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Private Guided Treks to Mount Kilimanjaro

Kensington Tours & Treks is an award winning climbing company offering a variety of itineraries on Mount Kilimanjaro, and tours & safaris to Tanzania and Kenya

Company Overview


  • Private Guided Treks:

    Your Own Private Expert Guides & Porters

  • Customized Travel:

    Your Schedule, Your Budget, Your Preferences

  • Excellent Value:

    Private Treks for 20 to 30% Less Than Premium Group Treks

Kensington Tours & Treks specializes in Mount Kilimanjaro trekking and in tours and safaris in Tanzania.  Kensington offers a wide variety of itineraries up all six major climbing routes, offering three levels of comfort and style from basic to luxury, with all trips featuring porters and private guides.  Kensington trekking experts can match you to the route, style, and itinerary that best fits your climbing abilities and needs.


Kensington Tours is a National Geographic Traveler and Adventure Magazines award winner and top tour pick, a Travel + Leisure Magazine award winner, and a VoyageTrek Editor's Choice.


Most Popular Tours

Kensington Tours can customize any trek and tour to your needs.  The company offers custom itineraries on all six major Kilimanjaro climbing routes and offers three levels of comfort and luxury, from the basic Highlights, to Luxury, to the Extra-Luxurious Exclusive trips.   Here are some samples of the most popular climbing itineraries, all of which can be customized and also combined with pre and post trek tours and safaris in Tanzania and Kenya:
  • 7 Day Machame Highlights Climb from $2,995 per person.     Embark up Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa`s highest peak with this private guided adventure! Led by expert guides & private staff, climb Machame Gate up through afromontane forest, Shira volcano, Kibo Peak, Barafu camp, Stella Point, Uhuru Peak & descend via the Mweka route. Customize your climb with various luxury levels, routes & pre/post safaris. 
  • 7 Day Marangu Highlights Climb from $2,995 per person.     Ascend to the roof of Africa with this private guided climb featuring Kilimanjaro`s classic climbing route. Voyage up Tanzania`s epic mountain via Gilman's Point on the rim of the Kibo Volcano, resting in shared huts not tents. Includes meals, expert guides, porters, transfers & more. Customize your climb with various routes & pre/post safaris.
  • 7 Day Umbwe Luxury Climb from $3,590 per person.     Voyage up the legendary snow-capped peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro with your own private expert team. Start at Umbwe Gate, rising via Stella Point, the perfect route for those who want a challenge with fewer crowds. Climb in comfort, everything you need is supplied!  Customize your climb with various luxury levels, routes & pre/post safaris.
  • 8 Day Rongai Luxury Climb from $4,105 per person.     Conquer Africa`s Everest with this private trek up Tanzania`s Mt. Kilimanjaro. Led by your own mountaineering team, take an easier 6 day climb, resting in your private camp. Skirt the base of Mawenzi, ascends via Gilman's point, acclimatization at Mawenzi Tarn & descend via Marangu. Add on a safari afterwards for the ultimate Kili experience.
  • 11 Day Lemosho Exclusive Climb from $7,584 per person.     Take nature’s most spectacular & scenic route to the crown of Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro & spend a night in its crater! This exclusive private climb includes your own mountaineering team & VIP camp. Go beyond backpacking - This is the complete Kilimanjaro experience!
  • 12 Day Kilimanjaro & Safari from $5,520 per person.     Combine the thrill of Africa's highest mountain with the wilds of Tanzania's finest game parks, this trip is ideal for adventurers who want the best of both worlds. Ascend to the roof of Mt Kilimanjaro with your own private mountaineering team then head to Ngorongoro & the Serengeti where you`ll enjoy classic safari camps, daily games drives & endless animals!

Kensington Tours Info

Kensington Tours & Treks offers custom private guided treks and travel experiences worldwide.  The company started in Africa trekking and safaris and has become a leading provider of Mount Kilimanjaro treks and safaris in East Africa and throughout Africa.  The company offers hundreds of trips on all seven continents.        Enjoy private travel at your own pace.   All of...
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Kensington has 3 camping specifications for Kilimanjaro treks along with many different route options.


Highlight Specification:  All of Highlight treks include lightweight equipment.  Client must provide their own sleeping bag. This is our most adventurous specification and also lowest priced.


Luxury Specification:  All Luxury treks include a larger mess tent than the lightweight specification, backed chairs instead of stools, a larger client tent with a 3 inch foam mattress.  A pillow and -18 Celcius rated sleeping bag with liner are also included.  There is a private portable toilet.  Evening meals have an additional course (entrée) and there is fresh pressed coffee available.  All in all, highly recommended.


Exclusive Specification:  All Exclusive treks include a walk-in client tent, 3" mattress, pillow, -18C rated sleeping bag, thermal liner and a full-size sleeping cot so that guests are raised above the ground.  A walk-in mess tent, lightweight tables, and backed chairs are also provided.  On this specification tips to all the crew are included, so for the most comfortable all inclusive specification on the mountain, this is the specification to choose.

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Treks to Mount Kilimanjaro

  • All Major Trek Routes
  • Private Porters & Guides
  • Basic to Exclusive Luxury
  • 7 to 12+ Days
  • Sleeping Cots
  • Walk-In Tents
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Luxury Cuisine
  • Safari Add-Ons

Customized Itineraries & Treks to Mount Kilimanjaro and Tanzania.  Tour and Safari Extensions Available to:  Kenya & East Africa, South Africa, Egypt, and all major travel destinations in Africa.

Mount Kilimanjaro Overview

Mount Kilimanjaro is a currently inactive strato-volcano in northern Tanzania, near the border with Kenya. At 5,895 metres (19,340 feet) above sea level, Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and th...
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