Lemosho is the longest of the outfield routes, and sometimes regarded as the second timers Kilimanjaro route, although it is also for anyone with an appetite for a quieter trail and a more remote atmosphere. The climb itself can take either 7 or 8 days, with 8 days being recommended in order that climbers have more opportunity to acclimate before the brutal summit day.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, pick up and transfer to Leopard Hotel in Moshi for overnight (B&B).

Day 2: After breakfast transfer from Moshi to Londorosi Gate (2000m). Embark on a 3hrs ascent through the Montane Forest to Mti-mkubwa Camp situated at 2650m. Both forest mammals and birds can be observed on this trek. Dinner and overnight at Mti Mkubwa Camp (2650m), Duration of trek 3hrs

Day 3: After breakfast proceed with your trek to Shira I Camp. This walk takes us through the heather and moorland zone, also known as the temperate region whereby there is abundance or flowers. Views of Shira Cathedral, Niddle peak, Shira plateau and Mt.Meru can be seen. Dinner and Overnight at Shira I Camp (3610m), Duration of trek: 6/7hrs

Day 4: After breakfast ascend to Shira II Camp. A 4hrs walk through the moorland and Heather zone. Plenty of wild flowers, Birds, and some mammals species can be observed while trekking. Dinner and overnight at Shira 2 Camp (3850m), Duration of trek: 6/7hrs

Day 5: Depart Shira 2 Camp in the morning to Baranco Valley via Lava tower.  This is your acclimatization day, you will ascend to Lava tower (4600m), this is situated on the Alpine desert zone.  Colonies of Giant Scenecio species can be observed while trekking. Dinner and overnight at Baranco Valley (3950m), Duration of trek: 5/6hrs Day 6: After breakfast, ascend to Karanga Valley.  This is a 3/4hrs walk through the heather and moorland zone.  You will notice a drop in vegetation, most of the vegetation will appear in tussocks.  Scavenging birds as White necked ravens can be observed at the camp feeding. Dinner and Overnight at Karanga Valley (4100m).

Day 7: Ascend to Barafu camp (4600m), the trek takes 6/7hrs of walking though the alpine desert, there is very little vegetation left, one can observe different species of lichen growing on rocks. These lichens indicate that the environment is non-polluted. Dinner and Rest at Barafu Camp.

Day 8: Midnight ascent to Uhuru Peak (5895m) via Stella’s Point (5745m). Descend to Barafu Camp for Breakfast. Late morning trek to Mweka Camp (3100m). You will be trekking for 4hrs, descending from the Alpine desert zone to the Heather and Moorland zone.  Dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp.

Day 9: After breakfast, descend to Mweka Gate (1980m). The walk takes you through the montane forest to the park exit gate.  Here you will find your vehicle waiting to transfer your hotel in Moshi for overnight.

DAY 10: Transfer to the airport for your return flight / continue with your next tour.

SCENERY SAFARIS WILL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING AT NO EXTRA CHARGE :

GOOD SLEEPING TENTS (recommended for Kili treks)

GOOD MESS TENTS (to ensure warmth and comfort during dinners)

SLEEPING MATS CAMPING EQUIPMENT (tables, chairs, lamps)

OTHER GEAR IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT.

RECOMMENDED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST:
1 pair Mountain/climbing boots (already worn in) with quite rigid soles and/or sides.
1 pair Trainers for the lower slopes and drier tracks and for the evenings after trekking
1 Pair Rucksack for your personal things (e.g. camera; sun creams; lip salve; wallet; purse; water bottle)
1 Pair Waterproof duffle bag the porters to carry your gear
1 Pair Good mountain sleeping bag ( – 5 to – 20 degrees Celsius)
1 Pair Sleeping mat (We provide foam mats at no extra cost)
1 Pair Good warm waterproof mountain jacket
3 Pairs Wool or polypropylene sweaters (wearing in layers is better than one thick one).
1 Pair Waterproof mountain trousers
1 Pair Cotton trekking trousers (adventure khaki wear)
1 Pair Cotton shorts (for the 1st day/returning day)
1 Pair Warm, water proof mountain gloves
2 Pairs Underwear
1 Pair Thermals
2/3 Pairs Tee-shirts and wool shirts
2/3 Pairs Woolen socks – not too thick
1 Pair Sun hat
1 Pair High factor sun cream or block
1 Pair Balaclava/woolly hat
1 Pair Sunglasses with side panels
½ Pairs Telescopic walking poles (recommended especially for the descent!)
1 Pair Gaiters
1 Pair Headlamp with extra batteries
1 Pair Good torch
1 Pair Water bottle of capacity at least one litre
1 Set Lightweight toiletries

 

Crew - Getting the bags organized, packed and weighted

 

 

UMBWE ROUTE

(6 DAYS TREK – 8 DAYS PACKAGE) This is a short and more difficult route.

