The summits of Mt. Kilimanjaro consists of three extinct volcanoes: Kibo 19,340 ft. (5,895 meters), Mawenzi 16,896 ft (5,149 meters) and Shira 13,000 fts (3,962 meters). The main route from Marangu is the most popular way up Kilimanjaro, the path meandering through lush rain forests on the lower slopes, and then moving higher through moorlands, rocky ravines and highland desert before reaching the summit. Whilst reasonable fitness is required, the schedule, trails and accommodation are designed to allow visitors to acclimatize easily.
- Ascend Kilimanjaro, the Roof of Africa, and behold stunning views from the summit
- Climb the Marangu Route, seeing diverse ecosystems from rainforest to alpine desert
- Join a team of local African guides who help you accomplish this amazing feat
- Extend your trip with a safari; unforgettable wildlife viewing is the perfect reward activity
Day 1: Departure
Depart USA, overnight transatlantic flight.
Day 2: Europe
Arrive in Europe early in the morning. This evening, leave on overnight flight to JKIA Nairobi.
Day 3: Nairobi
Upon arrival in the Morning, you are met by Ashford Tours & Travel Representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the morning is at leisure. In the afternoon you join on a City Tour of Nairobi that includes a visit to National Museum and the Snake Park. Then back to your hotel for overnight. Hotel: Nairobi Safari Club BB.
Day 4: Nairobi – Amboseli
Morning drive to Amboseli Park at the foot of the snow –capped Mt. Kilimanjaro. Famous for its large population of Elephants, the park has wide variety of Wild animals. Apart from game viewing you can visit the Masai people in their traditional homes – the Manyatta. Lodge: -Amboseli Serena Lodge LDBB.
Day 5: Amboseli
Morning and evening game viewing alongside the magnificent snow blanketed mountain. It provides a great background for herd of elephants, giraffes, gazelle and pride of lions. The lodge provides a good pool overlooking a watering hole where different animals and birds visit. Lodge: – Amboseli Serena Lodge. LDBB.
Day 6: Amboseli – Namanga
After breakfast you are transferred to Namanga border where you join the other Kilimanjaro Trekkers en-route to Arusha.
Day 7: Arusha – Mt Kilimanjaro
Your expedition starts today. Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park gate. Ascend, walking through the rain forest to MANDARA HUT lying at 9,000 ft/2750m. Stay overnight.
Day 8: Mountain climbing
Leave the glades of forest and follow ascending path on the open moorlands to HOROMBO HUT (12,000 ft/ 3,700 m). Stay overnight.
Day 9: Mountain climbing
Ascend past the “last water”, walking on to the saddle between the peak of Kibo and Mawenzi arriving at KIBO HUT at 15,000 ft / 4,700 m. Stay overnight.
Day 10: Mountain climbing
Early start for the summit on steep and loose slopes up to Gillman’s Point at 18,640 ft. 5869 m. The trek continues along the crater rim at Gillman’s Point to UHURU PEAK, giving magnificent views over the vast plains below. The highest point in Africa at 19,340 ft / 5896 m. From here you descend going straight down to HOROMBO HUT. Stay overnight.
Day 11: Mt. Kilimanjaro – Arusha
The day is spent in descending down to the park gates. Drive to Arusha for an overnight stay at Mountain Inn DBB.
Day 13: Arusha – Zanzibar
After breakfast, you are transferred to the Airport for your flight to Zanzibar. You are then transferred to your Beach hotel. Hotel: Karafuu Beach Club DBB.
Day 14/15: Zanzibar
Two days at leisure in the beach club. Hotel: –Karafuu Beach Club, DBB.
Day 16: Return to Nairobi
Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Nairobi. Connect your overnight flight to Europe.
Day 17: Return to USA
Arrive in Europe early in the morning. Connect to USA bound flight, arrive later this day.
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