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Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Min Age : 12+

Kilimanjaro Tour

Machame Route terrain is very varied as we pass through different eco-systems as we ascend the mountain. We trek on overgrown forest paths, moorland, rocky trail and scree. Much of the walking is rough underfoot. Lower down it can be wet and muddy; higher up barren and arid. This trek is challenging in itself, but the main challenge lies in the altitude. The Machame Route allows for excellent acclimatisation to the altitude as it contours around the mountain, rather than going straight up, and allows you to trek higher than you sleep at important points on the ascent.

Safari Tour

Extraordinary wildlife viewing and an incredible game drive in three among the famous national parks in Tanzania. Descend to the Ngorongoro crater which is the biggest and unfolding caldera with about 600km2 then drive to the most, drive to the land famous for the herds of elephants and baobab trees which are beautiful and spectacular, Tarangire National Park. Lastly, get ready to explore the huge number of bird species which around 400 bird species have been recorded from this National Park. The Manyara national park is filled with rainforest and by the shores of the shallow alkaline lake which is a famous spot for the pink-hued flamingos.


Tour Highlights:

Kilimanjaro Highlights:

 

❖ Tour starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

❖ Tour Ends: Arusha Town

❖ 7 Days guided up to Mt. Kilimanjaro via Machame route with Guides, Cooks and Porters.

❖ Transport includes between destination and to/from included activities.

❖ 2 Nights Accommodation before and after Kilimanjaro climb in Moshi

❖ 3 meals per day during mountain climbing.

❖ Perfect for small groups, couples and family

❖ Physical rating – Challenging

❖ Age requirement – 12+

❖ Service Level – Standard

❖ Travel Style – Active

 

Safari Highlights:

 

❖ Tour starts: Arusha Town

❖ Tour Ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

❖ Excellent game viewing

❖ Enjoy Ngorongoro Crater Big 5 Safari

❖ Take pleasure in Tarangire National Park

❖ Discover the uniqueness of Lake Manyara National Park

❖ Private English-speaking safari guide accompanies you all the way

❖ Transport includes between destination and to/from included activities

❖ 2 Nights Accommodation during Safari

❖ 2 Nights Accommodation in Arusha before and after Safari

❖ 3 meals per day (Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch box ) during a safari

❖ Perfect for small groups, couples and family

❖ Service Level – Standard

❖ Travel Style – Light

 

 

Tour Itinerary


Arrival Day

Once arrived at Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO), our driver-guide will pick you up from the airport arrival gate and then drive you to the Hotel in Moshi town. Once in the Hotel, our Kilimanjaro mountain guide will meet and pre-briefing you about your upcoming trek adventure as well as check if you have all the necessary mountain gears, unless you do not have some of the equipment then you can rent before starting the trek.

Day 1

Machame Gate to Machame Camp

After your breakfast at the hotel, the driver will be there at 10:30 to drive you to the Machame Gate which will take around 40 mins to reach the starting gate. While your guide is working on park formalities you will have time to prepare and get ready for the hike. Today you will walk in the rain forest which most of the time is slippery because it always rains most of the time on the side of this mountain. Later you will have lunch and then arrive at Machame camp around 4 pm and get ready for dinner.

Machame Gate to Machame Camp
Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft
Distance: 11 km
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

Day 2

Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Early after breakfast, you continue with the through rain forest and moorlands and later afternoon you will arrive at Shira around 2 pm where you will have a great time exploring the stunning Plateau while observing an incredible marvellous Breach glacier which is close to the camp.

Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft
Distance: 5 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Moorland

 

Day 3

Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Today after the breakfast we will start the trek through the moorlands then to the semi-desert and rocky scenery which circle the lava tower before descend down to Barranco around 4 pm and rest while observing the sunset and getting ready for your dinner. Today is the best day for acclimation and one of the hardest parts through Machame route to the top of Kilimanjaro.

Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Semi-Desert

Day 4

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

After finish with your breakfast today we will have another adventure through the Barranco breach wall which is not that hard as you may think then later we will trek down the Karanga valley where we will rest and socialise while waiting for our dinner to be ready.

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

 

Day 5

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Departing from Karanga camp then we will have a short trek to our next destination which is Barafu camp and you will have amazing moment viewing Mawenzi and kobo peak if the weather will allow, you will have time to prepare your equipment for the summit and then take a pre-summit sleep and rest.

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
Distance: 4 km/2 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

 

Day 6

Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak then to Mweka Huts

Today is our summit day. We will wake up at around 23:00 and then proceed with a light breakfast before start hike to the top of Africa. The trek will take you about 5 to 6 hours with a steep hike but you shouldn’t be worried since there will be many people with the same goal and spirit. Once arrived at the peak you will be rewarded with a great view and take some great photos before descending down to the Mweka Huts. Remember it is expected to be very cold while summit so you should put all your layers to make sure you are warm enough.

Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak
Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Elevation: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
Distance: 12 km/7 miles
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

 

Day 7

Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

After breakfast in the morning then we will descend down to Mweka gate and once arrived you will be presented with the certificates and say goodbye to your porters and guides then your driver will be there to drive you back to the hotel in Moshi or Arusha and ready to meet your safari guide.

Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
Distance: 10 km/6 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

 

Day 8

Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Tarangire National park, the land famous for the herds of elephants and baobab trees for a game drive. Later proceed to Karatu for the overnight.

Accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

 

Day 9

Tarangire to Manyara National Park

Proceed to Lake Manyara National Park situated at the bottom of the Western wall of spectacular Great Rift Valley for the morning, afternoon and evening game drive.

Accommodation: Bougainvillea safari Lodge (B, L, D)

 

Day 10

Ngorongoro Crater Tour

After early breakfast, proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, descend down the crater known as, the 8th Natural wonder later drive back to Arusha

Accommodation: Arusha Green Mountain Lodge (B, L, D)

 

Departure Day

After breakfast in the hotel, you will have spare time before your flight back home and you can take an optional Arusha town trip to visit the Maasai curio shops and the Tanzanite Experience. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight.

 


Tour Includes:

Kilimanjaro Includes

 

✔ Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

✔ Accommodation in Moshi, before and after trekking Kilimanjaro

✔ Kilimanjaro park fees, Rescue fees, camping/hut fees

✔ Government Tax, 18% VAT on Tours Fees

✔ Hot water for washing

✔ Local and Friendly Certified English-speaking mountain guides

✔ Porters to carry luggage from one camp to another with a maximum weight of 20kg

✔ 3 hot meals per day during a trekking

✔ Transport to/from the hotel to the Gate

✔ Double layered Sleeping Mats

✔ 4 Season Mountain Tents

✔ Emergency First Aid Kit

✔ Treated & filtered drinking water during your trek except on the first day which we provide mineral water

✔ Guide, assistant guides, cook and porters Fair wages as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA) and Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)

 

 

Safari Includes

 

✔ Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

✔ 2 Nights Accommodation on Safari

✔ 2 Nights Accommodation in Arusha

✔ Government Tax, 18% VAT on Tours Fees

✔ National park entrance fee, conservation fees

✔ Local Certified English-speaking guides

✔ 4×4 land cruiser vehicle with a pop-up roof for the best game viewing

✔ Meals as indicated on the itinerary [B, L, D – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

✔ Professional English speaking driver-guide

✔ Drinking water on safari

 

Tour Excludes:

 

Kilimanjaro Exclude

 

✘ Travel Insurance

✘ A portable flush toilet can be hired at an extra cost $70 for the whole trek

✘ Meals outside the regular tour itinerary (Lunch and dinner at your Hotel in Moshi)

✘ International visa for Tanzania

✘ International Airfares and Airport taxes

✘ Tips for guides and porters and cook

Tipping guide per group per day, not per climber. 

Guides: US$20 per day

Cook: US$15 per day

Porter: US$10 per day

 

Safari Exclude:

 

✘ Tips for the crew

✘ Meals outside the regular tour itinerary

✘ International visa for Tanzania

✘ Drinks and beverages

✘ International Airfares and Airport taxes

 

 

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE TREK MOUNT KILIMANJARO

 


Kilimanjaro Safety:

It’s not surprising that trekking on this mountain is high on many travellers’ priority list. However, because Mt Kilimanjaro is so easy to reach, and because is not technically difficult, this can create its own set of problems…


Kilimanjaro Trekking Cost:

At Shizi Safaris, we do have a range of trips to Mount Kilimanjaro, all of which include a guide/cook and porters fees, all meals 3 times per day, park entry fees, camping fees, government tax, rescue fees and transport to and from the Kilimanjaro gate to your Hotel accommodation in Moshi…


How is it Like to Scale Mount Kilimanjaro:

You will begin the hiking by walking in the Forest Zone. This is kind of the base of the mountain, even though you will be already out around 6,000 feet. But it’s pretty cool up in the treetops…


Kilimanjaro Trekking Routes:

With a high success rate, incredible scenery and low traffic from trekkers, Lemosho route which approaches Kilimanjaro from the western side offers the best trek to the roof of Africa…


Kilimanjaro Clothing & Equipment:

The summits of Mt Kilimanjaro are covered in glaciers and snow, and the temperature at night often drops to below -10c so you are going to need a good sleeping bag…


Kilimanjaro FAQ:

All our guides are trained and approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (TANAPA) before awarded the certificate and License to carry out the service for mountain guiding…


Learn Useful Swahili Words:

Swahili language (correctly known as Kiswahili) is the official language and is taught in schools throughout Tanzania, but there are many other major tribal languages which include Chagga, Meru, Maasai, Sukuma, Hehe, Zaramo any many other minor tribal languages…


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