Kilimanjaro Trekking


"If you have time for just one trip - make sure it's Kilimanjaro."

The towering snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most recognizable mountains in Africa. Trekkers who trek to summit it are rewarded with sweeping vistas and rare views, including an opportunity to see some animals up close like zebras, elephants, or giraffes that depends on where they take their safari afterward. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the most famous landmarks on Earth. The journey up to Kilimanjaro can be difficult. However, with the proper planning, it will be an unforgettable experience to see a breathtaking sunrise over Mount Kilimanjaro's snow-capped peaks.

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the most remarkable journeys you'll ever take in your life. All those who have completed it will tell you that they've felt a great sense of accomplishment from ascending to its peak (which reaches 19,340 ft). The journey up Africa's tallest mountain takes six days as climbers ascend through different ecosystems - including montane forest on day 1, heather moorland, and scrubby desert vegetation at 16kft.; alpine tundra with grasslands around 18000 feet. You're likely to see many animals along the way too.The Zebras grazing among wildebeest herds during lunch breaks, or giraffes winding their necks down over branchless trees seeking out leaves for food.

Through it all, you will likely to have a team of porters carrying your bags (which will be about a quarter of your body weight, or roughly 60lbs full with food and water), ensuring that your hands remain free to climb the steep terrain of solid rock and loose gravel. You may be tempted to give up, but don't let the steep and rocky terrain scare you. Kilimanjaro is a breathtaking backdrop that will make it all worth it in the end.

There are six different routes to the peak, and unlike other mountain ranges, the harder-to-reach trails don't necessarily mean a more difficult climb. The Marangu Route is the most popular of them all (tourists make up about 90% of those who attempt Kili) and it will take you seven days to get to Uhuru Peak, the summit of Kilimanjaro.

So if you're looking for an adventure that won't break your bank account and want to set foot outside our solar system while still staying close to home then book yourself onto this epic African safari and be among the brave that have concurred Kilimanjaro.

Packages

  • 5 Days Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route-1

    5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS

    The Marangu Route is also known as the "Coca Cola" or "tourist" route. It is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route offers accommodation in huts at every point you spend your night with solar lights and comfortable beds. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts.

    Day 0: pickup from Kilimanjaro Airport

    Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet with Connect African Safaris representative, and transfer to the Panama Garden Resort in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: nice rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening you will meet with our guides who will be there to provide you a short briefing on your trek and also checking your trekking gears also to make sure you are ready to begin the climb. Dinner and overnight at Panama Garden Resort in moshi.

    Day 1 : Marangu gate (1700m) - Mandara Hut 2740m – (5,500ft to 9,000ft) (FULL BOARD)

    After breakfast drive to the Marangu village and proceed to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register at Kilimanjaro National Park Authority offices and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara hut located at 9,000 ft / 2,740 m. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania.

    Day 2 : Mandara Hut (2,740m) – Horombo Hut (3700m) - (9,000ft to 12,100ft) (FULL BOARD)

    In the morning around 8:30 a.m after breakfast starting trekking to Horombo hut. After about 1 hour, you will leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo hut. The view of Kibo summit and Mawenzi are both stunning and shinning in clear days. In most cases giant lobelias and grounsels are found on your way. Horombo hut is a point were most of the climbers uses it for acclimatization whereby they spend an extra day. Spending an extra day give a wide change for successful summit the roof of Africa.

    Day 3: Horombo Hut (3700m) – Kibo Hut (4700m) - (12,100ft to 15,400ft) (FULL BOARD)

    In the morning after breakfast the trek will take us to the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heartland but then disappears into desert like structure. At Kibo you will have your dinner, take a nap and at the middle of the night around 23:30 hour prepare for summit climb.

    Day 4: Kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft) to Summit (5,895m/19,340ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) (FULL BOARD)

    Elevation Gain: 1,145 meters, 3,760 feet

    Elevation Loss: 2,175 meters, 7,140 feet

    Around midnight, awake for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. The hike begins with a demanding five hour hike to Gillman's Point on the crater rim. Although this is considered to be the easiest of the three crater ascent paths, it is still extremely difficult. The first major rest stop, William's Point, lies at 5000 meters and is approximately a two hour hike Kibo Hut. Continue on for thirty minutes before beginning the rocky switchbacks that will continue to Gillman's Point (5,681 meters). The hike from Gilman's to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut. On the way down from the summit, you will see all of the magnificent views you could not see on the way up. Stop for a short break and snacks at Kibo Hut before continuing on to Horombo Hut. Reach Horombo Hut in the afternoon and enjoy your last night on the mountain.

