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About Kilimanjaro


About Kilimanjaro

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About Kilimanjaro


About Kilimanjaro

          Located in Tanzania, East Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest free standing mountain in the world and one of the Seven Summits prized by climbers. It stands 19,341 feet tall (5,895 meters), and has 3 volcanic cones as peaks: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira.

          Kibo is the highest peak followed by Mawenzi at 16,983 feet (5,149 meters) and then Shira at 13,000 feet (3,962 meters). Both Mawenzi and Shira are extinct volcanoes. Kibo is dormant (meaning it could erupt again), but the last major eruption took place between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago.

          The best months to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro are December to February and September, which offer the clearest and warmest conditions. June to August are also good climbing months, with cooler weather. There is a short rainy season in October and November, with afternoon rains, but clear skies during the morning and evenings. March to May is the long rainy season.

          Your climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro will take you through 5 distinct climatic zones, offering unique vegetation and wildlife and scenery.

 Bushland Lower Slope Zone

 

 

bushland / lower slope zone

This is the first zone of the mountain.
It can be seen between 2,600 - 5,900 feet.


 

 

rainforest zone

This is the second zone of the mountain.
It can be seen between 5,900 - 9,200 feet.

 Rainforest Zone

 Moorland Heather Zone

 

 

Moorland / heather zone

This is the third zone of the mountain
It can be seen between 9,200 - 13,100 feet


 Alpine Desert Zone

 

 

Alpine Desert Zone

This is the fourth zone of the mountain
It can be seen between 13,100 - 16,400 feet


 Arctic Zone

 



arctic zone

This is the fifth zone of the mountain
It can be seen between 16,400 - 19,341 feet

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Routes


Trekking Routes

Routes


Trekking Routes

Trekking Routes

Our years of experience have taught us that these routes offer you the best combination of adventure, scenery and success.

The 9-day routes allow us the time to properly acclimatize, thus increasing our chances of summiting. They also allow us to bypass the crowds that tend to climb on the most popular routes (Rongai, Marangu and Machame routes). Our trekkers will be able to climb in relative peace and quiet and at a leisurely pace (pole pole). This allows our head guides to better interact with our trekkers during the entire trip. 

If you would like to look at our Trekking Packages, please scroll down

 
 
 Lemosho-Western Breach Blue Mountain

lemosho-western Breach Route

9-Day (Favourite)

Only a few outfitters offer this route, due to the expertise required of the head guides and porters, which means we won't be climbing with crowds and you can spend more time interacting with our team of guides and enjoying the climb. Also, the 9 days of this route give you plenty of time to acclimatize, which increases your chances of summiting. 

 
 
 Lemosho-Barafu Crater Route Yellow Mountain

lemosho-barafu CRATER route

9-Day 

Popular route. We begin on the western side of the mountain, while we cross through the Shira Plateau. We climb high and sleep low, in order to properly acclimatize to increase your chance of summiting. 

 
 
 Machame Route Red Mountain

machame route

7-Day

This route begins on the southern side of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Machame is a popular route well-known for its incredible scenery. As a result, it is also the route with the most traffic.

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Packages


Packages

Packages


Packages

          We proudly offer you two packages, carefully created to ensure your safety and comfort. Kiliwarrior Expeditions is famous for it's quality and service, and all our packages include your breakfast, hotel accommodation before and after your climb, and the services of a team of highly trained guides and porters, who have been working with us for many years.

Our highly trained chefs can cater to all dietary requirements including allergies, religious restrictions and vegetarians. 

         Our climbing team carries and has been trained to use our emergency safety equipment consisting of a Pulse Oximeter, Oxygen CylinderHyperbaric Chamber and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).


STANDARD PACKAGE

 

 

  • Three nights at a premium hotel, in a standard room, including breakfast

  • Mountain Hardware Trango 4 tent

  • All meals in a private mess tent

  • Filtered water

  • Luxury chairs

  • Private toilet

  • Hot shower tent

  • Hot water bottle

  • Foam mattress

  • Solar charger

  • Facebook updates

  • Cellphone and HF radio for emergencies

  • Enrollment in the Flying Doctors Society of Africa emergency helicopter evacuation service

Tipping

If you choose the Standard package, tips are greatly appreciated and are at the clients discretion. Generally, tips are given to the Head Guide, who will then distribute to the rest of the team. You can also approach any member of the team at the end of the climb and personally give it to them (chef, personal porter, sanitation manager, etc.). Previous trekkers have tipped between $200-300 US per hiker.

