Mount Kilimanjaro, the “Mountain of Greatness”, is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. While you may have your own reason for wanting to climb Kilimanjaro, one thing is common amongst all those who visit – the desire to stand on the highest peak of Africa.

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a demanding, challenging feat. But despite the immense height, Mount Kilimanjaro can be successfully climbed by any reasonably fit person. No technical skills are necessary, making Kilimanjaro the highest, most accessible, “walkable” mountain on the planet.

The single most important factor in determining the success of your climb is choosing a quality guide service.

Mount Kilimanjaro draws over 25,000 visitors annually. Nearly a third of all climbers fail to reach the summit.

To succeed on the mountain, it is imperative that climbers are guided by an experienced outfitter, with proven competence, reliability and safety. We have partnered with the top Kilimanjaro operator to offer the best guide services to adventurers from around the world.

The African Walking Company is the premier outfitter for climbing Kilimanjaro.

Several hundred tour operators offer Kilimanjaro climbs. However, only a handful can be considered reputable. The African Walking Company is one of the few specialist companies organizing high quality trips on Kilimanjaro since 1998, The African Walking Company has established a reputation as a solid, safe, and dependable operator. We pledge to provide a strict standard of service on all of our climbs, including:

• professional, experienced, local guides • clean, purified drinking water
• hard working, team-oriented support staff • private, sanitary toilet tents
• quality, waterproof, four-season mountain tents • crisis management and safety procedures
• roomy dining tents with table and chairs • fair and ethical treatment of porters
• large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food • environmentally responsible trekking

But don’t just take our word for it.

peak-planet-kilimanjaroHenry Stedman, author of Kilimanjaro, the most authoritative book on climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, writes that The African Walking Company has “a reputation for reliability and an impressively high standard of treks” and in a crowded field of Kilimanjaro operators, stands above the others as “one of the best on the mountain.”

In 2009, the African Walking Company led nine UK celebrities on a high profile charity climb, known as the BT Red Nose Climb. Every member of the team, 34 people in all, reached the summit. Their efforts raised over $5 million dollars for Comic Relief, a British charity organization, to help the people of Africa. BBC did a fine job capturing the entire journey. The video below presents part 1 (of 6) of the hour-long documentary featuring the extremely successful BT Red Nose Climb. If you have the time, watching the entire series will give you a glimpse as to what it is like to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

We have a 99.8% client satisfaction rate!

Undoubtedly, the most honest and accurate feedback comes from our clients themselves. With the goal of constantly improving our service, a post-climb survey is taken from each client in order to assess our staff, equipment and food.

The 2012 results are shown below:

2012 survey results