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5 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro hiking

ABOUT MARANGU ROUTE

The Marangu route, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is the oldest, most well-established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations in lieu of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut. Many favor Marangu because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path. However, the short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. Marangu is unfortunately less scenic than the other routes because the ascent and descent are along the same path. It is also the most crowded route for that reason.

Day 1; Kilimanjaro National Park Gate to Mandara Hut
  • Elevation:5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m
  • Distance:7 km
  • Time: 4-5 hours
  • Climatic Zone:Montane Forest
  • Meals: L, D
  • Hut: Mandara Hut
  • After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

    Day 2; Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
  • Elevation:9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
  • Distance:11 km
  • Time:6-8 hours
  • Climatic Zone:Heathland/ Moorland
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Hut: Horombo Hut
  • You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.

    Day 3; Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
  • Elevation:12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 15,400 ft / 4,700 m
  • Distance:10 km
  • Time:6-8 hours
  • Climatic Zone:Alpine Desert
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Hut: Kibo Hut
  • Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking into the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.

    Day 4; Kibo Hut to Summit then Horombo Hut
  • Elevation:15,400 ft / 4,700 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m 19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
  • Distance:4 km up / 14 km down
  • Time:10-15 hours
  • Climatic Zone:Alpine Desert
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Hut: Horombo Camp
  • Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment. The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

    Day 5 ; Horombo Hut to Moshi
  • Elevation:12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 5,500 ft / 1,700 m
  • Distance:18km
  • Time:5-7 hours
  • Meals: B
  • After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi. Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!

    Marangu Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Marangu Route Package Not Included
  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 6 Days Machame Route Trekking Kilimanjaro

    About Machame Route

    Known as the "Whiskey" route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience. The route begins from the south, then heads east, traversing underneath Kilimanjaro's southern ice field before summiting. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although seven days is recommended. The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. However, due to the heavy crowds, it loses some of its spendor.

    Day 1:; Machame Gate toMachame Hut
  • Elevation (ft):(3,000 m): 5-.6,000 ft / 1,830 m to 10,200 ft / 3,100 m.
  • Distance: 11 km.
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours.
  • Habitat: Montane Forest.
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  • Camp: Machame Camp
  • The drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

    Day 2: ; Machame Camp to Shira Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 10,200 ft / 3,100 m to 12,600 ft / 3,840 m.
  • Distance: 9 km.
  • Walking Time: 4-6 hours.
  • Habitat: Moorland.
  • Full Board Shira Cave Camp
  • After breakfast we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite.

    Day 3: ; Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Valley.
  • Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (3,950 m.): 5-7 hours walking
  • 12,600 ft / 3,840 m to 12,700 ft / 3,860 m.
  • Distance: 15 km.
  • Walking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-desert.
  • Full Board Barranco Camp\
  • Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views.  We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,950 m.).

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    Day 4: ; Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Barranco Camp to Barafu Hut Camp {4600m} 6-8 hours.
  • 4000m/13,000ft to 4700m/15,350ft
  • Distance: 9km/
  • Walking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Full Board at Barafu Camp.
  • After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall (elves 4250m/13,900ft), through the Karanga Valley (elves 4050m/13,250ft) to the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp with views of the summit in the distance.

    Day 5; Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,343ft Down to 3090m/10,150ft
  • Distance: 6km up / 13km down
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
  • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
  • Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Reitzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa! From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.

    Day 6; Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Arusha or Moshi.
  • Elevation (ft): 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
  • Distance: 10km/6mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Meals: B
  • After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). Africa Natural Tours vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi.

    Machame Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Machame Route Package Not Included
  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Service
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 6 Days Marangu Route Climbing Kilimanjaro

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    ABOUT MARANGU ROUTEE

    The Marangu route, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is the oldest, most well-established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations in lieu of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut. Many favor Marangu because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path. However, the short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. Marangu is unfortunately less scenic than the other routes because the ascent and descent are along the same path. It is also the most crowded route for that reason.

    Day 1; Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • Hut:Mandara Hut.
  • We head to the Marangu Gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The trail climbs through a tropical rain forest near the upper edge of the forest line, where we sometimes see playful blue monkeys. The trail then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until we reach Mandara Hut.

    Day 2 ; Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft
  • Distance: 12 km
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Heath / Moorland
  • Our second day on the trail begins with a steep ascent through the forest and opens into high moorland. If the sky is clear, we may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks, two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro.

    Day 3; Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Hut to Horombo Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 14,160 ft to 12,205 ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
  • Habitat: Heath
  • This extra day is used for acclimatization. We hike towards or all the way to Mawenzi Hut and back. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi.

    Day 4;  Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Today we climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach our campsite which sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once at camp we rest, enjoy an early dinner and prepare for summit day.

    Day 5; Kibo Hut to Uhuru Point to Horombo Hut
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  • Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft to 12,205 ft
  • Distance: 22 km
  • Hiking Time: 10-13 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic
  • We wake in the middle of the night and begin the final push to reach the Roof of Africa. The trail to Gilman’s Point is very steep and the ascent will be slow and steady. From Gilman’s, it is a traverse along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak. We stay at the summit for a short time, to take photos and enjoy the views, before retracing our steps to all the way back to Horombo Hut.

    Day 6; Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
  • Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft
  • Distance: 20 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • A long trek is in store for today, however it is mostly downhill. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu Gate we pick up our certificate that proves our achievement and catch our vehicle transfer to hotel in Moshi.

    Marangu Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Marangu Route Package Not Included
  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • Trekking 6 Days Umbwe route Challenging

    About Umbwe route

    The Umbwe route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Due to the fast ascent to high altitude, this route does not provide the necessary stages for acclimatization. Although the number of people on this trail is very low, the chances of success are also low. Umbwe is considered to be very difficult, taxing route - one that should only be attempted by strong hikers who are confident in their ability to acclimatize quickly to altitude. Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct climb. After reaching Barranco Camp, the trail turns east and travers’s underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

    Day 1; Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 5,249 ft to 9,514 ft
  • Distance: 11 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • Upon arriving at the Umbwe Gate, we complete the registration paperwork and prepare the expedition gear. The trek beings up a gradual inclining 4WD path, which ends with a sign marked “Umbwe Trail.”  From here we ascend through a dense forest on a steep and sometimes muddy path until we reach Umbwe Camp.

    Day 2; Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 9,514 ft to 13,044 ft
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Heath
  • The trek begins steep as we ascend higher into the heath zone.  Here landscape changes rapidly to sparse vegetation, rocky outcrops and giant heathers.  The trail leads up a narrow ridge then flattens as it nears Barranco Valley, which offers great views of Kibo Peak and Moshi.  Once at camp there will be some extra time to explore the area.

    Day 3 ; Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Our first challenge is a climb and scramble over the volcanic rock of the 1,200 ft Barranco Wall. On reaching the top, we have a well-earned lunch break and enjoy fantastic views of Barafu and Mount Meru. We continue across the ridges and valleys to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

    Day 4 ; Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to Barafu Hut. At this point, we have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy an early dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are visible from this site.

    Day 5 ; Barafu Camp to Uhuru Point to Mweka Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
  • Distance: 17 km
  • Hiking Time: 11-14 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic
  • Very early in the morning (midnight), we put on many layers of clothing and begin our climb to the summit. We head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), we stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. From Stella Point, we have just one more hour before reaching the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

    Day 6 ; Mweka Camp to Moshi
  • Elevation (ft): 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). Africa Natural Tours vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi.

    Umbwe Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Umbwe Route Package Not Included

  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 7 Days Lemosho Route acclimatization

    About Lemosho Route

    The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success, Africa Natural Tours specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route travers’s underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

    Day 1>; Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time:3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • We depart Arusha/Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, and then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

    Day 2>; Forest Camp to Shira Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

    Day 3>;Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft
  • Distance: 14 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

    Day 4>; Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 13,000ft
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Semi Desert
  • From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

    Day 5>; Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 15,000ft
  • Distance: 9km
  • Hiking Time: 8-10 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. Then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

    Day 6>; Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
  • Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
  • Habitat: Arctic
  • Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

    Day 7>; Mweka Camp to Moshi
  • Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Arusha/ Moshi.

    Lemosho Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Lemosho Route Package Not Included
  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Hiking

    About Machame Route

    The Machame route, also known as the "Whiskey" route, is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Machame’s draw is in its scenic beauty. However, the trail is considered difficult, steep and challenging, particularly due to its shorter itinerary. Therefore, this route is better suited for more adventurous folks or those with some high altitude, hiking or backpacking experience. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the south, beginning with a short drive from Moshi to Machame Gate. The path leads hikers through the rain forest to Shira Plateau. Here, many of Kilimanjaro’s routes converge. Then the route turns east and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

    Day 1 ; Machame Gate 1800 m to Machame Hut
  • Elevation (ft):1,800 m to 2835 m
  • Distance: 11 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest/ Rain Forest.
  • Full Board at Machame Camp
  • The climb starts from Machame gate (1830m), we walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Slowly gaining altitude while enjoying the diverse flora and fauna of the rain forest, you will arrive to the first Machame Camp, situated at 3000m above sea level If is a clear day, we may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit.

    Day 1; Machame Camp to Shira
  • Elevation (ft):2835 m to 3,750 m
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Walking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Full Board Shira Cave Camp.
  • A shorter day climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic site, and continue up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is known for beautiful wild alpine flowers. The most spectacular views of Kibo peak can be seen from Shira Camp.

    Day 3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp VIA Lava Tower
  • Elevation (ft):Shira Cave camp 3,750 m to Baranco Camp 3,900 m
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Walking Time: 5 to 6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Accommodation: Barranco Camp
  • Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views.  We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,950 m.).

    Day 4; Barranco Camp to Karanga camp
  • Elevation (ft):Barranco Camp 3,900 m to Karanga Camp 3995 m
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 3.5 to 4 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Accommodations: Karanga Camp.
  • A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp

    Day 5; Karanga Camp 3995m to Barafu Camp (4,673 m.)
  • Elevation (ft):Karanga camp 3995 m to Barafu Camp 4,673 m
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Accommodations: Barafu Hut Camp.
  • A steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can been seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, the remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.

    Day 6; Barafu Camp to Uhuru peak to Mweka Camp
  • Elevation (ft):Barafu Camp 4,673 m to Uhuru peak 5,895 m {Via Stella Point 5756m}
  • Distance: 4.3 km ascent to Stella Point
  • Distance: 5 km Barafu to Uhuru Peak Ascent.
  • Hiking Time: 6-7hours ascent / 7-8 hours descent
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Accommodations: Mweka Camp.
  • Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hours round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.

  • Barafu Camp to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking
  • Elevation (ft):15,100 ft / 4,600 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m 19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 10,200 ft / 3,100 m
  • Distance: 7 km ascent / 23 km descent
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours ascent / 7-8 hours descent
  • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
  • Full board at Mweka Camp.
  • DAY 7; Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
  • Elevation (ft):Mweka camp3,100 m toMweka Gate 1,640 m
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 4 -5 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Half Board
  • A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch we drive back to Moshi to your hotel.

    Machame Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Machame Route Package Not Included
  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 8 Days Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Hiking

    Lemosho Route

    The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success, Africa Natural Tours specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route travers’s underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

    Day 1; Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time:3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • Full board at Forest camp Know as {Big tree Camp}.
  • We depart from Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, and then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site which is Forest camp Know as {Big tree Camp}.

    Day 2; Forest Camp to Shira One Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Full Board at Shira One Camp
  • We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

    Day 3; Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft
  • Distance: 14 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Full Board at Shira 2 camp
  • We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we Stay at shira 2 camp or continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

    Day 4; Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp or Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco.
  • Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 13,000ft
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat:Semi Desert
  • Full Board at Shira 2 or Moir Hut camp
  • From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

    Day 5; Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft
  • Distance: 5km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Full Board at Karanga Camp.
  • After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

    Day 6; Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp.
  • Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Full Board at Barafu Hut Camp.
  • After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

    Day 7; Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
  • Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
  • Habitat: Arctic
  • Full Board at Mweka hut Camp.
  • Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will need gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

    Day 8; Mweka Camp to Moshi
  • Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • Half Board
  • After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). Africa Natural Tours vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi.

    Lemosho Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Lemosho Route Package Not Included
  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 9 Days Lemosho Route Acclimatization

    About Lemosho Route

    The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success, Africa Natural Tours specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route travers’s underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

    DAY 1; KILIMANJARO – FOREST
  • Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp.
  • Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft.
  • Distance: 6 km.
  • Hiking Time:3-4 hours.
  • Habitat: Rain Forest.
  • Full board at Forest camp Know as {Big tree Camp}
  • After completing the necessary registration formalities at Londorossi National Park gate, we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho road head. We often have our lunch in the glades before starting to walk. It is an easy day of walking up a small path through beautiful and lush forest. This area has a variety of game, including buffalo. We camp at Lemosho Forest Camp Know as {Big tree Camp} 7,800 ft.

