Climb the famous Mount Kilimanjaro and reach the roof of Africa!
DAY 1: ARUSHA
Arrive Arusha from Nairobi. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 2: MANDARA HUT
Transfer from Arusha to Marangu Gate with porters and guides. Start your climb with a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut, 9,000ft.
DAY 3: HOROMBO HUT
After breakfast, climb to Horombo Hut, 12,000ft. Dinner and overnight at the hut.
DAY 4: KIBO HUT
After breakfast, continue up the mountain to Kibo Hut, 15,450ft. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut.
DAY 5: UHURU PEAK
Early in the morning, climb to Gilmans Point, 18,640ft. then the summit Uhuru Peak, 19,340ft. Then descend down to Horombo Hut for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6: ARUSHA
After breakfast, descend to Marangu Gate with an overnight in an Arusha hotel of your choice at extra cost.
What you need to bring :
Quilted sleeping bag, Anorak, (a waterproof jacket for cold conditions) climbing boots, tennis shoes for the rainforest and moorland, light raincoat, warm sweaters, hat, gloves, hard underwear, sunscreen and lip balm, good sunglasses, water bottle, torch with spare batteries and spare bulbs, small rucksack to carry yourself, rucksack (possibly with lock) to be carried by porters. Note that the porters carry their loads on their heads.
If you do not have this equipment, it is available for hire at Marangu.
Photographic gear :
It is essential to use sky light filters at high elevations, less sensitive film with 15din for bright areas and 17 or so for use in the dark rainforests.