Our local, expert guides know Kilimanjaro’s routes like the backs of their hands. And it’s this knowledge and expertise that allows us to help you fulfill your dream of trekking to Africa’s highest peak.
From the moment you make contact with us to the jubilation at the summit, and all the way back to the airport transfer, we’re with you every step of the way.
These Tanzania hiking tours are usually once-in-a-lifetime trips, so we treat our guests how we would want to be treated.
We strive to provide life-changing travel experiences. Challenging yourself to summit Kilimanjaro with Roam Wild Adventure will truly change your outlook on life.
Below, we’ve laid out some of the most important points you need to know before making your way to Tanzania.
But if you have any other questions about our Kilimanjaro guided climbs, please feel free to get in touch.
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First and foremost, we love giving back to the places we visit and we love it even more when you do too! Embrace a truly life-changing journey and conquer the roof of Africa while doing some good for your favorite charity. We can help any person or group with their charity Kilimanjaro climbs, just get in touch with us to get started.
One thing we need to highlight before we go any further: Mount Kilimanjaro is not a technical climb and no special mountain climbing experience is needed. In fact, out of all the Seven Summits (the highest mountains on each of the seven continents on earth), Kilimanjaro is the only one that can be said to be truly “walkable”. Below are our recommendations on how to prepare for the climb, as it will be challenging but 100% achievable and preparation is the key.
Mt. Kilimanjaro is truly one of the great trekking experiences on earth. But there are several factors that make this a tough but totally achievable climb. The walk itself is strenuous on your muscles and joints, regardless of the number of days you choose. The higher you go, the thinner the air gets and acclimatization is imperative to a successful climb. Nearing the summit, you’ll have roughly half the amount of oxygen per breath than you normally would have. We deliberately include acclimatization days on our climbs to give us the best possible chance for our bodies to adjust and for us to reach the summit. Lastly, the days leading up to the summit push aren’t overly difficult but the last day before summiting is tough both physically and mentally. A midnight start with an ascent over 1500m and a descent of nearly 3000m totalling 16-18 hours is a challenge.
So, as the saying goes, failure to prepare is preparing to fail. We would recommend a minimum of 2 long hikes a week (we recommend increasing this dramatically to almost daily as you approach your date) leading up to your climb with a weighted backpack to help with leg strength and endurance for the long haul of Kilimanjaro. For more specific training information, reach out to our professional team.
Don’t skimp out on expensive equipment as you will suffer the consequences on the mountain. Our best piece of advice is don’t turn up with brand new walking boots, ensure they have been the same ones you have been training in and you are certain you will be comfortable. Next is your head. For the hot temperatures, ensure you have something that provides solid sun protection. As we near the summit, a woolly hat or even a balaclava is highly recommended. A four-season sleeping bag, trekking poles to assist your knees on the way back down, a comfortable daypack, and sunscreen are also high on the priority list.
Lemosho: The Lemosho route is known to be one of the most scenic routes on Mt. Kilimanjaro. This is an eight-day trek, allowing extra time for acclimatization, in turn, making this a very achievable climb. With an overall success rate of 95%, the Lemosho Route is hailed as one of the least crowded and most accessible routes on Kilimanjaro.
Northern Circuit: This relatively new route ascends the more scenic and tranquil western slope of Kilimanjaro and crosses nearly the entire mountain before the summit. This is easily one of the most picturesque paths and tranquil journeys up Africa’s highest point, as there are almost no other groups on the northern face.
Rongai: The upside is: there are very few climbers on the same path as you, adding to the vast, open wilderness and the incredible scenery. The downside? Because of the route profile, it isn’t as easy to acclimatize BUT, as we mentioned before, we do add an extra day to aid acclimatization.
Machame: Due to its high success rate (90% for a 7-day trek), it is one of the better routes to aid acclimatization. The views on this route are incredible and you also get the added challenge of the Great Barranco Wall. If your goal is solely to reach the summit, this should be your choice.
Marangu: The Marangu Route is considered to be one of the easier paths to the summit, given its gradual slope and direct path. Being only 6 days long, it can be slightly more challenging to acclimatize because the paths are more direct than others.
