Dates of trips

  • 25/12/2021-02/01/2022
  • 25/12/2021-05/01/2022
  • 25/12/2021-10/01/2022

Description

We would like to invite you to join the New Year’s expedition on Mount Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak on the African continent, is a must on the list of peaks to climb for anyone dreaming about completing the Seven Summits. It is good idea to start the collection from this summit. Kilimanjaro does not require much mountain experience. An average fit and healthy person should handle without major problems.

We will reach Kilimanjaro via Machame Route. It is the most scenic route to the Roof of Africa. At the same time, it gives the greatest satisfaction. Thanks to accommodation in tents you will syrely feel the adventurous atmosphere of the expedition. We will not carry tents or other heavy equipment. Tanzanian trekking staff will arrange everything for us, also caring for our food and hydration. The ascent is planned so as to stand at the top of Kilimanjaro on the morning of the first day of the New Year.

To make your visit in Tanzania complete we recommend you to stay there few days longer after climbing Kilimanjaro. You will spend these days enjoying the exciting safari in the two largest national parks of Tanzania: Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. During the safari we will also sleep in tents to feel the bond with nature and to be able to listen to the sounds of the night in Africa.

The good idea is to extend the trip for a few more days to visit another beautiful place: the paradise beaches of Zanzibar. White sand, palm trees and turquoise, crystal water. Such postcard-like landscapes will be the perfect reward for climbing Kilimanjaro. You will be able to visit the island, try diving or go on a cruise on a traditional Dhow boat.

 

Therefore, we offer you a trip to Kilimanjaro in three options:

option I – Kilimanjaro, 9 days,

– option II – Kilimanjaro, safari in Lake Manyara, Serengeti Park and Ngorongoro crater, 12 days,

– option III – Kilimanjaro, safari in Lake Manyara, Serengeti Park and Ngorongoro crater, and Zanzibar beaches, 17 days,

 

Important information for members
Hepatitis A and B. and hepatitis renewal are recommended. Vaccinate yourself well in advance.
Anti-malarial prophylaxis is recommended. We recommend that you consult your doctor regarding vaccinations and anti-malarial drugs before you go.

Group

8-12 persons

Time

option I: 9 days; option II: 12 days; option III: 17 days

Mountains

Kilimanjaro

Activity

trekking

Teams

4-6 persons

Price

option I: 1950 PLN + 1470 USD; option II: 2390 PLN + 2530 USD; option III: 2840 PLN + 3130 USD

Country

Tanzania

Level

medium

Trip program

Day 1 – flight from selected airports to Tanzania to Kilimanjaro airport. Meeting at the airport in the morning day 2.

Day 2 – transfer to the hotel in Moshi. Rest after the journey. Preparations for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Dinner and acomodation in a hotel.

Day 3 – Early in the morning, after breakfast, a bus ride to the Machame Gate (1828 m asl) and the start of trekking on Kilimanjaro. A 7-hour walk through the rainforest to the Machame camp (3100 m asl). Accommodation in tents, dining in the mess and rest.

Day 4 – after breakfast approx. 6-hour trek through the Shira rainforest to the camp of the same name (3840 m asl). Accommodation in tents, accommodation and rest in a camp.

Day 5 – After the breakfast, the trek along the rocky path through the flat ridge of the famous Lava Tower to the Barranco camp (3985 m asl). Acclimatization ascent at approx. 4640 m asl. It takes approx. 6-7 hours. Accommodation in tents of Barranco camp, dinner and rest.

Day 6 – After the breakfast, the demanding 8-9 hour trek: travers of the steep slopes of Barranco, then the approach to the Barafu camp (4650 m asl). On the way we can see the picturesque waterfall of the South Glacier. Dinner and going to beds early.

Day 7 – after a small breakfast at midnight we begin the summit push on Kilimanjaro. 8-hour long trek at low temperature (from 0 to -23ºC). After a short rest and watching the sunrise from the so-called. Stella Point (5745 m asl) we follow to the summit. After reaching the highest peak Kilimanjaro, Uhuru (5895 m asl) we take an approx. 5-hour descent, at a temperature rapidly increasing often to + 25 / 30ºC, to the Mweka camp (3100 m.n.p.m.). Dinner, accomodation in tents.

Day 8 – after breakfast approx. 3-hour descent to the park gates. Getting certificates of reaching the summit and  drinking the beer Kilimanjaro. Travel by bus to Moshi. Rest, regeneration and celebration of success. Accommodation and accommodation in a hotel in Moshi.

Day 9 – For those who have chosen option I – transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport and departure to homes. For others: breakfast, than a bus ride to Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight stay with a stunning view of the Simba camp.

