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Mount Kilimanjaro

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Cost
The cost of equipment, visas, vaccinations and medications are often forgotten by prospective climbers. In general you will spend anywhere between $500-$1,500 on equipment as most climbers need to buy an extreme weather sleeping bag, a duffle bag, suitable clothing and other climbing accessories.
You will may also need to get a Yellow Fever vaccination as this is a mandatory requirement to enter Tanzaniaif you are travelling via an endemic country such as Kenya. You might want to get booster injections for Hepatitis A and other related diseases. Seek medical advice from your travel clinic but budget at least $100-$200. Tanzania is a malaria zone; however , and the type of malaria in Tanzania can be lethal. While mosquitoes do not occur at altitude (over 1,800 meters). You where you will be spending most of your trip above this altitude but , you will be exposed before and after the climb. If Therefore, it is highly recommendable that you decide to take malaria tablets . Depending on the type of anti-malarials, you'll need to budget at least another $25 to $50100.
Finally you will be required to get a Tanzanian visa. In 2013 the cost was $50 and for US citizens it is $100. You can get the visa before departing or on arrival in Tanzania.
'''Organised Tour (incl. Park Fees)'''
To climb Kilimanjaro you have to use a licenced guide. If you are not well-versed in the logistics of Kilimanjaro climbs then the only realistic way to trek Kilimanjaro is through a tour operator. A noNo-frills 5 day, 4 night trek treks up the Marangu will set you back by Route are being offered from around $1,100. However, if you are not accustomed to altitude , it is highly recommended you take a 6 7 or 7 8 day trip which start at over $1,400, 600 depending on the route.However, fees not only vary due to route and length of climb, but primarily depend on the quality of the tour operator and service delivery. Do your research and ask as many questions as possible before you decide on a tour operator. Responsible tour operators who treat their staff ethically and employ professional guides who are trained to look after your well-being are more expensive. '''At the above starting prices, it is not possible to operator a climb profitably, legally, and without exploiting your porters.'''
Remember fees For a responsible no-frills climb, you should budget at least $1,800 for all inclusive packages vary due 7 to factors of route choice and length of 8 days. A reasonable mid-range offer including airport transfers, pre/post climbaccommodation, but also depend on the good quality of the tour operator tents and service delivery. Do your research and ask as many questions as possible before you decide on a tour operator. Better operators who treat their staff more ethically and employ professional guides who are trained private toilet tent would be in the range of $1,900 to look after your well-being tend to be more expensive$2,500. For a more luxurious climb, you will be set back by as much as $2500-$3,000 for your climb. Luxuries include hot showers, portable toilets, larger more comfortable sleeping walk-in size tents and mattresses and private transportsleeping cots / frame beds. For a veritable 5-star climb with highest attention to safety, best equipment, organic food etc. Budget camping safaris usually cost , prices can easily soar into the $260 per day and luxury lodge safaris cost 5,000 to $470 per day depending on where you want to stay. The price include all meals and game drives usually in a 4x4 safari vehicle with an open roof8,000 range.
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