Explore African safaris 5 days package. Wildlife safari tour to Lake Manyara, Serengeti and
Ngorongoro Crater. Ideal Tanzania safari for all tourists which wish to spot all Big 5 animals,
zebra, Giraffes, birds and beautiful landscape like lakes, rivers and rift valley.
5 days 4 nights safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
Day 1: LAKE MANYARA.
After breakfast, at 08.00 am drive to Lake Manyara National park. Arrive at around 10.00 am
and proceed with game drives..
The varied ecosystem consists of ground water forests, acacia woodland and open grassland
along the lakeshore and sustains a wealth of wildlife, including the tree climbing lions, elephants,
leopards, buffalos and other animals. There are fantastic view of Great Rift Valley view,
Flamingos, Hippos at Lake Manyara and many other bird species. Dinner and overnight at Lodge
Day 2: SERENGETI.
After breakfast, drive to Serengeti for afternoon game drives in the endless plains of the
Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions
lounging in the shade. Herds of elephants, buffaloes, giraffes and lots of other animals enjoy
wilderness of Serengeti. Lunch will be served at Serengeti Lodge/Camp..
Serengeti has about 14,000 sq km area, more than 3 million large mammals live in Serengeti
Park. More than 35 species of plain animals- zebra, wildebeest, eland, giraffe, and others are
found here. And so for the big five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. The park is the
staging zones for one the most spectacular events in the natural world- the annual migration of
wildebeest. Wildebeest and its associates are followed by the predators of the savanna- lion,
cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. Vultures, Ostriches, Secretary birds and more nice
birds to see. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge..
Day 3: Full day in Serengeti for game drives. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Camp.
Day 4: SERENGETI -NGORONGORO
This day proceed with morning game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Lunch will be served
at Serengeti Lodge/camp. After lunch drive to Olduvai Gorge, which is the prehistoric site
considered as Cradle of Mankind- first step on the path of human evolution..
Then proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area to arrive for Dinner at Ngorongoro
Lodge/camp. The lodge sits on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater from where you get awesome
views of the collapsed volcano.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Lodge/Camp.
Day 5: NGORONGORO
After breakfast, depart for a day crater tour with picnic lunch. You will descend 2000 feet (over
600 metres) to the floor of the crater, a magnificent natural amphitheatre. Has an area of 260 sq.
km, the crater is an attraction in its own right, unique conservation area. It is one of the wonders
of the natural world, International Biosphere Reserve, You will have an opportunity to explore
the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see
the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food..
- Arrival and departure lunch at the Hotel, Arusha
- Park entrance fee at Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Manyara
- Crater tour for one day
- Full board accommodation on safari
- Service of an English speaking driver guide or any other language
- Transport based on a 4WD Vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives/wildlife viewing tours everyday
-Mineral bottled water during game drives
Exclude these services:
- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- International flight
- Visa entry into Tanzania
- Departure tax
- Tips to porters and drivers
7 Days Safaris.to Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro
Serengeti and Tarangire (NORTHERN)
Explore wonderful northern circuit safari for 7 days. Tanzania safaris in Lake Manyara,
Serengeti, Tarangire National park and Ngorongoro Conservation area will give you opportunity
to enjoy beautiful natural scenery of rift valley, highlands, all Africa Big 5, lots of other wild
animal species and birds. This wildlife safari in Tanzania depicts best African safaris wealth of
Gods Creation. These tourist destinations are part of World Heritage Sites, International
Biosphere Reserve, and 7 th Wonder of natural world.
Day 1:.Meet at Kilimanjaro International Airport, JRO on arrival and transfer to Hotel in
Day 2:.Leave Arusha with picnic lunch for Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is
located about 120kms along the base of Rift Valley escarpment. There are baboons, monkeys
and birds at ground water forest, further in acacia woodland there is favoured tree-climbing lions
and impressively tusked elephants, dikdik, klipspringers and features like Hot water spring. You
will reach Lake, see flamingos, Hippos and other animals. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and
Over night at the Lodge or Camp.
Day 3:.Leave Lake Manyara Hotel and proceed to Serengeti doing game viewing drives en route
to Serengeti. Endless plains with spot of acacias, Kopjes, and further north Grumeti River. Lots
of wild animal species are wildebeest, zebra, Thompson Gazelle, Lions, Rhinoceros, Giraffes,
elephants, buffaloes, bird e.t.c Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Camp.
