About Safari and Kilimanjaro Climb Tours
This package is the best for you to test the two Tanzania experiences in one trip. If you love wildlife and want to experience the amazing roof Africa of Kilimanjaro, this tour is for you. One this tour, You will go on safari and later climb mount Kilimanjaro. This is the best trip for both adventurous and safari lovers. Contact us to customize this trip.
Day 1: Isebania Border – Serengeti NP
Pick up from Isebania Border and drive towards Serengeti NP for game drive en route to your camp. This park is the most famous of Tanzania’s National Parks as it is well-known for the annual migration which takes place across the great savannah plains and rivers. Spend the day in doing game drive before retiring into your Camp for diner and overnight on Full Board Basis.
Day 2: Serengeti National Park
Enjoy a full day doing spectacular game in Serengeti National Park amid the Migration. Vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle roam here, along with groups of elephant, giraffe, and buffalo, as the lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas and jackals stalk their meals. Meals and overnight at your Camp on Full Board Basis
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
Enjoy another full day in Serengeti NP doing spectacular game drives. You will have a more relaxed day visiting the other parts that you did not visit the day before. Meals and overnight at your Camp on Full Board Basis.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast we shall drive towards Ngorongoro Crater and descend into the largest intact volcanic Crater in the world which is also called “The Eighth Wonder Of The World”. At more than 2,000 feet deep and 12 miles in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 30,000 animals make their home in this crater, making it an ideal place for sightings of the ‘big 5′ which include; lion, elephant, rare black rhino, buffalo and leopard. Picnic lunch will be at the Hippo Pool on the crater floor. After lunch, drive to Karatu town for diner and overnight at Lodge on Full Board Basis.
Day 5: Ngorongoro – Tarangire National Park – Arusha
Breakfast will be followed by driving towards Tarangire national park for game drive in the park, with picnic lunch. Tarangire NP named after the Tarangire River lures thousands of plains game to its banks with variety of Herbivores and Predators. This park is also very famous for its tree climbing Pythons, the almost extinct species of wild dogs and huge baobab trees. Enjoy you afternoon/evening game drive before driving to Arusha for overnight at the Hotel on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
Day 6: Machame Gate to Machame Camp
Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft
Distance: 11 km
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
The drive from Arusha to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain.
We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.
Day 7: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft
Distance: 5 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather
Day 8: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 6-8 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 Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
Day 9: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 15,000ft
Hiking Time: 8-10 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. Then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position
Day 10: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.
At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise 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 on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.
From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp 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: Mweka Camp to Arusha
Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
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. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Arusha at the Hotel on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
- All transfers as per the above program
- Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
- Accommodation while on safaris and meals as per the above program
- Crater service fees
- Transport while on safaris using 4wd with pop up roof
- Professional English speaking driver guide
- Pair of binoculars
- First Aid Kit
- Lunch box on day one, 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day
- All government applicable taxes and concession fees
- Porters, Professional Mountain guide and Cook
- Tents, sleeping mats, camping chairs & table
- Sleeping bag
- Alcoholic & nonalcoholic drinks,
- Tips for guides and hotels staff
- International and local flights
- Any other services not mentioned in the above program