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Kilimanjaro, Serengeti & Zanzibar

From its highest peak to its animals to its fascinating culture and history, this 19-day tour leaves none of Tanzania's stones unturned. The challenge begins with an six-day trek up and down Mt Kilimanjaro's Machame route before you embark on a safari through the Serengeti to see your favourite nature documentaries unfold in real life. Complete the adventure in tropical style, snorkelling through the turquoise waters of Zanzibar, or by simply by lounging on the white-sand beaches nearby to revel in the incredible life experiences you've just had.

  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Challenging
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DTTZ/239902
  • Starts: Moshi, Tanzania
  • Finishes: Stone Town, Tanzania
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Moshi
  • Machame camp
  • Shira 2 Camp
  • Barranco Camp
  • Barafu Camp
  • Mweka Camp
  • Arusha
  • Mto wa Mbu
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro
  • Stone Town
  • Jambiani

Itinerary

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Day 1: Moshi

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Moshi/Machame camp

Hike the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro to Machame Camp.
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.

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Day 3: Machame camp/Shira 2 Camp

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

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Day 4: Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp

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

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Day 5: Barranco Camp/Barafu Camp

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

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Day 6: Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp

Hike during the night to the Summit via Stella Point. Watch the sunrise before descending to Mweka Camp.
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.

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Day 7: Mweka Camp/Moshi

Continue descent through the forested, lower slopes to Moshi. Meet the mamas of the Moshi Women's Cooperative, a G supported project, for a climbing ceremony.
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.

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Day 8: Moshi/Arusha

En route to Arusha, enjoy an included stop at the G Adventures-supported Moshi Women's Cooperative. Pick up any last-minute supplies in Arusha.
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.

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Day 9: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu

Experience the Mto wa Mbu village with a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Take a wildlife safari drive in Lake Manyara NP.
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 along the main road that winds through a lush cool forests of Lake Manyara National Park, overgrown with ficus trees and covered with bromeliads.

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.

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Day 10: Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park

Visit an authentic Maasai village and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project en route to the Serengeti.
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.

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Day 11: Serengeti National Park

Rise early for a morning wildlife safari 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.

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Day 12: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Take a morning wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti before getting a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater from its rim.
Enjoy one last morning wildlife safari 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 wildlife viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of animals, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

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

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Day 13: Ngorongoro/Arusha

Head out early for a wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha for the night.
Embark on a early morning crater drive. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals.

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Day 14: Arusha

A free day to explore Arusha, or relax at the lodge.

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Day 15: Arusha/Stone Town

Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an orientation walk with your CEO in historic Stone Town, and opt to continue on for a longer walking tour, or explore on your own.
Transfer to the airport for a short, but scenic flight to this island paradise. Arrive in Stone Town in time for lunch and an orientation walk. If you opt to continue on for a longer tour of Stone Town, you will be visiting the Old Slave Market, House of Wonders, Palace Museum; entrance to these sites are optional and are to be purchased on site.

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Day 16: Stone Town/Jambiani

Visit a local spice plantation for a guided tour. Continue to the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar's beautiful coast.

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Day 17: Jambiani

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

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Day 18: Jambiani

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach, snorkel, or tour the island.

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Day 19: Jambiani/Stone Town

Morning group transfer from Jambiani. Depart Stone Town upon arrival in the late morning.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit, Moshi Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
    • 6-day guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Machame Route with local guides, cooks and porters
    • All permits and fees
    • Lake Manyara wildlife safari drive
    • Serengeti wildlife safari drives
    • Ngorongoro Crater wildlife safari drive
    • Scenic flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
    • Orientation walk in Stone Town
    • Spice plantation guided tour
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (8 nts), full-service alpine camping (5 nts), full-service camping (4 nts)
    • 18 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 8 dinners
    Transport
    • Private minibus, trekking, 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Kilimanjaro portion: Certified mountain guide throughout (CEO), local representative, cook, porters. Serengeti & Zanzibar portion: Chief Experience Officer (CEO), certified safari driver/guide, camp crew, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Conquer Africa's highest peak
  • Trek past verdant forests and silent glaciers
  • Watch sunrise from Uhuru Peak
  • Enjoy wildlife drives in the Serengeti
  • Savour traditional cuisine in a local village
  • Take in the views at Ngorongoro Crater
  • Meet local artisans on a village walk
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town
  • Take in the aromas of a spice plantation tour
  • Relax on a tropical beach.