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Africa / Kilimanjaro Climb

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as featured in our curated edit of luxury holidays for 2018

Snow-capped and visible for miles, Mount Kilimanjaro is an awe-inspiring sight and at 5,895 metres high it is the jewel in Tanzania’s crown. Challenging, rewarding and exhilarating in equal measure, reaching Africa’s highest peak – also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world – is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, trekking through valleys and forested slopes, then onto rocky terrain and steep ascents, the views intensifying the higher you climb. There are several routes up the mountain, each with varying degrees of difficulty. Machame, our featured route, is considered by many to be the most beautiful and scenic route, passing through tropical montane rainforest to the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro.

Nights 8

from £5065pp

Prices per night based on 2 sharing and includes international flights, private transfers, 1 night at Arusha Coffee Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis and 7 nights climbing Kilimanjaro on a full board basis.

Meal Basis: BB Breakfast, HB Half Board, FB Full Board, FI Fully Inclusive.

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Kilimanjaro Climb

8nights

Day /1

Fly to Kilimanjaro

Depart London Heathrow on an overnight flight via Nairobi to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Day /2

Arrive in Kilimanjaro

Arrive in Kilimanjaro

Arrive this morning at Kilimanjaro Airport and spend the night at Arusha Coffee Lodge (BB)

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day /3

Kilimanjaro to Machame

Kilimanjaro to Machame

Today’s hiking is through verdant afromontane forest to Machame camp. Overnight Machame Camp (FB)

Day /4

Machame to Shira

Machame to Shira

From Machame camp you hike to Shira Camp. The first section is relatively steep and altitude is gained rapidly. Overnight Shira Camp (FB)

Day /5

Shira to Barranco

Shira to Barranco

Today is a walk-high-sleep-low day. You ascend into alpine desert before descending to Barranco camp. Lunch is taken as a picnic lunch en route. Overnight Barranco Camp (FB)

Day /6

Barranco to Karranga

Barranco to Karranga

From Barranco camp you ascend the Barranco wall and hike glacial valleys to Karanga camp. Overnight Karanga Camp (FB)

Day /7

Karranga to Barafu

Karranga to Barafu

Today is another half day ascending to Barafu Camp. Lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Overnight Barafu Camp (FB)

Day /8

Barafu to Summit/Mweka

Barafu to Summit/Mweka

Departing just before midnight for the final summit. As the first rays of light start to appear, most hikers arrive near the rim. Ascending via Stella Point affords a relatively short final section to Uhuru peak, the Roof of Africa! After taking in the views descend to Mweka camp before dusk. Overnight Mweka Camp (FB)

Day /9

Mweka to Arusha

After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and arrive back around midday for your transfer to the airport for your return flight.

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