For those who want a more varied experience we offer combined tours, Mount Kilimanjaro trekking and Wildlife Safaris. These tours enable you to visit many of the important sights of Tanzania and include a 5, 6 or 7 days trekking, ending with a wildlife Safari before your thoughts turns home.
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Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft)
Elevation Gain: 915-m/3,000 ft.
Climbing Time: 5hrs
Distance: 12 km
Habitat: Montane Forest
Depart Arusha around 0800hrs to Marangu Gate for Mountain Climbing Registration. After completing registration, begin your climbing by walking along a narrow trail through the Montane Rainforest. Lunch at Kisambioni Picnic Site, day one's halfway point. After Picnic Lunch carry on walking through the rainforest until reaching Mandara Hut. Relax for the rest of the day or take a short walk to Maundi Crater. The views to the east over Taveta and to the northwest to Mawenzi Peak are spectacular on a clear day, making the short hike well worth the effort.
Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)
Enjoy early morning breakfast then proceed to Lake Manyara for game viewing with your expert guide. This Park is a national park two hours west of Arusha. The majority of the land area of the park is a narrow strip running between the Gregory Rift wall to the west and Lake Manyara, an alkaline or soda-lake, to the east. It is famous for its population of flamingos.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Burudika Manyara Lodge
Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,030 m/ 3,380 ft.
Climbing Time: 6hrs
Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, leave Horombo Hut, climbing through the moorland and alpine desert of Kilimanjaro's upper altitudes. After climbing for about an hour arrive at Maua River, a small mountain stream. After Maua, the terrain becomes flatter and the vegetation begins to disappear. Picnic lunch at Middle Red Hill. After lunch, proceed on a steady incline for another two hours through Kilimanjaro's Saddle. Although the environment on the way to Kibo is a bleak desert with little vegetation, you will see many stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Reach Kibo Hut around 1500hrs to rest and prepare for your midnight climb.
Kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft) to Summit (5,895m/19,340ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,145-m/3,760 ft.
Elevation Loss: 2,175-m/7,140 ft.
Climbing Time: 8hrs to Uhuru, 6hrs descent to Horombo
Distance: 6kms ascent, 21kms descent
Habitat: Stone Scree and Ice-Capped Summit
Around midnight, awake for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak. The climb starts with a demanding five hours to Gillman's Point on the crater rim. Although this is considered to be the easiest of the three crater ascent paths, it is still extremely difficult. The first major rest stop, William's Point, lies at 5000 meters and is approximately a two-hour climb Kibo Hut. Continue on for thirty minutes before beginning the rocky switchbacks that will continue to Gillman's Point (5,681 meters).
The climb from Gilman's to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and the group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.
On the way down from the summit, you will see all of the magnificent views you could not see on the way up. Stop for a short break and snacks at Kibo Hut before continuing on to Horombo Hut. Reach Horombo Hut in the afternoon and enjoy your last night on the mountain.
Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft)
Elevation Loss: 1,920 m/ 6,295 ft.
Climbing Time: 6hrs
Habitat: Moorland to Montane Forest
After breakfast, descend to Marangu Gate where you will be awarded Certificate for the successful climb that you have made. Our Vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Arusha.
Arusha to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast departs to Tarangire National Park for Game Viewing and Photographing with the Picnic Lunch. Evening drive to Maramboi Tented Camp for Dinner and Overnight.
Tarangire to Serengeti National Park
Breakfast at the camp, departs for Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge en route game viewing and photographing with the picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp on full board basis.
Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast departs to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, descending to the Crater for game viewing and photographing with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Farmhouse on full board basis.
Breakfast at the camp, with the packed lunch shall have a road transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home as per your schedule.