    Day 5:Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) Elevation Loss: 1,920 meters, 6,295 feet(FULL BOARD)

    After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Moshi.

    Dinner and overnight at Panama Garden Resort in Moshi

    Day 6: Drop Off to Kilimanjaro International Airport

    Included in the packages;

    • Private transport from the hotel to the Parks gate (starting point for the climb), and transport back to the hotel after the climb
    • 2 Nights Hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with  breakfast included
    • Qualified medical guides
    • Hut fees
    • Kilimanjaro VAT( value added tax)
    • Salaries for Guides, cook and porters.
    • Pickup and drop off  to the Kilimanjaro airport
    • All National Park entry fees
    • All camping fees
    • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
    • Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)
    • Government taxes
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
    • Evacuation services
    • Friendly and competent Trained Mountain Guides, assistant guides, porters and professional cook.
    • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cook (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
    • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be providing everyday on the mountain.
    • Supplementary Portable Oxygen and Complete First Aid Kit (used in case of emergency only)
    • Pulse oxy-meter carried by all chief guides
    • 3-4 liters of mineral/treated water (per Climber) provided daily during the climb

    NOT INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGES PRICES

    Excluded from above package rates:

    • Items of a personal nature
    • Tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$ 300 to US$ 350 per hiker - depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen) ORTip to your guides, porters and cook. The recommended for this is $ 20 head guide per day, $ 20 per assistant guide per day, $ 15 per cook per day & $ 10 per porter per day. This can be split between each Client in the climb.
    • Personal Hiking/Trekking gears (Some Gears are available for Rent)
    • Snacks& personal medicine
    • Optional tours (Short safari after climb can be arranged with extra cost
    • Extra porter, for excess gear, perday$15

    Safety

    Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen and Pulse Oximeters).

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    THANK YOU AND YOU ARE MOST WELCOME

  • MOUNT KILIMANJARO VIA MACHAME ROUTE

    6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS

    The Machame route is the most popular path. It is the route of choice for many people because it provides impressive views and a variety of habitats. About 50% of all climbers, and most seasoned climbers, choose the Machame route. It is also one of the cheaper routes due to its easy access and shorter itinerary.

    Day 0: Pickup at Airport and Briefing

    Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet with Connect African Safaris representative, and transfer to the Keys Annex Hotel in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: nice rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening you will meet with our guides who will be there to provide you a short briefing on your trek and also checking your trekking gears also to make sure you are ready to begin the climb.

    Dinner and overnight at Keys Annex Hotel in Moshi

    Day 1 : Moshi-Machame gate-Machame Hut/camp.{FB}

    In the morning transfer from your hotel to Machame Gate.This will take us one-hour drive. We will pick up the park passes, signing-in and weighing our luggages before heading off to the first camp. The firs section of the route climbs steadily and involves real jungle-bashing through magnificent forest. This start is a good introduction to Kilimanjaro and with prime examples of the forest that laces the foot of the mountain though is often wet and muddy underfoot. We will have our Dinner and overnight at Machame camp.(3100m)

    Trekking Time:4-6 hours –Distance:9 km-Altitude Gain is 740

    Day 2 : Machame camp-Shira Camp{FB}

    The rout continues on up through the forest until we are at the steep ascent on the Shira Plateau,where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will see Mt.Meru rising high above Arusha town. We camp at Shira caves (3840m).We will have an evening walk of 100m high for altitude acclimatization(Walk high and sleep low).

    Trekking Time:4-6-Distance:9 km-Altitude Gain: 740m

    Day 3 : Shira Camp via Lava Tower -Baranco Camp{FB}

    After breakfast we start a day by walking on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp at Barranco camp (3900m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have also followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness.

    Trekking Time: 6-7hours-Distance: 15 km-Altitude Gain:60 m

    Day 4 :Baranco Camp – Barafu Camp{FB}

    Leave slowly crossing the floor of the great Barranco Valley and up the Barranco wall; continue the trek on the South Circuit path through the Karanga Valley. Then slowly trek (7 hours) to Barafu Hut (4600m). From Barafu you will have excellent views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Barafu Hut is situated on an exposed and dangerous ridge, so it is necessary to familiarise yourself with the terrain before dark. We will have our dinner, rest and prepare for summit night.

    Trekking Time: 7-8 Hours-Distance: 9km-Altitude Gain 800 m
    Day 5: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (Summit)– Mweka/High Camp{FB}

    We normally start our ascent by torchlight around midnight so that we can be up on the Crater rim by sunrise. The steeply climb over loose volcanic scree has some graded zigzags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella point (5735m.), in about 5-6 hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those are still feeling strong can make the 2hours round trip from here along the Crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5895m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descend to Barafu campsite is surprisingly fast, and after lunch and other refreshments, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite (3100m.) Most of us will be too tired to notice the beauty of the forest surrounding the crowded campsite. (11-14 hours walking)

    Day 6: Mweka Camp – Mweka gate to Moshi Camp{FB}

    After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Mweka Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Moshi.

