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15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS KILIMANJARO CLIMBING LEMOSHO ROUTE TANZANIA , TANZANIA BUSH SAFARI AND ZANZIBAR BEACH SAFARI

$4,995.00

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15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS KILIMANJARO CLIMBING LEMOSHO ROUTE TANZANIA , TANZANIA BUSH SAFARI AND ZANZIBAR BEACH SAFARI

Day 01: Londorossi Gate (2,250m) – Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780m)

Distance: 7km
Environment: Montane forest
Time: 3 to 4 hours

In the morning you will be picked by Perfect Wilderness Tours & Safaris Representative from Hotel in Moshi/ Arusha . And drive to Kilimanjaro. After you’ve gone through all the park entry formalities you will head to starting point of your trekking journey located at the end of the rainforest. Before setting out, you’ll be served with your lunch. The walk on the first day will be brief and short consisting of about 3 or 4 hours. This will let you enjoy the lush scenery to the fullest which, as you’ll see, will change over the course of your trek. You might even catch a glimpse of the thumbless colobus monkeys sitting in the branches above you.

Day 02: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780m) – Shira 2 Camp (3,900m)
Distance: 12km
Environment: Moorland
Time: 6 to 8 hours

As you walk along the thin trail through the rainforest, you will notice the vegetation becoming scarcer and scarcer until you finally reach moorland filled with Lobelia and Eric plants. Ascending through rolling hills, you will reach Shira 1 Camp in about 4 – 5 hours. From your campsite, you’ll witness the snow-capped summit of Kibo looking over the Shira plateau. After lunch continues to Shira 2 Camp, the terrain is much flatter than the it was before, your hike will seem more leisurely and you will enjoy fantastic views of the Great Rift Valley and Mount Meru. Beautiful and distinctive Giant Lobelias still dot the moor landscape. Walking on ground where lava used to flow you will reach to the Camp, where you will have your evening meal and overnight stay.

Day 03: Shira 2 Camp (3,900m) – Lava Tower (4,640m)-Barranco Camp (3,960m)

Distance: 12km
Environment: Semi desert
Time: 6 to 8 hours

After having your breakfast, you’ll resume your ascent to Lava Tower following a boulder-stream terrain. In the distance, you can get sightings of Kibo which will encourage you to continue uphill. After making it to the Lava Tower at 4640 meters, you’ll have rest and acclimatize properly with the altitude. Then a downward journey to Baranco Camp will follow. This method of climbing high but sleeping low allows your body to acclimatize to the differing altitudes and gives you a good idea on how your body reacts to changes in Altitude. As you ascend, you’ll notice a sharp change in scenery and suddenly you’ll be surrounded by giant Senecias and relatively smaller Lobelia plants. Trekking for 6 to 8 hours will lead you to beautiful and green Baranco Camp. From here, you can get a good view of the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
Day 04: Baranco Camp (3,960m) – Karanga Camp (4,035m)

Distance: 7km
Environment: Alpine Desert
Time: 4 to 5 hours

Today the Baranco Wall stands before you to conquer. Some stages will require you to use your hands for a better grip, but no actual climbing is necessary and your guide will be with you every step of the way to provide a helping hand. The route with its numerous ascents and descents allow you a chance for further acclimatization, before reaching the mountain ridge. Walking along the ridge you can take in the beautiful landscape with its stunning contrasts of desert and vegetation, before finally reaching the cloudy Karanga Camp. Your trek will take between 4 to 5 hours, leaving more than enough time to rest and play a game of rummy.

Day 05: Karanga Camp (4,035m) to Barafu Camp (4,640m)

Distance: 6km
Environment: Alpine desert
Time: 3 to 4 hours

Awakening to the sunlight dancing off the Kibo Summit, you will enjoy an energetic breakfast before setting out to today’s destination – the Barafu Camp. Most of the day will be spent walking through very dry deserted terrain, with Kibo ever present on your left side. After 3-4 hours you will reach Barafu Camp, where you will have an early dinner and overnight as the highlight of your trip is only a few short hours away.
Day 06: Barafu Camp (4,640m) – Uhuru Peak (5,895m) -Mweka Camp (3,100m)

Distance: 20 km
Environment: Alpine desert/stone scree/ice-capped summit/Montana forest
Time: 14 to 16 hours

After sipping some hot tea with some snacks, you’ll start trekking at around midnight. With aid from torchlight, you’ll climb the heavily screed surface of Kibo. Ascending for 5 to 7 hours in the dark will lead you to Stella Point. Trekking for another 1 or 2 hours along the crater ride will take you to Uhuru Peak which is the summit at 5,895 meters. This point is known as the roof of Africa and from here, you’ll get to experience Kilimanjaro and all its glory and enjoy a 360° view over the landscape. After taking pictures and celebrations, you’ll descend down the same route. Shortly before midday, you’ll arrive at Barafu Camp for your lunch. After having a warm meal and a break of few hours, you’ll head towards Mweka Camp at 3,100 meters where you’ll have your dinner and well-earned rest.

