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Itinerary: Wildebeest Migration Safari, Kilimanjaro hike and Zanzibar beach Holiday

Wildebeest Migration Safari, Kilimanjaro hike and Zanzibar beach  Holiday

Three of the top attractions in Tanzania in one trip - this tour gives you a chance to make the top of Mount Kilimanjaro through Lemosho route, suited to more adventurous hikers, experience the 'Big Five' areas of Tanzania and then you will end with relaxation on Zanzibar's palm fringed beaches

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Wildebeest Migration Safari, Kilimanjaro hike and Zanzibar beach  Holiday

Description

Trip starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania
Trip ends: Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ), Tanzania
Best Time: July to October

Highlights include:
-Kilimanjaro Trek via Lemosho route (one of the least crowded routes)
-Tarangire National Park (noted for its giant baobabs and large herds of elephants)
-Serengeti National Park (Kogatende near Masai Mara – peak of Wildebeest Migration season)
-Ngorongoro Crater (largest unbroken caldera in the world, a UNESCO world heritage site)
-Zanzibar beach holiday (an Indian Ocean gem with azure waters and white sandy beaches)

Optional activities:
-Night game drive at Tarangire
-Hot Air Balloon Ride in Serengeti
-Olduvai Gorge Museum visit
-Guided walk on Ngorongoro Crater rim
-Stone Town guided tour
-Spice plantation tour in Zanzibar
- Accommodation: Ensuite Tented Camps and Lodges on Safari, Basic Camping on the Mountain, Hotels in Zanzibar

ITINERARY:

This trip can be carried out in any order you desire

Day 1:Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha
You will be welcomed on arrival and transferred to Arusha for relaxation and overnight stay at Planet Lodge-BB

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
0830 Hrs. After your breakfast; depart from Arusha to Tarangire National Park for game drive.
1300 Hrs. Stop at the Picnic Site for Picnic Lunch,
1400 Hrs. Continue for evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge

Meals: Lunch | Dinner
Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Day 3: Tarangire – Serengeti
0800hrs transfer from Tarangire to Serengeti National Park for game drive.
1300 Hrs. Break for lunch which will be served at the picnic area.
1400 Hrs. Afternoon game drive in the Park to return in the
evening for dinner and overnight at Kiota tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast |Lunch | Dinner
Accommodation: Kiota tented Camp.

Day 4: Central Serengeti – Northern Serengeti National Park
0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the in the Park
0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast.
1030 Hrs. After your breakfast; depart with picnic lunch to northern Serengeti
1300 Hrs. Break for lunch which will be served at the picnic area.
1400 Hrs. Afternoon game drives in northern Serengeti Kogatende/Bologonj area following the great migration at Mara River. Dinner and overnight at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast |Lunch | Dinner
Accommodation: Chaka Camp – Serengeti North

Day 5: Northern Serengeti National Park (Tracing the direction of the Wildebeests)
0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the in the Park
0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at Leisure.
1300 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your Lodge.
1400 Hrs. Afternoon game drives in northern Serengeti Kogatende/Bologonj area following the great migration at Mara River. Dinner and overnight at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast |Lunch | Dinner
Accommodation: Chaka Camp – Serengeti North

Day 6: Northern Serengeti National Park (Tracing the direction of the Wildebeests)
0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the in the Park
0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at Leisure.
1300 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your Lodge.
1400 Hrs. Afternoon game drives in northern Serengeti Kogatende/Bologonj area following the great migration at Mara River. Dinner and overnight at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast |Lunch | Dinner
Accommodation: Chaka Camp – Serengeti North

Day 7: Northern Serengeti - Central Serengeti National Park
0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in northern Serengeti area
0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast.
1030 Hrs. After your breakfast; depart with picnic lunch to central Serengeti
1300 Hrs. Break for lunch which will be served at the picnic area.
1400 Hrs. Afternoon game drive in central Serengeti - Seronera area. Dinner and overnight at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast |Lunch | Dinner
Accommodation: KubuKubu Tented Lodge

Day 8: Serengeti – Ngorongoro/Olduvai
0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the in the Park
0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at Leisure.
1200 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your Lodge.
1300 Hrs. Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is your “Option” whether you pass by Olduvai Gorge a historical site whereby the early man lived and can also pass by the Maasaiboma if you are interested in the real African life tradition and culture.

Meals: Breakfast |Lunch | Dinner
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha
0730 Hrs. After breakfast, drive and descend into the crater floor with your lunch box for game viewing. The famous Ngorongoro Crate is rich of wildlife, each species have their own territories.
1300 Hrs. Stop at the Picnic Site for Picnic Lunch, which will be served on the crater floor at the picnic site near Lerai forest or hippo pool.
1400 Hrs. Ascend the crater and drive back to Arusha town for your overnight.

