Tanzanian Adventure Trek 1 - Mt Kilimanjaro (Machame Route)
Join myself and others as we embark on an adventure of a lifetime, as we head towards Tanzania to climb Mt Kilimanjaro along the Machame Route up to the Uhuru Peak. We will also be going on 5 day safari to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where the big five roam (Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Lion and Cheetah) optional visit to Zanzibar.
Costs: £1350 – Kilimanjaro Trek 6 Days - see more info about this event below.
Costs: £325 – Safari Trek 5 Days (Serengeti NP and the Ngorongoro CA) - If you wish to go on the Safari Trek as well, please CLICK HERE for more details about the trip and to register.
Costs: £325 – Zanzibar 3 Days (includes ferry and hotel) - If you wish to go on the Zanzibar Excursion as well, please CLICK HERE for more details about the trip and to register.
Note: I will be doing the Kilimanjaro Trek and Safari Trek with a one day of rest in between the two treks. Those of you who have more time on your hands may want to include the Zanzibar excursion after the Safari Trek.
Dates: 29 SEP - 07 OCT 2017 (Kilimanjaro Trek)
Availability: 20-30 Persons Max
Event Host: Pash +44 (0)[masked]
Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world,is a truely legendary. Located just 200 miles (325 km) from the equator, the mountain's gleaming glaciers are a sight to behold. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro does not require any technical skills or special equipment. In fact, it is the highest summit that can be climbed without special technique and gear. Because of this, it is an extremely popular adventure. Every year, over 35,000 people attempt to climb Africa's highest peak. However, the journey is not to be taken lightly. You need to understand what lies ahead. Shayo Trek & Safaris will do all we can to prepare you for this undertaking.
All climbers on Kilimanjaro are required to climb via one of only six officially sanctioned routes. From west to east, the ascending routes are: Shira, Lemosho, Machame, Umbwe, Marangu, and Rongai. The western routes, (Shira, Lemosho, Machame and Umbwe), are required by Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) to descend via the Mweka Route, a descent-only route, while the eastern routes, (Marangu and Rongai), must descend via the Marangu Route. Tour operators are required to inform the park authorities which route their group will utilize, and are not permitted to switch routes while on the mountain.
Due to its location so close to the equator, Mount Kilimanjaro does not experience wide temperature changes throughout the year. Instead, the temperatures on Mount Kilimanjaro are determined more so by the altitude, cloud cover and time of day. Near the base of the mountain, the average temperature is around 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 27 degrees Celsius). From there, the temperatures will decrease as you move through Mount Kilimanjaro's ecological zones. At the summit, Uhuru Peak, the night time temperatures can range between 0 and -15 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 to -26 degrees Celsius). Due to Mount Kilimanjaro's great height, the mountain creates its own weather. It is extremely variable and impossible to predict. Therefore, regardless of when you climb, you should always be prepared for wet days and cold nights.
As mentioned, during the course of the climb, you will pass through distinct ecological zones.
Altitude: 2,600 to 6,000 ft (800 to 1,800 m)
Precipitation: 20 to 70 in (500 to 1,800 mm)
Cultivated land, grasslands,villages and towns.
Altitude: 6,000 to 9,200 ft (1,800 to 2,800 m)
Precipitation: 79 to 40 in (2,000 to 1,000 mm)
The forest receives 6 feet of rain annually, resulting in a lush variety of plants. Wild animals may be encountered. Clear skies may produce low temperatures after sundown.
Altitude: 9,200 to 13,200 ft (2,800 to 4,000 m)
Precipitation: 10 in (250 mm)
The alpine desert receives little water and only light vegetation exists here. The temperature can vary from over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees C) during the day to below freezing at night.
Altitude: 16,500+ ft (5,000+ m)
Precipitation: Less than 4 in (100 mm)
Characterized by ice and rock, there is virtually no plant or animal life at this altitude. Nights may be bitterly cold and the daytime sun results in strong UV radiation. Dark sunglasses are required. The oxygen level is half that of sea level.
Kilimanjaro Trek – includes 2x Hotels in Moshi and 5x Camping on Kilimanjaro.
Kilimanjaro – they cater for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, all the food for the trek is freshly prepared using vegetables and fruit from East Africa occasionally cans of beans or mushrooms are used, beef and chicken is also used for protein only, porters replenish supplies during mid-climb to the top.
I would suggest bringing dried meat or other dry foods and snacks to supplement your diet.
What to expect on a Kilimanjaro Trek menu CLICK HERE
Water is used from the mountain streams which is then filtered for use as drinking water or cooking. They state the water is safe to drink once filtered.
I would suggest bringing iodine tablets to ensure the water is completely safe.
Please CLICK HERE to see which vaccinations are required for Tanzania, you are advised to consult your doctor to ensure you get the correct vaccinations.
Cost & Payment
It is £1350 for the 6-day trek to Kilimanjaro, your place on the trip is only confirmed once we receive your 1st deposit or total payment.
The deposit No1, 2 and 3 to be paid no later than the following dates;
Deposit 1 = £300 to be paid before 31st JAN 2017
Deposit 2 = £500 to be paid before 30th MAR 2017
Deposit 3 = £500 to be paid before 31st MAY 2017
All deposits to be transferred to the following account
GOA-Group,[masked],[masked] (Nationwide) with your meetup username as Reference.
The cheapest flights to Kilimanjaro are with Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways currently, priced between £470 - £700.
Do NOT purchase your flights until I have confirmed mine first!!!
I plan to book my flights from February 2017 when they announce 2017 prices, most likely with Qatar Airways departing from London Heathrow and they will be published here first..
Departs LHR: 00:00 – Arrives KIA: 00:00 on 29 SEP 2017 - Flight No
Departs LHR: 00:00 – Arrives KIA: 00:00 on 14 OCT 2017 - Flight No
Note: You will need to be in Tanzania - Moshi by the 30th September to start the trek on the 1st October.
2x nights at the Kilimanjaro Hotel (one day before and after the trek)
5x nights camping on the Kilimanjaro Trek
Airport Transfer (To and From Hotel)
Experienced Trek Leaders, First Aider and Porters/Cooks
Group Admin Fee £25 (covers Admin and Meetup costs)
(Does not include flights, Porter Tips or any items purchased during your stay)
011017- DAY 1 - Machame Gate to Machame Camp
021017- DAY 2 - Machame Camp to Shira Camp
031017- DAY 3 - Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
041017- DAY 4 - Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
051017- DAY 5 - Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
061017- DAY 6 - Mweka Camp to Moshi
071017- DAY 7 – Day of Rest or Departure back to the UK/Europe.
For a detailed version of the Agenda CLICK HERE
Equipment & Items
For a detailed list of Equipment and Items required CLICK HERE
Rsvping: If you rsvp YES that means you are committed for the dates/times as advertised.
Medical/Air Rescue Insurance Cover
It is essential that you have medical/air rescue insurance cover should anything happen to you whilst travelling with the group.
If you require insurance cover we highly recommend sign up with BMC who specialise in outdoor activities https://www.thebmc.co.uk/insurance
For our Kilimanjaro Trek select the Alpine & Ski option.
Please ensure you have a paper copy of your insurance cover at hand during the trip.
FAQ's for more info please CLICK HERE should you have any questions not answered by FAQ, please message me via meetup.
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We will also be joined by members from GOA - Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain on this trip.
Refunds offered if:
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.