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12 Days Kilimanjaro Climb & Ngorongoro – Serengeti Safari

Marangu Route-The Only Non-Camping Route

Day 1: Arrival

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.

Overnight at hotels / lodge.

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.

The path crosses rolling; Erica clad moorland to reach Horombo Hut at 12,000 feet after a total of about six hours. Horombo a small village and is usually busy. Many people spend two nights here on the way up as well as one on the way down.

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.

Overnight at hotel / lodge

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.

Inclusions:

  • Airport transfers Kilimanjaro airport – Moshi Kili Climb base hotel.
  • 2 nights accommodation in a hotel of your choice for pre/post climb.
  • Transport from the hotel to the park gate-trail head and return.
  • All park fees-include entry fees-including forest fee, camping 
    fee, and rescue fee.
  • Food-3 meals a day; morning tea served in your tent, full breakfast in a private mess tent, hot lunch and complete dinner in a mess tent.
    Top notch camping gears essential for very high altitude expeditions-including 4 seasons sleeping tents, private mess tents, camping chairs, camping tables.etc.
  • First aid service plus safety and health equipments; i.e. W.H.O recommended 
    katdyn water filter, micropur, oxygen cylinder, Gamow bag for prevention and treatment of Altitude, mountain sickness, pulse-oxymeter, thermometer, pressure meter, all the medical items needed for high altitude expeditions.
  • Fair salary for our crew-guides, porters, cooks and drivers.
  • Mobile, chemically treated toilet.
  • Administrative costs and government taxes
  • Safari Transport in 4x4 safari converted jeep with pop up roof.
  • Safari Accommodation in a lodge of your choice on full board basis.
  • Services of our own professional Safari–Guide.
  • Park fees and crater services fees.
  • Transfer Arusha- Kilimanjaro Airport.
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per day
  • Flying doctors evacuation service

Exclusions:

  • International and local flights ( to send you this later)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Drinks alcoholics and non alcoholics.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • All items of personal use e.g. telephone call bills, fax/internet , Laundry services, etc
  • Any other items not included in the itinerary

      
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