Machame Route - Marangu Route - Rongai Route - Lemosho Route
Trip: Kilimanjaro - All routes with Ireland's Leading Adventure Company
Altitude: 5,895m/19,340ft Duration: 11 Days total - 7 Days climb Grade: Trekking – Moderate
Price: From €2,650 please see the price tab above to see more
Route: Machame and Marango: all other routes available on request
Cimb Kilimanjaro with Pat Falvey IWA, Ireland's Leading High Altitude Adventure Company!
Pat Falvey Irish and Worldwide Adventures have taken over 1,500 people to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Pat himself has summitted over 45 times and Freddy, Pat’s main Sidar on Kilimanjaro has climbed to the summit over 400 times to date.
Our track record of 98% success on the mountain is second to none in the world ensuring that you have the best chance in making your dream a reality on an adventure of a lifetime to the ‘Roof of Africa’. We have been climbing Kilimanjaro since 1995 and are Ireland’s leading adventure companies. Join our experienced team on Kilimanjaro, you couldn’t be in better hands.
FREE EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR:by Pat Falvey - High Altitude Adventurer.
Learn about the Trek, Route, Fitness, Training, Gear, How to deal with altitude / sickness avoidence and learn about the Psychology required to be positive on the mountain.
AWARD WINING DOCUMENTARY
Challenging Cancer : Follow twelve amazing women from the Girls Club as they climb Kilimanjaro
Additional Adventures: Why not add on an exciting SAFARI to see Africa’s wildlife including the 'Big 5’ to Lake Manayara and Ngorongoro, the crater of the rain gods. And to top it all off, a short flight to Zanzibar for some much deserved rest will be the perfect ending to a trip that will be remembered for a life time.
Please contact us for personal service to find out more about your adventure.
October 8th to 18th
December 29th to January 8th
2018 Provisional Dates:
January 6th to 15th
February 10th to 19th
March 24th to April 7th
May 14th to 24th
June 16th to 26th
July 14th to 24th
August 11th to 21st
September 15th to 25th
October 6th to 16th
December 27th to January 6th
If these dates do not suit we can organise the trip for whatever dates you wish for two or more people!
*Minimum group size of 6 applies per group as per dates above, dates may change due to airline changes*
Routes on The Mountain
There are several routes for climbing to the top, including the popular Marangu route, the somewhat longer and scenically appealing Machame route, the Lemosho route and the Rongai route. The trailheads for all are easily accessed from Moshi.
All routes offer the chance to experience Kilimanjaro’s different vegetation zones as you climb, beginning with lush rainforest around the trailheads, rising to heather and moorland up to about 4000m, alpine desert up to about 5000m, and an arctic-like zone at the summit. While it is possible to reach Kilimanjaro’s summit on a five-day itinerary, we recommend at least two extra days for your climb to assist with altitude acclimatization. Due to the high possibility of failure on the 5 and 6 day itinerary we do not offer this unless you are coming in being well acclimatized.
Itinerary for The Machame Route: all other routes are similiar
Our sample route will take us up the Machame route to the summit. This is the most impressive route of ascent for the ordinary mountain walker and one of the most interesting treks on the mountain. The route culminates with an exciting easy scramble through the huge amphitheater of the Western Breach before a traverse of the upper plateau to the summit. Acclimatisation is covered in our Grade Section.
This is probably the most beautiful route to climb Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are carried by porter and a cook prepares all your meals. Where accommodation on the Marangu route is in huts, the Machame route offers strictly tents only. This makes Machame (also referred to as the (Whiskey Route) better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker, however rewarding him/her with a scenic splendor not seen on the Marangu route. From late afternoon sunsets at Shira, to the misty revelations of Kibo at the great Barranco wall, the Machame route is normally completed in a minimum of 6 days, we will be taking 7 days.
ITINERARY For the Machame Route
Here is a sample daily itinerary, on booking you will be issued a more detailed version of your choosen route, also flight times may affect the overall Itinerary. We also have a video log of the days so you have a better idea of the conditions. Land only option is from: Arrive afternoon at hotel on Day 2*, Depart morning at hotel on Day 10*.
- Day 1: Leave Ireland or other location- Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport - Hotel B&B
- Day 2: Rest & Briefing day - Hotel B&B* Zone 1 - Cultivation/Plantations
- Day 3: Start Machame Gate (1950m) to Machame camp (2980m) Zone 2 - rain forrest
- Day 4: From Machame Camp (2980m) to Shira Camp (3840m): Zone 3: Alpine gained along a ridge line with some scrambling.
