Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with A&K
Climbing the tallest mountain in Africa is an extraordinary experience, a feat requiring significant preparation and exceptional guidance. Trust your oncein- a-lifetime summit to the top of 19,341-foot Mount Kilimanjaro to the experts at A&K. Founded in Africa nearly 60 years ago and backed by one of the continent’s most extensive networks of experts, A&K boasts one of the most experienced Kilimanjaro climbing teams of guides and porters, who walk each and every step with you while overseeing every aspect of a successful climb.
Comforts on the Mountain
Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro comes easier to those who are well rested — and A&K campsites are famous for their comforts. Our customized sleeping tents are the largest and most luxurious on the mountain, designed for two people (though three can be accommodated) with raised cots and tall ceiling heights. Solar-lit dining tents with comfortable tables and chairs allow you to relax out of the elements and rejuvenate during the trek. Hygienic private toilets are also exclusively available to A&K trekkers.
While most trekkers spend a total of five days on the mountain, we schedule seven days (six nights) to allow more time for premium altitude acclimatization, giving A&K a successful summit rate of 97%.
Safety on the Mountain
A&K climbs use the finest climbing and camping apparatus, safety equipment and communications network. On every climb, we supply and carry all safety and emergency equipment, including: emergency oxygen, a portable altitude chamber, a defibrillator, pulse oximeters, a stretcher, an extensive first aid kit and three means of communication (cell phone, two-way radio and satellite phone).
Food and Nutrition
Another key element to conquering Kilimanjaro is to maintain proper nutrition throughout your entire trek. Every meal is designed to provide the nutrition you need to reach the summit. Unlike many other companies, A&K provides fresh food throughout the entire trek, including abundant snacks between meals as well as unlimited, purified water. Special diets can also be accommodated.
A&K leaves no trace on the mountain and takes pride in operating green campsites. Every A&K camp is completely portable with no fixed ground structures or plumbing, and we remove all waste and trash from our treks.