Africa joy Tours offers 18 Days Kilimanjaro Climb wildlife safari and Zanzibar Tour will desire to explore the true essence of Africa’s beauty. The 18 days Kilimanjaro climb wildlife safari Zanzibar Tour is the brilliant combination of the vast plains of the ancient savannah, the tropical beaches and exceptional culture of Zanzibar as well as standing atop Africa’s spellbinding rooftop creates an unparalleled experience
Day 1: Arrival.
Upon you are arrivals you will be meeting our driver Guide at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Greeting’s and drives to Out Post Lodge in Arusha. Our safari manager will come to meet you and to provide you with a briefing about your 18 days Kilimanjaro climb wildlife safari and Zanzibar Tour combination, Dinner is included.
Day 2: Mt Kilimanjaro – Arusha – Machame Camp.
In the morning we’ll transfer to the Machame Park Gate 5,950 ft./ 1,815 mt. After registering with the park authority, we’ll begin our climb through the lush forest. Trekkers will likely hear the many exotic birds in the canopy above, and many even see black and white colobus monkeys and sykes monkeys as they hike along the knotted roots. We’ll continue on to some heath land before reaching our overnight camp at Machame Camp, 9,850 feet, 6-7 hours of walking, just above the forest zone. The trek is quite long, thus not steep. And mud on the forest floor. Overnight at Machame Camp. All meals included.
Day 3: Mt Kilimanjaro – Machame Camp to Shira Camp.
Today’s segment of the ascent will continue across beautiful heath land and alpine moorland with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Peak. We begin up the steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, and trees of Giant Heather and Erica. Scramble around large boulders as you enter the moorland zone, marked by lobelia and senecio plants, and volcanic rocks draped with lichen beards, which protect wild alpine flowers growing at their bases. We’ll overnight at Shira Camp, 12,600 feet, 5-6 hours of walking, overnight at Shira Camp. All meals included.
Day 4: Mt Kilimanjaro – Shira Camp to Barranco Camp.
We’ll draw nearer the peak as we get closer to the Lava Tower. The trek becomes a bit more strenuous as the trail steepens on the approach to the lava Tower, a 300 foot tall volcanic plug which marks an exposed pass at 15,000 feet In the afternoon, descend the steep track into the Great Barranco Valley.Barranco Camp is set on a cool enclosed on three sides with steep valley walls and the Kibo massif itself. Hanging glaciers glint in the sunshine above, amidst the eerie landscape of plants such as the giant groundsels, Senecio Kilimanjari, and the uniquely endemic Giant Lobelia. Then we slowly ascent to our overnight stop at Barranco Camp, 12,950 feet, 5-6 hours of walking, This day and the following day will be your acclimatization time. Overnight at Barranco Camp. All meals included.
Day 5: Mt Kilimanjaro – Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp.
The day will begin with a descent into the Gorge, before we climb its eastern wall where we will enjoy views of Kilimanjaro ice fields, an equatorial anomaly. We will continue trekking until we reach our camp in Karanga Valley, 13,900 feet, 4-5 hours of walking, Overnight at Karanga Valley Camp. All meals included.
Day 6: Mt Kilimanjaro – Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp.
We’ll trek up through the Karanga Valley; the trail turns steadily uphill, following the lava ridge to the Barafu camp. 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 as a base camp from which you will make your summit attempt at midnight tonight. Barafu camp, 15,200 feet, 6-7 hours of walking, overnight at Barafu Camp, All meals included.
Day 7: Mt Kilimanjaro – Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp.
Just after midnight we start of a challenging trek, 12-17 hours of trekking. You begin trekking at 12:30 to 00:01 am, passing between the Rebmann and Tarzel glaciers to the rim at Stella Point.The temperatures range from just below freezing at midnight, to between 10 deg. F -12 deg. C to –10 F. -23 deg. C, just before dawn at the summit. As dawn nears, we’ll summit at Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,340 feet. Uhuru will be the culmination of – and the reward for – 6-7 hours of strenuous hiking. We’ll then descend back to Barafu Camp, resting for a while before continuing our descent to Mweka Camp 9,840 feet, 3-4 hours of walking on the descent, Overnight at Mweka Camp. All meals included.