- Day 5: Shira Camp (3840m) - Lava Towers (4637m) - Baranco Camp (3950m): Zone 4 Alpine Desert
This is one of the hardest days as we rise to 4637m before descending to 3950m.
- Day 6: Barranco Camp (3950m) to summit Barranco Wall - Acclimatisation Trek to Karanga Camp (4030m)Alpine/Desert
- Day 7: Karanga Camp (4030m) to Barafu Camp (4600m) high camp: Zone - Lunar/Alpine desert
- Day 8: Barafu Camp (4600m) - Stella Point - Kili Summit (5895m) - Zone 5 - Arctic
Descend down to Barafu Camp - Millium Camp - Mweka camp (3100m)
- Day 9: Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (2000m) returne to Base Hotel - Hotel B&B
- Day 10: Departure for Ireland or transfer Safari with overnight - Hotel B&B *
ADD on's after Climb: Safari and Zan Zi Bar:
*Day 11: Game drive Lake Manyara proceed for Ngorongoro for dinner - Hotel B&B (Game 5 hour)
*Day 12: Crater tour late noon drive to Arusha for overnight Safari hotel - (Crater 5 hour)
*Day 13: Departure or Fly to Zanzibar; pick up transfer to Mtoni Marine Beach hotel for dinner overnight.
*Day 14: Excursion in Zanzibar visit Stone town tour dinner overnight
*Day 15: Leisure at the beach hotel - dinner overnight Mtoni Marine
*Day 16: Departure for Ireland or other destination
*Day 17: Arrive home in Ireland or other destination.
Grade: Trekking - Moderate/ Strenuous
Climbing to Kilimanjaro’s summit is physically and mentally challenging, but with the help of our experienced and passionate administration, guides and leaders, we brief you fully on whats required for you to succeed and it can be achieved by most fit people that have a positive attitude and are healthy. It does not require any technical mountaineering skills and is classified as a trekking peak. .
This trek is suitable to all and can be achieved by a beginner with training. A good level of fitness and some experience on a mountain is recommended prior to departure. You will enjoy your trip a lot more if you have prepared well. We recommend that you attend our 'Free Meet Day' if you are signing up to one of our trips. This day is an ideal bench mark to your fitness and you will be assessed by our experienced guides on this preparatory hill walk.
This provides a good opportunity to get any questions answered or concerns that you may have dealt with in relation to the trip. Tips on gear, altitude and conditions will be also covered. We also run fitness assessment and hillwalking weekends that are ideally suited for those who need a little more preparation. We recommend these options to ensure a good level of understanding of the requirements for the upcoming trek. See training Schedule.
Acclimatisation: We, at Pat Falvey Irish and Worldwide Adventures are one of the world's leading experts in High Altitude trekking. We pride ourselves on putting trips together that provide the best possible opportunity to succeed. Acclimatisation, is key to success and its important that you don't underestimate the time you allow yourself to adjust to this new environment. Most teams who fail do so because they do not allow enough time, or do not have a good level of experience before taking on these types of treks or expeditions. We have had thousands of people to altitude and have devised what we consider a winning formula.
It is worth spending a bit extra time to stay safe and achieve your goals. The pace is key to preventing AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). The group will be monitored by the guides at all times for signs & symptoms. Only if these symptoms persist that a person should get advice or will be advised to decend. At our 'Meet & Freet Days', we discuss on how to detect, moniter and deal with AMS. (Acute Mountain Sickness)
More detailed information on Acclimatisation, Health Guidelines and Personal Safety Guidelines will be available when you sign up. Otherwise we recommend you contact your family Doctor for further advice
Preparation, Passports / Visas & Vaccinations
Preparation - We have selected a walking weekend to help you adjust to the goal of the trek. The weekend has two walks with advice and techniques for clothing and gear given also. On the Saturday we will climb one of Irelands highest peaks during a day hike and on Sunday morning 2am early rise we will go on a night hike simulating the requirements on the summit day of a trek on Kilimanjaro. This will simulate your summit day and take you out of your comfort zone prior to the real thing. This method allows your body and mind to adjust to the challenge ahead. For more info on this go to our Irish Training Section.
Night Hike Ireland Simulation: Training for Kilimanjaro Summit Day
We suggest a training program of at least 4 months of training pre departure in order to be comfortabe trekking to trek to up to 6000m.
