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Why Climb Kilimanjaro with us?

Celebrate American Independence Day on the Roof of Africa

This expedition is special for people of United State to come together and scale the  Mountain Kilimanjaro and rise the Flag of America on July Fourth to Celebrate the American’s Independence Day on the Roof of Africa. 

Eco-Africa Climbing   is happy to organize this climb  and we hope people from United State will  join us  and  scale Kilimanjaro Mountain.

  • OVERVIEW
  • ITINERARY
  • INCLUSION
  • PRICE
  • ETHICAL CLIMBS
  • Spend 3 nights at Moshi Town.
  • 8 Days Treks through the Kilimanjaro National Park via Lemosho Route.
  • A Panoramic view of Shira Plateau.
  • A fabulous view of the moorland.
  • A breathtaking view of Mawenzi peak.
  • Arrival Dates: 26th  June 2021
  • Summit Date: 4th July 2021 (America Independence Day)
  • End of the climb Dates:5th July 2021
  • End of the trip for those who do trekking only:6th July 2021
  • End of the trip for those who do trekking only:10th  July 2021
  • Length of the trip: 14 Days (8 Days Trekking + 3 nights Hotel and 4 days option Safari and 1 night after Safari.
DAY 1: ARRIVE AT KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be met by our guide at the Airport and transferred to the hotel in Moshi.

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast basis
Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort
Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 2:  RELAX DAY

After a long flight from America, this day you will relax at your hotel and spend the day stroll around or you can  walk to this small town of Moshi with view of the mountain is as good as it reveals. We will gather in the late  afternoon for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Meal Plan:  Breakfast 
Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort
Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 3: LEMOSHO GATE – BIG TREE CAMP

The day begins with a long drive to Londrossi Park Gate (2100 m) for registration. Pass through village communities to the trailhead to start hiking on the route along a narrow forest path to reach Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) campsite (2800 m).

Trekking Time: 2-3 hours 
Distance: 5 km 
Altitude Gain: 411 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Big Tree
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 4: BIG TREE CAMP - SHIRA HUT 1

Leaving the forest, the trail gets steeper as it enters the moorland zone towards the valley. A gentle grade walk takes you across the high altitude Shira Caldera past Shira Cave (views of Arrow glacier) at 3500 m and then gently downwards to Shira Hut 1 located near a stream on the Shira Plateau.

Trekking Time: 3 hours
Distance: 8 km
Altitude Gain: 719 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Shira Hut 1
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 5: SHIRA HUT 1 - SHIRA HUT 2

A gentle hike across the plateau within the moorland meadow takes you to Shira Hut 2 for the afternoon and overnight. Many hikes are available on the Plateau, making this a great day for acclimatization.

Trekking Time: 3 hours
Distance: 7 km
Altitude Gain: 321 m
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Shira 2
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 6: SHIRA HUT 2 - BARRANCO CAMP

Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. Traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach to reach Barranco camp (3900 m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600 m), but you will have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness by aiding your bodies in acclimatization.

Trekking Time: 6-7 hours
Distance: 10 km
Altitude Gain: 60 m
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Barranco Camp
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 7: BARRANCO CAMP- KARANGA VALLEY

Start the day by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. Then exit steeply, up what has been termed the Breakfast Wall, which divides you from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It is a climb over rocks, although not technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, head towards the Karanga Valley (4000 m) for overnight.

Trekking Time: 4-6 hours
Distance: 5 km
Altitude Gain: 100 m
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Karanga Valley
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 8: KARANGA VALLEY - BARAFU CAMP

The day is characterized by a short hike on terrain formed by scree. Walk through arid land towards Barafu Camp (4600 m) where you have the entire afternoon to rest before ascending towards the summit.

Trekking Time: 2-4 hours
Distance: 4 km
Altitude Gain: 600 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Barafu Camp
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 9: BARAFU CAMP - UHURU PEAK - MILLENNIUM CAMP

We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting around midnight, walking steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. You will be climbing scree for 5 to 6 hours but you gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. You should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5750 m) as the first rays of the sun emerge. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround you and the views to Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking.

