Join NCMG on a Trip of a Lifetime to the Roof of Africa.

Standing at 19,340 ft. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, offers an adventure of a lifetime. Join NCMG owners Matt Walker and Josh Cole on an expedition to one of the most unique mountains in the world.

Kilimanjaro is an amazing experience and unique in its attributes: high elevation summit, equatorial climate, east African cultural immersion, wild game safari, and an opportunity to summit one of the most iconic mountains in the world!

Kilimanjaro is a non-technical trekking ascent that demands a high-level of fitness, ability to travel in varied terrain and weather conditions, and the flexibility to expedition in a remote environment. We team up with a skilled and talented Tanzanian staff to support our team with porters, a cook team, and camp support. The result of this combined effort between your NCMG guides and the Tanzanian staff is a team that has all of the bases covered: a safety-focused and experienced mountain leadership and the highest level of east African mountain hospitality; collectively it is a remarkable mountain experience!

Nighttime on the mountain
Trip Details

Machame Route

• Dates: September 13 - September 27, 2018

• Days: Roundtrip travel 15 days

• Guides: 2 U.S. Guides

• Guests: 10 maximum

Additional Safari after climb: $1750 per person.

Trip Includes:

  • Two US-based AMGA certified guides
  • Tanzanian support staff: porters, camp cooks, and camp staff
  • All Tanzania transportation on scheduled dates.
  • All Hotel accommodations in Tanzania during the listed itinerary. (double occupancy)
  • All group equipment, such as tents, stoves, etc.
  • All meals (B, L, D) during the climb and safari (Days 3 - 14)
  • Porters, drivers, guides, park fees and climbing permits

Trip Does Not Include:

  • International round-trip airfare Tanzania
  • Tanzanian visas
  • Meals, transport, and lodging outside the regular itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
  • Excess baggage charges and airport taxes
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evac fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc)
  • Personal gear (see gear list)
  • International vaccinations for Tanzania, speak with your doctor directly
  • Optional Single Room Supplement (hotels only)
  • Tips and gratuities
Porters carrying the load up Kilimanjaro
Itinerary

Our expedition follows the unique Machame route and offers travel through every climate zone offered on Kilimanjaro. We begin in the rainforest, enter the sub-alpine, moorland, and finally the alpine. Our goal is your health, safety, and success and we have overwhelmingly had the highest level of success utilizing this route and private high-camp opportunity.

We begin our Kilimanjaro expedition with two relaxing nights at the well-appointed business-class hotel, the Mount Meru. From there we travel to the Machame Gate and begin our ascent of the Machame route. We will ascend Kilimanjaro over the course of seven days and one descent day. Our pacing over seven days allows your body to properly acclimate and set you up for the best chances of summiting. Additionally, we utilize a small and slightly higher elevation summit camp (Kosovo Camp) in order to better pace our summit bid. 

Collectively, the Machame Route with Kosovo Camp offers a perfect pacing for your summit success. Following a successful summit ascent, we descend over the course of two days and celebrate our expedition with dinner and an overnight at the world-famous Arusha Coffee Lodge.

Additionally, like all NCMG programs, our expeditions are small. This expedition will have a maximum of 10 climbers and two U.S. guides. 

Why the small size? We appreciate the nimble and flexible nature of a small team, it’s more fun, and we can better support your success on summit day.

Contact us to discuss the expedition in more detail, ask questions, and learn more about the NCMG experience.

Camp on Kilimanjaro
Skills Required

While climbing Kilimanjaro is a non-technical ascent, the strenuous nature of the expedition combined with the high elevations should not be underestimated. This expedition is open to all skill levels. Our route will likely encounter snow on our ascent on the higher elevations and sections of rock scrambling throughout. Typical travel days involve six to eight hours of travel and ascents of 3,000 feet per day.