Kilimanjaro Luxury

Climbers take a break climbing up through the moorland on Mt Kilimanjaro.
A private luxury Kilimanjaro team celebrate on the summit of Africa's highest peak Kilimanjaro.
A Luxury team enjoy a picnic lunch in the forests that cover the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Adventure Consultants specialises in ‘Luxury Services’ treks to Kilimanjaro for individuals or groups wanting the highest degree of comfort available on the mountain.

Services include 4 or 5 star hotel, heated mess tents, walk-in sleeping tents with beds, showers, additional portable toilets, bottled mineral water, exceptional food, luxury safaris, Western guides and more. 

The summit of Kilimanjaro is the culmination of a seven-day hike that takes you from the red earth plains up through tropical rainforest and alpine moorland to this arid landscape.

There has been no escaping the vibrancy of the landscape, emphasised by sounds emanating from the local support crew that fade in and out on gentle thermals, occasionally accentuated by bursts of Maasai tribal song.

When you stand on the broad summit of the highest point in Africa, you sense the vast expanse of the continent that breathes to a different rhythm to the rest of our planet. The blood-red dawn begins to illuminate the surrounding plains of the Serengeti broken only by the occasional distant peak. Strange ice formations sit stranded on the coarse gravel around the summit plateau, like isolated icebergs left by the ebbing tide. Inexplicably, it makes you smile. You are really here.

Any visit to Africa must include a safari and our 5-day / 4-night Luxury Tented Safari takes in some of the world’s most unique game reserves such as the Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks and the Ngorongoro Crater.

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  • Travel, climb and safari, all in only two weeks!
  • Africa’s highest peak, one of the Seven Summits AND one of the Volcanic Seven Summits
  • Choose from a vast list of luxury services options both on and off mountain
  • Stay in 5-star accommodations before and after the climb

Trekking Level

Trekking Level







9 or 14 days




Arrive in Tanzania, transfer to Arusha, stay in Arusha Coffee Lodge, evening team meal
Relax, sort gear and explore Arusha, stay at Arusha Coffee Lodge

Drive to Morum Barrier Gate, trek to Shira 1 Camp 3,720m/12,200ft


Trek across the Shira Plateau to visit the ancient Shira Cone. Overnight at Shira 2 Camp 3,840m/12,600ft


Trek to Barranco Camp 3,900m/12,800ft

Trek to Karanga Camp 4,200m/13,800ft via the Barranco Wall

Trek to Barafu Camp 4,600m/15,100ft


SUMMIT DAY! Climb to Uhuru Peak 5,895m/19,340ft begins at midnight, descend and stay at Mweka Camp 3,067m/10,065ft

Trek to Mweka Gate, transport to the airport or extra night at the hotel
Map Kilimanjaro Shira-Barafu Route

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
Start/End Pricing Book
May 2024 - April 2025 $13,200 USD $
May 2024 - April 2025 $10,900 USD $
May 2024 - April 2025 $9,800 USD $

Contact us to discuss how we can make your Kilimanjaro plans a success!



The Kilimanjaro trek is challenging and you MUST train for several months prior to departure to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Training should include regular walking on hills, in combination with swimming, light running or biking and gym work to develop strength. We recommend training plans from Uphill Athlete.

Trekking Experience

No technical climbing experience required. The climb itself is more of a challenging trek or scramble, it is not necessary to use ropes or mountaineering equipment at all!

Altitude Experience

No prior altitude experience required.

Climber in tent on Kilimanjaro
Why Adventure Consultants?

Adventure Consultants is renowned for the quality of its service and strategy applied to high-altitude expedition climbing and trekking. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition to offer our climbers and trekkers the best possible chance of success.

Kilimanjaro has always been a favourite of ours and as it is often the first foray into the mountains for many, you can be rest-assured of full support from your dedicated client liaison as you prepare for the trek including informative reference notes and reading material to enable you to be as best prepared for your adventure as you can be. Through our local Tanzania based agency, we employ strong trek leaders and support staff, who are certified guides as well as being medically trained, so are some of the most pre-eminent leaders on the mountain. Many of our local Tanzanian guides have at least 100 summits to their name!

