Roof of Africa. Expedition to Kilimanjaro 2025

11 days
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Travel itinerary
Price $2995

Price includes

  • Accommodation in high-class tourist hotels before and after the trekking.
  • Accommodation in double rooms with breakfast.
  • 7-day trekking on Kilimanjaro via the Machame route.
  • Full board during the trekking.
  • Accommodation in double tents along the route (6 nights).
  • Transfers between the hotel and Kilimanjaro National Park.
  • Transfers to/from the airport in Tanzania.
  • Fees for entry and stay in Kilimanjaro National Park.
  • Professional local mountain guides with extensive experience in leading expeditions on Kilimanjaro.
  • Porters and cooks during the trekking.
  • Basic equipment: sleeping tents, mats.
  • Base camp tent – dining area, chairs, table, kitchen utensils, etc. C
  • lean and drinkable water during the trekking.
  • Care from a Polish-speaking and experienced pilot/guide.
  • Park fees.
  • Government taxes.
  • Auxiliary materials and advice before departure.
  • FOR SAFARI PARTICIPANTS (optional and at an additional cost of $1790 USD)
  • Accommodation in double rooms before and after the safari.
  • Accommodation in high-class tourist lodges during the safari (3 nights).
  • Private transport in Land Cruiser off-road vehicles.
  • Meals during the safari (3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners).
  • Park fees. Local safari guide.
  • Assistance from the Rektravel guide.

The price does not include

  • Cost of international air tickets.
  • ($50 for Polish citizens or $100 USD for US citizens).
  • Personal equipment (sleeping bags, backpacks, duffel bags, etc.).
  • Additional attractions not listed in the program.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the services.
  • Baggage fees (to be checked with the operator).
  • Standard tips and personal expenses.
  • Single room supplements (to be confirmed at the office).
  • Travel insurance.

Travel itinerary

Flight to Arusha.

Our Kilimanjaro adventure will begin with passport and baggage check-in, followed by a flight to Arusha.

Arusha, Moshi

Upon arrival in Arusha, we will be transported to a hotel in Moshi, a city serving as a base for Kilimanjaro expeditions. We will rest after the journey and participate in an organizational meeting before the ascent to the summit of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Overnight stay in Moshi.

Machame Gate (1900 m n.p.m.) - Machame Camp (2980 m n.p.m.)

After breakfast, along with all our equipment, we will set out for the Machame Gate, the entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park. Upon registration and meeting our team of porters and assistants, we will divide the luggage and start our journey.

Once through the gate, we will begin our ascent through the rainforest. It’s advisable to have gaiters and trekking poles. After approximately 5-6 hours and covering about 11 km (7 miles), we will reach the first camp – Machame Camp.

We’ll have lunch on the way, and upon arrival at the camp, dinner will be served. Rest and overnight stay in tents.

Note: During the climb, there are established baggage limits for the porters accompanying us on the trekking, which is 15 kg. Any unnecessary items can be stored free of charge in the hotel’s storage facility in the town.

Machame Camp – Shira Camp (3850 m n.p.m.)

Wake-up call and early breakfast. Today, we will leave the rainforest clearings behind and continue trekking towards the Shira Camp, located on the Shira Plateau at an altitude of 3845 meters (12631 feet).

This is the shortest day of trekking, necessary for proper acclimatization. After approximately 5-6 hours, we will reach our second camp. The ascent will be relatively steep, and the landscape will transition from rainforests to the alpine zone.

In the evening, dinner and rest.

Shira Camp – Barranco Camp (3950 m n.p.m.)

After breakfast, we will continue our journey. We will head towards the Lava Tower, also known as the Shark’s Tooth, and then to the Arrow Glacier, eventually reaching the Lava Tower itself.

This location is about 7 km away from the camp and situated at an altitude of 4650 meters (15250 feet). Symptoms of altitude sickness may be felt here. Today’s aim is proper acclimatization.

From there, we will begin our descent until we reach 3960 meters (12990 feet), where the next camp is located. In total, we’ll be trekking for approximately 6-8 hours and covering about 10 kilometers. Overnight stay at Barranco Camp.

Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp (4050 m n.p.m.)

After breakfast, we will leave Barranco Camp and continue our ascent up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the intersection that connects with the Mweka Route.

