(note all bookings include an in depth information pack)
On arrival you are personally met by one
of our representatives and transferred to Arusha to a well
appointed hotel. In the afternoon there is a full briefing
with the climbs Manager and your guide. Dinner is included
at your hotel.
Overnight The Arusha Hotel (dinner)
KILIMANJARO - FOREST
From our hotel we set out in vehicles to
the starting point of our Kilimanjaro climb, the Lemosho trail.
Here you meet the rest of your crew and set of at a leisurely
pace into afromontane forest. Lunch is taken on trail and
camp is reached mid afternoon.
Overnight Forest Camp (breakfast- lunch -
KILIMANJARO - SHIRA 1
From the forested slopes of Lemosho you ascend
through Podocarpus and Juniper forest and break out of the
forest on to the heath zone and the Shira Plateau. Lunch is
taken on trail and you arrive in camp mid afternoon.
Overnight Shira 1 Camp (breakfast- lunch
KILIMANJARO - SHIRA 2
After a relatively long hike and significant
altitude gain, today is a short day and you arrive in Shira
2 camp in time for lunch. A good day for acclimatisation with
the option of an afternoon walk with your guides.
Overnight Shira 2 Camp (breakfast- lunch
KILIMANJARO - LAVA TOWER
The route to Lava Tower takes you out of
the heath zone in to the alpine desert zone. Here relatively
little flora or fauna can survive the extreme temperature
ranges and conditions that typify this zone. A half day where
lunch is taken in camp. In the afternoon, dependant on weather
conditions, there is an option to scramble to the top of the
nearby Lava Tower.
Overnight Lava Tower Camp (breakfast- lunch
KILIMANJARO - KARANGA
After 2 half days you now have a relatively
long day to Karanga camp. The selection of Karanga camp is
strategic - significant time at altitude is essential for
safe acclimatisation and in the late afternoon you arrive
in camp. Sunsets here are particularly spectacular with views
of the southern glacial valleys and ice fields towering 1000
meters (over 3000 feet) above you.
Overnight Karanga Camp (breakfast- lunch
KILIMANJARO - BARAFU
Today is another half day ascending to Barafu
camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of
time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert
and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the
evening splendid views of Mawenzi volcano are the norm.
Overnight Barafu Camp (breakfast- lunch -
KILIMANJARO - CRATER
Unlike other routes with a night time ascent,
your hike selection affords you a day time ascent to Kibo
crater. The going is slow but with constant encouragement
from your climb team the rim of Kibo is reached before descending
a little way into the caldera to Crater camp. The afternoon
is spent relaxing and short walks can be taken with one of
Overnight Crater Camp (breakfast- lunch -
KILIMANJARO - MWEKA
After a night in the crater you now have
the shortest final summit bid of any route. With such a short
distance to the summit from the crater (around 1 hour) means
that timing arrival with the sunrise is much easier and quite
spectacular. The summit of Kilimanjaro is the top of the highest
freestanding mountain in the world. After your summit bid
you then descend for a final night on the mountain at Mweka
Camp passing back through the heath zone. Endemic Proteas,
pollinated by Malachite Sunbirds are plentiful.
Overnight Mweka Camp (breakfast- lunch -
KILIMANJARO - FINISH - ARUSHA
After breakfast you descend once again through
montane forest and around mid day after saying farewell to
your crew, you are picked up and transfer back to your hotel
for a well deserved shower!
Overnight The Arusha Hotel (breakfast- lunch
Today a day room is held to allow time for
packing and relaxing pre departure, or today you can join
ongoing safari / adventure or beach trip extensions.
Day room The Arusha Hotel (breakfast - lunch)
End of Services
>> Follow on safaris include:
Climbers Safari (3
days), The Big
5 (6 days), A
Tanzanian Adventure (9 days)
2011 RATES & DEPARTURE DATES
please note that in 2011
we are only operating departures on demand rather than listing
set dates. For a new departure we require just 2 people and
3 months notice.
- For listed set departures please contact
on of our tour operator partners (as us for a list).
- For PRIVATE trips you can set up a trip
on any date you like - again contact your tour operator
for more info or ask us for more info on who to contact.
- Trained Kilimanjaro guides (1 guide
to 2 clients)
- All relevant Kilimanjaro Park fees
& rescue fees
- Emergency medical evacuation
- all accommodation as described in
- Transfers as described in the itinerary
- Drinks on the hike (potable water,
tea, coffee & hot chocolate)
- International flights
- Entry visas
- Items of a personal nature
- Alterations to this itinerary (i.e.
if different accommodations and services are provided
then the price will most likely vary up or down)
- Airport departure taxes (unless
- Beverages in hotels (except those
in your personal safari vehicle)
- Hospital bills and international
evacuation in the event of an emergency
note: in the event the listed accommodation is not available,
alternative accommodation of a similar standard will
for all trips