Day 4:.Full day game drive in Serengeti Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Camp.
Day 5:.Morning Drive in Serengeti then proceeds to Ngorongoro Visiting Olduvai Gorge en
route. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Camp.
Day 6:.Full day Crater tour. Leave the Crater late afternoon for lodge. Dinner and overnight at
the Lodge or Camp
Day 7:.After breakfast, proceed to Tarangire National Park for a full day game tour. Leave for
Hotel in Moshi/Arusha bed and breakfast.
This safari package is sample, you can reserve as it is or tell us to modify to fulfill your interests
and dreams. You can add more days on Serengeti or Ngorongoro or add any other destination
like lake eyasi.
You can get a chance to visit Maasai villages adjacent to parks and experience culture of
The price includes:
-.Airport transfers and Hotel in town
-Transport from Arusha to the National Parks using 4 x 4 wheel private Vehicle
-Game drives/game viewing tours using 4x 4 wheel vehicle with slide open roof for wildlife
viewing and photographing
-Park entrance fees-Professional English/French speaking guide
-Full board accommodation
-Visit to Olduvai Gorge-Transfer back to Arusha
The price excludes:
- International Flight tickets (Chels Travel can book on request)
Walking safaris, nature trekking in Ngorongoro Conservation area.
Walking tours done in Ngorongoro Highlands.
Day 1: After breakfast drive across Ngorongoro Conservation area, Lerai Forest to Nainokanoka
Village, walk up the Olmoti crater and Munge waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at Nainokanoka/
Embulumbulu campsites or Lodge in Ngorongoro full board.
Day 2:Start our trek from Embulmbul/Nainokanoka village walking towards Empakai
Highlands. After lunch walk down the crater for flamingoes population and back to the camp on
the crater rim for dinner and over night ñ Empakai campsite or Lodge.There are designed
platforms for safety and comfortable walking. Walking routes include the area from Olmoti
Crater to Embakai Highlands and down to the Great Rift Valley, the Northern Highlands Forest
Reserve and the Eastern Plains around Nasera Rock, Gol Mountains and Olkarien Gorge.
Tourist attractions to see are natural wonderful lakes, forest, Hills,Volcanic rocks, Olduvai Gorge
and Laetoli e.t.c
Olduvai Gorge is the most famous archaeological location in East Africa, and travelers to
Ngorongoro or Serengeti get easier to visit the place is conveniently located and stunning.
Laetoli, on west of Ngorongoro Crater, is where hominid footprints are preserved in volcanic
rock 3.6 millions years old and represent some of the earliest signs of mankind in the world
Day 3: After breakfast, descend to Crater floor for wildlife viewing tour. Dinner and overnight at
Day 4: Drive to Olduvai Gorge, historical site and proceed to Serengeti with game drives en
route. Continue with game drives in Serengeti until evening. Dinner and overnight at Serena
Day 5: Full day in Serengeti doing wildlife viewing tours/game drives. Dinner and Overnight at
Day 6: Visit Lake Manyara National park, do walking around Great Rift Valley and explore
cultural diversity at Mto wa Mbu. Dinner and overnight at Lodge.
Day 7: After breakfast, depart to Arusha with sight seeing, cultural observation on the way. Then
drive to Arusha.
Price includes these services
-All park fees
-All meals on safari
-Transportation (4 x 4 vehicles with an open roof)
-Driver/ guide allowanc
-Maasai Donkeys and Local Maasai Guide.
Price excludes these services:.
o Tips for your driver/ guide, cook and other staffs
o Any personal expenses.
Remember to bring along:
o Sleeping bag
o Sun hat
o T shirts
o Walking shoes
o Long cotton trousers
o Water bottle
o Torch and batteries
o Small pocket knife
o Personal medication
10 DAYS/9 NIGHTS SOUTHERN TANZANIA
SELOUS Game Reserve - MIKUMI National Park ñ RUAHA National park and UDZUNGWA
FOR PRICES. Discover the Southern Tanzania Safari Adventure
ATTRACTIONS: Scenery wilderness, boat safaris, walking safaris and max wildlife
Day 1: Dar es Salaam Selous Game Reserve
Depart Dar es Salaam early in the morning and arrive at Selous Game Reserve late afternoon;
picnic lunch is provided along the way during journey which takes about 5- 6 hrs to Selous. After
unpacking proceeds with game drive along Rufiji River for few hours before sunset. Have dinner
and overnight at the Lodge or Camp.
