Trip Summary

12 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climb & Tanzania Safari Tour with Kilipeak Adventure offering Mount Kilimanjaro and Safari tour, Our itinerary combine climbing the Mount Kilimanjaro (Rooftop of Africa)  through Rongai  Route – Six Days Trekking and Four Days safari in the most famous national park in Tanzania – Lake Manyara National Park (Home of Lion climbing trees), Serengeti national park (Endless plain area) and Ngorongoro Crater (Garden of Eden)

Program Description

Day 1: Arrive In Tanzania.

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport there will be a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi, where the rest of the day is at leisure.
Dinner and overnight at Moshi Town.

Day 2: Rongai One.

After completing the necessary registration formalities at Marangu National Park gate, we transfer to Rongai. The climb begins from Nale Moru (1,950 m) on a small path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering a pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through an attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the beautiful Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp, Rongai One, is at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.

Day 3: Kikelewa Campsite.

The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ (3,450 m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern icefields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Kikelewa campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant senecios near Kikelewa Caves (3,600 m)

Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn.

A short but steep climb is rewarded by superb all-around views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (4,330 m), spectacularly situated in a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization. [3-4 hours walking]

Day 5: Kibo Campsite.

We cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite (4,700 m) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.

Day 6: Horombo Hut.

We will start the final and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5,685 m) we will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three-hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo (4,700 m) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, we continue the descent to reach Horombo Camp (3,720 m).

Day 7: Marangu Gate.

A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. We then continue descending through the lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m).
The returning transfer will be waiting at Marangu Gate to Arusha.
Dinner and overnight stay at Maasailand Safari Lodge: Full board.

Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park.

Today we drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day of game drives. This is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience. The lakeshore at Manyara teems with birdlife, and while you are looking for the birds, you might spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions. There are a surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs on the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. Late afternoon we make a short journey for dinner and accommodation
Dinner and overnight either Hotel/Tented Camps or Private Campsite: Full board.

Day 9: Serengeti National Park.

we head towards the Serengeti National Park. En route, there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge.
It is within this steep-sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s.
Here is a small museum, we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years. After lunch, we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard.
Dinner and overnight either Hotel/Tented Camps or Private Campsite: Full board.

Day10: Ngorongoro Highland Masai Experience Tour.

We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive-in Ngorongoro, we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life.
Dinner and overnight Either Hotel/ Special Tented Camp or Public Campsite: Full board.

Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater provides great game-viewing all year-round. The wildlife here makes up a permanent population because grazing and water supplies are plentiful throughout the seasons.
Finally, we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, and leopards (if you are lucky).
The only animal you won’t see here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steep sides of the crater.
In the afternoon we travel just outside of Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha.
Dinner and overnight at Maasailand Safari Lodge: Half board.

Day 12: Departing Day.

There will be a private transfer arranged to drop you off at the airport for your International flight back home or drop you at the Arusha domestic Airport for a flight to Zanzibar Island in case you are doing a combined Kilimanjaro climb, Safari and Zanzibar Beach. Please contact our experts if you want a beach extension at Zanzibar.

12 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climb & Tanzania Safari Tour Includes:

• Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
• All Park fees
• Rescue fees
• All meals while on the Mountain
• Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
• Clean, purified drinking water:
• Crisis management and safety procedures:
• Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
• Supplement summit Emergency Oxygen:

• Full board accommodation whilst on safari in Hotel, Campsite or Special Tented camps
• Private safari drive guide
• Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
• Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
• All Park fees and Crater fees
• Camping equipment if choose a camping option
• Government taxes,

12 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climb & Tanzania Safari Tour Excludes:
• Tanzania Visa:
• Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
• Meals not listed above
• Optional Tours balloon Safari
• Tips and any items of personal nature.

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Itinerary Name: 12 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climb & Tanzania Safari Tour

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