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Safari Overview

Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest freestanding mountain as well as 4th most prominent mountain in world. Rising 5,882 metres or 19,298 ft from the base. The exact meaning and origin of name Kilimanjaro is unknown. It is thought to be a combination of the Swahili word Kilima (Meaning “Mountain”) and the Kichagga word Njaro, loosely translated as “Whiteness” giving the name White Mountain. The name Kibo in Kichagga means “Spotted” and refers to rocks seen on snowfields.

Itinerary

Dates

Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021

Rates

Start from $1790 - $1850

Arrival

You'll be collected from the airport. Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1 Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi Town

Pre Departure (Arrival) Moshi is at 815m 2670 ft above sea level Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by our customer service representative who will assist you to your vehicle and drive you to your hotel in Moshi Town, briefing about your hiking trip by our guide then dinner and overnight at Park View Hotel.
Accomodation: Park View Hotel

Day 2 Moshi Town ( 2670 ft ) - Marangu Gate ( 6, 000 ft ) – Mandara Hut ( 9, 000 ft )

Hiking time: 4 hours Habitat: Mountain forest Leave Park View Inn about 0900hrs and drive to about 45 minutes to Marangu Gate on the eastern side of Kilimanjaro. Do the necessary paperwork at the park gate such as registrations. Begin hiking at about 1030hrs. Hike through rainforest from the park gate (6000 ft) to Mandara Hut (9000 ft), taking about 4 hours. Stop half way for lunch. Reach Mandara Huts at about 2 or 3 PM. Unpack, rest and have some tea or coffee. Dinner is served during early evening, about 7 PM. A side trip to Maundi Crater (about 15 minutes away) is a good way to see the surroundings as well as views of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Bathrooms are available with running water.

Accomodation: Mandara Hut

Day 3 Mandara Hut ( 9, 000 ft ) – Horombo Huts ( 12, 000 ft )

Hiking time: 6 hours Habitat: Heathland Wake to breakfast (approx. 7:30am) and pack for the next leg. Break camp at about 8:30am and hike to Horombo Huts (12,000 ft). This leg should take 5 to 6 hrs. You travel through lower heath land with small shrubs being the main vegetation. Stop half way for lunch. Views of Mawenzi are amazing. The summit of Kibo can be seen from Horombo Huts. Arrive Horombo Huts at about 3 PM. Rest, unpack and prepare for dinner. Bathrooms are available with running water.

Accomodation: Horombo Hut

Day 4 Extra Day for Acclimatization at Horombo Huts ( 12, 000 ft )

Extra day will be at Horombo Hut you will have full day (third and fouth night will be at Horombo); clients will go up to mawenzi base camp and come back to Horombo Hut. Clients will acclimatize; walking and get familiar to the weather and altitude on the mountain. Fifth day will continue trekking up kibo Hut and Midnight start to summit..

Accomodation: Horombo Hut

Day 5 Horombo Huts ( 12, 000 ft ) – Kibo Huts ( 15, 500 ft )

Hiking time: 7 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert Wake to breakfast as usual (if you wake before sunup you can get some great photos of the sunrise). Pack and begin the hike to Kibo Huts (15,500 ft). The first half of the day’s hike traverses the upper heath land while the second half crosses the vast saddle that connects Mawenzi and Kibo. The saddle is an alpine desert that resembles a lunar landscape. Be careful to notice signs of altitude sickness. The day’s hike should take 6 to 7 hours, stopping half way for lunch. No running water at Kibo Huts..

Accomodation: Kibo Hut

Day 6 Summit Day ( 19, 340 ft )

Hiking time: 7 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert Wake at around midnight to a light breakfast, and then prepare for the summit ascent. This part of the hike is carried out during the early morning before dawn so that the climbers reach Uhuru Peak at around sunrise. Leave at about 1:00am and reach Gilman’s Point at about 7:00am. The climbers are met with views of the crater from Gilman’s Point because it is on the Crater Rim. Another 2 hours of hiking brings the climber to Uhuru Peak (19,340 ft) at about 8:30 am. From there you will descend back to Kibo Huts, collect your things and cross the saddle again at Horombo Huts where you will spend the night. Eat dinner and get some well-deserved sleep..

Accomodation: Horombo Hut

Day 7 Descending from Horombo to the Marangu Gate

Wake as usual, pack and descend to Mandara Huts. Take lunch there and continue on to the park gate where you will be met by your transport back to your Hotel. You should reach the park gate around 12.00hours then drive to Moshi Town to your hotel relax then evening dinner and overnight park View Inn.

Accomodation: Parkview Innt

Day 8 Moshi Town to Kilimanjaro International Airport

After breakfast check out from the Hotel then transfer from your hotel in Moshi Town to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home or extension to Zanzibar for beach holidays or to Arusha Town for wildlife safari.

Accomodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

End of tour
Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost. You'll be dropped off at the airport.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Included
Park fees - (For non-residents) - All activities - (mentioned above)- All accommodation - (mention above) - A professional driver/guide - All transportation - (mentioned above) - All Taxes/VAT - Roundtrip airport transfer - Meals -
Excluded
International flights - (From/to home) Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour - Tips - (Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day) Personal items - (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.) Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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