Months 1-2 This should include weekly/fortnightly hillwalking for 3hrs with a small/medium pack of weight of 5 - 7kg.
Months 3-4 This should be increased to include longer days (4hrs+) and pack weight of 7kg approx. Attend our Free Meet Day 7hrs!
Month 5: one 2day walking back to back. Example: Saturday 7hr & Sunday 6hr = 13hrs walking over two days. See our Program!!
Month 6 Continue with some walking but reduce to lower peaks and durations of 4hrs, avoid injuries at all costs!!
- Passport / Visas - You will need a valid full passport, please ensure it at least have six months before expiring before we leave, please check dates on passport. Visas are acquired upon entry and cost $50 for Irish citizens and $100 for Americans.
Vaccinations - Please ask your GP for advice on this. Shots like tetanus, Hep A, then Typhoid, Hep B, Yellow fever, rabies will be considered. You will also require Malaria tablets, Malerone being a popular one with less side effects.
Important - You are required to have a valid up to date Vaccination card (yellow in colour) approved for the destination, you can get this from your Doctor.
Inclusions and options
1: From €2,650 euro Land only All-in from Moshi (see below for inclusions)*
2: From €3,650 all inclusive with flights. Early booking recommended as we cannot guarantee flight cost.
*Prices base on park fees set by Tanzanian government which have been set for January 2017: Africian Goverments may change park fees which are covered in your price. If they change parks fees the increase is not included. This is a rare occurance but can happen. * Price is based on shared rooms/tents , if single accommodation is required hotels and camping a supplement applies
Land only Inclusions
* Hotel Accommodation B&B 2 nights (min. 3 *)* Park Goverements fees subject to change.* Camping all all meals on the mountain.* Guides, Porters & Cooks* Price is based on shared rooms/tents, if single accommodation is required hotels and camping a supplement applies
Exclusions if flights not book with us:
* Flights from / to Ireland depending on your booking to include flights or not.
Exclusions on your trip:
* Visa for Tanzania, can be purchased on arrival (€50)* Meals en route* Bar Bills & laundry* Travel Insurance ( This is critical to have)* Tips ( this is up to each individual) Optional Extra’s
3 days - from €1050 euro. This is for 2 or more people within a group. Single safari within the group can be from €1450
* Price is based on shared rooms, if single accommodation is required hotels and camping a supplement applies
Transfers & Guided Safari - 2 nights Safari Hotel - Accommodation Full board
We only use the best hotels with excellent rooms and food.
Lake Manayara - From our Safari lodges, we will travel into camp the base of the Rift Valley. The escarpment of the Rift valley looms high on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake and the town. The large variety of mammals, reptiles and birds and the different types of vegetation are all within this area, which will make our visit to Lake Manayara a diverse and particularly memorable place to see.
Ngorongoro Crater - Few places in the world have such spectacular scenery as this vast and arid area. No words or pictures can prepare the visitor for the beauty of their first view of this magical crater. The crater of the Rain Gods was formed aeons ago when layers of heat and boiling magma beneath the surface of the Great Rift Valley sought release. It was born in the same kind of mighty explosion that lifted the nearby Kilimanjaro towards the heavens. Over the Millennia, as the fires died and the volcano sank back beneath itself, leaving the walls of the crater as a protection to the mystical mysteries that was created within the crater floor. Now it is teeming with wildlife including Elephants, Giraffes, Lions, Rhino’s,Crocodiles, Antelope, Wilderbeasts, and much more including many species of birds, insects plants and grasses. It is impossible to give a description of the size and beauty of the crater; you will just have to see it yourself. It is a wonder of the world.
3 days - from €700 euro
Flights & transfers - 2 nights Hotel Accommodation Full board
Zanzibar - Our three day excursion to Zanzibar will provide the perfect opportunity to relax before returning home. Top class accommodation and beautiful surroundings make your stay here enjoyable and unforgettable. A visit to Stone Town prior to dinner on our second night here rounds off the chance to understand better what Africa is all about.
Cancellation: Full refund applies if cancellation is received and acknowledged more than 20 weeks prior to event. Desposits will not be refunded for cancellations received within 20 weeks.
For bookings made where flights have to be paid for in advance, the flight cost is non- refundable once paid
Your Walking and Trekking Guides & Tour Leaders on Kilimanjaro.
