Day 0: Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to Arusha.
Arrive late in the evening at Kilimanjaro Airport. Our staff will pick you from the airport and you will be transferred to your lodge in Arusha.
Overnight: (Luxury/Standard/Budget) Hotel/Lodge – HB.
Day 1: safari from Arusha to Machame gate.
After breakfast and drive to Machame Gate. Day one is great introduction to the adventure you are embarking on. Walking time ranges from 4.5hrs- 6hrs.
Overnight: Machame Camp. Altitude is 3100 Metres above sea level.
Day 2: safari from machame to Shira camp.
After breakfast, break camp and with picnic Lunch boxes continue your ascent leaving the Lushness of the rain Forest behind you.
Overnight: Shira Camp. Altitude is 3840 Metres above sea level.
Day 3: Trek shira camp to Baranco camp.
After breakfast, begin a gradual climb cutting your way through the low Alpine bush. Bird watching on these open slopes can be rewarding with several different type of birds of prey scouring the scrub for small mammals.
Overnight: Baranco Camp. Altitude is 3900 Metres above sea level.
Day 4: Trek from Baranco camp to Barafu Camp.
After breakfast, with your picnic Lunch boxes proceed to skirt around the south side of the mountain. Begin to climb through the Alpine desert and moraine fields. Relax and soak up the vistas below you, a light dinner will be served. Rest and try and get some sleep, you will be woken at 12:30am for your final challenge.
Overnight: Barafu Camp. Altitude is 4600 Metres above sea level.
Day 5: Summit attempts- descend to Mweka.
After a hot tea and snacks start your ascent to the highest peak in Africa (Uhuru Peak) this stands at (5895m). Have your camera’s ready for when the sun winks a sleepy eye at you. After you’ve done the victory dance on the summit and celebrated with a complimentary bottle of Champagne, with your guide take a close look at the ice formations of the Glaciers and in your own time reflect on this amazing achievement.
Overnight: Mweka Camp. Altitude is 3340 Metres above sea level.
Day 6: Safari from Mweka Gate to Arusha.
After breakfast, with your picnic lunch boxes, proceed back down into the forest, a beautiful walk again offering good bird watching opportunities, there are some good view points on route to the valley below. Continue down to the Gate. Here you will meet one of our vehicle, and be brought back to Arusha then back to your Hotel.
Day 7: Arusha/Ilikiding’a culture visit.
After breakfast, you will have a day rest in Arusha to adopt the climate changes and celebrating your achievement of concurring Mount Kilimanjaro summit. In the afternoon drive to Ilkiding’a culture Maasai visit, here we will spend a day to learn about the Maasai daily activities.
Day 8: Arusha/Tarangire National Park.
After breakfast depart from Arusha, and travel southwest through the Masai Steppe to Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s fourth largest.
Wildlife viewing in Tarangire National Park.
Day 9: Lake Manyara National Park.
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a unique park with an alkaline lake and breathtaking views. Here you will view a wide variety of wildlife including lions, baboons and countless varieties of birds.
Morning wildlife viewing at Lake Manyara National Park.
Nature walk with naturalist guide.
Day 10: Lake Manyara/Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, continue your journey into the heart of Tanzania by heading west, toward the Serengeti Plains.
Brief stop at Olduvai Gorge.
Afternoon wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park.
Day 11-12: Serengeti National Park- full day game drive.
Relish the vastness of the Serengeti, “the land that flows on forever,” along with some of the best game-viewing that Africa has to offer.
Full day of wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park.
(If you have advance reservations, make an early departure for your hot-air balloon .excursion today or tomorrow).
Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater.
Depart from your Lodge after a leisurely breakfast and drive to Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is a geological marvel boasting several vegetation zones from lakes to forest to savannah. It is home to about 30,000 animals, despite its tiny size of only 10 miles across. Wildlife viewing on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater.
Late in the evening drive back to Arusha.
Day 14: Arusha / Depart
After breakfast spend the rest of the day in Arusha, with a farewell lunch, some shopping and a dayroom is available while waiting for your departure flight.