Day 1: Pick up at the Airport, transfer to the hotel in Moshi (B&B).

Day 2: Transfer to Umbwe gate – Umbwe Forest camp (2900m) Early after breakfast drive to Umbwe Gate, where you will complete the entry formalities and have lunch. Trekking today will involve uphill struggles on steep parts of the mountain, getting steeper until we reach to the campsite. Hot dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Forest camp – Barranco camp (3976 m) After breakfast continue steeply through the forest. Soon the taller trees will give way to Giant Erica and Heather, and the air will become drier. The ridge line forms steeply on this day, and on either side of the trail, the terrain drops away steeply. At some point the forest and the clouds will part to give you a fabulous view of Uhuru Peak, seemingly “overhead”. After lunch, you will encounter giant groundsels, seemingly guardians of untouched treasures. After 5 to 7 hours of trekking and scrambling, you reach Barranco camp. There are numerous tiny waterfalls around camp, fed by streams coming down the Great Barranco Valley. Hanging glaciers glint in the sunshine above, amidst an eerie landscape of groundsels (Senecio Kilimanjari), and the uniquely endemic Giant Lobelia.

Day 4: Barranco camp – Karanga camp (4995 m) Today we trek to Karanga Valley Camp, at 13,000 feet (3,950 mt.), between Barranco and Barafu Camps. This day has proven to be very important for acclimatization. The day begins with a scramble up the steep ‘Barranco Wall’, then traversing up and down the slopes of valleys which have carved their way into the mountain’s southern face. Kibo’s glaciers loom above to your left and the jagged peaks of Mawenzi jut into the African sky at just under 17,000 feet straight ahead. We reach the Karanga Valley after 3-4 hours of trekking for a hot lunch. Afternoon to relax or to take excursions from the camp.

Day 5: Karanga camp – Barafu camp (4673 m) From here the trail turns steadily uphill. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape more sparse as we near Barafu Camp. Barafu Camp is set on a small, exposed flat area on a ridge, acting a base camp from which you will make your summit attempt at midnight tonight. Total trekking time is 4-5 hours, with a hot lunch upon reaching camp. The afternoon is yours to rest and prepare for the long night ahead. Eat and drink as much as possible before retiring early to your tent for rest and sleep.

Day 6: Barafu camp – summit – descend to Mweka camp (3068 m) You will start climbing around midnight; temperatures usually range from just below freezing at midnight. After about 6 hrs of slowly walking uphill, you arrive at the edge of the crater: Stella Point, at 19,000 ft (5790 m) on the crater rim, is the end of the steep part of the hike. From here, it’s a gentle slope to Uhuru Peak, the true summit of Kili at (5896 m). The strength it takes to ascend this final piece is for many monumental. After a short time at the summit, we start descending. The path goes down a steep scree slope back to Barafu Camp for some rest, before you have to summon your strength again to descend further to Mweka Camp for the last night on the mountain.

Day 7: Final descend to Mweka Gate It’s an easy 2-3 hours trek through rain forest to go down the final parts of the trail back to the Mweka Gate. Transfer to the hotel in Moshi for overnight.

Day 8: Continue with your next Tour / transfer to Airport.

 

RONGAI ROUTE: The Rongai Route is one of the easier routes and has very few people on it. The transfer to the trailhead is further than other routes past Rombo Village about 3 hours. Elephants and other wildlife have often been seen on this route. Please email us for full itinerary plus info.

 

MARANGU ROUTE:

This is definitely the easiest and probably the most popular route for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. This is a shorter route to the summit. It’s often called the Coca Cola Route not only because climbers can buy soft drinks and snacks at each stop on the way up, but also as a result of its popularity. this is the only route that offers accommodation in huts Kilimanjaro. we recommend this route to younger students and for those who do not like camping.

Please email us for full itinerary plus info.

 

A little climbing to reach fifth camp - KARANGA

ZANZIBAR

Day 1: Arrive at Zanzibar A/port, meet and greet then transfer to Serena Lodge, Stone Town.

