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100% ethical climbs

5-star rated offers

Best local prices

Free expert advice

Funds insurance

Climb Kilimanjaro

$1,620—$12,421  ・  5–10 days

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What the ratings mean:

 

Tour Operator Rating

5-star Tour Operator Rating

We have sourced these ratings for you from TripAdvisor and other leading platforms to validate that our partners are 5-star rated. Please note that many of our local partners are selling tours predominantly via international agencies rather than directly. Therefore, some of them do not yet have as many independent ratings in their own name as you will find for international brands.

 

Tour Inclusions Rating

Budget | Economy | Premium | Luxury | VIP 

To make it easier for you to compare what’s included in different offers and to find the package that best meets your personal preferences, we’ve created our own system to classify Tours by a minimum standard of inclusions (1-Budget | 2-Economy | 3-Premium | 4-Luxury | 5-VIP):

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All standard Kilimanjaro climb inclusions
All additional Fair Voyage curated inclusions
Sleeping mattress 
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certified guide 
Emergency oxygen and/or pulse oximeter  
Private toilet tent  
Hyperbaric chamber, custom stretcher, emergency oxygen and pulse oximeter   
Min. 2 WFR certified guides   
Luxurious walk-in size tent with frame beds    
Hot mountain shower    
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All standard Kilimanjaro climb inclusions
All additional Fair Voyage curated inclusions
Sleeping mattress 
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certified guide 
Emergency oxygen and/or pulse oximeter  
Private toilet tent  
Hyperbaric chamber, custom stretcher, emergency oxygen and pulse oximeter   
Min. 2 WFR certified guides   
Luxurious walk-in size tent with frame beds    
Hot mountain shower    

Why book your Kilimanjaro climb with Fair Voyage?

Fair Voyage helps you find & CUSTOMIZE your best CONSCIOUS travel experience in Africa and developing regions. Through our direct relationships with LOCAL leaders in sustainability, we can offer you highest QUALITY at best prices. In addition, we INSURE your payments – all 100% free for you. Being INDEPENDENT , we only have your best interest at mind.

Sounds too good to be true? Here’s the catch: We’re passionately driven by an IMPACT MISSION bigger than us – to promote SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL.

 

Best Independent Advice

We are 100% neutral and independent. Different to typical agencies, we work with all verified responsible tour operators. Different to other platforms, we do not accept listing or promotion fees. This means that we are the only agency or platform who can give you best independent advice and help you find & customize the best value-for-money offer for your unique requirements.

 

Reliable Expert Guidance

We are Kilimanjaro experts. Starting with our founder's Kilimanjaro climb and book Kilimanjaro Uncovered, via our initial venture KiliGATE as the first ethical climb booking platform, to acting as board member of IMEC and providing technical support to the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP)—we know Kilimanjaro better than any other platform or agency. Each of our Kilimanjaro advisors has been organizing safe and enjoyable climbs for over hundreds of climbers, and is born in Tanzania or lived at Kilimanjaro for over 5 years; and each of our lead guides has been guiding over a hundred groups and hundreds of climbers to the summit safely. More than just being experts, we exist because of Kilimanjaro—to advocate for fair porter treatment and create more transparency for the climbing public.

 

Curated Best Offers

We have gone to great lengths to compare the best Kilimanjaro offers and tour operators and offers for you, including onsite meetings in Tanzania with all KPAP approved outfitters and our work though KiliGATE. Based on objective price-value comparisons, we have already pre-selected the best offers, carefully vetted all tour inclusions, and made them easily comparable for you. We remain open to working with all KPAP Partner companies who can give you the best offer for your requirements.

 

Fully Customizable Climbs

All our Kilimanjaro climbs are fully customizable to suit the wishes and needs of you and your fellow travelers. And itinerary variation, equipment, pre/post climb accommodation, and much more—our Kilimanjaro experts will advise you in person and tailor your perfect climb for you. Moreover, we can also help you combine your climb easily with a wildlife safari or other exhilarating experiences in the region for a truly unique and unforgettable adventure.

 

Verified Fair Porter Treatment

Fair Voyage is enrolled with IMEC's Partner for Responsible Travel program. This means that all our climbs are monitored locally by the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) to ensure minimum fair porter treatment practices.

As KPAP is the only independent organization that monitors Kilimanjaro climbs, this is the best and only way to ensure that you are booking an ethical climb. See our comparison of Kilimanjaro porter welfare organizations.

 

Traveller Funds Insurance

Safely Insured Payments

We are insured by the Swiss Travel Security guarantee scheme for traveller deposits. This means that when you book and pay for your Tour with us, your funds are protected against bankruptcy and no-shows. In the unfortunate event that your Tour Operator would not deliver your Tour to you, you receive your full payments back & more – hassle-free. Please be careful if you consider booking directly with a local company as no such insurance scheme exists yet in many developing countries.

  • Selecting the best hiking route on Kilimanjaro is a subjective question as there is no single best hiking route that works for every climber. In this article, we hope to help you choose the best hiking route for you and will make recommendations depending on your preferences.
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Our most recommended routes

See more recommendations:     For ultimate adventurers     Rainy season back-ups

Machame

Most popular
  • 6 - 7 days
  • Very scenic
  • Great altitude profile
  • Most affordable
  • Convenient location
  • May feel crowded
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Lemosho

Best of both
  • 7 - 8 days
  • Very scenic
  • Great altitude profile
  • High summit success
  • May feel crowded
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Northern

Authentic wilderness
  • 8 - 9 days
  • 360° views
  • Great altitude profile
  • High summit success
  • Real wilderness
  • Misses some scenery
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No matter what we do, RESPONSIBILITY is a MUST
For the porters of Kilimanjaro and your own safety
Fair Porter Treatment
Safety
Leave No Trace

Why it matters:

The predominant problem caused by Kilimanjaro tourism is the exploitation of porters. Porters are the ones who make Kilimanjaro tours possible for the vast majority of climbers, and who do all the heavy lifting. Sadly, our summit success often comes at the cost of the very people who help us reach our mountaintop.

How we care:

We partner with the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) to provide assistance and only promote KPAP Partner companies to you.

How you can make a difference:

Climb with a KPAP Partner company

Pay recommended tips to your crew for their service

Report any issues to us or via the KPAP Climber Survey

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Why it matters:

Mount Kilimanjaro has its dangers. An estimated up to 10 tourists die on the mountain every year, mostly due to altitude sickness. With the right preparation, this is mostly avoidable. Currently, there is no objective benchmark to measure and compare the safety record and attention of Kilimanjaro tour operators.

How we care:

We only work with KPAP Partner companies. While KPAP does not measure safety criteria, we believe that companies who are committed to fair porter treatment are on average also more likely to be committed to your safety compared to the industry average (especially guides and companies who are not even duly licensed).

How you can make a difference:

Educate yourself thoroughly about the risks involved, especially altitude sickness

Contract your climb with a responsible tour operator

Ascend slowly, drink lots of water, go on optional acclimatization hikes

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Why it matters:

Waste is always a problem related to tourism. To protect the Kilimanjaro National Park and its pristine state, it is imperative to leave no waste behind.

How we care:

All our partner tour operators that we promote are committed to the Leave No Trace principles.

How you can make a difference:

Leave no waste behind

Only walk on the designated hiking paths

Use toilets whenever available, especially for solid waste

Download our packing list to make sure that you don't forget anything:

  • Documents
  • Medical & sanitary items
  • Clothing
  • Accessories
  • And more . . .