14 Days Mt Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar Beach & Wildlife Safari (Camping) – 14 Days

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Overview

Type of Tour: Camping Tours

Duration of Tour: 14 Days / 13 Nights

TOUR DETAILS:
These safari is a combination of a Mt Kilimanjaro climb, Safaris in the best parks and lounging on Zanzibar beach. Trek through the Machame trail with tent accommodation all very close to 'Nature and Wildlife. After the trek, embark on luxury wildlife safari that involves an obvious value for money and full of endless Adventure. Covid-19 health safety measure are highly observed while on this trip. Top it up with relaxation on the beautiful white sand beaches of Zanzibar Island and stone town.

Tour Highlights:

  • Climb Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, via Machame Route
  • Enjoy game drives in Serengeti & Ngorongoro. Discover the Olduvai Gorge
  • Visit Lake Manyara & Tarangire National Park
  • Extremely popular due to the fact that it allows you to explore the vast plains of the African savannah and the tranquil beaches of Zanzibar

Trip Facts

Accommodation Destination Basis Duration
Machame Camp Mount Kilimanjaro FB 1 Night
Shira Camp Mount Kilimanjaro FB 1 Night
Barranco Camp Mount Kilimanjaro FB 1 Night
Barafu Camp Mount Kilimanjaro FB 1 Night
Mweka Camp Mount Kilimanjaro FB 2 Nights
Kahawa Shambani Campsite and Homestay Mount Kilimanjaro FB 1 Night
Mountain Bikes House Moshi FB 1 Night
Twiga Campsite & Lodge Mto wa Mbu FB 1 Night
Seronera Campsite Seronera FB 1 Night
Simba Campsite A Ngorongoro Crater FB 1 Night
Simba Campsite B Ngorongoro Crater FB 1 Night
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Stone Town Stone Town FB 1 Night

Key
FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch


Itinerary

Day 1: Rainforest Zone – Machame Gate

 

We drive from Arusha to the Machame Gate which is located on the southern side of the mountain. This drive takes approximately 1.5-2 hours.

Starting at the Machame Gate (5,718 ft or 1,748m) we will be climbing to Machame Camp (9,350 ft or 2,850m). This trek takes approximately 5-7 hours and is through the Tropical Rainforest Zone.

Overnight at Machame Camp.

Distance: 11km/7mi

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours


Day 2: Shira 2 Camp – Moorland/Heather Zone

 

Starting our day off in the Rainforest Zone at Machame Camp (9,350 ft or 2,850m), we will be leaving the Rainforest Zone to head to our next campsite, Shira 2 Camp (12,621 ft or 3,847m).

We are now entering the next ecological zone, the Moorland/Heather Zone. Trees are scarcer and small plants become more common.

Overnight at Shira 2 Camp.

Distance: 5km/3mi

Walking Time: 4-5 hours


Day 3: Barranco Camp – Alpine Desert Zone

 

Starting at Shira 2 Camp (12,621 ft or 3,847m), we start trekking to our next camp – Barranco Camp (13,066 ft or 3,983 m). We hike towards the Lava Tower for lunch.

After having lunch, we begin to make our descent to Barranco Camp. The landscape becomes more and more desolate as desert starts to take over.

The views of the Great Breach Wall are fantastic from this camp, probably better than anywhere else on the mountain.

We camp at Barranco Camp (13,066 ft or 3,983 m).

Distance: 10km/6mi

Walking Time: 5-6 hours


Day 4: Karanga Camp – Alpine Desert Zone

 

We climb from Barranco Camp (13,066ft or 3,983 m) to Karanga Camp (13,106ft or 3,994 m).

To get to Karanga Camp, we must cross over the Barranco Wall. This climb is not technical and you will have the guides to assist you. This trek takes approximately 4-5 hours to complete. Afterwards we will rest for the remainder of the day.

We camp overnight at Karanga Camp.

Distance: 4km/2mi

Climbing Time: 3-4 hours


Day 5: Barafu Camp – Alpine Desert Zone

 

We climb from Karanga Camp (13,106ft or 3,994 m) to Barafu Camp (15,239ft or 4,644 m). This trek takes approximately 4-5 hours to complete.

Afterward we will rest for the remainder of the day. We camp overnight at Barafu Camp. We will be going to sleep at about 7 pm, in order to wake up at 11 pm for our summit climb.

We camp overnight at Barafu Camp.

 


Day 6: Uhuru Peak – Summit Day – Arctic Zone

 

Starting at Barafu Camp (15,239ft or 4,644 m) we will begin our summit trek to Uhuru Peak (19,341ft or 5,895m). We will wake up at 11:00 PM the night before to get prepared and start trekking around midnight. This trek takes approximately 7 hours to complete.

