IBD Adventures heading back Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania 2014
IBD Adventures is excited to announce our 2014 excursion; we are heading back to Tanzania, Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world, topping in at 5895 kilometers. The dates of our trip are from August 23rd to September 4th. The trek itself will last approximately 5-6 days with various elevation gains and distances each day; descriptions about the possible routes can be found at Climbing Routes Marangu Hotel. This will be Rob Hill’s 3rd time to climb “Kili” and he is excited to bring more adventurists and IBD supporters with him.
Tanzania is a beautiful country that lies below the equator; meaning it typically only has 2 seasons, the long rain and short rain. Our trek dates are set to take place during short rain season which will provide us with warm temperate climate for excursion. Tanzania has a multitude of game reserves, lush lands, and beautiful vistas. IDEAS is excited to extend an option to visit a game reserve for a safari after our trek (additional details will be provided to anyone who is interested). For additional information about this amazing country please feel free to visit the Tanzania Board of Tourism
Once we arrive in Tanzania we will be staying at the Marangu Hotel, by far one of the most beautiful and luxurious accommodations possible at the park gates to Kilimanjaro. The Marangu Hotel is a family-run operation that has over 50 years of experience with planning, facilitating, and ensuring a safe climbing experience for their patrons.
The Marangu hotel was originally a coffee plantation but in the 1930’s transformed into the amazing hotel it is today. The Marangu hotel is beautifully situated on more than 10 acres of luscious lands that are populated with exotic plants and animals. As a matter of fact, just after the last Kili climb, Rob Hill was greeted out his window by a giraffe. The rooms are located in beautiful cottages throughout the acreage and provide private bathrooms and showers. Not to mention the food provided while at the hotel is delicious and much of it is harvested directly from the gardens located throughout the hotel grounds. To view the hotel please visit www.maranguhotel.com
The exact cost of the trip is currently being determined and will include the trek, accommodations, some meals, and ground transportation. Please stay tuned as further details will be available soon. If you are interested in possibly participating in the Kilimanjaro Trek please contact Rob Hill directly at [email protected] or 604-315-3371.