Safari, Kilimanjaro trek and Zanzibar beach

July to September 2023

19 days / 18 nights – from £ 8,490 per person

Active holiday and beach retreat

Immerse yourself in three of the most fascinating ecosystems in Tanzania and enjoy the most beautiful environments of the country: the National Parks of the North, Mount Kilimanjaro and the sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean.

The highlights of this trip are to:

– live at the rhythm of the African savannah and its large expanses, immersed in two of the most varied and remarkable National Parks of Tanzania

– climb the famous Mount Kilimanjaro at a pace that facilitates acclimatization, on a track less travelled, and realize a mythical trail offering the best views of Africa

– soak up the unspoiled and peaceful tropical setting of one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Zanzibar, allowing you to relax under the palm trees while enjoying a gentle sea breeze

– enjoy comfortable accommodation and the services of our expert partners in this region who will offer ideal conditions both in terms of game viewing, trekking, discovery of the region and security

– choose your ideal departure and return dates, without worrying about the constitution of a group as this holiday is available for a small group of two to four travellers

– appreciate the opportunity to tailor this itinerary to your wishes

An exceptional trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar!

Day 1: Arrival at Arusha

Arrival at Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet and greet and transfer to Ilboru Safari Lodge for the night. Bed & Breakfast.

Day 2: Safari – From Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Breakfast and depart by road to Tarangire National Park located at less than 2 hours drive. Game drive en route.

Picnic in the Park and game drive in the afternoon.

Day 3: Safari – Tarangire National Park

Full day safari in Tarangire National Park with a game drive in the morning and a game drive in the afternoon. This day is dedicated to the observation and photography of wildlife and landscapes in different areas of the park.

Night at Tarangire River Camp. Full board and game drives included.

Day 4: Safari – From Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, depart by road to Lake Manyara National Park.

Picnic in the Park and game drive in the afternoon.

Night at Karatu Country Lodge. Full board and game drives included.

Day 5: Safari – From Lake Manyara to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Early start and direct road to the Ngorongoro for a descent into the crater and a game drive of 6 hours.

Picnic in the crater and game drive in the afternoon.

Exit from the crater late afternoon to arrive at the lodge at dusk and enjoy a spectacular sunset.

Accommodation at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Full board and game drives included.

Day 6: Safari – From the Ngorongoro conservation area to Arusha

After breakfast, descent into the Ngorongoro Crater for a second day of observation and photography of wildlife and landscapes in different areas of the crater (maximum 6 hours).

Picnic in the crater and game drive in the afternoon.

Drive back to Arusha late in the day and preparation for the start of the trek the next day.

Accommodation at Ilboru Safari Lodge for the night, half board.

Day 7: Trek of Mount Kilimanjaro to Rongai 1 Caves Camp

Meet your guide at your hotel at 08:00, briefing and checking of your equipment to ensure that you are fully prepared for the coming week and the ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Transfer by road (4 hours) to the gates of Kilimanjaro National Park.

After the formalities and lunch, beginning of the trek at an altitude of 1,996 m.

Hike of 3 to 4 hours on trails through fields and mountain forests up to an altitude of about 2,800 m.

Mountain campsite accommodation, full board.

Day 8: Trek to Rongai 2 Caves Camp

Continuation of the ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro by the North track (or Rongai trail).

Hike of 4 to 5 hours on trails passing in heather moors and climbing to an altitude of about 3,450 m. Frequent stops allow you to examine the tropical plants and flowers that grow on the edges of the trail while admiring the Mawezi volcano in the background.

Mountain campsite accommodation, full board.

Night at Tarangire River Camp. Full board and game drives included.

Day 9: Trek to Kikelewa Caves Camp

Continuation of your climb and with a shorter hike (3 to 4 hours) partly away from the main trail to allow you to acclimatize better and thereby increase your chances of reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Arrival at the camp for a hot meal and afternoon dedicated to exploration of the landscape, its bizarre rock formations and caves.

Accommodation in mountain campsite at an altitude of about 3,600 m. Full board.

