Kilimanjaro Climb (Marangu 5-Day Route) Safari Adventure – Explore

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11 Days
Availability : Feb 2023 - Dec 2024
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The Marangu route, also known as the “Tourist Route” and “Coca-Cola” route, is the oldest, most well-established route on Kilimanjaro. This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations in lieu of camping. preferred by many trekkers. Marangu is beautiful, easiest and shortest route. Ascent and descent are done on the same path. The trek begins in the south-east area of the mountain at Marangu Gate. The route takes five days minimum to complete, although six days is more practical and recommended. The sleeping huts along the route are structures with a dining hall and bunk beds, equipped with mattresses and pillows. The descent is done on the same path.

Scenically, Marangu is not a desirable route compared to all the other routes because it confines climbers to one area of the mountain, thus limiting the variety. However, Marangu has the best trail in the rainforest section of the trek. Of course, there are still great views of the Mawenzi and it’s equally spectacular for everyone at Uruhu.

Marangu is an ideal for those who are not confident in their ability to hike over steeper paths. It’s also attractive for those who do not want to sleep in a tent. Marangu’s huts offer shelter and warmth against the weather so it is a decent choice when climbing during the rainy season. Marangu is for those who want to spend less on their climb, and do not mind crowds.

Mt Kilimanjaro, Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater – Northern Tanzania

– 11 days Adventure safari in Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tarangire, Serengeti and  Ngorongoro crater Tanzania
– Minimize travel time by combing Kilimanjaro & these three wildlife rich areas
– Combination of comfort & classic Adventure
– climbing & safari Adventure

Tour price in US Dollars per person Sharing a Twin Room (Valid through 2024)

Number of Pax

PRICE: US $ PER PERSON SHARING

1 Person (Private Climb & Safari)

US $ 5854

2  Person in Private Climb & Safari

US $ 4168

3  Person in Private Climb & Safari

US $ 3839

4  Person in Private Climb & Safari

US $ 3642

5  Person in Private Climb & Safari

US $ 3551

6  Person or more in Private Climb & Safari

US $ 3489

Single Room Supplement

US $ 642

The above pricing is intended to serve as a guide. Pricing may vary based on changes or customisations made to the itinerary. Pricing assumes 2 guests sharing a room.

 

 

Arrival & Departure Location:

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Itinerary

Day 1MOSHI | OVERNIGHT AT CHANYA LODGE

Welcome to Kilimanjaro! On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) you will be met by our airport rep/driver who will transfer you to Chanya lodge for your overnight stay. Located in Moshi, Chanya Lodge offers the ideal location from which to start your adventure. Strategically located at a base and the best view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Freshen up after your journey to Tanzania and unwind in the lush gardens before enjoying a delicious meal. Enjoying the remarkable view of Mount Kilimanjaro by just walking in the tropical garden. Get an early night’s rest before your trip itinerary kicks off in the morning! Overnight Chanya Lodge or similar (with breakfast included) BB

Day 2MOSHI | MARANGU PARK GATE | MANDARA HUT

Altitude: 1,830 m – 2,700 m
Hiking distance: 11 km
Hiking time: 4-5 hours
Leave Moshi town and drive for about 45 minutes to Marangu Gate on the eastern side of Kilimanjaro. Do the necessary paper work at the park gate such as registrations. Begin hiking through rainforest from the park gate to Mandara Hut. Stop half way for lunch. A side trip to Maundi Crater (about 15 minutes away) is a good way to see the surroundings as well as views of Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Bathrooms are available with running water.

Day 3MANDARA HUT | HOROMBO HUT

Altitude: 2,700 m – 3,720 m
Hiking distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 5–6 hours
Wake to breakfast and pack for the next leg. Hike to Horombo Huts. You travel through lower heath land with small shrubs being the main vegetation. Stop half way for lunch. Views of Mawenzi are amazing. The summit of Kibo can be seen from Horombo Huts. Arrive Horombo Huts, unpack and prepare for dinner. Bathrooms are available with running water.

