Mount Kilimanjaro Frequently Asked Questions

What can I bring for Safari/Trek?
Waterproof rucksack/suite case & daypack, Sleeping bag, Boots and light trainers Balaklava, hat or Scarf, Snow-goggles/sunglasses, Gaiters for trekkers, Gloves and mittens Sweaters, wool socks, towel & wash kits, Pants and jacket (water-and-windproof), Long sleeved shirt, raincoat & thermal underwear, Water bottle, first aid kit and insect/sun repellant, Flashlight, spare batteries , walking stick Roll mats + insulation pads, Binoculars, camera, films.

What is included in Price?
All park entry fees, camping/hut/lodge fees, rescue fees, English speaking guides, porters, 4x4 vehicle a whole-day game on   Safari camping equipment, Guides for other language available.

What is NOT included in price?
Personal needs like beer, cigarettes, soap etc local photograph fees, and tipping tohowmuch is group Price/ Discount?

We offer student’s price, group price from 8 pax,contact usfor discount

Crew is not included in the price (20-30% of what you pay for your tour) Tipping is not a MUST.

When is Rain season?
The rain season starts in mid March till late May. There is also a short rain season of about two weeks in November. (Expect rain showers in the mornings and in the evenings) short rain season doesn't affect the game viewing. If you are planning to do a camping safari, be prepared for the rains, carry with you water proof gear. Our tents are all waterproof and can stand heavy rain. Kilimanjaro temperatures range from 5 to 15°C. The summit can be below freezing.

Which time is good to travel?
Lake Manyara park, Arusha park, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area Authority all these areas are good all round the year, Serengeti is beautiful in October-June, Tarangire also beautiful in dry season, Kilimanjaro/Mt Meru can be climbed at anytime but the rainy season is generally not recommended due to snow and heavy rainfall.

Can I bring my family on safari/trek?
For Safari there are no age restrictions to visit the parks. Children below 11 are not allowed to trek on Kilimanjaro or Mt Meru above 3000Mt. Choose a safari itinerary which is not tiresome to your family.

Can I join others for budget trip?
Since we have daily departures, we can join you in one of our groups. You should confirm the dates early and you should be flexible to available itinerary.

What are the possibilities to get on top of Kilimanjaro/Meru?
We cannot tell who will conquer to the PEAK and who will not, 95% of our clients definitely get to Uhuru Peak. Trekkers who did not make it got challenged by Altitude Sicknessweadvise you to trek slowly in Kiswahili “pole pole”, drink lots of water and pay attention to symptoms. Choose the route likeMachameroute orLemoshoroutewhere by offer opportunity of Acclimatization’s, extra day for acclimatization is necessary.

What is the mode of payment?
We take a 50% deposit of the total amount upon confirming the tour. The balance MUST be paid on arrival before trip starts, weaccept Usd cash $ Euros, TSH).No refund is made if you cancel a booked tour.

How do I get Amazing Tours on my arrival?
We arrange Transport /Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport, to Moshi or Arusha Airstrip, Dar es Salaam Zanzibar by sea or Air and Nairobi International Airports. We offer special ticket rates for flight and shuttle bus. Booking a tour with us, enjoy the ratesContact Amazing Usambara Trekking.

 What Vehicles are used on safari?
All safari vehicle 4WD and have pop up roofs for maximum game viewing opportunity with more interior space. Vehicles are in good condition and comfortable for safari with radio calls communication Land Rover 110 Defender TD1s - 4WD.Toyota Land Cruisers - 4 WD.

What happen if I fall sick on the Mountain?
The amount you paid for trek include rescue team, when you fall very sick the guide will report the case to the rescue team who will quickly pick you from the point of incident down to the gate, we recommend flying doctors service membership to cover from the gate to the hospital at extra cost of $ 70 only. Google for Altitude Hazards’/Changes.

What exercise can make me fit before trekking?
First seek advice from your doctor before doing any exercise for gym training you should do: Stair muster in high & low spread, high & low resistance for two weeks.

Cycling 25 min twice a week, Leg press & Sit-up 3 set of 15 for a week, Knee & back extension 3 set of 15 for a week. You can also do hiking exercise like 5min of stretching thrice a week combine with 6km walk/run thrice a week for 7 weeks before the main Kilimanjaro climb.

How is the TIPPING done?
The tipping system used by Usambara Trekking is an essential part of the porters, cooks, drivers and guides income. They work very hard to provide the best possible services but at the same time they expect good tips in return, just to know, 25%-30% of the total amount paid for safari/trek for the whole team would be fine, tipping is not a MUST but necessary.

Amazing Usambara Trekking Safari

Amazing usambara trekking and safari co.ltd Established in 2007, run by Local Citizen Known as RONALDO BUNZO MVUNGI a graduate of Magamba Secondary School in Lushoto Tanga region.

P. O. Box 1398, Moshi, Tanzania

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