Explorer - Expedition Leader - Aurthor - Inspirational Speaker - Entreprenur
Pat Falvey is an explorer, entrepreneur, expedition leader, logistical strategist, author, film producer and international inspirational speaker. He works with individuals, companies and organisations throughout the world inspiring, mentoring and challenging them to be the best that they can be. He started his first business at 15 years of age and has since had businesses in property development, finance, construction, insurance, tourism and film production.
As an adventurer, he became the first person in the world to complete the Seven Summits challenge twice by reaching the summit of Mount Everest from both the Tibetan and Nepalese sides. Other extreme expeditions include walking to the South Pole, crossing South Georgia and a traverse of the Greenland ice cap.
He has lived and experienced the way of life of 32 different tribes of people throughout the world learning what it is that has challenged mankind since the evolution of our species.He has experienced booms, busts, successes and failures in both his business and adventure life. Over 30 years, he has worked with and led thousands of people to achieve their personal, business and adventure goals. He believes that we are all ordinary but that what we do makes us extraordinary.
He was born in 1957 in Cork Ireland and now lives in County Kerry, Ireland.Additional if required or cut:
He is the executive producer of The Summit (Image Now Films and Pat Falvey Productions, 2012) which portrays on screen the story told in The Summit: How Triumph Turned To Tragedy on K2’s Deadliest Days by Pat Falvey and Pemba Gyalje Sherpa.
Freddy Tarimo: Head Sidar and Expedition Leader
Freddy Tarimo was born in 1964 and has been working on Kilimanjaro since 1986 when his first job was as a porter. He became a fully trained guide on Kilimanjaro in 1988. He trained initially as a cook and has completed courses on first aid and high altitude medicine.
Freddy has climbed Kilimanjaro over 400 times and has worked with Pat on Kilimanjaro since 1996. Freddy is recognised as one of the world's leading guides on Kilimanjaro. He is married with three sons and two daughters; two of his sons, Goodliving and Emanuel, also work on the mountain.
MOUNTAIN CREW : GUIDES & THE TEAM
All our climbs for Mt Kilimanjaro are lead with a trained experienced chief mountain guide who speaks English The mountain crew is usually issued by the ratio of clients and also by following the national park regulations.
CHIEF MOUNTAIN GUIDE
Our chief guide is the leader of the entire group and ensures all safety precautions and makes all decisions for his entire group, they have all undergone training for Wilderness First Aid response and have a very good history of the mountain with years of experience and impressive success rates of summit.
Guiding ratio for our climbs based on 2 team members.
- 1 Chief guide.
- 1 Assistant Guide
- 1 Cook
- 2/3 porters per each team member.
ASSISTANT MOUNTAIN GUIDE
Our Assistant mountain guides are also trained and some are qualified chief guides though we have graded them as assistant mountain guides all our positioned assistant guides have also undergone the same training as he chief guides as they are also decision makers and can also guide the entire group if the chief guide is not present.
CHEF / COOKS
Our cooks also go through additional training in terms of Hygiene, Food portioning and ensuring the client is provided with tasty meals which are also energy giving, the cook also ensures before departure to the mountain that the client has any allergies with certain foods or if vegetarian and most of all the trekkers drinking water is provided during the trek. Over the years we have developed our menues to suit all our team members.
Our Porters Policy
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is quite well regulated, compared to some other areas such as the Himalayas, and as such they ensure that Porters carry a maximum weight of 15kg of company trekking gear and between 5kg & 7kg of personal gear.
All Porter packs are weighed before permits are issued at the start of trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. We following a code of practice for all our porters on all of our trips. We believe Kilimanjaro climbs would not be possible without porters so we value our porters and create fair working conditions.
Porter Care is as follows:
- Maximum 15kg: Our Porters carry a maximum of 15kg of trekking goods & 5kg personal gear.
- Fair Wages: All trekking staff receive fair wages for their level of work (ie Lead Guide, Assistant Guide, Cook, Porters) and the tips intended for them.
- Healthy meals are provided to all staff with 2-3 hot meals (depending on the day) and adequate water, per day.
- Proper sleeping bags and weather proof tents: All staff have proper sleeping bags and are provided with weather proof tents to sleep in.
- Sick Care including hospital cover:
- If a Porter should become sick on the climb, they are looked after and if necessary taken to lower ground.
- We also pay their hospital bill if hospitalisation was required.
