Testimonial: It was already the second time for me with Scandic Safari. 2013 I climbed mount Kilimanjaro with some of my friends and a very good crew of porters and guides. THANKS to Scandic Safari for their trustful work. We really enjoyed the trip!
Tanja Hofferer, Austria.
Day 01: Pick up from your hotel in the morning and we will drive to Marangu Gate. The first day we walk through the tropical rain forest and we will find a nice spot for lunch. In the afternoon, we will reach to Mandara Hut (2743m). The first day climb is about 5-6 hours. After relaxing, we will enjoy nice dinner served by the Scandic Safari chef.
Day 02: After breakfast, we will leave for another day of trekking. The rest of the path in the rain forest will be quite steep, but soon the path will open into open moorland. Lunch will be served half way and in the afternoon we will reach Horombo Hut (3760m). Today’s climb will take around 4-6 hours and after relaxing dinner will be served.
Day 03: We wake up a bit later than normal. Today we use to rest and acclimatisation, so we have better chances to reach the top of Mr. Kilimanjaro. Later we will take a walk Zebra Rocks or to Mawenzi Hut. We will walk slowly and get used to the high altitude. Lunch will be served on the walk and dinner will be served in Horombo Hut.
Day 04: After a wonderful breakfast, we start the 4th day with a walk through lunar desert. We will pass Mt. Mawinzi and this day we really start to feel the lack of oxygen in the air. Therefore, we will walk very slowly and today’s hike will take around 6-7 hours before you reach Kibo Hut (4730m). After arrival, it is time for relaxing before dinner. We will go to bed right after dinner, because after midnight we start the last part of the climb to the top.
Day 05: Around midnight we will start the climb up to Gillman’s Point (5681m) which is on the crater rim. When we reach Gillman’s point, we continue around the crater rim to reach Uhuru Peak (5895m) the highest peak in Africa. After short celebration of reaching the top, we will descend to Kibo Hut for some refreshment and after that, we start to walk down do Horombo Hut for lunch, dinner and overnight. This long day you will walk around 10-13 hours. It sounds like very long time, but when you reach the top it is easy to climb down again even it is many hours.
Day 06: Last day on your climb and after breakfast, we will descend to Marangu gate and the Scandic Safari team will drive you back to your hotel.
If you choose to climb the Marangu route in 5 days, then the program of day 03 is out of the program.
Price per person 5 days on Marangu route (min. 2 persons): Normal price 1549 US Dollar. Now discount of 20% – your price: 1239 US Dollar
Price per person 6 days on Marangu route (min. 2 persons): Normal price 1857 US Dollar. Now discount of 20% – your price: 1485 US Dollar