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TRAVEL AMBASSADOR

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Our Travel Ambassador programmes allow you to join guided climbs of Mount Kilimanjaro with escort Caroline Cuif.

Why travel with a Travel Ambassador? Caroline explains…

As a Travel Ambassador, I can make this wish come true. Enjoy an eye-opening experience and venture yourselves in mesmerising destinations, getting a first-hand knowledge about your adventure with a travel photographer.
What is it about to travel with me then?

N#1 - One-of-a-kind experiences
The adventure journeys that I invite you to be part of may not be the cheapest, but the personal relationships you experience are second to none. Being a travel photographer, I have the chance to often spend months travelling to capture landscapes and portraits. I share my expertise with you and discover with you some of the most spectacular destinations.

N# 2 - Crafted adventures
Each and every adventure holiday is carefully crafted by people knowledgeable about the destination. Africa Safari Direct is considered a leading travel specialists. A UK tour operator that is fully bonded and ATOL protected for optimum financial security.

N# 3 - Be part of the adventure!
I design journeys that are rugged and adventurous but they open up endless opportunities to discover travel destinations away from the regular mass holiday tours. My tours have little chance to be the same each year, as my mood and passion for new trails will guide my choices... grab your camera and be ready for new adventures!
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MOUNT KILIMANJARO RONGAI ROUTE


8 days including 5 nights camping on the mountain and 2 nights in your base hotel

20 to 28 June 2015



Day 01 : Arrival Day in either Arusha or Moshi
- Overnight at Protea Aishi or similar
Day 02 : Rongai Gate (1,950m) - 1st Caves camp (2,600m)
- Hiking time: approx. 5 hours
Day 03 : 1st Cave (2,600m) - Kikelewa Cave (3,600m)
- Hiking time: approx. 6-7 hours
Day 04 : Kikelewa Cave (3,600m) | Mawenzi Tarn camp (4,330m)
- Hiking time: approx. 3-4 hours
Day 05 : Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m) | Kibo hut (4700m)
- Hiking time:  approx. 4-5 hours
Day 06 : Summit Attempt Kibo hut (4,700m) | Uhuru Peak (5,895m) and back to Horombo hut (3,720m)
- Approx. 8 hours to reach Uhuru & 6 hours to descend to Horombo
Day 07 : Horombo hut (3,720m) | Marangu Gate (1,980m)
- Hiking time: approx. 6 hours
Day 08 : Drive to Arusha or Moshi
- After breakfast you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro airport

6 Places available
Cost - £3,480 per person (guaranteed once 4 participants are signed up)
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In the package, cost includes:
  • Private transportation from airport and to the starting point and back
  • Plus two nights, accommodation at Protea Aishi or similar (2 breakfasts & two evening meals)

On the mountain:
  • Live online GPS tracking service
  • Free equipment hire, tents, private toilet, dining tent & seats
  • Pillows, hot water bottles, warm sleeping pad, Maasai shukka
  • Three freshly cooked hot meals daily
  • Fresh food replenishment during climb
  • Choice of a single or a shared tent
  • Guide salaries, porters salaries and all meals on the mountain
  • National park gate fees, hut/camping & rescue fees

Cost Excludes:
  • International Airfare
  • Airport Departure Taxes
  • Evacuation and medical insurance (recommended)
  • Drinks and laundry
  • Tips & Gratuities

MOUNT KILIMANJARO MACHAME ROUTE


9 days including 7 nights camping with one day for acclimatisation on the mountain and 2 nights in your base hotel

04 to 12 July 2015



Day 01 : Arrival day in either Arusha or Moshi
- On arrival we are personally met at the airport by one of the Company's representatives and transferred to the hotel
- Overnight at Protea Aishi or similar
Day 02 : Machame Gate (1,800m) to Machame camp (3,000m)
- We have a 45-minute drive from Moshi (910m) to the Machame village (1800m).
- Climb to Machame Camp
Day 03 : Machame camp (3000m) to Shira camp (3840m)
- We cross the rain forest to reach the moorland zone.
Day 04 : Shira (3,840m) to Lava Tower (4,630m) and to Barranco camp (3,950m)
- Hiking time: approx. 7 hours
Day 5 : Barranco camp (3950m) to Karanga Valley
- The Great Barranco Wall is a very imposing sight at first but topping out just below the Heim Glacier, you now appreciate just how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is
Day 6 : Acclimatisation Day at Karanga Valley (3,983 m)
- Day hike to higher altitudes and return to the camp
- Overnight at Karanga Camp with meals
Day 07 : Karanga Valley to Barafu camp (4,600m) and Summit Bid at night to Uhuru Peak (5,895m), descend to 3,100 m at Mweka Camp
- Hiking time: approx. 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak and approx. 7/8 hours to descend to Mweka
Day 08 : Mweka camp (3,100m) to Mweka Gate (1,980m)
- Hiking time: approx. 3 hours. Rest of the day at your hotel.
Day 09 : Drive back to Arusha or Moshi
- After breakfast we will be transferred to Kilimanjaro airport

