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African Safari and Kilimanjaro Climb

The snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. If you’re up for the challenge, you can climb the mountain to one of its peaks while you enjoy the spectacular views of its surrounding area. The mountain features spectacular sights and scenery that take adventures to a new level. We will also explore the Mount Kilimanjaro National park, which features a wide range of stunning landscapes, wildlife, and fun activities.


July 2nd 2020 to July 14th 2020

Full amount is due 90 Days prior to the trip

Payment Options:
$905.04 deposit holds your spot

Full Amount $ 4,525.20

$4,525.20 Per Person 



Overview/ Information Background Day

1 KILIMANJARO AIRPORT | MOSHI Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, pick up and transferred to the Springlands Hotel or similar for overnight bed and breakfast.

Day 2

MOSHI | RONGAI PARK GATE | 1ST CAVE CAMP Altitude: 1,950 m - 2,600 m Hiking distance: 8 km Hiking time: 3-4 hours After breakfast at Springlands Hotel, you will meet your guides and porters and prepare your equipment before departing to Rongai Route. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp is at the edge of the moorland zone with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.

Day 3

1ST CAVE CAMP | 2ND CAVE CAMP Altitude: 2,600 m – 3,450 m Hiking distance: 4 km Hiking time: 3–4 hours The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the Second Cave with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the crater rim.

Day 4

2ND CAVE CAMP | MAWENZI TURN CAMP Altitude: 3,450 m – 4,330 m Hiking distance: 7 km Hiking time: 4–5 hours A short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by superb all round views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn.

Day 5

MAWENZI TURN CAMP | KIBO CAMP Altitude: 4,330 m – 4,750 m Hiking distance: 9 km Hiking time: 4–5 hours Cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall.

Day 6

KIBO CAMP | SUMMIT | HOROMBO HUT Altitude: 4,750 m – 5, 895 m – 3,720 m Hiking distance: 16 km Hiking time: 15+ hours 2)
Leave at about 1:00am and reach Gilman’s Point at about 7:00am. The climbers are met with views of the crater from Gilman’s Point because it is on the Crater Rim. Another 2 hours of hiking brings the climber to Uhuru Peak, the summit.

Day 7

HOROMBO HUT | MARANGU PARK GATE | MOSHI Altitude: 3,720 m – 2,700 m Hiking distance: 18 km Hiking time: 6-7 hours Wake as usual, pack and descend to Mandara Hut.



5 DAYS SAFARI TOUR – Northern Tanzania. Day 8: At 9:00 a.m. take the drive from Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalo, hippos, and others.

Day 9:

Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains. Then in the late evening, drive to and overnight at the Serengeti wild camp.

Day 10:

After breakfast, venture into the Serengeti’s wilderness corners for a full day of game viewing in the park and viewing with a picnic lunch beside you, take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earth’s largest concentration of plain game still roams free!

Day 11:

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals.

Day 12:

The drive to Tarangire National Park takes two hours. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, elands and Oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rain when they migrate again to good grazing areas.

Day 13:

After the breakfast check out at the Hotel and transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport to catch your departure flight.





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• Two nights’ accommodation at the Springlands Hotel in Moshi (before and after the climb) o First night includes breakfast o Last night includes dinner & breakfast

• Return transportation from Moshi to/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain

• Qualified guides with mountain crew

• National park fees

• Tents and sleeping mattresses

• Cutlery / Crockery / Eating utensils

• Mess tent (for dining) / Mini camping chairs / Tables / Candles

• Rescue Fees

• Pulse oximeters

• First aid kit

• Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries

• Boiled water on the mountain

• All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

• Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain

• Emergency oxygen EXCLUDED:

• Single rooms supplement at Springlands Hotel

• Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters tips

• Meals and drinks not specified

• Gear for your climb

• Items of personal nature

• Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included

• Visas Safari Inclusive of:

• Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation while on safari

• Bed and breakfast accommodation in Moshi

• Transfers to and from the airport

• All game drives viewing in a custom built 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser

• All park and entrance fees

• Transportation with 4×4 vehicles with viewing roofs

• Professional English-speaking driver/guide during the safari.

