(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 / MACHAME
After breakfast you depart by vehicle to
Kilimanjaro. At the gate your crew finalise packing and after
finishing with formalities you start of from Machame gate.
Today's hiking is through verdant afromontane forest to Machame
camp and on route you have a picnic lunch. Look out for pretty
endemic flora and a gradation of forest zones!
Overnight Machame Camp (breakfast - lunch
KILIMANJARO / SHIRA
From Machame camp you hike to Shira Camp.
The first section is relatively steep and altitude is gained
rapidly. A picnic lunch is taken on trail today. The zone
you pass through today is known as the heath zone where attractive
Helichrysum and lobelia plants become apparent. Various geologic
features can be seen today from lava tubes to glacial valleys.
Overnight Shira Camp (breakfast - lunch -
KILIMANJARO / BARRANCO
Today is a walk high sleep low day. You ascend
into alpine desert and for those that are feeling strong you
can even head up to Lava Tower before descending to Barranco
camp. Lunch is taken as a picnic lunch on route. This is long
day but note that the next time you head to this altitude
is in two days time - great acclimatisation day!
Overnight Barranco Camp (breakfast - lunch
KILIMANJARO / KARANGA
From Barranco camp, famous for its' giant
groundsels (Senecio species), you ascend the Barranco wall
and hike glacial valleys to Karanga camp. Today is a relatively
short day hiking and lunch is taken at Karanga camp. In the
afternoon a walk can be taken with your guides for great views
of the Southern walls of Kibo and deep glacial valleys.
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 peak are the norm. A relatively
early dinner is taken before heading to rest for the evening.
Overnight Barafu Camp (breakfast - lunch
KILIMANJARO / MWEKA
Most people depart just before midnight for
the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name
of game to reach the summit and by dawn as the first rays
of light start to appear, most arrive near the rim. Ascending
via Stella Point affords a relatively short final section
to Uhuru peak, the Roof of Africa! What goes up must come
down and your goal today is to reach Mweka camp.
Overnight Mweka Camp (breakfast - lunch -
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 you to
relax and check out later in the day. A vehicle is on hand
to transfer you to the airport to connect with your international
flight, or you may connect with further programs.
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)
<< Preceding this climb you
can climb Mt
Meru for additional acclimatisation
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