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 was very efficient at organising my trek, I dealt directly with them rather than a travel agent. Whilst on the trek, the team of guides and porters were professional, knowledgeable and enjoyable to spend time with. An amazing experience all round. Thank you.

Lisa Huitson Australia

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

Thank you for the most amazing trip with the best bunch of guides and porters you could wish for…

The pictures are now doing the rounds and we are having a big get together at a local pub tomorrow evening to show all the pictures and videos taken and that will be a great evening and you and all of our guides etc will be very much in our thoughts. Our group had Honest, Nastoria, Edward and Laizer as our guides and they were absolutely fantastic. Please, please pass on our huge thanks to them all for their expert advice and encouragement that managed to get us all to the top and this was solely due to their magnificent help. The food was absolutely top class (better than the Lodge!!) and Good Luck a delight as our waiter.

I can’t thank you enough for the experience, something I know that will stay with me forever

Caroline Sales UK

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