• Bottled water in safari vehicles • Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee

• Current Government taxes and levies • 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Moshi. Excluded from the price:

• Internal or International flights

• Entry visa to Tanzania

• Travel and health insurance

• Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff and porters

• Meals, drinks and excursions not described in the itinerary

• Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage

• Item of personal Nature


The local currency is Tanzanian shillings. U.S. dollars, Euros, and credit cards may be accepted by larger stores and hotels, but the exchange rate is better with shillings. ATM's are only available in larger towns like Moshi and Arusha. Yahoo Currency Converter


Destination Location
Mount Kilimanjaro is located three degrees south of the equator in Northeastern Tanzania. It is the tallest mountain in Africa and is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Of the famous highest seven peaks in the world, this is the easiest to get to and the easiest to climb. It requires no technical climbing experience, and any moderately fit person can summit the mountain.


Travel Companions
Groups are limited to 5-7 people. We will combine groups up to this limit if they are starting the same route on the same day. However, we can also arrange for private groups at no extra cost. We will try to add single travelers to a group if at all possible, but we cannot guarantee it. We can accommodate large groups of any size.


A local guide is required to hike Kilimanjaro. We have guides that speak English, Spanish, French and German. Porters will also go on the trip to carry your luggage, food, and other equipment. You will only have to carry a day pack with your daily essentials.


Tips for guides and porters on Kilimanjaro:
• You will be given an envelope at the Springlands Hotel after your trek for your tip money. You can use U.S. dollars, Euros, TZ shillings, or a combination of these. It helps if you have small bills to tip everyone individually. There is no need to take money on the mountain with you.
• The typical tip is $15/day for guides, $10/day for assistant guides and cooks, $7/day for porters. This is from the whole group, not per hiker.
• Expect 1 guide per 8 hikers, 1 assistant guide per 3 hikers, and 1 cook per 8 hikers:
• Expect porters as follows: - 2 porters per hiker on the 5-day Marangu Route (minimum of 4 porters) - 3 porters per hiker on a 6 or 7-day trek (minimum of 5 porters) - 4 porters per hiker on the 8-day Lemosho Route (minimum of 8 porters) - Sometimes extra porters are required based on the weight of your luggage.
• Budget $200 per hiker for tips for a 6-day trek.
• Gifts: Guides and porters also appreciate your warm clothing, shoes, and packs. You may want to bring some older clothing items for this purpose.
• Celebration: You are also welcome to invite your guides back to the Springlands Hotel for drinks and/or dinner (on you) as a thank-you in addition to their tip.
With the exception of airfare, all trips include all transportation costs and arrangements within the destination country.

You Should be flying into: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Packing list:

