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Kilimanjaro

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Days

9

Grade

4

Distance

100km

TOUR OVERVIEW

We don’t need to tell you this is a ‘once in a lifetime’ or ‘bucket list’ adventure! You know that! So why choose us? First of all, we have partnered with Eastland Adventures whose local knowledge and expertise means we can curate the ultimate trip for you. Secondly, this trip has a juicy add-on, a Safari tour following your Kilimanjaro summit (sounds pretty good so far). And thirdly, this isn’t just any other trip, this is a JOURNEY and we want to share it with you. At the end, you’ll be part of the TSA fam!

Kilimanjaro –  10 days / 9 nights

Our guides will take us along the Lemosho route. Widely regarded as the most dramatic and beautiful route up to Kilimanjaro. It is the most remote which traverses some of Kilimanjaro most striking and least traveled landscapes, including the base of Kibo Peak’s and dramatic south-facing glaciers. This route has the added benefits of trekking across the Shira Plateau a World Heritage Site, trekking 180 degrees around the Kilimanjaro massiff, and most importantly this route allows plenty of time to acclimatise to the high altitude.

Kilimanjaro and Safari – 14 days / 13 nights 

We will spend 4 days exploring three different national parks Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro meeting an array of different animals in their own habitat.

Trip options: 
Kilimanjaro and Safari – 14 days / 13 nights
Kilimanjaro only – 10 days / 9 nights

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Kilimanjaro
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With everything you need to know about this event. Including itinerary, inclusions, accommodation and more!

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • CLIMB KILIMANJARO – surely there’s nothing more to say?!
  • 7 days / 6 nights spent on this majestic mountain hiking through jungles, rocky escarpments and exposed plateaus with horizon vistas every day
  • Reaching the summit of the worlds free-standing mountain – 5,895m high (WOW)
  • See the incredible sights of Tanzania and spend the day in Moshi the capital of the region
  • Enjoy the company of local trail guides and customs
  • SAFARI! Add on a safari to Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro
  • Spot wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Learn more about different species from the safari leaders

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Three nights hotel accommodation in Moshi (four nights if choosing the Safari)
  • Three nights safari lodge accommodation (if choosing the Safari)
  • Six nights tent accommodation on Kilimanjaro
  • All meals and soft drinks at meal times
  • Professional English speaking mountain guides, services of porters and chef while on the mountain
  • All camping equipment and emergency oxygen cylinder
  • Pulse ox-meter and daily health checkup forms
  • Kilimanjaro rescue fee and Lemosho forest fee
  • All government taxes, park and camping fees
  • Ground transport between Moshi and Kilimanjaro
  • Airport transfers
  • And MOST IMPORTANTLY a private mobile toilet!

ACCOMMODATION

Kilimanjaro: three nights accommodation in Weru weru River Lodge (two nights before the climb and one night after the climb). Six nights sleeping in tents on the mountain. Very comfortable mats and cosy sleeping bags, you’ll be sure to sleep tight. Safari; three nights in lodge style accommodation and then back to Weru Weru River Lodge on our final night.

FOOD

All food is included in the trip, you are very well fed on the climb! The food is not only substantial but delicious and all dietaries can be catered for. Meals are cooked with the freshest seasonal yields. All fruits, vegetables, sea food, beef and chicken are purchased from the local markets in Moshi. You can expect a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of the climb. We do recommend that you bring some of your own snacks, such as lollies or energy bars, you might want your own stash of these!

WHAT TO BRING

  • We will provide an extensive pack-list to you. Some recommendations:
  • A very good suncream or barrier cream or zinc for your face
  • A camel pack or bladder – instead of water bottles
  • Medication for mosquitos and altitude sickness
  • Hat and beanie depending on weather
  • Walking poles can be provided
  • Lots of layers, its hot some days and freezing the next

WHAT OUR ADVENTURERS HAVE SAID

ITINERARY

For the full itinerary, please download the brochure (above).

Day 1

We will meet, drive you from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to your hotel in Moshi - rest and have a welcome dinner.

Day 2

You will meet your Kilimanjaro guide for gear checking and briefing about the mountain. The guide will go through the group camping gear and demonstrate the use and operation of all equipment.

Day 3

After breakfast in the morning, you will drive approximately for two to three hours to the Londorosi gate where you will do registration and get entrance permit. Your hike will start through crossing a rainforest for about 2 to 3 hours to cover the distance of 4.5 miles/7km to Mti Mkubwa Camp.

