Baboon

- 11 days trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro (Lemosho Route)

Description:

Day 1: We'll pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to Arusha for dinner and overnight stay at the Charity Hotel. You will be given a trekking briefing at your hotel before going to bed.

Day 2: ARUSHA – LANDROSI: We'll leave Arusha after breakfast and head to LANDROSE Gate for registration while accompanied with a professional and licensed mountain guide, cook and porter. After clearance, we'll proceed to the Trail Head by jeep, take luggage for weighing and then begin our trek towards Forest Camp, 2375m from the sea level. The trek will take between 3- 4 Hours, after which we'll stop for dinner and overnight stay at the Forest Camp.

Day 3: FOREST CAMP- SHIRA 1: We'll leave the Forest Camp after breakfast heading to SHIRA 1 Campsite for dinner and overnight stay, breaking off for picnic lunch on the way. At this stage, the weather becomes dryer and the terrain is more heather and moorland. It covers up to 3700m from the sea level and takes 5- 6 hours. Dinner and overnight stay will be at SHIRA 1 CAMP.

Day 4: SHIRA 1 – SHIRA 2: We'll leave SHIRA 1 Camp in the morning and continue on to SHIRA 2 Camp with picnic lunch on the way. The terrain here is relatively flat and easy from SHIRA 1. It covers more heather and moorland zone, covers a distance of up to 3950m from the sea level and takes between 5-6 hours. Dinner and overnight stay will be at SHIRA 2 CAMP.

Day 5: SHIRA 2- BARRANCO: We'll leave SHIRA 2 campsite after breakfast to go to BARRANCO. The terrain here is more like an alpine desert zone and moorland desert zone - especially in BARRANCO valley. We will be able to reach lava tower 4600m from the Sea Level. It covers up to distance of 3950m from the sea level. Dinner and overnight stay will be at BARRANCO CAMP.

Day 6: BARRANCO - KARANGA: After breakfast, we'll leave BARRANCO to go to KARANNGA camp with picnic lunch boxes. It covers a distance of up to 3960m from the sea level and it takes 3 – 4 hours trekking through this tedious terrain. The vegetation is more Alpine desert. The air is very dry and requires you to take more water. Dinner and overnight stay will be at KARANGA CAMP.

Day 7: KARANGA – BARAFU: We'll leave KARANGA Camp to go to BARAFU Camp. It covers a distance of up to 4630m above sea level and vegetation is more Alpine desert. It takes 4 – 5 hours trekking to the camp. Dinner and overnight stay will be at BARAFU CAMP.

Day 8: BARAFU – CRATER CAMP: After breakfast, we'll leave BARAFU Camp to go to Crater Camp. It covers the height of 5715m above sea level and takes 6-8 hours trekking through this tedious terrain with very cold temperatures. We'll spend more of the day doing much of the acclimatization. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Crater Camp.

Day 9: CRATER - MWIKA: We'll leave Crater Camp early in the morning to Uhuru Summit, 5895m above sea level, which takes 2 hours. After taking some photos, we'll begin our descent to BARAFU Camp for a hot lunch before proceeding to Mwika Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10: MWIKA CAMP – MWIKA GATE. After breakfast, we'll leave Mwika Camp to finish our trek to Mwika Gate, which takes between 3 – 4 hours. After clearance and being awarded with a certificate for conquering the highest Peak of Africa, we'll depart to KILIMANJARO AIRPORT for departure or transfer you back to Arusha for dinner and overnight stay at the Charity Hotel (HB).

Day 11: After breakfast, we'll leave the Charity Hotel for some town tour shopping before taking you back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departure (or starting your Safari program depending on your arrangements).

Price includes:

Hut fees, Park fees, Rescue fees, 3 Meals a day, Mineral water, Guide, porters and lunch packs Transport and Transfers; 2 Nights Accommodation as specified HB.

Price does NOT include:

Tips to Guides, Flight costs, Visa, Mountain Trekking Clothes, Medical insurance and all things of Personal Nature.

Domestic flights, cultural visits & excursions to be added onto the costs according to clients need.

 


Baboons are ground dwellers and are found in open savannah, open woodland and hills across Africa. They are foragers and are active at irregular times throughout the day and night.

Their principal predators are humans, the lion, both the spotted and striped hyena, and the leopard. They are considered a difficult prey for the leopard, though, which is mostly a threat to young baboons.

Large males will often confront them by flashing their eyelids, showing their teeth by yawning, making gestures, and chasing after the intruder/predator.

Baboons in captivity have been known to live up to 45 years, while in the wild their life expectancy is about 30 years.

Baboon