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DEMYSTIFYING COSTS FOR KILIMANJARO

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MOUNT KILIMANJARO COSTS – DEMYSTIFYING INCLUSIONS & EXTRAS

A successful Mount Kilimanjaro climbing challenge represents a sizeable personal investment in planning and preparing, working on personal fitness and the actual cost of your Tanzanian adventure tour. It cannot safely be done on the cheap, but neither do you need to pay an exorbitant amount. More than 300 tour outfitters offer climbing tours of Kilimanjaro. Tariffs differ from $1500 to $10000 per person with varied climb companies. With very expensive operators, you may be paying for a brand but also equipment that is unnecessary on a Kilimanjaro climb, and for the dubious advantage of being led by foreign renowned mountaineers with their high fees who make a limited number of climbs on Kilimanjaro each year between Everest-style epics where their skills are really necessary. Tanzanian seasoned guides have spent decades on the mountain and made hundreds of successful summits. They are familiar with the dangers inherent in its unique character on a regular basis. An East African climbing expedition of the Kilimanjaro demands fitness, endurance, experience and common sense rather than expensive “luxuries” and technological fixes. Do you need a portable defibrillator or hyperbaric oxygen chamber if you are sensibly fit and well-acclimatized? Better to descend without delay. Oxygen masks on the final ascent not only look ridiculous where children and pensioners are trekking bare-faced, but invite the onset of life-threatening forms of Acute Mountain Sickness. It would be more sensible and more fun to spend the money on a preparatory trek on Mount Meru to allow your body to adjust to air pressure at higher altitudes.

Will you really enjoy a shower in a small tent in freezing conditions in a howling gale at high altitudes? Will you even have the energy and will to be butt naked in high altitude freezing conditions? If you still prefer a shower on your climb, we can arrange this too with prior notice. Costs for a Kilimanjaro trek include accommodations from your first night at the basecamp in Moshi, on-mountain camps to the last night in Moshi on completion, all meals, park fees, transfers and extra acclimatization days on the mountain. No one is allowed to climb the mountain without a KINAPA approved guide, assistants and porters provided by a registered tour operator. Your costs include fees paid to the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority for entrance, camping, daily park fees, park staff and basic rescue facilities/services. Even our porters and support staff pay their fees for entry into the park. Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca provide a personal, private support guide for each climber, dedicated and group porters and a mountain chef-cook, who are all experienced, well-trained, well-equipped and well-paid more than industry standard. Other operators budget for one or two guides between four to five climbers. Some cheaper operators economize by misusing their staff, overloading them, paying minimal wages and exposing them to harsh climactic conditions without proper clothing, food or shelter. Some of their cheap operator porters and unproven guides rely solely on tips from climbers rather than set remuneration for each climb they do. With AfricanMecca, our team staff are paid a fix and more than market value remuneration, and tips are welcomed by our mountain staff team as in any hospitality service received elsewhere in the world. Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca train staff to take pride in their “Three S Mantra”. For them, the key issues are Safety, Skill, and Sincerity. You are safe in our hands, at all times.

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Review Below Most Asked Customer Questions For Our Kilimanjaro Treks

Your Kilimanjaro dream climb is entirely your own to design. Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca will work with you to customize exactly the triumphant Tanzanian mountainous quest experience you want. You go with the people you choose. You leave on whatever day you wish. You decide on your preferred route option, pace and the number of days you will take. Read More On Kilimanjaro Customizable Climbs

Private charity climbs on Africa’s highest mountain are the prefect option for family and other parties and especially for celebrated charitable groups climbing Kilimanjaro mountain to raise funds for causes which command their heartfelt support. Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca donates 50% of your climb profits towards a charity of your choice. Read More On Kilimanjaro Charity Climbs

An overnight stop at Crater Camp is an optional extra on any customized Kilimanjaro climb with Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca, usually lasting eight actual mountain days or more on the Shira, Lemosho, Umbwe and Machame routes. Possibly the most bizarre place you will ever see, it is visited by less than 5% of the 40,000 to 50,000 people who annually ascent Kilimanjaro on a distinct highlands voyage in northern Tanzania. Read More On Crater Camp - Kilimanjaro

