Mount Kilimajaro Adventure in Tanzania

Company : Abroad.Travel
Activities: Mount Kilimanjaro Tours / Adventure Holidays / Activity Holidays / Charity Challenges / Career Break / Hiking Holidays / Trekking Holidays / Tours / Expeditions
Country: Tanzania
Location : Tanzania
Duration: 1 week to 1 week
Approx Costs: 750 to 1000 £ Pound (UK)

Challenge yourself with one of nature’s ultimate tests, reaching the awe-inspiring summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and gaze down at the vast Tanzanian Savannah below.

Home to some of the most magnificent and spectacular wildlife, ancient and mysterious tribal communities, vast expanses of savannah, tropical blue oceans and imposing mountain landscapes, Tanzania will surpass all expectations. Africa’s big 5 roam the plains and gorges where remnants of early human life lie undiscovered and Mount Kilimanjaro challenges all who stand in her shadow. The waters of the Indian Ocean lap Tanzania’s coastline and are home to a staggeringly diverse range of species, from curious invertebrates to gigantic whale sharks and manta rays gliding silently over the coral reefs.

For all Tanzania’s natural beauty and wonder it remains one of the poorest countries in the world. In both cities and remote rural communities access to basic education and healthcare is limited but this does nothing to quell the happy spirit of Tanzania’s friendly people. 

Challenge yourself with one of nature’s ultimate tests, reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, and reap the rewards as you watch the sunrise from the roof of Africa.

Your journey will begin in the town of Moshi which lies on the lower southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. The town is small but has all the facilities you may need to help make any last minute preparations for your trek. 

Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and is part of the Great Rift Valley, a volcanic system that dominates the east African landscape. Kilimanjaro National Park is made up of a series of 3 volcanoes, Uhuru Peak is the highest point on Kibo volcano and this is your target. You will trek with your group over 5 days reaching the peak on day 5 where you will enjoy a sunrise at 5895m above sea level!

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Day 1: Moshi

Arrive and settle into your accommodation, free time is available for any last minute supplies for your trek.  You will also be given a pre-trek briefing at our volunteer base.

Day 2: Moshi to Mandara Hut – 2743m

An early morning start today to begin your trek through the lush rainforest landscape that characterises the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day 3: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut – 3760m

Today your journey will take you through a dramatic change in landscape, from lush green rainforest to dramatically baron volcanic moorland.

Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut – 4730m

This is the last day before you try for the summit. You will trek over what is known as ‘the saddle’, a 5km wide flat area between two of Kilimanjaro’s peaks. 

Day 5: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak – 5895m and descent to Horombo Hut

Your day will begin long before sunrise as you attempt to summit. Once at the highest point in Africa you will have time for plenty of photos and to watch the sunrise over Kenya and Tanzania below before a rapid descent to Horombo Hut.

Day 6: Horombo Hut to Moshi

The last day of your trek will see you safely back in Moshi to relax and recover from your journey and celebrate your amazing achievement.

Start Dates

Weekly. Please aim to arrive on a Sunday.

Costs / Benefits

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Before you go:

Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice
Advice on visas & equipment
Discounted medical kit
In-country 3 Meals a day
Accommodation
Trek guide
National park entry fees
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

Booking / Enquiry

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