    At Mweka Gate gate you sign your name and details in a register book. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m), receive Golden certificates. You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner descent bed and celebrations!!

    Included in the packages;

    Included in the packages;

    • Private transport from the hotel to the Parks gate (starting point for the climb), and transport back to the hotel after the climb
    • 2 Nights Hotel the night before, and the night after the climb, with breakfast included
    • Qualified medical guides
    • Salaries for Guides, cook and porters.
    • Pickup and drop off  to the airport
    • All National Park entry fees
    • All camping fees
    • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
    • Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)
    • Government taxes
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
    • Evacuation services
    • Friendly and competent Trained Mountain Guides, assistant guides, porters and professional  cook.
    • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cook(we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
    • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provide everyday on the mountain.
    • Quality specious tents, sleeping matress , camping tables ,camping chairs and Mess/Dining Tent.
    • Supplementary Portable Oxygen and Complete First Aid Kit (used in case of emergency only)
    • Pulse oxy-meter carried by all chief guides
    • 3-4 liters of mineral/treated water (per Climber) provided daily during the climb
    • Public toilet on the mountain [Private flash portable mobile toilet on the Mountain on additional cost]

    NOT INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGES PRICES

    Excluded from above package rates:

    • Items of a personal nature
    • Tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$ 300 to US$ 350 per hiker - depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen) ORTip to your guides, porters and cook. The recommended for this is $ 20 head guide per day, $ 20 per assistant guide per day, $ 15 per cook per day & $ 10 per porter per day. This can be split between each Client in the climb.
    • Personal Hiking/Trekking gears (Some Gears are available for Rent)
    • Snacks& personal medicine
    • Optional tours (Short safari after climb can be arranged with extra cost Tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$ 250 to US$ 300 per hiker - depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen) N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability. • OR Tip to your guides, porters and cook. The recommended for this is $ 20 head guide per day, $ 20 per assistant guide per day, $ 15 per cook per day & $ 10 per porter per day. This can be split between each Client in the climb. (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain.
    • Extra porter, for excess gear, perday$15

    Safety

    Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen and Pulse Oximeters).

    Request a Quote


    THANK YOU AND YOU ARE MOST WELCOME
  • 6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS

    The Marangu Route is also known as the "Coca Cola" or "tourist" route. It is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route offers accommodation in huts at every point you spend your night with solar lights and comfortable beds. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts.

    Day 0: pickup from Kilimanjaro Airport

    Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet with Connect African Safaris representative, and transfer to the Panama Garden Resort in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: nice rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening you will meet with our guides who will be there to provide you a short briefing on your trek and also checking your trekking gears also to make sure you are ready to begin the climb.

    Dinner and overnight at Panama Garden Resort in moshi

    Day 1: Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft) Elevation Gain: 915 meters, 3,000 feet {FB}

    Leave Moshi at 8am for Marangu Gate. After completing gate registration, begin your Kilimanjaro trek. Walk along a narrow trail through the rainforest of Kilimanjaro for most of the hike. Eat a picnic lunch at Kisambioni, day one's halfway point. After lunch continue walking through the rainforest until reaching Mandara Hut. Relax for the rest of the day or take a short walk to Maundi Crater. The views to the east over Taveta and to the northwest to Mawenzi Peak are stunning on a clear day, making the short hike well worth the effort. The A-frame Mandara Huts can accommodate up to seventy people and consist of several sleeping huts and a dining area. All of Marangu's huts have beds with mattresses.

    Day 2:Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) Elevation Gain: 977 meters, 3,200 feet {FB}

    After breakfast, leave Mandara Hut and Kilimanjaro's forests for Horombo Hut. Most of the day's hike will be through Kilimanjaro's moorland, a rocky landscape with desert-like plants. Eat a picnic lunch at Kambi ya Taabu before continuing to Horombo Hut. If the weather is clear, enjoy beautiful views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at Horombo Hut at around 3pm and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing. Although extremely busy, the Horombo Huts are considered to be the nicest on Kilimanjaro. The small, A-frame buildings can accommodate up to eight people each and provide lodging for hikers ascending, descending and acclimatizing. Horombo can accommodate up to one hundred hikers and many more porters, cooks and guides.

