17 Days Combination of Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing, Budget Camping Safari and Zanzibar

Day 1 – August 23, 2019 – Arrive at Arusha:
Arrival in Kilimanjaro International Airport, Meet and assist at the airport and after going through Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs, Transfer to Arusha Giraffe Lodge to stay overnight on Bed and Breakfast basis.

Day 2 – August 24, 2019 – Machame Gate:
Machame Gate to Machame Hut (2,850m)
Hike time: 7.5 hrs, Elevation change: +1200 M
Estimated distance: 10km, Final elevation: 3100 M
an early pick up from hotel and then drive to Machame gate (5,400) where trekking formalities take about 30 minutes. From the gate, we begin our trek following an easy track for the first hour through the dense forest. The path continues to follow the ridge, rising steadily with several steep sections. The gradient eases slightly as the forest merges into heather covered ground we will reach Machame Campsite in 10 km (6.2 miles) after a 1,200–meter (3,936) ascent and 5-7 hours of walking.

Day 3 – August 25, 2019 – Shira Hut (3,840m):
Hike time: 7 hrs, Elevation change: +800 M
Estimated distance: 6km, Final elevation: 3,840 M
From the Machame Hut we cross the stream onto its west bank and follow the path up the steep rocky ridge crises-crossing a few times before reaching Shira Hut at the base of a semi-circular wall of rocks. We will have ascended 900 meters (3,000) in 5–7 hours and about 6 km (3.72 miles) of walking.

Day 4 – August 26, 2019 – Barranco Hut (3,976m):
Hike time: 5 hrs, Elevation change: +100 M
Estimated distance? Final elevation: 3900 M
From Shira Hut hike to Lava Tower (15,000) and then proceed to Barranco via the Great Barranco Wall. This route offers panoramic views of Kibo through Karanga Valley as we hike high and sleep low, dropping back down to Barranco after lunch. Today hike will take most of the day Barranco campsite located on elevation of 3950m.

Day 5 – August 27, 2019 – Acclimatization at Karanga Valley (14,800):
Hike time: 3.5 hrs, Elevation change: +100 M
Estimated distance: 4km, Maximum elevation: 4590 M
Final elevation: 4000 M
From Barranco Hut we climb up through the edge of great Barranco 95 percentage of that day walking will be on elevation of 4250m. We will break our day at Karanga valley campsite at elevation of 4,000m walking time is 4 to 5 hrs on this day.

Day 6 – August 28, 2019 – Barafu Hut (4,600m):
Hike time: 3.5 hrs, Elevation change: +600 M
Estimated distance: 4km, Final elevation: 4600 M
Today involves gaining a little more elevation, acclimatizing and resting for the summit attempt the next morning. This day will take us 4 to 6 hrs of walking.

Day 7 – August 29, 2019 – Summit and then Mweka Camp (3,068m):
SUMMIT DAY! Summit time: 7 hrs, Elevation change: +1300 M
Estimated distance: 5km, Final elevation: 5895 M
Descent time: 5 hrs, Elevation change: -2800M
Estimated distance: 12km, Final elevation: 3100 M
We will start trekking early before sunrise (1-2 am) as the walk today will take 10-14 + hours. We will avoid the mist that sets in later in the day; the scree and snow will still be safely frozen. The 1,100-meter (3,600) ascent in just over 3 km (1.86 miles) will take us about 6-8 hours. After a brief stay at the summit of the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak, at over 5,898 meters (19,340′), we descend via the Barafu Route roughly 2,500 meters (8,200) in 12 km (7.44 miles) in about 4-7 hours to Mweka Camp.

Day 8 – August 30, 2019 – Mweka Gate (1,640m) – Back to Arusha:
Descent time: 4 hrs, Elevation change: -1250M
Estimated distance: 10km, Final elevation: 1828 M
Today we descend about 1400 meters (4,592) through the forest on a jungle path for about 10 km (6.2 miles) in 3 – 4 hours to reach Mweka Gate where you will be picked by our driver and transferred to Arusha Giraffe Lodge to stay overnight on Bed and Breakfast basis.

