Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing / Tanzania wildlife safari / Zanzibar beach holiday (18 days) LES 637

It takes about 5 days to climb Kilimanjaro ( Marangu Route), which is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the largest extinct volcanoes. Any physically fit person can climb it. No climbing experience is required. The mountain climb can be in any month except during long rains in April and May. The best months are January to March and August to October usually with cloudless days. There are two peaks: Mawenzi-5149m and Kibo-5895m.

Day 1

Boards shuttle bus from Nairobi at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs. 

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Moshi.

Day 2

After breakfast, start the climb through fascinating rain forests till you reach the first hut Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (9,000ft).

Day 3

After breakfast, follow the ascending path through the alpine - meadow. The altitude begins to change and slowdown your pace while enjoying the flora and the view of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at the Horombo Hut 12km from Mandara. Meals and overnight at the hut. (12,520ft).

Day 4

After breakfast, resume the climb, the landscape becomes rugged and rocky. Lobelias begin to appear. Climb to Kibo Hut. Meals and overnight at the hut. (15,520ft)

Day 5

The beginning of the last ascent is made in the wee hrs of the morning while the scree is still frozen. Climb the very steep part of the route to GILMAN'S POINT (most difficult and tiring part). UHURU PEAK is reached within an hour's walk along the crater rim. (19,344ft). Start the walk along the craters rim. (19,344ft). Start the descent to Horombo hut for overnight

Day 6 

Return to a hotel in Moshi. After lunch, have a good rest, meals and overnight at your hotel.

Day 7

After breakfast, depart for Arusha to arrive in time for lunch
Depart in the afternoon from Arusha and drive to Tarangire National Park. 

Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

Day 8

Morning and afternoon game drives in the Tarangire Park, Meals and overnight at the Camp.

Day 9 

After breakfast, proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and set up camp. Ngorongoro Conservation Area's central feature is the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the largest intact caldera in the world and one of the most spectacular sights in Africa. 

The Olduvai Gorge in the neighborhood is the site where some of Africa's oldest hominid fossils were found. The Crater has densest predator population in Africa. Elephant, lion, zebra, wildebeest and a host of other resident animals are to be found here. 

Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 10

Morning and afternoon game drives at the Crater floor. Meals and overnight at the camp.

Day 11

After breakfast leave for vast Serengeti National Park, Africa's most popular game reserve. There is an incredible number of animals in this vast game park. Wildebeest is the most populous followed by zebras. Elephant is notably scarce. 

Cheetahs and the rest of the big cats are regularly sighted in the plains. The few remaining endangered black rhino are restricted at the Moru Koppies area. The park is also famous for the wildebeest migration, often described as the most impressive spectacle in the world. Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon proceed for a game drive.Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 12

Morning and afternoon game drives in the Park. Meals and overnight at the camp.

Day 13

After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park and set up camp. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in the park. Birdlife in the park is very broad. The home of tree-climbing lion, the park is also home to giraffes, hippo, zebra, and buffalo. 

Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 14

After breakfast proceed for an early morning game drive en-route to Arusha town in time for lunch. Later transfer to Arusha airport for your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival at Zanzibar airport meet and transfer to Mnarani hotel in the northern coast. 

Dinner and overnight at Mnarani.

Day 15

Day at leisure. Breakfast, dinner and overnight at Mnarani hotel.

Day 16

Day at leisure. Breakfast, dinner and overnight at Mnarani hotel

Day 17

Day at leisure. Breakfast, dinner and overnight at Mnarani hotel

Day 18

After breakfast, transfer to the Zanzibar airport for your flight back to Arusha

Price for the whole package above is from US$4995 joining. Minimum four people.

NB: Clients can opt to terminate on day 6

Above safari can also terminate on day 14 leaving out Zanzibar.

This cost includes:

A) Kilimanjaro Climbing

  • 2 way shuttle from Nairobi - Moshi - Nairobi
  • 3 meals per day while trekking
  • 6 days Kilimanjaro trek
  • 5 nights accommodation while trekking
  • 2 transfer from Moshi -park gate- return
  • All government park fees
  • English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters
  • First and Last night accommodation in Moshi.

B) Zanzibar Safari

  • Park entrance fees
  • Transport in a safari 4x4 vehicle (may join others)
  • Accommodation in spacious tents.
  • Three meals a day while on safari prepared by the safari cook at the Camp
  • Services of a qualified tour guide/driver.
  • Services of a safari cook
  • Return ticket Arusha/Zanzibar/Arusha
  • Accommodation in Zanzibar based on 2 meals a day.

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