Back Track Adventures Kilimanjaro Safari 2013

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Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5890 metres above sea level is the highest mountain on the African continent. This snow covered summit soars high above the plains of East Africa. Back Tracks experienced approach to acclimatisation significantly increases your chances of summiting!

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2013Feel the exhilaration as you reach the summit of MtKilimanjaro then relax and enjoy a safari through the Serengeti National Park, visiting Ngorongoro Crater, Oldupai Gorge and Lake Manyara NationalPark and so much more...www.backtrackadventures.com.au 1300 669 7801300 669 780 proudly Australian owned and operated 19842013Page 2 | Back Track Adventures Kilimanjaro Safari - Africa 2013www.backtrackadventures.com.au/africaMount Kilimanjaro at 5895 metres is the highest mountain on the African continent. This snow covered summit soars high above the plains of East Africa. Theextreme altitude of Kilimanjaro prevents many people who attempt the trek from actually reaching the summit. Back Tracks success rate over the past three years is 100% compared with the industry average which is believed to be below 50%. Most tour companiesdo not allow adequate time for their clients to acclimatise to the lack of oxygen intheatmosphere. Fortunately, if you trek with Back Track this problem can be overcome. Near Kilimanjaro is the extinct volcano of Meru, the fifth highest mountain in Africa. This 4566 metre mountain provides an excellent place to help acclimatise for Kilimanjaro. Prior to climbing Kilimanjaro we complete a 4 day trek to the summit of Meru. In addition we add an extra acclimatising day while actually on the Kilimanjaro trek. We ascend Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route over 5 days and on Day 6 strike out for the summit from our high camp. We descend to lower altitude via the Mweka Route after spending enough time on the summit for photographs and to celebrate our success. We are back in Arusha on Day 7. With our Pre Departure Information Booklet and our willing With a focus on acclimatisation, trek to the snow covered summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, soaring 5895m above the plains of East Africa. But note that this trip is not all mountain walking. Why go to Africa and not see the wildlife?After Meru and Kili were off to see the best wild game viewing areas in Africa, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.the Dierence Between Success & Failureassistance at any time on our 1300 Africa Assist line, you will be well prepared and ready for your conquest of Kilimanjaro in 2013.Kilimanjaro Safari - Africa 2013 Back Track Adventures | Page 3 www.backtrackadventures.com.au/africaOn this adventure you will be accompanied by a Back Track trek leader from Australia. In Africa your team will be joined by our African safari crews made up of experienced guides, cooks and drivers. You will be camping on the Kilimanjaro trek and the wildlife safari and sleeping in comfortable mountain huts on the Mt. Meru trek. In Arusha, we stay in comfortable lodge accommodation. This holiday is in 2 parts. During the first part, the treks on Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro, all camp duties are performed by our staff. On the second part, the wildlife safari, you may be asked occasionally to help the camp staff to put up and take down your own tents. As a team member you will need a sound level of fitness in order to enjoy this trip. The trek up Meru and Kilimanjaro involves long hours, steep trails and extremes of heat and cold. A high degree of stamina is required. No prior experience is necessary but this will be suited to people who are comfortable in the outdoors and prepared to do some fitness training before departure.Back Track Adventures have operated small group guided adventure holidays worldwide since 1985. Our experience in organising African safaris would be hard surpassed by any other Australian Travel Agency. Add to this our years of experience on high altitude trekking trips in the Himalaya and we are perfectly placed to offer you a very genuine opportunity to successfully trek to the summit of MtKilimanjaro. Our aim is to get you to the summit and back safely and ensure that you have the best holiday you have ever had. As part of your holiday and after reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro, youll be going on safari in the Serengeti. Why go all the way to Africa and not see the amazing wildlife. Our camping safari will take you to some of Africas best nationalparks. See you on safari!Page 4 | Back Track Adventures