Beyond BOW Kilimanjaro Trip

 Climb Mount Kilimanjaro


Mount Kilimanjaro (/ˌkɪlɪmənˈdʒɑːroʊ/)[4] is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It has three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain above sea level in the world: 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level and about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) above its plateau base. It is the highest volcano in Africa and the Eastern Hemisphere. Kilimanjaro is the fourth most topographically prominent peak on Earth. It is part of Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major hiking and climbing destination. Because of its shrinking glaciers and ice fields, which are projected to disappear between 2025 and 2035, it has been the subject of many scientific studies.

DURATION 12 days, 11 nights
LOCATION Moshi, Tanzania
DATES October 1st – 12th, 2023
ROUTE 7 day Machame Route Climb/Ngorongoro Crater Safari
COST $4,975 per person ($500 deposit)
GENERAL INFORMATION Price  includes gear knowledge and selection, pre-trip conditioning plan, and attendance at the Devil’s Lake Climbing Weekend. Also includes lodging, guides for the trek and safari/game drives at the crater
REGISTRATION INFORMATION Click here to register with the trip coordinator or request more information.
Itinerary  
DOES NOT INCLUDE

Items not included in Package:

  • Roundtrip Airfare from USA to Tanzania
  • Breakfast day one of Trek 
  • Tips for guides, porters, waiters and chef
  • Immunizations 
  • Rental hiking gear

 

 


Mount Kilimanjaro Itinerary

This 12 day adventure begins with you flying from your destination to Kilimanjaro airport where your guides will pick up and transport you to the hotel in Moshi, Tanzania. This adventure includes lodging, guides for the trek and safari/game drives at the crater.

Itinerary

Day 1

You will land at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), where you will meet a representative/host from Banzai Adventure. We will pick you and drive to a hotel already booked for you. We give you time for a few hours for shower and rest before a full briefing for hiking. Here we provide details about routes, hiking gears, how to wear and use and check the quality of gears, how to pack on day packs and valuable things to pack and checklist of first aid medical kits.

 

Day 2

Machame Gate (1800 meter A.S.L) to Machame Camp(2835 meter A.S.L).

Next day after arriving at the hotel, the guides come to pick you from the hotel drive to Machame gate(1800 meter a.s.l). We do the process of collecting permits and after that, we start hiking to Machame camp (2835 meter a.s.l), ascending through a beautiful forest zone where we get time to observe flora and fauna. Then we have dinner and after dinner our guides come to briefly and check health medication before overnight at Machame camp. Habitat: Forest zone Elevation: 2,835 meter a.s.l. Hiking Distance: 11 km Hiking Time: 5-6 Hrs (POLEPOLE HIKING/SLOWSLOW HIKING) Flora might be observed: different lily flowers, different trees like African yellow wood ,etc. Fauna might be observed: Blue or Sykes monkey, Black and White Colobus, and different species of birds like Turaco, etc. Accommodation: Machame camp: Has sleeping tents with comfortable mattress, mess tents for eating, chairs and tables, candle lights and solar light.

Day 3

Machame Camp (2835 meter A.S.L) to Shira Cave (3750 meter A.S.L).

There is no need to set an alarm for wake up, a waiter will wake up and offer a cup of coffee, ginger tea, black tea or wherever you wish to use before washing and packing your bag. After you finish a waiter will bring you hot water for washing and and then to dining for breakfast before departure to Machame camp. A chef prepares light bites we eat on the way before reaching Shira cave to have hot lunch (This we discuss together either in a lunch box or hot lunch). Then after eat lunch you get time to rest and then before dinner around 16:00 we do acclimatization for walking and pass to the cave that’s were used it as shelter long time ago and have history how were practice for cooking and sleeping, then we proceed to walk for just 1 hour then we back to the camp for have dinner. After dinner guides come for briefing and daily checklist health medication, then overnight at Shira cave. Habitat: Heather and moorland zone Elevation: 3750 meter a.s.l Hiking Distance: 5 Km Hiking Time: 4-5 Hrs (POLEPOLE HIKING/SLOWSLOW HIKING) Flora might be observe: different lily flowers, Lobelia deckenii and small shrubs, Giant senecious Kilimanjari trees etc. Fauna might be observed: different species of birds like sunbirds, robin chat, white naked raven etc. Accommodation: Shira cave: Has sleeping tents with comfortable mattress, mess tents for eating, chairs and tables, candle lights and solar light.

Day 4

Shira Cave (3750 meter A.S.L) to Lava Tower (4600 meter A.S.L) to Barranco Camp (3950 meter A.S.L).

