Flora Beverley’s Kilimanjaro Expedition

Tanzania

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Duration: 10 Days


Inclusions

Training Weekend Accommodation Park Fees Meals Intl Guide Doctor Transfers

Deposit: $399.00

Total incl. Deposit: $4,486.00


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Overview

We are very excited to launch Flora Beverley’s Kilimanjaro Expedition. We are the only company in the world who send an international guide and doctor on all Kilimanjaro expeditions while keeping group sizes sustainably small. Established in 2007, we offer high altitude trekking and mountaineering in some of the most breath-taking locations around the world.

Flora Beverley Kilimanjaro Expedition

Kilimanjaro is not only Africa’s tallest mountain standing at 5,896m, but it is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro is in fact a huge crater known as Kibo and it is over 2km wide.

Our 10-day itinerary includes seven days of trekking on the Machame Trail. This time-frame allows for greater acclimatisation and increases the chance of a successful summit. This route is rich in biodiversity, you will experience both African wildlife and the snow and rock of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Unlike most companies who spend their last night before summiting in Barafu camp, we stay in Kosovo camp. Kosovo camp is a much quieter camp which is 120m higher and cuts an hour off our summit night! This trek is suitable for people with a good level of fitness. You do not need mountaineering experience to climb Kilimanjaro.

The international guide and doctor work in tandem with our incredible local team of guides and porters to deliver an exhilarating experience each and every day on the trail! The morning ritual of native song and dance gets the blood pumping in the early sunlight and will help you reach the top!

There’s also a ‘free-day’ at the end of your trip where you can get some R&R or go on Safari in Tarangire National Park.

Added extra’s for Flora’s Kilimanjaro Expedition

There are a number of added extras Flora is offering with her expedition. They are all optional, but we would love you to partake in them all.

Training Day and Weekend

Flora will be hosting two pre-departure training events. 1 day in March in Dorset and a weekend event in Brecon Beacons in July. As well as this, you will also meet your expedition leader, expedition doctor and your fellow adventurers! On the training weekend you will be get a full expedition brief, two training hikes and expert advice on all aspects of the expedition. Before this weekend, you will need to register for the training weekend/day via the Earth’s Edge booking portal. Training days are included within the price of the trip. Food and accommodation required for the training events are not included.

Adventurers Facebook Group

Flora would like to invite you to a closed group where you can meet each other, share pics, share advice, update on progress and get excited for your ultimate adventure in Kilimanjaro.

Equipment for the Porters

We are asking you to bring any second-hand clothing that you no longer need for the hard-working porters that will help us climb Kilimanjaro. For more information about the porters and the items we are trying to collect, please read our information document here.

Vegan & Vegetarian food

As food is our fuel for this challenging expedition we are definitely not skimping on the quality here. We will have our very own chef with us, feeding us delicious hearty meals everyday. We promise that you will go to bed each night with a full happy belly and ready to kick ass again the next day. Our chefs will serve only vegetarian food on this trip. Flora is going to complete the challenge on an entirely vegan diet. You are welcome to do the same if you wish. When completing your medical declaration form on your Earth’s Edge account please declare any dietary requests.

Sustainability

Tree PlantingTree Planting

We are planting three native trees on your behalf in December 2022 in Co.Wicklow, Ireland. If you would like to plant more, please contact info@earths-edge.com . Each extra tree costs £1. If you would like to learn more about our tree planting click here.

 

B corporationCertified B-Corp

Earth’s Edge is a certified B-Corp. In fact, we are the highest scoring B-Corp in Ireland. We are passionate about sustainable travel, bettering the lives of the people connected with the company and minimising our environmental impact.  “Working and Collaborating with B-Corps is something I’m extremely passionate about. I chose to work with Earth’s Edge on this project as it ensures that the people working on the expedition and the communities we pass through will be treated in a respectful and responsible way” Flora Beverley.

Carbon NeutralCarbon Neutral

This expedition is 100% carbon neutral. We are off-setting all international travel and travel within Tanzania in an effort to reduce your carbon footprint. Carbon emission will be calculated post expedition and offset via a Gold Standard carbon offsetting programme.

 

 

About Flora Beverley

Flora Beverley is a fitness model, blogger and sustainability writer based in Bristol. She is passionate about healthy living and loves to take part in physical challenges throughout the year. She has recently completed two ultra marathons, two boxing matches and a Red Bull’s 25h cycling challenge, TimeLaps. When not in the outdoors, Flora creates food and fitness content for her Instagram, blog and YouTube, and writes for various publications. Alongside her love of food and fitness, Flora speaks passionately about sustainability and mental health, using her platform to disseminate information and myth bust, encouraging others to speak up too. Using her background in biology, she aims to back up everything she writes with scientific evidence and reduce the amount of misinformation online.

