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How Much Does it Cost to Climb Kilimanjaro

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Since Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller reached the summit of Kilimanjaro in 1889, thousands have climbed the mountain while millions across the world are asking the same question, what would it cost to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

While there is no specific amount, the cost varies from US$1,000 to US$4,000 and above depending on operators, choice of equipment and food.

However, there are operators offering a cheaper price to beat competitors and sustain their business, but it is also good to note that these set of operators cut key expenses to stay profitable. In most cases, staff expenses, quality of equipment and food dropped.

Also, since Kilimanjaro National Park fees are fixed at about US$800 for six days camping trek, budget operators are forced to cut porters’ expenses leaving you with less experienced guides. A situation that could lead to an unsuccessful trip or even something worst during bad weather.

Why You Should Avoid Cheap Kilimanjaro Operators

Climbing Kilimanjaro is not cheap and requires experience guides/assistant guides on your team. A poorly paid guide is unlikely to go the extra mile to make your experience enjoyable or even care if you reach the summit or not. Let’s pray things goes well because if things goes the other way, the one thing you want to be sure of is that your guide is one of the best. Therefore, don’t start your search for Kilimanjaro climb looking at the cost, focus on the company’s reputation and past experiences through feedbacks.

Another reason to be careful is your health/safety, quality equipment that keeps you warm and dry during worst weather cost money. But since park fees are fixed, budget operators look to cut costs by managing or even leaving behind some of the equipment needed in the kitchen. It may not seems important but it makes the trek physically challenging and reduce your chances of reaching the summit.

Again, food is cheap in Tanzania but carrying food to the mountain can be challenging and cost money, hence, the reason quality fresh stuff like the fruits and vegetables are sometimes cut off by budget operators. Here is the secret, you need quality tasty food to sustain you at altitude, where you are likely to lose appetite but you have to eat because your body needs fuel!.

Finally, the cost you pay determines your chances of reaching the summit and coming back down alive as available data showed only 62 percent of Kilimanjaro tourists were successful. Therefore, you may not find experienced mountaineers, who care about you, about how well you enjoy the trek, about their staff and the mountain for $1,200 or under $1,700. Happy climbing!

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and Investing.com, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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Billionaire Jay-Z’s Net Worth Jumps 40% With Sales Of Streaming Service Tidal, Champagne Brand

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Over the past two weeks, the rapper struck deals to sell his boutique music streaming service and half of his champagne brand Armand de Brignac, adding an enormous pile of cash to his already massive fortune.

“Hip-hop from the beginning has always been aspirational,” Jay-Z said in 2010 when Forbes got a ringside seat to the rapper’s first meeting in Omaha with billionaire investor Warren Buffett. “It always broke that notion that an artist can’t think about money as well.”

More than a decade later, the rapper-turned-billionaire is showing exactly what he means: In his second major deal in as many weeks, Jay-Z inked a deal to sell  a majority stake in music streaming company Tidal to Jack Dorsey’s mobile payment company Square for $297 million. The transaction valued the company at about $450 million—$150 million more than Forbes’ 2019 estimate. Forbes figures he netted out $149 million in cash and stock—and got a board seat—after buying back 33% of Tidal from T-Mobile earlier this week and then selling that and the third he already owned. Tidal’s “artist shareholders” will continue to have a stake in the company, and Jay-Z will own a small percentage, as well.

This comes a week after he sold half of his Armand de Brignac champagne to LVMH in a deal that valued the luxury liquor company at about $640 million.

The two deals helped lift the fortune of hip-hop’s first billionaire to $1.4 billion, up from $1 billion.

It’s just the start.  His diverse and growing business includes the remaining 50% stake in the $300-per-bottle Armand de Brignac, as well as D’Usse cognac and a collection of less-sexy startups including insurance startup Ethos and salad chain Sweetgreen. He also owns a chunk of his own music, shares multiple multi-million dollar mansions with his wife Beyoncé and has a growing art collection.

In 2005 he laid down the now prophetic lyric, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man.”

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“In Less Than 24 Hours 2.3 Million Nigerians Registered to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination”- NPHCDA

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Over 2 Million Nigerians Have Self-registered for COVID-19 Vaccine on The NPHCDA Online Portal

On Wednesday, Nigeria’s primary healthcare agency boss, Faisal Shuaib, said that over 2 million Nigerians have registered to receive the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

He said, “In less than 24 hours, 2.3 million Nigerians have registered to take the vaccines and the numbers keep increasing,”

According to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) tweet on Monday, a healthcare worker, Osindeinde Ademilayo Abodede, was the first person to register for the vaccine. Her appointment has been scheduled for March 12 in Abuja.

The self-registration online portal was launched a day before the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the country.

The agency said Healthcare workers will be given priority in the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.

NPHCDA also stated that high priority will be given to “frontline workers” such as members of the military, police, Nigerians who are working at border posts, oil and gas workers, and “strategic leaders.”

Faisal Shuaib said, “As the vaccines arrive in batches due to limited supply we will inform Nigerians about who and where to receive the vaccine,”

“States without a functional airport will have their vaccines transported by road using vans with fitted cold cabins, from the nearest airport,” he added.

Boss Mustapha, Nigeria’s secretary-general urged traditional rulers, religious leaders, civil society groups, and the media to spread the message that vaccinations were needed. “This is a fight for everyone.” He said.

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How to Self-register For COVID-19 Vaccine in Nigeria

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COVID-19 Vaccine Self-registration Process in Nigeria

Following the delivery of the 3.92 Million AstraZeneca vaccine to Nigeria on the 2nd of March, Nigeria’s Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has launched an online self-registration portal for COVID-19 vaccine registration.

How to register

Nigerians who want to self-register for the AstraZeneca vaccine can visit the NPHCDA’s portal for registration.

What do you need to fill the form?

To fill the vaccination form, you need your basic information: full name, contact phone number, email address, date of birth, sex, a form of ID, a residential address including states, LGA of residence, and ward of residence.

You are also required to select your preferred vaccination site from the listed available vaccination site in your area and upload a photograph. The form asks if you work in the health sector and if you have any medical conditions or a history of allergies.

Finally, you are required to type in a code and this completes your registration process.

You should receive a message that your registration has been completed. You will also be issued a vaccination ID. The message goes thus:

“Registration Completed! Your Vaccination ID is: XXXX

Your data is successfully received.

Thank you for taking the time to fill the form, you will receive an SMS and email shortly containing your Vaccination No. and other instructions.”

Who is eligible to receive the vaccination?

Healthcare workers top the list of people who will receive the vaccine first. Away from them, the NPHCDA said it will prioritize “frontline workers – the military, police, oil and gas workers, customs workers, and strategic leaders.”

Under the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) scheme,  Nigeria will be the third African country to receive a vaccine, after Ghana and Ivory Coast.

It is reported that the vaccine will be administered without charges and the country is expected to receive a total of 16million free doses from COVAX in the coming months.

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