Your guide service is the single most important factor in determining the success of your climb on Mount Kilimanjaro. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a demanding, challenging feat that can be achieved by any reasonably fit person. Despite its immense height, no technical skills are necessary, making Kilimanjaro the highest, most accessible, “walkable” mountain on the planet. However, nearly a third of all climbers fail to reach the summit. Why? To succeed, it is imperative that climbers are guided by an experienced outfitter with proven competence, reliability and safety. That’s where Peak Planet comes in. We work exclusively with the African Walking Company, the most respected Kilimanjaro guiding company that has provided
However, nearly a third of all climbers fail to reach the summit. Why? To succeed, it is imperative that climbers are guided by an experienced outfitter with proven competence, reliability and safety. That’s where Peak Planet comes in. We work exclusively with the African Walking Company, the most respected Kilimanjaro guiding company that has provided high-quality climbs since 1987.
Peak Planet has partnered with the top Kilimanjaro operator to offer the best guide services to adventurers from around the world – The African Walking Company. Since 1998, The African Walking Company has established a reputation as a solid, safe, and dependable operator.
Our local guides are true experts on Mount Kilimanjaro. The importance of your Kilimanjaro crew cannot be underestimated. Quality guides and porters will make for a wonderful time on the mountain, while a mediocre staff can put your life in danger.
Our equipment is of proven quality and designed for conditions on Mount Kilimanjaro. Our Vango technical outdoor tents are guaranteed to be sturdy, warm, waterproof, and roomy. Vango, a well known UK company, has been developing cutting-edge tents and outdoor equipment since 1966.
The AWC is top notch and we were all very happy with our choice of both Peak and the AWC. I loved every one of our guides. Stratton, who was one of the assistant guides, was an exceptional standout.
The trip far exceeded my expectations! The guides, chef, porters are all amazing! It was a very positive and exhilarating experience!
“I have just returned from climbing Kili via the 6 day Rongai Route. My friend and I (we’re 2 40 something females) had the most wonderful, wonderful experience with the African Walking Company. From the initial briefing with John at the Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort, to our amazing guides, Joseph and Viviano Mosha and the awesome … Read more “I could go on and on about how wonderful it was to hike around Kili…”
“I went to Kilimanjaro with 4 other friends and we all had a great time. We used Peak Planet to book it and they in turn use the Walking Company in Tanzania. I have nothing but praise to give to both companies. Ken in Peak planet answered every question we had at all times of … Read more “I have nothing but praise to give…”
“We booked African Walking Company through Peak Planet and have only good things to say. Our guides were very knowledgeable and made us feel safe throughout our trip. The food was great and the tents and facilities were all comfortable. We had Charles and Damas who, along with Peter and the rest of their crew, … Read more “We booked African Walking Company through Peak Planet and have only good things to say.”
“We all successfully reached Uhuru Peak… Trip was amazing.. African walking company (AWC) is perfect.. Great guides and crew.. Food good not great (but who cares) and equipment very very good to excellent.. Lemosho is excellent route.. 7 day six night is the right way to do it.. Not 5 nighter…too short a time and … Read more “African walking company (AWC) is perfect.”
“Thanks a lot for putting together our group. People at African Walking tours were unbelievable great!!! 100% reliable well organized, caring and friendly. This has been one of the most amazing experienced I have ever had!”
“Our Kilimanjaro experience was fantastic and definitely something that my wife and I would strongly recommend. Equally so, Peak Planet and Ken were excellent and I would strongly recommend both based on our dealings. The guides and porters were excellent. The camps were first class, the food was truly excellent given conditions, and the guides … Read more “Our Kilimanjaro experience was fantastic and definitely something that my wife and I would strongly recommend.”
“Myself and two friends started the climb with four others on 25th June following the Shira route and felt very well looked after by all of the staff. Our group was led by Mussa along with Robbie and Nelson and we couldn’t have asked for better guides. Robbie was a really excellent guide to have … Read more “The food on the climb was fantastic and special thanks to Joseph, I miss his cooking!”
“We had a wonderful time on our climb and safari and were impressed with the guides from African Walking Company. All three of us made the Kili summit, despite some altitude headaches/nausea. The two guides on our climb (Mussa and Julius) were very good at keeping tabs on our health issues and encouraging us where … Read more “We had a wonderful time on our climb and safari and were impressed with the guides from African Walking Company.”
“Just wanted to say thanks for all the help booking and coordinating our trip to Kilimanjaro back in February. African Walking Company was a GREAT choice. The guides were experienced and professional, and our porters were quite accommodating and friendly. Between the private bathrooms and always having the best tent locations at the campsites, we … Read more “African Walking Company was a GREAT choice.”
“My son, Ian, traveled with his Aunt Carla and Uncle Steven in late August/early September to Tanzania. Ian had the time of his life on this trip. He had such a wonderful experience on the mountain and has been a changed young man since this journey. His guide, Joshua, was an outstanding leader and Ian … Read more “…had such a wonderful experience on the mountain and has been a changed young man since”
“Thanks for the smooth organization of the Kilimanjaro trip. That was a great experience…I will come back some day!”
“Just wanted to let you know that I just got home from my Kilimanjaro climb and it was spectacular. Totally exceeded all of my expectations. The preparations and professional work of everyone over there was superb, from the guides, to the porters, to the drivers. Nothing went awry. I will highly recommend you all to … Read more “Totally exceeded all of my expectations.”
