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22 Days Ultimate African Safari

2018 December Special!!22 Days Ultimate African Journey, Kilimanjaro trek, Wildlife Safari and Zanzibar beach excursion.

Our 22 days Kilimanjaro, Safari and Zanzibar package mesmerizes those who desire to explore the true essence of Africa's beauty. The amazing combination of the vast plains of the ancient savannah, the tropical beaches and exceptional culture of Zanzibar. as well as trekking to the top of Africa's spellbinding rooftop creates an unparalleled experience. Our 22 days program has it.

Open for bookings from

25th April-2019

25th Feb-2020

PLACES VISITED

  • Tour Reference: Mt. Kilimanjaro, Safari & Zanzibar-Tanzania
  • Tour Name: Ultimate African Journey
  • Tour Type - Guided Tour
  • Tour Age requirement - 13-80 yrs old
  • Kilimanjaro Difficulties - Moderate-advanced
  • Tour Duration: 22 Days, Tour
  • Tour Availability: 1th-April 2019
  • Tour Availability: 22nd-February 2020
  • Consultant: Consea Dissa
  • Tour Consultant/leader: Consea Dissa
  • Final Destination: Kilimanjaro international Airport (KIA)
  • City: Arusha/Moshi

Day 1: Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

Flying from any international airport - Your final destination is Kilimanjaro International airport (KIA)when booking your flight:

Day 2: Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

Arriving at Kilimanjaro Int'nal airport. Our drivers/guides/representive will be at the airport waiting for pickup and transfer to your accommodation in Arusha or Moshi. which is about 45 minutes drive.

Day 3: Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Arusha (1400m) - Londorosi Gate (2100m) - MtiMkubwa camp (2750m)
  • Accommodations: Four seasons tents
  • Distance: 6 km / 4mi
  • Hiking Time:3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, we drive to Londorosi gate which takes about 3 hours 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 MtiMkubwa Campsite (9,200ft) Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 4: Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Shira 1 Camp (3500m)
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • Distance : 8.5km / 5.3mi
  • Hiking time: 7 hrs
  • Habitat: forest-moorland zone

Today you will trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. Our destination for today is the Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude today and parts of the route are fairly steep.

Distance Covered: 8.5km / 5.3 mi

Approx. Time Taken: 7 Hrs

Days 5 : Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Shira 2 Camp (3840m)
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • Distance: 9 km/ 5.5mi
  • 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 for hot lunch and then continue to Shira 2 which is 9kmgreat to acclimatize.

Day 6: Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Lava Tower (4630m)
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • Distance: 13 km

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." Great way to acclimatize day.

Day 7: Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Barranco Camp (3960m)
  • Accommodation: Four season tent
  • Distance covered: 13km / 8.2mi
  • Hiking time: 7 hrs
  • Habitat: moorland-desert

Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below

Day 8: Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • 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.

Day 9: Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • 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.

Day 10: Tanzania, 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.

Day 11: Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

  • Mweka Camp (3100m) - Mweka Gate (1980m)
  • Accommodation: Parkview Inn Moshi
  • 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. Parkview Inn Moshi

Day 12: Arusha - Lake Manyara

Resting/laundry and walk around town and visiting local markets.

After breakfast, transfer into Lake Manyara for morning game drive and lunch, a classic safari picnic in the wild, and enjoy our final glimpse of the great wilds of the Northern Tanzania. Lake Manyara offers an insight into the Great Rift Valley system and the adaptation of many herd animals and magnificent birdlife. In the late afternoon, we zig zag our way up the Rift Valley Escarpment overnight. At Kirurumu tented lake view.

Day 13: Ngorongoro - Southern Serengeti, Ndutu Area

Early morning transfer to the floor of Ngorongoro crater, collapsed volcano - an incredible natural amphitheater, 25 km across and teeming with all of the African big game. Early morning descent into the crater for spectacular scenery and game viewing in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. After lunch, transfer to the incredible NDUTU areas of the southern Serengeti.Overnight at Ndutu under canvas.

Day 14: Southern Serengeti, Ndutu Area

Chasing wildebeest migrations. Spend the day exploring the vast plains of the Serengeti, we are able to game drive all through the plains and riverine areas. The lodge is permanent, allowing for optimal wildlife viewing activities while still being close to Ndutu area. Overnight at Ndutukatikati

Days 15: Another Full day Game Drive in Ndutu Area

After breakfast, we leisurely game drive en route to Ndutu area towards ngorongoro highlands for your drive back to Arusha.

If it will be around middle of March through Mid April, you will be able to witness calving season when approximately 8,000 wildebeest are born every day for a period of approximately 3-5 weeks.

