As SkyPalm Travel & Tours located in Tanzania, below the shades of mighty mountain Kilimanjaro; we hold a great love and respect to this one of the most iconic mountains in the world. Due to our frequent transactions over the years with the local guides and with local tour companies in Moshi (Where Mount Kilimanjaro is located), we have managed to build a sincere and lasting bound with them which is giving us a privilege on deals comparing to the other travel agencies in the region or anywhere else in the world. As in all the travel related services that we are providing; we assure our customers for the best rate/quality ratio and the most satisfactory services on climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the World’s highest free standing structure at an altitude of 5,896 meters (19,336 feet) above the sea level. Hiking on the rooftop of Africa is the adventure of a lifetime, and anyone who is physically fit can scale this snow capped mountain.
Mount Kilimanjaro is located inside the Kilimanjaro National Park outside of Moshi town in a beautiful accessible village of Marangu where the head-quarters of the park is located. There are different routes to the top involving different villages and scenarios. These routes includes Marangu route, Machame route, Rongai route, Lemosho route, Umbwe route, Shira route and Mweka route which is used for descent only.
With all these routes to the top Mount Kilimanjaro is however not only the highest free standing peak in the world but also highest accessible point. The Chagga who inhabit the area of the mountain hasn’t yet managed to give the meaning of Kilimanjaro with the exception of “Kipoo” (now known as Kibo) for the familiar snowy peak that stands imperious, overseer of the continent, and the summit of Africa.
The vegetation of Mount Kilimanjaro varies accordingly with the nature of the altitude you are, basically from tropics to the Arctic. At the level of 2700 m the cultivated foot slopes give way to lush mountain forest, inhabited by leopard, buffalo, elephant, antelope and other primates. As you ascend the moorland zone show up where a cover of giant heather is studded with other worldly giant lobelias. Above 3900m, the zone changes to alpine desert which support little life to the fauna and flora. Popular signboards of no water here are experienced in this zone as you trek Kilimanjaro. The final vegetation is of winter wonderland of ice and snow and the magnificent beauty of the roof of the Africa.
Unlike other snow caped Mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro is not a very technical climbing mountain and need less equipment on trekking. Walking stick, proper clothing, sun glass, enough drinking water and determination are the key to a successfully Kilimanjaro climber. A successfully climber is the one who prepare himself/herself properly before ascending and ask as many questions as they can during trekking as well as been attentive to the Kilimanjaro mountain guide.
The team which will take you to the mountain will comprise a cook(s), mountain guide and mountain porters. Depending on the nature of the group but a minimum of two porters per person carrying less than 15 kg of your luggage, cooking facilities and sleeping tents depending on the route selected. One guide for four to five people with one assistant guide and one cook. Additional of the team members will be done according to the situation of the group and luggage taken to the mountain.
While climbing Mount Kilimanjaro the Marangu route is referred as the luxurious route due to the fact that it has huts for accommodation, European toilets and sufficient water tape. Other Mount Kilimanjaro routes are subjected to the mobile camping tents whereby all the facilities are carried by your porters and in most cases they will trek faster than you for the preparation of accommodation, food and water on your arrival.
Mount Kilimanjaro can successfully attempt by eligible 12 years to 70 years people and this is what the authority advice the alpine. Different people from different countries have trek/climb
Mount Kilimanjaro in different ways to make different records and you can read them on your arrival especially the Marangu and Machame gate.
|Marangu||Popular tourist route, approaches from southeast, easy, gentle gradients, beautiful rain forest section and moorlands, comfortable but basic hut shelter, poor acclimatization profile, descent on same trail.||72 km||5 to 6|
|Machame||Most popular route, approaches from south, very scenic route with southern traverse, difficult route but very good for acclimatization, camping.||62 km||6 to 7|
|Rongai||Long access drive to trailhead, approaches from north, remote, less frequented, easy, gentle gradients, beautiful alpine desert section, good alternative to Marangu, camping, fair acclimatization profile, camping.||73 km||6 to 7|
|Lemosho||Long access drive to trailhead, approaches from west, remote, less frequented, beautiful heath section, very scenic with southern traverse, camping, difficult route but excellent for acclimatization, camping.||70 km||7 to 8|
|Shira||Almost same as Lemosho, approaches from west, long access drive to trailhead, trail starts at 11,800 ft, remote, less frequented, beautiful heath section, very scenic with southern traverse, camping, difficult route but excellent for acclimatization if ok at 11,800 ft camping.||56 km||7 to 8|
|Northern Circuit||Newest route, very few climbers, approaches from west, very scenic with northern traverse, nearly 360 degree traverse, best route for acclimatization profile, longest route, camping.||98 km||9|
|Umbwe||Least used trail, approaches from south, shortest and steepest route, spectacular ridge, scenic with southern traverse, difficult route with poor acclimatization profile, pre-acclimatization is recommended, camping.||53 km||5 to 6|
1st Jan 2016 to 31st Dec 2016-2017
MARANGU ROUTE 5 DAYS CLIMBING + 2 NIGHTS BB AT SPRINGLANDS HOTEL
|1 PERSON – PRICE PER SINGLE CLIMBER||$1,579|
|2 – 5 PEOPLE, PRICE is PER PERSON||$1,340|
|6 – 10 PEOPLE, PRICE is PER PERSON||$1,252|
|11 – PEOPLE and ABOVE (The whole payment should be transferred from one client only)||$931|
|EXTRA ACCLIMATIZATION DAY||$248|
|1 PERSON – PRICE PER SINGLE CLIMBER||$1.891|
|2 – 5 PEOPLE, PRICE is PER PERSON /td>||$1.639|
|6 – 10 PEOPLE, PRICE is PER PERSON||$1.542|
|11 – PEOPLE and ABOVE (The whole payment should be transferred from one client only)||$1.087|
|EXTRA ACCLIMATIZATION DAY||$289|
|Car Supplement if clients will go through Lemosho/Rongai/Shira routes (Per Car)||$132|
|Transfer from Air Port KIA to Springlands Hotel per person:||$60|
|For Airport JRO to Springlands Hotel Return to JRO (Peak up & Drop off Transfers) Per Person
(Each Way is US$ 30 Per Person – Sharing Transfer)
Peak up From Arusha to Moshi by a private car (5-9 Seaters Car) – One Way
• TWO NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IN MOSHI BED AND BREAKFAST
• TRANSPORTATION FROM MOSHI TO THE STARTING POINT ON
• THE MOUNTAIN AND RETURN TO MOSHI
• NATIONAL PARK GATE FEES, HUT/CAMPING FEES
• RESCUE FEES, TENTS AND SLEEPING MATTRESS
• GUIDES SALARIES, PORTERS SALARIES & ALL MEALS ON THE MOUNTAIN
• GUIDES, PORTERS, COOK ACCOMMODATION AND ENTRY FEES ON THE MOUNTAIN
• QUALIFIED GUIDES FOR ALL THE ROUTES
• CLIMBING PACKAGES TAYLOR MADE TO SUIT YOU
• MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT’S AVAILABLE FOR HIRE AT RENTAL SHOP AT SPRINGLANDS HOTEL
• SRS at SL US$ 40 PP/Night, Guides, Porters, Cook Tips, Gears eg. Sleeping Bags, Clothes and Shoes
• TIPS FOR PORTERS, GUIDE, COOK AND ASSISTANT GUIDES:
• Guide Between 20$ Per Day, Assistant Guide $12 Per Day, Porters 6$ Per Porter Per Day, COOK $8 Per Day
• 10% OF PACKAGE PER HIKER/CLIMBER FOR THE ALL GROUP
IN ORDER TO MAKE A CONFIRMED BOOKING YOU REQUIRE TO PAY A DEPOSIT OF 50%
PER PERSON AND BALANCE TO BE PAID AT LAST 45 DAYS BEFORE THE DATE OF ARRIVAL
(Travelers Cheques are charged 1$ per cheque / VISA card is 6% per transaction as Bank Charges)
PLEASE REQUEST FOR BANK ACCOUNTS INFO, AND WE WILL SEND TO YOU SOONEST
• SRS at SL US$ 40 PP/Night, Guides, Porters, Cook Tips, Gears eg. Sleeping Bags, Clothes and Shoes
• TIPS FOR PORTERS, GUIDE, COOK AND ASSISTATS GUIDES: Guide Between 20$ Per Day, Assistant Guide $12 Per Day, Porters 6$ Per Porter Per Day, COOK $8 Per Day
OR 10% OF PACKAGE PER HIKER/CLIMBER FOR THE ALL GROUP
Booking Terms & Conditions:
Please read the following terms and conditions. Acceptance of the final tour offer represents an acceptance by the purchaser of the stated terms and conditions.