Day 2: After late breakfast, STONE TOWN Tour: Come and join our experienced guides as they take you through the narrow streets of the old town which exude memoirs, whispering tales of traders and merchants, every market, every hand carved wooden door, every house and every costume divulging a culture formed throughout centuries. After lunch, transfer to the Ocean Paradise for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Enjoy and Relax on the beach or swimming pool on the hotel, dinner and overnight at Ocean Paradise hotel.

Day 4: At 08:00 hrs after breakfast drive to Spice tour for 3 hrs: Since the abolition of slave trade, spices have been at the heart of Zanzibar enterprise. The sheer variety highlights the islands strategic location as well as the depth of cultural interaction. Indeed no trip to Zanzibar would be considered complete without a visit to our one of our carefully selected fine spice farms. Our spice tour offers you a chance the opportunity to indulge your senses with a kaleidoscope of smells, tastes, and textures. From the punch of a chili to the refreshing succulence of green coconut flesh, you also have an opportunity to purchase these exclusive spices straight from the source. After lunch, the rest of the day can be spent relaxing at the beach.

Day 5: Enjoy and Relax on the beach or swimming pool on the hotel, dinner and overnight at Ocean Paradise hotel.

Day 6: At 07:30 hrs drive to Safari blue for full day tour, later back to the hotel for dinner and overnight. The tour begins after your breakfast with a transfer to the South West of Zanzibar called Fumba, a 40 minute drive from Stone Town. You will experience the best boat excursion in Zanzibar. We will take you by boat to see the dolphins, sandbanks, islands and coral reefs of Menai Bay, a beautiful conservation area. Safari blue is a full day and includes snorkeling equipment with guides and instructors, ice cold sodas and mineral water, a delicious Zanzibari sea food lunch with grilled fish and slipper lobster, fruit tasting and coffee and tea will be served. We round the day off by returning to Fumba by traditional sailboat. At 16:30 hrs back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Days 7 – 9: Enjoy and Relax on the beach or swimming pool on the hotel, dinner and overnight at Ocean Paradise hotel.

Day 10: Transfer from Ocean Paradise hotel to the A/port to catch flight back home.

**** Extra tour available: Optional – This can be fit in day 7-9:

Jozani Forest tour for 3 hrs: Once the whole Island was covered in a rich tapestry of swamp forest, evergreen thicket and mangrove, now all that remains is the Jozani Forest National Park, the only national park in Zanzibar. Despite this fact Jozani still boasts an eclectic Bio-diversity, with many strange and wonderful animals residing in and below the canopy of old giants. Red Columbus Monkeys are the most famous inhabitants of the forest; sub-species only found on this island, they can be seen calmly lazing around or fooling amongst themselves in the branches. But keep your eyes open you might be lucky enough to see Sunnis (small dear), the rare Sykes Monkey, Chameleons or even a Leopard! Tourists will be taken on a guided tour of tropical forests, mahogany plantations and over a boardwalk through the nearby mangrove swamp. At 17 hrs back to Ocean Paradise for dinner and overnight.

 

MT. MERU :

Smaller but still challenging, at 4566 m, Mt Meru offers the avid mountaneer as well as the discerning amateur an unsurpassed challenge.

Day 1: After breakfast, we depart Moshi for Momella Gate. Momella Gate is located near Shamba La Mbogo, a natural glade in the Mt. Meru Game Reserve. It is situated at 1,500m above sea level. Two routes are available from Momella Gate: The first route goes through the forest towards the crater floor and then steeply up to Miriakamba Hut. The second option climbs gradually through the grassland direct to Miriakamba Hut. After all formalities, we begin trekking accompanied by an armed ranger. We will ascend up to Miriakamba Hut situated at 2,500m above sea level. The trekking takes approximately 3 hours. We will be walking amidst the montane forest where various species of flora and fauna can be found on this part of the mountain. There are beautiful views of Arusha National Park’s various landscapes that can be seen from this trek and, weather-permitting, spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro can also be seen. This day is very enjoyable as you also meet a lot of wildlife en route.