Day 10: Trek to Mawenzi Tarn Camp

Continuation of your climb and hike of 5 to 7 hours to the “plateau zone” characterised by a moon-type, semi-desertic, landscape at an altitude of about 4,300 m. In good weather, this zone offers a beautiful view of the summit.

Mountain campsite accommodation, full board.

Day 11: Trek to Outward Bound Camp

Continuation of your climb with a rather easy hike of 5 to 7 hours to an altitude of about 4,700 m.

Crossing of the impressive “plateau zone” and early night to prepare for the long next day, which is the day of the climb to the summit.

Mountain campsite accommodation, full board.

Day 12: Trek to Uhuru Peak and then to Horombo Camp

Wake up at midnight and departure from the camp at 01:00. The goal is to reach the summit just before sunrise.

First hike of 5 to 6 hours from the camp to the edge of Crater or Gilman’s Point at 5,712 m and then a 1 to 2 hours hike to Uhuru Peak (which means “freedom” in Swahili) at 5,895 m above sea level.

The temperatures are generally between 0 and -10 ° C at the time of leaving the camp and they reach -10°C to -20°C just before sunrise. The slopes have steep gradients with rocks and boulders to climb before reaching Gilman’s Point where walking becomes easier all along the snow-covered crater.

After your activities at the summit, hike down (3 hours) to Kibo Hut for lunch and continuation of your descent (3 to 4 hours) in the afternoon to a camp at an altitude of about 3,100 m.

Mountain campsite accommodation, full board.

Day 13: Trek to Marangu Gate

Last day hike (5 to 6 hours) through moors and forests to reach the gates of the park where you will have lunch and get your Mount Kilimanjaro climbing certificate.

Transfer to Arusha. Accommodation at Ilboru Safari Lodge for the night, half board.

Day 14: From Arusha to the Island of Zanzibar

After your breakfast you will be transferred to Arusha Airport for a one hour and a half flight to the to the Island of Zanzibar where you will be greeted by a representative of the Pongwe Beach Hotel who will drive to you to the hotel.

Lunch at your hotel along the white sand beach.

Stay at Pongwe Beach Hotel. Half board & some activities included.

Day 15 to day 18: Island of Zanzibar

These days will be dedicated to resting and relaxing while enjoying the complementary sea-side activities (kayaking, mountain biking, snorkelling)

Stay at Pongwe Beach Hotel. Half board & some activities included.

Day 19: From the Island of Zanzibar to Arusha

Enjoy the beach and the facilities of the hotel until early afternoon when you will be driven to Zanzibar Airport for your flight to Arusha, from where you will transit to board your place to fly back to Europe.

 

Indicative price: from £ 8,490 / per person on the basis of 4 participants sharing two double or twin room/tent.

Subject to availability at the time of booking.

The final budget will be communicated after establishing a personalised quotation that will depend on the exchange rates at the time.

(GBP/USD exchange rate used for this quote: 1.10)

– Airport transfers at Arusha and in Zanzibar

– 3 nights at Ilboru Safari Lodge (2**/3***) or equivalent. One night with bed & breakfast only and two nights with half-board.

– 2 night at Tarangire River Camp (3***/4****) or equivalent, full board

– 1 night at Country Lodge Karatu (3***) or equivalent, half board

– 1 night at Sopa Ngorongoro Lodge (4****) or equivalent, full board

– 7 days / 6 nights trekking and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with private mountain campsite accommodation, full board.

– All Park Fees for the National Parks of Tarangire, Manyara and Mount Kilimanjaro as well as the Ngorongoro conservation area (subject to possible changes)

– 5 nights at Pongwe Beach Hotel in Zanzibar in “Garden View” rooms with en-suite bathrooms, toilettes and private veranda

– Activities such as kayaking or mountain biking at Pongwe Beach Hotel

– International flights to Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport and return

– Travel or Insurances (cancellation, repatriation, luggage, other risks and any additional insurance)

– Visas

– Meals not mentioned or mentioned as “free” in the itinerary

– Any extras of personal nature, tips, laundry and drinks not mentioned in the program, etc.

– Any options, extra activities or private services.

Supplement for two “Sea rooms at Pongwe Beach Hotel and other options: £ 310 / per person

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