    Day 3 :Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Zebra Rock (4,060m/14200,100ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) {FB}

    Elevation Gain and Loss: 380 meters, Day three is an acclimatization day. We suggest hiking to Zebra Rock to allow your body for maximum acclimatization. The hike will increase your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak, and also reward you with magnificent views of Kibo. Return to Horombo for a late lunch. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing at Horombo.

    Day 4:Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft) Elevation Gain: 1,030 meters, 3,380 feet{FB}

    Leave Horombo Hut after breakfast to hike through the moorland and alpine desert of Kilimanjaro's upper altitudes. After hiking for about an hour arrive at Maua River, a small mountain stream. After Maua, the terrain becomes flatter and the vegetation begins to disappear. Break for lunch at Middle Red Hill. After lunch, continue on a steady incline for another two hours through Kilimanjaro's Saddle. Although the environment on the way to Kibo is a bleak desert with little vegetation, you will see many stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Reach Kibo Hut around 3pm to rest and prepare for your midnight climb.

    Day 5: Karanga Valley (4,200m/13,780ft) to Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,100ft) {FB}
    Day 5:kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft) to Summit (5,895m/19,340ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) {FB}
    Elevation Gain: 1,145 meters, 3,760 feet
    Elevation Loss: 2,175 meters, 7,140 feet

    Around midnight, awake for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. The hike begins with a demanding five hour hike to Gillman's Point on the crater rim. Although this is considered to be the easiest of the three crater ascent paths, it is still extremely difficult. The first major rest stop, William's Point, lies at 5000 meters and is approximately a two hour hike Kibo Hut. Continue on for thirty minutes before beginning the rocky switchbacks that will continue to Gillman's Point (5,681 meters). The hike from Gilman's to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut. On the way down from the summit, you will see all of the magnificent views you could not see on the way up. Stop for a short break and snacks at Kibo Hut before continuing on to Horombo Hut. Reach Horombo Hut in the afternoon and enjoy your last night on t

    Day 6 :Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) Elevation Loss: 1,920 meters, 6,295 feet{FB}

    After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to hotel for Hot shower and Champaigne/Kilimanjaro Beer Celebrations. Dinner and Overnight at Panama Garden Resort in Moshi.

    Included in the packages;

    • Private transport from the hotel to the Parks gate (starting point for the climb), and transport back to the hotel after the climb
    • 2 Nights Hotelthe night before and the night after the climb, with  breakfast included
    • Qualified medical guides
    • Hut fees
    • Kilimanjaro VAT( value added tax)
    • Salaries for Guides, cook and porters.
    • Pickup and drop off  to the Kilimanjaro airport
    • All National Park entry fees
    • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
    • Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)
    • Government taxes
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
    • Evacuation services
    • Friendly and competent Trained Mountain Guides, assistant guides, porters and professional  cook.
    • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cook(we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
    • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provide everyday on the mountain..
    • Supplementary Portable Oxygen and Complete First Aid Kit (used in case of emergency only)
    • Pulse oxy-meter carried by all chief guides
    • 3-4 liters of mineral/treated water (per Climber) provided daily during the climb

    NOT INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGES PRICES

    Excluded from above package rates:

    • Items of a personal nature
    • Personal Hiking/Trekking gears (Some Gears are available for Rent)
    • Snacks& personal medicine
    • Optional tours (Short safari after climb can be arranged with extra cost
    • Tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$ 300 to US$ 350 per hiker - depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen) ORTip to your guides, porters and cook. The recommended for this is $ 20 head guide per day, $ 20 per assistant guide per day, $ 15 per cook per day & $ 10 per porter per day. This can be split between each Client in the climb.
    • Extra porter, for excess gear, perday$15

    Safety

    Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen and Pulse Oximeters).

    Request a Quote


    THANK YOU AND YOU ARE MOST WELCOME
  • 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS

    The Machame route is the most popular path. It is the route of choice for many people because it provides impressive views and a variety of habitats. About 50% of all climbers, and most seasoned climbers, choose the Machame route. It is also one of the cheaper routes due to its easy access and shorter itinerary .The Machame Route climb can be done in a minimum of six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is most often tackled over seven days (six nights), for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. The success rate is significantly higher when using the seven day route.

    Day 0 : Pickup to Kilimanjaro Airport & Briefing

    Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet with Connect African Safaris representative, and transfer to the Keys Annex Hotel in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: nice rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening you will meet with our guides who will be there to provide you a short briefing on your trek and also checking your trekking gears also to make sure you are ready to begin the climb.

