Group joining is perfect for solo travellers and young, enthusiastic travellers like students, backpackers and travellers on a tight budget. Making the effort to group up with like-minded travellers is exciting. It is important to get to know who you will be climbing the mountain with for days that is why some climbers group up to get familiar with each other before taking up the Kilimanjaro challenge.
Once climbers group up a bond, they have the freedom to socialize freely and share ideas on how to approach the climb and lower their climbing costs as a unit.
There are many open forums and social media groups that allow travellers to engage and arrange meetups like TripAdvisor forums and Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree forums or, Le Petit Futé, Quotatrip and Le Routard for French travellers.
As for travellers already within Tanzania, meeting up in Arusha and Moshi is a great way to gather and brainstorm your trip as a group. Such useful public places for meetups in Moshi include Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel, Kilimanjaro Coffee Union, Haria Rooftop bar, Kindoroko Hotel etc. In Arusha you can choose to meet up in hotels, hostels like the Arusha Backpackers rooftop bar, Sable Square, Blue Heron, Via Via, Le patio, Zeze Lounge, Fifi’s restaurant and many more.
It is important to meet your group before climbing because these are the people that you will be spending between 5 to 9 days on the mountain together.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a lifetime experience, you will make lifelong friends and you will treasure this moment for years to come, so make the best of it!.
If your guts don’t fancy someone in the group or you don’t just connect, we strongly advise you to pair with another group, it is not worth forcing it when you will not enjoy your climb. It is your trip you should be happy and you have a choice to cancel or proceed.
Contact us today to join a group for your Mount Kilimanjaro climb with Tranquil Kilimanjaro.