“Special Edition” Kilimanjaro 2022
Rongai Route with Andes Survivor, Eduardo Strauch
Tentative timeframe: August 2022
Join Science in the Wild and Alpine Expeditions for an off-the-grid adventure as we make our way to the top of Africa: Kilimanjaro (5,895 m/19,341 ft.) with one of the 16 Andes Survivors, Eduardo Strauch!
We’ll travel via the less-frequented Rongai route which approaches the mountain from the North along the border of Tanzania and Kenya. You’ll get to experience the changing terrain as we journey through forest, moorland, and alpine desert landscapes. We’ll also enjoy exploring the glaciers in the summit crater.
Total land costs: $4600
Includes: airport/hotel transfers; transport from Arusha to starting point on mountain and return to Arusha; National Park gate fees; hut/camping fees; certified local guide; porters’ salaries; rescue fees (required by the national park); all meals on the mountain; two nights’ accommodation in Arusha hotel (double occupancy); tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, eating utensils, and portable toilet.
Excludes: international airfare; excess baggage fees (international); tips for guides, educators and porters; mountain equipment (e.g. sleeping bags); meals off the mountain; charges incurred as a result of delays or changes in the itinerary beyond the control of Science in the Wild
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:
· $1000 deposit will be fully refunded if applicant is not accepted.
If accepted, the following applies: $150 non-refundable registration fee.
· Full refunds, less registration fee will be provided if requested 90 days prior to expedition departure.
· 50% refund will be provided if requested 60 to 89 days prior to expedition departure.
· No refunds will be provided 59 days or less prior to expedition.
While climbing Kilimanjaro, there will be multiple opportunities to learn about this majestic volcano, one of the world’s 7 Summits! We’ll show you some of the tools scientists use in the field like a handheld weather station, rock hammer, GPS and laser rangefinder. You’ll learn about mountain weather and clouds, the geology and history of the volcano, the past, present and future state of Kilimanjaro’s glaciers, and about the spectacular night sky. Join us!
Day 1 - Depart your home country
Day 2 - Arrival in Tanzania
Day 3 - Simba Camp
Day 4 - Kikelewa Camp
Day 5 - Mawenzi Camp
Day 6 - Mawenzi Camp
Day 7 - High Camp
Day 8 - Summit Day!
Day 9 - Horombo Hut (camping)
Day 10 - Mweka Gate
Day 11 - Departure
*We recommend budgeting 1 – 2 extra days in town (food and hotels at your own expense), in case of delays on the mountain – e.g., bad weather.
Please contact us for more information if interested in adding short excursions to the beaches of Zanzibar, a safari, or a climb of Ol Doinyo Lengai, an active stratovolcano 3 hours west of Kilimanjaro.
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