This year we have chosen the Lemosho Route, which remains the most scenic and accessible of the outfield trails, and is ideally placed for a few days of decompression and safari at the Ndarakwai Ranch before setting off on the climb.
The BootsnAll New Year summit is a BWA tradition and is fully hosted, guided and supported by in house Africa expert and mountain guide Peter Baxter. Expect the usual high standards of information and expertise combined with a guarantee of a trouble free trip from start to finish. Fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be met by Peter and the BWA Tanzania support crew, and transferred to Ndarakwai Ranch for a few days to recover from the flight and enjoy the superb hospitality of this integrated wildlife and conservation project that offers understated tented accommodation in a beautiful African bushveld habitat.
The facilities at Ndarakwai, although understated, are safe, comfortable and relaxing. Activities include dawn, daytime and evening game drives or walks, or local horse riding safaris complimented by local cultural exchange in and around the surrounding community.
On the climb day we will all gather at the Londorossi Gate for porter weigh ins and the general hustle and bustle of organized chaos. Soon the porters set off, and we follow, and the climb begins.
The 2008/9 blog gives a detailed account of Lemosho Route and the tale of strain and hilarity, suffering and exhilaration, and displays of extraordinary commitment and courage that in one way or another characterize all Kilimanjaro climbs.
The climb ends at Mweka Gate on January 2, and after a night of celebration – usually at one of the handful of excellent Indian flavored restaurants in Moshi, and washed down with cold Tusker – the trip ends. However there is usually a general interest in a safari program to follow, which as is customary in Northern Tanzania, will involved visit to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater Reserve, with a number of other possible options included.
This is one of the best, safest and most trouble free options to visit Tanzania and climb Kilimanjaro. Get in touch with BootsnAll World Adventures today for all the information and support you need. Peter will be available at all times to discuss the logistics of the climb and anything else you need to know to get you safely to the roof of Africa and back.