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Summit Kilimanjaro & Safari, 11 Days, Mixed, Africa

From: £3,380

 

 

Hike to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro & see wild game on a private safari. Camp in style & experience the ultimate Summit Kilimanjaro African adventure.

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Summit Kilimanjaro & Safari

Both climbing to Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, & going on a wildlife Safari in Kilimanjaro are on so many bucket lists. On this Kilimanjaro trip you get to do both. Take a true break from your everyday & achieve the extraordinary on this great African adventure.

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive in Moshi
Day 2: Hike to Mandara Hut
Day 3: Hike to Horombo Hut
Day 4: Rest day at Horombo Hut
Day 5: Hike to Kibo Hut
Day 6: Summit Kilimanjaro and return to Horombo Hut
Day 7: Complete trek and return to Moshi
Day 8: Head to Tarangire Park for safari
Day 9: Game drive to Lake Manyara, sleep at Ngorongoro Crater
Day 10: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater and return to Moshi
Day 11: International departures

 

PACKING LIST

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We’ll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

Packing System: This Summit Kilimanjaro expedition includes porters for bag transport. You are only responsible for carrying a daypack. We recommend packing your items in a large backpack or a durable duffle bag.

Carried Bag Weight Limit: 22lbs/10kg

Rentals Available:

  • Sleeping Bag – $42 USD
  • Trekking Poles – $21 USD
  • Gaiters – $15 USD
  • Must be confirmed no later than 1 week prior to expedition start date

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid for 6 months after arrival date
  • Photocopy of passport
  • US Currency for 15 or 30-day Tanzania Visa (available upon arrival for US citizens)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc.
  • Yellow fever vaccination card (if applicable)

Expedition Gear

  • Change of clothes for Moshi – to be kept in storage during expedition
  • Medium/Heavyweight down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Wind jacket
  • Synthetic long underwear (1-2)
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Sun hat
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots (which can accommodate thick hiking socks and liners)
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Hiking sock liners
  • Sandals/Crocs/Old Sneakers (for walking around the lodges/restrooms in the evening)
  • Day pack (30 L)
  • Day pack cover
  • Water bottles (2) or bladder may be substituted for one water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • SPF 50 Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Sleeping bag w/ 0ºF rating
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Swimsuit for lodge in Moshi
  • Bug spray
  • Balaclava
  • Toilet paper in ziplock bag
  • Lightweight neck gaiter
  • Extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail

Safari Gear

  • T-shirt (2)
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking boots
  • Socks
  • Fleece
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket (Ngorongoro Crater will be cold in the mornings and evenings)
  • *NOTE: Avoid wearing black or dark blue clothing while on safari as the Tsetse fly is attracted to darker clothing and will bite skin, leaving a bite similar to that of a mosquito*

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • OTC medications (Advil, Imodium, Pepto-bismol etc.)
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Tanzania (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Binoculars for safari
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy bars
  • Yaktrax
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

Due to its elevation, Kilimanjaro contains 5 sub-climates from base to peak–bushland, rain forest, moorland, alpine desert, and arctic. Both precipitation and temperature vary greatly between each zone. Expect to hike from flat, dry plains through rain forest and semi-alpine environments before reaching the rocky, snow capped summit.

Because Kilimanjaro is located near the equator, the temperature remains fairly constant throughout the year. Highs at the base of the mountains are in the upper 70s and lows in lower 60s. As you increase in altitude on the mountain temperatures drop significantly and the evenings can drop well below freezing and into single digits higher up on the mountain.

The rainy season peaks in April, and late March and early May can be quite wet as well. Bringing warm clothes and good rain gear will keep you prepared for any weather you may encounter.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • Airport transfers
  • Hut accommodations on trail
  • 3 nights accommodation in Moshi
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
  • Trekking permits and entry fees
  • Farewell and welcome dinners
  • Guide & porter services
  • All ground transportation to/from trail
  • 2 nights camping on safari
  • Guided safari excursions
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • International airfare and meals during travel
  • Snacks during trek
  • Beverages outside of designated meals

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Activity Level: Challenging

You should be fit and active. be prepared to hike all day and of course there will be elevation gains. As long as you’re reasonably fit and able to walk for several hours, then you’ll be fine. It’s always a good idea to do some preparation by going for long walks in your hiking boots leading-up to your trip.

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