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Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking

  • Kilitrek Second cave camp Photo by Jonathan
  • Kilitrek Beautiful skies Photo by Jonnathan Barbero
  • Kilitrek Camp sight. Photo by Jonnathan-Barbero
  • Kilitrek Mackinders valley Photo by Jonnathan
  • Kilitrek Masai men preforming their manhood ritual. Photo Andrew Wooster
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  • Trekking in Africa with optional Safari add-on
  • Leader: Felix Berg, experienced organizer - leader of treks & climbs in Africa & the Himalaya.
  • Trips offered twice each year: 14 February-2 March or 1-20 August.
  • We help you buy and rent inexpensive mountain climbing, trekking, hiking, and walking gear, equipment, clothing, boots, shoes for sale, purchase and hire at affordable, cheap, low prices.
  • Can't go on the scheduled dates? We now have custom trips available for your group .
  • Dates and Cost:
  • Kilimanjaro (9 days): US$ 3150
  • Amboseli Safari (3 days, 2 nights): US$ 1150,- / Single Supplement: US$ 300 -> LODGE Safari / quite nice resort with view of Kilimanjaro. 
  • Dates: 2 to 10 July 2017 Or 16 to 24 July 2017 Or 31 July to 8 Aug 2017 Or 11 to 19 August 2017 Or 21 to 29 August 2017 Or 2 to 10 Sept 2017 Or 10 to 18 Sept 2017 Or 15 to 23 Oct 2017 Or 11 to 19 Nov 2017
  • Various dates throughout the year please email info@SummitClimb.com for details
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Welcome to Africa - Trekking, Safaris, & Rock Climbing (optional)

Africa Program Description:

Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 metres/19,300 feet, is located in Tanzania; an easy and beautiful 9 day trek that offers something for everyone and is a rare opportunity to reach the summit on the uncrowded Umbwe walking route .

  • Kilimanjaro National Park: At the base of the mountain, the environment is beautiful and lush jungle, inhabited with wild birds and animals. As you trek up the mountain, the foliage changes and becomes more alpine. Arriving at the summit, you behold an active volcanic crater and small glacier.
  • Leader and staff: During the trek, our experienced guide is with you all of the way. Our skillful cooks prepare delicious, fresh, tasty food and hot drinks at least 3 times a day. Friendly and helpful porters carry your personal equipment , group equipment, and set up camp each day, so you can relax and enjoy the trip. Photo: A pleasant camp spot at 4,000 metres/13,000 feet. Bill Weber
  • The trek: A beautiful walk to Africa's highest summit. Kilimanjaro is on the equator with warm temperatures and is very accomplishable for the average person who enjoys hiking. The path we have chosen is off the beaten track, providing ample time to explore the mountain, the variety of foliage, and wildlife. Normally, you never step on snow and there is no climbing, only walking on easy trails. In case you wish to try higher mountains after this one, Kili is an excellent way to test yourself at altitude in a comfortable and warm environment, in order to learn how your body copes with 6,000 metres/19,000 feet. back to top
The Ngorongoro Lake Manyara Safari: Located in Tanzania's Ngorongoro National Park, it is often referred to as the "Garden of Eden"; two days of exploring a wide open grassland dotted with accacia trees and a plethora of big game near the deep Ngorongoro volcanic crater and Lake Manyara.

    • National Park: Famous for elephants, hippos, giraffes, rhinos, wildebeasts, zebras, gazelles and hundreds of exotic animals and birds. The site of a deep volcanic crater and the world's largest unbroken caldera, Ngorongoro Crater is the best self-contained safari destination in the world. Appreciate the increasingly hard to find sights and sounds of the unspoiled African bush, away from other tourists.
    • Leader and Staff: Our friendly and expert driver will lead us in a purpose-built land-rover, a very safe and good vehicle for easy game viewing, through the rooftop, of wild animals inhabiting one of the most majestic landscapes in the world. During our safari, our experienced guide is with you all of the way. Our skillful cooks prepare delicious, fresh, tasty food and hot drinks at least 3 times a day. The helpful staff are there to ensure you can relax and enjoy the trip.
  • Safari: Not only is this a rejuvenating rest between our two treks, but a rare opportunity to see stunning grasslands abundant with wildlife perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater at the eastern edge of the Serengeti. In the evening, we will camp in comfortable lodges. Photo: Amboseli National Park, a herd of elephants in front of Kilimanjaro (Bill Weber). <#back">back to top

Who is this trip for?

Kilimanjaro / Safari:

    • We encourage men and women from around the world, of all ages to join us as an individual team member or with your own group , whether that is your spouse, partner, friends, sibling, clients, colleagues, etc. Most of our members join as individuals, our team dynamics work well, and we are able to build successful and safe groups of people that enjoy trekking, climbing, and safari-ing together.
    • Previous camping experience is beneficial to enjoying the trip, although not required.
    • It would be nice if you have some experience with foreign travel, although we are happy to advise and help you if this is your first time out of the country and for many of our members it is.
    • All of the work is done for you, such as cooking, carrying group equipment, setting up tents, etc. A porter will carry all of your personal items so you do not have to carry a heavy rucksack. Photo: Picture postcard view of Kilimanjaro during our Amboseli Safari. Another postcard view of Kilimanjaro in a flight over the summit. back to top
  • Kilimanjaro :

    • It is not necessary to be in extremely good shape to enjoy these treks. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills with a few 20 minute breaks mixed in, then you can easily accomplish these treks.

  • Safari: For everyone who enjoys viewing wild game in the beautiful National Park, beneath Kilimanjaro. back to top

Please "click" one of the links on the column on the upper right of your screen under "Kilimanjaro trekking" to learn more about our expedition.

Cost


*Our “full-service” expedition includes:

  • Leadership: Cost includes a very experienced and qualified British, European, or American leader;
  • National Park entrance fees;
  • Camping fees;
  • Crater service fees;
  • Local English speaking guides;
  • Porters for gear (one personal porter per person);
  • Group gear: tents, dining tent, medical kit, radio gear;
  • Cook and cooking facilities;
  • 3 meals a day and water while camping;
  • Meals during traveling;
  • Hotel in Nairobi before and after tour (total 2 nights only);
  • Hotels B/B during travel;
  • Transport: Shuttle, Bus, Safari bus, 4x4 Landrover.

Not included:

  • Extra hotel nights Nairobi ($50 sharing double);
  • Telephone bills, emailing costs and other personal expenses;
  • Personal gear for hiking, climbing and camping;
  • Alcohol, extra meals not included in itinerary;
  • Tips.

*Hotel upgrade, single rooms and single tents are possible against modest surcharge.

Trip Pricing:
 
Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya, and Safari Cost (all three trips combined):

  • Full Service Cost $4950 (with Amboseli 2 day safari) or $5550 (with 4 day Serengeti safari).
Kilimanjaro Only-

  • Full Service Cost: $2950 USD.
Mt. Kenya Summit Circuit Trek or Optional Rock Climb Only-
 
  • Full Service Cost: $1850 USD.

Safari Only-

  • a) 650 USD (Amboseli 2 day safari)
  • b) $1200 USD (Serengeti 4 day safari).

All costs are for groups of 6 or more. For smaller groups, a 25% surcharge may be applied.
 
Custom Kilimanjaro trips:

At any time we can organize Kilimanjaro tours on request for groups or individuals. The standard 9 day (7 days on the mountain/in the national park) itinerary led by local African leaders (without SummitClimb expedition leader) costs:

For groups of 3 or 4: $2950 USD

For groups of 4 of 5: $2600 USD
For groups of 6 to 9: $2350 USD

For groups of more than 10: $2000 USD

Extra costs for Summitclimb western leader and guide: $5500 USD fixed per group.

Custom Mt Kenya trips:

You can always join us on a trip to Mount Kenya.

If we do not have six or more members signed up – unfortunately that is the case up now- we can still run the trip with a 25% surcharge . That makes a cost of $1950 USD per person.

For groups of 4 to 5 we run the trip with SummitClimb leadership as advertised.

For groups of 1 to 3 we run the trip with local leadership*

*Felix, our man for Africa, trains the KWS (Kenyan Wildlife Service) mountain rescue team. He recruits the best rangers as technical guides, who then lead the tours and the climbing on Nelion an Batian.

Equipment Transport: Our expedition includes transport of all of your equipment from Nairobi to our destinations, and returned to Nairobi. While trekking and climbing on the mountain, we DO NOT ask our full-service members to carry heavy group equipment (although it is an option if you really want to), such as tents, rope, fuel, food, etcetera. We employ porters to carry group equipment and supplies.

Cooks and Food: On the trek our skilled trekking cooks provide delicious meals. Our skillful and hard working cooks prepare three hot meals each day with a very healthy diet of fresh vegetables, cheeses, eggs, and fresh as well as tinned fruits, meats and fish (all meats and fish are prepared separately out of respect for the vegetarians in our midst). They supply you with unlimited hot-drinks, the key to successful acclimatization. On the mountain we provide you with abundant and nutritious locally available quick-cooking food, so that you may prepare at least three meals and lots of hot drinks each day, in our specially designed high-altitude stoves using our butane-propane expedition mix fuel.

Group Equipment: We provide a plethora of top-quality, and time-tested equipment, group gear, and supplies, including: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection; basecamp, advanced basecamp and altitude tents; cookers, fuel, high-altitude food, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera. Please see the above EQUIPMENT link, to study what we bring for your use and safety.

Staff: Our staff, working together through local agencies, are hospitality experts and have, for many years, been arranging overland tours, safaris, raft trips, treks, mountain climbs, trek support staff, cooks, peak climbing permits, satellite phone permits, video and film-making permits, translators, liaison officers, porters, helicopter flights, air tickets, equipment purchase/hire, storage, import/export, shipping, customs clearance, transport bookings, advance hotel bookings, visas, repatriations, and permits.

Safety: BOTH full-service and basic expeditions are allowed access to our extensive communications equipment, medical supplies, first-aid kits, and medical oxygen in case of emergency. Thank you for being a well-prepared and safe team member! back to top

* Our "basic climb" includes:

  • Organization: With local agency;
  • National Park entrance fees and all permit fees;
  • A walkie-talkie radio is provided to stay linked-in with the leader of the full service expedition while on the mountain;
  • Camping fees;
  • Transport: Bus, Safari bus, 4x4 Landrover. back to top
Please consider adding a trip to Rwenzori, "Mountains of the Moon" , if you wish to extend your African adventure.
 Matthew hiking at the top of the Western Breach on Kili. D.L.Mazur
 
 
High end relaxation after the mountain?

***Zanzibar (3 nights, 4 days) ****service:

1) Flight to Zanzibar. Transfer to hotel Emerson & Green. City tour of the 800 year old stone town, which is historically known for its spices and as being a gold trading center;
2) Drive to Club Breezes or Club Blue on the beach, which are both top end resorts with endless white beaches on the Indian ocean;
3) Relax on the beach, snorkeling, swimming or spa;
4) Afternoon flight back to Nairobi or Kampala.

Prices Per Person:

  • Single: Available upon request.
  • Double sharing: Available upon request. back to top
***Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari(2 nights, 3 days):
1) After breakfast depart to Serengeti stopping on the way at Olduvai Gorge, the archaeological site made famous by Louis and Mary Leaky, also known as, "The Cradle of Humankind". Lunch and afternoon game drive in Serengeti untill 6:30 p.m., dinner, and overnight at Seronera camp site or Sope/Serena Lodge;
2) Full day game drive in Serengeti until 2:30 p.m. Then we will drive to Ngorongoro for dinner with a stay overnight at Simba Campsite or Sopa/Serena Lodge;
3) Breakfast and departure for a full day game drive discovering the beauty and abundance of wildlife permanently residing on the crater floor until 3:00 p.m. and then drive to respective destinations.

