Expedition Summary, Information and Price
African Legends - "Best of Tanzania" private Safari includes all of the major highlights of Tanzania - from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Route to a Lodge Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Lake Manyara to relaxing on the white sandy Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar island. It's unlikely that you'll go home disappointed after you've experienced a visit to all of Tanzania's diverse pleasures.
No previous experience is required to Climb Kilimanjaro . However, participants are expected to have a reasonable level of fitness in order to attempt an ascent of one of the world's 7 highest peaks.
All Safaris are private and are organised exclusively for you and your travel partners. You will be allocated a safari vehicle and driver who will be solely at your disposal for the duration of your safari in Tanzania.
All packages can be adjusted to suit the dates that are convenient for you. Airport transfers and booking of hotels in Arusha or Dar es Salaam can be arranged on request. Please let us know.
This itinerary starts at Kilimanjaro Airport, JRO, and ends at Zanzibar airport. Please see here for International Flights for this tour.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive in Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport.
We'll meet for an introductory briefing by our representative upon your arrival in Arusha, before transferring you to the Zawadi House for the evening.
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 Zawadi House , for relaxation.
Day 9 Start of Safari: Ngorongoro Crater
Your Safari starts with the drive to Ngorongoro Crater. Your Driver/Guide will make several stops along the way at various places of interest, including a stop at the edge of the escarpment overlooking Lake Manyara. After arrival in Ngorongoro you will descend into the crater for a game drive. 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. 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 Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge or similar. All meals included
Day 10 - Serengeti
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 or similar, at Serengeti. All meals included.
Day 11 - Serengeti
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 Lodgeor similar. All meals included.
Day 12 - Manyara
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 or similar. All meals included
Day 13 - Zanzibar
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch to Arusha Airport for your midday flight to Zanzibar. On arrival in Zanzibar we will bring you to the Neptune Pwani or similar, (or upgradeable to 5 Star Hotel). Enroute we will do the Spice Tour. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14 - 15 - Zanzibar
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. Breakfast and dinner. Overnight Neptune Pwani or similar.
Day 16 - 17 - Zanzibar ( Stone Town)
Transfer to Stone Town, The Seyyida Hotel & Spa or similar. Here 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 The Seyyida Hotel & Spa or similar.
Alternatively you can 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.
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> Please note that the Tanzanian National Park Authorities (TANAPA) increased the park fees drastically in 2013, which resulted in the steep increase of prices! We reserve the right to increase prices.
In connection with any of our Safaris we can additionally organise one of the following half day and full day Cultural Tours for you:
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