Zanna Van Dijk Kilimanjaro Climb 2021

10 Days / Tanzania
Inclusions
training weekend
accommodation
parkfees
meals
intl guide
doctor
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4,099.00

Overview

About Zanna

Zanna van Dijk is a personal trainer, wellness blogger, sustainability advocate and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of Stay Wild Swim, an ethical and sustainable swimwear brand made of regenerated ocean plastic in the heart of London. Zanna is passionate about deepening individuals connection with the outdoors while also motivating them to get fitter, healthier and happier. For more about Zanna please go to – www.zannavandijk.co.uk/about/

About Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro (5896m) is not only Africa’s highest point, but it’s also the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro is a huge crater known as Kibo over 2km wide with several distinct cones, the highest being Uhuru Peak. This 10-day itinerary includes seven days of walking on the Machame trail, the most scenic route to the summit. The Kilimanjaro climb incorporates seven days on the mountain which allows for great acclimatisation and maximises chances of a successful summit attempt. The route provides spectacular scenery and a wide variety of different landscapes. We start in scrublands thick with African wildlife and then move into lush forests followed by flowering alpine tundra. Above 4,500m the landscape changes to snow and rock as we approach the summit. This trek is suitable for people with a good level of fitness who enjoy a challenge. The sense of achievement after climbing Kilimanjaro and view from the roof of Africa makes all the hard work and effort well worth it!

About Zanna’s Kilimanjaro Climb

There are a number of added extra’s Zanna is doing on her climb. They are all optional, but we would love you to partake in them all.

  • Training Day and Weekend: Zanna will be hosting two pre-departure training events.  1 day in January near Brighton and a weekend event in Snowdonia in May. You will also meet an expedition leader, expedition doctor and your fellow adventurers! On the training weekend an experienced expedition leader will be giving a full expedition brief, leading two training hikes and offering expert advice on all aspects of the expedition including training, equipment, weather etc. You will need to register for the events once you have booked your place 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.
  • Sculpt Guide:To help you get started with your training, you will receive Zanna’s 12-week fitness programme, the Sculpt Guide. This will be a great start to develop your cardio-vascular fitness, in preparation for the big climb.
  • Adventurers Facebook Group: Zanna 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 to 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 request an information pack.
  • Tree planting: We are planting three native trees on your behalf in December 2020 in an effort to reduce your carbon footprint. If you would like to plant more, please contact info@earths-edge.com. Each extra tree costs £1.
  • Mountain Cleanup: We are bringing three litter pickers on the mountain with us. While walking you will have the option to help us gather rubbish which we will dispose of responsibly after the climb.
  • Vegan & Vegetarian food. Only vegetarian food will be served while climbing Kilimanjaro. Zanna is going to climb the mountain 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.

When signing up for the adventure you agree to share your contact information with both Earth’s Edge and Zanna van Dijk so that you can be sent appropriate information about the trip and be invited to participate in the above activities.

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive in Tanzania.

    Arrive in the afternoon and transfer to Arusha.

    depart
    plane
  • Day 2

    Machame Gate (1,490m) to Machame Camp (2,980m), 7 hrs trekking.

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

    breakfast
    transfer
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 3

    Machame Camp to Shira Camp (3,840m), 6 hrs trekking.

    Trek above the tree line to Shira Camp.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 4

    Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (3,950m), 7 hrs trekking.

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

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 5

    Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (4,000m), 5 hrs trekking.

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

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 6

    Karanga Camp to Kosovo Camp (4,800m), 5 hrs trekking.

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

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 7

    Kosovo Camp to Uhuru Peak (5,896m) to Millennium Camp (3,832m), 14 hrs trekking.

    Trek to the summit of Africa! Afterwards, descend to Millennium Camp.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 8

    Millennium Camp to Arusha, 6 hrs trekking.

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

    breakfast
    trek
    transfer
    hotel
  • Day 9

    Day of leisure.

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

    breakfast
    relax
    safari
    hotel
  • Day 10

    Depart Tanzania.

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

    breakfast
    transfer
    depart
    plane

Available Dates

  • July 22nd, 2021 - Jul 31st, 2021
    1 space left
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4,099.00

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What Our Clients Say

The smartest decision I've made to date was to complete the Kilimanjaro expedition with Earth's Edge. The companies ethos is something which I can honestly say is actually reflected in their practice. The expedition leader, doctor and local guides all made the experience an incredible journey. I would recommend the Kili trip and Earth's Edge to anyone.

Clare Reville. Ireland

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro was my first expedition with Earth's Edge, and what an adventure it was. It encompassed every emotion I can think of, from complete mental and physical exhaustion on the final ascent to the summit to the elation of standing at 5,986m! The whole trip was so well organised, John the expedition leader was incredible and all the local porters and guides were amazing, with never ending smiles and enthusiasm. I will definitely be back for another adventure...thank you!

Elizabeth Newton-Smith. Co. Clare, Ireland.

 

Earth's Edge was amazing to work with, they organised everything for the trip and were very helpful in preparing for the trip itself. The staff we were with on Kilimanjaro were second to none, Martina & Gracjan were both extremely helpful and supportive and the Guides and Porters played a huge part in getting us to the top. I could not recommend Earth's Edge more...Highly recommend booking them for any trekking adventure.

Aoife Ryan. Naas, Kildare

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