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Mount Kilimanjaro Trek

Tanzania Trek EXTREME
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About the Challenge

Climb the highest freestanding mountain in the world! Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the African continent at 5896m. Its snow-capped summit rises high above the dusty African plains; huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit, spectacular views and beautiful ice formations are the reward for pushing your limits both physically and mentally.


Kilimanjaro New Year Summit for the Alzheimer's Society

10 DAYS
  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport; transfer to Moshi town, where we can admire the views of Kibo, the crater at the summit and the youngest of Kilimanjaro’s three volcanic cones. We check in and relax, with time to sort out our kit for tomorrow before dinner and a briefing. Night hotel.

  • One hour’s drive from Moshi lies the gate to the Machame route, where we complete park formalities, meet our crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and passes through magnificent, dense rainforest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot. Night camp: Machame Camp (3100m).

    Trek approx 18km / 5-7 hours

  • Our route continues on up through the forest until we reach the steep ascent onto the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above Arusha town in the distance. Night camp: Shira Caves (3840m).

    Trek approx 9km / 4-6 hours

  • Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp at Barranco Hut (3900m), a tin shack where we pitch our tents. The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to aid your body’s acclimatisation to altitude. Night camp: Barranco Hut (3900m).

    Trek approx 15km / 8-10 hours

  • Our day starts by descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical, but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley, which is our last stop for fresh water before the summit. Scree now forms the terrain as we walk through arid and desolate land towards camp. Night camp: Barafu Camp (4600m).

    Trek approx 18km / 7-9 hours

  • We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting while it’s dark, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi – Kilimanjaro’s secondary but more technical peak – and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5896m); Uhuru means freedom in Swahili. We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to camp for a long well-earned rest. On our descent we have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi. Night camp: Millennium Camp (3720m).

    Trek approx 20km (7km climb); 10 – 12 hours

  • A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration. Night hotel.

    (Dinner not included)

    Trek approx 10km; 5 hours

  • Free day, allowing you to explore Moshi, where there are some good markets, and relax with your fellow achievers. You can also opt to visit a Community Project we support on a long-term basis – a children’s home on the outskirts of Moshi. We return to the hotel mid-afternoon in time to transfer to the airport for our international flight home.

    (Lunch not included.)

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek

10 DAYS

Our trek takes the Machame route, allowing gradual acclimatisation to the altitude and an excellent chance of reaching the summit. We pass through thick forest, moorland and scree en route to Uhuru Peak, the highest point. This is a challenging trek at altitude, climbing one of the most impressive mountains in the world.

  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport; transfer to Moshi town, where we can admire the views of Kibo, the crater at the summit and the youngest of Kilimanjaro’s three volcanic cones. We check in and relax, with time to sort out our kit for tomorrow before dinner and a briefing. Night hotel.

  • One hour’s drive from Moshi lies the gate to the Machame route, where we complete park formalities, meet our crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and passes through magnificent, dense rainforest. This path is less well-trodden so it can get somewhat overgrown in places and it is often wet and muddy underfoot. Night camp: Machame Camp (3100m).

    Trek approx 18km / 5-7 hours

  • Our route continues on up through the forest until we reach the steep ascent onto the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt Meru rising high above Arusha town in the distance. Night camp: Shira Caves (3840m).

    Trek approx 9km / 4-6 hours

  • Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and finally reach camp at Barranco Hut (3900m), a tin shack where we pitch our tents. The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600m), but we have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to aid your body’s acclimatisation to altitude. Night camp: Barranco Hut (3900m).

    Trek approx 15km / 8-10 hours

  • Our day starts by descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical, but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley, which is our last stop for fresh water before the summit. Scree now forms the terrain as we walk through arid and desolate land towards camp. Night camp: Barafu Camp (4600m).

    Trek approx 18km / 7-9 hours

  • We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting while it’s dark, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi – Kilimanjaro’s secondary but more technical peak – and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5896m); Uhuru means freedom in Swahili. We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to camp for a long well-earned rest. On our descent we have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi. Night camp: Millennium Camp (3720m).

    Trek approx 20km (7km climb); 10 – 12 hours

  • A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration. Night hotel.