Meals Plan: Breakfast? Picnic Lunch.
Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel

Day 10: Arusha to Londorossi Gate to Lemosho Glades to Mkubwa Camp
Elevation (m):915 m/1387 to 2,250 m to 2,000 m to 2,750 m
Elevation(ft): 3,000 ft/4921ft to 7,380 ft to 6,560 ft to 9,020 ft
Distance: 18 km,
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest

Drive from Moshi or Arusha to the Londorossi Park Gate. From here follow a forest track in a 4WD vehicle for about 11 km/7 mi (45 minutes) to Lemosho Glades and a possible campsite. From the Glades, walk for 3 hours along beautiful forest trails to the Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast
Accommodation: Basic Camping

Day 11: Lemosho Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1:
Elevatoin (m): 2,750 m to 3,500 m
Elevation(ft): 9,020 ft to 11,485 ft
Distance: 12 km
Hiking Time: 5 hours
Habitat: Semi-Desert

The trail gradually steepens, enters the giant heather moorland zone, then crosses the Shira Ridge at 3,600 m/11,810 ft and drops gently to Shira Camp 1 located by a stream on the Shira Plateau.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast
Accommodation: Basic Camping

12: Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2
Elevation (m): 3,500 m to 3,840 m
Elevation(ft): 11,485 ft to 12,600 ft
Distance: 6 km,
Hiking Time: 2 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

A gentle walk across the plateau leads to shira camp 2 on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of walks are available on the plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast
Accommodation: Basic Camping

13: Shira Camp 2 to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Elevation (m): 3,840 m to 4,630 m to 3,950 m
Elevation (ft): 12,600 ft to 15,190 ft to 12,960 ft
Distance: 15 km
Hiking Time: 7 hours
Habitat: Semi-Desert

After breakfast, you will hike east up a steepening path above the highest vegetation toward Kilimanjaros looming mass. After several hours, you walk through a rocky landscape to reach the prominent landmark called Lava Tower at 4,630 m/15,190 ft. This chunky remnant of Kilimanjaros earlier volcanic activity is several hundred feet high, and the trail passes right below it. For extra credit, the sure-footed can scramble to the top of the tower. After a lunch stop near Lava Tower, descend for 2 hours below the lower cliffs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall to Barranco Camp at 3,950 m/12,960 ft. There are numerous photo opportunities on this hike, especially if the walls are festooned with ice. Barranco Camp is in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Walls, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for your dinner. On this day, be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast
Accommodation: Basic Camping

14: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Elevation (m): 3,900 m to 4,200 m
Elevation (ft) : 12,800 ft to 13,780 ft
Distance: 7 km
Hiking Time: 4 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we continue up a steep ridge to the great Barranco Wall, then you climb this imposing obstacle, which turns out to be easier than it looks. Topping out just below the Heim Glacier, you can now appreciate just how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is. With Kibos glaciers soaring overhead, you descend into the lush Karanga Valley to the Karanga Valley campsite. From the camp, you can look east and see the jagged peaks of Mawenzi jutting into the African sky. After a hot lunch in camp, your afternoon is at leisure for resting or exploring. After two long days, this short day is very important for your acclimatization, since your summit push is about to start.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast
Accommodation: Basic Camping

15: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Elevation (m): 4,200 m to 4,550 m
Elevation (ft) : 13,780 ft to 14,930 ft
Distance : 13 km
Hiking Time : 8 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

In the morning, you hike east over intervening ridges and valleys to join the MwekaRoute, which will be your descent route. Turn left toward the mountain and hike up the ridge through asparse landscape for another hour to the Barafu Hut where you will receive a hot lunch. The last water on the route is in the Karanga Valley; there is no water at Barafu Camp, even though Barafu is the Swahili word for ice. The famous snows of Kilimanjaro are far above Barafu Camp near the summit of the mountain. Your tent will be pitched on a narrow, stony, wind-swept ridge, so make sure that you familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. Prepare your equipment and warm clothing for your summit climb, and drink a lot of fluids. After an early dinner, go to bed for a few hours of precious sleep.

Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast
Accommodation: Basic Camping

16: Summit Day! Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Elevation (m): 4, 550m to 5,895 m to 3,100 m
Elevation (ft) : 14,930 ft to 19,340 ft to 19,340 ft
Distance: 7 km up, 23 km down
Hiking Time : 8 hours up, 7-8 hours down
Habitat: Scree and seasonal snow

You will rise around 11:30 PM, and after some steaming tea and biscuits, you shuffle off into the night. Your 6-hour climb northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to Stella Point on the crater rim is the most challenging part of the route for most climbers. At Stella Point (5,685 m/18,650 ft) you stop for a short rest and a chance to see a supremely sanguine sunrise. At Stella Point you join the top part of the MaranguRoute, but do not stop here too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Depending on the season and recent storms, you may encounter snow on your remaining hike along the rim to Uhuru Peak. On the summit, you can enjoy your accomplishment and know that you are creating a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. After your 3-hour descent from the summit back to Barafu Camp, you will have a well-earned but short rest, collect your gear, and hike down a rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft). This camp is in the upper forest, so you can expect mist or rain in the late afternoon. Dinner, and washing water will be prepared, and the camp office sells drinking water, soft drinks, chocolates, and beer!

Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast
Accommodation: Basic Camping

17: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Arusha
Elevation (m): 3,100 m to 1,980 m to 890 m/ 1387 m
Elevation (ft): 10,170 ft to 6,500 ft to 2,920 ft/ 4921ft
Distance: 15 km
Hiking Time: 3 hours
Habitat: Forest

After a well-deserved breakfast, it is a short, scenic, 3-hour hike back to the park gate. Dont give your porters any tips until you and all your gear have reached the gate safely, but do remember to tip your staff at the gate. At Mweka Gate, you can sign your name and add details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Climbers who reached Stella Point are issued green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate, you will continue down to the Mweka Village, possibly a muddy, 3 km, 1 hour hike if the road is too muddy for vehicles. In the Mweka Village you will be served a delicious hot lunch after which you are driven back to Arusha for an overdue hot shower and comfortable night in a nice hotel.

Meals: Breakfast| Lunch
Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel

Day 18: Arusha to Zanzibar:
Enjoy your morning in Arusha at leisure before transferring to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar, and then you will be transferred to your hotel in the East Coast (Essque Zalu Zanzibar) for overnight.

Before transferring to the coast, you have the option (for extra cost) to join a guided walking tour of Stone Town, a guided tour in Stone Town, and combine it with a spice plantation tour.

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner
Accommodation: Essque Zalu – Ocean View Suite

Day 19 - 21: Rest & Relax (East Coast)
Spend these three days at leisure and overnight at your hotel in the East Coast (Essque Zalu Zanzibar (Ocean View Suite))

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner
Accommodation: Essque Zalu – Ocean View Suite

Day 22: Zanzibar – Back home
Enjoy the last day of your holiday at leisure, before transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

*End of our Services*

PRICE:
USD 11,015 per person sharing x2

Inclusions:
- One-way flight from Arusha Airport (ARK) to Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ)
- Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Arusha on arrival
-Transfer from Arusha to Arusha Airport (ARK) for Zanzibar flight
- Transfers from/to Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ)
- Transport to and from mountain gates
- All park entry fees and camping fees
- Rescue fees
- Emergency oxygen tank(s)
- Services of English-speaking guide/assistant guide(s)
- Minimum of one guide for every 2 climbers
- Professional cook and all kitchen/dining utensils
- Enough number of porters for your luggage, food, water and camping equipment
- Camping equipment (sleeping tent, mattress, mess tent, table and chairs)
- Salaries, food and shelter for guide(s), cook and porters
- Three meals a day on the mountain
- Use of radios & cell phones to increase your safety
- Game viewing in 4×4 Land Cruiser with pop-up roof on exclusive basis
- Services of a professional English-speaking driver guide
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Drinking water while on safari provide in safari vehicle
- Park fees and Conservation fees as per itinerary
- Government taxes and levies

Exclusions:
-Tourist visas
- Personal travel/medical insurance
-Mountain trekking gears, e.g. walking poles, gaiters (available for hire upon request)
-Sleeping bag (available for hire upon request)
- Portable toilet on Kilimanjaro trek (available for hire upon request)
-Optional night game drive at Tarangire (advance booking required)
- Optional hot air balloon ride in Serengeti (advance booking required)
- Optional Olduvai Gorge Museum visit
- Optional activities in Zanzibar (Guided Stone Town tour, spice tour, dhow sailing, snorkeling)
- Optional activities not mentioned in itinerary
- Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages
- Tips for guides, cook, porters,driver guide and hotel/lodge/camp staff
- Any items of personal nature (laundry service, telephone/internet bills, souvenirs)
- Any domestic flights not mentioned above
- Any international flights and departure taxes

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