Prices Per Person:

  • Camping Available upon request.
  • Luxury Lodging Single: Available upon request.
  • Double sharing: Available upon request (Min 3 people, without transfer from Kampala to Safari and back). back to top
Please ask any questions regarding cost at info@summitclimb.com.

Itinerary

Please click one of the links below to view that section of our Africa Expedition daily itinerary or scroll down.

Note: This is a proposed schedule, which has been developed through previous trips. The actual itinerary of your trip can differ depending on such factors as weather and local conditions. For example, the trip may finish earlier than these dates, or we may need every single day of the schedule. Thank you for being patient and flexible when coming to a foreign country like Kenya and Tanzania.

Kilimanjaro:

Aruhsa Safari - Optional (+1 day)
Small Safari in Arusha National Park with acclimatization at the foot of Mount Meru. Overnight in the beautifully situated and luxurious Hatari Lodge

Day 1 • Arrival in Tanzania
Arrival in Arusha, Kilimanjaro International Airport, then transfer to the Hotel to stay

Day 2 • Kilimanjaro Trekking - 1.Rongai warehouse
From the hotel or the lodge we take a private bus through a region with lush vegetation, coffee and banana plantations on the north side of Kilimanjaro. Through forest area we continue to NaleMoru, the starting point for the ascent. A narrow path along the corn and potato fields into forests and with some luck we can observe wild animals there too. Finally, we leave the forest belt and reach the camp in the transition from the forest into the moorland near Rongai cave. Driving time approx. 3 hours, walking time about 3-4 hours. Overnight tent / VP (2600m).

Day 3 • Kilimanjaro Trekking - Kilelwa warehouse
Evenly the path pulls up to the second cave at around 3450m, the caves are formed of lava. After lunch we leave the main path and walk through the moorland towards Mawenzi. Finally, we reach the camp near the KikelewaCaves .Staying overnight in a fascinating setting in the sheltered valley. Walking time 5-7 hours. Overnight tent / VP (3600m).

Day 4 • Kilimanjaro Trekking - Mawenzi Tarn. Today's stage is indeed steep, but short. Grass covered slopes leading to a high-altitude, practically devoid of vegetation zone. The fantastic panoramic view rewards the effort of the climb to camp near the Mawenzi Tarn, a small lake at the foot of the dominant crags of Mawenzi, the 5149m high neighbouring Kilimanjaro. Walking time 3-4 hours. Overnight tent / VP (4300 m).

Day 5 • Kilimanjaro - Rest day at Mawenzi Tarn. Optional short hikes against the fascinating backdrop of Mawenzi. Overnight tent / VP (4300m)

Day 6 • Trekking Kilimanjaro - School Hat. A wide, desert-like and resembling moonscape plane crosses the saddle between Mawenzi and Kilimanjaro to the next camp at School Hut. In the afternoon, the equipment will be placed ready for the day and everything prepared. We go to sleep after an early dinner then shortly after midnight we wake up and head for the summit.
Walking time about 4-5 hours. Overnight lodge (VP, 4800m)

Day 7 • Kilimanjaro climb

At midnight, it means getting up and marching off. The summit day is the steepest and most demanding part of the Tour. In the light of the headlamp the group sets off and you'll be accompanied by the local guides and the expedition leader who communicate with each other in radio contact. Thus, where appropriate, individual groups are formed, which run their own pace. The terrain via a gravel road and gets steeper upwards, rising laborious. Taking 4-6 hrs. To Gilman's Point at 5685 m, at the summit crater, then the terrain is flat just another 200 meters of altitude taking about 1-2 hours to the main summit, the Uhuru Peak on 5895 meters, the highest point in Africa.
The wide, wonderful view rewards us for the ascent hardships. Because of the early rise we have the best chance of a good foresight. The descent to Kibo Hut at 4700 m and, after a short rest, the Milenium or Horombo Camp comes with decreasing height amazingly fast.
Walking time: approx. 9-12 hours (.. Rise 6-8 hours, 3-4 hours descent) Overnight tent / VP (3950m / 3760m)

