Day 1: Arrive in Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport.
Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by your Driver/Guide and our representative and transferred to Arusha. Overnight at the Impala Hotel (BB)
Day 2: Kilimanjaro Climb – Arusha to Machame Camp.
Early in the morning we’ll transfer you to the Machame Park Gate. After registering with the park authority, we’ll begin our climb through the lush forest. We’ll continue on to some beautiful heath- land before reaching your overnight camp at Machame Camp (10,000 feet, 6-7 hours of walking).
Day 3: Kilimanjaro Climb – Machame Camp to Shira Camp.
Today’s part of the ascent will continue across the heathland and alpine moorland with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Peak. Overnight at Shira Camp (12,500 feet, 6-7 hours of walking).
Day 4: Kilimanjaro Climb – Shira Camp to Barranco Camp
We’ll draw nearer the peak as we pass the Lava Tower. The trek becomes a bit more strenuous as the trail steepens on the approach to our overnight stop at Barranco Camp (13,800 feet, 5-6 hours of walking).
Day 5: Kilimanjaro Climb – Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp
The day will begin with a descent into the Gorge, before we climb its eastern wall where we will enjoy views of Kilimanjaro’s ice fields, an equatorial anomaly. We will continue trekking until we reach Karanga Valley Camp (13,900 feet, 4-5 hours of walking).
Day 6: Kilimanjaro Climb – Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp
We’ll trek up through the Karanga Valley, following the lava ridge to the Barafu Camp (15,500 feet, 6-7 hours of walking), where we will overnight.
Day 7: Kilimanjaro Climb – Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp
Just after midnight, we’ll begin our summit attempt, passing between the Rebmann and Tarzel glaciers to the rim at Stella Point. As dawn nears, we’ll summit at Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,340 feet. Uhuru will be the culmination of, and the reward for 6-7 hours of strenuous hiking. We’ll then descend back to Barafu Camp, resting for a while before continuing our descent to Mweka Camp (9,840 feet, 3-4 hours of walking on the descent).
Day 8: Kilimanjaro Climb – Mweka Camp to Park Gate, Transfer to Arusha
On our final day we just descend to Machame Gate (2-3 hrs walking), where our car waits for you. After bidding your farewells to your guide and porters transfer to hotel in Arusha. Dinner and overnight at the Impala Hotel (L-DBB)
Day 9: Start of Safari: Ngorongoro Crater
Early morning depart after breakfast and drive (with picnic lunch) into the Ngorongoro Crater for a Full Day game drive inside the crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds, to name a few. Late afternoon ascend to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge (LDBB)
Optional Tour: Maasai village visit to learn about the Maasai ways of life.
Day 10: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. A picnic lunch will be provided. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a ‘kopje’ (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive. Overnight at Seronera Wildlife Lodge (LDBB)
Optional Balloon Safari: Experience game viewing over Serengeti with Champagne breakfast at USD$ 540 per person.
Day 11: Serengeti National Park
A full day of game drive around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds, to name a few. As in Ngorongoro, your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. Overnight at Seronera Wildlife Lodge (LDBB)
Day 12: Manyara National Park
After breakfast we head to Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo and others. Overnight at Kirurumu Tented Lodge (LDBB)
Day 13: Zanzibar (North East Coast Beach)
After breakfast, depart to Arusha for lunch at The River House restaurant. After lunch transfer Arusha airport for flight to Zanzibar island. On arrival in Zanzibar we will bring you to the resort for dinner and overnight at Neptune Pwani (AI)
Day 14 – 15: Zanzibar (North East Coast Beach)
Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. There is a wide range of water sport activities you can do, like snorkeling, scuba diving, boat trips and more as optional tours. Dinner and overnight at Neptune Pwani (AI)
Day 16 – 17: Zanzibar (Stone Town)
Transfer to Stone Town, The Seyyida Hotel where we will show you this ancient town on our historical Stone Town Tour, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace), Dr. Livingstone’s House and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! Overnight at The Seyyida Hotel or similar. Breakfast and dinner. (DBB)
Optional Tour: Do a boat tour to Prison Island, the Safari Blue or a private island trip – full day at extra cost.
Day 18: Departure
Transfer to the airport or harbor in Zanzibar for outbound flight home.
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