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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Marangu Route

7 Tage, Moshi nach Moshi



Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

7
Tage

Startpunkt

Moshi
Tansania

Endpunkt

Moshi
Tansania

Tour Style

Active

Komfort-Level

Basic

Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

Tansania

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Die Tour

Übernachte in Berghütten auf der Wanderung, erlebe Afrika von der Spitze seines höchsten Berges aus, bestaune den Sonnenaufgang vom Gipfel aus



  • G Adventures Abenteuerreisen


    Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Marangu Route in wenigen Worten

    Mit 5.895 Metern Höhe ist der Kilimandscharo Afrikas höchster Berg, und diese Erlebnisreise entlang der Marangu-Route wird dich sicher, schnell und günstig auf seinen Gipfel bringen. Übernachte in Berghütten und erwache mit der Bereitschaft, den Berg zu erobern. Als ein führender Anbieter von Kilimandscharo-Touren bringen wir dich buchstäblich zu neuen Höhen auf dem Weg zum Dach Afrikas. Liebevoll auch die "Coca-Cola Route" genannt – wegen seiner Popularität – führt Marangu durch Wälder, Moorgebiete und die Hochgebirgswüste "The Saddle" zur Kibo Hut. Das ist die einfachste Route zum Gipfel - mit einem Haken. Der Weg ist gut gepflegt, aber aufgrund des raschen Aufstiegs ist die Erfolgsquote nicht so hoch wie auf anderen Routen.


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Geführte Gruppen-Wanderung über die Marangu-Route auf den Kilimandscharo mit einheimischen Führern, Köchen und Trägern
    • Alle Genehmigungen und Gebühren
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Marangu Route

    Tag 1 Moshi

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

    Tag 2 Marangu Gate zu Mandara Hut (1F,1M,1A)

    Wandere durch die bewaldeten niederen Hänge zum Mandara-Steilhang.

    Tag 3 Mandara Hut zu Horombo Hut (1F,1M,1A)

    Wandere durch Heide und Moorgebiet zu Horombo Hut.

    Tag 4 Horombo Hut zu Kibo Hut (1F,1M,1A)

    Es geht weiter durch die wüstenartige Zone nach Kibo Hut auf dem Kilimandscharo Saddle.

    Tag 5 Kibo Hut zum Kilimandscharo-Gipfel/Horombo Hut (1F,1M,1A)

    Abendlicher Aufstieg zum Gipfel via Stella Point. Genieße den wunderschönen Sonnenaufgang vom Dach Afrikas aus, danach Abstieg zurück zu Horombo Hut.

    Tag 6 Abstieg – Horombo Hut zu Marangu Gate nach Moshi (1F,1M)

    Beim Abstieg nach Moshi durchquerst du Dörfer und Plantagen an den Hängen.

    Tag 7 Moshi (1F)

    Abreise zu jeder Zeit möglich.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Geführte Gruppen-Wanderung über die Marangu-Route auf den Kilimandscharo mit einheimischen Führern, Köchen und Trägern
    • Alle Genehmigungen und Gebühren
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Übernachte in Berghütten auf der Wanderung, erlebe Afrika von der Spitze seines höchsten Berges aus, bestaune den Sonnenaufgang vom Gipfel aus

    Hinweise zur Tourbeschreibung

    The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Hinweise zum Ablauf der Tour

