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Karibu Tanzania! We hope you have a wonderful stay in one of East Africa’s gems. Home to Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti and Zanzibar, Tanzania covers an area of 365,756 square miles and is home to approximately 51.82 million people.

Tanzania was formerly known to the world as Tanganyika before it became an independent state (from the United Kingdom) in 1961. The merger of Tanganyika and Zanzibar in 1964 called for a new name thus Tanzania was born.

While Kiswahili is the official language of Tanzania, the country consists of an estimated 125 ethnic groups, including Chagga, Maasai and Sukuma. About a third of country practices Islam, another third practices Christianity and the last third practices their own indigenous beliefs. How is it possible that a people with such a diverse linguistic, cultural and religious backgrounds can live relatively peacefully among each other? This is one of the most beautiful puzzles of Tanzania and one many people continue to try to answer. What will you discover during your stay here?

El Mundo Safaris offers you private access to the raw and remote landscapes of a treasured African wilderness. We offer guests the opportunity to experience a contemporary African safari that redefines the meaning of reconnecting with nature.

Karibu Tanzania! We hope you have a wonderful stay in one of East Africa’s gems. Home to Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti and Zanzibar, Tanzania covers an area of 365,756 square miles and is home to approximately 51.82 million people.

El Mundo Safaris offers you private access to the raw and remote landscapes of a treasured African wilderness. We offer guests the opportunity to experience a contemporary African safari that redefines the meaning of reconnecting with nature.

Itineraries

DAY 1: KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Date : 01/05/2020

Arrive in Tanzania JRO.


Terminal: Main


El Mundo driver will pick you up at the airport and proceed to the hotel. If you can arrive few days early that is good. Orientation for your trek will take place shortly after you arrive and your guides will provide comprehensive information that will assist you in reaching the summit. Your trekking gear will be checked before you leave.

Iliboru Safari Lodge B&B


Booked Through: El Mundo Safaris


Iliboru Safari Lodge is situated at the base of Mount Meru, among the banana fields and Maasai tribes, a perfect setting for a family holiday.

We offer spacious guest rooms with a large lawn area between each self-contained Boma. The rooms have an unique African design with a round layout and thatched rooftops. The Maasai fabrics and draped nets add an ethnical charm, blended with international amenities throughout the lodge.

The lodge is only 2 km from Arusha, set within 5 acres of plush land that blends modern conveniences with the local lifestyle. Unwind while watching the variety of birds from your balcony or take a dip in the large swimming pool.


Ilboru Safari Lodge.


DAY 2: STARTING POINT (2,300M) TO MTI MKUBWA (2,750M)

Date : 01/06/2020

Forest Camp.

Trekking Time: 3 hours | Distance: 7 km | Altitude Gain: 450m

After enjoying an appetising meal at the hotel, you will embark on a bumpy three-hour drive from Moshi to the Londorossi Gate. We will travel amid the fascinating town of Boma N’gombe and the native people of Sanya Juu. Registration will be completed at the gate and then we will drive to the starting point of your trek at 2,350m. The trail journeys through the thick, untamed rainforest for the duration of the day. Adorable Bush Babies and curious Black and White Colobus Monkeys may peer down from the high trees. Mti Mkubwa Camp is our final destination for the day and the hike is fairly short.

DAY 3: MTI MKUBWA (2,750M) TO SHIRA CAMP 1 (3,550M)

Date : 01/07/2020

Shira Camp.

Shira Camp

Trekking Time: 6-7 hours | Distance: 10 km | Altitude Gain: 800m

The trail heads towards Shira Camp 1 and there is shift in scenery to the heather and moorland zone – an arid landscape sprinkled with contrasting silver fauna and flora as well as the enormous lobelias. Stunning views of Mount Meru engulfing the fiery sunset are present in the west and the gleaming Kibo Peak makes its presence known. The light clouds will begin to float around you as you cross several calming streams to get to the Shira Ridge (3,600m). We will proceed to Shira Camp 1 where a delicious meal awaits.


Shira Camp One


DAY 4: SHIRA CAMP 1 (3,550M) TO SHIRA CAMP 2 (3,840M)

Date : 01/08/2020

Shira Camp 2.

Trekking Time: 3-4hours | Distance: 8km | Altitude Gain: 290m

The moorland landscape remains with its dusty, rocky ground and low grasses and shrubs. The bright everlastings erupt from the ground and the concentric rings of leaves on the celestial lobelias are astonishing. The scenic views of the towering mountain are best observed from this area and the path is generally flat. A steaming hot lunch will be served at Shira Camp and after the short excursions for acclimatisation are complete, you will rest for the remainder of the day. In the evening the stars twinkle from the infinite arch of darkness. In areas they are sapphire balls and beautiful, shimmering in their heavenly finery. The ones on the outermost boundary, virtually outside the span of human comprehension, are like glinting pinpricks in a shroud of blackness.

DAY 5: SHIRA CAMP 2 (3,840M) TO BARRANCO CAMP (3,950M) VIA LAVA TOWER

Date : 01/09/2020

Barranco camp.

Barranco camp

Trekking Time: 6-7 hours / Distance: 11km / Altitude Gain: 110m

Today the Lemosho route connects with the Machame route before approaching Lava Tower. The landscapes are magnificent and the trail begins with a gentle incline towards the beautiful sights Kibo Peak. The first milestone is a jagged ridge named the Shark’s Tooth (4,400m) and after crossing the mysterious shadow valleys we will come across the protruding Lava Tower (4,600m). Thousands of years ago enormous volcanos erupted and spluttered the remains of the once molten rocks. The gradual descent to the Barranco Camp features incredible views of the bleached Western Breach and the striking Barranco or ‘Breakfast’ Wall. This day follows the mountaineering principles of walking high and sleeping low, making it an ideal acclimation day.


Barranco Camp


DAY 6: BARRANCO CAMP (3,950M) TO BARAFU CAMP (4,700)

Date : 01/10/2020

Barafu Camp.

Trekking Time: 6 – 7 hours / Distance: 9km / Altitude Gain: 750m

The day begins with a moderate trek up the Barranco Wall, it is steep but the climbing only requires your hands and feet for a short period of time (200m). Feelings of satisfaction will begin to emerge once you witness the beautiful landscape that includes the smoothed edges of Kibo peak and a vantage point of the frosted scenery. The trail begins to fluctuate as we cross various small streams and the Karanga River that excitedly hops over the rocks. We will stop at the Karanga Campsite for an appetising lunch (3,930m). An hour’s climb up a steep, granite lava ridge will lead us to the Barafu Camp. This signifies that you have conquered the South Circuit of the mountain and the views of the summit will shift. The infertile grounds at the Barafu Campsite tend to freeze over and the temperatures shift dramatically. A warm, hearty meal will be prepared and we suggest that you rest early as the midnight climb to the summit (1188m) is only a few hours away.


Barafu Camp


DAY 7: BARAFU CAMP (4,700M) TO SUMMIT (5895M) (MIDNIGHT START), DESCENT TO MWEKA CAMP (3100M)

Date : 01/11/2020

Summit.

Summit (Midnight start - Mweka Camp)

You will be awoken at 11:00pm to ensure that you have a light snack and a hot beverage before you embark on your 5km trek to the summit. Sixteen hours are needed to complete the trek, it goes without saying, this is the most taxing day on the 9 days Lemosho Route. The temperatures will dip to lows of up to -10°C. The trail along the stunning valley on the edge of scree fields will gradually increase. Stella’s Point (5,672m) is the first milestone and you will pass the glowing Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. Illuminating rays of orange, red and purple begin to burst from the sky as you reach the southern rim of Kibo (Marks an hour until the summit). Upon reaching Uhuru Peak (5,895m) you will attain an intangible reward, the heaven touching apex of the mountain drenched in a shroud of clouds and splotches of gleaming snow impale the lush floor. Across the horizon you will see the glaciers protruding like a row of thorns. Swaddled around them are necklaces of powdery snow, frosty ice fields and Mawenzi Peak. We will begin descending towards the Barafu Camp where we will have a short break before proceeding to the Mweka Camp (3,100m). The 9km trails features stunning views of the magnificent Kilimanjaro plains. The incline traverses down a rocky scree path through barren moorland and then you will enter the magnificent forest (4-5 hour hike). A tantalising meal will be served at the campsite and you will be able to snuggle in your sleeping bag.


Barafu Camp to the summit


DAY 8: MWEKA CAMP (3,100M) TO MWEKA GATE (1,800M)

Date : 10/12/2019

Mweka Gate.

DAY 9: KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Date : 01/13/2020

Departure.

Today our driver will transport you to the airport from where you will link your flight back home. If you’ve chosen to continue on Safari– well, that’s a another adventure.

Departure

Today is the end of our Kili climb / East Africa Expedition! We believe you had great time with us, we are looking forward to host you again in the near future.

Depend on your flight time, drives to the airport for your departure flight.


Departure day


  • Domestic/Intra Africa Flight
  • Transport from/to park gate & airport transfer
  • Pre and post-climb accommodation (B&B)
  • Park, camping & rescue fees
  • Mountain tent & mattress
  • Professional English speaking guide(s), porters & chef
  • 8 breakfasts; 7 lunches; 6 dinners
  • Water; tea and coffee with meals
  • Fees for Passport, Visa, or Immunizations
  • Meals and Expenses Tanzania
  • Cost of Hospitalization or Evacuation
  • Flights
  • Increases in park fees where applicable
  • Personal equipment
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips for guide(s), porters & cook

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Please note: El Mundo Safaris (EMS) will attempt to adhere to this itinerary as much as possible. Any unforeseeable changes in fees, such as fuel surcharges, increased park fees or other fees that are out of EMS control, will be the responsibility of the guest. Some conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or wildlife migrations) may also necessitate changes in the itinerary. EMS reserves the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible. Costs incurred by such changes will be the responsibility of the participant

 

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