    Dinner and Overnight Keys Annex Hotel in Moshi

    Day 1 : Moshi-Machame gate-Machame Hut/camp{Full Board}

    In the morning transfer from your hotel to Machame Gate.This will take us one-hour drive. We will pick up the park passes, signing-in and weighing our luggages before heading off to the first camp. The firs section of the route climbs steadily and involves real jungle-bashing through magnificent forest. This start is a good introduction to Kilimanjaro and with prime examples of the forest that laces the foot of the mountain though is often wet and muddy underfoot. We will have our Dinner and overnight at Machame camp.(3100m)

    Trekking Time: 4-6 hours –Distance:9 km-Altitude Gain is 740
    Day 2 : Machame camp-Shira Camp{FB}

    The rout continues on up through the forest until we are at the steep ascent on the Shira Plateau,where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will see Mt.Meru rising high above Arusha town. We camp at Shira caves (3840m).We will have an evening walk of 100m high for altitude acclimatization (Walk high and sleep low).

    Trekking Time:4-6-Distance:9 km-Altitude Gain: 740m
    Day 3 : Shira Camp-Baranco Camp{FB}

    After breakfast we start a day by walking on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp at Barranco camp (3900m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have also followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness.

    Trekking Time: 6-7 hours-Distance: 15 km-Altitude Gain:60 m
    Day 4 : Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft) to Karanga Valley (4,200m/13,780ft) {FB}

    Elevation Gain: 250 meters, 820 feet Distance: 4 Kilometers Leave Barranco Camp after breakfast for Karanga Valley. The day begins with a 1.5 hour scramble up Barranco Wall. This is the hardest part of the day and in some places you will have to use your hands to pull your body up. After reaching the top make a short descent into the greener Karanga Valley. We generally camp on the ridge above the valley to allow for greater acclimatization

    Day 5: Karanga Valley (4,200m/13,780ft) to Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,100ft) {FB}

    After breakfast, begin the hike to Barafu Camp. On the way to Barafu, viewseveral of Kibo's glaciers as well as the junction that connects the descent route, Mweka, with the Machame trail. During day four, hike by the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. Although the trail to Barafu passes through alpine desert with little vegetation, Barafu Camp offers stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Try to sleep as soon as you finish dinner as you will awake before midnight for your summit hike.

    Trekking Time: 3-4 Hours-Distance: 4.5km-Altitude Gain 400 m
    Day 6: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak(Summit)– Mweka/High Camp{FB}

    We normally start our ascent by torchlight around midnight so that we can be up on the Crater rim by sunrise. The steeply climb over loose volcanic scree has some graded zigzags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella point (5735m.), in about 5-6 hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those are still feeling strong can make the 2hours round trip from here along the Crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5895m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descend to Barafu campsite is surprisingly fast, and after lunch and other refreshments, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite (3100m.) Most of us will be too tired to notice the beauty of the forest surrounding the crowded campsite. (11-14 hours walking)

    Day 7 : Mweka Camp – Mweka gate to Moshi

    After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Mweka Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Moshi.

    At Mweka Gate gate you sign your name and details in a register book. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m), receive Golden certificates. You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner descent bed and celebrations!! Dinner and overnight at Keys Annex Hotel in Moshi

    Day 8 : Drop Off to Kilimanjaro Airport

    Included in the packages;

    • Private transport from the hotel to the Parks gate (starting point for the climb), and transport back to the hotel after the climb
    • 2 Nights Hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with  breakfast  included
    • Pickup and drop off  to the airport
    • Qualified medical guides
    • Salaries for Guides, cook and porters
    • All National Park entry fees
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
    • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
    • All camping fees
    • Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)
    • Government taxes
    • Evacuation services
    • Friendly and competent Trained Mountain Guides, assistant guides, porters and professional cook.
    • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cook (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
    • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be providing everyday on the mountain.
    • Quality specious tents, sleeping bag, sleeping mattress, camping tables,camping chairs and Mess/Dining Tent.
    • Supplementary Portable Oxygen and Complete First Aid Kit (used in case of emergency only)
    • Pulse oxy-meter carried by all chief guides
    • 3-4 liters of mineral/treated water (per Climber) provided daily during the climb
    • Public toilet on the mountain [Private flash portable mobile toilet on the Mountain on additional cost]

    NOT INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGES PRICES

    Excluded from above package rates:

    • Items of a personal nature
    • Personal Hiking/Trekking gears (Some Gears are available for Rent)
    • Snacks&  personal medicine
    • Flight
    • Tanzania visa
    • Drinks & dinner at hotel Tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$ 250 to US$ 300 per hiker - depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen) OR • Tip to your guides, porters and cook. The recommended for this is $ 20 head guide per day, $ 20 per assistant guide per day, $ 15 per cook per day & $ 10 per porter per day. This can be split between each Client in the climb. Costs of additional services: (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain..
    • Optional tours (Short safari after climb can be arranged with extra cost
    • Extra porter, for excess gear, per day $15

    Safety

    Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen and Pulse Oximeters).

