Kilimanjaro Trek & Wildlife Safari

Trip Highlights See the animals you’ve dreamed of seeing on safari Escape modern-day distractions in eco-friendly camps Visit all of Tanzania’s top parks Get out on foot on guided hikes

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2699 - $4267
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
15 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Camping safaris Camping
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Day 1     Arrival
Arrive into Arusha arrival point.

Meet and transfer to accommodation followed by pre-trek briefing and equipment check.
KARAMA LODGE | Dinner

Day 2     Arusha-Machame  

(Hike: 8.2 km | 1840m-3022m | 5-6 hours)
From Arusha drive to the Machame Park gate, then a gentle climb up through the original montane forest, carpeted with unique "busy lizzie" flowers, begonias and ferns. First camp amongst the giant heather at 3,000m. Ascent of 1,182m and 5-6 hours walking. 
MACHAME CAMP | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3     Machame—Shira  

(Hike: 5 km | 3022m-3830m | 5-6 hours)
Emerge from the giant heather zone and hike through fine open moorland to camp by the Shira Cave at 3,840m. Herds of eland up here (& occasional lion!) and there are fascinating geological features in the old volcanic caldera which can be viewed during a half hour optional walk in the afternoon. Ascent 808m and 5-6 hours walking.
SHIRA CAMP | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4     Shira—Barranco  

 (Hike: 10.4 km | 3830m-3900m | 7-8 hours) 
From Shira, climb towards the main peak Kibo, with the western glaciers clearly visible across the rugged high-altitude desert of volcanic rocks and boulders. Skirting around its base and under the imposing Western Breach, descend into the sheltered Barranco Valley for mid-way camp at 3,900m. 7-8 hours walking and only 70m total ascent - but having climbed higher and dropping back down assists acclimatisation.  
BARRANCO CAMP | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5     Barranco—Karanga  

(Hike: 5.1km | 3900m-4100m | 3-4 hours) 
Up the steep Barranco Wall with some sections of very easy scrambling and drop down again to the Karanga Valley. This is a short walking day, around 3 hours, and again you climb about 300m but drop back down again to around 4,100m. 
KARANGA VALLEY CAMP | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6     Karanga—Barafu    

(Hike: 3.5km |4100m-4330m |3-4 hours)
Up to a new camp about 100m above Barafu Hut perched high on a rocky bluff at 4,330m. Fantastic views across to Mawenzi peak, and a bit less to climb tomorrow morning! This is another short walking day, about 4 hours with a 230m height gain, and time for a good rest in the afternoon immediately before the hard summit day.
BARAFU CAMP | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7     Barafu—Summit—Mweka  

(Hike: 17.4 km | 4330m-5895m-3075m | 13-15 hours)
A bracing 1am start to climb the steep frozen scree. This is unavoidable on any route but we aim to reach Stella Point on the crater rim for sunrise - another 40 mins and you’re at the highest point on the continent, usually in warm sunshine. We return on the Mweka descent route. Walking time 7 hours and 1,300m ascent to the summit, 6-8 hours and 2,800m descent to our camp in a clearing amongst the giant heather at Mweka. This is a long and hard day - you’ll feel tired but absolutely ecstatic after you’ve done it. 
MWEKA CAMP | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8     Mweka—Arusha  

(Hike: 8.8km | 3075m-1645m | 3-4 hours)
A 3-4 hour descent through the forest to Mweka Gate to collect our certificates and meet our vehicle. Final opportunities to take pictures of your Alaitol Adventure & Safaris Mountain Team - and on a clear morning, Kibo will loom large in the distance. We will also deal with the issue of tipping (ask for suggested guidelines if you are unsure) and the team will send you off on your final stretch with our farewell ‘Kili Song’. We set off down the last stage of the trek: some parts of the walk are very steep downhill and other stretches are very slippery so please be careful. Upon reaching the gate, we carry out sign-out formalities, the team load up the vehicles and the guides will present you with your certificates and then we are off for the transfer to Arusha. At the lodge its time to take a warm shower, a quick nap and get some laundry done. 
KARAMA LODGE | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9     Arusha

After breakfast, we join an optional walking town and craft market tour - helps to keep your muscles loose after ‘Kili‘. Return to lodge for overnight. 
KARAMA LODGE | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10     Tarangire


After breakfast - its time to get WILD with a safari adventure. We set off to the west into the Great Rift Valley system and Tarangire National Park. We partake in game driving and picnic lunch before continuing onto our camp late afternoon. Tarangire is famous for its high concentration of elephants, as well as birdlife and antelope population. It is a great introductory park for your adventures. 
ROIKA TENTED CAMP | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11     Serengeti


We transfer to the Serengeti today via the Ngorongoro viewpoint. We pass through Maasai grazing lands and family bomas at Esilalei. Once we enter the Ndutu area or pass through Naabi Hill and into northern Serengeti, we can begin game driving all the way to our mobile camp (location dependent on season).
 Ndutu Kati Kati Tented camp  | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12     Serengeti


We spend the day with a picnic lunch exploring the Serengeti - the most amazingly broad eco-system. In the months of the Wildebeest Migration, the game viewing is spectacular with predator activity abound. But at any time the Serengeti can put on a wildlife show to remember.  
SERENGETI KATIKATI CAMP | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13     Ngorongoro


An early departure allows us to enter Ngorongoro Crater floor for a day of game driving. This World Heritage listed area is a ’fish bowl’ of wildlife with approximately 120 species of mammals and variety of habitats. This is truly a Wonder of the World that we can marvel at as we see the steep walls surrounding us, like an oasis in Africa!
 Ngorongoro Farm house | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14     Crater Highlands


A walking tour of the gardens and coffee plantation nearby is a great way to round off our safari and then we continue into Arusha. There is a safari de-brief before a casual evening of fine food and company. 
Mount Meru Hotel| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15     Departure


Transfer to departure point for journey beyond…
Breakfast

THE SERVICES 

THE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES 

  • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to airport
  • All park fees
  • Accommodations and meals as per the itinerary
  • Safari car Land Cruiser 4x4 equipped with refrigerator, portable charging stations and pop-up roof
  • Services of Alaitol safaris Staff.
  • All camping gear(Tent, dining or mess tent, camping table and chairs)
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • Ox miter machine
  • Transport to/from the mountain gates
  • Experienced guides, cooks and porters
  • Guide, chef and porters salaries
  • Cook and kitchen utensils
  • VAT
  • English, Spanish and German speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and CHild CPR)

 

THE TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES 

  • International Air tickets
  • Visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Karama Lodge
  • Mountain camps
  • Roika Tented Camp
  • Ndutu Katikati Tented Camp
  • Serengeti Katikati Tented Camp
  • Ngorongor farm House
  • Mount Meru Hotel

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Alaitol Adventure & Safaris


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- We offer private/custom safaris
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- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
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Since: May 2015

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Rock climbing
Rock climbing
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
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