Activity type: Trekking
Activity level: Easy/ Moderate

12 Feb 2019 - 31 Dec 2020

Duration: 6 Day(s) / Tour with flexible start dates
Price: from $1452

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The Umbwe route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Due to the fast ascent to high altitude, this route does not provide the necessary stages for acclimatization. Although the number of people on this trail is very low, the chances of success are also low. Umbwe is considered to be very difficult, taxing route – one that should only be attempted by strong hikers who are confident in their ability to acclimatize quickly to altitude.

Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct climb. After reaching Barranco Camp, the trail turns east and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

Shika Tours and Safaris offers Umbwe as a six or seven-day private climb. The seven-day variation adds an acclimatization day on day three at Barranco Camp.

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Price includes

  • - Private transport from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi. - 2 nights of accommodation at Parkview Inn. - Private transport to and from the hotel to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate - National Park entry fees and hut fees - Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees - Government taxes - 3 freshly-prepared delicious meals daily on the mountain prepared by professional cooks whom are happy to accommodate your dietary needs - 3-4 liters of mineral/treated water per person per day - Hot drinks on the mountain and hot water for washing - Friendly and highly qualified mountain guides, assistant guides and professional cooks - Enough Porters to carry camping gear and additional baggage - Accommodation in Huts/camping - Portable oxygen tanks, ox meter and emergency first-aid kit - Porter’s Cook’s and Guide’s Salary. The package does not include: - Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel in Moshi before climb and before safari. - Personal items and toiletries - Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain.

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  • - Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel in Moshi before climb and before safari. - Personal items and toiletries - Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain. Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber): • Guides: US$10/day/guide • Cook: US$8/day • Porter: US$5/day/porter


Levis Manase

 Levis Manase 

33 years, Tanzania



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I began climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2011 as a porter and after about two years, I became one of the most beloved and skilled guides in the business. I have an amazing sense and knowledge of the mountain and has led hundreds of clients to its peak. I have also been guiding safaris for three years, using my vast knowledge of Tanzanian nature and wildlife. I studied at the Professional Tour Guide School in Mombasa Kenya, completing My course in 2010. I worked with Popote Africa Adventure and another well-known company before founding SHIKA TOURS AND SAFARIS. I’m energetic, extremely funny, and most importantly, experienced. I will give you a trip your Lifetime

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Tanzania, Kilimanjaro Region, Rombo



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