Travel with Abercrombie & Kent on a 9-day small group journey limited to just 12 guests. A&K has a successful Kilimanjaro summit rate of 97%- and 30-years’ experience on the mountain. As always, A&K offers luxury tents, staff that are also certified Wilderness First Responders, and top-of-the-line camping gear and safety equipment. All journeys can be customized to fit your group. So, join us for an adventure that goes where few have gone before!

INCLUDED WITH EVERY LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEY
  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director® and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Travelling Bell Boy® Luggage Handling
  • Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day®
  • Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
  • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests

Itinerary

  • D AY 1 A R R I VE A R U SH A , TA N ZA N I A
    Arrive in Arusha and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a good night’s rest as one of only 12 guests on this
    epic journey.
    Lake Duluti Lodge
  • D AY 2 A R U SH A | SC EN I C PA RK LA N D
    In preparation for the climb ahead, acclimatize as you walk through Arusha National Park. Situated
    between the peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, this scenic park houses a wide range of
    habitats, from its string of crater lakes populated by waterfowl, to its highland montane forest and
    imposing summit views. The forest harbors a wealth of wildlife, including frolicking black-and-white
    colobus monkeys and regal bushbucks. This evening, sit down to a welcome dinner with fellow guests.
    Lake Duluti Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • D AY 3 M O U N T K ILIM A N J A RO | 1 0 , 0 0 0 FEET
    Drive from Arusha to the Machame village on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro to begin your climb along
    the challenging and scenic Machame Route. Hike for about six hours through dense rubber-tree and
    giant-fig forests to your camp, set up near huts once used for shelter. As you make your way up through
    the forested terrain, keep an eye out for elephants. Settle into your first camp, poised at an altitude of
    10,000 feet.
    Machame Camp | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • D AY 4 M O U N T K ILIM A N J A RO | 1 2 , 5 0 0 FEET
    Awake early to a piping-hot cup of coffee or tea. As you leave camp, absorb the commanding view of Uhuru Peak. Trek out of the forest up to the hagenia zone,
    through a savanna of tall grasses and haunting volcanic lava landscapes. After a six-hour hike, arrive at the Shira Plateau and your camp. At 12,500 feet, it boasts
    sweeping views across the Masai Steppe to distant Mount Meru and the Shira Needles.
    Shira Camp | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • D AY 5 M O U N T K ILIM A N J A RO | 1 3 , 0 0 0 FEET
    During a six-hour hike, skirt the Shira Plateau toward the Kibo Massif, continuing upward to the pass at Lava Tower (15,000 feet). Descend toward Barranco Camp
    through the immense, waterfall-punctuated Grand Barranco canyon, which is fed by streams from the Umbwe River. Today’s camp is situated at an elevation of
    13,000 feet.
    Barranco Camp | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • D AY 6 M O U N T K ILIM A N J A RO | A C C LIM ATIZATIO N D AY
    Hike for about five hours along the Barranco Cliff with no increase in elevation. This allows you time to rest and adjust to the increasingly higher altitudes. In the
    afternoon, you may hike in the Karanga Valley set beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Decken and Kersten glaciers.
    Karanga Camp | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • D AY 7 M O U N T K ILIM A N J A RO | PR EPA R I NG FO R TH E SUM M IT
    Take a four- to five-hour trek on another day of acclimatization as you near the mountain’s peak, stopping at Barafu Camp (15,200 feet) on a moraine, with views
    of majestic Mawenzi Peak to the right and looming Kibo Peak overhead. The surrounding, scenic alpine desert terrain is largely mineral and features some lichens
    and moss. Turn in early this evening — tomorrow, you make an early start for the summit.
    Barafu Camp | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • D AY 8 M O U N T K ILIM A N J A RO | SUM M IT D AY
    Rise very early to a hot cup of coffee or tea before setting out on approximately 13 hours of trekking today. Should all go as planned, you will stand at the highest
    point in Africa in about seven hours’ time. Make your way up a winding path flanked by the towering Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers to soaring Stella Point, at 18,630
    feet on the rim of Kibo Crater. As the sun rises, continue around the rim to Uhuru Peak (19,341 feet), the highest point in Africa, where the air is rarefied. Savor
    your achievement of summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, and then descend to your last campsite (10,200 feet).
    Mweka Camp | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • D AY 9 D EPA RT A R U SH A
    Continue your descent to the base of the mountain, where your A&K driver greets and transports you back to Arusha. During a farewell lunch, enjoy basking in
    your accomplishments with fellow guests. Comfortable dayrooms are provided until your departure flight.
    Lake Duluti Lodge (dayroom) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Valid Travel Dates:
Dates & Prices
Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.
Dates Prices Single Supplement Availability
Jan 24 – Feb 01, 2023 $7,995 $1,995 Available
Feb 07 – Feb 15, 2023 $7,995 $1,995 Available
Mar 07 – Mar 15, 2023 $7,995 $1,995 Available
May 16 – May 24, 2023 $7,995 $1,995 Available
Jun 13 – Jun 21, 2023 $7,995 $1,995 Available
Jul 04 – Jul 12, 2023 $7,995 $1,995 Available
Aug 08 – Aug 16, 2023 $7,995 $1,995 Available
Aug 15 – Aug 23, 2023 $7,995 $1,995 Available
Aug 29 – Sep 06, 2023 $7,995 $1,995 Available
Sep 12 – Sep 20, 2023 $7,995 $1,995 Available
Sep 19 – Sep 27, 2023 $7,995 $1,995 Available
Oct 03 – Oct 11, 2023 $7,995 $1,995 Available
Nov 07 – Nov 15, 2023 $7,995 $1,995 Available
Journey Details
This journey is strenuous with steep ascents and high altitudes, however novice climbers are welcome.
Minimum age is 16 years.
Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.
First group event: welcome briefing at 8:00 a.m. on Day 2.
Last group event: farewell lunch at 1:30 p.m. on Day 9.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Internal and international air not included.

These Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC (“A&K”) Terms and Conditions apply to group journeys including Luxury Small Group, Marco Polo, Family, Wings Over the World, Connections and Connections European River Cruise Journeys, departing between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023; Luxury Expedition Cruises departing between March 1, 2023, and February 28, 2024; and all related Extensions and bookings of the above programs for future years until updated.

For all other terms and conditions, please refer to abercrombiekent.com/terms.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
All group journeys excluding Luxury Expedition Cruises and related extensions, Private Jet, Wings Over the World, and Inspiring Expeditions by Geoffrey Kent are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two (2) persons unless noted on the itinerary. Guaranteed departures will operate except only in cases of force majeure, which could include any major world event adversely affecting international travel patterns or other circumstances beyond A&K’s control.

A&K PRICE ASSURANCE
A&K will honor any lower advertised price on abercrombiekent.com for the same program, travel date and accommodation classification for all small group and Signature journeys available through A&K excluding Luxury Expedition Cruises, Private Jet, Inspiring Expeditions by Geoffrey Kent, international and internal air and extra services. Travel professional or guest must contact A&K for a price adjustment prior to travel. A&K reserves the right to modify or cancel the A&K Price Assurance for future bookings without prior notice.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
All guests must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and present proof of vaccination during travel on Small Group Journeys and Luxury Expedition Cruises. A&K accepts approved vaccines per the World Health Organization list. Guests must also comply with all vaccination requirements for country entry and any local regulations, which are subject to change. A&K reserves the right to change, modify or amend the A&K COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for future bookings at any time and without prior notice.

INCLUDED IN JOURNEYS
All accommodations, meals and fully guided sightseeing (including park and entrance fees) as noted in the itinerary; airport transfers to/from hotel/ship in the first/last published city regardless of day of arrival and departure (on Expedition Cruises, transfers may be shared and included on start and end dates only); services of A&K Resident Tour Director or appropriate guide on Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions; coffee/tea/soft drinks/water at included meals; local wine and beer at all designated welcome and farewell dinners and with all lunches and dinners on Connections European River Cruise Journeys; local bottled water during sightseeing; porterage of up to two (2) pieces of baggage per person; complimentary Internet access (where available on cruises and at land accommodations; service levels are not guaranteed); hotel taxes; and gratuities throughout, except to the Resident Tour Director/Extension guide/East Africa safari driver-guides.

