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7 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route and 3 Days Safari

7 Days Kilimanjaro Machame  Route and 3 Days Safari is comprised of Climbing Mountain Kilimanjaro via the Machame route and following a three-day safari to the Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

This Kilimanjaro and safari package is specific for exploring Tanzania for 12 days with a climb and safari experience.

  • Spend 3 nights at Moshi.
  • 7 Days Treks through the Kilimanjaro National Park via Machame  Route.
  • A breathtaking view of Mawenzi peak.
  • A fabulous view of the moorland.
  • Spend 3 days on Safari.
  • Visit Manyara National Park
  • Visit Tarangire National Park
  • Visit the Ngorongoro conservation and Crater.
  • Trip Length : 12 Days (7 Days Trekking + 2 nights  Hotel ( 1 night  before Climb and 1 night After Climb) and 3 days  Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Safari and 1 night after Safari.

DAY 1: ARRIVE AT KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be met by our guide at the Airport and transferred to the hotel in Moshi.
Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort
Room plan: Double Occupancy
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast.

DAY 2: MOSHI-MACHAME CAMP

A one-hour drive from Moshi  to the gate to  of the Machame route, where you will complete park formalities, meet your crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and involves real jungle bashing through magnificent forest.
This path is less well trodden and is often wet and muddy underfoot. Camping at Machame Hut (3100m).
Trekking Time: 4-6 hours
Distance: 9 km
Altitude Gain: 1210 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Machame Camp
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 3:  MACHAME HUT – SHIRA CAVES

The route continues on up through the forest until reaching the steep ascent on the Shira Plateau,where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt. Meru rising high above Arusha town. Camping at Shira Caves (3840 m).
Trekking Time: 4-6 hours 
Distance: 5 km 
Altitude Gain: 740 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Shira Caves
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

 DAY 4: SHIRA CAVES - BARRANCO CAMP

Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. You will traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach, finally reaching Barranco Camp (3900 m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600 m), but you will have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness by aiding your bodies in acclimatization.
Trekking Time: 6 – 7 hours 
Distance: 10 km
Altitude Gain: 60 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Barranco Camp
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 5: BARRANCO CAMP - KARANGA VALLEY

Start the day by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. Then exit steeply, up what has been termed the Breakfast Wall, which divides you from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It is a climb over rocks, although not technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, head towards the Karanga Valley (4000 m) for overnight.
Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
Distance: 5 km
Altitude Gain: 100 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Karanga Valley
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 6: KARANGA VALLEY - BARAFU CAMP

The day is characterized by a short hike on terrain formed by scree. Walk through arid land towards Barafu Camp (4600 m) where you have the entire afternoon to rest before ascending
towards the summit.
Trekking Time: 2-4 hours 
Distance: 4 km
Altitude Gain: 600 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Barafu Camp
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 7: BARAFU CAMP - UHURU PEAK – MILLENNIUM CAMP

We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting around midnight, walking steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. You will be climbing scree for 5 to 6 hours but you gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. You should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5750 m) as the first rays of the sun emerge. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround you and the views to Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walk takes you to your goal, the summit of Uhuru (5896 m), the highest point; Uhuru means freedom in Swahili.
Trekking Time: 6-8 hours 

Distance: 7 km

Altitude Gain: 1296 m.

After a quick celebration and photos at the top, you will begin the descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope back to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest before finally heading down to Millennium Camp (3000 m) for a well-earned rest. On the descent, you will have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi peak.
Trekking Time: 6-8 hours 
Distance: 12 km
Altitude Loss: 289m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Millennium Camp
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 8:  MILLENNIUM CAMP – MOSHI

A gentle trek takes you down through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate (1640 m), where park formalities will be completed, you will be met by our vehicles, and receive your certificate of
ascent courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. Thereafter, drive back to Moshi where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a cold beer or two.
Trekking Time: 4-5 hours 
Distance: 10 km 
Altitude Loss: 1360m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort
Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 9: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK 

Lake Manyara is a beautiful little park that is famous for its tree-climbing lions, elephants, and large troops of baboons. The park is home to an amazing variety of birds and animals considering its small size. A short visit to this serene park will greatly diversify your safari experience as the lush green jungle habitat is in stark contrast to the other parks you will visit during your safari, Later in the evening, we will drive to Karatu overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation:  Eileen's Tree Inn or a similar lodge in Karatu.

Room plan: Double Occupancy 

DAY 10: NGORONGORO CRATER 

Very early morning we drive down the Ngorongoro Crater walls to the Crater floor where we will spend the better part of the day doing game drives in this 8th wonder of the world also referred to as the Eden of Africa. Here we will get the chance to spot the animals with a little luck you can spot the Big 5 that is; Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, and Rhinos, in a single day’s game drive.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation:  Eileen's Tree Inn or a similar lodge in Karatu.

Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 11: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK THEN DRIVE BACK TO MOSHI

After breakfast, we will drive to Tarangire National Park then we will register at the gate and continue with game drives for the rest of the day as we explore the African wilderness for the last day of our safari. This park is famous for its large populations of elephants and its gigantic age-old baobabs, but it has much more to offer in terms of many animals and birds that are resident to this park. We expect to see lions, cheetahs, warthogs, gazelles, dik-diks, the rare long-necked gerenuks, and many more and in the late afternoon, we will head to Moshi for overnight and this will be the end of the safari.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch. 

DAY 12: DEPARTURE DAY

We will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home.if you will have more time you can extend to Zanzibar, but additional cost will be required.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

WHAT INCLUDE ON TREKKING
  • 2 ways transfer to and from Kilimanjaro airport.
  • Tanzania 18% VAT on tourism activities and park fees.
  • The Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your Trek.
  • Government taxes.
  • All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees, and team fees.
  • Transfers to and from the route gate(s) (2 transfers).
  • Sleeping mattress pad(s), dining tent(s), sleeping tent(s), and crew‟s equipment–Dining tent and sleeping tent for Kilimanjaro trek.
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed & Breakfast basis and Double Occupancy (1 night before trekking & 1 night after trekking).
  • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cooker (we also
    consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
  • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provided every day on the mountain.
  • 3-4 liters of mineral (per Climber) provided daily during the climb.
  • Portable toilets for the trek with the tent for Kilimanjaro trek.
  • Emergency evacuation covers with Kilimanjaro SAR helicopter but the climber must have insurance which cover up to 6000 meters above the sea level.
  • Carbon Offset.
  • Hotel accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team).
  • Chief guide carries a Pulse Ox meter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day.
  • Fair Treatment of  our Mountain Crew.
  • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summit aid).
  • Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).
  • Salaries for the mountain support crew, as per required by MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND NATURAL RESOURCES and KPAP.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.
  • Porter to carry your duffel bag, with a maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt.
 
WHAT NOT INCLUDED ON TREKKING
  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival).
  • Tips.
  • Drinks and beverages in Hotel.
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Snacks, personal medicine, and water purifying tablets.
  • Meals and drinks not specified.
     
     
WHAT INCLUDE ON SAFARI
  • 3 days/2 nights  safari.
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch.
  • All meal per itinerary .
  • 2 nights accommodation in a Safari lodge during the safari
  • 1 night at hotel in Moshi after Safari on bed and breakfast.
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide.
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 03 x 1.5 mineral water per person/day during game drives.
  • Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority.
  • Carbon offsetting.
WHAT NOT INCLUDED ON SAFARI
  • International Flights Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure.
  • All items of a personal nature Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately).
  • Travel insurance if needed. Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival).
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges Tip for the Driver, whereby the recommended tip for Safari Driver/Guide is $50 per day per car.
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari at Tarangire National Park, including concession fees which cost $599
 COST OF ADDITIONAL SERVICES
  • Sleeping bag rental, Mountain Hardware Lamina, synthetic -30F, per trip $50.
  • Extra porter(Personal porter), for excess gear, costs $30 per day.
  • Trekking poles rental, telescopic, cost $20 per trip.
  • Single Supplement(Single Mountain Tent and Single Room) for the trekking only  cost $250 per person.
  • Single Supplement(Single Safari Lodge  and Single Room) for the safari only  cost $450 per person.
  • Extra night at the hotel in Moshi costs $90 for Double Occupancy, $70 for single occupancy  on the bed and breakfast basis.
TIPPING RECOMMENDATION
  • Guide - $15 to $20 per day.
  • Assistant Guide - $10 to $15 per day.
  • Cook - $10 to $15 per day.
  • Porters - $5 to $8 per day per porter.
  •  Safari Driver/Guide is $30-$50 per day per car

PRICE

  • Price is the US  $4200  per person when 2-15 people travel together.

ETHICAL KILIMANJARO CLIMBS
We are doing ethical climbs and responsible Trekking; we believe the tourism the industry has an obligation and a great opportunity to protect the world‟s natural
habitats, cultural heritage sites, and communities. We actively promote environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
We are not doing cheap Climb, cheap climb means we are doing tourism while exploiting our Porters who are the ones who make Kilimanjaro trek possible for the vast majority of climbers, and who do all the heavy lifting. Fair and ethical treatment of our porters (crew) is one of the important priorities of Eco-Africa Climbing when we do climb. We are proud to be a Partner of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP). Please contact ([email protected]) to confirm this.
KPAP raises public awareness regarding the proper treatment of porters on Kilimanjaro and assists climbing companies with implementing procedures that
ensure fair and ethical treatment of their porters. Every of our climb is audited by KPAP to ensure crewmembers are provided proper salaries, tips procedure, food, equipment and sleeping conditions.

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