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Serengeti and Mount Meru Climb 9 Days Safari

A wonderful Serengeti and Mount Meru Climb 9 Days Safari to relax on one of our safaris through Northern Tanzania’s most famous national parks and conservation areas. We offer a great deal of safari itineraries to suit any schedule. All our safaris use well-maintained Toyota Land Cruisers or Land Rovers TDI, with roof hatches for unobstructed and up-close game-viewing. Our safari itineraries include all park fees, an English speaking driver/guide, meals and lodge accommodations. Price per person varies depending on group size.

Serengeti and Mount Meru Climb 9 Days Safari

Day 1: Safari welcome in Arusha Tanzania
Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport anytime and transfer to Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge.
The rest of the day is free to relax and recover from your flight, laze by the pool or explore the town.

Day2: Safari to Lake Manyara National Park.
Today we drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day of game drives. This is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience. The lakeshore at Manyara teems with birdlife, and while you are looking for the birds, you might spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions. There are a surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs on the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. In the late afternoon we make a short journey from the park to our special tented camp. (Nsya Tented Camp FB)

Day 2: Safari to Ngorongoro Crater via Olduvai Gorge to Serengeti National Park.
We head towards the Serengeti National Park. En route there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here in a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years. After lunch we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. We return to our special tented camp for the night. (Ikoma Bush Tented Camp FB)

Day3: A full day game view in the Serengeti National Park.
We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and it you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp for the night.  (Ikoma Bush Tented Camp FB)

Day 4: Safari to Ngorongoro Crater.
We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive in Ngorongoro we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon we travel just outside of Ngorongoro Conservation Area to our special tented camp.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
After breakfast, we depart the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and head back to your hotel in Arusha.

4 Day Mount Meru treks 

Mount Meru climbing in 4 days trek is good for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing. The mountain is the third highest peak in Africa after Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya. The climber will get an opportunity to view one of the best savanna and forest that hosts diverse wildlife, including nearly 400 species of birds, and also monkeys and leopards

Day 1: Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m).
We start from Momella Gate (1,500 m) in late morning. The track soon passes some open grassland, with a good chance of seeing buffaloes and warthogs, and then continues as a steady climb through montane forest. We take lunch at, or near, the Fig Tree Arch, which is big enough to drive a car through! After lunch, the route continues through less dense forest, where there are an abundance of birds and monkeys. The black and white colobus monkeys are particularly fascinating to watch. By mid-afternoon, there are the first closer views of the towering cliffs and the Ash Cone. We reach Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m), situated in an idyllic grassy glade, in time to enjoy the last of the afternoon sun and beautiful views over the surrounding plains towards Kilimanjaro. [5-6 hours walking]

Day 2: Saddle Hut (3,570 m).
The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep and sustained climb all the way. We walk through attractive, open, and lush montane forest to reach the halfway point of Elephant Ridge. This has excellent views of the summit ridge and across most of the crater floor. Whilst resting, you might spot elephants or other animals from here. The path continues uphill through giant heather and other moorland vegetation to reach Saddle Hut (3,570 m), where lunch is waiting for us. The afternoon is free to rest and enjoy the views. The more energetic can make the short climb to the nearby summit of Little Meru (3,820 m) for superb views just before sunset. [3-6 hours walking]

Day 3: Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m).
An early start at around 2 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m), and then continue along an undulating ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point (4,350 m) around sunrise. The views are stunning: the cliffs of the Crater rim, the Ash Cone rising from the Crater floor, Kilimanjaro floating on the morning clouds, and west towards the Rift Valley if the weather is clear. The summit of Socialist Peak (4,566 m) is an hour more on a superb but often steep path. The route back to Rhino Point in the sharp morning light on a narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall of the crater and the sheer cliffs of the inner wall is one of the most dramatic and exhilarating walks in Africa. We rest, and have brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m). [10-12 hours walking]

Note: The ridge between the summit and Rhino Point is not suitable for those suffering from vertigo. In icy conditions or in strong winds, it may be impossible for anyone to progress beyond Rhino Point.

