IBD Adventures Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Stand on the roof of Africa! Join IBD Adventures to climb Kilimanjaro, help support IDEAS Education and Awareness programs
DATES August 23 to September (7-day climbing program)
COST $2,700.00 (US $) per person (Full-service climb based on 7 team members minimum)
Included in the cost of the Kilimanjaro trip:
- All guiding services and organization for a 7-day climb
- All food while on Mt. Kilimanjaro
- All required safety equipment
- Accommodation in mountaineering tents
- All transportation to/from the climb
- Porter support for the climb
- Use of our satellite phone while on the climb
- All expedition fees and National Park permits
- 3 nights lodging at the base of the mountain (based on double occupancy)
Not included in the cost of the trip:
- International flights to/from Kilimanjaro Airport
- Airport and Hotel transfers
- Meals and beverages while not on the mountain (except as noted)
- Personal clothing and equipment
- Medical insurance* valid for travel in African countries
- Visa’s and proper travel documents for travel to Tanzania
- Lodging while off of the mountain (except as noted)
- Tips and gratuities for guides and porters
- Any costs incurred by travel delays, lost or delayed baggage,
or for any other reason
- Personal costs on and off the mountain
Emergency Travel Insurance
All participants are encouraged to obtain Emergency Travel and Trip Cancellation insurance. We recommend Ingle International Insurance, for details please visit their site here.
While Kilimanjaro is not a technical climb, it still is a very high mountain with significant elevation gain, variable weather and rough trails. Participants on this climb should feel comfortable hiking on steep terrain that is often loose, and be prepared for 6-8 hours of travel on most days. The day of the summit climb usually involves 7 hours climbing uphill followed by a 6 hour descent to the final campsite. People who are physically fit and experienced hikers should have no problem with the physical challenges presented.
In terms of altitude though, while our pace and longer itinerary for this route will help everyone to acclimatize and be able to enjoy the summit day, some people may find it more difficult than others to adequately acclimate. This generally is not related to overall fitness or experience though.
The Kilimanjaro trip begins and finishes in the small town of Marangu, Tanzania. Participants must arrange their own international travel to and from the nearby Kilimanjaro International Airport (or directly to Marangu), where you will be met and picked up by our Guide. If you are traveling from elsewhere you can arrange to be picked up in the nearby center of Moshi or Arusha as well. Once in Marangu, all transportation and logistical details are pre-arranged.
Our trips are led highly respected Tanzanian outfitter to ensure that our guiding and porter staff are both of the best caliber and also to ensure that they are working under acceptable conditions.