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African Trekking and safari holidays to African mountain and combine with a safari an African adventure
Machame route + Acclimatization + Safari Ngorongoro/Manyara/Serengeti

Day 1:Board Riverside shuttle bus from Nairobi at 0800 hrs and proceed to Arusha arriving at 1300hrs. Depart for Moshi at 1400hrs arriving at 1530hrs.overnight at a hotel in Moshi

Day 2:
Machame Gate (1490m) - Machame camp (2980m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 18 km's
Habitat: Montane forest
Transfer from your hotel to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Machame. From here, you trek through the lush forest to Machame hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 3:
Machame camp (2980m) - Shira camp (3840m)
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: About 9 km's
Habitat: Moorland
Leave the forest. The path follows a steep ridge passing through open moorlands crossing a large gorge to reach Shira hut. Overnight stay at the camp

Day 4:
Shira (3840m)-Lava Tower (4630m)-Barranco camp (3950m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 15 km's
Habitat: Semi desert
You turn Eastwards and continue ascending through the dry landscape before dropping again to reach Barranco hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 5:Extra Day
We strongly recommend an extra day on this route to assist acclimatisation. This can be either at Shira with a leisurely walk to Shira Pinnacles or at Karanga, between Baranco and Barafu. Staying Karanga means that you avoid a long day before the summit day and get to Barafu early for a good rest. The extra day is extremely valuable for acclimatisation and it's an ideal day
to rest.

Day 6:
Barranco camp (3950m)- Barafu camp (4550m)
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: About 13 km's
Habitat: Alpine desert
The path climbs steep out of the Barranco valley and crosses the Karanga valley, then turns North to reach Barafu Hut . Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 7:
SUMMIT ATTEMPT
Barafu camp (4550m)-Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m)
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak
7/8 hours to descend to Mweka
Distance: About 7 km's ascent - 23 km's descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Along day with an early start to reach the crater, ream at the Stella point in time for sunrise, then to Uhuru peak , the highest point in Africa. After wards, descend to Gilman's point and down to Horombo hut. Over night, stay at the camp

Day 8:
Descend down passing Mandara hut to the gate where you are transferred back to your hotel in Moshi for dinner and over night.B

Day 9: Moshi-Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Distance: 190 km (4 hrs.). Pick up from your hotel in moshi Town. Drive to the crater with unique views of the high altitude rain forest surrounding the ring. Lunch at your lodge. Afternoon descend to the crater for game viewing. Ngorongoro Serena Lodge built into the rim of a dormant volcano. The plant and ivy-covered native stone blends perfectly with the surroundings. Guest rooms have private terraces with views of the crater floor where countless animals make their home. Lunch at the lodge and afternoon you will have crater tour. This collapsed caldera is 610 meters deep and has a floor 18 km wide. Views from the rim of the crater are spectacular. The crater has become a unique conservation area where Lion, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo roam in perfect safety. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro wildlife Lodge, L,D.

Day 10. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Full day spent in Ngorongoro Crater with a crater tour session for game viewing on the crater floor of one of Africa s true wonders of nature, home of rhino. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro wildlife Lodge, B,L,D.


Day 11: Ngorongoro - Lake Manyara, Tanzania
Distance: 60 km (1 hr. 30 min.). After breakfast depart to Manyara. Lunch and afternoon game drive in this superb scenic park set around Lake Manyara, most famous for the tree climbing lions. Lake Manyara is a birdwatcher's paradise. Marvel at the variety of species, spoonbill, teal, pelican, kingfisher, hornbill and cormorant. In the tall trees, forest monkeys leap from branch to branch on the slope of the Great Rift escarpment, elephants stand in the shade of the baobab; and in the acacia woodland, lions lie draped along the branches of the umbrella trees. Dinner & overnight at Lake Manyara wildlife Lodge, B, L,D.

Day 12. Lake Manyara National Park - Arusha
Distance: 130 km (2 hrs. 30 min.). After breakfast drive back to Arusha and board the 2pm shuttle bus drop at JKIA airport by 8pm for outbound flight

Trekking/Accomodations 3050US$ per person 2012 Rates

INCLUSIVES
2 way Shuttle bus transfer: Nairobi- Moshi - Nairobi
3 extra nights at Moshi B/B
2 transfers from Moshi to Machame park gate -return
3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
6 days Kilimanjaro trek- Machame
5 nights accommodation in Tents while trekking (bring your own tent or hire one locally)
First and Last night accommodation at keys Hotel Moshi -Bed and Breakfast.
All park entrance fees and government levies
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Porters- a maximum of 2 per client.
all airport transfers
-Guarantee price/guarantee safari on confirmation
-All ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable 4x4 safari Land cruiser/Rover
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari and meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
-Accommodation in double/twin/triple room.
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
-Crater tour services
-Complementary bottled water whilst on safari

Tour Cost excludes:
-Tips

-Laundry
-Beverages/Drinks
-International flights
-Visas
-Items of personal nature
-Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

 
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