Day 4: Miriakamba Hut to Momella Gate Gate (1,500 m).
We take the direct route down towards Momella through open grassland and mixed forest, with good chances of seeing wildlife. This trail has excellent views back towards the crater and over the plains of the National Park. We should reach Momella Gate by late morning. [2-3 hours walking]
arrange a private transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) after the safari.

Price – Serengeti and Mount Meru Climb 9 Days Safari
Email us for a quote or give us a call to discuss your perfect safari booking today.

Our Tour Include – Serengeti and Mount Meru Climb 9 Days Safari:

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook, karibuni welcome packet with useful information for all guests
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

Excludes – Serengeti and Mount Meru Climb 9 Days Safari:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

For safari information, please visit http://www.tanzaniaadventures.com/

Serengeti and Mount Meru Climb 9 Days Safari

9 Days Nature and Local Community Adventure

9 Days Nature and Local Community Adventure. The Trip Notes will be sent to you with your booking confirmation, as it is the final definitive statement of inclusions and trip details, and it forms an essential part of our booking contract with you. Both to assist your understanding and to avoid any misunderstandings, we strongly advise that you ask for the Trip Notes before booking.

9 Days Nature and Local Community Adventure

Our Trips
Our trips are for active, flexible-minded people who enjoy the unusual and the adventurous. For trips that have an emphasis on mountain trekking and wildlife safari , you need to remember that even the easiest trekking or walking safari involves some exertion, so you should be reasonably fit and sure that you will enjoy the activity.

Day 1: Safari welcome in Arusha Tanzania
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania. You will meet us at the airport and pick up with private transfer to Moivaro Coffee Lodge. We will gather in the evening for a safari briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Day 2: Safari to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast we head to Tarangire National Park, where we reach around noon. We pitch our tents at a campsite in a remote area of the park. First experience of an African landscape we get on an afternoon walk close to the park border. Dinner and overnight at Campsite.

Day 3: Safari to Lake Manyara National Park
Full day Walking Safaris guided by an armed ranger and game drives in the park. The park owns a rich bird life, depending on season you can see elephants, zebras, wildebeest and even lions. A visit to Tarangire, whatever the season, is full of experience. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Campsite.

Day 4: Safari to Ngorongoro Crater
Today we visit the largest intact volcanic crater in the world, the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. At more than 2,000 feet deep and 12 miles in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 30,000 animals make their home in this crater, making it an ideal place for sightings of the ‘big 5′ – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this truly world-class attraction, also known as the ‘8th Wonder of the World’. Our dinner and overnight stay is at the rustic on top of Ngorongoro Crater rim Campsite.

Day 5: Safari to Olmoti and Empakai Crater
After breakfast depart to Olmoti Crater for a half day walk. Often we meet Maasai on the way to the water falls at the crater.
At afternoon we proceed to our base camp at Empakaai Crater (Special Campsite).
Experiencing the serenity and quiet beauty of this wild spot. Surrounding the lake you will reach springs, where you frequently see lots of wildlife. In the lake there are many flamingoes. Overnight at the special Campsite, Empakaai.

Day 6: Safari to Lake Natron.
Today we start walking from Empakaai to Lake Natron. We descend the outer hills of the Great Rift Valley; we walk through the open plains of the Embulbul depression, passing through Naiobi village. We have also the great opportunity to meet the local Maasai.
Ol Doinyo Lengai and Mount Meru are seen along the way. Donkeys carry our luggage.
Afterward we proceed to the Acacia Campsite for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Walking safari to Odonyo Lengai
Today we walk to Oldonyo Lengai, the single active volcano mountain in Tanzania this means (the holy mountain of the Maasai). The trail will lead us down into the Rift Valley escarpment, and most of the parts are quite steep. After 5-6 hours of walking we reach the foot of the inspiring mountain. Here you can decide if you want to camp at the Chini Ya Mlima campsite, or want to proceed to the Engaresero campsite, which is much more comfortable (showers!) and less hot. We can also pick you up by our car at the mountain, and drive back to the Engaresero Campsite.

Day 8: Lake Natron to Arusha.
Today you’ll experience the culture and traditions of the local Maasai at Lake Natron. Your local guide will show you a Maasai Boma and explain the way on how Maasai live; after a short visit in the maasai boma we will drive back to Arusha at Moivaro Coffee Lodge.