Day 2: Game Drive - Rufiji River Boat Safari
Start with wildlife viewing tour in a 4WD safari jeep then proceed with on a boat safari (3 hours)
in the mighty Rufiji River, which brings you close to hippopotamus and crocodiles, bird
watching on the riverbank. Have dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Camp.
Day 3: Selous Game Reserve.
Foot-walking Safari to the Selous Game Reserve, starts early in the morning with the guidance of
an armed ranger, takes 2 hours before you come back for breakfast and then drive to Morogoro
for dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Camp.
Day 4 Selous -Mikumi
After breakfast, depart to Mikumi National Park for a full day safari, starting with sunrise game
drive: Chamgore and Mkata Food Plain within Mikumi National Park; lunch at the lodge/camp.
Proceeds with game drive till late sunset. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Camp.
Day 5: Mikumi - Udzungwa National Park
Breakfast and then transfer by car to the starting point; start hiking to the Sanje Water Falls
(Options: swimming and exploring the forest around the camp for birding and searching for
monkeys: other attractions: birds, primates, scenery of forest with varieties of vegetation type
and butterflies. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Camp.
Day 6: Udzungwa- Ruaha National Park
Early morning breakfast and depart for Ruaha National Park. Then proceed to Ruaha National
Park for game drive until sunset with en route lunch. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or
Day 7: Full day Game Viewing in Ruaha National Park
Full days of game safari in Ruaha National Park, starting in the morning with picnic lunch in the
bush: the game viewing will concentrate along the Ruaha River Banks; and then proceed with
sunset wilderness game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Camp.
Day 8: Full day in Ruaha.for wildlife tours, cultural and historical explore. Meals and overnight
at the Lodge or Camp.
Day 9: Ruaha National Park ñ Mikumi National Park
Early morning after breakfast drive to Mikumi National Park with en route lunch; game drive on
arrival till the sunset. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Camp.
Day 10: Mikumi - Dar es Salaam
Breakfast and then game drive in Mikumi National Park till 11.00am, drive back to Dar es
Salaam .Overnight at Hotel BB.
For more details including price contact us urgently:
- Service of a driver / guide
- 4 Wheel driven vehicle
- Park fees
- Accommodation in Lodges or Camps.
- All meals as mentioned above
- Day games drives as mentioned above
- Walking guide in Udzungwa National Park, 1 boat or 1 walking safari in Selous Game Reserve,
1 walking safari in Ruaha
- Water while on game drives
- Local evacuation medical cover
- Full board campsite or Lodge in Selous
- All drinks (soft drinks, beer and local brand spirits) while at Msafiri Mobile Camp
- Airport transfers and accommodation in Dar es salaam
- Personal and travel insurance
- Visa fees
- Any other activity or excursion not mentioned above
EXTENSIVE NORTHERN TANZANIA
12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS LAKE MANYARA SERENGETI LAKE NATRON NGORONGORO
LAKE EYASI TARANGIRE ARUSHA PARK.
Day 1: Arusha ñ Lake Manyara National Park,.in the morning pick up from IMPALA in
Arusha and drive on tarmac road 130km with lunch box to Lake Manyara National Park for
afternoon game drives. Start game drive through underground water forest, proceed to acacia
woodland savannah open land, pass by hot water spring and proceed to Lake Manyara-home for
many flamingoes and other water birds.
The park is home to tree climbing Lions, Hippo, Elephant, Zebra, Buffalo, Giraffe, Baboon, Blue
and Velvet monkey, Warthog and moreÖAbout 350 species of birds have been recorded. You
will have Picnic lunch, dinner and overnight in Lodge.
