Africa – Tanzania Kilimanjaro 2021

Join us in 2021 to scale Africa’s highest mountain the worlds highest volcano. At 5895 metres above sea level Kilimanjaro is the ultimate challenge on everyones bucket-list.

GET Outdoors work with our partner in Tanzania to provide a fully supported and guided trip.

  • Our tour is fully inclusive of:
    • Flights
    • Airport transfers
    • Hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
    • Trekking guides – some of the best guides on the mountain
    • Porters – moving your main luggage to each camp each day
    • Park Entrance fees
    • Climbing Fees
    • Emergency rescue cover
    • Full-board and camping accommodation throughout the trek.

..from OMR 1880/- per person

Day 1

Arrival at JRO Airport – meet the team and transfer to Arusha for check-in to your hotel. Briefing and kit check followed by a relaxing dinner and overnight.

Machame Gate

Day 2

After breakfast you will be driven from Arusha to Machame Village on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro to begin your climb.  From the village, you will hike for about six hours through a dense rubber tree and giant fig forest to your camp. As you make your way up through the forested terrain you may see Colobus monkeys.  Your first day’s camp is at an altitude of 10,000 feet.  Overnight Machame Camp (3000m).  (B/L/D)

Day 3

You will be awakened at approximately 6:00 AM with a steaming cup of tea or coffee.  You will trek out of the forest today and up into the Hagenia zone, through a savannah of tall grasses and bearded heather, ghostly landscapes of volcanic lava, caves and foamy streams framed by giant groundsels.  Today’s hike will be about six hours in length.  Your final destination is the Shira Plateau, where you camp.  Overnight Shira Camp (3840m). (B/L/D)

Dinner at 3840m above the clouds

Day 4

Today’s route takes you steadily upward to the pass at Lava Tower (15,000 feet) and then descends toward Barranco Camp through the immense canyon called Grand Barranco where groundsels are once again encountered.  The hike today is again about six hours long and your camp is at an elevation of 13,000 feet.  Overnight Barranco Camp 3950m. (B/L/D)

Day 5

You will travel along the Barranco Cliff this morning for a light day of trekking with no increase in elevation to allow you time to rest and adjust to the increasingly higher altitudes.  4 hours of trekking.  Overnight Karanga Camp. (B/L/D)

Day 6

Today’s hike of four to five hours to Barafu Camp (4550m) will be mostly on a moraine with a view of Mawenzi Peak towering majestically to the right and Kibo Peak overhead, seemingly just out of reach.  You will be encouraged to turn in early this evening as tomorrow will be your longest day.  Overnight Barafu Camp (4550m). (B/L/D)

Toilet at 4550m! On the edge…

Day 7

Your day begins when you are woken at midnight to start the final ascent. You will make your way up a winding path flanked by the Ratzel and Rebman glaciers.  After about six hours of hiking, you will reach Stella Point, at 5685m on the rim of Kilimanjaro’s crater. Great views for the sunrise! Continue around the crater to Uhuru Peak (5895m).  Congratulations you are at the summit – the roof of Africa!!   After celebrations you then begin the descent to 3200 metres and your last campsite on the mountain.  Total trekking time today will be about thirteen hours.  Overnight Mweka Camp. (B/L/D)

Long climb to the top.
At the summit!

Day 8

After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and back to Machame Village shortly before lunch.  Around midday after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transferred back to your hotel.  Celebratory dinner!! Overnight in Arusha in Ilboru Lodge. (B/L/D)

Day 9

Departure day with transfer to the airport- or add-on Safari (B)

Safari – add-on: OMR 460/- per person

Day 10

Tarangire game drive with packed lunch, Sangawai tented camp. (B/L/D)

Day 11

Ngorongoro crater tour with packed lunch, Country lodge accommodation. (B/L/D

Day 12

Manyara game drive with packed lunch then back to Arusha JRO airport for departure. (B/L)

Price: the above price is inclusive of all main costs. Guests will be required to ensure they have the correct equipment and clothing for the climb. Many people fail to reach the summit because they are not prepared. The cost of climbing Kilimanjaro has risen in recent years and the government of Tanzania are restricting numbers each year. The price may differ and is dependent upon flight costs. The pricing is based on the following numbers:

  • Kilimanjaro:
    • 5-7 persons: OMR 2190/- per person
    • 8-10 persons: OMR 1980/- per person
    • 11-14 persons: OMR 1880/- per person
    • Single supplement: OMR 110/- per person
  • Safari-add-on:
    • OMR 460/- per person

Costs: the price does not include: tips (climb and safari), personal travel insurance (must include cover for Covid-19), extra costs for food and beverages not included in the package and extra travel, excursions or accommodation not mentioned or included in the tour.

Safety: GET Outdoors, with their partners, ensure that all groups are fully supported. With the group will be first aid qualified guides, satellite phone, emergency rescue cover, if it is required, and a team of guides and porters who are experienced in climbing the mountain. Guests are required to prepare themselves fully for the trip.

Pre-trip requirements: All guests will be required to attend 2 of 3 sessions held in Oman. These sessions will include an opportunity to trek together, discuss the trip, route and FAQ’s many guests will ask. These sessions are included in the price and vital for the whole group too prepare for this trip.

Summit! We will never guarantee a guest will reach the summit. Companies which guarantee this should be avoided at all costs. There are many variables which can affect a group or individuals chances of reaching the summit, most common of all is altitude. Even the fittest and most prepared climbers can be affected by altitude. Severe altitude sickness will result in guests returning to lower altitudes and in some cases back to their hotel.

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