It’s been a while since Team Equatours Climbed Kilimanjaro, and so we have decided to pull on our hiking boots again in 2019 with 7-Day Machame Route Expedition – and you are invited to join us!
Starting in Arusha on 1st October 2019, our Private Kilimanjaro Tour is designed for intrepid travellers who are looking for a unique adventure to the Roof of Africa. To ensure a personalised service, our group is strictly limited to just 10 climbers, and as with previous tours, we expect to have a good mix of nationalities from all over the world.
As proud members of KPAP – the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project – Equatours Kilimanjaro Expeditions are fully supportive of the local community, and all the porters who support us during our expeditions are supplied with suitable clothing, plenty of food, and a fair wage as outlined by the organisation. We simply do not believe in cutting costs or corners when it comes with the health and well-being of our porters, and once you have witnessed just how hard they work on the mountain, you’ll understand why we are so passionate about this cause.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a Bucket List dream for many, and rightly so. It is the only mountain in the Seven Summits that requires no previous hiking experience, and it is surprisingly affordable if you book your flights well in advance, with return flights from London to Kilimanjaro currently priced at just £405.00 per person for our scheduled travel dates.
Can Anyone Climb Kilimanjaro?
We are asked this question a lot, and the answer is yes, but it shouldn’t be undertaken lightly. Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro is both physically and mentally demanding, and there are no guarantees that you will reach Uhuru Peak, but if you are fit, trained, well-equipped and mentally prepared for the challenge ahead, there’s every chance that you will reach that glorious wooden sign at 5,895m above sea-level.
It’s a long way up, and unfortunately, there is no way to tell how your body will react to altitude until you are up there, but by spending longer on the mountain (we don’t do 5 and 6 day tours!), the body has more time to acclimatise, and the chances of success are much higher. In 2017 and 2018, every single Equatours guest that booked a Private Kilimanjaro Tour reached the summit, and while we don’t want to jinx ourselves, we are confident that our score card will remain unchanged in the coming year.
So, who’s up for the challenge? To find out more about our Small Group Kilimanjaro Tour and possible extensions such as a Serengeti safari or beach break in Zanzibar – drop us an email or message us on Facebook.