7 Days Tour Combined, Marangu Route Kili Climb + Safari to Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater for US$1599/Person, Based on 2 - 5 People

SCHEDULE 


June 01 – July 07, 2021
July 01 – July 07, 2021
August 01 – August 07, 2021
September 01 – September 07, 2021
October 01 – October 07, 2021

November 01 – November 07, 2021
December 01 – December 07, 2021



Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut
After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 2 hour), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.
Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
Distance: 8km/5mi
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.
Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 12km/7.5mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Heathland
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Hike Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into "moonscape". Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.
Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
Distance: 9km/5.5mi
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman's point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.
The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly "pole pole" and an optimistic attitude will get you there!
Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
Down to 3700m/12,200ft
Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi
After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
A vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to hotel in Moshi town. Don't forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!
Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
Distance: 20km/12.5mi
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Forest
Meal: Breakfast

Day 6:  Moshi  – Lake Manyara

After breakfast, you will meet our professional driver-guide at Keys Hotel in Moshi town who will give you a brief info regarding your safari. We shall start our safari with Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive with picnic lunch.

Lake Manyara is a birdwatcher’s paradise, marvel at the variety of species, spoonbill, teal, pelican, kingfisher, hornbill and cormorant. In the tall trees, forest monkeys leap from branch to branch on the slope of the Great Rift escarpment, elephants stand in the shade of the baobab and in the acacia woodland, and lions lie draped along the branches of the umbrella trees.
Dinner and overnight at Twiga Campsite at Mtowambu.

Day 7: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater – Moshi

After breakfast we leave Mtowambu and drive 60 km to Ngorongoro Crater rim, we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a morning, half-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater then our driver-guide will drive 190 km back to Moshi town where our safari tour ends at Keys Hotel.
 

Included in the price:

  • -- 2 Airport Transfers, from/to JRO Kilimanjaro Airport
  • -- 3 nights Hotel Lodging at Keys Hotel in Moshi town on Bed and Breakfast basis, Double or Triple Occupancy
  • -- 3 Delicious meals a days, boiled and filtered drinking water while on the mountain.
  • -- All park entrance, camping and rescue fees
  • -- Warm water for washing to be provided every morning and evening.
  • -- Oxygen Cylinder - only for emergency
  • -- English Speaking Guides (Wilderness First Responder certified), cook and porters
  • -- Staff salaries and fees.
  • -- Transport to/from national park gates.
  • -- First aid kit and pulse oximeter.
  • -- Emergency telephone between the guides and our office in Moshi town.
  • -- 3 litres of bottled drinking water to be provided on the first day your hike, on the mountain porters will fetch water from the streams to be boiled and filtered for you..
  • --Tents & mattresses
  • --Meals on safari – lunch and dinner on the first day; then breakfast and lunch on the second day
  • --3 liters of bottled drinking water per person/day during the safari
  • --Transport and wildlife drives in 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
  • --Services of a professional safari guide and cook
  • --All safari park entry fees

     

Not included in the price:

  • -- Sleeping bags
  • -- Gratuities
  • -- Soda/alcohol unless otherwise noted
  • -- Health insurance
  • -- Visa fees
  • -- International airfare
  • -- Laundry
  • -- All Meals and drinks in Moshi town



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