An escapade safari vacation in Tanzania with AfricanMecca has many possibilities, from the strenuous and challenging climbing adventure on Kilimanjaro to the raw, bloody wilderness of Katavi, heaving with hippo and crocodiles competing frenziedly for places in shrinking mud wallows. The first is both mentally and emotionally demanding. The second involves you as a spectator in primordial violence. Read More On Combining Safari With Climb

A successful Mount Kilimanjaro climbing challenge represents a sizeable personal investment in planning and preparing, working on personal fitness and the actual cost of your Tanzanian adventure tour. It cannot safely be done on the cheap, but neither do you need to pay an exorbitant amount. More than 300 tour outfitters offer climbing tours of Kilimanjaro. Read More On Cost Inclusions

We recommend tipping your support staff at approved rates in appreciation of the risks and hardships they have endured to promote your security, convenience and enjoyment of your Kilimanjaro climbing quest, and for the encouragement, knowledge and heart-lifting entertainment they have provided en-route. Tipping maintains the status of Uhuru Trails Mountain Staff in competition with staff of other outfitters. Read More On Kilimanjaro Climb Tipping

The day begins early on a trek on Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania. Around 0600 hours, your personal porter/waiter will bring you hot water in a bowl for your morning wash before cooked breakfast is served in the mess tent. This is the best time for photos of spectacular views while the weather starts to clear and the skies lighten. Later, it may become cloudy or misty. Read More On A Typical Day On Kilimanjaro

A strong pair of supportive, waterproof hiking boots is essential. They must be well broken in. Don’t risk losing them as delayed luggage on your international flight into Tanzania – wear them on your flight or carry them in your hand luggage. Trekking poles are recommended for slippery mud and loose scree. Gaiters can be hired or brought in. Read More On Kilimanjaro Packing List

Each day you will repack your two bags, taking only what you will need to trek on Kilimanjaro between one camp and the next as well as your water bottles and such things as energy snacks in a small or medium sized backpack. The rest go in the duffle bag for your personal porter, carefully sorted into waterproof plastic bags. Keep your documents, passport and wallet with you at all times. Read More On Day Backpack List

With 40,000 to 50,000 trekkers arriving each year on the ultimate African touring challenge of the mighty Kilimanjaro, pollution is becoming an ever-increasing concern. The environment is fragile, subject to extremes of climate and the lower mountain slopes are home to many of the Chagga people. We ask you to protect the mountain for future generations by respecting its unique geology. Read More On Ecological Footprint

KILIMANJARO TREK GUIDE- HOME
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KILIMANJARO TREK GUIDE- HOME

Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca is a fresh team name for a long-established partnership between AfricanMecca Safaris and one of our most experienced, dependable and registered team outfitters on Kilimanjaro to provide discerning climbing experiences.

KILIMANJARO CLIMB INTRODUCTION
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KILIMANJARO CLIMB INTRODUCTION

AfricanMecca believes Kilimanjaro is a mountain with attitude. Towering enigmatically like an ethereal island in the sky wreathed in mists, at 5895 meters, it is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest stand-alone mountain in the world.

KILIMANJARO CLIMB PRICES
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KILIMANJARO CLIMB PRICES

Here you will find prices for various recommended and acclimitized routes for Kilimanjaro including Lemosho, Machame, Rongai, Shira, Umbwe and Marangu. We recommend you customize your private climb based on your preference and group size.

TOP 10 REASONS TO CLIMB WITH US
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TOP 10 REASONS TO CLIMB WITH US

We have 10 great reasons why you should climb with us. The first is a pioneering approach to guiding standards on Mount Kilimanjaro. Uniquely, we offer every trekker his or her own personal support guide (1 GUIDE : 1 CLIMBER RATIO).

WHICH KILI ROUTE TO CHOOSE?
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WHICH KILI ROUTE TO CHOOSE?

There are six approved routes for a Kilimanjaro climb with Uhuru Trails By AfricanMecca, each offering different advantages and drawbacks. Regardless of which route you choose, you need not be a rock climber, superlatively fit or supremely well-equipped.

