Many people list ‘Climbing Kilimanjaro’ as a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and when you stand at Uhuru Peak some 5,895metres above sea level, the first thing you say to yourself is “amazing – but never again!”, but the truth is, this mighty mountain gets under your skin, and once you conquered it, it is only a matter of time before you itch to return.
We were lucky enough to climb Kilimanjaro successfully on 4th October 2012, and while our 7-Day Machame Route Tour wasn’t particularly difficult in terms of hiking (it’s neither steep nor technically challenging), the long days and cold nights on the mountain soon begin take their toll on the body.
Preparation is key, and you need to be in good physical condition if you are to reach the ‘Roof of Africa’, but we found it to be more mentally challenging than physically challenging, and if you are determined to reach your goal – there is a very good chance you will make it.
So after much consideration, we have decided to tackle Africa’s highest mountain once again, and to make it even more spectacular than the first time, we have scheduled our 2015 Expedition to coincide with the Total Lunar Eclipse on September 28th.
Tanzania just happens to be one of the best places on earth to view the Total Lunar Eclipse in September 2015, and with the best seats in the house on top of Mount Kilimanjaro – we are sure it is going to be a spectacular event!
Our small group escorted tour is set to depart Arusha on 22nd September 2015, and we have 10 spots available for intrepid travellers who want to join us on this amazing adventure. Here is a brief overview of our Kilimanjaro Total Lunar Eclipse Tour 2015:
Day 1 – 21/09/2015 Depart on flight to Kilimanjaro
Day 2 – 22/09/2015 Arrive Kilimanjaro – Transfer to Hotel – Briefing
Day 3 – 23/09/2015 Kilimanjaro – Machame Camp
Day 4 – 24/09/2015 Kilimanjaro – Shira Camp
Day 5 – 25/09/2015 Kilimanjaro – Barranco Camp
Day 6 – 26/09/2015 Kilimanjaro – Karanga Camp
Day 7 – 27/09/2015 Kilimanjaro – Upper Barafu Special Use Camp
Day 8 – 28/09/2015 Kilimanjaro – Summit Lunar Eclipse – Mweka Camp
Day 9 – 29/09/2015 Kilimanjaro – Transfer to Hotel – Dinner
Day 10 – 30/09/2015 Departure or Beach / Safari Extension
For a more detailed itinerary, please head over to our website: http://www.equatours.co.uk/successful-kilimanjaro-climb/4577686606
This fully inclusive climb includes international flights from the UK / mainland Europe (flight exclusive package and other international airports available), two nights accommodation in Arusha with breakfast and dinner (pre and post climb), all airport transfers, and a fully escorted 7-day Machame Route Climb including all meals and soft drinks, transfers to/from Kilimanjaro National Park, all climbing permits, all camping equipment (except sleeping bags), a team of certified Mountain Guides, Cooks and Porters, Mountain Rescue, Safety Equipment, portage of two bags (max 15 kilos), and luggage storage in Arusha.
Price based on 2 adults sharing: with flights £2250.00pp / without flights £1595.00pp Those departing the UK on a flight inclusive package will enjoy full ATOL Protection
Ingo and I will be escorting this tour personally, and as it is a fully inclusive trip, the only thing you need to budget for is the climb itself and tips for your porters / guides. We can extend your stay in Tanzania with a Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater or Serengeti National Park, or you can simply sit back, relax and celebrate your amazing achievement with a few days on Zanzibar’s sugar white beaches.
With five months to prepare, there is plenty of time to get in shape for your Kilimanjaro adventure – so why not join us, and watch the Total Lunar Eclipse from the top of the world!