Another hour’s walk takes you to your goal, the summit of Uhuru (5896 m), the highest point; Uhuru means freedom in Swahili.

Trekking Time: 6-8 hours
Distance: 7 km
Altitude Gain: 1296 m

After a quick celebration and photos at the top, you will begin the descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope back to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest before finally heading down to Millennium Camp (3000 m) for a well-earned rest. On the descent, you will have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi peak.

Trekking Time: 6-8 hours
Distance: 12 km
Altitude Loss: 2896 m
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Millennium Camp
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 10: MILLENNIUM CAMP – MOSHI

A gentle trek takes you down through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate (1640 m), where park formalities will be completed, you will be met by our vehicles, and receive your certificate of ascent courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. Thereafter, drive back to Moshi where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a cold beer or two.

Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
Distance: 10 km
Altitude Loss: 1360 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.
Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort
Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 11: DEPARTURE DAY IN TANZANIA

We will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast. 

EXTENSION SAFARI  ITINERARY FOR THOSE WHO WILL OPT FOR THE 4 DAYS SAFARI  
DAY 11: MOSHI to SERENGETI  NATIONAL PARK

Today we will start by driving from Moshi to the Serengeti National Park crossing the Masaai Steppe and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, entering the Serengeti via Naabi Hill Gate. The afternoon will be spent doing game drives in Serengeti until late afternoon when you will drive and check in to Tented Safari Camp , for dinner and overnight. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner. 
Accommodation: Embalakai Authentic Tented Camp or Similar Safari Lodge
Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 12: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY

Wake up for a full day of game drives in the Serengeti plains with picnic lunch taken at one of the designated sites, or if you wish you can do an early morning game drive then go back to the lodge/tented camp for breakfast then relax until in the afternoon. You can then go for a sunset game drives in the endless plain.

Meal Plan: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner. 
Accommodation: Embalakai Authentic Tented Camp or Similar Safari Lodge
Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 13:SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA 

Area After breakfast in the morning, we drive back slowly through the Central Serengeti with game viewing on the way until Naabi Hill Gate where we check out of the Serengeti National Park. We will drive to the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. You will have a chance to visit the Olduvai Gorge or Maasai Village (at extra costs) if you wish. After arriving at Rhino Lodge drive to the starting point on the Crater rim about 5 kilometers from Rhino Lodge. The walk is along the Western rim of the Crater past the Oloirobi viewpoint. There are patches of forest, to begin with, and later it opens up into thicket and grassland, giving beautiful views down into the Crater on your right and eventually equally good views towards Olduvai Gorge, the Serengeti and the Gol mountains to your left. This is an easy-paced walk with no arduous climbs, just a few short gradients. It lasts about 2 hours and can be done at any time of day.

Meal Plan: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner. 
Accommodation: Rhino  Lodge
Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 14: NGORONGORO CRATER DRIVE BACK TO MOSHI

Very early morning we drive down the Ngorongoro Crater walls to the Crater floor where we will spend the better part of the day doing game drives in this 8th wonder of the world also referred to as the Eden of Africa. Here we will get the chance to spot the animals that we might have missed at Serengeti with a little luck you can spot the Big 5 that is; Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, and Rhinos, in a single day’s game drive. Later in the afternoon, we shall drive back to Hotel in Moshi where your safari ends.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch  
Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort
Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 15: DEPARTURE DAY

We will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home.if you will have more time you can extend to Zanzibar, but additional cost will be required.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

