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 Maasai in a remote village, wildlife 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.
Arrive at any time.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro ending for the day at the Mti Mkubwa Campsite.
Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Climb into the moorland over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau and the Shira 1 Camp.
Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp
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.
Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp
Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp.
Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower
Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley.
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
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.
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
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.
Barafu Camp to Stella Point
Stella Point to Summit
Summit to Mweka Camp
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.
Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
Mweka Gate to Mweka Village
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.
Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 65km)
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 along the main road that winds through a lush cool forests of Lake Manyara National Park, overgrown with ficus trees and covered with bromeliads.
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.
Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch
Lake Manyara National Park Safari
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
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.
Clean Cookstove Project Visit
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 220km)
Rise early for a morning wildlife safari 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.
If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above.
Serengeti National Park Safari
Enjoy one last morning wildlife safari 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 wildlife viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of animals, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.
Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening.
Serengeti National Park Safari
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)
Embark on a early morning crater drive. 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.
Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 200km)
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Trip Name: Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route & Serengeti Adventure
Duration: 16 Days
From Price: 6299
Trip Code: 166412
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