Days 16: Zanzibar Excursion

Day 17: Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Fly to the magical island of Zanzibar, from Kilimanjaro int'l airport which is only an hr flight. Here you will enjoy the rest of your day at the beach and get familiar with the locals, since it's your first and short day at the beach/Zanzibar.Accommodation at - Sunset Kendwa beach

Day 18: Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Spice farm tour in the morning.

Day 19: Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Stone town and prison island visit in the afternoon/lunch and drink by the beach.

Day 20: Zanzibar (Tanzania)

30 mntsBoat ride to Mnemba island, for snorkeling,all/half day activity(optional)

Day 21: Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Beach/relaxing day.(optional)

Day 22: Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Beach/Spa day, last shopping around stone town, and packing for your next day travel back home-Catch an evening flight to Nairobi-Kenya. Accommodation at-African House hotel Stone town.

Day 23: Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Flying home from Zanzibar anytime of the day or night, to Nairobi to catch your international flight back to the US. Flight leave at 4:45am from Nairobi.

Day 1: Flying from-SFO/JFK/BOSTON/CANADA/LONDON/FRANKFURT MUNICH/DUBAI/QATAR/PARIS.

Tuliaboutique Spa

Day 2: Arriving in Kilimanjaro Int'nal airport/Pickup and transfer.

Tuliaboutique Spa

Days 3: Kilimanjaro-Mtimkubwa campsite

Four season expedition Tent

Days 4: Shira camp (I)

Four season expedition tent

Days 5: Shira camp (II)

Four season expedition tent

Day 6: Lava tower rock

Four season expedition tent

Day 7: Barranco camp

Four season expedition tent

Day 8: Karanga Camp

Four season expedition tent

Day 9: Barafu camp/summit night

Four season expedition tent

Day 10: Mweka Camp

Four season expedition tent

Day 11: Mweka gate-Arusha

Tuliaboutique Spa

Day 12: Resting/laundry and visit local markets day in Arusha before safari.

Tuliaboutique Spa

Day 13: Lake Manyara National Park

Kirurumu luxury tented camp

Day 14: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area

Kirurumu luxury tented camp

Days 15: Southern Serengeti, Ndutu Area. Another full day in Serengeti area

Kibo Palace hotel

Days 16: Back to Arusha for a nice rest before flying to Zanzibar the next day

Kirurumu luxury tented camp

Days 17: Zanzibar Beach Excursion/Your choice

Sunset Kendwa beach

Days 18: Zanzibar Beach Excursion/Relaxing day

Sunset Kendwa beach

Days 19: Zanzibar Beach Excursion/Spicefarm tour

Sunset Kendwa beach

Days 20: Zanzibar Beach Excursion/Up north Snuckling at Mnemba Ireland

Sunset Kendwa beach

Days 21: Zanzibar Beach Excursion

Sunset Kendwa beach

Days 22: Flying home. Thanks so much for you business. We hope to see you again.

WHEN TO VISIT TANZANIA?

SAFARI JEEPS/CARS/LAND-CRUIZERS

All of our safari Jeeps are equipped with popup roof for shade against African sun; are extended body with roomy seats for comfortable sitting and stretching out legs. Every guest is accessible to window seat. all jeeps are also fitted with fridges, power charge sockets and VHF radio calls for easy and fast communication between the base office. A vehicle in only as good as the driver and drivers are excellent. Each one is custom designed with large photographic roof hatch, extra dust proofing, comfortable seats with seat and canvas covers, fully equipped first aid kits, binoculars, a selection of field guides with bottles of mineral water at no additional cost. All of our safari jeeps carries a maximum of six passengers so that every passenger is guaranteed a window seat and access to the roof hatch at all times during the safari. We service all of our jeeps after every each safari.

SAFARI GUIDE/DRIVER

Driver guides are all trained naturalists who have more than five years experience with us, they know their way around the parks and are skilled at spotting and identifying wildlife. They are also trained to prepare delicious picnic lunches in the bush, so that you can maximize your game viewing opportunities.

HOW MUCH TO TIP YOUR DRIVER/GUIDE

Generally, you should aim to tip your safari drivers between $25-$50+ per day, also depending on the length of your journey, but if your guide was exceptional, you can certainly give them more.

WHEN TO VISIT TANZANIA?

JANUARY - Best Time

There is a chance of rain, the temperature is getting higher and the humidity is building. It's still a good time to go as rates are lower and safari is excellent. At this time of year the migration herds are in the southeast of the Serengeti for calving season, so the Ndutu Plains are busy but it is amazing to see so many animals in one place.

FEBRUARY - Best Time

Migration is still occurring in Ndutu. The weather is hot and humid with a chance of rain.

MARCH - Best Time

Migrating herds are starting to leave Ndutu, heading west towards Grumeti. This is truly low season, before the heavy rains but with humidity building. Great rates can be taken advantage of at this time of year.

