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10 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing - 9 Nights together with 4 days of Safari

Kilimanjaro 7 days Machame route is highly recommended for high altitude acclimatization gain.Though the climbing 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. With an approximation of 62 km/ 37 miles from gate to gate. It is designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience, but plenty of first time trekker use the route as well and do just fine.

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All about the classic Annapurna Circuit Trekking

What to Expect on Kilimanjaro Climbing

One of Kilimanjaro’s main advantage is that, you do not have to be a mountaineer to conquer it. Whoever you are, you do not need a single piece of mountain climbing equipment or any prior climbing experience to summit the highest mountain in Africa. With good hiking boots and determination, you can make it to the top.

But that’s by no means to say that climbing this astonishing natural wonder will be a walk in the park. It is a grueling climb, often trying cold weather conditions, on uneven terrain and exposed to the elements. But we can assure you that the sense of achievement and the view from the summit will be well worth all the hard work. In the meantime, here’s what to expect along the way.

What to Expect

  • Great game drives for a diversity of wildlife in the national parks, historical sites and Ngorongoro conservation area.
  • The Olduvai Gorge where the anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa.
  • The great migration of the wildebeests and Zebras. This is where you will witness the wildebeest’s migration crossing River Mara as seen on TV in the Discovery Channel. The Migration normally passes through this area from Late May to early July, the herds do cross the Grumeti River.
  • The stunning Mara River filled with Hippos and Crocodiles, cuts through this land and hosts of the greatest spectacles nature has to offer.
  • Ngorongoro Crater on world Heritage site holding a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals. As only very few of those migrate in and out of crater with its 2000 ft, high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species.
  • The East African rift valley along the Gregory rift, that offers a spectacular viewing of the escarpment

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

Safety and Health Classic Deluxe

    1. Emergency Oxygen tanks

    2. VHF handheld radios – Carried on each trek, for easy communication between guides,the camp manager and office.

    3. Non alcoholic champagne on summit

    4. Warm water for washing every day

    5. Wash basins provided for each trekker, provided for each guest upon reaching camp

    6. Clean, purified drinking water

    7. Gamow Bag – Hyperbaric chamber (a portable altitude chamber) for emergencies.

    8. Management and safety procedures

    9. Rescue fees in mountain

    10. Medical evacuation with AMREF Flying Doctors Or Kilimanjaro Search and Rescue

    11. Stretcher / Litter – A fully rigid steel-framed litter

    12. Portable personal flash toilet

    13. Pulse-oximeter – To measure the oxygen level, for each climber daily.

    14. ALTOX Personal Oxygen System

    Meals on the Mountain Classic Deluxe

    1. All meals while on the Mountain

    2. Large portions of fresh, healthy and nutritious foods

    Camping Equipment Classic Deluxe

    1. Water proof tents on climbing, Mess tent, Crew tents, Cold-weather sleeping mats, High powered solar LED lights and Toilet tents

    2. Aluminum dining tables, Large aluminum chairs with backs and armrests, for all meals.

    Accommodation and Transport Classic Deluxe

    1. Arrival and Departure transfers

    2. All transportation in destination location

    3. 2 nights classic standard hotel accommodations; one before and after the trek

    4. 2 nights comfort hotel accommodations; one before and after the trek.

    5. Accommodation – Bed and Breakfast

    6. Full Board Accommodation – Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Other Inclusions Classic Deluxe

    1. All Government Tax and Park Entrance Fees

    2. Fair and ethical treatment of porters

    3. Experienced professional English speaking mountain guides

    4. Porter to carry your day-pack during the summit attempt.

Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

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    Guide Service Fee

    Driver Service Fee

    Any Private Expenses

    Room Service Fees

    List Of Items To Bring Or Hire From Us.

    Sun hat

    Sun glasses

    Sun cream

    Nalgene Water Bottle

    Tissue paper

    Towel

    First Aid Kit

    Rain wears like Rain coat , Rain Trousers or Poncho

    Trekking poles/ Hiking poles

    Watch

    Whistle

    Simple Solar Power

    Compass

    Accommodation

    Hotels Before and After Climbing

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Tanzania and transfer to the hotel

    Arrive in Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) HFO Brothers staff will pick you up and transfer to Moshi town where you will spend the first night at a hotel.

