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Many of our clients will take the Delta/ KLM flight from Amsterdam. It arrives around 8 PM. By the time you go through customs and take the 45-minute drive to the lodge, you will arrive around 10 PM or later.
If you arrive at 10:00 PM the night before the climb, you will miss our pre-climb briefing. We can give you an abbreviated briefing the next morning.
Our suggestion is that you arrive one day early if possible. This way you will get one day to relax and recuperate for your climb. This will also allow us to track down any missing or delayed luggage and accommodate any flight delays.
Our climbs have an arrival and departure day built in. We recommend arriving at least one day early. This will give your body time to adjust to the time change and also recuperate from the long flight. It also gives you a cushion in case your flight is canceled or delayed, or if your bags are lost or delayed.
To gain entry into Tanzania, US citizens, and most other nationalities will need a passport and visa. The passport must be valid for 6 months after the intended length of stay.
Visas can be obtained prior to departure from the USA (recommended due to long wait times at JRO) or at your point of entry into Tanzania. The visa cost for US citizens is $100. More information can be found here: http://tanzaniaembassy-us.org/?page_id=76#visaForms
Visa at JRO
Obtaining a Visa at JRO airport for citizens of most countries is a relatively simple process. When you arrive at JRO, there will be two lines. The line on the right is for people purchasing a visa. The line straight ahead is for people who have a visa.
To get your visa you fill out the required form and get in line for the first window. Give them the form and show them your passport. Go to the line for window two. Pay for the visa and get your photo taken. Go to the line for the third window and receive your visa.
There are no specific vaccine requirements needed to enter Tanzania from the United States. However, be aware that the government of Tanzania requires proof of yellow fever vaccination. This is due upon arrival if you are traveling from a country with a risk of yellow fever. If you fly directly from the United States to Tanzania (including layovers in which you do not exit the airport) you will not need the yellow fever vaccine. However, if you are arriving from a country listed here, you will need the yellow fever vaccine.
When climbing Kilimanjaro, you will need to bring at least two bags. One should be a daypack that you will carry during your hike. The second bag can be a duffle bag or a backpack. This bag should be 75 liters up to 90 liters. We do rent 90-liter duffel bags.
Think of your first bag, your daypack as your carry-on luggage. You will have access to this bag during the entire day as you hike. This daypack will weigh about 15 lbs. It will contain your water, your lunch, snacks, rain gear, camera, and maybe an extra layer of clothing.
Your second bag is like a check-in bag. You will give this bag to a porter and he will carry it from campsite to campsite. You will not have access to this bag during the day. It will be waiting for you inside your tent when you arrive at your campsite. This bag will contain all your other clothing and toiletries.
The second bag should not weigh more than 33 lbs. If it is a duffle bag, it does not need to be waterproof as the porters will put it inside another larger waterproof bag. However, we do recommend waterproofing everything inside of it in case the outer bag leaks. See here: https://youtu.be/0fhfp8J4UE4
If it is a backpack, it should have a rain cover because the porter will most likely wear it as a backpack as he carries it.
We will send you a booking form within one business day. Please note that requesting and receiving a booking form for a specific trip does not reserve or confirm the climb for you. Climbs are not confirmed until we receive the completed form along with the deposit.
A 30% deposit, paid by credit card or wire transfer is due at the time of booking. The trip balance payment is due 60 days prior to trip departure.
Once we receive the completed forms and deposit, we begin to arrange your climb, safari, and lodging. This usually takes between 2-3 business days. When your climb, safari, and lodging are all set up, we have officially confirmed your trip.
This means that your booking is all set to go. The deposit is not refundable once the trip is confirmed.
Credit Cards – Mastercard, Visa, and AMEX (there is no additional fee for paying with a credit card)
Wire Transfer – International or Domestic wires
We also accept Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Affirm (if approved)
Checks are not accepted.
A 30% deposit, paid by credit card or wire transfer is due at the time of booking. The trip balance payment is due 60 days prior to trip departure. Failure to make full payment by the due date may result in forfeiture of the trip deposit and any partial balance payments. The Company reserves the right to cancel any reservation should timely final payment not be received. It is the Client’s responsibility to ensure payment is made by the due date.
If the trip cannot be confirmed the deposit will be refunded. This is a rare occurrence. Otherwise, the deposit is not refundable under any circumstances.
- 60 days or more before the trip start date, the cancellation fee is 30% of the total trip price.
- 59 to 31 days prior to the trip start date, the cancellation fee is 50% of the total trip price.
- 31 days or less prior to the trip start date, there are no refunds.
Trip cancellations must be made in writing and acknowledged by the Company. The cancellation shall be deemed to have been made on the date such notice is received by the Company.
Should the Client be unable to make their trip it may be possible to transfer payments and deposits. The new trip must occur within one year of the original date. The Company reserves the right to prohibit a trip transfer. For a request to transfer made more than 60 days before the original start date, a fee of $200 per person will be charged, should a transfer request be granted. For a transfer request made within 59 to 32 days of the trip start date, a fee of $400 per person will be charged, should a transfer request be granted. No transfers will be granted less than 31 days of the trip start date.
Travel Insurance is mandatory. The client must have valid travel and medical insurance which covers high altitude trekking, medical and repatriation costs, trip cancellation, and emergency evacuation. The client must provide proof of insurance before the trip commences. The Client will not be allowed to participate in the trip without such insurance and will not be entitled to any refund. Furthermore, the Client certifies that he or she has adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage he or she may suffer while participating, or else agree to bear the costs of such injury and damage himself or herself.
If the Client leaves the trip, voluntarily or involuntarily, under any circumstances, after the trip has begun any additional cost incurred due to such action is the responsibility of the Client. There are no refunds for services not utilized.
Climbers must be 18 years of age or over to climb alone. Climbers under 18 must have an adult accompany them on the climb. We recommend you book a private climb with Children under 16 years old. We will guide children under the age of 14 on a case-by-case basis, depending on the experience level of the child and parents.
Read more here: Can Children Climb Mount Kilimanjaro?
There are three tiers of climbing operators—Luxury, Mid-range, and Budget.
We are a mid-range company. We provide a high standard of service for a reasonable price.
