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Explore Tanzania by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 7 days, and refresh on amazing Tanzania wildlife safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park in 5-days.

 

Detailed Itinerary:

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll meet our office representative, followed by an hour drive to the hotel in Moshi Town. After having a short rest at the hotel, our mountain guide will meet you to check with your climbing gears and equipment. If some gears will be missing, our guide will help you on how to rent those missing gears from the rental shops.

Day 01: From Hotel to Londorossi gate (2100m) to Mti Mkubwa (2821m)

  • Distance: 5km
  • Time taken to hike: 3 hours
  • Habitat: Mountain forest

A 3-hours private drive from the hotel in Moshi to starting point, Londorosi gate. At the gate registration, payment and entrance permit process will take place while porters are sorting and weighing the luggage.

After all process is done, the hike starts to the first camp, Mti Mkubwa campsite. The trail is gentle, and it’s passing through the rain forest. At the campsite you will have to spend the remaining time for rest, dinner, and overnight.

  • Distance: 16.5km
  • Time taken: 10 hours
  • Habitat: Montane forest zone to Moorland zone
 

After breakfast, you will hike to Shira 2 campsite, leaving the rain forest and start approaching moorland vegetation. Gently hike across the plateau to Shira 2 camp, crossing some streams; it’s a good path for acclimatization. You will enter shira 2 camp late afternoons, spending the remaining time for rest, dinner, and overnight.

  • Distance: 10km
  • Time taken: 8 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine desert.

 

Hiking to the high point Lava tower, a short break for acclimatization and lunch, before hiking down to BarrancoValley Camp, viewing the great Barranco Wall. The camp is busy and crowded because it’s the hub for 3-different routes (Machame, Umbwe, and Lemosho route). At the camp you will spend the remaining time for rest, dinner, and overnight.

After breakfast at Barranco camp you will have a short hike to Karanga camp, where you will spend the remaining time for hot lunch, dinner, and overnight.

At barafu base camp you will have a rest, dinner, and early sleeping because you will awake at mid-night for the summit attempt.

Around 01:00am, guide will awake you to get well prepared with the summit gears, warm clothes that can accommodate up to -10 degree Celsius. After all process is done, the guide will slowly lead you to hike up for the summit attempt, passing through Stella point, (5685m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Congratulation! You have made it to the top of Africa, now you are standing at the Africa’s highest point ‘Uhuru Peak’

The beginning of the sixth day will catch you still at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, if the weather is good, you will be able to spend some time there, taking a beautiful photo of your lifetime African Adventure while sunrises, drinking tea on your thermal bottle before start descending down to barafu camp.

At barafu camp you will have time for breakfast and rest, before hiking down to Mweka camp for lunch, dinner, and overnight.

It’s the end of 7 days Mount Kilimanjaro adventure, morning of this day you will be packing all of your stuff ready to leave the park. Crew will be organizing and sorting all stuffs for marking the end of the tour. They will be singing, celebrating, and congratulating you for a successful climb. After all that you will hike down to Mweka gate, where you will sign out the park, and receive certificates for those who made their summit attempt successfully, followed by an hour-private drive to the hotel in town, ready for rest and continuing with other schedule.

Drive from Moshi/Arusha to Tarangire National Park, full day game drive in Tarangire National Park; exit the park late afternoon to Mto wa mbu town for rest, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation type: Comfort lodge, bed, and breakfast, outside the park

Long drive from Mto wa Mbu town to Serengeti National Park via the Ngorongoro crater, having time to view the crater from the upper rim and pay some visits to Maasai Boma while you are on the way to Serengeti. You will enter Serengeti park afternoon hours, where you will spend an hour for registration and lunch.

After lunch you will start an afternoon game drive in Serengeti starting from the south to central of Serengeti Park. Evening hours you will drive to Into Wild Africa Tented lodge for rest, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation: Comfort lodge within the park

Game drive will start early in the morning so you will be able to spot Leopards that are very rare to be seen during the daytime and difficult to be seen on the other National Parks. Game drive will continue up to the afternoon where you will have a short rest for lunch before continuing up to late evening, then drive back to Mbali mbali Soroi Serengeti lodge for rest, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation: Comfort lodge within the park.

After breakfast you will have a half day game drive before exiting the Serengeti National Park, to Ngorongoro for rest, dinner, and overnight.

Additional tour visit to Olduvai Gorge is an optional with some extra payments.

Accommodation Nature: Comfort Lodge within the park

After breakfast you will start a game drive at the rim of the Crater before down-sloping to the Crater where you will discover the wonderful nature of creation. In the crater you will see different species of birds, hippo pools, herds of Wildebeest, Zebra, Buffalo, Lions, and black Rhino on its natural habitat, and if lucky you can see a Leopard and cheater. Afternoon times you will have a rest for lunch at picnic site near the large hippo pool, after a lunch break you will continue with the game drive up to late afternoon when you will drive back to Panama Garden Hotel in  Moshi or hotel of your choice for rest, dinner, and overnight.

