Accommodation


The descriptions below are just guidelines, but should give you an idea of the accommodation offered.

Although accommodation in Marangu is very limited we use the best hotel in town, the Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort. Accommodation is in twin rooms with en suite facilities; there’s a lovely garden and tiled courtyard with a refreshing swimming pool. On clear days, you can get cracking views of Kilimanjaro from the upper floor of the hotel.

We camp, on a twin-share basis, in spacious three-person dome tents. There’s a large communal tent for dining (and shelter if the weather is bad). We also have a private toilet tent, too, as the standard of the national park toilets is not great.

At the end of the trip we stay at Moivaro Coffee Lodge, on the outskirts of Arusha. Set in large lush gardens, the bungalows are private and relaxing. The communal areas include a cosy bar, restaurant and veranda with gorgeous views of Mount Meru.

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Single Supplements

A limited number of single rooms are available in the hotel and single tents are available on Kilimanjaro. You’ll need to pre-book these in London before the trip commences (from £250).

 


Full Service Trekking

The Kilimanjaro climb is based on full service camping, so you’ll only need to carry your daypack during the walks. Local porters carry all other baggage and equipment, and they’ll also take care of cooking and camp work. All communal camping and kitchen equipment is provided, and the local staff take care of all the other chores (including erecting and taking down the tents).

 


Food

While trekking, meals will be varied and well-balanced, with a greater amount of fresh fruit and soup to maximise your daily intake of fluids.

Vegetarians are well catered for, just inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. Please note that in Tanzania the availability of certain specialised products for restricted diets (e.g. gluten-free or dairy-free) is minimal or non-existent, and we strongly recommend you bring any specialised dietary items with you.

You want to bring some ‘summit snacks’ from home, too. Summit day is a long one, and high-energy snacks are not readily available locally in Tanzania.

All meals during the climb are included. Please allow about US$40 for the two lunches not included in the price.

Highlights

  • Stand on top of a continent, on the largest freestanding mountain in the world and become one of a handful of groups to take the less-crowded, Rongai Route to the summit
  • Optimum acclimatisation time to increase your chance of reaching the top
  • Immense views over the Kenyan plains with Amboseli far below
  • Some of the best views you’ll ever see. Fact

When to Escape

July to September and December to January

The driest months, with January and February being the warmest.

April to June

The long rains, non-trekking season.

November to December

The short rains, have no affect on climbing the mountain.

“Any doubts about whether you should do it? Don't worry, the challenge is absolutely worth it !  We experienced all weathers and scenery conceivable on Kili'. Average temperatures of 20°C  soared to 35°C in the highland desert and then plummeted to -25°C on making the the final ascent. Nothing can prepare you for the exhilaration and emotion which you will feel on reaching the summit.”

Kevin H, London.

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