Kilimanjaro & Serengeti Adventure
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💎 Why we love it ?
Go on the ultimate Safari Style Tour through Tanzania’s wilderness. You will climb Mount Kilimanjaro and Enjoy Game Drives in Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park. See the animals you’ve dreamed of seeing on safari, Escape modern-day distractions in eco-friendly camps, Visit all of Tanzania’s top parks, and Get out on foot on guided hikes.
🏁 Tour Itinerary: Kilimanjaro & Serengeti Adventure
Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania (D)
You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport by our Alaitol Safaris Team and transfer to your hotel in Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.
Day 2: Moshi -Machame (Hike: 8.2 km | 1840m-3022m | 5-6 hours) – (B, L, D)
From Moshi drive to the Machame Park gate, then a gentle climb up through the original montane forest, carpeted with unique “busy Lizzie” flowers, begonias, and ferns. First camp amongst the giant heather at 3,000m. The ascent of 1,182m and 5-6 hours walking.
Day 3: Machame—Shira (Hike: 5 km | 3022m-3830m | 5-6 hours) – (B, L, D)
Emerge from the giant heather zone and hike through fine open moorland to camp by the Shira Cave at 3,840m. Herds of eland up here (& occasional lion!) and there are fascinating geological features in the old volcanic caldera which can be viewed during a half-hour optional walk in the afternoon. Ascent 808m and 5-6 hours walking.
🏚️ Accommodation: Shira Camp
Day 4: Shira—Barranco (Hike: 10.4 km | 3830m-3900m | 7-8 hours) – (B, L, D)
From Shira, climb towards the main peak Kibo, with the western glaciers clearly visible across the rugged high-altitude desert of volcanic rocks and boulders. Skirting around its base and under the imposing western Breach, descend into the sheltered Barranco Valley for mid-way camp at 3,900m. 7-8 hours walking and only 70m total ascent – but having climbed higher and dropped back down assists acclimatization.
🏚️ Accommodation: Barranco Camp
Day 5: Barranco—Karanga (Hike: 5.1km | 3900m-4100m | 3-4 hours) – (B, L, D)
Up the steep Barranco Wall with some sections of very easy scrambling and drop down again to the Karanga Valley. This is a short walking day, around 3 hours, and again you climb about 300m but drop back down again to around 4,100m.
🏚️ Accommodation: Karanga Valley Camp
Day 6: Karanga—Barafu (Hike: 3.5km |4100m-4330m |3-4 hours) – (B, L, D)
Up to a new camp, about 100m above Barafu Hut perched high on a rocky bluff at 4,330m. Fantastic views across to Mawenzi peak, and a bit less to climb tomorrow morning! This is another short walking day, about 4 hours with a 230m height gain, and time for a good rest in the afternoon immediately before the hard summit day.
🏚️ Accommodation: Barafu Camp
Day 7: Barafu—Summit—Mweka (Hike: 17.4 km | 4330m-5895m-3075m | 13-15 hours) – (B, L, D)
A bracing 1 am start to climb the steep frozen scree. This is unavoidable on any route but we aim to reach Stella Point on the crater rim for sunrise – another 40 mins and you’re at the highest point on the continent, usually in the warm sunshine. We return on the Mweka descent route. Walking time 7 hours and 1,300m ascent to the summit, 6-8 hours, and 2,800m descent to our camp in a clearing amongst the giant heather at Mweka. This is a long and hard day – you’ll feel tired but absolutely ecstatic after you’ve done it.
Day 8: Mweka—Arusha (Hike: 8.8km | 3075m-1645m | 3-4 hours) – (B, L,D)
A 3-4 hour descent through the forest to Mweka Gate to collect our certificates and meet our vehicle. Final opportunities to take pictures of your Alaitol Safaris Mountain Team – and on a clear morning, Kibo will loom large in the distance. We will also deal with the issue of tipping (ask for suggested guidelines if you are unsure) and the team will send you off on your final stretch with our farewell ‘Kili Song’. We set off down the last stage of the trek: some parts of the walk are very steep downhill and other stretches are very slippery so please be careful. Upon reaching the gate, we carry out sign-out formalities, the team loads up the vehicles, and the guides will present you with your certificates, and then we are off for the transfer to Arusha. At the hotel, it’s time to take a warm shower, a quick nap, and get some laundry done.
Day 9: Arusha (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we join an optional walking town and craft market tour -helps to keep your muscles loose after ‘Kili‘. Return to the lodge overnight.
Day 10: Tarangire National Park (B, L, D)
After breakfast – it’s time to get WILD with a safari adventure. We set off to the west into the Great Rift Valley system and Tarangire National Park. We partake in in-game driving and picnic lunch before continuing onto our camp late afternoon. Tarangire is famous for its high concentration of elephants, as well as birdlife and antelope populations. It is a great introductory park for your adventures.
Day 11: Serengeti National Park (B, L, D)
We transfer to the Serengeti today via the Ngorongoro viewpoint. We pass through Maasai grazing lands and family bomas at Esilalei. Once we enter the Ndutu area or pass through Naabi Hill and into Central Serengeti, we can begin game driving all the way to your lodge.
Day 12: Serengeti National Park (B, L, D)
We spend the day with a picnic lunch exploring the Serengeti – the most amazingly broad eco-system. In the months of the Wildebeest Migration, the game viewing is spectacular with predator activity abound. But at any time the Serengeti can put on a wildlife show to remember.
Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater (B, L, D)
An early departure allows us to enter the Ngorongoro Crater floor for a day of game driving. This World Heritage-listed area is a ’fishbowl’ of wildlife with approximately 120 species of mammals and a variety of habitats. This is truly a Wonder of the World that we can marvel at as we see the steep walls surrounding us, like an oasis in Africa!
Day 14: Crater Highlands (B, L, D)
A walking tour of the gardens and coffee plantation nearby is a great way to round off our safari and then we continue onto Arusha. There is a safari de-brief before a casual evening of fine food and company.
Day 15: Departure (B)
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