Tour overview

Our 10 Days Kilimanjaro hike tour and wildlife safari take you to climb Mount Kilimanjaro through the Marangu route for a 5 days plus 2 nights at the hotel total will be 7 days. Then on the next day you will embark on an amazing wildlife safari tour through the best parks in the Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit for 3 days.

Included

  • Transport in 4×4 Safari vehicle
  • Meals provided according to travel plan
  • Mineral water (3 liters per day/person)
  • All national park fees
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
  • Rescue Fee
  • Park hut fees and camping fees
  • Transport (on safari with 4x4 Land Cruiser) & airport transfer
  • 2 nights accommodation (B&B) in Moshi; 4 nights hut accommodation on Kilimanjaro; 3 nights camping on safari
  • Professional English speaking guide(s), porters & cook

Not Included

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights
  • Optional activities

Day 1: Arrival day.

On this day you will arrive into Kilimanjaro International Airport where our our drive will meet you outside the arrivals hall and usher you into a waiting transfer car that is private for you and your travel companions. You will be transferred to a hotel in Moshi if you would fancy staying in the base town for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Overnight at Key's Hotel or Park View Inn.

Day 2: Key's Hotel to Mandara Hut.

Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

Drive from Key's Hotel to Marangu gate and spend around two hours for registration, payments of fees and final parking. Start climbing through dense semi-tropical to the first hut- Mandara hut (9,000ft). Dinner and an overnight at Mandara Hut.

Day 3: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut.

Elevation (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft
Distance: 12 km
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Heath

Early morning breakfast and later ascend through the alpine meadow and grassland and moorland to Horombo hut (12,000ft). Both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks can be viewed easily on the way. Dinner and an overnight at Horombo Hut.

Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut.

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Have breakfast and further ascend to Kibo hut (15,000ft). The landscape becomes very stony and eroded. Spectacular mountain vegetation like giant cactus, groundswell, and lobelia appear on the way. Dinner and an overnight at Kibo Hut.

Day 5: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut.

Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 6 km
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft
Distance: 16 km
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Heath

Wake up at midnight, and after a snack, proceed to the summit through Gilman’s point (18,640ft). It is about 5-6 hours and 1-2 hours from Kibo hut to Gilman’s point and from Gilman’s Point to Uhuru Peak (19,340ft) respectively. You will reach the Mountain peak on the morning of the 5th day and start descending after picture taking on the top to Horombo Hut for dinner and an overnight after a short break at Kibo Hut.

Day 6: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate – Arusha.

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft
Distance: 20 km
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. The waiting car will take you to Arusha where you will relax ready for your ongoing Tanzania safari arrangements starting next day. Overnight at Point Zone Hotel breakfast included.

Day 7: Arusha to Lake Manyara

After breakfast, our driver will pick you up and drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive. Overnight near Lake Manyara or Karatu.

Day 8: Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro to Serengeti

After an early breakfast Via Ngorongoro Crater drive to Serengeti National Park, with game drives en route. overnight in Serengeti Seronera campsite.

Day 9: Serengeti to Ngorongoro

Early Morning game drive in Serengeti National Park. Late afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro Crater rim. Overnight in Simba campsite.

Day 10: Ngorongoro to Arusha

After breakfast Descend into Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive. Late afternoon return to Arusha town then be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home or dropped at the Arusha domestic Airport for a flight to Zanzibar Island in case you are doing a combined Kilimanjaro climb, Safari and Zanzibar.