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Why You Should Combine Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro With An African Safari

Why You Should Combine Why You Should Combine Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro With An African Safari

At the point when explorers come to Africa, they are most amped up for participating in safari activities that are equipped for spiking the adrenaline surge even inside a typical vacationer. In the African Safari activities, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is the best one since achieving the summit of world’s most astounding free-standing mountain is incredibly fulfilling and whatever you are going to see and learn en route is out stunning. As you are voyaging most of the way around the globe for this climbing experience, then why not make it a large portion likewise taking a safari after the trip is finished. Truly, other than Kilimanjaro, there are a few world-class national stops in Northern Tanzania.

Here presenting, the thing that climbers can anticipate from a combo pack:-   

What To Expect On A Kili Hike And Safari

What to Expect On A Kili Hike And Safari Why You Should Combine Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro With An African Safari

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro itself is a life-changing event but after combining it with an African Wildlife Safari makes the trip something truly miraculous & awesome:-

1)    Trekkers can visit the Maasai villages & stand on one of the highest points on the earth. While on game drives, you can encounter both the predator as well as the prey on the plains as well as watching jaw-dropping views of freezing glaciers & mountains.

2)    Besides all that quality oriented accommodations, going with Nature Bound Africa guides & countless unforgettable experiences are what any traveller can expect when combining Kilimanjaro climb with an African safari.

3)    The African Wildlife Safari adventure in Tanzania brings individuals, families & couples to the sacred plains of Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti.        

Exotic Wildlife In Tanzania

Exotic Wildlife In Tanzania Why You Should Combine Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro With An African Safari

The exotic wildlife inside the national parks of Tanzania will open the door containing an unexplored world.

1)    While on the African Safari Tours the tourists can watch the Tanzanian guides using their immense encyclopaedic knowledge about the areas they explore. Whether it is enjoying a hot air balloon or game driving through the Serengeti, visitors will learn a lot about Tanzania’s endemic species after going through the Kilimanjaro climb.

2)    Interestingly, even while climbing Kilimanjaro many hikers will be able to spot tree hyraxes, Colobus monkeys as well as agama lizards, Hartlaub’s turacos & other rare forms of wildlife. 

3)    There is no end to exotic wildlife viewing while on African Safari in Tanzania. It is also a perfect way to view game such as the Big Five -lions, elephants, buffalo, leopard & rhino. In addition to that, you can also see secretary birds, bushbuck, Zebra & wildebeest.        

Because Of It Will Save Money

Because Of It Will Save Money Why You Should Combine Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro With An African Safari

Now signing up for such a combo tour also saves a lot of money.

1)    Off course, combining two holidays into one will save you the cost associated with flying back to your home later. For instance, someone living in Australia, US & Europe will have to incur a huge cost that can hit anywhere around $3500 dollars to $4000 dollars while booking flights for Africa.

2)    Furthermore, travellers can also save money from booking tours as a combo or bundle deal.  It is completely up to the customer to decide if he wants to take a one day package, 2-3 days package or four days package.

3)    In fact, we at Nature Bound Africa help tourists a lot in saving money by showing them some of the affordable packages that are suitable for their African Safari Tour.

Because After Climbing Kilimanjaro You Deserve A Damn Good Reward

After Climbing Kilmanjaro Why You Should Combine Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro With An African Safari

Actually, everyone who is climbing the mountain should be rewarded, here’s why:-

1)    First of all, it is a non-technical mountain making even the climb a non-technical one, but in no way, it’s an easy climb because a climber has to face numerous difficulties like high altitude sickness, unpredictable weather and many more.

2)    It is a type of mountain that is capable of pushing anyone to limits and draining them emotionally & physically and in order to complete the climb on such a mountain, one will need an incredible will power & patience like anything.

3)    For this reason, the views itself are a big reward for those who make it to the top beside getting the success of climbing to the top.        

Booking With Nature Bound Africa

This is what you will get after booking with Nature Bound Africa are as follows:-

Now booking with Nature Bound Africa for African Safari is the best source in the region to book for Kilimanjaro trekking plus safaris, as we have various options & packages that will help you in combining a climb with a full-fledged safari tour.

Apart from that, we will also let you compare multiple routes and offer you a free quote so you and every other backpacker can choose the best fit at the best prices. In fact, you can also use this interactive site for selecting your limitations and preferences and narrow down the trip by tailor making the package.

Please contact us @ natureboundafrica.com to know more about Kilimanjaro & its routes and the packages are mouth-watering enough that you will not mind booking any one of them while on your first visit to the site. You can also go through our other blogs as well by visiting our page @ natureboundafrica.com/travel-blog/.

 

Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route hands down the most beautiful Kilimanjaro climb route, but expensive.

kilimanjaro lemosho route Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Like the Shira route, the Lemosho route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west and then joins the Machame route. Hence everything that has been said about the Machame climb route also applies to the Lemosho route.