Day 2: From Miriakamba Hut the path is steep compared to other mountains in the region. We continue our ascent on a narrow winding trail through a thick montane forest, where various species of vegetation can be seen. There are water streams that we cross before approaching the moorland zone. A good view of Little Meru can be seen on a clear day, just as you approach Saddle Hut. Buffalo footprints can be seen. Some bird species, and plenty of Africana Masaica, a shrub plant that stings can also be seen on both sides of the trail . The ascent takes approximately 4 hours. After our arrival at Saddle Hut (3,500m), you have the option to embark on a 45 minute walk to Little Meru (3,820m). it has a meandering trail which is aided with good grass cover to give you good grip. One can see the Kenyan border from the peak of Little Meru, Ngara Nanyuki -a town that lies after the Arusha National Park, as well as gorgeous views of West Mt, Kilimanjaro and Longido.

Day 3: Our ascent to Big Meru, the summit of Mt. Meru (4,566m) begins at around midnight and takes us from the moorland zone to alpine desert zone. The trek will take approximately 6-7 hours. Along we will pass Rhino Point as we walk around the rim of Meru crater. Conditions are cold and windy and during the rainy season ice and snow can occur in this section of the route. If sunrise is your thing, you have two options: You can trek up to the summit in time to watch the sun rising from behind Kilimanjaro or You can leave Saddle Hut later in the morning and head to Rhino Point, about an hour away. Sunrise here is as impressive and perhaps even more so because you also see the main cliffs of the inner wall of the crater being illuminated by the rising sun. You can always add an extra day to the itinerary in order to appreciate both. From the summit we return to Saddle Hut for breakfast and then proceed to Miriakamba Hut and eventually down to Momella gate, in the late afternoon, where you will be awaited by our transport to hotel in Moshi.

 

 

 

 

Rain Forest

 

LAKE MANYARA – SERENGETI – NGORONGORO – TARANGIRE

Day 1: Airport – Moshi Pick up at the Airport transfer to the hotel for Overnight.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park Drive to Lake Manyara national Park, famous for tree climbing lions, game viewing with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight Twiga Campsite

Day 3: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro Highlands and across the crater to descend to the vast of Serengeti Plains. Game viewing and picnic lunch en-route to Seronera Campsite, on this day you will have the opportunity to visit Masai village and learn the culture.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park Full day Game drive in the Serengeti Plains among the numerous species of mammals, birds and other wildlife resident in this famous National Park. Late in the afternoon drive to your campsite for Dinner and Overnight.

Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Morning game drive and transfer to Ngorongoro Crater rim for Dinner and Overnight. You will have a stop over at Olduvai Gorge, where the earliest remains of human beings were found, famously known as “THE CRADLE OF MANKIND”

Day 6: Ngorongoro National Park Early morning descend to the crater floor for game viewing in this famous caldera with its Lions, Cheetah, Elephant, Hyena, Jackals, the rare black rhino and, if you are lucky the, elusive leopard with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Twiga Campsite

Day 7: Ngorongoro – Tarangire National Park Transfer to Tarangire National Park with picnic lunch. The park has huge herds of elephants, especially around the Tarangire River. Different wildlife is also abundant in the park, including predators like leopards. Transfer to Arusha National Park for Dinner and Overnight.

Day 8: Arusha National Park walking tour. Half day walk in Arusha National park with lunch, among the wilderness, with a guide and an armed ranger. Arusha National park also hosts Mt. Meru, 2nd highest in Tanzania and has beautiful scenery. Late afternoon transfer to Moshi.

Day 9: Moshi Kilimanjaro. Optional culture tourism on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, with a walking tour in the villages and possible trek to the first hut on the Kilimanjaro, with picnic lunch. Evening transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.

2 Days Safari:

 

Day 1: Drive to Lake Manyara, game drive with picnic lunch. Afternoon game drive towards the hotsprings, dinner and overnight Migunga Tented Lodge.

 

Day 2: Safari to Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing with lunch in the crater, then drive back to Arusha.

 

Accomodation: http://www.moivaro.com/pages/migunga_forest_camp/lodge.htm

 

Rate 2 person:

 

$ 700 per person.

 

Price is all inclusive apart from tips and items of personal nature e.g wines, laundry etc

 

3 Days Safari:

 

Day 1: Drive to Lake Manyara, game drive with picnic lunch. Afternoon game drive towards the hotsprings, dinner and overnight Migunga Tented Lodge.

 

Day 2: Safari to Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing with lunch in the crater, late afternoon drive to Ngorongoro Farm House for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3: Drive to Tarangire National Park, for game drive with lunch, then transfer to Moshi/Arusha.

