• Tour code:  TSA14UT – 14 day Tanzania Scenic Gem

    • 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
    • Zanzibar Beach White Sands
    • Type of Tour:  Scheduled safari
    • Departure day:  Every Tuesday
    • Price: From  3699 USD
    • Single Supplement: from 330 USD
    • Start/Ends:  Arusha/Zanzibar
    • Best times:  All year round
    • Game drives:  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
    • Accommodation 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:  Lodges or Tented Camp
    • lodge 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
    • lodge 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/ flight to Zanzibar

    • 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 $160,-pp,  10AM flight from Serengeti to Arusha, arrival 12h20noon)
    • flight departing to Zanzibar at 1340 hrs.
    • Meet upon arrival in Zanzibar at 1540 hrs and transfer to the Beach Hotel

    Day 11-13: Zanzibar Beach Holiday

    • 3 nights relaxing to the beach, sea sport can be arranged in extra cost.
    • Accommodation at Dreams of Zanzibar ( 5 star Resort ) –  DELUXE ROOM
    • All inclusive http://www.dreamofzanzibar.com/

    Accommodation includes. Welcome cocktails Breakfast, lunch and dinner served at Main Restaurant Lunch buffet served on the beach at the Taj Mahal, at the Sushi Bar and Zanzi-Bar Grill outlets. (Weather depending) Soft drinks, house wine, local beer, juices, water, tea and coffee  Buffet Breakfast service from 07:30 to 10:00 Buffet lunch service  from 13:00 to 15:00 Buffet dinner service from 19:30 to 22:00 Dinner at the Chop Stick Asian Restaurant (reservation required) Dinner at The Boma African Restaurant (reservation required) Dinner at The Andiamo Pizzeria (reservation required) Snacks are offered at the Kokosnuss Bar from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 pm and 17:00 Kokosnuss Bar serves snacks, soft drinks, house wine, local beer, juices, water, tea, coffee from 10:00 to 22:00 Mama Pawpaw Bar serves cocktails and all inclusive drinks from 10:00 to 18:00 The le Souk Bar Serves a wide selection of drinks, cocktails and spirits from 18:00 to Midnight Water gym, canoe, beach volley, football, darts, billiards and table tennis Evening Entertainment Program Beach towels, sun beds and beach umbrellas .

    Day 14: Departure transfer

    • Leisure breakfast  depending on your fight departure time
    • we will transfer you to Zanzibar airport  for your home flight.
    • End of Tour

  • 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
    • 3 nights at Dreams of Zanzibar Beach Resort
    • 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
    • 3 nights at Dreams of Zanzibar Beach Resort
    • 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
    • 3 nights at Dreams of Zanzibar Beach Resort
    • Comfort Level:   Standard

  • 14 Day TSA14UT: Tanzania Scenic Gem

    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
    • National Park entry fees are included in the trip cost above
    • The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver / guide
    • Meals and game drives as per itinerary
    • Safari shared  transport by 4×4 (7 seat) with a roof hatch that ‘pops up’ for viewing & photos.
    • Each person is guaranteed window seat,  game drives as per safari program
    • 1 Bottled mineral water per person whilst on safari
    • Ngorongoro Conservation crater service entry fee
    • Our fulltime services available to you prior to departure date as well as during your trip with us
    • All taxes – subject to any government changes
    • Safari lodge/Serengeti tented camp  Accommodation, attached private washroom
    • Arrival 1 night Accommodation in Arusha
    • 3 nights in Dreams of Zanzibar included breakfast and dinner
    • Zanzibar Airport return transfers
    • Service of a driver/guide for transfer
    • Our fulltime services available to you prior to departure date as well as during your trip with us
    • Schedule flight:  Arusha to Zanzibar

    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

    All inclusive Dreams of Zanzibar  Festive Season supplement

    Dec 24 to January 5 inclusive:  extra additional cost:  US$374,- for all three nights

  • Start (Every Tuesday)
    (US$) Per Person in Double
    (US$) Per Person in Triple
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    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 )