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Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking on Machame Route & Northern Tanzania Safari (Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater plus Zanzibar Island)

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Tour Duration: 17 Days and 16 Nights
Max People : 25

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking on Machame Route & Northern Tanzania Safari

(Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater plus Zanzibar Island)

Tarangire National Park is one of the famous national parks in the northern circuit of Tanzania, and it is located on the main safari route. Tarangire is located in a lovely, tranquil, and quiet area in the famous northern circuit. The park is famous for the great migration of elephants.

Lake Manyara National Park centres around its eponymous alkaline lake, a key habitat for hundreds of bird species. Between November and April, thousands of greater and lesser pink flamingos gather on its shores, along with pink-backed pelicans, yellow-billed storks, grey herons and pods of hippo.

Serengeti National Park is partly adjacent to the Kenya border and is northwest of the adjoining Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is best known for its huge herds of plains animals especially wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras, and it is the only place in Africa where vast land-animal migrations still take place.

Ngorongoro Crater which was created when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago. It is renowned both for its geological splendor, and for being a natural reserve. Crater is a strong candidate for any list of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Zanzibar Island is Africa’s tropical paradise with the world’s most beautiful beaches. It offers laid-back beach life, but also an diversity of activities and a colourful culture and history.

Tour Overview:

Trek Tanzania – The Peaks and Plains
See all of the major highlights of Tanzania! Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro on Machame route (the roof of Africa), embark on a safari in Tarangire National Park, visit Ngorongoro Crater (one of the natural wonders of the world), and see the tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park .On Mt. Kilimanjaro you’ll climb on the Machame route, considered the second most popular, but the most beautiful. With the gradual ascend up Uhuru peak; you’ll emerge through the diversely vegetated forest to see wide views of the moorland on Shira plateau, Kibo and Western Breach. After it all, you’ll unwind on the white sands of Zanzibar Island. You’ll be amazed by all that Tanzania has to offer.

Key Information:
  • Start at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and End at Amri Abeid International Airport (AAIA)
  • 17 days 16 nights Trekking & safari
  • Destinations: Mountain Kilimanjaro trekking, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire & Lake Manyara plus Zanzibar Island
  • Accommodations Type: Camping / Medium Hotels
  • English Safari Driver Guide / Request new language
  • All park fee included
Highlights:
  • Game drive Safari in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Safari Vehicle
  • Explore Mountain Kilimanjaro trekking, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire & Lake Manyara plus Zanzibar Island
  • See many animals like lions, Leopards, Hippos and Black Rhino, Cheetah, Leopards and Zebra & Wildebeest etc.
  • See the great wildebeest Migration (Seasonal)
  • Delicious Meal while on Safari (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Professional services from our experienced staff and guised.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (Google Map)

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Up on your request

Mountain Kilimanjaro Package Includes

  • Airport transfer
  • 02 x overnights at Ilboru safari hotel or similar
  • shared Kilimanjaro Climb/Machame Route
  • Full board during climb including mineral/drinking water
  • Professional well experienced Kilimanjaro Team with English-speaking guide
  • Mountain guide, porters and cook
  • Mountain accommodation Huts, mattresses, – Pls bring your own sleeping bag)
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees, rescue fees, Climbing Certificates
  • Overnights at mountain campsites

Mountain Kilimanjaro Package Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee (50USD or 100USD for American or Irish passport holders - to be paid upon arrival)
  • Gratuities for Kilimanjaro Team or safari guides
  • Sleeping bag hire (rental fee 20 USD per person)
  • Laundry
  • All expenses not in Includes section of this price terms
  • All items and expenditures of a personal nature

Safari Package Includes

  • Airport transfer
  • 06 day private safari
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch and guaranteed window seats
  • Services of a professional English (or of your request) speaking safari guide
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • 05 x Full board at safari lodges as per itinerary
  • 2 liter mineral water per person/day during game drive
  • Domestic flight from Serengeti Seronera to Zanzibar, ONE WAY
  • Accommodation on Zanzibar Island

Safari Package Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Gratuities for safari guides
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges
  • Laundry
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Hot air Balloon in Serengeti National Park

Standard Option

  • 1 person US$8,118.
  • 2 people sharing / per person US$6,591.
  • 3 people sharing / per person US$6,210.
  • 4 people sharing / per person US$6,005.
  • 5 people sharing / per person US$5,864
  • 6 people sharing / per person US$5,799.

Comfort Option

  • 1 person US$9,462.
  • 2 people sharing / per person US$7,893.
  • 3 people sharing / per person US$7,512.
  • 4 people sharing / per person US$7,307.
  • 5 people sharing / per person US$7,166.
  • 6 people sharing / per person US$7,100.

Luxury Option

  • 1 person US$12,822.
  • 2 people sharing / per person US$11,169.
  • 3 people sharing / per person US$10,788.
  • 4 people sharing / per person US$10,583.
  • 5 people sharing / per person US$10,442.
  • 6 people sharing / per person US$10,377.

Contacts us to begin your lifetime safaris in Tanzania.