Luxury operators charge prices much higher than ours for things you do not need, such as matching uniforms and larger advertising budgets.
Budget operators charge prices lower than ours and leave out things you do need. These items or services include waterproof tents, comfortable sleeping pads, hot meals that are nutrient-rich, and Wilderness First Responder certified expert guides. They may also have only one guide for six people. We offer a 2 to 1 client-to-guide ratio.
See more here: Choose An Experienced & Safe Operator
Yes, a single climber can join any group climb. Or they may book their own private climb. With two or more climbers, our climbs are guaranteed to proceed.
However, our group climbs are based on double occupancy. If you are a solo climber and the only person on a group climb, we may cancel the climb. If this happens we will move you to another climb of your choosing free of charge.
We will try and fill the spots first by running sales. If you prefer to climb on your original dates, we can still run the climb for an additional $500 single supplement charge.
No. However, our group climbs are based on double occupancy. If you are a solo climber and the only person on a group climb, we may cancel the climb and move you to another climb free of charge. We will try and fill the spots first by running sales. However, if you prefer to climb on your original dates, we can still run the climb with an additional $500 single supplement charge.
We have chosen small, quiet, clean, and comfortable lodges to serve as a relaxing complement to your climb. We will let you know which ones you’ll be staying in once you have made your deposit and we have booked them for you. The locations shown on the itineraries are fixed and part of the trip. We do offer two levels of accommodations. Included in the climb rice is the basic lodging. We also offer an upgraded lodge/hotel. The upgraded lodging costs extra.
On safari, we have our own tented camps. We recommend booking safaris at least six months in advance to make sure they are available. If they are not, we will find comparable lodging and let you know if there is any pricing difference.
At the trip briefing, you will be given instructions on how the tipping process works. The tips will be for the guides, cooks, and porters. Most groups discuss their tipping amounts collectively. The tips will be distributed to the crew later on. Here is a chart for tipping on Kilimanjaro based on group size and the number of days.
|GROUP SIZE||6 DAYS||7 DAYS||8 DAYS||9 DAYS|
|1||$350 – $380||$400 – $430||$450 – $480||$500 – $530|
|2-3||$275 – $305||$305 – $345||$340 – $370||$375 –$415|
|4+||$200 – $230||$220 – $250||$245 – $275||$270 – $300|
If you don’t know the size of your group, you can use this KPAP guideline to decide how much to tip:
- Guide: $25 per day
- Assistant Guide: $25 per day
- Cook: $15 per day
- Summit Porter $15 per day
- Porter: $10 per day
TIPPING ON SAFARI
Additionally, the general guideline for tipping during the safari is $25-$30 per day for the guide. To clarify, on a 5-day safari, a good tip for the guide is $125-$150 regardless of the number of passengers.
We will go over tipping in detail at the trip briefing before your climb. For more information go here: Tipping on Kilimanjaro
Yes, we rent out sleeping bags, duffel bags, jackets, and trekking poles. More information about our rental gear can be found here: Rental Gear
Please note: You will pay for the rental equipment with US Dollars, 2009 and newer bills at the trip briefing. It is not included in your booking form payments and we do not accept Credit Cards in Tanzania. Cash only.
If you do not live near a high mountain, you can either travel to one or you can rent an altitude training tent. These altitude training systems are designed to prepare you for a high-altitude environment. These systems can be rented and used prior to your trip to Kilimanjaro.
More information about these systems can be found here: https://www.higherpeak.com/
No, all water is provided by us. Water is taken from nearby streams, boiled, and filtered at lower elevations. At higher elevations, water is purified.
The water tastes great. However, you can bring flavored powders such as Gatorade or Nuun tablets to flavor the water.
The weather on Kilimanjaro is divided into two seasons. The two wet seasons (November and Mid-March through the end of May) and the dry season (Mid December-Mid March, and June through October). The dry season is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro.
The best time to climb Kilimanjaro is during the months of January, February, June, July, August, September, October, and December. All of the above months tend to be the busiest times on Kilimanjaro. It is the high season for tourism.
Because Tanzania lies near the equator, the area does not have four seasons like most other countries. Instead, there are two seasons – wet and dry. The temperature does vary but does not have the large swings that most people are accustomed to.
The only times that should be avoided are during Tanzania’s two rainy seasons. The long rainy season is from the end of March to the beginning of June and the short rainy season is from November to the beginning of December. Even during the “dry” seasons, climbers may still experience heavy rains. The mountain’s weather is unpredictable. Always be prepared for cold and rain.
Read more here: https://kilimanjarosunrise.com/when-to-climb-kilimanjaro/
The appropriate gear and equipment are required to climb Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro treks have a wide range of temperatures so the best clothing is a lot of layers. Such clothing is easier to adjust as the temperature fluctuates and is more effective than a few thick items of clothing. Special attention should be made to the fabric of base and middle layers; these garments should be constructed of moisture-wicking material that effectively pulls sweat away from the body to keep you dry. Cotton is a very poor fabric for trekking and should not be worn.
Synthetic jackets, sleeping bags, duffel bags, and trekking poles are available for rent. For more information, please visit the rental gear page.
1. Use Layers of Clothing
The best way of regulating your core temperature is by using layers of clothing. At the most basic level, the layering system consists of three different layers. Each layer serves its own purpose. These layers include a base layer, mid-layer, and outer layer.
a) Base Layer – the base layer works by keeping your skin warm and dry. It also helps by wicking away moisture from the skin as it develops. This layer usually consists of a semi-snug-fitting shirt such as an Under Armour type shirt or a Nike Dry Fit shirt.
b) Mid Layer – the mid-layer is used to keep the warmth that your body naturally generates. This can be a fleece jacket or a soft-shell jacket. Depending on the weather outside, this layer can be thicker or thinner.
c) Outer Layer – the outer layer protects you from wind, cold, or sometimes rain. On Kilimanjaro, you will need to bring a full complement of rain gear – including a rain jacket and rain pants. Also, a warm down or synthetic jacket is essential. Lastly, clients should opt for a pair of gaiters and also get a rain cover for their day pack.
2. Protect Your Head and Face
Protect your head from wind, sun, and cold by wearing something on your head at all times while trekking. This can be a cap or wide-brimmed hat when it is warm, or a knit hat when it is cold. You may also want to get a balaclava or a scarf for your face to shield you from wind and dust.
