JOIN A GROUP
We have many Kilimanjaro ‘group departures’ each year, and welcome individuals, couples, groups of friends & families to join and share an unforgettable trip with 20 or so like minded adventurers. Kilimanjaro Challenge groups, with a UK mountain leader & expedition medic accompanying the group, provide participants with full support all the way to the summit.
We believe this is the best way to climb Kilimanjaro – and all our group trips use the best local support teams for campsite logistics – to cook, to guide you, and to carry your luggage from camp to camp – leaving you to concentrate on climbing Kilimanjaro! There’s a full range of Kilimanjaro itineraries – with or without flights from the UK, you can add optional safari & Zanzibar extensions, and with self fund & flexible charity fundraising payment options requiring just a low registration deposit – your Kilimanjaro adventure could begin here!
OUR GROUP DEPARTURES
For your Kilimanjaro Climb
Great quality, great value, great fun & camaraderie – and for most a Kilimanjaro Challenge Group is the best way to climb Kilimanjaro!
You’ll have confidence that you’ll get full support from the moment you sign up – all the way to Kilimanjaro’s summit & back down. Our expert UK staff and experienced local teams will help you prepare, look after your welfare, logistics, & hospitality – giving you the best chance of a reaching the ‘roof of Africa’!
We’ve ‘Women Only’ Kilimanjaro groups – trips which summit Kilimanjaro on New Year’s Day – and special ‘Kilimanjaro & Safari’ combination departures.
CLIMB WITH THE EXPERTS
WHY CHOOSE US?
There are lots of companies selling Mount Kilimanjaro climbs – and like many travel services – there’s the good, the OK, and ones best avoided! Climbing Kilimanjaro is a full-on adventure to nearly 6,000 metres – so when you plan your trip make sure you choose a good quality Kilimanjaro operator – and for the right reasons!
Action Challenge has been around since 1999, and we’ve taken over 5,500 trekkers safely to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, including groups from many leading UK companies and charities.
We offer a range of Kilimanjaro itineraries to suit all requirements, and believe that our Challenge Group trips, with full support, offer the best overall Kilimanjaro experience – and the best value in the market.
Kilimanjaro Challenge Groups have qualified UK Mountain Leaders with deep experience & passion for what they do – offering full support & daily briefings – AND a UK Doctor / Expedition Medic. You may find a cheaper Kilimanjaro climb, but is it worth risking trekking to 6,000m without proper support – which also includes full expedition medical kits, oxygen cylinders, satellite phones, & daily health monitoring whilst on Mount Kilimanjaro?
We are 100% ATOL bonded – ATOL number 6296. Tour operators who sell air-inclusive travel packages in the UK are required to hold an ATOL licence under UK law. It offers full financial protection by the CAA for clients who have booked package trips. Many companies ONLY offer ABTA protection, which does NOT always fully protect a combined flights and travel itinerary purchased separately. Always read the small print for your Kilimanjaro trip!
A local team of English speaking Kilimanjaro Head Guides, assistant guides & Kilimanjaro porters – experienced in working with Action Challenge groups. Incredibly supportive & great fun – and know Kilimanjaro like the back of their hands – many who have climbed Kilimanjaro over 100 times! Approx. 2.5 local guides & porters per Kilimanjaro trekker – who look after the logistics, cooking, toilets, and camping on the mountain – plus the movement of the camp each day whilst on Kilimanjaro – including your luggage.
- Kilimanjaro App – all the info!
- Kilimanjaro office Help Line
- Self help videos on key topics
- Kilimanjaro training guides & kit lists
- Kit discounts for quality retailers
- Kilimanjaro Kit Hire service
- Kilimanjaro Training Weekends
- Invite to Kilimanjaro briefing
- Advice on visas, insurance, medical
A successful Kilimanjaro climb starts with good preparation – and our pre-trip support sets us apart from other companies.
Whether its’s the hotels, restaurants & transfers before & after the main challenge – or the challenge accommodation & meals whilst out on the trails – our all inclusive packages mean that you will get a top quality experience at a great value price! Flights are generally included, but there’s a ‘land only’ option if you’d prefer to book your own – and single supplement accommodation upgrades are available.
A successful challenge starts with good preparation. The better prepared you are the more confident you’ll be, and the more you’ll enjoy it! Our ‘Challenge App’ will have all the info & details of what to expect on your challenge – and how to prepare for it – and we have optional training walks, training weekends , and a place on one of our UK Ultra Challenge events to get out on the tails and test your fitness, kit, & equipment.
