Have the best experience that incorporates climbing the highest snowcapped mountain in Africa as you proceed to dazzling and titanic tours with the most executive mountain guides. Anticipate to have a compelling rendezvous with the diverse wildlife, both flora and fauna. There’s a variety of smashing and unique birdlife also found in the destinations of which some are easy to spot and others not. The safari is a budget one where value for money is given incredibly. It is the greatest opportunity given to those who really have the urge to relish a wildlife adventure on a budget.

These prices include:

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Moshi or Arusha (before & after climb)
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Group transport to and from Moshi or Arusha to the mountain trail head
  • Kilimanjaro National Park fees
  • Guides/porters
  • Tents, double occupancy
  • All meals as per the itinerary on the mountain
  • Not included in price:
  • Airfare
  • Lunch or dinner at hotel
  • Personal gear and equipment
  • Tips

Costs of additional services:

  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport, per way $20
  • Single supplement, for single tent/room, per trip $120
  • Private parties of two persons or less, add $300 per trip
  • Extra porter, per day $15
  • Extra hotel night, per room $75
  • Bottled oxygen, only for rescue/emergency use $120
  • Gamow bag, per trip $150
  • Private toilet, per trip $120
  • Mount Meru climb (4 days/3 nights), per person $905
  • Sleeping bag rental, per trip $40
  • Trekking poles rental, per trip $12
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Day 1:Moshi to Kilimanjaro gate - Mandara Hut (3 to 5-hour walking)

Take a short drive from Moshi or Arusha town to the Kilimanjaro park gate (1,830 meters) which lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations. After completing the entrance formalities, you climb up through an attractive and unspoiled forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 meters).

The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well.

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Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut (4 to 6-hour walking)

The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through the forest but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.

You climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach Horombo Hut (3,720 meters). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very stunning, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds.

 

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Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut (4 to 5-hour walking)

Through desert saddle, you climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to screed and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness.

You will reach Kibo Hut (4,700 meters) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday and the afternoon is free for you to contemplate the summit ascent. The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night.

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Day 4: Kibo Hut to the summit and down to Horombo (11 to 15-hour walking)

You will start your ascent by torchlight at about 01:00 so that you can be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over a loose volcanic screen but there is some well-graded zig-zag and a slow but steady pace that you will have up to Gillman’s Point (5,685 meters) in about five or six hours. You will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise.

Those who are still feeling strong can make the three-hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 meters), passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and you will return to Horombo Hut for the night.

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Day 5: Kilimanjaro retrace through the forest (5 to 6-hour walking)

You will retrace your steps with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the national park gates to Moshi or Arusha town. The greenness and lushness of the forest are quite a stunning contrast to the summit day, and it really makes you realize how varied the scenery on Kilimanjaro really is. It is the end of the safari services
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