The 7 Days Kilimanjaro climbing Machame route is best for acclimatization. This route is the most popular ascending route and is well-established route on Kilimanjaro and is perfect for those with camping and hiking experience. Also It is a route that has the beautiful forest along the way with evening meals taken in a communal dining area. Summit Success Rates: Gilman’s Point (92%). Uhuru Peak (90%). The total trip duration is 18 days.
Public Campsite, Packages Price $ 5,435 and per person all included.
Children above 5+15 years old will pay 70%
.Full board Tent accommodation while on Safari
.Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, and D=Dinner.
.Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration of the three day climbs.
.Services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide
.All park entrance fees to include government taxes
.Extensive Game Drives in the National Parks
.Fair and ethical treatment of porters.
.Drinking water 1 liter person on a daily bases
.Safari transport by 4 x 4 (6 seat) with a pops up- ideal for game viewing and photography.
.Quality, waterproof mountain sleeping tents.
.Guides, Porters, cook salaries.
.Sleeping tents, mattresses, and pillow.
.Service of a safari cook and Utensils.
.Drinking water on a daily bases.
.Flight Doctor Insurance covers.
.Office serves Charges Trust Tours.
.International airfares and departure taxes
.All items of personal nature such as telephone beverages, bar bills, call, fax, email, etc.
.Trips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staff and driver – guide(s)
.Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
.Optional Tours (short safari, Zanzibar beaches, after your climb, etc.)
.Visa or International flight tickets fees.
.Flights to Zanzibar and International flights
.International Travel insurance
.Local airfares and departure taxes
.Flights to Zanzibar or International flights.
Day 1 Machame Gate (1634 m/5,363 ft.) to Machame camp. (2834 m/9,300 ft.)
Your day starts early with a briefing, followed by breakfast and a 60-minute drive from Arusha to the Machame Village (1,490 m/4,890 ft.) where your guides and porters prepare and pack your equipment and supplies. You will receive a lunch pack, and you can also buy mineral water in the village. If the road is very muddy, it may be impossible to drive from the village to the Machame Gate, and in this case, it will take you an hour to complete the muddy 3 km walk to the gate. After registering at the park office, you start your ascent and enter the rain forest immediately. Heavy rains on this side of the mountain often transform the trail into a soggy, slippery experience, so good footgear, trekking poles, and gaiters are useful. You will enjoy a welcome lunch stop halfway up and will reach the Machame camping area in the late afternoon. Your porters will arrive at camp before you and will erect your tent before you arrive. In the evening, the porters boil drinking and washing water while the cook prepares your dinner. Night temperatures can drop to freezing at the Machame Camp.
Day 2 Machame camp (2834 m/9,300 ft.) to Shira camp (3749 m/12,300 ft.)
You rise early at Machame camp, and after breakfast, climb for an hour to the top of the forest, then for 2 hours through a gentle moorland. After a short lunch and rest, you continue up a rocky ridge onto the Shira Plateau where you will be able to see Kilimanjaro is great Western Breach with its stunning glaciers. Sometimes, the walls of the Western Breach are draped with extensive ice curtains. You are now west of Kibo on the opposite side of the mountain from the Marangu Route. After a short hike west, you reach the Shira campsite. The porters will boil drinking and washing water before serving dinner. The night at this exposed camp will be colder, with temperatures dropping below freezing.
Day 3 Shira camp (3749 m/12,300 ft.) to Barranco camp (3901 m/12,800 ft.)
After breakfast, you will hike east up a steepening path above the highest vegetation toward Kilimanjaro looming mass. After several hours, you walk through a rocky landscape to reach the prominent landmark called Lava Tower at 4,630 m/15,190 ft. This chunky remnant of Kilimanjaro earlier volcanic activity is several hundred feet high, and the trail passes right below it. For extra credit, the sure-footed can scramble to the top of the tower. After a lunch stop near Lava Tower, descend for 2 hours below the lower cliffs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall to Barranco Camp at 3,950 m/12,960 ft. There are numerous photo opportunities on this hike, especially if the walls are festooned with ice. Barranco Camp is in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Walls, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for your dinner. On this day, be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness
Day 4 Barranco camp (3900 m/12,800 ft.) to Karanga Valley (3963 m/13,000 ft.)
After spending a night under the imposing Great Barranco Wall, you climb this awesome obstacle, which turns out to be easier than it looks. Topping out just below the Heim Glacier, you can now appreciate just how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is. The route then heads down through the Karanga Valley and goes over intervening ridges and valleys to join the Mweka Route, which will be your descent route. You have now completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. For now, all eyes are still on the summit, so turn left and hike up the ridge for another hour to the Karanga camp where you will tents and staying Dinner and overnight at Karanga camp.
Day 5 Karanga Valley (3963 m/13,000 ft.) to Barafu camp (4,600 m/15,091 ft.)
Today is a shorter climb than the past few days, hiking up to the final camp before your last ascent day to the summit. . The last water on the route is in the Karanga Valley; there is no water at Barafu Camp, even though Barafu is the Swahili word for "ice." The famous snows of Kilimanjaro are far above Barafu Camp near the summit of the mountain. Your tent will be pitched on a narrow, stony, wind-swept ridge, so make sure that you familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. Prepare your equipment and warm clothing for your summit climb. This should include replacing your headlamp and camera batteries, and to prevent freezing, consider carrying your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed by 7 PM, and try to get a few hours of precious sleep. Dinner and overnight at Barafu camp.
Day 6 Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft.) to the Summit (5896 m/19,343 ft.) and then to Mweka Camp (3100 m/10,170 ft.)