Day 8 • Kilimanjaro trekking - Descent

Despite the long, but not very strenuous descent remains time, landscape and flowers to admire and photograph. Back at Marangu Gate it's time to say goodbye to guides and porters. Afterwards we drive to the hotel and you will be rewarded for the summit success with a certificate of the National Park.
Walking time approx. 3-4 hours, takes about 1 hr., Hotel (UEN / F).

Day 9 • Return flight or onward travel

Transport to Kilimanjaro International Airport and flight home or organization of follow-up program
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Optional Ngorongoro Lake Myanyara Safari:

1) Optional: extra day in Nairobi if you feel it's necessary or go on safari.
Leave Nairobi after breakfast to Serengeti stopping on the way at Olduvai Gorge, the archaeological site made famous by Louis and Mary Leaky, also known as, "The Cradle of Humankind". Lunch and afternoon game drive in Serengeti untill 6:30 p.m., dinner, and overnight at Seronera camp site or Sope/Serena Lodge;
2) Full day game drive in Serengeti until 2:30 p.m. Then we will drive to Ngorongoro for dinner with a stay overnight at Simba Campsite or Sopa/Serena Lodge;
3) Breakfast and departure for a full day game drive discovering the beauty and abundance of wildlife permanently residing on the crater floor until 3:00 p.m. and then drive to respective destinations. back to top

Thank you for joining our African Expedition

Equipment

Below is a detailed list of clothing, shoes, equipment, and other items you need to bring for Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya, and Safari.

We encourage members to bring all of their equipment with them to Nairobi and not hire/purchase it there, as the prices can be quite outrageous or the items may be impossible to find.

At the bottom is a description of team equipment we bring for you (click link below to go directly to that section of the personal equipment list or just scroll down).

When you fly to Africa you can bring as much as the airline will allow. On trek, your bag is going to be limited to 18 kg/40 pounds, but you can store the remainder of your items at the hotel.

Weather-In town and on the safaris the weather is usually very comfortable. In general the evenings are between 10-15 degrees Celsius or 50-60 Fahrenheit, with days sometimes around 25 c/80 f.

Weather Conditions near the base of the mountain tend to be tropical to semi-temperate and are relatively stable all year round. The lower plains are hot and dry with average temperatures of around 30 c/85 f.

Higher up the mountain, temperature extremes tend to be far more drastic and the variation between daytime and night time temperature becomes more and more apparent. At night the temperatures at most camps drops to around freezing, sometimes below. Once the sun comes over the peaks it usually warms up to a comfortable 15-20 c/60-70 f.

Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya trekking equipment:

Mt. Kenya optional rock climb (in addition to the trekking equipment listed above):

Group Equipment we bring for you:

Please go to our personal & team equipment section of the "Kili/Kenya/Safari Questions" for additional information and detailed discussion of the equipment lists below.

Where should I purchase my equipment?
Please " rel="noopener noreferrer">"click here" to view our list of recommendations on where to purchase kit from our Kili/Kenya/Safari Frequently Asked Questions.

Upper Body-

  • Wind/waterproof/breathable jacket;
  • 1 lightweight down/duvet jacket or synthetic fill jacket;
  • 1 medium weight polar fleece jacket;
  • 1 long sleeve polypropylene shirt, lightweight;
  • Umbrella (optional);
  • 2 cotton t-shirts and 1 long sleeve cotton shirt for wearing in town or safari. back to top

Hands-

  • Warm mitts or gloves with wind/waterproof cover;
  • 1 pr thin polypropylene liner glovers.

