• Tour code: Summit of Africa and Safari

    • Kilimanjaro Climb by Machame scenic route
    • Serengeti National Park – World heritage site and  7th world wide wonder
    • Ngorongoro Crater – The world’s sixth-largest unbroken caldera
    • 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment
    • Type of Tour:  Scheduled safari
    • Best times: All year round
    • Departure day:  Every Tuesday
    • Price: From 2711 USD
    • Game drives:  Each person guaranteed a window seat
    • Max number of passengers:  7 per vehicle

  • Day 1: Arrival, Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha

    • Trips begins in Kilimanjaro International Airport
    • Shared shuttle road transfer to Arusha city;
    • Arrival into Kilimanjaro Airport, shuttle depart every 2 hours during the day
    • Welcome on arrival in Arusha and re-fresh,  thereafter we will have a trip briefing ‘
    • Our guide will also check your Kilimanjaro climb personal equipment to make sure you are fully equipped and prepared for your climb.
    • Accommodation:   Arusha
    • Meal Plan:  breakfast only

    Day 2: Transfer Arusha to Kilimanjaro Park, Machame Gate / Trek to Machame Camp

    After breakfast, we will drive 2 hours to the Machame Gate, here you will meet your mountain crew and enter the Kilimanjaro National Park. After your registration formalities, you will begin trekking Mount Kilimanjaro

    Summary of day hike: Machame Gate to Machame Camp

    • Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft
    • Distance: 11 km
    • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    • Habitat: Rain Forest

    We begin our climb at 1800m , walking a few hours through thick and undisturbed tropical forest, your cook will stop a half way and prepare the hot lunch then diner and overnight at Machame camp. With luck we may see the colobus monkeys that live in the forest.

    • Gaiters and trekking poles are recommended as it can be muddy and slippery in the rain forest
    • Accommodation: Camping in tent at Machame campsite
    • Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

     Day 3: Trek, Machame Camp to Shira Camp

    Summary of day hike: Machame Camp to Shira Camp

    • Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft
    • Distance: 5 km
    • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
    • Habitat: Moorland

    Today is an easy paced acclimatization day. We will hike over streams, a river gorge, and moorlands. Camp is located on the Shira Plateau, providing expansive views of Kilimanjaro. There is a conditioning hike in the afternoon where you can enjoy the clusters of giant lobelias and senecios that grow at this elevation. Depending on the weather condition your cook may stop half way for the hot lunch or continue to the camp for lunch, dinner and overnight at Shira camp.

    • Accommodation: Camping in tent at Shira campsite
    • Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 4: Trek, Shira Camp to Baranco camp, via Lava Tower

    Summary of day hike: Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

    • Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft
    • Distance: 10 km
    • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
    • Habitat: Semi Desert

    Today is another acclimatization day as we have a mostly uphill climb of 5 hours to an elevation over 4500m at Lover tower then descend to Baranco Valley at 3950m. We will pass through the alpine moorland zone where plants are extremely hardy and consist of lichens, grasses, and heather, to reach Kilimanjaro’s alpine desert zone. You will have a spectacular view of the steep Western Breach, which we will not be doing on this climb. After having a hot lunch at Lover tower we will have approximately 1 and half hours descent to the baranco Valley which is dominated by the beautiful giant senecions and Lobelia moorland forest where your camp will be set. This scramble will help prepare you for the climb tomorrow.

    • Accommodation: Camping in tent at Barranco campsite
    • Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 5: Trek, Baranco Camp to Barafu Camp

    Summary of day hike: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

    • Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 15,000ft
    • Distance: 9km
    • Hiking Time: 8-10 hours
    • Habitat: Alpine Desert

    Today we will climb the Great Barranco rock wall – not too steep but challenging for some – which our guides make safe and accessible for every¬one. We will go pole pole (meaning “slowly” in Kiswahili). You will be able to see the breathtaking Heim Glacier. We descend into the Karanga Valley and then walk on the Karanga ridge towards Barafu Camp. As we begin trekking today the trail turns steadily uphill. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape more sparse as we walk our way to Barafu Camp. Barafu means “ice” in Kiswahili. The Camp is set on an exposed ridge and is the staging point for our push to the summit. After an early dinner we will rest. At midnight, under the stars and hopefully a brightly shining moon, we will begin the final ascent. We are going to go pole pole and drink plenty of water and tea, refuel with small snacks, and enjoy this final climb to the summit ‘’ Uhuru Peak which is the highest point of the cone’’.

