30 September – 12 October 2023
Also available: 2 January – 19 January 2024
Exploradus is proud to offer you this expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro followed by a wildlife safari.
Lemosho – Northern Circuit
9-Day High Altitude Mountaineering
Driving Game Safari with Yoga Offerings
Imagine traveling over dry, arid African plains inhabited by a large variety of wildlife. Everything is flat, not a hill in sight until Kilimanjaro. Considered one of the world’s most massive extinct volcanoes, Kilimanjaro is a mountain all its own. With a vertical gain from the plains to the summit being over 15,000 ft., Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest freestanding mountain. With an unprecedented elevation gain, climbing Kilimanjaro is a spectacle of diversity as one traverses its many ecosystems and climactic changes. Our climb follows the Lemosho Route to the summit, one of the least traveled routes on Kilimanjaro. It is also the longest route at 90 km, allowing the team a good chance to fully acclimatize. Enhanced with complex volcanic geology and glaciations, Kilimanjaro offers a brilliant encounter with the mystery and awe of nature.
Your cultural immersion is completed by experiencing the wonders of Tarangire National Park. It is home to all of Tanzania’s most iconic animals, from the diminutive dik-dik, towering African elephants and giraffes, to the epic huge flocks of pink flamingos at Lake Manyara. You will see the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, unbroken and unfilled volcanic caldera.
Jim Williams founded Exploradus in 1985. He’s has been touted as the Ernest Shackleton (a renegade Polar explorer of the 1900s) of our time. From successfully guiding the Seven Summits (the highest mountains of each of the seven continents) in under one year, to retracing Shackleton’s epic crossing of South Georgia Islands in the hazardous Antarctic to co-leading the first Ski Expedition to the South Pole, Jim has earned a world-class reputation as an explorer and mountain guide.
Jim has been honored numerous times for his prowess and dedication: recipient of the National Park Service Search and Rescue Award – 2003; Named a member in 2005 of the “Durable Dozen” in Best Life Magazine (along with Ulysses Grant, Ernest Shackleton, Chuck Yeager, and others) for Seven Summits guiding achievement; the prestigious Explorers Club – 2009 Lowell Thomas Award; and the 2009 Exum Award for Excellence in the Art of Guiding Jim is also an AMGA Certified Alpine and Rock Guide.