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    THANK YOU AND YOU ARE MOST WELCOME

  • MOUNT KILIMANJARO VIA LEMOSHO ROUTE

    7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS

    The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on the mountain, and a superb choice for your climb.It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate.The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge. Unlike the popular Machame route, which simply intersects the Shira Plateau, the Lemosho route crosses the entirety of the plain from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. An added bonus is that climbers will encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. Descent is made via the Mweka route.Lemosho is considered the most scenic route on Kilimanjaro, and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.

    Day 0 :Pickup and Briefing

    Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet with Connect African Safaris representative, and transfer to the Panama Garden Resortin Moshi for an orientation on your trek.The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: nice rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening you will meet with our guides who will be there to provide you a short briefing on your trek and also checking your trekking gears also to make sure you are ready to begin the climb.

    Dinner and Overnight Panama Garden Resort in Moshi

    Day 1: Moshito Londorossi Gate to Lemosho Glades to Mti Mkubwa Camp:{FB}

    Elevation (m):915 m/1387 to 2,250 m to 2,000 m to 2,750 m

    Elevation(ft): 3,000 ft/4921ft to 7,380 ft to 6,560 ft to 9,020 ft

    Distance: 18 km,Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

    Habitat: Montane Forest Drive from Moshi or Arusha to the Londorossi Park Gate. From here follow a forest track in a 4WD vehicle for about 11 km/7 mi (45 minutes) to Lemosho Glades and a possible campsite. From the Glades, walk for 3 hours along beautiful forest trails to the Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.

    Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp 1:{FB}

    Elevatoin(m): 2,750 m to 3,500 m

    Distance: 12 km

    Hiking Time: 5 hours
    Hiking Time: 5 hours

    The trail gradually steepens, enters the giant heather moorland zone, then crosses the Shira Ridge at 3,600 m/11,810 ft and drops gently to Shira Camp 1 located by a stream on the Shira Plateau.

    Day 3: Shira Camp1 to Shira Camp2:{FB}

    Elevation(m): 3,500 m to 3,840 m

    Elevation(ft): 11,485 ft to 12,600 ft

    Distance: 6 km, Hiking Time: 2 hours

    Habitat: Alpine Desert A gentle walk across the plateau leads to shira camp 2 on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of walks are available on the plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.

    Day 4: Shira Camp 2 through Lava Tower to Barranco Camp:{FB}

    Elevation(m): 3,840 m to 4,630 m to 3,950 m

    Elevation(ft): 12,600 ft to 15,190 ft to 12,960 ft

    Distance: 15 km

    Hiking Time: 7 hours

    Habitat: Semi-Desert

    After breakfast, you will hike east up a steepening path above the highest vegetation toward Kilimanjaro’s looming mass. After several hours, you walk through a rocky landscape to reach the prominent landmark called Lava Tower at 4,630 m/15,190 ft. This chunky remnant of Kilimanjaro’s earlier volcanic activity is several hundred feet high, and the trail passes right below it. For extra credit, the sure-footed can scramble to the top of the tower. After a lunch stop near Lava Tower, descend for 2 hours below the lower cliffs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall to Barranco Camp at 3,950 m/12,960 ft. There are numerous photo opportunities on this hike, especially if the walls are festooned with ice. Barranco Camp is in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Walls, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for your dinner. On this day, be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness.

    Day 5:Baranco Camp – Barafu Camp{FB}

    Leave slowly crossing the floor of the great Barranco Valley and up the Barranco wall; continue the trek on the South Circuit path through the Karanga Valley. Then slowly trek (7 hours) to Barafu Hut (4600m). From Barafu you will have excellent views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Barafu Hut is situated on an exposed and dangerous ridge, so it is necessary to familiarise yourself with the terrain before dark. We will have our dinner, rest and prepare for summit night.

    Trekking Time: 7-8 Hours-Distance: 9km-Altitude Gain 800 m

    Day 6: Summit Day! Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp:{FB}

    Elevation(m): 4, 550m to 5,895 m to 3,100 m

    Elevation(ft) : 14,930 ft to 19,340 ft to 19,340 ft

    Elevation(ft) : 14,930 ft to 19,340 ft to 19,340 ft

    Distance: 7 km up, 23 km down

    Hiking Time : 8 hours up, 7-8 hours down

    Habitat: Scree and seasonal snow

    You will rise around 11:30 PM, and after some steaming tea and biscuits, you shuffle off into the night. Your 6-hour climb northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to Stella Point on the crater rim is the most challenging part of the route for most climbers. At Stella Point (5,685 m/18,650 ft) you stop for a short rest and a chance to see a supremely sanguine sunrise. At Stella Point you join the top part of the Marangu Route, but do not stop here too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Depending on the season and recent storms, you may encounter snow on your remaining hike along the rim to Uhuru Peak. On the summit, you can enjoy your accomplishment and know that you are creating a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. After your 3-hour descent from the summit back to Barafu Camp, you will have a well-earned but short rest, collect your gear, and hike down a rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft).

