Zanzibar City

6-Day Private Kilimanjaro Climbing


Experience something unusual, challenge yourself!


Are you done with lying on the beach all day? Join us for an incredible hike!


Feel like a king as you stand on top of the highest mountain in Africa.

Embark on an Epic Adventure to the Highest Peak of Africa

Looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure? Join us on an exhilarating Kilimanjaro climbing tour! Our experienced guides will lead you through the stunning landscapes of Tanzania, up to the summit of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. You’ll experience the thrill of conquering a true natural wonder and witness breathtaking views of the surrounding plains and the distant horizon.


Challenge yourself

on the Machame route

The Machame route is one of the most popular routes for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It’s known as the “Whiskey” route, as it’s considered to be more challenging than the “Coca-Cola” route, which is the Marangu route.

The Machame route is a scenic and picturesque trail that takes climbers through a variety of landscapes, including lush rainforests, moorlands, and alpine deserts. The route also provides stunning views of the surrounding scenery and wildlife, including the Shira Plateau, Barranco Wall, and Lava Tower.

The Machame route usually takes around 6 days to complete. The trailhead starts at Machame Gate, located on the southwestern side of Kilimanjaro. The route follows a steep ascent through the rainforest before reaching the Shira Plateau. From there, climbers will continue up to Lava Tower and Barranco Wall before making their way to Barafu Camp, the final campsite before the summit.

The Machame route is a challenging climb and requires a good level of fitness, but it’s also a rewarding and unforgettable experience for those who attempt it.

Kilimanjaro Checklist

This checklist is a suggested gear for Kilimanjaro climbs, but you know your needs better and should adjust the list accordingly. You should bring two bags: one for the porter to carry (max. 15 kg) and a day backpack for yourself to carry during the days. Bring ziploc plastic bags to keep things dry. Note that Tanzania has banned single-use plastic bags but you can use any kind of reusable bags.

Water is included in the tour, but it’s sourced from the mountain and then boiled. The water should be drinkable and is used in cooking, but if you choose, you can also use water purification tablets or other methods. Note that you need to drink a lot of water every day, around 4 litres. There are “long drop” public toilets at the campsites, but you can also choose to have a private chemical toilet tent for your group use for an extra cost of 50 USD per day.

  • Blister plasters
  • Wet wipes
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Small towel – needs to dry quickly
  • Insect repellent
  • Diarrhoea tablets
  • Painkillers
  • Sunscreen – make sure it’s against both UVA and UVB
  • Lip balm – with SPF
  • Moisturising cream
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Optional but recommended: Water treatment
  • Optional: Flavour sachets – to use in the water for taste
  • Optional: Diamox – a medicine for altitude sickness (consult your doctor)
  • Optional: Snacks – something easy to eat if you want to have a snack between the meals
  • Optional: Earplugs
  • Hiking boots – make sure you break them in beforehand. Consider bringing an extra pair of shoe laces and insoles.
  • Sneakers – to use at the camp and on the first hiking day
  • Base layers – wool or synthetic. Do not wear cotton as it takes a long time to dry and can cause hypothermia.
  • Socks – both light socks and warm hiking socks
  • Upper middle layer – a fleece shirt, for example
  • Warm jacket – a light-weight down jacket, for example
  • Rain jacket – with a hood
  • Wind-breaker
  • Waterproof pants – to put on top of other pants when needed
  • Hiking pants
  • Other clothing as you see fit
  • Optional: Hiking shorts – for the first day
  • Optional: Gaiters
  • Sleeping bag – needs to be sufficient in winter conditions
  • Insulated sleeping matt
  • Backpack – to use during the day, 30 to 60 litres
  • Padded straps around shoulders and waist
  • Backpack rain cover
  • Water bottles – for at least 2 litres (you can bring 2 bottles for example). Take insulated bottles to avoid freezing.
  • Walking stick(s) – you can also rent them for 20 USD
  • Head torch – bring extra batteries
  • Power bank
  • Optional: Portable solar charger
  • Optional: Swiss knife and items to maintain your gear
  • Sun glasses – consider also bringing glacier glasses
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat – beanie, for example
  • Light gloves
  • Snow gloves

Book Your 6-Day Kilimanjaro Climbing Tour


2,030 USD per person


6 days


Private hiking tour


  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Drinking water
  • Cooking gear
  • Tent
  • Services of porters, chefs, and guides
  • Camping and park fees


Tips and/or gratuities for the services provided


There is an expectation of giving tips to the porters, chefs, and guides at the end the trip. There will be a moment to do this after you have returned from the mountain. An adequate tip from the whole group would be 10 USD per staff member per day. There are generally around 4 staff members per person, so budget accordingly.