Day 2: Manyara ñ Serengeti National Park,.Early morning breakfast in Manyara then drive to
the Great Serengeti National Park with lunch and game drives en route. Afternoon game drives
in the park a home to lion, leopard, Elephant, Cheetah, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Eland, Wild
dog, Gazelles, Crocs and more. Lot of birds includes the Eurasia migrants. Dinner and overnight
Day 3: Full Day in Serengeti National Park,.get breakfast then follows morning and afternoon
game drives in the park. In the afternoon continue with game viewing to the North East of the
park this is LOBO area where the main path of the Serengeti Wildebeest migration has passed.
Dinner and overnight in the Lodge.
Day 4: After breakfast drive to Lake Victoria,.arrive for Lunch and beach relaxation on Lake
Victoria Lake Shore Hotels/Resort. Then visit Saa Nane Island inside Lake Victoria and other
attractions. If you get time, experience fishing in Lake Victoria and talk with fishermen. Dinner
and overnight at Lake Beach Resort.
Day 5: Breakfast, then depart back to Serengeti..Arrive for Lunch and proceed with afternoon
game drive. Meals and overnight at Lodge or Camp.
Day 6: Drive to Lake Natron.see flamingoes and walk or drive to base of Oldonyo Lengai
Mountain. Lake Natron is located in northeast of Tanzania in between the Ngorongoro Highlands
and Serengeti plains, it is most scenic and remote area part of Tanzania.
Day 7: Serengeti ñ Ngorongoro Crater Rim
- Wake up for early morning game drives in Serengeti then back to the lodge for breakfast. Then
check out and drive with lunch and game viewing en route to Ngorongoro Crater Rim for dinner
and overnight in the Lodge.
Day 8: Full day game viewing tour in the Ngorongoro Crater.
- Wake up early morning for breakfast then descend into the Crater floor for game drives. All the
BIG FIVE Rhino Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant live in this wonderful caldera, others are
Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Hyena and moreÖBirds includes flamingos on the Soda lake, Geese,
Storks, Vultures and moreÖYour lunch will be served in the picnic site in the Crater at
Ngoitoktok swamp a Hippo pool. After lunch proceed with fame viewing while ascending the
Crater. Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge.
Day 9: Drive to Lake Eyasi,.and Yaeda chini valley, home to Bushmen tribes of Datoga and
Hadzable; most primitive tribe in Tanzania perhaps Africa. Lake EYasi is salt lake situated
between the Rift Valley's Eyasi escarpment and the Kidero Mountains located south of
Ngorongoro Conservation area.
Day 10: After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park,.lunch at the lodge and proceed
with Afternoon game drive. a home to Lion, Leopard, Elephant, buffalo, Python, Zebra, Oryx,
Impala and moreÖ Over 450 species of birds have been observed. This park has Many baobab
trees and some varieties of acacias, where as Tarangire's pythons climb trees, and the one place
in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared Oryx and peculiar long-
necked gerenuk are regularly observed.
Day 11: After breakfast continue with game viewing in Tarangire.National park, You will have
hot lunch in your Lodge before the drive takes you back to Arusha. Dinner and Overnight at the
Day 12: Tour Arusha National park,.walk through natural platforms, see Lake Momella and
see Mount Kilimanjaro if is sky is clear. Canoe safaris is possible and you can do if situation
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing: 6 Days
Machame route is one of beautiful route of Kilimanjaro, others are Shira and Lemosho.
Machame route provides spectacular view, variety of habitats and scenery view. The Machame
Route climb can be done in a minimum of six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is
most often tackled over seven days (six nights), for a better altitude acclimatization schedule.
The trek begins at Machame Gate, located in the southern base of mountain, within its lush,
DAY 1:.After breakfast, you plus All mountain crew depart Arusha to Machame gate for about
45min.After about an hour of registration and park fees payments, start climbing along a clear
trail through plantation and natural forest, thereafter a narrow forest path follows to the
Machame camp(9,900ft), B.L.D.
DAY 2:As usual get breakfast and start trekking through the forest, steep ridge passing through
heather and open moorlands, and crossing a large gorge to Shira camp (12,600ft).
The distance is about 5-6 hours.
DAY 3:After breakfast, you hike to Lava tower (15,180ft) with lunch on the way to Baranco,
then descend slowly to Baranco camp (12,850ft) for dinner and overnight, B, L ,D.
DAY 4:After breakfast, we leave Baranco hut for Barafu camp (14,910ft). We will pass through
the last water drop at Karanga valley on the way up. Overnight Barafu camp, B, L, D.
