Kilimanjaro VIP Series Comparison

VIP Climb Series Comparison 



Features Advantage VIP Eco Hemingway
Touch Down Meet & Greet ❌ ❌ βœ”οΈ
Visa assistance on arrival ❌ ❌ βœ”οΈ
VIP Airport lounge on arrival ❌ ❌ βœ”οΈ
Airport transfers βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
Pre-climb accommodation Outpost Lodge Four Points Luxury Suite
Post-climb accommodation Outpost Lodge Four Points Luxury Suite
Pre-climb briefing βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
Hotel to mountain transfer βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
Forest entry fees βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
Kilimanjaro National Park fees βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
Staff wages βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
Climber to porter ratio 1 : 3-6 1 : 8-12 1 : 13-26
Climbers' overnight gear carried βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
Personal day sack porter ❌ ❌ βœ”οΈ
Use of mess tents, tables and chairs βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
World-class trained chef ❌ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
"Walk-in" 2+ metre high sleeping tents ❌ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
Separate bathroom tent with toilet ❌ ❌ βœ”οΈ
Beds & 15cm dual density mattresses ❌ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
Cotton sheets, duvets & pillows ❌ βœ”οΈ βœ”οΈ
Mountain staff tips recommendation (10 - 15%) (15 - 20%) (15 - 20%)

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Pre- and Post-Cimb Accommodation

Tent Accommodation on Kilimanjaro

Bathrooms 

This safari itinerary is recommended from November to April when we expect the migration to be in the south.

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If you want to make a significant, positive contribution towards cleaning up Kilimanjaro and help us return its ecology to a pristine wilderness environment, please make use of the following payment facility:

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Frank John Fund
Tuesday, April 26th 2022

Following Frank John's sad passing away in March 2022, some former climbers requested the opportunity to contribute towards helping Frank's surviving wife, Clara, cover the costs for the family.

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Help Bring Clean Water to the Maasai
Tuesday, December 21st 2021

Several years ago, Team Kilimanjaro were approached by representatives of the Maasai community that live close to the Lake Natron region of northern Tanzania, with a request to assist villagers in obtaining clean water.

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CAFU 1301
November 2021

16th May 2022: Arrive in Kathmandu - Caroline, Jake and Meaghan

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Help Us Fight Rhino Poaching
Wednesday, October 20th 2021

It is estimated that since the turn of the previous century, the world has lost more than 99% of its rhino population, and that today (figure updated on 15th January 2024), only 24,431 of these majestic creatures survive. (See more details on poaching and species numbers at the World Animal Foundation's website.)

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Wilderness First Aid Basics
Thursday, September 23rd 2021

Wilderness first aid is the knowledge and ability to effectively address injuries, illnesses, or emergencies outside of modern facilities, out in the wild. Skills include knowing how to dress a wound, treat a burn or bite, or set an injured limb. These are important skills that can save your life or the lives of other outdoor enthusiasts. Learn more and be better prepared for your next hiking or backpacking adventure.

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VIP Series Comparison
Thursday, September 23rd 2021

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Many people spend a lot of time and money training and equipping themselves for a Kilimanjaro climb, only to fail in their objective of reaching the summit. Failure is avoidable and we really want trekkers to understand how to prevent it.

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As from March 2021, PCR testing (or rather, sample-taking) is now available at Seronera and Ndutu airstrips in the Serengeti. This facility has been implemented to prevent clients having to either curtail their safaris or dissect their safaris with a journey to Arusha or, more recently, Karatu (FAME Hospital), mid-safari - so as to satisfy the "less than 72 hours old" validity rule that most airlines are required to enforce. 

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Arusha Cycling Club
Wednesday, January 20th 2021

Arusha Pedal Series club aims to organise a group ride three times a week - on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, and Saturdays. All keen cyclists are welcome to join.

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Dangerous to climb Kilimanjaro?
Friday, January 1st 2021

We read widely divergent estimates of deaths on Kilimanjaro, but how dangerous is it really? In this post we share our own experience of the dangers.

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