Some moments in life can only be enjoyed once... like starting school, landing a dream job, building your dream house, or marrying 'the one'... Trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro with Shrike is another Once—In—A—Lifetime moment... we have concentrated over a decade of Kilimanjaro climbing experience into one incredible adventure, having led thousands of climbers to the summit. During this period, we have refined the perfect combination of Wilderness First Responder guides, extensive emergency equipment, ethical and fair treatment of porters, rugged gear, and adventure cuisine... you have nearly 100% summit success, yes, we are serious.
Nearly 100% summit success rate
Your goal is our goal, and trekking with us puts the odds in your favor–nearly 100% summit success! Be among the hundreds of Shrike trekkers who reach the summit.
Shrike Kilimanjaro specialists are extremely attentive to monitoring weather forecasts, choosing an appropriate camping location, well—crafted acclimatization itineraries, and taking the accurate equipment and gear... you too can make it to the summit!
Safety First is our #1 Core Value
Your safety is our #1 priority. At Mt. Kilimanjaro’s high elevations, there’s no room for carelessness. We provide exactly who and what you need to reach the roof of Africa safely and comfortably:
In case of emergency evacuation and a helicopter evacuation is required... you are covered by Shrike. We partner with Kilimanjaro SAR, their high—altitude choppers and fully-trained medical personnel are able to respond within 5 minutes.
Wilderness First Responder guides
Shrike's Mountain Guides are internationally certified Wilderness First Responders. Well respected on Kilimanjaro, they possess rare leadership qualities that instill confidence in our trekkers.
Every year we drill our guides in a specialized medical training course, making your climb safe, successful with guaranteed adventure. Climbing with Shrike Mountain Guides is the safest way to the summit.
Skillfully curated acclimatization itineraries
Look at all of those happy Shrike trekkers on the roof of Africa—the Kilimanjaro. While other groups trek for 5 or 6—day routes with 50% summit success, we have nearly 100% summit success...
Acclimatization is the key, and we highly recommend going slow at all times. Learn the Swahili phrase 'Pole Pole’ – this means “slowly, slowly” and is the best advice to help you take in all the surrounding natural beauty at each level.
Michelin—star trekking Menus
Your Kilimanjaro chef is trained by a Michelin—star Chef, Axel Janssen. Fresh, nutritious meals with local ingredients and catering for dietary requirements say vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free, or even make a birthday cake...
Our mouthwatering meals are created from local ingredients without cutting corners or additives. Say, our soups include fresh butter or extra virgin olive oil, although cheap margarine and saturated oils are commonly used in Tanzania.
Without the best gear, a climb is doomed to fail. Shrike's modern trekking gear is the most durable and the toughest on the planet.
We use all—weather sleeping tents; comfy air/foam mattresses; your private toilet, roomy dining tents with chairs, tables, and gaslighting; comprehensive safety equipment, such as oxygen, portable altitude chambers, and medical monitoring instruments.
Optional Luxury Tent Upgrade
Our trekkers have the exclusive opportunity to upgrade to our new Shrike Solar-lit, Walk—in Height Luxury Tent, complete with a sturdy mountaineering bed, plush mattress and pillow, and zero degrees sleeping bag with fleece liner.
We have developed these specifically to provide relief to trekkers with bad backs or knees, to maximize sleeping comfort in extreme mountain conditions, and for those simply looking for an extra edge to the summit...
Hygenic Private Toilets
A private toilet tent is not a luxury but a necessity when you see the public long—drop toilets that are used by hundreds of people each day and rarely if ever cleaned.
Private toilet tents with portable flush toilets will give you privacy and also help you stay healthy due to our extremely strict hygiene standards and ample hand sanitizer.
Ethical and Fair Treatment of Porters
Our expert porters carry the majority of your belongings and set up and break down each campsite. We provide the highest porter compensation packages on the mountain, including bonuses for bringing down refuse left by other companies on the mountain.
By trekking with Shrike, you empower porters. Unfortunately, poor treatment of porters is an epidemic on the mountain, and budget climbs directly exploit them. We are dedicated to treating our porters with respect, even if it costs us more.