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Kilimanjaro – Machame Route & Serengeti Adventure
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

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

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Safari, Sightseeing, Trekking, Walking Tour, Wildlife
  • Physical rating: Challenging
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DTKS.A/201565
  • Starts: Moshi, Tanzania
  • Finishes: Arusha, Tanzania
You will Visit
  • Moshi
  • Machame camp
  • Shira 2 Camp
  • Barranco Camp
  • Barafu Camp
  • Mweka Camp
  • Arusha
  • Mto wa Mbu
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro

Itinerary

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Day 1: Moshi

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Moshi/Machame camp

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

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

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Day 3: Machame camp/Shira 2 Camp

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

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Day 4: Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp

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

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Day 5: Barranco Camp/Barafu Camp

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

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Day 6: Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp

Hike during the night to the Summit via Stella Point. Watch the sunrise before descending to Mweka Camp.
The route from Barafu Camp to the summit is mentally and physically, the longest, most challenging day of the entire trek. Despite the difficulty, the memory of conquering Mt Kilimanjaro will stay with you forever.

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Day 7: Mweka Camp/Moshi

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

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Day 8: Moshi/Arusha

En route to Arusha, enjoy an included stop at the G Adventures-supported Moshi Women's Cooperative. Pick up any last-minute supplies in Arusha.
Travel to the picturesque town of Arusha. En route, stop at the Moshi Women's Cooperative to learn about what this project offers. Meet the women, learn more about their lives, and opt to purchase some souvenirs.

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

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Day 9: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu

Experience the Mto wa Mbu village with a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Take a wildlife safari drive in Lake Manyara NP.
Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch.

Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife along the main road that winds through a lush cool forests of Lake Manyara National Park, overgrown with ficus trees and covered with bromeliads.

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

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Day 10: Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park

Visit an authentic Maasai village and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project en route to the Serengeti.
Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna.

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Day 11: Serengeti National Park

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

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Day 12: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Take a morning wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti before getting a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater from its rim.
Enjoy one last morning wildlife safari drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna.

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

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

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Day 13: Ngorongoro/Arusha

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

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

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Day 14: Arusha

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit, Moshi G Adventures for Good: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu G Adventures for Good: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu G Adventures for Good: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit, Moshi
    • Mt Kilimanjaro's 6-day Machame Route trekking permits and guides, cooks, and porters
    • Lake Manyara wildlife safari drive
    • Serengeti wildlife safari drives
    • Ngorongoro Crater wildlife safari drive
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (4 nts), full-service alpine camping (5 nts), full-service camping (4 nts)
    • 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners
    Transport
    • 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle, private minibus, trekking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO), certified mountain guide, certified safari guide/driver, local representative, cook, porters, camp crew
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Tour Highlights:
  • Conquer Africa's highest peak
  • Explore Tanzania's best wildlife parks
  • Dance with the Maasai
  • Savour local specialities with traditional meals
  • Meet local artisans on a village tour


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Jason M Posted on: 

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

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