ADVENTURE SAFARIS – JUNE TO OCTOBER / DECEMBER TO APRIL

Complimentary to the wildlife safaris, KARIBU KARATU TANZANIA - KKT, is able to offer our guests the once in a life time opportunity of eco-adventure activities such as hiking and climbing , centered around the roof of Africa and the Great Rift Valley. We have listed certain itineraries, however our conservationists and experts are always available to consult and advise on any possible options within the requirements of each and every individual. We are able to offer the following standard itineraries :-

MAR 1 / MAR 2 – CLIMB KILIMANJARO (5D/6N)

This route can best be described as the most direct route, not so steep, with the best amenities. However, at the same time it is also the most popular( busy) as well as the most economical. Accommodation along the route consists of sleeping huts with bunk beds and individual eating hall ( good for rainy season) However the challenges of acclimatization with altitude must be respected such that we offer to our guests the option of either a 5 day or 6 day trip, to try and ensure their choice, the final outcome will not be disappointing.

PACKAGE 1 – MAR 1 - MARANGU ROUTE ITINERARY (5D)

Day 1 – Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Early start from Moshi and a relatively short drive to Marangu Gate to complete the required formalities. You will meet your professional Kilimanjaro guide and the support team of cook and porters (which is obligatory) who will accompany you on the trek. Ascend through the rain forest to Mandara Hut and overnight.

Hiking Time 4/5 hours - Elevation Increase 1840m/2720m. - Distance 8 km

Day 2 – Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Continue through rain forest and trail opens into high moorland and we are rewarded with our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Climbing steadily up through the moorland we finally reach Horombo Hut where we will overnight.

Hiking time 6/8 hours – Elevation Increase 2700m/3720m – Distance 12 km

Day 3 – Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

We climb gradually past the alpine desert of the Mawenzi Saddle and enter a seemingly high altitude wilderness. Under foot is now volcanic screed as we proceed to Kibo Hut at the base of the crater wall. Rest for the afternoon in preparation for the final ascent. Overnight in Kibo Hut.

Hiking Time 5/6 hours – Elevation Increase 3720m/4750m – Distance 10km

Day 4 – Kibo Hut/Summit/Horombo Hut

We slowly set out from Kibo Hut in the bitter cold at 12.00 midnight for the push to the summit, arriving at Gilman’s Peak (Alt 5681m) at day break, in time to experience one of the most rewarding sun rises imaginable. We stop and rest temporarily, before summoning up the energy for the final push up around the crater rim and the glaciers to Uhuru Peak ( Alt 5895m) the roof of Africa. After quickly savoring this special moment, and taking advantage of the customary photo opportunity, we commence the descent down to Horombo Hut and a well earned meal and sleep.Overnight in Horombo Hut.

Hiking Time 11/13 hours – Elevation Change 4750m/5895m/3720m – Distance 22km

Day 5 – Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

After a refreshing sleep, we set out mainly downhill through the tropical rain forest, finally arriving at the Park Headquarters at Marangu Gate. After some well earned refreshments and collecting our “summit certificate”, we say goodbye to our guide and set out on the return drive to Moshi where we can put up our feet and revisit the Kilimanjaro experience.

Hiking Time – 5/7 hours – Elevation Change 3720m/2700m – Distance 20 km


MAR 1- MARANGU (5D)

RATE PER PERSON SHARING

UNITED STATES DOLLARS 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5-7 PAX SSR*
HUTS 1769 1570 1496 1572 N/A

PACKAGE 2 – MAR 2- MARANGU ROUTE ITINERARY (6D)

Day 1 – Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Early start from Moshi and a relatively short drive to Marangu Gate to complete the required formalities. You will meet your professional Kilimanjaro guide and the support team of cook and porters (which is obligatory) who will accompany you on the trek. Ascend through the rain forest to Mandara Hut and overnight.

Hiking Time 4/5 hours - Elevation Increase 1840m/2720m. - Distance 8 km

Day 2 – Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

We continue through rain forest until the trail opens into high moorland rewarding us with our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi Peaks. Climbing steadily up through the moorlands we finally reach Horombo Hut where we will overnight.

Hiking time 6/8 hours – Elevation Increase 2720m/3720m – Distance 12 km

Day 3 – Horombo Hut/Mawzeni Saddle/Horombo Hut

We ascend and spend the day hiking around the Mawenzi Saddle, exploring the alpine vegetation in the area while taking in the spectacular views of the nearby summits, all the time acclimatizing and preparing ourselves for the following days. We then proceed back to Horombo Hut and overnight.

Hiking Time – 3/4 hours – Elevation Change 3720m/4350m/3720m – Distance 10km

Day 4 – Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

We climb gradually past the alpine desert of the Mawenzi Saddle and enter a seemingly high altitude wilderness. Under foot is now volcanic screed as we proceed to Kibo Hut at the base of the crater wall. Rest for the afternoon in preparation for the final ascent. Overnight in Kibo Hut.

Hiking Time 5/6 hours – Elevation Increase 3720m/ 4750m – Distance 10km

Day 5 – Kibo Hut/Summit/Horombo Hut

We slowly set out from Kibo Hut in the bitter cold at 1.00am in the morning for the push to the summit, arriving at Gilman’s Peak (Alt 5681m) at day break, in time to experience one of the most rewarding sun rises imaginable. We stop and rest temporarily, before summoning up the energy for the final push up around the crater rim and the glaciers to Uhuru Peak ( Alt 5895m) the roof of Africa. After quickly savoring this special moment, and taking advantage of the customary photo opportunity, we commence the descent down to Horobo Hut and a well earned meal and sleep. Overnight in Horobo Hut.

Hiking Time 11/13 hours – Elevation Change 4750m/5895m/3720m – Distance 22km

Day 6 – Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

After a refreshing sleep, we set out mainly downhill through the tropical rain forest, finally arriving at the Park Headquarters at Marangu Gate. After some well earned refreshments and collecting our “summit certificate”, we say goodbye to our guide and set out on the return drive to Moshi where we can put up our feet and revisit the Kilimanjaro experience.

Hiking Time – 5/7 hours – Elevation Change 3720m/2700m – Distance 20 km

MAR 2 – MARANGU (6D)

RATE PER PERSON SHARING

UNITED STATES DOLLARS 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5-7 PAX SSR*
HUTS 2125 1890 1804 1769 N/A

Terms and Conditions for all Packages :-

Trip Cost Includes -

  • Professional " Kilimanjaro Mountain Guide " for the duration of the trip.
  • All Park Fees.
  • All Rescue Fees.
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers to Park Gate.
  • Salaries for all members of team.( Guide, Cook and Porters)
  • All meals within the itinerary of the trip.
  • Accommodation - Hut Fees within Park.
  • Clean and Purified Drinking Water.
  • Government - Value Added Tax

Trip Costs not Included :-

  • International/National Airfares. ( Unless booked as an extension)
  • Passports, visa expenses or airport taxes.
  • Immunizations and travel insurance
  • All items of personal nature including laundry.
  • Gratuities for trip leader and support staff.

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