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Kilimanjaro Charity Climb 2019

Kilimanjaro Charity Climb 2019

$5500 per person

Join us in April 2019 as we climb to the top of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro.

The price includes:

  • Flights to/from Australia (Melbourne or Sydney)
  • All safari fees
  • Kilimanjaro Climb Fees (park fees, guide fees, etc.)
  • All meals and accommodation.

If you wish to organise your own flights, a rate less the flight costs is available on request.

The climb consists of 6-8 days of climbing, as well as a safari and free days in the township of Arusha in northern Tanzania.

Climbing Groups

We will be climbing in one of two groups, to cater for those able to take advantage of the school holidays.

Group 1 – Vic School Holidays – September 22nd to October 7th

Group 2 – October 7th to October 21st (subject to demand)

 

The Routes

Each group will traverse a separate route, depending on weather and how busy the mountain is. We try to avoid other groups as much as possible, to ensure a distraction free adventure!

Machame Route

The Shira Route is a little used trail that begins near Shira Ridge. It is nearly identical to the Lemosho route. In fact, Shira was the original route and Lemosho is the improved variation. Although Shira is a varied and beautiful route, it is less favorable than its successor due to the relatively high altitude of Shira’s starting point, which is accessed quickly by vehicle. It is possible that climbers will experience some altitude related symptoms on the first day while camping at 11,800 feet.

The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Shira Ridge. The vehicle bypasses the rain forest zone and the hiking trail begins on Shira Ridge. The Shira route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

Shira Route

The Shira Route is a little used trail that begins near Shira Ridge. The vehicle bypasses the rain forest zone and the hiking trail begins on Shira Ridge. The Shira route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

8-12 Days
14+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Melbourne
  • Dress Code
    Suitable for Hiking
  • Included
    Kilimanjaro Charity Climb 2019
    Dinner
    Lunches
    Entry Fees
    Accommodation
    Personal Guide
    Breakfast
  • Not Included
    1 Gorrilla Permit
    Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
    Drinks, tips and gratuities
    Pre-tour briefing and itinerary document, maps and postcards
    1 Chimpanzee Tracking permit
    Expert, English-speaking local driver/guide
    Transportation
    Visa & Insurance
1
Arive in Arusha via the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Participants arrive in Arusha in the afternoon after travelling from Australia, staying the night at the Kibo Palace hotel.  
2
Day Trip - Arusha National Park
A partial rest & preparation day, including a day trip to the nearby Arusha National Park - home to Elephants, Wildebeest, Hippos, Buffalo and the worlds largest population of Zebras. After the day trip, we spend a second night at the Kibo Palace, to rest and prepare for an early morning departure for Kilimanjaro.
3
Kilimanjaro Climb!
We leave early morning via Moshi to the foot of Kilimanjaro, where we begin our 8 day trek to the summit of the highest peak in Africa. We take one of two routes (to be confirmed).
4
Back to Arusha - African Tulip Hotel
After a successful summit, we return to the African Tulip hotel for rest and recuperation. A team dinner is followed by celebrations. Participants typically return home to Australia the following day, or continue on to other parts of Africa.