    DAY 2; KILIMANJARO – SHIRA 1
  • Forest Camp to Shira One Camp.
  • Elevation (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft.
  • Distance: 8 km.
  • Hiking Time 5-6 hours.
  • Habitat: Moorland.
  • Full Board at Shira One Camp
  • We soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. There is a tangible sense of wilderness, especially if afternoon mists come in! We camp in the center of the plateau at Shira One (11,500 ft).

    DAY 3; KILIMANJARO – SHIRA 2 OR MOIR HUT.
  • Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut.
  • Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft.
  • Distance: 14 km.
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours.
  • Habitat: Moorland.
  • Full Board at Shira 2 camp.
  • We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we Stay at shira 2 camp or continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth. You might have an option of spending the night at Shira 2 camp or Moir Hut a relatively long hike and significant altitude gain, today is a short day and you arrive in Shira 2 camp in time for lunch. A good day for acclimatization with the option of an afternoon walks with your guides.

    DAY 4; KILIMANJARO – BARRANCO CAMP VIA LAVA TOWER.
  • Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp or Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco.
  • Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 13,000ft.
  • Distance: 7 km.
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours.
  • Habitat: Semi Desert.
  • Full Board at Shira 2 or Moir Hut camp
  • A morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower (14,900 ft), we descend to the bottom of the Barranco Valley to camp at Barranco Camp (12,790 ft), sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below.

    DAY 5; KILIMANJARO – KARANGA
  • Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp.
  • Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft.
  • Distance: 5km.
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours.
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert.
  • Full Board at Karanga Camp.
  • A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Ice fields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only a short distance to Karanga Camp (13,100 ft), the last water point on the way to the summit.

    DAY 6; KILIMANJARO – BARAFU
  • Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp.
  • Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft.
  • Distance: 4 km.
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours.
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert.
  • Full Board at Barafu Hut Camp.
  • We follow an easy path on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach the Barafu Hut (14,800 ft) for lunch. There is a short acclimatization walk to the plateau at the bottom of the southeast valley. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the early morning final ascent.

    DAY 7; KILIMANJARO – CRATER
  • Barafu Camp to Crater camp.
  • Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft.
  • Distance: 6 km ascent / 12 km descent.
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent.
  • Habitat: Arctic.
  • Full Board at Mweka hut Camp.
  • Unlike other routes with a night time ascent, your hike selection affords you a day time ascent to Kibo crater. The going is slow but with constant encouragement from your climb team the rim of Kibo is reached before descending a little way into the caldera to Crater camp. The afternoon is spent relaxing and short walks can be taken with one of your guides.

    DAY 8; KILIMANJARO – MWEKA

    After a night in the crater, you now have the shortest final summit bid of any route. With such a short distance to the summit from the crater (around 1 hour) means that timing arrival with the sunrise is much easier and quite spectacular. The summit of Kilimanjaro is the top of the highest freestanding mountain in the world. After your summit bid you then descend for a final night on the mountain at Mweka Camp passing back through the heath zone. Endemic Proteas, pollinated by Malachite Sunbirds are plentiful.

  • Overnight Mweka Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner).
  • DAY 9; KILIMANJARO – FINISH – ARUSHA
  • Mweka Camp to Arusha or Moshi.
  • Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft.
  • Distance: 10 km.
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours.
  • Habitat: Rain Forest.
  • Half Board.
  • After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). Kilimanjaro Nature Tours vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi.

    Lemosho Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Lemosho Route PackageNot Included
  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 11 Days Northern circuit Kilimanjaro Trekking

    Day 1; Arrive in Tanzania
    You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town; you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day.
    Day 2; Londorossi Gate Start Point to Mti Mkubwa Camp
  • Distance: ~5.5km / 3 miles
  • Trekking time: 3-4 hours
  • Zone: Rainforest
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
  • The Northern Circuit Route begins at Londorossi Gate (2,100 meters) in the West, the same start points as the Lemosho Route. The drive to Londorossi Gate takes approximately two hours from Moshi and considerably longer from Arusha. Registration with the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities occurs at the gate and then you will be driven further up the mountain to the trailhead starting point. Most tour operators serve lunch here before the short first day trek to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820 meters) begins. You may get lucky and spot large wildlife like elephant and buffalo that sometimes emerge from the rainforest onto the path as you trek towards your first camp. Dinner will be served when you reach Mti Mkubwa Camp.

    Day 3; Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp 1
  • Distance: ~5.5km / 3 miles
  • Trekking time: 3-4 hours
  • Zone: Rainforest
  • Full Board at Shira One Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
  • We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

    Day 4; Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2
  • Distance: ~7km / 4 miles
  • Trekking time: 3-4 hours
  • Zone: Rainforest / Low Alpine Zone
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
  • On day three the trek crosses the Shira Plateau from Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2. Nine-day trekkers usually spend the night at Shira Camp 2 where they will join trekkers from the Machame Route. At Shira Camp 2 it is worth trekking a little higher up the plateau to enjoy the stunning view across the valley below and Western Breach of Kilimanjaro above. The plateau is exposed so be prepared for a cold night with temperatures getting below zero. Note: Trekkers on an eight-day hike will continue east up the Shira Plateau ridge and on to Lava Tower (4,600 meters) and then back down via the Northern Circuit to Moir Camp (4,200 meters).

    Day 5; Shira Camp 2 to Moir Camp
  • Distance: ~14km / 8 miles
  • Trekking time: 5-7 hours
  • Zone: Low alpine zone / High alpine zone
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
  • Day four is a long trek heading east which passes through the ‘Garden of the Senecios’ and then enters the high alpine desert zone. The morning is spent trekking up to Lava Tower and the iconic Shark’s Tooth rock formation at 4,600 meters, where you will have lunch. After lunch you will join the northern circuit heading down to Moir Camp at 4,200 meters (see map above). This is an important day in your trek as you will get to experience high altitude and then sleep low, which is good for the acclimatization process.

    Day 6; Moir Camp to Buffalo Camp
  • Distance: ~12km / 7 miles
  • Trekking time: 5-7 hours
  • Zone: High alpine zone
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
  • Day five involves a moderately steep climb out of Moir Valley. Trekkers can take a small detour here to climb the summit of Little Lent Hill at 4,375 meters before returning to the Northern Circuit trail. From here the route follows a series of inclines and declines, skirting around the northern slopes of Kibo to Buffalo Camp (4,020 meters). The trek gives great vistas out across the plains that lie north of Kilimanjaro and stretch out to the Kenyan / Tanzanian border. You will arrive at Buffalo Camp just after midday, where you will have lunch and have time to rest after a long day hiking.

    Day 7; Buffalo Camp to Rongai Third Cave
  • Distance: ~8km / 5 miles
  • Trekking time: 5-7 hours
  • Zone: High alpine zone and low alpine zone
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
  • Day six starts with a climb up the Buffalo ridge and down into Pofu Camp where lunch is usually served. The route then continues east around the northern slopes to the Rongai Third Cave at 3,800 meters. The trek is shorter than the day before and by now you should be feeling well acclimatized to the altitude. You will arrive at the Third Cave just around mid-afternoon.

    Day 8; 3rd Cave to School Hut
  • Distance: ~15km / 8 miles
  • Trekking time: 4-5 hours
  • Zone: High alpine zone and glacial zone
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
  • Day seven involves a steady incline up and over the Saddle which sits between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi Peak. Trekkers then continue walking south-west up to School Hut (4,800 meters). After arriving at School Hut, you will be served an early dinner and then you should get some shut-eye as you will be awoken before midnight to start your summit attempt. Remember to prepare all your gear, including warm clothes, insulated water bottles, snacks, headlamp and camera before going to bed.

    Day 9; School Hut to Uhuru Peak to Millennium Camp
  • Distance: ~6km / 3.5 miles ascent and 10.5km / 6-mile descent
  • Trekking time: 6-8 hours ascent and then 4–6-hour descent
  • Zone: Glacial zone and all preceding zones
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
  • You will be awoken around 11:30 with hot tea and biscuits and will then begin the steep incline up the slopes of Kibo under the cover of darkness. Your first check-point is Hans Meyer Cave where you will take a short break. The climb steepens as you approach Gilman’s Point (5,681 meters), which will be around 5-6 hours after departing School Hut. Take a moment to enjoy the approaching dawn and incredible view out and across to Mawenzi Peak, but remember you still have 2 hours trekking to reach Uhuru Peak so dig deep for the energy. The slope flattens as you head west around the crater rim and you should arrive at the summit at or just after sunrise. Your stay here will be brief so get as many pictures as you can of the incredible views and surrounding glaciers. You will then retrace your steps back around the crater rim to Stella Point (5,739 meters) where you will turn south and head down the heavily screed slopes of Kibo to Barafu Camp (4,680 meters). Most trekkers take a short break here before continuing down to Millennium Camp (3,950 meters) for your final night on the mountain. In total you will be trekking for 14-16 hours on day eight so it is important to pace yourself, remain hydrated and keep your blood sugar levels up. Note: some tour operators return via Gilman’s Point to Horombo Hut using the Marangu Route.

    Day 10; Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate
  • Distance: ~10km / 6.5 miles
  • Trekking time: 3-4 hours
  • Zone: Rainforest zone
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
  • The final day is a short hike through the dense montane rainforest from Millennium Camp (3,950 meters) to Mweka Gate (1,640 meters). At the gate you will need to sign-out with the authorities, who will also provide you with your official certificate – a green certificate for those who made it to Gilman’s Point and a gold certificate for those who reached Uhuru Peak. It is customary to give your guide and porter tips before being driven back to your hotel in Moshi.

    Day 11; Depart Tanzania

    The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

  • Meals: Breakfast Included 
  • Northern Circuit Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Northern Circuit Package Not Included
  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 2 Days Days Tanzania Safaris

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI

    This two-day tour to the Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania offers a multitude of memorable experiences in a short amount of time. The Safari flying visit allows you to explore one of Africa’s seven natural wonders – the Ngorongoro Crater and the Tarangire National Park which boasts many species of vegetation and animals. Tarangire is known for their endless plains of savannah and their immense elephant herds. You will be introduced to the infamous big five and marvel at the colossal landscape of the crater in Ngorongoro

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    Day O: Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport

    Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be meeting with Africa natural tours &safaris driverat the airport and be transferred to the hotel in Arusha for overnight.

    Day One : Arusha to Tarangire National Park

    After breakfast in Arusha, we will depart for Tarangire National Park early in the morning. Once we arrive in Tarangire we will begin exploring the enormous termite mounds and the ancient baobab trees. This park is renowned for its diverse bird species and extensive population of elephants. There are regular sightings of ferocious lions, giraffe, warthogs, ostriches, impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes, and mischievous baboons. After viewing the wildlife in Tarangire we will continue our journey to our next highlight the Ngorongoro Crater and Close to Lake Manyara. Dinner and Over night.

    Day Two : Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

    We will have an early start to the day to ensure that we complete the itinerary for the day which includes a magnificent game drive with a picnic lunch in the crater. Animals infrequently migrate in and out of the crater due to its elevated walls. This means you are capable of spotting every member of the big five in one day. The big five comprises of buffalo, elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards. Some of the other wildlife that you can expect to see includes zebras, hippo, wildebeest and hyenas. The craters also feature an extensive bird population including geese, storks and vultures. You will be graced by the lovely flamingos on the Soda Lake. Our guides are highly skilled and will impress you with their ability to track down animals. This is a skill that a book cannot teach you and that a selected few can perform. Your trip will come to an end in the late afternoon and we will proceed back to Arusha.

    <4>Package Includes<4> ⦁
  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof ⦁
  • Campsites / Lodge. ⦁
  • park fees ⦁
  • Tent ⦁
  • mattress ⦁
  • Professional English-speaking safari guide & chef ⦁
  • breakfast; lunches; dinner ⦁
  • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals ⦁
  • Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport. ⦁
  • Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan ⦁
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.

    Not Included

  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$
  • Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person& Masai Village $ 25 per person)

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES

  • It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited
  • Want NO mileage or fuel limits
  • High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop.
  • Both of our Safari Cars are New
  • All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs
  • All of our cars have refrigerator
  • All of our safari cars have camera charging ports.
  • Most of our Cars are air conditioned
  • We provide Water during Safari.

    3 Days Days Tanzania Safaris

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI

    Day 1: Arusha to Serengeti National Park

    We will leave Arusha early morning and travel to Serengeti National Park. We will travel to Serengeti on a road near the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, allowing for animal sightings along the way. The golden savannah and endless plains, teeming with zebras, wildebeest and giraffes make it easy to understand why the Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. On this day, we will enjoy a picnic lunch on Naabai kopje (a small, rocky hill in a generally flat area), where you will have the opportunity to view the Serengeti’s famous pink-headed lizards. After lunch, we will proceed further into the plains for a leisurely game drive. You will spend the night at the Serengeti,

    Day 2: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

    We will begin our day with an early morning game drive in the central Serengeti. The savannah is an active landscape and the air is flooded with the melodies the birds create as the regenerated sunlight starts to illuminate the full landscape. Your guide will study the prints on the ground to pursue predators. We will travel to the Ngorongoro Crater. You will be provided with dinner and overnight.