Kilimanjaro Climber’s Packing List Notes
• The pack that the porters carry is limited to 15 kg (35 pounds)
o Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at $5/day
• Store electronics in sealed water-proof bags (double sealed if possible)
• Wrap clothing in plastic bags
• In the day pack, take along water, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, rain pants, and jacket at a minimum. Add any other items you might need during the day, since you may not see your porters until the end of the day.
• Zara Tours is interested in purchasing second-hand gear for rentals.
• You may want to bring some older items of warm clothing as gifts for your guides and porters or donations to the Mount Kilimanjaro Porters Society.
• You can leave extra luggage in a locked storage room at the Springlands Hotel for no charge.
• You can leave valuables in a safe deposit box at the Springlands Hotel for $1/day.
• See the Zara Equipment list for details on what is provided by Zara Tours.
• Day pack, for you to carry
• Large duffel bag or backpack, for porters to carry
• Plastic bags
Clothing You want your inner layer to be wicking – no cotton Your next layer should be insulating and warm, and your top layer should be water proof but breathable. You will need clothes for hiking during the day, lounging in the evening, and for sleeping. Layers are important as temperatures vary greatly. Kilimanjaro may be near the equator, but it gets cold up there!
• Shorts, for first and last day only
• Pants, for hiking and for lounging in the evenings
• Short-sleeved or t-shirts
• Long-sleeved shirts, for hiking and for lounging in the evenings
• Long underwear
• Fleece jacket or wool sweater
• Fleece pants
• Down jacket or ski parka (for temperatures well below freezing plus wind)
• Rain jacket, needed in hot rainforest and cold snow
• Rain pants, needed in hot rainforest and cold snow
• Underwear
• Sport bras, for women
Cold Weather Accessories
• Mittens and/or gloves (waterproof, one thin pair, one thick pair that can be layered)
• Wool or pile hat
• Balaclava or neck gaiter
• Hand and foot warmers (chemical activated)
• Be sure to break in your shoes before the hike!
• Trekking shoes for hiking during the day, preferably warm, waterproof, and with ankle-support – not too light and not too heavy
• Tennis shoes or sandals for lounging in the evening
• Gaiters
• Hiking socks for warmer conditions
• Wool socks for colder conditions
• Sock liners to wick away moisture
• Sleeping bag (Rated -25 degrees C/-10 degrees F or colder is recommended)
• Sleeping pad and repair kit
• Tents are supplied by Zara at no charge
• Foam sleeping pads are provided by Zara at no charge (Thermarest is highly recommended, however)
• Water bottles and Camelback (2-3)
o Get 3 liters of bottled water before the trip (available at the Springlands Hotel). Your guides will boil water for you along the route, or use steripens for water sanitization.
o To prevent water from freezing on summit day, keep your water source inside your jacket. For Camelbacks, blow air back into the bladder after each sip and drink often.
o Gatorade or other drink mix helps with taste and minerals.
• Water filter or iodine purification tablets
• Sun hat with brim
• Sunglasses
• Bandana
• Money ($400 or more in cash and/or travelers’ cheques, including some small U.S., Euro, or Tanzanian bills)
• Ski or trekking poles
• Headlamp or flashlight
• Camera, film, tripod
• Video camera, tapes
• Batteries
o Bring extra sets for headlamp/flashlight and camera as cold weather shortens their life
• Binoculars
• Notebook, journal, pencil, and pen
• Pocket knife
• Electricity adapter
• Energy bars, hard candy, snacks, and comfort foods
• Playing cards, games, books, frisbee, football, kite
• Chocolate or pens for village children, momentous for guides, porters, and other climbers
• Umbrella, particularly useful in the rainy season, can be purchased in the market for around $2
• Plastic bags and zip-lock bags for waterproofing
• Sewing kit
• Salt, pepper, and spices for bland food
• Business cards
• Alarm clock
• Calculator (for currency conversion)
• Swim suit for hotel swimming pool
• Toilet paper (and baggie to carry used paper while on trial)
• Small towel
• Soap
• Toothbrush and toothpaste
• Hand-wipes (moist towelettes for cleaning)
• Hand sanitizer
• Lotion
• Glasses, contacts, solution (take contacts out each night to prevent blurred vision)
• Comb, mirror


• Passport
• Yellow fever certificate
• Tanzania Visa
• Medical insurance
• Address book
• Vaccination records
• Airline tickets
• Cash, travelers’ cheques, credit cards
• Maps, guidebooks
• Make copies of passport, TZ visa, airline tickets/schedule, and travelers cheques numbers. Leave a copy with someone at home and put a copy in a separate place in your luggage.
First Aid
• Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, or Aspirin
• Throat lozenges
• Band-Aids
• Moleskin
• Sunscreen (SPF 15+)
• Lip balm with sunscreen
• Insect repellent
• Disinfectant, Antiseptic cream
• Bandages and tape
• Diarrhea medicine
• Antihistamines
• Ace bandage
• Melatonin (1-3mg) or other sleep aid
• Malaria pills (talk to your doctor)
• Antibiotics (talk to your doctor)
• Prescription drugs (talk to your doctor)
• Diamox (talk to your doctor)
Gifts for Guides, Porters, Locals
• Shoes
• Any warm clothing
• T-shirts
• Hats
• Nerf football, frisbees
• Candy
• Pens
Packing for your flight to Africa
• U-shaped neck pillow (blow-up)
• Books/magazines
• Toiletries
• Snacks
• Water
• Walkman and music
• Eye shades, ear plugs
• Melatonin or other sleep aid


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