    (Dinner not included)

    Trek approx 10km; 5 hours

  • Free day, allowing you to explore Moshi, where there are some good markets, and relax with your fellow achievers. You can also opt to visit a Community Project we support on a long-term basis – a children’s home on the outskirts of Moshi. We return to the hotel mid-afternoon in time to transfer to the airport for our international flight home.

    (Lunch not included.)


Prices may vary depending on date.

  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target £4,700 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target £3,700 Tour Cost £500.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £2,100 Airline Taxes £250.00 Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 weeks prior to trip departure

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • All transport from London to Moshi return
    • All meals except where specified, accommodation and camping equipment
    • Discover Adventure leaders; doctor with group of 12 or more participants; local guides, porters and cooks
    • Back-up equipment
    • Entry permit to National Park

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED 

    • Two meals as specified in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
    • Tips for the local guides and support crew
    • Inbound airport departure tax (no tax applied at the time of writing)
    • Fees for any optional sites, attractions or activities
    • Airline taxes: we cap these so that £250.00 is the maximum you will pay
    • Any applicable charges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target £4,400 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target £3,400 Tour Cost £500.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £1,950 Airline Taxes £250.00 Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 weeks prior to trip departure

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • All transport from London to Moshi return
    • All meals except where specified, accommodation and camping equipment
    • Discover Adventure leaders; doctor with group of 12 or more participants; local guides, porters and cooks
    • Back-up equipment
    • Entry permit to National Park

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED 

    • Two meals as specified in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
    • Tips for the local guides and support crew
    • Inbound airport departure tax (no tax applied at the time of writing)
    • Fees for any optional sites, attractions or activities
    • Airline taxes: we cap these so that £250.00 is the maximum you will pay
    • Any applicable charges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target £4,500 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target £3,500 Tour Cost £500.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £2,000 Airline Taxes £250.00 Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 weeks prior to trip departure

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • All transport from London to Moshi return
    • All meals except where specified, accommodation and camping equipment
    • Discover Adventure leaders; doctor with group of 12 or more participants; local guides, porters and cooks
    • Back-up equipment
    • Entry permit to National Park

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED 

    • Two meals as specified in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
    • Tips for the local guides and support crew
    • Inbound airport departure tax (no tax applied at the time of writing)
    • Fees for any optional sites, attractions or activities
    • Airline taxes: we cap these so that £250.00 is the maximum you will pay
    • Any applicable charges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £499 Fundraising target £5,000 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 weeks prior to trip departure

    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target £4,450 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target £3,450 Tour Cost £500.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £1,975 Airline Taxes £250.00 Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 weeks prior to trip departure

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • All transport from London to Moshi return
    • All meals except where specified, accommodation and camping equipment
    • Discover Adventure leaders; doctor with group of 12 or more participants; local guides, porters and cooks
    • Back-up equipment
    • Entry permit to National Park

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED 

    • Two meals as specified in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
    • Tips for the local guides and support crew
    • Inbound airport departure tax (no tax applied at the time of writing)
    • Fees for any optional sites, attractions or activities
    • Airline taxes: we cap these so that £250.00 is the maximum you will pay
    • Any applicable charges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target £4,750 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target £3,750 Tour Cost £500.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £2,125 Airline Taxes £250.00 Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 weeks prior to trip departure

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • All transport from London to Moshi return
    • All meals except where specified, accommodation and camping equipment
    • Discover Adventure leaders; doctor with group of 12 or more participants; local guides, porters and cooks
    • Back-up equipment
    • Entry permit to National Park

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED 

    • Two meals as specified in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
    • Tips for the local guides and support crew
    • Inbound airport departure tax (no tax applied at the time of writing)
    • Fees for any optional sites, attractions or activities
    • Airline taxes: we cap these so that £250.00 is the maximum you will pay
    • Any applicable charges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target £4,450 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target £3,450 Tour Cost £500.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £1,975 Airline Taxes £250.00 Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 weeks prior to trip departure

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • All transport from London to Moshi return
    • All meals except where specified, accommodation and camping equipment
    • Discover Adventure leaders; doctor with group of 12 or more participants; local guides, porters and cooks
    • Back-up equipment
    • Entry permit to National Park