With the assistance of local guides, we will reach the summit, where we will be rewarded with magnificent views. The remaining part of the hike will take us through the alpine desert to Karanga Camp. The Karanga Valley is the last point on today’s route. Today’s trek will take approximately 4-5 hours.

Karanga Camp - Barafu Camp (4700 m n.p.m.)

After breakfast, we will continue our journey to Barafu Camp. Today’s route will lead us through the barren landscape of the alpine desert.

After approximately 3-4 hours of trekking, we will reach Barafu Camp, where only a few steps separate us from the summit of Kilimanjaro. We will set up camp, rest, and prepare ourselves for the summit day.

Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (5895 m n.p.m.) – Meka Camp (3100 m n.p.m.)

Today, the summit attempt awaits us! For this purpose, we will wake up in the middle of the night. After a light meal, we will slowly start our journey towards the summit.

At a steady pace and zigzagging, we will proceed towards Stella Point at 5765 meters (18885 feet), which is the first stop on the rim of the Kibo crater. This is the most mentally and physically demanding part of the trek.

After a short rest and while awaiting the sunrise, we will head to our final destination – Uhuru Peak at 5895 meters (19341 feet), the highest point in Africa. We will reach it after approximately 7-8 hours of trekking.

After a moment of glory and pride, as well as a photo session on the Roof of Africa, we will begin the descent straight down to Mweka Camp. We will stop at Barafu for rest and a meal.

In the afternoon, we will reach Mweka Camp, where we will spend our last night in the mountains under the tents with a view of the starry sky.

Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate (1640 m n.p.m.) - Moshi

On the last day of our stay on the slopes of the mountain, in the morning, we will bid farewell to the team of local guides, porters, and cooks. After some shared dances and songs, we will begin the 4-hour descent.

Upon leaving the National Park and returning to the hotel, there will be free time. In the evening, we will have a solemn farewell dinner where certificates commemorating the summit achievement will be presented. Overnight stay.



Tarangire National Park

For individuals not participating in the safari, depending on the departure flight time, they will have time to rest. Transfer to the airport and farewell.

For participants in the SAFARI – transfer to Arusha. In the morning, we will depart for Tarangire National Park for a full-day safari in Land Cruiser off-road vehicles. Lunch will be provided in the form of a picnic along the way. After a full day of safari, we will arrive at the accommodation for dinner and overnight stay. Rest.

Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, the adventure continues with a visit to Tanzania’s most famous national park – Serengeti.

Serengeti is renowned for the Great Migration, where one can witness vast herds of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles, or prides of lions lounging in the shade.

Lunch in the form of a picnic will be provided during the full-day safari. The day full of excitement concludes with a hearty dinner and a peaceful night’s sleep at the accommodation.

Serengeti - Ngorngoro

After an impressive sunrise and breakfast, we will begin our morning safari in Serengeti National Park.

Later, we will travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a picnic lunch.

The Ngorongoro Crater is surrounded by a ring of extinct volcanoes, and its floor, dotted with watering holes, provides refuge for approximately 30,000 animals.

We will conclude the day full of excitement with dinner. Rest and overnight stay near the crater.

Ngorongoro - Arusha

After a light breakfast, we will depart from the hotel around 6:30 am to reach the floor of the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest inactive volcanic caldera in the world.

After a picnic lunch, we will begin the steep ascent to the upper exit of the crater. This marks the final stage of the safari.

Following that, we have a 4-hour drive back to Arusha, where the Tanzanian adventure comes to an end. Depending on international flight connections, departure can occur on the same night or after a night’s stay in Arusha, departing the next day.

If you enjoyed the Kilimanjaro expedition, we invite you to join us on other trekking adventures, such as those in the Cordillera Blanca.

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13 days

The company is not responsible for any loss of customer's property due to burglary, theft, loss, etc. We also do not assume responsibility for any losses incurred by the customer in motels. Rek Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary due to circumstances beyond its control. The customer is obliged to comply with the tour regulations. Tour participants are insured according to the requirements of the US Department of Transportation for a total amount of $500,000 (insurance policy available upon request). Participants may opt for additional insurance coverage for hospital and outpatient treatment of illnesses acquired during the tour, as well as accidents in visited facilities (further information available at the office) for an additional fee.