Mt. Kilimanjaro, Serengeti Wildebeest Migrations and  Zanzibar

Combined packages is once-in-a-lifetime experience

Kilimanjaro is among the most diverse and rewarding of the world’s great climbs. Join us for a journey to the roof of Africa and along the way gain insight into local cultures and enjoy superb wildlife viewing and sandy beaches of Zanzibar


Program overview

Climb Africa’s highest mountain and one of the Seven Summits. Experience the thrill and challenge of high altitude climbing, explore east Africa’s culture and varied ecology, Add a safari to enjoy some of the best game viewing on the continent and famous beaches of Zanzibar

Location      –     Tanzania, East Africa


Season        –      April – February


Length        –     21 Days


Trekking Kilimanjaro distance  –  96 Km – (60Miles)


Starting point altitude  –  2100M – (6300F)


Highest point  –  5895M –  (19343 F)


Age              –    8-82 yrs old   (Contact us if your children’s are below 8yrs old)


Tours type  –   Guided tours


Kilimanjaro difficulties  –   Moderate to difficult trekking at 12000+feets, high altitude – extreme high altitude


Talk to us before booking your international flight to Africa


 2 Travel Days in Tanzania between places

8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb

1 Day Tarangire National Park

2 Days Ngorongoro Crater Conservations Area (NCCA)

2 Days Serengeti National Park, wildebeest and Zebra Migrations

6 Days Zanzibar, includes spice farm tours, snorkeling, and prison  island tour.


Travel Insurance

Purchasing travel insurance is highly recommended for all trips. Travel insurance policies frequently cover costs associated with plane tickets, personal or medical emergencies, rescue, evacuation, trip cancellation, and theft. Individual participants are responsible for any costs associated with leaving the trip early for any reason.

We have worked with numerous travel insurance groups and have found the Adventure Travel Protection Plan from Travel Guard is the best one available and one of the only policies that covers climbing/ hiking at altitude.

Please note that there are significant benefits if you purchase this insurance within 15 days of making a trip deposit.

To learn more, click on the link below, enter your state of residence and then click on the “More Info” tab under the Adventure Travel Protection Plan. Once your questions are answered, you can then purchase the plan directly from this site.


Departure dates and time

The departure dates for all of our east African safaris, tours and travel and other trekking packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed information, as well as information on all our safaris tours, travel and trekking Kilimanjaro packages into Tanzania and east African in general.

 

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Day 1: Arusha

During your arrival, I/our representer will meet you at the airport and transferred to your , Accommodation:  (Mount Meru ) (Kibopalacehotel)  (Ilboru lodge)  (Palace hotel)

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 2: Arusha

Day at leisure and final packing day, and every last questions to be asked.

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 3: Kilimanjaro

  • Arusha (1400m) – Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m)
  • Accommodations: Four seasons tents
  • 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

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Day 4: Kilimanjaro

  • Mti Mkubwa Camp (2750m) – Shira 1 Camp (3540m)
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

After breakfast, we continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock 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.

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Day 5: Kilimanjaro

  • Shira 1 Camp (3508m) – Shira 2 camp(3840m)
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • 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 plate 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.

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Day 6: Kilimanjaro

  • Shira 2(3840m) –VIA Lava Tower (4630m) – Barranco Camp (3950m)
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • 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 .

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Day 7: Kilimanjaro

  • Barranco Camp (3950m) – Karanga Camp (3950m)
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • 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 spend the rest of the afternoon resting. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

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Day 8: Kilimanjaro

  • Karanga Camp (3959m) – Barafu Hut (4600)
  • Accommodation:Four season tent
  • 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 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

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Day 9: Kilimanjaro

  • Summit attempt Barafu Camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)
  • Distance: 6 km ascent and 6 km descent-12km total
  • Accommodation: Four season tents
  • 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. 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.

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Day 10: Kilimanjaro

  • Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m)
  • Accommodation: See below….
  • Distance: 9 km
  • Hiking Time: 3 hrs
  • 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..