DAY 5:At midnight, and get bite like biscuits and chocolates , start ascending to Uhuru Peak
through the Stella point (18,640ft), then after reaching the summit, we will head down to Mweka
camp () for dinner and overnight, B, L, D..
DAY 6:After breakfast, we will descend to Mweka gate with lunch box, and the waiting vehicle
will take you to your hotel in Arusha, B, L
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing: 6 Days
The Marangu Route (also known at the 'Coca-Cola' route) is considered as the easiest route for
kilimanjaro climbing. It crosses The Saddle, a 5 km wide, high-altitude, semi-desert that
separates craggy Mawenzi from the main summit Kibo.
Climbers sometimes spend an extra day to acclimate to the altitude at Horombo Hut. Also,
climbers often start the final ascent to Uhuru Peak early from Kibo Hut, since the scree is easier
to climb when frozen, and dawn views from the crater rim are often spectacular.
Day to day climbing Kilimanjaro schedule is below.
Day 1: Drive to Marangu Gate for park formalities. Walk through the rain forest to Mandara hut
(2743 m), about 3 hours.
Day 2: Leave the forest and cross open moor land to Horombo hut (3760 m).
Day 3: Rest and acclimatization day at Horombo Hut. Day walk to Zebra Rocks or to Mawenzi
Day 4: When hiking you will pass through moorland then alpine desert to "The Saddle" between
the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. From here you will walk for about an hour to reach Kibo hut
Day 5: Very early start for the summit on steep scree up to Gillman's Point (5681 m) which is on
the crater rim. Continue around the rim (which will take about two hours if you are fit) to Uhuru
Peak (5895 m) the highest point in Africa. Descend to Kibo Hut for tea and biscuits or soup and
then down to the thicker air and relative warmth of Horombo hut.
Day 6: After breakfast, descend to Marangu gate for certificate awarding on successful climbing.
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing: 7 Days
Kilimanjaro climbing through Lemosho route..
The Lemosho Route is a considered as virgin, remote, and little used and beautiful way up to the
Shira Plateau. The route is one of the few where groups may be accompanied on the first day by
an armed ranger, as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant and
other big game animals. It is easier and successful Kilimanjaro climbing route because of enough
time for acclimatization.
Below is day to day trekking up Kilimanjaro
Day 1. Depart from Arusha to Londorossi Park Gate (2250 m, 2 hours). Do registration and pay
entrance fees. Porters share average luggage and proceed to the first camp..
From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (2100 m, 11 km, 45
minutes) and a possible campsite (park fees are not paid to camp here). Walk along forest trails
to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite, (2750 m, 3 hours).
Day 2. The trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. Several streams
are crossed then it gains the Shira Ridge at about 3600 m and drops gently down to Shira 1 camp
located by a stream on the Shira Plateau (3500 m, 5 hours)..
Day 3. A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a
stream (3850 m, 1.5 hours). A variety of walks are available on the Plateau making this an
excellent acclimatization day..
Day 4. Continue east towards Kibo passing the junction, then east towards the Lava Tower.
Shortly after this, you descend to Barranco hut (3940 m, 4 hours)..
Day 5. A short scramble to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over scree and
ridges to the Karanga Valley (4000 m, 3 hours), beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten and
Decken Glaciers. After climbing out of the Karanga Valley the trail ascends a ridge to the Barafu
Hut, a bleak location with little vegetation at 4600 m, (3 hours walking)..
Day 6. An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and
Ratzel Glaciers, (4 hours); the last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an
ice-axe or ski stick is useful for balance. From here a further hour leads to Uhuru Peak, from
where there are often fine views of Meru to the west and the jagged peak of Mawenzi to the east.
Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch before continuing on down to camp at Mweka
Hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge.
Day 7. A 3-4 hour descent through beautiful forest brings you to the Park gate and your waiting
transport to Arusha.
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing: 6 Days Rongai
Mount Kilimanjaro climbing through Rongai Route..
Day 1 Simba Camp
Drive to Marangu gate and register and then proceed to Rongai Gate to Simba Camp at height of
Hike time: average 3 to 4 hours
After a short drive to the Rongai Gate through villages and coffee plantations we begin our trek
along a winding track which weaves its way through natural rainforest harbouring a variety of
wildlife. As the forest begins to thin we reach Simba Camp, The ìfirst caveî is near camp. Also
you can see Kenya wilderness and savanna plains.
