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                                                                                 MT. KILIMANJARO -   5895m

 

Next group:  Dec. 27, Feb 13, July 9 each year.  Can't find a date that works for you? We organize trips - your dates too!

"Becky, We had the best trip ever. Words cant describe the feeling we had, when we got to the top of the mountain. Everything was 110 %  The food / hotel / pickup and drop- off at airport was excellent. Edita and the staff at the Keys Hotel were outstanding. Just to give you the heads-up, I have passed your company name on to 3 friends, who will be booking the Kili hike next year. As far as the safari went, it was awesome and the lodges we stayed at were 5 Star plus. Thank you for making our dream trip so great.  Regards Manny and Janelle"

Kilimanjaro
                               Mt. Kilimanjaro 

     Team ready to go at the Marangu park gate

 Edita Mboya- Peak Freak's lovely Tanzanian Operations Manager

      Reginal (Regi) Stevens -  Our certified Kilimanjaro Lead Mountain Guide and good friend.

 Climbs via the Machame,  Marangu, Umbwe or Mt. Meru can be done at anytime with any size of group or even just you!   

ITINERARIES

PRICE

INCLUDES PHOTO GALLERY  Airfare  Important trip information

MARANGU ROUTE- (HUT BASED)  plus optional 3- day Wildlife Safari.   This route is extremely busy and especially during the holidays.  People think it is an easier route but we don't think so. The days are long because of the long traverse up to gain altitude. We would rate the Machame easier in that regard and much less traffic.  Our pick is the Machame camping route.

    MT. KILIMANJARO and SAFARI with a group, or your way!  Read how!

 COST                                                                             

ROUTE

# Days How many? Climb only Plus 3 day- 2 night Safari add on
MACHAME ROUTE- Camping 7- days 1- climber $3040.00 + $2163.00
ITINERARY  *** our pick   2 to 5 climbers $2990.00 + $1365.00
Inclusions   6+ climbers $2780.00 + $1080.00
MARANGU ROUTE- Hut Based 6 -days 1- climber $2640.00

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$2163.00
ITINERARY   2 to 5 climbers $2570.00

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$1365.00
Inclusions   6 + climbers $2368.00

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$1080.00
UMBWE ROUTE - Camping 6- days   $2780+ + "
LONDOROSI ROUTE -Camping 6- days   $2780+ + "
LEMOSHO ROUTE - Camping 6- days   $2780+ + "
RONGAI ROUTE - Camping 6- days   $2780+ + "
MOUNT MERU - Camping 3- days   $2070+ + "

EXTRAS

         
Single Supplement tent    + $10.00 per day    
Single Supplement Moshi Hotel    + $20.00 per day    
Single airport transfers   + $60.00 each way  per person  
Solo climb fees (Mt. Meru)     $75.00    
Solo climb fees (Machame)     $100.00    

INCLUSIONS - All prices are in US dollars and based on twin sharing.  Single supplement Keys-Hotel $20.00 per night. 

* Peak Freak Expeditions adds an extra day for Kilimanjaro on the Machame route for better success rates than the standard 6 days offered by others. 

CLIMB INCLUDES
  • Transfers from Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi 
  • 3- nights accommodation at the Keys Hotel in Moshi
  • Dinner/bed and continental breakfast at the hotel.
  • Park fee, Hut fees (MARANGU ROUTE), Camping equipment and camp staff (MACHAME, UMBWE ROUTES),  rescue fees, all food on the climb, transfers to/from the gate.
  • African Guides, Western Guide and porters as noted in the climb information.
SAFARI INCLUDES
  • Park entry fees, wages for local guides, western guides, all accommodation in lodges, all meals and transportation.

SAFARI PARKS  - See descriptions

  • Manyara Lake
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Tarangire
  • Serengeti  * request quote separately for this park
MAASAI HOME-STAY MAASAI WARRIOR HOME-STAY - See description
  • 1 day or overnight program. $130.00 to $535.00 per person. 
NOT INCLUDED
  • Airfare from your hometown to Kilimanjaro airport and return.
  • Stopover hotels in London or Amsterdam and airport transfers if needed.
  • Drinks, bottled water, phone calls, laundry and all other items of a personal nature.
  • Personal Travel Accident Insurance and spending money.
  • Tips

IMPORTANT NOTICE! Airfare for the New Years tour must be established early as it is peak travel time. We recommend all bookings are in place no later than June 1 of each year. 

