Serengeti & Kilimanjaro Itinerary

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    • YGOMC
    • 4.71 out of 5
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $2,395
      CAD $2,555
      AUD $2,650
      EUR €1,845
      GBP £1,590
      NZD $3,140
      ZAR R24,075
      CHF FR2,255
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $530
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,925*
      CAD $3,129*
      AUD $3,235*
      EUR €2,232*
      GBP £1,941*
      NZD $3,767*
      ZAR R29,710*
      CHF FR2,724*
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    • Overland, Walking, Wildlife
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Day 1 Nairobi

Arrive in Kenya and travel along the bustling streets of Nairobi city.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Kisii

Weave through the breathtaking Great Rift Valley into Kenya's fertile highlands. Stock up on essential supplies in the hilltop town of Kisii – the last stop before the adventure safari begins.
ACCOM: Dormitory - 1

Day 3 Lake Victoria

Watch master soapstone craftsmen at work and perhaps collect a few of their carvings. Travel across the border into Tanzania and mingle with the locals in Musoma's lively marketplace. Tonight, stay on a quiet stretch of shoreline beside one of the world's largest lakes, Lake Victoria.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 4-5 Serengeti National Park

Be awed as the famous grasslands and river valleys of the Serengeti unfold on game-viewing safaris. Tanzania's world-renowned plains are home to Africa's Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffaloes – plus a host of other fascinating species including zebras, gazelles, cheetahs, wildebeests, giraffes and an abundance of birdlife. Once tucked up safe and sound at camp, be lulled to sleep by the nocturnal chatter of the remote African wilderness.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 2

Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater

Camp on the rim of the extraordinary Ngorongoro Crater. With endless views of jagged volcanic peaks and open grasslands below, this is one of the most spectacular camping spots in the world.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 7 Meserani

Jump in a 4x4 and embark on a mind-blowing safari across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. Thousands of resident animals live in this lush landscape, including elephants, rhinos and lions. Visit the town of Mto Wa Mbu and browse the colourful marketplace to experience quintessential African village life. Set up camp in Meserani.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 8 Marangu

Welcome to Tanzania. Travel to Marangu and admire the cloud-covered summit of the upcoming challenge – Mt Kilimanjaro. Perhaps get warmed up for the trek with a walk around the hotel's sprawling tropical gardens.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 9 Mandara Hut

Start the Kilimanjaro trekking adventure by getting to know the team of guides and porters. Set off with a hike through lush rainforest and spot monkeys and brightly-feathered birds in the overhead canopy. From the base at Mandara Hut, enjoy an optional walk to nearby Maundi Crater.
ACCOM: Mountain hut - 1

Day 10 Horombo Hut

Get muscles pumping on a trek to Horombo Hut. Rainforest gives way to rolling alpine meadow and the path crosses several ravines before reaching the hut. Spend the night in the shadow of twin snow-tipped peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi.
ACCOM: Mountain hut - 1

Day 11 Kibo Hut

Heading higher towards the peak of Kilimanjaro, hike up progressively more rugged and rocky terrain and notice the air start to thin. Skirt the stark moonscape of the Saddle to reach Kibo Hut.
ACCOM: Mountain hut - 1

Day 12 Uhuru Peak/Summit

Close to midnight, wake and enjoy a cup of tea before zigzagging up a scree slope by lamplight. Arrive at Gilman's Point in time to rest tired legs and watch the sun rise from behind Mawenzi Peak. Continue the final trek upwards and pass along the rim of a crater to reach the highest point in Africa. At 5,896 m, the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro offers simply unforgettable views of the crater, the ice fields and the distant East African plains.
ACCOM: Mountain hut - 1

Days 13-14 Marangu

Descend through alpine meadows and lush rainforests to Marangu and celebrate the end of a memorable Kilimanjaro trek with a warm, hearty meal and a well-earned hot shower or relaxing bath.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1