13 DAYS - KILIMANJARO CLIMB & SAFARI / TRUCKEE RESIDENTS SPECIAL

Arusha, Tanzania

GE
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Duration: 13 days
Group size: 4 - 10
13 DAYS - KILIMANJARO CLIMB & SAFARI / TRUCKEE RESIDENTS SPECIAL
Arusha, Tanzania

1 review

$NaN
Duration: 13 days
Group size: 4 - 10

About this trip

TRIP DETAILS:


Experience our most thrilling and complete package with our 13 day Kilimonjaro trek, Tanzania Safari with an option for Zanzibar extetnion package. The first 7 days of this package will be spent trekking to the “Roof of Africa,” followed by a 5 day Safari through the most exhilarating wildlife parks of Africa.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and also the highest free-standing mountain in the world.  It has many trails, however Lemosho Route is our preferred route. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful routes on Kilimanjaro with spectacular scenery and an abundance of wildlife. We begin from the west, trekking in the fertile rainforest until we reach the wildflowers of the Heath Ecosystem. We then cross the stunning Shira Plateau before traversing the mountain along the southern circuit. Each of the 6 nights on Mount Kilimanjaro will be spent in our high quality four season expedition tents. The Good Earth Expedition team is excited to guide you up Mount Kilimanjaro to make sure you safely experience the time of your life!


After the trek, our incredible wildlife safari will take you through Tarangire National Park, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara.  You will spot the big five Safari animals including herds of up to 300 elephants in Tarangire. The breathtaking scenery and wildlife of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater will leave you with unforgettable memories and unbelievable photos to cherish for a lifetime! 


This safari is privately guided by Consea Dissa and offers you the flexibility to travel at our own pace and make stops as you wish to enjoy everything in the area. You will have a private safari vehicle and stay in premium class semi-permanent luxury safari tents as shown in the picture.  Each season, tented camps are conveniently placed according to animal migrations. This is the most efficient and comfortable lodging arrangements offered while on safari to avoid excessive daily driving and maximizes time enjoyed viewing wildlife.  

  • Climb the tallest mountain in Afrcica
  • See The BIG Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo) 
  • See “The Greatest Show On Earth:” The Wildebeests Migration.
  • See More Animals Than You Ever Thought Possible.
  • See The Endless Plains Of The Serengeti National Park.

What’s included

  • All Transportation
  • Accommodation in Arusha
  • Full board Kilimanjaro
  • English speaking guides
  • Kilimanjaro Crews
  • All Park-fees
  • Air Rescue
  • 3 porters per person
    AS per Kilimanjaro National Park rugulationsto cary all their equipments and yours eat, tents, chairs, table, food, cooking facilities,
  • Camping fee
  • Four season tents
  • Kili Training tips/ideas
  • 1 first night
    For those arrive early than planned date - extra charges will apply.
  • Oxygen tank
    2 per group
  • Kilimanjaro permit
  • Certificate
  • Alcoholic And Soft Drink
  • Laundry
    Available for extra charges
  • Visa
    We can assist with Visa
  • Gratuity/tipping
    This usually is given at the end of every trip/tour
  • Personal equipment
    We will provide you with a list of everything you will need to bring.

Available Packages

Single Occupancy Room
Available until 15 days before departure

You will have your own 4-season expedition tent while trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro, your own Luxury semi-permanent tent while on safari, and your own beach-villa while in Zanzibar. While transitioning between excursions, you will stay in single-occupancy hotel rooms with en-suite bathroom and shower. 

$7,200
Deposit: $2,520
Double Occupancy Room
Available until 15 days before departure

You will share your 4-season expedition tent while trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro, Luxury semi-permanent tent while on safari, you will stay in double-occupancy hotel rooms with en-suite bathroom and shower. 

$6,800
Deposit: $2,380
7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Only ( Single)
$3,700
Deposit: $925
7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Double

You will share your 4-season expedition tent while trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro, Luxury semi-permanent tent while on safari, you will stay in double-occupancy hotel rooms with en-suite bathroom and shower. 

