Climb Oldonyo Lengai

Climb Oldonyo lengai volcano is an extremely and fascinating experience. This mountain towers above the East African Rift Valley in Northern Tanzania, just south of Lake Natron. It is the only volcano in the world that sometimes erupts natrocarbonatite lava, highly fluid lava that contains almost no silicon.

Natrocarbonatite lava is also much cooler than other lavas, being only about 950 degrees F (510 degrees C) compared to temperatures over 2000 degrees F (~1100 degrees C) for basaltic lavas. Natrocarbonatite is the most fluid lava in the world. Lava with a low gas content can flow like a whitewater stream, and actually has a viscosity near that of water.

 

Climb Oldonyo Lengai Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arusha – Oldonyo Lengai
Leave Arusha for a game drive in Ngorongoro crater, and then drive to Nainokanoka Village at the base of Olmoti Crater for overnight

 

Day 2: Olmoti Crater “Muge Water Falls” overnight Kamnana Village, B,L,D.

 

Day 3: Kamnana Village 7 hours walk through Embulibuli Depression, overnight LoMalasin Village, FB

 

Day 4: Lolmalasin via Embakai Crater 5 hours walk, then an easy walk to Nayobi Village for overnight, FB

 

Day 5: Nayobi to Mungoni Village for overnight at the base of Oldonyo Lengai Mountain 6 hours walk through panoramic view of Oldonyo Lengai, Wonderful rocks, white forest trees, FB

 

Day 6: Muongoni to Ngaresero Village at the Lake Natron “3 hours walk”, Warm water falls at Lake Natron where a car will meet you to bring you Back to Arusha, FB.

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Tour price includes:
Permission for the ascent;
Fees local communities on Lake Natron;
Accommodation in Lengai Safari Lodge for one night (in double rooms);
Dinner in the Lengai Safari Lodge;
Rent Land Cruiser for two days;
Fuel surcharge;
Professional driver services (English-speaking);
Guide service;
Lunch box (is carried by you);
Drinking water (is carried by you);
Optional tour to the Ngara Sero waterfall.

 

Tour price excludes:
Services of porters during the climb;
Tips for guide ($ 20-50 for all ascent).

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8 Days Machame Route Departure

8 Days Machame Route Departure

Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Machame Route is the second most popular route on Mount Kilimanjaro with length of 26 km. This route is considered as the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. With a gradual ascend through the forest you emerge to see wide views of the moorland on Shira plateau, Kibo and Western Breach. The different kinds of vegetation found along the route make it the most scenery route. We are approaching the summit with an acclimatization day by walking in the same heights (Barafu Camp to Karanga Valley Camp), and another day by stopping at Karranga Valley camp (we are one of few tour operators offering this).

There are no mountain huts on this route; the accommodation is in mountain tents. For a slightly more technical climb on Kilimanjaro, one can conquer Uhuru peak from Arrow Glacier camp, but a less challenging route can be taken from Barranco hut. The route done in six days is physically challenging for most people. The last two days (the trek from Barranco to Barafu and then the overnight trek to the summit) require mental and physical toughness, due to the high altitude and short amount of time to rest before the overnight summit attempt.

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Amazing Tanzania Tours encourages Groups companion to a limit of 4-6 people though we guarantee possibility of accommodating large groups of any size. The above proposed combination is limited to groups starting the same route on the same day. With our professional safari planners, private groups climbs can be arranged at no extra cost for interested clients. Single travelers can be added to groups upon agreement with group members.

Kilimanjaro Climbing Program Machame Route

 

Day 01: Arrival

Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport/Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Transfer by normal (0800am or 0200pm) shuttle Bus to Arusha where you booked in Arusha Crown Hotel/Impala hotel for the night BB

Day 02: Hotel – Machame Gate

At 7:30 a.m., you will transfer to the Machame Park Gate (5,950 ft./ 1,815 mt.). After registering with the park authority, we’ll begin our climb through the lush forest. Trekkers will likely hear the many exotic birds in the canopy above, and many even see black & white colobus monkeys and Sykes monkeys as they hike along the knotted roots and mud on the forest floor. We’ll continue on to some heath land before reaching our overnight camp at Machame Camp (9,850 feet, 6-7 hours of walking), just above the forest zone. The trek is quite long, thus not steep. Dinner and Overnight at Machame camp.

