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7 Days Kilimanjaro Rongai Route and 4 Days Safari

7 Days Kilimanjaro Rongai Route and 4 Days Safari is comprised with  Climbing Mountain Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route and following a four-day safari to the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

This Kilimanjaro and safari package is specific for exploring Tanzania for 13 days with a climb and safari experience.

  • Spend 3 nights at Moshi.
  • 7 Days Treks through the Kilimanjaro National Park via Rongai Route.
  • A breathtaking view of Mawenzi peak.
  • A fabulous view of the moorland.
  • Spend 4 days on Safari.
  • Visit Serengeti National Park
  • Visit the Ngorongoro conservation and Crater.
  • Trip Length : 13 Days (7 Days Trekking + 3 nights  Hotel ( 1 night  before Climb and 1 nights After Climb) and 4 days  Serengeti 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: RONGAI GATE TO RONGAI CAVE

We drive from Moshi to Marangu Gate for permits before taking a short transfer to the Rongai Gate trailhead. The path winds through corn and potato fields and then climbs gently through the forest which is home to a variety of wildlife, including the black and white colobus monkey.

Elevation: 6,398 ft to 9,300 ft

Distance: 8 km

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Rongai Cave

Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 3: RONGAI CAVE TO SECOND CAVE THEN  KIKELEWA CAVE

We begin this morning with a steady incline up to Second Cave. We continue trekking though moorland, leaving the main trail for a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi, before finally arriving at Kikelewa Cave for the night.

Elevation: 9,300 ft to 11,300 ft

Distance: 6 km

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Heath

Second Cave to Kikelewa Cave

Elevation: 11,300 ft to 11,811 ft

Distance: 6 km

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Heath 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Kikelewa Cave

Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 4:KIKELEWA CAVE TO MAWENZI TARN

The hike today is short and steep up a grassy slope. Views of the wilderness area are stunning. As we exit the heath zone and emerge into the Alpine Desert zone, the landscape changes dramatically. Our camp is situated beneath the jagged spires of Mawenzi, at Mawenzi Tarn. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing or exploring the area.

Elevation: 11,811 ft to 14,160 ft

Distance: 5 km

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Mawenzi Tarn

Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 5: MAWENZI TARN TO MAWENZI RIDGE

Mawenzi Ridge to Mawenzi Tarn Elevation (ft): 14,400 ft -14,160 ft Distance: 2 km Hiking Time: 1-2 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Mawenzi Tarn for camp.

Elevation (ft): 14,160 ft -14,400 ft

Distance: 2 km

Hiking Time: 1-2 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Mawenzi Tarn

Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 6: MAWENZI TARN TO KIBO HUT

We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.

Elevation (ft): 14,160 ft to 15,430 ft

Distance: 8 km

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Kibo Hut

Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 7: KIBO HUT TO UHURU PEAK

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft

Distance: 6 km

Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft

Distance: 16 km

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Heath

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Horombo Hut

Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 8: HOROMBO HUT TO MARANGU GATE 

Forest On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.

Elevation loss (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft

Distance: 20 km

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

Habitat: Rain

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch .

Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort 
Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 9: MOSHI TO SERENGETI  NATIONAL PARK

Today we will start by driving from Moshi to the Serengeti National Park crossing the Masaai Steppe and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, entering the Serengeti via Naabi Hill Gate. The afternoon will be spent doing game drives in Serengeti until late afternoon when you will drive and check in to Tented Safari Camp , for dinner and overnight. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner. 
Accommodation: Embalakai Authentic Tented Camp or Similar Safari Lodge
Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 10: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY

Wake up for a full day of game drives in the Serengeti plains with picnic lunch taken at one of the designated sites, or if you wish you can do an early morning game drive then go back to the lodge/tented camp for breakfast then relax until in the afternoon. You can then go for a sunset game drives in the endless plain.

Meal Plan: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner. 
Accommodation: Embalakai Authentic Tented Camp or Similar Safari Lodge
Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 11:SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA 

Area After breakfast in the morning, we drive back slowly through the Central Serengeti with game viewing on the way until Naabi Hill Gate where we check out of the Serengeti National Park. We will drive to the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. You will have a chance to visit the Olduvai Gorge or Maasai Village (at extra costs) if you wish. After arriving at Rhino Lodge drive to the starting point on the Crater rim about 5 kilometers from Rhino Lodge. The walk is along the Western rim of the Crater past the Oloirobi viewpoint. There are patches of forest, to begin with, and later it opens up into thicket and grassland, giving beautiful views down into the Crater on your right and eventually equally good views towards Olduvai Gorge, the Serengeti and the Gol mountains to your left. This is an easy-paced walk with no arduous climbs, just a few short gradients. It lasts about 2 hours and can be done at any time of day.

Meal Plan: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner. 
Accommodation: Rhino  Lodge
Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 12: NGORONGORO CRATER DRIVE BACK TO MOSHI

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 that we might have missed at Serengeti 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. Later in the afternoon, we shall drive back to Hotel in Moshi where your safari ends.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch  
Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort
Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 13: 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.
  • Forest fee.
  • 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
  • 4 days/3 nights  safari.
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch.
  • All meal per itinerary.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in lodges and/or permanent tented camps as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 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.
  • 03 x Fullboard basis at safari lodges or tented camps as per itinerary.
  • 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 Serengeti 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 Tented Safari Camp and Single Room) for the safari only  cost $550 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  $4850 per person when 2 people and above 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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