Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Air Port
You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by Hawa Muzzo the director of Gemuka Adventures with driver in new model Safari Land cruiser, we will take you for accommodation at African tulip hotel, On arrival at the Hotel you will arrange briefing time with Hawa and during that time she will come with Mountain Guide to discuss the Itinerary. http://www.theafricantulip.com/
Day 02: Arusha - Machame Camp – Kilimanjaro – Hiking Time Approx. 6 hrs.
After breakfast, your driver will meet you in reception and transfer you to the Machame Gate (approx. 2 hour drive) where you will complete the registration process and hand your luggage over to the crew. Your Kilimanjaro climb will then commence through the lush, verdant rainforests to Machame Camp. Along the way, you will see a variety of unusual flora and fauna, in addition to the colorful birdlife and monkeys. Lunch will be served on route by your team of chefs and porters, before you continue to your base camp for the evening. Overnight – Camping Machame Camp (B, L, D)
Day 03: Shira Camp – Kilimanjaro – Hiking Time Approx. 6 hrs
After a hot breakfast in the mess tent, you will refresh your daypack with water, snacks and Waterproof clothing before heading up the relatively steep Shira trail. Surrounded by an Abundance of bird life and a savannah of tall grasses and heather, the Shira trail is a beautiful stretch that offers magnificent views of Uhuru peak on a clear day. As with day 2, the crew will serve a warm lunch on route to the base camp. Overnight – Camping Shira Camp (B, L, D)
Day 04: Barranco Camp – Kilimanjaro – Hiking Time Approx. 7 hrs
Today is an important day for acclimatization, and to limit the effects of altitude sickness you will climb high and sleep low. Ascending into the alpine desert, you will view the entire Shira plateau as you hike slowly but surely upwards to pass the Lava Tower at 15,000 feet, before descending down through the immense canyon of Grand Barranco to base camp. Your team will serve a warm lunch on route Overnight – Camping Barranco Camp (B, L, D)
Day 05: Karanga Camp – Kilimanjaro – Hiking Time Approx. 4 hrs
Today’s hike up and over the Barranco Wall may seem a little daunting, but after a warm breakfast you will be ready to attempt this imposing wall of rock. A relatively short day of hiking, the Barranco wall takes approximately 1 and half hours to mount, and the views from above are spectacular. With no further increase in elevation, you will trek through the glacial valleys towards Karanga Camp. Overnight – Camping Karanga Camp (B, L, D)
Day 06: Barafu Camp – Kilimanjaro – Hiking Time Approx. 4 hours
Another important day for acclimatization, and while the trek to Barafu camp is relatively steep, you will reach camp around midday, leaving plenty of time to relax. After lunch, your guide will offer you the opportunity to hike a little further for acclimatization purposes (weather permitting), or you may prefer to rest at camp. Dinner will be served as usual before you head back to your tent for some much needed rest. At11pm you will be woken with a warm drink and biscuits, and prepare for your midnight summit attempt. Overnight – Camping Barafu Camp – Midnight Summit Attempt (B, L, D)
Day 07: Millennium or Mweka Camp – Kilimanjaro – Hiking Time Approx. 11 hrs
Today is the day you have been dreaming about! After your midnight departure from Barafu and 6-7 hours hiking you will reach the welcoming green sign of Stella Point. As the sun starts to rise, you will be exposed to the sheer beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro, and despite being exhausted and cold, you have just another 40 minutes to go along a relatively flat path to reach you final destination – Uhuru Peak. What goes up must come down, and after taking those cherished photos from the Roof of Africa, you will begin your descent back to Barafu Camp for a well-deserved warm lunch. You guide will then decide whether you trek down to Millennium or Mweka Camp for your final evening on the mountain. Overnight – Camping Millennium or Mweka Camp (B, L, D)
Day 08: Mweka gate - Manyara – Hiking Time Approx. 3-5 hrs
After your last mountainside breakfast, you will begin your final ascent to Mweka Gate. Returning through the lush rainforests at the base of Kilimanjaro, you will be met by your Logistics team for one final lunch together before saying your goodbyes and heading to Arusha and proceed to Manyara for Dinner and Overnight at Wildlife Safari Lodge. https://wildlifecamp.co.tz/
Day 09: Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti.
After breakfast you will depart for Lake Manyara National Park game drive, you will visit Lake Manyara where flamingo dwell and proceed with game drive of the park where you will see Elephant, zebra, Giraffe, Lions and many other animals. At 1230 you will drive out and proceed to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro conservation area. You will enjoy game drive en route heading to Serengeti Heritage luxury camp for dinner and overnight. https://www.heritagecampsandlodges.com/
Day 10. Full day game Drive Serengeti national park
In this two days you will be leave the camp after breakfast for a full day game drive picnic lunch with you till late evening back to camp for dinner and over night. This day your driver will take you out looking for Wildebeest migration crossing at Mara river where you will enjoy seeing them crossing the river while some get eaten by Crocodile and some manage, it amazing and historical action which will leave you will classic pictures, also on the way you will discover many games and some other experience animal life style. In the evening you will drive to the Heritage camp for evening coffee and Dinner. https://www.heritagecampsandlodges.com/
Day 11: Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater Tour
After breakfast you will driver to Ngorongoro gate where you will pay park fees and descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater considered as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls the Ngorongoro Crater has the highest wild animal density worldwide. Among the species are lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. You might expect to see the ‘Big Five’ in one day. Late afternoon you will ascend to the top and proceed to Karatu for Dinner and Overnight at Kudu Lodge. https://kuducamp.com/
Day 12: Manyara – Arusha airport for flight to Zanzibar
After breakfast you will drive to Arusha airport for afternoon flight to Zanzibar. Option of doing shopping on the way. Arrange with driver.
Includes: • All Mountain staff required – Tents for Tourist and For Porters and Guides, Mattress, Mess tent, Tables and chairs. • All meals whilst on the mountain • Airport Transfer pre/post challenge • Kilimanjaro park entrance fees, camp/hut fees, standard KINAPA rescue fees • Safari Park fees and Concession fees. • Guides wages, cooks and porter’s standard to the normal of Mountain Society of Kilimanjaro • Pulse Oximeter Safety equipment to check blood oxygen levels of clients daily • Participant transfer to/from hotel to Mt. Kilimanjaro gate • Flying Doctor. • Meals during safari Full board. • Transport in 4x4 Land cruiser popup roof with fridge for cold drinks. • Drinking water during safari. • Professional English speaking driver Guide.