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SAFARI INFORMATION

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Testimonials

One of the best experiences we have ever had

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- L. Panini & E Goodfellow, France, March 2014

We enjoyed the tour very much, especially the gorilla trekking. Geoffrey, our driver and guide, was the best! We like him so much - he did everything for us ...

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- L&I Siringhaus, Germany, July 2012

Excellent!

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- V & J Webber, UK, August 2011


Reviews about Journeys Discovering Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro

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Safari Highlights

Day 7 of the climb will prove to be our most challenging as we ascend further than we have on any other single day - over 4,000 feet higher, to the summit. Rising before the new day begins we climb for 6 hours through thick scree, until we reach Stella Point, as the sun is rising. We cannot rest for too long though, and after a short time we move on again - this is important as it is extremely cold at this height. We continue along the rim for another 1 to 2 hours, eventually reaching Uhuru Peak - our ultimate goal, the top of Kilimanjaro. There is time to take pictures to savour this, your glorious moment of achievement - reaching the pinnacle of Africa. Following this we will begin our 3 hour descent back to Barafu Camp and then after a short rest, we descend again to Mweka Camp where we stay for the night. There is a 66% success rate for reaching the summit. Those who reach Stella Point and don't go any further up still receive a certificate and should be equally proud. Today's ascent to the peak of Kilimanjaro is likely to take around 8 hours and the descent will take around 6.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner