Starting on the Western side of Mt. Kilimanjaro,’’ this ascent covers all of the most spectacular areas of Kilimanjaro, includes villagers, farmers and the amazing view of plateu, glacial valleys and alpine desert. Kilimanjaro treks takes minimum of 6 days, but we recommend you to take 8 days route just so to give you a chance to adjust to the altitude, acclimatization  which is very important. You’ll then relax after your Kilimanjaro climb with a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch the Wildebeest migration!

Highlights include:

-Kilimanjaro Trek via Machame route (one of the most scenic routes)
-Lake Manyara National Park (Soda lake below Great Rift Valley escarpment noted for its flamingos)
-Serengeti National Park (Southern and Central areas – best for wildebeest calving season
-Ngorongoro Crater (largest unbroken caldera in the world, a UNESCO world heritage site)

  • 1 Night at a hotel in Arusha
  • 8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb
  • 1 Night at Hotel in Arusha
  • Wildebeest Safari
INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
Accommodation
Entrance Fees
Most Meals
Park entrance fees
Airport Transfers and other transfer
Private 4WD with open roof
Visit to olduvai Gorge.
English speaking guide
NOT INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Flights
Guide gratuity
Professional Guides

 

 

Additional information

Minimum Persons:4
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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/Arusha

  • 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.

Accommodation: (Mount Meru ) (Kibopalacehotel)  (Ilboru lodge)  (Palace hotel)

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Day 11: Arusha-Lake Manyara

Pick up from Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara national park.
We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch do we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

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Day 12: Lake Manyara - Serengeti Plains

After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species.
We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.

Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

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Day 13: Serengeti Plains

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.

We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!

Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

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Day 14: Serengeti Plains - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois

and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

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Day 15: Ngorongoro Crater

Enjoy breakfast, after which we will transfer back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha will we have lunch and then we will end our African safari adventure. The group should tip the guide around $20 a day. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari services.
*It is possible to have an additional half day game drive at Ngorongoro conservation area if you are not restricted to an early departure time from Arusha, please note additional cost will apply.

Please note this itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice according to local conditions / park rules. The order of places visited could also be changed according to the guide’s decision.

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

    • Meal-Breakfast

TRIP EXTENSION: Continue to uncovering the secrets of Africa on one of our exciting optional extensions.

Balloon safari.
Horseback safari.
Walking safari
Motorcycle safari, Mountain biking safari.
Magic Ireland of Zanzibar.
Culture Tour.
Maasai boma visit.

Upon arrival in Arusha/Moshi you will have Dinner and then we will end our climb. The group should tip the guides and porters, around $250-400 (Per clients) per trip, this will depends on number of climbers.

Please note this itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice according to local conditions or national park rules.

INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • Airport pickup & drop off
  • 2 nights at KiboPalaceHotel in Arusha, 1 nights before and 1 night after the climb BB.
  • Mountain Guide, Cook, Porters
  • Park Fees
  • Hut Fees
  • Rescue Fee
  • Air rescue fees, in case of an evacuation. AMREF flying doctor.
  • All Camping equipment, Tents, chairs, table
  • All food and Catering equipment’s, breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Free storage of excess baggage not required on the Mountain
  • Fully equipped High Altitude and Wilderness First Aid Kit/S
  • Oxygen tank/
  • Summit-Trails Complimentary T-shirt
  • Wildebeest safari and 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)

DEPARTURE DATES AND TIME

The departure dates for all of our east African safaris and treks tours and travel and other adventure 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 adventure packages into Tanzania and east African in general.

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