Trip Details

  1. When:
    June 23 to July 1, 2024
    Hike begins on June 24th and finishes on June 30th
    Hotel stays on the night of June 23rd and June 30th
  2. Safari Adventure (optional):
    July 1 to July 5, 2024
    Safari begins on the 1st and finishes on the 4th.
    Hotel on the night of the 4th
    Ground transportation to JRO airport on the 5th.
  3. Where:
    Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa
  4. Price:
    $2950 pp Hike
    $2450 pp Safari
  5. Length:
    9 days, 7 days on the mountain and 2 nights hotel accommodation. Optional safari 4 days; 5th day transfer to the airport
  6. Experience:
    No previous experience needed; Must be in good physical shape and able to hike 6 hours on back to back days.
  7. Extras:
    Graduation photo packages available

INCLUDED

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Moshi (before & after hike)
  • Pick up and drop off at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • Group transport to and from Moshi to the trail head
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping/hut fees, rescue fees, and Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Expert guide, assistants, cooks, and porters
  • Bottled oxygen (for emergency rescue only)
  • 3 person waterproof Mountain Hardware all-season tents (double occupancy)
  • Sleeping pad, foam, 1.5 inches thick
  • Mess tents, tables, chairs, lanterns
  • Nutritious chef-prepared fresh meals
  • Breakfast at hotel

Cost of additional services:

  • Single tent supplement - $340 per trip
  • Private toilet at camp - $280 per trip
  • Extra porter, for excess gear - $250 per trip
  • Extra hotel night in Moshi - $150 per double room
  • Trekking poles rental - $35 per trip
  • Sleeping bag rental - $80 per trip
*MUST HAVE A PASSPORT VALID FOR A MINIMUM OF SIX MONTHS FROM THE RETURN DATE
*VISA REQUIRED; PURCHASE UPON ARRIVAL AT JRO OR ONLINE AT https://visa.immigration.go.tz/

*Refundable Deposit of $500 to reserve spot
*The remainder of the payment is due 120 days prior to expedition

Experience

To summit Mount Kilimanjaro, a certain level of physical fitness and mental determination is required. While prior mountaineering experience is not necessary, it is beneficial to have some hiking experience and be comfortable with long, strenuous treks. Additionally, it is important to have a positive mindset, adaptability and the ability to follow the slow pace set by your guide. Training and preparation, both physically and mentally, are key to increasing your chances of a successful summit. Please visit our training page for more information and our safety page for our safety protocol.

Why This Trip?

My name is Sophia, one of the co-founders of Soraka Tours. My journey to Tanzania and Mount Kilimanjaro began when my then 18 year old son asked to climb Kilimanjaro as his high school graduation present. Despite having no camping or hiking experience, I decided to reward his hard work and agreed to the challenge. It turned out to be the best decision for both of us.
Kilimanjaro taught us valuable life lessons that my son applied to his college life. It taught him he can persevere by setting goals and working diligently, all in the face of adversity. The struggle Kilimanjaro offers will be temporary, but the rewards will be lifelong. This climb will push you beyond your limits but you will develop mental resilience and determination, qualities that will translate into all areas of your life. You will also connect with fellow adventurers who share your passion for exploration and adventure. You will forge forever friendships and hold cherished memories. I am overjoyed to join this new graduation class as each will wear their Cap and Gown to Kili's Crown. All are welcome!

BASIC ITINERARY MACHAME ROUTE:

Arrival in Moshi - Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. - Transfer to your hotel in Moshi. - Overnight stay at the hotel in Moshi.
Machame Gate to Machame Camp - Transfer to the Machame Gate, the starting point of the Machame Route. - Trek through the rainforest to reach Machame Camp. - Overnight camping at Machame Camp.
Machame Camp to Shira Camp - Continue the trek through the heather and moorland. - Pass through the Shira Plateau before reaching Shira Camp. - Overnight camping at Shira Camp.
Machame Camp to Shira Camp - Continue the trek through the heather and moorland. - Pass through the Shira Plateau before reaching Shira Camp. - Overnight camping at Shira Camp.
Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp - Trek from Shira Camp to Lava Tower. - Reach the Lava Tower, have lunch then - Descend from Lava Tower to Barranco Camp. - Overnight camping at Barranco Camp.
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp - Continue the trek through the alpine desert. - Cross the Karanga Valley to reach Karanga Camp. - Overnight camping at Karanga Camp.
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp - Ascend to Barafu Camp, the last camp before the summit. - Rest and prepare for the summit push. - Overnight camping at Barafu Camp.
Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp - Start the summit attempt in the early hours of the morning. - Reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, and celebrate the achievement. - Descend to Mweka Camp for overnight camping.
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate - Descend through the rainforest to Mweka Gate. - Transfer back to Moshi. - Overnight stay at the hotel in Moshi.
Departure from Moshi - Check out from the hotel. - Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departure, or onto your safari adventure!

ACCOMODATION

https://www.kiliwonders.com/ or similar hotel within the Moshi region The specific accommodation arrangements will be made once we have a clear understanding of our group composition, including the number of solo travelers, couples, and friends. Our standard rooms are designed for double occupancy, but should you desire more privacy, single rooms can be arranged for an additional fee upon request.

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