Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the African continent and one of the Seven Summits. The highest peaks on the seven continents of the World. It is situated in the Northern part of Tanzania on the border with Kenya. Moshi, our base for the trekking phase of the expedition is right at the base of the mountain and caters well to tourists with lively bars a comfortable hotel for us to use and restaurants.
The Lemosho Glades is a beautiful route that departs from the quieter Western side of the mountain. Due to its ascent profile and eight-day duration it offers plenty of opportunity for acclimatisation. It has the highest summit success rate of all the routes on Kilimanjaro and getís you off the well-trodden routes on the Southern side of the mountain. Its remote start gives you the best opportunity of spotting large African wildlife like buffalo, antelope and plenty of monkeys.
We will hike across the spectacular Shira Plateau and pass the dramatic gorges that characterize the Western side of the mountain. This route offers unparalleled views across the mountain and to the plains beyond. Itís versatility and gradual ascent gives teams the greatest chance of a comfortable and successful ascent of the greatest mountain on the African continent.
The Lomosho Glades route covers approximately 60km in distance and offers the most gradual ascent on the mountain although this is a route for experienced hikers who are used to camping. We will be fully catered in our camps by a team of chefs who will prepare all our food in a cook tent and serve us in a dining tent. We will be camping for seven nights and there will not be the opportunity for a shower during this time. You will be given two-person four season mountain tents for use on the mountain. All our equipment including your sleeping bag, mat and spare clothes is carried by a team of well-motivated porters.
Safari - Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Manyara Reserve
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a World Heritage site in the crater highlands of Tanzania. At the centre of the park is a breathtaking natural wonder, the Ngorongoro crater the largest unbroken caldera in the World. This is home to the densest known population of lions, black rhinos, elephants and thousands of wildebeests, zebras, eland and Thompsonís gazelles. We will be taken through this conservation area by guides from the wildlife authority and given chances to spot the spectacular animals of the caldera. We will visit this park and the other famous National Parks of Northern Tanzania on a classic tented safari package. This package includes food and transport in a purpose made safari jeep.
Day 1 -
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). Transfer to hotel and chance to recover from your flights. We will meet for a late evening meal.
Day 2 -
Rest day in Moshi. Time to explore the town and prepare for our trek. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3 -
Lemosho Gate to Mt Mkubwa Camp (Altitude 2,820m/Distance 5.5km)
Day 4 -
Mt Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp (Altitude 3,505m/ Distance 10km)
Day 5 -
Shira Camp to Shira camp 2 (Altitude 4,200m/ Distance 14km)
Day 6 -
Shira Camp 2 to Barranco Camp (Altitude 3,976m/ Distance 15km)
Day 7 -
Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp (Altitude 4,600m/ Distance 8km)
Day 8 -
Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp (Altitude 4,800m/5 km)
Day 9 -
Barafu Camp to UHURU PEAK to Mweka Camp (Altitude 5,895m at summit then 3505m to sleep/ Distance 6km)
Day 10 -
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate. (Altitude 2,895m/ Distance 12km) Overnight hotel.
Day 11 -
Safari Tarangire National Park, overnight in safari Camp
Day 12 -
Safari Ngorongoro Crater, overnight in tented safari Camp
Day 13 -
Safari Lake Manyara National Park, Overnight Moshi
Day 14 -
Return to Home from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO)