• February 3, 2017 - February 18, 2017
    6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Phone: 858.229.0214

Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 8-Day Lemosho Trek & Safari Feb 3-18, 2017

Duration: Mt Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route:  8 Days Safari: 5 Days

Trek and Safari: Feb 3-18, 2017
Trek Only: Feb 3-13, 2017
Safari Only: Feb 12-18, 2017

Cost:

Trek and Safari:

$5990 per person – double occupancy (Single Supplement Trek $275 (hotel) /Single Supplement Safari $375)

Trek only

$3900 per person – double occupancy add $275 single supplement (hotels only)

see Inclusions below

Safari only

$2600 per person – double occupancy (add $375 single supplement)

see inclusions below

Included in the price according to itinerary:
 Ground transportation to and from airport to hotel, four night’s hotel including breakfast, lunch and dinner meals as well as breakfast on departure day. The 8 day Mt Kilimanjaro Trek via the Lemosho Route- (camping fees and tents) National Park Gate Fees, meals on mountain, experienced guides and porters, (salary and tips), ground transportation from Moshi to and from Mt Kilimanjaro; 5 Day Safari including lodging accommodations and meals, Safari Guide and Cook salary and tips.

Not included in the Package:
Airfare, Visa fee ($100 US Dollars), trip insurance, alcoholic beverages, soda, bottled water, Excess baggage charges and airport taxes. Charges incurred as a result of delays or changes to the itinerary- including extra hotels if climbers choose to opt out of any climbing portions; Any expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fees, transportation fees, additional lodging nights, etc.)
Note: If you have a late flight on departure day, lunch can be purchased for $10/meal. Please inquire if you would like a late check out for an additional fee (recommended) so that you have a place to rest and shower before your flight. (Approx. $30 USD).
See itinerary below for detailed description.

How to register

1. Purchase $750 non-refundable deposit ticket(s) or purchase full fare ticket(s) to reserve your space(s)
2. Fill out Registration and Medical Forms when you purchase your ticket. You will be automatically directed during Registration.
3. Fill out Application forms. You will be automatically directed after Registration.
4. Pay remaining ticket balance(s) 120 days prior to the start of your trip. Those with a balance will be notified via email to be directed to a link to complete payment balance.

 

Detailed  Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change at any time before or during the trip.
Meals Included: B= Breakfast L=Lunch BxL=Box Lunch (picnic) D=Dinner
01Springlands-hotel

02Kilimanjaro-jungle

03Lemosho-glades

Kilimanjaro-tents

05Mount-Kilimanjaro

06Mount-Kilimanjaro-peaks

07Kilimanjaro-top

09safari
Trek & Safari Feb 3-18, 2017

Day 1: 3rd February 2017: Arrive at the Kilimanjaro airport JRO. Meet and greet upon arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: 4th February 2017: Gear Check, Jungle Walk, Visit and School supply donations to Orphanage

Day 3: 5th February 2017: Drive from Moshi or Arusha to Londorossi Park Gate (2250m, 1.5 hours). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (2000m, 11Km. 45minutes) and a possible campsite. Walk along beautiful forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite, (2750m, 3 hours).

Day 4: 6th February 2017: The trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather Moorland Zone then crosses the Shira Ridge at about 3600m to drop gently down to Shira 1 camp located by the stream on the Shira Plateau (3500m, 5hours).

Day 5: 7th February 2017: A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on Moorland Meadows by a stream (3850m, 1.5 hours). A variety of walks are available on the plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.

Day 6: 8th February 2017: The Moorlands soon come to an end and the rocky path leads amongst outcrops to the Lava Tower (this is optional if not taking western breach) where there are good campsites (4600m, 5 hours) then continue to Barranco Hut (3900m, 2hours).

Day 7: 9th February 2017: After breakfast we leave Barranco Ridge, walk up the Barranco Wall that ends up at the foot of the Heim Glacier, passing the Barranco Wall Walk to the Karanga Valley (4 hours).

Day 8: 10th February 2017: Continue to the Barafu Hut which is located at an altitude of (4 600 m) here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner and overnight. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Day 9: 11th February 2017: Wake up very early, at around midnight, take in some light tea with cookies and start trek to the summit on Uhuru peak (5895m 8hours). Spend some time at the summit; start descending to Barafu hut for brunch and some rest, then walk down to Mweka Hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 10: 12th February 2017: After breakfast, walk down the Mweka Montane forest to the Mweka gate, board the already waiting vehicle and drive back to Moshi Town- Overnight hotel for summit certificate ceremony and dinner. (You may opt to travel home on the late flight tonight).

Day 11: 13th Feb 2017: Trek only participants- transport to airport to return home.

SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 11: 13th February 2017: The drive from Hotel to Lake Manyara National Park takes about 4 hours. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive, which is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. We will overnight at the Ngorongoro Wild camp or similar

Day 12: 14th February 2017: The drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge takes 3 to 4 hours. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains, in which early human fossils were first discovered. It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. In the late evening, we will drive to and overnight at either the Serengeti Wild Camp or similar.

Day 13: 154h February 2017: Early after breakfast, venture into the Serengeti’s wilderness corners for game viewing in the park. In the early afternoon drive back to the Camp for Hot Lunch and rest. In the evening take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earth’s largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, we will go to either the Serengeti Wild Camp or similar.
Day 14: 16th February 2017: After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive inside the crater. Visit Maasai village on the way. Ngorongoro crater is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the late afternoon, we will drive to Ngorongoro Wild camp or similar.

Day 15: 17th February 2017: The drive from the NGORONGORO WILDCAMP to Tarangire National Park takes two hours. This park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River. In the late afternoon drive to Hotel for the overnight and Dinner.

Day 16: 18th February 2017: End of the tour. Transfer to the airport for flight back Home.
Trek & Safari Feb 3-18, 2017
Price includes:
• National Park gate fees
• Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi
• Hut / camping fees and tents
• Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes salary AND TIPS
• Porters’ salaries AND TIPS
• Rescue fees (required by the national park)
• All meals on the mountain
• Three nights’ accommodation in Moshi on bed and breakfast, lunch and dinner on double or triple occupancy
• Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils
• Oximeters are available upon request
• Transport with qualified safari driver/guide in 4×4 vehicles with viewing roof
• Camping fees or lodge accommodation
• All meals (including cook on camping safari)
• Camping equipment, if necessary
• National Park gate fees
• Park commission
• Government tax
• Tips for guides and cook
• Breakfast, lunches and dinners at the hotel

Not included:
• Bottled water/drinks/alcoholic beverages
• Any personal expenses, including travel insurance
• Mountain equipment (e.g. sleeping bags)

Trek Only:
$3900 pp/double occupancy add $275 for single supplement (hotel only)

Price includes:
• National Park gate fees
• Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi
• Hut / camping fees and tents
• Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
• Porters’ salaries
• Rescue fees (required by the national park)
• All meals on the mountain
• Two nights’ accommodation in Moshi on bed and breakfast, double or triple occupancy
• Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils
• Tips for guides and porters
• Oximeters are available upon request

Not included:

• Mountain equipment (e.g. sleeping bags)
• Bottled water/beverages/alcoholic beverages, travel insurance, fee’s as a result of travel delays/travel insurance, any personal expenses
African Safari Only: $2600 pp/do add $375 for single supplement
Feb 12- Feb 18, 2017

The following are included in the price:
• Transport with qualified driver/guide in 4×4 vehicles with viewing roof
• Camping fees or lodge accommodation
• All meals (including cook on camping safari)
• Camping equipment, if necessary
• National Park gate fees
• Park commission
• Government tax
• Tips for guides and cook
• Breakfast, lunches and dinners at the hotel

Not included:
• Bottled water/drinks/alcoholic beverages
• Any personal expenses, including travel insurance

Application and Approval Process

Application and Approval Process

All trip reservations are subject to approval by the trip leader. You will receive an email confirmation to the primary party member, whether the party is confirmed on the trip or is on the wait list. It is mandatory for each participant to complete the Participant Application & Approval Forms on the website, the Medical Questionnaire through the registration process and the Liability Waiver. You will be automatically directed to the forms when you register. You are subject to cancellation from a trip if you do not submit these three forms.
The trip leader reviews these forms and makes sure that each trip participant has the appropriate equipment, experience, and physical conditioning needed for the outing. The trip leader will contact you if you are not approved for the trip. If you are not leader-approved, we will refund any trip fee payments you have made to date. If you have any questions about your suitability for a trip, you should contact us.

Payments

A non-refundable deposit of $750.00 per person secures your reservation. Final payment is due 120 days prior to the start of your program. Final payment may be made via check or pay pal transfer only. Trips departing within 121 days from the reservation date must be paid in full at the time of reservation.
If your final payment is not received within 120 days of the start of the program, your reservation will be cancelled and all fees forfeited
Cancellations

Once we receive written notification (e-mail) that you are canceling an individual participant or your entire reservation the following fees will apply. A fee of $750 per person will be charged for cancellations made more than 121 days before departure. There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 120 days before your program.
Cancellation Insurance: It is strongly suggested that all participants purchase travel insurance.