    Day 7: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi:{HB}

    Elevation(m): 3,100 m to 1,980 m to 890 m/ 1387 m

    Elevation(ft): 10,170 ft to 6,500 ft to 2,920 ft/ 4921ft

    Distance: 15 km

    Hiking Time: 3 hours

    Habitat: Forest

    After a well-deserved breakfast, it is a short, scenic, 3-hour hike back to the park gate. At Mweka Gate, you can sign your name and add details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Climbers who reached Stella Point are issued green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate you willbe driven back to Moshi for an overdue hot shower and comfortable night at hotel.

    Dinner and overnight atPanama Garden Resort in Moshi

    Day 8 : Drop Off to Airport
    • Private transport from the hotel to the Parks gate (starting point for the climb), and transport back to the hotel after the climb
    • 2 Nights Hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with breakfast included
    • Qualified medical guides
    • Pick up and drop off to Airport
    • Salaries for Guides, cook and porters.
    • All National Park entry fees
    • Forest fees
    • All camping fees
    • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
    • Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)
    • Government taxes
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
    • Evacuation services
    • Friendly and competent Trained Mountain Guides, assistant guides, porters and professional  cook.
    • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cook(we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
    • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provide everyday on the mountain.
    • Quality specious tents, sleeping mats, Sleeping Bag,camping tables ,camping chairs and Mess/Dining Tent.
    • Supplementary Portable Oxygen and Complete First Aid Kit (used in case of emergency only)
    • Pulse oxy-meter carried by all chief guides
    • 3-4 liters of mineral/treated water (per Climber) provided daily during the climb
    • Public toilet on the mountain (Private toilet on mountain with additional cost).

    NOT INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGES PRICES

    Excluded from above package rates:

    • Items of a personal nature
    • Personal Hiking/Trekking gears (Some Gears are available for Rent)
    • Tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$ 300 to US$ 350 per hiker - depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen) OR •  Tip to your guides, porters and cook. The recommended for this is $ 20 head guide per day, $ 20 per assistant guide per day, $ 15 per cook per day & $ 10 per porter per day. This can be split between each Client in the climb. Costs of additional services: (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain.
    • personal medicine
    • rinks and dinner at hotel
    • Flight
    • Tanzania Visa
    • Optional tours (Short safari after climb can be arranged with extra cost

    Safety

    Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen and Pulse Oximeters).

    Request a Quote


    THANK YOU AND YOU ARE MOST WELCOME
  • MOUNT KILIMANJARO-LEMOSHO ROUTE

    8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS

    Lemosho Route is the longest of the standard routes and is without doubt the most beautiful. The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on the mountain, and a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to ShiraRidge. Unlike the popular Machame route, which simply intersects the Shira Plateau, the Lemosho route crosses the entirety of the plain from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. An added bonus is that climbers will encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. Descent is made via the Mwekaroute.Lemosho is considered the most scenic route on Kilimanjaro, and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended

    Day 0 : Pickup and Briefing

    Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet with Connect African Safaris representative, and transfer to the Panama Garden Resort in Moshi for an orientation on your trek. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: nice rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening you will meet with our guides who will be there to provide you a short briefing on your trek and also checking your trekking gears also to make sure you are ready to begin the climb.

    Dinner and Overnight at Panama Garden Resortin Moshi.

    Day 1: -From Moshi toLondorossi Gate -MtiMkumbwa(2,650 m/8,692 ft) {FB}

    Hike time: 3hrs Elevation Change: + 650 M/+2,132 Estimation distance: 10 km Final Elevation: 2,650 m/8,694 ftAfter a 1 1/2 hour drive from Moshi check in is at the Londorossi Gate. Day 1 is fairly easy with a 3/4 hour climb to MitiMkubwa Camp.

    Day 2: - MtiMkubwa (2,650 m/8,692 ft) to Shira One Camp (3,609 m/11,841 ft.) {FB}

    Hike time: 5 – 6 hrs Elevation change: + 950 M/+3116 Estimation distance: 12 km Final Elevation: 3609 m/11,841 ft A few hours walk will see the end of the forest and the beginning of a climb through heather forest to the edge of the Shira Caldera. Destination is the scenic Shira One Camp

    Day 3: - Shira One Camp (3,609 m/11,841 ft.) to Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.) {FB}

    Hike time: 5 - 6 hrs Elevation change: + 240 M/+787 ft Elevation distance: 5 km Final elevation: 3849 m/12,628 ft. Today is spent on a gentle hike across the Shira Plateau with possible side trips to Shira Cathedral. Camp is at the first high camp of Shira Two.

