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Trip Details

Event dates: TFFT is open to planning a trip around your schedule. Contact us for more information.

Event cost: $3,595 per person with a $250 single supplement if climbers prefer to have their own tent.

Fundraising minimum: $2,500

Route

The Machame Route is highly recommended for three main reasons:

  1. The Machame route has a higher success rate as the final ascent is via Stella Point which is much closer to Uhuru peak
  2. The alternative Marangu route is very crowded and porters have a history of being left out in the cold at night time when room needs to be taken for over bookings from companies.
  3. The Machame route is more scenic – if people are going to make a once in a lifetime commitment to climb the highest freestanding mountain in the world, they might as well enjoy as much of the mountain as possible. The Machame route ascends and descends on different routes to ensure you see as much of Kilimanjaro as possible. Highlights include: afromontane forest, Shira plateau, glacial valleys and alpine desert, views of Mawenzi, ascent of Kibo and possible views of Kibo caldera and ash pit.

Cost

$3,595 per person with a $250 single supplement if climbers prefer to have their own tent.

Airfare, Travel Insurance, and Immunizations

Depending on when you book and your flight preferences, airfare will cost anywhere between $1,800 - $2,500. You should also allocate $600 for immunizations, malaria medicine, and your visa. Travel Insurance is also an important security measure that Adventure International strongly advises you purchase. For recommendations you can review Adventure International's travel insurance page. Travel Insurance is there to cover things that Adventure International cannot - repatriation, costs of things like helicopters, trip cancellation, and so on. Please do not rely on automatic cover from credit cards, read the small print, and if you need any help, email the Adventure International team.

Fundraising

Does fundraising make you nervous? You are not alone! We have a fundraising guide dedicated to helping you meeting and exceed your fundraising goals.   

Time and Travel

Schedule

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Day 2: The Foundation For Tomorrow site visits

Day 3 - 9: Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day 10: Depart at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Air Travel

Book flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Traveling from the US will take approximately 24 hours (depending on layover times).

Lodging

The trip includes all accommodations and meals.

Traveling Back After the Climb

After the climb you will stay one night in Arusha or Moshi and fly home from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Transport by van is provided free of cost. 

Extending your stay

Some climbers choose to extend their stay to enjoy seeing more of Tanzania and the opportunity for safari. If this is an option for you, we highly recommend it! Sunshine and relaxation will feel great! We can help you book a flight from Pangani to your destination choice. From there, we are happy to put you in touch with a travel agent to explore your options.

Have more questions?

We would love to answer and share stories of the adventures that await. Call or email anytime.

e: Katie[at]TheFoundationForTomorrow.org

p: (704) 340 8969

 

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