Adventure Blog Kilimanjaro Climb Countdown: One Year to Go!

Way back on July 19, I announced that in 2020 I’d be returning to Kilimanjaro for another climb up Africa’s highest peak, and that I was inviting Adventure Blog readers and Adventure Podcast listeners to come along. Since then, I’ve been largely silent on the topic, mostly because the date of the climb was still quite a long ways off. Now, we’re less than a year out and the countdown has officially begun, so I wanted to once again share the important information for those who would like to come join in on the fun.

Most of the important information regarding the climb can be found in the original post linked to above and with more detail. But as a reminder, here’s what you need to know: The Kilimanjaro trek will be led by the amazing guides at Tusker Trail, which is one of the top operators on Kili. It will be an 11-day climb along the scenic and less traveled Lemosho Route, starting upon arrival in Tanzania on September 7. The trip will cost $5480, which includes everything upon arrival in Tanzania from hotels to stay in before and after the climb, all food, transportation, and services, plus the Kilimanjaro trek itself of course. Travelers will be responsible for airfare and entry visa.

I climbed with Tusker back in 2015 and had an amazing experience. The company is top notch in every way, including closely monitoring the healthy and welfare of its clients, as well as providing plenty of amenities both on and off the mountain. The guides are amongst the best trained on Kilimanjaro, and Tusker is one of the few operators who brings oxygen tents and bottled oxygen up the peak just in case a climber runs into difficulty. You’ll also find dozens of small touches that add up to an amazing experience that will likely leave you wanting to travel with Tusker again in the future. I have gone with them on other adventures and have never been disappointed.

So how do you sign up? Simple, just head over to the Tusker website or give them a call at 800-231-1919 or +1-775-833-9700. You can also email them directly with questions or comments as well. When you do sign up, be sure to mention that you are joining The Adventure Podcast/Blog Kilimanjaro Expedition. A $1000 deposit is due when you make your reservation.

It should be noted that Tusker also offers brief safaris after the Kilimanjaro climb for those who are interested. If you want a longer safari experience, I can help connect you with other operators who can take you out to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and elsewhere.

If you have any questions for me, feel free to leave them in the comments below or email me directly as well. I’m happy to share my thoughts, experience, and information to assist you in the process. I’m really looking forward to connecting with readers and listeners in Africa and go on a big adventure with all of you who can make it.

Kraig Becker