Day 03: Machame Gate – Shira Camp

Today’s segment of the ascent will continue across beautiful heath land and alpine moorland with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Peak. We begin up the steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, and trees of Giant Heather and Erica. Scramble around large boulders as you enter the moorland zone, marked by lobelia and Seneca plants, and volcanic rocks draped with lichen beards, which protect wild alpine flowers growing at their bases. We’ll overnight at Shira Camp (12,600 feet, 5-6 hours of walking).Dinner and Overnight at Shira camp.

Day 04: Shira Camp – Barranco Camp

Breakfast. You will draw nearer the peak as we get closer to the Lava Tower. The trek becomes a bit more strenuous as the trail steepness on the approach to the lava Tower, a 300 foot tall volcanic plug which marks an exposed pass at 15,000 feet. In the afternoon, descend the steep track into the Great Barranco Valley. Barranco Camp is set on a cool (flat area) enclosed on three sides with steep valley walls and the Kibo massif itself. Hanging glaciers glint in the sunshine above, amidst the eerie landscape of plants such as the giant groundsels (Seneca Kilimanjaro), and the uniquely endemic Giant Lobelia. Then we slowly ascent to our overnight stop at Barranco Camp (12,950 feet, 5-6 hours of walking). This day and the following day will be your acclimatization day. Dinner and Overnight at Baeranco Camp.

Day 05: Barranco Camp – Karanga Valley Camp

Breakfast. The day will begin with a descent into the Gorge, before we climb its eastern wall where we will enjoy views of Kilimanjaro ice fields, an equatorial anomaly. We will continue trekking until we reach our camp in Karanga Valley (13,900 feet, 4-5 hours of walking).Dinner and Overnight at Karanga valley camp.

Day 06: Karanga Valley Camp – Barafu Camp

Breakfast. You will trek up through the Karanga Valley, the trail turns steadily uphill, following the lava ridge to the Barafu camp. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape more sparse as we near Barafu Camp. Barafu Camp is set on a small, exposed flat area on a ridge, acting as a base camp from which you will make your summit attempt at midnight tonight. Barafu camp (15,200 feet, 6-7 hours of walking).Dinner and Overnight at Barafu camp.

Day 07: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp

Just after midnight we start of a challenging trek (12-17 hours of trekking). You begin trekking at 12:30 to 1am, passing between the Rebmann and Tarsal glaciers to the rim at Stella Point. The temperatures range from just below freezing at midnight, to between 10 deg. F (-12 deg. C) to –10 F. (-23 deg. C) just before dawn at the summit. As dawn nears, we’ll summit at Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,340 feet. Uhuru will be the culmination of – and the reward for – 6-7 hours of strenuous hiking. We’ll then descend back to Barafu Camp, resting for a while before continuing our descent to Mweka Camp (9,840 feet, 3-4 hours of walking on the descent). Dinner and Overnight at Mweka camp.

Day 08: Mweka Camp – Machame Gate

Breakfast. You will make our final descent to the park gate, a walk of about 3 or 4 hours. After bidding our farewells to our guide and porters, we’ll drive to Arusha for b/breakfast.

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Price Includes:

  • National Park entry fees, camping fees, rescue fees
  • English speaking guide(s), cook and porters
  • Full board camping accommodation during the climb
  • Camping equipment i.e. Tents + Form mattress
  • Mineral water for the first day, boiled and filtered water on the other days
  • Transfer to the gate and return to Arusha/Moshi

Price excludes:

  • Other drinks
  • Meals and accommodation in Arusha/Moshi – We can arrange this one too.
  • Sleeping bag
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8 Days Machame Route Departure

8 Days Lemosho Route Departure

Climb Kilimanjaro Lemosho

8 Days Lemosho Route Mount Kilimanjaro climbing tour is a very special itinerary designed for those wishing to make the ascent to the summit in the daylight hours. You spend a night in Kibo crater and trek to the top of the inner Reich crater. Here there is a stunning view into the Ash Pit, and this itinerary crosses the Shira Plateau. It takes in the glades on the Lemosho Route as well as the drive to high altitude on the first day which takes us through magnificent scenery with views of the Great Rift Valley, Mt Meru and Longido. 