3. Keep Your Extremities Warm
Your hands and feet happen to be one of the hardest parts of your body to keep warm, as the human body decreases the blood supply to your extremities when the body as a whole is cold. Climbers should bring warm, waterproof gloves and boots.
See more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV3J_j8anuM
We Achieving a reasonable degree of physical fitness should be a goal in your preparation. Being in good shape will increase your chances of having a safe climb, a successful summit, and an enjoyable experience.
The main reason that climbers fail to reach the summit is the inability to acclimatize to the high altitude. Short of going to high altitude, there is little that one can do to pre-acclimatize before the climb. Being physically fit does not guarantee that climbers can overcome altitude issues, but it does reduce the strenuousness of the climb on the body, which in turn, makes acclimatization more likely.
Ideally, your training should simulate actual conditions encountered on Kilimanjaro. Performing day hikes on local trails are the recommended form of training. The trails should include uphill and downhill sections, and you should wear the clothing, boots, and daypack (weighted) that you intend to climb in. Try to hike a few times a week, with a mixture of short hikes and hikes that last for several hours. Your hikes on the mountain will on average be between four to six hours but can be as little as two (easy days) and as high as 14 hours (summit day).
If it is impractical for you to train outdoors, you may exercise at the local gym. The goals of the training program are to boost your aerobic fitness and increase your endurance. The staple of your training should be walking on a stair climber machine, supplemented with weight training for your legs.
We suggest a minimum of three days a week. Hike or exercise for shorter sessions during the weekdays and longer sessions on the weekends. Sometimes, try hiking on consecutive days. With proper training, you will develop the leg strength, endurance, and confidence necessary for Kilimanjaro.
Here is a sample Kilimanjaro training program.
To gain entry into Tanzania, US citizens, and most other nationalities will need a passport and visa. The passport must be valid for 6 months after the intended length of stay.
Visas can be obtained prior to departure from the USA (recommended due to long wait times at JRO) or at your point of entry into Tanzania. The visa cost for US citizens is $100. More information can be found here: http://tanzaniaembassy-us.org/?page_id=76#visaForms
To obtain the visa upon arrival at the airport, you will need your passport, flight card (given to you on the plane), and US dollars. The visa cost for US citizens is $100 and $50 for most other nationalities.
Additionally, you will need a negative COVID test that is still within the 96-hour window of when you took the test. They will check this before you board the plane for Tanzania.
There are various recommended vaccinations for travel into Tanzania. However, there are no required vaccinations.
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) recommends the following vaccinations and medications: Malaria, Yellow Fever (required if entering Tanzania from an ‘infected area’), Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Rabies. Additionally, the CDCP recommends routine vaccinations for measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT), and polio, if you are not up-to-date.
You may also want to bring Diamox, an FDA-approved prescription medication used to prevent and treat altitude sickness. Consult with your health care professional. Keep in mind you may be more susceptible to sunburn if you take Diamox.
Though not required, we do recommend having a COVID vaccination.
It is prudent for every client to have a medical check-up to see if they have any medical conditions that put them at increased risk when trekking at a high altitude. The minimum age of participants on our climbs is 16 years old. All clients 65 years of age or older are required to bring a doctor’s certificate stating they are fit to climb Kilimanjaro.
Travel insurance is mandatory. It is a mandatory requirement to have travel insurance to participate on our climbs. Travel insurance should cover high-altitude trekking, medical and repatriation costs, and trip cancellation.
We will verify that you have the appropriate insurance prior to the climb. No refunds are given for clients turned away due to failure to obtain the proper coverage
World Nomad’s Explorer Policy provides travel insurance for many countries including the USA and most of Europe.
Read more here: Do I Need Insurance to Climb Kilimanjaro?
US Dollars are accepted almost everywhere in Tanzania. There is no need to exchange your US Dollars for Tanzanian Shillings while in Tanzania. However, by paying with US dollars you will experience slightly less buying power. Most merchants will round up to the nearest dollar when doing a currency conversion. For example, if a bottle of water is 1700 shillings and the current conversion is 1900 shillings to one US dollar. They will charge you one full dollar for the bottle of water.
Please note that your US dollars must be dated at least 2009 or newer. Many merchants will not accept US cash that is older than 2009. You can find out the date of your dollars by looking for the Series date on each bill.
They will not accept damaged or torn bills either, not even at the bank.
ATMs are not very plentiful in Tanzania so we suggest that you bring all the cash that you think you may need. Do not rely on being able to find an ATM while you are in Tanzania.
Large hotels and restaurants will take credit cards. However, many will impose a fee of up to 5% for using a credit card. Smaller merchants and street vendors do not accept credit cards.
Read more here: Do You Have to Exchange US Dollars to Tanzanian Shillings?
Once you grab your luggage in baggage claim at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), proceed to the parking lot. If you paid for a pickup, then just outside the doors, one of our drivers will be standing there with a sign for Kilimanjaro Sunrise. Go with him. If your bags did not arrive, let him know immediately so we can begin gathering temporary equipment and gear. Once your bags arrive, a porter will run them up the mountain to you. Please tip him.
If you did not pay for a pickup, head toward the parking lot to the right. Someone will most likely ask if you need a taxi, he is not a taxi driver. He will just take you to the taxi area. He will expect a tip of $1 USD.
Since we are 10 hours behind, if you have any issues while you are on your way, please contact Tanzania directly at +255 754 400141. This is our 24-hour duty phone number.
What Bags Should I Bring for Kilimanjaro?
For your Mount Kilimanjaro climb in Tanzania, we suggest having three types of bags:
Suitcase or Large Travel Bag
Your first bag should be a suitcase or a large travel bag that you can check-in. This bag will be used to transport your belongings during your flight. Inside this bag, you can roll up your 90-liter duffel bag, which will be used later during the climb.
You will also need a 30-35-liter daypack. This bag will serve as your carry-on for the flight and will also be used as your day pack on the mountain. It should be spacious enough to hold your essential items during the climb.
