Mt. Kilimanjaro Excursion
“Africa has her mysteries, and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wise man respects them” Miriam Makeba
Mt. Kilimanjaro Excursions
Rongai, is the only way to approach Kilimanjaro from the north, the route of choice for those looking for an easy climb with excellent success rates for 6 and 7 days climb, with great scenery and a wilderness feel to it. On account of steady rise increment, you will most likely get decent elevation acclimatization and reach securely the highest point of Africa – Uhuru Peak, 5895 meters.
Rongai is incredible for those voyagers who have just got high elevation experience and are happy to get away from the hordes of different climbers since this course is very a long way from the town. The Rongai Route is an ideal method to test your quality and get remarkable impacts on the distance of 65 kilometers (40 miles)
Instructions: You may experience attitude sickness due to acclimatization of high altitude in this Safari. At night you may experience discomfort 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.
We strongly recommended you heed the following instructions on Starting the Safari:
– 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.
All our safari can be customized to meet our client needs.
On arrival, you will meet with our representative who will give you a short brief about the tour after which you will be taken to your hotel for the night. Early in the morning, you will meet a guide and a mountain support crew and then depart by vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park’s northern entrance: Nalemuru Gate (2,020 m). We will quickly acquire formality of climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, then we will start trekking up to Simba Camp (2,625 m). Your trek this day will be moderate and take you through the coniferous forest up Kilimanjaro’s northern slope.
Early in the morning after breakfast, You will proceed towards our second high altitude camp: Kikilewa Camp (3,630 m) where you can see Kibo Volcano at its finest (barring cloudy weather). This trekking is more physically demanding than the previous one, so once you are in the camp, full rest is recommended.
The next day you will depart early in the morning towards Mawenzi Tarn Camp, which is situated at the foot of Mawenzi Volcano, Kilimanjaro’s second summit. On arrival you will have your lunch and rest for 2 hrs, after which there will be an acclimatization hike towards Mawenzi Volcano with a 200-meter gain in altitude, followed by a hike back down to Mawenzi Tarn Camp, where you will have dinner in the evening.
The next day you will proceed to School Hut Camp (4,715 m). The landscape will change significantly to give way to a rocky semi desert. When you reach the camp, we recommend you sleep well, avoid strenuous activity, and drink as much as you can, because that very night you will be ascending Uhuru Peak (5,895 m).
You will have a Night departure from School Hut Camp (4,715 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, 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 Camp (3,720 m).
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 Which you will be transferred back to the hotel to have time to unwind and reflect on the Whole Safari.
- Park fees(For non-residents)
- All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- International flights(From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees