Day 0: Pick up day
Our representative will pick you and take you to Arusha / Moshi where you will spend your first night.
Day 1 to Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) Camp 2800m:
After getting the entry permit at Londorossi gate you will drive for a while to the starting point at 2100m. Then you will get off from the jeep ready to start hiking. The hike will be a walk of 7km and will take 3 to 4 hours. You will be in the montane forest where you might seen black and white Colobus and Blue Monkeys. In the low season you might see additional animals like Eland and Forest Duikers.
Day 2 to Shira 1 Camp 3500m: It will take 4 – 5 hours walk of 7 kilometers, first through the forest which slowly opens up to the heather and moorland as you ascend. This day offers a beautiful view of mount Meru to the west.
Day 3 to Shira 2 Camp 3850m:
The way from Shira 1 to Shira 2 is a gradual walk of 10 km taking 4 – 6 hours. You will be in the moorland and at the right side you will view Shira peak.
Day 4 to Baranco Camp 3940m:
The way from Shira 2 to Baranco camp is 10km long and will take 6-7 hours, including lunch. At the beginning it will be a gradual walk to the junction point where we meet people from the Machame route. Then straight to Lava Tower at 4600m for acclimatization. Lunch at Lava Tower, then descend down to Baranco camp.
Day 5 to Karanga Camp 4100m:
From Baranco camp to Karanga camp it takes 2 – 3 hours and distance is 5km and you will cross Breakfast or Baranco Wall, which is 300m high. The peak of the wall is at 4200m. This part is challenging because the trail is narrow and the number of hikers, porters and guides is large. In some parts you have to use your hands for climbing. You will cross the famous places called Kissing Rock. Shorty before Karanga Camp you will cross the Karanga Valley at 3930m which is the last point where porters can fetch water.
Day 6 to Barafu Camp 4600m:
It will only take 2 to 3 hours and the covered distance is 4km from Karanga to Barafu Camp. It is not steep but to acclimatize you have to walk pole pole (slowly). You will be in the alpine desert and at the left side you can see the Kibo Peak and few meters before Barafu you will find Submentary rocks. There is no water at the camp, so the porters will carry water from Karanga Valley.
The climb from Barafu camp to Uhuru point is 5km, which will take 6 to 7 hours and it is steep. The way is a zigzag path. The starting time is around midnight. It is a challenging night and before you reach to Uhuru point you will cross the Stella Point (5756m) at the crater rim and join with the people from Marangu and Rongai routes. From Stella Point to Uhuru Point (5895m) is one hour of walking and mostly flat. After making it to Uhuru Point you can make pictures and you will return via the same route to Barafu Camp for a bit of sleep and brunch after wakeup. Afterwards the descend down will start via Mweka Route.
Day 7 to Mweka Camp 3100m:
The descend via Mweka route starts at Barafu camp to Millennium Camp 3797m. The way is steep, and it just takes only 2-3 hours to cover the 4km to Millennium Camp. You will pass from the alpine desert to the moorland zone.
From Millennium Camp to Mweka camp 3100m is also a steep walk which takes 2 – 3 hours for 3.5km. You will cross the moorland to the forest zone and on the way you will see Protea Kilimandscharica and Red Hot Poker and various other species of flowers and plants.
Day 8 to Mweka Gate 1640m
Mweka Camp Mweka Gate: It is a long and steep downhill walk of about 10km which takes about 4-5 hour. The rainforest floor is wet and slippery, requiring careful and slow walking. You are again in the montane forest where you may again see various species of flowers like Impatiens Kilimanjari and different trees and also sometimes you may see Blue Monkey and Black and White Colobus Monkeys.
At the Mweka Gate:
Once you reach Mweka Gate you have to sign out. You will receive a certificate for those who made it to Stella Point and Uhuru Point. Afterwards we will bring you to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha by car.
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.