12 Days Kilimanjaro climb safari will take you to Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania climbing through Marangu route 6 days best for acclimatization combine with wildlife lodge safari in 6 days Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara and Tarangire national park.
Day 1: Arrival International Airport
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the night. In the evening you will meet your guide and have a Mountain Briefing to prepare you for the climb. You will also be able to hire equipment if required.
Day 2: Marangu Gate (1900 m) to Mandara Hut (2720 m)
Hike time: 4 hrs Elevation change: +820 m Final elevation: 2720m The climb begins at the Marangu Gate. After signing in you will enjoy an easy hike through spectacular tropical rain forest. You will reach your hut in the early evening.
Day 3: Mandara Hut (2720 m) to Horombo Hut (3720 m)
Hike time: 5-6 hrs Elevation change: +1000 m Final elevation: 3720 m Departing from Mandara the path continues through the forest. After a couple of hours you will suddenly emerge from the forest to amazing views of the Uhuru Peak.
Day 4: Horombo Hut Acclimatisation Day (3720 m)
This day helps to prepare you for the push to the summit. An easy stroll to the Saddle by the right hand path takes you close to Mawenzi. You then return to Horombo for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Horombo Hut (3720m) to Kibo hut (4700 m)
Hike time: 6 hrs Elevation change: +980 m Final elevation: 4700 m Departing Horombo Hut you continue through the moorland passing the ‘Last Water Point’ before the slope eases as you reach the high altitude desert expanse of The Saddle. The walk to Kibo hut is not so challenging but the view of the summit path you will take tomorrow may disturb you! Kibo Hut is very cold at night. You’ll probably have a head-ache and not want to each much. You must drink as much as possible.
Day 6: Kibo Hut (4700 m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) to Horombo Hut(3780m)
Kibo Hut to the Summit, down to Horombo Hut Kibo 4,700M (15,420 ft) to Summit 5,895M (19,340 ft) back to Horombo 3780 (12,285 ft) Km/miles of walking 10 km (6 miles) Time: 14 to 16 hrs Hike time: 15 hrs Summit time: 7 hrs Elevation change: +1195 m, -920m Final elevation: 3780 m. After leaving Kibo Hut in the middle of the night, the gradient increases rapidly tackle the scree slope of the crater rim. The main problems are psychological and you should walk slowly and rhythmically. As you near Gillman’s Point (the lowest point on the rim),the sky lightens and rocks appear around you. The highest point, Uhuru Peak, is further than it looks. The walk round the rim to Uhuru is fairly level but takes around two hours there and two back, so only continue if you are feeling fit.
Day 7: Horombo Hut (3100m) to the Marangu Gate (1800 m) p,
Elevation change: 1300m Final elevation: 1800m Descent time: 6 hrs Descend through the changing vegetation until you reach the gate where you can sign out and receive your certificates. You will then be transferred to your hotel to relax and have a well-earned drink or two.
Day 8:Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Today after breakfast we depart for Tarangire National Park with our picnic lunches and spent the better part of the day in the wilderness for a game drive till late in the evening, then depart for Lodge in the evening. Overnight at hotel / lodge.
Day 9: Manyara – Serengeti National Park
Early breakfast and we hit the road heading to the vast plains of Serengeti, we will have our packed lunch with us we enjoy a game drive en-route in the wilderness. Dinner & Overnight at hotel / lodge.
Day 10: Serengeti Full day
Another great day in the African wild, early breakfast depart for a game drive, then we return to the lodge for a hot lunch, and an afternoon nap then depart for an afternoon game drive till late in the evening. Dinner & Overnight at any of the below hotels / lodge.
Day 11: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast we depart Serengeti for Ngorongoro, today we descend down the crater for a game drive in the crater; picnic lunch will be at the picnic site, after game drive we return to Lodge in the evening. Dinner & Overnight at hotel / lodge.
Day 12: Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara – Arusha – Departure
Early morning breakfast then depart for Lake Manyara for game drive, before we bid farewell and depart for Arusha, upon arrival you will be taken to Arusha for Lunch ( Optional) and some shopping. Later you will be transferred Kilimanjaro airport for your onward flight home.
• National park entrance fees.
• Full board accommodation on tour
• Service of an English speaking driver guide
• Transport based on an excellent 4*4 Vehicle rebuilt for Safari
• Game drives as per the Itinerary
• Complementary bottle of water
• Government taxes
• International flights
• Transport outside the itinerary schedule
• Departure taxes
• Tips to drivers (highly recommended)
• Visa, Travel Insurance (we can help arrange of them)
• Expenditures of personal nature