Tanzania Encompassed

Company : G Adventures
Activities: Mount Kilimanjaro Tours / Tours
Countries: Tanzania / Zanzibar
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 2000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Conquer Africa's highest peak, search for the Big Five in the Serengeti, dance with the Masai, meet local artisans and sample traditional cuisine, inhale the aromas of a Zanzibar spice plantation

Itinerary

Day 1 Moshi
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut
Hike through forested lower slopes to Mandara Escarpment.

Day 3-4 Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut/Kibo Hut
Hike through heather and moorland zones to Horombo Hut before proceeding onto the Kilimanjaro Saddle through a desert-like alpine zone to Kibo Hut.

Day 5 Kibo Hut to Kilimanjaro Summit/Horombo Hut
Evening hike to the summit via Stella Point. Watch the sunrise, then descend back to Horombo Hut.

Day 6 Descend Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate to Moshi
The descent passes through villages and plantations on the slopes to Moshi.

Day 7 Arusha
Pick up any last minute supplies for the safari.

Day 8 Manyara National Park
Experience the Mto wa Mbu village with a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family (don't forget to try the banana beer). View wildlife on a game drive.

Day 9-10 Serengeti National Park
Travel through the Rift Valley and visit a Masai village to learn about the Masai people and the Planeterra-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local women engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities. Pull out the camera for great shots of wildlife on game drives.

Day 11-12 Ngorongoro Conservation Area/Arusha
Morning game drives in Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 13-14 Zanzibar/Stone Town
Fly to Zanzibar and lose yourself in the labyrinth of Stone Town.

Day 15-16 Zanzibar/Kendwa
Local spice plantation tour. Enjoy the white-sand beaches of Kendwa.

Day 17 Zanzibar
Departure day, there is an included group transfer to Stone Town at 10am. Please make ongoing travel arrangements after for 2pm or later.

 

What's Included

  • Mt Kilimanjaro's Marangu Route trekking permits and guided trek. Mto wa Mbu guided village tour with traditional lunch. Lake Manyara game drive. Masai village visit and the Planeterra-supported Clean Cookstove project. Serengeti game drives. Ngorongoro Crater game drives. Stone Town stay (Zanzibar). Spice plantation tour. Beach time in Kendwa. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 16 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners. (Allow USD130-160 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Simple hotels (6 nts), mountain huts (4 nts), full-service camping (4 nts), beach hotel/bungalows (2 nts).
  • 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle(s), supply vehicle for equipment when necessary, private minibus, plane.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO), certified mountain guide, local representatives, cook, porters.
  • Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10

 

Trip Specifics

  • Price: From £2999 (available to book in other currencies)
  • Duration: 17 days
  • Start/Finish: Moshi to Stone Town
  • Trip Code: DTTE

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