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6 Night/7 Day Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari 3 Nights 4 Days

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Dismas Mathew Mally

African Ambition Tours

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6 Night/7 Day Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari 3 Nights 4 Days

Enjoy the exhilaration of climbing to the summit of Kilimanjaro with your porters and guides and experience the achievement of reaching the top and then relax on safari visiting four of the wonderful national parks in Tanzania. Memories to last you a lifetime.

DAY 1

Kilimanjaro Airport - Arusha

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Transfer to Arusha Town. Briefing for Kilimanjaro Climb and overnight at Green Mountain Lodge (www.greenmountainview.com ).

Green Mountain Lodge, Arusha
DAY 2

Lemosho Trailhead to BigTree

Lemosho Trailhead (2,000m/6,600ft) to Big Tree Camp (2,800m/9,100ft) Elevation Gain: 800 meters / 2,500 feet This morning you will drive from Arusha to the Londorossi gate, taking approximately 3 hours. Here you will complete entry formalities. From Londorossi your drive continues for around 1 hour to the Lemosho trailhead along a 4WD track. Upon arrival at the trailhead you will eat lunch and then commence trekking through lush undisturbed forest where you may be lucky enough to see Colobus monkeys. The path undulates, steeply in places, to arrive at the first camp after 3-4 hours of trekking. Overnight at Big Tree Camp (Mti Mkubwa Camp). Read more

BigTree Camp(Mti MkubwaCamp)
DAY 3

Big Tree Camp to Shira1 Camp

Big Tree Camp (2,800m/9,100ft) to Shira 1 Camp (3,500m/11,500ft) o Elevation Gain: 700 meters / 2,400 feet Today your trek will begin in the forest; however you will soon leave this ecosystem behind taking a steep track into a zone of giant Heather and volcanic rock. This is a full day ascending through the lush rolling hills below the Shira Plateau. Shira is the third of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic cones. It is filled with the lava flow from Kibo and its rim has eroded and been blasted away by weather and volcanic action. Finally the trail begins to ease as you reach the edge of the plateau. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is incredible. You will camp at Shira One after 5-6 hours of trekking. Read more

Shira One Camp
DAY 4

Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Shira 1 Camp (3,500m/11,500ft) to Shira 2 Camp (3,800m/12,500ft) Elevation Gain: 300 meters / 1,000 feet Your third day on the mountain consists of a trek across the Shira Plateau with an optional climb to Shira Cathedral (3,880m). Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth. The day finishes with a gradual climb to Shira 2 Camp. Trekking time without the optional excursions is approximately 3 hours. Including the optional acclimatization to the peak of Shira Cathedral will add approximately 1 hour. Read more

Shira 2 Camp
DAY 5

Shira2 Camp to Barranco Camp

Shira 2 Camp (3,800m/12,500ft) to Barranco Camp (3,850m/12,650ft) via Lava Tower (4,550m/14,900ft) Elevation Gain: 750 meters / 2,400 feet Elevation Loss: 700 meters / 2,250 feet Your climb today will take you steadily up and over the expansive ridgelines of high desert to Lava Tower. The trek to the base of Lava Tower is about 4 hours. This tower is a 300 foot high volcanic plug. If time and energy allow, you can scramble to the top of Lava Tower for fabulous panoramic views. From Lava Tower we begin our steep descent into the Barranco Valley, passing large flowering plants which actually look like trees. This is good practice for your descent from the summit in a few days’ time and will take 1-2 hours. Although you will end your day at almost the same elevation as you started, today is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day. Barranco Camp is in a beautiful, sheltered valley below the imposing Barranco Wall. Read more

Barranco Camp
DAY 6

Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

Barranco Camp (3,850m/12,600ft) to Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,100ft) Elevation Gain: 750 meters / 2,500 feet After breakfast, we leave Barranco Camp and begin our climb up the Barranco Wall. This is an impressive scramble where you will be rewarded with fantastic views back towards camp. The porters climbing the wall are also an impressive sight. From the top, at 4,200m, you will follow an undulating path around the mountain side. On a clear day there are spectacular views of Kibo to your left and Mount Meru to your right. After descending into the Karanga Valley your climb takes you through Karanga Camp and steadily on to Barafu. This is located on the ridge below the summit cone. You have now completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. At Barafu we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo can be seen from this position. Read more

Barafu
DAY 7

Barafu Camp,Uhuru Peak,Mweka

Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,100ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,300ft) then descending to Mweka Camp (3,110m/10,200ft) Elevation Gain: 1,295 meters / 4,200 feet Elevation Loss: 2,785 meters / 9,100 feet In the early hours of the morning you will begin your final ascent to the summit of Uhuru Peak. This part of the climb takes approximately 6-8 hours. It can be very cold at night at these elevations, but it will be quite warm by the end of the hiking day and therefore you will want clothing for both extremes. At Stella Point you join the crater rim. From here, climb less steeply to Uhuru Peak which is the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. From the summit the descent will take you straight down to Mweka Hut, with lunch served on the way. This part of the descent takes about 6 hours. Later in the evening enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep. Read more

Mweka Hut
DAY 8

Day 7: Mweka Camp to Arusha

Mweka Camp (3,110m/10,200ft) to Mweka Gate (1,830m/6,000ft) Elevation Loss: 1,280 meters / 4,220 feet Descend straight to the gate through lush forest (2-3 hours), looking for monkeys along the way. Return to Arusha from Mweka Village. Congratulations on climbing the highest mountain in Africa.

