“If you're determined to make it to the top of Africa this tour could be for you: private expeditions have greater success rates - as does the 8-day Lemosho Route.”
Climbing Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route (others can be chosen) | Shira caldera and cave | Glacier views | Sunrise from Stella Point | Uhuru Peak | Zanzibar
Description of Private tailor made Kilimanjaro climb and Zanzibar
This ten day Kilimanjaro holiday is organised by one of the best local tour operators in the business with superb traveller reviews adding to the overall security of organisational experience and climbing expertise.
Any Kilimanjaro hike is going to put you through your paces although this tour doesn’t require technical understanding of climbing procedures, just a necessity to be fit, healthy and determined to keep going, stay positive and enjoy the experience, aches and all.
The proposed eight day Lemosho Kilimanjaro climbing route starts and finishes with a night in the nearby city of Moshi whereupon travellers will be transferred to the airport for an onward flight to the laid back spice island of Zanzibar.
As this tour company has achieved a 95% Kilimanjaro summit success rate you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands with the Lemosho route definitely presenting climbers with the best possible chance of completing one of the world’s most iconic mountain climbs in the safest possible conditions.
The route itself starts from the Londorossi Gate before ascending through jungle foliage and coming out onto the incredible plateau of Shira. The Kilimanjaro hike really gets underway as you circle the mountain in a southwards direction prior to heading up to the summit via Stellar Point and a series of overnight campsites.
Successful acclimatisation is achieved by longer, steadier walking at elevation before sleeping at a lower level with overnight campsites offering spectacular views as well as comfortable conditions to get some rest and regain energy.
The approach on the Kilimanjaro hike offers some superb scenic rest stops with the eventual descent taking travellers down an alternative route to the path used to reach the summit.
Camping is fully tented and all supplies and luggage are carried by local porters offering them much needed work and travellers a much needed break.
Finally, another advantage of the Lemosho route is that it incorporates all of Kilimanjaro’s different climate regions and allows climbers to gain a greater understanding of the flora and fauna of Tanzania thanks to the knowledgeable guides who accompany this private tour.
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This trek can be tailormade throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
Be sure to tip your porters, cooks and guides - the company can advise on the standard daily rate.
Tailor made, min. age 12.
2 nights hotel (before and after climb). Camping on Kili. Hotel of choice in Zanzibar.
This trip can be tailored for solo travellers with a surcharge.
Accomm., guides, porters, transfers. Zanzibar hotel not inc.
All meals on Kili. Zanzibar meals depend on accommodation.
Responsible tourism: Private tailor made Kilimanjaro climb and Zanzibar
We operate the Lemosho trip, like all our treks, in line with the guidelines of the Leave No Trace Organisation. The key things that are important are: • We are committed to the enjoyment, health and protection of Kilimanjaro • We believe that education is the best means to protect Kilimanjaro and we ensure all our guides understand how important this is and what they need to do to protect the mountain • We believe that practicing the Leave No Trace principles is the most relevant and effective long-term solution to maintaining the beauty, health of, and access to natural lands; In practise this is what we do: • All trash is packed out for recycling or disposal • All cooking is done on kerosene stoves and no wood is ever cut or used • All drinking water is boiled and given to clients in refillable bottles • We provide private tented toilets to ensure all waste is controlled and disposed of safely • No washing is allowed in streams-clients are provided with water for washing that is disposed of well away from any water source • Water use is minimised at all camp sites
It is important to remember that over a third of the cost you pay for a Kilimanjaro climb is paid to the National Park as fees. This means that if you find a cheap price this is only possible by paying less to the guides and porters, less for food and less for equipment.
As members of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project and the International Porter Projection Project we work to maintain high standards of welfare for all our guides and porters covering wages, clothing, accommodation, food and tips. KPAP have recommended tip levels for all climbs which we undertake to recommend to all our clients.
All of the staff we employ in Tanzania are local: we do not employ any non local guides or administrative staff so that more of the money you pay goes back into the local economy. Overall we employ over 50 guides, 17 cooks and 400 porters.
We use and support local hotels such as Bristol Cottages and Sal Salinero and local transport providers again ensuring the maximum benefit to the local people.
All our guides are highly knowledgeable about the wildlife on Kilimanjaro and are trained in basic first aid. Between our guide team we have over taken over 10,000 clients to the summit of Kilimanjaro!!!
As well as helping clients summit Kilimanjaro we encourage them to visit locally run community projects such as Mulala Village and the Amani Children’s Home.
Mulala village is a traditional Maasai village where the people are working collaboratively to use tourism to fund improvements in health and education for all the village people. Amani Childrens Home looks after nearly 100 street children who have been either orphaned or abandoned.
Reviews of Private tailor made Kilimanjaro climb and Zanzibar
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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 17 Mar 2016 by Nidhi Gupta
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Getting to the top of Kilimanjaro with an incredible group of people. The guides and porters and absolutely phenomenal and did such a wonderful job and looked after us incredibly.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Pack warm Forget worrying about smelling awful! Make sure you have done some training
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
We felt we helped the porters and guides who did an incredible job.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?