Day 9: Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Price-2012
Email us for a quote or give us a call to discuss your perfect safari booking today.

 Karibu Sana!!

Our 9 Days Nature and Local Community Adventure price will include:

  • All park entrance, Camps and administrative fees
  • All meals while on camps
  • Transfer to/from Arusha
  • 4WD transportation while on Safari
  • Staff salaries and fees
  • Camps accommodations where noted
  • Maasai Experience Tour in the Ngorongoro Highland

Our 9 Days Nature and Local Community Adventure price will not include:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature

For safari information, please visit http://www.tanzaniaadventures.com/

9 Days Nature and Local Community Adventure

7 day safari to Serengeti Lake Natron and Oldonyo Lengai

7 day safari to serengeti lake natron and oldonyo lengai including all park fees, an English speaking driver guide, meals and lodge accommodations.

7 day safari to Serengeti Lake Natron and Oldonyo Lengai

Price per person varies depending on group size on this 7 day safari to Serengeti Lake Natron and Oldonyo Lengai.

While on safari would you consider giving of your time, skills or donations to make a difference for worthy causes? Pole Pole Kilimanjaro gives you an opportunity to its clients to interact with the local community in some of the projects that we truly believe are making an impact in their local community. We give you an opportunity usually at the end of your safari either one or two full days to take part in a programme that is making a positive mark in the local community.  This could be helping in building class rooms, a health clinic, teaching life skills or simply bring in donations to help school children that sort of thing.

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania. You will meet us at the airport and pick up with private transfer to Moivaro Coffee Lodge. We will gather in the evening for a safari briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater
Today we visit the largest intact volcanic crater in the world, the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. At more than 2,000 feet deep and 12 miles in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 30,000 animals make their home in this crater, making it an ideal place for sightings of the ‘big 5′ – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this truly world-class attraction, also known as the ‘8th Wonder of the World’. Our dinner and overnight stay is at the rustic on top of Ngorongoro Crater rim Campsite. 

Day 3: Olmoti and Empakai Crater
After breakfast depart to Olmoti Crater for a half day walk. Often we meet Maasai on the way to the water falls at the crater.
At afternoon we proceed to our base camp at Empakaai Crater (Special Campsite).
Experiencing the serenity and quiet beauty of this wild spot. Surrounding the lake you will reach springs, where you frequently see lots of wildlife. In the lake there are many flamingoes. Overnight at the special Campsite, Empakaai.

Day 4: Empakaai to Lake Natron
Today we start walking from Empakaai to Lake Natron. We descend the outer hills of the Great Rift Valley; we walk through the open plains of the Embulbul depression, passing through Naiobi village. We have also the great opportunity to meet the local Maasai.
Ol Doinyo Lengai and Mount Meru are seen along the way. Donkeys carry our luggage.
Afterward we proceed to the Acacia Campsite for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Walking to Odonyo Lengai
Today we walk to Oldonyo Lengai, the single active volcano mountain in Tanzania this means (the holy mountain of the Maasai). The trail will lead us down into the Rift Valley escarpment, and most of the parts are quite steep. After 5-6 hours of walking we reach the foot of the inspiring mountain. Here you can decide if you want to camp at the Chini Ya Mlima campsite, or want to proceed to the Engaresero campsite, which is much more comfortable (showers!) and less hot. We can also pick you up by our car at the mountain, and drive back to the Engaresero Campsite.

Day 6: Lake Natron to Arusha
Today you’ll experience the culture and traditions of the local Maasai at Lake Natron. Your local guide will show you the Maasai Boma and explain the way Maasai live; after a short visit in the maasai boma we will drive back to Arusha at Moivaro Coffee Lodge.

Day 7: Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get the accurate quotation.

7 day safari to Serengeti Lake Natron and Oldonyo Lengai will exclude:

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

7 day safari to Serengeti Lake Natron and Oldonyo Lengai will not exclude:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature

For safari information, please visit http://www.tanzaniaadventures.com/

7 day safari to Serengeti Lake Natron and Oldonyo Lengai

16 Day to Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar

A wonderful way to relax on one of our 16 day Safari to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks. We offer a great deal of safari itineraries to suit any schedule. All our safaris use well-maintained Toyota Land Cruisers or Land Rovers TDI, with roof hatches for unobstructed and up-close game-viewing. Our safari itineraries include all park fees, an English speaking driver/guide, meals and lodge accommodations. Price per person varies depending on group size.

