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KILIMANJARO SEVEN

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  • 7 Days

Tony Taylor

Taylor Safaris Ltd.

A safari company with focus on keeping clients happy and satisfied, enjoying nature's authenticity.

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KILIMANJARO SEVEN

This is one of the most common routes to the peak of Kilimanjaro. It can be considered easy but still is a strenous climb. You will see local cultures, experience different climates as you ascend. A true climb to the top of the highest peak in Africa.

DAY 1

ARRIVAL

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. The hotel provides all needed all amenities such as clean comfortable rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening there our managers will be briefing you to make sure you are ready for the climb. Read more

Moshi, 1 NIght
DAY 2

ASCENT DAY 1 - MANDARA

A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park's eastern entrance: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking up to Mandara Hut (2,700 m). The trekking route includes passage through the rainforest (where tropical showers are highly probable), so we recommend you take not only spare clothes, but also your raincoats. When you reach the camp, our mountain support crew will take care of the necessities, pitch the tents, and prepare lunch. Throughout the entire Marangu route, you will be spending your nights in special huts. They offer a great alternatives to those who do not want to sleep in tents. This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:  Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine  Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)  Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies. At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness. Change in Elevation: Marangu Gate (1,860 m) — Mandara Hut (2,700 m) Hiking distance: 11 km Hiking time: 5–7 hours Read more

Mandara, 1 nIght
DAY 3

MANDARA - HOROMBO

Early in the morning after breakfast, the group will depart Mandara Hut to start a moderate trek towards the second high altitude camp: Horombo Hut (3,720 m). When you reach the camp on this day, you will be treated to views of two volcanos at once: Kibo and Mawenzi. Several hours after lunch you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Kibo Hut with a 200- meter gain in altitude, and then hike back down to Horombo Hut where dinner will be prepared for you. Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness. Trekking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut: Change in Elevation: Mandara Hut (2,700 m) — Horombo Hut (3,720 m) Hiking distance: 10 km Hiking time: 5–6 hours Acclimatization hike: Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Destination point en route to Kibo Hut (3,920 m) Hiking distance: 2.5 km Hiking time: 1–2 hours Read more

Horombo, 1 Night
DAY 4

HOROMBO - KIBO

On this day, right after breakfast the group will be trekking to the Kibo Hut (4,700 m). The actual trekking is not very difficult, just remember to stick with an appropriate pace to keep up your strength for the trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit. When you reach the camp you will be served lunch, after which we recommend you sleep as much as you can, avoid any strenuous activity, and drink lots of water. Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Kibo Hut (4,700 m) Hiking distance: 10 km Hiking time: 4–8 hours Read more

Kilimanjaro
DAY 5

UHURU PEAK - HOROMBO

Night departure from Kibo Hut (4,700 m) and the start of your trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit: Uhuru peak (5,895 m). The trekking will be moderate from a physical standpoint, but the altitude presents a much more serious problem. For the entire length of the trekking each pair of climbers will be accompanied by their own guide, who will be monitoring your stamina and mental resolve. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Kibo Camp and after a two-hour rest continue your descent to Horombo Hut (3,720 m). Note: Don't forget that 90% of all accidents occur during the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails. Change in Elevation: Kibo Hut (4,700 m) — Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Horombo Hut (3,720 m) Hiking distance: 16 km Hiking time: 9–12 hours Read more

Horombo
DAY 6

HOROMBO - MANDARA

You will be offered a warm breakfast in the morning, after which we will head for the Kilimanjaro National Park's exit: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, and then you will have the chance to share your opinions on the trip in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates (in our office) and provide you a transfer back to the hotel. Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Marangu Gate (1,860 m) Hiking distance: 18 km Hiking time: 5–6 hours Read more

Moshi
DAY 7

MOSHI

Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport. Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, there is the option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee.

Moshi, 1 NIght

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Moshi
Day 2
Location Kilimanjaro
Hotel Huts
Day 6
Location Moshi
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Arusha
Day 2
Location Kilimanjaro
Hotel Huts
Day 6
Location Arusha

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  •  Transfer to the hotel
  •  Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  •  Transfer to the trail head;
  •  Professional mountain crew. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid"
  • certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter
  • (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage);
  •  Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
  •  Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
  •  Camping/hut fees;
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit
  • and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
  •  Modern special high altitude tent
  •  Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;
  •  First aid kit;
  •  Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
  •  Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);
  •  Meeting the group at the National Park exit

Package excludes

  • THE CLASSIC RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  •  Airline tickets;
  •  Visa fee;
  •  Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
  •  Personal gear rentals;
  •  Tips for the mountain crew (200–250 USD per person);
  •  Mountaineering insurance.

REVIEWS

2 Reviews

John, Canada

Had a great time! Tony was extremely helpful and accommodating in getting the logistical side of the safari lined up before we went and addressed all of our questions / concerns. The safari itself was an amazing time. We got to see all the animals that we could have hoped to see (lions, giraffes, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, wildebeest, hyenas, buffalo, hippos and even a rhino!) and the experience sleeping under the stars was great. Our guide Isaac and our chef who accompanied us on the safari were excellent. Very down to earth people making the safari that much more enjoyable. I would definitely recommend going with Taylor Safaris on your next safari as everyone involved works very hard to make sure you have a memorable experience. Read more

Marta, Denmark

We had a great experience with Taylor Safaris. At the end of the day I guess it all goes down to which driver/tour guide you get, we had Timothy, only have good words about him, good person, great sense of humor and very skilled at spotting animals. It was my sister and me on the safari, we realised it could have been very different with some other tour guide..we got the best! Read more

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