Head-

  • Helmet;
  • Warm hat;
  • Sun hat, plus cotton head‑scarf or "bandana";
  • Head torch, with extra batteries and lamps/bulbs;
  • Sunglasses. back to top

Lower Body-

  • 1 pr wind/waterproof/breathable trousers, salopettes, or bibs. Full side zips are a plus;
  • 1 pr medium weight polar fleece trousers;
  • 1 pr very lightweight polypropylene/thermal leggings;
  • 1 pr non-cotton walking trousers;
  • 1 pr cotton trousers for wearing in town or safari;
  • Cotton underwear briefs. back to top

Feet-

  • 1 pr sturdy leather walking boots or trail shoes (make sure they are "broken‑in");
  • Light comfortable running shoes or trainers for wading streams or wearing in town / safari;
  • 2 pr thick non-cotton walking socks;
  • 2 pr thin non-cotton liner socks;
  • 2 pr cotton socks. back to top

Sleeping-

  • Sleeping bag for ‑10 centigrade (15 Fahrenheit);
  • 2 normal thickness foam karimats or 1 thick mat. Full length, non-inflatable are best. back to top

Rucksack and Travel Bags-

  • Rucksack, small or medium (maximum 50 litre/3,050 cubic inches). You will carry this small bag;
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional);
  • Travel, kit, or duffel bag with lock, (80‑100 litre/5,000-6,000 cubic inches). Your porter will carry this large bag;
  • Medium size travel, kit, duffel bag for storage at the hotel. back to top

Personal Hygiene-

  • Sun cream for face, and lip sun cream;
  • Wash Kit, bar soap or hand sanitizer gel / 1 small towel;
  • Female/male hygiene products;
  • Mosquito repellant cream;
  • Hand wipes (optional);
  • Toilet paper, we provide on trek. You should carry your own in town. back to top

Medical- (Please see your GP or doctor)

  • 1 skin blister repair kit;
  • 1 small pack anti-diarrhea pills;
  • 1 small pack anti-headache pills;
  • 1 small pack cough lozenges;
  • 1 small pack cold medicine;
  • 1 course antibiotics for chest infection, available at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor's prescription;
  • 1 small pack anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide, available as above;
  • Malaria prevention medicine may be recommended by your doctor;
  • 1 bottle water purification tablets, drops, or filter;
  • Extra prescription glasses, extra contact lens supplies (contact lens wearers: there is a lot of dust, you definitely need to bring prescription glasses as a backup);
  • Earplugs;
  • Do not bring sleeping pills, they are a respiratory depressant. back to top

Personal Food-

  • On the mountain we supply 3 meals each day. This food will consist of soup, local cheese & sausage, biscuits, dried noodles, potatoes, rice, porridge, butter, dried and tinned vegetables, fruit, meats, and fish, tea with milk and sugar, coffee, powdered juice drink, and drinking chocolate. Our porters will carry this food so you don't have to.
  • We suggest you may wish to bring energy or chocolate bars for summit day. back to top

Practical-

  • 3 one‑litre water bottles;
  • 1 pee/urine bottle (suggested);
  • Adjustable, telescoping trekking pole (optional, but highly recommended);
  • 1 camera with extra cards/film/batteries;
  • Binoculars (optional);
  • Several waterproof plastic sacks, ie: rubbish sacks for your sleeping bag, shoes, etc;
  • 1 bathing suit/swimming costume (you never know);
  • Basecamp entertainment. For example: paperback books, playing cards, ipod mp3 player, short-wave radio, small sturdy musical instruments, etc.;
  • Travel clothes for basecamp and in town;
  • Passport, proof of insurance card, flight ticket. Keep all in plastic bag;
  • Cash for hotels, visas, small items and gratuities.Credit cards, traveler's cheques, bank/atm cards. Use an "under the trousers" money belt, not one of those round‑the‑neck jobs or bum‑bags that are really more of a sign showing where the money is;
  • Photos of your home and its surroundings to show your new friends;
  • Extra gifts of used clothing, shoes, hats, jackets, for the porters, their wives, children, mothers and fathers;
  • Please be sure and bring your patience and try to keep an open, relaxed, positive and friendly attitude as travelling in this part of the world may be very different than what you are used to, but things always seem to fall into place at the last moment. Thank you. back to top

