilimanjaro, guides provide you great food and hot tea, support and help at the right time. So I appreciate the organization of the first Russian companies in Tanzania Altezza and recommend them as a responsible company. Read more
  • Climbing and Safari
    Don Daniel

    After a long search for the company on a safari and hiking Mt Kilimanjaro , I have found a company Altezza. ... And I sighed with relief. With Altezza everything was simpler and easier. The organizat...

    After a long search for the company on a safari and hiking Mt Kilimanjaro, I have found a company Altezza. ... And I sighed with relief. With Altezza everything was simpler and easier. The organization, service - all at a high level. Staff of the company positive and energetic guys. Climbing crew and safari guides - one of the best. Thank you Sasha and Co.! Read more

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