APRIL - Good Time

This is a period of heavy rain, so we would advise against traveling at this time

MAY

This is a period of heavy rain, so we would advise against traveling at this time

JUNE - Best Time

This is the green season, bringing lush grasses and bush that can make spotting game more difficult. However, this is still a wonderful time to travel - particularly for bird watchers as parks are full of migratory birds; especially in the south. Migration should be in the Grumeti area of the Serengeti heading north.

JULY - Best Time

This is the start of the peak season. The Migration is in the north of the Serengeti moving towards Kenya, and elephant start to gather in Tarangire. The land is getting drier and spotting game is becoming easier. Temperatures are in the high 20oCs to early 30oCs and the humidity is low.

AUGUST - Best Time

Peak season. Migration is still in the north. As the land becomes more parched, the animals' behaviour becomes more predictable. The dense bush in Ruaha is drying out so game spotting here becomes much easier.

SEPTEMBER

Peak season. The end of the migration is still in the north, with herds on both sides of the Kenya and Tanzania borders and high numbers of elephant in Tarangire. The northern circuit can be very busy, but it is less busy in the south, so for those who want to avoid crowds it's best to visit the southern parks

OCTOBER

Peak season. The migration is now in Kenya, but the game viewing in central Serengeti is still very good. Southern parks are particularly rewarding at this time of year.

NOVEMBER

Short rains. This is a great time to take advantage of low season rates and is still a popular time to travel. The rains tend to be overnight, but there is a risk of rain during the day as well. Migrating herds are starting to travel south from Kenya, so crossings can be seen in the north of the Serengeti.

DECEMBER

There is a chance of rain, but this is generally overnight. Temperatures and humidity start to build. Safari is good, with migrating herds in the north traveling south to Ndutu. The festive season can

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.

  • DURING YOUR ARRIVAL:Our driver/guide/representor will be at the airport holding your names-We will send you the name of the driver, when the time come before your arrival.
  • TIPPING:Its usually a minimum of $300 per person per trip, usually tip is handed to the guide at the end of the trip, and the guide will devide to the team.
  • EXTRA SUPPORT:As usual if someone help you during the trip such as, carrying your day pack, push you up the hill, any extra support you get from guides we encourage you look after them at the end of the trip, as we all need support to achieve our goals and dreams.
  • DIAMOX USAGE: This tablet is usually taken 24 hours before the trip start, usually lemosho route start gaining the elevation at around noon/one pm. So take your tablet the same time a day early. Also I encourage all our clients taking these pills to try it first at least a week early before the actual trip, just to see the side effect. NOTE: these pills goes well with water, you have to drink at least 3lts of water minimum every day. And you will keep taking the pills at the same time until you summit, then you will stop taking these pills.
  • EQUIPMENT RENTAL:Please make a list of the equipment's that you need to rent a week early before you arrive to Tanzania/Kilimanjaro and send to us see this link.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE SYMPTOMS:Please open this link to get a bac=sic understanding of altitude affection and prevention.
  • SNACKS: Mountaineering nutrition: This can be tricky at high altitude, because altitude suppresses your appetite. We always try to maintain, 40% carbs , 30% protein , 30% fat. MOST RECOMMENDED SNACKS:Cashews, Peanuts, Trail mix with lots of Nuts and Protein, M&Ms, Energy bars, Biltong (if you are coming from South Africa) or Beef Jerky (if you are coming from the US), Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches-WE PROVIDE THESE AS PART OF OUR MENU, Fritos, Pringles, Salami.
  • YELLOW FEVER:

INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE KILIMANJARO

  • Airport pickup & drop off
  • 1 night at Packview Inn hotel in Arusha, 2 nights before and 1 night after the climb BB.
  • Mountain Guide, Cook, Porters
  • Park Fees
  • 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

THE PACKAGEEXCLUDED IN KILINJAMARO

  • Drinks and Laundry at hotel
  • Personal Mountain Gears
  • Sleeping bags/Available for rent
  • Sleeping matt/Available for rent
  • Gratuities/ Tipping for team/crew - $300 minimum PP - Each client.
  • 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)

ENCLUDED IN SAFARIS

  • Full board accommodation while on safari. ?
  • All park entrance fees. ?
  • All Airport transfers. ?
  • Game drives as stated in the itinerary above. ?
  • Exclusive use of a safari Land cruiser or Van with a pop up roof.
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide.
  • 1 liter mineral water per person per day.
  • 24hrs emergency evacuation fee.
  • Binnoculars?

EXCLUDED IN SAFARIS

  • above. (Tune Hotel) International flights. ?
  • Drinks and beverages. ?
  • Any item of personal use.
  • Other items not specified under inclusions

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