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Client Testimonials

14th-17th June 2016
Details: Hi Andrew, I want to thank you again for your incredible job in booking our recent safari in Masai Mara. Peter is an incredible guide - his knowledge about the animals and birds is astounding. You and Go4Fun went out of your way to make our trip enjoyable, safe and a true adventure. Every one of your recommendations turned out to be world class. We're already thinking about a family trip to Kenya in the future. Also thank you for going out of your way to get me my lost cell phone - this was above and beyond, and sincerely appreciated!
Howard B. Schiffer
USA

Hi! Andrew/ Catherine,
Happy New Year, hope the year has started well for you. Apologies for the delay in replying, just gotten back to work. The trip was great and we really loved it. The guide was very good and professional. I will be definitely be travelling with you again. Thank you.
Will you guys be having packages for the World cup this year? Please keep me posted.

Road Safari Mara 21st-23rd Dec 2016
Hello Andrew and Catherine,
I hope all is well. I am back in the USA and would like to thank you for the wonderful time my family and I had during our safari - we saw lots of animals, the driver was friendly and knowledgeable and the camp was clean with good food and friendly staff. I would definitely recommednd your services to family and friends.
Warm regards,
Azmina

Lake Nakuru
Hi
Just wanted to thank you for the great trip we took with your organization to Lake Nakuru on Friday Nov. 6. It was an awesome day and the driver/guide was great. We really enjoyed the flamingoes and other animals. We later went to Masaai Mara for the weekend and although that was very impressive based on number and variety of animals, Nakuru was very special to us as there were only 4 of us that went on that day trip. We especially appreciated the convenience of a skilled driver getting us there and back safely. Kenyan roads are extremely challenging to drive and having to do that would have made the vacation memorable for the wrong reasons!

Sue Tripp

Brett June 2016
Samburu & Mara Safaris

Thanks for organising a fabulous trip. Everything was organised perfectly and ran smoothly.
We found Peter to be an excellent driver / guide. Brett and I have done many, many safaris over the 10 years we have worked in Tanzania and we found Peter to be the BEST driver / guide we have ever had. He has an excellent character, he is very knowledgeable. He is never annoying and he knows excactly where to park for good photographs. He does not harrass the wildlife and we enjoyed being in a vehicle that did not have the constant drum buzzing of a radio blarring away in the background.
We will definately be recommended your company and Peter as a driver to any of our friends that will be visiting Kenya in future. And we might come back in 2017 so will surely let you know.
Regards
 

Self Drive to Amboseli 25th to 27th dec 2016
Hello Andrew / Catherine
Hope you guys are doing well and hada great festive season.
Amboslei was all that and more.We went all the way upto oloitoktok.We Had a great time in general .Only issue we encountered was the drive from one gate to another to pay the park fees. But we enjoyed the time and drive.We are back in one piece . Thanks again for the great arrangement esp the hotel .They were all so karibi karibu it was just lovely . Hope to see you guys soon God willing.
Best Regards
Zahra / Moha
 

 
 
Mountain Climbing
Mountain Climbing :
MOUNT KENYA

5,199 m, the second highest peak in Africa. It is an ancient extinct volcano, during whose period of activity 3.1 - 2.6 million years ago it is thought to have risen to 6,500 m. There are twelve remnant glaciers on the mountain, all receding rapidly, and four secondary peaks that sit at the head of the U-shaped glacial valleys. The area inscribed includes the upper slopes of the mountain, and two salients which make up the National Park and surrounding Forest Reserve. With its rugged glacier-clad summits and forested middle slopes, Mount Kenya is one of the most impressive landscapes in Eastern Africa. The evolution and ecology of its afro-alpine flora also provide an outstanding example of ecological processes.
Let Go4fun Safaris organize your mountain climbing experience.

