Safari to Kilimanjaro, Manyara and Ngorongoro - 10 Days

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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.

 

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • All meals whist on safari
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International flights
  • Tanzanian Visa
  • All things of personal nature
  • Tips for guides and cooks
  • Alcohol
  • Items not specified in terms and conditions
  • Extended tours not specified in the main package

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

  1. ELECTRICITY
    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.

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. ACCOMMODATION
    Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used.
  4. 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.

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