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Tanzania Safari Circuits

Travellers Informations

Most people aren’t even aware of where Tanzania in World Map is! Tanzania is an East-African country and is bordered by the Indian Ocean, Kenya, and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi to the east, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south.

To get a better picture of the country’s location views the Tanzania Map. We are often asked as part of Tanzania Safari FAQs about which airport to fly to reach Tanzania. To get to Tanzania however you need to reach the main airport of Tanzania which is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) located 13km/8mi southwest of Dar es Salaam. You can fly or drive between reserves while moving on from Arusha or Dar es Salaam.

The right Safari Packing List Tanzania is essential while traveling to Tanzania. Carry the right clothing, gear, electronic, and other equipment and make sure you have all the necessary Tanzania Travel Requirements including, passports, Visa, Tanzania Travel Insuranceand other vaccination certificates to travel hassle-free in Tanzania.

We also suggest you carry enough cash in the Tanzania Currency (Tanzania Shillings) that will be useful for paying the taxi drivers and Tipping in Tanzania Safari and more. We recommend you to pack the following items on the safari:

  • sunscreen
  • insect repellent with Deet
  • conditioner
  • lip balm
  • plug adapters/convertors
  • USB flash drive
  • Memory cards for your camera
  • first aid kit
  • 3 layering tanks or T-shirts
  • utility jacket
  • light scarf
  • sports bra
  • wide brim hat with chin strap
  • closed-toe shoes like trail runners or fashion sneakers with good traction
  • waterproof dry bag
  • moisturizer
  • duffel or soft-sided bag
  • TSA approved clear toiletry case
  • 2 pairs of pants in the breathable fabric in earth tones
  • 1 – 2 long sleeve shirts in chambray or earth tones

We suggest you buy your Tanzania e-Visa early on to avoid hassles at the airport. You can get Tanzania Visa on Arrival as well from the airports in Tanzania but its more time consuming as you will standing in long queues.

There are numerous Tanzania National Park such as Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and more. The best safaris are those which combine all kinds of safari adventures such as enjoying at various Tanzania Beaches, exploring Tanzania Culturehiking the tallest peaks of Africa, and taking pleasure in Solo Safari Tanzania.

If you have enough amount of time we suggest you combine a safari or two and all the activities mentioned above to have a fantastic time in Africa. Go on Zanzibar Beach Holidays; explore the Tanzania Border Countries such as Kenya, Rwanda, and more!

Tanzania Safari can be done in 10 days or 2 days as well depending on the time you have to spend and the locations you wish to visit on your Safari. The more time you spend on the safari the better experience you are going to have. Tanzania Capital has developed into a mini-Dubai and exploring the city is fun.

With diversified Tanzania Demographics that hosts a mix of folklore and traditions, there are numerous opportunities to explore in the country. So take your time and buy longer itineraries and Tanzania Safari Packages to have enjoyed your safari to the fullest.

Many travelers constantly worry about their Tanzania Travel Safety but there is nothing to worry about. With our guided tours and Tanzania Travel Advice you will be enjoying the safest and the most secure safari in the country.

However, we advise you to not carry expensive belongings, such as laptops, important travel documents, cash, or other electronic items, and keep them safe at your stays and accommodations.

Apart from this we also suggest you not walk alone in unknown areas especially during the dark in Tanzania. It is suggested to always accompany your safari guides with you wherever you wish to go to the towns and cities in Tanzania.

Many a time’s people ask us which safari adventure is better among the two – Tanzania Vs Kenya. And the answer is – combine the two and you get a complete wholesome package that no other safari vacation could have offered.

Although traveling to both countries is possible at an affordable price, Kenya has a larger tourism infrastructure while Tanzania hosts the world’s best national parks. Going for a Kenya Safari is comparatively less expensive however compared to the Tanzania Safari.

You can book your safari with utmost ease with Jerry Tanzania Tours. What we suggest you initially do is plan the various Things To Do In Tanzania and the locations you wish to visit in the country. Give us a call and we will assist you in preparing the best-customized itinerary for Tanzania as per your needs. You need to make a 30% payment to save your bookings and make the complete payment before 120 days of your safari date.

After this, you need to book your international flight tickets at least 6-9 months before your safari schedule dates. After this, you need to start applying for your Tanzania Visa on the Tanzania Embassy websites or visit their offices in your country. This is followed by buying your travel insurance and takes the necessary vaccinations before your travel.

 INCLUSIONS
  •  Park fees
  •  All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  •  All accommodation as stated.
  •  A professional driver/guide
  •  All transportation
  •  Water and food during Safaris
 EXCLUSIONS
  •  International flights (from/to home)
  •  Additional accommodation
  •  Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp
  •  Personal items (visa, insurance etc
  •  Government imposed increase of taxes.
  •  Alcohol drinks

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