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Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari

Tanzania, Africa

Contact provider for price 7 Days Year-round
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Eyes on nature expeditions 15 people max
  • Arusha airport, arusha, tanzania
  • Active & Adventure trips
The main and most popular way up. Besides the peaks and moorland, the park consists of montage forest with relics of old vegetation. Also, significant numbers of mammals, birds, and insects inhabit the area. We avoid the crowded Marangu route on Kilimanjaro, preferring to approach the mountain from the north by the lightly used Rongai route. Mammals include elephants, buffaloes, elands, duickers, foxes, leopards, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys. The area is also frequented by a variety of colourful birds.

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Tanzania, Africa

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
  • Family oriented trip.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Moshi

Arrive Namanga border town at 10:00hrs.continue to Arusha for lunch after immigration formalities. Drive to Moshi where the afternoon is spent organizing climbing gear. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Arusha or Moshi.

 
Day 2; Moshi – Mandara Hut

After breakfast, drive 45kms Marangu gate an altitude of 1,860m walk to Mandara hut, 2.744m (9,000ft) through dense semitropical rain forest, for your first overnight on Kilimanjaro. Meals and overnight at the hut.

 
Day 3: Mandara- Horombo Hut

Start early morning for a ten hours walk towards Horombo. The landscape becomes more rugged and rocky but superb, will both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks in view. You spend your second night at the mountain at Horombo hut, an altitude of 3,761m (12,335ft)

 
Day 4: Horombo – Kibo Hut

Take a tiring 13km which takes 6 hrs to Kibo hut 4,732m (15,520ft.) above sea level. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, grounds well and lobelia appear. Meals and overnight at the hut.

 

Day 5: Kibo – Uhuru peak – Horombo Hut.

The final attempt to the summit is made in the early hours of the morning at 2.00am. It takes about 5 hours to climb the steepest and most difficult part of the route to Gilman’s point (5,681m) 18,630ft From Gilman’s it take 11/2 hours to Uhuru peak, 8,896m ( 19,344ft.) Descend to Horombo for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Horombo – Moshi

Descent is rapid. After breakfast, drive to Arusha for lunch, then to Nairobi via Namanga border town arriving early in the evening

Day 7: Moshi – Nairobi

After breakfast leave by morning shuttle to arrive Nairobi early afternoon…

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