Description

The safari program will be start after picking up the clients from either the Kilimanjaro international airport or Namanga and Taveta Boarder of Tanzania and Kenya, then the client will be transfer to the Mountain Inn hotel with the company mountain briefer (Mountain Guide) for relaxing and prepare for the next big day.

The Marangu or main route is by far the most popular way to the summit. The accommodation on the way up and down is provided in mountain huts with all the basic necessities. It usually takes 5 days/4 nights for the round trip. The trek can also be taken in 6 days/5 nights to add acclimatization with an extra day at Horombo Hut. The supplementary cost for an extra day is indicated separately as an option.

Itinerary

Day 1:

After breakfast and short tour briefing from the guide, we will depart to Marangu gate of Kilimanjaro National Park (it is a 45- minute drive from Moshi to the Marangu Gate). Upon Registering with park authorities, our climb will officially commence with a four-hour walk to the Mandara encampment. We will pass through a thick rainforest zone, where there is a high chance of rain in the afternoon. We will pass through a thick rainforest zone, where there is a high chance of rain in the afternoon. We will spend the night at Mandara Hut (2,750m), an attractive collection of buildings. Bathrooms are available with running water.

Day 2:

Today guest will continue our ascent through the forest for a short time, before reaching the heather and moorland zone at roughly 3,000m (approximately a six-hour walk). Enjoy stunning views of the mountain peaks at this altitude. Will spend the night at Horombo Hut (3,720m), which lies in a valley surrounded by giant lobelia and groundsel, flora which are characteristic of this semi-alpine zone Bathrooms are available in running water

Day 3:

Our trek continues past the final watering point, and ascends onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro, between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. The vegetation thins our as we enter the desert-like alpine zone (approximately 4,000m) and, once we cross the saddle, Kibo peak comes into view. The saddle is an alpine desert that resembles a lunar landscape. Be careful to notice signs of altitude sickness. This seven-hour walk will be taken at a slow pace. Guest will spend the night at Kibo Hut (4,703m), a comfortable stone construction (no running water at Kibo Hut). This semi-desert zone receives an annual rainfall of less than 250mm; the ground often freezes at night, but ground temperatures soar to above 30 degrees Celsius by day. Few plants other than lichens and grasses survive in these conditions

Day 4:

Shortly after midnight, we will commence our climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro, since it is easier to climb the screen slope to Gilman’s to Gillman’s Point (5,861m) on the crater rim when it is frozen and an early start for the six-hour hike improves our chances of reaching the summit in time for sunrise. From Gilman’s Point, it is a further two-hour round trip along the crater’s edge to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. From the summit, it is downhill all the way to Horombo Hut where we will spend our last night on the mountain

Day 5:

Today’s descent continues past the Mandara encampment to the bottom of the mountain, where each hiker will receive a well-earned certificate. From here, you will be transferred to Base Hotel in Moshi – Mountain Inn for dinner and overnight

Day 6:

Today’s descent continues past the Mandara encampment to the bottom of the mountain, where each hiker will receive a well-earned certificate. From here, you will be transferred to Base Hotel in Moshi – Mountain Inn for dinner and overnight

Marangu Route – Details of the Huts, Mandara, Horombo and Kibo

Mandara hut 2700m

This is a group of Comfortable, wooden A-frame huts. The largest cabin has a downstairs dining area and an upstairs dormitory with bunk beds and mattresses; smeller huts sleep 8 each. The total capacity is 60. Water is piped into site from springs above and flush toilets are behind the main cabin.

Horombo Hut 3720m

The buildings are similar to Mandara, but total capacity is 120. Water is piped from the stream behind the huts. There are platform toilets south-east of the main hut, about 80m down the slope and new flush toilets have been built within the complex of small huts

Kibo Hut 4703m

This stone build block house with a small dining-room and a number of dormitory rooms leading off a main corridor has bunk beds and mattresses for 60 people

Payment Policy

40% of the total tour cost is due on client confirmation and is refundable. The remaining 60% is payable in full 30 days prior to departure, (cancellation policy applies

1pax

2pax

3pax

4pax

5pax

Usd 1800

Usd 1650

Usd 1500

Usd 1400

Usd 1200

 What’s is included

  • Government tax and levy
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • Quality waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • Experienced and professional mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters

What is NOT included

  • Accommodation in Iringa
  • Please bring your own sleeping bag but you can still rent them in Arusha at reasonable price paid once for the whole trip
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Gratitudes/Tipping for guide & porters
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above