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Kili anyone? Groupon offer

Postby Floyd » Wed May 09, 2012 12:15 pm

http://www.groupon.com/deals/ga-odyssey-safaris-1?c=all&p=9

12-Day Expedition from Odyssey Safaris with Roundtrip Airfare, Meals, Accommodations, and Transportation $4,912 (down from $7,017)
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Postby SurfNTurf » Wed May 09, 2012 12:41 pm

And here I am whining about $300 airfare to Seattle...sheesh...
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Re: Kili anyone? Groupon offer

Postby LuLuLuv » Wed May 09, 2012 12:46 pm

That's a pretty good price, what time of year do you have to go?

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Re: Kili anyone? Groupon offer

Postby LuLuLuv » Wed May 09, 2012 12:51 pm

Oh just saw it!

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Re: Kili anyone? Groupon offer

Postby Scuba Steve » Wed May 09, 2012 12:56 pm

It's sold out. Bummer, it looked like a fun trip.

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Re: Kili anyone? Groupon offer

Postby 12ersRule » Wed May 09, 2012 12:57 pm

My eyes must be going, but I thought this was an offer for serial killers.

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Re: Kili anyone? Groupon offer

Postby TheOtherIndian » Wed May 09, 2012 1:14 pm

Scuba Steve wrote:It's sold out. Bummer, it looked like a fun trip.


What is sold out? it's still on the site and you can still buy it!
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Re: Kili anyone? Groupon offer

Postby Scuba Steve » Wed May 09, 2012 1:36 pm

TheOtherIndian wrote:
Scuba Steve wrote:It's sold out. Bummer, it looked like a fun trip.


What is sold out? it's still on the site and you can still buy it!



You're right! I swear it said it was sold out when I visited the site. :oops:

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Re: Kili anyone? Groupon offer

Postby Artvandalay » Wed May 09, 2012 5:52 pm

I'm going this August with Team Kilimanjaro and it's costing me about 3K.
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Re: Kili anyone? Groupon offer

Postby WarDamnPanic » Wed May 09, 2012 6:00 pm

I am hiking it with Marangu Hotel in August and spent around 4k for Airfare and the climb. That price seems a little high, especially if you don't live in DC.

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Re: Kili anyone? Groupon offer

Postby LuLuLuv » Wed May 09, 2012 8:59 pm

Do those 4k prices include a safari or just the climb of the mountain?I do have a good guide group I could recommend and they are reasonably priced if anyone is interested.

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Re: Kili anyone? Groupon offer

Postby climbing_rob » Thu May 10, 2012 7:03 am

WarDamnPanic wrote:I am hiking it with Marangu Hotel in August and spent around 4k for Airfare and the climb. That price seems a little high, especially if you don't live in DC.
With due respect to the OP, I agree that $4900 + airfare to DC (Dulles) and back, probably another $300-400, is high for a Kili climb that doesn't include a 3 day Safari add-on. You can do better. Shop around. You should be able to get in under 5 grand total including a nice Safari. You probably don't want to go all the way to Tanzania and not do a Safari. I also think 12 days is a tad long w/o the Safari in the mix. Should be able to do the climb, relatively leisurely, plus a 3-day Safari in 14 total days, including all travel.

I also highly recommend the Marangu hotel. I've only been there once, but it sure was a fine trip. I think our total was under 4 grand, total, including Safari in 2007.

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