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13 Days Tanzania safari/Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

RoarDay 1

Drive to JKI Airport for your 1230hrs flight to Tanzania, Kilimanjaro International Airport.
You will be met and driven to L.Manyara National Park (time permitting) for game drives and later to Camp/lodge. for dinner and overnight.

Day 2

Early morning game drives in L. Manyara National Park famous for its tree-climbing lions. Also famous for its numerous Buffaloes, Elephants and over 350 species of birds, the most profuse being Flamingoes. Breakfast followed by further game drives. Lunch at Hotel Kirurumu then check out. Drive to Serengeti National park, game drives enroute to Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Dinner and overnight in Camp/lodge.

Day 3

Full day in the Serengeti Plain where more than 3 million mammals including the ‘Big Five’ live in total freedom.
You can take picnic lunch and spend the whole day in the plains or drive back to lodge for lunch then go back for further game drives. Dinner and overnight at the Camp/lodge.

rhinoDay 4

Early morning game drive. Breakfast followed by further gamedrives. Lunch at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

After lunch check out and drive via Olduvai Gorge where the fossil of Homo Habilis who lived 1.75million years ago was found e-nroute Ngorongoro wildlife reserve.

Dinner and overnight at Camp/lodge.

Day 5

Early morning drive to the 120sq miles Crater, a remarkable Natural Wildlife Reserve, a volcanic creation descend into the crater (610 metres deep and 260 km squared). This magnificent natural amphitheatre contains the largest concentration of animals in all of Africa.  A chance to see some of the “Big Five”. Picnic lunch in the crater floor in the shades of Acacia trees.

Late in the afternoon return to lodge for dinner and overnight at Camp/lodge.

Day 6

After breakfast drive to Tarangire National Park well known for its Baobab trees, Wildebeest, Fringed-eared Oryx, Giraffe and Impala. Lunch in Serena Tarangire lodge. Further gamedrives after lunch .

Dinner and overnight at Camp/lodge.

orynxDay 7

After breakfast drive to Moshi and to Mt. Kilimanjaro base for acclimatization. Transfer to lodge for expert briefing on the climbing safari with your professional mountain guide. Check gear. All meals and overnight at lodge.

Day 8 Mandara

You start walking from Kilimanjaro National Park gate (1829m) with your guides and porters slowly (polepole) through Montane Forest Zone (rain forest) for 3hrs to Mandara Hut 2698M for dinner and overnight.

Day 9 Horombo

From Mandara Hut trail a short stretch of forest and skirts the base of Maundi Crater with a superb view of the mountain and its Moorland zones for 6hrs to Horombo Hut at 3719M for dinner and overnight.


Kibo summitDay 10 Kibo

Ascending past the “last water point” walking slowly for 6 hrs on the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi on the Alpine zone, you arrive at Kibo hut 4685M for dinner and overnight.

Day 11 Summit

At about 8.00AM the guide will take you to the summit zone on steep and heavy scree for 5hrs up to Gillman’s point 5685M the highest point in Africa. Feeling tired but very happy you descend down to Horombo hut for overnight stay.

Day 12 Celebration

Descend down to Mandara hut for lunch then to the park gate. Your guide will collect your certificate while you relax in the victory mood at the base shop for drinks and souvenirs. Drive back to hotel/lodge or camp.

Day 13 Departure

After breakfast drive to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight to Nairobi, you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home.