Machame Route

standard package $3,795 US per person

Lemosho Barafu Route

standard package $4,750 US per person

Lemosho Western-Breach Route

standard package $4,950 US Per Person

PLEASE NOTE:

All of the above prices are based on double occupancy at the hotel and in tents. An additional fee of $300 will be charged for single occupancy requests.


KILIWARRIOR ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE
(STILL THE BEST ON THE MOUNTAIN)

 

  • All the inclusions of our Kiliwarrior Standard Package

  • Upgrade from a standard room to an executive room at a premium hotel, including breakfast

  • Personal Day-Pack Porter, taking care of your personal needs, giving you the freedom to take pictures and videos while climbing

  • Special equipment package, including: trekking poles, sleeping bag, duffle bag, and helmet

  • All tips (no need to carry cash)

 

 

 

Machame Route

all-inclusive $4,495 US per person

Lemosho Barafu Route

all-inclusive $5,400 US per person

Lemosho Western-Breach Route

all-inclusive $5,700 US Per Person

PLEASE NOTE:

All of the above prices are based on double occupancy at the hotel and in tents. An additional fee of $300 will be charged for single occupancy requests.

 
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Request a Quote


Request a Quote

Request a Quote


Request a Quote

 

Request a Quote

All our expeditions are customized. To request a quote, simply fill out our Pricing Request Form. Final pricing will be determined based on your requests.

Discounts for groups of 8 or more are available. Certain conditions apply.

Please complete the form below

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Phone Number
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Treks *
Please let us know which trek you are inquiring on
Package *
Please select which package you are inquiring on
Date of Trek
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Let us know when you would like to begin your trek
 
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Preparation


Preparation

Preparation


Preparation

PACKING LIST
 

Here is a list we have written in order to help you pack all the appropriate items for your Kilimanjaro trek.


INSURANCE
 

We suggest that you check with your current insurance provider and make sure that you would be covered in cases of illness or accident while travelling in a foreign country. In many cases, this coverage can be purchased within your current policy.

In cases where it is not available, we highly recommend that you purchase additional insurance coverage to cover your expenses and/or trip back home in cases of illness or accident.

Also consider insurance for:

  • Delayed Baggage

  • Hospitalization

  • Evacuation from Mountain

  • Accidental Death and Return of Remains

You may also be interested in purchasing trip cancellation insurance as well. As this trip is planned months in advance and many things may happen between your booking date and departure.

Here are two insurance companies that we recommend:

Call Brandon Hughbanks from Travelex!
Toll-Free: 1-866-979-6753 Ext: 3636
Email: bhughbanks@travelinsurancecenter.com


AIR TICKETS AND VISAS
 

There are no direct flights from North America to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

We have found that flying with KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) is the most convenient and efficient way to fly to Kilimanjaro. They provide the most flights out of the USA and Canada on a weekly basis.

Most of the flights from the East Coast of North America will fly into Amsterdam and after a short 2 hour lay-over, will fly directly to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Arrival to Kilimanjaro is usually around 8:00 PM local time.

A Visa is required for entering Tanzania. The Visa can be obtained after landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Airport authorities will help guide you through the process which takes approximately 1 hour. 

You can avoid the 1 hour lineup at the airport and obtain your Visas directly from the following embassies:


IMMUNIZATIONS
 

As with all travel, certain immunizations will be required when travelling to Africa. For more information, and the recommended vaccines and other health related advice, please visit this website:


DIARRHEA AND STOMACH ACHES
 

To avoid diarrhea and stomach aches, common sense should prevail

  • Drink only bottled water and beverages.

  • Avoid contact with local animals.

  • Avoid purchasing food from street vendors.


MALARIA
 

Mosquito bites and the concern over malaria are not great in the Arusha and Mt. Kilimanjaro area. Malaria is a bigger concern as you make your way towards the coast and more humid areas.

