FAQs about Climbing Kilimanjaro with TK

The following responses are derived from correspondence with prospective climbers where similar issues have been raised on more than one occasion. Please check this list before asking us any of these questions so that we can aim to minimise delays on correspondence. The answers below are generally given in the first person as they are largely drawn directly from email correspondence.

  1. Questions about booking your climb with TK
  2. Questions about climb costs
  3. What happens before your climb?
  4. What happens on the mountain?
  5. Questions about our staff
  6. Is Kilimanjaro safe?
  7. Why should I book with TK?

Common questions from Kilimanjaro climbers

This is a safari itinerary that is recommended for around January to February when the wildebeest migration is towards the south of the Serengeti. (Please note that dates depend on availability of flights and receipt of full payment).

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A very challenging climb with an arduous night spent at 5,729 metres, just 166 meres below the highest point in Africa - but with great acclimatisation en route.

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Recommend arriving on 5th or 6th June. Awaiting decision on this.

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Recommended when the Great Wildebeest Migration is in the north of the Serengeti, from June to October.

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Recommended throughout the year.

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This safari itinerary is recommended from November to April when we expect the migration to be in the south.

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From USD 1,240 per person, this safari itinerary is recommended for the discerning traveller visiting from June to November - as this is the dry season, when we expect game to congregate along the Tarangire River.

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A very challenging climb with an arduous night spent at 5,729 metres, just 166 metres below the highest point in Africa - but with great acclimatisation en route followed by a safari that's perfect when the migration is in the north. Straight from the safari we head to Zanzibar for a couple of days in busy Stone Town, and end with four incredibly serene nights in an eco-lodge of a private island.

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Recommended when the Great Wildebeest Migration is in the north of the Serengeti, from June to October.

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