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SAFARI INFORMATION

  • Safari Series: Climbing Kilimanjaro
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Testimonials

Thank you so much for putting together such a remarkable trip. Truly, a very diverse and interesting expedition. The hotels were excellent. Clouds was a dream. ...

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- V Athens, United States, May 2013

Geoffrey was the best driver guide in my experience with you folks over the last 5 years. He was considerate, thoughtful, knowledgeable and engaged in making th...

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- G & N Beilman, United States, May 2013

Stella, both you and Jimmy are a credit to your vocation, your industry and your beautiful country. Our hearts are very sore at the thought of leaving so soon. ...

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- H Wallace & D Ash, Australia, December 2011


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Price Details

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Safari Highlights

The price is per person and is based on a minimum of two people sharing a room. Upgrades to single rooms are available on payment of a supplement. Single travellers are welcome on all of our tours, at an extra charge. Please see below for full inclusions and exclusions.

The following are included in the main tour price:

  • Accommodation at Onsea House is in standard twin/double rooms
  • Dinner and breakfast at Onsea House including water and house wine with dinner
  • Shared road transfers as indicated
  • Park service fees*

 Included services and equipment on Mount Kilimanjaro:

  • Professional chef and waiter service on the mountain instructed by a personal camp manager, as well as porters, and 1 guide for every 2 guests
  • Oxygen kit for emergency use (400L medical oxygen bottle, with a regulator & 2 nasal canula masks) are provided. For groups of 5+, two kits
  • Hyperbaric Chamber - a portable altitude chamber, for emergency use
  • Stretcher - Converts into a rigid steel-framed litter
  • First-aid / trauma & medicine kit - fully stocked as per Wilderness First Responder guidelines, with medicine instructions
  • Pulse-oximeter - The head guide checks and charts these numbers daily at dinner time, for each climber
  • VHF handheld radios - Carried for quick communication between head and assistant guides. An extra battery accompanies each radio
  • Mobile phones - carried by all guides, for daily communications with the base in Arusha
  • Satellite phone - carried by the head guide for emergencies (in areas with no mobile network). An extra battery accompanies each satellite phone
  • Medical equipment porter stays with the group at all times, to ensure that the safety gear is always nearby and ready to employ
  • A safety briefing is performed by the head guide at the second camp on each trek, exhibiting all the safety gear, and its’ use, to ensure the best possible safety response

Camping equipment provided on Kilimanjaro:

  • Mountain Hardwear Trango 3.1 sleeping tents (a triple tent used as a double tent or single tent (with supplement)
  • All sleeping tents have custom-made ground sheets covering the both vestibules, to allow clean & dry storage of gear, and keeping water, mud or dust from entering the tent
  • Cold-weather sleeping mats (closed cell foam) which cover the entire floor of the sleeping tent, ensuring that you (and all your gear) stays dry throughout the climb
  • Large custom-designed and fabricated weatherproof dining tents with fly sheet, four doors, windows and ventilation, and full floors with storm skirt and ropes
  • High powered solar LED lights in the dining tent – each tent has a strip of 32 high-powered LED lights and an easy manual switch
  • Aluminum dining tables - covered with Maasai style tablecloths
  • Large aluminum chairs with backs and arm rests, for all meals
  • Wash stands provided for washing hands before each meal, with fresh hand-towels provided for each climber, before each meal
  • Wash basins provided for each trekker
  • Large private toilet tents with portable flush toilets on a stable frame. For 7+ climbers, two toilet tents are provided. Each toilet has hand-sanitizer in a handy push-top dispenser
  • In campsites without toilet facilities we use a special WAG-BAG toilet which employs an absorbent powder, allowing us to pack out all solid human waste from the campsite
  • Hot water prepared for climber’s bottles at night

The following are not included in the main tour price:

  • International air fares, entry visa fees
  • Domestic and international departure tax
  • Tips and gratuities to your guides, assistant guides, porters, chef and waiter
  • Optional items: emergency transport costs, personal expenses, personal medical kit, travel insurance, sleeping bags, or other personal trekking gear (Some of these are available for a supplement).

*Please note that park fees in Tanzania are subject to unscheduled changes. Any significant increases that cannot be absorbed by Journeys Discovering Africa will be passed on.

    Climbers using the Shira route as per this expedition, should be confident of their ability to acclimatise to altitude.