MT. KENYA-SIRIMON OUT CHOGORIA (5 DAYS/ 4 NIGHTS)
DAY 1:(NAIROBI/ NANYUKI)
Depart Nairobi mid morning for Nanyuki arriving in time for lunch. The afternoon is spent in this area for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight in a budget hotel.
DAY 2:(OLD MOSES CAMP)
After breakfast, drive to Sirimon Park Gate. After Check-in start hiking through the Rain Forest for 9 km to Old Moses camp (3300m). Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3:(SHIPTON CAMP)
Depart Old Moses Camp at 7:30 am via Mackinders Valley to Shipton Camp (4200m). The distance takes 6 to 7 hrs. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 4:(POINT LENANA/ CHOGORIA)
Early morning departure (3:00 am) to the summit, a walk that takes 3 hrs to point Lenana (4985m) arriving at 6:30 in the morning. After sunrise, descend to Mintos Hut for full breakfast and later proceed down through the Gorges valley to Chogoria Bandas and campsite. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: (CHOGORIA/ NAIROBI)
After breakfast, set on morning journey to Chogoria (32km). 4WD vehicles are provided but during bad weather, climbers may have to walk some disance as vehicles may not reach the Bandas. From Chogoria transport is provided back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon.
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MT. KENYA-NAROMORU OUT CHOGORIA (6 DAYS /5 NIGHTS)
DAY 1:(NAIROBI/ MT. KENYA)
Depart Nairobi in the morning arriving Naromoru in time for lunch. After lunch you proceed to Mt Kenya Youth Hostel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2:(MET STATION)
After breakfast, proceed to Naromoru Park Gate and start hiking to Met Station (3300m). The hiking takes about 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3:(MACKINDERS CAMP)
Depart Met Station after breakfast and proceed to Teleki Valley arriving Mackinders Camp (4300m) early evening. Picnic lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 4:(AUSTRIAN CAMP)
Depart at 10:00 am after breakfast ascending along a steep screw to Austrian Hut (4700m). Covering this distance takes about 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 5:(POINT LENANA/ CHOGORIA)
Departing at 5:30 am, proceed through Lewis Glacier to Point Lenana(4985m) arriving approx. 6:30 am in the morning. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos Hut for full breakfast. Later descend along the famous Gorges Valley to Chogoria campsite. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 6:(CHOGORIA/ NAIROBI)
After breakfast, set on morning journey to chogoria (32km).4WD vehicles are provided but during the bad weather, climbers have to walk some distance as vehicles may not reach the bandas. From Chogoria transport is provided back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon.
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MT. KILIMANJARO
Kilimanjaro history
Mount Kilimanjaro was formed during the most recent faulting of the Rift valley two to three million years ago, an event that also led to the formation of Mount Kenya. Kilimanjaro was certainly an active volcano 100,000 years ago when the the crater below Kibo Peak was formed. The glaciers around the peak probably began to form some 11,700 years ago. However, it is thought that due to global warming they will have melted within another 20 years.
It is possible that the snow-capped Mountains of the Moon described the Greek geographer, Ptolemy, in the second century AD referred to Mount Kilimanjaro. In the sixth century Chinese sailors returned home with tales of a great inland mountain, but Kilimanjaro remained something of an enigmatic legend to non-Africans well into the nineteenth century.Mount Kilimanjaro, hiking, kenya mountain rescue team, mountaineering, climbing, trekking, skiing, walk, walking, hike, climb, expeditions, Kenya, map, maps, Bergsteigen, mt kilimanjaro, ice climbing, rock climbing gear, rock climbing, hiking, umbwe, rongai, lemosho, climb Kilimanjaro,Climb Mount Kilimanjaro,climbing Kilimanjaro,Kilimanjaro trek,Kilimanjaro Tanzania, Kilimanjaro Machame,Kilimanjaro Marangu,Kilimanjaro Rongai,Kilimanjaro Umbwe,Kilimanjaro Lemosho,Kilimanjaro Shira,Kilimanjaro Kibo,Kilimanjaro Mawenzi,Kilimanjaro charity climb,Kilimanjaro altitude sickness,AMS,Kilimanjaro Uhuru,Kilimanjaro routes,Kilimanjaro paths,Kilimanjaro trails, Kilimanjaro,Climb Mount Kilimanjaro,Kilimanjaro trek,climbing Kilimanjaro,climb Kilimanjaro,Kilimanjaro expeditions, Kili,Kilimanjaro Machame,Kilimanjaro,Marangu,Kilimanjaro Rongai,Kilimanjaro Umbwe,Kilimanjaro Shira,Mawenzi,Kibo,Uhuru,Kilimanjaro fitness,Kilimanjaro health,Kilimanjaro budget,Altitude sickness,AMS,Roof of Africa,acclimatization,diamox,equipment,Kilimanjaro charity climbs,Kilimanjaro blogs,Tanzania,KINAPA,Africa, safari,inoculations,HACO,HAPO,HACE,HAPE,paths, routes
In 1848, the German missionary, Johannes Rebmann, while venturing inland in a bid to convert the tribes to Christianity, sighted the snow-capped mountain from Tsavo but his report was met with ridicule until 1861 when Dr Otto Kersten and Baron Karl Klaus von der Decken scaled the mountain to a height of 4300 metres. The first Europeans to reach the summit  were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. Mawenzi peak was first climbed in 1912.
The mountain has retained a legendary and almost mystical aura throughout the twentieth century. In 1938 Ernest Hemingway enhanced this when he wrote his classic novel, The Snows of Kilimanjaro. On 1st January 2000, a thousand people watched the first sunrise of the new millennium from the peak.
Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the largest extinct volcanoes, composed of three distinct smaller volcanoes; Kibo, Mawezi and Shira. You can climb Mt. Kilimanjaro anytime except in April and May during the long rains. January to March and August to October are the best climbing seasons.
We use the Marangu route which is the easiest and the most accessibe.

MT. KILIMANJARO-MACHAME ROUTE (8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS)
DAY 1: (NAIROBI/ ARUSHA/ MOSHI)
Depart Nairobi by morning shuttle to Moshi arriving late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: (MACHAME HUT)
Drive to Machame Village. The climb begins at the end of the tarmac road, walking for about 6 hrs gradually ascending through the forested hills onwards to Machame Hut (3000m). Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: (SHIRA HUT)
Early in the morning, you will cross a valley and stream before ascending a steep ridge. The path then drops into a river gorge before you climb more gently onto the moorland of the Shira plateau - 3,800m. Total climbing time is about 6hrs. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: (BARRANCO HUT)
The path continues directly up the ridge towards Kibo, then turns right and descends into Barranco gorge. Climb to Barranco hut at 3940m shortly after. Total climbing time is about 6 hrs. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: (BARAFU HUT)
Crossing the Barranco Valley, climb the Barranco wall (not technical climbing), then follow the Kibo South Circuit. You will then turn left and climb up a ridge for about 2 hrs to Barafu hut at 4, 600m . Dinner and overnight.
DAY 6: (MWEKA HUT)
Very early start for the summit first to Stella Point and then Uhuru Peak at 5895m. After sunrise, descend down to Mweka hut, which takes about 6 hrs. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 7: (MWEKA GATE)
This is the last day of your climb. You will descend to Mweka Gate where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 8: (ARUSHA/ NAIROBI)
Depart Moshi by morning shuttle back to Nairobi arriving approx 1830hrs.
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MT. KILIMANJARO-MARANGU ROUTE (7 DAYS/ 6 NIGHTS)
MT KILIMANJARO “ROOF OF AFRICA “ CLIMB.

Day 1:  Nairobi – Moshi
All would be participants converge at Silver springs Hotel (Opposite Nairobi Hospital) at 0745hrs. We leave for Arusha at approx 0800hrs by road.
On arrival at Moshi we head to our hotel (3 stars – Zebra Inn Hotel) where we shall be at liberty to relax and discover the town on our own.
Dinner will be at Saltz Burger Restaurant (a renowned restaurant in Moshi & frequently used by mountaineers)

Day 2: Moshi - Marangu Gate
You will depart at 8:00 am and drive to Marangu gate for a walk thought a thick rain forest, which takes four hours to Mandara Hut (2750m) for dinner and overnight Meal Plan [L] [D]

Day 3: Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut
After breakfast you will walk slowly following a track through the forest and then through the savannah bush to Horombo Hut (3,489m) for dinner and overnight Meal Plan [B] [L] [D]

Day 4: Horombo Hut - Kibo Hut
This is a hard day climb to Kibo Hut (4703 m 6-7 hrs) crossing the barren sub-alpine terrain of the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. You will need to rest on arrival as the next stage begins shortly after midnight Meal Plan [B] [L] [D]

Day 5: Kibo Hut - Horombo Hut
You will make a very early start at around 1:00 am follow the zigzag path up the mountain, stopping frequently to catch breathe in this starlit air. This is the steepest and most demanding section of the climb, five hours to Gillman’s point (5681 m) to view the sunrise behind Mawenzi illuminating the plain. Then walk a further 45 minutes around the crater and up to the highest point, UHURU PEAK, the roof of Africa. Thereafter descends Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight Meal Plan [B] [L] [D].

