Dates 1 Feb '13 to 1 Oct '18
Est. Cost 1,200 - 2,500 USD (USD United States Dollars)
Type Travel Partners Wanted
Name Let's climb Kilimanjaro!
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MsMaria Hey all... im maria. from NJ. im new to this website. I am in the process of researching to do a safari then climbing Kili in 2013. aug or sept. this is my dream. one of my friends is also interested in doing this with me but would love more company. this is a very challenging and expensive hike.
two. finding the right company. and deciding on the route/trek. I would like to do the machame route. i hear it has great views as well as the best percentage of climbers who actually make it to the top. downside is that we would be camping in tents.
three.... the gear you need is expensive. -20c sleeping bag, hiking boots. trek poles, layers of clothing- including base layers, fleece and down layer and outer shell layer. waterproof and windproof. i went to the store to check out the prices and it is not cheap at all! but i rather spend on the gear that freeze my azz off and NOT make it to the top.
another thing to be aware of is that you have to be fit before the climb and you have to be aware of atitude sickness, which may interfere with reaching the top.
HayleyL Hey Sophie and trip followers- here's an idea for you guys to toss around..
There's a little NGO called 'Make a Difference Now' working out of Moshi and Himo in Tanzania.
I have been here doing volunteer work for them for the last 3 months and absolutely LOVE it. The organization is currently putting 22 orphans through some great private schools (even including college) all around the kilimanjaro region.
They organize a big 'climb for education' every year.
The program fee includes:
Donation to our Education Fund for the Children
Airport pickup & Drop Off
24 Hour Security & Assistance
2 days of safari (Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater--I did this last week...AMAZING!)
Swahili & Cultural Lessons
Park entrance fee and 6 days of climbing to the top or Kilimanjaro and back
Climbing Guide, 4 Porters, Cook and Assistant Guide
1 week of time with the children at the orphanage
6 days/ 5 nights at guest house near orphanage
7 days/ 6 nights hiking and camping on mountain with staff
2 days/ 1 night camping on safari
1 night hotel with pool after safari
Read more info on the trip at
Its a truly inspiring organization and I can't say enough great things about all of the wonderful kids! Such a rewarding experience.
And Ill have you know that there is no better feeling than reaching the peak of kili! Touching the highest point in Africa..So awesome!