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ITINERARY

Day 1

Nairobi to Moshi

After collection by the Bobby Shuttle Bus at the appointed hotels in Nairobi, we travel via Tanzania's safari capital, Arusha, to our hotel in Moshi. We are delivered to the Springlands Hotel, where we are met for our Pre-Departure Meeting and briefed about what climbing Africa's highest mountain entails.

Overnight: Hotel

Kilimanjaro Climb route map
  • Tour Code: NN7
  • Trip Cost: £555
  • Local Payment (paid locally): US$550
  • Minimum Passengers: 1
Departure Dates:
Sart:
Nairobi
End:
Nairobi

Every day. Please contact us.

Day 2

Moshi to Mandara Hut - 2743 m

(B,L,D) (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

An early start takes us to Kilimanjaro National Park, where we trek through the spectacular rain forests on the first section of our ascent, on the way to our camp at the Mandara Hut for the first night on this awesome mountain.

Overnight: Mountain Hut

Day 3

Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut - 3760m

(B,L,D)

Leaving the rain forest behind, we climb through stunningly beautiful open moor land before reaching the Horombo Hut. (Should you wish to have an extra day to acclimatise; it will be here at the Horombo Hut.) The stark scenery from this altitude is remarkable and the vegetation (although seemingly sparse after the rain forests) seems alien.

Overnight: Mountain Hut

 

Kilimanjaro Climb 7 days £555
Day 4

Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut - 4730 m

(B,L,D)

Trekking over "The Saddle" between the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks, we arrive at Kibo Hut. This is the final stage before we ascend the summit.

Overnight: Mountain Hut

Kilimanjaro Climb 7 days £555
Day 5

Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak - 5895 m to Horombo Hut

(B,L,D)

A very early morning start takes us via Gilman's Point, on the rim of the crater, to Uhuru Peak. Watch the sun rise over Tanzania and Kenya from Africa's highest point. Return to Horombo Hut for a well deserved celebration.

Overnight: Mountain Hut

Kilimanjaro Climb 7 days £555
Day 6

Horombo Hut to Moshi

(B)

Descend via the Marangu Gate, before being transferred back to the Springlands Hotel for hot showers and dinner.

Overnight: Hotel

Day 7

Moshi to Nairobi

(camping B,L,D)

After breakfast, the Bobby Shuttle Bus will collect us for the drive back to Nairobi. A late afternoon arrival in Nairobi marks the end of one of Africa's most unique experiences.


Transport:

Transportation is by means of a Shuttle Bus.

Local Payment:

All passengers contribute to the Local Payment for this trip equally. It is payable to the representative of our ground handler in Moshi on day 1 of your safari. Payment should only be in US dollars cash.

Accommodation

2 nights at the Springlands Hotel in Moshi and 4 nights either camping on in base huts (dependent on availability) while on the mountain.

Meals

Meals are provided as listed on the itinerary above. Please note that no snacks are included (energy bars, chocolate etc).

Temperature

Temperatures vary while ascending with day time temperatures on the lower mountain being warm and night temperatures cool; on the upper reaches temperatures are cold to freezing dependent on weather conditions. Please pack accordingly.

Luggage

Luggage should be packed in a backpack with a day pack for smaller daily items such as snacks, drinking water, rain jackets and camera's etc.

Special notes

  • This can be a difficult climb due to the altitude and prevailing weather conditions including very low temperatures so please ensure you are prepared physically and have the correct equipment for the expedition.
  • Your trekking fee includes the services of a qualified trekking guide and a porter (to carry food items etc). Please note that gratuities/tips are not included in the trekking price and tipping is at your own discretion.
  • Clients must bring their own personal first aid kit containing all the basic items, as well as rehydration salts, muscle rub, plasters/foot cushions for blistering, head ache tablets and possibly altitude sickness tablets.
  • All clients are required to have personal medical travel insurance that covers this activity.
  • For those interested in ascending Kilimanjaro on the Rongai or Machame routes - please contact us for more information.

Participation

An essential part of your OzBus African Safari is participation - from putting up your tent (while camping) or packing away in the morning to helping with meal preparation and cleaning up - it's all part of your adventure and when everyone puts in a little effort the trip will run smoothly. Your tour leaders will do all the meal preparation but we do ask the clients to help with the washing up. Team spirit is part of the fun!


What's Included

  • Return Shuttle Bus between Nairobi and Moshi National Park fees
  • 2 nights accommodation in budget hotel in Moshi Rescue fees
  • 4 nights accommodation in mountain huts while on Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Leader & Porter salaries
  • Route as per the above summary All meals as specified

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Sleeping bag and mat on camping trips
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions which are detailed on the trip page
  • Restaurant meals and drinks

1. Upon booking, to confirm your place you will need to pay a non refundable 10% deposit or £100 whichever is the greatest amount.
2. Outstanding balance will be due no later than 8 weeks before departure.