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    Days3: Ngorongoro Crater toArusha

    After an early morning breakfast, we will hurry to Ngorongoro Crater, as it is the best time to spot animals. On this day, we will enjoy a game drive around the crater and stop for a picnic lunch at a small lake within the park. The lake is home to many hippos and migratory birds, so guests will be sure to enjoy the visit! Due to the animal “oasis” created within the crater, there is a high possibility of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’. The group comprises some of the strongest animals in Africa – the ferocious lion, the giant elephant, the stealthy leopard, the charging rhino and the mighty water buffalo. Ngorongoro Crater is truly an amazing place. Did you know it was formed over two million of years ago? A large volcano erupted, collapsing the volcano, but left a perfectly unbroken crater, known as a caldera. Within the amazing crater you can expect to view the playful zebra, lumbering hippo, swift wildebeest and cackling hyenas. In addition, there are flocks of graceful flamingos along the Soda Lake, while hungry hawks and vultures circle the sky in search their next meal of discarded carcass. Beautiful storks, ibis, and cranes are popular water birds in the crater, a sight not to miss. After a lovely afternoon of animal sightings, we will finally start our journey back to Arusha Day of departure:Transfer to the Kilimanjaro Airport.

    Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof ⦁
  • Campsites / Lodge. ⦁
  • park fees ⦁
  • Tent ⦁
  • mattress ⦁
  • Professional English-speaking safari guide & chef ⦁
  • breakfast; lunches; dinner
  • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals
  • Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.

    Not Included

  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$
  • Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person & Masai Village $ 25 per person)

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES

  • It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited
  • Want NO mileage or fuel limits
  • High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop.
  • Both of our Safari Cars are New
  • . All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs
  • All of our cars have refrigerator
  • All of our safari cars have camera charging ports.
  • Most of our Cars are air conditioned
  • We provide Water during Safari.

    2 Days Days Tanzania Safaris

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI

    Our three day Northern Circuit Encounter is a memorable experience of Northern Tanzania’s abundance of wildlife and spectacular scenery. Dubbed ‘Africa’s Garden of Eden’, The Ngorongoro Crater hosts an abundance of wildlife including the exceptionally rare black rhino and it is renowned for maximum game spotting. Exploring the vast plains of savannah in Tarangire National Park and tranquil game drives along the shallow waters of Lake Manyara will leave you feeling enchanted and revitalized.

    Day 0: Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport
    Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be meet with Africa Natural Tours & Safaris driver at the airport and be transferred to the hotel in Arusha for overnight.
    Day One : Arusha to Tarangire National Park

    We will depart from Arusha in the early hours of the day and drive to Tarangire National Park where colossal termite mounds and ancient baobab trees await us. This park is renowned for their immense elephant population, their picturesque scenery and diverse bird life. Tarangire has an enticing wildlife that includes elephants, lions, giraffe, warthogs, ostriches, impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes and baboons. When our game drive comes to an end we will proceed to the Lake Manyarawhere you will get dinnerand overnight.

    Day Two : Ngorongoro Crater

    We will have a timely start to the day to ensure that we arrive at the Ngorongoro Crater promptly – early morning game drives provide you with an excellent opportunity to spot wildlife. We will enjoy a wonderful game drive with an appetizing picnic lunch inside the crater. The elevated structure encourages the animals to settle inside the crater which means you are capable of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’ in one day. The big five tend to dominate the savannah and consist of buffalo, lions, elephants, rhinos and leopards. The Ngorongoro Crater developed its structure nearly three million years ago when a colossal volcano erupted, making it the largest un-flooded, unbroken caldera in the world. You can also expect to encounter zebra, hippo, wildebeest and hyenas. You will find the flamingos gracefully lounging around the Soda Lake and the vultures are always corroding the discarded prey of a predator. Other birds include storks and geese. Your guide will be in close contact with the other safari drivers and his impressive ability to track down hidden animals will assure that you have an eventful day. We will have dinner and spend the night Lake Manyara.

    Day Three : Lake Manyara to Arusha

    In the morning we will depart to Lake Manyara where we will spend the day and enjoy a delectable picnic lunch. The park is nestled at the base of the rusty gold Great Rift Valley escarpment and the scenic landscape is breathtakingly magnificent. An abundance of species are able to reside in the park due to the wide range of habitats. The park record consists of over 380 species of birds, some of which are migratory, making it the ideal location for bird watchers. Thousands of pink-hued flamingos occupy the margin of the lake; other large water birds include pelicans, storks and cormorants. The wildlife you can expect to see are buffalo, elephants, giraffe, impalas and the ferocious hippos that inhabit the water. Our trip will come to an end in the late afternoon. We will proceed to Arusha. Day of departure:Transfer to the Kilimanjaro Airport.

    Package Includes

    .Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof ⦁ .Campsites / Lodge. ⦁ park fees ⦁ .Tent ⦁ . mattress ⦁ .Professional English-speaking safari guide & chef ⦁ . breakfast; lunches; dinner ⦁ .1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals ⦁ .Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport. ⦁ .Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan ⦁ .18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.

    Not Included

    .Flights (International & Domestics) ⦁ .Travel insurance ⦁ .Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$ ⦁ .Personal items ⦁ .Tips for safari guide & chef ⦁ .Soda and Alcoholic beverages ⦁ .Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person & Masai Village $ 25 per person)

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES

    It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited Want NO mileage or fuel limits High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop. Both of our Safari Cars are New All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs All of our cars have refrigerator All of our safari cars have camera charging ports. Most of our Cars are air conditioned We provide Water during Safari.

    4 Days Days Tanzania Safaris

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI

    Explore on this popular 4 days safari the three unquestioned most impressive national parks and conversation area of Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit. Experience to the large elephant population in Tarangire National Park, explore the breathtaking wildebeest migration at Serengeti and spot one of the rare rhinos in Ngorongoro Crater. We will take you on an African adventure you did not even picture in your wildest dreams.

    Day 0: Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International
    Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be meeting with Africa Natural Tours & Safaris driver at the airport and be transferred to the hotel in Arusha for overnight(BB).
    Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

    We will depart from Arusha in the morning and travel to the Tarangire National Park where you can marvel at the colossal termite mounds and the ancient baobab trees. The picturesque scenery and diverse bird-life assist in creating the tranquil ambiance of the Tarangire National Park. The great elephant, warthogs, ostriches, impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes, and baboons. When your game drive comes to an end, we will take you to the Lake Manyara whereyou will getdinner and over night.

    Main Accommodation
    Day 2: Tarangire to Serengeti National Park

    ,An appetizing breakfast will transit to Ngorongoro to the Serengeti National Park. We will take the scenic route to the Serengeti which allows us to travel near the Ngorongoro Crater. There is a possibility of spotting game. The endless golden savannah with splotches of colour created by the vegetation and wildlife make it easy to understand why the Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural wonders of Africa. We will stop so that you can enjoy your picnic lunch on a kopje (a small hill in a generally flat area). We will proceed further into the Serengeti for a leisurely game drive. You will spend the night at Serengeti,

    Day 3: : Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

    We will begin our day with an early morning game drive in the central Serengeti. The savannah is an active landscape and the air is flooded with the melodies the birds create as the regenerated sunlight starts to illuminate the full landscape. Your guide will study the prints on the ground to pursue predators. We will travel to the Ngorongoro Crater. You will be provided with dinner and overnight.

    Days 4: Ngorongoro to Arusha

    After an early morning breakfast, we will hurry to Ngorongoro Crater, as it is the best time to spot animals. On this day, we will enjoy a game drive around the crater and stop for a picnic lunch at a small lake within the park. The lake is home to many hippos and migratory birds, so guests will be sure to enjoy the visit! Due to the animal “oasis” created within the crater, there is a high possibility of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’. The group comprises some of the strongest animals in Africa – the ferocious lion, the giant elephant, the stealthy leopard, the charging rhino and the mighty water buffalo. Ngorongoro Crater is truly an amazing place. Did you know it was formed over two million of years ago? A large volcano erupted, collapsing the volcano, but left a perfectly unbroken crater, known as a caldera. Within the amazing crater you can expect to view the playful zebra, lumbering hippo, swift wildebeest and cackling hyenas. In addition, there are flocks of graceful flamingos along the Soda Lake, while hungry hawks and vultures circle the sky in search their next meal of discarded carcass. Beautiful storks, ibis, and cranes are popular water birds in the crater, a sight not to miss. After a lovely afternoon of animal sightings, we will finally start our journey back to Arusha. Day of departure:Transfer to the Kilimanjaro Airport.

    Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Campsites / Lodge.
  • park fees
  • Tent
  • mattress
  • Professional English speaking safari guide & chef
  • breakfast; lunches; dinner
  • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals
  • Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town
  • with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan

  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged
  • .

    Not Included

  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$
  • Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person & Masai Village $ 25 per person)
  • ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES

  • It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited
  • Want NO mileage or fuel limits
  • High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop.
  • Both of our Safari Cars are New
  • All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs
  • All of our cars have refrigerator
  • All of our safari cars have camera charging ports.
  • Most of our Cars are air conditioned
  • We provide Water during Safari.
  • Days Tanzania Safaris

    ABOUT TANZNAIA SAFARI

    The best tour company in TanzaniaThis is our Big Adventure safari and just right for you if you want to experience everything that Tanzania has to offer. We’ll take you on a journey of sights and sounds and colours: a journey where you’ll witness a landscape of diversity and nature at its finest. From the golden plains of the Serengeti to the lush exclusivity of Tarangire; from the russets of Lake Natron to the pink shimmer of flamingo on Soda Lake at the Ngorongoro Crater, you’ll travel across a glorious patchwork of habitats framed eternally by deep blue skies, golden horizons and the indigo of star-filled nights. And all this, of course, with the opportunity to watch some of the most spectacular animals on the planet, including the Big Five. Adventures don’t come any bigger than this.

    Day of arrival : Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha town
    Day 1: Arusha to Arusha National Park
    Your adventure will start at Arusha, a cheerful, bustling town filled with coffee houses and a lively buzz. You’ll set off to the Arusha National Park, the setting for the jewel-like Lake Momella, which you’ll glimpse through the bronze bush where the Ngurduto Crater buffalo, waterbuck, giraffe, warthogs, zebra and gazelle reside throughout the year. You’ll set out on foot, too, for a stroll that will offer you the sensation of feeling Africa’s vibrant pulse through the soles of your shoes and you’ll experience the bush in infinite detail. You’ll be safe, though, as an armed ranger will accompany you as you explore the landscape of buzzing insects and birds calling, with the cries of the savannah further off. You’ll hike through lush forest to a sparkling waterfall and, further, to a magical place famous for the antics of the black and white colobus monkeys. You’ll spend the evening gazing at the park, while our chef prepares a delicious meal for you.

    Main Accommodation
    Day 2: National Park to Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara

    After a tasty breakfast you’ll head off to the lovely, quiet Tarangire National Park. It’s a huge park, with a diverse concentration of wildlife especially between July and October when the Tarangire River is in full flood. If you love elephants, then this is the park for you. You’ll never forget your first siting of the majestic African elephant, the largest land mammal in the world; and at Tarangire, herds of these beautiful, intelligent creatures wander at leisure, looking after their young. But you’ll also see a dizzying variety of wildlife including lions, giraffe, warthogs, ostrich, impala, cheetah, mongoose, buffalo, and baboons. The birdlife is magnificent, too, and you’ll catch the flash of a red-and-yellow barbet, or gaze on the slow circling of the tawny eagle. After a picnic lunch you’ll drive to Lake Manyara and reach in the late afternoon. You’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the African evening while enjoying a tasty dinner.

    Day 3: Lake Manyara to Lake Natron

    After a yummy breakfast, you’ll depart for Lake Natron, which is famous for its salinity and the unique consequences of this. The microorganisms that prefer an alkaline environment cause the lake’s russet tone, and you’ll see salt-crust rafts scattered in the shallows. Over half the world’s lesser flamingoes are born in the lake, and you are likely to see clouds of shimmering pink as the flamingoes settle and stalk on the still waters. You’ll explore a curious terrain of salt marshes and freshwater wetlands with its unique flora, leading to sparkling waterfalls. The lake is framed by the incredible Oldoinyo Lengai (Mountain of God in Maasai, the language of Maasai people), an active volcano that carves out hornitos - incredible statues made of cooled lava. (We can arrange a climb up Oldoinyo Lengai – it’s an extra day to your adventure. Just ask us when you book!) You’ll spend the evening watching the sun set pink and gold over this incredible landscape and dinner will be served as the first stars appear.

