15 DAYS SAFARI| MOUNT MERU AND KILIMANJARO with Kilipeak Adventure, offers a great deal of real African adventure safari itineraries to suit any schedule.Give oportunity of doing three adventure trip on same itinerary Tanzania wildlife safari, Climbing Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Our safari and mountain guide itineraries include all park fees, an English speaking driver/guide,Cooks, meals, lodge accommodations, Tents, Hut fees, Porters and park rangers
Price per person varies depending on group size.
The cost is $4350 per person, price per person varies depending on group sizes
The above prices should be used as a guide only. Real pricing will be based on safari group size and itinerary desires.
15 DAYS SAFARI| MOUNT MERU AND KILIMANJARO.
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN TANZANIA.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer to Arusha Safari Lodge, where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Arusha Safari Lodge, which is beautifully located on the slope of Mt. Meru and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure.
We will gather in the hotel for a pre-safari briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge: Half board.
DAY 2: GAME DRIVE IN TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK.
Morning breakfast at the hotel in Arusha, safari briefing and after wards, we depart for Tarangire National Park. Your first experience of safari will be the thrilling game drive through the vastness of Tarangire National Park, arrive in good time for lunch.
Afternoon game driving through the park followed by dinner at the lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Nsya Lodge: Full board.
DAY 3: GAME DRIVE IN LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK.
We depart from Nsya tented lodge and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two-thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the groundwater forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands, and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions.
Dinner and overnight at Nsya Lodge: Full board.
DAY 4: GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK.
we proceed to Olduvai Gorge, known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’. It was here, in the Great Rift Valley, that the remains of early hominids dating back 2 million years were uncovered. Afterward, we visit the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world – Serengeti National Park. The word ‘Serengeti’ means ‘endless plains’, which describes the park’s 5,600 square mile boundary. Yet for its sprawling area, the Serengeti does not disappoint when it comes to rich game-viewing. Annually, from May to December, millions of animals embark on a migration which brings them from central Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara and back again in an incredible spectacle. Even during the ‘down-time’, vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle roam here, along with groups of elephant, giraffe, and buffalo. As the lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas, and jackals stalk their meals, we enjoy a picnic lunch in this open arena.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Wild Tented Lodge: Full board.
DAY 5: GAME DRIVE IN NGORONGORO CRATER.
We depart from Serengeti for an encore game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater. At the top of the crater, the views of the caldera and the scattered animals below are breathtaking. We venture onto the crater floor for an up close at the residents of this World Heritage Site and enjoy a picnic lunch here. 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. We have our final dinner and around evening drive back to Arusha.
Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge: Half board.
DAY 6: ARUSHA TO MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2,514 M).
We start from Momella Gate (1,500 m) in the late morning and begin our guided hike by a park ranger. Trekkers often spot buffalo, zebra, giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. We take lunch at, or near, the Fig Tree Arch, which is big enough to drive a car through! After lunch, the route continues through less dense forest, where there is an abundance of birds and monkeys.
Dinner and overnight at Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m). (5-7 hours walking).
DAY 7: MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2,514 M) TO SADDLE HUT (3,570 M).
The hike from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The morning starts still in the forest, which slowly gives way to giant heather and groundsel as we zig-zag up the steep slopes. As we hike along the ridge we have our first views of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. We reach the Saddle hut for hot lunch.
The afternoon is free to relax and to enjoy the views of the mountain. The more energetic can make the short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820 m). (3-5 hours walking).
Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut (3,579).
DAY 8: SADDLE HUT (3,570 M) TO MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2,514 M).
We start early at around 2 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.). Then the path continues along a ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point to the summit of Socialist Peak (4,566 m) is an hour further on a steep path with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro can normally be seen in the distance. However, the fascinating Meru Crater and its cliffs that make up the inner wall will probably capture most of your attention. We enjoy a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m, 10-12 hours walking).
Dinner and overnight at Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m).
DAY 9: MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2,514 M) – HOTEL IN ARUSHA.
We take a fast descent through open grassland and mixed forest, with good chances of seeing wildlife. This trail has excellent views back towards the crater and over the plains of the National Park. Momela Gate is reached by late morning
(2-3 hours walking). Once you reach the end of the climb you will be transferred to your hotel.
DAY 10: RONGAI ONE (2,600 M); 3-4 HOURS WALKING.
After completing the necessary registration formalities at Marangu National Park gate, we transfer by Landrover 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 attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the beautiful Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long ‘cape’ of white hair and a flowing white tail. 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 11: KIKELEWA CAMPSITE (3,600 M); 6-7 HOURS WALKING.
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 12: MAWENZI TARN (4,330 M); 3-4 HOURS WALKING.
A short but steep climb is rewarded by superb all-round 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 13: KIBO CAMPSITE (4,700 M); 5-6 HOURS WALKING.
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 14: HOROMBO HUT (3.720); 11-15 HOURS WALKING.
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 15: MARANGU GATE (1,830 M); 5-6 HOURS WALKING.
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 lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m). included, Later we will drive back to Arusha.
Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge: Bed, Dinner, and Breakfast included.
DAY 16: ARUSHA TO KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
Depending on your flight schedule and departure point you will be transferred to the airport to connect your flight for further travel.
Do feel free to e-mail us at any time to discuss your travel plans and get an accurate quotation.
15 DAYS SAFARI| MOUNT MERU AND KILIMANJARO INCLUDES:
• Hotel lodging the night before and the night after the climb (dinner and breakfast included) (double occupancy).
• Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
• Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
• Two nights hotel in Marangu
• All Park fees
• Rescue Fees
• All meals while on the Mountain
• Arrival and Departure transfers
• Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
• Quality Mess tents with table and chairs:
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
• Clean, purified drinking water:
• Private, portable chemical flush toilets:
• Crisis management and safety procedures:
• Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
• Summit Emergency Oxygen:
• Walking Poles:
• Sleeping Mattress:
• Flying Doctor Service:
15 DAYS SAFARI| MOUNT MERU AND KILIMANJARO EXCLUDES:
• Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
• Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
• Meals not listed above
• Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
• Tips and any items of personal nature.
Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies and supplement summit oxygen.
All customers traveling with Kilipeak Adventure are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance. The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure. During travel, the insurance needs to provide comprehensive medical, evacuation and repatriation cover.