Day 10 – After a breakfast, a bus ride, with a stop to visit the Masai village and watch the local dance show, to the largest in Africa National Park – Serengeti. Unforgettable landscapes and animals: lions, leopards, hyenas, hippos, giraffes, gazelles, antelopes, and even crocodiles in the river Grumeti. Accomodation in Seronera camp in the heart of the park, surrounded by wild animals.

Day 11 – further visit to the Serengeti, overnight in tents in the camp.

Day 12 – bus ride to Moshi. Free time for shopping. Accommodation at the hotel. Departure of participants of the option II of the trip.

Day 13 – for participants who gave chosen option II of the trip approx. 10-hour local bus ride, through the true colors of Africa, to Dar es Salaam. Ferry ride to Zanzibar and then by taxi to Jambiani village. Accommodation in bungalows by the beach.

Days 14, 15 and 16:
Rest on the white beaches of Zanzibar, above the turquoise sea, among the palm trees. Possibility of diving, snorkeling. For those who want, optional trips are possible: Spices’ Trail trek, visit at Stone Town. Last night, a campfire and fun on the beach.

Day 17 – transfer of participants to the third option of the trip to the airport. Departure to homes.

 

The trip price includes

option I
  • service of the BluEmu leader;
  • service of a local guide;
  • full trekking service at Kilimanjaro, including porters (transport of 15 kg luggage per participant) and chef;
  • all accommodation listed in the program of the option I: in the hotel and tents provided by BluEmu;
  • all private transport transfers listed in the program of the option I;
  • half board – breakfast and dinner – throughout the trip. Meals are available in two options: meat and vegetarian (includes fish). Other options (e.g. vegan, gluten-free) are available after early notice and for an additional charge;
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permit and all park fees;
  • medical expenses insurance and accident insurance (during mountaineering days insurance covering high-risk sports);
  • unique shirt and buff
  • Polish Tourist Guarantee Fund contribution.
option II
  • service of the BluEmu leader;
  • service of a local guide;
  • full trekking service at Kilimanjaro, including porters (transport of 15 kg luggage per participant) and chef;
  • all accommodation listed in the program of the option II: in the hotel and tents provided by BluEmu;
  • all private transport transfers listed in the program of the option II, including transportation during all stages of the safari with off-road vehicles with an opening roof;
  • half board – breakfast and dinner – throughout the trip. Additionally during all stages of the safari lunch box – a snack in the middle of the day. Meals are available in two options: meat and vegetarian (includes fish). Other options (e.g. vegan, gluten-free) are available after early notice and for an additional charge;
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permit and all park fees;
  • safari in the three most beautiful national parks of Tanzania: Serengeti, Ngorongoro;
  • entrance tickets to the National Parks of Serengeti and Ngorongoro;
  • support for local guides during all stages of the safari;
  • medical expenses insurance and accident insurance (during mountaineering days insurance covering high-risk sports);
  • unique shirt and buff
  • Polish Tourist Guarantee Fund contribution.
option III
  • service of the BluEmu leader;
  • service of a local guide;
  • full trekking service at Kilimanjaro, including porters (transport of 15 kg luggage per participant) and chef;
  • all accommodation listed in the program of the option III: in the hotel and tents provided by BluEmu, in Zanzibar in 2-4 persons apartments;
  • all private transport transfers listed in the program of the option III, including transportation during all stages of the safari with off-road vehicles with an opening roof, transfers during the trip to Zanzibar by local bus and sea ferry;
  • half board – breakfast and dinner – throughout the trip. Additionally during all stages of the safari lunch box – a snack in the middle of the day. Meals are available in two options: meat and vegetarian (includes fish). Other options (e.g. vegan, gluten-free) are available after early notice and for an additional charge;
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permit and all park fees;
  • safari in the three most beautiful national parks of Tanzania: Serengeti, Ngorongoro;
  • entrance tickets to the National Parks of Serengeti and Ngorongoro;
  • support for local guides during all stages of the safari;
  • medical expenses insurance and accident insurance (during mountaineering days insurance covering high-risk sports);
  • unique shirt and buff;
  • Polish Tourist Guarantee Fund contribution.

The trip price does not include

  • airline tickets;
  • additional attractions in Zanzibar (sightseeing, diving, etc.) or other optional trips;
  • customary obligatoryvtips: for trekking staff on Kilimanjaro (250USD per person)
  • Tanzanian and Zanzibar visas;
  • the cost of individual transfers from or to the airport for arrivals or departures at a different time than most group members.

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