Day 8: Mt Kilimanjaro – Mweka Camp to Park Gate.
We’ll make our final descent to the park gate, a walk of about 3 or 4 hours. After bidding our farewells to our guide and porters, we’ll drive to Arusha, Overnight at Out Post Lodge.
Day 9: Arusha to Lake manyara national park
After breakfast at your hotel we will meet and drive to Lake Manyara National Park, although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the ground water forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree- climbing lions. Overnight at Kudu safari lodge
Day 10: Manyara to Serengeti
After breakfast depart 07:30 for Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of the Leakey family discovery of fossils 50 km long and in some places 90 meters deep. It drains the slopes of the nearby mountains plus of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. Olduvai Gorge is a canyon carved by water through the southern part of the Serengeti Plain. The gorge is about the Serengeti Plain. Its chief claim to fame is the rich treasure-trove of human and animal fossils that it has yielded. Meals and overnight at Kati kati tented camp
Day 11: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
This day after breakfast at 07:00 we continue with game view in Serengeti after that will take your packed lunch for a half day game drives in the wilderness tracking the Great migration trails. Thorough explanation about this great world event that Tanzania proud of will be provided. And in the late afternoon we will drive to ngorongoro conservation area for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
Day 12: Ngorongoro Crater – JRO for Flight back home
Today we start very early at 07:00 am, with a packed picnic lunchbox, for the game drive inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, a population of approximately 25,000 large animals can be seen. This is reputedly the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa. The crater has the highest known population of mountain reedbuck, zebra, gazelle and wildebeest. It is also known for the big five rhino, lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo. Your driver/guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating hidden animals. The birdlife is prolific here and up to a 100 species can be seen in one day. In the middle of the crater there is a large lake inhabited by hundreds of flamingos and from a distance appears as a pink border around the lake. After good game view in ngorongoro crater we will drive direct from crater to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight departure
Day 13: Ngorongoro – Arusha – Zanzibar.
After breakfast you return to Arusha in the afternoon for your flight to Zanzibar. Transfer to the Zanzibar hotel nungwi Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 14-16: Beach Extension.
Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar, There are a wide range of water sport activities you can do. Such as snorkelling, scuba diving, boat trips and more, Overnight at The Zanzibari Hotel http://www.thezanzibari.com/ Breakfast and Dinner included.
Day 17: Spice Tour & Zanzibar Town.
After breakfast transfer to Stone Town. On the way we will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch, where you can taste the spices and fruits. In the afternoon we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum People’s Palace, and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques, Overnight at Tembo Hotel http://tembohotel.com/Breakfast and Lunch included.
Day 18: DEPARTURE.
2-3 Persons: 5925 USD
4+ Persons: 4450 USD
all transfers in private car.
18 Days Kilimanjaro Safari Zanzibar Tour.
Full board during climb including mineral /drinking water
Professional well experienced Kilimanjaro Team with English speaking Mountain guide, porters and cook.
All gear incl mountain tents, mattresses, – mess tent, chairs and table.
All wildlife reserve entry fees, rescue fees, Climbing Certificates.
04 days of private safari.
Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch with guaranteed window seats.
Services of a professional English speaking safari guide.
All wildlife reserve entry fees.
3 liters of mineral water per person / day during game drives
Domestic flights Arusha-Zanzibar one way from Arusha
01 x HB at outpost lodge .
04 x FB at excellent safari lodges/tented camps as per itinerary on safari.
04 x HB at the beach resort as per Zanzibar itinerary
01 x BB at a good boutique hotel in Stonetown.
All tours on Zanzibar as per itinerary.
Flying doctor insurance.
New Wildlife Management Area Fees.
New Tourist Development Levy
VAT in all service
all items of a personal nature.
Gratuities for safari guide.
Visa fee, 50 US$/100 US$ for Americans & Irish Passport Holders – to be paid upon arrival.
Sleeping bag, rental fee 20 US$.
Drinks and beverages in lodges.