  2. Day 2 Drive to Machame Gate

    Drive to Machame Gate (1,640 meters or 5,380 ft) and Climbing to Machame Camp/Machame hut (2,850 meters or 9,350 ft) Hiking hours: 5-6 hours. Distance: 11 Km or 7 miles. Zone: Rainforest

  3. Day 3 Climbing from Machame Camp to Shira Camp 2

    Climbing from Machame Camp to Shira Camp 2 (3,810 meters or 12,500 feet) Hiking hours: 5-6 hours. Distance: 5 Km or 3 miles. Zone: Low Alpine Zone

  4. Day 4 Climbing from Shira Camp 2 Via Lava Tower

    Climbing from Shira Camp 2 Via Lava Tower (4,630 m 15, 190 ft) to Barranco Camp (3,976 meters or 13,044 feet) Hiking hours: 8- 9 hours. Distance: 10 Km or 6 miles. Zone: Low alpine zone to High alpine zone.

  5. Day 5 Climbing from Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp

    Climbing from Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp (3,995 meters or 13,106 feet) Hiking hours: 4- 5 hours. Distance: 4 Km or 2 miles. Zone: High alpine zone

  6. Day 6 Climbing from Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp

    Climbing from Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp (4.673 meters to 15,331 feet) Hiking hours: 4 hours. Distance: 4 Km or 2 miles. Zone: High alpine zone

  7. Day 7 Climbing to Uhuru Peak

    Climbing to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters or 19,341feet) and descend to Mweka Camp (10,000ft) Hiking hours: 4-6 hours.Distance 12 Km or 7 Miles. Zone: Glacial zone and the all preceding zones.

  8. Day 8 Descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

    Descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters or 5,340 feet) 3 – 4 hours and distance 10 Km or 6 Miles. Transfer to the hotel for summit certificate and cerebration party. Overnight at Park View Inn. Zone: Rainforest. Total distance covered is: 62 Km or 37 miles.

  9. Day 9 Transfer to Airport

    Transfer to airport or continue with a safari. End of climb

  10. 4 Days Safari Tour Day 1 Tarangire national park game drive

    After breakfast the driver guide will drive from the hotel to Tarangire National Park, 4 hours drive from Arusha to Tarangire, Tarangire is the third largest National park and sanctuary for and usually has large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are interested of the park; dwarf the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, and up to six thousand elephant. Half day game drives in the park Accommodation Maramboi Tented Camp Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Maramboi Tented Camp Maramboi Tented Camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert between Tarangire and Manyara Lake. A visit to the area is essential for anyone interested in evolution and the origins of Mankind and an explanation of the Rift Valley and Africa’s big picture. TripAdvisor Know better. Book better. Go better. Maramboi Tented Camp TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 1,178 traveler reviews TripAdvisor Ranking #7 of 31 Specialty lodging in Tarangire National Park Most Recent Traveler Reviews Aug 14, 2018: “Wonderful lodge” Aug 14, 2018: “A special place on shore of Lake...” Read reviews Write a review © 2018 TripAdvisor LLC

  11. Day 2 Tarangire to Serengeti Game Drive

    After breakfast begin a safari towards Serengeti National Park. A picnic Lunch will be provided. On your way to Serengeti will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where the anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originate in Africa. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and proceed with a game drive and overnight at Accommodation Serengeti Acacia Tented Camps Bed & Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Serengeti Acacia Tented Camps Serengeti Central Camp as the name suggests, is situated in the central part of Serengeti Seronera. This is a very scenic area with open plains, and lined up with hills. The resident game here is phenomenal, with high densities of relaxed leopards, cheetah and lion. The migration passes through here in April/May, but Seronera is within reach of both the Southern Plains and the Western Corridor – so from about November to June, it can be used as a base to see the migration. TripAdvisor Know better. Book better. Go better. Serengeti Acacia Camps TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 219 traveler reviews TripAdvisor Ranking #31 of 129 Specialty lodging in Serengeti National Park Most Recent Traveler Reviews Aug 14, 2018: “Good location but...” Aug 10, 2018: “Big disappointment” Read reviews Write a review © 2018 TripAdvisor LLC