Reservations: Should be made well in advance as some lodges / camps are limited in size, and sell out well in advance due to seasons. To assure your first choice of accommodation an early reservation is essential.
Booking Procedures: SkyPalm Travel&Tours Ltd. requires a completed Reservation Form in order to provisionally book a client/s itinerary. Upon receipt of the form SkyPalm Travel&Tours Ltd. will make every attempt to secure and book the requested program itinerary and any extra services that the client/s may require on behalf of the client. All itineraries are subject to written confirmation by SkyPalm Travel&Tours Ltd.
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Client Acceptance: If the client accepts the offer written confirmation of acceptance is required together with a 50% non-refundable deposit with the balance payable sixty (60) days prior to the scheduled departure date.
Deposit: A deposit equal to 50% of your total trip cost is required to book your space. If departure date is within 60 days, full payment will be required in lieu of deposit.
Final Payment: Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
Tour due to commence less than 60 days: Full payment is required when accepting the offer. Any payment made within 60 days of departure must be made by wire transfer only.
Payment by credit card: is subject to required authorization and will incur a 6% processing fee of the total cost of the trip Payment by credit card can only be done if payment is being made 60 days before commencement of the services.
Change in Quoted Rates: SkyPalm Travel&Tours Ltd. wishes to respect the agreed rates but reserve the right to change the rates at any time due to circumstances out of our control (such as increase in park fees, camping fees, government taxes, flight increases). Any 3rd party rate increases after confirmation will be passed on to the client at actual.
Currency: All prices are quoted in US Dollar $ and all payments must be made in US Dollar $.
Revisions to Itinerary: A fee of $100 will be charged for a revision to a confirmed itinerary.
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b. In the event of any cancellation, SkyPalm Travel&Tours Ltd. will inform the client without delay and will make every effort to offer a suitable and comparable alternative
c. If a client wishes to cancel a tour the following cancellation fees will apply
(i) 50% of total trip cost is forfeited for cancellations made 66 days or more prior to departure.
(ii) 100% of total trip cost is forfeited for cancellations made 65 days prior to departure.
d. In addition, clients are subject to any and all cancellation fees imposed on SkyPalm Travel&Tours Ltd. by the supplier. These cancellation policies may differ from the above. All cancellations must be in writing, signed by the client, received and acknowledged by SkyPalm Travel&Tours Ltd.
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Refunds and Change Fees. No refunds will be issued for any unused accommodation, tours, activities, meals or services, including the cancellation of domestic and regional air tickets. A $100 per person service fee will be charged for any requested changes to air or land arrangements within 60 days of the departure date or once a final invoice is issued.
Dispute / Complains. Any disputes about reservations or payments or complaints about quality of service should be made immediately when the client/s feels that services are not being provided as booked in order to give us the opportunity to rectify the situation so that you may continue having an enjoyable trip. All Complains must be made to SkyPalm Travel&Tours Ltd. Operations manager whose name and telephone number will be provided to you before commencement of the tour.
1. Once you have decided to go forward with the bookings for the proposed itinerary we will forward you our reservation form.
2. On receipt of this form we shall proceed to provisionally book the program and or any other services you may require.
3. Once provisionally booked we shall make you a firm offer and provide you with the final price which will be valid for a period of 5 days. During this you can either accept or decline the offer.
4. If you accept the offer we shall require your written confirmation of acceptance with a deposit payment of 50%. If your trip is commencing in less than 60 days away we shall require full payment. If not, the balance is payable 60 days prior from commencement of the tour.
All payments should be made through SkyPalm Travel&Tours Ltd. Bank Account as per the account details given below:
BANK NAME : EQUITY BANK TANZANIA LTD.
