Things that are included in the cost of your Kilimanjaro climb are:
*Accommodation is on B&B basis in our standard range hotels, ie either at the Outpost Lodge, Arusha Naaz Hotel, or Le Jacaranda. If you wish to upgrade to either a mid-range or luxury option a surcharge is payable.
Significant additional cost considerations are:
As regards paying online, we have noticed that often when a climber attempts to transact from outside their own country the transaction is flagged and the payment is declined. This is because of algorithms written into the payment processor's software that can detect from the computer’s IP address that the payment is being attempted from outside the country of card issue, and for some bizarre reason this is therefore assumed to be potentially fraudulent (as though it is very surprising that anyone should ever travel and make purchases concurrently).
Because of this we would suggest that anyone wanting to make a payment while away from home should contact their bank and ask them to press the magic button on their end that will allow you to use your card online while abroad, or else consider contacting a trusted relative or similar, and asking them to assist with the payment from within your own country or residence.
If this proves unworkable, please use the details on the International Payment Information document for wire transfers.
Our fees are lower because we have climbs almost every day of the year, are able to provide permanent work to all our mountain staff, and enjoy high numbers of climbers. Our most prominent natural competitors need to charge around double what we charge for a similar description of services simply because they generally only have around 10% of the climbers booking that we have. Our low operational margins simply could not support a company that only serves comparatively few climbers a year, as most of the companies to which you are likely referring do.
Yes, we supply everything required but require you to bring the items on the kit list.
Yes, (and the guide’s, assistant guides’, cooks, and senior camp crew).