Kilimanjaro Safari - Africa 2013www.backtrackadventures.com.au/africaDAY 1: ARUSHA,TANZANIAMeet in Arusha, the commencement point for both the Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro ascents. This thriving town sits in lush countryside at the foot of Mt Meru (4556m). The towns market is alive with colour, its stalls piled high with fresh fruit and vegetables. The craft shops offer a range of superb ebony makonde carvings, malachite jewellery and bright local fabrics. In Arusha we stay at the comfortable, well appointed Ilboru Safari Lodge. DAY 2: ARUSHAFree day in Arusha. Theres an opportunity to visit the remarkable School of St Jude, founded by an Australian lady to provide free education to underprivileged children. There will be a pre-trek briefing in the afternoon.DAY 3: ARUSHA TO MOMELLA GATE TO MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2514M) Mt. Meru, at 4566m is the 5th highest peak in Africa. Far less visited than Kili, it was formed by volcanic activity and features a classic volcanic cone. It is almost extinct and volcanic activity is extremely rare. The trek to the summit involves exhilarating trekking through grassland and lush forest on lower slopes, to a dramatic walk along the narrow edge of the crater. There are excellent views of surrounding countryside and Mt Kilimanjaro.Drive to Momella gate at the foot of Mt Meru. The trek winds through the forest towards the crater floor, and then climbs steeply up to Miriakamba Hut. Buffalo may be seen just after Momella gate on the wide, open plain. Further on there is the impressive Fig Tree Arch, streams and waterfalls. Overnight at Miriakamba Hut. DAY 4: MIRIAKAMBA HUT TO SADDLE HUT (3570M) The trek continues up to Elephant Ridge where lunch is taken and there are spectacular views down into the crater and up to the main cliffs below the summit. From Saddle Hut the peak of Little Meru ItineraryTRIP OVERVIEWDay 1 Arrive in Arusha. Met and transfer to Ilboru Safari Lodge.Day 2 Free day in ARUSHA. Optional visit to School of St.Jude. Pre trek briefing in afternoon. (B)Day 3 (Trek Day 1) Commence our MT MERU acclimatising trek through lush forest and grasslands to Miriakamba Hut (2514m). (BLD)Day 4 (Trek Day 2) Trek higher to Saddle Hut (3570m). (BLD)Day 5 ( Trek Day 3) Today we trek to the summit at 4566 metres and back down to Miriakamba Hut (2514m). (BLD)Day 6 (Trek Day 4) Trek to the park entrance drive back to ARUSHA and rest up at Ilboru Safari Lodge. (BL)Day 7 (Trek Day 1) An early drive from Arusha to our starting point for our KILIMANJARO ASCENT. We ascend via the Machame Route and descend via the Mweka Route. Tonight we camp at Machame Hut (3000m). (BLD)Day 8 (Trek Day 2) The vegetation and panoramas change as we ascend to our next camp at Shira Camp (3840m). (BLD)Day 9 (Trek Day 3) The trail continues through increasingly large boulders and rocky slopes to our next high camp at Barranco (3950m). (BLD)Day 10 (Trek Day 4) We trek a short day to the only water before the summit at Koranga campsite (4100m). (BLD)Day 11 (Trek Day 5). Our slow acclimatising ascent places us tonight at Barafu Hut (4600m) from where we will launch our summit bid tomorrow. (BLD) Day 12 (Trek Day 6) Up very early for our trek to the summit. We head off by torch light and arrive at the crater rim at Stella Point (5700m). We continue clockwise around the crater rim for 1-2 hours to arrive at the highest point at UHURU (5896m). After we soak in the atmosphere of being on the highest point in Africa we start our descent via the Mweke Route to Mweke Hut (3100m). (BLD)Day 13 This morning it is an easy descent to the park entrance and then back to the Ilboru Safari Lodge in ARUSHA. (BL)Day 14 Rest day in ARUSHA. There is plenty to see and do in Arusha. Souvenir shopping is superb. (B) Day 15 (Safari Day 1) We head for TARANGIRI NATIONAL PARK, famous for its large elephant herds and lion population. Camp at Zion Camp. (BLD)Day 16 (Safari Day 2) Into the SERENGETI today via Oldupai Gorge, where fragments of bone belonging to pre-homosapien man were discovered. Camp for 2 nights at Seronera campsite deep within the Serengeti. (BLD) Day 17 (Safari Day3) Using Seronera as our base we head out to explore and discover the wildlife. (BLD)Day 18 (Safari Day 4) We travel across the plains and over the northern rim of the famous NGORONGORO CRATER to camp at Simba campsite on the crater rim. (BLD)Day 19 (Safari Day 5) We spend the morning in the crater viewing the wildlife before heading to Jambo camp in MTO WA MBU. (BLD)Day 20 (Safari Day 6) Our last day on safari as we visit LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK for lunch enroute to ARUSHA and overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge. (BL)Day 21 The tour ends in ARUSHA. Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport. (B)Meals included as indicated: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - DinnerKilimanjaro Safari - Africa 2013 Back Track Adventures | Page 5 www.backtrackadventures.com.au/africacan be reached in approximately an hour and offers impressive and imposing views of the summit and the sheer cliffs of the craters inner walls. Overnight at Saddle Hut. DAY 5: SADDLE HUT MERU SUMMIT (4566M) MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2514M) Depart Saddle Hut around midnight to reach the summit for sunrise over Kilimanjaro. This exhilarating trek follows the narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall of the crater and the sheer cliffs of the inner wall. Descend to Miriakamba Hut for overnight. DAY 6: MIRIAKAMBA HUT MOMELLA GATE - ARUSHA Trek down to the crater floor and then on to Momella gate where your transport will be waiting to take you back to Ilboru Safari Lodge in Arusha. DAY 7: COMMENCE CLIMB OF MT KILIMANJARO MACHAME HUT/CAMP (3000M) Kilimanjaro, at 5896m, is the highest peak in Africa and one of the highest volcanoes on earth. There is no need for ropes or technical equipment to reach the summit. This imposing mountain is revered by the local Chagga people and our chosen route on Kili is the Machame/Mweka trail. This is the most scenic trail and passes through Kilis complete range of landscape and vegetation types. It is also quieter than the usual tourist trail. The Machame route is normally done over 5 nights. Weare doing it over 6 nights to allow for extra acclimatisation.Drive to Machame village. The trek begins from the gate winding up to the lush tropical forests and out into heather moorland. Overnight at Machame Camp. DAY 8: SHIRA CAVE (3840M) Trek to Shira Plateau, trek through the fine open moorlands. Overnight at Shira Cave campsite. DAY 9: BARRANCO CAMP (3950M) A long trek to Barranco. This camp lies in a sheltered area below the spectacular cliffs of the Breach Wall. The Breach Wall, the dome of Uhuru and the edge of the Heim Glacier dominate the head of the valley. Overnight at Barranco Camp. DAY 10: KORANGA CAMP (4000M) Today is an integral part of our acclimatising programme. By only moving camp a little higher we greatly increase our chances of a successful summit bid. Here is our last water point.DAY 11: BARAFU CAMP (4600M) In the morning trek to Barafu. Huge glaciers and cliffs can be seen which mark this part of the mountain. Overnight Barafu Camp. DAY 12 MWEKA HUT (3100M) At midnight the trek begins up to the final steep, scree section to reach Stella Point. Walk steadily up the ridge and around the crater to reach Uhuru peak at 5895m. From the summit the trek descends to overnight at Mweka Hut. DAY 13: ARUSHA Covering the last section of the mountain, the trek continues down through the forests to the gate where our vehicle will be waiting to transport you back to Arusha. Overnight in Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge. DAY 14: ARUSHA A rest day in Arusha today. Catch up on some washing and spend time exploring the local markets for some excellent souvenirs. DAY 15: ON SAFARI TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK Drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park. Have a picnic lunch in the park, followed by an afternoon game drive. Drive through the parks varied landscape, which is scattered with huge baobabs trees and home to herds of elephants. Stay overnight at ZionCamp. Page 6 | Back Track Adventures Kilimanjaro Safari - Africa 2013www.backtrackadventures.com.au/africaEXTRA ACCOMMODATION in ArushaIlboru Safari Lodge: Twin Share bed & breakfast, $69 per person, per night.DAY 16: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK Drive to the Serengeti National Park visiting Oldupai Gorge enroute. For those with an interest in archaeology, this was the site, in 1959, where fossil fragments of a skull belonging to pre homo-sapien man were discovered. The Serengeti is the largest of all the parks in Tanzania, famous for both its migratory and resident animal population. Stay overnight in the Seronera Campsite in the Serengeti. We spend two days exploring the vast grassy plains, rocky outcrops and sparsely wooded river valleys of this incomparable park where lion, cheetah, leopard, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, gazelle, elephant, and Cape Buffalo can be seen. In general, you search for the animals in the early morning and late afternoon, while you follow the animals example and rest during the heat of the day. We camp within the Serengeti, listening to the sounds of the nocturnal animals and birds. DAY 17: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK Full day in the Serengeti. Stay overnight at Seronera Campsite in the Serengeti. DAY 18: NGORONGORO CRATER Morning game drive in the Serengeti or an optional balloon flight which includes a champagne breakfast (*this costs extra and must be pre-booked well in advance. Contact the Back Track office for details). In the afternoon drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Stay overnight at Simba Camp overlooking the Crater. From the crater rim there are magnificent views down into the caldera. DAY 19: MTO WA MBU Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive. This 100 square mile natural amphitheatre is host to an astonishing array of wildlife. You may be lucky enough to see rhino, elephant and lion, as well as large herds of zebra and wildebeest. In the crater we travel in smaller four-wheel drive vehicles, accompanied by a local guide. There is excellent game viewing with 30,000 resident animals and the photographic opportunities are unrivalled. This is one of the best places to see the endangered Black Rhino. A picnic lunch will be taken in the crater. After the game drive we exit the crater and drive to Mto Wa Mbu Stay at Jambo Camp overnight. DAY 20 : ARUSHA On the return journey to Arusha we stop for a picnic lunch at Lake Manyara National Park, followed by an afternoon game drive. This is an opportunity to see Manyaras marvellous concentration of game, including 350 species of birds. Afternoon drive back to Arusha. Overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge. DAY 21: YOUR ADVENTURE ENDS IN ARUSHAThe Back Track leadership team bring a wealth of experience to your trek. Their knowledge and enthusiasm plus a sense of fun will add to your enjoyment. Having the support of a trek leader and our local trekking crew will ensure you get the most fromyour holiday. Our wildlife safari guides will amaze you with the sheer breadth of their knowledge. They are dedicated wildlife enthusiasts, eager to show you the wonders of the animal kingdom. Your Trek LeadersOur Wildlife Safari Guide: FrancisIan Arnold, Trek LeaderNerida Hopkins, Trek LeaderMegan Davidson, Trek LeaderRay Baker, Trek Leader and Back Track DirectorKilimanjaro Safari - Africa 2013 Back Track Adventures | Page 7 www.backtrackadventures.com.au/africaPricing and Dates 2013MT MERU, MT KILIMANJARO & WILDLIFE SAFARI Trip Duration: 21 days from ArushaTRIP 1 02 June22 June 2013Costs from Arusha AUD $6650 plus US $230 local payment*TRIP 2 28 Dec 201317 January 2014Costs from Arusha AUD $6850 plus US $230 local payment*Costs from Australia please contact us for pricing from Australian portsFrom Arusha cost includes: arrival transfer in Arusha (if travelling on group flights) twin share, bed & breakfast accommodation in Arusha park entrance fees camping fees all ground transportation sleeping bag camping equipment including twin share tents services of a cook, porters and guides on Kili and Meru services of an armed ranger on Meru services of a safari vehicle, Driver/Guide and Cook while on safari all meals shown on the itinerary (20 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 14 dinners) transfer from Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport (if travelling on groupflights)onDay20.Not Included: International flights (we can arrange your international flights; please contact us for the best prices) any meals not shown on tips alcoholic drinks items of a personal nature laundry visa fees.MT MERU & MT KILIMANJARO Trek only. Please refer to days 1-15 on itinerary. Both trips end after breakfast on the last day. Trip Duration: 15 days from ArushaTRIP 1 02 June16 June 2013Costs from Arusha AUD $4990 plus US $140 local payment*TRIP 2 28 Dec 201311 January 2014Costs from Arusha AUD $5090 plus US $140 local payment*Costs from Australia please contact us for pricing from Australian portsFrom Arusha cost includes: arrival transfer in Arusha (if travelling on group flights) twin share, bed & breakfast accommodation in Arusha park entrance fees camping fees all ground transportation sleeping bag camping equipment including twin share tents services of a cook, porters and guides on Kili and Meru services of an armed ranger on Meru all meals shown on the itinerary (13breakfasts, 11lunches, 9 dinners).Not Included: International flights (we can arrange your international flights; please contact us for the best airfares) departure transfers (contact us for costs) any meals not shown on itinerary tips alcoholic drinks items of a personal nature laundry visa feesWILDLIFE SAFARI Safari only. Please refer days 15-21 on itinerary. Trip Duration: 7 days from ArushaTRIP 1 16 June22 June 2013Costs from Arusha AUD $2990 plus US $90 