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    Arrival date:
    08.04.2017
    Departure date:
    18.04.2017
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    Climbing start:
    09.04.2017
    Climbing finish:
    14.04.2017
  • Overnight in Huts Overnight in Huts
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    Safari start:
    15.04.2017
    Safari finish:
    17.04.2017
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    Places already reserved:
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    Places available:
    7
Discount 10% $3.086 $2.778
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Climbing: Marangu Route 6-day climb

Marangu – or “Coca-Cola” – route is rightfully popular amongst Kilimanjaro climbers. It is unique in that it provides extra comfort with its permanent huts. Fabulous vistas of Kilimanjaro’s Mawenzi and Kibo peaks are an added advantage of Coca-Cola Route! Marangu Route offers 6 and 5-day itineraries, the latter being the way to go for experienced trekkers. The 6 days Marangu Route itinerary with its longer acclimatization is preferable if this is to be your first climb. Those who climb Kilimanjaro on Marangu can look forward to a trek that covers the distance of 64 km (40 miles) with comfortable conditions resulting in a 92% success rate for the longer programme.

You’ll Visit: Marangu Route route (Kilimanjaro)

Safari: Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro 3-day safari

SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA AND NGORONGORO


This is a 3-day safari tour in the nearest national parks of Tanzania. It includes absolutely dissimilar nature reserves and traveling there you most likely will see not only all members of the Big Five of Africa: elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhino and lion but also rare species of felidae such as caracals and servals, including. You are to visit Lake Manyara with pink flamingos, Tarangire Park with its predators and, of course, the Ngorongoro Crater, included in a UNESCO and containing a large number of lion prides and rhinos!

You’ll Visit: Tarangire Lake Manyara Ngorongoro Guaranteed departure The dates and the price are fixed, even if you are a solo traveller (i.e. no one else signs up) in this expedition

Itinerary

  • image description Day 1 - April 8, 2017 Arrival

    Transfer by an Altezza Travel vehicle from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your chosen hotel. All of the hotels we use offer comfort with rooms with hot showers, swimming pools, pleasant staff and Wi-Fi access. Your tour Manager will brief you on your forthcoming climb in the evening, answer your questions and make sure you are properly equipped for the climb, providing rental gear when necessary.
    Note: start of check-in is usually at 14:00hrs.

  • image description Day 2 - April 9, 2017 Trekking From Marangu Gate To Mandara Hut

    A morning pre-climb briefing and introductions with our team precede the drive to Kilimanjaro Park's Eastern Gate: Marangu, which lies at 1,860 m. Here, your head guide arranges all necessary permits and registration for rescue and search services before you start the walk to Mandara Hut’s 2,700 m. The trail takes you through rain forest with its high probability of rain showers, so bring a raincoat.
    This being your first day at high altitude we strongly recommend the following:

    • Do not consume any caffeine or alcohol
    • Drink often, a little at a time for a total daily intake of 4 litres minimum.
    • Take Diamox for relief from altitude sickness symptoms. It is usually taken in the morning before the day's climbing. Consult your physician before undertaking the trip to check for possible contraindications.
    • Heed your body's warnings and promptly inform your guide of any adverse symptoms.

    Acclimatisation-associated discomfort is common at night, when your body gets less oxygen than during the day. This is normally expressed in the form of nausea and headaches.

    Change in Elevation: Marangu Gate (1,860 m) — Mandara Hut (2,700 m)
    Hiking distance: 11 km
    Hiking time: 5–7 hours

  • image description Day 3 - April 10, 2017 Trekking From Mandara Hut To Horombo Hut

    Early in the morning after breakfast, the group will depart Mandara Hut to start a moderate trek towards the second high altitude camp: Horombo Hut (3,720 m). When you reach the camp on this day, you will be treated to views of two volcanos at once: Kibo and Mawenzi.

    Several hours after lunch you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Kibo Hut with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then hike back down to Horombo Hut where dinner will be prepared for you.

    Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness.