70-90-Liter Duffel Bag
Another bag you should bring is a 70-90-liter duffel bag. This bag will be used to store items that you will need at the camp during your climb. The porters will carry this bag for you and it will be placed inside a large water-resistant bag. You can rent this duffel bag during the trip briefing.
By having these three bags – a suitcase, a daypack, and a duffel bag – you will be well-prepared for your Mount Kilimanjaro adventure in Tanzania.
While you are on your Kilimanjaro climb, you can safely store any items not needed on the mountain in a secure storage room in the hotel. These items may be your suitcase, a laptop, zoom lenses for safari, safari clothing, etc.
To call your loved ones or work back home, we recommend WhatsApp. Download it to your phone and call or text when you have wifi. The other person also has to have WhatsApp on their phone. Usually, only the hotel lobbies and a few restaurants have wifi and there is limited wifi and no cellular signal on the Mountain.
No, we do not offer group safaris since it isn’t a good experience. Everyone is loaded on a bus and driven around the parks. They are on a schedule and are not able to deviate from their routes to see animals.
All of our safaris are private in our own safari vehicles. See more here: Tanzanian Safaris
- DSLR Camera
- Extra Batteries
- Several SD Cards
- Minimum of 300mm Lens
- Long Sleeve Shirt
- Convertible Pants
- Neck Pillow (optional)
- Snacks (optional)
- Water (purchased en route)
- Buff or Neck Gaiter (for dust)
Read more here: What Should I Wear on Safari?
No, all safaris must be booked before you arrive in Tanzania. We recommend at least six months. It is difficult to find safari lodging if you do not book in advance.
If someone cannot continue climbing, due to illness or injury, one of the guides will go down with that person while the rest of the party continues. That is why we have a 2-to-1 client-to-guide ratio.
There are no showers on the mountain. All water is carried from the water source to the camp and treated. We recommend bringing wet wipes if you like to clean up. We also provide warm water for you to wash your hands and face.
Yes, we can accommodate vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, and kosher diets.
There are no charging stations on Mount Kilimanjaro. We recommend bringing Power Banks and spare batteries. There are charging ports in our safari vehicles.
Here are the items our guides carry in the first aid kits.
- Furosemide or Bumetanide
- Antibiotic Ointment
- Antiseptic Cream
- Paracetamol with Codeine
- Rehydration Salt
- Glucose Tabs
- Pulse Oximeter
- Sphygmomanometer (blood pressure monitor)
- Digital Thermometer
- Paramedic Sheers
- Medical Gloves
- Oxygen Bottle and mask
- Portable Altitude Chamber (Northern Circuit Treks)
- Rolled Gauze
- Gauze bandages
- First-aid cleansing pads
- Butterfly strips
We recommend bringing approximately $700-800 US dollars. They should be 2009 and newer, undamaged bills. USD is accepted everywhere. They should be an assortment of $100s, $20s, $5s, and at least 40 dollars in $1s. Use the $100s for the tip because the exchange rate for large denominations is better than $1s. You can use your credit cards at a few souvenir shops, but you’ll get hit with International transaction fees.
Drones are illegal to use in Tanzania without a license and special permit. In order to get a drone permit, the drone operator needs to have a pilot’s license for aircraft. Once that happens, the request is sent to the defense department for approval. We recommend, due to the cost and length of time it takes to get a drone permit, to just leave yours at home. If you choose to take one anyway and get caught, you and your guide can end up in jail.
The Tanzanian government has banned single-use plastic bags like shopping bags. You can still use Ziploc bags for your loose items and to keep items dry.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa, standing at 19,341 feet (5,895 meters) above sea level. It is located in Tanzania, East Africa. It is a popular destination for adventure seekers and hikers from around the world.
There are several different routes that climbers can take to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro. Each route has varying distances and levels of difficulty. The most popular routes are the Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, and Rongai routes.
The Marangu route
The Marangu route is also known as the “Coca-Cola” route, as it is considered the easiest and most straightforward route to the summit. It is approximately 70 kilometers (43 miles) long and typically takes 5-6 days to complete.
The Machame route
The Machame route is considered one of the most scenic and challenging routes, with steep ascents and descents. It is approximately 62 kilometers (37 miles) long and typically takes 6-7 days to complete.
The Lemosho route
The Lemosho route is a longer and more remote route, starting on the western side of the mountain. It is approximately 70 kilometers (43 miles) long and typically takes 7-9 days to complete.
The Rongai route
The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north. It has stunning views and quieter trails. It is approximately 65 kilometers (40 miles) long and typically takes 6-7 days to complete.
So, depending on which route you choose, the distance you walk each day on Kilimanjaro can vary. On average, climbers typically hike 6-8 hours per day, covering 10-15 kilometers (6-9 miles) of distance each day.
It is important to note that climbing Kilimanjaro is a challenging and physically demanding undertaking, requiring proper training, preparation, and equipment. Altitude sickness is also a common concern, as climbers ascend to higher altitudes where the air is thinner and oxygen levels are lower.
We recommend that climbers acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and take their time to climb slowly and steadily. This can help reduce the risk of altitude sickness and ensure a safe and enjoyable climb.
In conclusion, the distance you walk each day on Kilimanjaro depends on the route you choose and your pace as a climber. Regardless of the route, climbing Kilimanjaro is a challenging and rewarding experience that requires careful planning, preparation, and a sense of adventure.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a challenging and physically demanding undertaking, requiring a certain level of fitness and preparation. While it is possible for someone who is not in the best physical shape to climb Kilimanjaro, it is not recommended, and it can significantly increase the risk of altitude sickness and other health issues.
It is important to note that climbing Kilimanjaro involves several days of hiking at high altitude, often over steep and rocky terrain. This can be physically taxing and requires a certain level of strength, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness.
Prior to attempting to climb Kilimanjaro, it is recommended to engage in regular physical activity and prepare both physically and mentally for the challenge. This can include activities such as hiking, running, cycling, or strength training, as well as acclimatization exercises such as sleeping in high-altitude environments or using an altitude training mask.
It is also important to ensure that you have the proper gear and equipment, including sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, and a good quality backpack. In addition, climbers should be prepared to follow a proper nutrition and hydration plan, as well as take precautions to prevent altitude sickness, such as drinking plenty of water and taking altitude medication if necessary.
