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Kenya & Tanzania Safari Combinations Kilimanjaro Trek Experience

Day 1: Rongai Gate (1950m) – Simba camp (2600m). Hiking time: 3-4 hours.
The distance from Moshi to Rongai gate trail head is about 3 hours,accompanied by guide and porters before you begin your hike from the Nale Moru village. This gate is along Kenya and Tanzania at Loitoktok but since we dont have a good access from Kenyan side we have to access it via Tanzania. The small winding path crosses maize fields before entering pine forest, and then climbs gently through a forest. The trail is not at all steep, but is rather a gentle hike through beautiful country. The first night's camp is at Simba camp, at about 2,600 metres. There is a toilet and a wooden table with benches, but no hut. Water can be found just down the trail below samba camp.

Day 2 : Simba camp - Kikelewa Cave (3600m). Hiking time: 6-7 hours. Habitat: Moorlands.
On this day the trekking hours will be about 6-7 hours trek through the heather will bring you to second caves. At this point you will have your hot lunch and relax for like 45min as you take lunch, if the weather is clear, Mawenzi will be in plain view; a stunning sight. Enjoy stopping to see the exotic heather-zone flowers and plants which grow alongside the trail. A smaller track leads off the main trail through the moorland and towards Mawenzi. The trekking time is about 6-7 hours. The camp is surrounded by a landscape of bizarre plants and rock formations and caves. Dinner and overnight in Kikelewa Camp

Day 3: Kikelewa Cave (3600) - Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m). Hiking time: 3-4 hours.
Habitat: Moorlands. 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.

Day 4: Mawenzi Tarn camp (4330m) - Kibo hut (4700m). Hiking time: 4 - 5 hours.
Habitat: Alpine desert. 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 Camp.

Day 5: SUMMIT ATTEMPT, Kibo hut (4700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo hut (3720m).
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru, 6 hours to descend to Horombo. Distance: 6 km's ascent - 21 km's descent. Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit. You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. 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), which is located on the crater rim. This section is very steep with a lot of stone scree, requiring a great physical and mental effort. Probably the most demanding section of the entire route. Do the Kili shuffle and move slowly. From Gillman's Point you will normally encounter snow all the way up to Uhuru peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa. Total exhilaration and satisfaction - you madeit. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you can spend, taking photographs, before the 3-hour descent back to Kibo hut. After a short rest you gather all your gear for the ascent and head down to Horombo hut (3 hours) where you will overnight. The return to Horombo hut will seem surprisingly fast compared to the ascent. The total time spent walking on this day is around 14 hours, so be prepared for a very tough day. Later in the evening you enjoy your last dinner (with soft drinks and beer for sale at the camp office) on the mountain and well-earned sleep, filled with memories and stirring emotions.

Day 6: Horombo hut (3720m) - Marangu Gate (1980m). Hiking time: 6 hours.
Distance: About 27 km's. After breakfast you continue your descent (6 hours), passing the Mandara hut, down to the Marangu gate. At Marangu gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Gillman's Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. You now drive back to Arusha  where your trekking tour ends with sweet memories and drop off to the hotel of your choice, or drop off to the {KIA}Airport to catch up with the flight for those who would like to fly back the same day.

Day 7: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
After the breakfast leave the hotel around 0730 am, the drive normally takes 2 hours so by around 10:00am you will be in the park, then have the whole day in the park until 1730pm then drive to Manyara Lodge for Dinner and overnight. Tarangire National Park. Baobab studded Tarangire stretches southeast of Lake Manyara around the Tarangire River. It is one of the highest concentrations of wildlife of any of Tanzania’s parks. Overnight at the Lodge Site near Lake Manyara. Facilities include dining area, showers and swimming pool. Whistling bats are an added feature of the night life.Dinner and overnight in twiga lodge.