    • Accommodation: Camping in tent at Barafu campsite
    • Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 6: Trek, Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak, descend to Mweka Camp

    Summary of day hike: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

    • Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
    • Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
    • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
    • Habitat: Arctic

    We will reach Uhuru Peak, the summit of Kilimanjaro at 5895m. around 8 a.m. At this early hour, before the clouds close in, you will have spectacular views of Africa in all directions. The hiking time is 7 to 8 hours. After a brief stay of 15-20 minutes and photos all around, we will descend 2 to 3 hours to our Barafu Camp for lunch, rest, and to pick up belongings. Then we continue downhill 3 hours to the edge of the Mweka Forest. Tonight’s camp is 3000m below the summit! It is a long descent and trekking poles are recommended. Eat, share your experiences of the climb, and sleep soundly. Congratulations, you made it to the Roof of Africa!

    • Accommodation: Camping in tent at Mweka campsite
    • Meal Plan: mid-night snacks, lunch and dinner

    Day 7: Trek, Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, Road Transfer to Arusha

    Summary of day hike: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

    • Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
    • Distance: 10 km
    • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    • Habitat: Rain Forest

    After well sleep and breakfast, you will have a time to take a group photo with your climbing crew, then descending again through the tropical forest, the trail is rather steep than the Machame side, it may also be wet and slippery so we recommend using walking pole for this final descent. At the Mweka gate you will sign out of the park, for those who have made it to the top will be rewarded by Kilimanjaro certificate for souvenir then the car will drive you to Moshi where you will have a lunch then continue drive 2 hours to your hotel in Arusha for a shower and big relax.

    • Accommodation: Arusha
    • Meal Plan: breakfast and hot lunch

    Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater

    8am drive to Ngorongoro  and descend down the steep walls of the caldera for another Half-day safaris game viewing in the Ngorongoro National Park. The Park is a paradise of woodlands and lakes that provide for abundant wildlife. Gazelle, buffalo, elephants, wildebeest as well as big cats, particularly the black manned lion, leopards and hyena.

    • Accommodation:  Ngorongoro Lodges or Tented Camp
    • Lodge located inside Ngorongoro
    • Meal Plan:  Packed lunch and dinner

    Day 9: AM transfer to Serengeti National Park, game drive

    • After breakfast, transfer to Serengeti National Park,
    • We stay at Ndutu Area:  best from January to Mid April to see the Wildebeest Migration
    • game drive in the park
    • Accommodation:  Serengeti Lodges or Tented Camp
    • located inside Ndutu Area or Serengeti Park
    • Meal Plan:  Breakfast,  Packed lunch and dinner

    Day 10:  Full day  Serengeti National Park  game drive

    • Serengeti Size: 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles).
    • Full day or AM and PM game drive in Serengeti National Park
    • Accommodation:  Central Serengeti,  Lodges or Tented Camp
    • located inside Serengeti Park
    • Meal Plan:  Breakfast,  Packed lunch and dinner

    Program:  After an early wakeup call 4.30am, meet at the common area, light tea/coffee served and the Serengeti Balloon Safari will drive you to Where their Balloon takes off, Do an early Serengeti Balloon ride over the Serengeti Plains and land in the bush for breakfast served with champagne and later continue of game drive in Serengeti with your safari driver )

    Day 11:  Serengeti game drive / road transfer to Arusha.

