Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania.

  • 5 Days Marangu Route – Kilimanjaro Climbing


    Overview

    Marangu Route is also known as the “Coca Cola” or “tourist” route. It is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route with the comforts of sleeping huts at every camp site with solar lights and comfortable beds. The huts are communal, and the bunks have a sponge mattress and pillow. There are 60 beds at both Mandara and Kibo Huts and 120 beds at Horombo Hut. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts. Mens’ and ladies’ latrines are available at the last camp but are very basic. All climbing groups, often from several countries around the world, share meals in dining huts providing a jovial and energetic atmosphere. This route is usually done in 5 days but can be done in 6 days for better acclimatization. The extra day can be spent resting at Horombo or climbing the small peak of Mawenzi.

    5 Days Marangu Route 5 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing

    Program

    Day 1 Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut

    After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.
    •Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft; • Distance: 8km/5mi; • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours; • Habitat: Montane Forest; • Meals: LD.

    Day 2 Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

    You leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.
    •Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft; • Distance: 12km/7.5mi; • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours; • Habitat: Heathland; • Meals: BLD.

    Day 3 Hike Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

    Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.
    •Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft; • Distance: 9km/5.5mi; • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours; • Habitat: Alpine Desert; • Meals: BLD.

    Day 4 Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

    Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.
    The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!
    •Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft; • Down to 3700m/12,200ft; • Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down; • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down; • Habitat: Alpine Desert; • Meals: BLD.

    Day 5 Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi

    After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
    •Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft; • Distance: 20km/12.5mi; • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours; • Habitat: Forest; • Meals: B.

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Trekking Mt,Kilimanjaro Tanzania

8 days Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Safari
– DAY 1 Moshi (915 m/3,000 ft) to Londorossi Gate (2,250 m/7,380 ft) to Lemosho Glades (2,000 m/6,560 ft) to Mkubwa Camp (2,750 m/9,020 ft) 18 km, 4-5 hours Montane Forest
Drive from Moshi or Arusha to the Londorossi Park Gate. From here follow a forest track in a 4WD vehicle for 11 km/7 mi (45 minutes) to Lemosho Glades and a possible campsite. From the Glades, walk for 3 hours along beautiful forest trails to the Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.

– DAY 2 Mkubwa Camp (2,750 m/9,020 ft) to Shira Camp 1 (3,500 m/11,485 ft) 12 km, 5 hours Semi-Desert
The trail gradually steepens, enters the giant heather moorland zone, then crosses the Shira Ridge at 3,600 m/11,810 ft and drops gently to Shira Camp 1 located by a stream on the Shira Plateau.

– DAY 3 Shira Camp 1 (3,500 m/11,485 ft) to Shira Camp 2 (3,840 m/12,600 ft) 6 km, 2 hours Alpine Desert
A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira Camp 2 on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of walks are available on the plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.

– DAY 4 Shira Camp 2 (3,840 m/12,600 ft) to Lava Tower (4,630 m/15,190 ft) to Barranco Camp (3,950 m/12,960 ft) 15 km, 7 hours Semi-Desert
After breakfast, you will hike east up a steepening path above the highest vegetation toward Kilimanjaros looming mass. After several hours, you walk through a rocky landscape to reach the prominent landmark called Lava Tower at 4,630 m/15,190 ft. This chunky remnant of Kilimanjaros earlier volcanic activity is several hundred feet high, and the trail passes right below it. For extra credit, the sure-footed can scramble to the top of the tower. After a lunch stop near Lava Tower, descend for 2 hours below the lower cliffs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall to Barranco Camp at 3,950 m/12,960 ft. There are numerous photo opportunities on this hike, especially if the walls are festooned with ice. Barranco Camp is in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Walls, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for your dinner. On this day, be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness.

– DAY 5 Barranco Camp (3,900 m/12,800 ft) to Karanga Camp (4,200 m/13,780 ft) 7 km, 4 hours Alpine Desert
After breakfast, we continue up a steep ridge to the great Barranco Wall, then you climb this imposing obstacle, which turns out to be easier than it looks. Topping out just below the Heim Glacier, you can now appreciate just how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is. With Kibos glaciers soaring overhead, you descend into the lush Karanga Valley to the Karanga Valley campsite. From the camp, you can look east and see the jagged peaks of Mawenzi jutting into the African sky. After a hot lunch in camp, your afternoon is at leisure for resting or exploring. After two long days, this short day is very important for your acclimatization, since your summit push is about to start.

– DAY 6 Karanga Camp (4,200 m/13,780 ft) to Barafu Camp (4,550 m/14,930 ft) 13 km, 8 hours Alpine Desert
In the morning, you hike east over intervening ridges and valleys to join the Mweka Route, which will be your descent route. Turn left toward the mountain and hike up the ridge through a sparse landscape for another hour to the Barafu Hut where you will receive a hot lunch. The last water on the route is in the Karanga Valley; there is no water at Barafu Camp, even though Barafu is the Swahili word for ice. The famous snows of Kilimanjaro are far above Barafu Camp near the summit of the mountain. Your tent will be pitched on a narrow, stony, wind-swept ridge, so make sure that you familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. Prepare your equipment and warm clothing for your summit climb, and drink a lot of fluids. After an early dinner, go to bed for a few hours of precious sleep.