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED 

    • Two meals as specified in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
    • Tips for the local guides and support crew
    • Inbound airport departure tax (no tax applied at the time of writing)
    • Fees for any optional sites, attractions or activities
    • Airline taxes: we cap these so that £250.00 is the maximum you will pay
    • Any applicable charges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details
  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target £4,600 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Book now
    Part - Payment Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target £3,600 Tour Cost £500.00 Airline Taxes - Book now
    Full Payment Option
    Registration Fee £449 Fundraising target - Tour Cost £2,050 Airline Taxes £250.00 Book now

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 weeks prior to trip departure

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • All transport from London to Moshi return
    • All meals except where specified, accommodation and camping equipment
    • Discover Adventure leaders; doctor with group of 12 or more participants; local guides, porters and cooks
    • Back-up equipment
    • Entry permit to National Park

    WHAT'S EXCLUDED 

    • Two meals as specified in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
    • Tips for the local guides and support crew
    • Inbound airport departure tax (no tax applied at the time of writing)
    • Fees for any optional sites, attractions or activities
    • Airline taxes: we cap these so that £250.00 is the maximum you will pay
    • Any applicable charges as per Terms and Conditions
    Download Challenge Details

Detailed Information

  • Group flights leave from London Heathrow or Gatwick, (we regret that we are unable to book connecting flights), and are booked through Discover Adventure Ltd under ATOL licence 5636. By travelling with Discover Adventure you are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). We do not always use the same airline for each destination; if you wish to know the probable carrier please call for details. You will usually receive confirmed flight details several months before departure. Our itineraries are always based on current flight schedules and are therefore subject to change by the airline. If you prefer to book your own flights please ask us for a land-only cost.

  • Accommodation is usually on a twin-share basis in hotels or camp. Occasionally we may use hostel-style accommodation. Please tell us if you know somebody else on the trip that you would like to share with and we will try our best to accommodate your request. If you don't know anyone else in the group don't worry, we always pair you up with someone of the same gender, and a similar age where possible. We do not charge a single supplement if you are a solo traveller.

  • We camp in two-man tents; these are usually expedition-style (ie sleeping room only). Camps are usually simple, in remote locations with great views! We have communal dining areas (usually with tables and chairs/stools) and toilet tents, and the local crew look after us very well. We stay in hotels (of a 2-3* standard or equivalent) at the start and end of the trip; standards may vary between different hotels, but they are generally clean and comfortable with good facilities.

  • The food provided is plentiful, often local in style and freshly-cooked, and will give you plenty of energy. Sometimes we enjoy a buffet-style lunch-stop, other times we might have packed lunches. On some trips we stop at small local restaurants. Dinners are generally eaten in camp or at the hotel, depending on accommodation. In some regions there may be less variety than you are used to, and in others fresh meat or produce can be harder to come by. Any meals not included are listed in the itinerary and are generally on travel / free days, giving you the opportunity to explore and try other culinary experiences! There is always something to suit different budgets.

    Being vegetarian or having other dietary requirements is not usually a problem provided you let us know well in advance. Please do not expect as much variety as you would have access to at home – we may be in very rural or remote areas and among people of a different culture who may not understand your requirements, however willing they are to help. If you know there are plenty of foods you cannot eat we strongly recommend you bring extra snacks from home so you can top up your energy supply. Please feel free to ask us for advice.

  • Your trip will be led by experienced Discover Adventure leaders. Our leaders are selected for their experience in harsh wilderness environments, knowledge of travel in remote areas, friendliness and approachability, sense of humour and ability to safely and effectively deal with any situation that arises. They are also trained in expedition first aid. You are in very safe hands with a Discover Adventure leader. Usually leaders are based in the UK or other English-speaking countries and lead for us regularly throughout the year in many different countries. In some instances, trips are led by in-country guides with a wealth of knowledge about the region; they have been trained by us to provide the level of support expected on a Discover Adventure trip.

  • An expedition doctor or medic accompanies the group (dependent on group size.) Their role is to look after the well-being of the whole group and deal with any incidents. They help the leaders to ensure the trip runs smoothly, and encourage you when things get tough. The total number of crew looking after you will depend on the final size of your group, but at Discover Adventure we pride ourselves on our high leader: participant ratio and believe it leads to greater trip enjoyment as well as excellent trip safety.