16 Day to Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Itinerary will Include:
   
Day 1: Arrive in Arusha Tanzania
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).To Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge, where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Ilboru Safari Lodge, which is beautifully located on the slope of Mt. Meru and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure.
We will gather in the hotel for a pre-safari briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Day 2: Safari to Tarangire National Park
Morning breakfast at Ilboru Safari lodge in Arusha, safari briefing and after wards we depart for Tarangire National Park. Your first experience of safari will be the thrilling game drive through the vastness of Tarangire National Park, arrive in good time for lunch. Afternoon game driving through the park followed by dinner and overnight at NsiyaTented Lodge.

Day 3: Safari toLake Manyara National Park.
We depart from NsiyaTented Lodge and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the ground water forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions. We dine and stay overnight at the charming NsiyaTented Lodge.

Day 4: Safari to Serengeti National Park.
we proceed to Olduvai Gorge, known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’. It was here, in the Great Rift Valley, that the remains of early hominids dating back 2 million years were uncovered. Afterwards, we visit the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world – Serengeti National Park. The word ‘Serengeti’ means ‘endless plains’, which describes the park’s 5,600 square mile boundary. Yet for its sprawling area, the Serengeti does not disappoint when it comes to rich game-viewing. Annually, from May to December, millions of animals embark on a migration which brings them from central Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara and back again in an incredible spectacle. Even during the ‘down-time’, vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle roam here, along with groups of elephant, giraffe, and buffalo. As the lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas and jackals stalk their meals, we enjoy a picnic lunch in this open arena. We return to Ikoma Bush Tented Camp.

Day 5: Safari to Ngorongoro Crater
We depart from the Serengeti for an encore game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater. At the top of the crater, the views of the caldera and the scattered animals below are breathtaking. We venture onto the crater floor for an up close at the residents of this World Heritage Site, and enjoy a picnic lunch here. The Ngorongoro Crater provides great game-viewing all year-round. The wildlife here makes up a permanent population because grazing and water supplies are plentiful throughout the seasons. We have our final dinner and around evening drive back to Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Mount Meru-Climbing 4 Day Itinerary
   
Mount Meru-Climbing 4 Day Itinerary is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m.
The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of wildlife that inhabits the area. The ascend is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater.

Day 1: Arusha to Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m)
We start from Momella Gate (1,500 m) in late morning and begin our guided hike by a park ranger. Trekkers often spot buffalo, zebra, giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route.   We take lunch at, or near, the Fig Tree Arch, which is big enough to drive a car through! After lunch, the route continues through less dense forest, where there are an abundance of birds and monkeys.
Dinner and overnight at Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m). (5-7 hours walking).

Day 2: Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m) to Saddle Hut (3,570 m)
The hike from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The morning starts still in the forest, which slowly gives way to giant heather and groundsel as we zig-zag up the steep slopes.  As we hike along the ridge we have our first views of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone.We reach the Saddle hut for hot lunch.
The afternoon is free to relax and to enjoy the views of the mountain. The more energetic can make the short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820 m). (3-5 hours walking).
Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut (3,579).

Day 3: Saddle Hut (3,570 m) to Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m)
We start early at around 2 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.). Then the path continues along a ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point to the summit of Socialist Peak (4,566 m) is an hour further on a steep path with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro can normally be seen in the distance.  However, the fascinating Meru Crater and its cliffs that make up the inner wall will probably capture most of your attention.  We enjoy a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m, 10-12 hours walking). Dinner and overnight at Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m).

Day 4: Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m) – hotel in Arusha
We take a fast descent through open grassland and mixed forest, with good chances of seeing wildlife. This trail has excellent views back towards the crater and over the plains of the National Park. Momela Gate is reached by late morning
(2-3 hours walking). Once you reach the end of the climb you will be transferred to your hotel.