The first two days on the Lemosho route take you through beautiful and very remote rainforest, with good chances of seeing wildlife. The start of the trail is also known as the Lemosho Glades.

Lemosho is usually a longer trek, seven or eight days, and there are many variations of it. Which one you take depends on the operator. (A really good operator will also time their departure and stagger their camps in a way that avoids the heaviest traffic on the Machame trail.)

The length, the remoteness and the added transport cost make Lemosho a rather expensive option.

However, the longer itinerary and the fact that there are no budget operators (you can’t do this route on a budget) lead to excellent success rates on this route and it has become quite a popular one.

It is a route for people who are confident in their ability to hike in difficult terrain and camp out for extended periods, who want a superb wilderness experience and for whom cost is not the main consideration.

Mount Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route

Mount Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route the most difficult and demanding route on Kilimanjaro, and the most spectacular.

kilimanjaro umbwe route Mount Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route

The Umbwe route is not a technical route, but it is a very direct, very steep, very tough, and in parts very exposed route.

The Umbwe route joins the Machame route near the Barranco Camp on the second night. On the other routes Barranco Camp is reached on the third or fourth night. Goes to show how much steeper Umbwe is…

Parts of the trail on the first day are so steep, they can only be negotiated because the tree roots provide something like steps. The tree roots also serve as handle bars to haul yourself up where needed…

The second day is also steep and uphill all the way. The exposed ridge is not for people uncomfortable at heights… And have a guess why the “Rope Rock” (Jiwe Kamba) is called “Rope Rock”…

This is the most difficult and demanding of all Kilimanjaro climb routes. Don’t even think about it unless you have experience climbing mountains.

Having said that, it is a spectacular route!

Mount Kilimanjaro Shira Route

Mount Kilimanjaro Shira Route this one catapults you to some serious altitude on the first day.

Kilimanjara Shira Route Map1 Mount Kilimanjaro Shira Route

The Shira route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west and then joins the Machame route. Hence everything that has been said about the Machame climb route also applies to the Shira route.

There are several variations to the Shira route. It can be done in six days but most operators also offer a longer version of it. (A really good operator will also time their departure and stagger their camps in a way that avoids the heaviest traffic on the Machame trail.)

  • That and the added transport cost can make Shira a more expensive option.
  • The first day on the Shira route is different to other climb routes:
  • It follows a four wheel drive route. So you either walk on the road for most of the day (not very attractive) or you opt to drive as far as possible.
  • The latter not only means you skip the first stage of the climb, the rainforest zone. It also means that you catapult your body to a height of over 3500 m/11500 ft without time for proper acclimatization.
  • If you live near sea level and you only flew into Tanzania the day before, this may hurt.

Overall, Shira has excellent success rates if the schedule involves a night at Karanga Valley (making for a short and easy day before the summit day). However, the good success rate is partly due to the operators on this route being higher level than on the more crowded routes.

Like the Machame route, the Shira route is for people who are confident in their ability to hike in difficult terrain and camp out for extended periods. It has less traffic but it is a more expensive option. You should also be confident about the way you will react to the altitude on the first day.

Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route

Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route the easiest route on Kilimanjaro

kilimanjaro map rongai route Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route

The six day version of the Rongai route (via Mawenzi Tarn) is the route of choice for those looking for an easy climb with excellent success rates, but away from the crowds, with great scenery and a wilderness feel to it. It is slightly more expensive.

The Rongai route is the only climb route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north. The descent is in the south-east via the Marangu route, so you get to see both sides of the mountain.

The extra transport cost makes a Rongai route climb more expensive. It is also more expensive because there is less demand and fewer budget operators.

The Rongai route has a reputation of being less scenic, but even if there is not quite as much variety as on Machame, it is still a spectacular route, especially on the later days. The camp beneath Mawenzi Peak is one of the most scenic on the mountain.

Rongai is also one of the routes where seeing wildlife on Kilimanjaro is still possible.

The Rongai climb has the same easy, gradual climb profile as the Marangu route. It rises very steadily, there aren’t any steep climbs involved, no major ups and downs.

However, the camps are staggered a lot better than on Marangu. On your last day before the summit attempt you only ascend a few hundred metres, and you have all afternoon to rest and acclimatise.

With a good operator you have an 80 – 90% chance to make it to the crater rim, and 70 – 80% will make it to Uhuru Peak.

(If you have some trekking experience your chances to make it to the summit could be as good as 90%. (The remaining 10% come down to weather, individual preparation, individual altitude tolerance and unforeseen mishaps.)

The Rongai route has another important advantage: the northern side of Kilimanjaro is a lot drier than the other side. Your chances NOT to get soaked on the first days are excellent. Especially if you climb Kilimanjaro during one of the wetter periods of the year, using Rongai makes a lot of sense.

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