Celebrate American Independence Day on the Roof of Africa
This event 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 event and we hope people from United State will join us and scale Kilimanjaro Mountain
Price is USD $3000 per person to participate on Trekking only
Price: is $4800 per person for both Trekking and Safari
There will be Optional 4 days Safari cost US $1800 per person
Arrival Dates: 26 June 2020
Summit Date: 4th July 2020 (America Independence Day)
Route to the summit: Lemosho Route
Event Length: 14 Days (8 Days Trekking + 3 nights Hotel and 4 days optional Safari and 1 night after Safari.
MINIMUM ONE PERSON FOR GUARANTEED DEPARTURE, EVEN IF YOU WILL BE THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS BOOKED THE TRIP,THE TRIP WILL NOT CANCEL AND MAXIMUM 12 PEOPLE
A 30% DEPOSIT NON REFUNDABLE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
FULL PAYMENT MUST BE PAID BY 4th JUNE 2020
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The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on the mountain, and a superb choice for yourclimb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate.
Most of our clients use this route and love it.The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge. Unlike the popular Machame route, which simply intersects the Shira Plateau, the Lemosho route crosses the entirety of the plain from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. An added bonus is that climbers will encounter low traffic until the route joins theMachame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. Descent is made via the Mweka route .
ITINERARY FOR THIS EVENT
DAY 1: Arrive in Tanzania(on 26 th June 2020)
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a pick up private transfer waiting to Stella Maris Lodge or Similar hotel in Moshi. All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is required.
DAY 2: Relax and Preparation for the Trek (on 27th June 2020)
Spend the day stroll around. A walk to this small town of Moshi with view of the mountain is as good as it reveals. Dinner and overnight at Stella Maris or Similar hotel.
We will gather in the afternoon for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance
DAY 3: Lemosho Gate – BigTree Camp (on 28th June 2020)
The day begins with a long drive to Londrossi Park Gate (2100 m) for registration. Pass through village communities to the trail head 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.
DAY 4: Big Tree Camp – Shira Hut 1 (on 29th June 2020)
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.
DAY 5: Shira Hut 1 – Shira Hut 2 (on 30th June 2020)
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
DAY 6: Shira Hut 2 – Barranco Camp (on 1st July 2020)
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
DAY 7: Barranco Camp -Karanga Valley (on 2nd July 2020)
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
DAY 8: Karanga Valley – Barafu Camp (on 3rd July 2020)
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
DAY 9: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Millennium Camp(on 4th July 2020 Summit Day to Celebrate American Independence Day )
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
DAY 10: Millennium Camp –Moshi (on 5th July 2020)
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
DAY 11: Departure day for those who will do trekking only BUT for Those who will opt Safari they will Start their Safari from MOSHI to SERENGETI (on 6th July 2020)
For Those who will Trek only this is the day to say GOODBYE and will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home. For those who will opt for SAFARI they 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 at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp or Similar Lodge, for dinner and overnight. All meals included.
DAY 12: Serengeti National Park full day (on 7th July 2020)
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 plain and overnight will be at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp or Similar Lodge, All meals included.
DAY 13:Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area (on 8th July 2020)
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. A good time would be either early morning before departure on a game drive or late afternoon on arrival at the Lodge after a day’s game viewing. Dinner and overnight will be at Rhino Lodge or Similar Lodge. All meals included.
DAY 14: Ngorongoro Crater – Drive back to Moshi (on 9th July 2020)
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.
DAY 15: DEPARTURE DAY (on 10 July 2020)
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.
What includes on the Trekking
2 transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro airport.
Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees.
Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your group.
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.
2 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed & Breakfast basis and Double Occupancy (1 before trekking & 1 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
Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provided everyday 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 AMREF Flying Doctors for Kilimanjaro trek.
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.
Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid).
Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).
Salaries for 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 maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.
Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
Not Included in Trekking
Flights and airport taxes. (Option We can book a flight from your destination to JRO).
Items of a personal nature.
Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook.
Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $100 per visa for USA passport holders).
Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended).
Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.
Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets.
Meals and drinks not specified.
IMPORTANT FOR THOSE WHO WILL OPT THE SAFARI
A Group of 6 people USD 1800 per person sharing (3 double rooms or Twin rooms)
1. Accommodation is adventure lodge safari.
2. Accommodation may be different from properties listed due to availability but will be of a similar standard.
3. Minimum of 6 people on tour.
WHAT INCLUDE ON SAFARI
4 days private safari
Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
All meal per itinerary
3 nights’ accommodation in lodges and/or permanent tented camps as mentioned in the itinerary
1 night at hotel in Moshi after Safari on bed and breakfast
Services of a professional English speaking safari guide.
All wildlife reserve entry fees
All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
03 x 1.5 mineral water per person/day during game drives.
03 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per itinerary
Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority
WHAT NOT INCLUDED ON SAFARI
Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure
All items of a personal nature
Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately)
Travel insurance if needed.
Visa fee (50 US$ /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
Costs of additional services
Single supplement, for single tent/room, cost $250 per trip.
Extra porter, for excess gear, cost $30 per day.
Extra hotel night in Moshi, check in 11AM, check out 10AM, , cost $100 Double Occupancy and $80 single Occupancy.
Sleeping bag rental, Mountain Hardware Lamina, synthetic -30F, cost $50 per trip.
Trekking poles rental, telescopic, cost $20 per trip.
Materuni Waterfall (1 day trip), cost $50 per person.
Marangu Coffee Tour (1 day trip), cost $75 per person.
Guidelines for tipping are as follows
Guide – $15 to $20 per day
Assistant Guide – $10 to 15 per day
Chef – $10 to $15 per day
Porters – $5 to $8 per day per porter
Tip for the Driver, whereby the recommended tip for Safari Driver/Guide is $50 per day per car
These tips are paid as a group rather than by each climber. For example, in a group of 5 climbers, each climber would contribute $3 – $4/day for the guide’s tip.