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From the Roof of Africa, Head to the Bush & Beach

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From the roof to of Africa - Mount Kilimanjaro, you will head to the bush and you will get a chance to visit the Northern Tanzania National Park and as well as few days at the beach to cool down at the palm fringed island of Zanzibar.

Upon arrival in Arusha you will be picked up at the airport and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is free, relax take a stroll, enjoy the sight and the sounds, get plenty of rest tomorrow is a huge day! Dinner and overnight at Outpost lodge.

The Marangu route ascent Kilimanjaro from Eastern side of the mountain closest to Moshi town.affectionately known as the coca cola route it is by far the most popular route to the summit of Kilimanjaro, this could be because the Marangu route tends to be the least expensive route but also because it is possible to do the Marangu route in only 6 days.

Hut accommodation is one of the human feature of this route, offering the relatively luxury of being able to sleep in hut along the entire route, mineral water, soft drinks chocolate and the beers are also  sold at the camp. All your equipment and suppliers are pottered and cook prepares all your meals.

The Northern National park are true African experience, and one of Tanzania main attractions. Here you will witness the Greatest Serengeti migration, when millions of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras roam the plain in search for food. The entire Tanzanian ecosystem is on display here, birds, reptiles, mammals and the might Savannah acacia tree. The park stretch across the varieties of landscape, from wooded hills in the north to the southern grassy route.

Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Marangu Gate, Hike to Mandara Hut

After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (about 1 hour), register and commence the trek. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara Huts. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

• Elevation: 1860m/6100ft to 2700m/8875ft
• Distance: 8km/5mi
• Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
• Habitat: Montane Forest
• Meals: LD
• Budget Lodging: Mandara Hut

Day 2: Hike Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

You leave the glades of the rain-forest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo Huts. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the affects of the altitude.

• Elevation: 2700m/8875ft to 3700m/12,200ft
• Distance: 12km/7.5mi
• Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
• Habitat: Heathland
• Meals: BLD
• Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

Day 3: Rest Day at Horombo Hut

Rest day at Horombo Hut with optional hike by Mawenzi Peak.

• Meals: BLD
• Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

Day 4: Hike Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heath-land but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.

• Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 4700m/15,500ft
• Distance: 9km/5.5mi
• Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
• Habitat: Alpine Desert
• Meals: BLD
• Budget Lodging: Kibo Hut

Day 5: Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo Huts.

The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

• Elevation: 4700m/15,500ft to 5895m/19,340ft
• Down to 3700m/12,200ft
• Distance: 6km/4mi up / 15km/9mi down
• Hiking Time: 6-8 hours up / 15km/9mi down
• Habitat: Alpine Desert
• Meals: BLD
• Budget Lodging: Horombo Hut

Day 6: Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi

After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 1 hour).

• Elevation: 3700m/12,200ft to 1700m/5500ft
• Distance: 20km/12.5mi
• Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
• Habitat: Forest
• Meals: B

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Another early start but trust us its worth it the serengeti is the home to staggering 1.6 million animals have been recorded moving through the park.we will drive until 1 pm when we break for lunch. After eating, there time for little rest (perhaps quick nap) then we're back out on the plains looking for ore big games. We follow the trails of the migrating wildebeest through the afternoon, thenthe venture back to the lodge.

Day 8: Serengeti National Park Southern Area - Ngorongoro Conservation Area 

After breakfast we head back to Ngorongoro conservation area a vast UNESCO, world heritage site situated in 260 km wide volcano crater. Archaeology buffs and anyone interested in history have the opinion to stop at Olduvai Gorge, where some of the earliest known human remain have found.the site was occupied by our genetic ancestors some two million years ago, and continue to offer clues about the origin of homo sapiens. We can also pass by the maasai boma for the taste of real African culture and traditional living.After lunch we keep exploring the Ngorongoro crater ,venturing right up to the rim for dinner and overnigh.

Day 9 : Ngorongoro Conservation Area To Tarangire

After breakfast we take a packed lunch and head back to the crater. We detour through a traditional Maasai vilage, where dancing, where you can get acquainted with local, watch some traditional dancing and see what what life is real like in African plain. From there we descend to the crate floor in search for more big games. The ngorongoro crater is rich in Tanzania wildlife and November to December is the best time to see it. The short rainy season is over and the animals come out in big number to enjoy the fresh water and green grass. We eat our packed lunches on the crater floor, at one of the several picnic site near lerai forest or hippo pool. If we are  lucky we will spot the rare black rhinoceros in the late afternoon we venture back up out of the crater and head onward to Tarangire national park,where we spent the night.

Day 10: Tarangire National Park To Zanzibar

We save best for last. After breakfast we embark on our final game drive through the Tarangire national park. African elephant the world biggest mammals are very common in this area. The park is also doted with the iconic baobab, shrub trees that can grow up to 30 m tall. After a full day exploring Tarangire later in the afternoon we head to Arusha for flight to Zanzibar.

Day 11-14: Zanzibar - The Spice Island

Free leisure days at the beach and you walk around you own at slow pace, you will really enjoy the walk (at Nungwi area and Kendwa rocks area) its worth it.

In Zanzibar there is  a lot of activities that you can do, e.g in stone town  spice and prison island tour. The full day tour will  take you to the most the most scenic part of the old town. This culturally rich town got its name rich town got its name from the use of coral stone as the main construction ingredients. Being the oldest town in East Africa the historical roots and the influence can be felt at every turn of the tour. Starting from the house of wonder which is one of the prominent landmark of stone town, you can proceed on to the palace museum which which was sultan's residence. The Arab fort, Dr Livingstone house, Fred Mercury's home and the pub and hamamni Persian. Baths are just a few of the many attraction in this relic of town. You will have free time in the afternoon for you to explore further on your own or to relax. In the evening, depart from the hotel for a sunset cruise along stone town. Stop at forodhani gardens for a glance at the evening life.

Day 15: Departure

You will be picked up from your hotel and you head to the Airport to catch the flight back home.


What's included

  • Local tourist taxes
  • Binoculars for game drive viewing
  • Bottled water at all times while on safari
  • Park or reserve entry fees - where applicable
  • Driver's salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Game drives or sightseeing as detailed on the itinerary - where indicated
  • All meals at hotels as mentioned in the itinerary (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Ground transportation driver/guide or naturalist guide
  • Airport pick up/drop off
  • Transport based on excellent 4X4 Vehicle (Landcruiser) with open roof for game viewing
  • Full board accommodation

What's not included

  • International flightAirport custom entry(curre
  • ntly $50 per person)
  • Items of personal nature such as alcoholic drinks
  • Alcoholic baverages
  • Tips for driver and guides

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Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha, Tanzania

From EUR 4916 per person


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