Day 6: Horombo Hut - Marangu Gate
It is a much easier day as you will have the pleasure of walking downhill on the way to the waiting vehicle at Marangu gate for transfer to your hotel Meal Plan [B] [L]

Day 7 We leave Moshi for Nairobi at approx 0630Hrs to arrive in Nairobi at Approx 1500 Hrs.
 
Non Residents Rates:
1 Pax US$ 2,191
2 Pax US$ 1,896 Per Person
3 Pax US$ 1,798 Per Person
4 Pax US$ 1,748 Per Person
5 Pax US$ 1,719 Per Person
6 Pax US$ 1,699 Per Person
7 Pax US$ 1,685 Per Person
8 Pax US$ 1,675 Per Person
9 Pax US $ 1,666 Per Person
10 Pax US $ 1,660 Per Person
11 Pax US$ 1,654 Per Person
12 Pax US$ 1,650 Per Person

Kenya Residents & Residents of East African Community Countries.
1 Pax Kshs 71,990
2 Pax Kshs  52,210 Per Person
3 Pax Kshs 45,617 Per Person
4 Pax Kshs 42,320 Per Person
5 Pax Kshs 40,342 Per Person
6 Pax Kshs 39,023 Per Person
7 Pax Kshs 38,081 Per Person
8 Pax Kshs 37,375 Per Person
9 Pax Kshs 36,826 Per Person
10 Pax Kshs 36,386 Per Person
11 Pax Kshs 36,026 Per Person
12 Pax Kshs 35,527 Per Person

Included within safari:
Accommodation whilst on safari (no need of tents, just your sleeping bags) .
All transfers and as mentioned above (From Kenya to Tanzania we use Shuttles- Road transfer)
Park entry fees at the park (Mt Kilimanjaro).
Clients to be accompanied by Guide from Nairobi to Tanzania
Services of porters, a professional guide.
Accommodation on reaching Tanzania (At Moshi) - Zebra Hotel)
All meals during the safari with exception of Lunch on the material day of departure to & from Tanzania
Rescue services within Mt Kilimanjaro.
Meals whilst still being accommodated at “Zebra Inn” Hotel.

Excluded from your safari:
Beverages and other extras in Tanzania.
International flights.
All activities not mentioned above
Visa fees whilst crossing the border
Items of a personal nature
Personal insurance covers (including emergency evacuation cover).
Tips & gratuities
Option 2

DAY 1:(NAIROBI/ ARUSHA/ MOSHI)
Depart Nairobi by morning shuttle to Moshi arriving late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2:(MANDARA HUT)
After breakfast, drive 45kms to Marangu Gate (1860m). Walk 9 kms through dense semi-tropical Rain Forest to Mandara Hut (2744m). Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3:(HOROMBO HUT)
Depart early morning for a 10hr walk up to Horombo Hut (3761m). The landscape becomes more rigged and rocky but superb, with mawenzi and Kibo peaks in view. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 4:(KIBO HUT)
After breakfast, proceed on a 6hr walk throguh spectacular mountain vegetation to Kibo Hut (4732m). Dinner and overnight.
DAY 5:(UHURU PEAK/ HOROMBO)
The final attempt to the summit is made in the early hours of the morning at 2:00 am. It takes about 5 hrs to the most difficult steep part of the route to Gilman Point(5681m). From Gilmans, it takes one hour thirty minutes to Uhuru Peak (5895m.) Descend to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6:(MOSHI/ ARUSHA/ NAIROBI)
Descent is rapid. After breakfast, walk down to Marangu Gate for transfer to Moshi. Dinner and overnight in Moshi.
DAY 7:(ARUSHA/ NAIROBI)
Depart Moshi by morning shuttle back to Nairobi arriving approx.1830 hrs.