    NOTE: From Shira Two Camp the trail links with Machame Route.

    Day 4: - Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.) to Barranco Hut (3,948 m/12,956 ft.) {FB}

    Hike time: 5 hrs Elevation change: +100 M/+328 ft Estimated distance: 6 km Final elevation: 3948 m/12,956 ft. The real work of climbing Kilimanjaro begins here. Today the main feature is a slow climb to Lava Camp followed by a descent to the beautiful Barranco Camp. This is the Climb-High-Sleep-Low principal of altitude adjustment.

    Day 5: - Barranco Hut (3,900 m/12,800 ft) to Karanga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft) {FB}

    Hike time: 3.5 hrs Elevation change: +100 m/+328 ft Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles Final elevation: 3,963 m/13,000 ft After a climb of the Great Barranco Wall we continue around the southern ciruit train until we reach another sceneic location of Karanga Camp.

    Day 6: - Karanga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft) to Barafu Hut (4,600 m/15,091 ft) {FB}

    Hike time: 3.5 hrs Elevation change: +600 m/+1,968 ft Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles Final elevation: 4,600 m/15,091 ft The trail from Karanga to Barafu reaches the bleak high desert of Kilimanjaro. Barafu Camp is a basic camp geared towards the business of reaching the summit.

    Day 7:- Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to The Summit (5,896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft) {FB}

    Summit time: 7 hrs Elevation change: +1,300 m/+4,265 ft Estimated distance: 5km/3.2 miles Final elevation: 5,896 m/19,343 ft Descent time: 5 hrs Elevation change: -2,800 m/-9,186 ft Estimated distance: 12km/7.5 miles Final elevation: 3,100 m, 10,170 ft This is a midnight ‘Alpine Summit’ to make sure we reach the summit by dawn, in time to return to Mweka Camp for the sake of improved

    Day 8: - Mweka Hut (3,100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1,828 m/6,000 ft) {FB}

    Descent time: 4 hrs Elevation change: -1,250 m/-4,101 ft Estimated distance: 10km/6.21 Final elevation: 1,828 m/6,000 ft After a well-deserved breakfast, it is a short, scenic, 3-hour descend to mweka gate. At Mweka Gate, you can sign your name and add details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Climbers who reached Stella Point are issued green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate you will be driven back to Moshi for an overdue hot shower and comfortable night in hotel. Dinner and Overnight at Panama Garden Resort in Moshi

    Day 9 : Drop Off to Airport
    • Private transport from the hotel to the Parks gate (starting point for the climb), and transport back to the hotel after the climb
    • 2 Nights Hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with breakfast included
    • Qualified medical guides
    • Salaries for Guides, cook and porters.
    • Pickup and drop off  to the airport
    • All National Park entry fees
    • All camping fees
    • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
    • Rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees)
    • Government taxes
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
    • Evacuation services
    • Friendly and competent Trained Mountain Guides, assistant guides, porters and professional  cook.
    • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cook(we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
    • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provide everyday on the mountain.
    • Quality specious tents, sleeping mats,  ,camping tables ,camping chairs and Mess/Dining Tent.
    • Supplementary Portable Oxygen and Complete First Aid Kit (used in case of emergency only)
    • Pulse oxy-meter carried by all chief guides
    • 3-4 liters of mineral/treated water (per Climber) provided daily during the climb
    • Public toilet on the mountain { Private mobile toilet on the mountain  with additional cost}

    NOT INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGES PRICES

    Excluded from above package rates:

    • Items of a personal nature
    • Tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$ 300 to US$ 350 per hiker - depending on number of days / how many hikers in the group and route chosen) OR Tip to your guides, porters and cook. The recommended for this is $ 20 head guide per day, $ 20 per assistant guide per day, $ 15 per cook per day & $ 10 per porter per day. This can be split between each Client in the climb.
    • Personal Hiking/Trekking gears (Some Gears are available for Rent)
    • Snacks & personal medicine
    • Drinksand dinner at hotel
    • Flight
    • Tanzania Visa
    • Optional tours (Short safari after climb can be arranged with extra cost Costs of additional services:
    • Extra porter, for excess gear, per day $15

    Safety

    Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen and Pulse Oximeters).

    Request a Quote


    THANK YOU AND YOU ARE MOST WELCOME