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9-day Kilimanjaro summit with optional Safari and Zanzibar add-ons

Join Mick, an AMGA-certified mountain guide, for this 9 day expedition to the summit of the legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro, an iconic seven summit!

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration9 days
Offer periodJun, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Complete an iconic seven summit as you stand on the highest point in Africa

  • Avoid the crowds and follow a less travelled route

  • Follow the climb with optional extensions: African safari or Zanzibar island

Description

Discover the exotic landscapes of Africa during this 9 day expedition to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro! Enjoy an incredible climb as we avoid the crowds and enjoy the magical landscapes of the tallest peak in Africa.

For many, Mt. Kilimanjaro (5,895 m/19,340 ft) is the ultimate dream.  It is a tough, yet rewarding, ascent through gorgeous scenery. In order to reach the summit, climbers must pass through several distinct ecosystems, making the climb a unique experience. To maximize your time in Tanzania, we recommend that you combine the 9 day climbing trip with our optional extensions – an exciting safari and a relaxing trip to the beaches of Zanzibar.

During our 6 day summit push, we will use a route removed from some of the more popular areas. This will give you a chance to fully appreciate the stunning environment that surrounds you, as we pass from lush jungle scenery into sparse high altitude landscapes. After the climb, we will celebrate our summit with a BBQ at the house of one of your local guides – always a special experience.

The ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro is not technical and can be undertaken by those with no previous mountaineering experience.  However, it is a physically demanding expedition at incredibly high altitudes. Participants should train for the climb and have great physical fitness.

After the climb, we are pleased to offer two fantastic extensions so that you can discover Africa. The first is an African Safari adventure at an additional cost of $1,999 per person. After recovering from the climb for 2 days in Arusha, you will spend 4 days on a safari where you will discover the wonders of Africa’s famous wildlife – elephants, zebras, bird species.

Then, finish the adventure relaxing on the white sand beaches of Zanzibar. For an additional $1,999 per person, you will visit this lush island in the Indian Ocean. You will stay at the Ocean Paradise Resort, which offers comfortable accommodations with an incredible view of the ocean from the balcony. Plus, the resort is conveniently located near Stone Town, the old center of Zanzibar that has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Book now for an incredibly rewarding experience tackling the iconic seven summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro while exploring the magical landscapes of Tanzania!

Take a moment to check out a few of my other trips around the world: 14-day Rock climbing and cultural tour of Liming, China, 12-day Volcanoes and culture in Mexico: La Malinche, Iztaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba, or Rock climbing courses for all levels in Washington state.

 

 

Accommodation

During our climb we well sleep at campsites on the mountain

Meeting point

We will meet at the airport in Arusha - Kilimanjaro International Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Moshi

Arrive in Arusha (Kilimanjaro International Airport) and travel to Moshi

Day 2: Depart for Kilimanjaro

Leave Moshi for transfer to Kilimanjaro

Day 3 to 8: Kilimanjaro Climb

Climb Kilimanjaro

Day 9: Depart

Return to Mochi. Depart to your home country or continue on to optional extension: African safari and Zanzibar Oasis.


About the guide

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Mick has traveled the world over in search of the perfect mountain experience. After working for years under other companies’ ethos and philosophies, nothing quite fit with his personal convictions and passions. In 2006 he set out on his own to make his vision of the holistic mountain experience a reality for anyone who shared his passion for the outdoors.

Having traveled all over the U.S. as the son of a railroad employee, Mick is accustomed to movement and new views. Mexico, Canada, Thailand, Taiwan, Europe, South America, Tanzania are some of the places and cultures that have shaped and influenced Mick.

Currently, Mick resides in Seattle, WA managing Kaf Adventures and continuing to hold the vision of this ever evolving company. He works tirelessly to continue to provide world-class experiences that provide knowledge and a greater perspective of the great outdoors.

Mick’s true passion is education. He has found a unique passion for educating aspiring instructors and guides in the U.S. You will find him outside helping new leaders gain confidence in their ability to make decisions in complex environments.

When he is not in the field (where he spends over 100 days a year) you can find him creating electronic music and making people dance. Mick has a habit of making those around him smile, and you might just wonder when he sleeps!

Mick is an American Mountain Guide Association certified Rock and Alpine Guide, SPI Program Provider, AMGA Instructor Team Member, LNT Master trainer, a Wilderness First Responder, a certified Level 3 AIARE avalanche graduate, an instructor for the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, and speaks Spanish and a little Swahili.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 6185 each

Group of 2

USD 6185 each

Group of 3

USD 6185 each

Group of 4

USD 6185 each

Group of 5

USD 6185 each

Group of 6

USD 6185 each

Group of 7

USD 6185 each

Group of 8

USD 6185 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Includes: All accommodation, transportation while in Africa, park entrance and fees, all meals plus snacks, professional guide services, group climbing equipment. Does not include: Flights to Africa, personal climbing equipment, other personal gear, insurance, misc. spending money, any climbing accessories you'd like to carry. Optional trip extensions have an extra charge: African Safari - $1,999 per person and Zanzibar Beach Trip - $1,999 per person


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