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Day 11: Tarangire Safari

  • After breakfast, visit Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park is the best kept secret of Northern circuit situated south of Arusha; it renowned for its very diverse bird population and wonderful panoramas of wide savanah grassland. Later in the afternoon continue to Karatu high lands overnight.Accommodation: (Karatu farm house)  (Ngorongoro farm house)   (Kitela lodge)Meals:                     (Breakfast)  (Lunch)   (Dinner)
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Day 12: Ngorongoro Safari

  • After breakfast, drive back to Ngorongoro Crater floor, or “The garden of Eden” and take in your final safari experience. The crater is the largest un broken caldera in the world, this 2000 feet deep and 264 sq mile natural amphitheater is the host to an astonishing array of wildlife, universally acclaimed to be one of the natural wonders of the world
  • Accommodation:(Sopa Lodge)      (Lake Masek)Meals:                     (Breakfast)  (Lunch)   (Dinner)
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Day 13: Serengeti Safari

  • Journey to Serengeti via the archeological site of Olduvai Gorge, “The Cradle of Mankind”. Enjoy the multitude of animal and bird life while cruising through the acacia-spotted savannah of the Serengeti plains.  Overnight at…Accommodation:(Sopa Lodge) (Kubu kudu tented camp) (Mara under Canvas) (North under Canvas)Meals:                     (Breakfast)  (Lunch)   (Dinner)
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Day 14: Serengeti Safari

Meals:                       (Breakfast)  (Lunch)   (Dinner)

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Day 15: Ngorongoro Safari

  • One last visit the Ngorongoro crater on your way out. This activity should take about 3-4hrs and then we head back to Arusha and fly to Zanzibar.Airport pickup and drop off included:Accommodation: (Flame Tree Cottage)Meals:     (Breakfast)  (Lunch)
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Day 16: Zanzibar

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Day 17: Zanzibar

  • 4 hrs-snorkling at mnemba island/spice farm tours or a visit to Stone town
  • Accommodations; (Flame Tree Cottage)
  • Meal-Breakfast
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Day 18: Zanzibar

  • Spice farm tour, to  Unguja or Pemba island, (this tour is worth it)
  • Accommodations; (Flame Tree Cottage)
  • Meal-Breakfast
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Day 19: Zanzibar

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Day 20: Zanzibar

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Day 21: Zanzibar

END OF TOUR-Flying  Back Home In the Afternoon/Evening.

    • Meal-Breakfast
  • It is possible to have an additional half/full day game drive at Ngorongoro conservation area or other parks if you are not restricted to an early departure time from Arusha/KIA/JRO, please note that additional cost will apply.
  • Please note this itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice according to local conditions or national park rules.
  • The order of places visited could also be changed according to the guide/driver’s decision.

DEPARTURE DATES AND TIME

The departure dates for all of our east African safaris, tours and travel and other trekking packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed information, as well as information on all our safaris tours, travel and trekking Kilimanjaro packages into Tanzania and east African in general.

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING US.

 

INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE All airport pickup & drop off

1 nights in Arusha  before your trip

Professional Mountain Guide, Cook, Porters

Camping fees

Entrance fees

Trekking permits,

Air rescue fees (flying doctor)

All Camping equipment, Tents, chairs, table

All food and Catering equipment’s (BLD)

Free storage of extra bags/clothes

Oxygen tank/s

Fully equipped Wilderness First Aid Kit/s

Summit-Trails Complimentary T-shirt

Certificate of Achievement 

AWD landcruizer with an open roof for game viewing

Fulboard accommodation in lodge/luxury tent

Professional English speaking guide/driver

3 meals a day

1.5 litter of water a day

Driver’s allowances

All entrance fees

Binoculars

Flight to Zanzibar

Spice farm tours

Prison island tour

Bed and breakfast

Accommodation

EXCLUDED IN THE  PACKAGE Drinks and Laundry at hotel

Personal Mountain Gears

Sleeping bags/Available for rent

Sleeping matt/Available for rent

Gratuities/ Tipping for team/crew

Medical and personal Luggage Insurance

Visas

Any excess luggage more than 15 KG per client

Inoculations

Any amendments to the above itinerary

Value Added Tax (VAT)

Tips for guide/driver

Airport departure taxes

Travel insurance

Visa

Drinks

Restaurants and bar when in town and zazibar

 

The group should tip the safari guide around $30 a day, but $300 for Kilimanjaro per clients per trip…..for both Kili and safari tipping  will depends on number of clients.

Our itineraries include ample time for rest and acclimatisation days. They are designed to provide participants with a positive high altitude experience.

As anyone who has ventured thousands of feet above sea level can attest, altitude sickness can be a real and uncomfortable (sometimes dangerous) condition.

It packs such a punch, in fact, that most people who vacation in the high country are assaulted with tips to avoid altitude sickness.

Trust me. Even though I live in Colorado year round and my body is relatively acclimated, I always experience a change when we go to the mountains.

I follow my own tips to ease my body through the physical shock of oxygen deprivation, aridity, and a powerful sun.

The higher you go, the thinner the air. Get too high too fast, and your body doesn’t get the oxygen it needs.

