Do you want to start your trip hiking Kilimanjaro or wilderness Safaris?
D2R recommend his clients to start with hiking Kilimanjaro, after a several days of hiking it will be relaxing to finish with Safari and later go to Zanzibar for beach holiday.
Who are my African guides?
Your African guides are native Tanzanian. They are professional guides who have worked with us for years. Considered experts, they have each climbed the mountain over 60 times.
How much weight will I carry?
You will only carry your backpack with water, lunch, extra layers, camera; our strong Porters carry the rest of your luggage.
How much gear can I give the porters?
Porters can carry up to 28-30 pounds of your extra baggage.
What are your cancellation policies?
Our complete trip polices are available via email and on the web..
Which is the best route?
kilimanjaro map routes climbThe most popular route is Machame and it is an incredible way to access Kilimanjaro. This particular route is in fantastic shape which make the climb easier. Rongai is the Second routes, it’s a bit rougher trail with less people. Lemosho is the third, the most gradual and considered the easiest route.
How much should I tip?
We recommend minimum of $10- $20 per person per day (P/p) for your mountain Guides, and minimum of $10 for porters per person per day. We emphasize that such tips are not expected and are entirely optional.
What will we eat?
lionpreyAll our meals are healthy. The breakfast and dinner are served hot in our dining tents, while most lunches are cold. We provide plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables also for clients who have special diet restrictions. Please specify when booking your trip so that we may best service you.
What about the tents?
We utilize a 3 person expedition tent made by North Face for every 2 travelers, so there is plenty of room.
What if I would like to travel as a solo?
Solo guests will have their own room in hotels and their own tent. We do not charge extra for singles.
Do you have private toilets?
Yes. We provide this private ammenity for our guests which assists with sanitation.
How should I prepare for the climb?
We recommend training by running, biking, and swimming. The more you exercise the better chance of overcoming the challenges more easily.
How hard is the climb?
We want to assure all our clients that Kilimanjaro is not hard to climb yet challenging because of the distance and altitude. Maintain your pace slowly and use your walking poles for good balance, communicate with your guide about your pace, and after many pole, pole, pole steps, you will experience the roof of Africa on the peak of Kilimanjaro with the world’s best 360 degree view.
Can I rent any equipment?
Yes, Sleeping bag hiking poles, down jacket, duffle bags and packs are available for rent.
What about children?
People under 18 are more likely to have altitude issues.
When is the best time to climb?
You can climb the mountain year round. With climate change there is a less defined wet and dry season, and the temperatures are pretty constant. June through August is the busiest time on the mountain.
How many people will be on my trip?
No more than 7 people and often only 4 to 6. We believe in eco-tourism, also the group size is one of the most important factors determining the kind of experience our guests will have.
What if I already have a group?
Groups of 4 or more receive a 5% discount. Groups of 6 or more will be treated as a private trip and no one outside the group will be added to the trip. These groups can also choose any dates that work for them and are not limited in size.