WHAT INCLUDE ON TREKKING
  • 2 ways transfer to and from Kilimanjaro airport.
  • Tanzania 18% VAT on tourism activities and park fees.
  • The Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your Trek.
  • Government taxes.
  • All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees, and team fees.
  • Transfers to and from the route gate(s) (2 transfers).
  • Sleeping mattress pad(s), dining tent(s), sleeping tent(s), and crew‟s equipment–Dining tent and sleeping tent for Kilimanjaro trek.
  • 3 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed & Breakfast basis and Double Occupancy (2 nights before trekking & 1 night after trekking).
  • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cooker (we also
    consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
  • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provided every day on the mountain.
  • 3-4 liters of mineral (per Climber) provided daily during the climb.
  • Portable toilets for the trek with the tent for Kilimanjaro trek.
  • Emergency evacuation covers with Kilimanjaro SAR helicopter but the climber must have insurance which cover up to 6000 meters above the sea level.
  • Carbon Offset.
  • Hotel accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team).
  • Chief guide carries a Pulse Ox meter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day.
  • Forest fee.
  • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid).
  • Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).
  • Salaries for the mountain support crew, as per required by MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND NATURAL RESOURCES and KPAP.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.
  • Porter to carry your duffel bag, with a maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt.
 
WHAT NOT INCLUDED ON TREKKING
  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival).
  • Tips.
  • Drinks and beverages in Hotel.
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Snacks, personal medicine, and water purifying tablets.
  • Meals and drinks not specified.
     
     
WHAT INCLUDE ON SAFARI
  • 4 days/3 nights  safari.
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch.
  • All meal per itinerary 3 nights’ accommodation in lodges and/or permanent tented camps as mentioned in the itinerary 1 night at hotel in Moshi after Safari on bed and breakfast.
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide.
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 03 x 1.5 mineral water per person/day during game drives.
  • 03 x Fullboard basis at safari lodges or tented camps as per itinerary.
  • Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority.
  • Carbon offsetting.
WHAT NOT INCLUDED ON SAFARI
  • International Flights Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure.
  • All items of a personal nature Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately).
  • Travel insurance if needed. Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival).
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges Tip for the Driver, whereby the recommended tip for Safari Driver/Guide is $50 per day per car.
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti National Park, including concession fees which cost $650
 COST OF ADDITIONAL SERVICES
  • Sleeping bag rental, Mountain Hardware Lamina, synthetic -30F, per trip $50.
  • Extra porter(Personal porter), for excess gear, costs $30 per day.
  • Trekking poles rental, telescopic, cost $20 per trip.
  • Single Supplement(Single Mountain Tent and Single Room) for the trekking only  cost $250 per person.
  • Single Supplement(Single Tented Safari Camp and Single Room) for the safari only  cost $500 per person.
  • Extra night at the hotel in Moshi costs $120 for Double Occupancy, $90 for single occupancy  on the bed and breakfast basis.
  • One way Airport Transfer for those people who will not come with the group is $45 per person per one way.
TIPPING RECOMMENDATION
  • Guide - $15 to $20 per day.
  • Assistant Guide - $10 to $15 per day.
  • Cook - $10 to $15 per day.
  • Porters - $5 to $8 per day per porter.
  •  Safari Driver/Guide is $30-$50 per day per car
  • Price is US  $3000  per person to participate on Trekking only
  • There will be  extension of  4 days Safari to Serengeti and  Ngorongoro Crater  for those who will like to do the safari which cost US $1800 per  person
  • Price  is US $4800 per person for both Trekking  and Safari

ETHICAL KILIMANJARO CLIMBS
We are doing ethical climbs and responsible Trekking; we believe the tourism the industry has an obligation and a great opportunity to protect the world‟s natural
habitats, cultural heritage sites, and communities. We actively promote environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
We are not doing cheap Climb, cheap climb means we are doing tourism while exploiting our Porters who are the ones who make Kilimanjaro trek possible for the vast majority of climbers, and who do all the heavy lifting. Fair and ethical treatment of our porters (crew) is one of the important priorities of Eco-Africa Climbing when we do climb. We are proud to be a Partner of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP). Please contact (info@kiliporters.org) to confirm this.
KPAP raises public awareness regarding the proper treatment of porters on Kilimanjaro and assists climbing companies with implementing procedures that
ensure fair and ethical treatment of their porters. Every of our climb is audited by KPAP to ensure crewmembers are provided proper salaries, tips procedure, food, equipment and sleeping conditions.

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