The Tanzanian Kilimanjaro Trek, is a once in a lifetime trip. It will begin in the beautiful towns of Tanzania and end at an astonishing 19,340 feet at Mount Kilimanjaro, also known as the “roof of Africa”. Out of the many route options, we chose to embark on the less traveled one, Rongai Route. This route allows guests to explore many different landscapes of Africa and also see Mount Kilimanjaro from different angles. Along the way, we will get to witness incredible landscapes such as Mawenzi Peak, Kibo Peak, and incredible ice fields. We will also be immersed in the unique culture of the Tanzanian people. Getting to enjoy delicious Tanzanian dishes every day and meet the welcoming, kind people of the region.
After we summit Kilimanjaro and explore the incredible mountains of Africa, we will then explore the amazing savannah region of Tanzania. This tour is a perfect extension of the Kilimanjaro Trek, as we will get to witness the other side of Tanzania. The Safari Tour will showcase the beautiful, but the wild side of the region. Every day will be filled with incredible animals such as wildebeest, lions, zebras, and elephants. We will also get to experience the rich culture of the hunter and gather tribes.
On day one, everyone will arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport located in Tanzania. After arrival, we will pick everyone up and depart on the hour with a half drive to the hotel. Everyone will get time to check into their rooms and unload all of their baggage. We will then get together to have our orientation meeting and dinner. The trek starts as soon as we land in Tanzania, so make sure you drink plenty of water, eat well, and stay rested.
This morning, we will all enjoy our first warm Tanzanian breakfast together before we embark on the day. Today, will not only be a day of acclimatization and preparing for the trek, but also a day to explore the rich culture and history of Tanzania. After breakfast, we will set out on local tours. These tours can include visiting cultural museums, the Kilasia waterfall, local organic coffee farms, and the Chagga Caves. Depending on the day of the week, we might have the opportunity to explore the incredible Marangu Market. Tonight, once we all settle down and grab dinner at the hotel, our guides will host an orientation meeting that will highlight important aspects of the trek, that will ensure we are successful and have a good time.
Included: All meals
Today, we are officially embarking on the trek to Kilimanjaro! Our first stop of the day will be at Kilimanjaro’s National Park’s Marangu Gate to sign in for our trek. We will then drive 3.5 hours to Nale Moru, to start the trek.
In Nale Moru, we will meet the entire team of guides and porters that will be with us for the duration of the trip. We will have a hot lunch with them, and start to prepare our baggage for the trek. The porters will get everyone’s gear organized and ready. Once that is completed, we will begin the trek. The hike will begin by following a gentle incline that leads us through the beautiful forests that cover the foothills of Kilimanjaro. If lucky, we will witness the incredible sight of Columbus Monkeys, birds, reptiles, and gazelles. After hiking for a few hours, we will arrive at Simba Camp, which sits at 8,500 feet. We will have dinner together and enjoy the stunning views of the plains of Kenya.
Terrain: Distance, 41 miles. Hiking time: 3-4 hours. Lowest elevation 6397ft. Highest elevation 8500 feet.
Included: All meals
We’ll start by eating breakfast and enjoying a warm drink. The hike will begin with a gradual climb up to the Second Cave. This will be an amazing spot to soak up views of Kibo peak on Kilimanjaro and the Eastern ice fields resting on the Crater Rim. After enjoying the views, we will visit a large cave and pre-historic lava tube. If time permits, we have the option to explore the two. We will then continue the hike and stop for the night at Kikelewa campsite. Everyone will get time to rest here before we enjoy an amazing dinner.
Terrain: Distance, 7.4 miles. Hiking time: 8-9 hours. Lowest elevation 8500ft. Highest elevation 12057 feet.
Included: All meals
Today, we will wake up to incredible views of Kibo. The day will start up a gentle incline but eventually, the scenery changes and the trail gets steeper and steeper. Today’s hike though is a short one and we will arrive at Mawenzi Tarn by lunch. Mawenzi Tarn is an incredible campsite, that is located beneath the incredibly jagged peak of Mawenzi. We will enjoy a hot lunch and then go on an acclimatization hike that will explore the surrounding area. Once we are done exploring, we will return to a great dinner and prepare for the following day.
Terrain: Distance, 2.3 miles. Hiking time: 4-5 hours. Lowest elevation 12057ft. Highest elevation 14114 feet.
Included: All meals
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|Friday 5 August 2022 - Saturday 20 August 2022||16 days||$7250||£||€|
|Friday 2 September 2022 - Saturday 17 September 2022||16 days||$7250||£||€|
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Flight One: Home Country to JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport).
Flight Two: JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport) back to your home country
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