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Wed, Feb 20, 2019

Four days Meru climbing:

DAY 1:

In the morning  after breakfast transfer to Arusha National Park. At the Momella gate we finish registration formalities before setting off with your guide and armed ranger – there is abundant wildlife in the forests! The forest section is especially scenic with strangler figs and the possibility of seeing buffalo grazing in one of the clearings. In the late afternoon we reach a viewpoint before heading onto Miriakamba hut for dinner.

Overnight Miriakamba hut 2514m.

DAY 2:

We set off from Miriakamba initially still in the forest zone but in a few hours as we reach Saddle hut for lunch in the alpine desert zone. In the afternoon a walk to the summit of Little Meru can be taken for stunning views before heading back to Saddle Hut for dinner.

Overnight Saddle Hut 3570m 

DAY 3: 

We rise early and our hard work is rewarded at dawn as the sun rises to the East. Kilimanjaro is normally clearly seen from here and the sheer cliffs of the crater fall dramatically 1000 feet or more. We return back and after some brunch at Saddle Hut, we continue down to Miriakamba hut for dinner.

Overnight Miriakamba hut 2514m

Mount Meru

DAY 4: 

The final section takes up to 3 hours to return to our vehicles where we say farewell to our crew and have time for a short picnic lunch and game drive before returning to Arusha for a well deserved shower!

Overnight at Arusha for next day safari.

One Week Safari (7 Days):

Day 5:

After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park game drive in the park evening drive back to the camp.

Dinner and overnight at Lake view camp site.

Day 6: 

Early morning game drive at Tarangire NP with breakfast box then back to the camp for the late hot lunch, after lunch proceed to Karatu via Mto wa Mbu. 

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro resort camp site.

Ngorongoro Conservation area:

Day 7:

Morning after breakfast drive to Ngorongoro descend to the crater for the full day crater tour with picnic lunch box evening ascend from crater to the camp.

Dinner and overnight at Simba camp site.

Serengeti National park:

Day 8:

Morning after breakfast proceed to Serengeti NP via Olduvai gorge with lunch box game drive en-route to northern part of Serengeti( it’s right season to see migration on this part)in dry season from july to octber.

Dinner and overnight at Lobo camp site.

Day 9:

Full day game drive at Serengeti north to Mara river.

Dinner and overnight at Lobo camp site.

Day 10:

Early morning game drive at Serengeti NP(this early morning drive you will have Chance to see cats acting) then back to camp for branch then drive to Manyara 

Dinner and overnight at Panorama camp site on the rim of great eastern rift valley.

Lake Manyara National park: 

Day 11:

Morning game drive at Lake Manyara Np then after late lunch drive back to Arusha for Kilimanjaro preparation.

Seven Days Trekking Kilimanjaro, Machame Route:

Day 12:                                

An early start with a drive to Machame gate. Begin trekking through the rain forests on a winding trail, for 5-7 hrs past the first uniport hut to the Machame hut   campsite (3100m). Overnight.

Day 13: 

After breakfast, leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing a little valley and walking along a steep rocky    ridge covered with heather until the end of the ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge at 3658m (5-7 hours).

Overnight at the Shira hut campsite (3800m). 

Day 14:            

On this day after breakfast, continue to the nearby Shira Plateau, the Shira needles and cathedral. From the Shira Plateau continue trekking to the east towards the lava tower called the sharks tooth. Shortly after the tower you come to a junction leading to the arrow glacier.

Continue to Barranco hut campsite (3900m) for overnight. (5-7 hours) 

Day 15:

Leaving Barranco and ascend the Barranco Wall with some wonderful views for the top. Then descend through the Karanga Valley to your next camp site for the night (about 3-4 hours). 

Day 16:

In the morning an easy day continues trekking to the Barafu hut campsite (4600m) for overnight. (3-4 hours). The two peaks, Mawenzi and Kibo can be seen from this point.

Day 17:                                             

An early start for Stella point (5745m) on the way to the Summit, Uhuru peak. This part of the climb takes about 8hrs. You have now reached the highest point in Africa (5895m)!! From the summit descend back to Barafu, (about 3 hours) then continue to Mweka hut campsite (3100m) for overnight. (5 hours).

Day 18:

The day is spent descending to the Mweka gates, (5 hours), where you will be met & transferred to Arusha  for dinner and overnight.