Safaris in Tanzania customized safari & lodge safaris & mountain climb Tanzania safari- Kilimanjaro climb- 12 days
This Tanzania safari-Kilimanjaro climb is the ultimate holiday for active people. You will see the amazing Kilimanjaro and northern circuit highlights: Serengeti, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro- all with its own typography and wildlife.
Kilimanjaro Climb- Tanzania Safaris
Day 1: Arrival
You will be met at the International Airport of your Driver/Guide and our representative. We will take you to the Loasis or Ilboru lodgewith an attached game sanctuary.
Our safari manager and Kilimanjaro Expert will come to meet you and give a safari briefing. Dinner
Overnight at Loasis or Ilboru.Dinner is included
Day 2: Kilimanjaro- Arusha – Machame Gate – Machame Camp
After breakfast your safari- Kilimanjaro climb starts and will go to the Machame Park Gate (5,870 ft. /1,790 mt.) to begin our climb through the lush forest.
Trekkers will likely hear the many exotic birds in the canopy above, and many even see black and white colobus monkey and Sykes monkeys as they hike along the knotted roots. We will continue on to some heath land before reaching our overnight camp at Machame Camp (9,875 feet, 5-7 hours of walking),just above the forest zone. The trek is quite long, thus not steep.Overnight at Machame Camp. All meals included
Day 3: Kilimanjaro – Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Today’s segment of the ascent will continue across beautiful heath land and afro-alpine moorland with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Peak. We begin up the steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, and trees of Giant Heather and Erica. Scramble around large boulders as you enter the moorland zone, marked by lobelia and senecia plants, and volcanic rocks draped with lichen beards, which protect wild alpine growing at their bases. We’ll overnight at Shira camp(12,615 feet, 4-5 hours of walking).Overnight at Shira Camp. All meals included
We’ll draw nearer the peak as we get closer to the lava tower. The trek becomes a bit more strenuous as the trail steepens on the approach to the lava Tower, a 300 foot tall volcanic plug whuch marks an exposed pass at 15,000 feet. In the afternoon, descend the steep track into the Great Barranco Valley.
Barranco Camp is set on a col(flat area) enclosed on three sides with steep valley walls and the Kibo massif itself. Hanging glaciers glint in the sunshine above,amidst the eerie landscape of plants such as the giant groundsels (Senecio Kilimanjari), and the unique endemic Giant Lobelia. Then we slowly ascent to our overnight stop at Barranco Camp(12,990 feet, 5-6 hours of walking). Overnight at Barranco Camp. All meals included
Day 5: Mt Kilimanjaro- Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
The day will begin with a descent into Gorge, before we climb its eastern wall where we will enjoy views of Kilimanjaro ice fields, an equatorial anomaly.
We will continue trekking following the lava ridge to the Barafu camp. The temperature will grow colder and the landscapes more sparse as we near Barafu Camp. Barafu Camp is set on a small, exposed flat area on a ridge, acting as a base camp from which you will make your summit attempt at midnight tonight.Overnight at Barafu Camp. All meals included
Day 6: Kilimanjaro – Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp
Just after midnight we start of a challenge trek (12-17 hours of trekking). You begin trekking at 12:00 to 1 am, passing between the Rebmannn and Tarzel glaciers to the rim at Stella Point. The temperatures range from just below freezing at midnight, to between 10 deg. F (-12 deg. C) to – 10F. (-23 deg. C) just before dawn at the summit.
As dawn nears, we’ll summit at Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,340 feet. Uhuru will be the culmination of-and the reward for 6-7 hours of strenuous hiking. We’ll then descend back to Barafu Camp, resting for a while before continuing our descent to Mweka Camp (10,105 feet, 3-4 hours of walking on the descent).Overnight at Mweka Camp. All meals included
Day 7: Kilimanjaro – Mweka Camp to Park Gate – Arusha
We’ll make our final descent to the park gate, a walk of about 2 to 3 hours which finalizes your Kilimanjaro climb. After bidding our farewells to our guide and porters, we’ll take you to Arusha for overnight at Ilboru Lodge (or similar)
Overnight at Ilboru Lodge. Breakfast and dinner included
Day 8: Lake Manyara
After breakfast it is time to start your Tanzania safari and we depart for Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, Hippo and others.Overnight at Kirurumu Tented Lodge or Migunga Tented at Lake Manyara. All meals included
Day 9: Lake Manyara – Serengeti
After breakfast we will head towards Serengeti National Park. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti we will continue further into the park and go on a game drive. Overnight at ikoma Tented Camp at Ikoma, Nothern Serengeti. All meals included
Day 10: Serengeti
A full game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of the year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. Overnight at Katikati Tented Camp Serengeti. All meals included
Day 11: Ngorongoro
After breakfast we drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After arrival we will decent into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater.
As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingoes, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. Your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Farmhouse or Tloma Lodge in Karatu nearby. All meals included
Day 12: Ngorongoro – Arusha/Kilimanjaro – DEPARTURE
After breakfast (or lunch depending on your flight schedule) we return to Arusha and on wards to Kilimanjaro for departure. Breakfast and lunch included.
A dayroom will be arranged for your convenience if required.
Price on request
- All transfers in private car
- 6 days private Kilimanjaro Climb / Machame Route
- Fullboard during climb including drinking water
- Professional well experienced Kilimanjaro Team with English speaking Mountain guide, 2 porters per person and cook
- Mountain Hut accommodation (pls bring your own sleeping bag and gears equipment )
- All wildlife reserve entry fees, rescue fees, Climbing Certificates
- Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
- ‘Flying doctor’ insurance
- All items of a personal nature
- Gratuities for safari guide and mountain teams
- Airport departure tax
- Travel insurance
- Visa fee (50 US$ – to be paid upon arrival)
- Sleeping bag (rental fee 15 US$)
- Any nights prior or after the climb