  12. Day 3 Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater

    Early morning game drive to see nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Continue with game-drive in Crater. Accommodation Rhino Lodge The lodge is situated at an altitude of 2,200 metres, a few hundred metres back from the rim of the Crater. What it loses in terms of outlook over the Crater, it more than makes up for with its views of untouched high montane forest with Mount Oldeani (3,200 metres) dominating the background, and Mount Makarot in the distance (3130 metres). Stretching across 8,300 square km of dense forest, vast grasslands, and a multitude of stunning craters and lakes, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. TripAdvisor Know better. Book better. Go better. Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 769 traveler reviews TripAdvisor Ranking #18 of 38 Specialty lodging in Ngorongoro Conservation Area Most Recent Traveler Reviews Aug 13, 2018: “Worn rooms” Aug 8, 2018: “We enjoyed our stay” Read reviews Write a review © 2018 TripAdvisor LLC

  13. Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast you will descent into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with picnic lunch) within Ngorongoro Crater on world Heritage site holding a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals. As only very few of those migrate in and out of crater with its 2000 ft, high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. The crater is also home of the rare black rhino almost extinct in Tanzania. With a bit of luck, you will see the “Big Five” during the game drive overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge Accommodation African Tulip Hotel Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at African Tulip hotel The African Tulip is an elegant and charming Luxury Boutique Hotel located along Serengeti Road right in the heart of Arusha. A warm and friendly welcome awaits guests who want to experience the best of Tanzanian hospitality. The hotel has been designed with safari travelers, business persons, families, honeymooners, elite and leisure travelers in mind. It has amenities of convenience whilst offering a high standard of luxury. TripAdvisor Know better. Book better. Go better. The African Tulip TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 1,173 traveler reviews TripAdvisor Ranking #1 of 47 hotels in Arusha Most Recent Traveler Reviews Aug 13, 2018: “Awesome, luxurious hotel, highly recommend The African...” Aug 11, 2018: “Over the top service” Read reviews Write a review © 2018 TripAdvisor LLC

  14. Day 5 Departure Day

    After breakfast transfer back to the airport for you flight

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
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Kilimanjaro is climbable all year round. The best months to climb are December-March, and September-October, which are the warmest and driest months. The next best are June to August, but they are colder. July, August, and September are the busiest months. Summiting on or soon after a full moon is very beautiful and helps illuminate the landscape without using headlamps. However, it is also very bright for sleeping and stars are not as visible.

Temperatures range from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius at the foot of the mountain and -15 to -20 degrees Celsius on top plus wind chill. Lower down, it can be wet and humid, but higher up, there can be snow. Rain and snow may be encountered any time of the year.

Malaria is a serious problem in East Africa so you must consult your doctor about getting effective malaria prophylaxis for your visit. Many people are avoiding Lariam nowadays and using Malarone. You cannot catch malaria above 3000 meters on Kilimanjaro, but you must be careful below that altitude, particularly if you visit the coast where the strains of malaria tend to be especially virulent.

It requires no technical climbing experience, and any moderately fit person can summit the mountain.

Your decision will depend on where you want to sleep and the hiking distance each day and number of days of each route. On the Marangu Route, you sleep in huts with simple beds, while on all the other routes, you sleep in tents. There are two main routes on the mountain: the Marangu and Machame. You may also want to consider the Rongai Route as it is far less traveled. The Lemosho Route is a good choice if you want a longer route (8+ days).

There has been a lot of negative press about Marangu. In our view, and we arrange treks on all the routes, it is very unfair. This is the only route that uses huts rather than tents and some years ago there was a serious problem with overcrowding in the huts. In those years the Machame route was much less frequented. But we think the main reason that some operators speak against the Marangu and boost the Machame is that the booking system for Marangu is demanding of operators' time. There is no booking system for Machame (nor the other camping routes). You just show up at the Machame gate the first morning of the trek. No one ever knows how many people will be on the trail until the gate closes for that day. There is a daily quota of only about 70 climbers allowed to start on the Marangu route on any day (this is why booking is not always easy). There are many days in the season when there are many more climbers on the Machame route than on the Marangu. This is not in any way to denigrate the very beautiful Machame route. But these are things to bear in mind when hearing the Marangu route described as the tourist, easy or Coca Cola route and the Machame as the scenic or the whiskey route! It is true that you will hear many people who have climbed Machame say that it is better than Marangu, and this is conveyed to many of the guide book writers. But remember that the overwhelming majority of climbers only ever climb one route. The chances are that the climbers who say this have never been on the Marangu route and are simply repeating what they have been told or have read.