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

    Wichtige Hinweise

    1. Please be aware that this particular trip, that being the Mt. Kilimanjaro Group Trek - Marangu Route (tour code DTKM), is very popular due to the fact that it is short, the gradient is not as steep and that the accommodation consists of huts as opposed to camping, thus making it less costlier than compared to other routes. It is a quicker ascent with less opportunity & time for acclimatisation. Although the Marangu Route has a reasonably high success rate, the quick ascent can be more demanding on some, it differs from person to person. With this in mind it is suggested that you research various trips offered by G Adventures before making your decision. 2. Single Travellers. We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin-share accommodation and tents with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price. 3. LUGGAGE COMPLICATIONS FLYING INTO KILIMANJARO: It occasionally happens that luggage on international flights into Kilimanjaro does not arrive. Please be aware that this may happen, especially if you have a tight connection, are flying with different airlines with a connection, have a last minute flight change or re-route, or fly from or connect through another African centre. Please be prepared and keep all important documentation and valuables on your person. As well we recommend a change of clothes in your hand luggage. If unfortunately this does happen, and your luggage does not arrive, you should be entitled to a limited initial compensation from your airline. In Kilimanjaro, the arrival of lost luggage normally takes between 48 and 72 hours after the initial plane’s arrival. The airlines technically should be responsible to forward your luggage to you, to your hotel or elsewhere in Tanzania. You may find that you will be needed to start your trek and you still have not received your luggage. Considering that the customer service standards in Tanzania are different from home, and that we find that the airlines are not always pro-active in helping luggage in its care be reunited with its owner, it is recommended that you purchase or hire locally the needed items, and speak to your G Adventures representative to persist with your airline to retrieve your luggage. Once your luggage is retrieved, it should be able to be forwarded to you – depending where you are. Please note that any costs that you may incur for luggage retrieval or sending luggage are not the responsibility of G Adventures, though we will always strive to assist you in any way possible. You should always keep all receipts and documentation, and contact your airline or insurance provider for reimbursement. 4. Flying through London-Heathrow to East Africa? Please note that regardless of the rules in other centres, travellers flying from, or connecting in, London-Heathrow are currently only permitted one carry-on piece of luggage and one small personal bag (purse, laptop-size bag, briefcase) on board on flights to Nairobi. If you arrive to the security gate with 2 pieces, you will be forced to check-in one of them, which may result in complications noted above. This policy is in place as of the time of writing, though local rules and regulations may indeed change. It is thus advisable to contact your airline directly for the most up-to-date information. 5. A limited supply of equipment is available to rent directly from your Moshi hotel, however the quality varies. Be sure to thoroughly check the quality of your rented gear and to ensure that it is in correct working order. Whenever possible you should endeavor to bring your own clothing and equipment. 6. The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected. 7. For extra expenses at your hotel, cash or visa card are the only accepted form of payment. Please note however, there will be extra charges for using your credit card. As a result of this it is preferable to settle all expenses in cash. 8. Please read the Health and Safety section below for an important message on Physical Fitness and Altitude and Acclimatization.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    For your entire 5 day hike of Mt. Kilimanjaro, you will be lead by an experienced certified mountain guide. To round out the team, you will be joined by an assistant guide (for groups of more than one person), a cook, and a team of porters. Your guide has been trained in mountain guiding skills, first aid and emergency response, flora and fauna, and group management. All guides are licensed by KINAPA, the National Park Authority. Your cook is an experienced cook who will prepare a variety of nutritious, and hearty meals. As a general rule, each hiker will be accompanied by 2 porters, who assist in carrying both your bag and the team’s gear (tents, food, etc). Please note English is often the 3rd or 4th language of the Tanzanians in the area of Mt. Kilimanjaro, therefore your guide will speak a basic English. In addition, Tanzanians are very humble, passive, timid by nature, and this sometimes frustrates some travellers. Please be patient with your guide's English skills and with his approach to guiding. Additionally, it is likely that some of the crew, especially the porters, will have limited to no communication skills in English. All our porters belong to the Mount Kilimanjaro Porter Society which was founded in 2004 with the goal to improve the working conditions of all porters on Mount Kilimanjaro. The society has created a basic set of rules that G Adventures has agreed to implement: appropriate clothing for the porters; that the porters are adequately fed on the trek; porters should not carry more than 15 kgs; that there is an adequate porter-client ratio; and that a set wage is provided to the porters, guides, and cooks. Through the society, porters also have access to various resources such as language classes, classes in environmentally sustainable tourism, health care and first-aid classes, as well as, training in customer service, their legal rights, and assistance in micro-finances to improve their family’s living conditions and guarantee a proper education of their children, year-round employment possibilities, and access to an affordable equipment and a clothing store.

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 12, im Schnitt 10.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    6x Frühstück, 5x Mittagessen, 4x Abendessen.