Day 07: Mweka Camp (3,100m) – Mweka Gate (1,630m) -Moshi

Distance: 8 km
Environment: Montana forest
Time: 3 to 4 hours

The final ascend of your amazing Kilimanjaro trekking adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. Then a gentle 3 to 4 hours’ descent through the rainforest continues to Mweka Gate, where your transferring driver will be waiting for you. He will drive you to Arusha for an overnight and after a warm shower.

Dinner and Overnight at Venus hotel

Day 08: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Morning at 0830hrs pick up from Venus hotel in Arusha and drive on tarmac road 120km to Tarangire National Park for game drives. Lunch picnic and there after lunch continue with afternoon game viewing in the park to look for Lion, Leopard, Elephant, buffalo, Python, Zebra, Oryx, Impala and more… Over 450 species of birds have been observed. Late in the afternoon the driver will take you for
dinner and overnight Sangaiwe Tented camp

Meals Plan:│ Picnic Lunch│ Dinner

Day 09: Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast depart Tarangire to Ngorongoro upon arrival Descend in to the Crater for 6 hours Crater tour. This 100 square mile natural amphitheatre is host to an astonishing array of wildlife and you may be lucky enough to see rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo as well as large herd’s zebras and wildebeest. A picnic lunch will be taken in to the Crater.Later drive to Karatu Town for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro coffee Lodge.

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater- Serengeti National Park

After breakfast leave with your packed lunch for full game drive on the Serengeti Park acacia Savannah in the central to the east region. Around 12.30pm and 13.00pm break for your picnic lunch; thereafter proceed with tour afternoon game drive. In mid January to February, much too mid April, 95% of females of wildebeest mate to a total of 60000 then 8 to 8.5 months later those females that conceived give birth on the same southern plains after a long travel. Evening drive to your Osinon Camp for dinner and overnight.

Meals Plan: Breakfast│ Picnic Lunch│ Dinner

DAY 11: Full day Serengeti National Park

Today is your full day safari and you will have both morning and afternoon game drives through the Serengeti exploring the wildlife in the great open plains.

Dinner and overnight at Osinon Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast│ Picnic Lunch│ Dinner

Day 12: Serengeti National Park- Flights to Zanzibar

After Early breakfast check out and drive to Ikoma Airstrip with game en route to catch your flights to Zanzibar.

Upon arrival in Zanzibar, you are picked up and transfer to the Hotel. Booked on Half Board
Dinner and overnight at UROA BAY

Day 13: Relaxation in Zanzibar

Early morning breakfast thereafter you will go for a Spice Tour. The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which are essential ingredient in a Zanzibar’s everyday life, it is the island’s connection to spices and herbs. Zanzibar and Spice is a romantic entanglement that dates back to the 16th century. Apart from being an important commodity on the trade routes.
They can be seen in the plantations just outside Zanzibar town, this is also a fantastic opportunity to see the countryside and rural areas of Zanzibar and also connect with local people.

Later back to the hotel relax at the beach as you await for

Dinner and overnight at UROA BAY

Day 14: Full day Relaxation Zanzibar

Breakfast and thereafter you will depart to Stone Town of Zanzibar also known as Mji Mkongwe is the oldest town in Zanzibar and Main City (Capital city) of Zanzibar. Situated at the western coast of Unguja main Island of Zanzibar Archipelago. Former Capital of the Zanzibar Sultanate and flourishing center of spice trade as well Slave trade in 19th Century. It retains its importance as the main city of Zanzibar during the period of British protectorate.
When Tanganyika and Zanzibar joined to form the united Republic of Tanzania, Zanzibar kept the autonomous Status with Stone Town as its local government.
Later back to the hotel relax at the beach as you await for

Dinner and overnight at UROA BAY

Day 15: Outbound Flights from Zanzibar Airport

Breakfast and thereafter you will be transferred to the Airport to catch your flight back home.

COST:
USD 4995 per person sharing (Approximately 2 Pax and above)

The price includes:
• Airport transfers
• Accommodations during the safari
• All meals during the safari
• All park fees during the safari
• Spice Tour
• Stone Town.
• 2 night hotel accommodation in Moshi (Before and after the climb)
• Park fees, forest fee, camping fees & rescue fees
• Sleeping tent, dinning tent, sleeping mattress, table and chairs
• 18% VAT on tour fees & services
• Transport to & from the mountain gate
• Professional experienced mountain guides, cooks and porters
• 3 meals daily while on the mountain
• Treated/Boiled drinking water throughout the trek
• Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA) and Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)

Price excludes:

• International Flights
• Personal gear and equipment
• Tips for porters, guides, cook and assistant guides
• Lunch, dinner and other drinks while you’re at the hotel in Moshi