The group comes together – takes on a tough challenge together – and then celebrates its achievements in style on the final night of the trip in a local restaurant or hotel, with medals, awards, and a maybe a bit of a party! Many of our participants make new special friends on our trips – and quite a few come back together for another challenge in the following years!
A Kilimanjaro climb is an ‘expedition’ – but can still be done in reasonable style. All our trips utilise private camping areas, with good quality tents, private toilets (so much better than the public ones!) – and large mess tents where the group dines and gets to know each other in the evenings. The food is freshly cooked – the menus are varied – and there’s plenty of it to keep you going!
Our office team have deep experience of climbing Kilimanjaro and organising hundreds of trips to Tanzania – and they’re there to help with all your questions and requests. We also organise Kilimanjaro Open Evenings – where you can come and meet the team, hear all about our Kilimanjaro trips, what to expect, how to prepare well, and how you can join us on an unforgettable adventure!
WHICH ROUTE WILL YOU TAKE?
To Kilimanjaro's summit
There are 8 Kilimanjaro routes, which vary in distance, steepness, & duration; however we run 6 different Kilimanjaro itineraries which we’ve chosen from our 20 years of experience on the mountain.
We’ve selected the best for our Kilimanjaro treks, with built-in acclimatisation features, excellent success rates, and a bit of variety so you can choose your own Kilimanjaro Challenge! All are fully supported climbs with a UK leader & medic, and with the best local Kilimanjaro teams providing logistics & high quality private camping facilities – giving you the best chance of reaching the magnificent summit!
7 Day Climb - 11 Day Trip
Approaches Kilimanjaro from the West & joins the Machame Route. Our most popular route - and for good reasons as it's the 'classic' Kilimanjaro climb with varied scenery & good acclimatisation.
6 Day Climb- 10 Day Trip
Enters the Kilimanjaro National Park in the South and heads through the rain forest. A tougher 6 day trek via the Barranco Wall up to high camp, then Stella Point and on to Kilimanjaro's summit.
7 Day Climb - 11 Day Trip
Starts in the north near the Kenya boarder. Quieter with more wildlife & shorter distances on the first few days of the Kilimanjaro climb. Summits via Gillman's Point & exits the Park via Marangu Gate.
8 Day Climb - 12 Day trip
Accessed via Lemosho Route & heads clockwise around the north side of Kilimanjaro with views over Kenya & remote camp sites. Joins the Rongai Route at Gilman's Point en route to summit.
8 Day Climb - 12 Day Trip
Takes the quiet & remote Northern Circuit Route and adds 'deluxe' Kilimanjaro services - including: a shower, personal porter, single tent, thick air mattress, a training weekend - and much more!
8 Day Trek - 12 Day Trip
'Twin peak' challenge with Mount Meru first, then the steep way up Mount Kilimanjaro via the Umbwe Route & Western Breach before the final push to the summit. A tough challenge if you're up for one!
OUR UNIQUE TRIPS...
Our Unique Trips are special departures with slightly different itineraries, along some of the classic routes we offer – to celebrate certain events (like New Year’s Eve!), bring people together as part of a bigger team, or to lengthen some of our trips with some special add ons – to find out more click on the below, all are listed on our Dates & Prices page.
Join our all-female teams on this once in a lifetime challenge to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Women from all walks of life, with different experiences and of different ages will come together as a team to conquer Africa's highest mountain - pushing themselves further whilst creating strong friendships.
What better way to see in a New Year then from seeing the sun rising over the plains of Africa, celebrating with a team of fellow climbers an awesome achievement! It's a unique challenge, setting out from the UK on boxing day - along the 6 day Machame route to the summit on New Year's morning.
After popular demand we've launched our standard Lemosho 7 day climb now with an add on of a 2.5 day safari after your climb. Rest & relax in the company of the world's most beautiful and majestic creatures - explore Lake Manyara National Park & Ngoro Crater with your fellow climbers.
Kilimanjaro Open Evenings
If you’d like to hear more about our Kilimanjaro trips, we run regular open evenings. These are either online, or you can join our team in-person. The sessions last for an hour, with time for questions.
PLUS – exclusive on-the-night Kilimanjaro discounts!
OUR CHARITY PARTNERS
Some choose to support a charity and make their Kilimanjaro Challenge really count. We work with 400 charities and you can choose a cause that’s close to your heart and fundraise for them. Across all our events – Action Challenge helps to raise over £8 million each year for charities.