    Trekking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut:
    Change in Elevation: Mandara Hut (2,700 m) — Horombo Hut (3,720 m)
    Hiking distance: 10 km
    Hiking time: 5–6 hours

    Acclimatization hike:
    Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Destination point en route to Kibo Hut (3,920 m)
    Hiking distance: 2.5 km
    Hiking time: 1–2 hours

  • image description Day 4 - April 11, 2017 Acclimatization Day at Horombo Hut

    After breakfast you will go on an acclimatization hike towards Kibo Hut and back. After lunch you have the opportunity to walk around the surrounding area, take pictures of Mawenzi Volcano or just sleep before the upcoming trekking to Kibo Hut.

    Acclimatization hike:
    Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Destination point en route to Kibo Hut (4,500 m)
    Hiking distance: 5–8 km
    Hiking time: 3–4 hours

  • image description Day 5 - April 12, 2017 Trekking from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

    On this day, right after breakfast the group will be trekking to the Kibo Hut (4,700 m). The actual trekking is not very difficult, just remember to stick with an appropriate pace to keep up your strength for the climbing to Kilimanjaro's summit. When you reach the camp you will be served lunch, after which we recommend you sleep as much as you can, avoid any strenuous activity, and drink lots of water.

    Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Kibo Hut (4,700 m)
    Hiking distance: 10 km
    Hiking time: 4–8 hours

  • image description Day 6 - April 13, 2017 Ascent to Uhuru Peak and Descent to Horombo Hut

    Night departure from Kibo Hut (4,700 m) and the start of your trekking to Kilimanjaro's summit: Uhuru peak (5,895 m). This stretch of Marangu Route is of a moderate physical difficulty, but high altitude puts any climbers body to the test. For the entire length of the trekking each pair of climbers will be accompanied by their own guide, who will be monitoring your stamina and mental resolve. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Kibo Camp and after a two-hour rest continue your descent to Horombo Hut (3,720 m).

    Please note: 90% of mountain accidents - including broken limbs - happen on the way down. However, they are easily avoided by taking care of how and where you step.

    Change in Elevation: Kibo Hut (4,700 m) — Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Horombo Hut (3,720 m)
    Hiking distance: 16 km
    Hiking time: 9–12 hours

  • image description Day 7 - April 14, 2017 Descent from Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

    You will be offered a warm breakfast in the morning, after which we will head for the Kilimanjaro National Park's exit: Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, and then you will have the chance to share your opinions on the trip in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates (in our office) and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

    Change in Elevation: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) — Marangu Gate (1,860 m)
    Hiking distance: 18 km
    Hiking time: 5–6 hours

  • image description Day 8 - April 15, 2017 Tarangire

    In the morning after breakfast (around 7:30 AM) your safari guide will arrive at the hotel and inform the receptionist that he is waiting for you. After meeting up with your driver you will travel to Tarangire National Park, and by 10:00 AM you will already be on your first safari!

    In this park you have the chance to see lots of wild Tanzanian animals (lions, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, etc.), but above all else it is famous for its astonishing number of elephants, who typically tend to stay close to their drinking source, the Tarangire River.

    You should be aware that this is wild nature, so the guide cannot make any guarantees on the presence of specific wild animals, but you can be sure he will do his best to find everything you're looking for! The Altezza team has its own radio channel that the drivers use to communicate to other guides and collaborate on searches for rare species.

    At lunch time you will be provided a meal, after which the safari will continue. In the evening you will be transferred to the hotel.

    Additional notes:

    This is your first day on safari, so we ask that you please pay special attention to the national parks visitor rules and our company recommendations.

    • During the safari it is strictly prohibited to exit the vehicle, except for in specially designated areas. Violations of this rule may be accompanied by large fines for the company, including the revocation of its license.
    • Off road driving is also prohibited, as such behavior may cause irreparable damage to the fragile balance of the natural ecosystem.
    • During the safari you are allowed to smoke, but be extremely careful about how you extinguish and dispose of cigarette butts, as they are a frequent cause of fires in the savanna.
    • In addition, we sincerely request that you not put your feet on the safari car's seats, nor sit on the back of them, because this type of behavior quickly makes the cars unusable.