 

Accomodation links:

 

http://www.moivaro.com/pages/migunga_forest_camp/lodge.htm

 

http://www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/ngorongorofarmhouse/

 

Rate 2 person:

 

$ 1050 per person

 

Price is all inclusive apart from tips and items of personal nature e.g wines, laundry etc

 

4 Days Safari:

 

Day 1: Drive to Lake Manyara, game drive with picnic lunch. Afternoon game drive towards the hotsprings, dinner and overnight Migunga Tented Lodge.

 

Day 2: Safari to Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing with lunch in the crater, late afternoon drive to Ngorongoro Farm House for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3: Drive to Tarangire National Park, for game drive with lunch, continue with afternoon game drive towards Tarangire Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4: Morning transfer to Arusha National park, for a walking safari with an Armed Ranger. After lunch, game drive around the Momella Lakes, then drive to Arusha/Moshi.

 

 

Accomodation links:

 

http://www.moivaro.com/pages/migunga_forest_camp/lodge.htm

 

http://www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/ngorongorofarmhouse/

 

http://www.tarangiresafarilodge.com/

 

Rate 2 person:

 

$ 1400 per person

 

Price is all inclusive apart from tips and items of personal nature e.g wines, laundry etc

 

5 Days Safari:

 

Day 1: Drive to Lake Manyara, game drive with picnic lunch. Afternoon game drive towards the hotsprings, dinner and overnight Migunga Tented Lodge.

 

Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti, game drive and picnic lunch enroute. Late afternoon game drive at Serengeti, dinner and overnight Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

 

Day 3: Full day game drive at Serengeti, lunch break at lodge. Afternoon game drive before dinner and overnight Sopa Lodge.

 

***** Optional Morning Balloon Safari, with champagne breakfast

 

Day 4: Morning game drive as you transfer towards Olduvai Gorge, “Cradle of mankind”, for picnic lunch. Then transfer to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5: Descend into crater for game drive with picnic lunch, then drive to Arusha/Moshi.

 

Accomodation links:

 

http://www.moivaro.com/pages/migunga_forest_camp/lodge.htm

 

http://www.sopalodges.com/serengeti/home.html

 

http://www.sopalodges.com/ngorongoro/home.html

 

Rate 2 person:

 

$ 2000 per person

 

***** Balloon Safari extra $ 500 per person

 

Price is all inclusive apart from tips and items of personal nature e.g wines, laundry etc

 

6 Days Safari:

 

Day 1: Drive to Lake Manyara, game drive with picnic lunch. Afternoon game drive towards the hotsprings, dinner and overnight Migunga Tented Lodge.

 

Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti, game drive and picnic lunch enroute. Late afternoon game drive at Serengeti, dinner and overnight Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

 

Day 3: Full day game drive at Serengeti, lunch break at lodge. Afternoon game drive before dinner and overnight Sopa Lodge.

 

***** Optional Morning Balloon Safari, with champagne breakfast

 

Day 4: Morning game drive as you transfer towards Olduvai Gorge, “Cradle of mankind”, for picnic lunch. Then transfer to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5: Descend into crater for game drive with picnic lunch, then drive to Ngorongoro Farm House for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6: Drive to Tarangire for game drive, then transfer to Arusha/Moshi.

 

Accomodation links:

 

http://www.moivaro.com/pages/migunga_forest_camp/lodge.htm

 

http://www.sopalodges.com/serengeti/home.html

 

http://www.sopalodges.com/ngorongoro/home.html

 

http://www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/ngorongorofarmhouse/

 

 

Rate 2 person:

 

$ 2400 per person

 

***** Balloon Safari extra $ 500 per person

 

Price is all inclusive apart from tips and items of personal nature e.g wines, laundry etc

 

7  Days Safari:

 

Day 1: Drive to Lake Manyara, game drive with picnic lunch. Afternoon game drive towards the hotsprings, dinner and overnight Migunga Tented Lodge.

 

Day 2: Drive to Lake Natron, “one of the few breeding sites for flamingoes”. Lunch at Lake Natron. Afternoon walk to waterfalls and by the lake to observe flamingoes. Dinner and overnight Lake Natron Tented Camp.

 

Day 3: Transfer to Serengeti, picnic lunch enroute. Late afternoon game drive at Serengeti, dinner and overnight Serengeti Lobo Lodge (North Serengeti).

 

Day 4: Full day game drive at Serengeti, lunch break at lodge. Afternoon game drive towards central Serengetinbefore dinner and overnight Sopa Lodge.

