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KILIMANJARO AND SAFARI 11 DAYS TOUR

Highlights

  • Duration: 11 days

  • Category: Kilimanjaro Trekking, Wildlife Safari

  • Destination: Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

  • Travel activity: Mountain trekking, Game drive

  • Major attractions: Africa’s highest mountain, lake Manyara, Big five, Ngorongoro crater

  • Start in: Moshi

  • End in: Arusha

  • Mountain packing list -hiking pants, winter jacket, long sleeve shirts, hiking   boots, trekking socks, warm gloves, sunglasses and toiletries

  • Safari packing list– safari boots, bush-colored shirts, cotton pants, pair of shorts, warm sweater, sun hat and glasses, digital camera, sandals, binoculars and personal toiletries

Day 1: Marangu Gate (1,800 m) To Mandara Hut (2,720 m)

In the morning, drive from Moshi to Marangu gate for registration formalities and trekking preparations. Start climbing through coffee and maize plantations leading into the rainforest. The path leads to Mandara for resting and overnight stay.

Day 2: Mandara Hut (2,720 m) To Horombo Hut (3,720 m)

Climb from the rainforest into the moorland zone with magnificent views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Climb steadily through the giant heather where the trail leads to Horombo Hut. Have rest upon arrival and take time gaining energy for the next day. Dinner and sleep at the hut.

Day 3: Acclimatization Day at Horombo Hut

Climb towards Mawenzi hut meant for acclimatization enabling your body getting used to high altitude and lower oxygen levels. Return to the camp in the afternoon for a hot lunch. Take the rest of the day off resting and recuperating for the next day.

Day 4: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) to Kibo Hut (4,720 m)

Climb steeply towards the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to screed and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. The path leads to Kibo Hut to arrive in the afternoon. Have personal time resting and recuperating for the final ascend. It’s advised to take high amount of water and sleep early by 19:00 pm.

Day 5: Kibo Hut (4,720 m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) To Horombo Hut (3,720 m)

Wake up by 23:30 for a hot cup of coffee and putting on trekking gears. Start climbing by midnight through the volcanic screen to reach Gilman’s (5,681 m) by sunrise. Take time to rest and make the final round trip to reach Uhuru Peak (5895m). At the summit, take pictures while feeling accomplished standing at the roof of Africa. Start descending to reach Horomo Hut in the late afternoon. Dinner and sleep at the hut.

Day 6: Horombo Hut (3,720 m) To Marangu Gate (1,800 m)

Descend through moorland into the beautiful lush green forest. Arrive at the gate by mid-day for tipping the crew (guides, porters and cookers) and certificate awards. Green certificates are awarded to hikers who reached Gilman’s and golden to the ones who reached Uhuru peak. Drive back to Arusha for resting and much celebrations.

Day 7: Game Drive In Manyara National Park

Pickup from your accommodations in Arusha for a 2 hour drive to Manyara located at the foothill of the great Rift valley. Explore the lush green park habituated by underground rivers . Game drive to spot the famous tree-climbing lions, elephants, baboons, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, monkeys and a variety of bird species. Break for lunch and proceed with the drive to lake Manyara. Game view to admire the beauty of the lake and see flamingos laid beautifully across the lake. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and sleep.

Day 8: Half Day Game Drive and Transfer To Serengeti National Park

Have early breakfast and checkout the hotel for a short adventure. Game drive in search of more animals in their nature. Visit the hot springs to see hot natural water emerging from the ground and flowing over the rocks. Break for lunch at one of the picnic sites. Exit the park for a drive to the exclusive Serengeti.  Upon arrival, transfer to the booked hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 9: Full Day Game Drive In Serengeti

Leave for a full day adventure in the beautiful savannah plains of Serengeti. Game drive to spot big cats (lion, leopard and cheetah), elephants, hyenas, buffalos, giraffes, Oryx, antelopes. Break for lunch and proceed with game drive till evening. Return to the hotel for dinner and sleep.

 

Day 10: Serengeti Half Day Game Drive and Transfer To Ngorongoro

Explore the endless plains of Serengeti in search of wildebeests, elands, toppi, warthogs and many others. Come across different bird species in the park. Break for lunch and proceed with the drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Arrive in the late afternoon and transfer to the booked hotel for an overnight stay.

 

Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive and Transfer To Arusha

Checkout the hotel with packed lunch and drive to Ngorongoro. Descend down the Ngorongoro caldera which is a home to thousands of animals of birds. Game drive in the crater spotting the big five (the only place where big five can be seen at once), elephants, giraffes, elands, hyenas, antelopes, oryx, jackals and others. Come across variety of bird species. Break for a picnic lunch and proceed with game viewing till late afternoon. Ascend out the crater and drive back to Arusha or airport for departure.

Price Include:

Kilimanjaro park permits

Professional mountain crew (guides, cooks and porters)

Two nights accommodation (before and after climb)

Camping facilities

Boiled water while at the mountain

Sleeping bags

First aid kit

4WD vehicles with pop up roof for excellent views

All park entry fees

All safari inclusive packages

3 proper meals+ mineral water and tea/coffee

Certificates for successful climb

Price Exclude:

International flights

Tanzanian Visa

Trekking gears rentals

Tips for guides and cooks

All things of personal nature

Extra meals and drinks

Extended tours

Items not specified in terms and conditions

Extended tours not specified in the main package