  • Our local support crew is made up of local guides, assisted by drivers, porters, cooks and other support staff, depending on the type of trip. Local guides know the area well, and are a great source of knowledge about local customs and lifestyles. Not all support crew will speak English well, but are very friendly and approachable. The Discover Adventure crew work closely with the local crew to ensure your trip runs smoothly and safely. 

    Your leader will arrange a collection of tips for the local support crew at the end of your trek, and you will be provided with a guideline amount in advance. Tipping is not obligatory, but once you see how hard they work on your behalf you will be happy to donate something! All our local crew are paid wages, but bear in mind that the average wage in many countries we travel to is far below what you would spend on a normal night out.

  • Your luggage, food, water and equipment is transported for you from one night-stop to the next. If there is easy road access this is done by vehicle; if not porters, mules or even camels might carry your bags, depending on the destination and terrain.

    Space is limited and hard-sided luggage is not suitable, so it is essential that your kit is packed in a soft bag, rucksack or expedition kitbag. Ask us about our specially-designed low-cost kitbags if you don’t have one already. You should also bring a small daypack to carry for items needed during the day as you will not have access to your main luggage until the evening.

  • Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with communication devices (eg phones, radios and/or emergency satellite phones), medical kit and other safety apparatus appropriate to the destination. Our leaders always have access to our 24-hour emergency UK back-up. They are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary, should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration - such as medical questionnaires and travel insurance as appropriate - is all done with your safety in mind.

Preparing for the Challenge

  • We plan our trips around the optimal weather conditions, but could still be exposed to bad weather at any time. It is vital you are prepared for all conditions. We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on registration, as well as details on useful discounts you are entitled to as a Discover Adventure customer. We are always available if you need advice.

  • This is designed to be a challenge, and it is vital that you train sufficiently for it. We will supply you with a thorough training guide once you have registered. The more training that you do the more you will enjoy the experience! Our challenges attract people of all levels of experience and fitness, all ages and backgrounds. We expect all participants to train hard in advance, but we respect everyone’s limits. We design our challenges so that everyone can go at their own pace: this is not a race. For logistical and safety reasons we sometimes need to re-group, so the front-runners may find themselves waiting for the slower ones. Please relax, and remember that this is a team effort that enables people to achieve their personal goals and earn sponsorship.

  • Entry requirements vary depending on your destination and nationality. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is up-to-date and any visas are obtained in good time. For further information please see our Factsheet and Visa information page.

    Your routine UK schedule of vaccinations should be up-to-date (especially tetanus). We recommend you check Fit For Travel for further details. You should always check with a GP or travel clinic for up-to-date travel health advice as it does change.

  • For most people, the main attraction of travelling to a different country is to see new sights and enjoy new experiences. Sometimes those new experiences can make life harder or more inconvenient than you may like, such as toilet hygiene or different food, or simply a different attitude to solving problems. This is all part of the challenge you are signing up for! We are very privileged to live in a country with a high standard of living, and travelling exposes us to different challenges – all of which help broaden our horizons. We can guarantee that coming face-to-face with experiences outside your normal ‘comfort zone’ will help you bond with your fellow participants and provide you with plenty of things to laugh about! A sense of humour and sense of adventure are two of the most important things to bring with you!

Extension

Ngorongoro Crater Safari

A trip to East Africa is not complete without seeing some of the wildlife and scenery synonymous with the great open African Plains. We are therefore offering you the chance to unwind on safari after the exertions of your Kilimanjaro trek!

We visit the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park, all of which offer stunning scenery and the chance to see the big five: lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, as well as giraffe, zebra, hippopotamus and many species of antelope, monkey and smaller mammals and birdlife.

You will stay in a permanent tented camp just outside Karatu, with good facilities including beds, mosquito nets, solar-heated showers, and local guides and cooks to look after you. The guides are very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna you encounter, and will do their utmost to make sure you experience as much as possible of their wildlife, scenery and culture. This is a great way to fully round off your African experience!

The downloadable itinerary gives you an idea of the main regions you will visit on safari, but please bear in mind that your guides will vary the exact locations you go to depending on local conditions and wildlife sightings. The actual itinerary is designed to be very flexible to maximise your time spent watching wildlife.

