When is the best time of year to trek kilimanjaro?
+ Time Frame
January to March and July to October are the best times to trek Kilimanjaro because the weather tends to be the best at those times of year. However, it’s not impossible to trek during the other months it just tends to be wetter because of rainy seasons. We highly recommend avoiding a trek in April, the rainiest month of the year.
+ Trekking Ready
When you book your tour, we’ll provide you with a Trip Planner which will help you to get prepared for your trek including a training plan. While most fit and healthy adults can climb Kilimanjaro with the right preparation, we recommend that climbers train for the trek, focusing on getting used to climbing in high altitudes – it’s the best way to ensure you make it to the summit.
How should I prepare for Kilimanjaro?
+ Variety of Routes
Yes, we lead trips up all of Kilimanjaro’s routes. If you are looking for an alternate route (e.g. Marangu, Lemosho, Rongai) let us know when you submit your inquiry form.
Does Above Safaris offer any of the other routes up Kilimanjaro?
+ Trek Differently
Above Safaris provides expert guides and skilled crews to get you to the summit. Our focus on local hiring means you learn from the most experienced guides, all the while creating good jobs in Tanzania.
Why choose Above Safaris for your Kilimanjaro trek?
Above Safaris hires local porters and mountain guides and providing opportunities for them to grow their careers—creating good jobs in Tanzania and paying fair wages.
how do we promote responsible and sustainable travel through our Kilimanjaro treks?
+ The Experience
Seven day safari that includes visits to Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
+ Guides and Transportation
Professional english-speaking safari guides; all transportation during the trip including airport transfers.
+ Accommodations and Meals
Hand-selected accommodations that fit your budget; three meals per day, most non-alcoholic beverages, and water during days on safari.
+ Taxes and Fees
All park fees, tarrifs, and taxes.
What does the price of the trip include?
Who will be my guide?
+ Local Hiring Process
Above Safaris hires local guides, creating good local job and providing stable incomes. Your local guide will have a personal relationship with Tanzania, and endless expertise on the land and people.
+ Preparing for Your Trip
Before your trip you’ll receive a tailored Trip Planner which will provide useful information for your trip. From packing lists to cultural awareness, tipping etiquette to introductory Swahili language tips for your trip, we’ll make sure you’re ready for your adventure. Additionally, your dedicated travel expert is only an email away.
What do I need to
know about my trip?
How do i reserve my trip?
+ Our Step by Step Process
Above Safaris works with you every step of the way to craft your perfect adventure. Learn more about our step by step process.
+ Booking and Deposit
A deposit of 25% of the total trip cost must be submitted to secure your spot by December 1st, 2019. Securing your spot on the yoga retreat is on a first come first served basis. The maximum for each retreat is 30 people.
Payments can be made by bank transfer (must include any transfer fees added by your bank) or by secure credit/debit payment (a 2.9% fee applies to credit or debit payments). During the booking process we will provide instructions for wire transfers and credit/debit payments. Our standard terms and conditions apply.
+ Submitting Balance
The remaining 75% is due 45 days before the trip departs. You are free to submit the balance of the trip costs anytime up to the due date.
+ Responsible Travel
Above Safaris approaches responsible and sustainable travel differently. We bring you impact-driven travel without sacrificing any of the quality and expertise that you seek. Our commitment to responsibility, sustainability, and community innovation means we create a tailor-made adventure that is good for you and Tanzania