BANK CODE : 6747
BRANCH NAME : SUPREME BRANCH
BRANCH CODE : 674706
LOCATION : OHIO STREET, POSTAL AREA
ACCOUNT NAME : SKYPALM TRAVEL & TOURS LIMITED
USD ACCOUNT NUMBER : 3006211279496
TZS ACCOUNT NUMBER : 3006211279494
1/ PAYMENTS FROM OUTSIDE TANZANIA
SWIFT CODE : EQBLKENA
2/ PAYMENTS WITHIN TANZANIA
SWIFT CODE : EQBLTZTZ
Prices are for the entire trek in U.S. dollars, payable in cash in Moshi. It is best to come well outfitted.
Mont bell Sleeping Bag –25-35C.Temp:
Poncho – Heavy/Western/Europe: $40 $18
Poncho – Light/Local: $12
Duffel Bag: $6
Hiking Poles (Pair): $12
Torch/Flashlight (Few in the store): $8
Sunglasses (Few in the store): $8
Long Underwear (Few in the store): $5
Raincoat – G.T, Waterproof $12
Rain Pants: $12
Hiking Boots: $9
Water Bottle: $5
Fleece Pants: $6
Warm Jacket G.T: $12
Warm Jacket/Down Jacket $8
Hat or Neck Scarf: $6
• We provide Tents and Foam Sleeping pads at no charge.
• Sunglasses are available for purchase in the gift shop for $ 12 – $15.
• Each Oxygen Cylinder – available for $ 12/ Day / @ group of 4 pax.
• Hyperbaric Pressure Bag (Gamow Bag): $130/group.
• Private (portable) toilet: $ 100 / group
Tips will vary depending on the length and complexity of the trip, the number of staff on the trip and the number of clients on the trip. Generally groups like to meet together before the end of the trek to discuss how much they would like to tip each staff member based on their individual trek experience.
You will be given an envelope at the Springlands Hotel after your trek for your tip money.
Tips should not be dependent on whether you summit or not, but rather whether your guides and porters were professional and had your best interests in mind.
If your guides and porters have not met your expectations, please inform us at the Springlands Hotel immediately, and don’t feel obligated to give a tip. If they press you for a tip during your trek, inform us as well, as this is against company policy.
Do not pay tips on the mountain nor should you pay for any extra services while you are on the mountain other than for the purpose of refreshments
(only regularly available on the Marangu Route). It is also worth bearing in mind that items of clothing and footwear, for children or adults, used or new, are also highly valued and can be given as well as money tips.
Also you are also welcome to invite your guides back to the Springlands Hotel for drinks and/or dinner (on you) as a thank you in addition to their tip.
You can use US dollars, Euros, TZ Shillings or a combination of these.
The following are daily rates for each climber recommended to tip per staff member:
• Per Chief Guide: $15- 20 Per day
• Per Assistant guide: $10- 15 Per day
• Per Cook $10 Per day
• Per Porter: $8-10 Per day
Note: Each client should expect to tip between US$ 250 – US$ 350 for the entire climb
For all Kilimanjaro routes except Marangu you will have:
1 climber: 1 guide, 3 porters, 1 cook
2 climbers: 1 guide, 6 porters, 1 extra assistance guide, 1 cook
3 climbers: 1 guide, 9 porters, 1 extra assistance guide, 1 cook
4 climbers: 2 guides, 9 porters, 1 extra assistance guide, 1 cook, 1 waiter
For Marangu you will have:
1 guide and 1 cook for each 8 climbers, 1 extra assistant guide per each
3 climbers, 2 porters per climber
* If you have booked your climb through an agent that gave you different information, please tip according to the agent’s information.
* To avoid confusion, on the first day of your climb, please confirm with your guide the correct total number of staff that you or your group have. Don’t pay tips to any other persons.
* When you do the tipping at Springlands Hotel, please make sure the guide is accompanied by at least one other member of your crew to allow total transparency.
If anything is not clear ask Frank at Springlands Hotel.
(Personal Things for Clients to remember)
• Waterproof jacket
• Water proof pants
• Warm jacket
• Thermal underwear
• Woolen socks
• Hiking boots
• Light shoes
• Energy drinks
• Energy snacks
• Assorted plasters
• Sun protection cream
• Anti malaria tablets
• Insect repellent
• Lip salve
• Water purification tablets
• Antiseptic cream
• Adhesive tape
• Throat lozenges
• Walking stick
• Plastic bags
• Cash dollars (smaller bills)