- Duration: 10 days
- Category: Kilimanjaro trekking, Wildlife safari
- Destination: Mt Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar
- Attractions: Africa’s highest mountain, five climatic zones, Ngorongoro crater, Big five
- Activity: Trekking, Game drive
- Start in: Moshi
- End in: Arusha
Day 1: Marangu Gate (1750 m) To Mandara Hut (2750 m)
Drive from the hotel in Moshi to Marangu gate for registration formalities. Start climbing through maize and coffee plantations leading to the rainforest. Have lunch enroute and proceed with the trail to arrive at Mandara hut in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hut.
Day 2: Mandara Hut (2750 m) To Horombo Hut (3807 m)
Trek through the rainforest which displays such spectacular views of Kibo and Mawenzi. Hike into the moorland zone and follow the trail to reach at Horombo hut. Dinner and sleep at the hut.
Day 3: Acclimatization Day At Horombo
Spend the day acclimatizing to allow your body getting used to high altitude and lower oxygen levels. Hike towards Mawenzi for exploration of the landscape. Return to the hut for lunch and have the rest of the day off resting for the next day. Overnight stay at the hut.
Day 4: Horombo Hut (3807 m) To Kibo Hut (4725 m)
Trek through the alpine desert approaching the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. The path leads on to Kibo hut where you will arrive at mid day. Have lunch upon arrival and take the rest of the day gaining energy. Drink as much water as possible and retire to bed early by 7:00 pm.
Day 5: Ascend To The Summit At Uhuru Peak (5895 m)
Wake up around 23:00 for a cup of coffee and adding more warm clothes. Start climbing by midnight through the volcanic scree while approaching Gilman’s point (5735 m). Reach at the summit at sunrise for spectacular view of glaciers. Take another round trip to finally reach Uhuru peak (the roof of Africa). Get time for photographs and some rest at the summit. Start descending to reach at Mweka hut in the evening for an overnight stay.
Day 6: Retrace To Marangu Gate
Hike through the rainforest to reach the final destination at Marangu gate. Get awarded with certificates where golden certificates are given to hikers who reached Uhuru peak and green to those who reached Gilman’s point. Show appreciation by tipping guides, cooks and porters. Get transferred to Arusha for much celebrating and hot shower.
Day 7: Transfer To Serengeti National Park For Afternoon Game Drive
Pick up from your accommodations in Arusha and start a 6 hour drive to the famous Serengeti. Have lunch upon arrival and proceed with an afternoon game drive. Game view in the park to spot variety species of flora and fauna. Transfer to the booked hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Full day Game Drive In Serengeti
Leave for a day’s game drive in the exclusive Serengeti park. Game drive to spot big cats, elephants, giraffes, jackals, antelopes, zebras, wildebeests, crocodiles and hippos. Break for lunch at one of the park’s picnic site. Proceed with game view to spot variety of bird species and other animals. Return to the hotel for dinner and sleep.
Day 9: Transfer To Ngorongoro Via Olduvai Gorge
Have breakfast and check out the hotel with packed lunch. Little game drive to spot more animals while exiting the park. Drive to Olduvai gorge, an anthropological site holding remains for the first human ancestors. Have lunch enroute and proceed with the drive to Ngorongoro. Transfer to the booked hotel upon arrival for an overnight stay.
Day 10: Transfer To Arusha Via Ngorongoro Crater
Have an early breakfast and checkout the hotel to proceed with the drive to Ngorongoro. Descend the beautiful crater which is a home to many animal and bird species. Game drive to spot Big Five, zebras, hyenas, jackals, giraffes, antelopes, Oryx and others. Break for an early lunch in the crater and proceed with the visit to the crater lake to see flamingos and other birds across the lake. Ascend out the crater and drive back to Arusha.