Ultimately, while it is possible for someone who is not in the best physical shape to climb Kilimanjaro, it is not recommended, and it can significantly increase the risk of health issues and injury. It is important to properly prepare and train for the climb to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Kilimanjaro is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world, and as a result, it can become crowded during peak climbing seasons. However, the degree of overcrowding can vary depending on the time of year and the specific route chosen.
The most popular routes to the summit of Kilimanjaro, such as the Marangu and Machame routes, can become quite crowded during peak season, with hundreds of climbers and support staff on the trail at any given time. This can result in long wait times at campsites and rest stops, as well as an increased risk of litter and environmental damage.
On the other hand, some of the less popular routes, such as the Northern Circuit or Lemosho routes, tend to have fewer climbers and are less crowded overall. These routes often offer a more secluded and serene trekking experience, with less environmental impact.
In recent years, there have been efforts to reduce overcrowding and promote sustainable trekking practices on Kilimanjaro. This includes initiatives such as limiting the number of climbers per day, enforcing regulations on litter and waste management, and promoting alternative, less crowded routes.
Ultimately, while Kilimanjaro can become crowded at times, there are ways to mitigate the impact of overcrowding and ensure a sustainable and enjoyable trekking experience. By choosing a less popular route, traveling during off-peak season, and practicing responsible trekking practices, climbers can help preserve the natural beauty of Kilimanjaro for generations to come.
Climbing Kilimanjaro can be a significant financial investment, with costs varying depending on factors such as the route chosen, the length of the trek, and the level of support desired. Here are some of the main expenses to consider when budgeting for a Kilimanjaro climb:
Park Fees: All climbers must pay park fees to enter Kilimanjaro National Park, which can range from $70 to $100 per day depending on the route chosen and the length of the trek.
Guide and Porter Fees: Climbers are required to hire a licensed guide and porters for their Kilimanjaro trek. Guide fees can range from $20 to $30 per day, while porter fees can range from $10 to $20 per day.
Accommodation: Climbers will need to budget for accommodation before and after the climb, as well as for the cost of camping on the mountain. Accommodation costs can vary widely depending on the level of comfort desired, with budget options starting at around $10 per night and luxury lodges costing several hundred dollars per night.
Gear and Equipment: Climbers will need to purchase or rent appropriate gear and equipment for the trek, including hiking boots, warm clothing, sleeping bags, and other camping gear. The cost of gear and equipment can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars depending on the quality and level of support desired.
Travel and Visa Expenses: Climbers will also need to budget for travel expenses such as flights, visas, and transportation to and from Kilimanjaro National Park.
Overall, the total cost of climbing Kilimanjaro can range from several thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the specific factors involved. It is important to research and plan ahead to ensure that all expenses are accounted for and to avoid unexpected costs.
While climbing Kilimanjaro can be a challenging and demanding undertaking, it is possible for beginners to successfully summit the mountain with proper preparation, training, and support. However, it is important for beginners to carefully consider their fitness level and experience before attempting the climb, and to choose a route and support system that is appropriate for their level of ability.
Kilimanjaro offers several different routes to the summit, ranging from the relatively easy Marangu route to more challenging routes such as the Machame and Lemosho routes. Beginners are generally advised to choose a route that is less difficult, such as the Marangu or Rongai routes, which offer gentler slopes and shorter hiking distances.
In addition to choosing an appropriate route, beginners should take time to properly prepare and train for the climb. This can include engaging in regular physical activity such as hiking, running, or cycling, as well as acclimatization exercises such as sleeping in high-altitude environments or using an altitude training mask. It is also important to ensure that you have the proper gear and equipment, as well as a good nutrition and hydration plan.
Finally, beginners should consider hiring a reputable guide or tour operator to provide support and guidance during the climb. A knowledgeable guide can help with acclimatization, monitor for signs of altitude sickness, and provide essential information about the trek and the surrounding environment.
Ultimately, while climbing Kilimanjaro can be a challenging and demanding experience, it is possible for beginners to successfully summit the mountain with the proper preparation, training, and support. By choosing an appropriate route, preparing carefully, and hiring a knowledgeable guide or tour operator, beginners can achieve their goal of climbing Kilimanjaro and experiencing the beauty and majesty of this iconic mountain.
Yes, a regular person can climb Kilimanjaro with proper preparation, training, and support. Kilimanjaro is considered a non-technical mountain, meaning that it does not require specialized climbing skills or equipment. However, climbing Kilimanjaro is still a challenging and physically demanding undertaking that requires careful planning and preparation.
One of the most important factors in successfully climbing Kilimanjaro is physical fitness. Climbers should be in good overall health and fitness, with the ability to hike for several hours at a time and at high altitudes. It is also important to engage in regular physical activity in the months leading up to the climb, such as hiking, running, or cycling, in order to build strength and endurance.
In addition to physical fitness, climbers should also be prepared for the altitude and climate on Kilimanjaro. The high altitude and cold temperatures can be challenging for even the most experienced climbers, and climbers should take the time to acclimatize properly in order to avoid altitude sickness. This can include using acclimatization exercises such as sleeping in high-altitude environments or using an altitude training mask.
Finally, climbers should consider hiring a reputable guide or tour operator to provide support and guidance during the climb. A knowledgeable guide can help with acclimatization, monitor for signs of altitude sickness, and provide essential information about the trek and the surrounding environment.
Ultimately, while climbing Kilimanjaro can be a challenging and demanding experience, it is possible for a regular person with the proper preparation, training, and support to successfully summit the mountain and experience the beauty and majesty of this iconic peak.
In general, climbers do not need to use supplemental oxygen to climb Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro is a non-technical mountain, meaning that it does not require specialized climbing skills or equipment. However, the high altitude and low oxygen levels on the mountain can be challenging for even the most experienced climbers, and climbers should take steps to properly acclimatize in order to avoid altitude sickness.
Most climbers will experience some degree of altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro, but symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the individual. Symptoms can include headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and shortness of breath. In order to minimize the risk of altitude sickness, climbers should take their time ascending the mountain and allow their bodies to properly adjust to the altitude.
