Possibly the highest top to bottom flight anywhere on Earth. To get to the take-off at around 5750m ASL, one hikes over a 5 - 6 day period through diverse alpine terrain to reach the summit at Uhuru Peak; the top of Africa's highest mountain which is technically a dormant volcano. Expect to spend 4 - 6 hours per day hiking, the ascent is gradual and requires moderate effort. Above 3500m ASL most people experience some of the symptoms of high altitude sickness which become more pronounced with increasing altitude. The summit day's hike begins with a midnight scramble up the scree slopes of the volcano's cone, reaching the rim at around sun-rise. This part of the hike is strenuous and made difficult by high altitude and cold. After warming up your hands with the rising sun, take flight if weather permits. Expect to be very fatigued and tired as a result of the high altitude, this is not to be underestimated. Weather conditions can be extreme at high altitude - clouds and windy conditions are present more often than not. We provide a complete package which is tailored specifically for paragliders to maximize your chances of flying off, including a 3 day window for possible launching from the summit. Wildlife safaris and other flying adventure add-on options available. Light weight paragliding gear and comprehensive travel insurance are a must.
Africa is a continent of wild open spaces, incredible cultures, wildlife and jaw dropping aerial views for paragliding pilots to enjoy. Tanzania offers a very unique experience and transports you back in time, to a romantic world without the stress of modern living; from the icy summit of Mt Kilimanjaro to the tropical blue waters lapping the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Island. Hike up an active volcano in the Rrift Valley just to fly over some of the most stunning landscapes on earth. This is a most remarkable destination.
Paragliding from the summit of Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the the world, is an incredible experience! The dormant volcano rises more than 5,100m above the plains below, rewarding you with at least a 90 min flight over some of the most unique and diverse terrain anywhere in the world. The guided multi-day hike to the top is tough but very rewarding. While on the mountain tented accommodation with 3 meals per day, full porter service to carry your gear and paraglider to the top are included. We provide a comprehensive package which is tailored specifically for paragliders to maximize success-rate with up to 3-day window for launching from the summit on most trips. Make the most of your time in East Africa - Wildlife safari, Beach/Island and other flying adventure add-on options are available.
Mid-range accommodation will be provided in Moshi pre- and post-hike. A swimming pool is available to enjoy along with a well-stocked bar serving Africa's finest beer. The hotel is buzzing with fellow climbers and travelers. Rooms include air-conditioners/fan and en-suite facilities. On the mountain sleeping tents will be provided along with all meals which are freshly prepared by our experienced camp chef.
Your Host: Linda
Linda is your host for this tours and will take care of everything during your trip. Furthermore the host knows everything about this trip and will provide you will all information needed.