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More information on costs

It’s easy to forget to factor in additional costs before trekking the mountain. Below we have set out each financial factor that should be considered prior to your journey.

Please remember, Kilimanjaro is just as challenging and as serious any other mountain and should not be taken lightly. Budgets can vary quite widely, therefore we strongly recommend not making your decisions on cost alone.

Things to consider:

  • Climb Route and number of days on the mountain for your own safety and comfort.
  • Flights to Kilimanjaro & Transfers – Flight are one of the big cost factors when climbing Kilimanjaro and can obviously vary quite considerably depending on where you live and when you travel. You can get direct flights. Be aware flights from America can cost you roughly £900 – £1,200 ($1,300 – $1,800). Flights from the Europe are slightly cheaper. Direct flights to Kilimanjaro operate from Amsterdam through KLM.
  • Visa for Tanzania – Visa cost – £30 ($50). Some visas can cost more, e.g $100 from the US.
  • Vaccinations and Medications – If you are travelling via a country at risk to Yellow Fever then you will need to have a vaccination against Yellow Fever before departing for your trip and airport authorities will ask you to present your vaccination card before entering Tanzania.
  • COVID-19 Related Costs – Please check the entry requirements for Tanzania (and Kenya if necessary) to ensure you don’t need a paid COVID test or any similar documentation to travel.
  • Clothes, Equipment and Kit – The right clothes, equipment and kit will make a real difference to how comfortable your trek is.
  • Tipping Costs for Guides and Porters – Although it may not be standard practice in all countries, tipping your support team on your trek is a standard practice on Kilimanjaro. Click here for a detailed summary on tipping porters. The average tipping amount per person per trek is roughly $150 (US Dollars).
  • Miscellaneous Expenses – Inevitably you will incur costs when staying at your hotel before and after your trek, especially after you’ve had a couple of well-deserved drinks! So just make sure you’re prepared for this.

We hope this article has provided some clarity in regards to how much it costs to climb Kilimanjaro. Please contact us at any time to find out more.

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