There are several ways to aid in acclimatization on Kilimanjaro. Climbers can use acclimatization exercises such as sleeping in high-altitude environments or using an altitude training mask. In addition, climbers can use medication such as Diamox to help prevent altitude sickness. However, climbers should always consult with a medical professional before taking any medication.
Supplemental oxygen is generally not necessary for climbers on Kilimanjaro, as the mountain is considered a moderate altitude climb. However, in rare cases where a climber is experiencing severe altitude sickness, supplemental oxygen may be used as a temporary measure to alleviate symptoms and help the climber descend the mountain safely.
In conclusion, while climbers do not typically need supplemental oxygen to climb Kilimanjaro, proper acclimatization and preparation are crucial in order to minimize the risk of altitude sickness and safely summit the mountain. Climbers should consult with a medical professional and take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe and successful climb.
In terms of technical difficulty, Mount Everest is considered a much harder climb than Mount Kilimanjaro. Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, standing at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) and requires technical mountaineering skills such as ice climbing, use of ropes and crampons, and experience with extreme altitude conditions. Kilimanjaro, on the other hand, is a non-technical climb, meaning it does not require specialized climbing skills or equipment.
However, while Kilimanjaro may not require the technical skills of Everest, it is still a challenging climb. Climbers must still deal with the effects of high altitude, long hiking days, and challenging terrain. In addition, Kilimanjaro is a much shorter climb than Everest, which means climbers must adjust to altitude much more quickly than they would on a longer climb.
Another important factor to consider when comparing Kilimanjaro and Everest is the level of support available on each mountain. Everest is typically climbed with a team of experienced guides, porters, and Sherpas, and climbers have access to well-established base camps and support structures. Kilimanjaro, while still a challenging climb, is typically climbed with a smaller support team and fewer amenities.
Overall, while Everest is considered a much more technically difficult climb than Kilimanjaro, both mountains present unique challenges and should be approached with the proper preparation, training, and support. Climbers should carefully consider their goals, experience, and abilities when deciding which mountain to climb.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a challenging and rewarding experience that requires a lot of preparation and planning. Here are some things that many climbers wish they knew before embarking on the journey:
The importance of physical fitness
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a physically demanding activity that requires a good level of fitness. Many climbers wish they had trained more intensively in the months leading up to the climb. It’s important to include cardio and strength training exercises in your training regimen to build endurance and strength.
The effects of altitude
Altitude sickness is a common problem on Kilimanjaro due to the high altitude. It’s important to understand the symptoms and the steps you can take to prevent or alleviate the condition, such as taking time to acclimatize and drinking plenty of water.
The importance of proper gear
Having the right gear is crucial for a successful climb. Many climbers wish they had invested in good-quality gear that is suitable for the conditions on Kilimanjaro. This includes warm clothing, waterproof gear, sturdy hiking boots, and a good backpack.
The impact of the environment
Climbing Kilimanjaro can be challenging due to the extreme weather conditions and the rugged terrain. It’s important to be mentally prepared for the challenges and to have a positive attitude throughout the climb.
The value of a good support team
A good support team can make all the difference on a Kilimanjaro climb. Many climbers wish they had researched and chosen a reputable guide company that can provide experienced guides, porters, and other support staff. It’s also important to have a good support team in your personal life, such as friends and family who can provide encouragement and support.
The importance of respecting the mountain and its environment
Kilimanjaro is a unique and fragile environment that should be treated with respect. Climbers should follow Leave No Trace principles and take steps to minimize their impact on the environment.
By being aware of these factors and taking the necessary steps to prepare and plan for the climb, climbers can have a successful and enjoyable experience on Kilimanjaro. You can read more here: Things I wish I knew before climbing Kilimanjaro. Part One.
The amount of weight you carry on Kilimanjaro can vary depending on a number of factors, including the length of your trek, the level of support you have, and the time of year you climb. However, in general, climbers can expect to carry between 10-15 kg (22-33 lbs) of gear, personal items, and food and water.
If you are climbing with a guided tour company, they will typically provide you with a list of recommended items to bring and will help you pack your gear. They will also provide porters who will carry the bulk of your gear, such as tents, cooking equipment, and food. You will only need to carry a daypack with your personal items, such as warm clothing, snacks, and water.
However, it’s important to be aware that some tour companies may limit the weight that porters can carry in order to comply with porter welfare guidelines. In these cases, you may need to carry more of your own gear, such as a sleeping bag and sleeping pad.
It’s important to pack carefully and only bring the essentials, as carrying too much weight can make the climb more difficult and increase your risk of injury or illness. You should also be mindful of the impact of your gear on the environment and try to minimize your waste and impact as much as possible.
Climbing Kilimanjaro requires a moderate to high level of fitness. While the climb does not involve technical climbing or extreme altitude, it does require a sustained effort over several days, often in challenging terrain and weather conditions.
To climb Kilimanjaro, you should be able to walk for several hours a day, often uphill and at high altitude. You should also have good cardiovascular fitness, as the climb can be quite demanding on the heart and lungs. In addition, you should have good muscular endurance, particularly in the legs, as you will be hiking for several days in a row and may encounter steep or rocky terrain.
It’s important to note that the altitude on Kilimanjaro can have a significant impact on your physical performance, even if you are in good shape. Altitude sickness, which can cause symptoms such as headache, nausea, and fatigue, is a common concern on the climb. To minimize your risk of altitude sickness, it’s important to acclimatize properly by taking your time on the ascent and staying well-hydrated.
If you are planning to climb Kilimanjaro, it’s a good idea to work on your fitness in advance. This might include regular cardio and strength training, as well as hiking or walking uphill to build up your endurance. It’s also a good idea to talk to your doctor before embarking on the climb to make sure you are physically healthy enough to undertake the challenge.
When climbing Kilimanjaro, you will sleep in tents at designated campsites along the route. The number of campsites and the length of your climb will depend on the route you choose and the itinerary of your tour company.
On most routes, you will start at the base of the mountain and hike to the first campsite on the first day. From there, you will continue to hike to higher campsites each day, usually spending a night or two at each one to allow for acclimatization to the altitude. Some routes have shorter or longer days than others, so the distance and elevation gain between campsites can vary.