Day 9 – August 31, 2019 – Arusha Town – Serengeti National Park:
You will be picked up from Arusha Giraffe Lodge around 8:30 am and then depart for Serengeti National Park with an optional visit to the Maasai village. The world renowned Serengeti National Park, with its diverse landscape ranging from grass plains and dry savannah to marshy woodlands, is the stamping ground of many carnivores predators and their prey. The park is home to the largest migration in the world and depending on the season you will be able to witness this spectacular event unfold. Stay overnight at Seronera Campsite on Full Board basis.

Day 10 – September 1, 2019 – Full Day Serengeti National Park:
After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the central Serengeti National Park. The central of the park give us further time to wonder at the migratory herds and the dangers and challenges they face each year in their battle for survival. As well as the heard animals, you can perhaps the hippopotamus – or up in the skies, a majestic martial eagle. As well as the migrating animals, this area also has a good population of resident wildlife, so you won’t be disappointed. Picnic lunch box will be provided by your driver guide at the picnic site. Stay overnight at Seronera Campsite on Full Board basis.

Day 11 – September 2, 2019 – Ngorongoro Conservation Area:
As the sun slowly rises over the vast open plains, you will embark on your first game drive of the day. Due to the abundance of prey species such as gazelles and impalas, the park boast one of the largest lion populations in Africa as well as other predators such as leopards and cheetahs. Returning to camp after the game drive you will enjoy a hearty breakfast before leaving the park and driving towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Arriving at the crater rim, the 600 meters deep caldera in all its splendour opens up before you. Stay overnight at Simba Campsite – overlooking the crater floor!

Day 12 – September 3, 2019 – Ngorongoro Crater & Then Drive Back to Arusha:
After an early breakfast, you will start your descent on a narrow and steep road to the crater floor. The crater is inhabited by a spectacular array of wildlife, which includes zebras, hippos, hyenas, wildebeests, warthogs and the famous “Big Five” – buffalo, rhino, lion, elephant and leopard. After extensive game viewing and a lunch at a picnic spot, you will leave the crater and then drive to Arusha Giraffe Lodge to stay overnight on Bed and Breakfast basis.

Day 13 – September 4, 2019 – Fly from Arusha/ Zanzibar Island:
Fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar Island and then transfer to Tembo House Hotel Zanzibar to stay overnight on Bed and Breakfast basis.

Day 14 – September 5, 2019 – Stone Town – North Nungwi:
Private transfer from Stone Town to Nungwi Beach and then stay overnight at The Z Hotel Zanzibar on Bed and Breakfast basis. Please kindly be aware that any activity can be arranged for an extra costing.

Day 15 – September 6, 2019 – North Zanzibar Nungwi:
Enjoy a full day leisure at The Z Hotel Zanzibar on Bed and Breakfast basis. Please kindly be aware that any activity can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 16 – September 7, 2019 – North Zanzibar Nungwi:
Enjoy a full day leisure at The Z Hotel Zanzibar on Bed and Breakfast basis. Please kindly be aware that any activity can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 17 – September 8, 2019 – Fly from Zanzibar Airport – Dar es Salaam Airport:
Today you will take an evening flight from Zanzibar Airport to Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam where you will connect with an international flight back home.

End of the trip in Tanzania.

7 Days Machame Route – Mount Kilimanjaro.
Group size: Minimum 4 people – Price cost US$ 2,589 per person.
Budget Camping Safari | Zanzibar | Domestic flight – Price cost US$ 3,488 for you.

Items Included:
Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary, Town hotel, English-speaking guide, Mountain crew (cook and porters), Mountain tents, Camping equipment-tents, chairs, tables, Meals according to the itinerary, Drinking water, All national park fees, All mentioned transfers, Airport pickups/departure transfers.

Items Excluded:
Sleeping bag, Portable toilet, Oxygen cylinder, Flights tickets, Optional activities, Alcoholic and soft drinks, Visa fees, Tips, Personal spending money for souvenirs etc, Travel insurance.