In terms of total costs for a great Kilimanjaro trek, including flights from home and all extras, you probably need to plan for around USD 4000-6000 per person. A fair bit more if you want to add safari and/or tropical beaches. Our mountain operation is designed to maximise summit success and enjoyment, whilst to minimising risks.
We do not cut corners, nor do we layer our treks with unnecessary additional expenses. We provide great levels of service at affordable prices.
The Kilimanjaro trek itself typically costs between USD 2100 and USD 3400 per person, including all park fees, hotel nights and transfers between the airports, hotels and the mountain.
After park fees, this works out around USD 200 to USD 400 per person per night, which really isn't a lot considering the scale and complexity of the logistics involved. Shorter routes are cheaper, the prices are more or less pro-rata per day. The larger your group size, the lower the cost per person. Treks are noticeably more expensive for 1 to 3 trekkers, less for 4 and 5 trekkers and levelling off from around 6 trekkers. In terms of additional costs, you also need to allow up to an extra USD 150 for tips and maybe another USD 100 for various optional equipment rental.
You also need to consider your long-haul flights to Africa, which are likely to cost around USD$1400/2200 per person from North America, or USD600/1200 per person from Europe and Asia. The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro International. You may also want to add in a safari, beach holiday and other elements to your trek as a reward for summiting Kilimanjaro, which we can certainly help with.