Day 4HOROMBO HUT | KIBO HUT

Altitude: 3,720 m – 4,700 m
Hiking distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 6–7 hours
Wake to breakfast as usual (if you wake before sun-up you can get some great photos of the sunrise). Pack and begin the hike to Kibo Hut. The first half of the day’s hike traverses the upper heath land while the second half crosses the vast saddle that connects Mawenzi and Kibo. The saddle is an alpine desert that resembles a lunar landscape. Be careful to notice signs of altitude sickness. No running water at Kibo Huts.

Day 5 KIBO HUT | SUMMIT | HOROMBO HUT

Altitude: 4,700 m – 5, 895 m – 3,720 m
Hiking distance: 16 km
Hiking time: 15+ hours
Wake at around midnight to a light breakfast, and then prepare for the summit ascent. This part of the hike is carried out during the early morning before dawn so that the climbers reach Uhuru Peak at around sunrise. Leave at about 1:00am and reach Gilman’s Point at about 7:00am. The climbers are met with views of the crater from Gilman’s Point because it is on the Crater Rim. Another 2 hours of hiking brings the climber to Uhuru Peak, the summit. From there you will descend back to Kibo Hut, collect your things and cross the saddle again at Horombo Hut where you will spend the night. Enjoy dinner and get some well-deserved sleep.

Day 6HOROMBO HUT | MARANGU PARK GATE | MOSHI

Altitude: 3,720 m – 2,700 m
Hiking distance: 18 km
Hiking time: 6-7 hours
Wake as usual, pack and descend to Mandara Hut. Take lunch there and continue on to the park gate where you will be met by your transport back to Moshi. Continue on to the park gate where you will be met by your transport back to Moshi. Overnight at Chanya Lodge. Tips is recommended and highly appreciated and can be given to the Guide at Hotel. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. (Overnight at Chanya Lodge)

Day 7TARANGIRE | OVERNIGHT AT ECO-SCIENCE SAFARI LODGE

After breakfast, pack your bags and depart with driver guide for your transfer through Arusha town to Tarangire National Park. A welcome table will be set up either at the entrance gate or a short distance away, with tea and coffee, cold drinks and snacks, allowing you to refresh while your guide briefs you on the surrounding area. After hot/cold drinks and snacks, experience your first taste of the wild and beautiful Tarangire National Park on an afternoon game drive with one of the superb guides. Once back at camp you will have the opportunity to freshen up and relax. Once refreshed you either have the option of going on a night drive or heading straight to the dining area for dinner and a drink by the camp fire. Overnight at Eco-science safari Lodge or similar (with Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast)

Day 8SERENGETI | OVERNIGHT AT KIRIMU TENTED LODGE

Head out after an early breakfast for the drive to the Serengeti National Park. The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language, meaning “endless plain.” En-route to the Serengeti you can opt to visit as Masaai Village, a perfect place to explore Maasai culture and even participate in some tribal activities Or visit Olduvai Gorge, known as the Cradle of Humanity; the Museum is a testament to the long journey that humanity has made from its humble roots in East Africa to its current state as the dominant species on earth. On Arrival at the Naabi Gate a welcome table will be set up either at the entrance gate or a short distance away, with tea and coffee, cold drinks and snacks, allowing you to refresh while your guide briefs you on the surrounding area. After hot/cold drinks and snacks, experience your first taste of the great Serengeti and the Lion King Safari on an afternoon game drive with one of the superb guides. Overnight at Kirimu tented Lodge or Similar (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

Day 9SERENGETI | OVERNIGHT AT KIRIMU TENTED LODGE

Relax with Half day in the endless plain of Serengeti with game drives – unequalled for its beauty and home to the Great Wildebeest Migration. The huge herds of plains game such as wildebeest, zebra and antelope dominate the park while the attendant predators such as lion and cheetah are to be found amongst the many kopjes scattered across the plain. Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west.

