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MOUNTAIN KILIMANJARO NEW YEAR SUMMIT

MOUNTAIN KILIMANJARO NEW YEAR SUMMIT

Do you want to do something new and unique at the end of the 2019 year and welcome 2020 year with new goals, focus, inspiration and new resolution in your 2020 year?

If your answer is yes, How about take this lifetime challenge and scale the free-standing highest peak in Africa  Mountain Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and summit on the new year 2020.

Climbing Mountain Kilimanjaro summit on the new year is one of the breathtaking best life adventures you can do.
Join Eco-Africa Climbing with the best mountain crews to accompany you to Mountain Kilimanjaro and witness the first sunrise of the 2020 year on the roof of Africa.
We have opened a group for Kilimanjaro new year summit to allow 15 people to join this group and experience this adventure in the new year.

TOUR OVERVIEW

Price: USD $2650 per person to join the Kilimanjaro Trekking only.

There will be 4 days Serengeti Safari after Trek cost USD $1800 per person to join the Safari.

Price: USD $4450 per person to join both Kilimanjaro Trekking and Serengeti Safari

Arrival Dates: 26 December 2019

Summit Date: 1st January 2020 (New Year)

The route to the summit: Machame Route.

Total group size:15 people

TOUR RESERVATION

A 30% DEPOSIT NON REFUNDABLE IS DUE AT TIME OF SIGNUP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.
FULL PAYMENT MUST BE PAID BY 3RD  DECEMBER 2019
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ROUTE INFORMATION

One of the most popular routes on Mount Kilimanjaro, and for good reason: the Machame Route scenery is amazing and summit success rates on the 7-day trek are over 90%!
The trek begins at the Machame Gate, located at the southern base of the mountain, within its lush, fertile rainforest. The route heads toward the Shira Plateau, before circling along the southern circuit halfway around the mountain.



The approach to the summit is made from the south-east, and the descent follows the Mweka trail.

DETAIL ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVE KILIMANJARO AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL IN MOSHI (ON 26 DECEMBER 2019)

Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (IATA code: JRO). Eco-Africa Climbing guide will be

there to collect and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi. The hotel checkin on this day will be at  10 am East African Time.

Accommodation: Panama Garden or similar Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.

Room Plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 2: MOSHI-MACHAME HUT (ON 27 DECEMBER 2019)

A one-hour drive from Moshi lays the gate to the Machame route, where you will complete park  formalities, meet your crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs  steadily and involves real jungle bashing through a magnificent forest. This path is less well  trodden and is often wet and muddy underfoot. Camping at Machame Hut (3100m).

Trekking Time: 4-6 hours ⎟ Distance: 9 km⎟ Altitude Gain: 1210 m.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch  and Dinner.

Accommodation: Camping at Machame Hut.

Room Plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share one Tent)

DAY 3: MACHAME HUT – SHIRA CAVES (ON 28 DECEMBER 2019)

The route continues on up through the forest until reaching the steep ascent on the Shira Plateau,  where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt.  Meru rising high above Arusha town. Camping at Shira Caves (3840 m).

Trekking Time: 4-6 hours ⎟ Distance: 5 km ⎟ Altitude Gain: 740 m.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: Camping at Shira Caves.

Room Plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share one Tent)

DAY 4: SHIRA CAVES – BARRANCO CAMP (ON 29 DECEMBER 2019)

Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. You will  traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final  section of the Western Breach, finally reaching Barranco Camp (3900 m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600 m), but you will ha ve 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 one Tent)

DAY 5: BARRANCO CAMP –KARANGA VALLEY (ON 30 DECEMBER 2019)

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: 4-5 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 one Tent)

DAY 6: KARANGA VALLEY – BARAFU CAMP ( ON 31 DECEMBER 2019)

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 one Tent)

DAY 7: BARAFU CAMP – UHURU PEAK – MILLENNIUM CAMP (ON 1 JANUARY 2020 SUMMIT DAY ON THE NEW YEAR)

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.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: Camping at Millennium Camp.

 Room Plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share one Tent)

DAY 8: MILLENNIUM CAMP – MOSHI (ON 2ND JANUARY 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.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.

Accommodation: Panama Garden or similar Accommodation.

 Room Plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 9: DEPARTURE DAY FOR THOSE WHO WILL TREK ONLY BUT FOR THOSE WHO WILL  CONTINUE WITH SAFARI THEY WILL GO TO SERENGETI (ON 3 RD JANUARY 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.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Camp Tented or Similar Lodge.

 Room Plan: Double Occupancy

 

DAY 10: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY (ON 4 TH JANUARY 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.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

 Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Camp Tented or Similar Lodge.

 Room Plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 11: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA (ON 5TH JANUARY 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.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Rhino Lodge or Similar Lodge.

 Room Plan: Double Occupancy

 

DAY 12: NGORONGORO CRATER – DRIVE BACK TO MOSHI (ON 6 TH JANUARY 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.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.

Accommodation: Panama Garden or similar Accommodation.

Room Plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 13: DEPARTURE DAY (ON 7 TH JANUARY 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.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN KILIMANJARO TREKKING

  • Meet and greet on arrival by your Eco-Africa Climbing representative at Kilimanjaro Airport and transport to your hotel in Moshi.
  • 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.
  • Government taxes.
  • All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and team fees.
  •  Carbon Offset.
  • 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 (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 cook (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain).
  • 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 toilet 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 summit aid).
  • Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).
  • Salaries for mountain support crew, as per required MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND TOURISM IN TANZANIA and KPAP.
  • 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.

NOT INCLUDED IN TREKKING

  • International airfares and departure taxes.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Tips for crew – KPAP recommend approx US$300 pp (unless in a group of 2 or below).
  • Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 for most passport holders).
  • Personal travel insurance (must include trekking to 6000 m).
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal medicine.
  • Meals, snacks and drinks not specified.
  • Single tent and hotel occupancy costs an additional of  USD $250 per person and must be requested at time of booking.

WHAT INCLUDED ON SAFARI

  • 4 day safari for a group of minimum 2 people maximum 10 people

  • 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 after safari based on Double Occupancy 

  •  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

  • 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).

  • Tip for the Driver, whereby the recommended tip for Safari Driver/Guide is $30-$50 per day per car

  • Drinks and beverages in lodges

  •  Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti National Park, including concession fees

Tipping

The 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 $30 to $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 $4 – $6/day for the guide’s tip.

ETHICAL KILIMANJARO CLIMBS

We are doing ethical climbs and responsible Trekking; we believe the tourism 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.
Eco-Africa Climbing has begun the qualification process to become a Partner with 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, food, equipment and sleeping conditions.
 

IMPORTANT TREKKING INFORMATION