SEVEN DAYS - KILIMANJARO
Mt.Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa
and one of the largest extinct volcanoes. It can be climbed
at anytime, except in April and May during the long rains. January
to March, and August to October are the best climbing seasons.
We use the Machame and Marangu routes which are the easiest
and the most accessible.
(A) MARANGU ROUTE
Depart Nairobi 8.00am, arrive at Namanga border town at 10.00
hrs. Continue to Arusha for lunch . Drive to Moshi where the
afternoon is spent organizing climbing gear. Dinner and overnight
stay at a Hotel in Moshi.
breakfast, drive 45 kms to Marangu gate, an altitude of 1,860m.
Walk 9 kms to Mandara hut, 2,744m (900 ft.) through dense semi-tropical
rain forest, for your first overnight stay on Kilimanjaro. Meals/overnight
stay in the hut.
Start early morning for a ten-hour walk towards Horombo. The
landscape becomes more rugged and rocky but superb, with both
Mawenzi and Kibo peaks in view. You spend your second night
at the mountain at Horombo hut, an altitude of 3,761 m (12,335
a tiring 13 km wall which takes 6hrs to Kibo hut 4,732m (15,520
ft). above sea level. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant
cactus, groundswell and lobelia appear. Meals and overnight
stay at the hut.
final attempt to the summit is made in the early hours of the
morning at 2.00 a.m. it takes about 5 hours to climb the steepest
and most difficult part of the route to Gilman's Point (5681m)
18,630 ft. From Gilman's, it takes 1.5 - 2 hours to Uhuru Peak,
5,896m (19,344 ft.). Descend to Horombo for dinner and overnight
is rapid. After breakfast, walk down to Marangu gate for transfer
to Moshi. Overnight stay at Moshi.
breakfast, drive to Arusha for lunch, then to Nairobi via Namanga
border town arriving early in the evening. Please note: On this
itinerary, clients may be accommodated at suitable hotels in
Arusha. Accommodation may also be up-graded at extra cost.