Physically, the Marangu and Machame routes are rather different. The main force of Kibo's volcanic activity occurred out towards the west (the Machame side) and so Machame is steeper - especially in the first day and a half - and more rugged than Marangu. It is often considered more scenic because the views of Kibo are more impressive than from the south-east (the Marangu approach), but many consider the vegetation on day 2 of the Marangu route to be more attractive than anything seen on the western side. As always with mountains, every route has its advantages and drawbacks. The difficulty grading has Marangu as a 1, and Machame a 1+, so there's not a great deal in it.

Always remember to maintain a slow, steady pace from beginning to end. Going slowly allows the body to acclimatize while hiking. Those who start out too quickly will have troubles higher up the mountain as the body will be overexerted. This still holds true if you are spending an extra day on the mountain.

It will depend on the route you pick and your pace. It can take from 4-8 hours to reach the summit from the high camp.

Most groups will start for the summit on ascent day at 11 PM to 12:30AM, depending on the perceived fitness of the group, the weather and the route. The pre-dawn hours, while cold, are also the calmest and clearest. The best views from the summit are at dawn. Often clouds and high winds develop not long after sunrise making the summit much less attractive and the descent more difficult. Guides who have been to the summit scores of times report that it is very rare to find it cloudy at the summit at dawn in any season. The ascent day is a very long day of hiking. Some people may require 15 hours to reach the summit and descend to the campsite for that day.

The minimum age set by the National park Authorities for summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro is 12 years old. However, younger children can attempt the summit with special permission. Younger children can also trek on the mountain without reaching the summit.

The number of staff that you will have depends on how much gear and weight is brought up the mountain, the route chosen and number of days on the mountain; however a typical trek will have; guides,assistant guides, cook, waiter and porters.

HFO Brothers guides are trained in acute mountain sickness (AMS) and basic mountain first aid. However, they are not doctors or paramedics. Climbers are responsible for bringing their own first aid kit and medical supplies

Kilimanjaro guides are trained and certified by the Kilimanjaro National Park. They start out as porters and work their way up to assistant guide. When they are ready (after about 2-4 years), they go through the national park certification process.

If a client cannot walk because they are injured or sick, at least two support staff will assist this climber down. There is no extra charge for coming down and taken back to the hotel, but you will get no money back for that mountain days you missed, and you will be responsible for medical assistance and extra hotel nights. We highly recommend travel insurance to cover any medical expenses and further evacuation.

Extra expenses include:

  • Tips for guides, cook and porters
  • Rental equipment (sleeping bags, hiking poles, etc.)
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel in Moshi.
  • Any personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, etc.)
  • How much is a good tip?
  • The typical tip is:
  • Porters $5 per day per porter
  • Cooks $8 to $10 per cook
  • Assistant Guides $8 to $10 per guide
  • Kilimanjaro Guides $20 per day and up per guide
  • *Tip amounts listed for Kilimanjaro are per group, not per individual traveler. For instance, if four people are on Kili, they should each contribute $5/day if they want to tip the lead guide $20.

    A 40% deposit is required at time of booking to hold your climb/safari.

    Final (60%) payment to be made in cash on your arrival in Tanzania.

    On the Marangu Route, the first two huts sleep four people each, and the last hut is dorm-style with bunk beds. While on the other routes, you sleep in 3-person 4-season dome-style mountain tents, two people each.

    Vegetarian and other special diets can be accommodated. Please let us know ahead of time and remind your guide during your trek briefing. Protein options may be minimal on a vegetarian diet, so you may want to bring protein supplements.

    Donations are easier to take with you when you travel to Tanzania rather than mailing them after you get back from your trip. Porters welcome old hiking boots, warm clothing, and cash donations.

    Writing A Review Overall Rating 4.7/5
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    Cleona Torez - Spain
    Reviewed on 14/1/2016
    4.7/5

    The experience of Kilimanjaro climbing was breathtaking, I have never had that wonderful experience, not in Africa.

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    Cleona Torez - Spain
    Reviewed on 14/1/2016
    4.7/5

    It was awesome to be on the top of Africa with the best company that really took a good care of us. The sad reality is I wot be able to climb it every month, though I wish I could.

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    Cleona Torez - Spain
    Reviewed on 14/1/2016
    4.7/5

    I always want to deal with people who are strictly professional on their works, and this company is the one of the best, with people who knows the real meaning of tour guiding in Tanzania.

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