    Day 4: Lake Natron to Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast you’ll say goodbye to Lake Natron and hello to the world-famous Serengeti National Park. But first you’ll travel through the bustling towns of Loliondo and Wasso through Klein’s Gate at the northeast entrance to the park. This road trip takes in an array of sites: towns and villages, savannah and forest, and you’ll be able to spot animals like antelope, wildebeest and zebra. You’ll arrive at the Serengeti where you can stretch your legs then fill up with a delicious dinner in time for a good night’s sleep, ready for your full day’s adventures tomorrow. ,

    Day 5: Serengeti National Park

    After a nourishing breakfast, you’ll continue into the vast plains of the magnificent Serengeti, home to a diverse array of hundreds of species of animal and bird. Each moment of today’s adventure will stimulate your senses; your eyes alert for each new sitting, your ears feasting on the calls, screeches and buzz of life – or the still, dead silence of the hot noonday. The Serengeti is world famous for its diversity – you’ll likely see lions, leopard, elephant, cheetahs and water buffalo - and all within a few feet of your jeep. There’s nowhere like it. It’s also home to one of the natural wonders of the world – the Great Migration of zebra and wildebeest as they traverse the plains in their thousands, risking their lives with the predators they attract, who are also just trying to stay alive. It’s humbling to watch. You’ll also spot some of the park’s lesser known, but equally beautiful creatures including eland, hyenas, gazelle, crocodile, giraffe, zebra, monkeys, baboons, hippo and rhino. The hundreds of bird species, both endemic and migrating from the Eurasia, are a special bonus for bird-watchers. The day’s delights will continue with a freshly cooked and delicious dinner, under the stars.

    Main Accommodation
    Day 6: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
    You’ll be up and about after breakfast for another drive through the sights and sounds of the Serengeti: the golden grasslands dotted with acacia, the endless blue of the skies and the ever-changing sites: over here you might see a rare tree-climbing lion – not as graceful as the leopard who is a lithe, natural climber – and towards the horizon a mixed herd of zebra and wildebeest grazing gently. After lunch you’ll set off for your next adventure, which is an exploration of the unique Ngorongoro Crater, and we’ll spend overnight here, which is on the very rim of the Crater itself. This is an ideal place to rest and relax, as you’ll enjoy a drink watching the incredible colours of the sunset range over the savannah, and the shadow of night creep into the caldera below. You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner by starlight.

    Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater to Mto wa Mbu

    You’ll be up early in a world etched in the pink and apricot rays of an African dawn because early mornings are the best time to spot the animals – especially the Big Five. But don’t worry; you’ll have a filling, healthy breakfast before you set off! The volcanic landscape is rich and fertile and attracts thousands of grazing animals – and their predators. The high walls of the crater form a protective shelter for many animals and prevent migration, so the diversity is dizzying and you’ll spot zebra, wildebeest and cackling hyenas, amongst others. After a busy morning you’ll enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch near a pond full of hippos and then gaze on the sites at Soda Lake: the flocks of graceful flamingos as well as stork, ibis, and crane. Circling in the indigo blue sky are vultures and hawks eagerly in search of a discarded carcasses. In the afternoon you’ll set off to Manyara Mto wa Mbu where you will overnight.

    Main Accommodation

    Lake Eyasi is a special place; it’s the home of one of the world’s last tribe of hunter- gatherers. The Hadzabe bushpeople grow no food, raise no livestock, and live without rules or calendars. They live a hunter-gatherer existence that is little changed in 10,000 years. You’ll be able to watch the Hadzabe traditional methods of survival, including how they hunt; and you can be sure nothing is hunted that is not used in its entirety. The Hadzabe way respects the land and all of its inhabitants and you’ll find a beauty and peace in their way of life. After lunch you’ll journey to Mto wa Mbu, which is very close to the gate of our next national park, the Lake Manyara National Park. You’ll spend the evening reflecting on your adventures so far, and relaxing with a drink as you listen to the calls of the evening.

    Another early start – fuelled by a decent breakfast – to spot the wildlife as they are starting their day. Lake Manyara National Park nestles at the foot of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, and is a patchwork of diverse landscapes: the shrubby expanse of the golden savannah, the narrow shores teeming with wildlife and the still waters of Lake Manyara itself. This park is famous for elephant and for its tribes of baboons, who swoop and call to each other and never seem to stop for breath. It’s also home to the legendary tree-climbing lions as well as powerful water buffalo, the majestic African elephant, and giraffe, impala and hippo. With over four hundred species of dazzling birds, some of which are migratory, it’s a birdwatcher's paradise. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch in the heart of the park, to the calls of the birds and the buzzing of insects while the sun turns everything to gold. After more wildlife spotting, you’ll say goodbye to the Lake and drive through Maasai bomas, baobab forest and rolling savannah plains en route toArusha, where your safari adventure will end. Back to Arusha.

    Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Campsites / Lodge.
  • park fees
  • Tent
  • mattress
  • Professional English speaking safari guide & chef
  • breakfast; lunches; dinner
  • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals
  • Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Not Included

  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$
  • Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $570 per person & Masai Village $ 25 per person)
  • ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES ⦁
  • It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited
  • Want NO mileage or fuel limits
  • High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop.
  • Both of our Safari Cars are New
  • All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs
  • All of our cars have refrigerator
  • All of our safari cars have camera charging ports
  • . ⦁
  • Most of our Cars are air conditioned
  • We provide Water during Safari.
  • : TANZANIA SAFAR
    Day 1: Arusha to Serengeti National Park

    We will leave Arusha early morning and travel to Serengeti National Park. We will travel to Serengeti on a road near the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, allowing for animal sightings along the way. The golden savannah and endless plains, teeming with zebras, wildebeest and giraffes make it easy to understand why the Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. On this day, we will enjoy a picnic lunch on Naabai kopje (a small, rocky hill in a generally flat area), where you will have the opportunity to view the Serengeti’s famous pink-headed lizards. After lunch, we will proceed further into the plains for a leisurely game drive. You will spend the night at the Serengeti, and fall asleep to the playful calls of the zebra and hyenas. As with guaranteed with each tour,

    Day 2: Serengeti National Park

    We will begin the day in heart of the Serengeti. The animals found in the Serengeti are extremely diverse so visitors will likely enjoy views of lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, water buffalo, zebras, and wildebeest. In addition, elands, hyenas, gazelles, crocodiles, giraffe, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos and antelopes are all found within the park. Don’t worry about the time of year of your safari, because there are animals within the Serengeti all year! After the game drive, a delectable dinner will be served.

    Day 3: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
    This day marks the last day of game drive in Serengeti before we make our way to Ngorongoro Crater. After an exciting game drive full of animal sightings and a picnic lunch, we will drive to the Crater. This night we will stay here, overlooking the unbroken caldera of Ngorongoro Crater. The views of the sunset over the savannah are absolutely breathtaking. After a long day of adventuring, guests will enjoy a tasty dinner prepared by our friendly cook.
    : Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

    After an early morning breakfast, we will hurry to Ngorongoro Crater, as it is the best time to spot animals. On this day, we will enjoy a game drive around the crater and stop for a picnic lunch at a small lake within the park. The lake is home to many hippos and migratory birds, so guests will be sure to enjoy the visit! Due to the animal “oasis” created within the crater, there is a high possibility of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’. The group comprises some of the strongest animals in Africa – the ferocious lion, the giant elephant, the stealthy leopard, the charging rhino and the mighty water buffalo. Ngorongoro Crater is truly an amazing place. Did you know it was formed over two million of years ago? A large volcano erupted, collapsing the volcano, but left a perfectly unbroken crater, known as a caldera. Within the amazing crater you can expect to view the playful zebra, lumbering hippo, swift wildebeest and cackling hyenas. In addition, there are flocks of graceful flamingos along the Soda Lake, while hungry hawks and vultures circle the sky in search their next meal of discarded carcass. Beautiful storks, ibis, and cranes are popular water birds in the crater, a sight not to miss. After a lovely afternoon of animal sightings, we will finally start our journey back to Arusha.

    Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Campsites / Lodge.
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  • park fees
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  • Tent
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  • mattress
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  • Professional English speaking safari guide & chef
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  • breakfast; lunches; dinner
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  • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals
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  • Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
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  • Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town
  • . with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan. ⦁
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
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    Not Included

  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • . ⦁ Travel insurance. ⦁
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$
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  • Personal items
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  • Tips for safari guide & chef
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  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
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  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person & Masai Village $ 25 per person)
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    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES

  • It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited
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  • Want NO mileage or fuel limits
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  • High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop.
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  • Both of our Safari Cars are New
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  • All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs
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  • All of our cars have refrigerator
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  • All of our safari cars have camera charging ports.
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  • Most of our Cars are air conditioned
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  • We provide Water during Safari
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    4 Days Days Tanzania Safaris

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI

    This tour will give you the unique opportunity to experience the amazing natural wonders of Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Lake Manyara National Park provides an unforgettable experience in some of Northern Tanzania’s most diverse natural habitats, from the pristine streams, to the dense woodlands and touring mountains. In addition, Tarangire is known around the world for its many herds of giraffe and great African elephant! The awe- inspiring wildebeest migration and endless savannah plains of the Serengeti are so majestic; the park has been listed as one of the Seven Natural wonders of Africa. In addition, the Serengeti is the perfect retreat for quiet reflection. The Ngorongoro Crater also boasts an immense number of mighty African wildlife and unique vegetation in the only unbroken caldera found on Earth.

    Day 0: Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport5
    Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be meeting with Africa natural tours & Safaris driver at the airport and be transferred to the hotel in Arusha for overnight (BB). 5> Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park5

    We will leave from Arusha in the morning and travel to the Tarangire National Park, where you can marvel at the two-story high termite mounds and the “upside-down” giant baobab trees. The aesthetic scenery and cornucopia of bird-life assist in creating the unequivocally peaceful ambiance of the Tarangire National Park. In addition, the African elephant population, over 300 strong, is an extremely remarkable sight. African elephants are the largest living land mammals, with adult males weighing in at seven tons. Other animals endemic to Tarangire’s savannah include the hardy African lions, giraffes, toothy warthogs, ostriches, impalas, agile cheetah, mongoose, water buffalo, and red-bottomed baboons. When your game drive comes to an end, our guide will transport you to Lake Manyara, complete with a pool and hot showers. As with guaranteed with each tour.

    5> Day 2: Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National

    A delicious breakfast showcasing local and organic products will be served at camp, followed by a breathtaking drive to the Serengeti National Park. We will take the scenic route to Serengeti, allowing for an amazing, bird’s-eye-view of Ngorongoro Crater. There is a high likelihood of spotting game on the drive. The endless golden savanna, contrasted with the vibrant patterns of zebras, lions, and elephants make it easy to understand why the Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural wonders of Africa. We will stop for a picnic lunch on the most famous kopje (a small hill in a generally flat area) in the park, allowing visitors to experience the vastness Serengeti from atop the hill. We will proceed further into the Serengeti for a leisurely game drive where you will likely view herds of giraffes, elephants, and zebra. You will spend the night at the Serengeti, where you will fall asleep to the mighty chorus of zebra, lions and gazelles.

    5> Day 3: Serengeti National Park. .

    The day will begin in the center of the majestic Serengeti. After a nourishing breakfast, we will continue our journey into the plains. Since we have a full day of game driving, you will likely view hundreds of the diverse animals that find their home within the Serengeti’s endless plains. This day will likely offer sightings of the African mammals that make the park famous- lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, and water buffalo, all within a few feet of the jeep. Visitors will also have the chance to view some of the parks lesser known, but equally majestic animals including, elands, hyenas, gazelles, crocodiles, giraffe, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos and antelope. Depending on the time of year, visitors will also have the chance to view thousands of zebra and wildebeest on their Great Migration. The hundreds of bird species, both endemic and migrating from the Eurasian region, are a special bonus for bird-watchers. Guests will enjoy fresh and delicious dinner, another spot well known for animal sightings.

    Today is our last game drive in Serengeti before we continue to Ngorongoro Crater. We will overnight at the crater; deal for watching the gorgeous sunset expands over the savannah within the caldera. After watching the sunset, guests can look forward to a delectable dinner made fresh by the Africa Natural Tour’s friendly cook. > Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara National Park5

    We will depart for the Ngorongoro Crater early in the morning, as early mornings provide an opportune time to spot game, especially within the “Big 5”. The group comprises some of the strongest animals in Africa – the ferocious lion, the mighty elephant, the stealthy leopard, the charging rhino and the strong water buffalo. We will enjoy a leisurely game drive in the morning and have a picnic lunch near a pond full of hippos inside the crater. As we enjoy our snacks and sandwiches, we will be able to watch the hippos splash around. An interesting fact about Ngorongoro Crater is that it provides a unique haven for animals, which thrive within the protective shelter provided by the high walls of the caldera. The Crater was formed millions of years ago when a large volcano erupted, collapsing the volcano but leaving a perfectly unbroken crater. It is the only one like it in the world. Within the Ngorongoro Crater drive, visitors can definitely expect to encounter zebra, hippo, wildebeest and cackling hyenas. Similarly, the Crater is home to flocks of graceful flamingos lounging at Soda Lake and vultures and hawks eagerly circling the sky in search of a hardy meal of discarded carcasses. Storks, ibis, and cranes are popular water birds in the crater. Our game drive will conclude shortly after lunch when we will begin our drive to Lake Manyara. This night, guests will enjoy the tranquility enjoy with delicious dinner served hot and fresh.