local payment*TRIP 2 11 January17 January 2014Costs from Arusha AUD $3090 plus US $90 local payment*Costs from Australia please contact us for pricing from Australian portsFrom Arusha cost includes: twin share, bed & breakfast accommodation in Arusha park entrance fees camping fees all ground transportation sleeping bag camping equipment including twin share tents services of a safari vehicle, Driver/Guide and Cook while on safari all meals shown on the itinerary (7breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners) departure transfer in Arusha (if travelling on group flights).Not Included: International flights (we can arrange your international flights; please contact us for the best airfares) arrival transfers (contact us for costs) any meals not shown on itinerary tips alcoholic drinks items of a personal nature laundry visafees.ADDITIONAL COSTSAdditional Costs: Over and above the trip cost, there are other necessary outlays that you need to budget for. At the time of printing this information the following costs are accurate but may increase: - Visa: Tanzania - US $50 (the cost of this visa could fluctuate; be prepared to pay more) - Travel Insurance: $200-$350 (depending on level of cover)The following costs are flexible and will depend on your personal requirements: - Medical & Vaccination Costs: $400-$600 - Personal Spending including tips: $300-$500 (plus extra for souvenirs)*LOCAL PAYMENTThe US Dollar local payment is to cover the tips for the local trek and safari crews. Back Track calculates the amount based on recommendations from the Kilimanjaro Porters Association and our local tour operator. The local payment is given by you to the tour leader at the beginning of the trek. The tips are paid to the local crew in US Dollars at the completion of the trek and/or safari. The distribution of tips will be administered by the trek leader in consultation with all group members. The cost to you in Australian Dollars to purchase US Dollars is dependent on the exchange rate obtainable at time of your purchase.* All prices are per person and subject to change without notice at anytime.Your Trek LeadersBack Track Adventures222A Barry Parade, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006PO Box 132, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006Phone 07 3850 7655 | Fax 07 3854 1079email info@backtrack.com.auweb www.backtrackadventures.com.auABN 23 910 991 873 | Licence Number 177/178 | Member AFTA, TCF, WTAAAwww.backtrackadventures.com.au Africa Assist Line: 1300 669 780KISBRO-13-04 proudly Australian owned and operated 19842013www.backtrack.com.au Back Track Adventures Kilimanjaro 2013 Booking Form | Page 1 of 2Kilimanjaro Booking Form 2013KISBOOK-13-031. CheCK availaBility: Call Back Track Adventures to check availability of your preferred trek. Treks book quickly so please book early. 2. ensure that you read and understand our BooKing Conditions: By paying your deposit you acknowledge that you have read and understood our Terms and Conditions of Booking on page two (2) of this Booking Form and you agree to be bound by these Booking Conditions. 3. Complete this BooKing Form and pay appliCaBle deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $600 per person is required or full payment if booking is within 65 days of your trek departure date. On receipt of your booking form and deposit your Confirmation Pack will be sent to you. The Pack contains all the information you need to prepare for your trek plus a Personal Details Booklet that must be completed and returned to us immediately. 4. travel insuranCe is Compulsory and it is recommended that you arrange this at time of booking. Visit our website: www.backtrack.com.au/insurance.htm to arrange insurance online, or contact us for insurance information.please complete all Fields in the form below to ensure accurate processing of your booking and deposit payment.how to Book:19842013details treKKer 1 treKKer 2please reserve a place for me on n mt meru, mt Kilimanjaro & Wildlife safari (21 days ex Arusha) n Trip 1: Departure date - 02 June22 June 2013 n Trip 2: Departure date - 28 Dec 201317 Jan 2014 ; orn mt meru, mt Kilimanjaro only (15 days ex Arusha) n Trip 1: Departure date - 02 June16 June 2013 n Trip 2: Departure date - 28 Dec 201311 Jan 2014 ; orn Wildlife safari only (7 days ex Arusha) n Trip 1: Departure date - 16 June22 June 2013 n Trip 2: Departure date - 11 Jan17 Jan 2014 n mt meru, mt Kilimanjaro & Wildlife safari (21 days ex Arusha) n Trip 1: Departure date - 02 June22 June 2013 n Trip 2: Departure date - 28 Dec 201317 Jan 2014 ; orn mt meru, mt Kilimanjaro only (15 days ex Arusha) n Trip 1: Departure date - 02 June16 June 2013 n Trip 2: Departure date - 28 Dec 201311 