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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route.
6 Days/5 Nights
Ascending Mount Kilimanjaro via the Marangu Route, this 6 day/5 night adventure tests participants with its day-long treks through the environmental diversity that is the area surrounding Africa's mightiest mountain. Venturing through rainforests and over cactus-lined deserts, this journey visits various mountain-bound huts as well as the area known as "the saddle,” completing the epic trek at Uhuru Peak - the highest point of elevation in all of Africa.
Day One: You will arrive in Tanzania's safari capital, Arusha, concluding the day's journey in Moshi where the group will be debriefed - receiving a short orientation. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
Day Two: In the morning, participants head out to Kilimanjaro National Park with numerous wildlife observations en route to Marangu. Beginning the trek through pristine rainforests, the beginning ascent takes the group to an elevation of approximately 2800 meters. The day's ascent concludes with an overnight stay in Mandara Hut where participants can relax in preparation for the next day's continued climb. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
Day Three: Journeying through the last stretch of the region's rainforest, the group's ascent continues through a significantly-steep 5-7 hours trek where the effects of the high altitude begin to be felt. Arriving at Horombo Hut, an elevation of approximately 3700 meters treats the group to spectacular views of Kibo and Mawenzi's peaks. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
Day Four: As series of ascents (5-7 hours, followed by another 2-hour trek) take participants past various landscapes - cactus, broad deserts - before arriving in a region known as "the saddle” (an area situated between Kibo and Mawenzi at an elevation of approximately 4700 meters). Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
Day Five: Setting out on a midnight trek, the group begins a 5-hour ascent. Arriving at Gillman's Point at sunrise, the group is treated to an awe-inspiring view upon the crater's rim at an elevation of approximately 5700 meters. Approaching Uhuru Peak - the highest point in all of Africa - the group is able to view much of Kenya and Tanzania. After spending some considerable time at Mount Kilimanjaro peak, the group begins its descent, concluding the day at Horombo Hut where they will remain overnight. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
Day Six: The day begins with a continued descent to the park gate, where participants will be greeted and transferred to their respective hotels for an overnight stay - knowing that they ascended one of the world' s mightiest mountains. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
Day Seven: After breakfast, the group returns to Moshi for their return to their respective host families/hostels.
NOTE: This is a sample itinerary and may be altered to accommodate changes in field conditions
Dates for Kenya Youth Hostels Tours and Volunteers (6 days)
Dates: To be determined by In-Country Coordinator (most likely at the end or middle of participant's respective volunteer program)
Included in Program Fee:
- Pick-up/drop-off from project site
- National park entry fees, camping fees,
- English-speaking guide(s). cook porters
- Full board/camping accommodations for duration of the climb
- All camping equipment
- Mineral water for the first day, boiled and filtered water on the other days
- Transfer to the gate and return to Arusha
- Meals and accommodations in Arusha
- Sleeping bag
- Climbing equipment
- Tips (for safari guide and/or camp staff)
- Other items of personal consumption (i.e. alcohol, bottled water)
Further information visit: www.yhak.org and www.hihostels.com
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African Home Adventure LTD
Nairobi International Youth Hostel
Ralph Bunche Road, Upper Hill
PO BOX 4473-00200
Email: [email protected]
Tel /Fax 254 20 2726011 Cell +254722760661