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Mount Kilimanjaro Trek

THE GREAT MOUNT KILIMANJARO This majestic and mysterious snow-capped Mountain, Africa's highest, stands 3° south of the Equator, approximately 140km. from Arusha town and 60km. from Moshi town. This extinct volcano is situated in the Kilimanjaro National Park and its outstanding features are its major volcanic centers - SHIRA (4,004m) is the oldest in its lava formation; followed by the rugged peak of MAWENZI (5,148m), while the snowcapped KIBO (5,895m) is most recent. The trek crosses distinct vegetation zones, from the rainforests to a beautiful moorland which not only has an absolutely inspiring view but which gives protection to exotic plants like the groundsel and the giant lobella that blooms once every fifty to seventy years. The trek up Kili. should not be underestimated. It does involve lots of hard work!!

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1800 - $2000
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 7 days
Best months: January - March, June - December
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Not specified
Activity level: Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Cultural
  • Birding
The total time during the mountain climbing will be 5 days on Marangu Route. The real highlight for those who opt for Marangu Route is the walk from Gillman’s point along the crater rim to the summit of Uhuru, passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that occupy most of the summit area. The views as the sun rises behind Mawenzi Peak on a clear morning are absolutely magnificent –The Rift Valley, Mount Meru and the Maasai Steppes stand out from the endless plains, almost three vertical miles below. You should know that during your Kilimanjaro expedition through Marangu Route, you will be staying in the alpine huts that are dormitory style sleeping up to 5 trekkers per one hut. It is not possible to have a single occupancy hut. A single traveler will pay a single supplement applicable to the stay in the base hotel only.

MARANGU ROUTE

Day 1: Arusha - Marangu Gate. Trek to Mandara Hut (2750m). 3 - 4 hours.

Day 2: Horombo Hut (3,807m)*. 5 - 7 hours

Day 3: Kibo Hut (4,725m). 5 - 7 hours

Day 4: To the Summit (5,895m)! And down to Horombo Hut (3,807m). 7+5 hours.

Day 5: To park gates transfer to Arusha. 6 hours

Accommodation: HUTS

* An extra day at Horombo Hut for acclimatisation is recommended.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Palace Hotel (Arusha)
  • Kibo Palace Hotel
  • Weruweru River Lodge
  • Altezza Lodge
  • Park View Inn

Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa. Mount Meru is an active v...

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