Climbing Kilimanjaro is the ultimate goal for many trekkers. Each day brings a new landscape as you begin from the savannah, move through the forest and alpine desert, and climb upward to the ice and snow at the summit.

Climb the ‘Roof of Africa’ on a private trek

Considering that you will likely only climb Kilimanjaro once, you should “do it right”.

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 better value to join one of our group treks.

How to choose your private trek

Select your number of days

Our private treks can be from 5 to 10 days, depending on which route you chose. It is important to remember that not only fitness but also enough acclimatization is needed to ensure whether you reach the summit or not.

The single most important factor depends on the number of days taken.

Summit success rates

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 Nature Discovery’s estimated summit success rates:

5 days: 75%
6 days: 82%
7 days: 87%
8 days: 92%
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!

Select your climbing route

Our private treks allow you to tailor-make your climbing route to the top of Kilimanjaro choosing from the six approach routes.

Our Kilimanjaro experts will be happy to assist you in choosing the best route.

Gear choices

Whether you are looking for a luxurious summit to the top, or don’t mind roughing it, we have a variety of gear choices on offer.

We offer 4 main options for the level of gear and services. The majority of our treks are run in the “Superior” option, but we also offer a simpler and less expensive options, called “Lite” and “Hut”.


No visit to Tanzania is complete without a quintessential safari. Begin or end your climb of Kilimanjaro with a safari experience where you can immerse yourself in the rich and varied ecosystems in Tanzania.

We design and operate customized safaris for those who want an exclusive Tanzanian safari experience. We offer permanent safari lodges, tented camps and our own private mobile camping safaris.

Book your climb

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

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Dear Gary


Just returned back to Denmark after the fantastic Kilimanjaro tour with your Crew booked by Glen Nielsen.

The 4 guides were top professional and the whole Team just extraordinary.

We were 10 people in the group and all of us got to the top. So you have a 100% success rate. 👍🏼

That would not have happened had it not been because of every single guy in the Team. Guides, cooks, waiters, porters etc etc.

I was the one who booked a personal porter for my daypack.

I want you to know that the very sweet boy (don’t remember his name) was absolutely outstanding and definitely is the reason I reached the top, and especially got down again. That was the absolute hardest part for me.

The Young guy just knew where to be and what to do. He knew my needs before I did. He followed me as a shadow. He offered me a hand and help when necessary. Especially going down. The guide was quite a distance in front so when I struggled and needed support he was there with a strong arm to take off the pressure on my knees.

Unfortunately he did not speak English but we had a way of understanding one another. I called him my Superman!!!

I just want to give him my very best recommendation!!! and hope you will pass it on as well as having him in mind in the future.

Many of the others in the group so envied me having thought of having a personal porter.

I Think you should recommend it to future clients over 60 years😉


Thank you again for making my Dream of climbing Kilimanjaro come true.


Should I complain about one thing we all wished different, it was the tents⛺️ SO hard to get in and out🥴


Best wishes

Lene Mikkelsen

Lene Mikkelsen

2020 through October 2022


Join our Chief Project Manager at Nature Discovery as he Attempts to Summit Kilimanjaro with a Small Group of Guests.