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Kilimanjaro Family Climb  Itinerary 

Please take a look at our example Kilimanjaro family climb itinerary, For the Family climb of Mount Kilimanjaro there is a minimum age of 10, and Children under the age of 10 are now allowed to climb over 12,000 ft (3,700 meters) – this is set by the Tanzanian Park Authority. Going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro can provide you with the ultimate adventure family holiday and it is possible to take your children. 

We have put together a guide to climbing Kilimanjaro with kids with useful tips and advice.  You will need to make some preparations before you arrive in Tanzania:

  • Organise your visa
  • Search for flights
  • Get the required vaccinations
  • Get the right equipment
  • Book a tour
  • Make sure you are healthy and keep fit

Kilimanjaro Family Climb

What is The Best Time of Year to Climb Mt Kilimanjaro?

Most porters will tell you June to October and December to February are the best times to climb Kilimanjaro as usually, these are the times of the year with less rain. There are tours available to join all year round though.

How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro Family?

Most trips and expeditions last around 8 – 12 days and If you would like to climb Kilimanjaro, the price for a 10-day round trip from Marangu /Moshi will start from USD 10,600 for a family of four (excluding international flights). It depends on the trip you choose, the company you go with, and the time of year. Sometimes if you make a booking early or late very close to the departure date, or book in a group of 2 or more you will be able to get a discounted rate. This is one of the world’s best trips, the views are amazing whilst the sense of achievement you will feel as you reach the summit is incomparable. 

Mount Kilimanjaro family climb itinerary

If you are seeking a more active break, consider a trek to climb Africa’s highest mountain Mount Kilimanjaro which is over 5,000m tall! It might sound like a scary prospect but it is not impossible, there are plenty of safe guided tours and treks and if you have a moderate level of health and fitness you will be able to join a climbing trip.

There are lots of different tours available, we recommend a steady longer 6  -10-day trek so you can acclimate to the altitude. Seeing the sunrise from the top is a magical experience that not many people have seen but if this experience doesn’t appeal to you could you just visit the base camp and admire the views?


KILIMANJARO MARANGU ROUTE – 6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS TRIP

This is the easiest & shortest route to Kilimanjaro’s summit & is known as the “Coca-Cola” or “tourist” route. From USD 2450 per person sharing 


KILIMANJARO LEMOSHO ROUTE – 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS TRIP

The Lemosho route is one of our preferred routes due to its beautiful scenery and high summit success rate. From USD 2680 per person sharing 


KILIMANJARO MACHAME ROUTE – 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS TRIP

Machame Route or the “whiskey route” is one of the most popular routes due to its picturesque views. From USD 2550 per person sharing


KILIMANJARO NORTHERN CIRCUIT ROUTE – 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS TRIP

The Northern Circuit is the newest and longest route on Mount Kilimanjaro. It begins in the West at the Londorossi Gate. From USD 2990 per person sharing 


KILIMANJARO RONGAI ROUTE – 6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS TRIP

Rongai Route is known to be more scenic than the Marangu Route, and easier than the Machame Route, & the success rate is very high. From USD 2550 per person sharing 


Climbing Kilimanjaro & Safari (14 Days)

This is a combination package of a 9-day Kilimanjaro climb via the Lemosho Route and a 5-day safari in Northern Tanzania. From USD 5,150 per person sharing 

You Visit: Moshi (Start), Mt. Kilimanjaro (via lemosho route), Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Moshi (End)


16 Days The Best Of Tanzania — Kilimanjaro, Safari & Zanzibar

This unbelievable offer is to stay 16 days in Tanzania and have a great time enjoying the 3 best activities at an affordable price all in one package. From USD 7500 per sharing.

