Climbing Kilimanajro Is Affordable
Climbing Kilimanajro Is Affordable
Not Expensive Climbing MT. Kilimanjaro
WHY CLIMBING MOUNT KILIMANJARO IS NOT SO EXPENSIVE
Most tourists claim that climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is expensive and therefore, a lot of them fear to try out the challenge with fears that the tour to Mount Kilimanjaro will suck their pockets. I personally believe that Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is affordable. Here are some of the reasons to why I think it is cheaper to climb Mount Kilimanjaro:
ROAD TRANSPORT IS MOSTLY USED
What makes most tours expensive is mostly because of the means of transportation used. During Mount Kilimanjaro climbing, there is no air transportation, it is mostly road transportation. Most tourists use road transport from the Moshi to the park. Air transportation is always expensive whenever it is deployed. I know that there safari cars which are as comfortable as any aircraft but the cost of traveling on road is always cheaper than in air.
MOUNT CLIMBING MOSTLY INVOLVES TREKKING
Once you get to any Kilimanjaro national park gate, cars are not allowed beyond that point and the process of mount climbing involves trekking. Trekking is cheaper than any form of transportation. I’m emphasizing this because I know that accommodation and transportation are some of the elements that make any journey so much expensive. Once you find a way of reducing of those costs, it implies that you are likely to pay less compared to what you would have paid.
YOU DON’T NEED TO BUY TENTS
It would have been so much expensive if you had to buy a tent every time you had to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The tents are provided by tour operators. The tour operators in most cases own these tents or they just hire them from safari tents hiring companies. The costs are highly reduced given the fact that you accommodation is cheaper. During some routes like Marangu route, there are built structures like the Horombo hut where you tend to stay even without carrying tents
RESCUE FEES ARE TAKEN CARE OF
It is not all the time that something is going to happen to you and in most cases such events never happen however that does not stop you from preparing for such consequences. Rescue fees are included on the safari price and it is cheap overall than if you were to take care of your rescue services. There are cases where a tourist might need rescue, for example, for those that get altitude sickness, it is recommended that they stop their tour and concentrate upon their lives.
THE SUPPORT CREW IS PAID BY THE TOUR COMPANY
You need a support crew of cooks, porters and tour guide during your Mount Kilimanjaro climbing and this could be more expensive if you were to go out and find your own cooks and porters. Of course, these individuals are indirectly paid by you but at a lower fee compared to what you would have paid just to receive their services. In addition, all the cutlery and cooking equipment is provided by the tour company which cuts down on the price.
Although climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is relatively expensive, it is highly affordable to take on the challenge. Take a step today by booking your Mount Kilimanjaro safari with Kilimanjaro Bound.
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.