Day 2 Trek from Simba to Kikelelwa Camp (3600m)
Simba Camp to Kikelelwa
Hike time: 7 hours
Depart from Simba Camp in the morning and continue ascending steadily to the ìSecond Caveî.
We stop here for lunch with spectacular views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields before leaving
the main trail across the moorlands in the direction of Mawenzi. We arrive at Kikelelwa Camp
situated in a sheltered valley near Kikelelwa caves.
Day 3 Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4330m)
Kikelelwa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Camp
Hike time: 4 hours
Start a steep and steady climbing up grasslands providing you with superb views before we leave
the vegetation behind and arrive at Mawenzi Tarn Camp. Our campsite is below the awe-
inspiring jagged spires of Mawenzi peak glistening in the sunshine.
Day 4 Kibo Camp (4700m)
Mawenzi Tarn Camp to Kibo Camp
Hike time: 5 hours
Start climbing across the ìThe Saddleî between the volcanoes of Mawenzi and the towering
Kibo. As we cross the alpine desert the open landscape offers panoramic views with Kibo
looming overhead throughout the day. You can eventually make out a winding summit path high
above on the side of the mountain. The world largest antelope, the eland can be seen in these
Day 5 Summit Day
Kibo Camp to Uhuru to Horombo Hut
Hike time: 10 hours
Uhuru peak : 5895m.
We rise around 11:30pm for tea and biscuits and start the final and most demanding part of the
climb by torchlight. After 5 or 6 hours of zig-zaging up loose volcanic scree we pass Williams
Point at 5000m. Hans Meyer Cave at 5182m is next as we take it nice and slowly with regular
rest stops to drink and catch our breath, however the severe cold makes is essential to keep
moving. We reach Gillman's point at 5685m in time for the spectacular sunrise. We continue to
Uhuru Peak the true summit of Kilimanjaro at 5895m. We pass spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs
that still occupy most of the summit area, by the time we reach the summit the suns rays will
have thawed our freezing bodies. Enjoy your time on the summit as you will remember it for
We descend for 5 hours to Horombo camp skiing down the scree. The descent is surprisingly fast
and we arrive at Horombo camp, our final campsite at 3720m.
Day 6 Descent
Horombo hut to Marangu park gate
Descend Time: 4 hours
Depart from Horombo Camp our steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara hut
before continuing through lush forest on a good path to the park gate at Marangu. You overnight
at Hotel in Marangu or Moshi.
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing: 6 Days
Wake up at around 23:00 with some quick tea,chocolates and biscuits. We start our trek to the
summit between the Rebman and Ratzel glaciers. We will head in a north-westerly direction and
ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and
physically challenging part of the trek. At Stella Point (5732m), we will stop for a short rest and
will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather
permitting). At Uhuru Peak (5895m), we will have reached the highest point on Mount
Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. It can be very cold at night at these elevations, but it
will be quite warm by the end of the hiking day. From the summit, we descend down to the
Mweka Hut camp site, via Barafu for lunch. Walking sticks are needed for stability when
descending to Mweka Camp (3100m). Later in the evening, we will enjoy our last dinner on the
mountain and a well-earned sleep.
DAY 1: UMBWE GATE TO UMBWE CAVE CAMP.
Altitude (m): 1600m to 2900m, Distance: 11km, Time: 6 hours, Habitat: Montane Forest..
First Formalities at Kilimanjaro Umbwe Park Gate before starting trekking. The small winding
track leads us up through rainforest and along the Umbwe River. The porters arrive earlier than
you in a camp is at Umbwe Cave Camp and prepare tents and food, at about 2,900m altitude.
DAY 2: UMBWE CAMP TO BARRANCO CAMP
Altitude(m): 2940m to 3970m, Distance: 6km, Time: 4-5 hours, Habitat: Montane Forest.
After breakfast, start hiking and shortly afterwards the forests ends. The wall of the Western
Breach appearing and disappearing as the afternoon mists roll up the Great Barranco. We will
camp at Barranco camp tonight..
DAY 3: BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP.
