Day 0 Arrival (JRO) -> Moshi (B)
Meet and greet at in Kilimanjaro International Airport 8:35pm followed by private transfer to your hotel which beautifully lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. You will check into Stella Maris Lodge which is a great base for exploring Moshi and what it offers. Acclimatize to Kilimanjaro life. Visit local markets. Try fruit vendors’ offers. Simply observe – different.
Day 1– Mti MKubwa (B, L, D)
An early morning transfer to Londorossi Gate for registration and meeting your expedition crew. Then another transfer is needed to the starting point of Lemosho route. This route offers a scenic variety where no day is the other alike. You will start this expedition wondering how it will be. You will finish it knowing how it was - connected to Kilimanjaro, people, nature and yourselves – adventurous.
Day 2 – Shira Camp 1 (B, L, D)
Leave Mti Kubwa Camp towards Shira Camp 1. Few things are as humbling as being passed by porters on a mountain hike so don’t forget to cheer on your porters who will set your tent, fetch water and prepare the equipment at the next campsite –impressed.
Day 3 –Shira camp 2 (B, L, D)
Today is a long trekking day that takes you from montane forest to the open spaces of Shira 2 camp. Let your body and mind adapt and find their natural rhythm in harmony with the spectacular surroundings – synchronized.
Day 4 – Barranco via Lava Tower (B, L, D)
This is one of the best days for acclimatizing, as you will trek high via Lava Tower and sleep low at Barranco hut. You will cover a great trekking distance in different, almost unreal sceneries. One of the highlights is the Senecio section before you reach Barranco camp. Make sure you hug one of these spectacular plants. Will you fell small? Maybe. Will you feel connected? Definitely! – humbled.
Day 5 – Barafu Camp (B, L, D)
Karanga camp offered you a great interval and it is time to approach the Barafu summit camp. The trek is relatively short,allowing you to rest and eat at the campsite while preparing yourself mentally for the pending task. Make sure you eat and drink properly – prepared.
Summit night –Uhuru Peak
All the research, planning, booking, imagining, excitement and training will climax in your attempt for the Uhuru Peak summit. You will need all your mental and physical abilities for the steep ascent to the ‘roof of Africa’. Boost your energy level from the stars. Let the moon shine your path. Feel connected to everything around you and instead of seeing the mountain as an obstacle, become one with it. The first rays of light will give you that extra push you need at Stella Point and the reward that waits at Uhuru Peak will not be disappointing, perhaps rather life changing – elevated.
Day 6 –Mweka Camp (B, L, D)
It is as if all the tiredness disappeared once you reached the peak. Feel proud, think of loved ones, print memories of a lifetime in your head and on your memory card. Descent route leads back to Barafu camp, where you have a rest, before continuing all the way to Mweka Camp. Your lungs will welcome every breath of air, rich in oxygen, and you will start to realize what achievements you have been through – accomplished.
Day 7 – Mweka Gate -> Arusha (B)
Your Kilimanjaro experience ends at Mweka gate. Thank the people who made it all possible and say ‘fare well’ (for this time) to newly found mountaineer friends. Sign out of the national park with your certificate before heading to Arusha for the best shower of your life at Karama lodge & Spa – uplifted.
Day 8 – Arusha ->Serengeti (B, L, D)
Wake up very early at 6:00am Leave the city behind and start a long journey towards Ngorongoro Conservation area, it is time for the World Heritage Site – Ngorongoro Crater. You will descend into the caldera floor that represents 260 km2 of paradise on earth. The game drive aims to satisfy your senses and complete your wildlife safaris for this time After full day of game drive, transferred to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight stay – rooted.
Day 9– Serengeti (B, L, D)
After Breakfast move toward Serengeti National Park passing through Ndutu and southern part of Serengeti. Picnic lunch is served on the way. When you reach Serengeti you will game drive en-route to katikati tented Camp and settle into the wild. Continue with another game drive before you return to your lodge to watch the African sunset until dinner and fall asleep to the sounds of nature–wild.
Day 10 – Serengeti (B, L, D)
Adventure continues with a full day of game drive in order to discover more wonders of the Serengeti. The presence of wildlife is manifested at each glance. Picnic lunch is prepared to maximize game viewing. At the end of the day you will return motivated to your camp for dinner and rest –amazed.
Day 11 – Serengeti/Ngorongoro (B, L, D)
Wake up very early and move with the breakfast box, lunch and show your final respects to Serengeti (for this time) with a game drive this will be the last moment with your new fried (guide/driver) and he transferred you to Seronera airstrip for your afternoon flight to Zanzibar – Complete.
Day 11 – Stone town B, L, D -> Nungwi)
Your flight to Zanzibar gives you a great retrospective of the land you have visited. The turquoise bird view of Spice Island will not disappoint you either Meet and greet your Bramwel Safaris staff at the airport who will transfer you The Z - Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 12th & 14th – Nungwi (B, L, D)
Get lazy. Stop time. Forget days and dates. Forget the world. Collect memories and seashells. Only decision you need to make is what the next meal should be. Life is tough. Smile at each glance of the turquoise Indian Ocean, and each other. You are still in paradise – relaxed.
Day 15 - Zanzibar -> Arusha
Leave the beach behind to Stone town and proceed to Zanzibar airport in time for your: 12:30pm flight to Kilimanjaro (Direct 1 hour flight) (PW 722), Relax at the Airport while waiting to connect with your International flight at: 9:30pm - Complete
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