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Kilimanjaro and Safari Expedition
Kilimanjaro Expedition and Intensive Tanzania Safari Expedition in 12 Days can also be 10 Days if you opt for Marangu Route 5 Days. For this Package according to Kilinge Adventures, we have chosen 7 Days Machame Route and the visit of Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. We have a room to customize this package in accordance of your needs.
This 12 Days Tanzania Holiday tour is a standard Tanzania Safari and Kilimanjaro Hiking experience for those who have around two weeks holiday in Tanzania (Including Arrival and departure days).
- 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
- Unlimited bottled water
- Unlimited mileage game drive
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Entry visa for Tanzania
- Government imposed increase of taxes and /or park fees
- Immunization documents (yellow fever recommended for visa processing on arrivals)
- Laundry Services
- Medical insurance and emergency insurance
- Other International flights
- Personal expenses
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Visa arrangements
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Hotel – Machame Gate – Machame Campsite
Elevation: 1200m to 1700m to 3000m.
Distance: 13 km
Hiking time: 5-7 hours.
Habitat: Montane forest.
After breakfast our vehicle will transport you from the hotel drive to Machame gate. Here you will do the required registration procedures then you will start the trek through the rainforest to Machame camp where you will find the tents are already setup for you. Dinner and overnight at the campsite
Machame Hut Campsite to Shira Campsite
Elevation: 3000m to 3800m
Hiking time: 6-7 hours
After breakfast leave the glades of rainforest and continue ascending by crossing little valleys and steep rocky ridge covering with heather plants to the western side of the mountain where the camp is situated. At this camp you will able get the spectacular view of Mount Meru, Shira Plateau, Kibo Peak and sunset; then dinner and overnight
Shira Campsite to Barranco Campsite
Elevation: 3800m to 3950m.
Hiking time: 5-7 hours
This is long and important acclimatization day so you will be having an early breakfast then continue trekking east to a junction leading to Lava tower rock 4600m for acclimatization. Afterwards you will continue down to Barranco camp. The camp location is in the bottom valley of Barranco wall where you will stop for dinner and overnight.
Barranco campsite to Karanga campsite
Elevation: 3950m to 3900m
Distance: 6 km
Hiking time: 4-5 hours.
Today is short day walk. In the morning you will start climbing Barranco wall and reach 4200m for acclimatization and continue crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga campsite for hot lunch. After lunch you will have a bit of rest and get another acclimatization of trekking up the scree slopes towards the southern ice field. You will then return to the camp for supper and overnight.
Karanga campsite to Barafu campsite
Elevation: 3900m to 4620m.
Distance: 8 km.
Hiking time: 3-4 hours.
Habitat: Alpine Desert.
On this day, the trek up to the Barafu ridge campsite is tough because of altitude. The walk take few hours because of the short distance but are steep needing a slow pace to avoid fatigue. You will trek across an alpine desert. Chances are that a strong, cold wind will be blowing from Kibo peak and its ice. You will have an early dinner at 1700hrs then rest until midnight when we you will attack the summit
Barafu Hut Campsite / Uhuru Peak / Mweka Campsite Elevation: 4620m to 5895m to 3100m
Hiking time: 10 – 12 hours
Habitat: Desert and ice.
Wake at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. The trails is a series of switchbacks up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Stella Point on the crater rim at 5,861 m/18,640 ft between 4 and 5 AM. At this point you will be having the views of the fabled crater and its glaciers facing you. Then after 1 hour of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak. Here you will spend some times for taking photo’s but it will depend on how you feel. After your summit activities done, you will descend back to the Barafu campsite, for lunch, rest, collect your equipment, and continue down through moorland and heath zone to Mweka campsite. Dinner and overnight at Mweka campsite
Mweka campsite to Mweka gate
Elevation: 3100m to 1700m
Descending time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest.
Today is your last day on the mountain. After breakfast you will descend down to Mweka park gate walking across Montane forest. This descent will take 3-4 hours. Here at the gate you will sign out and get ready to board the vehicle ready for the transfer back to the hotel for your certificate presentation and a well-deserved celebration.
To the Tarangire National Park | 1 Night
Your safari begins with a morning pick-up from your hotel in Moshi and a briefing by your guide before you leave. Then, the open road beckons and you are soon heading for Tarangire National Park, home to large elephant herds and a host of other animals including its tree-climbing lions. Once you enter the park, the roof of the 4X4 vehicle comes down and you spend the rest of the day watching wildlife, enjoying a packed lunch in the shade. Your accommodation tonight - Lake Burunge Tented Camp - is set outside the park and welcomes you with a panoramic sunset and plenty of comforts including a swimming pool and Wi-Fi.
Under Canvas in the Serengeti | 2 Nights
After breakfast you travel through a Rift Valley landscape and into the cooler climate of the crater highlands. You have lunch on the way and make time to stop and gaze down into the giant Ngorongoro Crater from a viewing platform; you will be coming back to explore Ngorongoro properly later but first you have one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves before you: the Serengeti.
The Serengeti is an excellent year-round destination for wildlife but it is when the Wildebeest Migration arrives – from about November to June - that you can expect some of its most iconic imagery. Your accommodation for the next two nights depends on the time of year: your tented camp is a mobile one and follows the rhythm of the Migration, almost guaranteeing you front-row seats to all the action. Your full day here is spent out on the Serengeti, taking advantage of your game-rich location and expert guide to enjoy amazing game sightings and plenty to talk about around the campfire later.
Into the Ngorongoro Crater | 1 Night
It is an early start this morning as you drive back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and its showpiece – the Ngorongoro Crater. The remains of a gigantic volcanic explosion millions of years ago, it is now home to Africa’s densest concentration of big animals. Descending into the Crater, you begin to pick out the familiar shapes of elephant and buffalo on the crater floor, mingled with zebra, wildebeest and gazelles. It is also one of Africa’s greatest concentrations of big predators and lions, leopard and hyena are regularly seen, and you may see flamingos and hippos in the Crater’s lakes. Leaving on a different road, you travel to the town of Karatu and your final accommodation, Ngorongoro Farmhouse, a stylish lodge set on a working coffee plantation. Complete with a swimming pool, lovely gardens and massage therapist, it makes a very comfortable way to finish your safari.
The Journey Ends
You can linger over breakfast today as it is an easy drive back to Arusha/Moshi. You stop for lunch on the way and arrive in town around noon where you will be taken to your hotel or airport – either from the local Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport - for your onward connection.