14 Days: 5 Day Kilimanjaro Climb & 9 Day Safari
14 Days : 5 Day Kilimanjaro Climb via Marangu Route & 9 Day Safari
Enjoy a few of Tanzania’s most amazing destinations to chose from.
Start by climbing the tallest mountain in Africa then safari through the
Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Arusha!
About the Hiking Route
5 Days Marangu Route ascent is the oldest route on Mount Kilimanjaro, also known as the Tourist Route or Coca Cola Route and you may have heard that of all routes up Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Marangu route is the easiest, cheapest and by far the most popular route for Kilimanjaro Climbing.
The beginning of 14 days Kilimanjaro and Safari Tours. In the morning at your hotel, breakfast will be served before departure to Marangu main gate for complete park formalities prior climbing. It will take us 3 hours to reach the main gate. Later start our hiking safari on the way to the first camp through the dense rain forest. You will have opportunity to view the fauna and flora found in this dense forest. The trail has the total distance of 8 km which will take us to about 4 hours to reach the next hut. The elevation gain today is about 840 m. In the hut dinner and overnight will be organized by our crew.
Morning breakfast will be served at your hut, and then the safari on the way to the next hut (Horombo hut) will start. The vegetation pattern change as we left behind the dense forest on the way to the open landscape highland nearby Horombo base camp. Today elevation gain is around 1000 m different from the previous hut. In this attitude you might start experience mountain sickness on the way due to the changes of weather pattern. it will take through hiking to about 12 kilometers long to reach the next hut in 6 hours. You will reach to your hut in the evening. Stay in the hut for resting and acclimatization before dinner and overnight.
Today the trekking path will take us to Alpine desert; it may experience very strong wind since the area is almost bear with little or no vegetation at all. Also there is extremely drought and hence require you to store water taken from last hut. The view of Kibo and Mawenzi peak is highly manifested as get near to the hut. The distance of this track is 9 km with approximate six hours walking distance. you will reach to the hut late, followed by long resting and dinner ready for midnight summit attempt.
In midnight you will have hot tea and start ascend on the way to the peak (5895 Meters). The trek will be in a very step trail on the way to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. At final you will reach Uhuru peak; this is the highest point in Africa. Take some time enjoy while have some funny through taking pictures. Later descend to third hut for resting and lunch. Later proceed to Horombo hut. Here you will have long resting before dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, you will start descending down to the main gate; here you will be given your certificate from park authorities as the sign of summit attempt. It followed by great time for celebration together with your crew, but forgets to tip them. Later guide will take you to Arusha lodge. You will have long hot shower and long relaxation to recover from exhaustion.
Begin the Safari Adventure !
After trekking the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro for 5 days, sit back in a comfortable safari Jeep & enjoy the
Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara & Tarangire Park!
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In the morning after your breakfast you will be transferred to Tarangire national park for game drive. In the park main gate you will stop for registration, later proceed inside and continue with animals watching. It will take us up to the afternoon were you will stop somewhere for having our lunch. The game drive will take us up to the evening were we will drive back to the lodge for an overnight. The park is famous for having unique and attractive vegetation pattern which harbors varieties of fauna. It includes large herd of elephants and also large population of herbivores. There is also the presence of Tarangire River which acts as the vital role to the survival of animals during dry weather due to its fact of supplying water for thousands of thirst animals.
Today you will have long safari from Tarangire national park to Serengeti Park. The two parks are connected by ecosystem rich in wildlife all your way. So you will have en-route game drive. The journey will have option to visit Olduvai Gorge, here you will witness the history of early human evolution from the research and written done by Dr. Leakey discoveries. You will reach at the main gate of Serengeti were packed lunch will be served for you. Later proceed to the park for evening game drive before it get dark ready for dinner and overnight to the lodge.
Serengeti national park provides a chance to witness amazing scenery rich in wildlife and vegetation patter. So by spend full two days being in the bush of this park, your time of enjoying will be incredible. Depending on the season, you will be able to see unique movements of wildebeest search in food, water and sometimes safe area where they can give birth to their new calves. The exploration of kopjes is also not to forget since large number of cat family are always resting there waiting and have great view to their prey. The game drive will be conducted both morning and evening before transfer to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
In the morning, you will have your delicious breakfast later depart to the jungle for morning game drive. You will the start safari to Ngorongoro conservation area. The two parks are connected by Masai village (Boma). You will stop in one of the Boma were you will experience cultural tour, visit their house also listening from their nice songs were sometimes if you will be interested, you can participate in dancing. After the end of this, you guide will drive on the way to your lodge. Here long resting and hot shower will be provided before overnight.
The safari to Ngorongoro caldera will start early morning after breakfast at your lodge. Drive down to the floor for animals viewing. Ngorongoro is often considered to be a blessed and unique area in the world by having varieties of attractions including biodiversity and historical events. It is only area where big five animals may be witness easily. Game drive will continue until afternoon time, you will drive and proceed to Lake Manyara lodge.
You will have early morning breakfast later depart to Lake Manyara Park for game drive. You will have tour until afternoon, were you will sign out from park authorities and transfer to Arusha. At instant of reaching there you will meet our team and take you to the hotel for long resting and overnight.
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Camping Accommodation Rates:
2 People : $4,055 / person
4 People : $3,037 / person
6 People : $2,483 / person
Luxury tent lodging is available for the safari portion of this adventure,
Rates are dependent on how many people are in a group and what type of accommodation you desire.
If you have a different amount of people, please contact us and we will gladly arrange the trip of your dreams!
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