 

***** Optional Morning Balloon Safari, with champagne breakfast

 

Day 5: Morning game drive as you transfer towards Olduvai Gorge, “Cradle of mankind”, for picnic lunch. Then transfer to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6: Descend into crater for game drive with picnic lunch, then drive to Ngorongoro Farm House for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 7: Morning walking tour, with a Masai Guide, who will teach you his culture and his sorroundings. After lunch, drive to Arusha/Moshi.

 

Accomodation links:

 

http://www.moivaro.com/pages/migunga_forest_camp/lodge.htm

 

http://www.moivaro.com/pages/lake_natron_tented_camp/lodge.htm

 

http://www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com/properties/en/ngorongoro_index.php

 

http://www.sopalodges.com/serengeti/home.html

 

http://www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/ngorongorofarmhouse/

OPEN MASAI TREK UPDATE

Alternative: fly LHR/NBO/JRO Paid Meals Notes: nett costs nett costs
D Day Date Itinerary / Service to B L D USD p/p USD
1 Thu 04-Oct-12 in flight fly LHR/ADD ET 701 2100-0645* ET -
DA leader(s) + doc(s) 9 days (D1-D9) direct - -
2 Fri 05-Oct-12 Arusha fly ADD/JRO ET 815 1020-1440 ET -
Eng-spkg guide(s) for 7 days (D2-D8) agent
trf airport/hotel (50km/1h) agent - lunch not included
The Impala Hotel Arusha Protea 1 dinner included
3 Sat 06-Oct-12 Nainokanoka am transfer to Nainokanoka (?km/3-4h) agent 1 Off Old Moshi/Simeon Rd.Kijenge Area, Arusha Tanzania 7302. Phone: 255(27) 254 3082-7.  Fax: 255(27) 254 3082-7
Trek team: head guide, assistant guides, cooks & porters for 5 days (D3-D7) 1
pm warm up walk to Olmati Crater & Munge Falls, returning to Nainokanoka (3-4h) agent
Camp at Nainokanoka + dinner agent 1
4 Sun 07-Oct-12 Bulati Trek through Embulbul Depression to outskirts of Bulati Masai village (7-9h) agent 1 1
Camp at Bulati + dinner agent 1
5 Mon 08-Oct-12 Empakaai Crater Start ascent of crater & trek to edge of soda lake (7-9h) agent 1 1
Camp at Empakaai Crater + dinner agent 1
6 Tue 09-Oct-12 Naiyobi Acacia Forest Trek around crater rim then head north to Naiyobi & on to acacia forest (7-8h) agent 1 1
Camp at Naiyobi Acacia Forest + dinner agent 1
7 Wed 10-Oct-12 Engaresero Trek into Rift Valley Escarpment via Mongoile to valley floor (5-6h) agent 1 1
Vehicle transfer last short section to camp agent
Camp at Engaresero + dinner agent 1
8 Thu 11-Oct-12 Mto-Wa-Mbu Early visit to Lake Natron to observe flamingoes & see breeding centre (??km/3-4h) agent 1
Return to camp for brunch & possible visit to nearby waterfall agent 1 dependent on river level
Transfer (??km/2-3h) to Engaruka Ruins agent very important Masai site – in Jul many Masai come here to celebrate their heritage
Guided tour of Engaruka Ruins agent
Transfer to Mto-Wa-Mbu (??km/~2h) agent
Camp at Mto-Wa-Mbu + dinner agent 1
9 Fri 12-Oct-12 Arusha Early game drive through Lake Manyara NP agent 1
Transfer to Arusha (???km/?h) agent 1
pm free to shop & explore town agent
Celebration dinner agent - celebration dinner not included
Bristol Cottages, Arusha agent Bristol Cottages Kilimanjaro Ltd, 98 Rindi Lane, P.O Box 7304, Moshi, Tanzania. Tel: +255 (0)27 275 5083
10 Sat 13-Oct-12 Flights am free to relax, shop or optional visit to Community Project 1
pm trf htl/apt (50km/1h) agent - lunch not included
fly JRO/ADD ET 812 1530-1930 ET -
11 Sun 14-Oct-12 arrive UK fly ADD/LHR ET 710 0105-0715 ET
arrive UK -
Total meals: 8 7 7
B L D
$0.00 $0.00

 

 

MARANGU ROUTE 6 DAYS TREK – 8 DAYS PACKAGE

www.scenerysafaris.com

This is the “Coca Cola” Route. It is the shortest and most popular trek in the mountain and is the only route where people sleep in huts.