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), your driver guide will meet you and drive to your hotel in Arusha town there you will be meet by our Kilimanjaro expert, who will provide you with a trekking briefing.
Enjoy great views of Mt. Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped Uhuru Peak; while you settle in over dinner have a good rest.

Standard Accommodation: Ilboru Safari Lodge, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Comfort Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Luxury Accommodation: Gran Melia, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)

To the Mountain

DAY 2: Arusha – Machame Gate (1490m) – Machame Camp (2980m)

• Hiking time: 7 hours
• Distance: Approximately 18 kilometers
• Habitat: Mountain forest

To the Mountain
After breakfast you’ll head to the Machame Park Gate (5,870 ft. / 1,790 mt.), where you’ll register with the park authority and begin the climb through the lush forest. Trekkers will likely hear the many exotic birds in the canopy above, and may even see black & white colobus monkeys, as well as sykes monkeys as they hike along the knotted roots. After 5-7 hours of walking you’ll stop for the night at Machame Camp (9,875 feet), just above the forest zone. The trek is quite long, but not steep.

Standard Accommodation: tent at Machame camp (all meals included).

DAY 3: Machame Camp (2980m) – Shira Camp (3840m)

• Hiking time: 6 hours
• Distance: Approximately 9 kilometers
• Habitat: Moorland

Magnificent Views of Uhuru Peak
Today’s segment of the ascent will continue across beautiful heathland and afro-alpine moorland with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Peak. You’ll begin up the steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, and trees of Giant Heather and Erica. Scrambling around large boulders, you’ll enter the moorland zone, marked by lobelia and senecia plants, and volcanic rocks draped with lichen beards, which protect wild alpine flowers growing at their bases. Tonight will then be spent at Shira Camp (12,615 feet, 4-5 hours of walking).

Standard Accommodation: tent at Shira camp all meals included.

DAY 4: Shira (at 3840m) – Lava Tower (at 4630m) – Barranco camp (at 3950m)

• Hiking time: 7 hours
• Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers
• Habitat: Semi-desert

The Route to the Great Barranco Valley
Drawing nearer the peak, the trek becomes a bit more strenuous. The trail steepens on the approach to the Lava Tower, a 300 foot tall volcanic plug which marks an exposed pass at 15,000 feet. In the afternoon, you’ll descend the steep track into the Great Barranco Valley. Barranco Camp is set on a col (flat area) enclosed on three sides by steep valley walls and the Kibo massif itself. Hanging glaciers glint in the sunshine above, amidst the eerie landscape of plants, such as the giant groundsels (Senecio Kilimanjaro), and the uniquely endemic Giant Lobelia. Then we slowly ascent to our overnight stop at Barranco Camp (12,990 feet, 5-6 hours of walking)

Standard Accommodation: tent at Barranco camp all meals included.

Day 5:Barranco Camp (3950m) – Karanga Camp (3950m)

• Hiking time: 4-5 hours
• Distance: Approximately 5 kilometers
• Habitat: Alpine desert
The Equatorial Anomaly
After an early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. This is an ideal hiking day for acclimatization.
Standard Accommodation: tent at Karanga Camp all meals included.

Day 6:Karanga Camp (3959m) – Barafu Hut (4600m)

• Hiking time: 2-3 hours
• Distance: Approximately 4 kilometers
• Habitat: Alpine desert
Following breakfast, you will leave Karanga Camp (3959m). The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “Barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!
Standard Accommodation: tent at Barafu Camp, all meals included.

Day 7:Barafu Hut (Camp) – Summit Attempt – Mweka Camp

• Barafu camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)
• Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka
• Distance: Approximately 7 kilometer ascent and 23 kilometer descent
• Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim.

After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours.

At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp.
Standard Accommodation: tent at Mweka Camp, all meals included.

Day 8:Mweka camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m) – Arusha town

• Hiking time: 3 hours
• Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers
• Habitat: Forest

Back to the Bottom
Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate.
The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Arusha for long overdue showers and more celebrations.

Standard Accommodation: Ilboru Safari Lodge, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Comfort Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Luxury Accommodation: Gran Melia, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)

To the Northern Circuit Safari

Day 9:Arusha - Tarangire National Park

Great Northern Tanzania Safaris
After breakfast your tour starts with a drive to Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s third largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them.
Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lions, leopards, and cheetahs, and up to six thousand elephants. A nature walk is also included. You’ll then spend the night in a lodge in the national park.
Standard Accommodation: Tarangire Simba Lodge, all meals included.
Comfort Accommodation: Kichuguu Tented Camp, all meals included.
Luxury Accommodation: Tarangire Tree Tops, all meals included.

Day 10: Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park

The Tree-Climbing Lions of Manyara
In the morning you drive to Lake Manyara National Park, nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment. The park is recognized for its incredible beauty with lush vegetation and tropical forests containing giant fig and mahogany trees. Many elephants, giraffes, buffalo, zebras and a variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as monkeys and a large population of hippos. If you are lucky you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their habit of climbing and lazily resting on the branches of the “Acacia tortilis” tree. The birdlife is also abundant, with flamingos, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of forest species.
Standard Accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, all meals included.
Comfort Accommodation: Acacia Farm Lodge, all meals included.
Luxury Accommodation: Gibbs Farm, all meals included.