    > Day 6: Lake Manyara National Park to Arush5 a On our last day of the tour (we know, we wish it was longer too!), we will experience the beauty of Lake Manyara National Park. We will enjoy an early breakfast, in order to start our game drive early enough to spot the “Big Five” mammals. Nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park provides picturesque, yet varying scenery. Throughout the day we will experience the shrubbery of the golden savannah, mighty rivers, and amazing wildlife. We will eat our picnic lunch in the heart of the beautiful park. Soda Lake and the surrounding savannah support the highly diverse ecosystem, leading to the diverse array of wildlife to be viewed within the park. With over four hundred species of dazzling birds, some of which are migratory, Lake Manyara National Park is a birdwatcher's paradise. Lake Manyara is home to the legendary tree-climbing lions as well as powerful water buffalo, immense African elephant, soaring giraffe, graceful impala and gigantic hippo. In the late afternoon, we will leave Manyara and proceed to Arusha to conclude our safari. Guests will enjoy the beautiful scenery as we drive past Maasai bomas, baobab forest, and rolling savannah plains in route to Arusha.

    Package Includes

    ⦁ Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof ⦁ Campsites / Lodge. ⦁ park fees ⦁ Tent ⦁ mattress ⦁
  • Professional English speaking safari guide & chef
  • breakfast; lunches; dinner
  • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals
  • Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • . ⦁
  • Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Not Included

    ⦁ Flights (International & Domestics) ⦁
  • Travel insurance
  • ⦁ Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$ ⦁
  • Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person & Masai Village $ 25 per person)
  • ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES

  • It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited
  • Want NO mileage or fuel limits
  • High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop.
  • Both of our Safari Cars are New
  • All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs
  • All of our cars have refrigerator
  • All of our safari cars have camera charging ports.
  • Most of our Cars are air conditioned
  • We provide Water during Safari.
  • The Perfect First Safari

    This seven day guided tour is a perfect first safari. You’ll explore some of the most glorious of African lands, including the magnificence of the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater as well as the lesser-known and more select of the Tanzanian parks like Arusha and Lake Manyara National Park. From day one you’ll be encompassed by nature in all her beauty – a landscape like no other, big, bold skies and a dizzying array of wildlife and flora. You’ll get up close with lions, gaze on the pink haze of flamingo shimmering on a soda lake, learn to pick out submerging hippos and spot so many species of birds that you’ll lose count. With comfortable camps, delicious food and accompanied by an experienced, friendly guide, this seven day .Tanzanian safari is perfect for you if you’d like to experience the best that nature has to offer.

    Day 0: Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport

    Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be meeting with Africa Natural Tours & Safaris at the airport and be transferred to the hotel in Arusha for overnight (BB).

    Day 1: Arusha to Arusha National Park
    Day 1: Arusha to Arusha National Park

    You’ll kick off your adventure early in the morning heading off to the beguiling – and often overlooked - Arusha National Park. Arusha is a jewel of Tanzania, with a diversity of plant and animal life that will take your breath away. You’ll explore the shores of tranquil Lake Momella which reflects the colors of the sky in her still waters, and you’ll experience the vibrancy of the bronzed bush where the Ngurduto Crater buffalo, waterbuck, giraffe, warthogs, zebra and gazelle busy themselves. These are resident throughout the year so you’re bound to see a different animal everywhere you turn. The elusive leopards and elephants tend to be shy at Arusha but there is a good chance of spotting them, too. You’ll also have the opportunity to set out on foot for fascinating stroll – it’s a totally different sensation feeling Africa’s vibrant pulse through the soles of your shoes. At a slower pace, you can really begin to understand Africa. You’ll get up close and personal to the flora and fauna but you’ll stay safe, accompanied by an armed ranger who will guide you through lush forest to the clear springs of a sparkling waterfall. Arusha National Park’s rangers are extremely knowledgeable, and as you walk you’ll learn so much about the biodiversity of the park – and suddenly you’ll spot a tribe of black and white colobus monkeys, famous in the park for their acrobatics. You’ll spend overnight to the park, where you’ll relax and enjoy a delicious dinner under a sky ablaze with stars before a restful sleep.

    Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara

    After awakening to a still African dawn, you’ll energise yourself with a hearty breakfast before heading off to the Tarangire National Park, named after the river which flows across the park and is the only source of water for the animals during the dry season. It’s an undulating landscape, scattered with Baobab trees and high grasses and its mixture of vegetation is unique in the Northern safari lands. Tarangire is famous for its birdlife: over 550 species make their homes here including the endearing yellow-collared lovebird. The Tarangire swamps have the most breeding species in one habitat in the world. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot Omo, the white giraffe who has a genetic condition called leucism: she’s perfectly healthy, just almost-perfectly white! Of course, if you don’t see Omo you’ll see a remarkable selection of wildlife including elephant, lions, warthogs, impala, cheetah,buffalo,and baboons. After a fascinating day in this beautiful park you’ll head off to Lake Manyara and reach in the late afternoon. You’ll have a chance to relax, absorb the sights and finish the evening with a tasty dinner before resting up, ready for tomorrow’s adventure.

    Day 3 : Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

    Your Serengeti adventure begins here. After a good breakfast, you’ll drive to the world famous Serengeti National Park. It’s world-famous for a reason: its home to the world's largest concentration of wildlife including zebra, gazelle, lions, wildebeest, elephant and giraffe. It’s also one of the points of the seasonal migration of wildebeest, which is an awesome sight in the truest sense of the word. Serengeti means 'The land that moves on forever' and you can see why: the Serengeti flows with a never-ending wave of movement and a buzz of activity. You’ll stop for a well-earned break for lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping), gazing down on the incredible views while you eat and preparing yourself for your adventures deeper into the park. The evening will see you settled in Serengeti, enjoying an appetizing dinner, watching a golden and pink sunset and picking out the first stars as they appear in the darkening sky. Tomorrow you’ve a whole day exploring Serengeti further.

    Day 4 : Serengeti National Park

    You’ll start your day at the center of the majestic Serengeti. After a nourishing breakfast, you’ll continue your journey into the plains on a full-day game drive that will give you the opportunity to spot hundreds of the diverse animals that find their home within the Serengeti’s endless plains. If you’re especially excited to see animals extremely close up, you won’t forget today. You’ll likely see all the animals that make this park famous only a few feet away from you. Lions, leopard, cheetah and water buffalo up close – there are no words to describe the feeling of closeness to animals so beautiful and so wild. You’ll also have the chance to gaze on some of the park’s lesser known but equally fascinating animals including the majestic eland, the clever hyena, graceful gazelle, stolid crocodiles, and of course giraffe, zebra, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos and antelope. If you visit at the right time of the year you’ll witness one of the modern natural wonders of the world – the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra. You’ll spend the night at the Serengeti, well known for animal sightings.

    Day 5: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

    You’ll be up with before dawn on an early morning game drive, the air crisp and keen and the sky brightening from indigo to golden pink and finally to hyacinth blue as we explore. The park is waking up and is alive with the calls of the animals. This is a time for tracking – predators have left their tracks overnight, and we’ll follow. As dawn breaks, the birds’ melodies begin to harmonize, the early morning air starts to warm and you’ll hear different calls as other animals start their day. You’ll add to yesterday’s collection of sightings: perhaps today you’ll see more hippos; perhaps a troop of monkeys or family of mongoose will grab your attention. After such an early start you’ll be looking forward to a delicious lunch, which will be served at the park. In the afternoon, you’ll start your Ngorongoro adventure by heading off to the Lodge or campsite. You’ll spend the evening enjoying a tasty dinner and relaxing under the stars.

    Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara

    After an early but delicious breakfast you’ll travel into the Crater, which is known as “Africa’s Garden of Eden”; its unique geological formation is at the root of its diversity. Because the crater sides are a barrier to many species migrating in or out, the crater is packed full of wildlife, and there’s an excellent chance of spotting Africa’s Big Five today. You could also encounter vultures, zebra, hippo, wildebeest and hyenas. The alkaline lake attracts geese, and storks and pink clouds of flamingo, too. Your experienced guide will ensure that you discover all the glorious wonders of nature in this unique place. You’ll rest at Lodge/Campsite overnight before your journey to the wonders of Lake Manyara National Park.

    Day 7 : Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha

    Your day starts with a healthy, filling breakfast and then you’ll head off to the Lake Manyara National Park, which extends for miles along the emerald base of the gold-flecked Rift Valley escarpment. The park is a patchwork of forest, arid scrubland and Soda Lake and a paradise for bird lovers. The forest is alive with the birdsong and flittering with the antics of monkeys in the forest canopy; giraffe roam the savannah and lions loll in trees, resting in the shade, while hippo families submerge themselves in the waters of the soda lake. You’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch served in the park before our drive back to Arusha, where your safari adventure ends. Back to Arusha.

    Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Campsites / Lodge.
  • park fees
  • Tent
  • mattress
  • Professional English speaking safari guide & chef
  • breakfast; lunches; dinner
  • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals
  • Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Not Included

  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$ ⦁ Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef ⦁
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person & Masai Village $ 25 per person)
  • ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES

  • It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited
  • Want NO mileage or fuel limits
  • High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop
  • . ⦁
  • Both of our Safari Cars are New
  • All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs
  • All of our cars have refrigerator
  • All of our safari cars have camera charging ports
  • . ⦁
  • Most of our Cars are air conditioned
  • We provide Water during Safari.
  • moshi Day trips

    Chagga Village Land Bike Tour Day Trip

    Chagga Village Itinerary
    Day Trip < : Bike Tour

    This tour will take you through superb area inhabited by Chagga tribe located at base of mountain Kilimanjaro. On the way you will experience a real African normal life and the way people here manage their peace of land to grow banana and coffee for food throughout a year. You will enjoy a fascinating green nature on the way as you keep cycling of a shadow of trees.

  • Distance: 42Km
  • Distance: 42Km
  • Highlights: Incredible view, scenery, nature, and local lifestyle.
  • Time: 3-5 hours.
  • Bike tour Package Includes

  • Bike & helmet
  • Kilimanjaro white hotel BB
  • Transfer from Moshi to Arusha
  • Chaga Village
  • Professional English-speaking guide bike tour
  • Lunch at a local family’s house / Lunch box
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • Bike tourPackage Not Included

  • Personal items
  • Tips for guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Moshi Tanzania Day Trip Kikuletwa / Chemka Hot Springs

    About Day Trip Kikuletwa / Chemka Hot Springs

    The Chemka Hot Springs are an oasis in the hinterland of the Kilimanjaro region, situated 40 kilometers from Moshi. At these idyllic underground springs with the crystal clear, turquoise water, you can enjoy the perfect rest after a strenuous Kilimanjaro climb or adventurous wilderness safari. But also for day-trippers, they are an ideal destination. Whether it's the old, the young, the quiet or the active, the Chemka Hot Springs invite you to linger, swim and explore. The pond is very deep, in some places up to 10 meters, but the water is so clear that you can see the bottom well all the time. On the shore under lush trees you can camp, enjoy your snacks or soak up the sun.

    Day Trips <: Chemka hot spring

    We pick you up from your hotel early in the morning from Moshi to the Hot Springs is very bumpy and windy, so driving takes more than one hour. During the trip you can enjoy the wonderful scenery and see the authentic Tanzanian life. When we arrive at the Hot Springs you can swim, relax, eat your lunch and enjoy the sun. after late afternoon back to Moshi.

    Chemka Hotspring Package Includes

  • • Transport
  • Village fees
  • Driver guide
  • Lunch box
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • Chemka Hot Spring Package Not Included

  • Personal items
  • Gratuities / "tip" for driver guide
  • MOSHI DAY TRIP LAKE CHALA

    ABOUT DAY TRIP LAKE CHALA

    The tranquility and peace of Lake Chala seem a thousand lifetimes away from the bustle of Moshi town, but it’s actually only an hour’s drive away, so perfect for a day trip with a difference. Lake Chala is a caldera lake fed by clean, cold underground streams from Kilimanjaro itself, and it’s renowned for its gloriously changing colours; from deepest turquoise to emerald green to azure and all colours in between. It’s a perfect place to relax and unwind and you’ve the choice of hiking the picture-perfect countryside around the lake, swimming in its sparkling waters (don’t forget your cozzie!) or kayaking across the border to Kenya. Or all three! It’s a day full of getting up close and personal to one of the greatest (and quietest) treasures of Tanzania.

    Day <: trip Lake Chala

    Your friendly guide will arrive at your accommodation armed with your tasty packed lunch. Then he or she will bustle you into the transport and drive you to Lake Chala Safari Camp. On the way you’ll journey through the everyday life of Moshi and on to the freeway, and you can spend a relaxing, comfortable hour-and-a-bit taking in the sights. Lake Chala Safari Camp is a beautiful private game reserve overlooking Lake Chala. You’ll arrive there and our guide will take you down to the lakeside, through vividly green flora, with the blue, blue lake ahead of you. It gets quite rocky near the lake so wear sturdy footwear. It’s a stunning area perfect for hikers and birdwatchers, and in season you might be lucky enough to spot elephants gathering at a distant waterhole. Spend the day wandering the paths around the lake or across the nearby savannah, where you’re likely to see baboons, vervet monkeys and blue monkeys as well as (perhaps) the shy dik-dik and graceful kudu, too. If you’re feeling a little more active, you can jump into a kayak and explore the lake further. You’ll be serenaded by the ever-present birdsong and gentle plashing of the water as you row. After your adventures, stop at the bar for a drink (alcoholic or otherwise) and, if you’re a little peckish, an afternoon snack. If you haven’t opted to camp at the Lake (think campfire under the star-filled heavens), you’ll be driven back to Moshi in the late afternoon.