Luxury Small Group, Marco Polo, Family and Wings Over the World Journeys Additional Inclusions Excluding Climb Kilimanjaro:
A&K’s Travelling Bell Boy Service is provided; however, because of security regulations, this service may be limited at airports, rail stations and points of embarkation for cruises. A&K’s Traveller’s Valet includes laundry service for eight (8) pieces per person once during journey (excludes Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions). Dry cleaning is not included. A&K’s Breakfast in Bed service is included on select days up to two times per journey (limitations may apply for safari journeys).

Luxury Expedition Cruises Additional Inclusions:
Complimentary select bar drinks, beer, house wine, soft drinks, coffee drinks, juices and bottled water (excluding premium wines, spirits and Champagnes) while on board; complimentary local beer and wine for included meals on shore; complimentary room service on board; all shore excursions and lecture program while on board; A&K’s Traveller’s Valet laundry service for eight (8) pieces per person once during cruises fewer than 12 nights and twice on cruises 12 nights or longer on board only (dry cleaning excluded); services of the A&K Expedition Team and local guides; gratuities for the ship’s crew and A&K Expedition Team and Pre- and Post-Tour guides; a complimentary expedition parka and backpack and use of waterproof boots, pants and trekking poles provided on board for all polar cruises.

Africa Journeys Additional Inclusions:
Safari duffel on journeys in East and Southern Africa. Medical evacuation service, when available, including air transportation to medical care facilities, is included within Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For Climb Kilimanjaro program participants, medical evacuation is included from the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro to Nairobi. Hospitalization and medical expenses are the sole responsibility of the guest.

NOT INCLUDED IN JOURNEYS
A&K’s Guest Protection Program; international and internal airfares, unless otherwise noted; costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas; reciprocity and other border fees; airport departure taxes, unless otherwise noted; excess baggage charges; gratuities to the Resident Tour Director/Extension guide/East Africa safari driver-guides; meals other than those specified in the itinerary; room service (except on board Luxury Expedition Cruises); beverages other than those noted in inclusions above; sightseeing not included in the published itinerary; and personal expenses such as laundry (except for A&K’s Traveller’s Valet as noted), communication charges, Internet access for all trains; and optional activities (which are subject to availability).

HOTEL CHECK-IN
Most hotels allow check-in to take place during the midafternoon. Should you wish to have a guaranteed room ready for your immediate check-in upon arrival, it requires an additional room night to be confirmed. Please ask A&K for details and prices. Requests for early check-in based on hotel availability cannot be guaranteed and are at the sole discretion of the hotel.

ROOM UPGRADES/SPECIAL REQUESTS
Upgrades are typically available on request at individual hotels for an additional cost. Please ask A&K for details and prices. Specific requests such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking rooms and special dietary needs should be advised at time of booking. Please note that reasonable efforts will be made to secure special requests; however, they cannot be guaranteed.

ITINERARIES
A&K reserves the right to modify program itineraries, including arranged sightseeing and featured experts, and substitute accommodations, including vessels, aircraft and trains, at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond A&K’s control. Reasonable efforts will be made to operate itineraries as planned, but alterations may occur after the final itinerary has been issued. Due to the nature of Luxury Expedition Cruises, itineraries are for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain on board.

AIR TRANSPORTATION
International airfare (to the journey starting point and from the ending point) is not included in program pricing. A&K has special agreements with many air carriers and can offer quotations from any gateway. Some journeys require internal flights as specified in the itinerary. This airfare is typically not included and must be purchased from A&K in addition to the journey. In the instance where charter flights are used and seating is limited, A&K reserves the right to substitute and confirm air reservations on an available alternative scheduled air flight. All internal air is based on economy class seating and is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some exceptions may apply). All international and internal air quotes are subject to change until final payment has been received by A&K. Flight confirmation is based on availability. Air reservations cannot be confirmed until a passport copy is received by A&K.

