This package include the climb to Kilimanjaro Mountain and this Safari package is perfect for individuals who want to experience the power of Africa’s effervescent heart beat through the soles of their feet and discover the stunning wildlife. Climbing to the highest point in Africa and witnessing the splendorous view of the murky clouds engulfing the gleaming glaciers is a revolutionizing moment. Lake Manyara presents glorious sceneries and various distinctive habitats. Dubbed Africa’s very own Garden of Eden, the Ngorongoro Crater hosts an abundant amount of wildlife in the lush caldera. The infamous migration of the wildebeest is documented globally and the vast plains of the golden savannah serve as inspiration for artists. The Kilimanjaro Safari trip explores the finest sceneries in Africa and sculpts the most memorable experiences.
Meet with your driver/guide, welcomed and drive to your place of stay for overnigh
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
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
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
A day of acclimitization with walk to Karanga Valley camp
Walking duration: 4-5hrs, 5km
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
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
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
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.
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.
Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for 1hr flight to Zanzibar, where you will unwind for 3 days. Highlights include exploring the Arabic architecture, tropical fruits & spices, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling and last but not least the white palm fringed beaches and the azure waters of the Indian ocean.
After breakfast, visit the Spice Plantations at Kidichi for the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch at the ‘Spice Restaurant’, where you can taste the spices and fruits.
In the afternoon we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour.
This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!
Transfer back to your beach hotel.
Return to Arusha or Dar es Salaam for connecting flight home.
- Camping safari according to the itinerary
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Professional, English-speaking safari cook
- Overnight stays in safari tents
- Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Mineral water
- All mentioned activities
- All national park fees
- Sleeping bag
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance
Kindly take note of the following:
Rates are quoted based on two guests sharing and single supplement rates apply on single room occupancy
The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this itinerary
On occasion the itinerary may be in a different order or using alternative lodges according to road conditions and availability.
Other Safari Important Notes
All lodges and camps will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times.
The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.
- INTERNAL FLIGHTS/BAGGAGE
Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. extra luggage can be left in storage in Arusha (by arrangement prior to travel
- YELLOW FEVER
It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.
Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used.
- COMBO TRIP
Please note that this tour combines with other Mkama Tours to Tanzania. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with Mkama Tours to Tanzania, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another Mkama Tours to Tanzania, after your trip concludes.