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Private Kilimanjaro climb 8 Days

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  $ $ $



Private Kilimanjaro climb

Mount Kilimanjaro Private Climb offer you the chance to scale this world famous giant in total comfort. All you need to carry on this luxury Climbing  Mount Kilimanjaro trek is a small day sack which offers you the best chance to reach the summit. Each day you will benefit from camps that have been professionally set up prior to your arrival by your private team of local porters. All amenities from dining tents, mess tents, to your own private tents will be at your disposal. Our luxury camps also feature a chemical ‘toilet’ tent unlike many other operators on the mountain.

KIAfrika Adventure specialises in ‘Luxury Services’ treks to Kilimanjaro for individuals or groups wanting the highest degree of comfort available on the mountain.

Services include 4 or 5 star hotel, heated mess tents, walk-in sleeping tents with beds, showers, additional portable toilets, bottled mineral water, exceptional food, luxury Tanzania safaris, and more.

A once in a lifetime opportunity, climbing to the Roof of Africa, to heights of 5,895m is a truly wonderful and unique holiday adventure. Opting for the Lemosho route gives the best mix of wondrous views and vistas, wildlife spotting opportunities and time for acclimatisation. This is the most scenic of Kilimanjaro’s ascents and quieter with a lower foot-fall. Ascend through the rainforest zone of the mountain up to 3,000m, then pass through the low and high alpine zones up to 5,000m before reaching the glacial zone where you will make your attempt on Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru Peak.

Luxury Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro must be near the top of any adventurer’s bucket list. The Lemosho Route is not for the faint-hearted, but those who choose this route are rewarded with an untouched wilderness that few get to see.

Adventurers from around the world have been summoned to Luxury climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s Rooftop, for decades. As the highest free standing mountain in Africa, those who make the summit have not only bragging rights, but wonderful memories of an incredible adventure. The Lemosho Trek offers travelers the most scenic viable ascent route on Kilimanjaro. This physically challenging climb contains steep and long hiking days paired with luxury camping accommodations and guide services to give you the best chance to make the summit. This deluxe climb features walk-in tents, portable toilets and a shower to ensure you can rest and relax each evening. Safety equipment such as oxygen, portable hyperbaric chamber, and oximeters for monitoring blood oxygen levels are included.

This fully supported trek has a high success rate and we use reputable and well established guides and porters offering good working conditions, who respect the mountain and invest in high levels of training and equipment as well as support for emergency situations. Whilst you might find cheaper options for climbing Kilimanjaro, we don’t believe in compromising on safety when attempting to climb Africa’s highest mountain. There is an option of extending your trek by an additional day to give extra acclimatisation time and opportunities take in the scenery.

Opt for standard, luxury or VIP camps and enjoy a night in town post-climb to rest weary legs – if can be surprising just how exhausting descending is, legs often need a night’s recovery and bodies appreciate the comfort of a hotel bed and a good night’s sleep.

Luxury  Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Luxury is a relative term when applied to a Kilimanjaro climb. Overnight options boil down to hunkering down in a sleeping bag in a hiking tent or a basic mountain hut, and if you want to summit the great mountain, there is no escaping the steep uphill hikes, nor the cold on the upper slopes, nor the likely affects of altitude. In one sense, the most luxurious way to climb the mountain is to stick to the popular Marangu Route, which is much busier than other routes, but allows you to stay overnight in the relatively comfort of mountain huts with washing facilities and bottled drinks for sale.

  Accommodation:

Mountain guide (Wilderness First Responder and Instructor Level), Assistant Guide(s) (first aid qualified), Camp Crew, Cook(s), Porters

  • 3 person ‘pup’ tent for 2 people
  • 3” mattress, pillow, sleeping bag (-18 degrees C rated) and thermal liner
  • Walk-in mess tent, lightweight tables, backed chairs
  • Pulse oximeter, altitude sickness checklist, stocked first aid kit, custom evacuation stretcher, Oxygen, Portable Altitude Chamber
  • Toilet tent (1:5 ratio)
  1. Full trip and safety briefing
  2. 4×4 private transfers
  3. VIP accommodation:(approx. £650pp supplement based on 4)
  4. Additional luxuries:
  5. Walk-in client tent
  6. Full sized sleeping cot
  7. Shower/wash tent

itinerary highlights

  • Climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa
  • Spot African wildlife, including elephants, buffalos and black and white Colobus monkeys
  • Marvel at Kilimanjaro’s explosive past at the Lava Tower
  • Scale the imposing Great Barranco Wall
  • Experience sunrise over Africa as you reach Uhuru Peak

 

Meals:

This Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro tour features a combination of in-town meals and meals prepared by a professional chef. Most meals are prepared on the trail by our chef and support staff, and consist of local, organic and fresh produce.

For optimal taste and energy, we supplement all our meals with spices, herbs, oils, cheeses, butter, sugar, and fruits and vegetables. In addition, we provide you with an assortment of trail snacks* (nuts, dried fruit, chocolate, & cookies) to eat at your own discretion.

We can often accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee, and in some countries may be more difficult to accommodate than others. Please inquire with us for more information about the specific trip you’re interested in.

*Common trail snack brands and items found easily in the US , EURO, ASIA,  are not readily available in this destination. (i.e. protein bars, trail bars, beef jerky, etc…) We recommend guests that prefer these types of trail snacks to bring a few of their own choice items from home.

Best Time of Year to Visit

Our personal favorite time to travel is from mid-May through early August. The rainy season has just ended, providing plentiful vegetation and biodiversity with less dust in the air. Additionally, late June through early August offers cooler temperatures. January, February, and September are the driest and warmest months in Tanzania, and therefore the busiest months. March through early June is a rainy season, and visibility is low, though the crowds are gone

Recommend Flights:

International airfares are not included in program pricing. Although there are many flight options to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), flying through Amsterdam offers the best route.

Customs , Visa and Immigration 

Upon clearing customs in Tanzania, you will be required to purchase a 12-month multiple-entry tourist visa for $100 – US citizens or $ 50. Please bring cash, as exact change is required. In addition, you will need a one-hundred dollar bill that is less than ten years old.

*Note: Please be sure to have at least six months validity on your passport.

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 climbs and private climbs at a reasonable cost. 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.

Included

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Private Kilimanjaro climb

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 10 Days - Private departure every day - from: USD 6.000. Type of stay: trek. Location: Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route. Duration of stay: 8 days / 7 nights (+ 2 nights pre and post ascent).

FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Ascend to the top of Africa on this Tanzania adventure for seasoned climbers. Brave the elements and ever-shifting landscapes as you Luxury climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain on the continent, and enjoy the most spectacular view in Africa from Uhuru summit.

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