Fitness and Training

It is difficult to publish a general training program because an evaluation of starting fitness level as well as overall health should be conducted to determine a starting point for training. It is recommended that first, that each participant consults the advice of a physician, get a physical and obtain medical clearance for this outing and prior to beginning any training program. It is also recommended that you seek the advice of a personal trainer, set up a consistent training plan that fits your individual needs and stick to it. Having a personal trainer adds to the mental training aspect by having the outside push to go beyond one’s comfort zone. A personal trainer can also evaluate your fitness goals and make modification to your program as needed. Your training plan should begin at least 4 months prior to the start of the trip. The best exercise to prepare for any hiking/trekking trip is hiking. Ideally it should be in the hills or mountains and training at elevation is even better. Try doing a google search of hiking groups in your local area to find people with whom to hike if you don’t have a group of hiking friends. In addition to hiking, you can include swimming, running and/or biking. Spin class is a great quick cardio workout to supplement when you are short on time. Using stairs, bleachers and treadmill on incline with a loaded pack are also good for training.
While hiking, doing stair master or stair work-out’s, be sure to gradually break in the hiking boots you will use on the trek and use the day pack you will be using on your trek. Progressively increase your pack weight until you are comfortable wearing the weighted pack throughout the workout. We will only carry in our packs what we need for each individual day of the trek. Typically it will be one’s daily water supply (3-4 liters), rain gear and warm layers as needed, camera & lunch/snacks (approximately 15-25lbs). Two weeks prior to the trip, decrease your workouts in time and intensity so that your body can recover.

 

Cancellation Policy

Once we receive written notification that you are canceling an individual participant or your entire reservation the following fees will apply:

A fee of $750 per person will be charged for cancellations. The total balance of your trip cost is due 120 days prior to the first day of the scheduled trip.
There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 90 days before your program.

Unfortunately, we cannot make exceptions to this policy.

Cancellation Insurance: We strongly suggest that everyone purchase travel insurance.

Passports and Visas
Entry and Exit into Tanzania Passport & Visa Information: You will need a valid passport that expires no sooner than 6 months after your entry date into Tanzania. You will also need a Tourist Visa which can be purchased in advance from the Embassy of Tanzania or can be purchased with $100.00 USD (printed on or after 2006) cash at the airport upon arrival into Tanzania
Passport and Visa Requirements A valid passport and visa are required for travel to Tanzania. United States citizens with valid passports may obtain a visa either before arriving in Tanzania or at any port of entry staffed by immigration officials. The U.S. Embassy highly recommends that U.S. citizens obtain their visas before arriving in Tanzania to avoid potentially long delays at entry points. The current fee for a visa is $100 for a 12-month multiple-entry tourist visa. Some border posts and embassies may make hand-written annotations on the computer printed visa due to technical difficulties. Passports should be valid for a minimum of six months beyond the visa issuance date. Be prepared to show your passport when entering or departing Zanzibar. (Current information as published by U.S. State Department and is subject to change)

For up to date information visit: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1038.html#entry_requirements
Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania
1232 22nd St. NW, Washington D.C 20037
Telephone: (202)884-1080, (202)939-6125/7
Fax: (202)797-7408
For ALL Visa/Consular inquiries call: (202)884-1085
If you will be obtaining your visa in advance you will need the below information to complete your visa form:
Tour Operator: Zara Tours Springlands Hotel, Tembo Rd Pausua Area Moshi, Tanzania[/fusion_tab]

Using US Dollars in Tanzania

If you are bringing US dollars to Tanzania, please ensure that you only bring new currency notes. Banks in Tanzania have been known not to accept foreign currency older than 2006. The Embassy does not have banking facilities available to private American citizens. Please make the appropriate arrangements before you depart the U.S. (make sure all U.S. dollar bills are dated 2006 or newer)

http://tanzania.usembassy.gov/information_for_travelers.html

Travel Insurance
It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. Many policy’s have limited coverage or policy’s that change after a short time period within the purchase of your trip so it is recommended that you purchase your insurance as soon as you make your reservation.

Travel Guard/ My Travel Guard
http://www.travelguard.com/

Travelex
http://www.travelexinsurance.com/

Center for Disease Control (CDC) & Travel Immunization Information

Please visit the Center for Disease Control Tanzania, Africa for the most current recommendations regarding necessary vaccines for travel to Tanzania. For information regarding Malaria medications, Inform your doctor that you will be visiting high altitudes as well as various Safari locations in Tanzania.

Center for Disease Control

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/tanzania

Packing list

Recommended packing list

Giving back

We take up a collection to purchase school supplies for children on our Kilimanjaro trip, which is the easiest way to contribute. You can also bring along supplies to take to the orphanage if you prefer.  We also collect hiking boots, gloves, hats, wool socks and rain coats for our porters. You are encouraged to bring donations of good quality new or used hiking equipment or clothing.