Effective 08/20/2019 , the government of Tanzania has introduced a new visa processing requirement at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), which serves the city of Arusha in the north of the East African country. International travelers entitled to get their visa on arrival now need to complete the following process:
The changes at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) mean that the visa on arrival process can take in excess of two hours. Travelers planning to visit Tanzania should apply to obtain their visa online. The process usually takes two to three weeks.
This depends on how you define best (weather, crowds, flight cost). It is possible to climb year around, however, best weather on Kili is during the months of Jan - March & July - Oct. However, Kili creates its own weather and it can change at anytime. Kili tends to have more crowds during Jan, Feb & July - Sept.
This is a general guideline of how many staff members will accompany your group. The number of porters is dependent on how much you bring along on the trek. Porters will not carry more than 20kg/33lbs per regulations. Therefore, please pack wisely!
1 PAX– 1 guide / 1 cook / 4 - 6 porters
2 PAX – 2 guides / 1 cook / 8 - 12 porters
3 PAX – 3 guides / 1 cook / 12 - 16 porters
4 PAX – 4 guides / 2 cooks / 16 - 20 porters
5 PAX – 5 guides / 2 cooks / 20 - 26 porters
Guides: $20 per day/guide
Cooks: $15 per day/cook
Porters: $10 per day/porter
Suggested tipping totals is for the trekking group and not per climber.
We have professional stomach engineers (chefs) that can make a variety of meals from Gluten Free to Vegetarian. Below are some examples of meals:
Breakfast – pancakes, eggs, porridge, fruit, toast, tea, hot chocolate, coffee
Lunch – boiled eggs, sandwich, fruit, tea, coffee.
Dinner – soup, main course (chicken, beef, or fish) with vegetable sauce, cabbage, rice, pasta or potatoes, tea, coffee.
It is best to pack for rainy days and cold nights. We created a packing list for clients that will help you successfully conquer Kilimanjaro. See the files below to download our packing list.
When visiting Tanzania, most foreign government strongly recommend the following immunizations:
Climbing Kilimanjaro is an amazing journey and it can get better if you experience a full moon trek. See the moon light up the peak of Kili as the glacier glows on the summit. Contact us for more details on how to schedule your trek!
2019 Full Moon Dates:
September 13, October 13, November 12, December 11
2020 Full Moon Dates:
January 10, February 8, March 9, April 7, May 7, June 5
July 4, August 3, September 1, October 1, November 30, December 29