Kilimanjaro Climbing-Rongai Route 6 Day Itinerary
 
Kilimanjaro Climbing-Rongai Route 6 Day Itinerary. Rongai 6 days route begins at the northern side of Kilimanjaro. We walk through a true wilderness area towards the toothed Mawenzi Peak. The Rongai route is a steady ascent, and is favorite by those with little experience.

Day1: Rongai One (2,600 m); 3-4 hours walking.
After completing the necessary registration formalities at Marangu National Park gate, we transfer by Landrover to Rongai. The climb begins from Nale Moru (1,950 m) on a small path that winds through fields of maize and potatoes before entering pine forest. The track then starts to climb consistently, but gently through attractive forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, including the beautiful Kilimanjaro Colobus monkey. These monkeys are black with a long ‘cape’ of white hair and a flowing white tail. The forest begins to thin out and the first camp, Rongai One, is at the edge of the moorland zone (2,600 m) with extensive views over the Kenyan plains.

Day2: Kikelewa campsite (3,600 m); 6-7 hours walking.
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ (3,450 m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern icefields on the crater rim. After lunch, we leave the main trail and strike out across the moorland on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. Kikelewa campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant senecios near Kikelewa Caves (3,600 m).

Day 3: Mawenzi Tarn (4,330 m); 3-4 hours walking.
A short but steep climb is rewarded by superb allround views and a tangible sense of wilderness. We leave vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (4,330 m), spectacularly situated in a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatisation. [3-4 hours walking]

Day 4: Kibo campsite (4,700 m); 5-6 hours walking.
We cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo campsite (4,700 m) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.

Day 5: Horombo Hut (3.720); 11-15 hours walking.
We will start the final, and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb by torchlight around 1 a.m. We plod very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose volcanic scree to reach the crater rim at Gillman’s Point (5,685 m) we will rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip to  Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo (4,700 m) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, we continue the descent to reach Horombo Camp (3,720 m).

Day 6: Marangu Gate (1,830 m); 5-6 hours walking.
A steady descent takes us down through moorland to Mandara Hut (2,700m), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. We then continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu (1,830 m).
We can arrange a private transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) after the safari.
We will arrange a private transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) after your treks.

Prices- 16 Day to Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar
Do feel free to Contact us at any time to discuss your travel plans and get the accurate quotation.

16 Day to Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Itinerary will include:

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge is included
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • Two nights hotel in Arusha
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess  tents with table and chairs:
  • Large portions of  fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
  • Clean, purified drinking water:
  • Private, portable chemical flush toilets:
  • Crisis management and safety procedures:
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
  • Summit Emergency Oxygen:
  • Pulse Oximeters:
  • Walking Poles:
  • Sleeping Mattress:
  • Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa:

16 Day to Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Itinerary will not include:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

For safari information, please visit http://www.tanzaniaadventures.com/

16 Day to Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Itinerary

14 Days Northern Tanzania Cultural Safari

14 Days Northern Tanzania Safari make you meet local people, learn their culture, language, local women projects, take photos and video, dance the local dance and other local practices. It is well worth visiting these destinations alongside your safari, to get a real feel for both the cultural and natural heritage of this fascinating part of Tanzania.

14 Days Northern Tanzania Cultural Safari

Our Trip Notes
The Trip Notes will be sent to you with your booking confirmation, as it is the final definitive statement of inclusions and trip details, and it forms an essential part of our booking contract with you. Both to assist your understanding and to avoid any misunderstandings, we strongly advise that you ask for the Trip Notes before booking.

Our Trips
Our trips are for active, flexible-minded people who enjoy the unusual and the adventurous. For trips that have an emphasis on mountain trekking and wildlife safari , you need to remember that even the easiest trekking or walking safari involves some exertion, so you should be reasonably fit and sure that you will enjoy the activity.

Day 1: Safari welcome to Arusha
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania. You will meet us at the airport and pick up with private transfer to Moivaro Coffee Lodge. We will gather in the evening for a pre-safari briefing. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Day 2: Safari from Arusha to Mkomazi National Park
After breakfast, Morning depart from Arusha town to Mkomazi national park with packed lunch. Arrive late afternoon, dinner and overnight at Muller’s Lodge.