Day 8: Tarangire - Serengeti National Park
Wake up call at 0600am have your breakfast then proceed to Serengeti, on this day you will pass at Olduvai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s pivotal discoveries that uncovered our human origins, is a stark, sere landscape. You will have lunch at the small information center while hearing a talk about the meaning and importance of the archeological findings in the area. You will then proceed to Naabi Gate and enter the Serengeti on a game drive en route to. Dinner and overnight in Kati Kati Luxury Camp

Days 9 : The Serengeti Full Day
On this day, you will have the whole day game drive, after the breakfast our driver will have your picnic lunch with you so that you may have enough time to explore the park for the whole day,The Serengeti National park has also been declared a World Heritage Site, and covers over 14700 sq km of prime African wilderness. It actually forms one ecosystem with Kenya’s neighboring Masai Mara Game Reserve, and plays and integral part in the annual wildebeest migration that moves in a circular fashion between itself and the Masai Mara (in Kenya). The terrain is most famously characterized by the endless grassy plains dotted, at times, by millions of head of game – the classical ‘Out of Africa” feel. However certain parts also are covered in the Acacia savanna, dense wooded hills or rocky outcrops known as koppies, as well as pans and lakes. The abundance of African wildlife is of course what makes it such a sought after safari destination, and includes healthy populations of lion, buffalo, impala, hippo, water buck, elephant, cheetah, leopard and a host of other game species – not mention the more than 400 species of birds. After exploring the Park for the whole day return to the camp around 1830hrs for dinner and overnight in the same Camp

Day 10 : Serengeti To Ngorongoro.
Wake up call at 0600am have just a cup of hot coffee, then proceed for the early morning game drive, this early morning game drive is very important as you will be able to see the morning kill from the big five, this normally takes you until 0930hrs, then return to the Lodge for the main breakfast, After the breakfast check out the Lodge and proceed for the final game drive as you check out the Park and  proceed to Ngorongoro Crater, On arrival check in the Ngorongoro Simba Camp, then you can enjoy walking along the rim just in case time allows, this point is sometimes very cold and foggy but the experience of walking along the rim is a life time and memorable, you will also be able to see down the crater from the rim or from your room if you have binoculars which is a necessity to have while on safari. Then the night will be spent on Ngorongoro Simba, dinner served as from 0700hrs-0930hrs.Dinner and overnight at camp

Day 11 : Ngorongoro Crater tour Full Day - Arusha
On this day the breakfast will be served as early as 0700hrs. After the breakfast check out the camp early in the morning as at 0730am, we will descend to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for a full day explore game drive tour. We take a picnic lunch and this will be served in the crater next to the hippo pool, at this point you will be able to stretch your feet and visit the washrooms. The Ngorongoro Crater is recognized as a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site and forms part of an international biosphere reserve. The crater measures approximately 300 sq km and measures about 19 km across. The floor of the crater is 600 meters below the rim, (which is over 2200 m.a.s.l), and is home to an abundance of wildlife including black rhino, lion, cheetah, buffalo, elephants and a plethora of antelope species. Late in the afternoon we ascend the crater and then proceed back to Arusha arriving late evening with a drop off at the hotel.

Day 12: Arusha - Amboseli
Pick up from your hotel at 0730am then proceed to Kenya & Tanzania Border, this normally takes not more than 2 hours, on arrival proceed to the migration office for the visa, there after our Kenyan driver will pick you up and then proceed to Amboseli. On arrival start the game drive since you will have with your picnic lunch with you. the game drive will take you until 1830hrs then head to the Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 13: Amboseli Full Day Game Drive
Wake up time will be 0630am, go for the main breakfast and then proceed for the full day game drive at the back drop of Kilimanjaro. You will be in the Park and picnic lunch will be served at the view point. Amboseli Park has become one of the most visited Park in Kenya for its serenity as well as the view of the peak of Kilimanjaro during the sun rise and and sun set in the evening. Here to be spotted are the big cats as well as the herds of the African Elephants. Explore this amazing Kenya pride for the whole day and then return to the camp in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight in the Tented Camp or Lodge

Day 14: Amboseli - Lake Nakuru
Early morning game drive before the breakfast as early as 0600am, head for the morning game drive for 2-3 hours and there after return to the Lodge or Camp for main breakfast, after the breakfast depart Amboseli to Lake Nakuru with lunchon the way, stop at Great Rift Valley viewing sceneries en route and there after proceed to Lake Nakuru arriving to the Pink Lake often referred so due to it’s Great masses of Flamingos. Lake Nakuru's claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo's and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the at times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here. Arrival is in the early evening and proceed for game drive. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru guest house or Lake Nakuru Lodge.

