"The Utah trip was an awesome trip. Joe did a great job as a guide. He did excellent with the meals, snacks, accommodations and made it a trip to remember for all that made the trip."
"I enjoyed every facet of the trip; food, scenery, and most of all my fellow hikers, all were first class. Thank you for encouraging me to not pull the plug on the trip when I had doubts. You do your job very well. Please pass along a big thank you to the fine folks at headquarters for being such wonderful promoters of the great outdoors and making this trip possible for me. I have enjoyed a 20 plus year relationship with your store in OKC and hope to have 20 more. "
"Our Mt. Everest trek was truly an experience of a lifetime. Thank you for sharing your energy, experience, and love of adventure with us over these past few weeks. "
"I have had the privilege to follow guides up Rainier, in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, and in the outback of Australia, but none of them measure up to you enthusiasm, kindness, and stamina. I look forward to future adventures with Backwoods Adventures and you. "
"Thank you for a wonderful experience. All your guidance and prep-work help me be prepared and fit enough to enjoy the climb and feel great afterwards. Minus the cold fingers and toes (which i kind of expected;-), I couldn't have ask for a better climb up the mountain."
"I hope this weekend goes as well as last week. You, Joe and Billy were excellent hosts and instructors. I had a wonderful time. Thanks again for all your patient coaching and kind words. "
"Being serenaded in the middle of the night albeit the wee early morning hours, on the steepest slopes of Kilimanjaro by voices of pure melodious balance brought complete joy, heightened peace, and humbling memories to me. I am happy to have shared such a significant time with you. Thank you! "
"Thanks for being the best guide ever. Your encouragement, concern, and professionalism has made this trip a truly wonderful experience. I wish you all he very best in all that you do and hope to see you soon. "
Mount Kilimanjaro Climb
Reach life-changing elevations and climb Africa’s most magnificent and storied summit, Mount Kilimanjaro. This incredible vacation will have you climbing the highest peak in Africa. We utilize local guides as well as porters to carry our gear, cook and handle all the duties while you hike with a small pack by day and relax in camp by night. After we experience the mountain, we will have the option to travel by land rover to 3 world-renown National Parks to see such animals as elephants, lions, hippopotamus, and zebra. Join us today for a Mount Kilimanjaro Climb you have always dreamt of!
ALL LAND COSTS INCLUDED!
• 7 day/6 night climb of the Machame Route or 5 day/4 night climb of Marangu route on Mt. Kilimanjaro
What’s Not Included
• All airfare to and from Tanzania (Inquire to learn more about our flight booking service)
Mount Kilimanjaro is located three degrees south of the equator in Northeastern Tanzania. It is the tallest mountain in Africa and the largest free-standing mountain on the planet. This astounding mountain is composed of three volcanoes: Shira, Mawenzi, and our target, Kibo, the tallest of all three. Of all the 7 Summits on the planet, this is the easiest to get to and climb, and requires no technical climbing skills. Most fit and determined adventurers can reach the summit with the assistance of guides and porters.
At Backwoods Adventures we know that well fed travelers are happy travelers! We aim to please your palate. These examples may not be the exact fare of the day and may change from day to day, but following are a few examples of our daily meals:
Breakfast: Breakfasts are typically eggs, toast, meat, and fruit along with a selection of hot drinks.
Lunch: Lunches will be some combination of bread, cheese, cucumbers and tomatoes, fried potatoes, fried bread, fruit, biscuits, and hot drinks. “Tea” is served mid-to late afternoon with peanuts, popcorn, and/or biscuits.
Dinner: Dinners will be served with soup and bread first, followed by pasta, potatoes, or rice with different sauces, which are often tomato-based with meat, beans, and vegetables.
Note: Vegetarian and other special diets can be accommodated. Because of the exercise and high altitude, you should drink 3-4 liters of water a day. The porters will boil water along the route for you.
Our accommodations will vary based upon our location. However, all hotels are among the highest ranked in the nation for both location and amenities. We make every effort to deliver high quality, unique experiences in any country we may find ourselves! The Springlands Hotel received the” “Award of Districts”, “Award for Tidiness” and the Moshi Municipal Council granted Springlands the” “2004 CUP” for maintaining cleanliness in the environment. The Springlands Resort will be your home base for our Mt. Kilimanjaro trek and Tanzanian photo safari. It’s located just over a mile from the center of Moshi (800m/2600). The rooms are remarkably clean and relaxing; with twin beds, mosquito netting, and bath rooms with hot showers. This is a private hotel located inside its own peaceful enclosure to ensure the best security and privacy. The resort personnel are very friendly and helpful individuals. Their huge smiles and outgoing personalities will delight you! During the course of the trek we will be staying in large 4-person tents. All rooms are on a twin-sharing basis, unless otherwise arranged. Amenities and services include: dining establishment as well as garden bar, massage, pedicure or manicure, swimming pool and sauna, television area, exercise area, guided jungle strolls, gift shop for sundries and tokens, telephone solutions and net accessibility, locked storage containers (while on trek or trip), washing machines, bike rental (to community and back), rental equipment (for the trek), safe deposit box ($ 1/day)
Altitude – Our trip to Mt. Kilimajaro will take us to remote regions at high altitude. We always take our time to acclimatize properly by allowing for additional rest days. When gaining in altitude above 10,000 feet, we have included sufficient rest or “layover” days to ensure that you acclimatize properly. While many people may experience minor ill effects from high altitudes, there are some who have persistent symptoms that require returning to a lower altitude or, in extreme cases, emergency evacuation. We do our best to allow a pace for everyone to acclimatize. Listening to your guide will help a great deal. We cannot determine how you will do at altitude, but being in the best shape possible and having a lower body fat percentage will help greatly.
The ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a strenuous adventure and should not be undertaken if you have any health conditions which may put you at risk. You are strongly advised to consult your physician for a thorough medical check-up and clearance before attempting the mountain. If you are over 50 years old, talk to your doctor about doing a “stress EKG”. Should you require any medication whatsoever, you must provide your own and be able to administer it yourself. Medical supplies in Tanzania are not reliable or guaranteed though we will have a fully stocked medical kit on the trip.
Talk to your doctor about the following vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Malaria pills, prescriptions you are currently taking, or should take in case you get sick.
U.S. Citizens need a visa for Tanzania. You can get the visa application from the Tanzania Embassy website or call them in Washington D.C. at 202-939-6125, and ask for a visa application. You will need to send:
•Valid passport (must be valid for at least 6 months beyond entry)
Allow 30 days for processing. You might want to consider sending it certified mail or Federal Express both directions to ensure the safety of your passport. You can also get a visa at the Kilimanjaro International Airport once you arrive. You should carry a photocopy of your passport, insurance information and emergency contact numbers with you at all times. You should leave a copy of this information with a friend or relative at home.
There are two main routes on Mt. Kilimajaro: the Marangu and Machame, neither of these routes are technical and are therefore suitable for hikers. The Machame Route, also called the “”Whiskey Route” takes 7 days. There are no sleeping huts, so we sleep in tents. The Marangu, or “Coca-Cola Route”, is a shorter climb, taking only 5 days. This route for those with less time in Africa utilizes established huts for sleeping.
You will be arriving and departing from the Kilimanjaro International Airport. Backwoods Adventures will be providing all transfers to and from the airport. If there are issues with in-bound or out-bound flights, we will assist in any way possible.
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