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FLY KILIMANJARO PARAGLIDING 

Kilimanjaro Paragliding is an adventurous activity that offers an opportunity to experience the breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, from the sky. Participants launch from a nearby location and glide over the stunning landscapes of Tanzania, including savannahs, forests, and wildlife. The activity is conducted under the supervision of experienced pilots and instructors, ensuring safety while providing an exhilarating experience.

The Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) has established guidelines and permits for paragliding activities on Mount Kilimanjaro. Paragliding pilots need to have sufficient experience at high altitudes to participate in this exhilarating adventure. Secondly, options require more process since its unusual activities require getting a special permit from the park and aviation authorities. In this case, it is necessary to obtain approvals from the TANAPA (Tanzania National Parks Authority), KINAPA (Kilimanjaro National Park Authority), and the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority.

BEST TIME TO DO KILIMANJARO PARAGLIDING

The best time to do Kilimanjaro paragliding is during the dry seasons, which are from late June to October and from late December to early March. These periods offer clear skies and good wind conditions, which are crucial for a safe and enjoyable paragliding experience. However, it’s important to note that weather conditions can be unpredictable

KILIMANJARO HIKE AND FLY PARAGLIDING EXPEDITION

 Kilimanjaro Paragliding from the summit of Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, is an incredible experience! The dormant volcano rises more than 5,100m above the plains below, rewarding you with at least a 90-minute flight over some of the most unique and diverse terrain anywhere in the world. Our fully guided multi-day hike to the top is tough but very rewarding. While on the mountain tented / hut accommodation with three meals per day, full porter service to carry your gear and paraglider to the top are included. We provide a comprehensive package that is tailored specifically for paragliders to maximize success with multiple days for launching from the summit. Make the most of your time in East Africa – Wildlife safari, Beach/Island, and other flying adventure add-on options are available.

Kilimanjaro paragliding

KILIMANJARO PARAGLIDING REQUIRES EACH SOLO PILOT TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING AS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

FAI-affiliated valid paragliding license (for member countries where applicable)

SAHPA SPORTS license or higher) or equivalent from other countries

100 plus logged flights

Cross-country experience, including 1 logged flight of at least 50km.

Medical Insurance covering the person for medical/helicopter evacuation

-Sufficient 3rd party liability insurance

It is recommended that pilots should have completed at least 1 SIV (Simulation d’Incident en Vol in French/Safety in Flight in English) course in the past 18 months with a registered school.

1000 USD for a permit for area service in Moshi. And then after Kilimanjaro park fees for permission of paragliding per person

All filmmakers must pay a fee of $1000 to the Tanzania Film Board (per person)

Kilimanjaro Filming Permits cost USD250 per person per day filming On Kilimanjaro.

Please note that a further 18% VAT will be added to these amounts.

Passengers wishing to fly from Kilimanjaro should have at least 5 flights prior experience in a paraglide (as a passenger) before attempting to fly as a tandem passenger from Kilimanjaro.

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Expedition Outline

Style: Fully supported high-altitude hike & fly paragliding expedition

Elevation: 5,895m/19,341ft ASL

Duration: Scheduled 10-day expeditions. Bespoke private options on request.

ARRIVE IN TANZANIA 

Your African adventure starts at Kilimanjaro International Airport. We will pick you up upon arrival and take you to our team hotel to meet the rest of the Paraglide Kilimanjaro hike and fly expedition members overnight. If you wish to arrive a day or so earlier, we can arrange for your additional night accommodation.

DEPART HOME

After a super adventurous time with like-minded people, you will most probably be reluctant to say goodbye. If you are not extending your stay by joining one of our safaris, we will drop you off at the airport in time for your return flight home on the last day.

ACCOMMODATION

You will spend most of your nights under canvas at our well-provisioned camp providing you with a home base while on the mountain. We supply and transport alpine tents to sleep in, sleeping mats, mess tents, crockery & cutlery, etc. Our crew will set up all the tents so you can expect to find your tent ready, with your gear next to it when arriving in camp after a hard day’s climb.

Before and after your climb enjoy staying at our comfortable team hotel located within walking distance from our preferred landing site. Each spacious room has en-suite facilities, air conditioning, TV, and coffee making facility. The hotel has a restaurant, a well-stocked bar, pool, and WiFi, and offers massage treatments and bicycle rental. The hotel is also close to the shops where you can stock up on arts & crafts, explore fabulous coffee shops, or wander about to take in the sights, smells, and sounds of the bustling town and its residents.

