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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route & Serengeti Adventure

Get the complete picture of Africa from two dazzling perspectives: the top of Kilimanjaro and vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This 16-day adventure begins with a seven-day attempt at the summit of Kilimanjaro from the Lemosho route, then gives way to six life-altering days in the Serengeti with time spent getting to know the Masai in a remote village, game drives in search of the Big Five, and a visit to the massive Ngorongoro Crater. Those whove been will tell you that Africa will change your life. This tour will do it several times a day.


Duration: 16 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Challenging
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 166412
Starts: Moshi, Tanzania Finishes: Arusha, Tanzania
You will visit
  • Moshi
  • Arusha

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Moshi

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Moshi/Mti Mkubwa Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro ending for the day at the Mti Mkubwa Campsite.

Included Activities:
Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa Camp/Shira 1 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Climb into the moorland over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau and the Shira 1 Camp.

Included Activities:
Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

04

Day 4: Shira 1 Camp/Shira 2 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Because the hiking time is only about 3 hours today, use the free time to take a number of short acclimatization walks around and above the Shira 2 Camp. This camp is more exposed than the previous night's camp. It may be windier and colder, with temperatures dropping to below freezing.

Included Activities:
Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

05

Day 5: Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp.

Included Activities:
Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower
Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

06

Day 6: Barranco Camp/Karanga Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley.

Included Activities:
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

07

Day 7: Karanga Camp/Barafu Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

In preparation for the final ascent the same night, you will familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark, and prepare your equipment and thermal clothing for the summit attempt. Sleep may be difficult, but lie down after dinner to try and rest for the 1295m final ascent.

Included Activities:
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

08

Day 8: Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

This stretch is the longest, and the most mentally and physically challenging of the trek. But the feeling of conquering Kilimanjaro will stay with you forever.

Included Activities:
Barafu Camp to Stella Point
Stella Point to Summit
Summit to Mweka Camp

09

Day 9: Mweka Camp/Moshi (1B, 1L)

Arrive to Moshi in the afternoon. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women's Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain.

Included Activities:
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
Mweka Gate to Mweka Village

Transport:
Private Vehicle

10

Day 10: Moshi/Arusha (1B)

Travel to the picturesque town of Arusha. En route, stop at the Moshi Women's Cooperative to learn about what this project offers. Meet the women, learn more about their lives, and opt to purchase some souvenirs.

In the evening, you may be joined by other G Adventures travellers arriving from Kenya or starting the safari portion of their Tanzania trip. Check for details of the time and location of a welcome meeting, typically around 18:00.

Included Activities:
Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 65km)

11

Day 11: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch.

Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park.

This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a gorgeous backdrop. Search for the phenomenal birdlife, tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos.

The afternoon is spent game viewing along the main road that winds through a lush cool forest overgrown with ficus trees covered with bromeliads.

Included Activities:
Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch
Lake Manyara National Park Safari

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)

12

Day 12: Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna.

Included Activities:
Clean Cookstove Project Visit

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 220km)

13

Day 13: Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Rise early for a morning game drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the Big Five in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains.

Additional Notes:
If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning game drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

14

Day 14: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy one last morning game drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna.

After, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best game viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)

15

Day 15: Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L)

Embark on a early morning crater tour. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals.

After this fabulous experience within the crater, head back to Arusha.

Included Activities:
Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 200km)

16

Day 16: Arusha (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Meals Included
    • 15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 11 dinners
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