    Verpflegung

    This includes all meals while trekking on the mountain, along with breakfast back in Moshi on final day after your hike. All meals you have during your trip will be prepared from fresh local produce. Shopping for food will be done before the trip departs. Breakfasts and dinners will be served at camp, while lunches will tend to be packed to have en route while trekking. All evening meals will be hot and will consist of a variety of continental and local dishes. We believe that providing more than enough food while on such a trek is of the utmost importance, and as such you can be ensured that your cook and crew will provide enough quality food for you. Vegetarian meals and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival. Please note; for the Kilimanjaro trek, you will be provided with drinking water. This water is collected from fresh mountain streams and then boiled by your guides who will replenish your empty bottles/thermos flasks on a daily basis. You are welcome to add your own chlorine or iodine tablets for peace of mind, if you are uncomfortable drinking the water provided.

    Empfohlenes Budget für Essen & Trinken

    Plane 40-50 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten und Getränke ein.

    Transport

    Privater Minibus, Trekking.

    Transport

    Land Transfers & Included Tours/activities: Many of the land transfers and included tours will be by private van, car or taxi, while others may be shared with other travellers depending on availability, nature of the activity and destination. For transfers, you may have a local non English-speaking driver only, for included tours, you will be accompanied by an English speaking local guide. Please note for your own safety it is mandatory to wear your seat belt at all times when in a vehicle.

    Solo Trip - Für alleine Reisende

    We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

    Unterkunft

    Einfache Hotels (2 Nächte), Berghütten (4 Nächte).

    Mein eigenes Zimmer

    Über Unterkünfte

    Single Travellers. We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin-share accommodation and tents with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price. On the trek you will stay in non-heated, wooden A-frame huts with simple, single beds that have thin mattresses. There is no electricity so headlamps are essential. Be prepared to possibly share a hut with members of the opposite sex. Your third sleep, before your summit hike, will be at the most basic of the shelters. This structure has many bunk beds, shared with several other hikers. With the altitude, the shelters do get very cold. For added comfort and insulation, you may consider bringing your own sleeping mat to lay on top of the provided mattresses. All huts have shared toilet and bathing facilities. Please note, if you need to alter the itinerary for any reason (e.g. travel delay or illness or in the event of having to descend from your climb early due to altitude sickness, injury or exhaustion), any unscheduled meals or nights spent in a location other than the tour itinerary will be at your own expense. Sal Salinero Hotel (your start/end hotel) has a number of services and facilities available as follows; Internet, laundry, gear hire, luggage storage, telephone services, TV lounge, swimming pool, outdoor dining area and a shuttle service to/from Moshi as the hotel is located just a few kilometres from the centre of town.

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    For 2015, we will be using the following hotel as the start location (with a few exceptions, listed below): Stella Maris Lodge Moshi Tanzania +255 686 663 244 The following hotel will be used for the February 1st and October 18th, 2015 departures: Bristol Cottages Kilimanjaro Ltd PO Box 7304 Moshi, Tanzania Tel: +255 (0)27 275 5083 The following hotel will be used for the February 15th, 2015 departure: Sal Salinero Hotel P.O. Box 7611 Moshi Tanzania +255 27 27 52240

    Tipps zur Anreise

    On arrival no transfers are included. Please make your way to the joining hotel. Kilimanjaro International airport is approximately 40km, or 40 minutes, from Moshi. Taxis are available to transfer you to Moshi, and cost approximately USD 50 per car. If you arriving in Moshi from Nairobi, Kenya, there is a public shuttle bus that leaves Nairobi at 8:00am daily to Moshi. It is a direct bus via Arusha, and with border formalities, and a break (and potentially a change of vehicles) in Arusha, the trip is approximately 8 hours. There are a number of local companies that offer this service, and this can be organized locally the morning of. In addition, for your convenience, you may pre-reserve a seat on our partner shuttle service through G Adventures. For pre-booked transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport to our Moshi hotel, G Adventures representative present will assist you or your driver will be waiting with a G Adventures sign. At times there are taxi drivers who will try to solicit your business, so please be aware of them and proceed directly to the G Adventures representative. For any issues relating to pre booked transfers for Kilimanjaro International Airport including delays or missed transfers, please contact our airport transfer operator Musaddiq: +255 754 400 141 or +255 787 400 142 (From outside Tanzania) Musaddiq: 0754 400 141 or 0787 400 142 (From within Tanzania) Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned, though a brief departure meeting will be held in the garden of the hotel in evening of day 1. Here you will meet our local G Adventures representative, and possibly some of your guiding team. At this point you will receive information about general and specific aspects of the "Kili" trek. Upon arrival to the hotel, our G Adventures representative be there to assist you with anything you need. If you arrive late and miss the meeting, s/he will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning. This tour departs Moshi for Mt. Kilimanjaro in the morning of day 2.