OUR MOUNTAIN FAMILY TEAM
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OUR MOUNTAIN FAMILY TEAM

We trust our clients to the care of some of the best experienced mountain guides in the Tanzanian travel industry. Our guide leaders have 100 hundreds of climb experiences in between 10 to 20 years' of the best way to succeed in climbing Kilimanjaro.

BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO
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BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO

One of the best times for a Tanzanian trek vacation on Mount Kilimanjaro is in the warm months of January and February when clear skies afford excellent views of superb scenery, especially from the upper slopes; though, expect some snowfall during this period.

UHURU SUMIMIT SUCCESS GUIDE
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UHURU SUMIMIT SUCCESS GUIDE

Trekking to the roof of Africa can be a glorious, triumphant achievement that can color the rest of your life with self-confidence and pride. Or it can be an ordeal or even an abject failure. You need to know exactly what you are letting yourself in for.

KILIMANJARO SAFETY CLIMB GUIDE
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KILIMANJARO SAFETY CLIMB GUIDE

It must be clearly understood that Mount Kilimanjaro is a dangerous environment where climbers are risking their lives. One person in every thousand (0.1%) will die on the mountain and more than half of these deaths could be preventable.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT GUIDE
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SAFETY EQUIPMENT GUIDE

Kilimanjaro kills those climbers who go beyond their sensible limits. We have an enviable safety record because its leaders do not waste time on technological fixes on high altitude, but get sick and injured trekkers off the mountain without delay.

KILIMANJARO HIGH ALTITUDE GUIDE
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KILIMANJARO HIGH ALTITUDE GUIDE

The general impression is that a climbing tour of Kilimanjaro is an easy mountaineering option, since the 5895 meter mountain has been successfully climbed by hardy children and by octogenarians. It is not. It is a perilous undertaking.

FAQ ON KILIMANJARO
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FAQ ON KILIMANJARO

Review Frequently Asked Questions for our Kilimanjaro treks. Questions range from custom private climb options, charity climbs, Crater Camp add experience, costs, tipping, a day on a climb, packing list, reducing ecological footprint to combining safari.

FIVE ZONES OF KILIMANJARO
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FIVE ZONES OF KILIMANJARO

Review the 5 geographical, flora and fauna zones of Mount Kilimanjaro. The zones include the lower countryside slopes, montane forests, heathlands and moorlands, the towering alpine deserts and the arctic ice cap summit of the shinning mountain.

KILI GEOLOGY, HISTORY & TRIBES
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KILI GEOLOGY, HISTORY & TRIBES

Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, is a unique Tanzanian highland vacation destination: a stand-alone pinnacle which creates its own climate in zones of distinct character, from fluted glacial columns and cathedrals of ice on the summit.

GUIDE ON KILIMANJARO PARK
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GUIDE ON KILIMANJARO PARK

Kilimanjaro, the shining mountain, floats in a wreath of cloud above the vast South Amboseli plains (a.ka the Western Kilimanjaro wilderness), offering an amazingly diverse series of fauna and habitats. It is a superlative destination for trekking.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • Loretta and I had a great time on our honeymoon. Simiton, your safari guide in Tanzania was awesome! He was very professional, very accommodating and very knowledgeable. We are already talking about our next trip to Africa!
    Loretta and Danny Haag - California, United States
  • First off, we had the most amazing time ever and wanted to thank you very much. Tanzania proved without a doubt to meet all of our expectations. Every detail was thought of on our trip by AfricanMecca and were are all flawless.
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  • Jambo Raza, It was a wonderful experience in Tanzania. Rogers, our guide was superb; knowledgeable, helpful and very friendly. We were treated very well by all your ground team and everything ran smoothly. I enjoyed it all.
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  • AfricanMecca's professionalism and care understands that what distinguishes Africa is its authenticity, the land, people and wildlife who do not share our world of fashion and fanfare that distinguish so many travel companies today.
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  • AfricanMecca Safaris created a remarkable honeymoon tailored to our interests and desires. The quality of service and delivery of experience was unsurpassed. I highly recommend AfricanMecca Safaris to honeymooners, families, or any traveler.
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  • I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR MOUNT KILIMANJARO IN NORTHERN TANZANIA

When visiting Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, we recommend combining it with your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti (wildebeest migration). End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.

You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Selous, Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.

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