– DAY 7 Summit Day! Barafu Camp (4,550 m/14,930 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/19,340 ft) to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft) 7 km up, 23 km down 8 hours up, 7-8 hours down Scree and seasonal snow
You will rise around 11:30 PM, and after some steaming tea and biscuits, you shuffle off into the night. Your 6-hour climb northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to Stella Point on the crater rim is the most challenging part of the route for most climbers. At Stella Point (5,685 m/18,650 ft) you stop for a short rest and a chance to see a supremely sanguine sunrise. At Stella Point you join the top part of the Marangu Route, but do not stop here too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Depending on the season and recent storms, you may encounter snow on your remaining hike along the rim to Uhuru Peak. On the summit, you can enjoy your accomplishment and know that you are creating a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. After your 3-hour descent from the summit back to Barafu Camp, you will have a well-earned but short rest, collect your gear, and hike down a rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft). This camp is in the upper forest, so you can expect mist or rain in the late afternoon. Dinner, and washing water will be prepared, and the camp office sells drinking water, soft drinks, chocolates, and beer!

– DAY 8 Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1,980 m/6,500 ft) to Moshi (890 m/2,920 ft) 15 km, 3 hours Forest
After a well-deserved breakfast, it is a short, scenic, 3-hour hike back to the park gate. Don’t give your porters any tips until you and all your gear have reached the gate safely, but do remember to tip your staff at the gate. At Mweka Gate, you can sign your name and add details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Climbers who reached Stella Point are issued green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate, our pickup and transfer team will take you back to Moshi town for an overdue shower and comfortable night at hotel
Anuari Majidi Kaniki.
Tanzania Tours & Travels.
Mountain Trekking & Wildlife Safaris,
P.O.Box 6596 Moshi,
Kilimanjaro Tanzania.
+255 784 688 960
+255 767 688 960
E-mail; anuarmajid76@yahoo.com
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From Ngorongoro, The Masai land Walking 6day to Lake Natron and Mount Oldonyolengai, The Mount of God

Tour Overview

  • Visiting Ngorongoro Crater
  • Walking through Maasai Villages
  • Ascend to the Empaka Crater on foot
  • Donkey Supporting the walking
  • Climbing Mount Oldoinyo Lengai (Option)
Day  1  :  Ngorongoro Crater Tour
Simba Campsite
Full Board
Exclusive Private Safaris
We will come to pick you from Hotel in the morning and drive to Ngorongoro Crater for game drive. Late afternoon we will ascend from crater and drive to Nainokanoka Village for dinner and overnight at Nainokanoka Specia Camp.
Day  2  :  Olmoti Crater – Embulbul Depression – Bulati Village
Bulati Campsite
Full Board
In the morning you will take a two hours walk to Olmoti crater, Later descend and hike to Bulati Village via Embulbul depression. You will have a chance to see the third highest mountain in Tanzania Lolmalansini Mountain. But you will have several stops in Masai Villages.
Day  3  :  Bulati – Empakai Crater
Special Campsite
Full Board
Exclusive Private Safaris
Hiking from Bulati School to Empakai Crater. You will cross montage forest along the way before you arrive on the rim of the crater. Lunch on the rim of the crater before descending down the rim for exploring the crater. You will ascend from the crater and spend the night on the rim.
Day  4  :  Empakai Crater – Naiyobi
Special Campsite
Full Board
Exclusive Private Safaris
Early morning breakfast, while you guide pack the camping gear and your luggage on donkeys the cook will pack you lunch boxes ready to leave for a 4-5h hiking to Naiyobi village and spend the night on top of rift valley. where you will have amazing view of the Rift valley.
Day  5  :  Naiyobi – Mount Oldoinyo Lengai Base
Special Campsite
Full Board
Exclusive Private Safaris
In the morning you will leave the campsite and hike down the rift valley for 2-3hrs. You will arrive at the base and find jeep waiting for you. You will drive to Kamakia Campsite for dinner and overnight. Today you can have cold river shower. If you like you can climb Mt. Oldonyo Lengai, All arrangements can be done in advance
Day  6  :  Lake Natron – Mt. Oldonyo Lengai – Arusha
hotel of your choice-clients own arrangement
Full Board
Exclusive Private Safaris
If you did climb Mount Oldonyo Lengai, driver guide will come at the base to collect you and drive to camp for breakfast, then you will visit Lake Natron before driving to Arusha or Moshi.

Hiking Usambara Mountains-Lushoto-Tanga-Tanzania

Anuari Majidi Kaniki.

He will be your Guide to the natural / Activities / Amazing and many more on your Adventures to Tanzania.   The Usambara Mountains situated in the north of Eastern part of Tanzania, Are known for their pleasant climate, beautiful view points, Tropical forest and fertile slopes. Favoured by the Germans and English during colonial times, the area is rich in historic buildings from the colonial period. Meet the friendly inhabitants of “Tanzania’s Switzerland” while hiking through the Usambara mountains. Admire ancient irrigation systems or today’s craftsmanship, and while taking a tour part of the money which will be paid will be used in several development activities around the Mountains as our Aim is to protect nature and culture for the future generation. Karibu Sana to explore and experience the life, traditional and power of the People of Usambara Mountains.  After this tour tour to visited Usambara mountains. You can choose which mount you want to climb, Mount Kilimanjaro / Mount Meru or Mount Oldonyo Lengai, The Masai mountain which still erupt volcanic.

For more Information please contact with;

Anuari Majidi Kaniki.

P.O.Box 6596 Moshi

Kilimanjaro Tanzania

E-mail; anuarmajid76@yahoo.com