ITINERARY

Day 1:          Pick up from the Airport and transfer to hotel in Moshi (B&B).

 

Day 2:          MARANGU GATE TO MANDARA HUT

Transfer to Marangu Gate. Walk through Rain Forest to Mandara Hut (4 hours, 2750m)

 

Day 3:          HOROMBO HUT

As the Forest declines, you enter the open moorland to Horombo Hut (5hrs, 3800m)

 

Day 4:          ZEBRA ROCKS / MAWENZI HUT

Rest and acclimatization day at Horombo Hut. Day walk to Zebra / Mawenzi Hut.

 

Day 5:          KIBO HUT

This day you will go through the moorland then across The Saddle to Kibo Hut (5hrs, 4730m)

 

Day 6:          UHURU PEAK

You will have an early start (After midnight) for the Summit on steep scree up to Gillman’s Point (5hrs, 5685m) and continue to Uhuru Peak (1hr30min, 5895m) which is the last peak. Descend to Kibo Hut for lunch and a rest before descending to Horombo Hut (approximately 13hrs total walking time).

 

Day 7:          MARANGU GATE

Descend to Marangu Gate (5hrs). Drive back to Moshi (B&B).

 

Day 8:          Continue with your next tour / transfer to airport

 

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation before and after the trek at Leopard Hotel
  • Free storage of excess baggage not required on the mountain hike.
  • All transport by private vehicle to and from the mountain
  • Professional guide, Assistant guide, cook and porters
  • First Aid Kit
  • National Park fees, camping fees.
  • Rescue Fees
  • Treated water on trek
  • 3 meals per day while trekking – Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian

COST EXCLUDES:

  • Personal Mountain equipments e.g clothing (available for hire).
  • Items of personal nature e.g alcohol, phone calls at hotel and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.
  • Optional excursions not detailed in the itinerary.
  • Additional optional: Accommodation added at the base hotel or extra days on the mountain.
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines
  • Tips

GEARS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE

 

RECOMMENDED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST:
1 pair Mountain/climbing boots (already worn in) with quite rigid soles and/or sides.
1 pair Trainers for the lower slopes and drier tracks and for the evenings after trekking
1 Pair Rucksack for your personal things (e.g. camera; sun creams; lip salve; wallet; purse; water bottle)
1 Pair Waterproof duffle bag the porters to carry your gear
1 Pair Good mountain sleeping bag ( – 5 to – 20 degrees Celsius)
1 Pair Sleeping mat (We provide foam mats at no extra cost)
1 Pair Good warm waterproof mountain jacket
3 Pairs Wool or polypropylene sweaters (wearing in layers is better than one thick one).
1 Pair Waterproof mountain trousers
1 Pair Cotton trekking trousers (adventure khaki wear)
1 Pair Cotton shorts (for the 1st day/returning day)
1 Pair Warm, water proof mountain gloves
2 Pairs Underwear
1 Pair Thermals
2/3 Pairs Tee-shirts and wool shirts
2/3 Pairs Woolen socks – not too thick
1 Pair Sun hat
1 Pair High factor sun cream or block
1 Pair Balaclava/woolly hat
1 Pair Sunglasses with side panels
½ Pairs Telescopic walking poles (recommended especially for the descent!)
1 Pair Gaiters
1 Pair Headlamp with extra batteries
1 Pair Good torch
1 Pair Water bottle of capacity at least one litre
1 Set Lightweight toiletries

 

LEMOSHO ROUTE (8 DAYS TREK – 10 DAYS PACKAGE)

 

Lemosho is the longest of the outfield routes, and sometimes regarded as the second timers Kilimanjaro route, although it is also for anyone with an appetite for a quieter trail and a more remote atmosphere.

The climb itself can take either 7 or 8 days, with 8 days being recommended in order that climbers have more opportunity to acclimate before the summit day.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, pick up and transfer to Hotel in Moshi for overnight (B&B).

