Day 1: Momella Gate (1500 meters) to Miriakamba (2500 meters)
Clients spend a first night at Miriakamba Hut (2500 meters). From Momella gate to Miriakamba there are two routes; Southern and Northern routes. Southern route (by road): takes 5 hours walk from Momella gate to Miriakamba accommodation center. Through this route clients have chance to see almost all mammals found in the forest including Hornbill, Hartlaub’s, Turaco and birds of prey. Northern route, takes 3-4 hours from the gate of Momella to Miriakamba accommodation center. This is the shorter and steeper route; along this route the views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Momella lakes are spectacular. Common mammals along this route are Cape buffalo, Maasai giraffe, Warthogs and Bushbuck. Dinner and overnight at Miriakamba hut.
Day 2: Miriakamba to Saddle, Accommodation Center (3750 meters). It takes 3-4 hours. Along this portion of the route clients enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Momella lakes, Meru crater, Ash cone, Mt. Meru cliff and the little Meru. Through the forest, common animals include Buffalos, Bushbuck, Elephant and Black and white Colobus Monkey. Dinner and overnight at Saddle hut.
Day 3: Saddle Hut to Summit (4566 meters) – Miriakamba Hut (2500 meters). The start for the summit is made early in the morning around 1:30 am. After reaching the summit at (4566 meters) clients do walk all the way back to Miriakamba hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Miriakamba to Momella Gate. After the breakfast, clients who went through the shorter route while ascending can descend via the longer route or vice versa. Hurrying-up while going down is not advisable please take your time to enjoy scenic beauty as well as occasional sighting of game. You will find your driver to take you back to Arusha town.
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