Day 4

This day will be one of your beautiful and longest hikes. For the first sessions, you will walk for 3-4 hours to Shira 1 camp. You will have a lunch stop and short break, and you will cover distance of 4.5miles/7km. After lunch, you will hike for about 4-5 hours to cover the distance of 5.5miles/9km. You will also cross...

Day 5

Today, you will keep walking in Alpine desert for 5.5miles/9km for about 6 to 8 hours. You will start by climbing over steep hills and very few rocks, then steady uphill climb to the lava tower 15190feet/4600m. From this point...

Day 6

Today is a short day for 4 to 6 hours to cover the distance of 3.7miles/6km and you will start by scrambling up the great Barranco wall for about 1 to 2 hours. In this wall, some section will be steep forcing you to use hands to reach and maneuver yourself around rock boulders like rock climbing, though it is not as challenging as rock climbing...

Day 7

Today, you will have another walking of 2.4 miles/4km for 3 to 5 hours in steep uphill with a lot of boulders and shattered rock crossing an upper Alpine desert. You will go through a steep ridge until you reach a rocky section which is...

Day 8

At 12:00am we’ll start the climb to the summit with steep rocks for 2-3 hours then zigzaging to the crater rim and finally Stella point (18800 feet) around 6:00am. At Stella point, our trail meets other routes heading to Uhuru peak, and you’ll see the sunrise on your way or at the summit. Once at the top, you will stay for...

Day 9

Today after breakfast, you will meet your Kilimanjaro crew for group pictures and Kilimanjaro songs. Afterward, you will start descending down via rain forest for 4 hours to cover the distance of 6.2 miles/10km...

Day 10

We will drive you back to Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) for departures for those just doing the Kilimanjaro tour. Safari trip will make their way to their first stop.. Download the brochure for the full itinerary (above).

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AVAILABLE TOUR DATES

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Kilimanjaro

Start: July 1, 2023 9:00 am
End: July 10, 2023 5:00 pm
Price:
$4,995.00$8,990.00
Members Price: $0.00

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FAQS

This is one of our most common questions, and our recommendation is that for most of our day walks you should wear your most comfortable footwear. Don’t wear your old hiking boots from 20 years ago, and don’t wear thongs or sandals. Bottom line is your runners are probably the best choice unless you have some comfortable hiking shoes or trail runners. In some circumstances you may want footwear with better grip than runners, particularly for muddy winter walks. If you are still in doubt, bring along both pairs and get our guides recommendation on the day.

Transport to and from location is not included but ride-sharing can be arranged

All our trips include our awesome TSA guides, accommodation, all your meals, beverages, access, permits, and all extras such as gear, activites, climbs, rafting, caving or any of the other exciting activities that appears on our tours. There is never any more to pay, unless you want to buy your own things like a coffee, souvenirs etc.

As with all of our events, our trips vary in length and difficulty. We suggest you look at the grading provided and have a browse through the itinerary distances. If you can walk 20km day after day then you’ll be fine for the Larapinta Trek, or you may be more suited to wandering around the Bay of Fires and more leisurely beach walking. Remember that you will have weeks to months to build up your fitness before the trip – which we can help with! If still in doubt, give us a call

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WHY CHOOSE

TAKE SHAPE ADVENTURES

FRIENDSHIP

Most of the people that come on our tours come by themselves. Our community is built on friendships that have been made on our trips, experiencing something life changing together, the shared memories and also goals to do more in the future! We encourage people not to be anxious about coming on these trips by yourself as we promise you will leave with some like minded friends and be really glad you made the decision to get out of your comfort zone and join in.

BELONG

Our community is our backbone. We have had so many people start with no hiking experience, basic fitness and not knowing anyone on our trips. These same people have gone on to do some incredible multi day hiking trips with us and their friends they have met in our community. Witnessing the development of their fitness, confidence, experience, friendships and happiness is why we do what we do. Come join us and let us help you get from the couch to the top of the mountain!

ADVENTURE

Experiences, not things. The moments that take your breath away. The feeling of accomplishment and the realisation that you are capable of so much more than what you thought. The views that blow your mind and the ticking off of bucket list items. We take all the hard work out of it for you. We organise the lot so you can just turn up and get the best of your experience without all the headaches of organising/logistics. We make it easy for you to do all the thing you want to do –  you just need to turn up and be ready to jump into life!

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