    Probleme bei der Anreise

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

    Notfallkontakte

    Should you need to contact G Adventures during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call our local office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Emergency Mobile Phone for our Local Office in Nairobi, Kenya: +254 727 208 832. Locally, from Kenya, dial 0727 208 832. Beyond that, you may try our Operations department in Canada: Toll-free, North America only: 1 800 465 5600. Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Outside North America, Australia and the UK: +1 416 260 0999 For any issues relating to pre-booked transfers for Kilimanjaro International Airport, including delays or missed transfers, please contact our airport transfer operator: Musaddiq: +255 754 400 141 or +255 787 400 142 (From outside Tanzania) Musaddiq: 0754 400 141 or 0787 400 142 (From within Tanzania)

    Was packe ich ein?

    As you will be trekking up Africa’s highest mountain, you will be passing through a number of different climate zones, and should pack to prepare for a number of extremes – hot and sunny, cool, cloudy, and misty, fog, rain (your first day you will ascending through a section of rain forest), wind, and lastly snow and cold. You may experience one or all of these conditions in the same day on your trek. In the lowlands, temperatures in the shade can reach 35?C, and in the highlands it will be below freezing, with possible rain and fog. The use of lightweight, breathable, easily removable layers of clothes works best to allow you to adapt to the local conditions. We recommend breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry once wet. Please note that is gets extremely cold near the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and you will begin hiking your final ascent to the summit at approximately midnight, and hike through the coldest part of the day. For this, in addition to several warm layers and good boots to grip as you climb over frozen scree, ice, and snow, you will need warm protection for your extremities – warm socks, gloves, and a warm winter hat. Lastly, Mt. Kilimanjaro is located only a few hundred kilometres from the equator, and at altitude, the sun’s affects are heightened. Use a hat, sunglasses, sun screen, and wear proper clothing to protect yourself from the sun, to reduce the risk of sunstroke. With regard to the type of pack to use, most backpacks are carried by porters inside large canvas duffle bags so there is no need for any specialized gear unless you want to carry these yourself. Usually the only pack you will carry will be a small day pack with your water, snacks and wet weather gear. Cameras whether Video or film, need to be protected against the severe cold weather either in warm pouch or the interior pockets of your clothing. A selection of lenses will aid the final results although weight and bulk will obviously influence your selection. A polarized or neutral density filter is recommended, as is slide film rather than print. Bring your own film as it can be hard to find and expensive in Tanzania. For digital equipment and mp3 players, check with the manufacturer’s specifications for temperature range (especially battery life), water tightness, altitude range, and general hardiness. Your baggage should be clearly labelled and restricted to one large waterproof duffel bag or backpack, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Please note, secure luggage and valuables storage facilities are available at your hotel in Moshi for any extra mountain gear/clothing that you do not require for your climb.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    Suggested Items: (The following items serve as guidelines for the trekker but what to bring is ultimately up to the individual. We suggest you carefully sift through this list, before embarking on the big pack) - Warm fleece or wool jumper/jacket - Waterproof jacket and pants - 3 shirts/t-shirts, cool and breathable - 2 Long-sleeved shirts or sweaters - 1 pair of shorts, mid-thigh or longer - 2 pairs of long hiking trousers, lightweight, breathable - 1 pair of long trousers - Thermal underwear – top and bottoms - Waterproof, light weight hiking boots. They will get wet and dirty. - Tennis shoes or sandals for relaxing in the evening - Comfortable, breathable socks (wool or synthetic fibers recommended) - Winter hat/warm hat, balaclava (wool or synthetic fibers recommended) - Warm gloves/mittens - Day pack with good hip and sternum support, for you to carry - Very warm sleeping bag (it will be below freezing at least on one night) - small travel pillow - Water bottles or "camel baks" - Small hot water thermos (as cold water has been known to freeze near the summit) - Water purification methods(chlorine or iodine tablets) or purifier - Sun hat, bandana (many uses - head protection, handkerchief, wrap injuries) - Sunglasses (to help prevent snow blindness if hiking in snow) - Sunscreen (very important, especially if summiting in snow) - Headlamp / torch / flashlight (with extra batteries and bulbs) - Camera and extra memory card/film - Extra batteries (recommended) - Pocket knife / utility knife - Electricity plug adapter (for the hotel) - Energy bars and snacks (chocolate, nuts, high energy snacks) - Personal first aid kit (should contain Lip balm with sunscreen, Ibuprofen , Malaria pills, band aids/plasters, adhesive tape, anti-histamine, Antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder (salt and sugar mix), throat lozenges, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) - Toiletries (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, razors, etc) - Hand sanitizer gel/Sanitizer wipes - Toilet paper Optional Items: Sleeping pad (optional – simple, thin mattresses provided in the huts where you will stay), Hiking poles, Hiking Gators (protective covers) for your hiking boots, reading/writing material, binoculars, cover for backpacks, Playing cards, games, frisbee, notebook, pens/pencils, candles, matches, personal alcohol A limited supply of equipment is available, please let your CEO know at the welcome meeting. We recommend that you thoroughly check the quality of any rented items and that they are in correct working order. Whenever possible you should endeavor to bring your own clothing and equipment. The list below is a guideline only and prices are subject to change. Price list for equipment hire: rucksack /day pack-$12 balaclava $6 sleeping bag (-25 to -35°C) $40 ponchour-heavy/western/Europe-$18 plastic bag-$4 duffel bag $6 2 walking poles (ski sticks) $12 gaiters -$8 gloves $6 2 finger gloves $8 sweater $5 sunglasses $8 (have afew in store) long underwear $ 5(have afew) raincoat G.T.Waterproof $12 raincoat pants-$12 fleece pants-$6 mountain boots $9 warm jacket G.T.-$12 Warm jacket/down jacket-$12 hats $6 scarfs $6 For donation in Moshi or elsewhere in East Africa: notebooks, pens, pencils, pins, flags, pictures, postcards from your country for local villagers or children Documents: - Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - Yellow fever certificate - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - USD cash and credit or debit card (see personal spending money) - G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required or vaccination certificates required