You will be reaching the summit around sunrise. Congratulations on reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. Spend a few minutes savouring your accomplishment and taking photos.

We descend via Stella Point, all the way down to Mweka Camp (10,204ft or 3,110 m) in the Moorland/Heather Zone. This descent portion takes approximately 6-8 hours.

We camp overnight at Mweka Camp.

Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down

 


Day 7: Mweka Gate & Official Certificate

 

After breakfast, we continue to climb down to Mweka Gate (5,423ft or 1,653m) where we sign the Official Kilimanjaro National Park Register, have a cold drink, and get presented our official Kilimanjaro Certificate by our Head Guide. This last descent to the gate should take approximately 3-4 hrs.

We then head to our bus and head back to the Premium Hotel in Arusha. This drive takes approximately 3 hrs. You should be arriving back at the hotel in the mid-afternoon around 3 PM (depending what time you leave your camp in the morning).

Accommodation here is booked for two nights on a full board basis, inclusive of soft drinks. Kahawa Shambani homestay is a community-run venture that offers insights into the lives of the Chagga, coffee farmers who live on Kilimanjaro’s lower slopes. Our Home Stay is found in Uru Msuni village about one Kilometre from Kahawa Shambani – Campsite, and about 16km from Moshi to Uru Msuni village. The Building contains a Modern amenity such as en suite showers and twin beds and is clean and comfortable.

Overnight: Kahawa Shambani Campsite and Homestay

Distance: 51.7 km

Time: 1 hr 20 min


Day 8: Coffee Tour & Waterfalls

 

This morning you after breakfast your guide will lead you to the coffee tour where your will experience and learn when the coffee came to Kilimanjaro, how to plant, caring, harvesting and other processes where you will end up by making your own cup of coffee in a local way. The tour will take 2 to 3 hours. After the tour, you will walk down to our campsite for the hot lunch with soft drinks. Around 2h00pm you will visit the waterfalls, on the way you will see the beautiful scenery of the mountain. At the waterfalls, you can swim here. After you satisfied you will be transferred to a home for dinner and overnight.

 Overnight: Mountain Bikes House


Day 9: Arusha-Lake Manyara

 

Meet our professional tours guide/driver in Arusha town, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which, we travel to the Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch we head into the Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Overnight: Twiga Campsite & Lodge (Mto wa Mbu)

Distance:130km

Time: 03 hours


Day 10: Arusha / Serengeti Np:

 

Early morning game and viewing the sunrise silently above the awakening bush, while descending spotting wildlife, lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees. In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons - including lions, which like to lie in wait for their hunting! Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area Lodge or Camp, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Overnight: Seronera Campsite

Distance:235.5KM

Time: 4 TO 5  HOURS


Day 11: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

You will embark on another morning game drive inside the Serengeti. Shortly after lunch you proceed your journey to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, where you will overnight at Simba Camp with a spectacular view over the caldera.

Overnight: Simba Campsite A

Distance:145KM

Time: 04hrs

 


Day 12: Ngorongoro Conservation Authority Area: Full Day Crater Tour

 

After breakfast descend into the Crater floor for a full day of game drive with picnic lunch. This is the best place to see the endangered black rhino (less than 5040 black rhinos are left in the wild today).The Crater has also many other animals like Lions, zebras, wildebeests, hippos, gazelles, hyenas and many more. In the late afternoon return to your lodge / Camp for dinner and overnight on Full Board Basis.

Overnight: Simba Campsite B

 


Day 13: Ngorongoro / Arusha / Zanzibar

 

After breakfast drive back to Arusha for lunch. After lunch continue to Arusha Airport and connect a flight to Zanzibar departing in the midafternoon hours. Upon arrival in Zanzibar you will be transferred to in Stone town for overnight on Bed & Breakfast Basis.

Stone Town is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand houses, whose original owners competed with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings, reflected in the beautiful brass-studded and carved wooden doors.

Enjoy free time on the beach and swim in the clear warm water. Overnight at Hide Away Of Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Stone Town Based on Full Board Basis.

Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Stone Town

Distance:190 km

Time: 4 hours


Day 14: Zanzibar to Airport

 

This is the last day After breakfast and a wonderful day then transfer to the Airport for our flight back home

Meals: Breakfast


Included/Excluded

  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for the Client
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcohol Drinks

How To Book And How To Pay:

To reserve this tour, a payment of 30% of the total price must be made at the time of reservation. The balance of 70% can be made before the departure of your tour.

Your deposit can either be made by means of a Bank Transfer, with the addition of a 45 US Dollar fee, or by Credit Card which incurs an additional bank charge of 3.5%.

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