Tusker Private & Specialty Climbs
Embark on a journey of self-discovery, as you tackle the mighty 9-day Machame Route to Uhuru Peak, the summit . Hike through the dense, mossy rain-forest, where Colobus monkeys bark at you from the tree canopy, inviting you to explore this world of unique flora, ancient lava flows, and towering peaks.
Challenge yourself as you climb up to the Shira Plateau, and prove your yourself with a trek into the Barranco Valley. Take the exciting challenge of ascending the 500 ft. Barranco Wall, and feel the rush of adrenaline as you hit the top. With almost half a century of experience leading Kilimanjaro climbs, Tusker has honed its skills to provide you with an epic, life-changing adventure.
Why Plan a Private Climb?
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 – or climbing to raise money for a charity -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 on a charity fundraising climb. 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.
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
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.
Tusker Trail has been leading charity climbs since our first climb for the Make-a-Wish foundation in 2001. Climbers have raised over $15,886,492 for 77 foundations. It’s an incredible way to combine your challenge with a great cause. Click here to visit our Charity Climb page.
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
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.
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.
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.
Research & Training on Kilimanjaro
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.
Private Climb Routes
A Life-Changing Experience
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.