    Lake chala Package Includes

  • Transport
  • Park fees
  • Driver guide
  • Lunch box
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • Lake chala Package Not Included

  • Personal items (Sturdy shoes, swim wear & towel)
  • ratuities / "tip" for guide
  • Personal items (Sturdy shoes, swim wear & towel)
  • Travel insurance
  • Private Tanzania Safari Day Trip Lake Natron

    About Day Trip Lake Natron

    Early in the Morning we will pick you from your hotel from Arusha or Mto wa mbu to Lake Natron is situated in northern Tanzania on the border with Kenya, close to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The lake is in the vicinity of Ol Doinyo Lengai, which is visible on the southern part. Lake Natron covers an area 56 km (35 miles) long and 24 km (15 miles) wide but the water level changes due to evaporation. The shallow and alkaline lake has different springs, the Ewaso Ng'iro River and different hot springs. The surface of Lake Natron, which has high salt, magnesite and sodium carbonate concentration, is covered with a pinkish-white soda crust. The area around the lake offers different attractions such as a large number of volcanic implosion craters, numerous waterfalls and ravines with nesting places for Ruppel’s Griffon Vultures. Among the most prominent attractions of Lake Natron is the Gelai Volcano, a 2,942 m (9,652 feet) high volcano in the southeastern part, and the archeological site of Peninj, where archeologists discovered the Peninj Mandible – the fossilized teeth of Australopithecus boisei. Some of the activities at Lake Natron are swimming, a visit to Maasai boma or a simple trek to the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands with numerous craters. The area has a beautiful wildlife The lake is a breeding place for thousands of Rift Valley Flamingos. They build their nests using the soda flats between August and October. The flamingos of lake Natron feed with the lakes Spirulina algae. Because the flamingos use this area for breeding the lake and its surrounding is under the International concern for preservation. Other animals which inhabit this area are zebra, ostrich, fringed eared oryx, gazelle, gerenuk, lesser kudu and golden jackal. After Late Afternoon drive back to Mto wa mbu where you will overnight.

    Lake Natron Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Park fees
  • Professional English-speaking safari guide
  • Lunch box
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • Lake Natrop PackageNot Included

  • Personal items
  • Gratuities / "tip" for safari guide
  • Increases in park fees where applicable
  • Day Trip Moshi Tanzania Materuni Waterfalls & Coffee Tour:

    About Materuni Waterfalls & Coffee Tour

    Nestled on the mountain slopes of Kilimanjaro lies the beautiful coffee village of Materuni. Produce your own cup of coffee from tree to cup. Receive first hand secrets of what makes a good cup of coffee from the local Chagga people. Only a small hike from the village lay the homonymous 80m high Materuni waterfalls. A relaxing swim in Kilimanjaro fletcher water grows the day.

    One Day <: Materuni Waterfalls &Coffee Tour Itinerary

    Begin the day with a short drive up into the slopes of Kilimanjaro, to the village of Materuni, approximately 1,800 m above sea level.  This lush rainforest region is known for producing some of the best coffee in East Africa.  Start the day with a visit to a small coffee farm and learn about how the coffee is grown, harvested and processed locally. Try your own hand at processing, roasting and preparing a fresh cup of coffee in the local Chagga way.Once you have finished enjoying your coffee break, you will depart on a beautiful 45 minute hike through the hills and valleys en route to the waterfalls.  Along the way your guide will teach you about local plants and how they are used for food and traditional medicine, as well as giving you more insight into the local Chagga culture. The waterfalls are hidden in a pristine valley with cliffs towering up to 200ft overhead.  The water falls straight down in a curtain to land in a small pool where you can relax, take lunch and go for a swim in the chill mountain waters.  After the falls hike you will return back to the car and return to Moshi. This is an experience you are sure to love, full of natural beauty, engaging education, and of course coffee.

    Materuni Waterfalls& Coffee Tour Package Includes

  • Transport by private car
  • Village & waterfall fees
  • Local guide
  • Lunch box
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • Materuni Waterfalls & Coffee Tour PackageNot Included

  • Personal items
  • Gratuities / "tip" for guide
  • Day trip Moshi Marangu Chagga Experience

    Day trip <: Marangu cultural

    In the morning, we will collect you from your hotel in Moshi and take you to Marangu, which lies in the fertile hills of Kilimanjaro where a village guide will be waiting for you and bring you first of all to the Chagga Live Museum, where you will get a deep insight in the traditional lifestyle of this agricultural society and also the family history He will then lead you through the coffee and banana plantations to a spectacular waterfall. On the way, he will tell you and point out the fauna and flora of the region. At the waterfall, you will have lunch and if you fancy you may take a plunge in the refreshing waters of the waterfall. In the afternoon, you will be driven to the village of Mamba. This small village is famous for its caves, which were once used to hide the women and children for weeks during the Chagga – Masai wars. At Mamba, you will also visit a local blacksmith who still forges spearheads in the manner. Late in the afternoon, we will take you back to Moshi at your hotel.

    Marangu Cultural Package Included:

  • Transport as mentioned
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Accredited English speaking village guide
  • Museum tour
  • Lunch and mineral water
  • All entrance fees
  • Marangu Culture Package Not Included

  • Personal items
  • Gratuities / "tip" for guides
  • Soda & alcoholic beverages
  • Soda & alcoholic beverages
  • Day Trip Moshi Tanzania Marangu Cultural Tour

    About Home of the Chagga tribe

    Immerse yourself in the history Marangu and its people. Marangu, at the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro, is a small town with a great amount of history and ancient traditions. Get carried away by the Chagga tribe, unique rainforest landscape and coffee growing insides. This full day tour has it all: action, tradition and culinary.
    Day Trip <: Marangu Cultural Tour Itinerary

    In the morning we drive to Marangu Gate (1900m), the starting point for all Kilimanjaro treks via the Marangu Route. You will have the opportunity to take pictures of the mighty Kilimanjaro and get a sense of the spirit of the mountain. The area around Marangu is home to the local Chagga tribe and you will learn all about their history and traditions on this full day excursion. Our second stop will be visiting a small coffee farm, where you will learn about how the coffee is grown, harvested and processed locally. Try your own hand at processing, roasting and preparing a fresh cup of coffee. Once you have finished enjoying your coffee break, we will depart for the Ndoro Waterfalls. Our hike to the base of the waterfall will lead us through lush green landscape and the descend takes approximately 1 hour. Here you have the opportunity to relax and take a refreshing bath in the pool of the waterfall. Another highlight will be the visit to the Chagga Underground Caves and the Chagga Live Museum. In times of drought the Maasai migrated up the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro, in search of food and water. They enslaved and killed the local Chagga people. In defense of these attacks the Chagga built an extensive network of underground caves. Your guide will lively illustrate you the conflict while you visit the caves. We then continue to spend some time at the Chagga Live Museum, a small outdoor museum, which will give you further insides into traditional chagga life. Our tour also includes a chagga culinary taste, when we stop for lunch in a small restaurant. Here you will be served a traditional hot meal, later you will also have the chance to try the local spirits such as banana beer and wine. After late afternoon drive back to Moshi.

    Marangu Cultural Tour Package Includes

  • Transport
  • Village fees
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch box
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • Banana wine & beer tasting
  • Marangu Cultural Tour Package Not Included

  • Personal items
  • Gratuities / "tip" for mountain guide
  • Soda & alcoholic beverages at lunch
  • Tanzania Safari Private / Sharing Trip Ngorongoro Day Crater

    Day Trip<:Ngorongoro Crater

    After an early morning breakfast in your hotel, we will come to pick you and we will start travel from Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater, as it is the best time to spot animals. On this day, we will enjoy a game drive around the crater and stop for a picnic lunch at a small lake within the park. The lake is home to many hippos and migratory birds, so guests will be sure to enjoy the visit! Due to the animal “oasis” created within the crater, there is a high possibility of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’. The group comprises some of the strongest animals in Africa – the ferocious lion, the giant elephant, the stealthy leopard, the charging rhino and the mighty water buffalo. Ngorongoro Crater is truly an amazing place. Did you know it was formed over two million of years ago? A large volcano erupted, collapsing the volcano, but left a perfectly unbroken crater, known as a caldera. Within the amazing crater you can expect to view the playful zebra, lumbering hippo, swift wildebeest and cackling hyenas. In addition, there are flocks of graceful flamingos along the Soda Lake, while hungry hawks and vultures circle the sky in search their next meal of discarded carcass. Beautiful storks, ibis, and cranes are popular water birds in the crater, a sight not to miss. After a lovely afternoon of animal sightings, we will finally start our journey back to Arusha.

    Ngorongoro Crater Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Park fees
  • Professional English-speaking safari guide
  • Lunches boxes
  • 1,5 bottles of water
  • Ngorongoro Crater Package Not Included

  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person & Masai Village $ 45 per person)
  • Tanzania Safari Day Trip Arusha National Park

    About Arusha National Park

    Near the city of Arusha and the Kenyan border lies another scenic highlight of Tanzania, Arusha National Park. Its heart is the 4566-meter-high Mount Meru, which is a popular destination for mountaineers. The park has an incredible variety of flora and fauna, which cannot fail to impress. Hollywood also chose this park.

    Day Trip <: Arusha National Park.

    In the morning we leave from Arusha at 8:00 am to Arusha National Park gate takes approximately 1 hour. From here you will participate in a half day walking safari and a half day game drive. You will be accompanied by an armed ranger for the walk, who will guide you through the forest up to the waterfall and the point for viewing the black and white colobus monkeys. During the game drive you will see the Lakes of Momella and the Ngurduto Crater. You will spot buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, warthogs, zebras and gazelles as well as different bird species. You might also see a leopard or elephants, the elephants and leopards are though a shier than the ones in Serengeti. We game drive in the park till afternoon and then drive back to Arusha.

    Arusha National Park Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Park fees
  • Professional English-speaking safari guide
  • Lunch box
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • Arusha National Park Package Not Included

  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • Personal items
  • Gratuities / "tip" for safari guide
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  • It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited
  • Want NO mileage or fuel limits
  • High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop.
  • Both of our Safari Cars are New
  • All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs
  • All of our cars have refrigerator
  • All of our safari cars have camera charging ports.
  • Most of our Cars are air conditioned
  • We provide Water during Safari.
  • Tanzania Safari Day trip Lake Eyasi

    Day trip <: Lake Eyasi

    Early in the Morning pick you from Arusha at your hotel our driver guide takes you to Hadzabe community. This is your day with typical cultural tribe and engage in real hunting together. It is a tribe of hunters and collectors, which formerly inhabited the Serengeti, but was forced away by stronger and more aggressive tribes.The Hadzabe live in traditional ways, hunting game such as dik-diks and collecting honey. Their huts are simple, built in a few hours and as easily abandoned. Like another people of hunters and collectors, the San tribe of the Kalahari in southern Africa, the Hadza speak a click language. Late afternoon you will proceed back to Arusha.

    Lake Eyasi Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Park fees
  • Professional English-speaking safari guide
  • Professional English-speaking safari guide
  • Lunch box
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • Lake Eyasi Package Not Included

  • Personal items
  • Gratuities / "tip" for safari guide
  • Increases in park fees where applicable
  • DAY TRIP MOSHI BIKE TOUR

    ABOUT MOSHI BIKE TOUR

    Our guided Moshi Bike Tour is popular for a reason. It’s 20km so it’s long enough to be an adventure but it’s not exactly the Tour de France. And it’s the best way to really see the true Moshi. This fascinating tour takes you from the colorful, bustling Moshi town roads to nearby picturesque villages, through forest trails and along tiny farmland paths. You’ll get an authentic flavor of this little typically-Tanzanian community nestling in the green and fertile foothills of Kilimanjaro, through first-hand experience of town and agricultural life and of its colonial history. And you’ll enjoy a cheeky beer, too!