Depending on your preference, there are a couple of options with regards to how your day is structured in the Serengeti. One option could be to start your day with an early morning Balloon excursion followed with picnic breakfast at the end, second option is to break camp early and head out with a picnic breakfast on a morning game drive, returning to camp in time for lunch. Alternatively, you can eat breakfast in camp and head out with a picnic lunch on an afternoon game drive, returning in the mid-afternoon. Despite sharing vehicles on a Safari Package basis, we will do everything it can to ensure that your ideal structure is met. Overnight at Kirimu tented Lodge or similar (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

Day 10NGORONGORO | OVERNIGHT AT ACACIA FARM LODGE

After an early breakfast, pack your bags and depart with your driver to Ngorongoro Crater, an early start to the day is best in order to avoid the later influx of tourists into the Ngorongoro Crater. The park gate opens at 0600, so it is best to be there as close to this time as possible. There are a number of lions which are typically larger in size than an average lion due the large amount of game in the area.

The Ngorongoro Crater is a large, unbroken, un-flooded caldera, formed when a giant volcano erupted and collapsed some three million years ago. Had it not become a caldera, it is possible that the volcanic mountain would be about the same height as Kilimanjaro. The caldera is 600m deep, 16km across and 265 sq km in area. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and game viewing, in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Many of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino can be seen grazing on the open grassland of the crater floor, surrounded by some of the 25,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lion, cheetah, wildebeest, eland, zebra and gazelle. Flamingo, among other bird species, can often be seen feeding at Makat Soda Lake as well. Afternoon drive to your lodge for your overnight stay. Overnight at Acacia farm Lodge or similar (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

DAY 11DEPARTURE | KILIMANJARO AIRPORT (JRO) | FLIGHT HOME

Departure: After breakfast, you will say your goodbyes to the team at your lodge, making your way to Kilimanjaro International Airport where your adventure ends. While the memories will last forever, we do hope you will return one day to retrace the steps of the adventure you just completed with us. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip to your next destination.

ADDITIONAL SAFARI INFORMATION
NOTES:
• All climbing & Safari rates quoted are based on a per person rate.

INCLUDED:
• Two nights’ accommodation at Chanya Lodge in Moshi (before and after the climb)
o First night includes breakfast
o Last night includes dinner and breakfast
• Return transportation from Moshi to/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain
• Return Airport transfers Kilimanjaro international Airport (JRO)
• Qualified guides with mountain crew
• National park fees
• Hut accommodation
• Cutlery / Crockery / Eating utensils
• Rescue fees
• Pulse oximeters
• First aid kit
• Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
• Boiled water on the mountain
• All meals on the mountain (breakfast, Lunch & dinner)
• Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain
• Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation while on safari
• Half board accommodation in Moshi and Arusha
• All game drives viewing in a custom built 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser
• All park and entrance fees
• Safari Transportation with 4×4 vehicles/viewing roofs
• Professional English-speaking driver/guide during the safari.
• Bottled water in safari vehicles 

• Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee
• Current Government taxes and levies
• 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Tanzania.

EXCLUDED:
• Internal or International flights
• Single rooms supplement (except on the 1-person rate)
• Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters tips
• Gears for your climb
• Items of personal nature
• Additional nights beyond the standard hotel nights included
• Entry Visas to Tanzania
• Emergency oxygen
• Balloon excursion in Serengeti per person $ 570(Optional)
• Serengeti Night game drive per person $ 85 (Optional)
• Walking Safari & Sundowner per person $ 40 ( Optional)
• Masaai village tour per car $ 60(Optional)
• Olduvai Gorge Tour per person $ 50 (Optional)
• Bush lunch in Ngorongoro crater (Optional)
• Travel and health insurance
• Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff and porters
• Meals, drinks and excursions not described in the itinerary
• Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage

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