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Tanzania

Abercrombie & Kent

Tanzania Luxury Small Group Journey

Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on double occupancy) - All rates are subject to change. Does not include international airfare

Climb Kilimanjaro: Summiting the Machame Route

9 Days from $6,895 - Limited to 12 guests  


"View highland montane, volcanic lava landscapes and breathtaking canyons as you ascend Mount Kilimanjaro with an excellent summit rate thanks to more days to acclimatize and your A&K team...." - A & K

A&K Advantages

 

  • Climb in confidence with A&K, the company with a successful Kilimanjaro summit rate of 97% — far above the industry average of 60-70%

  • Trust in A&K’s deep experience, which spans more than 50 years in Tanzania and 30 years trekking Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Rely on A&K to ensure the quality of every trek by directly employing all of our chefs, porters and guides, the last of which are also certified Wilderness First Responders

  • Benefit from more time to acclimatize — a key component to a successful summit — with three more days on the itinerary than most other companies provide

  • Utilize top-of-the-line camping gear and safety equipment, owned and maintained by A&K

  • Stay in the largest and most comfortable sleeping tents on the mountain, while also enjoying private toilet facilities

  • Carry only a daypack, as porters transport your luggage and equipment throughout the climb and descent

Itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVE ARUSHA, TANZANIA

Arrive in Arusha and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a good night’s rest as one of only 12 guests on this epic journey....

 

Lake Duluti Lodge

 

Image by Ray Rui

DAY 2

ARUSHA | SCENIC PARKLAND

In preparation for the climb ahead, acclimatize as you walk through Arusha National Park. Situated between the peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, this scenic park houses a wide range of habitats, from its string of crater lakes populated by waterfowl, to its highland montane forest and imposing summit views. The forest harbors a wealth of wildlife, including frolicking black-and-white colobus monkeys and regal bushbucks. This evening, sit down to a welcome dinner with fellow guests.

 

Lake Duluti Lodge 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3

MOUNT KILIMANJARO | 10,000 FEET

Drive from Arusha to the Machame village on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro to begin your climb along the challenging and scenic Machame Route. Hike for about six hours through dense rubbertree and giant fig forests to your camp, set up near huts once used for shelter. As you make your way up through the forested terrain, keep an eye out for elephants. Settle into your first camp, poised at an altitude of 10,000 feet.

 

Machame Camp 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 

MOUNT KILIMANJARO | 12,500 FEET

Awake early to a piping-hot cup of coffee or tea. As you leave camp, absorb the commanding view of Uhuru Peak. Trek out of the forest up to the Hagenia zone, through a savanna of tall grasses and haunting volcanic lava landscapes. After a six-hour hike, arrive at the Shira Plateau and your camp. At 12,500 feet, it boasts sweeping views across the Masai Steppe to distant Mount Meru and the Shira Needles.

 

Shira Camp 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5

MOUNT KILIMANJARO | 13,000 FEET

During a six-hour hike, skirt the Shira Plateau toward the Kibo Massif, continuing upward to the pass at Lava Tower (15,000 feet). Descend toward Barranco Camp through the immense, waterfall-punctuated Grand Barranco canyon, which is fed by streams from the Umbwe River. Today’s camp is situated at an elevation of 13,000 feet.

Barranco Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6

MOUNT KILIMANJARO | ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Hike for about five hours along the Barranco Cliff with no increase in elevation. This allows you time to rest and adjust to the increasingly higher altitudes. In the afternoon, you may hike in the Karanga Valley set beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Decken and Kersten glaciers.

 

Karanga Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7

MOUNT KILIMANJARO | PREPARING FOR THE SUMMIT

Take a four- to five-hour trek on another day of acclimatization as you near the mountain’s peak, stopping at Barafu Camp (15,200 feet) on a moraine, with views of majestic Mawenzi Peak to the right and looming Kibo Peak overhead. The surrounding, scenic alpine desert terrain is largely mineral and features some lichens and moss. Turn in early this evening — tomorrow, you make an early start for the summit.

 

Barafu Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8

MOUNT KILIMANJARO | SUMMIT DAY

Rise very early to a hot cup of coffee or tea before setting out on approximately 13 hours of trekking today. Should all go as planned, you will stand at the highest point in Africa in about seven hours’ time. Make your way up a winding path flanked by the towering Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers to soaring Stella Point, at 18,630 feet on the rim of Kibo Crater. As the sun rises, continue around the rim to Uhuru Peak (19,341 feet), the highest point in Africa, where the air is rarefied. Savor your achievement of summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, and then descend to your last campsite (10,200 feet).

 

Mweka Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9

DEPART ARUSHA

Continue your descent to the base of the mountain, where your A&K driver greets and transports you back to Arusha. During a farewell lunch, enjoy basking in your accomplishments with fellow guests. Comfortable dayrooms are provided until your departure flight.

 

Lake Duluti Lodge (dayroom) 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Included With Every Luxury Small Group Journey

English-Speaking Resident Tour Director® and Local Guides

Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations

Travelling Bell Boy® Luggage Handling

Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers

Breakfast in Bed on Select Days

Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners

New! Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day® 

Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service

Internet Access (Where Available) 

Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director

24/7 A&K On-Call Support

Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests

Deposit & Cancellation

Payment Schedule
Deposit Per Person at Time of Booking: $1,000 (full-payment if within 90 days of departure)
Final Payment Due: 90 days prior to departure

 

Cancellation Fees Per Person – Main Group Journeys and related Group Pre/Post Tour Extensions 
91 days prior to departure or more: $500 
90-61 days prior to departure: 20% of program price
60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of program price
30 days prior to departure or less: 100% of the program price

 

Cancellations must be received in writing. Additional terms and fees apply to Internal Air, Extra Services and Partial Room cancellations.

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