Most people can reach 8,000 feet without experience altitude sickness. But the ailment can strike as “low” as 5,000 feet above sea level.

Common altitude sickness symptoms can strike anyone—regardless of their fitness level. They include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Fatigue/loss of energy
  • Insomnia

Without further ado, I present my perennial tips to avoid altitude sickness in the mountains:

1. Hydrate

This is the best way to help your body adjust to high altitude. Generally the low humidity at altitude keeps the air dry, so you should drink twice as much water as you would at home.

Also keep in mind that you want to add water to your body, not deplete it. At least initially, avoid caffeine and alcohol.

2. Replenish

Foods rich in potassium are great for acclimating. Some good staples to eat include broccoli, bananas, avocado, cantaloupe, celery, greens, bran, chocolate, granola, dates, dried fruit, potatoes and tomatoes.

Do your body a favor and decrease salt intake.

Additionally, complex carbohydrates are great for stabilizing your blood sugar and maintaining energy. Eat plenty of whole grains, pasta, fruits, and vegetables.

3. Easy does it

You’ve been planning an epic winter vacation for months. But this is the first time you’ve logged any time above 6,000 feet.

You will feel the effects of exercise more at altitude than at home. By all means, get after it. But dial back the effort if you’re short of breath, sore, or consistently fatigued.

4. Shade yourself

The big sky country of the mountains isn’t a figment of your imagination. There’s less water vapor in the air here, which makes the color of the sky bluer than the sky at home.

That’s pretty. It also means there’s 25 percent less protection from the sun. If you don’t lather up with sunscreen—a proper amount to apply is a shot glass worth each time—you burn. This is true regardless of your complexion.

5. Doctor’s orders

If you’re concerned about altitude sickness, visit your doctor before your trip.

She can go over common symptoms and may even recommend acetazolamide, also known as Diamox, the most common drug for altitude sickness prevention and treatment.

Non-prescriptive antidotes for altitude sickness symptoms include ibuprofen to relieve altitude-induced headaches, and ginger chews, capsules or tea to settle the stomach.

6. Acclimate

This isn’t just a technical term mountain climbers throw around to sound cool. Adjusting to higher altitude can take a few days.   If you have the time, consider spending a night or two at an intermediate altitude—say, spend a night or two in Denver before heading up to Vail.

If that’s not an option, plan calmer activities the first 24-48 hours of your trip.

7. Prepare

The days might be warm. But when that big ball of fire goes down in the sky, mountain nights are cold.

Prepare your body for this Jekyll/Hyde temperature swing by bringing extra layers out in the evenings.

8. Seek help

Whether your symptoms are consistently mildly uncomfortable or they’re acute, altitude sickness is real and can be debilitating.

If attempts to alleviate them don’t work, head to the nearest medical clinic. They are staffed by knowledgeable medical professionals who understand the impacts of altitude on the body and will help.

East Africa and the nearby Olduvai Gorge in the Great Rift Valley is thought to be the cradle of mankind. A native Wachagga legend tells of Mawenzi (now one of the lesser peaks of Kilimanjaro) receiving fire for its pipe from his younger brother Kibo (another lesser peak). The Wachagga who live on the fertile volcanic soils around the base of the mountain probably only came to the area about 3000 years ago thus this legend suggests very recent activity. Another of their legends talks of demons and evil spirits living on the mountain and guarding immense treasures. Stories are told of a king who decided to go to the top, few of his party survived and those who did had damaged arms and legs.

Arab and Chinese traders and historians make mention of a giant mountain lying inland from Mombasa or Zanzibar but few early traders ventured into the interior of the continent. Slave traders passed below it and sometimes raided the villages of the Wachagga but it was not till the middle of the 19th century that a more serious interest was taken in the mountain and attempts were made to scale it.

In 1848 Johann Rebmann a missionary from Gerlingen in Germany while crossing the plains of Tsavo saw Mount Kilimanjaro. His guide talked of baridi – cold, and of tales how a group of porters were sent up the mountain to bring back the silver or other treasures from the summit.They came back only with water. Rebmann’s report stimulated great interest in Germany and in the following years several expeditions were organised; first by Baron von Decken then later by Dr. Hans Meyer who finally stood on the highest point on the 5th of October 1889.

The origins of the name Kilimanjaro presents somewhat of a dilemma. Many people believe the name is derived from the Kishwahili tribal name, Kilima meaning mountain. The local Wachagga people claim to have no name for Kilimanjaro, but did name the dual peaks Kipoo and Kimawenzi.

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