Day 3: Safari to Mkomazi National Park
Full day game viewing in Mkomazi national park with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight at Muller’s Lodge.

Day 4: Safari to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort
After breakfast drive to Moshi at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort arrive on time for lunch half day tour in the Marangu village dinner and overnight at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort.

Day 5: Safari to Arusha national park
After breakfast we will drive from your lodge to Arusha national park for fully day   game driving, you will see many attraction like Black and White Colobus Monkey, Arusha is a breathtaking park that includes the alkaline Momella Lakes, the Ngurdoto Crater and spectacular waterfalls. It has as its dramatic backdrop the 4566 meters high Mt. Meru. Later evening drive to Moivaro Coffee Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day6: Full day in Tarangire National Park
Morning breakfast at Moivaro Coffee Lodge in Arusha, safari briefing and after wards we depart for Tarangire National Park. Your first experience of safari will be the thrilling game drive through the vastness of Tarangire National Park, arrive in good time for lunch. Afternoon game driving through the park followed by dinner and overnight at Tarangire Tented Lodge.

Day 7: Safari to Lake Manyara National Park
we depart from your lodge proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the ground water forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350
species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree- We will make full day game drive in the Lake Manyara National Park and in the evening we will drive black to Migunga ForestTented Camp for dinner overnight

Day 8: Safari to Serengeti National Park
we proceed to Olduvai Gorge, known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’. It was here, in the Great Rift Valley, that the remains of early hominids dating back 2 million years were uncovered. Afterwards, we visit the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world – Serengeti National Park. The word ‘Serengeti’ means ‘endless plains’, which describes the park’s 5,600 square mile boundary. Yet for its sprawling area, the Serengeti does not disappoint when it comes to rich game-viewing. Annually, from May to December, millions of animals embark on a migration which brings them from central Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara and back again in an incredible spectacle. Even during the ‘down-time’, vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle roam here, along with groups of elephant, giraffe, and buffalo. As the lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas and jackals stalk their meals, we enjoy a picnic lunch in this open arena. We return to Ikoma Bush Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Safari to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast head out to the bush for migrations viewing at Ndutu area, game drives with picnic lunches in the evening drive back to Ndutu Tented lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Safari in Ndutu Area to Central Serengeti 
Morning after breakfast leave Ndutu with picnic lunches and drive to central Serengeti for game viewing, your picnic lunches will be served while on game drives, then after return to Ikoma Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 11: Safari to Serengeti National Park
Another day to enjoy a full day exploration of wildebeest migration, morning after breakfast enjoy another full day game activities at kirawira circuits with boxes, morning and afternoon game drives, then after dinner  there will be night game drive for two hours. Afterwards drive back to our tented lodge at Ikoma Tented Lodge.

Day 12: Safari to Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater 
After breakfast leave the camp early morning drive to Ngorongoro Crater, visit Olduvai Gorge and Dr. Leakey’s museum then picnics will be served on your way to Ngorongoro Crater.  Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Crater Tented Lodge.

Day 13: Safari to Ngorongoro Crater Tour
Today we visit the largest intact volcanic crater in the world, the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. At more than 2,000 feet deep and 12 miles in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 30,000 animals make their home in this crater, making it an ideal place for sightings of the ‘big 5′ – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this truly world-class attraction, also known as the ‘8th Wonder of the World’. Our dinner and overnight stay is at the rustic Ngorongoro Crater Tented Lodge.

Day 14: Ngorongoro to Arusha
Morning breakfast at your lodge, afterwards drive back to Arusha, arrive on time for lunch and cultural heritage tour around Arusha, after lunch time transfer back to Kilimanjaro international Airport (JRO) for the evening flight.

Price-14 Days Northern Tanzania Cultural Safari will no include:
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14 Days Northern Tanzania Cultural Safari will include:

  • All park entrance, Camps and administrative fees
  • All meals while on camps
  • Transfer to/from Arusha
  • 4WD transportation while on Safari
  • Staff salaries and fees
  • Camps accommodations where noted
  • Maasai Experience Tour in the Ngorongoro Highland

14 Days Northern Tanzania Cultural Safari will not include:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

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14 Days Northern Tanzania Cultural Safari