Classic: Kilimanjaro Machame Route & Serengeti Adventure (DTKS)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 5 - These trips include serious high-altitude treks, cycling or other heavy exercise. For superhumans only. (Remember to pack your cape)
Group Size: Max 14, avg 10
Meals Included: 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners
Accommodations: Simple hotels (4 nts), full-service camping (9 nts).
Conquer Africas highest peak, explore Tanzanias best wildlife parks, dance with the Maasai, savour local specialities with traditional meals, meet local artisans on a village tour
From the soaring heights of Africas highest peak to the endless plains of the Serengeti, discover the best of Tanzania. In the company of our expert guides, explore the worlds best wildlife parks in pursuit of Africa's Big Five and climb iconic Mt Kilimanjaro. Our agile 4x4s will get you close to some of the planet's most amazing wildlife. And, with full-service camping, you can stay close to the action without having to worry about the chores-so you can focus on the magnificent terrain and fantastic views. If youre craving a physical challenge and wildlife encounters that will leave you breathless, heres your fix.
Call (518) 346-3525 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13731604
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 14 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Moshi||Day 1 Moshi|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Machame Camp||Day 2 Moshi/Machame camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Most of the day is spent in the gorgeous and fascinating, forested slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, most of which is considered to be rainforest zone. Depending on the weather, the trail will be soggy and possibly muddy if it rains. Included Activities: Machame Gate to Machame Camp Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Shira Camp||Day 3 Machame camp/Shira 2 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Hike through lower alpine moorland to Shira 2 camp and observe the spectacular views of Kibo Peak. Included Activities: Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp
|Day 4||Barranco Camp||Day 4 Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Hike to Barranco Camp via Lava Tower. Enjoy the fantastic view of Western Breach and the Breach Wall. Included Activities: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
|Day 5||Barafu Camp||Day 5 Barranco Camp/Barafu Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
View the Great Barranco Wall and climb up the eastern wall, passing below the Helm Glacier. Included Activities: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
|Day 6||Mweka Camp||Day 6 Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)|
The route from Barafu Camp to the summit is mentally and physically, the longest, most challenging day of the entire trek. Despite the difficulty, the memory of conquering Mt Kilimanjaro will stay with you forever. Included Activities: Barafu Camp to Stella Point Stella Point to Summit Summit to Mweka Camp
|Day 7||Moshi||Day 7 Mweka Camp/Moshi (1B, 1L)|
Arrive to Moshi in the afternoon. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women's Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain. Included Activities: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate Moshi Womens Cooperative Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
|Day 8||Arusha||Day 8 Moshi/Arusha (1B)|
Travel to the picturesque town of Arusha. En route, stop at the Moshi Women's Cooperative to learn about what this project offers. Meet the women, learn more about their lives, and opt to purchase some souvenirs. In the evening, you may be joined by other G Adventures travellers arriving from Kenya or starting the safari portion of their Tanzania trip. Check for details of the time and location of a welcome meeting, typically around 18:00. Included Activities: Moshi Womens Cooperative Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 65km)
|Day 9||Mto Wa Mbu||Day 9 Arusha/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch. Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife along the main road that winds through a lush cool forests of Lake Manyara National Park, overgrown with ficus trees and covered with bromeliads. This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a gorgeous backdrop. Search for the phenomenal birdlife, tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos. Included Activities: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch Lake Manyara National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
|Day 10||Serengeti National Park||Day 10 Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna. Included Activities: Clean Cookstove Project Visit Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 220km)
|Day 11||Serengeti National Park||Day 11 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Rise early for a morning wildlife safari drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the Big Five in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains. Additional Notes: If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari
|Day 12||Ngorongoro||Day 12 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy one last morning wildlife safari drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna. After, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africas best wildlife viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of animals, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening. Additional Notes: Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)
|Day 13||Arusha||Day 13 Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L)|
Embark on a early morning crater drive. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals. After this fabulous experience within the crater, head back to Arusha. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 200km)
|Day 14||Arusha||Day 14 Arusha (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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