Day 1: Kilimanajro-Marangu. Arrival in Tanzania. Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport on flight KLM flight. Arrive at 08:30 pm, you will be picked up with our representative from Airport to the Hotel where you will meeting the Mountain crew and preparing for the climb. You will have the opportunity to go over any last minute questions, have the crew check your gear. At this point you will also have the chance to leave a bag behind with anything you don't need on the mountain. Your left-behind gear will be secured at the Hotel and will meet you as soon as you come down off the mountain. Stay overnight at Mountain Resort or similar.
Day 2: Marangu Gate-Mandara Hut. Start trekking on Marangu route. From hotel to Marangu Gate, Elevation 1800 m (5,905 ft) to Mandara hut 2750 m (9,021 ft). Our representative will pick you up to Marangu gate where your permit for trekking will be issue. Gate formalities take about 30 minutes and then start trekking after introduction to your porters from Chief guide.The route begins at the National Park Marangu Gate at 1800 m. Walk through the fascinating rain forest to the Mandara Hut at 2750 m. Overnight at Mandara Hut.
Day 3: Mandara Hut-Horombo Hut. Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut, Mandara hut 2750 m (9,021 ft) to Horombo 3780 (12,400 ft), km/miles of walking 7 km (4.43 miles). Time taken 5 to 6 hours, after breakfast we ascend through rolling alpine meadows containing giant Heather trees. Along this leisurely trail we can enjoy the flora and views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. A packed lunch is served on the way to Horombo Hut (3780 m ASL). Finally, dinner and overnight is taken at Horombo Hut.
Day 4: Horombo Hut-Kibo Hut. Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut. Horombo 3780 m (12,285 ft) to Kibo 4,700 m (15,420 ft), km/miles of walking 12 km (7.50 miles), time taken 5 to 6 hours. After a good night's rest we continue past the cactus-like ground cover and the "last water" stream and moves onto the lunar landscape on the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi Kibo Hut at 4700 m.
Day 5: Kibo Hut-Mt. Kilimanjaro, Summit-Horombo Hut. Kibo Hut to the Summit and the down to Horombo hut. Kibo 4,700 m (15,420 ft) to Summit 5,895 m (19,340 ft) back to Horombo 3780 (12,285 ft), km/miles of walking 10 km (6 miles), time taken 14 to 16 hours. The start for the summit is made in the early hours of the morning in order to reach Gillman Points (5680 m) before dawn. From Gillman point one can witness the most spectacular and unforgettable sunrise. One hours walk away is the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak at 5895 m. The descent is less tiring and the night is spent at Horombo Hut.
Day 6: Horombo Hut-Marangu, Gate-Manyara. Horombo to Marangu gate. Horombo hut 3780 m (12,285 ft) to Marangu gate 1800 m (5,850 ft), km/miles of walking 4 km (2.5 miles). Ascend and 14 km, descend (8.75 miles), time taken 5 to 7 hours. Another half day's leisurely walk and one is back at the Park entrance again where you will meet with our gate representative and drive you back to your hotel for rest to get read for the next day program. The overall height difference between Marangu Gate, National Park entrance and the summit of Uhuru peak is 4100 meters (13,450 ft) and the distance is 32 km (20 miles). Each way In all a good 64 km (40 miles) trek with the bonus of an ascent of one of the worlds finest 5000 meter peaks.
Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views. Located on the way to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Park is well worth a stop in its own right. Its ground water forests, bush plains, baobob strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs offer incredible ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife and incredible numbers of birds. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Manyara Serena or similar.
Day 7: Manyara-Serengeti. Transfer from Lake Manyara National Park with your picnic lunch boxes for Serengeti National Park which is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park. Its far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa. Its large stone kopjes are home to rich ecosystems, and the sheer magnitude and scale of life that the plains support is staggering. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena or similar.
Day 8: Serengeti. Full day of game viewing at Serengeti National Park with your private safari land cruiser and safari guide. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price.
Day 9: Serengeti-Ngorongoro. Game viewing at Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called "Africa’s Eden" and the "8th Natural Wonder of the World", a visit to the crater is a main draw card for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Masaai herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena or similar.
Day 10: Ngorongoro-Kilimanjaro. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home.
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