Climb Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Glades
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16 days in Africa
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, comfortable hotels and good restaurants.
Why the Lemosho Glades?
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 get’s 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 sometimes elephant.
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. It’s 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.
Once you sign up for the trip and pay a deposit a comprehensive kit list will be sent out to you along with a medical form and more details of the trip.
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 Thompson’s 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.
During February the Serengeti wildebeest migration is in full swing. This is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on Earth and where iconic African plains images are often taken. During a short window in February most wildebeest calves are born on the plains of the Southern Serengeti and it’s an abundant time for the large carnivores. We will spend two days in the Serengeti spotting the large carnivores and the thousands of grazing animals that move with the wildebeest herd.
What to bring
A comprehensive kit list will be sent to you once the trip has been confirmed and you have received an Expedition Confirmation Notice.
Your main bag will be carried by a porter while on the mountain. You will only need to carry a day bag including water, spare clothes etc.
Food & drink
You will be provided with three sumptuous meals a day throughout the expedition and safari. The food is prepared by a team of trekking chefs who produce the food in a cook tent at our campsites on Kilimanjaro and whilst on the safari. We will be eating our food in a dining tent. On summit day you will be given a packed lunch to eat whilst trekking.
Whilst in Dar es Salaam and Moshi we will be eating our lunches and evening meals in restaurants. Five evening meals and four lunches will be eaten in local restaurants. You will need to pay for these meals. All breakfasts will be provided in the hotels and whilst trekking.