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For the past 47 years, Tusker Trail has been leading private and special interest groups to the summit of Kilimanjaro. And it's been one wild ride. From corporate family climbs to corporate charity fundraisers, and everything in between, we've seen it all. And the best part? It's never been easier to plan your own private climb with us.

Whether you have special interests, a specific purpose, or just want to climb with your friends, we're here to make it happen. We understand that every group is unique and we'll work with you to create a customized itinerary that meets your needs. And here's the kicker, it doesn't cost any more than our regular climbs. So, gather your crew, and let's tackle Kilimanjaro together.


Kilimanjaro Private Specialty Climbs - Tusker Trail


Organizing a private climb up the majestic slopes of  Kilimanjaro is an adventure like no other. Imagine the flexibility of choosing your own route, setting your own schedule, and bonding with your closest friends or family as you take on one of the most challenging and awe-inspiring mountains in the world. That's exactly what a private climb with Tusker Trail offers.

Maybe our scheduled departures don't align with your schedule, or maybe you want to share the experience with your close friends and familyi. Whatever the reason, a private climb allows you to tailor the adventure to fit your needs. As you immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the mountain, you'll bond with your fellow climbers in a way that can only be achieved by tackling this life-changing experience as one complete group. So, gather your tribe and let's embark on an adventure of a lifetime with Tusker Trail's private climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Private Climbs

Kilimanjaro Camping

A private climb is the ultimate way to tailor your Kilimanjaro adventure. Imagine being able to craft your own journey, set your own schedule and make it your own. Whether you're climbing with your friends or coworkers, a private climb gives you the freedom to make it happen.


Custom Climb Dates

Kilimanjaro Private Climb - Custom Climb Dates

You can plan a climb around any route you like, and around your own schedule. If you cannot match a climb to your dates, or if the climb you want to join doesn’t have enough room, then a private climb is the way to go.  And it won’t cost you more.

Charity Climbs

Kilimanjaro Private Climb - Charity Climbs

Tusker Trail has been leading charity climbs since our first climb for the Make-a-Wish foundation in 2001. Climbers have raised over $14,000,000 for 77 foundations. It’s an incredible way to combine your challenge with a great cause. Click here to visit our Charity Climb page.

Research Climbs

Kilimanjaro Private Climbs - Research Climbs

For over four decades we have facilitated many  experts in their research on Kilimanjaro. These include scientists cataloging the flora of Kilimanjaro, researching the effects of high altitude, and studies of the the climate and its affect on the glaciers.

CME - Medical Courses

Kilimanjaro Private Climb - CME Climbs

Climbing Kilimanjaro on a CME climb is perfect for earning Continuing Medical Credits. Your multi-day live activity workshop occurs on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. You climb while participating in medical activities required to earn the CME credits needed to maintain your medical license.

Film Shoots

Kilimanjaro Private Climbs - Video - Films

Tusker Trail has many years of facilitating video projects on Kilimanjaro and in Tanzania for various productions. If you are looking to shoot in Tanzania, permits are required, and they are sometimes difficult to procure without the know-how and local contacts. We have decades of experience in the field.

"Adventure of a lifetime - Kilimanjaro/Safari" - "I witnessed about 20 other groups & the Tusker group made a huge impression on me. We had the most number of porters & guides per climbers.  Tusker's gear was the most updated gear on the mountain, best tents, warm, best sleeping mats & bags."  -- "Jeff S."


Charity climbs are truly rewarding on many levels. You have the personal satisfaction of summiting the highest free-standing mountain in the world while also raising funds for a worthy cause. Tusker Trail has led dozens of charity climbs, raising over of $14 million since our first charity climb for the Make-a-Wish Foundation in 2001. Planning a charity climb takes a lot of preparation and requires a commitment of time and expert planning. We’ve done a lot of that, and that’s where we can help. Click here to visit our Charity Climb page.

Kilimanjaro - Private Climbs - Charity Climbs
Kilimanjaro - Private Climbs - Charity Climbs


There’s a wealth of information to be gained from being on Kilimanjaro. Tusker owner-guides Amy and Eddie Frank, teamed up with Swiss biologist Thomas Rüegg, and published a comprehensive field guide (A Guide to The Flora of Kilimanjaro) which catalogs some of Kilimanjaro’s unsual vegetation. The book has become a must-have for climbers from all around the world. You’ll get your autographed copy when you join one of our climbs.

Eddie Frank was approached by the U.S. Military and trained the Army’s elite special forces at high altitude.  Additionally, Eddie and Amy have led numerous medical groups on CME certification climbs, with high altitude expert Dr. Michael Callahan.


Once you climb Kilimanjaro, you begin to discover how it changes your life in ways you can never imagine. You start you see the world very differently, building a whole new sense of yourself and making discoveries about who you really are deep down inside.

Reaching Kilimanjaro Summit


You can climb any one of our climbing routes on a private climb, with your own departure date. Click on Compare Routes to find the route that suits your needs, or if you have a Question Click to Ask Us Anything  • Or Call:  +1.775.833.9700  •  1.800.231.191 if you need help making the choice.


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