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Kilimanjaro Summit to Sea

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Location:
Tanzania
Event type:
MTB Tour
Entries open:
Event dates:
9 Feb 2020 - 12 day event
± 2 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Xplore this World & RVO
Race Director:
Alex Harris & Eric Nesbitt
Email:
eric@riftvalleyodyssey.com

Mt. Kilimanjaro
Hike 5 days : 45 km : 5,000 m ascent    /    Cycle 6 days : 480 km : 10,400 m descent

At the heart of this trip is Africa’s highest mountain, and at 5,895 m above sea level, the tallest free-standing mountain on earth. After 6 days of trekking, the adventure continues with 5 days of pure mountain bike adventure, from the Roof of Africa in Tanzania to a paradise island off Kenya’s south coast.

This is not just another mountain; this is Kilimanjaro. The iconic volcano rises from the plains of Africa to stake claim as one of the Seven Summits. It is a unique ascent through virtually all of the earth’s bio zones: from tropical jungle, to afro-alpine, to alpine desert, and finally to polar ice cap. The descent reverses the same bio-zones then crosses vast Tsavo wilderness to coastal rain forest and finally to tropical beaches. Twelve days of extreme bio diversity!

The Kilimanjaro Summit to Sea is a collaboration between Rift Valley Odyssey—Kenya’s most unique MTB adventure—and Xplore this World, South Africa’s premier outdoor experience company. In crafting this unique tour, Eric and Alex have brought to bear their copious experience and love of adventure.

Distances & Altitudes

Itinerary

 

Participants are strongly encouraged to complete both the trek and ride for the full experience. With that said, the intimate size of this adventure means that we are very happy to work with your concerns.

For more details or to register visit the RVO website or contact us.

Weather conditions

Tropical to Arctic to Tropical

Season: Winter

Route Information

Distance:
480km
Ascent:

Terrain

Massive mountain descent then rolling bush tracks.

Technical Rating: 4

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
7km
845m
Marangu gate to Mandara Hut
2:
11km
1025m
Mandara hut to Horombo hut
3:
7km
375m
Horombo hut to Horombo hut
4:
13km
620m
Horombo to Mawenzi view and back
5:
12km
980m
Hormobo hut to Kibo hut
6:
10km
1165m
Kibo hut to Summit and back
6:
39km
-3875m
Kibo hut to Marangu hotel (cycle begins)
7:
85km
-600m
Marangu to Lake Jipe
8:
126km
-110m
Lake Jipe to Mt. Kasigau
9:
56km
-440m
Mt. Kasigau to Tsavo Wilderness
10:
108km
-145m
Tsavo Wilderness to Shimba NP
11:
61km
-1060m
Shimba NP to Chale Island
12:
km
Enjoy the Island

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R23500 to 8150 / USD: $5500

Registration includes: Luxury Hotels before & after (Lake Duluti Lodge, Arusha and The Sands at Chale Island) | Mountain huts with dormitory accommodation on Kilimanjaro | Lodges and camps during cycle safari | Flight from Diani Beach Airport to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport See our website for more details.

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