Best Kilimanjaro Books

Immersing oneself in appropriate literature is an excellent idea, whether embarking on a new endeavor or visiting a new location. You will discover that it helps you to immerse yourself in unique settings on a much deeper level.

In compiling this list of the finest climbing books on Mount Kilimanjaro, an attempt is made to include a diverse range of viewpoints, from expert climbers to novices.

This list included the finest Kilimanjaro guidebooks, outstanding trekker personal narratives and memoirs, the best Kilimanjaro photography book, and a selection of true-story climbing books on the list.

This list will help you discover the perfect book that is just right for you.

  • Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro by Stephen Carmichael, Susan Stoddard, Rick Ridgeway, Neville Shulman, Robert M. Moore.
  • Climbing Kilimanjaro: An African Odyssey by Helen Bergan.
  • Explore Mount Kilimanjaro by Jacquetta Megarry.
  • East Africa (Multi Country Guide) by Mary Fitzpatrick.
  • High Altitude Illness & Wellness by Charles S. Houston.
  • Kilimanjaro by Henry Stedman.
  • Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa by Audrey Salkeld.
  • Kilimanjaro: Sons of Kilimanjaro by Macon Dunnagan.
  • Kilimanjaro Adventure by Hal Streckert.
  • Kilimanjaro Map (International travel maps) by International Travel Maps.
  • Kilimanjaro & Mount Kenya: A Climbing and Trekking Guide by Cameron M. Burns.
  • Lonely Planet Trekking in East Africa by David Else.
  • Lonely Planet Tanzania by Mary Fitzpatrick.
  • The Shadow of Kilimanjaro by Rick Ridgeway.

About The mountain

At 5,895 meters Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain on the earth; it is one of the Seven Summits. The snow-capped peak of Africa is a dormant volcano. This majestic mountain can be found inside the Kilimanjaro National Park of Tanzania, at 005.00 degrees south, 036 degrees east, 5895m above mean sea level.

Exceptional climb success

Since 1994, ClimbingKilimanjaro has been fore runner in operating Kilimanjaro tours. We have a proud and unbeatable track record of more than 15,000 safe and successful summit attempts.

The specialised experience of ClimbingKilimanjaro puts us, as a tour operator, in a unique position to offer the most professional support, guidance, information and motivation to realise this proverbial “bucket-list” dream.

ClimbingKilimanjaro can provide references from previous successful and satisfied clients – on request. Visitors are also welcome to visit our Testimonials & Summit Gallery pages

Real-Time Tracking Service

ClimbingKilimanjaro is the only operator that offers real-time tracking to hikers on Mount Kilimanjaro. This unique service will allow family and friends to track the live progress of their loved ones, as they hike to the summit of Kilimanjaro, subject to availability, pre-booking and at a small supplementary fee.

Guides and porters

ClimbingKilimanjaro only utilises highly trained and registered guides, with several years of experience, to lead a mountain support team that are properly equipped to look after climbers on the mountain.

All of the Climbing Kilimanjaro package options includes the services of one porter per hiker, who will carry the client’s duffel bag (max. 15kg) from one camp to the next.

The above average staff ratio of the Climbing Kilimanjaro Mountain Support Team to climber is: 2 Porters per climber and 2 guides for a maximum of 4 hikers – a very favourable ratio to directly enhance safety and enjoyment on the mountain.