CLIMB ON THE TOP OF BLACK CONTINENTS + NATIONAL PARKS SAFARI
Our expeditions are always led by expert IFMGA Certified Mountain Guides

From 17th of January to 26th January 2020 or from 17th of January to 28th of January 2020

Through Machame Route
Mount Kilimanjaro
( Kibo for local people) , the highest peak of the black continent, dominates from its 5895 meters forests and deserts of Tanzania and Kenya.

The climb allows a varied and impressive changes in environmental conditions. First we’ll cross the rainforest to reach the large volcanic plateau of Shira, then we’ll go on through alpine scenery untill the snowy summit crater. In few areas of the world there is such a large concentration of different climatic and environmental conditions.

The "Machame Route" is one of the most beautiful routes of the great mountain. There are no huts, so overnight stays are provided in 2 places tents igloo

Travel Program

1stDay

Milan - Arusha

International flight and transfer to the hotel

2ndDay

Arusha - Machame Gate m1800 - Machame Camp m 3000

Transfer to Machame Gate 1800 m, at the base of Kilimanjaro (south side), meeting with porters staff and registration to the park direction, materials and supplies check. We’ll start out on a easy path through the dense vegetation of the rainforest.

Ascent m 1200 - 5/6 hours.

3rdDay

Machame Camp m 3000 - Shira Camp m 3800

Leaving the rainforest we’ll go on through a giant heather forest. Going up the vegetation will come lower and close to Shira Camp will disappear almost completely.

Ascent - 860 m - 4/5 hours.

4thDay

Shira Camp m 3800 - Lawa Tower m 4630 - Barranco Camp m 3950

From Shira Camp, through a semi-desert landscape we will reach the Lawa Tower m 4630. From here, drop down on the other side, we will arrive at Baranco camp 3950 m.

Ascent - 800 m - Downhill - 680 m - 5/6 hours

5thDay

Barranco Camp m 3950 - Karanga Camp m 4000

With a spectacular crossing between giant seneci plants and volcanic rocks from Baranco camp we’ll reach Karanga camp 4000 m.

Ascent - 400 m - Downhill 250m - 4/5 hours.

6thDay

Karanga Camp m 4000 - Barafù Hut m 4600

The path from here takes to get on Mweka route and through a lunar landscape, devoid of vegetation among rocks and volcanic lava we’ll reach Barafu Camp 4600 m.

Ascent 600 m - 4 hours

7thDay

Barafu Hutte m 4600 - Vetta m 5895 - Mweka Camp m 3100

Wake up at night and starting around 1 a.m. to reach Stella Point on the crater rim, just in time to watch the sunrise. From there we’ll go on through an easy ridge to reach our dream: Uhuru Peak 5895 m, the highest peak of the black continent.. In three hours descent to Barafu camp for a snack and a little rest. In the first afternoon we’ll continue the descent untill Mweka campsite m 3100 surrounded by rainforest.

Ascent m 1300 - Downhill 2895 m - 10/12 hours total

8thDay

Mweka Camp m 3100 - Mweka Gate m 1800 - Arusha

4 hours walking in a rainforest to reach Mweka gate. Distribution of tips to the porters and transfer to Moshi, lunch and delivery of the summit certifications. Transfer at the hotel.

9thDay

Visit to Arusha National Park

Full day visit in the Arusha National Park (photo safari). Will be easy to see giraffes, monkeys, flamingos, buffaloes etc. In the evening transfer to international airport.

10thDay

flight Kilimanjaro Airport - Milan

International flight and come back home.


PHOTO-SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS


9thDay

Safari to Lake Manyara National Park

Early in the morning departure by jeep from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

10thDay

Safari to Ngoro-Ngoro National Park

Today living to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. In 14 Km square you can admire all the animals species living in Africa. Descent into the crater and game viewing. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

11thDay

Safari to Tarangire National Park

Transfer to Tarangire National Park, the last game drive. Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport and departure.

12thDay

International flight

International flight and come back home


More details

The program is subject to some variation due to higher forces


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Difficulties

F+ / Easy +

Skills required

The mountain climb does not present technical difficulties, but the length and the altitude require a good acclimatization and good physical shape

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
10 days 6 10 14/12/2019

Equipements

Expedition equipment. The full list will be provided with the detailed informations

Documents

Passport expiring six months after the return date and tourism entry visa. Lyskamm 4000 can deal with practices for obtaining visas

Vaccination

Obligatory vaccinations are not required. Recommended vaccination: malaria

Prices

Rate details

THE PRICE INCLUDES: Support and assistance of a Mountain Guide UIAGM certified, logistics and services provided by local agency: porters for the transport of food and materials and theirs salary, entrance fees in the parks and permits for climbing, half board in Arusha or Moshi ( hotel in double rooms) , full board for the remaining period with overnight stays in tents during the trek; all camp equipment: tents for two people with mattress and kitchen tent, mess tent, table, chairs, lamps, dishware, toilet tent. Transfer to and from the airport and domestic travel by jeep or private mini bus. Travel insurance (medical, hospitalization and repatriation) provided by Innovation Travel Agency.

During the safari in Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara: accommodation in lodges (shared rooms) full board, all the transfert by jeep, driver .

THE PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE: International flight A / R, Tanzania visa, lunch in the city, drink and extras, sleeping bag and personal equipment, tips, optional insurance (injury and trip cancellation), what is not specified.