16 Days Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Kilimanjaro Climbing
Thrilling adventure of exploring top tour destinations & ending with Mt. Kilimanjaro climbing (Machame Route). Masai Mara opens up a world of beauty as you view the wildlife in different terrains, culture and various birds, and the lake Nakuru tour gives you a chance to see the rhinoceros in black and white, Rothschild giraffe, numerous birds animals and even baboons. The excitement tops up at the end when you visit the parks in northern Tanzania like serengeti and ngorongoro crater, and the peak of it all sets in as you climb mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Destinations: Masai Mara National game reserve, lake Nakuru National park and Tanzania game parks including Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park winding up with the highest point in Africa, Kilimanjaro climbing.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Both black and white rhinos
Incredible game spotting opportunities
Diverse scenery and wonderful bird- and wildlife
High population of Lions in the crater
Home to the endangered black rhino
Spectacular accommodation on the rim of the crater
The fascinating archaeological site at nearby Olduvai Gorge
Great place to meet and interact with the Maasai
Serengeti & Masai Mara
Annual wildebeest migration
Top wildlife viewing all year-round
Endless plains feel like authentic Africa
Superb for spotting predators
Renowned for its tree-climbing lions
Troops of several hundred olive baboons
During the rainy season flamingos crowd the lake shores
Diverse mix of woodlands, forests, hot springs and the lake
Large elephant population with herds of up to 300
Beautiful scenery; large open areas, dotted with hills and marshes
Tarangire River flows all year, attracting game to its banks
Prolific wildlife, especially July to October
Machame Route – Mt Kilimanjaro
Known as the “Whiskey” route
Most popular route on the mountain.
Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper
The route is scenically beautiful
.Ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable 4×4 safari Land cruiser
.Full board accommodation whilst on safari and meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
.Accommodation in double/twin/triple room.
.All park entrance fees to include government taxes
.Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
.All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
.Complementary bottled water whilst on safari
.Driver guide/Waiters Tips and Gratuities
.Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages etc.
.Any other extras not mentioned on Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi - Masaai Mara
Pick up from your Hotel at 7.30 am drive to the view point of the great rift valley, descend the escarpment and drive via Narok town then to Masai Mara for lunch at the camp. After lunch proceed for afternoon game drive in Masaai Mara game reserve famous for its black manned lion and yearly migrations of wildebeests from Serengeti in Tanzania to Masai Mara in Kenya, dinner and overnight at the Camp.
Day 2: Masaai Mara
After early morning breakfast, full day spent game viewing and exploring this spectacular park with picnic lunch served in the park at the Mara river border of Kenya and Tanzania, return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Masaai Mara-Lake Nakuru
Pre breakfast game drive, return to campsite for late breakfast and leave your campsite and proceed to L.Nakuru arriving in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Nakuru.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Nairobi
After early morning breakfast proceed for a game drive in L.Nakuru National park known known to be the bird’s sanctuary, it is so called the pink lake because the entire surface of the lake is covered by both the lesser and greater flamingoes, this park is also known for it’s big five excluding the Elephants, it is the only park in Kenya where you are assured of seeing both the white and the black rhinos, lunch with served in the park then leave Lake Nakuru for a 3 hrs drive to Nairobi for dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Day 5: Nairobi - Arusha - Lake Manyara.
Pick up from your hotels in Nairobi at 5.00 am for an early drive to Arusha with a stopover at the Namanga border post for immigration formalities, arrive in Arusha around 9:00 am and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive. A good network of tracks and roads in the park allows excellent game viewing opportunities. Animals seen include buffalo and elephant. Other animals present that can be seen with luck are the tree climbing lions, leopard and black rhino. Lesser flamingos and Egyptian geese are some of the birds seen here. All meals and overnight at the campsite in Lake Manyara.
Day 6: Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast,leave lake manyara for ngorongoro crater arriving in the afternoon, descend 2000 ft (670m) into the crater floor for full afternoon crater tour with break for lunch at Ngoitoktok springs picnic site. Black manned lions, rhinos, buffaloes, elephants and other grazing animals abound. Evening game drive, return to Ngorongoro wildlife campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater-Serengeti
Leave ngorongoro after breakfast for Serengeti arriving in time for lunch after lunch proceed for afternoon game drive in this unique park to see the many animals, dinner and overnight at serengeti seronera campsite.
Day 8: Serengeti National park
Morning and afternoon game drive in the Serengeti with a lunch and leisure break at the lodge or campsite in the mid afternoon .The term ‘serengeti’ means endless plains in maasai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like, leopards, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of the wildebeest and zebras, which occurs between Serengeti and kenya’s maasai mara game reserve. Eagles, Flamingoes, duck, geese, vultures are among the birds that can be seen in the park, Dinner and overnight in the Camp.
Day 9: Serengeti - Tarangire.
After breakfast, leave Serengeti for Tarangire National park lunch enroute. The park has an atmosphere of remoteness and has a good number of monkeys, hornbills, pelicans, and herons among others. Dinner and overnight at the campsite
Day 10: Tarangire - Arusha
After breakfast proceed for a morning game drive and leave Tarangire National park for Arusha arriving in the afternoon for dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Day 11: Arusha - Machame
Pick up from your Hotel in Arusha at 8.00 am for an early start to Kilimanjaro National Park, once we reach the Machame park gate we will proceed directly to Machame hut campsite in an average hiking time of 6 hours for meals and overnight in tents. The attitude here is 3,100m.
Day 12: Machame - Shira
After breakfast, hike to Shira hut. The trek takes 4 hours approximately via the rain forest past the valley and a steep rocky ridge ending westward at a river gorge. You will have a rest, dinner and overnight at Shira hut campsite, 3,658m above sea level
Day 13: Shira - Barranco
From Shira, hike to Barranco hut, in an average hiking of 6 hours. We by-pass the lava tower and past the second juntion which brings us to the arrow glacier, attitude 4,876m. We descend to Barranco hut campsite for our third overnight on Kilimanjaro, 3,860. above sea level.
Day 14: Barranco - Barafu
After breakfast, we leave Baranco and continue to the Karanga valley and the juntion, which connects with the Mweka trail. We hike to Barafu hut where we set up camp. We will have walked for about 8 hours.Dinner and overnight at the hut campsite, altitude 4,600m with the possibility of sighting both Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks.
Day 15: Barafu – Stella Point and Uhuru Peak - Mweka
We rise early and head for Stella Point altitude 5,745m on our way to the Summit Uhuru Peak that is 5,896m above sea level. This part of the hikes takes about 6 hours. From the Summit we descend to the Mweka hut campsite, 3,100m above sea level. This part of the descent takes about 5 hours.Dinner and overnight.
Day 16: Mweka - Arusha
After breakfast, we descend to Mweka Park Gate in an average hiking time of 4 hours and then drive back to Arusha where your safari ends.