5 Kilimanjaro Planning Tips
5 Kilimanjaro Planning Tips
MOUNT KILIMANJARO PLANNING TIPS IN TANZANIA
Imagine you have made up your mind that you are going for a mount Kilimanjaro climbing tour in Tanzania, how do you start the planning? What are you going to carry? How to do you approach this preparation stage to ensure that you have a wonderful mount climbing experience? I’m here to give you some tips you should consider to plan effectively for your Mount Kilimanjaro climbing experience:
START BY KNOWING YOUR BUDGET
This is a naked truth. However much you may want to come for a climbing safari in Tanzania, as long as you don’t have enough money; you shall be wasting your time. The first thing you have to consider is how much do you have for your journey. There are two aspects that you need to consider during this stage- you need to consider money that you are going to pay for your chosen itinerary and money you shall incur while transporting yourself from your home country to Tanzania-this can be in form a visa and an air ticket plus may be some travel insurance. Surely, there is no money that is enough however with the right planning; even the smallest amount can make you enjoy your trip to Tanzania. Go through several climbing itineraries and understand the price, make sure that money is available because in most cases, there is little negotiation about the itinerary fees as it caters for most items however you can always find the best deals on your air ticket. The simple strategy is to start the preparation early such that you look for the best deals. If you are planning to come in Tanzania in May, it is recommended that by December, you should have booked for your flight. During such a time, you shall get fair deals.
CHOOSE THE BEST TOUR OPERATOR
Mount Kilimanjaro climbing is not a do-it-yourself activity, for you to enjoy climbing; you require a tour operator. There are so many tour operators who are available in Tanzania however very few of them are really good at Mount Kilimanjaro climbing experiences; most tour operators prefer wildlife tours. It is easy to choose a tour operator, start your search online. Go online and use popular keywords like “mount Kilimanjaro climbing tour operators’, search by the climbing routes, for example, Machame route tours or anything that is related to mount climbing in Tanzania. You shall see different results come up in your search engine, make a list of those tour operators and start asking them questions that you think are necessary. You can go an extra mile of looking for several reviews on travel sites like TripAdvisor about mount climbing safaris, I’m sure you shall be able to read what other travelers have to say about several companies. If you want to get assured of a success rate, it is better to choose Kilimanjaro bound the company is reputable for Mount climbing safaris.
CHOOSE THE ITINERARY
There are different itineraries which are available for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. All the itineraries are developed around the available routes. There are 6 routes for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, read through each and every route to understand the challenges, the success rate, and acclimatization. I’m sure you shall be able to make an informed decision about the itinerary. Remember during the itinerary, you must consider how much you are willing to spend. Different itineraries command different prices.
KNOW THE BEST TIME
Choose to climb during the best seasons. Normally the best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is during the dry seasons. Rain seasons are not favorable for climbing and always consider that when planning to come to Tanzania for climbing.
KNOW WHAT TO PACK
There are lots of items which are necessary to pack during your Mount Kilimanjaro journey, plan to carry hiking shoes, climbing gears and others.
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Important Information About
Your Tanzania Safari Adventure
- Full board accommodation while on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges.
- Private guide.
- Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing.
- Transfers in both directions between the International Airport.
- Park fees.
- Crater fees.
- Airport Arrival / Departure Meet and Greets at the airport.
- On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook, karibuni welcome packet with useful information for all guests.
- Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals.
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival , USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100.
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.).
- Meals not listed above.
- Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc).
- Tips and any items of personal nature.
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