- A replacement Porter is used to carry the sick Porter's original load and The ill Porter is still paid for the days of the trek they can not work.
- Free Transport: All porters are provided free transport to the mountain & return transport home at the end of each trek.
Video of what gear you need
Gear video part 2
For general wear on trek
Cotton pants, t-shirts and if you have light thermals, these would be ideal.
One pair of trekking boots for trek. These boots can be used for good wear. If you have a hill walking pair of boots you can also bring them. If you like comfort we recommend boots with extra insulation in the soles for around €150.00 with Vibram or similar sole.
Four pair of warm trekking stockings. (Thorlo or similar)
Adjustable ski poles: these take a lot of pressure off the body and makes walking less tiring. Some use two spring loaded ones as it takes 36 tons of pressure off your knees per day as well as allowing you to have a crutch to lean on when you are tired.
Thermal under-wear heavy gauge: 2 Tops and 2 bottoms. Dryflo etc.
1 fleece or pile jacket. Windproof is good.
Wind and water proofs (Gortex or similar): Top jacket and bottoms.
Sleeping bag range to - 15/20 degrees make sure it packs small.Also for sleeping it is important to bring an insulating sleeping mat. I usually bring a Thermarest full-length non-slip. There is insulating mattresses provide on trek but for extra comfort bring a Thermarest.
1 Water bottles with wide neck and one with narrow neck (Nalgene or similar) or one Platypus container, the platypus is ideal for trekking as you can stay hydrated by drinking from a tube as you walk.
Gloves: 1 pair of thermal and 1 pair over gloves or mitts, no harm in bringing spare sets.
Headtorch, Petzl with spare batteries and bulbs. I cannot stress the importance of this to have in good working order. (New LED versions are also lighter and smaller)
Peak hat for the lower regions to protect your head from the sun. (bandana or neck gaiter also)
Ruck sack 30 liters day pack for mountain to carry your camera food and day gear.
For traveling, 70-100 liters rucksack or strong gear bag- this will also do to give to porters on trek to carry your general gear.
Optional for night up high for cold, a light down top or extra fleece.
Personal first aid and medicine kit. (All our guides will have these for emergencies only)
UV sunglasses – Cat. 3 or Cat. 4 recommended if there is a lot of time in or near snow.
2 x Earplugs pairs – If you have an inside pocket in sleeping bag, leave one there full time.
Miscellaneous items:Sun-block (very important and use it!!)Backpacking towel and general toiletries.Insect repellentExtra clothes for travelling and/or socialising.
Tips on Gear
Make sure your boots are well broken in.
For the mountain, a layering system works best to allow you to cool down or warm up with ease - t-shirt or thermals, shirt or warm top, a good fleece and good heavy-duty waterproofs if you intend doing more treks in future.
Gloves and hats are vital.
Bring waterproof gear that is made of breathable material.
You can use a normal 3 season sleeping bag. If you tend to get cold very easily, you can add in a sleeping bag liner. Remember that sleeping bags work on trapping layers of air so wearing clothes in your bag doesn't help.
If you wear contact lenses take plenty of saline and comfort drops as the paths are dusty. Also glasses are essential for summit night as temperature and altitude may effect eyes if contacts worn.
Common first aid complaints are headaches, dehydration, stomach bugs, diarrhoea, sunburn and occasional mouth ulcers.
Looking after yourself with plenty of fluids, rest and enjoying the gentle ascending pace will assist in avoiding these.
Your personal first aid kit should contain treatments for these minor aliments. Please get advice from your GP before departure.
Money can be left in the hotel safe. All currency can be easily changed to local currency in the cities you will be staying in. The only money you will need to carry for your treks will be to cover porter and guide tips and bottled water if you choose to purchase. (hotels offer launderette facilities if you wish to wash clothes following trek otherwise there is no opportunity to wash clothing).
Digital cameras will cope fine with the conditions if you keep them warm close to your body where possible especially on summit morning or when reaching you highest day, otherwise batteries can run down.
Spare batteries are a must.
We have had individuals and groups from the age of 13 to 75 succeed to the summit of Kilimanjaro. If you require further testimonials on how individuals, groups, schools, charities got on please do not hesitate to contact office. Sometimes talking to others who have done this trip will put your mind at ease for the expedition ahead. Phone numbers available if you wish to speak to others who have already completed this challenge.
