Kili Quests® - The #1 Guide Service on Mount Kilimanjaro.

To provide climbers with experience of a lifetime, quality service at unbelievable prices, our expert guides, standard practices and focus on safety have made us the top choice for tens of thousands of happy trekkers/climbers from all over the globe.

 

 

"CAN I CLIMB KILIMANJARO?"

Yes, you can! 

About Climbing Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is not only Africa’s tallest peak, but also the world’s tallest free standing mountain, amazing isn't it??

One of the seven summits and extremely popular with both experienced hikers and first time adventurers.

The oldest person to successfully climb Kilimanjaro is 89 year old American woman Anne Lorimor, who broke the world record in 2019. 

Thousands of trekkers flock to Kilimanjaro every year with the sole aspiration to stand on the Roof of AfricaClimbing Kilimanjaro does not require any technical skills or special equipment, just some physical fitness and determination.

Kili Quests® tends to provide prospect climbers with a comprehensive guide that contains accurate and valuable information to equip one with the knowledge that can enhance one’s chance of a successful summit when climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. We are expert and one of the most reputable in the industry. Our clients love climbing with us and blissfully refer to their friends and family.  

 

Frequent thoughts about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

1. Choosing the right guide?

Hundreds of companies, trek of a lifetime, selecting one can be daunting...

But you would want an operator who has proven expertise and has successfully served a wide array of clients over the years.

Competent and experienced guides, who practice high safety standards and treats porters well are all you need.

2. Value for Money?

Price can be an important component while making a decision. Different operators offer different prices.

 At our price levels, we can satisfy all park fees, supply good food and equipment, while still providing great service to our clients.

 Kili Quests® offers excellent quality climbs at reasonable rates.

3. Best Time to Climb?

January, February, and September, the warmest and driest months.

June, July, August and October are also apt. 

Avoid the long rainy season, from the end of March to early June.

And the short rainy season, from November through the beginning of December.

4. Route?

Kili Quests® recommends Northern Circuit, Lemosho, Machame and Rongai.

Factors to be considered:

age, fitness level, medical conditions, backpacking and hiking experience, experience at high altitude, degree of motivation, and any other special considerations. 

Difficulty, scenery and crowd are other influencing factors.

5. Duration ?

Seven or more days is highly recommended.

The more the number of days you spend on the mountain, the better your chances for successfully reaching the Roof of Africa

6. Joining a group.. a good idea?

Group climbs can accomodate upto 15 people ,perfect for solo travelers, pairs or couples.

 A small-party climb comprising of people from around the world is so much fun.

The best way to climb Kilimanjaro is in groups as it ensures individualized attention, added flexibility and increased safety.

Private climbs are also available.

7. Checklist of climb?

LESS IS MORE!!

Carry essential gear, don't pack more than you need.

Try limiting all of your gear to less than 40 lbs. It is actually doable.

8. Do I need to train myself for the climb?

If yes..how?

Everybody has different stamina and strength, it is difficult to identify the mental ability and physical fitness needed to climb.

You may excel at it or you may end up struggling, like what happens at any other activity.

As a recommendation we would suggest, two months of physical training, doing day hikes for four to six hours, with moderate elevation changes (~1,500 ft) while carrying a 20 lb. pack.

9. Is altitude sickness fatal?

Altitude sickness is potentially fatal. '

However, most climbers will get some form of mild acute mountain sickness (AMS) while on the mountain

Beware of the symptoms of mild, moderate and severe AMS.

Even though your guide will monitor you closely during the duration of you climb, inform your guide about your health conditions in case you don't feel right, do not beat yourself for the sake of climbing.

10. What are the safety measures taken?

Health checks are a must!!

Performed twice per day by our guides in order to monitor oxygen saturation levels and pulse rate.

We also emphasize on administering the Lake Louise Scoring System (LLSS) to help determine whether climbers have any symptoms of altitude sickness and if so, what is the severity like.

Kili Quests® guides are well equipped and trained  in emergency first aid and can prevent, recognize and treat altitude-related illnesses.

Bottled oxygen is carried on every climb as a precaution and added safety measure.

11. Can I preacclimatize to altitude?

Yes,you can do that.

Altitude training systems work by simulating the high altitudes found on Mount Kilimanjaro. The altitude training system reduces the percentage of oxygen in the air you breathe. Through regular use, the body undergoes physiological changes to cope with the lower oxygen level.

12. Do you offer safaris?

Yes, we do offer private safaris. We have itineraries ranging from one to seven days.

Accomodations vary from lodges to permanent tented camps to luxury Serena/Sopa Lodges.

We provide customized pop-up roofs Land Cruisers for the ultimate viewing experience.

We have professional safari guides who have deep insight of the National Parks of Northern Tanzania.