Some travelers desire to experience it all. DONAK Safaris promise to fulfill your desire to go on an adventurous Safari and climb the highest point of Africa; Kilimanjaro. This Tembo Outdoor Adventure is fully designed to make sure have a double fun without missing any major Safari destination of Tanzania.
If you have tine and money, we see no reason for you not to choose this thrilling Safari wih us. We are well equipped, prepared and knowledgeable in making such Safaris as amazing as possible.
Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft)
Elevation Gain: 915-m/3,000 ft.
Climbing Time: 5hrs
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)
Elevation Gain: 977-m/3,200 ft.
Climbing Time: 6 hrs.
Distance: 15 kms
After breakfast, depart Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut. Most of the day's hike will be through Kilimanjaro's moorland, a rocky landscape with desert-like plants. Lunch at Kambi ya Taabu Picnic Site before proceeding to Horombo Hut. If the weather is clear, enjoy stunning views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at Horombo Hut at around 1500 hrs. and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing.
Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Mawenzi Hut (4,600m/15,100ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)
Elevation Gain and Loss: 880 m/ 2,900 ft.
Climbing Time: 3 hrs. Up and 1.5hrs down
Day three is an Acclimatization Day. We recommend hiking all the way to Mawenzi Hut to allow for Maximum Body Acclimatization. The trek will increase your chances of conquering Uhuru Peak, and also reward you with splendid views of Kibo. Return to Horombo for a late lunch. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing at Horombo village of huts perched on a small plateau, with
buildings similar to Mandara, but with a total capacity of 120 climbers! Horombo is normally bustling with hikers, guides and porters, with an atmosphere of adventure and excitement.
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 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. Donak Safaris Vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Arusha in our affiliated Hotels.
Arusha City Tour
After breakfast departs for Full day Cultural visit at Ngiresi Village. You will be welcomed with coffee and tea at Mzee Loti's farm and get an explanation about the biogas, crossbreeding and soil conservation projects on the farm. Next, you make a walk to some nearby bomas, where you can see the various styles of traditional Maasai and Wa-arusha houses. From there you start climbing Lekimana hill, from where you have a beautiful view over Arusha town and the surrounding Maasai plains. With clear weather Kilimanjaro is visible. You descend Lekimana hill on the other side, so that you can visit Ngiresi primary school. Back at Mzee Loti's farm, you get a traditional meal cooked by the Juhudi women's group.
Your tour in Arusha city will involve visitation to different important places in Arusha for enjoyment, pleasure, learning and shopping. These include Arusha museum, Uhuru monument, Arusha City bus terminal, and Central market and Maasai market
Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, depart to Lake Manyara National Park for Game Drives and Photographing with the Picnic Lunch.
Dinner and Overnight at Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp on full board basis.
Manyara – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast departs to Serengeti National Park via Maasai Cultural Boma and 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 National Park
After early morning breakfast departs for Full Day Game Drive and Photographing with the Picnic lunch. Dinner and Overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp on full board basis.
Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater Tour
Early breakfast at the camp, departs for Ngorongoro Crater tour with the picnic lunch. Descending to the crater floor for a game drive and photographing. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Farmhouse on full board basis.
DEPARTURE, NGORONGORO – KILIMANJARO INT. AIRPORT
After breakfast at the lodge, shall have a road transfer to the airport as per your flight schedule.