Kilimanjaro and safari

Hi all,

Just hoping to get in touch and get to know anyone else going on my climb and safari 17th August onwards. I am a single traveller so it would be good to atleast know some names.


Hi Michelle,

I'm not going on the safari, but a few of us are doing the climb.

There's another post in this section called "Kilimanjaro - Full Moon departure" if you want to meet a few of the others?


Hi Michelle,

I am also doing the safari after the climb, hopefully I'll still be in good enough shape to enjoy it.

Jeff, I didn't realise it was a full moon departure. Does that mean it will be a full moon on summit night?


I think there are two separate groups for the full moon kili climb - one with and one without the safari. I checked when I booked.


I think that you are right, Janet. There are two trips, one with the safari and one without. I am leaving from Heathrow on 17th August.

I too hope to be in good enough shape to enjoy the safari. It should be amazing.

Has anyone done a climb like this before? I never have. How much training are you doing?


Hi Michelle
I'm doing KIlimanjaro and the safari on the 17th August, what route are you taking? i'm doing the Lemosho, seems to be a lot of trips starting on this day.

Hi Darran, I am also travelling on the Lemosho route.

Good to know i'm not the only person travelling alone, might see you at Heathrow. Really need to start doing some proper training for it though.
Have you ever done any holidays like this before?

When I phoned up about a month ago, I was told that there were 7 others going on the trip - four women and three men and that apart from one couple, everyone else was a single traveller so we won't be the only ones.
This is the first trip I have done of this kind so I will be very nervous but I'm excited too. How about you?
I have been training but still need to wear my boots in to limit the blisters and still need to get a lot of the equipment I need.

I'm Lemosho too. I haven't had the chance to do much training apart from some long weekend walks so far.

HI Rob, good to hear from someone else on the trip have you done anything like this before? I did the Inca trail a couple years ago and Morocco last year so have most of the kit and plan to do some long weekend walks in the hills before I go.

Michelle, Exodus will look after you, just walk slow and drink lots of water when your at altitude, but the guides will tell you that hundreds of times when your there and will make sure your ok.

Hi Darran, I did the Inca Trail last year and am going to Morocco this Saturday! Did you climb Toubkal? Any last minute tips?

Yes I did Mt Toubkal, I did it in September so it was really hot not sure what the weather is like at the minute. Make sure you have plenty of snacks, you stop for a cooked lunch on the first day other than that you set off straight after breakfast and they have a cooked meal ready when you reach the days destination which could be 8 hours later if your group is slow. We got the guide to take sandwiches on summit day and had a picnic on the top otherwise would of had nothing. There are shops in the villages on route and at base camp if you need to restock on supplies. Hope that helps let me know how you get on.

Hi Michelle,
I climbed Kilimanjaro with Exodus a few years ago, and thought I'd share a tip: take a bottle for water.

I had a water bladder in my pack, and the water in the drinking tube froze solid at the summit, so I had to "borrow" water from a fellow climber!

Thank you anonymous.

I find the information about currency very confusing. How much are others taking and in what currency? How much should I have for a tip?

Looking forward to leaving on weds for first climb of kili& safari
If you want to meet at Heathrow / Addis Ababa email [email protected]
Otherwise look forward to meeting you there, Suman :)


Would be great to meet others at the airport. I have sent you an email.

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