Day 2: After breakfast transfer from Moshi to Londorosi Gate (2000m). Embark on a 3hrs ascent through the Montane Forest to Mti-mkubwa Camp situated at 2650m. Both forest mammals and birds can be observed on this trek. Dinner and overnight at Mti Mkubwa Camp (2650m), Duration of trek 3hrs

Day 3: After breakfast proceed with your trek to Shira I Camp. This walk takes us through the heather and moorland zone, also known as the temperate region whereby there is abundance or flowers. Views of Shira Cathedral, Niddle peak, Shira plateau and Mt.Meru can be seen. Dinner and Overnight at Shira I Camp (3610m), Duration of trek: 6/7hrs

 

Day 4: After breakfast ascend to Shira II Camp. A 4hrs walk through the moorland and Heather zone. Plenty of wild flowers, Birds, and some mammals species can be observed while trekking. Dinner and overnight at Shira 2 Camp (3850m), Duration of trek: 6/7hrs

Day 5: Depart Shira 2 Camp in the morning to Baranco Valley via Lava tower.  This is your acclimatization day, you will ascend to Lava tower (4600m), this is situated on the Alpine desert zone.  Colonies of Giant Scenecio species can be observed while trekking. Dinner and overnight at Baranco Valley (3950m), Duration of trek: 5/6hrs

 

Day 6: After breakfast, ascend to Karanga Valley.  This is a 3/4hrs walk through the
heather and moorland zone.  You will notice a drop in vegetation, most of the
vegetation will appear in tussocks.  Scavenging birds as White necked ravens
can be observed at the camp feeding. Dinner and Overnight at Karanga Valley

(4100m).

 

Day 7: Ascend to Barafu camp (4600m), the trek takes 6/7hrs of walking though the alpine desert, there is very little vegetation left, one can observe different species of lichen growing on rocks. These lichens indicate that the environment is non-polluted. Dinner and Rest at Barafu Camp.

 

Day 8: Midnight ascent to Uhuru Peak (5895m) via Stella’s Point (5745m). Descend to Barafu Camp for Breakfast. Late morning trek to Mweka Camp (3100m). You will be trekking for 4hrs, descending from the Alpine desert zone to the Heather and Moorland zone.  Dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp.

Day 9: After breakfast, descend to Mweka Gate (1980m). The walk takes you through the montane forest to the park exit gate.  Here you will find your vehicle waiting to transfer your hotel in Moshi for overnight.

 

DAY 10: Continue with safari

 

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation before and after the trek at Hotel
  • Free storage of excess baggage not required on the mountain hike.
  • All transport by private vehicle to and from the mountain
  • Professional guide, Assistant guide, cook and porters
  • First Aid Kit
  • National Park fees, camping fees.
  • Rescue Fees
  • Camping equipment – tent, mattresses, dinner tent & eating/cooking utensils
  • Treated water on trek
  • 3 meals per day while trekking – Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian

COST EXCLUDES:

  • Personal Mountain equipments e.g clothing (available for hire).
  • Items of personal nature e.g alcohol, phone calls at hotel and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.
  • Optional excursions not detailed in the itinerary.
  • Additional optional: Accommodation added at the base hotel or extra days on the mountain.
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines
  • Tips

GEARS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE

 

RECOMMENDED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST:
1 pair Mountain/climbing boots (already worn in) with quite rigid soles and/or sides.
1 pair Trainers for the lower slopes and drier tracks and for the evenings after trekking
1 Pair Rucksack for your personal things (e.g. camera; sun creams; lip salve; wallet; purse; water bottle)
1 Pair Waterproof duffle bag the porters to carry your gear
1 Pair Good mountain sleeping bag ( – 5 to – 20 degrees Celsius)
1 Pair Sleeping mat (We provide foam mats at no extra cost)
1 Pair Good warm waterproof mountain jacket
3 Pairs Wool or polypropylene sweaters (wearing in layers is better than one thick one).
1 Pair Waterproof mountain trousers
1 Pair Cotton trekking trousers (adventure khaki wear)
1 Pair Cotton shorts (for the 1st day/returning day)
1 Pair Warm, water proof mountain gloves
2 Pairs Underwear
1 Pair Thermals
2/3 Pairs Tee-shirts and wool shirts
2/3 Pairs Woolen socks – not too thick
1 Pair Sun hat
1 Pair High factor sun cream or block
1 Pair Balaclava/woolly hat
1 Pair Sunglasses with side panels
½ Pairs Telescopic walking poles (recommended especially for the descent!)
1 Pair Gaiters
1 Pair Headlamp with extra batteries
1 Pair Good torch
1 Pair Water bottle of capacity at least one litre
1 Set Lightweight toiletries