AJT073 - Kilimanjaro Climb - Umbwe Route




ü  Shortest safe summit bid

ü  Much less crowded than the Marangu & Machame routes

ü  Steeper, more challenging trails

ü  Breathtaking views


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Activities: Mountain climbing.

Accommodation: 6 nights in camps and huts.

Transport: Fully equipped custom built safari minivan or 4x4 Land Cruiser

Escort: Kenya Professional Safari Guide rated driver guide or on special request safari guide

Suggest: Beach or Rwanda Gorilla extension



Day Location Accommodation Board Activity
1 Moshi Ameg Lodge DBB Trsf
2 Bivouac Bivouac No 1 LDBB Climbing
3 Barranco Barranco Hut LDBB Climbing
4 Barafu Barafu Camp LDBB Climbing
5 Mweka Mweka Camp LDBB Peak
6 Moshi Ameg Lodge LDBB Descend
7 Departure     Trsf

L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, Trsf-Transfer, E-Early morning game drive, A-Morning game drive, P-Afternoon game drive, HDS-Half Day sightseeing, FDS-Full Day Sightseeing



Day 01 - Moshi - Ameg Lodge
Arrival at your hotel. If you need to hire any extra gear, advise the hotel this evening. Leave any excess clothing and valuables at the hotel - they will lock them up for you. Pack your bag carefully for the climb - remember the weight limit of 12kg. Leave some 'bin bags' in an outer pocket of your bag, and show the porters where they are so that in case of rain they can quickly cover your bag. Keep one out for your personal backpack too! Dinner and overnight at Ameg Lodge - DBB


Day 02 - Bivouac - Bivouac No 1
Drive to Umbwe for registration. We then trek through the forest for 4-5 hrs along a narrow ridge between Lonzo and Umbwe rivers to reach Bivouac No 1 at 2800m. Overnight Bivouac No 1- LDBB.


Day 03 - Barranco - Barranco Hut
Take a jersey with you today, as it cools down considerably during and after lunch. Again, keep your wet weather gear handy, and some snacks for the route. Drink plenty of water. Today you should take Diamox (if planning to) - in the morning. You may experience tingling fingers, toes and nose from this drug. As it is a diuretic, it is most important to keep your fluid intake high. Some fairly steep walking through the forest, and along a sharp ridge, before the path flattens as you approach Barranco Hut, in the moorland zone. A fairly long and strenuous day (+- 6 hours walking), as the altitude is now beginning to be felt. You may get rain or sleet, and in the morning the ground and tents will be frozen over. Tonight you may experience headaches and breathing problems.
Overnight camping - Barranco Hut, 3 900 m - LDBB.


Day 04 - Barafu - Barafu Camp
Today the path climbs steeply out of Barranco Valley, crosses Karanga Valley and turns north to reach Barafu campsite at 4600m. 7-8 hrs trekking today. Overnight Barafu Camp - LDB.


Day 05 - Mweka - Mweka Camp
An early start to reach Stella Point in time for sunrise. Continue onto Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 5895m. Then descend to Mweka camp at 3000m. Ascent is 6-8 hrs and descent 5-7 hrs. Overnight Mweka Camp - LDBB.


Day 06 - Moshi - Ameg Lodge
A three to four hour pretty descent through the rainforest to the Park Gate, where the vehicle will meet you. There are generally beers and cokes for sale at the park gate. Transfer by vehicle to the hotel (approximately 45 minutes drive) ready for an evening of celebration by the swimming pool. Your certificates are generally handed out by the guides (either at the gate or on occasion they may join you for a celebratory drink at the hotel). Dinner and overnight at Ameg Lodge - DBB.


Day 07 – Depart
Breakfast in hotel.

End of our services


Price includes
2 Nights at Ameg Lodge
1 Night at Bivouac No.1
1 Night at Barranco Hut
1 Night at Barafu Hut
1 Night at Mweka Hut

Price excludes
All International Flights + Taxes
Travel & Personal accident insurance
Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls etc
Excursions not detailed in above program

Added Value:
Complimentary Africa Journeys pen
Complimentary Africa Journeys Safari Hat

Complimentary Flying Doctors membership

Health Requirements
Please note you will need a Yellow Fever Inoculation, this must be done no later than 10 days prior to departure. If you have had any previous history of Liver Disorders you must consult your physician first. Malaria prophylactics are a must.

These are considered to be compulsory for all attempting Kilimanjaro, it has become a tradition! Please budget at least USD80 for this six-day camping hike - per guest - which gets split across the group. Old clothing is also appreciated!

Travel Insurance
Please ensure you have sufficient Medical Cover for the duration of your trip and in particular to cover you while doing the Kilimanjaro Climb.

Optional Transfers:
Private minivan transfer:
Nairobi-Moshi: USD 300 per minivan one-way
Shuttle transfer: Nairobi-Moshi (Vice versa): USD 35 per person one-way
Scheduled flight Nairobi/Kilimanjaro (vice versa): USD 200 per person one-way (excluding international departure tax) (Flight costs are current and may change with/without notice due to factors such as significant fuel cost increment thus occasioning a supplement.)
Private minivan transfer: Kilimanjaro/Arusha-Moshi:
USD 70 per minivan one-way

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