Kilimanjaro Private Treks

We offer private treks on the dates of your choice, on a “tailor-made” trek where you can choose your specific dates, number of days, route, gear choices, and conditions to meet your needs. The prices break even at about 4 people to do a private group. With 3 or fewer, it’s a better value to join one of our group treks.

On private treks, we offer any route combination, from 5 to 10 days. Consider that you will likely only climb Kilimanjaro once, so you should ‘do it right’.

The best way to do this is choosing a trek which allows enough acclimatization time to reach the summit safely. The single most important factor on whether you reach the summit or not depends on the number of days taken. The park minimum is 5-days – that’s 3.5 days to the summit. Only about 50% of those on 5-day climbs reach the summit. Of the roughly 1,000 climbers we take up the mountain each year, we average 8 days and we get just over 90% of our climbers to Uhuru Peak.

Breaking that down, the results are dramatic when comparing the summit success rates vs. the number of days on the mountain. These are our estimated summit success rates:

  • 5 days: 65%
  • 6 days: 75%
  • 7 days: 80%
  • 8 days: 90%
  • 9 or 10 days: 95%

It makes a significant impact on summit success rates to take extra days. The best plan is to take 7 or more days, in order to make your efforts worthwhile and make the experience a pleasant and fulfilling one!

Book your climb

Contact Nature Discovery now to find out more about treks and availability.

Best Responsible Guide Company 2019

Nature Discovery were a phenomenal outfit: professional, knowledgeable and excellent fun. We climbed in a huge group to set a Guinness World Record for the highest altitude football game ever played (Equal Playing Field) but the silent heros and heroines were Nature Discovery crew. Every single individual, from the guides to the porters to the cooks to the sanitary crew made our dreams come true. If you want an ethical, professional, well managed, fun loving outfit, go with Nature Discovery!

Maggie Murphy UK

Thanks for the follow up.  The entire trip was amazing and an absolute blast.  Attached is my favorite picture at the summit with myself and my guide (Godwin).  Honestly – I have nothing critical to say – the entire trip was planned to perfection – Nature Discovery is truly top notch and I can see why you all partner with them.  Well worth the premium paid as opposed to going through other guide services.  Thanks again for everything

M. Benton Smith UK

Nature Discovery is the best agent to secure your Kilimanjaro climbing. Guides like Sam and Philip run the strongest team, always disciplined and caring! Equipment is of highest quality, camp management is in order, incredible eating, perfect information and briefing.  A top team spirit; smile on their faces, and, if needed, serious, alert, dedicated. They know the mountain and its challenges! Imagine, two lady-climbers feeling totally safe and perfectly guided by this professional team!
We fully recommend Nature Discovery! It was amazing and we will never forget this wonderful journey!

Wendela and Monique Netherlands

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