This is the tour which combine the Kilimanjaro climbing and Safari to different parks in Tanzania. This 10 day journey takes you and your friends and family on the road with a private guide to experience the wonders of two of Tanzania’s best wildlife areas: glittering Lake Manyara and the astonishing Ngorongoro Crater. Located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s escarpment, Lake Manyara National park is famous for its lush green foliage, varied bird life, tree climbing lions, hippos, elephants, wildebeests, baboons and many other animals. We have a picnic lunch and continue with the game drive until late evening.
- Private vehicle & guide
- Hiking Kilimanjaro
- Excellent Big 5 viewing in Ngorongoro Crater
- Fantastic wildlife viewing & birding in Lake Manyara
- Game drives & safari walks
- Drive through the Great Rift Valley
Day 1: ARRIVAL
Meet with your driver/guide, welcomed and drive to your place of stay for overnight
Day 2: MACHAME GATE(1800m)-MACHAME CAMP(3000m)
In the morning 08.00am you will meet with your guide, briefying about your day and then drive to Machame gate here you will meet with your porters, cook and the crew that will take care of your Kilimanjaro climb. After registration you then you start trekking through rain forest for approximately 4 to 5hrs when you arrive at the Machame camp. Later afternoon you walk up a little higher altitude for acclimitization and then come back to camp for dinner and overnight
Walking duration: 5-7hrs
Day 3: MACHAME CAMP(3000m)-SHIRA CAMP(3800m)
After breakfast, start climb through short savannah, forest and other vegetation for approximately 4 to 5 hrs with picnic lunch enroute before arriving in the afternoon at the Shira camp.
Walking Duration: 4-6hrs, 5km
Day 4: SHIRA CAMP(3800m)-LAVA TOWER(4630m)-BARRANCO CAMP(3950m)
After breakfast a slow walk through semi glacier and sandy areas with picnic lunch 3 to 4 hours before arriving at Barranco camp for dinner and overnight
Walking duration 6-8hrs, 10km
Day 5: BARRANCO CAMP(3950m) – KARANGA VALLEY CAMP(3995m)
A day of acclimitization with walk to Karanga Valley camp
Walking duration: 4-5hrs, 5km
Day 6: KARANGA VALLEY CAMP(3995m) – BARAFU CAMP(4673m)
After breakfast, with picnic lunch enroute climb through glaciers for approximately 4 to 5 hrs before arriving at the Barafu camp for dinner and overnight.
Walking duration: 4-5hrs, 4km
Day 7: BARAFU CAMP(4673m) – UHURU PEAK(5895m) – MWEKA CAMP (3068m)
An early wake up call around 01.00hrs for preparation and light breakfast before starting final ascent to the summit i.e either Stella point reached in approximately 5 to 6 hrs and a further ascent to the Uhuru peak reached in another 45minutes. After signing and short rest at Barafu hut descent via the Gilman’s point down to Mweka hut for relaxation, lunch and overnight
Walking duration: 11-14hrs, 17km
Day 8: Mweka Camp(3068m) – Mweka Gate(1640m)
Descend from Mweka camp to Mweka gate where you will be transferred back to your hotel in Arusha for dinner and overnight.
Walking Duration: 3-4hrs, 10km
Day 9: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast depart to Lake Manyara National Park famous for its green scenery, varied bird life, tree-climbing lions, hippos and baboons. Dinner and overnight will take place on top of the Great Rift Valley, overlooking Lake Manyara.
Day 10: Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater
After early breakfast at the lodge, descend into the crater, which is shaped like a massive bowl in green, brown, blue and even purple hues. After breakfast you’ll make your way through the early morning mists and descend 600m into the crater itself, one of the world’s seven natural wonders. From forest and swamps to lakes, springs, open grassland and even sandy dunes, the Ngorongoro Crater has many diverse habitats where thousands of animals make their home. Later afternoon drive back to Arusha.
|• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
• Hotel before and after the climb,
• All Park gate fees, camping fees.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
• Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
• Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters, and cook
• Salaries for the mountain crew.
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
• Water for washing up daily
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs)
• Chemical Portable toilet
• Flying Doctor Service
|• Flights and airport taxes
• Items of a personal nature
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters, and cook
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Snacks, personal medicine.