|BELOW HERE IS YOUR DAY BY DAY ITINERARY FOR 8 DAYS KILIMANJARO LEMOSHO ROUTE; 5 DAYS SAFARI & 6 DAYS ZANZIBAR WITH (2) RELAXING DAYS AT (kiboPalaceHotel) BEFORE KILI CLIMB.|
|Lemosho route, Kilimanjaro-Starting on the Western side of Mt. Kilimanjaro,’’ this ascent covers all of the most spectacular areas of Kilimanjaro, including villages, farms and amazing views of plateaus, glacial valleys and the alpine desert. A view of Mt Meru in Arusha, 92 Km away is also a very possible. This Kilimanjaro trek takes a minimum of 6 days, but we recommend you to take the 8 day route to give your body a chance to adjust to the altitude. Acclimatization is very important.|
|DAY I: Upon your arrival, I will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Arusha. (KIBOPALACEHOTEL) (five star); (SAL SALNERO HOTEL) in Moshi.|
|DAY 2: Day at leisure and final packing day, and every last questions to be asked.|
|DAY 3: Londorossi Gate to Mti mkubwa camp|
| •Distance: 6 km•Hiking Time:3-4 hours
•Habitat: Rain Forest ……………After breakfast, we drive to Londorosi gate which takes about 3hours from Arusha. Registration will take place and other formalities. The 4WD will take you further up to Lemosho glades, thereafter you can walk for about 2-3hrs to Mti Mkubwa Campsite (9,200ft) Dinner and overnight at the camp
|DAY 4: •Mti Mkubwa Camp -Shira Camp 1|
| •Distance: 8 km•Hiking Time 5-6 hours
•Habitat: Moorland……..We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rocks draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing. Dinner and overnight.
|DAY 5: Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2|
|•Distance: 7 km•Hiking Time: 3-5hours
•Habitat: Moorland………….We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. A little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth. Dinner and overnight.
|DAY 6: •Shira 2 through Lava Tower Rock to Barranco Camp|
| •Distance: 13 km•Hiking Time: 7-9 hours
•Habitat: Semi Desert…….From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco camp at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day. Dinner and overnight at the camp
|DAY 7: •Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp|
| •Distance: 6 km
•Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
•Habitat: Alpine Desert……..After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization. Hot Lunch is served and you spend the rest of the afternoon resting. Dinner and overnight at the camp
|DAY 8: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp|
•Distance: 5 km
•Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
•Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu camp. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here hot lunch is served, and we rest while waiting for dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position. Dinner and overnight at the camp
|DAY 9 : Barafu Camp to Summit and then Mweka Camp|
| •Distance: 6 km ascent and 6 km descent•Hiking Time: 5-8 hours ascent / 2-4 hours descent
•Habitat: Arctic………..Very early in the morning, we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft.) 5657M), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise and view you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Previous camp site, Barafu for lunch. You will want trekking poles going down to Mweka Camp which is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
|DAY 10: Mweka Camp to Mweka gat check out point.|
|•Distance: 9 km•Hiking Time: 3- hours•Habitat: Rain Forest……….After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy sometime. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Mweka gate to drive you back to hotel in Moshi/Arusha. Dinner and celebrations at Kibo Palace.|
|DAY 11: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK/LAKE MANYARA|
After breakfast in Arusha, start your safari by visit Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park is the best kept secret of the Northern circuit, situated south of Arusha; it is renowned for its very diverse bird population and wonderful panoramas of wide savannah grassland dotted with open acacia woodland, studded with large baobab trees. In the late afternoon, we continue to Karatu high lands overnighting at NGORONGORO SAFARI TENTED CAMP
|DAY 13: NGORONGORO CRATER|
|After breakfast we drive to Ngoro Ngoro Crater and venture down to the crater floor, or “The garden of Eden” viewing the high concentration of wildlife. The crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world, this 2000 feet deep and 264 sq mile natural amphitheater is host to an astonishing array of wildlife, universally acclaimed to be one of the Natural Wonders of the World, the Ngoro Ngoro crater inevitably invites the comparison with the garden of Eden. It is the best place to see the big five: elephants, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo. In the late afternoon we journey to the Serengeti. Enjoy the multitude of animal and bird life while cruising through the acacia-spotted savannah of the Serengeti plains. Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge or Safari luxury tent|
|DAY 14-15 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK|
|The vast Serengeti is one of the most stunning wildlife sanctuaries on the planet. The name comes from the Maasai “siringet” referring to endless plains. This vast savannah hosts the world’s largest surviving concentration of plains game. In addition to the short grass plains there are beautiful rocky out-cropping called kopjes (pronounced copies) and thousands of acres of bush and acacia woodland. The Seronera area has permanent water and therefore is an excellent area to spot the big cats and elephant in the dry season. This is home to the “Great Migration” where millions of antelopes and zebras traverse an area of 14,764 sq kilometers (5,700 sq miles) ranging from the Masai Mara in Kenya in the northeast, along to the shores of Lake Victoria in the west and down to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater in the south. The movement of the herds is driven by the rains which result in water and food for the grazers who in turn are hunted by the resident predators.|
|DAY 16: Your last day on safari, NO MORE, driving in the bush, we fly to the magical island of Zanzibar. Accommodation-at Smile beach hotel (BB)
Option 1: Fly from Serengeti air strip to Zanzibar, or
Option 2: Drive for 5 hrs back to Arusha, then you fly to Zanzibar from Arusha.
|DAY 16: Zanzibar— relaxing at the beach
DAY 17: Zanzibar— 4 hrs-snorkling at mnemba island/spice farm tours or a visit to Stone town
DAY 18: Zanzibar—Spice farm tour, tour to Unguja or Pemba island, (this tour is very special)
DAY 19: Zanzibar—Relaxing at the beach
DAY 20:Zanzibar–One last day at the beach
DAY 21: END OF TOUR-flying home.
PROCEED TO YOUR NEXT DESTINATION OR END YOUR TRIP:
You can get dropped off at your accommodation in Arusha/Moshi or at the Airport, if you are flying out the same day.
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