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MOUNT KILIMANJARO LEMOSHO ROUTE 10 DAYS
Day 1: Arrive Africa -- Overnight at Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge
The Lemosho Glades route via the Western Breach is among the least used combination of routes on Kilimanjaro. The trail leads up to the western edge of the Shira Plateau, and the hike across the plateau is said to be one of the most stunningly beautiful hikes in Africa. With 7 nights on the mountain, your chances of reaching the “Roof of Africa” are very good.

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The hotel has 139 rooms including: 30 chalets with 60 rooms, 72 rooms in the main building, 7 presidential suites.Accommodating up to 350 guests, all rooms have spacious en suite bathrooms, telephones and most of them have Jacuzzis. The luxury rooms comprise of spacious beds, with some rooms having a magnificent view of both Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro. All the rooms have mini bars, satellite TV's, tea/coffee making facilities, safe deposit lockers. Some rooms can comfortably accommodate disabled guests and are close to the reception and public areas.
Day 2: ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK A day to acclimatize to the time zone, on this day we recommend our clients to go to Arusha National Park, for a guarder walk by game rangers. Nothing strenuous by a chance to enjoy game while walking in the National Park with picnic lunch boxes from Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge. Back to your lodge for dinner and overnight

Day 3: FOREST CAMP
Depart Arusha at 7:30a.m. for Londorossi gate, about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, eat lunch, then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp--about 3-4 hours of trekking. Overnight at Forest Camp (Mti Mkubwa Camp)

Day 4: SHIRA 1 CAMP Once out of the forest, take a steep track into a Savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. Ascend through the lush rolling hills below the Shira plateau, finally reaching camp at the edge of the plateau, a day of 5-6 hours trekking. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

Day 5: SHIRA 2 CAMP
Full day exploration of the Shira plateau; Trek east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, with the option to visit the ancient collapsed Shira cone, the oldest of Kilimanjaro’s three volcanoes. Arrive at Shira 2 camp (Fischers’s Camp), at 12,600 ft. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth. Trekking time without the optional excursions is about 3 hours.
Elevation (m): 3860m to 4200m
Elevation (ft): 12,700ft to 13,800ft
Distance: 7 km Hiking Time: 4 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite.

DAY 6: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Elevation (m): 3840m to 4630m to 3860m
Elevation (ft): 12,950ft
Walking Time: 6-7 hours
Habitat: Alpine desert

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DAY 7: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Elevation (m): 3860m to 4200m
Elevation (ft): 12,700ft to 13,800ft
Distance: 7 km
Hiking Time: 4 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite.

DAY 8: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Elevation (m) 4,630
Hiking time 4-5hrs

From Karanga the tour heads up a morraine ridge taking your time and going slowly. The views here can be spectacular on the southern glaciers and of the glacial valleys that snake their way down the mountain. The final stage to Barafu is quite steep, and as always it's taken it very slowly. As with the day before you reach camp by around lunch time leaving lots of time to prepare and relax. In the evening your guide briefs you for the final ascent. (Full board).

Day 9: Barafu / Summit
Rise early to watch the sunrise from the summit, which will take about 1.5 hours from Crater Camp. After a short time at the summit, descend along the gently sloping crater rim to Stella Point (on the crater rim, at 19,000 feet (5,790 mt.)), then descend the Mweka Route down a steep scree slope to Barafu Camp (15,100 ft. / 4,600 mt.) for lunch. In the afternoon continue the descent into the Heather Zone to Mweka Camp for the night. Total trekking time is from 8-10 hours.

Day 10: Mweka Camp – Mweka gate
From the camp to the gate, you'll have 4 to 5 hours of walking. Upon your arrival at the gate you'll have lunch and then will be transferred to Arusha.