The campsites on Kilimanjaro are typically quite basic, with no running water or electricity. However, they will usually have toilet facilities and a common dining tent where you can eat meals and relax with your fellow climbers. Some tour companies provide sleeping pads and sleeping bags, while others require you to bring your own.
It’s important to note that Kilimanjaro is a protected area and camping is only allowed at designated campsites. It’s also important to follow Leave No Trace principles and pack out all of your trash and waste to minimize your impact on the environment.
Yes, there are toilets on Kilimanjaro, although they are typically quite basic and may not be available at every campsite. The toilets are usually drop toilets, which means that they do not have a water supply and waste is collected in a pit or tank below.
In some cases, you may need to use a portable toilet or a “bush toilet” when there are no facilities available. It’s important to follow Leave No Trace principles and pack out all of your waste, including toilet paper and feminine hygiene products.
It’s also important to note that the toilet facilities on Kilimanjaro can be quite basic and may not always be clean or well-maintained. You should bring hand sanitizer or wet wipes to clean your hands after using the toilet, as there may not be a handwashing station available.
If you have specific concerns about toilet facilities on Kilimanjaro, it’s a good idea to talk to your tour company in advance to find out what facilities will be available on your chosen route and to make any necessary arrangements.
Before climbing Kilimanjaro, it’s important to make sure that your routine vaccinations are up to date, including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, chickenpox, polio, and your yearly flu shot.
In addition, some vaccinations are recommended for travel to Tanzania, including yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid. However, these are not required for entry into Tanzania unless you are arriving from a country where yellow fever is endemic. It’s important to consult with a travel health specialist or your healthcare provider to determine which vaccines are recommended for your specific travel itinerary.
It’s also important to take precautions to prevent malaria, as it is a risk in some areas of Tanzania, including the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro. You may need to take antimalarial medication before, during, and after your trip, depending on your itinerary and medical history.
It’s important to note that vaccination requirements and recommendations may change over time, so it’s a good idea to consult with a healthcare provider or travel health specialist for the most up-to-date information.
The death rate on Kilimanjaro varies from year to year and is influenced by many factors, including the number of climbers attempting the mountain, weather conditions, and the experience and fitness levels of climbers.
According to the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority, the overall fatality rate for climbers on Kilimanjaro is approximately 1 in 1,000, which is relatively low compared to other high-altitude mountains such as Mount Everest. However, it’s important to note that any death on the mountain is a tragedy, and climbers should take all necessary precautions to ensure their safety.
The most common causes of death on Kilimanjaro are altitude-related illnesses such as high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE), which can be fatal if not treated promptly. Other causes of death include falls, hypothermia, and underlying medical conditions that are exacerbated by the altitude and physical exertion of climbing.
To minimize the risk of injury or death on Kilimanjaro, it’s important to choose a reputable tour operator with experienced guides and a good safety record. Climbers should also take the time to properly acclimatize to the altitude, stay well-hydrated, and be prepared for changing weather conditions. It’s also important to listen to the advice of your guides and seek medical attention immediately if you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness.
The success rate of climbing Kilimanjaro varies depending on the route, tour operator, and individual climber’s physical and mental preparedness. Generally speaking, the overall success rate for climbing Kilimanjaro is estimated to be between 60-70%.
The success rate can be influenced by various factors, including:
Acclimatization: The success rate of climbers who take the time to acclimatize properly is much higher than those who try to ascend too quickly.
Physical fitness: Climbing Kilimanjaro requires a moderate to high level of physical fitness. Climbers who are in good shape have a higher success rate than those who are not.
Altitude sickness: Altitude sickness is the most common reason for failure to summit on Kilimanjaro. Climbers who experience severe symptoms of altitude sickness are typically required to descend to lower altitudes, which can prevent them from reaching the summit.
Weather conditions: Unfavorable weather conditions, such as high winds or heavy snowfall, can make climbing conditions difficult or unsafe and may prevent climbers from reaching the summit.
Experience and preparation: Climbers who have experience with high altitude climbing and who have properly prepared for their climb have a higher success rate than those who are inexperienced or ill-prepared.
It’s important to choose a reputable tour operator with experienced guides and a good safety record to increase your chances of success. Proper preparation and training, including physical training, acclimatization, and mental preparation, can also increase your chances of success on Kilimanjaro.
The best time to climb Kilimanjaro is during the dry seasons, which are generally from December to March and from June to October. During these months, there is less rainfall and the weather is generally drier and more stable, with clearer skies and better visibility.
June to October is considered the best time to climb Kilimanjaro, as it is the peak season with the most favorable weather conditions. The temperatures are typically cooler, with less rainfall and less humidity, making for clearer skies and better views. This is also the busiest time on the mountain, so you can expect more crowds and higher prices.
December to March is also a good time to climb Kilimanjaro, particularly in the early part of the year. While temperatures are generally warmer during this period, there is still a lower chance of rainfall, and the mountain is typically less crowded.
It’s important to note that Kilimanjaro can be climbed year-round, but the weather and climbing conditions can vary greatly depending on the season. Climbers should be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions, regardless of the time of year they choose to climb.
Whether or not Kilimanjaro is worth the money depends on your personal goals and preferences, as well as your budget. Climbing Kilimanjaro can be an expensive undertaking, with costs for permits, gear rental, guide and porter fees, transportation, and accommodations adding up quickly.
However, for many people, the experience of climbing Kilimanjaro is priceless. Standing atop Africa’s highest peak, watching the sunrise over the vast plains below, and pushing oneself to the physical and mental limits required to reach the summit can be a truly transformative experience. Additionally, the climb can offer a unique opportunity to explore Tanzania’s diverse landscape and learn about its rich culture and history.
That being said, it’s important to do your research and carefully consider the costs and logistics before committing to a Kilimanjaro climb. Make sure you choose a reputable tour operator, obtain the necessary permits and visas, and prepare yourself physically and mentally for the rigors of the climb. It’s also worth considering alternative routes or off-season climbs, which can be less expensive and less crowded.
In summary, whether or not Kilimanjaro is worth the money depends on your personal priorities and budget. If you’re willing to invest in the experience and prepared to make the necessary financial and logistical commitments, climbing Kilimanjaro can be a truly unforgettable adventure.