All air carriers are independent contractors and are not owned, managed, controlled or operated by A&K. Your airline ticket constitutes a contract between yourself and the airlines (and not A&K), even if purchased through A&K. A&K shall not be liable and does not assume responsibility for, or accept claims with regard to, seat assignments, name changes, schedule changes, flight changes and/or cancellations. Should you change or cancel your air transportation arrangements before or after your travel begins, all airline change and cancellation fees will apply.

BAGGAGE
A&K provides porterage of up to two (2) pieces of baggage per person. Please note should your journey include internal/domestic or charter flights, your luggage allowance may be less than two (2) pieces of baggage and weight/size restrictions and additional costs may apply.

Details will be provided in your Pre-Travel Documentation. Baggage and personal effects are at the owner’s risk throughout the travel program, and A&K assumes no liability for lost or damaged baggage. Please check with your international carrier for other baggage restrictions and fees applicable to your international flights.

PRICES AND ARRANGEMENTS
Quoted journey prices are per person, double occupancy except where indicated. Although not expected, published prices may be modified due to unexpected significant external factors not forecasted at the time of printing. A&K is under no obligation to give a breakdown in costs of any journey. Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions are only available to guests booked on related group journeys. Modification of program content to accommodate a smaller group size will not affect the published program price.

CHILD POLICY
The minimum age is 10 years old unless noted on the itinerary. Minimum age is seven years old for Luxury Expedition Cruise Journeys, 12 years old for Connections European River Cruise Journeys and varies for Family Journeys. All children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A&K reserves the right to marginally exceed the published maximum group size on Family Journeys to accommodate a family. Note that some accommodations require that children below a certain age share a room with an adult.

The parent or guardian travelling alone with a child is recommended to carry documentation that proves their relationship to the child (e.g., birth certificate) and evidence that they have permission to travel with the child (e.g., consent letter). Guests travelling with children who are not related are recommended to carry documentation which provides evidence they have permission to travel with the child. Guests are advised to check with the appropriate government authority to determine the necessary documents required for travel with children. A&K cannot be held responsible should the guest, child or any member of the travelling party be denied entry to a country due to noncompliance with a country’s requirements.

ACTIVE ELEMENTS & CONDUCT
The suppliers of some activities on journeys may require a minimum age or minimum/maximum height or weight to participate. Some active elements have been incorporated into select itineraries. To enjoy the journeys as intended, a minimum level of fitness is required. A&K will require prior notice if any participant has any physical or other condition or disability that would prevent them from participating in active elements of any journey and/or could create a hazard to himself or herself or to other members of the group. Specific journeys have conditions that may require a guest produce a doctor’s certificate to A&K prior to travel. A&K will make reasonable efforts to accommodate a disability-related request for accommodation. However, if A&K, in its sole discretion, is unable to properly accommodate the need of the person(s) concerned or believes that health and safety may be compromised, A&K reserves the right to refuse participation. The guest represents that neither he nor she nor anyone travelling with him or her has any physical or other condition or disability that could create a hazard to himself or herself or other members of the tour. A&K also reserves the right to remove from the trip, at the guest’s own expense, anyone whose physical condition or conduct negatively impacts the enjoyment of the other guests or disrupts the tour. Due to ship restrictions, women who will be six (6) months or more pregnant at any time during the cruise are not permitted to travel on Expedition Cruises.

A&K’S GUEST PROTECTION PROGRAM
Travel insurance is not included in the price of the journey and is recommended. You may purchase A&K’s Guest Protection Program administered by AON (which provides cancellation coverage, medical coverage and protection against lost or stolen or damaged luggage) or A&K’s Guest Protection Program with Cancel for Any Reason Coverage for an additional fee. Coverage takes effect the day A&K receives payment for the plan. The Guest Protection Program is available up to final payment for your journey; however, the plan must be purchased within 14 days of the date your initial trip deposit is received by A&K in order to waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion. Additional terms apply. The Cancel for Any Reason Program is only available for purchase within 14 days of the date your initial trip deposit is received by A&K (additional terms apply). CFAR provides reimbursement of up to 75% of non-refundable cancellation charges but is not available on select journeys or to New York residents. The cost of coverage is calculated based on the total cost of your travel arrangements. For more information, visit affinitytravelcert.com/abkInsurance coverages are subject to the terms, limitations and exclusions in the plan, including an exclusion for pre-existing conditions.

