Charis Expeditions is one of many tour companies in Tanzania, we hope that you give us an opportunity to prove to you that we are one of the best around! We set ourselves above the rest by providing bespoke packages that meet our clients requests and requirements. Our expert guides ensure not only a safe but also a truly memorable experience on any of our chosen adventures.
- To provide quality services that exceed the expectations of our esteemed customers.
- We believe in treating our customers with respect and dignity.
- We grow through creativity, invention and innovation.
- We integrate honesty, integrity and business ethics into all aspects of our business functions.
- We value professional relationships
What We Do
- Adventures and Safaris.
- Mountain trekking.
- Day trips.
Temperatures range from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius at the foot of the mountain and -15 to -20 degrees Celsius on top plus wind chill. Lower down,
it can be wet and humid, but higher up, there can be snow. Rain and snow may be encountered any time of the year!
Your decision will depend on where you want to sleep, the hiking distance each day and the number of days you have available for your trip. The Marangu Route offers huts with simple beds, whilst you sleep in tents on all other routes. The two most popular routes are Machame and Marangu but you might consider the Rongai Route, which is far less travelled or the Lemosho Route, which is ideal if want a longer trip. None of these routes are technical.
It can take anything from 4-8 hours to reach the summit from the high camp but will ultimately depend on your chosen route and your pace.
It will depend on the route you pick and your pace. It can take from 4-8 hours to reach the summit from the high camp.
Cursus Nunc, Quis Gravida Magna Mi A Libero.
Always remember to maintain a slow, steady pace from beginning to end. Going slowly allows the body to acclimatize while hiking.
Those who start out too quickly will have troubles higher up the mountain as the body will be overexerted.
This still holds true if you are spending and extra day on the mountain. Drink lots of water and get lots of sleep
Kilimanjaro guides are trained in acute mountain sickness (AMS) and mountain first aid.
Climbers are responsible for bringing their own first aid kit and any medications prescribed to them.
Kilimanjaro guides are trained and certified by the Kilimanjaro National Park. They start out as porters and work their way up to assistant guide.
Following experience as an assistant guide (after 2-4 years) they are required to undergo the National Park Certificationn process. If successful, they will be promoted to Guide.
Extra expenses include:
Tips for guides and porters
Rental equipment (sleeping bags, hiking poles, etc.)
Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel in Moshi/Arusha.
Any personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, etc.)
Please note that tips are per group and not per hiker
USD 20 per guide per day
USD 15 per assistant guide per day
USD 15 per cook per day
USD 10 per porter per day
Tips whould not be dependent on whether you summit or not, but rather if you feel your team handled your trip professionally and had your best interests and safety in mind.