Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
With so many companies offering climbs on Kilimanjaro – it’s important to have the facts at hand in order to decide which company is best for you.
Most companies subcontract their Kilimanjaro climbs to local operators – and give up full control on the ground of how their climbs are run; including your safety and meal planning and preparation. We at Karibu Adventure operate our own ground operation and are licensed to lead our own climbs up Kilimanjaro. So we have full control over the minute-to-minute logistics of your climb.
What to expect when climbing Mt Kilimanjaro
Before you embark on your trekking Kilimanjaro, you will meet with our Trekking Expert for an extensive briefing. Route, safety procedures and health issues will be discussed in detail and you have enough time to ask any remaining questions. Your trekking gear will be inspected to ensure that you have everything you need to be safe and comfortable. If you are missing any gear, you can rent it from us.
During your climb on the mountain, you only carry your backpack with essentials such as water for the day’s hike. Our porters will carry all equipment, food and additional luggage – they are tough climbers and the true heroes of the mountain.
Our trained mountain guides will lead the way. They are responsible for your safety and will encourage you and lend a helping hand, but also call the climb off due to weather, altitude sickness or injury, if necessary. Your safety is paramount to us. Most of our mountain guides have been part of our team for many years, been up Kilimanjaro hundreds of times and all receive regular training. You are in good hands.
Our cooks are miracle workers. With simple gas cookers, they conjure up 3-course feasts, hot drinks and snacks to revive and nourish you when you need it most. Drinking water comes from mountain streams and is boiled before you drink it.