Special Requirement for Select Luxury Expedition Cruises:
Due to the remote locations, A&K requires proof of a minimum of $100,000 per person in emergency evacuation/repatriation insurance for all polar cruises and other select Luxury Expedition Cruises as specified at time of booking. This minimum amount is included in A&K’s Guest Protection Program; upgrades can be purchased for higher coverage on request. If you do not purchase A&K’s Guest Protection Program, we require proof of alternative coverage. Please note emergency evacuation insurance provides for covering the cost associated with emergency evacuation and repatriation up to the limits of the respective policy; however, it does not guarantee the timing, method or mode of such evacuation and repatriation, which is subject to weather, location and other conditions or variables outside of A&K’s control.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS
It is the guest’s sole responsibility to obtain and have available when necessary the appropriate valid travel documents. All guests are advised to check with the appropriate government authority to determine the necessary documents required for their travel. A valid passport is required for U.S. and Canadian citizens travelling to all international destinations. Passports must be valid for six (6) months after completion of your journey and should also have sufficient blank visa pages for entry and exit stamps. Many destinations also require a visa for U.S. and Canadian citizens; this will be indicated in your Pre-Travel Documentation. Citizens of other countries should contact the appropriate consular office for entry requirements pertaining to their journey. You may be refused boarding or disembarked from a plane, vessel or train without liability for refund, payment, compensation, or credit of any kind if you do not have proper documentation, and you will be subject to any fine or other costs incurred by A&K which result from improper documentation or noncompliance with applicable regulations. A&K shall not be responsible should any guest be denied entry to a country due to noncompliance with these requirements.

RESERVATION AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Any payments made to A&K constitute your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out herein and in your Pre-Travel Documentation.

A&K accepts all major credit cards.

Deposit per Person Required at Time of Booking

Luxury Small Group, Marco Polo and Family Journeys

$1,000

Connections and Connections European River Cruise Journeys

$500

Luxury Expedition Cruises

$2,500

Wings Over the World Journeys

25% of program price

Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. If your reservation is made within 90 days of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of the request in order to secure confirmation. For all Luxury Expedition Cruise, Connections European River Cruise and Select Journeys indicated below, final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. For Wings Over the World Journeys that include European destinations, final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. For all other Wings Over the World Journeys, final payment is due 180 days prior to departure. An additional nonrefundable permit fee is required at time of booking for journeys including Uganda and Rwanda.

Select Journeys: Australia & New Zealand: The Lands Down Under; Brazil: The Amazon, Pantanal & Iguazu Falls; Cruising the Mekong: Siam, Saigon & Angkor Wat; Family Costa Rica; Family Galápagos; Finland & Sweden: Adventure Across Lapland; Galápagos Wildlife Adventure; India Wildlife Safari; Mongolia: Naadam Festival & the Khan Legacy; Myanmar & the Irrawaddy; Oman & the Emirates: The Sands of Time; Patagonia: The Last Wilderness; Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley; South Korea & Japan: Cultural Legacies; Splendors of Morocco; Taj Mahal & the Treasures of India; and Wonders of the Galápagos & Machu Picchu.

CANCELLATION CHARGES
Cancellations will be effective on the date of receipt by A&K whether by phone, email or fax. Cancellations received by A&K are subject to the following:

CANCELLATION FEES PER PERSON

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Family Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Extensions (except Select Journeys as listed above)

91 days prior to departure or more

$500

90-61 days prior to departure

20% of program price

60-31 days prior to departure

50% of program price

30 days prior to departure or less

100% of the program price

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