This is exclusive private safari, that includes trekking on Africa highest free standing mountain, the Kilimanjaro for seven (7 days), and relaxation at the famous Tanzania northern circuit national parks (Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro crater) for four days. Upon the arrival day, you will be picked from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Mount Meru Hotel Arusha for dinner and overnight stay.

 

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Arusha
DEPARTURE TIME Early Morning
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
Local transportation Professional guide

 

NOT INCLUDED
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
International flights
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Personal Items
Tips

 

 

 

Additional information

Days11 Days
DestinationTanzania

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Day 1: Arusha to Machame gate (1490m) to Machame Camp (2980m)

Climate: Montane forest
Distance: barely 9kms
Time taken: approximately 7hrs

Early in the morning after breakfast at Mount Meru Hotel, you will depart to Machame gate from Arusha barely 2hrs, for registration and urgent information before start ascending to Machame camp. You will then begin your ascent into the rainforest. During this section of the hike, you should expect rain, mud, and fog. The porters and chef, who move very fast up the mountain, will reach camp before you and set up your tents, boil drinking water, and prepare snacks for your arrival. After washing up, a hot dinner will be served.

  • Main destination: Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Accommodation: Budget camping in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 2: Machame Camp (2980m) to Shira Camp (3840m)

Climate: Moorland
Distance: barely 9kms
Time taken: about 6hrs

Rise up in the morning at the mid of the Mountain, after breakfast guide and porters will lead your way to Shira camp, through the moorland climate. You will cross many streams and walk over a rocky ridge onto the Shira plateau that leads to Shira Camp. Similar to the first night, your tents will be set up prior to arriving at camp and the porters will prepare drinking and washing water for you. You will enjoy evening snacks then dinner prepared by our chef. Be prepared for a cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this exposed camp.

  • Main destination: Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Accommodation: Budget camping in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 3: Shira camp (3840m) to Lava tower (4630m) to Burranco camp (3950m)

Climate: Low Alpine desert
Distance covered: barely 12kms
Time taken: about 8hrs

After early hot breakfast at Shira camp, you will experience, a short ascending to Lava tower before descending to Burranco camp. Packed lunches are served at the Tower and hikers have the option of climbing the massive Lava Tower weather permitting. The 6800m descent gives hikers a huge advantage to allow their bodies to adjust to the conditions of high altitude. The camp is located in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall (“Breakfast Wall”). Drinking and washing water and dinner will be served as hikers view the sun setting.

  • Main destination: Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Accommodation: Budget camping in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 4: Burranco Camp (3950m) to Karanga Camp (4000m)

Climate: High Alpine desert
Distance: barely 4kms
Time taken: about 2 hours

Early in the morning after breakfast at Burranco camp, you will experience a short ascending to Karanga camp. Hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. This is an ideal hiking day for acclimatization.

  • Main destination: Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Accommodation: Budget camping in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 5: Karanga Camp (4000m) to Barafu Camp (4600m)

Climate: Glacial
Distance: about 4kms
Time taken: barely 3hrs

After morning breakfast, Guide and porters will lead your way to Barafu camp, where you will stay preparing for summit day. The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night.

  • Main destination: Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Accommodation: Budget camping in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 6: Summit Day, Barafu Camp (4600m) to Uhuru peak (5895m) to Mweka camp (3100m)

Climate: Glacial
Distance covered: about 7kms ascending and 18kms descending
Time taken: about 8hrs ascending and 9hrs descending

Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak. Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours. The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp.

  • Main destination: Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Accommodation: Budget camping in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 7: Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1980m) to Arusha

Climate: Montane forest
Distance: barely 10kms
Time taken: about 4 hours

In the morning rise and shine, after breakfast at Mweka camp, you will proceed to descend heading to Mweka gate. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Arusha, Mount Meru hotel for long overdue showers and more celebrations, waiting for tomorrow relaxation at wilderness parks.

  • Main destination: Arusha
  • Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel Luxury hotel located in or near Arusha
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 8: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Upon the first day of Safari, in the morning after breakfast at Mount Meru, depart for Elephant safari heading straight to the Tarangire national park. Elephants are the main attraction, with up to 3,000 in the park during the peak months. Peak season also sees good numbers of wildebeest and zebra as well as giraffe, buffalo, Thompson’s gazelle, greater and lesser kudu, eland, leopard, and cheetah. The real prizes in the park are dwarf mongoose, oryx and gerenuk – but viewings are very rare. Tarangire is one of Tanzania’s finest birding destinations. In the evening depart to the Tarangire Zion camp site for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Main destination: Southern Tarangire National Park
  • Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge Luxury lodge located inside Southern Tarangire
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 9: Tarangire Elephant full game Drive

Spend the second day at the Tarangire national park, getting familiar with the wildlife and botany species especially baobab trees that attract many Elephants to peel their backs. Making some memorable pictures that will make you remember the Safari at Tarangire in the rest of your life. In the afternoon you will enjoy your lunch box at the Tarangire picnic site, while in the evening you will depart to Lake Manyara Twiga camp site for dinner and overnight.

  • Main destination: Tarangire National Park
  • Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge Luxury lodge located inside Tarangire NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 10: Tarangire to Lake Manyara national park

In the morning after hot breakfast at Serena Safari lodge, you will experience the full day game drive at Lake Manyara national park. Apart from Tree-climbing lions, the park is also famous for its elephant and a huge number of baboons, and its varied landscape supports an impressive range of other game including wildebeest, buffalo, hippo, flamingo, zebra, warthog, waterbuck, dik-dik and impala. In the afternoon you will enjoy lunch at the picnic site at Lake Manyara, while in the evening, you will depart to Lake Manyara Serena safari lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park
  • Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge Luxury lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included. Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 11: Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro crater

Early in the morning after breakfast, driver guide will take you heading to the world largest crater, the Ngorongoro that believed to accommodate much wildlife at the same pool. At Ngorongoro crater is the place where you will see animals in easiest way as they are accommodated on a single pool. The Ngorongoro Crater is the best place in Tanzania to see ‘The Big Five’. A healthy population of black rhino and some of the largest tusker elephants left in Africa today are the prize spots, but the crater is also home to good populations of lion, leopard and hyena along with healthy herds of wildebeest, buffalo and zebra. In the evening you will spend the night and dinner at Lake Manyara Serena Safari lodge. In the evening driver guide will take you back to Arusha end of the safari.

  • Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).

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