Expedition costs & what’s included

The total cost of Flora Beverley’s Kilimanjaro Expedition is highlighted above. A 399.00 deposit is required when booking. Once a deposit is paid you will be given access to your Earth’s Edge account where you can pay in instalments for your trip (or pay in full). Full fees must be paid two months prior to your expedition.

Your fees include the following;

  • Experienced Irish/UK expedition leader
  • Experienced Irish/UK expedition doctor
  • Training Weekend
  • Training Day
  • Local guides, porters and support staff
  • All accommodation based on twin sharing in hotels and camping for the duration of the itinerary.
  • All meals and drinking water are included except in Arusha where accommodation is based
    on B&B.
  • A celebratory dinner at the end of the expedition
  • Airport transfers if you arrive and depart on our suggested flights
  • National Park fees & local VAT
  • An Earth’s Edge bandana for all participants
  • All group gear consisting of first aid kits, mountaineering equipment, cooking equipment etc.
  • Use of state of the art tents and thermarests

For a list of exclusions click here.

Itinerary


Arrive in the afternoon and transfer to Arusha.

Arrive Hotel Transfer

Drive to Machame gate and then trek through Montane forest to reach Machame Camp.

Trek Camping Breakfast Lunch Dinner Transfer

Trek above the tree line to Shira Camp.

Trek Camping Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Trek to Barranco camp via Lava Tower (4630m). Today's route has stunning views throughout.

Trek Camping Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Trek through an alpine desert to set up camp in the Karanga Valley.

Trek Camping Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Trek to Kosovo camp and prepare for tomorrow's summit attempt.

Trek Camping Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Trek to the roof of Africa! Afterward, descend to Millennium Camp.

Trek Camping Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Trek to Mweka Gate and then drive to Arusha. Enjoy the pool and bar at the hotel in the afternoon and evening!

Trek Breakfast Dinner Hotel Transfer

Relax by the pool or go on our optional safari day if you still have some energy left!

Relax Safari Breakfast

Relax for the morning. Transfer to the airport for an evening departure.

Depart

Facts

Kilimanjaro lies within the 756-square-kilometre Kilimanjaro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is one of the few places on earth that supports five major ecological zones: rain forest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and glaciers.

There are actually three volcanoes that form Kilimanjaro and they are Shira, Mawenzi and Kibo. You will pass Shira on route to the summit, but it is Uhuru Peak on the volcano of Kibo that marks the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and the highest point in Africa. Its last eruption was around 200 years ago and today Kibo lies dormant.

In 1889, German geographer Hans Meyer and Austrian mountain climber Ludwig Purtscheller were the first to climb Kilimanjaro.

Approximately 25,000 people attempt to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro annually. About two-thirds of them are successful. Altitude-related problems are the most common reason climbers turn back.

The Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project is an American run Tanzanian NGO which campaigns for the fair treatment of porters on Kilimanjaro. KPAP send an investigator on all our Kilimanjaro treks to monitor porter welfare. KPAP investigators report on porter compensation, tips, clothing, food and the weight of their loads. Earth's Edge is a proud partner of KPAP.

Kilimanjaro is not a peak you can climb on your own. It is mandatory to climb with a licensed guide and have porters carry your equipment. This sustains the local economy and allows local people to reap the rewards of tourism.

Best time to climb Kilimanjaro

In Tanzania, there are two wet seasons and two dry seasons. The "long rains" run from March through May and the "short rains" run from November to mid-December. Outside these times is considered the dry season. It can still rain during the dry season but statistically, it is much drier. This makes January, February and June through to October the best time to climb the mountain.

What you need to climb Kilimanjaro

We have an extensive packing list on what you should bring with you when hiking Kilimanjaro. You can view this packing list here.

How to prepare to climb Kilimanjaro

We have classified Kilimanjaro as a level 5 expedition, for more information about our levels system click here. We expect participants to have a very good level of fitness. Although this is not a technical climb, it is very steep in places and you will be gaining height very quickly. The group moves at a comfortable pace and nobody is ever left behind. Nevertheless, it is your responsibility to contact us if you have any concerns regarding your level of fitness, health or ability to complete the trek. We strongly recommend that you read our information pack, which gives in detail on how you should prepare for climbing Kilimanjaro. You can read this document here.

Available Dates

1 September 2022 - 10 September 2022


19 Spaces Available Book Now

Deposit: $399.00

Total incl. Deposit: $4,486.00


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What Our Clients Say

Trip of a lifetime! Everything was really well organised,  with great leaders who really knew their stuff. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough!

Cara Murphy, Co. Dublin

Hands down the most special and amazing trip I have done to date, and coming from a well-seasoned traveler this is saying a lot! Climbing Kilimanjaro had been on my bucket list for quite some time and when I turned 40 this year, I decided…

Adele Woods, Co. Kildare

Having gone to Kilimanjaro with Earth’s Edge, I would never contemplate doing expeditions with anyone else. Highly professional and organised, Earth’s Edge think of everything required to make the trip an unforgettable experience.

Annette Quinn, Co. Cork

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