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Laundry service is provided at Sal Salinero Hotel and clients can leave their dirty belongs at Sal Salinero Hotel for washing. When the clothes will be ready will depend on the weather because the clothes are dried by the sun.

    Visa

    All countries require travellers to have a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Please note that upon arrival by air to Arusha, Tanzania, most nationals can obtain a visa for US$50 in $US cash (valid for those who would be permitted a Tanzania visa while still in their own country), though the visa currently costs $100 for U.S. nationals. This visa is valid for up to 3 months with multiple entries/exits permitted to Kenya and Uganda only. If you are transiting through Uganda or Kenya, you will have to purchase a transit visa en route. These are usually $US20 or US$10 respectively, and valid for 24 hours. Alternatively, for either of these two countries, you may purchase a normal visa for US$30 and US$25 respectively (most nationals), both of which are valid for up to 3 months. As fees and policies can change, we highly recommend that you contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation.

    Are you that kind of guy/girl? Zusätzliche Trip-Infos

    American Dollars that are series 1999 or earlier are not accepted and very difficult to change in Southern and Eastern Africa, because of past forgeries. As a result please bring notes from year 2000 or more recent. REGIONAL INFORMATION Kilimanjaro Weather and Climate Lying just south of the equator, Kilimanjaro is affected by the passage of the Intertropical Convergence Zone, which brings with it the main rainy periods. The highest rainfall occurs between mid March and early May, and slightly less between the beginning of November and late December. Rain and, higher up, snow, can however be encountered at any time of year - even in the driest periods (January, February and September). Normally the drier seasons are associated with clear, dry weather which can last for weeks on end. The best weather is generally encountered in the mornings, and convectional rainfall, if any, tends to come in mid-afternoon. Temperatures vary considerably with height and time of day. On the plains surrounding Kilimanjaro the average temperature is about 30°C. At 3000m. frosts can be encountered at night while day time temperatures range from 5 to 15°C. Night time temperatures on the summit can be well below freezing. Electricity The electric current in Tanzania operates on 230V, 50Hz. Language The official languages are Swahili and English. There are also numerous dialects spoken throughout. TANZANIA - Offical Statistics Full country name: United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania) Area: 945,087 km2 Population: 38,329,000-July 2005 est (34,443,603-2002 census) Capital city: Dodoma People: 99% native African (over 100 tribes), 1% Asian, European and Arabic Languages Swahili, English, indigenous. Religion: 40% Christian, 33% Muslim, 20% indigenous beliefs Government: Republic (multi-party state) President: Benjamin William Mkapa Major industries: Tobacco, sugar, sisal, diamond and gold mining, oil refining, cement, tourism Major trading partners: India, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Rwanda, the Netherlands, South Africa, Kenya, U.K., Saudi Arabia, China Currency: Tanzanian shilling INTERESTING FACTS • The name is name made up from an amalgamation of TANganyika and ZANzibar. • Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa (although not in Africa as a whole, the Sudan is 3 times larger); it’s landmass covering an area of just over 945,087 sq. km (including Zanzibar). • This makes Tanzania about the size of France, Germany and Switzerland combined; 3 times the size of the entire British Isles or one-tenth the size of