    Day Trip <: Bike Tour in Moshi

    You’ll start the day making friends with your bike; getting it set up so it’s comfy and becoming familiar with the controls. Don’t worry; your friendly guide will help you do all this. And, of course, you’ll get comprehensive advice and instruction on how to negotiate the Tanzanian roads, so that you’re confident and safe when out riding. You’ll dive right into the bustling daily life of Moshi, cycling at a leisurely pace to the Majengo district of Moshi, which is the heartland of Moshi craft. Check out the dizzying array of local crafts and hand-made goods artily arranged at the roadside. From here you’ll pass through the small farms and family houses of the Msaranga area, taking in the daily activities of schools, mosques and churches as you ride by. Your journey then takes you through fields of growing rice, one of Tanzania’s staple foods and you’ve an opportunity of helping out the local field workers. You’ll certainly gain an appreciation of how much hard work goes into a sack of rice! Enjoy the product of your (albeit short) labour with a tasty lunch, hosted by a friendly local family. You’ll enjoy pilau, a traditional rice-based Tanzanian meal, as you chill out with your host family on their shady verandah. Once you’ve rested and fuelled-up, it’s time to continue your bike ride through the Rau Forest, a jewel of protected tropical woodland, alive with birdsong and the calls of animals. Keep an eye out for the black-and-white faces of colobus monkeys peering curiously at you as you go by. You won’t be the first to wonder just how fluffy a monkey tail can be. Once through the shady canopy of the Rau Forest, your last stop is the old railway station. You might feel you’ve stepped back one hundred years to German colonial times; close your eyes and you can still sense the energy and bustle echoing down the century. With a little bit of luck, you’ll have a great view of Kilimanjaro while sipping a cold beer from the railway station bar, a lovely final stop before your ride back into town where you can finally rest your weary but happy legs.

    Moshi Bike Tour Package Includes

  • Bike & helmet
  • Rau Forest fees
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Lunch at a local family’s house
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • Moshi Bike Tour Package Not Included

  • Personal items
  • Tips for guide
  • Travel insurance
  • 1 beer of choice at the Old Railway Station
  • 1 beer of choice at the Old Railway Station
  • Tanzania Private Safari Day Trip Empakai Crater

    Day Trip <: Empakai Crater

    Early in the Morning travel to Empakai, while you visit to the Ngorongoro Crater is an incredible experience, it is hard sometimes to escape the crowds there. Instead, explore on foot and discover the Empakai Crater, walking down the forested slopes to the lake shore below a birder's paradise. The Empakai Crater is located within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania. This day trip to the crater floor allows for an experience away from the crowds. Drive to the rim and walk down to the crater floor. The majority of the crater floor is taken up by a beautiful lake, a great place to stop and relax with a picnic lunch. You will often see flamingo on the shallow waters of the lake, the bird life in this area is phenomenal and wildlife does move through this area so it's important that you are accompanied by your safari guide. After lunch, make your way back up the forested slopes back to the vehicle to drive back to your lodge.

    Empakai Crater Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Park fees
  • Professional English-speaking safari guide
  • Lunch box
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • Empakai Crater Package Not Included

  • Personal items
  • Gratuities / "tip" for safari guide
  • Increases in park fees where applicable
  • KILIMANJARO DAY HIKING

    A Sneak Peak Climb

    Climb on the slopes of the highest mountain Africa's to the first base camp of Marangu Route. With its 5895 meters Kilimanjaro is an impressive sight, which most visitors already spot in awe amazement when flying in at Kilimanjaro airport. The rainforest zone of Kilimanjaro is thick and lush and home to many different bird and monkey species, such as blue monkeys or colobus. Make sure to keep your ears wide open to hear some of Kilimanjaro residents.

    Kilimanjaro <: Day Hike

    Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft)  Elevation Gain: 915 meters, 3,000 feet

    You will leave Moshi early in the morning to depart for Marangu Gate. The drive will take approximately 1 hour. After completing gate registration, you will begin your Kilimanjaro Day Hike. Walking along a narrow trail through the rainforest of Kilimanjaro up to Mandara Hut you will meet mountain climbers descending from the top. At Mandara Hut you will have your lunch and the possibility to take a short walk to the Maundi Crater. The views to the East over Taveta and to the Northwest to Mawenzi Peak are stunning on a clear day, making the short hike well worth the effort. You will then have the opportunity to take photos once arriving at Maundi Crater before descending down to the Marangu Gate. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Moshi.

    Kilimanjaro Day Hiking Package Includes

  • Transport to/from gate
  • Park fees
  • Professional English speaking mountain guide
  • Lunch box
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • Kilimanjaro Day Hiking Package Not Included

  • Personal items
  • Gratuities / "tip" for mountain guide
  • Increases in park fees where applicable
  • Tanzania Day Trip Maasai Village Experience

    About Maasai Village Experience

    Tanzania is a melting pot of cultures. 126 different ethnic groups call it their home. Probably the best known and most impressive are the Maasai people. With their distinctive customs and dresses they magically pull us into their spell. In “Olpopongi”, a 100 % authentic Maasai village, we spend a day with this fascinating tribe. Get to experience the Maasai’s marvellous dance, traditions, customs and rituals as we wander around the village.

    Day Trip <: Olpopongi Maasai Cultural Village

    In the morning we drive to Olpopongi in West Kilimanjaro region. Olpopongi is 74 kilometers from Moshi. Our two hours drive will take us through the beautiful outback of West Kilimanjaro. Depending on the season you can see game like zebras and elephants. On clear days you will have amazing views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. We reach Olpopongi before lunch time, where we will be welcomed by the local Maasai with a traditional welcome song and dance. We take a walk around the village and you will check-in your hut for the night. The guides will then take you to the precious little museum, where you will learn about the history, social organization and tools of Maasai people. In-between our lesson a traditional Tanzanian lunch will be served to give you enough energy for an exciting afternoon. Later in the afternoon drive back to Moshi.

    Maasai Village Experience Package Includes

  • Transport
  • Village fees; Museum tour and Bush walk
  • Driver guide, local English speaking Maasai guide and cook
  • Traditional lunch,
  • Traditional lunch,
  • 1.5 L bottle of water
  • Maasai Village Experience Package Not Included

    Personal items
  • Personal items
  • Gratuities / "tip" for guides
  • Sodas and alcoholic beverages
  • Tanzania Safari Private / Sharing Day Trip Ngorongoro Crater

    Day Trip<:Ngorongoro Crater

    After an early morning breakfast in your hotel, we will come to pick you and we will start travel from Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater, as it is the best time to spot animals. On this day, we will enjoy a game drive around the crater and stop for a picnic lunch at a small lake within the park. The lake is home to many hippos and migratory birds, so guests will be sure to enjoy the visit! Due to the animal “oasis” created within the crater, there is a high possibility of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’. The group comprises some of the strongest animals in Africa – the ferocious lion, the giant elephant, the stealthy leopard, the charging rhino and the mighty water buffalo. Ngorongoro Crater is truly an amazing place. Did you know it was formed over two million of years ago? A large volcano erupted, collapsing the volcano, but left a perfectly unbroken crater, known as a caldera. Within the amazing crater you can expect to view the playful zebra, lumbering hippo, swift wildebeest and cackling hyenas. In addition, there are flocks of graceful flamingos along the Soda Lake, while hungry hawks and vultures circle the sky in search their next meal of discarded carcass. Beautiful storks, ibis, and cranes are popular water birds in the crater, a sight not to miss. After a lovely afternoon of animal sightings, we will finally start our journey back to Arusha.

    Tarangire National Park Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Park fees
  • Professional English-speaking safari guide
  • Lunches boxes
  • 1,5 bottles of water
  • Tarangire National Park Package Not Included

  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person & Masai Village $ 45 per person)
  • TPC Sugar Cane Plantation Bike Tour Day Trip

    Day Trip <&#; Bike Tour

    Enjoying an amazing cycling tour to oldest sugar plantation located some kilometer away from base of Mt. Kilimanjaro. On the way if clear you will witness an incredible view of Mount Kilimanjaro. You will be enjoying passing through a sugar can plantation while cycling. We will stop for lunch in TPC and after lunch we ride again back to Moshi. Distance: 40Km Trail: Tarmac road Highlights: Incredible view, scenery, nature, and local lifestyle. Time: 3-5 hours.

    Bike Tour Package Includes

  • Bike & helmet
  • Kilimanjaro white house hotel BB
  • Transfer from Moshi to Arusha.
  • TPS sugar cane plantation.
  • Professional English-speaking guide bike tour
  • Lunch box/ hot Lunch.
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • Bike Tour PackageNot Included

    Personal items
  • Tips for guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Tanzania Safari Day trip Lake Eyasi

    Day trip <: Lake Eyasi

    Early in the Morning pick you from Arusha at your hotel our driver guide takes you to Hadzabe community. This is your day with typical cultural tribe and engage in real hunting together. It is a tribe of hunters and collectors, which formerly inhabited the Serengeti, but was forced away by stronger and more aggressive tribes.The Hadzabe live in traditional ways, hunting game such as dik-diks and collecting honey. Their huts are simple, built in a few hours and as easily abandoned. Like another people of hunters and collectors, the San tribe of the Kalahari in southern Africa, the Hadza speak a click language. Late afternoon you will proceed back to Arusha.

    Lake Eyasi Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Park fees
  • Professional English-speaking safari guide
  • Professional English-speaking safari guide
  • Lunch box
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • 1,5l bottle of water
  • Lake Eyasi Package Not Included

  • Personal items
  • Gratuities / "tip" for safari guide
  • Increases in park fees where applicable
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    ABOUT MARANGU ROUTE

    The Marangu route, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is the oldest, most well-established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations in lieu of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut. Many favor Marangu because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path. However, the short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. Marangu is unfortunately less scenic than the other routes because the ascent and descent are along the same path. It is also the most crowded route for that reason.

    Day 1; Kilimanjaro National Park Gate to Mandara Hut
  • Elevation:5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m
  • Distance:7 km
  • Time: 4-5 hours
  • Climatic Zone:Montane Forest
  • Meals: L, D
  • Hut: Mandara Hut
  • After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

    Day 2; Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
  • Elevation:9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
  • Distance:11 km
  • Time:6-8 hours
  • Climatic Zone:Heathland/ Moorland
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Hut: Horombo Hut
  • You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.

    Day 3; Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
  • Elevation:12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 15,400 ft / 4,700 m
  • Distance:10 km
  • Time:6-8 hours
  • Climatic Zone:Alpine Desert
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Hut: Kibo Hut
  • Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking into the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.

    Day 4; Kibo Hut to Summit then Horombo Hut
  • Elevation:15,400 ft / 4,700 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m 19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
  • Distance:4 km up / 14 km down
  • Time:10-15 hours
  • Climatic Zone:Alpine Desert
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Hut: Horombo Camp
  • Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment. The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

    Day 5 ; Horombo Hut to Moshi
  • Elevation:12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 5,500 ft / 1,700 m
  • Distance:18km
  • Time:5-7 hours
  • Meals: B
  • After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi. Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!

    Marangu Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Marangu Route Package Not Included
  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 6 Days Marangu Route
    The 1st &
    Coca-Cola Route

    6 Days Marangu Route

    This route is also referred to as the "Coca-Cola" route, as it is considered to be the easiest.

    6 Days coca-cola

    the oldest route to be discovered for climbing/hiking or trekking kilimanjaro route

    ABOUT MARANGU ROUTE

    The Marangu route, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is the oldest, most well-established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations in lieu of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut. Many favor Marangu because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path. However, the short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. Marangu is unfortunately less scenic than the other routes because the ascent and descent are along the same path. It is also the most crowded route for that reason.

    Day 1; Kilimanjaro National Park Gate to Mandara Hut
  • Elevation:5,500 ft / 1,700 m to 9,000 ft / 2,740 m
  • Distance:7 km
  • Time: 4-5 hours
  • Climatic Zone:Montane Forest
  • Meals: L, D
  • Hut: Mandara Hut
  • After breakfast and briefing, drive to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (45 minutes), register and commence the climb. Walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. A side trip to Maundi Crater is a good way to see the surroundings including Northern Tanzania and Kenya. In the rainforest, look for towering Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

    Day 2; Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
  • Elevation:9,000 ft / 2,700 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
  • Distance:11 km
  • Time:6-8 hours
  • Climatic Zone:Heathland/ Moorland
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Hut: Horombo Hut
  • You leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing. Look for giant lobelias and grounsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude.

    Day 3; Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
  • Elevation:12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 15,400 ft / 4,700 m
  • Distance:10 km
  • Time:6-8 hours
  • Climatic Zone:Alpine Desert
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Hut: Kibo Hut
  • Ascending, we now pass the last watering point, walking into the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner, rest, and prepare for summit climb.

    Day 4; Kibo Hut to Summit then Horombo Hut
  • Elevation:15,400 ft / 4,700 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m 19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 12,100 ft / 3,700 m
  • Distance:4 km up / 14 km down
  • Time:10-15 hours
  • Climatic Zone:Alpine Desert
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Hut: Horombo Camp
  • Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), commence the climb to the summit on steep and heavy scree or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, we now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here we descend, stopping for lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment. The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you will need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

    Day 5 ; Horombo Hut to Moshi
  • Elevation:12,100 ft / 3,700 m to 5,500 ft / 1,700 m
  • Distance:18km
  • Time:5-7 hours
  • Meals: B
  • After breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). A vehicle will meet you at Marangu gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi. Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It is time for celebration!

    Marangu Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Marangu Route Package Not Included
  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 6 Days Machame
    Route
    The 1st
    Popular Route

    7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Hiking

    The Machame route, also known as "Whiskey" route, is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro.

