RSMC-070: 14 DAYS MT. KILIMANJARO CLIMB/WILDLIFE SAFARI
Day 1. Moshi.
Depart Arusha for Moshi for acclimatization, overnight at a
Day 2. Machame Hut.
Drive to Machame village, the climb begins at the end of the
tarmac road. Walk through shambas then forests to the
Machame Hut, (3000m,6hours).
Day 3. Shira Hut.
Continue along the steep ridge going on to rock ridges and
through heather. The route turns west into a river gorge,
reaching Shira Hut (3800m,5hours).
Day 4. Baranco Hut.
Continue east towards the Lava tower. Shortly after this,
you descend to Baranco Hut,(3940m,4hours).
Day 5. Barafu Hut.
A short scramble to the top of the great Baranco and then a
traverse overscree and a ridge to the Karanga valley
4000m,3hours,Beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten and
Decken Glaciers, After climbing out of the Karanga valley
the trail ascends a ridge to the Barafu Hut. A Bleak
location with little vegetation at 4600m, 3hours walking.
Day 6. Barafu Hut.
An early start for the ascend to the rim of the Kibo Crater
between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers-4hours, the last
section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an
Ice-axe or Ski-stick is useful for balance. From here a
further hour leads you to Uhuru Peak, from where there are
often fine views of Mt.Meru to the west and the jagged peak
of Mawenzi to the east. Descend to the Barafu Hut in the
giant heather zone on the forest edge, those with energy on
the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh crater and
visit the dramatic Ice pineacles of the eastern Icefields.
A 3 to 4 hour descend through beautiful forest brings you to
the Park gate and your transport will be there waiting to
take you back to the campsite .
Day 8. Arusha.
Depart your campsite after breakfast and proceed to Arusha
Day 9. Ngorongoro.
Depart Arusha for Ngorongoro arriving in time for lunch at
Campsite. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at
Day 10. Ngorongoro Crater.
Breakfast at the lodge and descend to the crater floor by a
special 4WD vehicle for a full day game viewing, Picnic
lunch at taken at the crater, hosts unbelievable variety of
wildlife. This is an experience to treasure always. Ascend
back to the campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 11. Serengeti National Park.
Breakfast at Campsite and depart Ngorongoro for vast
Serengeti National Park. Stop at Olduvai Gorge, the site for
the famous archeological finds by the Leakey family. Lunch
at Campsite in serengeti. Afternoon game drive inside the
park. Dinner and overnight at Campsite.
Day 12. Serengeti.
Breakfast followed by morning game drive to different parts
of the park. Serengeti is famous for it's annual migration
when millions of wildebeest (gnus) and zebras set off for
Maasai Mara for better grazing grounds and water. Serengeti
boasts of more than 35 species of plains game including the
"Big Five" as well as extensive bird-life. Meals and
overnight at Campsite.
Day 13. Lake Manyara National Park.
Early breakfast in Serengeti and proceed to Lake Manyara
National Park. Lunch at Campsite near the Park. Afternoon
game drive inside the Park, look for and shoot a picture of
the curious tree-climbing lions, Lake Manyara has a
marvelous concentration of game including 350 species of
birds. See the simba river populated with schools of Hippo
and bird-life. Dinner and overnight at Campsite.
Day 14. Arusha.
Breakfast in Manyara and depart for Arusha with lunch
enroute arriving Arusha in the afternoon .Board your flight
to your next destination.