12 days Kilimanjaro hike and Tanzania wildlife safari

12 days Kilimanjaro hike and Tanzania wildlife safari

12 days Kilimanjaro hike and Tanzania wildlife safari is a trip which will start with a hiking experience on Mount Kilimanjaro along the Lemosho route. You will also visit wildlife viewing destinations in the northern part of Tanzania during the safari.

You will engage in a safari to Serengeti national park during your safari and engage in game drives in the morning and in the afternoon as you explore the vast savannah plains of the national park in search of different wildlife species like elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, buffalos, wildebeests, zebras, giraffes among others.

During the safari, you will also visit the Ngorongoro crater and engage in a game drive along the crater floor as you look out for wildlife species and enjoy the beautiful scenery. After this experience your guide will drive you to Arusha which will bring your safari to an end.

Safari highlights

Day 1; pick up and drive to Londrossi gate to forest camp

Day 2; forest camp to Shira 1 camp

Day 3; Shira 1 camp to Shira 2 camp to Moir hut

Day 4; Moir hut to Barranco camp

Day 5; Barranco camp to Karanga camp

Day 6; Karanga camp to Barafu hut

Day 7; Barafu hut to Uhuru peak to Mweka camp

Day 8; Mweka camp to Mweka gate and drive to Arusha

Day 9; transfer to Serengeti national park

Day 10; full day in Serengeti national park

Day 11; drive to Ngorongoro crater

Day 12; departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; pick up and drive to Londrossi gate to forest camp

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and welcome you for your safari. You will proceed to Londrossi gate where you will begin your hike on Mount Kilimanjaro. You will hike to forest camp where you will spend the first night of your safari.

Day 2; forest camp to Shira 1 camp

On the 2nd day of your safari, you will hike from forest camp to Shira 1 camp through forest and hike to Shira ridge. You will spend the night at Shira 1 camp where you will enjoy views of Kibo.

12 days Kilimanjaro hike and Tanzania wildlife safari
12 days Kilimanjaro hike and Tanzania wildlife safari

Day 3; Shira 1 camp to Shira 2 camp to Moir hut

You will start your hike and explore the Shira plateau and follow the trail eastwards to Shira 2 camp. From Shira 2 camp, you will hike to Moir hut where you will spend the night.

Day 4; Moir hut to Barranco camp

On the 4th day of your hike on Mount Kilimanjaro, you will hike from Moir hut to the lava tower and this route will lead you to arrow glacier. From arrow glacier, you will hike to Barranco camp where you will spend the night.

Day 5; Barranco camp to Karanga camp

You will hike from Barranco camp to a steep ridge and your hike will take about 4 to 5 hours of hiking to Karanga camp where you will spend the night.

Day 6; Karanga camp to Barafu hut

You will hike from Karanga hut following the Mweka trail to Barafu hut where you will enjoy views of the summit and also seeing the Mawenzi and Kibo. You will spend the night at Barafu hut.

Day 7; Barafu hut to Uhuru peak to Mweka camp

Your hike will start early at around midnight and you will head northwards to Stella point where you will have a short rest. You will continue your hike to the summit which is Uhuru peak the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro. After enjoying the beautiful views and seeing the sunset, you will begin your descend to Mweka camp which will take about 4 to 6 hours where you will have dinner and spend the night.

12 days Kilimanjaro hike and Tanzania wildlife safari12 days Kilimanjaro hike and Tanzania wildlife safari
12 days Kilimanjaro hike and Tanzania wildlife safari

Day 8; Mweka camp to Mweka gate and drive to Arusha

You will start your day with breakfast as you prepare to descend from Mweka camp to Mweka gate. Your guide will meet you at the gate and drive you to your hotel in Arusha where you will spend the night at Runako lodge.

Day 9; transfer to Serengeti national park

After having breakfast at your hotel in Arusha, you will check out of the hotel ahead of your drive to Serengeti national park which is the oldest national park in Tanzania and is also a popular tourist destination in the northern part of Tanzania. During your safari in Serengeti national park, you will search for wildlife species such as the big 5 such as elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos. You will check in and have lunch at your lodge in Serengeti national park. You will spend the rest of the day relaxing at your lodge where you will have dinner and overnight at Mawe tented camp.

Day 10; full day in Serengeti national park

You will start your day with breakfast at your lodge as you prepare for a full day game viewing experience in Serengeti national park. You will engage in a morning game drive in the national park and search for wildlife species in the central part of Serengeti national park. You will look out for different wildlife species in the open savannah plains such as wildebeests, elands, impalas, gazelles, kudu, waterbucks, giraffes, hippos, lions, leopards, zebras, dik dik among others. You will also have your lunch after your morning game drive in Serengeti national park.

After your lunch, you will engage in another game drive in Serengeti national park and explore attractions in the national park and also enjoy the scenery around the national park. Your guide will drive you back to your lodge after your game drive for dinner and overnight as the day before at Mawe tented camp.

Day 11; drive to Ngorongoro crater

Your breakfast will be served at your lodge in Serengeti national park ahead of your transfer to Ngorongoro conservation area. You will enjoy a safari in Ngorongoro where you will visit the world’s largest in active caldera called the Ngorongoro crater which is also home to numerous wildlife species. during your game drive on the crater floor you will look out for different wildlife species such as the lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos, rhinos, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, cheetahs, antelopes, elands, impalas, gazelles, waterbucks, hartebeests, hippos among others.

12 days Kilimanjaro hike and Tanzania wildlife safari
12 days Kilimanjaro hike and Tanzania wildlife safari

You will descend 600 meters into the Ngorongoro crater where you will also see attractions like Lake Magadi and also flamingos along the shores of the lake. You will have dinner and spend the night at Eileen’s tree inn.

Day 12; departure

On the last day of your safari, you will have breakfast at your lodge ahead of your drive to Arusha where your guide will drop you off at the airport or your hotel in Arusha which will bring your safari to an end.

Price includes

  • Transfers to and from the mountain,
  • guides, cook, porters,
  • Park fees and hut fees
  • three meals a day on the mountain
  • all day game drives as per sample itinerary
  • Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration of the safari
  • Private 4-wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
  • Professional safari and tour guide / driver
  • All national park fees
  • All meals on the safari
  • All game viewing activities specified

Price excludes

  • meals and accommodations before climbing
  • tips and other equipment not mentioned above.
  • Flights
  • Laundry
  • Items of personal nature
  • International and local airfares
  • Airport taxes Any airport transfers & hotel accommodation before / after the safari
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

 

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