Altitude (m): 3950m to 3930m, Distance: 7 km, Hiking Time: 4 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert.
This day we start with a short, but fun, scramble, to the top of the Great Barranco Wall. We then
traverse over scree to the Karanga Valley (3930m) beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten and
Decken Glaciers. We will stay overnight at Karanga campsite..
DAY 4: KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP.
Altitude (m): 3930m to 4600m, Distance: 6kms, Hiking Time: 3 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert.
Depart from Karanga campsite and meet the junction connecting with the Mweka descent Trail.
From here we continue up to the Barafu Hut. You have now completed the Southern Circuit,
which offers views of the summit from many different angles. At camp, we can rest, enjoy
dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be clearly
seen from this position.
DAY 5: BARAFU CAMP TO SUMMIT TO MWEKA HUT
Altitude (m): 4600m to 5895m (and down to 3100m) , Distance: 7km ascent / 23km descent ,
Time:6- 8 hours ascent / 7-8 hours descent, Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit.
DAY 6: MWEKA CAMP TO HOTEL
Altitude(m): 3100m to 1800m, Distance: 8 km, Time: 3-4 hours, Habitat: Montane Forest.
After breakfast we descend down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At
lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and walking sticks will help
Mount Meru.is an active.stratovolcano.located 70.kilometres west of.Mount Kilimanjaro.in the
nation of Tanzania. It has a height of 4,566.metres and Second highest mountain in Tanzania, the
fifth highest in Africa.
Mount Meru is the topographic geographical feature of Arusha National Park. Its fertile slopes
rise above the surrounding savanna and support a forest that hosts diverse wildlife, including
nearly 400 species of birds, and also monkeys and leopards.
The different vegetation zones and the diverse wildlife turn Mount Meru into much more than an
excellent acclimatization walk for the Kilimanjaro.
Climbing mount Meru you pass through forest with strange trees, a giant heather zone and rocky
moorland. Along the trail over 400 species of birds, buffalos, baboons and giraffes can be found.
Weather permitting, Kilimanjaro can be seen in the West. There are two huts available to
climbers on the mountain and firewood is supplied..The best time to climb Meru is between
October and February.But also June to September, while it is colder then.
We register at park gate and start trekking accompanied by an armed ranger. We will ascend up
to Miriakamba Hut situated at 2,500m above sea level. The trekking takes approximately 3
hours. We will be walking between the montane forest where various species of flora and fauna
can be found on this part of the mountain. There are beautiful views of Arusha National Park's
various landscapes that can be seen from this trek and, if the sky is clear of clouds, spectacular
views of Mt. Kilimanjaro can also be seen.The 3 days, 2 nightsís itinerary for Mount Meru
After breakfast, we drive to Momella Gate..
Momella Gate is located near Shamba La Mbogo, a natural glade in the Mt. Meru Game
Reserve. It is situated at 1,500m above sea level. Two routes are available from Momella Gate:
The first route goes through the forest towards the crater floor and then steeply up to Miriakamba
Hut. The second option climbs gradually through the grassland direct to Miriakamba Hut.
From Miriakamba Hut the path is steep compared to other mountains in the region. We continue
our ascent on a narrow winding trail through a thick montane forest, where various species of
vegetation can be seen. There are water streams that we cross before approaching the moorland
zone. A good view of Little Meru can be seen on a clear day, just as you approach Saddle Hut.
The ascent takes approximately 4 hours. After our arrival at Saddle Hut (3,500m), you have the
option to embark on a 45 minute walk to Little Meru (3,820m). It has a meandering trail which is
aided with good grass cover to give you good grip. One can see the Kenyan border from the peak
of Little Meru, Ngara Nanyuki -a town that lies after the Arusha National Park, as well as
gorgeous views of West Mt, Kilimanjaro and Longido.
Our ascent to Big Meru, the summit of Mt. Meru (4,566m) begins at around midnight and takes
us from the moorland zone to alpine desert zone. The trek will take approximately 6-7 hours.
Along we will pass Rhino Point as we walk around the rim of Meru crater. Conditions are cold
and windy and during the rainy season ice and snow can occur in this section of the route.
Option: You can climbing mount Meru for 4 days then on third day, descend to saddle hut for
overnight. And on 4th day descend to Arusha park gate.