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Join a group for Kilimanjaro Climbing

 Join a group for Kilimanjaro Climbing  this Dec 2015  we have  a couple groups leave for Mount Kilimanjaro climbing combining with wildlife Tanzania safari ,this will give the great opportunity for solo traveler to Join a group for Kilimanjaro Climbing   for affordable price, for the  Kilimanjaro Climbing  we proposed  7 days  Machame Route  .

Machame, known as the “Whiskey” route, is now the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. It is considered a difficult route, better suited for more adventurous folks, and those with some hiking or backpacking experience. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although seven days is recommended.

Climbers sleep in supplied tents at designated campsites, and eat meals either outdoors or inside a large dining tent. Staff prepares all meals and sets up the tents.   The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied.

Machame approaches from the southwest and descends using Mweka, rewarding climbers with views of the expansive Shira Plateau, an optional scramble up Lava Tower, a climb up the Great Barranco Wall, and a traverse underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Icefield.

Join a group for Kilimanjaro Climbing : Departure Dates – 3th December 2013 -17th December 2013 
Price:  USD $2,400 per person Sharing
Discounts : available for groups of 6 persons and above
Type:  Join a group for Kilimanjaro Climbing & Safari Holiday
Duration: 17 days
Customise: This Join a group for Kilimanjaro Climbing can not be customized
Country:  Tanzania
Persons:  minimum (2) maximum (20)
Accommodation: Classic Camping Safari
Game Parks: Kilimanjaro National Park , Lake Manyara National Park ,Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park
Activities: Hiking & Trekking Game drive.

Join a group for Kilimanjaro Climbing    Day by Day Itinerary 

Day 1-2 – Point Zone Hotel – Arusha
Day 3-8– Kilimanjaro Hut – Tarangire Nat. Park.
Day 9 -Arusha Crown Hotel – Arusha .
Day 10 -Lake Manyara Nsya camp – Lake Manyara National Park .
Day 11 -Serengeti Public Camp – Serengeti Nat. Park.
Day 12 – Serengeti Public Camp – Serengeti Nat. Park.
Day 13– Ngorongoro simba Camp – Ngorongoro Crater Conservation.
Day 14 – Arusha Pamoja Lodge – Arusha
Day 15– Airport trannser depart.

Join a group for Kilimanjaro Climbing

Day 01:3rd Dec 2015 :- Arrive in Arusha 

You will be picked at the Airport 01:55 am   and transfer to the Hotel in ArushaAccommodation at –  Point Zone  Hotel        B/B

Day 02:4th Dec 2015 :- Leisure in  Arusha 

Breakfast at your Hotel, a day leisure in your Hotel for the Kilimanjaro Climbing Preparation.

We will meet you late in the evening for a short climbing orientation. We will give you a climb briefing and answer any questions you have about the climb. We will also do an equipment check with each person to be sure that you are fully prepared.  Accommodation at Point Zone  Hotel  B/B

Day 03: 5th Dec :2015- Machame Hut Camp (10,000′) (day 1 on the mountain)

Drive for 1 hour from  Arusha to Machame gate (10,000ft) for registration, and meet the rest of the crew (Cooks and Porters) ready for the climb. We will start the climb through rainforest and the giant heathers for 6 hrs to our first overnight camp.

Day 04: 6th Dec : 2015 – Shira Camp (12,480′) (day 2 on the mountain)

Short day but rather steep rocky and dusty trails. It’s a slow hike with plenty of breaks and enough time to acclimatize. Most of the route is rather bare of vegetation providing little shade from heat. You will cross many ridges and see the first of many Senecias

Day 05:7th Dec  :2015 – Barranco Camp (13,000′) (day 3 on the mountain)

Start with climbing over boulders and very few rocks, then steady uphill climb to Lava tower and stop for lunch around noon. For those interested we may climb up the Lava tower which is 14850ft (You may start to get a mild headache due to altitude change). From Lava tower we will go down for about 2 hrs through dusty and rocky trails to the Barranco Camp at 13000ft.

Day 6:8th Dec :  2015- Karanga Valley Camp (13,450′) (day 4 on the mountain)

Start scrambling up the Barranco wall for an hour and half which is steep and you will be using your hands to reach and steady yourself like rock climbing, although it’s not as challenging as rock climbing. At the top of the wall you can see the Barranco valley and the campsite you spent a night before. You will walk up and down the greener valley which is the last water point to the mountain.

