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Marangu Kili Climb

3.7
3 reviews
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The one that’s the shorter but tougher Mount Kilimanjaro climb

Duration
7 Days
Places
7 places

Visiting Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport, Moshi Town, Mandara Huts, Horombo Huts, Kibo Hut, Marangu, Gillman's Point

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

In-Depth Explorer

Group Size

Max 30 people

Transport Style

Minivan

  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Pay over time, interest free
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  • No booking fee, no change fees
  • Financing available with UpLift

What's included?

6 nights accommodation

2 nights in Hotel, 4 nights in Cabin

Our accommodation on the ascent along the Marangu pass will be in the true spirit of mountain climbing. Our mountain huts will get you as close to nature as possible, and will have everything you need for the journey. And of course, one heck of a view every morning.

17 Meals

6 Dinner, 6 Breakfast, 5 Lunch

Every breakfast, lunch and dinner while you are with us is taken care of. We'll make sure you get all the nutrition needed for climbing, with delicious meals to help keep the sustenance up.

Team

Expert Local Guides and Porters

An expert Local Guide to navigate the trail. Porters to take care of carrying the essentials. This is your team. Trusted Contiki partners who are specialised, smart, friendly, fun, and integral to your adventure.

Transport

Included transfers from and to the airport

Africa isn't the easiest land to traverse, but we know this wild continent better than most. Whether it's speedy internal flights, air conditioned coaches or open top safari vehicles, our included transport will speed you from A-B in comfort, safety and style.

Experiences

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

- Reach the peak of Uhuru on Kibo volcano, the highest point in Africa
- Admire a charming village at the edge of Marangu, with coffee and banana plantations 
- Spend a night in the wooden huts of Mandara surrounded by wildlife
- Hike through fields, forests and desert surrounding the peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro
- Look out for native flora and fauna that call the Kilimanjaro National Park home 
- Spend a night in Moshi Town & take in the enormity of Kilimanjaro's peaks from afar

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs
In a country of vast wilderness stands a dormant volcano boasting the highest peak in Africa: Kilimanjaro. In this once-in-a-lifetime trip, you'll be embarking on an unforgettable climb up the Marangu route to Uhuru Peak in an epic 7 day adventure. But the true adventure lies in the experience along the way: the paths trodden, the wildlife spotted, and the friends made. Please note, this is a small group trip and won't have a Contiki Trip Manager. You'll be looked after by a Local Guide from the in-country team running the trip.

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Marangu Kili Climb

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Itinerary

Nights spent per location

  1. Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport

  2. 1 1 night

    Moshi Town

  3. via via

    Marangu

  4. 1 1 night

    Mandara Huts

  5. 1 1 night

    Horombo Huts

  6. 1 1 night

    Kibo Hut

  7. via via

    Gillman's Point

  8. 1 1 night

    Horombo Huts

  9. 1 1 night

    Moshi Town

  10. Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain African countries. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa (if required) to join a trip. Visa & other entry & exit conditions such as currency, arrival/ departure taxes, customs & quarantine regulations change regularly, so make sure you stay up-to-date before you travel. It is also essential that you have any necessary vaccinations & comply with all laws of the countries visited.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On the Kili Climb the bag restriction is 65x46cm with a max weight of 15kg, and bags must be soft sided. Your bags will be carried by porters, and no hard-sided suitcases will be allowed. If you are short of any equipment it can be hired on the first night of your trip.

What do the Contiki team do?

You’ll have an expert Local Guide to navigate the trail and porters to take care of carrying the essentials. This is your team. Trusted Contiki partners who are specialised, smart, friendly, fun, and integral to your adventure. Please note that this is not an 18-35 trip, and you may trek with other travellers outside that age bracket. This trip uses local guides and experts for tackling the mountain and the group may range from just two or more people.

What's not included that I should budget for?

How much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
 
It is strongly advised to have US$ in cash before the start of the trip.  Most places let you pay with card, but it is strongly advised to have US$200 - US$300 just in case. In all areas of the service industry in Africa, whether it’s restaurants, bars, hotels or taxis, it’s common practice to tip if you feel that the service received has been excellent. The same goes for your Contiki team; if you feel that their service has been exceptional then feel free to tip them. Our travellers often ask what to tip, we suggest 2.00 US$ per person per day. Remember that tipping (& how much you tip) is optional - it’s entirely up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

There may be wifi in your hotel, but when you're trekking and staying in camps and lodges you are likely to be off-grid. Then again, when you’re this close to nature, camping under starswept skies, a mobile detox isn’t such a bad thing. You’ll still be able to upload your best snaps as you travel.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From working with local suppliers and guides to choosing sustainable accommodation and experiences, we make sure we’re always giving something back to this incredible continent.

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