“Just some feed back regarding the Kilimanjaro trek my wife and I did during June. We’ve done similar treks before, but this one was as good as we have experienced. The gear, tents, latrines etc. were top class and the head guide and guides were as good as they get. For reference I have included … Read more “We’ve done similar treks before, but this one was as good as we have experienced.”
“I want to thank you for a great trip. Kilimanjaro was spectacular. The African Walking Company guides and porters were outstanding. Your responses to my questions were always prompt and clear. Traveling to/in Africa is a little intimidating, but Peak Planet made the whole experience easy and enjoyable. I’m even considering going back.”
“My husband and I got back from our Peak Planet / African Walking Company Kilimanjaro climb and safari a few weeks ago, and all we can say is WOW. Firstly, you did such a stellar job coordinating all of the details, providing us with a perfect itinerary and booking every hotel and meal for us. … Read more “All we can say is WOW.”
Here is a webpage from our clients who climbed with us on the Lemosho Route during a full blue moon in August 2012.
“I am so pleased with my adventure to Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, and the safari. I cannot think of anything that could have made the trip better (other than the mountain being flat or maybe a pre-scheduled massage after the climb!). Peak Planet staff and African Walking Company staff were outstanding in all areas: customer service, professionalism, … Read more “I am so pleased with my adventure to Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, and the safari.”
“I just returned home from the Northern Circuit route. Joshua and his team did a great job of leading the trek. All 10 climbers summited Kilimanjaro. Thanks for putting this trek together. It was great.”
“Cheers! At age 70, on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 7:00 am. I had a glass of champagne on Uhuru Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. WOW! What a moment! Fantastic ending to a perfect climb via the Northern Circuit 9-Day Route. Ken of Peak Planet was the best. Always prompt in answering questions by e-mail or … Read more “At age 70… I had a glass of champagne on Uhuru Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.”
“I just got back to Bangkok and my daughter to Canada after completing the 6 day Machame route climb to Uhuru Peak. I wanted to say a big thank you to you for your organization and response to queries during the organization and planning of the trip. But mostly want to offer huge praise for … Read more “Thanks to all for a lifetime of memories – you are the best!”
We were very impressed by the African walking Company. They did an outstanding job keeping us healthy and safe. All five of us made it to the Kili summit with their help. When our friend John Washburn started having some health issues after summiting, they took excellent care of him to get them down quickly. … Read more “We were very impressed by the African walking Company.”
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and Peak Planet for providing us with the trip of a lifetime! We arrived safely back in the States yesterday, and had an absolute blast. Everything was perfect! We both made it to Uhuru peak and our guides & climbing team were tremendous the … Read more “I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and Peak Planet for providing us with the trip of a lifetime!”
We are hoping to share our enthusiasm with young climbers & couples for years to come. Gaby and Justin made a great video of their Machame climb. Watch and enjoy!
On February 24th 2014, my husband and I went on the 10 day Lemosho route (8 days on the mountain) through Peak Planet. Everything was exceptional and we wouldn’t change a single thing! Starting from the beginning, I worked with Ken and Trevor to get everything booked. I was extremely impressed with how quickly I … Read more “Everything was exceptional and we wouldn’t change a single thing!”
Jambo Trevor, Just wanted to drop a line to say thank you. Kay and had a successful climb and a really good time. I can not say enough how wonderful our guide Henry the staff of The Africa Walking Company were. The rental gear was all excellent as well. All of the arrangements, transfers, everything … Read more “I can not say enough how wonderful our guide Henry the staff of The Africa Walking Company were.”
I just completed my summit climb to Kilimanjaro last week with the African Walking Company and their fantastic guides. My name is Charles and I made the climb with my son Andrew. Coming from the USA and being an avid hunter I’ve had quite a bit of experience working with guides and outfitters. Nothing I … Read more “Nothing I experienced here in the states comes close to the job our guides and their team of porters and chef did to help us make the climb to the summit a success.”
Abraham and his team from the African Walking Company where amazing. Best time ever! I am inspired to go back and do it again!
Hello Peak Planet! I just made a video of our adventure, which we just came back from doing over Lemosho 9 days with your phenomenal guides and team through the African Walking Company! It was a trip of a lifetime and we all made it to the summit, and will never forget our experience. Thanks … Read more “It was a trip of a lifetime and we all made it to the summit, and will never forget our experience.”
It’s tough to describe how exhilarating it is to summit Kilimanjaro and see the epic views. From Peak Planet patiently fielding our numerous pre-trip prep questions to JT, our chief guide and the entire African Walking Company ensemble ensuring we got to the top, this was an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. Worth every penny! … Read more “…Was an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. Worth every penny!”
In March 2015 senior leaders of one of the biggest health care organizations in the Middle East, Hamad Medical Corporation, decided to take up a challenge, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, a life time adventure. We were a group of 9 doctors ranging in age from 36 to 60. Since many of us had not done anything … Read more “We strongly recommend Peak Planet and the African walking company for such an adventure”
From the first email sent to Ken to the goodbye with the African Walking Company, everything was superb. Nagaya was professional, polite, informative at the debriefing. He set a great tone for the upcoming climb that we were anxiously anticipating. He was honest yet very optimistic. The three guides; Chris, Alpha and Raphael were incredible … Read more “Very grateful for the unforgettable journey to the peak.”