7 days kilimanjaro and safari itinerary
This 7 Days Kilimanjaro and Safari Itinerary is the most popular ascending route and is well established route on Kilimanjaro and is the perfect for those with camping and hiking experience. Machame is route that has the beautiful forest along the way with evening meals taken in a communal dining area.
Day1: Arrive in Moshi
You will stay at Keys Hotel which is beautifully place, located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
The best months for Climbing Kilimanjaro.
Normally April and May are the months with long rains and should be avoided.
November is usually short rains but it is not often rains all day.
The best time for climbing Kilimanjaro is January to February and September.
July to August can be colder and November to December can be wetter.
January to March is the warmest months, almost clear of clouds each evening and morning.
The success rates with our guides are outstanding compared to the overall success rates for all climbers who attempt to reach the top.
DAY 1. – Machame Gate (1634 m/5,363 ft) to Machame camp. (3000m/9,300 ft)
Drive to Machame gate, and this will take two hours. after registration you begin your climb. Today is a nice leisurely hike through the tropical rain forest. As you pass through the rainforest, you are likely to spot colobus monkeys and wild birds’ .Dinner and Overnight at Machame camp.
DAY 2. – Machame camp (3000 m/9,300 ft) to Shira camp (3800 m/12,300 ft)
From the Machame Hut, you cross the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge – crisis-crossing a few times before reaching Shira camp, at the base of a semi-circular wall of rocks. Dinner and overnight at Shira camp.
DAY 3. – Shira camp (3800 m/12,300 ft) to Barranco camp (3950 m/12,800 ft)
From Shira camp, you hike to Lava Tower (15,000’) to acclimatize and then proceed down to Barranco Camp via the Great Barranco Wall. Tonight’s camp is one of the best on the mountain. Dinner and overnight at Barranco camp.
DAY 4. – Barranco camp (3950 m/12,800 ft) to Karanga Valley (3963 m/13,000 ft)
From Barranco camp, you climb up through the edge of great Barranco Wall. It’s a tough morning climb on a steep trail, but once you reach the top, the views are very rewarding. Dinner and overnight at Karanga camp.
DAY 5. – Karanga Valley (3963 m/13,000 ft) to Barafu camp (4,600 m/15,091 ft)
Today is a shorter climb than the past few days, hiking up to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit. You must get lots of rest as you will need all your energy for the climb to the roof of Africa. Dinner and overnight at Barafu camp.
DAY 6. – Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to the Summit (5896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3100 m/10,170 ft). 7 Days Kilimanjaro and Safari Itinerary
You will start trekking early just after midnight, as the walk today will take 10 – 14 + hours. The 1,100-meter (3,600’) ascent in just over 3 km (1.86 miles) will take us about 6-8 hours, as you try to reach the summit to watch the sunrise over the Great Rift Valley. After watching the sunrise and taking enough pictures, you then start descending down the mountain to below the tree line. Dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp.
DAY 7. – Mweka camp (3100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1828 m/6,000 ft)
On your final day, we will have a short three hour hike out, walking through the lush forest. You meet our driver with the vehicle at the Mweka park gate to drive back to Arusha. Overnight at Ilboru Safari lodge.
Safari to Serengeti:
Day 1: Safari from Arusha to Serengeti:
After breakfast start drive at 8; 30am to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area, enjoy evening game en route while on the way to Lobo for overnight. Dinner & Overnight at Lobo wild life lodge. Meal Plan FB.
Day 2: Safari Half Day in Serengeti:
After early morning (6am) breakfast start drive for half day in Serengeti, This Park covers an area of 14,763sqkm enjoy game drive at this endless plain as per Masai Language. Also wildlife like lion, cheetah, Thompson, grant gazelle, zebra, and elephant are seen in this beautiful plain park. Here you will be able to trace migration along Mara River while crossing to or from Masai. Drive to Seronera at late noon for overnight. At Seronera wildlife lodge. Meal plan Fb.
Day 3: Safari from Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha:
After early morning breakfast at 600am start driving to Ngorongoro Crater while enjoying game en route. Descend to Ngoronforo Crater with picnic lunch enjoying beautiful morning hours crater Tour. You come across unique attractions near this historical caldera where man and wildlife are living together without harming one another. Get a chance to observe wildlife including Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo,Hippo, Wildebeest, Warthog and Zebra, and see also lake Magadi, Lerai Forest and Ngoitokito swamp. Later after your lunch at the picnic site start drive to Arusha for overnight/departure.
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Included in this tour:
• Quality, waterproof mountain sleeping tents.
• Professional, experienced, mountain guides.
• All Park fees and Rescue fees.
• All meals while on the Mountain.
• Arrival and Departure transfers.
• Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees.
• Mess tents with table and chairs:
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
• Clean, purified drinking water:
• Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
• Sleeping Mattress,
• Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival.
• Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
• Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc.) 7 Days Kilimanjaro and Safari Itinerary
• Tips and any items of personal nature.