You will rise around 11:30 PM, and after some steaming tea and biscuits, you shuffle off into the night. Your 6-hour climb northwest up through heavy screw between the Redman and Ratzel glaciers to Stella Point on the crater rim is the most challenging part of the route for most climbers. At Stella Point (5,685 m/18,650 ft.) you stop for a short rest and a chance to see a supremely sanguine sunrise. At Stella Point, you join the top part of the Marangu Route, but do not stop here too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Depending on the season and recent storms, you may encounter snow on your remaining hike along the rim to Uhuru Peak. On the summit, you can enjoy your accomplishment and know that you are creating a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. After your 3-hour descent from the summit back to Barafu Camp, you will have a well-earned but short rest, collect your gear, and hike down a rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft.). This camp is in the upper forest, so you can expect mist or rain in the late afternoon. Dinner and washing water will be prepared, and the camp office sells drinking water, soft drinks, chocolates, and beer!
Day 7 Mweka camp (3100 m/10,170 ft.) to Mweka Gate (1828 m/6,000 ft.)
After a well-deserved breakfast, it is a short, scenic, 3-hour hike back to the park gate. Don't give your porters any tips until you and all your gear have reached the gate safely, but do remember to tip your staff at the gate. At Mweka Gate, you can sign your name and add details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Climbers who reached Stella Point are issued green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate, you will continue down to the Mweka Village, possibly a muddy, 3 km, 1-hour hike if the road is too muddy for vehicles. After which you are driven back to Arusha for an overdue hot shower and a comfortable night in Arusha hotel.
Day 8 Leave Arusha Tour to Serengeti national park
Beginning the first day of our itinerary: 4 Days safari Serengeti-Ngorongoro crater, After breakfast depart 8:00 am for direct Serengeti national park with your lunch box, we will arrive late afternoon for the evening game view about two hours of the game after that the driver will drive slowly to the tented camp for dinner and overnight at Serengeti public Seronera campsite.
Day 9 Full day Tour to Serengeti National Park
We have another full day in this wonderful park, marking the second night of our itinerary: 4 Days safari Serengeti-Ngorongoro crater. Rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of the year. We can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the freshwater happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide-open plains to the kopjes. These volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top, we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting birdlife, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp or public campsite for the overnight.
Day 10 Tour to Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater.
We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive-in Ngorongoro, we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. This truly world-class attraction is also known as the ’8th Wonder of the World’. Our dinner and overnight stay are at the rustic Ngorongoro Samba Camp.
Day 11 Tour to Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
After breakfast, finally, we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon, we travel just outside of Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha. This is the end of our safari program “4 Days safari Serengeti-Ngorongoro crater.”
Day 12 Arrival Zanzibar
Arrival, where you will be met and welcomed then the transfer to Hotel, starts immediately after famous Swahili great JAMBO! Check-in and brief explanations about the program through the rest of the day may be spent on your leisure dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 13 Historical Tour
After breakfast departs the hotel for a full day city Tour whereby the tour leads you through the historic old city, The tour starts from Zanzibar central market which was established in 1904 you will see a lot of tropical fruits and various types of spices where one can even buy them if you have an interest. Thereafter the tour proceeds to the Anglican cathedral which built by bishop steers in 1874 right on the site of the former slave market, then visit National museums of Zanzibar commonly known as the peace memorial museum, British consulate, Old fort or house of wonders then the tour go ahead to Dr. Livingstone House before going to maruhubi palace ruins which were built by Sultan Bar gash in 1880. lunch at Mtoni Marine Park after lunch you get on with the tour to kizimbani spice plantations for a spice tour, your stay in Zanzibar will be deficient without a spice tour in Kizimbani spice plantation you can see, touch and have time to taste a wide variety of spices, fruits, herbs, and decorative plants and flowers, this is the cheapest place to buy spices and spice oils till late afternoon back to the hotel for dinner and overnight
Day 14 Forest Tour
Today you will start in the morning after a late breakfast then travel south to Jozani Forest Reserve on the way at place called bungi you will take a short visit to Bikhole ruins and listen to the romantic stories later proceed to Jozani forest Reserve where you will be able to see Zanzibar red Columbus monkey, bush babies and many other species of flora and fauna, Walking through the mangroves boardwalk, on the midday drive back to stone town for lunch at sundowner restaurant which is located just on the edge of stone town after lunch you will be taken back to the hotel and the rest of the time will be spent on your leisure and pleasure
Day 15 Culture in Zanzibar/ and Departure.
This is going to be the most beautiful day as most of your day will be spent just nearby Jambiani for a cultural tour through the village to the beach and then enjoy yourself for a full relaxation on the east coast of this island through the cultural tour starts by visiting the local fisherman with their local fishing boat called Ngalawa, while on the north of bwejuu offers the most excellent snorkeling grounds on the reef, lunch will be obtained at a nearest local hotel it’s another time for you to discover the local cuisine. Then continue with a visit to Jambiani fishing villages where you will meet villagers working in different professions. Such as herbalists, Fisherman’s then take a visit to a local organic plantation on the coral stone where farmers cultivate under difficult circumstances, and seaweed farms managed by women you will learn about the unique culture and diverse environment of Zanzibar village’s and to meet the friendly Swahili natives' Dinner and overnight at hotel. This will be the last night in Zanzibar you might leave this night or morning since you will realize your rooms on 1030 am, morning or this plan will be according to your flight times, you will have to inform us so we can see how to take you in the airport for your departure.