6 DAYS KILIMANJARO-MARANGU ROUTE AND 4 DAYS WILDLIFE SAFARI
The Marangu Route is also known as the “Coca Cola” or “tourist” route. It is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route offers accommodation in huts at every point you spend your night with solar lights and comfortable beds. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts.
Day 0; Arrive at Kilimanjaro met by EATL Tours representative transfer to a hotel at Moshi for accommodation and dinner.
Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft)
Elevation Gain: 915 meters, 3,000 feet
Leave Moshi at 8 am for Marangu Gate. After completing gate registration, begin your Kilimanjaro trek. Walk along a narrow trail through the rainforest of Kilimanjaro for most of the hike. Eat a picnic lunch at Kisambioni, day one’s halfway point. After lunch continues walking through the rainforest until reaching Mandara Hut. Relax for the rest of the day or take a short walk to Maundi Crater. The views to the east over Taveta and to the northwest to Mawenzi Peak are stunning on a clear day, making the short hike well worth the effort.
The A-frame Mandara Huts can accommodate up to seventy people and consist of several sleeping huts and a dining area. All of Marangu’s huts have beds with mattresses.
Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)
Elevation Gain: 977 meters, 3,200 feet
After breakfast, leave Mandara Hut and Kilimanjaro’s forests for Horombo Hut. Most of the day’s hike will be through Kilimanjaro’s moorland, a rocky landscape with desert-like plants. Eat a picnic lunch at KambiyaTaabu before continuing to Horombo Hut. If the weather is clear, enjoy beautiful views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at Horombo Hut at around 3 pm and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing.
Although extremely busy, the Horombo Huts are considered to be the nicest on Kilimanjaro. The small, A-frame buildings can accommodate up to eight people each and provide lodging for hikers ascending, descending and acclimatizing. Horombo can accommodate up to one hundred hikers and many more porters, cooks and guides.
Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Mawenzi Hut (4,600m/15,100ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)
Elevation Gain and Loss: 880 meters, 2,900 feet
Day three is an acclimatization day. We suggest hiking all the way to Mawenzi Hut to allow for maximum acclimatization. The hike will increase your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak, and also reward you with magnificent views of Kibo. Return to Horombo for a late lunch. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing at Horombo.
Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,030 meters, 3,380 feet
Leave Horombo Hut after breakfast to hike through the moorland and alpine desert of Kilimanjaro’s upper altitudes. After hiking for about an hour arrive at Maua River, a small mountain stream. After Maua, the terrain becomes flatter and the vegetation begins to disappear. Break for lunch at Middle Red Hill. After lunch, continue on a steady incline for another two hours through Kilimanjaro’s Saddle. Although the environment on the way to Kibo is a bleak desert with little vegetation, you will see many stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Reach Kibo Hut around 3 pm to rest and prepare for your midnight climb.
Kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft) to Summit (5,895m/19,340ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,145 meters, 3,760 feet
Elevation Loss: 2,175 meters, 7,140 feet
Around midnight, awake for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. The hike begins with a demanding five-hour hike to Gillman’s Point on the crater rim. Although this is considered to be the easiest of the three crater ascent paths, it is still extremely difficult. The first major rest stop, William’s Point, lies at 5000 meters and is approximately a two-hour hike Kibo Hut. Continue on for thirty minutes before beginning the rocky switchbacks that will continue to Gillman’s Point (5,681 meters).
The hike from Gilman’s to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.
On the way down from the summit, you will see all of the magnificent views you could not see on the way up. Stop for a short break and snacks at Kibo Hut before continuing on to Horombo Hut. Reach Horombo Hut in the afternoon and enjoy your last night on the mountain.
Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft)
Elevation Loss: 1,920 meters, 6,295 feet
After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery.
Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Moshi for Hot shower and Champagne/Kilimanjaro Beer Celebrations at a hotel.
DAY 7; SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast in a hotel in Moshi drive to Serengeti National via Arusha City and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA).
While at Ngorongoro You will have a chance to visit a Maasai Boma to learn about Maasai culture which is among untouched cultures in Africa then proceed to Serengeti, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Katikati Camp.
DAY 8; fully day game drive at Serengeti National Park
After breakfast go for full day game drive exploring Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park
“From the wildlife point of view, “Serengeti is the most unique area in the World”.
The Park covers
Area: 14763sq km.
Altitude: 920 to 1850 meters above sea level.
Major attractions; the animal migration (wildebeest and Zebra), the Grassland Savannah plains, wilderness kopjes, predators (lions, leopards, cheetahs, etc.). Big ostrich population, many birds’ species including migrants.
Common animals to see while in Serengeti include; Lions, leopards, cheaters, Elephants, Buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, gazelles, hartebeest, hippos, impala, jackal, baboons, dik-dik, hyena, honey badger and Rhino.
DAY 9; NGORONGORO CRATER
After breakfast at Serengeti Katikati Camp, You collect picnic lunch then start a safari to crater approximately 3 hours descend to the crater, this will give You a chance to have earlier morning game drive including enjoying the beautiful sunrise, here You will one of the best ecological interaction between predators and prey, it is like a garden of animals where You can see easily lions, leopards, hyena, cheaters, jackals, buffalo, elephants, zebra, wildebeest and it is also easier to see Rhino one of the rare animals.
After a long day, you will go to Ngorongoro Farmhouse for dinner, refresh and overnight.
DAY 10; TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR FLIGHT
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the Airport via Arusha for departure schedules.
Lure game viewing at Serengeti and Crater (Natural Animal garden)
Adventure tourism by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Learning about Maasai culture while at Ngorongoro.
Experience best guiding from Our guides who gives details on phenomena while on safari
Fully board accommodation package INCLUSIVE;
Transfer to and from Airport
All game drives viewing with 4×4 vehicle with viewing roofs
All park fees and entry fees
24 hours support while on safari
All conservation fees
Internal and international flights
A balloon safari at Serengeti National Park 595$ per person
Travel health and insurance
Items of personal nature