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Kilimanjaro Classic Climb and Serengeti Balloon Safari
This is an African classic adventure; combining Mount Kilimanjaro hiking experience with Serengeti Balloon Safari. Kilimanjaro Climbing and Serengeti Balloon Safari is one of the special Kilimanjaro Classic Climb and Classic Serengeti Safari by Kilinge Adventures. In this package, you have 11 Days Adventure holiday in Tanzania of which you will Climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Lemosho Route 8 Days and addition of 3 Days Safari including 1 Day Serengeti Balloon Safari.
- 3 Meals while on the mountain + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
- 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs of your personal gear.
- Airport pick up and drop off
- All meals included
- All mentioned activities
- All park entrances fees
- Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
- Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari for emergence evacuations
- Hot water for washing up daily and treated water for drink while climbing.
- Kilimanjaro certificate for your successful summit attempt.
- Medically qualified mountain guides, cooks and porters
- Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check as well.
- Overnight stays in Luxury Lodges, Tented Camps OR Budget Camping Area
- Oxygen Cylinder
- Private Jeep 4×4 equipped with refrigerator, portable charging stations and pop-up roof
- Professionally guided tour
- Twice a day medical health checkup, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope with basic first kit
- Unlimited bottled water
- Unlimited mileage game drive
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Entry visa for Tanzania
- Government imposed increase of taxes and /or park fees
- Laundry Services
- Medical insurance and emergency insurance
- Other International flights
- Personal expenses
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Visa arrangements
Kilimanjaro Climbing and Serengeti Balloon Safari – Kilinge Adventures
Kilimanjaro Climbing and Serengeti Balloon Safari is an adventure activity that involves hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The mountain is located in Tanzania and attracts thousands of climbers every year. Climbing Kilimanjaro requires physical fitness and mental preparation, and it usually takes 5-8 days to complete the trek, depending on the chosen route. Kilimanjaro climbing offers breathtaking views, challenging terrain, and a unique sense of accomplishment.
The Serengeti is famous for its diverse wildlife, including lions, elephants, zebras, and wildebeest. During the balloon ride, travelers can witness the sunrise over the vast savannah, and watch the animals roam freely below. After the ride, a champagne breakfast is served in the bush, providing a luxurious end to a truly unforgettable experience.
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Londorossi Gate to Big Tree Camp
In the morning you will be taken to Londorossi Gate (2,250m). Upon completion of all the entry formalities and a final 15 km drive on a bumpy road you will reach your starting point at the edge of the rainforest. You will enjoy lunch before you set out on the trail through the rainforest. Today’s walk is quite short, thus giving you time to enjoy the lush scenery which will drastically change over the course of your trek. You might even catch a glimpse of the thumbless colobus monkeys sitting in the branches above you. Your dinner and overnight awaits you at the beautiful Big Tree Camp.
Big Tree Camp (2,780m) – Shira Camp 1 (3,500m)
As you walk along the thin trail through the rainforest, you will notice the vegetation becoming scarcer and scarcer until you finally reach moorland filled with lobelia and erica plants. Ascending through rolling hills, you will reach Shira Camp 1 in about 3 to 4 hours. Looking over the Shira Plateau from your camp you will be able to see the unmistakable snow-capped summit of Kibo. A hearty evening meal and a last glimpse at the starry sky will bring the day to a close.
Shira Camp 1 (3,500m) – Shira Camp 2 (3,900m)
Today you will cross Shira Ridge with its rocky ground, low grasses and shrubs. As the terrain is much flatter than the day before, your hike will seem more leisurely and you will enjoy fantastic views of the Great Rift Valley and Mount Meru. Beautiful and distinctive giant lobelias still dot the moor landscape. Walking on ground where lava used to flow you will reach Shira Camp 2, where you will have your evening meal and overnight stay.
Shira Camp 2 (3,900m) – Lava Tower (4,640m) – Barranco Camp (3,960m)
After breakfast you will start your ascent to Lava Tower through a boulder-strewn terrain. In the distance you will see Kibo encouraging you to continue uphill. Reaching Lava Tower, you will rest and allow your body to get used to the higher altitude, after which you continue downwards to Barranco Camp. This method of climbing high but sleeping low allows your body to acclimatize to the differing altitudes and gives you a good idea on how your body reacts to changes in altitude. Along the way the scenery changes once more and soon you are surrounded by giant senecios and smaller lobelias. After 6 to 7 hours you will reach the beautiful and green Barranco Camp, which offers great views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains. After dinner you will settle in for the night.
