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Pricing for 2007 and 2008

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Kilimanjaro

Marangu Route 5 days on the mountain $1,050/person
This is the “Coca Cola” Route. It is the easiest, shortest, and most popular trek on the mountain, and is the only route where you sleep in huts.
Machame Route 6 days on the mountain $1,305/person
The “Whiskey Route” is longer, but more scenic.
Rongai Route 6 days on the mountain $,1305/person
+ $120 group transportation fee
The Rongai Route is one of the easiest routes and has very few people on it.
Umbwe Route 6 days on the mountain $,1305/person
This is a short, more difficult route.
Shira Route 6 days on the mountain $1,305/person
+ $120 group transportation fee
The Shira Route is a short route that joins the Machame Route.
Lemosho Route 8 days on the mountain $1,680/person
+ $120 group transportation fee
This long route parallels the lower part of the Shira Route.

Notes:

  • All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, double or triple occupancy

Discounts (only one applies):

  • $50/person discount for groups of 6 to 11
  • $70/person discount for groups of 12 or more
  • $50/person discount during low season: April 1 - June 15, and November

Added Charges:

  • $190/person for an extra night on the mountain
  • $60 single supplement
  • Oxygen is available for $30 for 2 canisters
  • Hyperbaric pressure bags are $70/group
  • Extra porters (for camera gear, etc.) are $10/day

Price includes:

  • National Park gate fees
  • Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi
  • Hut / camping fees and tents
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
  • Porters’ salaries
  • Rescue fees (required by the national park)
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Two nights accommodation in Moshi bed and breakfast, double or triple occupancy
  • Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils
  • Oximeters are available upon request

Not included:

  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Mountain equipment
  • Some equipment is available for rent
  • Transfer to and from Kilimanjaro Airport ($10/person one-way)
  • Lunches and dinners at the Springlands Hotel

Mount Meru

  • 3-day Trek: $555/person
  • 4-day Trek: $685/person

Added Charges:

  • $60 single supplement
  • Oxygen is available for $30 (Oximeters available upon request)
  • Extra porters (for camera gear, etc.) are $10/day

Price includes:

  • National Park gate fees
  • Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi
  • Hut / camping fees and tents
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
  • Porters' salaries
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Two nights accommodation in Moshi bed and breakfast, double or triple occupancy
  • Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils

Not included:

  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Mountain equipment
  • Some equipment is available for rent
  • Transfer to and from Kilimanjaro Airport ($10/person one-way)
  • Lunches and dinners at the Springlands Hotel

Safaris

Number in travel group: 1 2 3 4+ Single Supplement
Zara Properties $425 $265 $230 $210 $50
Luxury Lodges $505 $410 $375 $345 $70
Wildlife Hotels $455 $295 $260 $240 $60
Basic Camping $335 $185 $170 $155 $0

Hot Air Balloon $450 per person (2007)
$480 per person (2008)

Notes:

  • All prices are per person per day in U.S. dollars, double or triple occupancy
  • You can combine different lodging on your safari. Contact us for a custom quote.

Discounts:

  • $50/person/safari discount during low Season: April 1 - June 15, and November (4 day minimum)

Prices include:

  • Transport with qualified driver/guide in 4x4 vehicles with viewing roof
  • Camping fees or lodge accommodation
  • All meals (including cook on camping safari)
  • Camping equipment, if necessary
  • National Park gate fees
  • Park commission
  • Government tax

Not included:

  • Tips for guides and cook
  • $15/day for driver/guide and $10/day for cook (basic camping) from the whole safari group
  • Transfer to and from Kilimanjaro Airport ($10/person one-way)
  • Bottled water/drinks
  • Lunches and dinners at the Springlands Hotel
  • Lodging before and after the safari

Packages

Type of Lodging: Basic Camping Highview Hotel
Package # 1 (13 Days) $2,315 $2,550
Single Supplement $60 $245
Package # 2 (11 Days) $1,930 $2,110
Single Supplement $60 $210
Package # 3 (11 Days) $1,890 $2,125
Single Supplement $60 $245
Package # 4 (18 Days) $4,095 $4,095

Notes:

  • All prices are per person per day in U.S. dollars
  • Packages have set departure dates
  • The minimum group size is 2 people, and the maximum is 16 people

Prices include:

  • 2 nights at the Springlands Hotel
  • Round-trip Kilimanjaro Airport transfers
  • Meals listed below (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Olduvai Gorge visit

Not included:

  • Tips for your Kilimanjaro guides and porters
  • Tips for your safari guide and cook
  • Lunches, dinners, and drinks at the Springlands Hotel
  • Bottled water and drinks on safari
  • Extra nights at the Springlands Hotel
  • Optional Masai Village visit

Springlands Hotel

Single Room: $60/room/night B&B
Double Room: $60/room/night B&B
Triple Room: $90/room/night B&B
Day Room: $35/room/day
Dinner: $10/person
Lunch: $6-7/person


Tipping

Tips for guides and porters on Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru:

  • You will be given an envelope at the Springlands Hotel after your trek for your tip money. You can use U.S. dollars, Euros, TZ shillings, or a combination of these.
    It helps if you have small bills to tip everyone individually. There is no need to take money on the mountain with you.
  • The typical tip is $15/day for guides, $10/day for assistant guides and cooks, $7/day for porters. This is from the whole group, not per hiker.
  • Expect 1 guide per 8 hikers, 1 assistant guide per 3 hikers, and 1 cook per 8 hikers.
    Expect porters as follows:
    - 2 porters per hiker on the 5-day Marangu Route (minimum of 4 porters)
    - 3 porters per hiker on a 6 or 7-day trek (minimum of 5 porters)
    - 4 porters per hiker on the 8-day Lemosho Route (minimum of 8 porters)
    - Sometimes extra porters are required based on the weight of your luggage.
  • Budget $200 per hiker for tips for a 6-day trek.
  • Gifts: Guides and porters also appreciate your warm clothing, shoes, and packs. You may want to bring some older clothing items for this purpose.
  • Celebration: 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.

Safari Tips for your guide and cook:

  • $15/day for driver/guide and $10/day for cook (basic camping) for the whole safari group.

Expectations

  • Tips should not be dependent on whether you summit or not, but rather whether they were professional and had your best interests in mind.
  • If your guides and porters have not met your expectations, please inform Zara 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 Zara as well, as this is against company policy.

Payment

  • A 20% non-refundable deposit is due at time of reservation
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival
  • We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. You can also wire transfer your money directly to Moshi or mail a personal check.
  • Please review our Cancellation Policy

 
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