Another good question to ask. Simply put, the area surrounding Kilimanjaro is under monsoon conditions during April and May, and one shorter season in November. We take this into consideration as our tour availability ranges from January through mid-March, mid-June through October, and then December. Outside the monsoon season, the weather is typically dry and clear.
Tanzania has three major international airports: Dar es Salaam (DAR), Zanzibar (ZNZ) and Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). The latter is the most convenient for Kilimanjaro, sitting only 42 km away from the mountain town of Moshi and 50 km from Arusha. In addition to flights to Tanzania, you may consider flights to Nairobi in Kenya, which is only a 5-hour shuttle bus ride to Arusha or a 1-hour plane ride to JRO. Note, however, that by choosing to fly to Kenya you may need a multiple-entry Kenya visa (if you are flying out of Kenya, too, for example, and spend longer than a fortnight in Tanzania), which can cost as much as $122 USD – thereby reducing or eliminating any saving you may have made in airfares.
In deciding which flights to book, you should take the full trip into consideration. For example, if you would like to spend a couple days in Zanzibar after the climb, it might be best to book one-way tickets from your home to Kilimanjaro Airport for the climb, from Arusha to Zanzibar after the climb, and then from Zanzibar back to your home.
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Roam Wild Adventure
Who Are We?
Our company began with inspiration born out of the indelible impression left upon us from the day we first set foot in Tanzania, and developed as an aspiration to make the beauty, splendor, and unique culture of the Kilimanjaro region accessible to all. Our first visit to Tanzania touched us deeply and that sentiment remained with us long after we left.
After much thought we realized we wanted to become part of the trekking industry in Kilimanjaro, to raise awareness of this special place, its people, and environment and bring others here to enjoy it.
Our company’s purpose is to give people the opportunity to experience the exhilaration of adventure while also creating a community around sustainable and responsible adventure tourism.
Read more about how Roam Wild Adventure got started and our mission on our About Us page.
Roam Wild Adventure was founded by two world wanderers, Helen & Christina. Our company’s purpose is to give people the opportunity to experience the exhilaration of adventure while also creating a community around sustainable and responsible adventure tourism. If you are looking for a truly transformational experience, come explore the world with us.
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These women were an awesome team, so fun to be with, so full of energy and determination. Each of them was climbing for their own personal reasons, knowing summiting Kilimanjaro is not about taking a picture at the Uhuru Peak sign to show your friends. It’s about the journey, it’s about overcoming your doubts and fears. It’s about extending your boundaries, proving you are limitless in what you believe you can accomplish. These women are the epitome of grit. They are the living embodiment of our motto, “dream, believe, achieve” and we couldn’t be more proud of them 🥰.
We strongly believe in the power of positive thinking and preparation and we encourage anyone who has a lofty goal to go after it. You can do it! It’s worth taking the chance. To paraphrase many who’ve said it before, it’s only by taking chances in life that we live at all. So go out there and get it 😎.
Our amazing team will guide you, encourage you, teach you, be there to help you every step of the way. Our goal is to make the journey a forever cherished memory for you.
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Celebrating International Women’s Day with the vibrant and resilient Maasai women of the Simanjiro Region in Tanzania. We were so honored to be part of this amazing event. The women shared their stories with us, telling us about their many accomplishments and also some of the challenges they are facing. These Maasai women have been resourceful and resilient. Using their organizational skills and financial savvy, they have been providing microloans within the community to help primarily with building a school for their children. Their children currently have to walk up to 14km to get to the nearest school. It’s dangerous, as they often set out and return in darkness making them likely to fall victim to wild animal attacks. The long solitary trek to school has also been identified as a major cause of pregnancy in young girls.
Unfortunately, the severe drought this past year has caused additional financial hardship and the school project the women started had to be put on pause. Together through our partnership with @tacceiofficial, we hope to raise awareness of the issues faced in this community and raise funds so that the school can be completed.
Women’s empowerment and advancement are fundamental for a community to thrive. When women are empowered they raise the well-being of their families and the quality of life for the whole community. Positive outcomes in the local economy, healthcare, and eduction are just some of the benefits of providing equanimity and opportunities for women.
If you would like to lend your support, contact us at email@example.com.