    7 Days popular route

    About Machame Route

    The Machame route, also known as the "Whiskey" route, is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Machame’s draw is in its scenic beauty. However, the trail is considered difficult, steep and challenging, particularly due to its shorter itinerary. Therefore, this route is better suited for more adventurous folks or those with some high altitude, hiking or backpacking experience. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the south, beginning with a short drive from Moshi to Machame Gate. The path leads hikers through the rain forest to Shira Plateau. Here, many of Kilimanjaro’s routes converge. Then the route turns east and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

    Day 1 ; Machame Gate 1800 m to Machame Hut
  • Elevation (ft):1,800 m to 2835 m
  • Distance: 11 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest/ Rain Forest.
  • Full Board at Machame Camp
  • The climb starts from Machame gate (1830m), we walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Slowly gaining altitude while enjoying the diverse flora and fauna of the rain forest, you will arrive to the first Machame Camp, situated at 3000m above sea level If is a clear day, we may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit.

    Day 1; Machame Camp to Shira
  • Elevation (ft):2835 m to 3,750 m
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Walking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Full Board Shira Cave Camp.
  • A shorter day climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic site, and continue up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is known for beautiful wild alpine flowers. The most spectacular views of Kibo peak can be seen from Shira Camp.

    Day 3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp VIA Lava Tower
  • Elevation (ft):Shira Cave camp 3,750 m to Baranco Camp 3,900 m
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Walking Time: 5 to 6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Accommodation: Barranco Camp
  • Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views.  We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,950 m.).

    Day 4; Barranco Camp to Karanga camp
  • Elevation (ft):Barranco Camp 3,900 m to Karanga Camp 3995 m
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 3.5 to 4 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Accommodations: Karanga Camp.
  • A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp

    Day 5; Karanga Camp 3995m to Barafu Camp (4,673 m.)
  • Elevation (ft):Karanga camp 3995 m to Barafu Camp 4,673 m
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Accommodations: Barafu Hut Camp.
  • A steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can been seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, the remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.

    Day 6; Barafu Camp to Uhuru peak to Mweka Camp
  • Elevation (ft):Barafu Camp 4,673 m to Uhuru peak 5,895 m {Via Stella Point 5756m}
  • Distance: 4.3 km ascent to Stella Point
  • Distance: 5 km Barafu to Uhuru Peak Ascent.
  • Hiking Time: 6-7hours ascent / 7-8 hours descent
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Accommodations: Mweka Camp.
  • Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hours round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.

  • Barafu Camp to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking
  • Elevation (ft):15,100 ft / 4,600 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m 19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 10,200 ft / 3,100 m
  • Distance: 7 km ascent / 23 km descent
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours ascent / 7-8 hours descent
  • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
  • Full board at Mweka Camp.
  • DAY 7; Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
  • Elevation (ft):Mweka camp3,100 m toMweka Gate 1,640 m
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 4 -5 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Half Board
  • A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch we drive back to Moshi to your hotel.

    Machame Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Machame Route Package Not Included
  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 7 days Machame
    Route
    The Popular Route

    7 Days Machame Route Kilimanjaro Hiking

    The Machame route, also known as "Whiskey" route, is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro.

    7 Days popular route

    About Machame Route

    The Machame route, also known as the "Whiskey" route, is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Machame’s draw is in its scenic beauty. However, the trail is considered difficult, steep and challenging, particularly due to its shorter itinerary. Therefore, this route is better suited for more adventurous folks or those with some high altitude, hiking or backpacking experience. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the south, beginning with a short drive from Moshi to Machame Gate. The path leads hikers through the rain forest to Shira Plateau. Here, many of Kilimanjaro’s routes converge. Then the route turns east and traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

    Day 1 ; Machame Gate 1800 m to Machame Hut
  • Elevation (ft):1,800 m to 2835 m
  • Distance: 11 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest/ Rain Forest.
  • Full Board at Machame Camp
  • The climb starts from Machame gate (1830m), we walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Slowly gaining altitude while enjoying the diverse flora and fauna of the rain forest, you will arrive to the first Machame Camp, situated at 3000m above sea level If is a clear day, we may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit.

    Day 1; Machame Camp to Shira
  • Elevation (ft):2835 m to 3,750 m
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Walking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Full Board Shira Cave Camp.
  • A shorter day climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic site, and continue up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is known for beautiful wild alpine flowers. The most spectacular views of Kibo peak can be seen from Shira Camp.

    Day 3; Shira Camp to Barranco Camp VIA Lava Tower
  • Elevation (ft):Shira Cave camp 3,750 m to Baranco Camp 3,900 m
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Walking Time: 5 to 6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Accommodation: Barranco Camp
  • Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views.  We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,950 m.).

    Day 4; Barranco Camp to Karanga camp
  • Elevation (ft):Barranco Camp 3,900 m to Karanga Camp 3995 m
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 3.5 to 4 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Accommodations: Karanga Camp.
  • A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo, the trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp

    Day 5; Karanga Camp 3995m to Barafu Camp (4,673 m.)
  • Elevation (ft):Karanga camp 3995 m to Barafu Camp 4,673 m
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Accommodations: Barafu Hut Camp.
  • A steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can been seen from Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch at the Camp, the remainder of the day is spent resting as we prepare for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.

    Day 6; Barafu Camp to Uhuru peak to Mweka Camp
  • Elevation (ft):Barafu Camp 4,673 m to Uhuru peak 5,895 m {Via Stella Point 5756m}
  • Distance: 4.3 km ascent to Stella Point
  • Distance: 5 km Barafu to Uhuru Peak Ascent.
  • Hiking Time: 6-7hours ascent / 7-8 hours descent
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Accommodations: Mweka Camp.
  • Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735m. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hours round trip from here along the crater rim to main peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment we descend to Barafu is amazingly fast, and we stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.

  • Barafu Camp to Mweka Camp (3100 m): 13-15 hours walking
  • Elevation (ft):15,100 ft / 4,600 m to 19,300 ft / 5,895 m 19,300 ft / 5,895 m to 10,200 ft / 3,100 m
  • Distance: 7 km ascent / 23 km descent
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours ascent / 7-8 hours descent
  • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
  • Full board at Mweka Camp.
  • DAY 7; Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
  • Elevation (ft):Mweka camp3,100 m toMweka Gate 1,640 m
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 4 -5 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Half Board
  • A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch we drive back to Moshi to your hotel.

    Machame Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Machame Route Package Not Included
  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 6 days Umbwe Route
    The Challange Route

    Trekking 6 Days Umbwe route Challenging

    The Umbwe route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route.

    The Challenging route

    Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct climb. After reaching Barranco Camp, the trail turns east and travers’s underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

    About Umbwe route

    The Umbwe route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Due to the fast ascent to high altitude, this route does not provide the necessary stages for acclimatization. Although the number of people on this trail is very low, the chances of success are also low. Umbwe is considered to be very difficult, taxing route - one that should only be attempted by strong hikers who are confident in their ability to acclimatize quickly to altitude.

    Day 1; Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 5,249 ft to 9,514 ft
  • Distance: 11 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • Upon arriving at the Umbwe Gate, we complete the registration paperwork and prepare the expedition gear. The trek beings up a gradual inclining 4WD path, which ends with a sign marked “Umbwe Trail.”  From here we ascend through a dense forest on a steep and sometimes muddy path until we reach Umbwe Camp.

    Day 2; Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 9,514 ft to 13,044 ft
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Heath
  • The trek begins steep as we ascend higher into the heath zone.  Here landscape changes rapidly to sparse vegetation, rocky outcrops and giant heathers.  The trail leads up a narrow ridge then flattens as it nears Barranco Valley, which offers great views of Kibo Peak and Moshi.  Once at camp there will be some extra time to explore the area.

    Day 3 ; Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Our first challenge is a climb and scramble over the volcanic rock of the 1,200 ft Barranco Wall. On reaching the top, we have a well-earned lunch break and enjoy fantastic views of Barafu and Mount Meru. We continue across the ridges and valleys to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

    Day 4 ; Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to Barafu Hut. At this point, we have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy an early dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are visible from this site.

    Day 5 ; Barafu Camp to Uhuru Point to Mweka Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
  • Distance: 17 km
  • Hiking Time: 11-14 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic
  • Very early in the morning (midnight), we put on many layers of clothing and begin our climb to the summit. We head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), we stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. From Stella Point, we have just one more hour before reaching the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

    Day 6 ; Mweka Camp to Moshi
  • Elevation (ft): 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). Africa Natural Tours vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi.

    Umbwe Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Umbwe Route Package Not Included

  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 7 days Umbwe
    Route
    The Chellanging Route

    7 Days Umbwe route Kilimanjaro

    The Umbwe route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route.

    The Challenging Route

    The Umbwe route has a well-deserved reputation of being the most challenging route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Due to the fast ascent to high altitude, this route does not provide the necessary stages for acclimatization. Although the number of people on this trail is very low, the chances of success are also low. Umbwe is considered to be very difficult, taxing route - one that should only be attempted by strong hikers who are confident in their ability to acclimatize quickly to altitude.

    About Umbwe route

    Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct climb. After reaching Barranco Camp, the trail turns east and travers’s underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

    Day 1; Umbwe Gate to Umbwe Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 5,249 ft to 9,514 ft
  • Distance: 11 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • Upon arriving at the Umbwe Gate, we complete the registration paperwork and prepare the expedition gear. The trek beings up a gradual inclining 4WD path, which ends with a sign marked “Umbwe Trail.”  From here we ascend through a dense forest on a steep and sometimes muddy path until we reach Umbwe Camp.

    Day 2; Umbwe Camp to Barranco Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 9,514 ft to 13,044 ft
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Heath
  • The trek begins steep as we ascend higher into the heath zone.  Here landscape changes rapidly to sparse vegetation, rocky outcrops and giant heathers.  The trail leads up a narrow ridge then flattens as it nears Barranco Valley, which offers great views of Kibo Peak and Moshi.  Once at camp there will be some extra time to explore the area.

    Day 3 ; Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Our first challenge is a climb and scramble over the volcanic rock of the 1,200 ft Barranco Wall. On reaching the top, we have a well-earned lunch break and enjoy fantastic views of Barafu and Mount Meru. We continue across the ridges and valleys to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

    Day 4 ; Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to Barafu Hut. At this point, we have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy an early dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are visible from this site.

    Day 5 ; Barafu Camp to Uhuru Point to Mweka Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
  • Distance: 17 km
  • Hiking Time: 11-14 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic
  • Very early in the morning (midnight), we put on many layers of clothing and begin our climb to the summit. We head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), we stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. From Stella Point, we have just one more hour before reaching the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

    Day 6 ; Mweka Camp to Moshi
  • Elevation (ft): 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). Africa Natural Tours vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi.

    Umbwe Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Umbwe Route Package Not Included

  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 7 days Lemosho
    Route
    The beautiful Route

    7 Days Lemosho Route acclimatization

    The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro.

    7 Days acclimatization route

    Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower.

    About Lemosho Route

    The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success, Africa Natural Tours specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Then the route travers’s underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

    Day 1>; Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time:3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • We depart Arusha/Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, and then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

    Day 2>; Forest Camp to Shira Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

    Day 3>;Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft
  • Distance: 14 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

    Day 4>; Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 13,000ft
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Semi Desert
  • From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

    Day 5>; Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 15,000ft
  • Distance: 9km
  • Hiking Time: 8-10 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. Then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

    Day 6>; Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
  • Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
  • Habitat: Arctic
  • Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

    Day 7>; Mweka Camp to Moshi
  • Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Arusha/ Moshi.

    Lemosho Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Lemosho Route Package Not Included
  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 8 days Lemosho
    Route
    Best to Acclimatize

    8 Days Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Hiking

    The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro.

    Best Route to Acclimatize Kilimanjaro Hiking

    The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route travers’s underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

    Lemosho Route

    The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success, Africa Natural Tours specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.

    Day 1; Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time:3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • Full board at Forest camp Know as {Big tree Camp}.
  • We depart from Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, and then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site which is Forest camp Know as {Big tree Camp}.

    Day 2; Forest Camp to Shira One Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Full Board at Shira One Camp
  • We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

    Day 3; Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft
  • Distance: 14 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Full Board at Shira 2 camp
  • We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we Stay at shira 2 camp or continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

    Day 4; Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp or Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco.
  • Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 13,000ft
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat:Semi Desert
  • Full Board at Shira 2 or Moir Hut camp
  • From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

    Day 5; Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft
  • Distance: 5km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Full Board at Karanga Camp.
  • After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

    Day 6; Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp.
  • Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Full Board at Barafu Hut Camp.
  • After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

    Day 7; Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
  • Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)
  • Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
  • Habitat: Arctic
  • Full Board at Mweka hut Camp.
  • Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will need gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

    Day 8; Mweka Camp to Moshi
  • Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • Half Board
  • After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). Africa Natural Tours vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi.

    Lemosho Route Package Included
  • Park fees,
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Lemosho Route Package Not Included
  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USApassport holders which is 100$
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($100 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • 7 days Rongai Route
    The Beautiful

    Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north near Kenya.

    Rongai Route
    6 days

    Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north near Kenya.

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