FLIGHTS – The Trip to Tanzania
Wednesday May 15, 2013
Air Canada, Flight AC860 Depart Halifax, NS 11:45PM (Wednesday May 15, 2013)
Arrive London Heathrow, UK 9:35AM (Thursday May 16, 2013)
Thursday May 16, 2013
Egyptair, Flight MS778 Depart London Heathrow, UK 3:00PM (Thursday May 16, 2013)
Arrive Cairo, Egypt 8:40PM (Thursday May 16, 2013) Egyptair, Flight MS841
Depart Cairo, Egypt Flight MS841 at 11:30PM (Thursday May 16, 2013)
Arrive Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 6:15AM (Friday May 17, 2013)
Friday May 17, 2013
Precision Air, Flight PW436 Depart Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 7:00PM
Arrive Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 8:30PM
The tour company uses the Springlands Hotel in Moshi for their initial meeting and gathering, so we decided to just hang out there in the few days we have prior to and after the trek. It looks very nice and comfortable. We will be there May 17-19th and back for a couple of nights May 25-26th.
Their contact information is:
Phone: +255 – 27 27 53581
The tour company is G Adventures out of Toronto (formerly known as Gap Tours but I think they had to change their name for some odd reason). Our tour is known as the Marangu Route and you can get all the juicy details on this route here. There is a detailed description of each day available on the ‘Full Itinerary‘ link.
In summary here is the skinny:
Day 1 (Sunday) Moshi
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 (Monday)
Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
Hike through forested lower slopes to Mandara escarpment.
Day 3-4 (Tuesday , Wednesday)
Mandera Hut to Horombo Hut/Kibo Hut
Hike through heather and moorland zone to Horombo Hut before proceeding onto the Kilimanjaro Saddle through desert like alpine zone to Kibo Hut.
Day 5 (Thursday)
Kibo Hut to Kilimanjaro Summit/Horombo Hut
Evening hike to the Summit via Stella Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise, descend back to Horombo Hut.
Day 6 (Friday)
Descent – Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate to Moshi
Descend mountain, pass through villages and plantations on the slopes to Moshi.
Day 7 (Saturday)
Moshi – Tour concludes Saturday AM
Sunday is a Free Day !
FLIGHTS – The Trip Home
Monday May 27, 2013
Precision Air, Flight PW763 Depart Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 4:10PM
Arrive Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 5:30PM Tuesday May 28, 2013
Tuesday May 28, 2013
Egyptair, Flight MS842 Depart Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 1:15AM
Arrive Cairo, Egypt 6:00AM Egyptair, Flight MS777
Depart Cairo, Egypt on Flight MS777 at 9:30AM
Arrive London Heathrow, UK 1:35PM
Air Canada, Flight AC849 Depart London Heathrow, UK 3:00PM
Arrive Toronto, ON 5:45PM Air Canada, Flight AC624
Depart Toronto, ON 8:55PM Arrive Halifax, NS 11:56PM