New Years Sample flight itinerary using KLM from Vancouver, B.C. for a climb/safari combination. Approximate cost is $2000CA from most major cities in western North America.  Airfare quotations are available from our travel desk: Email us at trek@peakfreaks.com 

Summit of Kilimanjaro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Crater Poo Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Crater
Summit of Kilimanjaro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Crater Pool over looking Ngorongoro Crater Tarangarie Sopa Lodge Keys Hotel Moshi
Gift- meets us at the airport Thomas Malla- Mountain Guide Davis Assey- Mountain Guide Happy- Mountain Guide Reginald- New Years lead guide
Giraffe's in Tarangarie National park Zebra life in Ngoronogoro crater Elephants in Ngorongoro Crater Maasai African Tribal warriors
Giraffe's of Tarangarie Zebra's in Ngorongoro Busy crossing African tribe people- Maasai  Okay- take a photo then.

ACCOMMODATIONS

MOSHI KEYS HOTEL Keys is a lovely family owned hotel. It is without a doubt the nicest hotel in Moshi. It has a swimming pool, indoor bar, Internet, M-Net television coverage and restaurant which serves excellent food.  The rooms are clean and comfortable.  Showers are en-suite with hot/cold water The staff are friendly, and will store excess baggage, passports, air tickets, etc. and 'nothing is too much trouble'. Our guides are also members of this professionally ran family business and come with 100+ summits and 18 years of experience on Kilimanjaro.  
KILIMANJARO HUTS MARANGU ROUTE: Manadara, Horombo, Kibo 2010 Blog
NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE This was the first accommodation at Ngoronogoro Crater thus had preference in picking the best location. Beautiful place! 2010 Blog
TARANGIRE SOPA LODGE The lodge was opened in 1995, and is an all-suite lodge of 75 suites, with scenic views and excellent game viewing possibilities.  2010 Blog
SERENGETI   Add Serengeti Safari. Cost $500US per person. You will need 4 nights and 5 days post Kilimanjaro climb for the 4 park combination.  

TO BOOK:

  • Deposit: $1000US or $1000CA due at time of booking.

  • Final Amount: Is due 120 days prior to departure.

  • Cancellation penalties apply. We recommend cancellation insurance

STAFF:

On our group departure New Years of each year we have one  Western guide, a registered African guide plus 5 to 6 assistant African guides. Our staff will also include a chief cook, and several assistant cooks, tent porters (responsible for pitching tents), servers (responsible for meal service), and many porters to carry it all. On independent departures you will provided with all African staff, as many that are need for just your or your small group.

LOCAL CONCERNS

We will take great pride in making sure local staff will have adequate clothing, equipment, shelter, sleeping arrangements, food, cooking equipment and water. Sick or injured porters are properly cared for. All loads are weighed to ensure that porters are carrying loads that don’t exceed their physical ability or legal limits. Porters are paid a fair wage for their work and are paid tip money directly from the tip pool at the end of the climb (no middle man taking a cut). We encourage our team members to observe and participate in the staff tipping session at the end of the climb.

LEAVE NO TRACE

Peak Freak Expeditions is committed to Leave No Trace. On Kilimanjaro this means working with the Kilimanjaro National Park staff to ensure that the Park regulations are followed. Garbage will be carried down from the climb and turned into the Park rangers, per the regulations. Pit toilets are used at the camps to ensure that human waste is disposed of correctly.

CLIMBING SKILLS

No previous climbing experience or technical climbing skills are required. The hiking is on rough trail. A small amount of snow may be encountered below the summit but it does not necessitate the use of crampons or an ice axe. Trekking with ski poles can very useful.

CONDITIONING

Good conditioning is the primary requirement for the climb of Kilimanjaro. This is a strenuous trip. Participants must be in sound “hiking shape” and capable of traveling for a full day with a light weight back pack which includes (clothing, lunch, water, camera, etc.). Don’t underestimate this mountain. We’re going high and the summit day is long. Follow a conditioning program that will strengthen your lungs, legs and heart. Any hiking you can do before the trip will be of the most value. At home, we recommend stair climbing, biking riding and running hills. Conditioning is a process that continues throughout the year.

EQUIPMENT

The equipment list that will be provided meant to help you compile your personal gear for a high altitude trekking trip. You’ll notice that the gear is essentially the same as that required for a summer ascent of Rainer without the inclusion of any technical climbing gear. Most items are required, while a few are optional. Please consider each item carefully and be sure you understand the function of each piece of equipment before you substitute or delete items from your duffle. Keep in mind, that experienced expedition organizers have carefully compiled this list. Don’t cut corners on the quality of your gear.

