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7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Safari in Tanzania

Arusha Tourist Inn Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania

Trekking Tanzania Safari

Join Wildlife Oasis Tours on this safari and create an adventurous experience! Kilimanjaro offers one of the best opportunities in the world to climb a peak of high altitude without the need for technical climbing ability. The trek will take you through well-defined attitudinal vegetation zones, from semi-arid scrub to dense cloud forest. This safari is open to any normally fit and healthy person, prepared for physical exertion and exercise.

Key Information

  • Group safari (max 6 persons in pop up roof 4X4 vehicle)
  • English speaking guide
  • All park fees are included

Highlights

  • Game viewing activities
  • Exciting walking tour and cultural tour
  • Services of a professional mountain guide
  • Venturous trekking up to Kilimanjaro's summit
  • All transports and airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All park fees

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6 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 50 participants
Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport
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Accommodation

During this holiday, you will spend five nights at various camping accommodations in Kilimanjaro National Park and one night at a hotel in Arusha before the tour starts. Thus, you will stay one night at Arusha Tourist Inn Hotel, one night at Mandara Huts, two nights at Horombo Huts, and another one at Kibo Huts.

Program

Day 1: Mandara Huts

On the first day in the morning, you will have to drive about two hours through Kilimanjaro, the semi-tropical foothills, to the Marangu area situated on the south-eastern side of the mountain. As you drive, there is usually some admirable views of the snow-capped peak of the mountain.

Upon arrival at Marangu gate, you will meet your team of guides and porters, pick up any last minute supplies for the trek, and head to the entrance of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park to register for the climb. From the cluster of buildings at the gate, it will be about a four to five hours walk through patches of coffee plantation and dense rainforest to Mandara Huts.

The forest teems with brightly-colored bird life, colobus, and other varieties of monkey. The flora includes numerous mosses, lichens, and flowers, as well as delicate orchids. If the skies are clear, you may have fine views over the town of Moshi, lying on the boundary of the plain far underneath.

Overnight stay will be at Mandara Huts. Mandara Huts is a collection of a basic frame mountain huts with bunk beds, quite adequate for your needs, where you will inevitably meet up with fellow trekkers who are bent on the same goal.

Day 2: Horombo Huts (3720 meters)

Your second day on the mountain will begin with a steep climb all the way through the last rainforest. Soon, you will get to a rolling alpine pasture scattered with giant heather. Afterward, you will depart for the forest which covering Kilimanjaro twin peaks, Kibo and rocky Mawenzi, which lie straight in the front dominating the skyline.

Additionally, you will cross a zone of open heath with stunted vegetation before emerging onto a bleak moorland. On this day, you will gain roughly 1000 meters in altitude. Your walk can take anything from five to seven hours, depending on your pace. At night, you will stay at Horombo Huts, another collection of buildings offering shelter and basic accommodation for those on the mountain.

Day 3: Horombo Huts

This day will provide you with an opportunity to get to know yourself more and more from the altitude. Statistics show that an adaptation day like this effectively doubles the chance of making it to the summit, so this time will be well spent. The day will not be exactly wasted as there will be a few walks you can make in the surrounding area of the hut.

The most popular area is the base of Mawenzi Peak, the spectacular eastern summit of Kilimanjaro, which will take four to five hours on the tour and will get you to reach the altitude of 4600 meters. Afterward, you will return to the hut. This will give you a good stead later on. Overnight stay will be at Horombo Huts.

Day 4: Kibo Huts (4705 meters)

The countryside will be more rocky and uneven as you leave the everlasting flowers and other bizarre alpine plants behind. Giant groundsels and lobelias will appear in the sparse moorland. Today's trail up to Kibo will again take anything between five to seven hours.

Skirting Mawenzi peak, you will cross a stark, almost lunar landscape onto "The Saddle", a broad tundra desert between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. From there, you will get unbelievable views of the upper reaches of the mountain before arriving at Kibo Huts, a dry-stone-walled hut with dormitories and restricted facilities.

At night, you will prepare for the next day's final beating, which is the summit. You will re-pack and leave any supplementary items with the porters. You will need to summon all of your energy to get to the summit, so there is completely no point in carrying anything you do not need.

An early night sleep is imperative as you must make a midnight start in order to reach the summit in the morning before the cloud cover settles. Afterward, you will have time to get back down to the hut. Overnight stay will be at Kibo Huts.

Day 5: Uhuru Peak (5896 meters)

This will be a long and demanding day. The guides will wake you soon after midnight and you will start out in the darkness, zigzagging up a long scree slope by the light of your torch in the extreme cold. At this time of the day, the scree is still frozen and will make it easier to walk on.

After two hours, you should reach Hans Meyer Cave, a cave named after a German geologist who made the first successful ascent in 1889, when he found the remains of a frozen leopard. The gradient will get steeper and these three hours will be the hardest stretch of the ascent. You should reach the crater rim at the notch.

From the notch, it will be a short hike to Gillman's Point (5685 meters) and it will be the time for a crack of dawn. Your reward will be the dramatic spectacle of the sun, rising over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi.

The profusion of colors and shapes will make all the suffering seem worth it. For those who still have the energy to drive, it will take another couple of hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru Peak (5896 meters). You will retrace the route back down, passing Kibo Huts, reaching the Horombo Huts in approximately three hours for an adequate rest and overnight stay.

Day 6: Back to Arusha

The pace will quicken as you continue your triumphant way back down across alpine meadow and past Mandara Huts through the rainforest to Marangu Gate where you will board the vehicle for the journey back to Arusha. Breakfast and lunch will be included on this day.

Location

This safari will be held in the area of Kilimanjaro Mountain, Africa's highest mountain, around its Marangu Route. It is found in the northern part of Tanzania, just three degrees south of the equator, and is permanently snow-capped. It offers one of the best opportunities in the world to climb a peak at high altitude without the need for technical climbing ability. You will use four routes during this Kilimanjaro trekking.

The trek takes you through well-defined altitudinal vegetation zones, from semi-arid scrub to dense cloud forest. It is open to any normally fit and healthy person, prepared for physical exertion and exercise. Walking roughly 60 kilometers, you will start from Marangu Gate and gradually go up, with night stops, to reach Gillman's Point and finally Uhuru Peak, the actual summit.

Food

During this trekking, Wildlife Oasis Tours will provide you with six breakfasts, six lunches, and five evening meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Game viewing activities
  • Trekking up to Mount Kilimanjaro's summit
  • 5 nights camping accommodation
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Arusha
  • Daily breakfast, hot lunch or picnic lunch, and dinner
  • All transfers and transport
  • Park fees
  • Services of a safari driver and guide
  • Safari tent, cook, and camping supplies

What's not included

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Any required visas
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities to safari staff

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Wildlife Oasis Tours will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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