Jan 2014 ; orn Wildlife safari only (7 days ex Arusha) n Trip 1: Departure date - 16 June22 June 2013 n Trip 2: Departure date - 11 Jan17 Jan 2014 please tick where appropriateI require: n Flights from ________________(please supply quote) I require: n Flights from ________________(please supply quote) n Additional land arrangements n Additional land arrangementsFull name (as per your passport)Title Surname Title SurnameFirst Name(s) Middle Name(s) First Name(s) Middle Name(s)Preferred Name Preferred NameSex M n F n Date of Birth Sex M n F n Date of Birth passport details (as per your passport)Number Place of Issue Number Place of IssueDate of Issue Expiry Date Date of Issue Expiry Dateplace of Birthnationalitypostal addressSuburb SuburbCity State Pcode City State Pcodeemail (most often checked)telephone AH ( ) BH ( ) AH ( ) BH ( )mobilepreferred Contact n Email n Phone - AH n Phone - BH n Phone - Mobile n Email n Phone - AH n Phone - BH n Phone - Mobileoccupationdeposit payment details - payment of $600 per person is required to secure your bookingpayment optionsPlease complete payment details as requested and return this form via fax, post or scanned email copy. n Payment by Cheque. Please make all cheques payable to Back track adventures n Payment by direct deposit Date paid ____ / ____ / 20____ Please allow 24hours for your payment to process into our bank account Bank and Branch ANZ Bank, Fortitude Valley BSB 014 240 Account No. 3714 19046 Account Name Back track adventures Qld Swift Code (for overseas payments) anZBau3mPlease enter your Surname and/or Team number into the REFERENCE field when transferring your deposit payment n Payment by Credit Card: n Visa n Mastercard n American Express Name on Card______________________________________________ Card No nnnn nnnn nnnn nnnn Card Expiry ____/____ Amount to be Charged $____________ Signature_________________________________________________Please note: credit card fees apply to deposit payments and all payments thereafter:Visa/Mastercard > 1.2% American Express (AMEX) > 3.45%Where to send your form and payment details Phone 1300 669 780 Fax 07 3854 1079 email enquire@backtrack.com.au Address PO Box 132, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 Office Level 1, 132 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006Back Track Adventures (Travel agents Licence Numbers 177/178), ABN 23910991873, act as Travel Agents and Tour Operators contracting some services from other tour operators, Travel Agents, Airlines, Hotels and others, herein referred to as Service Providers. 1. getting started: A booking is made by completing the booking form and returning same with your deposit of $600 per person to Back Track Adventures. A Confirmation pack will be sent to you as soon as possible after receipt of your booking form and deposit. It is a condition of booking that you arrange comprehensive travel insurance with emergency evacuation cover when you pay your deposit or within 7 days of receiving your Confirmation Pack. If travel insurance cover can not be obtained for a medical condition, or any reason, you must advise us immediately. please note the deposit is striCtly nonreFundaBle. Payment: Final balance is due 65 days prior to your departure from Australia. If you book less then 65 days prior to departure then full payment must be made at time of booking. If payment is not made by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel your booking. Your deposit is non-refundable. Trip Price: The trip price is based on costs and exchange rates current at time of printing this brochure. We reserve the right to adjust prices before or after your booking. If we receive any increase in prices for services, these increases may be passed on even after final balance has been received. Airfares quoted by Back Track are subject to change by the airlines. Any airfare increases will be passed on. Flight taxes are subject to increase at any time. 2.CanCellation By you: If you cancel your trip, land and air cancellation fees apply. The fee is determined by the date that we receive written notification of your cancellation. Fees are as follows: Days before Departure: More than 65 days: loss of deposit, 65 days or less: 100% of total booking cost. Depending on your reason for cancelling, charges may be recoverable by you under your insurance policy. CanCellation By us: Our tour departures are subject to minimum numbers being obtained. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if minimum numbers are not achieved within 60 days of the scheduled departure date. We will advise anyone affected no later then 60 days prior to departure and in this case all monies paid to us by you will be refunded except any payment for travel insurance. No responsibility is taken by us for any costs incurred for goods or services purchased by you independently for this tour. These costs might include, but are not limited to, costs imposed by an airline on cancelled advance purchase airline tickets. 