Day 1 Nairobi/Arusha
Early morning pick from your Nairobi hotel. Depart for Arusha via Namanga border town for immigration formalities. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight at an Arusha hotel.
Day 2 Arusha/Machame
An early start for Kilimanjaro National Park. Once we reach the park gate we will proceed directly to Machame hut campsite in an average hiking time of 6 hours for meals and overnight in tents. The altitude here is 3,100m.
Day 3 Machame/Shira
After breakfast hike to Shira hut. The trek takes 4 hours approximately via the rain forest past the valley and a steep rocky ridge ending westward at a river gorge. You will have a rest, dinner and overnight at Shira hut campsite, 3,658m above sea level.
Day 4 Shira/Barranco
From Shira, hike to Barranco hut, in an average hiking time of 6 hours. We by-pass the lava tower and past the second junction which brings us to the arrow glacier, altitude 4,876m. We descend to Barranco hut campsite for our third overnight on Kilimanjaro, 3,860 m above sea level.
Day 5 Barranco/Barafu
After breakfast we leave Barranco and continue to the Karanga valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka trail. We hike to Barafu hut where we set up camp. We will have walked for about 8 hours. Dinner and overnight at the hut campsite, altitude 4,600m with the possibility of sighting both Mawenzi and Kibo peaks.
Day 6 Barafu/Mweka via Stella Point and Uhuru Peak
We rise early and head for Stella Point altitude 5,745m on our way to the summit Uhuru Peak which is 5,896m above sea level. This part of the hike takes about 6 hours. From the summit we descend to the Mweka hut campsite, 3,100m above sea level. This part of the descent takes about 5 hours. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 Mweka/Arusha
After breakfast, we descend to the Mweka Park Gate in an average hiking time of 4 hours and then drive back to Arusha for overnight.
Day 8 Arusha/Nairobi
After breakfast depart for Nairobi on the morning or afternoon shuttle arriving at 1.00 p.m. or 6.30p.m.
** Entrances to all parks and other places where entry fees fees is applied
** Transport to all the places in safari mimi-bus with a pop up roof for easy photography and viewing of animals while in the park
** Three meals a day namely(breakfast,lunch and dinner)
** Accomodation in campsites and in budget hotels where camping is not applicable
** All camping equipments except sleeping bags
** Services of the knowleadgeable driverguide and the safari cook
** Water and alcoholic beverages
** Items of personal use
** Sleeping bags