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Tanzania, Africa

January 2 - 14, 2017

Adventure Information:


For those traveling with the Team including the international air package - the trip gateways from Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) on January 2, 2017. It returns to Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) on January 14, 2017.


For those using their own international air, this adventure begins at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) on January 3, 2017. It ends at on January 13, 2017 at the hotel or airport.


Guest Prices:*


$4598 Per Person/Double Occupancy.

$6498 Per Person/Double Occupancy w/International Air***.

$5598 Per Person/Single Occupancy.

$7498 Per Person/Single Occupancy w/International Air***.


ALL Reservations require an additional one time $500 per person administrative fee.


Deposits & Payments (See Cancellation and Refund Policies Below).


Deposits: A deposit of $1500 USD per person is required to reserve your space. No space will be held without a complete deposit. Deposits may be made by check or credit card. 


Payments: All payments must be made according to the schedule & are subject to the cancellation & penalty policy. Our tour prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuation at the time of final payment. Final payment is due on or before November 15, 2016. Final payments may be made by check. Final payments by debit or credit card will incur a 3% surcharge.


Payment Options: $1500 - Deposit ($500 is Non Refundable) If you would like to pay in full, please tell us in the comment section of the online registration form. A representative will contact you by telephone.


Itinerary At-A-Glance


02 - January - Depart USA/Canada


03-January: Arrive Killimanjaro Airport. Transfer to Lodge [D]

04-January: Village walk. Overnight Lodge [B,L,D]

05-January: School visit. Afternoon trek Briefing. Overnight Lodge [B,L,D]


06-January: Kilimanjaro hike – Forest Camp [B,L,D]

07-January: Kilimanjaro hike – Shira 1 Camp [B,L,D]

08-January: Kilimanjaro hike – Shira 1 Camp - Out and Back, [B,L,D]

09-January: Kilimanjaro hike – out. Transfer and overnight Lodge [B,L,D]


10-January: Tarangire National Park, game drive & picnic lunch. Overnight Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge [B,L,D]

11-January:Lake Manyara National Park, game drive & picnic lunch. Overnight Kirurumu Manyara Lodge [B,L,D]

12-January: Ngorongoro Crater, game drive & picnic lunch. Overnight Kirurumu Manyara Lodge [B,L,D]


13-January: Transfer to Arusha. Last minute shopping, visit Shanga & lunch. Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departures [B,L]


Itinerary Subject To Change: Please note that the details of this itinerary are subject to change. Many of the planned activities are organized according to availability, events or seasonal dates, appropriate weather conditions or the discretion of our guides. We make every effort to provide the experience described in the itinerary with the understanding that some things may change.


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Adventure Inclusions


  • 7- nights lodge accommodations.

  • 3-nights Kilimanjaro Camp accomodations including full camp, tents, sleeping bags/liner/pad, private toilet & portage. 

  • All meals as indicated on the itinerary: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner. 

  • All hikes and walks led by Licensed and Professional Tanzanian Kilimanjaro guides and a Walking Connection host and A.I.M staff.   

  • Safari includes game drives via 4 wheel safari vehicles, certified Tanzania Safari Guides.

  • Group Transfers from JRO - Kilimanjaro Airport to Lodge - Airport.


What is NOT included


  • International or Domestic Airfare.

  • Tanzania Visa - Visas are required for all U.S. and Canadian citizens to enter Tanzania. We recommend securing documentation prior to arrival. The Walking Connection will supply information for the proper paper work for all guests.

  • Tips for guides or other services.

  • Travel insurance. **(Required) 

  • Early check in & late check out of rooms

  • Optional tours or items of a personal nature such as drinks and extra bottled water.

  • Photographs & phone calls

  • No discounts or refunds on any unused portion of the tour.

  • Anything that is not specifically listed as included.

  • Travel Insurance is not included, we recommend CSA Travel Pro.


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*PRICE VARIATION – Prices are based upon the current government fees for park and sanctuary entry and all taxes at the time of publication of this web page. Should the government impose any new taxes, raise the current tax or increase the entry cost to any park or sanctuary, the price increase will be passed along and charged to you. You will be notified of this increase at the time we are notified. All payments received by us are subject to the cancellation policy already published and in effect.


**TRAVEL INSURANCE THAT CONTAINS EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT, HOSPITALIZATION, EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND MEDICAL TRANSPORT BACK TO THE USA IS REQUIRED. IF, you are using a credit card and wish to use their travel insurance, please be sure it includes Emergency Medical Treatment, Hospitalization, Emergency Evacuation and Medical Transport back to the US/Canada is required.


Due to the unique nature of this adventure and its remote location, it is REQUIRED that clients take out adequate insurance cover against all risks associated with adventure travel, this means appropriate travel and medical insurance prior to departure of clients from their country of origin. A climb or safari is an adventure holiday and accordingly the Walking Connection, Adventure International, LLC or their officers and employees shall be liable in way for any loss or damages expenses or costs arising from any incident involving clients that may occur whilst using any of the services provided by the Walking Connection, Adventure International, LLC or third parties contracted by the company. Insurance should at least cover: personal accident, medical expenses, hospitalization, repatriation, trip curtailment, cancellation, and loss of valuables.


For more information about insurance please call or email Gene for the Walking Connection preferred provider. CSA Travel Pro.


***International Airfare - The Walking Connection does NOT provide international or domestic airfare. The international airfare indicated in the Adventure Price section above is provided as a courtesy to the A.I.M. program. A.I.M. is the sole provider and cooridinator for air travel with regard to this adventure. ALL inquiries with regard to air will be referred to them. 

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Additional Details:


Reservations for this trip are available on a limited basis and are only available on a first come first served basis. Should this trip completely sell out, please see our waiting list policy below.


Adventure Minimum: This trip must have a minimum of 10 guests traveling together. 


Waiting List Policy: On occasion, AIM and Walking Connection adventures sell out and a waiting list is formed. If this should happen, the following policy will apply: To be put on the waiting list, a fully refundable deposit is due with reservation. If space becomes available, you will be notified at that time and if you choose to go, the standard cancellation policy will then apply. If not, your money will be refunded in full.


Travel Roommates and Single Supplements: If you have registered for double occupancy but do not have a travel roommate, the Walking Connection will attempt to locate one for you. In the event that a roommate cannot be found, you may be charged for a Single Supplement for any portion of the tour where you will be rooming as a single. Travel roommates are assigned in the order in which we receive deposits and confirmed reservations. Final roommate assignments will be made and you will be notified of any Single Supplement charges due 30 days prior to your final payment due date.


Cancellations & Refunds: Should you have to cancel your tour the following terms will apply:

All cancellation requests will incur an additional $500.00 per person administrative fee.


  • For cancellations 0-59 days prior to departure and no shows, no refunds will be made.

  • No refunds will be made for any unused portion of the trip.


All cancellations must be made in writing and delivered to The Walking Connection via e-mail and/or United States Post Office. Your cancellation date is the date your notice is received and confirmed by The Walking Connection, not the postmark date.


Should this trip be cancelled by The Walking Connection: 100% Refund.


Additional Forms: Please note that the administrative, operational company (The Walking Connection) and the hosting organization (AIM of Mercyhurst University) require additional forms to be completed prior to your actual travel. 

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