You Visit: Moshi ( Start), Mt. Kilimanjaro (via Marangu route), Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Zanzibar (End)

This unbelievable offer to stay 16 days in Tanzania and have a great time to enjoy the 3 best activities at an affordable price all in one package. Machame route is the most popular & one of the most scenic routes on the mountain. All climbers sleep in tents, tents are included and meals are served in a dinner tent or on a blanket outside. After finishing Hiking then we will go to see Big 5 Tanzania animals in 3 different national parks. Our last adventure chilling in Zanzibar the most famous Island in Africa.

serengeti and ngorongoro crater safari

Day

Accommodation

Meals

Day 1

Ameg Lodge / Pink flamingo / Chanya lodge / Sal salinero hotel• Mid-range hotel / lodge in Moshi

All Meals Included

Day 2-8

Budget camping• In or near Mt Kilimanjaro

All Meals Included

Day 8

Ameg lodge / Pink flamingo / Chanya Lodge / Sal Salinerohotel• Mid-range hotel/lodge in Moshi

All Meals Included

Day 9

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge Country Lodge Farm of Dreams Pembeni Africa• Mid-range lodge just outside Lake Manyara NP

All Meals Included

Day 10-11

Tanzania Pure Tented camp / Mbugani tented camp / Serengeti Sopa Lodge / Serengeti Serena Lodge / Serengeti Katikati Tented camp• Mid-range tented camp/lodge in or near Serengeti NP

All Meals Included

Day 12

Tembo House Hotel / Dhow Palace Hotel / Zanzibar Serena Hotel• 4 / 5* star hotel in Stone Town, Zanzibar

All Meals Included

Day 13-14

Kendwa Rocks / Sunset Kendwa / Amaan Kendwa beach resort /Nur Beach Hotel and The Loop Cristal Resort
• 4 / 5* star hotel near Kendwa beach, Zanzibar.

All Meals Included

Day 15

Tembo House Hotel / Dhow Palace Hotel / Zanzibar Serena Hotel• 4 / 5* star hotel in Stone Town, Zanzibar

All Meals Included

Day 16

End of tour( No accommodation )

Breakfast & Lunch Included

Important to Know

  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • A private tour is available on request, but it requires a minimum of 2 people to run.
  • This tour is offered in US dollars (USD).
  • This tour accepts children who are 5 years and above.

Included on the climb

  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation at the standard hotel in Moshi
  • Park fees, camp fees, rescue fees
  • Transfers to/from the mountain gates.
  • Expert guides, cooks, assistant guides, and porters.
  • Three meals a day during the climb.
  • Bottled water on the first day of the climb boiled and filtered on the mountain.
  • Entry fees, Camping fees, rescue fees, and crew fees.
  • Mountains 4-season sleeping tents double occupancy.
  • Sleeping mattress, foam, 1.5 inches thick.
  • Mess tent, table, chairs, and lanterns.
  • Oxygen tank in case of emergency.
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent.
  • Crew salaries (Guides, cooks, and porters).

 

Excluded on the climb

  • Airfare.
  • Single supplement tent or hotel rooms and extra hotel nights in Moshi
  • Beverages and food at the hotel.
  • Personal trekking gear.
  • Laundry Services.
  • A doctor for the group.
  • Emergency evacuation helicopter services
  • Tips for porters, guides, cooks, and assistant guides.

 

INCLUDED IN YOUR SAFARI PACKAGE:

  • Accommodation sharing twin/double in lodges / tented camps.
  • All meals at lodges and tented camps.
  • Experienced English / French speaking guide.
  • Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 Safari vehicle with pop-up roof, 6 window seats, power adapters, and refrigerator.
  • Drinking water.
  • All park entry fees.

EXCLUDED IN YOUR SAFARI PACKAGE:

  • International Flights.
  • Visa.
  • Medications.
  • Medical / Travel Insurance.
  • Optional activities such as Hot Air Balloon Rides, Canoeing, etc.
  • Single room supplement in lodges / tented camps.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Tipping (we recommend $30 per car per day).

 

Tipping Recommendation

  • Head Guide $20 to $25 per day from the group.
  • Assistants Guide $15 to 20 per day from the group
  • Cook $15 to 20 per day from the group.
  • Tent crew, Kitchen porter, and Toilet porter $10 to $12 per day from the group.
  • Normal porter $6 to 10 per day

 

Note: You are responsible for bringing the required, recommended, and optional personal gear and equipment listed below. Be very selective in what you take with you, our porters are limited to carrying 15kg of your personal belongings. Communal equipment such as tents, food utensils et cetera is provided.

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