Kevin Gormley 80 years young: The oldest Irish man to Climb Kilimanjaro
Follow the journey of three Women to the top of Africa
'Thanks so much for organising a fantastic trip for us and for taking such great care of us on the mountain - Best adventure of my life!'
'Your help & organisational skills (& patience) in providing a service for us to fulfill our dream was amazing on the mountain and in Tanzania. I had a wonderful time & that's in no small part due to you & the rest of the amazing team in Moshi. Thanks again'.
'It was the trip of a life time and one I thouroughly enjoyed; The office was very helpful and always contactable, which was very reassuring; Documentation - Excellent. Would highly recommend Pre-Departure Meet Day as it breaks the ice and helps in getting to know the team; The whole trip was very well planned. Ye were always there at the end of the phone and brilliant for giving advise on gear. Very good value for money; Excellent guides, porters and cooks. Would love to trek with you again.'
' Thank you for organising the trip for us. I must say it was a trip of a life time- really enjoyed it and your staff on the ground in Tanzania were great. -
Joan (Happy Walking xxx)'
'Excellent experience. Pre-Departure Meet - Excellent. Builds excitement and get to know people; Website was Excellent resource. The family & Aisling were delighted; Excellent value for money; The whole trip was a truely amazing experience. It was so much better than I could of ever imagined and would say to anyone thinking of it just go for it. It was a very tough challenge but so worth it. The joy and emotion at the top was amazing along with the views, and without the care and attention your company put into it along with your guides. porters and cooks,we would not have got there. Thank yo so much for everything. I'll be travelling with yea in the future. Elbrus maybe next year'
'Excellent trip. All of the team were very helpful and gave good mountain advice; Communications from office was excellent =5 stars! Could not reccommend higher; Excellent value for money; Hope to do Elbrus with yourself later in year'
'Very Good experience; Communication with office was very good; Good value for money'
' Just wanted to let you know myself and Brian had the most amazing time on Kilimanjaro and on the safari afterwards. Everything was life changing. Also the Safari accommodation was stunning and completely 5 star. Best trip ever :) Can you please tell him we really had a great time and loved all his stories . '
'A great adventure; Excellent office support; Website excellent resource for people at home to follow; I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Pat Falvey Worldwide Team for a very enjoyable & sucessful trip & thanks to all the staff at the office both in Ireland and Tanzania for making this such a memoriable expedition.'
' Trip of a lifetime. The 100% success of our group in reaching summit was highlight of trip; Staff and documentation was very informative; Pre Departure Meet and Website were great resources to help me visualize the task ahead. Great value for money for the fantastic additions services provided'.
History of Mt Kilimanjaro
Mt. Kilimanjaro – This climb is a favourite for many travellers to the African continent and can be achieved by anyone with a good level of fitness who enjoy's a challenge, or the average hillwalker looking for their first high altitude climb.
It is not only Africa's highest point, it is the highest free standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro is actually a huge crater known as Kibo over 2km wide with several distinct cones, the highest being Uhuru Peak. The name is believed to come from Swahili, 'Kilima' meaning 'white or shining' and 'Njaro' meaning ' hill or little mountain'.
The variety of scenery, ancient cultures, flora and fauna coupled with the challenge of this amazing and spectacular climb can stay with a person forever. Our team will provide you with everything required for a safe and memorable climbing experience that we have been improving since 1998. Our team in Africa abide to local guidelines by providing all staff with proper wages, safety, and weight restrictions. The Machame route covers 100km approx. and elevates 4,400m from route start to summit.
Mt. Kilimanjaro’s Five Major Zone
It is a unique mountain with temperatures from +20 degrees Celsius in the cultivated zone to –10 degrees Celsius in the Arctic zone.
In the low lands we go through the cultivated land of the banana and coffee plantations.
* We then make our way through the rain forest.* Then up into the open moorland or alpine meadows.* Then onto a high desert that is like a moonscape terrain.* Finally onto the upper slopes of the mountain in Arctic conditions.
Africa is a continent of contrasts, it accounts for over a quarter of the world’s land mass and 10% of the world's population. It’s the fastest growing continent on our planet. Its variety of tribal people and cultural customs are unequalled in the world. The diversity of landscapes that these people live on are equally interesting, ranging from arid deserts to equatorial rainforest. Our planned trip to the cradle of mankind will take you on a journey of adventure that will challenge you physically as well as stimulate and open your senses to Africa’s people, scenery, culture and wildlife. It will promote a greater awareness and understanding about Africa as it is today.