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Paragliding on Mount Kilimanjaro

Tanzania Paragliding from the Mount Kilimanjaro requires much planning and coordination. It is not an ordinary trekking expedition because together with usual arrangements, the organizers have to be especially attentive to monitoring weather forecasts, choosing a proper camping location and a starting point, as well taking proper equipment and gear, which is not normally present during the regular climbs.Kilimanjaro Paragliding

The key idea of the project is to paraglide from the highest point in the summit zone (5,700m +). Therefore, we need to set up the camp in the crater of the Mount Kilimanjaro 5700m, as it is by far the most convenient location. We have to stay there in advance before the wind would be favorable enough. Safety of the climbing crews is our highest priority, thus we recommend on the climbing route with the smoothest acclimatization transition. Furthermore, we doubled our usual oxygen supplies for this expedition to make sure that the participants would be able to stay in the crater as long as it might be necessary.

Also there are two options of paragliding in Kilimanjaro; one is flying from summit to the base camp or any down camp and other from the summit all the way to Moshi.

Secondly options require more process, since its unusual activities require getting a special permit from the park and aviation authorities. In this case, it is necessary to obtain approvals from the TANAPA (Tanzania National Parks Authority), KINAPA (Kilimanjaro National Park Authority), and the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority.

Note:Both options require getting permit from Kilimanjaro national park and Tanzania national park

Tour Starts & Ends

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

No. Persons Limit

Minimum 2 passengers to operate. Maximum 7 passengers in each group.

Departure Dates

On request (the tour starts at any time if the participants are ready)

Cost of Addtional Services

Extra cost such as tips, oxygen tanks, foods in hotels  $ $ $



Kilimanjaro Paragliding

 

Paragliding Kilimanjaro

from the summit of Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the the world, is an incredible experience! The dormant volcano rises more than 5,100m above the plains below, rewarding you with at least a 90 min flight over some of the most unique and diverse terrain anywhere in the world. Our fully guided multi-day hike to the top is tough but very rewarding. While on the mountain tented / hut accommodation with three meals per day, full porter service to carry your gear and paraglider to the top are included. We provide a comprehensive package which is tailored specifically for paragliders to maximize success-rate with multiple days for launching from the summit. Make the most of your time in East Africa – Wildlife safari, Beach/Island and other flying adventure add-on options are available.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONING

Kilimanjaro, at 19,340 ft., is an extreme, high-altitude climb and is perhaps the most underestimated of the seven summits. You should be comfortable walking four to eight hours per day. Summit day is the most demanding portion of the climb, typically involving eight hours for the ascent and six to seven hours for the descent. Our expeditions require strength and endurance. Being in sound physical condition is the single most important aspect for climbers to maximize their climbing potential. The better your physical condition, the more likely you are to perform well and have an enjoyable experience. The most frequent comment we have received over the years is that climbers have underestimated the fitness level needed to fully enjoy their trip. Additionally, inadequate fitness will affect the atmosphere, pace, and overall enjoyment of the climb for all participants. We highly recommend checking with your physician before undertaking any strenuous activity.

So if you’re planning to summit attempt  Africa’s highest mountain for your next adventure then here’s a brief top to toe outline of kit essentials:

  • HEAD :Woolly hat and a sunhat with brim or a cap
  • EYES : Sunglasses with UV protection
  • NECK : Buff (a piece of material that can be worn 100 different ways!) or a cotton scarf to cover the back of your neck
  • BODY :  Base layers – ideal to wear alone or under garments when the temperature drops. Great at keeping moisture away from the skin. Fleece – once the temperature drops an extra layer always helps. Waterproof – for those potential downpours. Down jacket – this becomes your best friend to and from the summit….brrrr  
  • HANDS : Gloves – don’t forget about those extremities
  • LEGS    :Lightweight trekking trousers; often useful to have trousers with zip-off legs that  can convert into a pair of shorts
  • FEET    :  Socks – these can make or break the comfort of your boot. Wool fabric which is padded in the right places will see you right. Cotton tends to absorb sweat making your feet blister-prone. Trekking boots – leather or waterproof fabric; make sure these are fitted correctly and  broken in well before your trip. There’s nothing worse than painful blisters all over your feet whilst trying to summit Mount Kilimanjaro
  • SLEEP: Sleeping bag – we suggest a season 4/4+ bag with a comfort level of -10°C. A silk liner will also aid warmth
  • SEE     :Head torches are very necessary if you don’t want to trip over your neighbours tent at night
  • DRINK  : Keeping hydrated is essential for your physical welfare.  Sigg bottles or  Camelbaks are great water accessories

Very high summit success rate

With over 6+ expeditions on Kilimanjaro we have an impressive 98% summit success rate. We believe this is because of our combination of smaller teams, higher guide ratios and using the most experienced High Altitude Expedition Leaders. This combination has shown time and time again that this is the safest approach whilst on the mountain.

We specialize in  Group Kilimanjaro climbs and private climbs at a reasonable  Kilimanjaro Price. but a great value for everything you need to have a safe, successful experience.

You do not need to be extremely fit to undertake the trip as you will be walking at a very slow pace on the mountain to acclimatise to the altitude. This is a porter assisted trek therefore you will only be asked to carry a small lightweight day pack 

Each group is lead by a fully qualified Kilimanjaro National Park Mountain Guide assisted by porters and cooks. During the hotel stay a representative of the trekking company is always on hand for advice, and they are incredibly accommodating, courteous and friendly.

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Kilimanjaro Trip Update

This program can be organized throughout the year, for the dates you choose, except for the months of April and May as it is the rainy season, starting with two people. Duration 8 Days - Private departure every day - from: USD 4.550. Type of stay: trek. Location: Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route. Duration of stay: 8 days / 7 nights (+ 2 nights pre and post ascent).

If you Gilmans Point (green certificate) or Uhuru Peak (gold certificate) have passed, then you get to the entrance / exit a certificate with the message that you have reached the highest point in Africa.

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