3. evaCuation: In the unlikely event that you are evacuated from the trek for any reason, all costs associated with the evacuation are your expense. Costs include, but are not limited to, evacuation costs by helicopter or fixed wing aircraft, medical expenses, doctors fees, additional accommodation and transport in Arusha, Tanzania. From the moment you leave the trek itinerary, any meals, accommodation or services provided at the evacuation point are at your expense. No refunds are given for unusedservices.4. aCCepting inherent dangers: You understand and accept that your proposed tour may expose you to inherent dangers. This tour is physically and mentally challenging. Only people in good physical and mental condition should undertake this tour. You must check with your Doctor and ensure that your health is sound and you are able to undertake a rigorous training programme as necessary. You must accept that you will be travelling through a remote area where outside assistance may be delayed or unavailable if an unforeseen event occurs. This may be due to medical, weather or political situations and may affect you or other members of the group or our trek crew. You must understand and accept that a medical emergency in this remote area may be life threatening and by completing this booking form you accept these potential adverse and unfavourable conditions and potential life threatening situations as your choice. You agree that Back Track Staff have answered, in a forthright manner, all questions you may have asked regarding all aspects of the Trek, in particular, questions regarding Health, Fitness, Physical and Mental challenges and risks. 5. liaBility release and responsiBilities: Back Track Adventures will always act with due care and skill. Where Back Track Adventures utilise Services Providers, Back Track Adventures are not responsible for the acts and omissions of these Service Providers, including tour guides, for any loss, damage or expense, including loss of money paid in advance which you may incur as a consequence of the acts, omissions and negligence of others. As soon as possible on receipt of your completed booking form and deposit, you will be sent with your Confirmation Pack, an Indemnity & Release Form, This must be read, understood, signed and returned in the envelope provided within 7 days of receipt. 6. your health and Fitness: We strongly recommend a visit to your doctor immediately to determine if you have any health issues that may prevent you from participating in this holiday. You must ask your doctor about current inoculation requirements. A Medical Questionnaire and a Fitness Questionnaire will be sent to you with your Confirmation Pack which must be completed and returned within 7 days of receipt. On receipt of your completed Medical Questionnaire, some clients, in particular those with pre-existing medical conditions may be asked to obtain a clearance from their Doctor as to their ability to complete the trek. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to cancel any booking and refund any monies paid. During your tour you are under the authority of your tour leader who has authority to determine your suitability to continue with your tour. 7. minors: In general, minors (under 18 years) are not accepted on this trip. Acceptance of a minor on a trip is strictly at the discretion of Back Track Adventures. In most cases we are happy to accept minors. Pleaseenquire.8. use oF photos: You agree that Back Track may use images of you taken during your trip without recourse to you and without compensation to you. The images will be for marketing and promotional purposes only and the selected medium will be at Back Tracks discretion.www.backtrackadventures.com.au Back Track Adventures Kilimanjaro 2013 Booking Form | Page 2 of 2Kilimanjaro Booking Form 2013terms and Conditions of Booking:By paying your deposit you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms and Conditions of Booking as outlined below and you agree to be bound by these Booking Conditions. Back track adventures222A Barry Parade, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006PO Box 132, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006phone 07 3850 7655 | Fax 07 3854 1079email info@backtrack.com.auweb www.backtrackadventures.com.auABN 23 910 991 873 | Licence Number 177/178 | Member AFTA, TCF, WTAAAwww.backtrackadventures.com.au africa assist line: 1300 669 78019842013