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Zanzibar Experience

Zanzibar – the Spice Island – conjures up romantic images of clear azure sea, white sandy beaches and fragrant spices. It lies off the Indian Ocean’s Swahili Coast, home to some of the warmest ocean water on the planet.

We spend a night in atmospheric Stone Town and have the chance to explore its historic narrow stone alleys before heading to our hotel on the beautiful north tip of the island. Relax on the idyllic beach or arrange your own activities, from snorkelling and diving to dolphin-watching trips and spice tours – the perfect way to relax after the rigours of your trek.

Once in resort, this extension does not have an organised itinerary. You are free to spend your time as you wish.


Testimonials

K - March 2017


I’m just back to the office following my second Discover Adventure trip and I want to share how impressed I was with the whole experience. The local crew were utterly brilliant, accommodation was second to none (even the tents were great) and the food was perfect
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(restaurant quality at 3,000 metres). Vic and Doctor Phil were great – always keeping one eye on the experience and another on safety. They were a delight to spend the week with and at no point did I feel in any sort of danger, despite the challenging conditions. And of course, the admin back at DAHQ was superb. Thanks so much to you and the team there for another incredible adventure. I’m really happy to reaffirm to our event fundraisers that we made the right choice moving all our events to DA. Brilliant as ever.
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Andrew - March 2017


Thanks again to DA for an amazing adventure on Kilimanjaro. I have been on treks with Across the Divide, Charity Challenge and Global Adventure Challenges in the past, but I feel Discover Adventure outdid them all. A lot of this was down to your excellent UK guide,
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Vic, and your doctor, Phil. Both men were absolute stars, with exactly the right attitude. I felt safe with them, but they also treated us like adults, and they were interesting and humorous chaps to chat to on the long days' treks. The local crew, led by Julio, were absolutely brilliant also.   This was my second attempt on Kilimanjaro and I reached the summit in good shape. This was in no small part thanks to Vic, Phil and Julio's expert management of the route and the group. I made a lot of firm new friends on this trip, and the extension in Zanzibar was a nice wind-down. I also appreciate that you jiggled dates around for me so I could fit the Kili Marathon in between the trek and the extension. So, thank you! :D
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Kat - March 2017


Rated: 5*  Our Kilimanjaro trip was the adventure of a lifetime with memories impossible to forget. Dr Phil brought so much joy with his passion for dancing with the porters and Vic kept the smile on our faces. You don't come back quite the same person you were
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when you left.
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Caitlin - March 2017


I genuinely had the absolute best time of my life and experience on this trip! Having never done anything like this before, I was a little nervous, but these nerves soon disappeared when I met the rest of our Kili crew. Vic and Dr Phil were absolutely amazing and I
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couldn't have wished for a better leadership team for this challenge. They were constantly on hand to answer any questions throughout the trip and their knowledge and support was outstanding.  From start to finish, the communication from Discover Adventure regarding all aspects of the trip has been absolutely brilliant and I'll definitely be booking on another adventure in the coming weeks.
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Justin


AWESOME! From meeting at the airport to touching down at home it was 1st class. The DA staff were brilliant, the group were great and the local support crew were exceptional. I couldn't recommend the whole trip highly enough. Brilliant! 

Mika


I don't think we could have asked for a better DA team on the mountain, or a better tour team. Chris, Jess and Liz were amazing, knew exactly what they were talking about and really looked after us. Ahsante tours were phenomenal and I personally would never have made it
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without them. They really, really took care of us.
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Samantha


I had such an amazing time, as you know it was my 2nd attempt and I was really nervous leading up to summit night as I wasn't confident I could make it. Having attempted it before I remembered how hard it was but Vic drilled it into us that it's all in our minds and to
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keep strong and focused on something the boots in front. He was constantly checking if I was OK and giving me reassurance that I was going to make it and was there for a big hug at the top to say congratulations! I can't recommend him enough as a leader, he is every definition of the word. He's also the kindest person I've ever known having to get to know him a little personally from his stories. Cath was also a fantastic doctor and was a well-loved member of the group The porters/guides are also a credit to DA - I've never met so many happy, grateful and hardworking people in my life and I'll genuinely miss them very much.
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Jessica