Day 07: 9th Dec :2015- Barafu Hut Camp (14,200′) (day 4 on the mountain)

Short but steep uphill climb across barren landscape with lots of boulders and shattered rocks. You will see the Decken glaciers on your left. Keep going a very steep ridge until we reach a rocky section for more scrambling for about hour and half.  Our next camp will be on large rocks with very steep cliff faces. We will go to bed very early because we will have to wake up at 11.00p.m for the summit

Day 08:10th Dec : 2015 – Summit Day and Mweka Hut (10,500′) (day 5 on the mountain)

We will start the climb at around midnight. We will start with very steep rocks for 1 hour, and then will enter a snow covered area where you can see glaciers above. If it’s a moonlight night, you may turn off your headlamp and walk in the moonlight, it is a wonderful experience. Next 2 hours to Stella Point, we will take a break every 15 minutes as a struggle gets more mentally and physically challenging. Then we will get to Stella Point where the Lava fields are like loose sand. It’s very funny and frustrating because you will take a step up and slide back gaining 0 distances and if not careful slide back 2 steps and gain negative 2 steps.  After breakfast, we will climb to UHURU PEAK for 1 hr just as the sun appears over the Mawenzi peaks. We will be at UHURU PEAK (19370ft) around 6.00 or 7:00am. We will start our descent which is steep and rigorous via Stella Point to Barafu hut Camp. We will stop at Barafu Camp for lunch and a good rest before we proceed down to Mweka camp, a very comfortable hike, but very dusty and long.

Day 09: 11th Dec : 2015 – Arusha (day 6 on the mountain and hike out)

Today’s hike will take us about 4 to 5 hours to make the 4,500 feet descent to the park gate. We will check out and receive Kilimanjaro climbing certificate at the park gate office, then eat our lunch and say goodbye to our mountain staff. After lunch we will drive through very beautiful coffee plantations and small villages of the Chaga people back to Arusha, for a nice hot shower or swimming at the lodge and relax, .ready for wildlife safari at the  next day  .Dinner and overnight at Point Zone   Hotel     B/B

DAY 10. 12th Dec :2015 – Lake  Manyara National  park 

After breakfast with picnic lunch , drive to lake Manyara National Park, game drive in the park, evening to Lake Manyara Hotel  for dinner and  overnight. Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. In land of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favored haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants.  Dinner and overnight Campsite       F/B

DAY 11.13th Dec : 2015 – Serengeti National Park    

Early breakfast at your Camp  and depart to Serengeti National Park ,en route visit maasai village , learn their cultural, lunch at Naabi  gate Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. Dinner and overnight at the Campiste   F/B.

DAY 12;  14th Dec : 2015  – Serengeti National Park 

Breakfast at your Camp .Full  day game drive at Serengeti National Park  Viewing migration  After breakfast full day game drive at Serengeti National park with picnic lunch.

A million wildebeest… each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km (25 mile) long columns plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again. Dinner and overnight at the Campsite   F/B.

DAY 13:15th Dec:  2015    -Ngorongoro Crater Tour 

Breakfast at the camp   drive to Ngorongoro for the crater tour , with picnic descent to the crater floor for the day tour

There are only two roads that connect the crater rim with the crater floor, one for driving down, one for driving up and another that goes both ways. The crater is roughly 20 km/12 mi wide and 600 m/2,000 ft deep, once you’ve reached the top of the caldera it takes about 45 minutes to descend to the crater floor. The floor is home to a rich and highly concentrated wildlife. Some 20,000 mammals of size live there, including about 20 black rhinoceros, making the crater the best place in Tanzania to see the rhino. The crater floor also has one of the highest carnivore densities in the world. Lions, cheetahs, hyenas and jackals are commonly seen, while leopards, servals and bat-eared foxes may be seen with some good luck. You’ll spend most of the day in the crater.   Dinner and overnight at the Campsite    F/B.

 

DAY 14 .16th Dec : 2015 – Arusha

Breakfast at the Camp   Drive to Arusha with last minutes shopping on the way.Picnic Lunch en route arrive in Arusha drop off to the Hotel for overnight sleep until mid-night.

DAY 15 .17th Dec : 2015- Airport Transfer 

Pick you from your Hotel 12:30 transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your 2: 55pm Home flight.

 “End of Gosheni Adventures Company services

INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE RATES ARE:

  • Airport transfers as specified in the itinerary.
  • Transportation in a 4WD vehicle (Maximum 6 pax in a vehicle) during safari as specified in the itinerary.
  • Park fees as specified in the itinerary.
  • Crater service fee in Ngorongoro Crater as specified in the itinerary.
  • 4 nights’   Accommodation and Meals at as specified in Standard Camping   the Itinerary.
  • Complimentary bottled Mineral water during safari unlimited bottles per day.
  • Safari Guide Services
  • Government tax..
  • Unlimited soft drinks, water, tea and coffee during game drive.
  • -Private professional English speaking guide.
  • -Soft drinks during game drive.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation and meals at Arusha as specified in the itinerary.
  • 6 nights / 7days Mount Kilimanjaro Climb. Machame Route.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park fees,
  • Transportation to and from the Mountain.
  • All meals during the Climb.
  • Porters and Guide fees

NOT INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE RATES ARE:

  • International/ local Air Transportation.
  • Any other items of a personal nature, i.e. Telephone, Laundry, beverages etc.
  • Tips for the driver guide highly recommended $15-$20 per person per day.
  • Any Insurance package
  • Hot Air Balloon safari
  • Maasai Visit
  • Drinks at the lodge / camp/ mountain