WEATHER

January and February and mid-June through mid of October are normally very stable weather periods. That said, it is always difficult to predict the exact weather conditions we will encounter during our ascent. Warm rain can occur down low and we can experience cold and windy conditions higher on the mountain ay time of the year. It is not unusual for the temperatures to be well below freezing on summit day before the sun comes up. A down jacket (or equivalent) is required. We expect that the weather be perfectly reasonable but it is important to prepare for all possibilities. Safari and travel days should be comfortably warm and the evenings may require a light sweater or jacket.

IMMUNIZATIONS

None-are required, but they are cheap insurance to be on the safe side. Start preparations now so that these vaccinations can be completed before your departure. For more information consult your physician, travel clinic or the Centers for Disease Control. Malaria is of concern in the past couple of years so the risk is on the rise so please make this important when discussing your needs with your travel clinic nurse.

FOOD

All meals on the climb and during the safari are included. You will be responsible for your bottled drinks and alcoholic beverages. You may want to bring powdered drink mixes for flavor in your water bottles. We recommend you bring a modest personal stash of your favorite trail and snack foods (nuts, bars, jerky etc.) primarily for summit day and also to supplement the lunches provided by our African staff on the climb. The Chagga cooks will prepare meals using local food and quantity and quality are excellent.

VISA

Your passport must be valid for 6 months after the trip and have empty pages. Advanced visas are not required for entry into Tanzania or Kenya. You can get them upon arrival at the airport: Cost $50US and $100US for USA passport holders. You will also need one passport size photo for this process.

PACKING AND TRAVELING SUGGESTIONS

For this type of expedition we will each carry a small daypack/rucksack as carry-on and check two lockable bags. One of those bags can stay at the hotel while climbing for storage of your travel clothes. Your other bag will be for your carriage of your personal gear on the climb by the porters. We limit this to 30 pounds maximum per climber. Most climbers find the 30 lb. Allowance to be quite reasonable for a climb of Kilimanjaro. The welfare of the team is our primary importance. You bag will be weighed prior to the climb to be in compliance with Kilimanjaro National Park porter regulations.

TIPS and GIFTS

Each participant is asked to contribute $120 into the group tip pool. In addition, the Chagga porters always gladly accept used shoes, clothes and gear etc. They are great guys and you’ll really enjoy their help and friendship.

CAMERA S

A small camera is perfect for the climb. While on safari, the longer the lens the better. A pair of binoculars is great for the safari, too. Sometimes it’s more fun to just watch the animals than try to take pictures. On safari you will be standing up in the back of the “pop top” vehicles, leaning against the roof. In this situation, serious photographers will find that a sandbag type stabilizer is more useful than a tripod.

SAFARI NOTES
Casual, loose, cool and comfortable clothes are perfect. You will get hot and dusty. Cotton is okay. The lodges are more formal, so you will want some nice casual clothes for the dinning room. We don’t have much time to laundry between the climb and safari so bring enough clothes for both. Guys, it’s nice to have a shirt or two with a collar for nights at the safari lodges, something up a couple of notches from T-shirts. You’ll be amazed at the quality of accommodations while on safari. A light jacket or sweater can come in handy during the evenings.

MONEY TO BRING

We recommend about $500 (or more if you plan to do gift/memorabilia shopping). Nice shops will accept credit cards. We suggest carrying personal money in the form of smaller denominations, new conditions bills, in US dollars (twenty $10.00 bills and the rest in$10’s and $20,s).

SAFARI INCLUDES  Ngorongoro Conservation area and Serengeti National Park.

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Siringitu, for the Maasai, is “the place where the land moves on forever”. The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed in the past million years. The park covers 14, 763 sq. km. Of endless rolling plains, which reach up to the Kenyan border, and extends almost to Lake Victoria.

NGORONGORO CRATER

The conservation area is located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara. It is home to the famous volcanic Ngorongoro Crater, which is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The crater (610 metres dep and 260 km squared) is a microcosm of East African scenery and game.

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

This is a small, beautiful park at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and compromises of forest, woodland, grasslands, and swamps. The park is 300sq. km in size, of which 230 occupied by the lake.  

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Covers approximately 2600 square kilometers and, in the dry season, is second only to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in concentrations of wildlife. Tarangire lies to the south of the large, open grass plains of southern Maasailand, and derives its name from the Tarangire River, which provides permanent water for wildlife in the area

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