Venture Forth specialises in arranging private group climbs of Kilimanjaro. We arrange trekking expeditions on the mountain via four different routes and also technical mountaineering ascents on request.


We are a small company offering personal service and professional advice based on our own mountaineering and trekking experience all over the world.


All our staff members are professional, qualified mountain guides who can offer you real advice on all aspects of your expedition from preparation, fitness training and equipment purchasing to what to expect on the mountain and how to deal with possible emergencies.


We are one of South Africa’s oldest accredited mountaineering schools and mountain guide services and thus we can provide you with the best service before, on and after the expedition.

Roof of Africa
Roof of Africa


Above Mawenzi Tarn
Above Mawenzi Tarn

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Roof of Africa


Venture Forth does not aim to provide the cheapest options to climb Kilimanjaro and neither do we aim to put the most people onto expeditions. We are the choice of the connoisseur traveller who wants peace of mind, personal and comprehensive service from A to Z and the best and safest chance of summit success.

Standard Package


This package includes all the basic services for climbing Kilimanjaro as well as our full assistance with preparation and planning. Your party will be guided by our experienced Tanzanian mountain guides who are all registered with the Tanzanian authorities as Kilimanjaro guides. The package includes porters, accommodation, meals, permits, rescue fees etc.

Choice of routes...


We offer treks on all four major routes on the mountain but we do recommend the two more remote options, Rongai and Lemosho.


Our shortest treks run over 6 days. We do not offer shorter treks as we believe this to be dangerous as it does not offer enough time to acclimatise.


Routes available:


  • RONGAI remote tented route via Mawenzi Tarn

  • LEMOSHO remote tented route, over 8 days

  • MACHAME main tented route

  • MARANGU "the Coca-Cola route", hutted accommodation

We believe that an experience like a Kilimanjaro expedition should be a personalised one with the correct advise and arrangements to suit you, not just a ticket sale. So please contact us for a consultation to discuss your requirements.

Premier Package


This is our most comprehensive Kilimanjaro service package and your best guarantee of safety and enjoyment on the mountain with the highest chance of summit success.


Your tour will include the services of a Venture Forth qualified and registered South African mountaineering guide as tour leader and co-ordinator.


This guide will play an integral role in your preparation program and be with you on the mountain every step of the way to ensure your safety and make sure things run smoothly.


You will still have all the services of the Standard Package but you will have the benefit of the experience and service of a qualified mountain guide who will look after the group and deal with any possible emergencies.


This guide will also ensure smooth liaison with the Tanzanian guides and crew as well as the ground operator. Our guides are all trained in emergency medical care and rescue.


This options is specificallrecommended for schools and corporate groups.

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Various options depending on route and

group size. Kindly enquire.


Approximately US$1500 - US$1800 per person


Guides, porters, crew

Group equipment

Public liability insurance

Airport transfers, accommodation

Permits, rescue fees

Preparation programme


Flights (arranged on request)

Personal, medical or rescue insurance