MOUNT MERU & KILIMANJARO
The Giants of Africa
18 Days + Arrival and Departure
From 5.980 USD
The two highest summits in Tanzania have immense appeal among nature and mountain enthusiasts from all over the world. We begin with the fantastic four-day climb to Mount Meru (4.563 m) which is an optimal acclimatization and preparation for the expedition to the roof of Africa, the majestic Kilimanjaro. This ascent will take us through different climatic & vegetation areas, therefore we will experience great natural diversity. It will all start at the Arusha National Park where, if we are lucky, will be able to see giraffes, monkeys, buffaloes and elephants in their natural habitat. At Mount Meru, we will spend the nights in spacious refuges that will offer us good shelter. Its impressive rocky summit, at an altitude of 4.563 m.a.s.l., will give us fascinating and unforgettable views over the savannah of Tanzania until we reach our next destination, Mount Kilimanjaro. Between both mountain ascents, we will make a brief visit to the land of the Maasai. Today, these once feared warriors, shape the country with a culture that remains as alive as it was hundreds of years ago. Then, we will continue with the 7-day expedition to the top of the highest mountain in Africa. We will climb Kilimanjaro by the most beautiful route of all: the Lemosho route. The ascent is not technically difficult, and it will offer the participants the opportunity to experience the incomparable emotion of reaching the roof of Africa, even without having great experience in mountain climbing. A 3-day safari will complete this unique journey. SPONDYLUS invites you to live a wonderful adventure. Between heaven and earth we will have a unique encounter with the history, the culture & the soul of Africa.
- Idyllic trekking in wonderful exotic landscapes. Close contact with nature and culture in Tanzania.
- On our way to the top of Kilimanjaro, we will follow the steps of the proud Maasai, who still inhabit the country.
- Perfect progressive acclimatization on Mount Meru as preparation for Kilimanjaro.
- Our goal is the roof of Africa, the magnificent Kilimanjaro.
- After climbing “Kili”, we will go on a 3-day safari to Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
- Many great intercultural experiences through the contact with the local population. The wonderful accommodation completes this trekking, nature & culture journey.
Level of difficulty
We offer this trip on FIXED DATES, but also as PRIVATE TRIPS.
Fixed dates - Season 2021/2022
The participants can make reservations freely for fixed date trips. SPONDYLUS will define the starting / ending dates of each service.
Minimum number of participants: 6 persons
Maximum number of participants: 18 persons
If there are less than 6 participants in the group, there will be a small group extra charge.
The dates for private trips are requested by the participants. In general it is not possible to add external persons to the group. If required, the itinerary can be adapted to the group´s needs and priorities.
The price depends on the number of participants, and they are based on a double room/tent.
Single Room / Tent Supplement: * 450 USD
* The extra charge for single room & tent will be done at the moment of making a reservation for the single room. If there is no other person found for sharing a room at the moment of making the reservation of a double room, we will charge half of the extra charge.
Small Group Surcharge: If the size of the group is smaller than the minimum number of participants (6 people), a small group fee will be charged. All this depends on the final number of participants.
Light down jacket or similar, Breathable and waterproof windbreaker jacket (Goretex or similar), Medium weight fleece pullover or jacket (Polartec or similar), Trekking trousers, Breathable and waterproof overtrousers, Thermal underware, Thermal trekking socks
Head & Hands
Sun hat, Woolen hat or similar with ear protection, First layer thin gloves, Trekking gloves (Goretex, Windstopper or similar)
Goose down or synthetic fiber sleeping bag (comfort zone -10ºC) with compression bag, Expedition mattress (Therm-a-Rest type or similar)
Robust Trekking boots, Light trainers or sandals for camps
Telescopic trekking poles
Sun glasses with 100% UV protection, Wide mouth water bottle, Thermos, Sun block factor 30+, Lip sun protector factor 30+, Watch with alarm, Expedition Duffel Bag, Head lamp with batteries & extra batteries, Back pack 30L + with rain cover, Swimwear, Towel, Mosquito-repellent (with DEET), 3 Passport photos, Personal pharmacy*
** Personal Pharmacy
First aid kit (medical adhesive tape, plasters, bandages, disinfectant, etc.), Hand sanitizer (Alcogel or similar), Germicidal wound ointment, Pain killers (E.g. Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, etc.), Sore throat pills and or lozenges, Diarrhea (E.g. Perenterol, Loperamide), Antibiotics for respiratory & urinary tract infections (E.g. Cefuroxime), Antibiotics for gastrointestinal tract infections (E.g. Ciprofloxacin), Solution with electrolytes & salts to drink in case of fluid loss due to diarrhea, Acetazolamide (Diamox) optional
IMPORTANT: Consult your GP for advice on your personal pharmacy!
To guarantee maximum security, all along the trekking we always take with us VHF radios, a first aid kit and medicine for emergencies.
Besides this, we strongly recommend every participant to hire a Foreign Health insurance and an Accident insurance for South America.
The climatic conditions and other factors of force majeure can cause a change in the trip program. Responsibility and decision making in this regard rests completely with the SPONDYLUS guide in charge. The security and wellness of our clients & all our team are the first priority!
We know that reaching the top of a mountain is the dream of every mountaineer. This is the reason why we make our best effort to make a successful ascent possible. Due to our wide experience on climbing high mountains, we normally succeed. However, it is not possible for us to guarantee reaching the summit of any mountain, and we will never put our health at risk trying to achieve the goal. The security of our clients, our mountain guides and the whole expedition team is our highest priority!