You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town (Keys Hotel, Panama garden resort,
or Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel); you
will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the
necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day.Meals: No Meals Included.
In the morning be ready for pre-climb briefing and introductions with our team precede the drive to Kilimanjaro Park's Eastern Gate: Marangu, which lies at 1,860 m. Here, your head guide arranges all necessary permits and registration for rescue and search services before you start the walk to Mandara Hut’s 2,700 m. The trail takes you through rain forest with its high probability of rain showers, so bring a raincoat.
This being your first day at high altitude we strongly recommend the following:
>>Do not consume any caffeine or alcohol during climbing
>>Drink often, a little at a time for a total daily intake of atleast 4 litres .
>>Take Diamox for relief from altitude sickness symptoms. It is usually taken in the morning before the day's climbing. Consult your doctor before undertaking the trip to check for possible contraindications.
>>Heed your body's warnings and promptly inform your guide of any adverse symptoms althrough we have daily medical check up.
Acclimatisation-associated discomfort is common at night, when your body gets less oxygen than during the day. This is normally expressed in the form of nausea and headaches.
The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and
then enter the heath and moor zone. Approximately 4 to 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight, standing at
an altitude of 3700m. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and the wide plain of the
On this day, right after breakfast the group will be trekking to the Kibo Hut (4,700 m). The actual trekking is not
very difficult, just remember to stick with an appropriate pace to keep up your strength for the climbing to
When you reach the camp you will be served lunch, after which we recommend you sleep as much as you can, avoid any strenuous activity,
and drink lots of water.
Today is The Big Day to the summit stage. You will begin your final ascent around midnight which will be long and
strenuous. Passing the Hans Meyer Cave at 5220m, the climb slowly but surely goes upwards. At sunrise, you will reach
Gillmans Point (5681m) to the crater rim of Kilimanjaro to where the sun will slowly start to warm up the land. You will
have soon forgotten the cold of the night and after a further hike of 1 to 2 hours, you will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m.
On your return to Kibo Hut, a warm meal awaits you followed by a 1 to 2 hour break before proceeding back down to Horombo
The last stage passes through the heath and moor zone to the Mandara Hut (2700m) where a warm lunch is waiting for you.
Soon, you will once again pass the tropical rainforest and after a total time of 6 hours trekking, you will be back at the
Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). After saying goodbye to your mountain guides, a short transfer follows to take you
back to your hotel in Moshi. Once there, you can take a warm and relaxing shower and celebrate your success in reaching
the summit of the Kilimanjaro.
After the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you can do a day trip to the waterfall, coffee plantation, hot water spring, we can organize short safari, otherwise our driver will take you to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home,
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Tips is recommanded for a group sharing as follows:
>>Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
>>2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
>>Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
>>Park entry fees,
>>Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees.
>>18% VAT on tour fees & services
>>4 Season mountain tents
>>Double layered Sleeping Mats
>>Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters.
>>3 hot meals daily while on the mountain.
>>Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek.
>>Hot water for washing. >>Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
>>Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
>>Emergency first-aid kit.
I did the Marangu Route with African Traces at the end of December 2020. For me the most important thing in the experience was the safety of my self and my team, what i can say its that my guide was checking up on me every hour and at the beginning and the end of every day we did a-lot of checks and test with a form which gave me a-lot of confidence for my situation. see more
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I did the 8 day Lemosho route with the addition of the Western Breach and a night in the crater over NYE 2021. African Traces customized my trip to be exactly what I wanted it to be! Even tayored a gluten and dairy free meal plan while on the mountain which was so appreciated. The food was fantastic, my team was amazing‐ upbeat and helpful at every turn. see more
We were traveling for 7 days safari with Marco and Tony. The best experience I’ve could ever get!-great and interesting explanations.,-flexibility about the things we want to see.-the lodges was great, more than I thought it should be specially the guest house in Serengeti.-the food was amazing, I’m vegetarian and it was delicious for me. see more
I went for a 3 days safari in Serengeti and Ngorongoro national park with African Traces and I just loved it. Marco took care of me as I was solo traveller. He picked me up from the airport and helped to buy a bus tickets after Safari. And the safari tour was amazing, good car, good food and guide who was speaking English very well so he told us many interesting things about animals. see more
We contact Marko Mtui from African Traces about a month and a half before our trip to Tanzania in order to book ourself a safari trip. Marko was very communicative and answered all our questions and wonderings.
We checked a few Safari operators in Tanzania and decided to go with African Traces (which had the best "value for money" proposal and a lot of great reviews), and we couldn't choose better!
Ich bin derzeit auf Weltreise und habe Marko und African Traces von einem anderen Reisenden empfohlen bekommen. Wir hatten unsere Kili-Tour (leider) schon woanders gebucht, eine Safari sollte noch Folgen.
Die Nummer per Whatsapp kontaktiert und es hat vom ersten Moment an gestimmt. Marko weiss was die Kunden wollen. Weiterlesen