8 Places available

Cost - £3,890 per person (guaranteed once 6 participants are signed up)
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In the package, cost includes:
  • Private transportation from airport and to the starting point and back
  • Plus two nights, accommodation at Protea Aishi or similar (2 breakfasts & two evening meals)

On the mountain:
  • Live online GPS tracking service
  • Free equipment hire, tents, private toilet, dining tent & seats
  • Pillows, hot water bottles, warm sleeping pad, Maasai shukka
  • Three freshly cooked hot meals daily
  • Fresh food replenishment during climb
  • Choice of a single or a shared tent
  • Guide salaries, porters salaries and all meals on the mountain
  • National park gate fees, hut/camping & rescue fees

Cost Excludes:
  • International Airfare
  • Airport Departure Taxes
  • Evacuation and medical insurance (recommended)
  • Drinks and laundry
  • Tips & Gratuities

MOUNT MERU/MOUNT KILIMANJARO RONGAI ROUTES


14 days including 11 nights on two mountains and 3 nights in your base hotel

09 to 22 August 2015



Day 01 : Arrive in Arusha and transfer to the hotel
- Overnight at Mount Meru Hotel
Day 02 : Ascend to Miriakamba Hut (2,510m)
- After breakfast, we leave your hotel at 8:30 a.m and drive to the Momella gate
Day 03 : Ascend  to Saddle Hut (3,570 m)
- This is steeper than the day before but is a short 2 1⁄2 hour trek and up to the Little Meru peak
Day 04 : Summit bid (4,565 m) and descend to Saddle Hut
- Waking up at midnight, we reach the summit crossing the rocky path and then return back down to Saddle Hut for Breakfast
Day 05 : Saddle Hut to  Momella gate
- We descend down to the Momella gate via Miriakamba Hut, then we are transferred to the Mount Meru Hotel (B&B)
Day 06 : Transfer Arusha and relaxing time at Mount Meru Hotel
- Briefing and Dinner (included). Lunch excluded
Day 07 : Rongai Gate (1,950m) to 1st Caves camp (2,600m)
-We have to register at the Marangu park gate with a transfer (approximately 2 1⁄2 hours) to the Rongai trailhead
- Hiking time: approx. 5 hours
Day 08 : 1st Cave (2,600m) to Kikelewa Cave (3,600m)
- Here the views start to open up!
- Hiking time: approx. 6-7 hours
Day 09 : Kikelewa Cave (3,600m) to Mawenzi Tarn camp (4,330m)
- It is a steep climb up on grassy slopes with superb views of the area. We'll spend the afternoon acclimatising.
- Hiking time: approx. 3-4 hours
Day 10 : Extra day for acclimatisation, Mawenzi Tarn Camp
- Relax and acclimatise to altitude
Day 11 : Mawenzi Tarn camp (4,330m)  to Kibo hut (4,700m)
- Hiking time: approx. 4 - 5 hours
Day 12 : Summit bid from Kibo hut (4,700m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) and back to Horombo hut (3,720m)
- We leave at night and it is a very long day ahead. Hiking time, approx. 8 hours to reach Uhuru and 6 hours to descend to Horombo
Day 13 : Horombo hut (3,720m) to Marangu Gate (1,980m)
- After breakfast we continue our descent (about 6 hours walk), passing the Mandara hut and down to the Marangu gate.
- Transfer to the Mount Meru Hotel for overnight
Day 14 : Morning transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport
- After breakfast you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro airport

8 Places available

Cost - £4,990 per person (guaranteed once 4 participants are signed up)
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In the package, cost includes:
  • Private transportation from airport and to the starting point and back
  • Plus three nights, accommodation at Mount Meru Horel or similar (3 breakfasts & 3 evening meals)

On the mountain:
  • Live online GPS tracking service
  • Free equipment hire, tents, private toilet, dining tent & seats
  • Pillows, hot water bottles, warm sleeping pad, Maasai shukka
  • Three freshly cooked hot meals daily
  • Fresh food replenishment during climb
  • Choice of a single or a shared tent
  • Guide salaries, porters salaries and all meals on the mountain
  • National park gate fees, hut/camping & rescue fees

Cost Excludes:
  • International Airfare
  • Airport Departure Taxes
  • Evacuation and medical insurance (recommended)
  • Drinks and laundry
  • Tips & Gratuities
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