 

The vegetation changes along the track are striking with especially large Sceneries. We often see more wildlife using this route, particularly eland and buffaloes, and there is evidence of leopard and other animals. We operate this trip at a very high level of comfort, which makes it more expensive than some of our other routes. 

Lemosho Climbing Route

 

Day 01: Arrival

Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport/Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Transfer by normal (0800am or 0200pm) shuttle Bus to Arusha where you booked in Arusha Crown Hotel/Impala hotel for the night BB

 

Day 02: Hotel – Londorossi Park Gate – Mti Mkubwa Camp

A three-hour drive from Moshi brings us to the Londorossi Park Gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. At the gate after registration we pick up a game ranger who will accompany us, as we might encounter elephants and buffaloes during our trek. Drive to the trailhead at Lemosho Glades and start the trek through the rain forest. In places the vegetation is so untouched that it grows right across the narrow track. The flora and fauna are richer here than on the other more popular routes through the rain forest. Our trek today will be along a little used track known as Chamber’s Route. In about 3-4 hours we will reach our camp in the rain forest at Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) at 2795m.

 

Day 03: Mti Mkubwa Camp – Shira 1 Camp

After breakfast, start the climb cross the remaining rain forest towards the giant moorland zone. Today is a full day trek with an altitude gain of 610m. After lunch we cross into the Shira Caldera, a high altitude desert plateau which is rarely visited. Shira is the third of Kilimanjaro volcanic cones, and is filled with lava flow from Kibo Peak. Overnight Shira 1 Camp at 3505m.

 

Day 04: Shira 1 Camp – Shira 2 Camp

After breakfast continue hike east across the Shira Plateau past the Shira Cathedral towards Shira Two camp. You only gain 214 feet in elevation – this allows you to acclimatize slowly to the altitude. The views of the plateau are nothing less than spectacular. Overnight at Shira 2 Camp 3720m.

 

Day 05: Shira 2 Camp – Baranco Camp

It’s about a 7 hour superb hike today. We pass the Lava Tower, around the southern flank of Kibo, and slowly descend to Barranco, your most spectacular campsite, at the foot of Kibo Peak, looming high above. Our camp is only 142m higher than where we were last night, but our walk will have taken us to just over 4300m today. This is one of your most valuable days for acclimatization. Overnight at Barranco 3865m.

 

Day 06: Baranco Hut – Karanga Valley Camp

From the Barranco Hut we ascend up the Barranco wall and walk across screed and ridges to Karanga Valley (4100m) with breathtaking views of the West Breach and the southern glacier. Lunch is often taken here, depending on progress. The afternoon can be spent on an acclimatization hike, before spending the night at Karanga Valley.

 

Day 07: Karanga Valley Camp – Barafu Camp

After a relaxing start, about 2 hours from Karanga we will come out on the Barafu path (part of the Mweka Trail). It is a further 1-2 hours to Barafu. The last stage to Barafu camp is quite steep, and as always we advise taking it as easy as possible. This is the day that leads to the final ascent and so being as relaxed as possible, both mentally and physically, is the best advice. In the evening you will be briefed for the final ascent.

 

Day 08: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Hut

You will be woken in the middle of the night and start the final ascent. We plan to reach Stella Point by sunrise. (About 6 or more hours) At dawn, from the Crater rim, rugged Mawenzi is a thrilling sight, with the Kibo saddle still in darkness beneath you, and the crater’s ice-walls looming ahead. If you feel strong enough, you continue to Uhuru Peak (1- 2 hours) This is the highest point in Africa, and the world’s highest solitary peak (5895m). This is the toughest day that most trekkers have ever experienced. You will have ascended 1100m and descended 2,200m in a period of 12-15 hours. We continue down to Mweka Hut (3-4 hours from the top).

 

Day 09: Mweka Hut – Mweka Village

The final descent takes you through the lower heath section that quickly turns into rainforest. Your time on Kilimanjaro ends at Mweka Village (1450m), where your vehicle will be waiting to transfer you back to the Arusha Hotel. Relax, take a hot shower and celebrate your achievement.

