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2020 September: Kilimanjaro Trek & Safari

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Safari Details

Arrive in Tanzania and spend the first two nights in Arusha, enjoying one day at leisure, resting after your long flight and making final preparations for your Kili Trek. The following morning, start your 7-day Kilimanjaro Trek via the Machame Route.

After your Kilimanjaro Trek, enjoy a short safari and experience the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. 

This truly is an experience of a lifetime.

Countries visited

Tanzania

Destinations

Tanzania

Arusha – 2 nights
Mount Kilimanjaro – 6 nights
Mandhari Lodge – 1 night
Seronera – 2 nights

Dates

13 September – 25 September (14 days / 13 nights)

Cost

FOR GROUND PORTIONS ONLY:

MT. KILIMANJARO TREK & SAFARI
Based on 17 Travelers:
Kilimanjaro Trek Via Machame Route & Safari:
US$ 5120.00 per person sharing Pre-Kili & Safari

 

Itinerary Overview

Sunday, September, 13Overnight Travel - Day 01

– Depart home for Tanzania.

Monday, September, 14Arusha - Day 02

– Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to Karama Lodge. Check-in for 2 nights

Tuesday, September 15Arusha - Day 03

– A day of leisure at the lodge

Wednesday, September, 15Mount Kilimanjaro - Day 04

MACHAME CAMP

– Depart from Arusha after breakfast for the transfer to the National Park Gate at Macham
– Make your way through the heavily rooted forest area parallel to a flowing stream.

Hike: 8.2 km 1840m-3022m 5-6 hours

Thursday, September, 17Mount Kilimanjaro - Day 05

SHIRA CAMP

– Make your way slowly upward with a backdrop of Giant Senecias – today is a great introduction to how you will need to acclimatize as you ascend by having the trail lead you up, down and over ridges.

Hike: 5 km 3022m-3830m 5-6 hours

Friday, September, 18Mount Kilimanjaro - Day 06

BARRANCO CAMP

– Start out this morning with a gentle hike before encountering rocks and boulders that you need to manoeuvre around and by lunch reach Lava Tower (4530m).

Hike: 10.4 km 3830m-3900m 8-9 hours

Saturday, September, 19Mount Kilimanjaro - Day 07

KARANGA CAMP

– Immediately on the outskirts of the camp cross a small stream before being faced with the sheer wall of Barranco
– You will be able to see far below where your camp was and the porters as they pack it up.
– Then fall into a rhythm of ascending and descending a series of ridges as you cross your last water point and arrive into the green valley of Karanga.

Hike: 5.1km Altitude: 3900m-4100m 3-4 hours

Sunday, September, 20Mount Kilimanjaro - Day 08

BARAFU CAMP

– The route today is short and steep, as you enter a barren landscape of boulders and shattered rocks
Come to a point along the route which is a fork: up to Barafu and down to Mweka
– Today is an early dinner and early bed – although you will find it difficult to actually sleep, rest your body in preparation for the midnight assault on the summit. This is probably the hardest physical your body will do in its life.

Hike: 3.5km Altitude: 4100m-4330m 3-4 hours

Monday, September, 21Mount Kilimanjaro - Day 09

MWEKA CAMP

– This is summit day – what you have all been working towards.
– Wake around midnight for a quick snack and then you are on your way
– Reach the rim at Stella Point around sunrise and continue onto the Summit at Uhuru Peak
– A short time is spent here before you return down your steep track for brunch and resting back at Barafu Camp

Hike: 17.4 km 4330m-5895m-3075m 13-15 hours

Tuesday, September, 22Descend Mount Kilimanjaro - Day 10

DESCEND & SAFARI

– On a clear morning, you can wake up to the peak of Kibo in the background of the camp – a great photographic opportunity
– It is a fun morning of singing and enjoying the last moments with your ‘Kili’ team before you all head down through the steep forest to the National Park gate.

Join Robin who will be with you for your safari. Drive to the Ngorongoro Highlands and check into Mandhari Lodge.

Wednesday, September, 23 - 24Seronera - Day 11 - 12

– Early morning game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater.
– Travel to Central Serengeti, game viewing along the way. This drive will take several hours, from Ngorongoro to the Serengeti,
– Check into your luxury tent at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge for 2 nights

Friday, September, 25Overnight Travel

– Depart from your lodge with a lunch box and drive back to Kilimanjaro Airport.
– Game drive out of the Serengeti and travel through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
– Make your way through Arusha and to the airport. Check-in for your flight back home

Arrive back home on September 26. End of itinerary.

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