    Thank you in advance for your understanding.

  • image description Day 9 - April 16, 2017 Lake Manyara

    Early wake up time, breakfast and travel to Lake Manyara. The entire territory of this park is cut through with ground water streams that provide a favorable environment for plants and, in addition, for a multitude of birds (including pink flamingos) and African forest animals.

    Around lunchtime you will visit the Maji Moto hot springs and the driver will provide you with personal lunchboxes. After this stop the safari will continue, and by evening you will be transferred to a hotel located on the edge of the Ngorongoro volcanic crater.

  • image description Day 10 - April 17, 2017 Ngorongoro Crater

    On this day it is best to leave the hotel as early as possible so you can see the variety of animals that are only active during the morning hours; breakfast will be packed in lunchboxes specifically for this purpose. At 6:30 AM you will set off for Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and after about an hour you will already be inside the crater.

    Ngorongoro is one of the most famous and interesting of Tanzania's national parks because here you can find the greatest number of different animal species per square kilometer. You will have the chance to see buffalo, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, hippopotamus and feline species such as caracals and servals. The luckiest travelers might even see a rhinoceros, an animal whose numbers are rapidly declining.

    By lunch time you will arrive at the lake side, where you will be offered lunchboxes, after which the safari will continue.

    In the evening you will be transferred back to the hotel in Arusha.

  • image description Day 11 - April 18, 2017 Departure

    Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.

    Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, you have the option to extend your hotel stay till 6:00 PM for an extra fee.

Price

6-day climb + 2 days in hotel and 3-day safari + 2 days in hotel
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Marangu Route 6-day climb + Steenbok - Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro 3-day safari
Discount 10% $3.086 $2.778
6-day climb + 2 days in hotel and 3-day safari + 2 days in hotel
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Marangu Route 6-day climb + Steenbok - Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro 3-day safari
Discount 10% $3.086 $2.778
  • The climbing cost includes and excludes

    Tour price includes (climbing):

    • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
    • Transfer to the hotel — Aishi Machame HotelAltezza Lodge in Moshi*;
    • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
    • Transfer to the trail head;
    • Professional mountain crew. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage);
    • Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
    • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
    • Camping/hut fees;
    • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
    • Modern The North Face VE-25 tents**;
    • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;
    • First aid kit;
    • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
    • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);
    • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
    • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
    • International certificates for a successful ascent;
    • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.

    * Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.

    ** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.

    Tour price excludes (climbing):

    • Airline tickets;
    • Visa fee;
    • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
    • Personal gear rentals;
    • Tips for the mountain crew (200–250 USD per person);
    • Mountaineering insurance.
  • The Safari cost includes and excludes

    Tour price includes (Safari):

    • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
    • Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to the airport;
    • Accommodation before and after safari (double rooms, breakfast included);
    • New SUV (2015-2017) Land Cruiser 4x4 with pop-up roof;
    • Experienced English-speaking safari guide;
    • 24/7 phone support;
    • All park fees;
    • All accommodation under your program;
    • Three meals per day on safari;
    • Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
    • Thermos with hot tea/coffee;
    • Medical kit;
    • Binocular (1 per SUV);
    • Wet wipes.

    Tour price excludes (Safari):

    • Air tickets;
    • Visa fee;
    • Lunch and dinner in hotel (only before and after safari);
    • Insurance;
    • Tips to your safari guide ($30-50 per day per car).
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    STUNNING SCENERIES

    Breathtaking scenic vistas and captivating panoramas of Mt Kilimanjaro are waiting for you!

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    Professional safari-guides

    Our safari-guides know every nook and cranny of the National Parks. They will find the rarest animals, and you will make awesome photos!

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    HIGH SUCCESS RATE

    Rest assured - climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with our professional guides will be safe and successful.

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