MOUNTAIN KILIMANJARO CLIMBING AND SERENGETI SAFARI
You will Climbing Mountain Kilimanjaro 6 Days following with 3 Days Safari in Serengeti National Park
Day 1: Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport.
You will be met at the Airport and transferred to the hotel in Moshi for your overnight and briefing by our mountain guide.
Day 2: Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)
After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from Hotel and driven to the Marangu Gate (1980m). At the gate, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your guide register with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). You will then begin your ascent into the rainforest. During this section of the hike, you should expect rain, mud, and fog. Also, be on the lookout for wildlife, including Colobus monkeys! After 3-4 hours of ascending, you will reach the Mandara Hut (2700m). Each hut has 6-8 sleeping bunks (sleeps 60 hikers total) with solar generated lighting. Next to the central hut there are flush toilets. The porters, who arrive at the campsite before the clients, will boil water for drinking and washing. The chef will prepare a snack then dinner for the clients. At nighttime, mountain temperatures may drop to freezing so be prepared.
Hiking time: 3-4 hours | Distance: Approximately 12 kilometers | Habitat: Montane forest
Day 3: Mandara Hut (2700m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)
Following breakfast, hikers will begin their ascent out of the rainforest and into the heathen moorland. Hikers will pass the Maundi Crater and are able to climb up to its rim for a spectacular view of the Kibo Crater. In the moorland, you will spot exotic plants, including giant lobelia and groundsel. After 6 hours of hiking, you will reach Horombo Hut (3720m). Horombo Hut sleeps 120 hikers and is located on a small plateau. Similar to the first night, the porters will prepare drinking and washing water for you. You will enjoy evening snacks then dinner prepared by our chef. Be prepared for a cold night as temperatures drop below freezing at this site.
Hiking time: 6 hours | Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers | Habitat: Moorland
Day 4: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Acclimatization day
At Horombo Hut, you will spend the day allowing your body to acclimate to high altitude. You will have the option of doing a day hike to Mawenzi Hut (4600m) for further acclimatization with your guide. Breakfast and dinner will be at the hut and lunch will either be packed or at the hut depending on your preference for the day.
Day 5: Marangu route 6 days – Horombo Hut (3720m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)
Following an early morning breakfast, you will continue your ascent into the alpine desert habitat. Hikers have the option of 2 trails that lead to Kibo Hut (4700m). The upper route (located to the right of the fork) is the same trail used the previous day for the day hike to Mawenzi Hut. The lower route (located to the left of the fork) is the more popular route because it is a shorter hiking distance (1 hour shorter).
Kibo Hut is located in the “Saddle,” which refers to the area located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo in an alpine desert. There is no water at this camp, but hikers can buy mineral water and soft drinks at the camp office. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00.
Hiking time: 6 hours | Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers | Habitat: Alpine desert
Day 6: Summit Attempt-Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)
Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The trail is rocky up to Hans Meyer Cave (5150m). You continue your ascent to Gillman’s point (5681m). Reaching this section is an impressive achievement as the trail is steep, rocky, and at high altitude. Gillman’s is located on the crater rim. From this point, you will usually experience a snow covered trail until you reach the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Kibo Hut takes about 3 hours.
At Kibo Hut, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Horombo Hut (3720m). You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at the hut after a strenuous day.
Hiking time: 8 hours to Uhuru and 6 hours to Horombo | Distance: Approximately 6 kilometers ascent and 21 kilometers descent | Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit.
Day 7: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)
Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for 6 hours back to Marangu Gate (1980m). The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Gillman’s Point (5681m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, you will drive back to Arusha for long overdue showers and more celebrations.
Hiking time: 6 hours | Distance: Approximately 27 kilometers.
Day 8: Drive to Serengeti
On this day morning you 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. If you flying from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam you will take the Morning (09.00 hrs flight straight to Seronera Airstrip where you will be picked by our Safari driver guide. The afternoon will be spent doing game drives in Serengeti until late afternoon when you will drive and check in at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp. Lunch and dinner included.
Day 9: Safari Serengeti
We can wake up early for a sunrise game drive in the Serengeti at Dawn if you wish. This should be discussed with your safari guide on the previous night. After the early morning game drive you will take breakfast at the lodge/camp then leave with a packed lunch and spend the whole day in the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park. Serengeti National Park is the largest part of the Serengeti – Masai Mara Ecosystem that stretches into Kenya and is the stage for the Annual Wildebeests Migration that sees Millions of Wildebeests, Zebras and Gazelles trek thousands of Kilometers in search of pasture and Water. Serengeti is also the home for some amazing numbers of wild animals and bird life. Overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp. All meals are included. Breakfast, Lunch/lunch box and dinner.
Day 10: Serengeti to Arusha or Moshi
Early morning game drive can be done and after breakfast you will check out and drive back to Moshi, Arusha or to the Seronera Airstrip for your flight Back to Arusha town where the Serengeti Safari ends. This safari can be done in 4 or 5 Days depending on your Preference and availability of time. This Serengeti tour can be done while staying at luxury, or Mid-range or budget safari lodges/ tented Camps, or as a Camping safari The Serengeti Safari can only be done as a private safari and we can include your arrival airport pickup and Accommodation at Moshi or Arusha. This Safari can start from Moshi, Arusha, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam or even from Mwanza Tanzania.
$ 5400 per person for group join minimum 4 people to departure and maximum 12 people
Our package includes the following
2 transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro airport.
Carbon Offset and Certificate
Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees.
Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your group.
All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and team fees.
Transfers to and from the route gate(s) (4 transfers)
Sleeping mattress pad(s), dining tent(s), sleeping tent(s), and crew’s equipment– Dining tent and sleeping tent for Kilimanjaro trek.
4 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed & Breakfast basis and Double Occupancy ( before trekking & 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 everyday on the mountain.
3-4 liters of mineral (per Climber) provided daily during the climb
Portable toilet for the trek with the tent for Kilimanjaro trek.
Emergency evacuation covers with AMREF Flying Doctors for Kilimanjaro trek.
Hotel accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.
Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team) and Arusha National Park rescue fees.
Chief guide carries a Pulse Ox meter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day.
Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).
Salaries for mountain support crew, as per required KINAPA and KPAP.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.
Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.
Kilimanjaro National Park and Arusha National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt.
03 days private safari from /back to Moshi or Arusha
Transport and game drives in clean well maintained 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
All game reserve entry fees
All game drives as mentioned
02 x FB at safari lodges or tented camp as per your itinerary
One and a half liter mineral water per person / day during game drives
Tourist Development Levy
Wildlife Management Area Fees where applicable
Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority
Excluded from Standard Package rates:
International and National Flights.
Items of a personal nature.
Compulsory tips for guides, porters, cook, safari guide & lodge /camp staff.
Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $ 100 per visa for USA passport holders).
Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended).
Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.
Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets.
Meals and drinks not specified.
All items of a personal nature.
Accommodation at Moshi or Arusha after the safari.
Laundry services during the safari.
Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks & beverages.
Air Balloon at Serengeti ( $ 570 per person including concession fees)
Costs of additional services:
Single supplement, for single tent/room, per trip $500.
Extra porter, for excess gear, $30 per day.
Extra hotel night in Moshi, check in 11AM, check out 10AM, per double room $180.
Sleeping bag rental, Mountain Hardware Lamina, synthetic -30F, per trip $50.
Trekking poles rental, telescopic, per trip $20.