REVIEWED BY: Gary Uys
It takes about five or six days to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro along the Marangu route and involves walking about eighty kilometres. Accommodation is in huts during the hike, plus two nights at the base hotel.
On this Mt Kilimanjaro tour there is a high guide to climber ratio to ensure a safe climb. All Guides have completed a course on the principles of first aid and safety management including:
Emergency scene management
Wounds & bleeding
Shock, unconsciousness and fainting
Head and spinal injuries
Correct use of oxygen & gamow bag if carried.
Day 1 Arrive Moshi, Keys hotel.
Day 2 Climb briefing. Transfer to park gate. Hike to Mandara Hut.
Day 3 From Mandara to Horombo Hut. (Approx 5 hours)
Day 4 From Horombo to Kibo Hut. (Approx 6-7 hours) (Option of extra night on mountain)
Day 5 From Kibo to Gillmans Point (5690m) and on to Uhuru, summit. Return to Horombo. (Total hiking time approx 12-15 hours)
Day 6 From Horombo to base. Met and transfer to hotel. Overnight.
Day 7 Transfer to airport or shuttle to Nairobi/Arusha (excl)
Additional accommodation, transfers, shuttle service, and extensions to above safari may be organised on request. Includes: â€¢ accommodation at base hotel dinner bed & continental breakfast â€¢ transfers to park gate/return, accommodation in mountain huts â€¢ porters & guides, all food on mountain, park fees & hut fees, mountain rescue fees. Excludes: travel insurance, tips (budget approx USD90-110 per person for Marangu route), drinks and items of a personal nature, personal equipment.