Our open groups are limited to a maximum of 10 people. Experience has taught us that if you take open groups that are larger than 10 people the success rate and enjoyment is compromised. You can obviously make prices cheaper by having larger groups but we feel that in the long run this may become bad experience because some clients will not reach their goal. Our Kilimanjaro Crew team When you are trekking at high altitude safety is the Top priority and the only way you can ensure this is by having enough guides to look after you. During our group climbs we provide 1 guide and 1 Assistant guide for every 3 climbers on Kilimanjaro, we cannot guarantee clients' safety with less guides. The above average ratio of our support staff to a climber is: 3 Porters per climber and 1 guide/2 Assistant guides per a maximum of 4 climbers. a very favorable ratio we put in place to directly enhance your safety and enjoyment on the mountain.
The different between a private and an open groupclimbs Depending on the numbers in a private group the extra cost will be between 250$ (for a single person) down to nothing for a group of 10. Guaranteed group departure We have a strict maximum of 10 climbers on all our open groups, bigger than that we find it difficult to get everybody together, so we split the group into two. The minimum size varies a lot- we have a policy that once someone books a trek we guarantee that it will run. We never cancel treks because we do not have enough people to make it profitable. In the extreme circumstance where only one person books onto a trip we will always give you the option to extend or cancel if you really do not want to trek by yourself, but otherwise we will run the trek as scheduled and you effectively get a great value private trip.
Whichever you choose, if you book with us you will have the same totally dedicated team helping to ensure you have a really safe and enjoyable experience. Please do inquire now!
How are our open group trips different from our private trips
Our open group trips run to exactly the same standard as our private trips. All the small differences are summarized below:
Our open group climbs and treks run on pre-scheduled dates and stick exactly to the published itinerary.
The only tailor-made options we offer on open expeditions are equipment rental and hotel upgrades.
Open groups are generally made up from a a mix of singles and couples so you get to meet lots of new people which can be fun in itself
You do not get to choose your partners on an open trip. Most times everyone gets on really well but a snorer in the next tent or room can be very irritating.
In all our trips you are encouraged to walk at your own pace and not be rushed by others. If you are slower than others in your group you might find this an unwelcome pressure, though the slower are not left alone while the other group is ahead.
Private trips start when you want and you can flex the itinerary as you go along if you want to.
On a private trip we offer a great range of tailor made options. This includes personal porters, private toilets, and additional acclimatization days.
Private climbs are always groups of friends, families, colleagues or classmates. This normally means they bond well on the mountain and work hard to support each other.
For better or worse you know the good and bad points about your partners before you start your trip so no surprises
As people know each other well you generally do not have the same issues between the slower and the faster.
When to climb Kilimanjaro?
JANUARY AND MARCH: Dry and quiet
JUNE TO OCTOBER: Warm and busy
APRIL AND MAY: Wet but quite
NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER: Short rain but colder
ALL YEAR ROUND: Full Moon
Invariably the first thing people ask us when they start to plan their trip is "which is the best route to climb Kilimanjaro". While the choice is ultimately personal these are the routes we recommend For the best chance of success All the statistics from the Park Authority confirm that the Machame route has the best success rate largely because it offers great acclimatisation.
For great scenery The Lemosho route provides the best diversity of views with spectacular panorama in all directions as you ascend and cross the Shira plateau.
For a quiet trail The Rongai route approaching from the North is the quietest route but it is a long drive to the start and the success rate is lower as it offers less natural acclimatisation.
For a real challenge If you are really fit and confident about acclimatising then climbing Kilimanjaro and staying at the Crater camp is a fantastic option. It is always quiet and the views at sunset and dawn are spectacular.
Partnerships: We intend to develop long-term partnership with tourism wholesalers in various parts of the world. We offer personalized services, and handle exclusively East Africa Countries tourism services at present.
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