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Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route & Serengeti Adventure

For many travellers, Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If youre only going to go once, take this incredible 13-day adventure that wraps mighty Kilimanjaro, the sweeping Serengeti, and the stupendous Ngorongoro Crater together in one unbeatable package. Kick things off with a four-day ascent to the very roof of Africa, the return to Moshi to meet with residents of an isolated Masai village and members of a local G Adventures for Good project before heading out into the wild lands in search of the Big Five and camping under the stars. This is quintessential Africa.


Duration: 13 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Challenging
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 166411
Starts: Moshi, Tanzania Finishes: Arusha, Tanzania
You will visit
  • Moshi
  • Arusha

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Moshi

Arrive in Moshi and head to the hotel. Attend a pre-departure meeting with the local guide to go over last minute details of the trip.

Additional Notes:
Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour you will be advised of any amendments.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Moshi/Mandara Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)

Most days the hiking will begin early in the morning, with hikes of around 5 to 6 hours. The guides will set a moderate pace, so as to allow for time to acclimatize to the altitude changes. Guides will continually repeat the words, “pole pole” (po-ly, po-ly), which means “go slowly” in Swahili.

Included Activities:
Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Transport:
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Mandara Huts/Horombo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike through the heather and moorland zone to Horombo Hut.

Included Activities:
Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

04

Day 4: Horombo Huts/Kibo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)

Proceed onto the Kilimanjaro Saddle, through a desertlike alpine zone, to Kibo Hut.

Included Activities:
Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

05

Day 5: Kibo Huts/Horombo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)

Night hike to the summit via Stella Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise from the roof of Africa, then descend back to Horombo Hut.

Included Activities:
Kibo Hut to Summit
Summit to Horombo Huts Camp

06

Day 6: Horombo Huts/Moshi (1B, 1L)

Transfer by shuttle bus to Moshi and spend the night in deserved comfort.

Included Activities:
Horombo Huts Camp to Marangu Gate

Transport:
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

07

Day 7: 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 meeting, typically around 18:00.

Included Activities:
Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit

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

08

Day 8: 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 Visit and Lunch
Lake Manyara National Park Safari

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

09

Day 9: 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:
Clean Cookstove Project Visit

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

10

Day 10: 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

11

Day 11: 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

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

12

Day 12: 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 Wildlife Safari Drive

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

13

Day 13: Arusha (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Meals Included
    • 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners
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