We still do recommend that Malaria medication be taken during your stay in East Africa as a precaution. See your doctor for the preventive medication that is right for you.

Use of insect repellent in altitudes below 9,000 feet containing DEET can also be effective.

Wearing long-sleeve shirts and pants can also help.


PHYSICAL FITNESS
 

Mt. Kilimanjaro is known as a non-technical mountain. No special climbing equipment or skill is required to successfully climb to the summit. You do however have to be in fair shape and general good health.

We strongly recommend that you do get a Complete Physical Exam by your doctor and let him know that you are planning on climbing the mountain.

Individuals with heart issues should NOT attempt to climb to Mt. Kilimanjaro.

It is a good idea to start an exercise regiment 6 months prior to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, if you don't normally exercise. This regiment would include:

  • Daily Walking, if possible with your hiking boots (if not broken in) of at least 2 miles.

  • Walking on routes with high and low elevation, will strengthen your calves and leg muscles.

  • If you have a treadmill, set a variety of inclines to simulate gentle and steep slopes.


ACCLIMATIZATION
 

To help you acclimatize to the altitude, all our treks begin with 2 days in Arusha at 4,593 feet (1,400 meters).

During the climb, the Head Guide will monitor your blood oxygen level and heart rate twice a day, to ensure you are doing well. It is normal that your blood oxygen level may drop during the climb and your heart rate increase.

Most climbers will experience a mild form of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) at one point or another. Common symptoms of AMS are: headaches, upset stomach, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, and general malaise. Most of these symptoms can be reduced by taking medication and drinking 3-4 liters of water a day.

Diamox is a drug commonly used against AMS. Consult your doctor before using Diamox.

Be sure to communicate any symptoms to our Head Guide. In some cases, a return to a lower altitude will reduce or eliminate pronounced symptoms. In severe case, you may be placed in our Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC or GAMOW Hyperbaric Chamber) and then evacuated to a lower elevation.

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Terms Of Service


TERMS OF SERVICE

Terms Of Service


TERMS OF SERVICE

IMPORTANT NOTICE

BEFORE MAKING A RESERVATION WITH KILIWARRIOR EXPEDITIONS INC (KE)
USING THIS SITE, PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OUTLINED BELOW.

ANY RESERVATIONS CONSTITUTES A BINDING AGREEMENT SIGNIFYING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF,
AND YOUR AGREEMENT TO FOLLOW, THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OUTLINED, AND TO BE BOUND BY THEM.


Credit Card Payments

Your use of your credit card number to apply the deposit and/or final payment indicates your acceptance of and compliance of these booking Terms and Conditions, whether or not you have actually signed the appropriate credit card slip.
 

Insurance

KE strongly recommends the purchase of an all-inclusive holiday insurance package (trip cancellation and interruption insurance closed).
 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PAYMENT, CHANGES AND CANCELLATION FEES

DEPOSIT AND FINAL PAYMENT "PAYMENT SCHEDULE"

  • At time of reservation: $500 US per person.
  • 90 Days prior to departure: Remaining Balance.

Deposit and remaining balance must be paid by credit card on the payment schedule outlined above
 

CHANGE FEES

If you wish to make a change to a confirmed trek, KE reserves the right to charge a fee of $100 US per person. KE cannot guarantee that a requested change can be made.
 

CANCELLATION FEES

Cancellation fees will apply as outlined below:

All cancellation fees indicated are per person in US funds. Cancellation of a reservation will only be taken into consideration once noticed is received in writing at KE.

If you cancel your reservation, cancellation fees will be as follows:

  • $500 US - 90 days or more prior to departure.
  • Remaining Balance - 89 days or less prior to departure.

Cancellation fees are liquidated damages, incurred by KE for prepayments made by KE and for administrative costs involved in processing a cancellation.


OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ANY BOOKING

 

REFUND

No reimbursements or refunds will be issued for any unused travel service or any component of the package after departure. Refunds are not granted for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather or illness; these must be claimed through your travel insurance. No guarantee is provided or warranted that any refund will be available.
 

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

Prices DO NOT include

Air Fare, travel insurance, excess baggage charges, airport departure taxes, passport or visa costs, hotel nights not included in our packages, lunches and dinners at the hotel.