Mt Kenya Rock Climb (optional)-

  • Helmet (your warm hat must fit beneath it);
  • Harness;
  • Descender-belay device: "atc" or other;
  • 3 regular carabiners;
  • 2 locking carabiners;
  • 1 piece of 7 millimetre cord, 2 metres / 6 feet in length or 1 short sling;
  • 1 piece of 7 millimetre cord, 3 metres / 10 feet in length or 1 long sling;
  • Comfortable, warm, all day rock shoes. back to top

Group Equipment-

We provide a plethora of top-quality, and time-tested equipment, group gear, and supplies, including rope and rock protection, tents, etcetera. Please see the group EQUIPMENT link, in the menu bars above to study what we bring for your use and safety. back to top

Please submit any equipment questions or concerns to: info@summitclimb.com

 

Leadership

 
 Organizer: During this full service expedition you will benefit from the leadership of Felix Berg , proficient technical climber and mathematics student who lives in Freiburg, Germany, and Nairobi, Kenya with his wife, who is a Kenyan and from a well established old family, as her father is the Kenyan minister of elections. Felix is fluent in Swahili and has climbed and trekked Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro numerous times, and was the co-leader of our 2002 Kangchenjunga expedition and Everest-Tibet 2004. He is a very well organised person, and a strong climber, with good ideas, always eager to help others. He has made solo winter ascents of major North Face Routes in the Alps. Felix met SummitClimb, when he made an impressive no-rope ascent and descent of Ama Dablam with a German-Japanese expedition in 2001, then became a leader in training on Kangchenjunga and improved his leadership skills on Everest-Tibet 2004. Felix has his own website you might enjoy visiting: www.BergBote.de . Please be sure to return here when you are done.
Photo right: Felix, one of our great Africa leaders, and team member Sylvia, practicing on a boulder before our ascent of Mt. Kenya (Arnold Coster).

Guides: We have highly experienced and friendly African guides to support us along our trek and optional rock climb, as well as safaris. These trustworthy and helpful professionals are there to assist the group on the approach trek and on the mountains, make sure everyone is enjoying themselves, and support us safely to our destinations.

Porters: All of you equipment is carried by porters, so you don't have to carry a heavy ruck sack. You will only need to carry a day-pack during the trek.

Cooks: Skillful cooks prepare all of your meals during the trek and climb, using fresh, local ingredients. For more about where we will stay and what we shall eat, please click here .

Our friendly guides and trip leaders are experts at leading interesting groups of men and women of all ages from around the world. In addition, they have an intimate knowledge of the local people and customs in each picturesque village you stroll through.

We must also give credit to our polite and highly experienced, hard-working local guides, trekking porters, cooking, and office staff. Many of these excellent guides & porters who work for us have an intimate knowledge of the beautiful treks on Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya and the comfortable areas we will visit, as this is their home region. They live in this land, grew up here, and have family and friends in the fun areas we will pass through, making our visit less of the usual tourist experience and more involved with the unique and authentic culture of Africa. They go out of their way to help make your visit remarkable, enjoyable along the way, and create lasting ties with the majestic landscapes and the inhabitants who reside there. This is a truly wonderful trek with an enthusiastic and polite group of friends.

Our leaders and staff look forward to serving you on our expeditions to form a successful team and create a rewarding experience.

Application (Us)

What questions do you have? Please ask as many questions as possible. This helps us to have a proper conversation so we can better understand one-another's expectations, so you will have a very safe, enjoyable, and successful expedition. Thank you. Before completing the application forms, please be sure to carefully study the Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya, & Safari "Questions" website for information regarding flights, payment, team members, application forms, insurance, etcetera: Kilimanjaro/Kenya/Safari Frequently Asked Questions .