Barranco Camp (3,960m) – Karanga Camp (4,035m)
The famous Barranco wall, which is probably the steepest part of the entire route, awaits you after breakfast. Although no technical climbing is necessary, some spots do require you to use your hands for a better grip and to pull yourself up. Your guide will be close by to help you if necessary. After you have pulled yourself around the Kissing Rock you will make your way along the mountain ridge and through the Karanga Valley. You will also pass the last water spot as you finally reach Karanga Camp. After a well-deserved meal, it is off to bed.
Karanga Camp (4,035m) – Barafu Camp (4,640m)
Today you will make your way to Barafu Camp. The landscape is very dry and the ground cracks like glass under your boots. As you make your way through the afro-alpine desert to the rocky Barafu Camp, a sense of excitement sweeps over you as your final stretch is only a few hours away. The Barafu Camp with its rocky scenery allows for a stunning view of Mawenzi Peak and the summit path ahead. After an early dinner and last minute preparation for tomorrow, you will go to bed.
Barafu Camp (4,640m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895m) – Mweka Camp (3,080m)
At around midnight you will be awoken with some hot tea and biscuits in order to get you ready for today’s ascents. You will ascend in a north-westerly direction through heavy scree toward Stella Point, arriving there in about 5 to 7 hours. At Stella Point (5,730m) you may rest if necessary before taking on another 1 to 2 hour stretch along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak – the highlight of your trip. A breath-taking view awaits you as you stand on the highest mountain in Africa. After taking as much pictures as your camera will allow, you will leave behind the glistening glaciers and snowy peak and make your way back down to Barafu Camp. Here you will have time to catch your breath before heading further down to Mweka Camp, an approximate 3 hour walk. A scrumptious dinner and a peaceful night’s sleep awaits you.
Mweka Camp (3,080m) – Mweka Gate (1,630m)
After a hearty breakfast and a traditional farewell ceremony by your mountain crew, you will start your final descent to Mweka Gate. A leisurely 2 to 3 hours walk will take you once more through the lush rainforest, where the endemic Impatiens Kilimanjaro flower grows. Reaching Mweka Gate you will be greeted by our transfer driver, who will take you back to the Hotel. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy at leisure – enjoy a long shower, jump in the pool or just relax at the bar getting ready for the next day’s adventure.
Moshi to Serengeti
Pick up from your hotel in Moshi or Arusha and transferred to Arusha Airport for the scheduled flight to Serengeti or Transfer to Serengeti by Land Cruzer 4×4 to your Lodge/Tented Camp. Upon arrival by flight, you will be met by a guide from Kilinge Adventures and drive to the Tented camp/lodge. Following lunch, there will be an afternoon game drive in search for the great game at the park. The most commonly observed are Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Impala, Topi, Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, waterbuck, wild dogs, Jackals, Warthogs, Hippos, Nile crocodiles, Gazell and many more. The park is also gifted with a big number of bird species like Martial Eagles, Secretary Bird, Masai Ostrich, Kori Bustards, Vultures, lesser flamigos, yellow-billed stork, oxpeckers, lovebirds mention but a few. Returning to camp as the sun sets. Dinner and overnight at – Tented Camp/Lodge.
Morning and afternoon Balloon Ride
Rising at dawn with tea and coffee, be driven to the starting point of your balloon tour be briefed by the guide then take off with the balloon to have aerial view of the park see animals at eagle’s eye angle. It’s only in the balloon you can enjoy close view of these predators when they have cached their hunt and enjoying their meal while graving and struggling to pick the best. Other animals observed are Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Impala, Topi, Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, waterbuck, wild dogs, Jackals, Warthogs, Hippos, Nile crocodiles, Gazell e.t.c After the morning balloon return back to the lodge for lunch, you will find the driver waiting for you at your landing point drive you the lodge refresh yourselves from such a wonderful experience Afternoon go for further game drives in the afternoon before returning to the tented camp/lodge as the sun sets. Dinner and overnight.
Serengeti to Arusha/Moshi
After breakfast, you will have an en-route game drive to the airstrip for the scheduled flight to Arusha/Moshi. You will then be transferred to Arusha/Moshi town for your onward arrangements.
Note: If you wish to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro for less days and experience Serengeti hot air Balloon Safari we can still customize the package from 8 Days, or 9 Days or 10 Days Adventure.