Kilimanjaro – Machame Route & Serengeti Adventure

From the soaring heights of Africa's highest peak to the endless plains of the Serengeti, discover the best of Tanzania. In the company of our expert guides, explore the world's best game parks in pursuit of Africas Big Five and climb iconic Mt Kilimanjaro. Our agile 4x4s will get you close to some of the planets most amazing wildlife. And, with full-service camping, you can stay close to the action without having to worry about the choresso you can focus on the magnificent terrain and fantastic views. If you're craving a physical challenge and wildlife encounters that will leave you breathless, here's your fix.

Duration: 14 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Wildlife, Trekking Physical rating: Challenging
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126766
Starts: Moshi, Tanzania Finishes: Arusha, Tanzania
You will visit
  • Moshi
  • Arusha



Day 1: Moshi

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Moshi/Machame camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Most of the day is spent in the gorgeous and fascinating, forested slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, most of which is considered to be rainforest zone.

Depending on the weather, the trail will be soggy and possibly muddy if it rains.

Included Activities:
Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))


Day 3: Machame camp/Shira 2 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike through lower alpine moorland to Shira 2 camp and observe the spectacular views of Kibo Peak.

Included Activities:
Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp


Day 4: Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike to Barranco Camp via Lava Tower. Enjoy the fantastic view of Western Breach and Breach Wall.

Included Activities:
Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower
Lava Tower to Barranco Camp


Day 5: Barranco Camp/Barafu Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

View the Great Barranco Wall and climb up the eastern wall, passing below the Helm Glacier.

Included Activities:
Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp


Day 6: Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

The route from Barafu Camp to the summit is mentally and physically, the longest, most challenging day of the entire trek. Despite the difficulty, the memory of conquering Mt Kilimanjaro will stay with you forever.

Included Activities:
Barafu Camp to Stella Point
Stella Point to Summit
Summit to Mweka Camp


Day 7: Mweka Camp/Moshi (1B, 1L)

Arrive to Moshi in the afternoon. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women's Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain.

Included Activities:
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
G Adventures-supported Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit

Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))


Day 8: Moshi/Arusha (1B)

Travel to the picturesque town of Arusha. En route, stop at the Moshi Women's Cooperative to learn about what this project offers. Meet the women, learn more about their lives, and opt to purchase some souvenirs.

In the evening, you may be joined by other G Adventures travellers arriving from Kenya or starting the safari portion of their Tanzania trip. Check for details of the time and location of a welcome meting, typically around 18:00.

Included Activities:
G Adventures-supported Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit

Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 65km)


Day 9: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch.

Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park.

This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a gorgeous backdrop. Search for the phenomenal birdlife, tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos.

The afternoon is spent game viewing along the main road that winds through a lush cool forest overgrown with ficus trees covered with bromeliads.

Included Activities:
Mto wa Mbu Village Cultural Walk
Lake Manyara National Park Safari

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)


Day 10: Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna.

Included Activities:
Planeterra Clean Cookstove Project Visit

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 220km)


Day 11: Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Rise early for a morning game drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the Big Five in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains.

Additional Notes:
If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning game drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari


Day 12: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy one last morning game drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna.

After, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best game viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)


Day 13: Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L)

Embark on a early morning crater tour. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals.

After this fabulous experience within the crater, head back to Arusha.

Included Activities:
Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 200km)


Day 14: Arusha (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Mt Kilimanjaro's Machame Route trekking permits and guides, cooks, and porters
    • Visit to G Adventures-supported Moshi Women’s Cooperative
    • Mto wa Mbu guided village tour with traditional lunch
    • Lake Manyara game drive
    • Masai village visit and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project
    • Serengeti game drives
    • Ngorongoro Crater game drives
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Simple hotels (4 nts), full-service camping (9 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners
    • 7-seat 4x4 safari land cruiser
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO), certified mountain guide, local representatives, cook, porters
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Tour Highlights:
  • Conquer Africa's highest peak
  • Explore Tanzania's best game parks
  • Dance with the Masai
  • Savour local specialties with traditional meals
  • Meet local artisans on a village tour.

Reviews (1)
Jason M. Posted on: 

Overall the tour met all of my expectations. The climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro was spectacular and the safari portion of our trip was so much fun. We saw so many animals up close! I would definitely recommend this tour.

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