Below you should find a pdf or MS document containing the application pro forma. Are you able to read it? When all of your questions have been answered to your satisfaction, please print out the application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit, to hold your place in our team. Would you please just post it to us at the mailing address you will find on the form? Thank you very much. If you decide not to go, your deposit will be refunded according to our refund policy. Your registration and the final payment must be completed two months prior to the expedition starting date. Thank you very much.

Click here to download PDF Form for US Trekking Applicants

Click here to download the MS Word Form for US Trekking Applicants

Note: If you plan to participate in the optional Mt. Kenya rock climb instead of the high altitude circuit trek, please fill out the climbing application below instead of the trekking application. Thank you.

Click here to download the PDF Form for US Climbing Applicants

 

If you do not have an Adobe PDF reader, please obtain it here

Here is a checklist of what we need to have in your file at least two months before the trip begins. We encourage you to send an electronic scan of all of the below documents, please be sure they are signed. Thank you:

[ ] Completed Payment. Please restate payments you made and what those payments were for, ie full vs basic, etc.
[ ] Trip Registration Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Participant Release and Acknowledgement of Risk (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Terms and Conditions of Booking (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Medical Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] 1 Passport sized photo, which is a simple, very clear picture of your face, sent as an email scan. (We simply require a picture of your face against a white background. You can take it yourself for free with your own digital camera or smart phone),
[ ] Exact photocopy of passport identification pages,
[ ] Exact photocopy of complete flight itinerary,
[ ] Proof of mountain rescue and repatriation insurance,
[ ] Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance (cancellation and trip interruption insurance is advised).

Please do let us know what further questions you may have about the registration process, or anything else for that matter. Thank you.

Welcome to our team.

Application (Int)

What questions do you have? Please ask as many questions as possible. This helps us to have a proper conversation so we can better understand one-another's expectations, so you will have a very safe, enjoyable, and successful expedition. Thank you. Before completing the application forms, please be sure to carefully study the Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya, & Safari "Questions" website for information regarding flights, payment, team members, application forms, insurance, etcetera: Kilimanjaro/Kenya/Safari Frequently Asked Questions .

Below you should find a pdf or MS document containing the application pro forma. Are you able to read it? When all of your questions have been answered to your satisfaction, please print out the application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit, to hold your place in our team. Would you please just post it to us at the mailing address you will find on the form? Thank you very much. If you decide not to go, your deposit will be refunded according to our refund policy. Your registration and the final payment must be completed two months prior to the expedition starting date. Thank you very much.

Click here to download PDF Form for International Trekking Applicants

Click here to download MS Word Form for International Trekking Applicants

Note: If you plan to participate in the optional Mt. Kenya rock climb instead of the high altitude circuit trek, please fill out the climbing application below instead of the trekking application. Thank you.

Click here to download the PDF Form for International Applicants

If you do not have an Adobe PDF reader, please obtain it here

Here is a checklist of what we need to have in your file at least two months before the trip begins. We encourage you to send an electronic scan of all of the below documents, please be sure they are signed. Thank you:

[ ] Completed Payment. Please restate payments you made and what those payments were for, ie full vs basic, etc.
[ ] Trip Registration Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Participant Release and Acknowledgement of Risk (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Terms and Conditions of Booking (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Conditions of Climbing Expeditions, Treks and Tours (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Medical Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] 1 Passport sized photo, which is a simple, very clear picture of your face, sent as an email scan. (We simply require a picture of your face against a white background. You can take it yourself for free with your own digital camera or smart phone),
[ ] Exact photocopy of passport identification pages,
[ ] Exact photocopy of complete flight itinerary,
[ ] Proof of mountain rescue and repatriation insurance,
[ ] Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance (cancellation and trip interruption insurance is advised).

Please do let us know what further questions you may have about the registration process, or anything else for that matter. Thank you.

Welcome to our team.

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