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MT KILIMANJARO TREK|Mountain Climbing Safari

RONGAI ROUTE

MARANGU ROUTE

3 Days/2 Nights Gorilla Trekking

Turn your trip in search of the "Big Five" into a pursuit of the "Big Six" tracking the mountain gorillas of Rwanda.
Trek can be taken before or after the safari.
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Day 1: Arrival in Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by our representative. After checking that you have all your luggage and belongings he will take you to one of our vehicles and transfer you to your hotel for a briefing on the following day's climb.
Overnight at Sal Salinero Hotel in Moshi.

Day 2: Mandara Hut
After breakfast you will be collected from the lodge and transferred to Marangu gate. The actual hike begins at the Marangu Gate (1800 m). Hike 3 to 5 hours through a fascinating rain forest to Mandara Hut (2700 m). Afternoon tea, dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut.

Day 3: Horombo Hut
After breakfast start hiking slowly to Horombo Hut (3700 m). Leave the last glade of forest and follow the gently ascending path through the open alpine moorland. Today's hike takes 5 to 7 hours. Afternoon tea, dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut.

Day 4: Kibo Hut
Today leave moorland and enter the alpine desert past giant lobelia and walk on the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi Peak. Hot lunch along the way. Afternoon tea, dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut.

Day 5: Summit
Start around 1 a.m., reaching Gillman's Point (5685 m) at sunrise. The path from Kibo to Gillman's is the most demanding 4 hours on the whole climb. Continue another 2 hours to the roof of Africa, Uhuru Peak (5895 m). Descend to Kibo Hut for hot lunch then to Horombo Hut. Meals and overnight at Horombo Hut.

Day 6: Descent
Hike back to the Marangu gate and park's headquarters. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Met by a driver guide with packed lunch and drive back to your hotel in Moshi.

Day 7: Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your homebound flights.

Zanzibar Island -The Tanzanian Coast
After an exhilarating safari,  relax on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar or other islands off the coast of Tanzania. Besides being dubbed the "Spice Island", Zanzibar boasts magnificent coral reefs  and a rich cultural heritage.
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MACHAME ROUTE

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by our representative. After checking that you have all your luggage and belongings he will take you to one of our vehicles and transfer you to your hotel for a briefing on the following day's climb.
Overnight at  Sal Salinero Hotel in Moshi.

Day 2: Rongai
Depart from Moshi town and drive 45 minutes to the Marangu park gate for registration. From Marangu park gate we travel to Naro Moru, north east Kilimanjaro, a further 68km and approximately 2 ½ hours on bad roads to the Rongai start point (1996m). Meet your guide and porters before you begin your hike from the Nale Moru village. The small winding path crosses maize fields before entering pine forest, and then climbs gently through a forest. Dinner and overnight at First Cave Camp.

Day 3: Kikelewa
Affter breakfast, we continue trekking until reaching Kikelewa Camp at about 3679 metres. The views start to open up and you begin to feel you’re on a really big mountain! Dinner and overnight at Kikelewa camp.

Day 4: Mawenzi
A short but steep climb up grassy slopes offers superb views of this wilderness area. The vegetation zone ends shortly before you reach your next camp at Mawenzi Tarn spectacularly situated beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and exploring the area. Dinner and overnight at Mawenzi camp.

Day 5: Kibo
After breakfast we head west and continue ascending on the east side of Kibo crossing the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo taking 4 to 5 hours to reach Kibo Hut. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent, which begins around midnight. Overnight at Kibo hut.

Day 6: Summit - Horombo Hut
You will rise around 23h20, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night, and this is where the going really gets tough. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave (5150m), also a good resting spot.
The path then zigzags up to Gillman’s point (5 681m). This is probably the most demanding section of the entire route. From Gillmans Point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa.
We start our descent and head down to Horombo hut (3 hours) for overnight.

Day 7: Moshi
After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. Our representative will drive you back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner descent bed and celebrations!!T
Overnight at Sal Salinero Hotel on breakfast and dinner basis.

Day 8: Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your home bound flights.

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Day 1: Arrival in Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by our representative. After checking that you have all your luggage and belongings he will take you to one of our vehicles and transfer you to your hotel for a briefing on the following day's climb.
Overnight at  Sal Salinero Hotel in Moshi.

Day 2: Machame Camp
Pick up from your lodge after breakfast and transfer to Machame gate where you will register before you start your climb. From the park entrance gate (Machame), you will trek for about two to three hours through a dense forest of fig and rubber trees and other tropical vegetation. A stop for a hot lunch will be made halfway to the campsite. Depending on the pace of the climbers, arrival at Machame Camp is usually between 5pm and 6pm. Dinner and overnight at Machame Camp.
 
Day 3: Shira Camp
On this and subsequent mornings, wake-up call is at around 6am and is accompanied by hot tea or coffee and typically a fabulous view of Uhuru peak. Lunch will be taken just below the Shira Plateau, about three to four hours from Shira Camp. The hike to the next campsite takes approximately six hours and you should arrive between 2pm and 3pm. Dinner and overnight at Shira Camp.

Day 4: Barranco Camp
After breakfast you will start crossing the Bastains stream and commence the descent to Barranco Camp along the immense Grand Barranco canyon. Your camp is set at almost the same altitude as the night before. Today's trek lasts for about six hours and arrival at camp is between 4.30 and 5.30pm. Dinner and overnight at Barranco Camp.

Day 5: Barafu Camp
The scenic climb to Barafu is mostly on a moraine with a view of Mawenzi Peak towering majestically to the right, and overhead, Kibo Peak seemingly just out of reach. The alpine desert terrain encountered at this point is mostly a mineral environment with few lichens and mosses. Lunch will be taken half way. All climbers are advised to go to bed very early this night, as the next day is the longest one. Dinner and overnight at Barafu Camp

Day 6: Summit - Return to Barafu
You will be awakened at midnight and after a light breakfast, start climbing at around 3am. At this stage, the climb becomes much more difficult. You will climb for about six hours before reaching the edge of the crater, between Stella and Hans Meyer points. Another hour of climbing brings you to the summit. Uhuru stands at 19,340 feet and is the highest point on the continent of Africa.
The descent is now easier than the ascent. You will reach Barafu Camp after about three hours at around 11.30am. Arriving into Mweka camp at around 5pm you will have trekked a total of thirteen hours today. Dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp.

Day 7: Descent
After breakfast continue down to Mweka gate where you sign your name and details in a register. . Met by a driver guide and drive to your hotel in Moshi. Overnight at  Sal Salinero Hotel in Moshi.

Day 8: Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your home bound flights.

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5 Days/4 Nights Into the Serengeti Safari

Before or after the climb, take a safari to the wild side and enjoy the game-rich reserves of Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.
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