FOOD 

Enjoy delicious Tanzanian cuisine prepared by our expedition chef – from succulent fruit to aromatic dishes along with a steaming cup of tea while you are on the mountain. Once back from the mountain we head out to great restaurants or dine in at the hotel – depending on how action-packed the day was. We cater according to most dietary preferences and we will check with you at the time of booking (vegan, halal, vegetarian, allergic to nuts, etc.). Local drinks, such as coffee, are worth a try since this area was the central—and only—hub for all coffee milling and sales until fairly recently, here in the northern part of Tanzania on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. Tanzanian brew beers are tasty with Kilimanjaro Larger, Serengeti Larger, and Safari Larger enjoyed on a hot day.

CREW

All Kilimanjaro Paraglide scheduled departures are led by qualified and experienced Kilimanjaro mountain guides to aid pilots in paragliding & mountaineering aspects. This ranges from weather forecast/observations, advice on flying conditions, retrieve options, and valuable insights into this iconic mountain’s fauna & flora while leading the way. Our guides are very experienced with some having summited more than 100 times! They are specifically trained in high-altitude guiding techniques and medical emergencies. We also carry additional medical and safety equipment for extra support on our Kilimanjaro Paraglide expeditions.

Our expedition crew will assist in transporting your paragliding equipment and hiking/personal gear up the mountain. Over and above your paragliding and personal gear, we provide and transport sleeping tents, sleeping mats, mess tents, food, etc. Our crew will set up all the tents and you can expect to find your tent ready, with your gear next to it when arriving in camp after a hard day’s climb.

FLYING & NO FLYING … WHAT TO DO?

Flying from Kilimanjaro is arguably the highest top-to-bottom flight you can do anywhere on Earth with one glorious glide lasting about 90 minutes! Launch conditions vary and can be extreme. As well as full weather and flight briefings, our team supports you all the way both on the ground and in the air. Though our team will make every effort to support a successful and safe expedition, if the weather is not conducive to safe flying we cannot guarantee that you will be able to paraglide. Every summit of Africa’s highest mountain is a massive achievement in itself and we always celebrate it!

After a successful flight from Kilimanjaro, we have plenty of sightseeing to do – from hiking rainforests, swimming in waterfalls, and visiting wildlife sanctuaries, to simply relaxing at the pool and exchanging paragliding stories. However, our Mount Kilimanjaro Guide team is always keen to get airborne if the weather is flyable, in which case we will venture to our favorite flying sites nearby – often rewarding us with excellent XC opportunities.

FITNESS & EXPERIENCE 

A reasonable fitness level will get most hikers to the top. However, to enjoy the experience and maximize your chance of success, a good fitness base is required. Our fabulous mountain crew will do the heavy lifting with a dedicated team of porters carrying your gear and moving camp each day. A hiking fitness sufficient to carry your small day pack of around 7 to 10kg and be able to move for several hours at a stretch with short stops every hour would be required. Upon booking, we provide you with gear & training guidance.

Paragliding at high altitude requires skill and experience.  We screen each pilot/tandem passenger for their experience on a case-by-case basis and if you have the needed experience we are happy to have you onboard. We will help you prepare for this amazing adventure in Africa.

Temperatures are generally hot and humid at the foothills and drop below zero closer to the summit. Hiking and flying at an altitude of 4,000m ASL and more can be very cold. Our detailed packing list will help you prepare for the best and the worst weather whilst hiking & flying.

Kilimanjaro paragliding

KILIMANJARO PARAGLIDING LEMOSHO ROUTE ITINERARY 

Day 1 – Arrival Day

Paraglide Kilimanjaro’s team will meet you at Kilimanjaro Intl. Airport on arrival and transfer you to the base hotel.

Day 2 – 9 Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

A  fully supported multi-day hike led by our experienced Paragliding Kilimanjaro team to the summit. After reaching the summit fly from Africa’s highest mountain and return to our base hotel for celebrations and overnight.

Day 10 – Departure

Transfer back to Kilimanjaro Airport according to your flight schedule, or join one of our Lemosho route hikes & fly paragliding safaris or continue to one of the islands. Enquire to find out more.

MOUNT KILIMANJARO PARAGLIDING COST 

Paragliding off Mount Kilimanjaro is a unique and thrilling experience, but it’s not typically a standard tourist activity due to the extreme altitude and weather conditions. As such, the cost can vary greatly depending on the specific expedition company and the details of the trip. It’s important to note that these expeditions often require a high level of physical fitness and paragliding experience. Costs can range from several 4500 USD up to 6000, including permits, guides, equipment, and other logistical considerations. 

STANDARD INCLUDE SERVICES 

Return airport transfers from Kilimanjaro Intl. Airport to base hotel and the start of the trail.

Hotel accommodation at the base of the mountain before and after the hike.

Fully supported tented camp while on the mountain on a full-board basis.

Services of experienced mountain and paragliding guides, porters, and mountain chefs.

National Park Fees

All required permits, flight assistance, and retrieval.

EXTRA EXPENSES 

Airfare to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Travel insurance, visa fees, tips, drinks, additional meals and any additional expenses not specified.

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