Lemosho Route Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro, Northern Tanzania Lodge & Camping, Zanzibar Island & Beach Holiday
Day 1: Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha.
Meet in Nairobi airport, depending on your flight arrival time, we shall take a tourist shuttle bus that will depart either at 8am or 2pm, drive to Arusha. We shall then check in to our hotel in Kibo palace hotel to prepare our gears for trekking next day. BB
Day 2: Mti mkubwa Camp
Drive from Arusha to Londorossi Park Gate (2250m, 2 hours). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (2100m, 11km, 45 minutes) and a possible campsite (park fees are not paid to camp here). Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite, (2750m, 3 hours).
Day 3: Shira Camp
The trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. Several streams are crossed then gains to the Shira Ridge at about 3600m and drops gently down to Shira 1 camp located by a stream on the Shira Plateau (3500m, 5 hours). This campsite could be omitted.
Day 4: Shira Camp
A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream (3850m, 1.5 hours). A variety of walks are available on the Plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.
Day 5: Baranco Hut
Continue east towards Kibo passing the junction, then east towards the Lava Tower. Shortly after this, you descend to Barranco hut (3940m, 4 hours).
Day 6: Barafu Hut
A short scramble to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over scree and ridges to the Karanga Valley (4000m, 3 hours), beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. After climbing out of the Karanga Valley the trail ascends a ridge to the Barafu Hut, a bleak location with little vegetation at 4600m, (3 hours walking).
Day 7: Mweka hut
An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers, (4 hours); the last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an ice-axe or ski stick is useful for balance. From here a further hour leads to Uhuru Peak, from where there are often fine views of Meru to the west and the jagged peak of Mawenzi to the east. Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch before continuing on down to camp at Mweka Hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge. Those with energy on the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the dramatic ice pinnacles of the Eastern Icefields.
Day 8: Kibo Palace Hotel.
A lovely easy 4hrs descent through beautiful forest brings you to the Mweka Park Gate. Collect your certificate then drive back to Arusha. Overnight at Kibo palace hotel
Day 9: Arusha - Tarangire National Park ( private custom made lodge tour)
After an early breakfast we leave (08.00 am) for our first Safari experience, strait to Tarangire National Park. Once we reach the Park we will go for our morning Game drive. Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It's the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem - a smorgasbord for predators and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared Oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed. After our picnic-style Lunch, we continue with the wildlife observation, since the swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world Over night at Tarangire Roika lodge or similar (FB)
Day 10: Tarangire / Ngorongoro Crater (drive)
After a leisurely breakfast and en route game drive at Tarangire National Park we proceed to Ngorongoro crater, Here better prepare yourself for Africa's Eden:
The Crater Twelve miles wide, the Ngorongoro Crater is a home to the rare Black Rhino and has its own Soda Lake. The highest concentration of wild animals in the Crater area means that you are likely to see the African Big Five in a short period of time. As we descend 2,200 feet into the Crater, well experience a thrilling day among Africa's Big Five: the Lion, the Elephant, the Buffalo, the Black Rhino and the Leopard. After a picnic lunch and a full day of game viewing, we will return to our lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Over night at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge (FB)
Day 11, Ngorongoro / Serengeti National Park (drive)
After breakfast we leave the Ngorongoro Highlands via Malanja and proceed to Olduvai Gorge, where you will visit the local Museum and have the chance to see a Maasai Boma (or a family village), within Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After we enjoy our picnic lunch, en-route to Serengeti National Park well continue with our game drive Over night at Soronela Wildlife Lodge or similar (FB)
Day 12: Serengeti National Park
Today we begin exploring the famous Serengeti National Park. Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value. With more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thomson's gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. The wildebeest and zebra moreover form the star cast of a unique spectacular - the annual Serengeti migration. A unique combination of diverse habitats enables it to support more than 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. Its landscape, originally formed by volcanic activity, has been sculptured by the concerted action of wind, rain and sun. It now varies from open grass plains in the south, savannah with scattered acacia trees in the centre, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west. Small rivers, lakes and swamps are scattered throughout. In the southeast rise the great volcanic massifs and craters of the Ngorongoro Highlands. Each area has its own particular atmosphere and wildlife Over night At Soronela wildlife Lodge (FB)
Day 13: Lake Manyara National Park
From Serengeti National Park we drive this morning to another National Park, Lake Manyara National Park. As we drive, we cannot avoid the en-route game drive and the picnic lunch. Lake Manyara is one of the most scenic parks that we will encounter on our journey in Tanzania, and it is situated on the base of the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Whilst driving up the rift wall, Lake Manyara appears behind us. The view is breathtaking, as we take in this massive lake with its silver shimmer and surrounding vegetation. Like most Rift Valley lakes, the water is alkaline. This attracts vast flocks of flamingos, which form pink foam against a silver background of water. There are numerous water birds in the area, including pelicans that waddle around next to short grasses on the shore of the lake. The park is a bird lovers haven with a variety of local species inhabiting the forest and bush. The best time to observe these birds is in the late afternoon and early morning. Animals also found in the area include zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck and warthog. Manyara is also known for its tree-climbing lions. These majestic animals find shelter in the branches of trees from the heat and biting flies. There is a particular belt, which they frequent along the woodland, south of the Msasa River. These lions also have a peculiar specialization of killing buffalo. An adult buffalo weighs in the proximity of one and a half tons, being far larger than the average weight of an adult male lion. After our phenomenal experience, well return to our Lodge.
Day 14: Arusha Zanzibar.
After breakfast, we drive back to Arusha. Our guide / driver will transfer us to the airport in time for our flight to an extension to Zanzibar Island.
We shall stay at the Blue Beach Hotel at the seafront. and easily arrange day trips to the surrounding reefs.
Day 15 to 19: Zanzibar.
While in Zanzibar we can visit the spice plantation, which is famous around the world, dive into the Indian Ocean, explore the magical spirit of this Island, scent the aroma of exotic spices and talk to the friendly Zanzibar peoples. Daily tours are offered to Stone Town by the hotel and we encourage you to visit this historical place. Stone Town is the oldest city, and the cultural heart of Zanzibar. A holiday in Zanzibar would not be complete without a visit to the spice plantation. Learn the medicinal properties of the spices, how the cure certain maladies.
Over night at Blue Bay Beach Resort ( FB)
After beach holidays, guests will be transferred to airport for flight to Nairobi or Dar es salaam airport to connect home flight
The above Programme cost US $ 5750 Per person sharing in double room.
For more information and special offers, Please Inquire.
The Tour Included;
- Accommodation as stipulated in the programme,
- All local Transfers as per our itineraries
- Local Flights, Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar, and Zanzibar to Dar-es-Salaam
- Meals as per the itinerary,
- All park entry fee to game reserves and parks.
- Services of an English speaking driver guide.
- All Local traveler assistance during your tour
- Specialized and personalized services
- Use of custom built 4x4 Land cruiser or Van (Jeep)with a pop-up roof open for great views during game drive viewing
- All game drives as per the programme above.
- All airport taxes, International airfares and Visas.
- Insurance (trip cancellation medical insurances are recommended).
- Drinks/ Beverages with meals,
- Tips and Gratuities to driver and hotels staff
- Personal Expenses
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