THERE’S A BETTER WAY TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO

A Journey That Will Make a Difference
On Every Level

Kilimanjaro Responsible Tourism

Only when climbing Kilimanjaro can you experience unforgettable adventure and the chance to help those who made your climb possible.

How? When you climb with Barking Zebra, we guarantee a decent wage and working conditions for the expert guides and porters who make your climb safe, enjoyable and fun.

Think all climbing companies do this? Think again. Only a fraction of us provide a proper livelihood for our hard-working porters and guides. So, you get the best of the best – folks who create a fantastic climb for you. And you’ll know you’re doing your best for the mountain, the environment and your crew.

Barking Zebra crew at Lava Tower while climbing Kilimanjaro

Best Crew on Kili

We love our crew and you will too! They are the hardest working and best trained porters, guides and cooks on the mountain. Their warm smiles and expertise will support your climb right to the summit.

Barking Zebra crew serves lunch at Lava Tower while climbing Kilimanjaro

Best Food on Kili

Food fuels the body and we offer the best food on the mountain – delicious, nutritious and fresh! How? We resupply during your climb to guarantee you three fresh meals a day. Gluten Free? Vegetarian? Other food allergies? No problem! We want you happy, healthy and well fed.

Barking Zebra tents at Barranco camp on a Kilimanjaro climb

Best Gear on Kili

On the mountain you need to stay warm, dry, and with a good night’s sleep. Our mountaineering four season tents are top-of-the-line. And you’ll appreciate the generous head room in our spacious dining tents. All our gear is specially rated to tame Kili’s elements, so you can enjoy climbing Kilimanjaro with confidence.

98% Summit Success Rate

Climbing Kilimanjaro
The 3 Best Routes

These are our tried and true routes – featuring the best acclimatization for higher elevations.
We aim for your success and these 3 are our go-to climbs for reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. 

Trekkers ascend the Machame route while climbing Kilimanjaro

Machame Route

7 Days

Great acclimatization as you "walk high, sleep low."
Our favorite route for a seven day climb.
Stunning scenery.
Day or night summit bid available.

Trekkers celebrate reaching the summit after climbing Kilimanjaro

Lemosho Route

8 Days

Our most popular Kilimanjaro route.
Breathtaking scenery on the trail.
Excellent acclimatization.
Quiet trails for the first half of the climb.

Climbers descend the summit after climbing Kilimanjaro

Northern Circuit

9 Days

Views from nearly all sides of Kilimanjaro.
Least-traveled route on Kilimanjaro.
Spectacular views into Kenya (only possible on this route).

COVID-19 Protocols for Private Groups

Join our small groups up to ten climbers on our scheduled set departures. Great option for solo climbers or someone, who would like to scale the mountain with like minded hikers.

Team up with family and friends for this life-changing adventure. We’ll customize this private climb to your wishes. Private Mount Kilimanjaro climbs are a perfect option if you prefer exclusivity, privacy and flexibility of choosing your departure day.

Give your favorite charity a lift as you are climbing Kilimanjaro. We’ll help organize this special adventure for a worthy cause, so you’ll reach all your goals. Achieve your best while making a difference!

Plan Your Adventure Today!

“We all successfully reached Uhuru Peak. Barking Zebra did an amazing job organizing our Kilimanjaro trek in all areas. Great crew and excellent food! We climbed the 8-day Lemosho Route and were very thankful for that extra day that Ria from BZ suggested. Their camping equipment and facilities were in superb condition and the crew was professional and knowledgeable. It was a fantastic experience and we would all recommend Barking Zebra without any hesitation.”

Susan Gates, Denver, Colorado

"Barking Zebra is simply the best. I climbed Kilimanjaro and went on safari in the Serengeti immediately after. They picked me up from the airport and expertly assisted me every step of the way until they got me on my return flight. I can't say enough good stuff about these guys. The food was incredible, and they took me to see parts of the mountain I would never have seen if I had gone with another company. I hiked the Northern Circuit - 9 days."

Jeff Cox, Breckenridge, Colorado

After seeing 7 countries, we are all in agreement: our favorite part of the whole trip was the climb up Kilimanjaro and the safari! Thanks to Barking Zebra for a fantastic time. The guides were really excellent. As well as our cook Tosha and the others. We still talk about the amazing food! We can't wait to go through photos and blow them up for our walls.

Monique Le May, Lake Tahoe, California

"Barking Zebra provided all the necessary logistics for a comfortable, safe ascent of Kilimanjaro. From the staff to the accommodations and carefully prepared food, safety, and comfort are their top priorities. Their safari guides are a wealth of knowledge and are attentive to the needs of photographers. I highly recommend Barking Zebra for a safe, well-planned, wonderful Tanzanian adventure."

Dereesa Reid, Orange County, California

"We had two fulfilling weeks of life experience I will never forget. Everyone at Barking Zebra was exceptional and highly motivated, always greeting us with a smile and sincerity – from the mountain guides to the porters to the cooks and servers to the remarkable gentleman who looked after our toilets. I really cannot say enough!
Thanks to your team for all their great work!"

John Torri, Chicago, Illinois

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