7 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari (Kibo Route)

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Day 1: Nairobi – Moshi 0700 – 0730hrs:

Pick up from your Nairobi Hotel. 0800 hrs: Depart town of Namanga arriving at 1000hrs. Continue to Arusha for lunch after immigration formalities. Drive to Moshi where the afternoon is spent organising climbing gear. Dinner and overnight at Springlands Hotel- Moshi.

Day 2: Moshi – Mandara Hut

After breakfast, drive 45kms to Marangu gate, an altitude of 1,860m. Walk 9km to Mandara hut, 2,744m (9,000ft) above sea level through dense semi- tropical rain forest, for first overnight on Kilimanjaro. Meals and overnight at the hut.

Day 3: Mandara – Horombo Hut

Start early morning for a ten hour walk towards Horombo. The landscape becomes more rugged and rocky but superb, with both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks in view. You spend your second night on the mountain at Horombo hut, an altitude of 3,761m (12,33ft)

Day 4: Horombo – Kibo Hut

Take a tiring 13km walk which takes 6hrs to Kibo hut 4,732m ( 15,520ft) above sea level. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, groundsel and lobelia appear. Meals and overnight at the hut.

Day 5: Kibo – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut

The final attempt to the summit is made in the early hours of the morning at 2.00am. It takes about 5 hours to climb the steepest and most difficult part of the route to Gilman’s Point 5,681m (18,630ft). From Gilman’s it takes 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs to Uhuru peak, 5896m (19,344ft). Descend to Horombo for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Horombo – Moshi

Descent is rapid. After breakfast, walk down to Marangu gate for transfer to Moshi. Overnight at Springlands Hotel, Moshi.

Day 7: Moshi – Nairobi

After breakfast, drive to Arusha for Lunch, then to Nairobi via Namanga border town, arriving early I the evening. Note: On this itinerary clients may be accommodated at suitable hotels in Arusha. Accommodation may be upgraded at extra cost.

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