It’s difficult to estimate the exact number of people who fail to summit Kilimanjaro each year, as success rates can vary greatly depending on a range of factors, including weather conditions, altitude sickness, physical fitness, and the quality of the tour operator and support team.
However, according to some estimates, the overall success rate for summiting Kilimanjaro is around 65%, meaning that roughly one-third of climbers do not make it to the top. This can be due to a range of factors, including altitude sickness, exhaustion, injury, or simply not being adequately prepared for the rigors of the climb.
That being said, the success rate can vary greatly depending on the route chosen and the level of support provided. Some routes, such as the Marangu route, have a lower success rate due to the shorter duration of the climb and higher altitude gain per day, while longer and more gradual routes like the Lemosho route tend to have higher success rates.
Ultimately, the key to success on Kilimanjaro is careful preparation, including proper training, acclimatization, and support from an experienced and reputable tour operator. With the right planning and support, many climbers are able to successfully summit Kilimanjaro and have an unforgettable adventure.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a challenging endeavor, and not everyone is physically or mentally prepared for it. The following groups of people should not attempt to climb Kilimanjaro:
Individuals with serious medical conditions – People with medical conditions such as heart problems, severe asthma, epilepsy, or any other condition that can be exacerbated by high altitude should not attempt to climb Kilimanjaro without consulting with their doctor.
Pregnant women – It is not recommended for pregnant women to climb Kilimanjaro due to the risk of altitude sickness and potential complications that could arise during the climb.
Children under 10 years of age – The minimum age to climb Kilimanjaro is 10 years old. Children under this age are not physically or mentally prepared for such a challenging climb.
People who are not physically fit – Climbing Kilimanjaro requires a good level of physical fitness. People who are not physically fit should not attempt to climb the mountain as it can be dangerous.
Individuals with a fear of heights – Climbing Kilimanjaro involves walking along narrow paths with steep drops. If you have a fear of heights, you may find the climb very challenging and dangerous.
Individuals who are not prepared for the climate – Kilimanjaro’s climate is very different from other parts of Tanzania. It can get very cold and windy at high altitudes, and you need to be prepared with proper clothing and gear. If you’re not ready for the cold weather, you could experience hypothermia or other cold-related illnesses.
It is generally not recommended to drink alcohol while climbing Kilimanjaro. Alcohol can dehydrate you, which can exacerbate altitude sickness, and can also impair your judgment, balance, and coordination, which can increase the risk of accidents on the mountain. It is also illegal to bring or consume alcohol on Kilimanjaro.
Additionally, alcohol is a diuretic, which means it can increase your urine output, and this can be a problem on Kilimanjaro, as it is important to stay well hydrated to avoid altitude sickness. Drinking alcohol can also interfere with your sleep, which is important for acclimatization and recovery during the climb.
Therefore, it is advisable to avoid drinking alcohol while climbing Kilimanjaro, and to focus on staying well-hydrated with water and other non-alcoholic fluids.
Mobile phone coverage on Kilimanjaro is generally inconsistent. However it is better on the lower slopes. As you climb higher, the network coverage may become spotty or non-existent.
There are several mobile network providers in Tanzania, and the coverage and signal strength may depend on which provider you are using. Some of the major network providers in Tanzania include Vodacom, Airtel, Tigo, and Halotel.
It is important to note that mobile network coverage on Kilimanjaro is not guaranteed, and it may be affected by various factors, such as weather conditions, mountain terrain, and the availability of cell towers. Therefore, it is advisable to check with your mobile network provider before your climb to ensure that your phone will work on the mountain and to consider bringing a satellite phone or other communication device as a backup.
While some of the Luxury Kilimanjaro trekking companies may include access to camp showers, most trekkers will not have access to showers during their climb.
The camping accommodations on Kilimanjaro do not include shower facilities, and water sources are limited on the mountain. As a result, most climbers use wet wipes and the provided warm water to clean themselves during the climb.
Overall, it is important to be prepared for no shower facilities on Kilimanjaro and to bring appropriate hygiene supplies to keep yourself clean and healthy during the climb.
es, you can breathe at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, but the air is thinner and has less oxygen compared to sea level. The summit of Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, is located at an elevation of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), which means the air pressure and oxygen levels are significantly lower than at sea level. As a result, climbers may experience difficulty breathing and other symptoms of altitude sickness at the summit.
To mitigate the effects of altitude sickness, climbers should take their time ascending the mountain and allow their bodies to acclimatize to the high altitude. This involves taking frequent breaks, drinking plenty of water, and following a slow and steady pace.
It is also recommended to bring supplemental oxygen, which can help alleviate the symptoms of altitude sickness in case of an emergency. Overall, it is important to be aware of the risks of high altitude and to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe and successful climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The concentration of oxygen on Kilimanjaro is lower than at sea level due to the high altitude. The summit of Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, is located at an elevation of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), which means that the air pressure and oxygen levels are significantly lower than at sea level.
At the summit, the oxygen concentration is about 50% of what it is at sea level. This reduction in oxygen levels can make breathing more difficult and can lead to symptoms of altitude sickness such as headaches, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
To mitigate the effects of altitude sickness, climbers should take their time ascending the mountain and allow their bodies to acclimatize to the high altitude. This involves taking frequent breaks, drinking plenty of water, and following a slow and steady pace. In some cases, climbers may also need to use supplemental oxygen to help alleviate the symptoms of altitude sickness.
What is included in my Kilimanjaro Climb?
- All Park Fees
- Hotel Lodging the night before and the night after the climb (breakfast included)(double occupancy)
- Transport from the hotel to the trailhead
- Transport from the trailhead back to the hotel
- Tents (double occupancy)
- All meals and water on the mountain
- Support personnel (guides, cooks, and porters)
- Flying Doctors insurance
- Airfare to Tanzania
- Airport Pick up and drop off
- Private toilet tent (Rent for up to 4 people)
- Tips for guides and porters
- Sleeping bags and other personal gear
- Travel Insurance
- Drinks and/or snacks
What is included in my Tanzanian Safari?
- All Park Fees
- Pick up/drop off from any hotel in Arusha
- Safari vehicle and personal driver/guide
- All meals during the safari
- Airfare to Tanzania
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Tips for the driver
- Lodging the final day of the safari