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12 Days Tanzania 
Safari + Mount Kilimanjaro 


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12 Days Tanzania safari and Mount Kilimanjaro trekking is the safari combination that gives you a real test of an African Adventure, you get to see All Big fives Animals, and wildebeest migration in Serengeti, and climb up to the Roof of Africa Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro combined safari is a brilliant Tanzania holiday for energetic people who are eager to discover more. The highlights of this trip is climbing the astounding Kilimanjaro Mountain and a short Northern Tanzania safari to the parks of Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater each with special atmosphere and wildlife. Kilimanjaro and short Tanzania safari starts when we meet you at Kilimanjaro international airport and take you to Mvuli hotel in Arusha for dinner & overnight.

Please contact our Kilimanjaro & safari experts for a tailor-made package based on your ideas & budget as we always have something for everyone. Karibu Sana!

During your precious 12 days of Kilimanjaro combined safari in Tanzania you will have 6 days for Kilimanjaro trekking on Machame route & 5 days Tanzania mid-range lodge safari.

12 Days Kilimanjaro trekking Combined Safari in Tanzania

Climbing the free-standing Mt. in Africa Kilimanjaro on Machame route 6 days

Visiting the famous Northern Tanzania Park with some cultural encounters when interacting with bushmen at Lake Eyasi

Spot enormous wildlife that you have never thought possible

Experience the Great Serengeti Wildebeest Migration, the big cats & the big 5

Trip Style

Comfort & private – Clean private transfer car from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your lodge in Arusha & for safari is a private 4 x 4 safari Land Cruiser with photographic roof thatch (window seat guarantee for everybody), driven by a professional, well-experienced local safari driver guide who will take you to amazing areas which will leave you with wonder & excitement. Accommodation during trekking is camping while on safari is nice small mid-range lodges & and tented camps.

12 DaybKilimanjaro Combined Safari Itinerary

12 Day Tanzania Safari Mount Kilimanjaro Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha Arrival

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to Planet Lodge in the suburb of Arusha. Later, our Kilimanjaro manager and your guide will provide a detailed briefing and check your gear before allowing you to relax at the lodge, preparing for your Kilimanjaro trek the following day.

  • Accommodation: Planet Lodge or similar in Arusha

  • Meals: Dinner & breakfast included

Machame Route 6 Days Itinerary Duration: 6 Days, 5 nights Best Time to Climb: All year around Difficulty: High Scenery: Excellent Traffic: High


Day 2: Arusha (1,400 m) – Machame Gate (1,490 m) to Machame Camp (2,980 m)

After breakfast, your Kilimanjaro safari tour starts with a drive to Machame Gate. The journey takes about 2 hours, passing through villages and local farms. At the gate, you'll complete park formalities and receive a permit for the 6-day hike. Lunch is provided at the gate before you start trekking through the rainforest, where you may encounter rain, mud, and fog. The trek leads to Machame Camp at 9,875 feet, covering 9 km in 5 to 7 hours.

  • Habitat: Montane forest

  • Accommodation: Machame Camp

  • Meals: All meals included


Day 3: Machame Camp (2,980 m) to Shira Camp (3,840 m)

Continuing the Kilimanjaro combined safari, you'll trek through heathland and afro-alpine moorland with breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro Peak. The trail becomes steeper as you pass through the savannah, tall grasses, Giant Heather, and Erica trees. The night is spent at Shira Camp (12,615 feet), covering 9 km in 5 to 6 hours.

  • Habitat: Moorland

  • Accommodation: Shira Camp

  • Meals: All meals included


Day 4: Shira Camp (3,840 m) to Lava Tower (4,630 m) to Barranco Camp (3,950 m)

Getting closer to the peak, today's trek includes reaching Lava Tower, a volcanic plug at 15,000 feet. After lunch and acclimatization, you'll descend to Barranco Camp at 3,950 m, covering approximately 15 km in 7 hours.

  • Habitat: Semi-desert

  • Accommodation: Barranco Camp

  • Meals: All meals included


Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,950 m) to Barafu Camp (4,550 m)

Challenging the Barranco Wall, your Kilimanjaro safari tours continue. Begin your day after breakfast, climbing the Barranco Wall and trekking through gravel and sand paths. You'll reach Karanga Camp at 4,250 meters, and after a hot lunch, continue to Barafu Camp at 4,550 m, covering approximately 13 km in 7 hours.

  • Habitat: Alpine desert

  • Accommodation: Barafu Camp

  • Meals: All meals included


Day 6: Summit Day: Barafu Camp (4,550 m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) to Mweka Camp (3,100 m)

An early morning start takes you to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro. After reaching the summit, descend to Mweka Camp at 3,100 m, covering approximately 7 km ascent and 23 km descent.

  • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

  • Accommodation: Mweka Camp

  • Meals: All meals included


Day 7: Descend: Mweka Camp (3,100 m) to Mweka Gate (1,980 m) – Arusha

After breakfast, descend to Mweka Gate for a celebration and certificate collection. Drive back to Arusha for a well-deserved rest.

  • Accommodation: Planet Lodge or similar in Arusha

  • Meals: All meals included


Day 8: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, depart for Lake Manyara National Park. The park is known for its diverse habitats, including acacia woodlands, underground water forests, and the scenic Lake Manyara. Wildlife, such as tree-climbing lions and flocks of flamingos, can be observed.

  • Accommodation: Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge

  • Meals: All meals included

Day 9: Lake Eyasi – Serengeti National Park

Embark on an early morning hunt with the Bushmen, learning survival skills. Later, depart for Serengeti National Park, enjoying an afternoon game drive.

  • Accommodation: Thorn Trees Camp Central Serengeti

  • Meals: All meals included


Day 10: Full Day Serengeti National Park

Start your day early with a morning game drive in the Serengeti, witnessing the wildlife waking up. Break for breakfast in the bush, and continue with game drives until lunchtime. Return to the campsite and enjoy the sunset.

  • Accommodation: Thorn Trees Camp Central Serengeti

  • Meals: All meals included


Day 11: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

Depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area, descending to the Seronera area for an afternoon game drive. Overnight at Thorn Trees Camp Central Serengeti.

  • Accommodation: Thorn Trees Camp Central Serengeti

  • Meals: All meals included


Day 12: Ngorongoro – Cultural Tour – Arusha – Airport

After breakfast, visit a local village near Ngorongoro for a cultural experience. Later, drive to Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport for departure.

  • Accommodation: Eileen’s Trees Inn or similar

  • Meals: Breakfast & lunch included

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