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This 7 Day Mountain trek offers the opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro through the Marangu route. Rising approximately 4,977 meters from its base to 5,895 meters above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa.
Mountain Kilimanjaro one of the world’s greatest natural wonders: snow-covered mountain on the equator, an ocean of green forest surrounded by dry savannah.
4×4 safari Land Cruiser/minivan (up to eight passengers) with pop-up tops and seven window seats for game viewing. Groups of twelve or more people who would like to travel in one vehicle are offered 25 to 28 seat coasters that have about 16 window seats. The safari vehicles are well maintained to provide the maximum level of comfort and safety.
Drivers and guides
Kubwa Five Safaris recognizes this for a fact! The success of your safari will largely depend on your driver/guide. It is because of this that Kubwa Five Safaris has a great team of carefully selected and well-trained drivers/guides.
Kubwa Five Safaris is a specialist in personalized, tailor-made travel and your holiday will be custom-designed to suit your requirements. They are all individuals, so why be tied to a set group tour or a set itinerary? Kubwa Five Safaris’ experienced staff can help you design your own individualized holiday. Explore at your own pace, choose your own style of accommodation, and include your own choice of sightseeing and activities.
Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) from its base, and 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. The first people known to have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields.
The following meals are included:
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport
How to get there
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Transfer from and to the airport is included. Kubwa Five Safaris will pick you up from the airport.
Starting from: USD $2100 (Budget Accommodation) | USD $2900 (Mid-range Accommodation) | USD $3750 (Luxury Accommodation) per person based on two travelers sharing.
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Keys Hotel Moshi
It is located in Moshi and features an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. The property is close to several noted attractions, around an 8-minute walk from Sport Stadium and around 0.8 miles from Kilimanjaro Hospital (Private). Free WiFi is provided.
It is situated on the Marangu Route at an elevation of 2,700m. It is a village of A-framed huts in a forest clearing on the Marangu Route. Each hut features 6-8 sleeping bunks with solar generated lighting, with a camp capacity of up to 60 climbers. Water is piped into the camp from springs above and there are flush toilets behind the main hut.
It is a collection of A-frame huts situated on the Marangu Route at 4600m in altitude. It is the second and third nights accommodation for the Marangu route.
The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water.
On your arrival, Kubwa Five Safaris representative with your name printed on an A4 paper will welcome you at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transferred to Keys Hotel in Moshi followed by a briefing from your mountain guide and rest on full board accommodation plan.
You leave Moshi to Kilimanjaro Gate – Mandara Hut. Take a short drive from Moshi or Arusha town to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate (1,830 meters) that lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations. After completing the entrance formalities, you climb up through an attractive and unspoiled forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 meters).
The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well. Meals at Mandara Hut
You leave Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut. The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through a forest but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.
You climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach Horombo Hut (3,720 meters). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very stunning, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds. Return to Horombo Hut for the night.
You leave Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut. Through Desert Saddle, you climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to screed and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. Usually, you will reach Kibo Hut (4,700 meters) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday and the afternoon is free (to contemplate the summit ascent!). The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night!
You leave Kibo Hut to Summit and down to Horombo Hut. You will start your ascent by torchlight at about 01:00 so that you can be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over a loose volcanic screen but there is some well-graded zigzag and a slow but steady pace will have you up to Gillman’s (5,685 meters) in about five or six hours. You will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise.
Those who are still feeling strong can make the three-hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 meters), passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and you return to Horombo Hut for the night
It’s time to have a safari to Kilimanjaro Retrace through a forest. You retrace your steps with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the national park gates and Moshi or Arusha town. The greenness and lushness of the forest are quite a stunning contrast to the summit day and it really makes you realize how varied the scenery on Kilimanjaro really is.
This day will be your departure day.