Climb Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Glades and Safari in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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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.
OutdoorLads is offering the opportunity to climb this iconic mountain in February 2020. This trip includes all accommodation and transfers in Tanzania as well as a 3-day tented safari in the spectacular Ngorongoro crater reserve. This is not the quickest or cheapest option for climbing Kilimanjaro but due to it's gradual ascent profile it gives the best chance of success without suffering adversely from altitude. The cost of this trip is £2950 which also includes food whilst trekking and on the safari.
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 Lemosho 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 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. 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 01 2nd Feb - Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) Overnight Weru Weru Lodge
Day 02 3rd Feb - Rest day in Moshi. Overnight at Weru Weru Lodge.
Day 03 4th Feb - Lemosho Gate to Mt Mkubwa Camp (Altitude 2,820m/Distance 5.5km)
Day 04 5th Feb - Mt Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp (Altitude 3,505m/ Distance 10km)
Day 05 6th Feb - Shira Camp to Moir Hut Camp (Altitude 4,200m/ Distance 4km)
Day 06 7th Feb - Moir Hut Camp to Barranco Camp (Altitude 3,976m/ Distance 5km)
Day 07 8th Feb - Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp (Altitude 4,600m/ Distance 4km)
Day 08 9th Feb - Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp (Altitude 4,800m/5 km)
Day 09 10th Feb - Barafu Camp to UHURU PEAK to Mweka Camp (Altitude 5,895m at summit Distance 6km)
Day 10 11th Feb - Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate. (Altitude 2,895m/ Distance 8km) Overnight Weru Weru Lodge.
Day 11 12th Feb - Safari Ngorongoro crater
Day 12 13th Feb - Safari Ngorongoro crater
Day 13 14th Feb - Tarangire National Park. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 14 15th Feb - Return from Kilimanjaro Airport to UK.
How to Book
To book a place on this expedition pay a £400 deposit to Pride Expeditions and message the event leader to say you have done so. Once this is paid you will receive a kit list, full itinerary and a payment schedule which will detail the payment deadlines for this trip. Only by paying a deposit will you secure a place on this trip so please do so to avoid missing out on a place. The total cost of this trip is £2950 which is payable in instalments once minimum numbers are met and the trip is confirmed.
Please pay into Pride Expeditions' Santander
- Account number 09543216
- Sort code 09-01-29
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 and waterproofs.
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 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 and on safari all food is provided.