Green Mountain Lodge, Arusha
DAY 9

Arusha to Tarangire National

Pick up with our driver at Green Mountain Lodge (www.greenmountainview.com). Drive to Tarangire National Park for a day game drive. Lunch will be served in one of the picnic sites at the park. Thousands of animals migrate from Maasai Steppe to Tarangire River looking for water. You might be able to see three rare species of animals; the Greater Kadu, the Fringe-eared Oryx as well as a few Ashy Starlings. After your game drive you will drive to Lake Manyara to Lilac tented camp, where dinner will be served and you overnight. Read more

Lilac Tented Camp
DAY 10

Lake Manyara to Serengeti

After breakfast with picnic lunch, drive to Serengeti National Park. You will have a game drive en-route. Lunch will be served with our driver. Serengeti is famous for big cats as well as Wildebeest migration, which we will follow in the Northern parts of the park in the right season. After game drive you will head to Nyani campsite at Serengeti Central for dinner and overnight stay. Read more

Nyani campsite
DAY 11

Serengeti-Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, we will start with a morning game drive and then head towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the Crater for a game drive. You will see the Big five here. The caldera exhibits more than 120 species of mammals. We will also visit saline lakes such as Lake Magadi, which is a magnet for flamingos and other water birds. We will also see pools full of hippos, the endangered East African black rhino as well as birds such as the Secretary Bird, Kori Bustards and the White Stork arriving from Europe during the wet season, until the late evening. We then exit Ngorongoro and drive to Lake Eyasi for dinner and overnight stay at Nyika campsite. Read more

Nyika campsite
DAY 12

Lake Eyasi to the Bushman Ho

After breakfast you will depart from the campsite to the Bushmen homes. You will go on a culture tour with the Bushmen (Hadzabe), where you will have the opportunity to learn their hunting techniques. Later, we drive from Lake Eyasi to Arusha, arriving in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at Green Mountain View. Read more

Green Mountain View, Arusha
DAY 13

Arusha town to waterfalls

On this day you will hike to Sapuko waterfalls, passing through Maasai villages and homes (Bomas). The hiking offers a beautiful viewpoint down toward Arusha city. It will take 5 hours to the waterfall, with the return trip back down to Arusha town approximately 3hours.

Green Mountain View, Arusha
DAY 14

Transfer to the Airport

You will be collected by our driver from your hotel in Arusha for transfer to the Airport. Please ensure you advise us of your departure flight details so we can arrange timely collection.

Onward journey

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Arusha
Hotel Green Mountain Lodge
Day 2
Location Big Tree
Hotel Mti Mkubwa Camp
Day 3
Location Shira, Kilimanjaro
Hotel Shira 1 Camp
Day 4
Location Shira, Kilimanjaro
Hotel Shira 2 Camp
Day 5
Location Barranco
Hotel Barranco Camp
Day 6
Location Barrafu
Hotel Barafu Camp
Day 7
Location Kilimanjaro
Hotel Mweka Camp
Day 8
Location Arusha
Hotel Green Mountain Lodge
Day 9
Location Manyara
Hotel Lilac Tented Camp
Day 10
Location Serengeti
Hotel Nyani Campsite
Day 11
Location Eyasi
Hotel Nyika Campsite
Day 12
Location Arusha
Hotel Green Mountain View

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour in safari Land Cruiser with pop-up roof
  • Accommodation at Green Mountain View
  • Local guides and porters' salaries on mountain
  • Information services
  • All park entrance fees
  • Day trip to Waterfalls
  • 18%VAT (government)

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities
  • Tips
  • Alcohol and soft beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Please get in touch if you would like to have a more tailored trip, anything can be arranged if there is time in your vacation. Enjoy the exhilaration of getting to the summit of Kilimanjaro and then relax on the short safari. You ill take home many happy memories of beautiful countryside and wildlife and will be with experienced and helpful guides on all parts of your trip with us.

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Sia, United States

The two of us did a 5 day/4 night safari tour with African Ambition Tours. The trip was unforgettable. The landscape and animals were beautiful, but what put the trip over the top was our guide, Dismiss. He was professional and attentive to our every need. He helped us set up the tents at night and made sure we were comfortable and well fed throughout the trip. Read more

Jake , United States

We were lucky enough to secure a 5 day safari with Dismas from African Ambition Tours. Hands down, this was one of the best experiences in my life! We were picked up promptly in Arusha and spent our time in Tarangire, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater parks. We were able to see the Big 5 and more. Even got to see a mother cheetah with her 4 cubs. Dismas was extremely helpful at all times. He made sure everything was taken care of - the food, the lodging, the transportation. Our requests were always heard, and he went out of his way to make it happen. He also had a great eye when it came to spotting animals and understanding the terrain, which was a very important trait. A true professional. Highly recommend using this company for any group size, ages young to old! Read more

Debbie, United States

The time in tanzania was beautiful and unforgettable! The trip exceeded our expectations. Thanks to you Dismas and African Ambition Tours for the excellent organisation and support during our trip. We have seen many beautiful national parks and animals. Dismas always had good and funny explanations to everything. We got the luck to be on safari with the best guide ever! Thanks again for this amazing trip! Read more

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