This is the special and important day for Acclimatization, which means that when we hike high we sleep low. After breakfast we go on an acclimatization hike to high elevation Lava tower and if possible we can have hot lunch at Lava tower and descend low to Barranco camp. This helps the body to adapt well to the environment and have the opportunity to adapt the weather of base camp before summit at Barafu camp, and will discuss with the chef either box lunch or hot lunch. Elevation: 4600m a.s.l (Lava tower) Habitat: Alpine desert zone (from Shira cave to lava tower) Hiking distance: 7 km(ascending to lava tower) Hiking Time: 4 hours (ascending to lava tower) Elevation: 3950m a.s.l (Barranco Camp) Habitat: Heather and Moorland zone (Barranco Camp) Hiking distance: 3 km (from Lava Tower to Barranco Camp) Hiking time: 2 hours (from Lava Tower to Barranco Camp) Total Hiking distance: 10 km (from Shira cave To Lava Tower To Barranco Camp) Total Hiking time: 6-7 hours (from Shira Cave To Lava Tower To Barranco Camp) Flora might be observe: Lobelia deckenie, Giant Senecious trees etc. Fauna might be observed: White naked Raven ,Sunbirds, Robin chat, Four strips mousse etc. Accommodation: Barranco Camp: Has sleeping tents with comfortable mattress, mess tents for eating, chairs and tables, candle lights and solar light.

Day 5

Barranco Camp (3950 meter A.S.L) to Karanga Camp (3995 meter A.S.L). to Barafu Camp (4673 meter A.S.L)

As usual in the early morning, a waiter will knock on your tent with a morning call(cup of tea) to boost your body before washing and packing. Barranco camp normally is cold, especially in the morning, so we need to keep warm as much as we can. After you take breakfast and then we start to climbing the Barranco wall which will take us 1 hour and 30 min till to the top of wall, elevation on the top of the wall it’s approximately 4400 meter a.s.l, (DONE FOR ACCLIMATIZATION). Then after reaching the top of the wall we take some rest for beautiful views for photos, and be ready to descend down a bit to the Karanga Valley/River, then ascending to Karanga Camp. Here we meet with Chef and a crew team ready to pitch the camp and wait for hot lunch, then after lunch take time for rest till dinner, as usually after dinner the guides come to give you briefly for the next camp and check up health. Habitat: Heather and Moorland zone Elevation: 3995 meter a.s.l Hiking Distance: 6 km Hiking Time: 3-4 hours (POLEPOLE HIKING/SLOWSLOW HIKING) Flora might be observe: Shortest grass and shrubs, different lily flowers and rare trees like senecious etc. Fauna might be observed: different species of birds like white naked raven, etc. Accommodation: Karanga Camp: Has sleeping tents with comfortable mattress, mess tents for eating, chairs and tables, candle lights and solar light

Day 6

Barafu Camp(4673 meter A.S.L to Uhuru Peak (5895 meter A.S.L)

As normally routine our waiter will knock on your tent with a morning call(cup of tea) to make sure you boost your body before packing and washing. Then you will continue with breakfast, then we start ascending till to Barafu camp, a chef prepares hot lunch and then after lunch, you will meet with guides and we will give you details about summit day. This day is a hard day and a very important day. We can say this it is the final day and summitt Uhuru peak. How and why?? Simply answer, it’s just to be in a POSITIVE MIND SET, which will give you success to achieve your goals/dreams to open the Golden Roof Of Africa. Within positive minds you will be able to face all the challenges that will occur during summit day, so say “yes you can” and to us we say “One Team One Dream”. Why are you supposed to be at Uhuru peak? Well, after reaching Uhuru peak you can walk to the rim of crater, observe the permanent glacier aside the trail we use, observe beautiful and shines of Sun rise on bottom of clouds and you will be on the top of blue sky and can feel the sun rise before others who are at low elevation, and last make you unforgotten memory of the Golden certificate which we will awarded and congratulates you on the last day after sign out to the National Park.

Day 7

Ascending Uhuru Peak (5895 meter A.S.L to Descending Mweka Camp (3100 meter A.S.L).

Summit approach, Barafu camp to Uhuru peak. Habitat: Arctic zone Elevation: 5895 meter a.s.l Hiking Distance: 5 km Hiking Time: 7-8 Hrs (POLEPOLE HIKING/SLOWSLOW HIKING) Day for summit: Night day(Time depends with your condition). Flora might be observed: None Fauna might be observed: white naked raven. After the summit we give you time for rest and hot lunch before descending to Mweka Camp. Summit accomplished, Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp Elevation: 3100 meter a.s.l Descending Distance: 12 km Descending Time: 4-6 hours(descending Habitat: Heather and moorland zone.

Day 8

Mweka Camp (3100 meter A.S.L to Mweka Gate(1650 meter A.S.L)

Morning after breakfast we are ready to meet with your crews/team, and it’s time to say and share your experience during your adventure on the mountain. Also on this day its special day for the team to give them (AHSANTE/TO THANKS THEM) and appreciate them for what we did for you.after check out of the park guides will drive you to the motel for rest.

Day 9

Hadada safaris will do the pick up from Moshi and proceed to Karatu for dinner and overnight Acacia Farm Lodge

Day 10

After breakfast clients will proceed down the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and proceed down the crater for full day safari and later drive back to acacia Farm lodge for dinner and overnight

Day 11

After breakfast clients will depart from Karatu and proceed to Arusha for Hot Lunch and visit the African cultural Museum in Arusha and later proceed to Kilimanjaro for Klm flight Back home.

  

 

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