the whole of the USA. • Tanzania’s population at the last official census was 31.3 million, with approximately one third being classified as “urban”. • Agriculture forms roughly half of GDP and agriproducts (e.g.: coffee, tea, tobacco, cashew nut, sisal, cotton) some 75% of export earnings. Dodoma, in central Tanzania, is the political capital of the country although Dar es Salaam is the effective trading and business capital, with its safe harbour ("Dar es Salaam” means “Haven of Peace”), international airport and population of some 1.75million. MT. KILIMANJARO Mt. Kilimanjaro, also known as Kili, is located just south of the equator, and is Africa’s highest mountain. It is made up of three volcanoes: Shira, Mawenzi, and Kibo, the tallest. For the moderately fit person, the trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro is a attainable, and not very technical climb.

    Weitere Ausgaben

    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

    Geld wechseln

    The local currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TSH). Shillings can be obtained locally by changing foreign currency or by using ATMs (where available) which will disperse local currency. Your CEO will inform you where you can change money throughout the tour and approximately how much money you will need for each country. The easiest foreign currency to exchange for locally for any of the local currencies is the $US; however the British Pound and Euro may also be exchanged as well. Please note that due to past problems with forgery, $US notes that are older than year 2006 are not accepted in Africa. Large note ($US 50, $US 100 etc) can be difficult to change in some places, but will gain you the best exchange rate. If you plan to rely on cash, please bring foreign currency (Euro, Pound, USD) with you, as it is often expensive to buy these currencies locally. And in more rural areas, it is often not likely. If you plan to buy your visas at borders, you will need to bring $USD cash to pay for these visas. Please note you cannot use the local currency or any other currency to buy these visas- they must be purchased in USD. Please do not bring Travellers’ cheques toAfrica. They are difficult if not impossible to exchange in many places. Visa/Plus system cards are the most widely accepted debit cards. it is harder to find machines Mastercard/Cirrus cards. We highly recommend that if you hold a Mastercard, you obtain a Visa card prior to departure and travel with both. This is also useful should somethingunforeseen happen to one of your cards during your travels. While there are many ATMs in the major centres, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Africa. Check with your bank. Credit cards can be used in major cities and towns ONLY but please do not rely on them as a method


  • Warum G Adventures?



    Warum Abenteuerreisen?

    Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!

    Warum Kleingruppen?

    In einer kleinen Gruppe kann man die Welt besser entdecken als alleine oder bei einer großen Busreise. Kleingruppen bieten Sicherheit, Zugänglichkeit, Kameradschaft und eine stärkere Verbundenheit mit deinem Reiseziel als bei jeder anderen Art des Reisens.

    Warum G Adventures?

    G Adventures ist seit über 20 Jahren Experte für Abententeuersreisen in kleinen Gruppen. Das haben sie geschafft, indem sie den Reisenden zuhören und ihnen genau das bieten, was sie suchen: großartige Reisen an großartigen Orten mit großartigen Menschen zu leistbaren Preisen.



    G Adventures Gründer Bruce Poon Tip

    G Adventures meets Vamadu

    G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.


    Wir Vamadu-Gründer möchten genau diese Art von nachhaltigem, unabhängigem Tourismus für Individualreisende & Backpacker fördern und freuen uns, dass G Adventures somit selbst Teil der Vamadu Story wird!