jueves, 23 de junio de 2011

Great experiences of a lifetime: Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro

Among the truly great experiences in life, few can beat standing atop the “Mountain of Greatness.” Mount Kilimanjaro is not only the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, it is the highest peak of Africa and, best of all, it is the most accessible to walk of all the great mountains on this planet. 

To help make the dream come to true, Carte Blanche Travel is proud to present Tortilis Camp. At the foot of the majestic peak, Tortilis is the perfect base camp.  And to make it even more perfect, the camp lays right at the heart of the famous Amboseli National Park. The park is home to thousands of Africa’s greatest animals and is considered the best place on the continent to observe free-ranging elephants.  It is also home to a spectacular diversity of birdlife.

Tortilis Camp is multi-award winning ecotourism lodge, collecting accolades from the likes of Condé Nast Traveller. It offers some of the most stunning sights in Africa: The falling sunset across the peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru in Tanzania is unrivalled by any other place. The food is unbeatable too: Chefs use home-grown ingredients and dish together the very best of safari dining. All construction is of local natural materials and thatched roofs. The tents are large and spacious, with king or twin beds and elegant en suite bathrooms. The main lounge, bar and dining area is exquisitely built with local skill.

Don’t miss out on the dream! See Carte Blanche Travel for further details and contact us on telephone: +44 (0) 20 7376 1950 or by email: info@carteblanchetravel.com, and make your booking today! 

1 comentario:

    To choose the right Kilimanjaro Climb route for you, there are plenty of variables to be mindful of.
    Who: Who is climbing? The whole group's abilities must be factored into choosing a route. The rest of the party is relying on your decision. Pick a route that best fits everyone.
    What: What limitations surround your climb? Are you bound by a budget? Or the number of days on your trip? There are cheap/expensive routes, and short/long itineraries.
    How: How do you see your trek? Do you want the most challenging route or a less strenuous one? These answers will affect which route is for you.
    Where: Where do you want to begin your climb? The routes start from all sides of the mountain. Where you begin affects cost, scenery and scenic variety.
    Why: Why are you climbing? Is it very important to summit? Then choose a route with a high success rate. Do you want to take the best photos? Then pick the most scenic route.
    When: If you are climbing during the dry season, great. But if you are climbing during the rainy season or the shoulder seasons, then the route you select can play into the climb's difficulty.
    So Which is the best route to use to climb up kilimanjaro? Lemosho Route and Rongai Route are the most scenic routes up kilimanjaro. Mt Kilimanjaro Machame route is also a scenic and very popular route with many climbers.
    The Marangu Route Climb is however the most used route since it has the advantage of sleeping in huts with bunker beds, hot showers, beverages and beers in the evenings are also available. Marangu is also the shorter route and can be done in 5 days although an extra day for acclimatisation is recommended.