    • After breakfast, on –route game drive of Serengeti Park and continue
    • Road transfer, about 6-7 hours drive to Arusha.  Arrival about 14h30.
    • (we can arrange at extra cost,  10 AM flight from Serengeti to Arusha Arrival 12h20noon).
    • Meal Plan: breakfast and packed lunch.
    • End of Tour

    Extra Options

    • Add a hot air balloon ride to your safari.
    • Extend your trip with a beach excursion to Zanzibar island.
    • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
    • Airport transfers can be arranged for an extra cost.

  • Low Season: Travel dates within April and May, 2016

    • 2 night at  Serengeti Sopa Lodge
    • 1 night at  Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
    • 2 night at  Green Mountain Hotel
    • 5 night at  Camping in tents whilst on Mount Kilimanjaro
    • Comfort Level:   Standard

    High Season:November 1 to December 15,  March,  2016

    • 2 night at  Serengeti Serena Lodge
    • 1 nights at  Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
    • 2 night at  Green Mountain Hotel
    • 5 night at  Camping in tents whilst on Mount Kilimanjaro
    • Comfort Level:   Standard

    Peak Season: January, February, June to October, December 16 to 31 2016

    • 2 night at  Serengeti / Lake  Ndutu  Kisura Tented Camp
    • 1 nights at  Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
    • 2 night at  Green Mountain Hotel
    • 5 night at  Camping in tents whilst on Mount Kilimanjaro
    • Comfort Level:   Standard

  • 11 Day: Summit of Africa and Safari

    Price include:

    • Transfer from Arusha to Kilimanjaro Park entrance gate – return scheduled transfer
    • All Kilimanjaro Park fees, shown as ‘add’ to trip cost, subject to changes
    • English speaking guide or French speaking guide on request
    • Salaries for the climbing crew
    • All meals during the climb
    • Camping equipment ( tents, mattresses, chairs, table, mess tents, kitchen tents, crew tent , utensils and private chemical toilet )
    • Gammon bag/PAC, Stethoscope, Pulse Oximeter
    • 2 nights accommodation in Arusha – before and after your climb
    • All National Park fees, subject to government changes
    • Ngorongoro Conservation Entry Fee
    • Professional and experience English speaking guide/driver
    • Meals; breakfast, lunch or lunch boxes, dinner as indicated above in Meal Plan
    • 4×4 Safari shared vehicle with pop up roof and each person guaranteed window seat
    • 3 nights safari accommodation, private shower and toilet in each room/tent
    • 1 bottle Mineral water whilst on game drives

     

    Price exclude:

    • Tourist Visa for Kenya and Tanzania (if applicable)
    • International Airfares from home and back
    • Travel Insurance
    • Mineral drinking water and drinks
    • Tips for the climbing crew
    • Personal climbing gears
    • Any other extra cost which may arise due to a client returning back before the climb, lost luggage etc.
    • Tips for the safari driver and lodge waiters, room attendants, camping crew
    • Laundry and Telephone
    • Items of personal nature and all not mentioned in cost included, Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
    • Airport transfers
    • Government imposed increase of park fees and/or taxes
    • Accommodation on the last day
    • Roundtrip airport transfer

  • Start (Every Tuesday)
    (US$) Per Person in Double
    (US$) Per Person in Triple
    Ask for a
    January
    $2850
    $2850
    February
    $2850
    $2850
    March
    $2850
    $2850
    April
    $2711
    $2711
    May
    $2711
    $2711
    June
    $2850
    $2850
    July
    $2850
    $2850
    August
    $2850
    $2850
    September
    $2850
    $2850
    October
    $2850
    $2850
    November
    $2850
    $2850
    December
    $2850
    $2850

    Request for single supplement fee

    National Park entry fees are included in the trip cost above

    Additional extra cost for the entire trip:

    • Festive Christmas December 24/25/26/31 and January 1:  US$ 40,-per person per night
    • Easter Supplement: US$ 35,-per person per night  (March 25 to 28 inclusive)