Day 11:Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater – Natural Wonders of the World
After breakfast from your lodge, you will depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you’ll descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a wonderful game drive and picnic lunch. The inside of the crater is considered a 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 one of the highest wild animal densities 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! You’ll then stay overnight at a lodge inside the crater. You’ll spend the night at your lodge where you’ll have a wonderful view over the crater.
Standard Accommodation: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, all meals included.
Comfort Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, all meals included.
Luxury Accommodation: Ngorongoro Lemala camp, all meals included.

Day 12:Ngorongoro - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast from your lodge with packed lunch boxes, you will depart for Serengeti National Park (driving time some 4 hours, but with plenty to see on the way!) En route you will see grazing zebras, antelopes and giraffes and sometimes some buffalos hiding in the bush. The South Serengeti ecosystem belongs partly to the Serengeti National park and partly to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. After the game drive, you enter the Serengeti National park and drive to your tented lodge.
Standard Accommodation: Central Serengeti Acacia Camp, all meals included.
Comfort Accommodation: Ole Serai Camp, all meals included.
Luxury Accommodation: Migration Camp, all meals included.

Day 13: Full day game drive in Serengeti National Park

Endless Plains of the Serengeti
Early start today; for an early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light.
You can take breakfast boxes with you and have a bush breakfast when the sun is up before you visit the interesting documentation center about Serengeti at Seronera. Furthermore, you will go out for the migration game drive for the rest of the day.
There is an optional hot-air balloon safari (not included in the package cost), which will take place in the morning, just as the sun rises. You’ll float in whichever direction the morning winds take you. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon; at times he will ascend to 1000′ or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. After the landing you celebrate with champagne and a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in ‘Out of Africa’ style. After breakfast you receive your Serengeti balloon certificate and drive back to your camp or proceed with your day’s activities and game drives around the Serengeti.
(Price for this ballooning is not included in the package, please let me know in advance to book this for you – space is so limited).
Standard Accommodation: Central Serengeti Acacia Camp, all meals included.
Comfort Accommodation: Ole Serai Camp, all meals included.
Luxury Accommodation: Migration Camp, all meals included.

To Zanzibar Island Holiday

Day 14:Serengeti National Park - Zanzibar Island

The Spice Island of Zanzibar
After breakfast at your lodge you will drive to the Seronera airstrip in the Serengeti for your domestic flight to Zanzibar Island. Upon arrival in Zanzibar, you will be meet and greet with our office representative and drive to your hotel on Nungwi Beach. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon free to take in the amazing white sand beaches and clear blue waters of the island.

Standard Accommodation: Marafiki Bungalows (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Comfort Accommodation: Sultan Sands Island Resort (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Luxury Accommodation The Baraza Resort & Spa meals on bed and breakfast basis)

Day 15: Zanzibar Island beach extension - Nungwi Beach

Relax on the Untouched Beaches of Zanzibar
Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Do as much or little as you like. This day is totally up to you!!

Standard Accommodation: Marafiki Bungalows (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Comfort Accommodation: Sultan Sands Island Resort (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Luxury Accommodation The Baraza Resort & Spa meals on bed and breakfast basis)

Day 16:Zanzibar Island beach Extension

Pure relaxation on Zanzibar
Enjoy another free day on the beaches of Zanzibar; be sure you head out on the sea for a sunset cruise with a relaxing drink. This is the Zanzibar life! You can also go snorkeling in the clear blue waters or explore the local town and sample the fresh seafood in the market.
Standard Accommodation: Marafiki Bungalows (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Comfort Accommodation: Sultan Sands Island Resort (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Luxury Accommodation The Baraza Resort & Spa meals on bed and breakfast basis)

Day 17:Nungwi – Amri Abeid International Airport (AAIA)

Depending on your International flight schedule, Morning after breakfast you will depart • Amri Abeid International Airport (AAIA) for your international flight. Welcome back to Tanzania & Zanzibar!

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I did the tour with 3 friends. It was a total of 10 days. It was indescribable. Our guide is a great guy, you can tell that he has been doing this job for years. He was able to show us all the animals. Lions, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, even the rare cheetahs and leopards. If you have never been on safari, you should not miss this experience. We felt very comfortable the whole time. The lodges including service, equipment and service were also first class. Hence 5 stars.

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We have enjoyed our safari with SafariBaseTanzania so much that we are already thinking of going back. Everything has been very great, he has explained details of the nature of the place, the culture, everything that makes Africa unique. We have appreciated the local food as well as the entire lodging experience. It is an unmissable expedition, thank you for taking care of us in all the details, for the laughs and the good times.

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Tanya Rey
I did the tour with my wife. It was a total of 8 days. It was indescribable. Asura our guide was just perfect, no wonder with 20 years of professional experience. We all saw lions, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, and leopards. We recommend everyone to go on a safari tour, the experience was fantastic, the accommodations and the service were perfect. There are 5 stars for that.

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