We also provide nutritious and ample quantities of food, comfortable camping facilities, reliable communications systems and any necessary back-up and support required to ensure the best experience and thus heightened opportunities for summit success.

We are also an approved partner of the International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC) Partner for Responsible Travel Program.

A team happy as they descend down off the summit of Kilimanjaro

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Adventure Consultants Guide and Local Guides
  • All expedition organisational requirements
  • 5-star Hotel in Arusha within expedition dates, based on shared rooms (single room supplement available for extra fee) including dinner and breakfast (day 1 & 2 on climb & day 9 if on safari).
  • Group climbing equipment, tents, lodging, and all meals and snacks while in the Kilimanjaro region and on optional safari
  • Transport to and from the National Park
  • Porters, drivers, park fees and climbing permits
  • Private toilets for your group
  • Heated dining tent, shower tent and stand up sleeping tent (twin share)
  • Solar charging kit and USB connections.
A team of porters await their tipping ceremony at the end of a Kilimanjaro climb, an important time for climbers to acknowledge the hard work the team have put in to make their climb a success.
Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Program

Adventure Consultants are pleased to support the Kilimanjaro Porter Assistance Program (KPAP), who have been instrumental in changing and maintaining practices to ensure fair porter treatment. This includes fair wages and ethical treatment as well as suitable clothing and equipment. Our expeditions voluntarily participate with KPAP’s monitoring activities and allow KPAP to evaluate the treatment of our porters on all of our climbs. By climbing with us you can be assured that your porters are well taken care of.

KPAP also helps to improve the working conditions of porters by:

  • Lending donated clothing at no charge to the mountain crew for use while climbing
  • Educating the public on porter working conditions and climbing responsibly
  • Providing industry guidelines for proper porter treatment
  • Offering educational classes to porters
A classic Serengeti plains view, with a pond reflecting trees and the wide open space beyond.
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Complete your African experience by adding on a SAFARI to your Kilimanjaro climb. Both luxury and standard safari options available, talk to our team to learn more.

A small bird perches on the neck of a giraffe in the Serengeti National Park, Africa.

No visit to Africa is complete without a classic African safari experience! At Adventure Consultants, we have selected safari options that cater to everyone and cover some of Tanzania's most spectacular wildlife habitats.

Migration bedroom interior

Our luxury safari option stays at some of the regions most spectacular camps and lodges such as the Serengeti Migration Camp and Gibbs Farm.

Our standard safari enjoys accommodation such as Ngorongoro Farmhouse and the remote Kati Kati Tented Camp.

Enjoy a classic African adventure, staying at the rustic Kati Kati Tented Camp and the timeless Ngorongoro Farmhouse.

Our Team
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Glaciers near summit of Kilimanjaro

"5 star outfit with excellent support teams in the locations of both adventures we have undertaken with Adventure Consultants. The care and attention to detail given to us by AC would be the best recommendation to other trekkers and climbers. This is paramount to the success of challenges of this nature."

Mike and Alison Bamber, UK
Two climbers with their local guide stand in front of the Lava Tower, an unusual formation of rocks on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.

"The guides are genuine leaders in their field, the organisation and planning makes you feel confident even before you leave home and the places they have taken me are life adventures I will never forget."

Alex Jury, Australia
Tents on Kilimanjaro

"The level of coordination Adventure Consultants provided to us was incredible, and so useful. They took all of the “guess-work” out of planning for this trip, and we had constant support available to answer all of our questions. They could not have been more helpful or provided more expertise/assistant in planning our honeymoon! It was truly an unforgettable trek, and I don’t think we could have had the same experience if a different company had planned it."

Caroline Rudolph, USA
Mt Everest and Mt Nuptse at sunset from Kala Pathar

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Lux Kilimanjaro Pvt Feb 2020
February 26 2020
We’re thrilled to confirm that the AC Luxury Kilimanjaro team made it to the summit of Africa! At 6.45am local time on the 25th February... Read More
Lux Kilimanjaro Pvt 2019
June 07 2019
“Karibu!” “Welcome!” - one of the first words of Swahili that Christine has learnt on her first day in Arusha, a small town at the base of Mt Meru... Read More
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