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Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Cost

Price Includes:

  • National Park entry fees, camping fees, rescue fees
  • English speaking guide(s), cook and porters
  • Full board camping accommodation during the climb
  • Camping equipment ie Tents + Form mattress
  • Mineral water for the first day, boiled and filtered water on the other days
  • Transfer to the gate and return to Arusha

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  • Other drinks
  • Meals and accommodation in Arusha – We can arrange this one too.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal expenses and tips

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8 Days Machame Route Departure

6 Days Rongai Route Departure

Rongai Route Kilimanjaro

The Rongai route begins on the northern side of the mountain and is the least traveled route. It is a long drive to the starting point but you are rewarded by fantastic views and the likelihood that you will be the only climbers around. If you take this route up the mountain you are obliged by park rules to descend via the Marangu Route which is the most popular and well used route.

 

Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route Itinerary: 6 Days & 5 Nights

 

Day 01: Arrival
Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport/Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Transfer by normal (0800am or 0200pm) shuttle Bus to Arusha where you booked in Arusha Crown Hotel/Impala hotel for the night BB

 

Day 02: Hotel – Rongai Gate – First Cave
Today we transfer to the start of the Rongai route, close to the Kenyan border, where we begin the ascent of Kilimanjaro. The first night will be camping at the first cave.

 

Day 03: First Cave – Third Cave
The climbing today is a gradual ascent and we get great views of the plains of Kenya below and the spectacular Mawenzi Tarn above. We get up to a height of 3800m today where we camp for the night by the Third Cave.

 

Day 04: Third Cave
We have an extra day for acclimatization. This is spent in the vicinity of Third Cave taking gentle walks.

 

Day 05: Third Cave – Kibo Hut
Our climb today takes us through the lunar desert of the Saddle, the lava-covered expanse between the two peaks Mawenzi and Kibo. By the end of the day we reach Kibo Hut at 4700m where we camp overnight and rest, ready for the ascent the next day.

 

Day 06: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut
We have a very early start for the final ascent, leaving the hut in the middle of the night to arrive at Uhuru Peak just after dawn. It is a 4 to 5 hour slow walk up increasingly steep screed to Gillman’s Point at 5690m followed by a further 1 to 2 hour walk around the crater rim to Uhuru Peak at 5896m. You have incredible views of glaciers many storey high surrounding you, and the plains of Africa stretched out below you. After taking in this amazing view we return by the same path past Kibo Hut and on down the Marangu Route all the way to Horombo Hut.

 

Day 07: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate
It just takes us about half the day to descend back down to the park gates at Marangu. Here we will be met and transferred back to the Arusha hotel. It is now time to celebrate your achievement. Overnight bed and breakfast basis.

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Price Includes:
National Park entry fees, camping fees, rescue fees
English speaking guide(s), cook and porters
Full board camping accommodation during the climb
Camping equipment ie Tents + Form mattress
Mineral water for the first day, boiled and filtered water on the other days
Transfer to the gate and return to Arusha

 

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6 Days Umbwe Route Departure

Climb Kilimanjaro

Climb Kilimanjaro through Umbwe Route is a super plan. Umbwe Route is considered as the shortest route, and toughest, to the Southern Glaciers of Kilimanjaro and Western Breach of Kibo. An ascent of Kibo by Umbwe route is one of the finest non-technical mountaineering expeditions. It is a challenging route, unsuitable for the solitary or the inexperienced, and a route off the beaten track.

Climb Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route Itinerary: 6 Days & 5 Nights

Day 01: Arrival

Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport/Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Transfer by normal (0800am or 0200pm) shuttle Bus to Arusha where you booked in Arusha Crown Hotel/Impala hotel for the night BB

 

Day 02: Hotel – Umbwe Gate – Umbwe Cave Camp

At 7:30 a.m., you will transfer you to the Umbwe Park Gate at 2,100m. The path begins an a narrow ridge crest between the Lonzo River to the West and the Umbwe River to the East. It is easy to follow as it continues up through the dense forest. The path continues to follow the ridge, rising steadily with some steep sections and scramble rocks. The route takes you to the first tented camp Umbwe Cave (at 2,940m) in 5 to 6 hrs.