The trip really was amazing and a once in a life time experience. Everybody was so lovely and supportive! Thank you for all your help with everything and I would 100% recommend discover Adventure to anybody that was thinking of completing either this challenge or one
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like it!
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Carl


What an amazing experience. I absolutely loved every bit of the trip (apart from the squatting toilets) haha.We were a great team and met friends for life I am sure, we all really gelled and the banter, humour and support was spot on.Chris, Jess, & Liz were
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fantastic and lead the team very well. The local guides were also superb, to celebrate my 34th birthday on the summit morning was something I will neverForget nor will I ever forget the huge birthday cake the guides made for me over 4000m up a mountain on the evening, this was totally unexpected, as was singing songs and happy birthday -  it was a great touch and enough cake for second helpings for everyone!The Tanzanian guides and whole team constantly did above and beyond daily, working their socks off to make us as comfortable as possible and you could tell they were so genuine and it was very humbling to witness.The trek was superb taking in different terrains and living above the clouds for so long and I have some great photo's and memories to treasure for life.I would highly recommend the challenge and going with Discover Adventure to friends, family, and colleagues for Kilimanjaro.I would even sign up for it again if the right person or persons asked me if I fancied doing it again down the line.Amazing adventure and experience 10/10.
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Cheryl


I just want to firstly say a huge thank you to everyone that helped me from booking the trip to getting me down the mountain safely. I still can't believe what I managed to achieve its still sinking in. It was the best most challenging thing I have ever done (I'm now
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thinking on my next big challenge!). I have got to give praise to Jo, Lahcen and Rob they worked great together as a team. A huge thanks to Rob as well for helping me when i was ill on the last leg of the journey and helping in every way he could. A very big thank you also goes to the Ahsante crew as without them I;m not sure I would have got off of the mountain. Those guys are amazing have so much energy and always very willing to help. Lahcen was also very helpful when it came to the Ngorongoro Safari extension, it was amazing to see so many animals and the scenery was top notch!! Just what you need after a big hike. I cant fault Discover Adventure from booking at the beginning to getting home, the service has been 100% just like our summit success!
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Harry


I’ve just come back from climbing Kilimanjaro and I felt it important to let you guys know just how fun the entire experience has been! Given some of the horror stories I’ve heard about people attempting to climb it and issues they’ve had in the past,
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I was hugely nervous beforehand. However, thanks to the expert leadership from Jo  and fantastic support provided from Dr Robert and Lahcen, a lot of those fears were put to rest almost immediately.The group got on exceedingly well, and I’ve definitely made some friends for life off of the back of this trip!  Ahsante tours also did a fantastic job of getting us up there and back, keeping us fed, watered and sheltered – they are a top bunch of guys and girls.To summarise, thank you so much to the crew, Jo, Bob, Lahcen and to all of you (particularly Sarah and Dan who handled my booking and answered all my questions) for making this one of the most memorable holidays of my life and I certainly won’t ever forget it.Until next time!
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Kitty


Incredible trip with great people - I've been back a week and haven't stopped talking about it! The Discover Adventure team supported us throughout and all of the group reached the top which made the experience even more memorable!

Cheryl


From meeting at the airport to final day departure everything went smoothly and faultless. The crew and guides were all amazing in their own way and very supportive when it was definitely needed.

Jerry


A wonderful opportunity and privilege to work as a team under spirited and empathetic leadership to achieve a personal goal within very demanding conditions.

Jake


Great for someone taking the challenge alone as you feel guided from the start of the booking process straight through until you say goodbye at the arrivals lounge at Heathrow after the challenge. Leaders and team were fantastic.

Trek Training Weekend

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£160 Special Offer - Only when you book at the same time as registering for your main challenge

Discover Adventure Trek Training Weekends take place in Snowdonia National Park, Wales. This training weekend is designed to put you through your paces to enable you to gauge fitness levels and gain advice from our experienced leaders.

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GRADE | extreme (5)

This trip includes very difficult terrain with extremes of temperature, at altitude. It will test your stamina and perseverance to the max. We will supply you with a thorough training guide when you have registered. Training for the challenge is all part of the preparation and requires commitment! Without it, you will find the challenge less enjoyable - and we want you to have the time of your life!
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