$3,400
Deposit: $925

Available options

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Itinerary

13 Days Tanzania Travel
Truckee Special Travel - Tanzania, Kilimanjaro, Safari Expedition


Short itinerary


DAY 0  Travelling – Arrival in Tanzania /Welcome to Tanzania! Upon your arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) You will be transfer to you lodge in Arusha for 

DAY 1 - Rest and packing all Kilimanjaro gear and meeting with the team


DAY - 2
Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft
Distance: 11km
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Forest
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
1st day Climbing will start with drive from Arusha to Machame Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the machameain. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.


DAY- 3
Machame Camp to Shira Camp
Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft
Distance: 5km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Moorland
Although considered to be the easiest day on the Machame Route, today’s trek includes several uphill sections. Carry plenty of drinking water, as the exposed hike can be hot on a clear day. There are several viewpoints from which you can see the plains and forests below and Kibo and Mawenzi peaks above.
As you gain altitude, notice the change in vegetation. The trees diminish in size, giving way to Kilimanjaro’s famous high altitude plants, Scenecio kilimanjari and Lobelia deckenii. After eating lunch, climb the Shira Plateau, created when Kibo’s lava flows filled the Shira crater. Continue to Shira Camp, where you will relax for the rest of the day. Kibo lies to the west and machame Meru to the east.


DAY - 4
Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft
Distance: 10km
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Semi Desert
Following an early morning breakfast, you will leave the moorland environment and enter the semi desert and rocky landscape. After 5 hours of walking east, you will be come face to face with the Lava Tower (4630m). Packed lunches are served at the Tower and hikers have the option of climbing the massive Lava Tower weather permitting. At this point of the hike, it is normal for hikers to start feeling the effects from the altitude including headaches and shortness of breath.
After lunch, you will descend from Lava Tower (4630m) to the Barranco Campsite (3950m). The 6800m descent gives hikers a huge advantage to allow their bodies to adjust to the conditions of high altitude. The descent to camp takes around 2 hours to reach. It is located in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall (“Breakfast Wall”). Drinking and washing water and dinner will be served as hikers view the sun setting


DAY - 5
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 15,000ft
Distance: 9km
Hiking Time: 8-10 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Another exciting day for the climb will be a short day but fun! Start to challenge a rocky climb (not technical) at Barranco wall popularly known as Breakfast wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga Valley 4100m/13’120 feet for overnight. Will take us only 3-4 hours to make to Karanga camp but will spend some time on the top of the wall for some fun pictures of us!


DAY - 6
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Elevation (ft): 4035 m/4640 ft
Distance: 6km
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Following breakfast, you will leave Karanga Camp (3959m). The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00


DAY - 7
Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
Elevation (ft): 4680 m/15360 ft
Distance: 3.5 km/ 2.2 miles
Hiking Time: 3.5 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
Habitat: Arctic
We start our day around 09:00am with a short hike of 2-3 hours toward Barafu camp 4680m/14784 feet; we will have a lunch at the camp then rest until early dinnertime before we start our challenge to the summit at mid night. This is our last night before we start our summit at mid-night thus why we need to have early dinner and sleep early.


DAY - 8
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
Elevation (ft): 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
Distance: 10 km/6 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Arusha.


DAY 9-13 Safari to Serengeti, Tarangire and Lake Manyara.  Most famous parks in Africa.


 Departure home / Proceed with your next plan / Zanzibar beach excursion.

 

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Good Earth Expedition LLC
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Good earth expedition offers creative and innovative ideas to allow the maximum enjoyment of the richness of our expedition travel to the good earth. We always work thinking of our clients, of the needs, but above all of your expectations. We know that every detail is important, and for this reason make our best effort to care for all those "little things" which will always make the difference so that your trip will be memorable.

Reviews

This trip was a life-changing experience. Trekking the mountain gorillas and being in their presence was magical. The accommodations were beautiful and all of the people we interacted with were genuinely kind, welcoming, and caring. The hike up Mount Kilimanjaro was also life-changing — so much beauty, so much effort, so much reward. We felt cared for and safe the whole time and absolutely loved our team. It was a most excellent travel adventure and experience!
By Steven L for 15 DAYS RWANDA SAFARI & MT. KILIMANJARO TREKKING on 18 Jun, 2022