11 Days Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari Overview
Destinations: Mount Kilimanjaro, Tarangire, Lake Manyara NP and Ngorongoro crater.
Safari durations: 3 days two nights Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro crater.
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.
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 Londorossi 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 MtiMkubwa 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.
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/camp tenting.
Day 10: Full day Game Drive Ngorongoro Crater.
Morning after breakfast, leaving Mto wa mbu town, one hour drive to Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will spend couple of minutes at Ngorongoro main entrance gate for some registration and payment process. After registration 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 enjoy seeing different species of birds, hippo pools, and herd of Wildebeests, Lions, Zebra, Buffalo, and black Rhinos on its natural habitat. During afternoon hours you will have a lunch at picnic site nearby large hippo pool before continuing with game drive up to late afternoon where you will be exiting the park back to your hotel at Mto wa mbu town.
Day 11: Lake Manyara National pack and Departure day
The final day will be spent within Lake Manyara NP, very close to the hotel/camping site you stayed overnight. You will enter the park around 9am and start game drive until afternoon when you will have a break for lunch at picnic site. During game drive you will enjoy viewing Lake Manyara covered by pelicans and flamingo, the Great Eastern Rift Valley Wall, hot Spring and many more wild animals. During evening times you will be exiting the park, back to Moshi/Arusha town for overnight and departure if it’s the same day.
- 1 pax $ 3560
- 2 pax sharing $3030
- 3 pax sharing $2840
- 4+ pax sharing 2600
- Airport transfer on arrival and departure day
- 2 nights comfort stay in hotel/lodge
- 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.
- 4X4 Land cruiser safari jeep with pop up roof.
- All park entrance fee (Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro)
- Ngorongoro crater fee service
- Lunch boxes, purified mineral water and soft drinks.
- 2 nights standard lodge accommodation, bed and breakfast
- Experienced professional driver guide
- Personal hiking gears and rentals
- Other personal expenses out of the mentioned above.