13 Days Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari

13 days Kilimanjaro and Safari Overview

This tour combines both climbing and safari game drive, it’s special for those who wish to have both activities during their holiday in Tanzania.

Kilimanjaro Climbing routes on this tour could be Machame route 7 days climb or/and Lemosho route 7 days climb.

Safari duration and destination covered: 5 days 4 nights Tarangire NP, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.

5-Days Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro

Accommodation on Safari: This tour carries comfort/budget lodge’s accommodation, Bed breakfast and lunch boxes, dinner cost is upon clients.

Camping tents is another form of accommodation available in all parks, for budget cases you may opt for tents camping where the price will be relative cheaper.

Mountain accommodation nature is tents camping.

Brief itinerary

Day 01: Arrival

Day 02-08: Kilimanjaro climbing 7 days

Day 09-13: Wildlife safari 5 days

Price:

1 pax private tour $4700

2 pax sharing $3950

3 pax sharing $3040

4+ pax sharing $2800

Price covers

KILIMANJARO

  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure day
  • 2 nights comfort stay in hotel/lodge in town a day before climb and a day after climb
  • Transport to and from Mountain
  • All park entrance fee +18% VAT
  • All park accommodation fee + 18% VAT
  • Park rescue fee
  • Food on the mountain (3-meals a day)
  • Non personal hiking equipment and gears
  • Salary to guide, cook and the crew.

SAFARI:

  • 4X4 Land cruiser safari jeep with pop up roof.
  • All park entrance fee (Tarangire,  Ngorongoro and Serengeti)
  • Ngorongoro crater fee service
  • Lunch boxes, purified mineral water and soft drinks.
  • 4 nights standard lodge accommodation, full board
  • Experienced professional driver guide

PRICE EXCLUSION:

  • Tipping
  • Personal hiking gears and rentals
  • Other personal expenses out of the mentioned above.

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 01: Arrival.

Upon your arrival you will be welcomed by our office representatives at Kilimanjaro International Airport or/and any nearby airport that you will land on, followed by a private drive to the hotel in Moshi town. After having a short rest at the hotel, our Mountain guide will meet you to check with your climbing gears and equipment. If some gears will be missing, our guide will help you on how to rent those missing gears from the rental shops.

You will spend the remaining time of the day at the hotel for rest, dinner and overnight.

Day 02: Kilimanjaro climbing

 From Hotel to Londorosi gate (2100m) to Mti Mkubwa (2821m)

Distance: 5km

Time taken to hike: 3 hours

Habitat: Mountain forest

A 3-hours private drive from hotel in Moshi to starting point, Londorosi gate. At the gate registration, payment and entrance permit process will take place while porters are sorting and weight the luggage.

After all process is done, the hike starts to the first camp, Mti Mkubwa campsite. Trail is gentle slope, and it’s passing through the rain forest. At the campsite you will have to spend the remaining time for rest, dinner and overnight.

Day 03: From Mti Mkubwa to Shira 2 Camp (3840M)

Distance: 16.5km

Time taken: 10 hours

Habitat: Montane forest zone to Moorland zone

After breakfast, hike will continue to Shira 2 campsite, leaving the rain forest and start approaching moorland vegetation. Gently hike across the plateau to Shira 2 camp, crossing some streams; it’s a good path for acclimatization. Lunch box will be provided on the way, you will enter shira 2 camp late afternoons, spending the remaining time for rest, dinner and overnight.

Day 04: From Shira 2 to Barranco camp (3950m) via Lava tower (4642m)

Distance: 10km

Time taken: 8 hours

Habitat: Alpine desert.

The hike continue to the high point Lava tower, a short break for acclimatization and lunch, before heading down to BarrancoVallay Camp, viewing the great Barranco Wall. The camp is crowded because it’s the hub for 3-routes (Machame, Umbwe and Lemosho route). At the camp you will have a rest, dinner and overnight.

Day 05: From Barranco to Karanga camp

After breakfast at Barranco camp you will have a short hike to Karanga camp, where you will spend the remaining time for hot lunch, dinner and overnight.

Day  06: From Karanga Camp to Barafu base camp (summit overnight)

At barafu base camp you will have a rest, dinner and early sleeping because you will awake at mid-night for summit attempt.

Around 01:00am, guide will awake you to get well prepared with the summiting gears, warm clothes that can accommodate up to -10 degree Celsius. After all process is done, guide will slowly lead you to hike up for the summit attempt, passing through Stella point, (5685m) to Uhuru Peak (5895).

Day 07: From Summit (Uhuru Peak) to Barafu-Mweka Camp

The beginning of sixth day might caught you at the peak if the weather is good, you will be able  to spend couple of minutes at the peak, taking a beautiful photo while sunrises, drinking a tea on your thermal bottle before start descending down to Barafu camp.

At barafu camp you will have time to rest, before continuing to hike down to Millemium/Mweka camp for lunch, dinner and overnight.

Day 08: (final day of the tour) From Mweka camp to Mweka gate.

It’s the end of 7 days in the jungle, morning of this day you will be packing all of your stuffs ready to leave the park. Crew will be seen organizing and sorting all stuffs for marking the end of the tour. They will be singing, celebrating and congratulating you for a successful climb. After all that you will hike down to Mweka gate, where you will sign out, and receive certificates for those who made their summit attempt successfully. An hour drive from the gate will drop you to the hotel in town, ready for rest and continuing with other schedule.

SAFARI ITINERARY                 

Day 09: Full day game drive at Tarangire National Park

This tour will start from Moshi to Arusha then Tarangire NP, on this first day, drive  will be around 7am starting at your hotel. At Arusha city you will have time to do shopping before continuing 2 hours’ drive to enter Tarangire National Park

After registration process, you will have full day game drive within the Park, enjoy seeing flock of Birds, herds of Elephants, Buffalo, Zebra, Giraffe and more Wild animals, and if lucky you can see Lions and Leopards.

During evening times you will be exiting the park, heading to Mto wa Mbu town where you will have a rest, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Nature: Lodge

DAY 10: Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Long drive from Mto wa mbu to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro crater, having time to view the crater from the upper rim and pay some visit at Maasai Boma while you are on game en route to Serengeti. You will enter Serengeti Nabi gate afternoon hours, where you will spend half an hour for registration and lunch time, lunch boxes will be provided. Continue to game drive in Serengeti till late evening, drive to the lodge/campsite for rest, dinner and overnight.

DAY 11: Full Day Game Drive Central Serengeti

Game drive will start early in the morning so you able to spot Leopards that are very rare to be seen during the afternoon times and also difficult to be seen on the other National Parks. Game drive will continue up to afternoon where you will have a short rest for lunch before continuing up to late evening where you will be back to your lodge rest, dinner and overnight.

 DAY 12:  Half day game drive Serengeti

After breakfast you will have a half day game drive before exiting the Serengeti game en route to Ngorongoro for rest, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Nature: Lodge

DAY 13: Full Game Drive at Ngorongoro Crater

In the morning after breakfast you will start game drive at rim of the Crater before down-sloping to the Crater where you will discover the wonderful nature of creation. In the crater you will see different species of birds, hippo pools, and herd of Wildebeest, Zebra, Buffalo, Lions and black Rhino on its natural habitat and lucky you can see a Leopard and Cheetah. Afternoon times you will have a rest for lunch near big hippo pool before continuing with game drive until late afternoon when you will be exiting the park, back to Moshi town for dinner and overnight or departure if it will be the same day.

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