 

Day 03: Umbwe Cave Camp – Barranco Camp

We follow the trail through steep and scramble rock across rainforest to moorland. The path proceed steep to the Southern Glacier Branches, at 4000m we reach our campsite, Barranco, were we overnight. (6-7 hrs)

 

Day 04: Baranco Camp

This is a good place to rest a day to acclimatize; you may spend your time at camp relaxing or you nay explore the surroundings. This acclimatization day is important for you to get used to the height and increases the chances of reaching the summit.

 

Day 05: Barranco Camp – Arrow Glacier

The route leads to the Western Breach and continue up to Umbwe ridge, which becomes the western lateral moraine of the peak. The route goes straight towards the Western Breach and then reaches Arrow Glacier which is at 4,800m.

 

Day 06: Arrow Glacier – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Hut

To ascent to summit and descend on this day you may involve between 10 1/2 or 14 1/2 hrs of climbing. We start right after midnight, to see the sunrise from the summit, also to avoid the mist, and the snow on the ascent will still be frozen. So after 3 km. and 6 – 8 hours (an ascend of 1100m) you will reach the top and descent through Barafu to 2800m. The descent to Mweka hut takes 4 – 7 hours of walking.

 

Day 07: Mweka Hut – Mweka Gate

After breakfast descend steeply through the forest on a narrow path, after 3 – 4 hours walking we will reach Mweka Gate at 1400m. From here we will bring you to Arusha, for Overnight b/breakfast.

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Price includes:

  • National Park entry fees, camping fees, rescue fees
  • English speaking guide(s), cook and porters
  • Full board camping accommodation during the climb
  • Camping equipment ie Tents + Form mattress
  • Mineral water for the first day, boiled and filtered water on the other days
  • Transfer to the gate and return to Arusha/Moshi

Price excludes:

  • Other drinks
  • Meals and accommodation in Arusha/Moshi – We can arrange this one too.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal expenses and tips

 

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8 Days Machame Route Departure

6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu Route

Kilimanjaro Climb Marangu

Kilimanjaro climbing through Marangu Route is awesome! Marangu route has a moderate slope, making it less difficult to climb. It is the most popular way up Mountain Kilimanjaro, and is the only route with emergency evacuation service. Also, it is the only route with huts, having dormitory and simple dining rooms.

 

Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu Route Program 

Day 01: Arrival

Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport/Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Transfer by normal (0800am or 0200pm) shuttle Bus to Arusha where you booked in Arusha Crown Hotel/Impala hotel for the night BB

Day 02: Hotel – Marangu Gate

Breakfast, drive from your hotel to Marangu gate, we will spend about two hours for registration, payments of fees and final parking. Start climbing through dense semi-tropical to the first hut- Mandara hut (9,000ft). Dinner and an overnight stay at Mandara hut.

Day 03: Marangu Gate – Horombo Hut

Breakfast; ascend through the alpine meadow, and grassland and moorland to Horombo hut (12,000ft). Both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be viewed easily on the way. Dinner and an overnight stay at Horombo hut.

 

Day 04: Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut

Breakfast, further ascending to Kibo hut (15,000ft). The landscape becomes very stony and eroded. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, groundswell and lobelia appear on the way. Dinner and an overnight stay at Kibo hut.

 

Day 05: Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut

Wake up at midnight, and after a snack, proceed to the summit through Gilman’s point (18,640ft). It is about 5-6hours and 1-2 hours from Kibo hut to Gilman’s point and from Gilman’s point to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft) respectively. Thus reaching the peak in the early morning of the fifth day and start descending after picture taking on the top to Horombo hut for diner and an overnight after a short break at Kibo hut.

 

Day 06: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate

Breakfast, Descend from Horombo hut to Marangu gate. The waiting car will take you to our hotel in Arusha for b/breakfast.

NOTE: Extra day always spent at Horombo hut is charged per day per person.

 

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Price Includes:

  • National Park entry fees, hut fees, rescue fees
  • English speaking guide(s), cook and porters
  • Full board camping accommodation during the climb
  • Mineral water for the first day, boiled and filtered water on the other days
  • Transfer to the gate and return to Arusha

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