Day 15: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
Wake up call 0600am, proceed for early morning game drive for about 2-3 hours, this morning game drive gives you an opportunity to capture early morning kills and hunt from the cats, you will be able to spot Rhinos as well as Leopards along the path or on top of the trees, Watch and photograph Birds and return to the Lodge or Guest house for main breakfast and then depart for Masai Mara with hot lunch in Narok town. After lunch proceed on for about 2.5hours to get to the famous Kenyan Park Masai Mara in early afternoon. On arrival check in the Lodge or Camp for refreshment and then go for late afternoon game drive for about 2 hours where you will encounter the famous African Documented Lion beofre the sun set. Return to the Lodge or Camp for main Dinner and overnight as you wait for the following morning full day game drive.

Day 16: Masai Mara Full Day
The whole day explore the parks amazingly high concentration of game. This game reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round.The Mara's gentle fertile climate bounded by The Rift, offers perhaps the richest stocked reserve set within some 1672 sq km - an unlimited spectacle of wildlife. Located 268 km west of Nairobi, the emphasis here is on game. Herds of immense Elephants, browse among Lion, Buffalo, Thompson Gazelle, Zebra and Topi. You may occasionally sight a Rhino or Leopard but you have to be very keen since Rhinos in Masai Mara are very elusive and its not easy to spot them unlike the leopard. On this day you will explore the Masai Mara and you will have your lunch at the Mara River, this is one of the desire of many travelers as this is the point where the great Migration of the Wildebeest takes place,the annual migration of a million Wildebeest follows the rains north at this point you will also be able to spot in the Mara River Hippos play and Cross bask on the banks.After exploring the park return to the lodge or camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 17: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Wake up call at 0600am, have a cup of hot coffee or African tea, proceed for early morning game drive, the early morning Game safari offers you golden opportunity for early morning big 5 kills, African Jungle Male Lions are spotted along the trails as well as other Kenya big 5 including the documented the Big Cat Documentary, Lion, Leopard & Black Rhinos if lucky. The Kenya Trails Game viewing takes about 2-3 hours then return to the Camp or Lodge for full breakfast. After the breakfast check out and for those who will be willing to visit the famous Masai Village our driver will organize for you. You will be entertained with Masai Moran dance as well as the visit of the Manyatta. Inside the Manyatta take as many photos as you can as a memory of Africa Cultural visit. There after proceed back to Nairobi with a stop over in Narok Town for Hot Lunch as you leave for Nairobi arriving early afternoon where you will be dropped either back to the airport or hotel

Package Based On All Inclusive:

Included In The Package
1. Pick- up from Nairobi - to Moshi
2. Moshi hotel accommodation day of arrival on BB QWine Hotel
3. Accommodation while on expeditions
4. All park fees
6. Three meals per day
7. Bottled water
8. Guide, cook & porter fees
9. English speaking and knowledgeable lead guides, cooks & porters
10. Transfer from Nairobi to Moshi and Back Nairobi accompanied by our guide

11: Camping gears
12: Transport with a jeep while on safari
13: All Park fees
14: Full Board accommodation while on the safari


Excluded From The Package:
1. Tanzania Visa
2. Soft Drinks like Sodas, Beer etc

What to bring on trekking either Kilimanjaro or Mt.Kenya?

  1. Waterproof rucksack with day pack
  2. Sleeping bag (covering at least 3 seasons)
  3. Roll mats and insulation pads
  4. Comfortable hiking boots, light walking trainers thongs (flip - flops)
  5. Gaiters (useful when encountering snow)
  6. Wooden walking stick / ski pole
  7. Sunglasses or snow – goggles, sun hat, balaclava or woolen hat
  8. Warm scarf, gloves, mittens and thermal underwear
  9. Sweaters / jumpers, anorak / raincoat, water and windproof pants, jackets, t-shirt, several pairs of socks
  10. Long sleeved shirt with collar, small towel, toiletries and toilet paper
  11. Sunscreen and lip salve
  12. Flash light (head mounted preferable) and spare batteries
  13. Water bottle

What to bring for safaris

  1. Small towel, toiletries, toilet paper
  2. Sunscreen and lip balm
  3. First aid kit and insect repellent
  4. Flash light
  5. Binoculars
  6. Camera with zoom lenses
  7. Spare film or memory card and batteries or battery pack
  8. Sun glass and sun hat
  9. Long sleeved shirt and long trousers
  10. Warm sweater

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