MOUNT KILIMANJARO MACHAME ROUTE 9 DAYS
Day 1: Arrival
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you are met by a member of your guide team and transferred by road to your hotel in Arusha. After a long day of travel, we enjoy a quick meal before retiring.
Transfer Time - 50 min
Meals - Dinner
Accommodation - Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge FB
The hotel has 139 rooms including: 30 chalets with 60 rooms, 72 rooms in the main building, 7 presidential suites.
Accommodating up to 350 guests, all rooms have spacious en suite bathrooms, telephones and most of them have Jacuzzis. The luxury rooms comprise of spacious beds, with some rooms having a magnificent view of both Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro. All the rooms have mini bars, satellite TV's, tea/coffee making facilities, safe deposit lockers. Some rooms can comfortably accommodate disabled guests and are close to the reception and public areas.

DAY 2: Arusha National Park
A day to acclimatize to the time zone, on this day we recommend our clients to go to Arusha National Park, for a guarder walk by game rangers. Nothing strenuous by a chance to enjoy game while walking in the National Park with picnic lunch boxes from Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge. Back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: Machame Gate to Machame Camp
Elevation (m): 1830m to 3100m
Elevation (ft): 6000ft to 10,200ft
Distance: 18km
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
The drive to the gate of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. The journey passes through the village of Machame, which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain.We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp

DAY 4: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Elevation (m): 3100m to 3840m
Elevation (ft): 10,200ft to 12,600ft
Distance: 9km
Walking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Moorland
After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.

DAY 5: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Elevation (m): 3840m to 4630m to 3860m
Elevation (ft): 12,600ft to 12,700ft
Distance: 15 km
Walking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Semi-desert

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4876m / 15,997 ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 3860m / 12,664. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

DAY 6: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Elevation (m): 3860m to 4200m
Elevation (ft): 12,700ft to 13,800ft
Distance: 7 km
Hiking Time: 4 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite.

DAY 7: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Elevation (m) 4,630
Hiking time 4-5hrsFrom Karanga the tour heads up a morraine ridge taking your time and going slowly. The views here can be spectacular on the southern glaciers and of the glacial valleys that snake their way down the mountain. The final stage to Barafu is quite steep, and as always it's taken it very slowly. As with the day before you reach camp by around lunch time leaving lots of time to prepare and relax. In the evening your guide briefs you for the final ascent. (Full board).

DAY 8: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
Elevation (m): 4600m to 5895m (and down to 3100m)
Elevation (ft): 15,100ft to 19,300ft (and down to 10,200ft)
Distance: 7km ascent / 23km descent
Hiking Time:6- 8 hours ascent / 7-8 hours descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

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DAY 9: Mweka Camp to Arusha
Elevation (m): 3100m to 1830m
Elevation (ft): 10,200ft to 6000ft
Distance: 15 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Forest
After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel.

Recommended tipping guidelines
Porters USD $5 to $10 per porter per day
Guide, assistant guide, cook USD $15 to 20 per person per day
Please note that tipping depends on ones heart and is customarily recommended

Safety. Kilimanjaro Trekkers guides carry first aid kits and multiple communications equipment on every single climb.
Guides.All of Kilimanjaro Trekkers guides are trained in wilderness first aid, mountain craft, natural history and ecological awareness.

Equipment.Our climbs are equipped with the finest climbing and camping apparatus, safety equipment and communications network on Mount Kilimanjaro. Comfortable and private igloo-shaped tents allow our travellers to bypass the very rustic mountain huts where most trekkers spend their nights.

Acclimatization.While most trekkers spend a total of five days on the mountain, we schedule seven days (six nights) to allow more time for premium altitude acclimatization.
All-inclusive.The 7 day climb includes all of the necessary arrangements guide, porters and camp staff, provisions, safety equipment and park entry fees.

The Machame Route.This program travels the scenic Machame Route, with some game-viewing and bird watching opportunities along the first days’ paths. Then it's up across the Shira Plateau through the Grand Baranco Canyon and on to the top. If all goes as planned, you’ll reach Stella Point at dawn, with a chance to continue around Kibo’s rim to the summit, Uhuru Peak.

Fit to trek.The Machame Route is a strenuous, but not technical, climb and no mountain-climbing experience is necessary. But there’s no avoiding the steep ascents and high altitudes that make robust physical fitness (and a minimum age of 16 years) a prerequisite for this trip. You’ll want to consult your physician before undertaking this unforgettable adventure.

 

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