Day 0: Pick up day
Our representative will pick you and take you to Arusha / Moshi where you will spend your first night.
Lemosho route is the most dramatic and beautiful route up to Kilimanjaro. It is the most remote and getting popularity now days which traverse some of Kilimanjaro most striking and least traveled landscapes, including the base of Kibo Peak’s and dramatic south-facing glaciers. This route has added benefits of trekking across the Shira Plateau a World Heritage Site trekking 180 degrees around Kilimanjaro and also this route allowed plenty of time to acclimatize to the high altitude and this is the key to your safety, comfort, enjoyment and success while trekking mountain Kilimanjaro.Lemosho route can be climb for 6 days, 7 days and 8 days, we strongly recommend 8 days for more time of acclimatization and get use to the altitude before summit.
Day 1 to Mti Mkubwa camp 2650m: After breakfast in the morning we will drive approximately for 2-3 hours to the Londorosi gate where we will do registration and get entrance permit then we will drive again for 1 hour to Lemosho starting point where we will get off from the jeep and stop for picnic lunch. After lunch we will meet all our crew including rest of guides, cooks and porters and our hike will start through crossing rain forest for about 2-3 hours to cover the distance of 7 km to Mti Mkubwa camp. On our way we will see a lot of beautiful flowers like impatients kilimanjari and if you will be lucky you might see black and white Colobus monkeys and other forest wildlife.
Day 2 to Shira 1 camp 3610m: Today it will be one of our beautiful hike about 6-7 hours including lunch stop to cover distance of 7km and after two hours walk we will be in the moorland zone on the west side of the Shira plateaus where you will be able to see old lava flows and we will enjoying the sun and walking slowly more breaks for acclimatize until we arrive at our camp for overnight.
Day 3 to Moir hut 4200m: Today we will hike about 4-6 hours to cover the distance of 9km also we will cross the middle of Shira plateau a world heritage site to our picnic lunch at fishers point. After lunch we will walk for 1-2 hours hiking through moorland zone and arriving to our beautiful overnight camp located at the base of massive lava flow.
Day 4 to Baranco camp 3940m: Today we will keep walking in alpine desert for 9km about 6-8 hours, We will start by climbing over steep hills and very few rock, then steady uphill climb to Lava tower (150m high volcanic plug that juts out the side of the mountain) and stop for lunch around noon. From this point some people might start to feel mild headache due to altitude change. From lava tower we will descend about 2 hours through dust and rock trail to over night at Baranco camp.
Day 5 to Karanga camp 3995m: Today is short day for 4-6 hours to cover distance of 6km and we will start by scrambling up the great Baranco wall for about 1-2 hours. In this wall some section will be steep forcing you to use hands to reach and maneuver yourself around rock boulders like rock climbing, Although is not challenging as rock climbing. At the top of the wall you can see Baranco valley and the campsite you spend a night before also you will walk up and down to Karanga valley which is the last water point to the mountain and on top of the ridge it will be our campsite where we will have hot lunch and overnight.
Day 6 to Barafu camp 4673m: Today we will have another walking of 4km for 3-5 hours in steep uphill with a lot of boulders and shattered rock crossing upper alpine desert .We will go through a steep ridge until we reach a rocky section more scrambling for about an hour and half. Our next camp will be on large rocky with steep faces and we will have earlier dinner and sleep earlier because we have to wake up in the mid night for summit.
Day 7 Summit to Uhuru (5895m) and descend to Mweka hut: We will wake up around 11:00pm have some tea and snacks dress up warm for the summit. We will start our summit around mid night by start with steep rocks for about 2-3 hours and then we will start crossing zigzag area and keep moving to crater rim and finally Stella point 5756m around 6am. At Stella point we will meet with other hikers from other route and join them heading to Uhuru peak and we will be able to see sun rise on our way or at the summit. Once we arrive at the summit we will stay for 10-15minutes for pictures and view then descend down via the same trail about 3 hours to Barafu camp for resting, brunch and descend to Mweka hut.
Day 8 Descend from Mweka hut to Mweka gate (1640m) and drive back to Moshi: Today after breakfast you will meet your Eastland adventures Kilimanjaro crew for group pictures and Kilimanjaro songs afterward we will start descending down via rain forest about 3-4 hours to cover the distance of 10km, Also if you will be lucky we can see blue monkeys, black and white Colobus monkeys and other wildlife. At Mweka gate we will sign out in Kilimanjaro national park log book and our guide will collect certificate for those manage successful summit then drive to your hotel in Moshi for hot shower and Kilimanjaro beer.
5 – Days 4 – Nights Northern Safari
Day 9: Lake Manyara
After Breakfast we depart for the lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the great rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many animals such as buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo and others. Dinner and overnight at Hotels or Lodges at Lake Manyara.
Day 10: Serengeti
After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. A picnic lunch will be provided. On your way you will stop at the Olduvai George where anthropologists Lois and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originate in Africa.
After stopping for your picnic lunch on Kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive. Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti National Park.
Day 11: Serengeti
You will have breakfast at the lodge before we embark on an early morning game drive in the park. The migration, consisting of around 2 million animals, is on the move all year round. Depending on the season you may see these impressive phenomena.
Naturally it is also attract a mass of predators and you may be able to see a band of lioness gather for hunt. You will return to a lodge for a lunch to gather strength for the afternoon game drive and Overnight at Serengeti National Park. All meals is included
Day 12: Serengeti – Ngorongoro crater
Early morning game drive to see nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light in the morning. After breakfast continue game drive, on your way to Naabi Hill Gate and towards Ngorongoro conservation area. Continue with game drive in Crater and overnight at the rim of the crater.
Day 13: Ngorongoro crater
After breakfast you will descent into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with picnic lunch) within Ngorongoro Crater on world Heritage site holding a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals. As only very few of those migrate in and out of crater with its 2000 ft, high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. The crater is also home of the rare black rhino almost extinct in Tanzania. With a bit of luck you will see the “Big Five” during the game drive. Dinner and overnight at Arusha / Moshi.
5 – Days 4 – Nights Zanzibar Tour
Day 14: Arusha / Moshi to Zanzibar
After breakfast we will visit a Maasai curio shop, Then proceed to Arusha Domestic Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight to Zanzibar depends on your flight schedule, or you’ll have a bus to Dar es Salaam then travel to Zanzibar by Ferry Boat, dinner and overnight at Stone Town Zanzibar.
Day 15 – 17 Zanzibar Tour.
Spice tour, Stone Town tour, Prison Island, Fishing, Zanzibar local Market, Kizimkazi Mosque & Dolphin Tour, Jozani Forest
Day 18 Relaxation.
Relax and enjoy Zanzibar’s Beaches around your resort.
Day 19: Departure
Departures from Zanzibar back home depends on your schedule.