Combining Kenya and Mt Kilimanjaro, Machame Route


Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi then to Lake Nakuru

Pick up from the airport upon arrival or hotel and commence the drive to Lake Nakuru National park arriving in time for the mid morning game viewing with packed lunches. Game viewing till 5 pm.

Dinner and overnight at Lanet Matfam Resort

Day 2: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara

Depart Lake Nakuru hotel and commence the drive to Maasai Mara via the great rift valley view point where you will have a breathtaking view of the floor of the rift valley. Arrive Maasai Mara in time for lunch. After lunch, depart for a game viewing drive in the Mara Reserve. (4:00pm – 6:00pm ).

Return back to the camp for a sumptuous buffet dinner ending with good time for resting.

Dinner and overnight at: Rhino Tourist  Camp/similar

Rhino tourist camp:

Day 3: Full day Maasai Mara National Reserve

Early breakfast at 6.30am and Depart for a full day game viewing. This is the most important day since we are hoping to see the big five, especially the big cats which are extremely illusive. Also we will visit the famous Mara river where the great migration happens, have a guided tour by the rangers to see the Nile crocodiles and hippo families and just to top it off have a picnic lunch under a tree in the park overlooking the vast landscapes.

It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the great migration. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (in Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna – lions, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas and vultures.

Dinner and overnight at: Rhino Tourist  Camp/similar

Rhino tourist camp:

Day 4:Maasai Mara to Serengeti via Isebania Border

Early breakfast at 6 a.m and check out and exit through the South Gate. Drive to the Isebania border of Tanzania to arrive around midday. Complete the hour-long process to cross the Tanzania border. Meet your Tanzanian driver and start the game drive in Serengeti en route to the accommodation.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Wildbeest Camp:

Day 5:Full day Serengeti National Reserve 

Breakfast at 7 a.m. Full-day game drive in Serengeti and picnic lunch at 1 p.m., then back to the camp for dinner.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Wildbeest Camp:

Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro

Depart Serengeti at 7 a.m. Game drive en route to Ngorongoro Park with picnic lunch.

Dinner and overnight at Highview Coffee Lodge

Day 7: Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara

Full-day tour of Ngorongoro that begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m with picnic lunch.

Depart to drive and spend the night at Octagon Lodge:

Day 8: Lake Manyara to Tarangire

Early morning half-day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that begins at 7 a.m. Depart for Tarangire with picnic lunch.

Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Simba Lodge

Day 9: Tarangire to Arusha

Early morning half-day game drive in Tarangire National Park that begins at 7 a.m.

Afterwards, drive out of the park and proceed to Arusha with drop off at Venus premier Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Arusha to Kilimanjaro via Machame Gate

Breakfast at the hotel and thereafter drive from Arusha to Machame Park Gate, for registrations formalities then we will start walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. At lower elevations 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 11: Trek Machame Camp to Shira 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 12: Trek Shira Camp to Barranco 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 (elev 4650 m/15,250 ft). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Day 13: Trek Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall (elev 4250 m/13,900 ft), through the Karanga Valley (elev 4050 m/13,250 ft) 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 14: Summit to Mweka Camp

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), 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 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 15: In the morning we walk down to the gate of Mweka. This takes about 4hrs. After a welcome lunch, it is time to say thanks and tipping the potters and guides, then drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Venus Premier

Day 16: Arusha to Amboseli via Namanga border

Breakfast at the hotel and thereafter check out and proceed to Amboseli via Namanga border. Our driver from Kenyan side will pick you up and proceed to AA Lodge Amboseli for check in and lunch.

After lunch, depart for an afternoon game viewing in the park

Dinner and overnight at AA Lodge Amboseli

Day 17: Full Day in Amboseli

Early morning game drive later return back to lodge for breakfast. After breakfast Full day spend in the park with packed lunch in search of its popular residents like the well known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo with a view of Mt Kilimanjaro .Later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Dinner and overnight at AA Lodge Amboseli

Day 18: Amboseli to Nairobi

Breakfast at the camp and thereafter proceed for a game viewing till midday. Return to the camp for lunch and thereafter check out and drive back to Nairobi arriving in the evening. Drop off at the airport for your home bound flight.


 USD 5210 per person sharing a double room

USD 5500 for the 3rd person in a single room


Inclusions in the cost:

  •  Full board accommodation on safari
  •  All Park entrance fees in Kenya and Tanzania
  • Bottled water
  •  All meals as per itinerary
  •  All Transport in a customized safari vehicle in Kenya and a 4 x 4 Land cruiser Jeep with a pop up roof for game viewing in Tanzania
  • Our assistance at any point.
  • Ngorongoro conservation fee
  • Accommodation in Arusha with all meals
  • Pickup and drop off to your hotel and airport


  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters

Exclusions in the cost

  •  Gratitutes
  • Drinks e.g alcohol
  • Masai village @USD 20 per person
  • Balloon Safari @USD 380 per person(conducted on day 2 early in the morning and continue with the normal program)
  • Visa

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