15 Days Summit, Safari and Sands

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Destinations: Kilimanjaro National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar Islands



15 Days Hiking Kilimanjaro, Safari & Zanzibar – Experience the Ultimate African Adventure with Machame Route, 4x4 Safari, and Island Paradise!

Discover the stunning scenery of Kilimanjaro National Park via the breathtaking 'Whiskey Route' with a 7-day trek for optimal acclimatization. Then embark on a custom-made 4x4 Safari to explore Tanzania's iconic national parks, including Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater. Finally, unwind on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar, with endless turquoise waters, coral reefs, and spice farms. The perfect blend of adventure and relaxation awaits!

Machame Route is a scenic and slightly more adventurous hiking trail up Kilimanjaro, also known as the "Whiskey Route," where climbers sleep in tents and all equipment is carried by friendly porters. Acclimatization is essential for success, and a 7-day trek is recommended with a climb up to the lava tower for optimal acclimatization.

The Safari portion of the trip is a custom-made 4x4 adventure exploring Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater, where travelers can experience Tanzania's abundant wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.

Zanzibar Island is a true paradise, offering endless beaches, turquoise waters, coral reefs, and exotic spices. Travelers can also explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town, visit the impressive tortoise on Prison Island, and indulge in relaxation with a deep massage and sundowner drink on the beach.

The itinerary is flexible and tailored to individual groups' preferences.

Tour Plan

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Arrival Day

Welcome to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)! Upon arrival, you will easily spot our friendly driver holding a personalized sign with your name outside the arrival lounge. Sit back and relax during the 40-50 minute drive to your accommodation in Moshi. After settling in, savor a delicious meal and unwind before embarking on your exciting adventure the following day.

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge in Moshi

Day 1 Machame Camp (3,010 M)

In the Morning our Mountain Guide & Crew support will arrive and meet you up at the hotel for a quick briefing and after you will be transferred by a vehicle to Kilimanjaro National Park’s entrance: Machame Gate (1,800 M). Here, your head guide arranges all necessary permits and registration for rescue and search services before you start trekking up towards Machame Camp (3,010 M).

This being your first day at high altitude we strongly recommend the following:

  1. Abstain from taking any caffeine or alcohol.
  2. Drink water often, at least an intake of 3 liters per day from time to time.
  3. Ensure to take Diamox for relief from altitude sickness symptoms. It is usually taken in the morning before the day’s climbing. Consult your physician before undertaking the trip to check for possible contraindications
  4. Heed your body’s warnings and promptly inform your guide of any adverse symptoms.

Acclimatization-associated discomfort is common at night when your body gets less oxygen than during the day. This is normally expressed in the form of nausea and headaches.

Change in Elevation: Machame Gate (1,800 M) – Machame Camp (3,010 M)
Hiking Distance: Approximately 5 Km
Hiking Time: 5-6 Hours
Habitat: Rain-forest

Day 2 Shira Camp (3,845 M)

After breakfast you will start trekking up to the second high-altitude camp, Shira Camp (3,845 M). On this day you will emerge from the rain-forest and for the first time be able to see stunning views of the Shira Plateau laid out just in front of you. Physically speaking, the trekking is not very difficult, but you may feel the changes in altitude, so pay attention to your body and remember that choosing the proper pace is extremely important for good trekking. When you reach the camp, you will have lunch and some rest, from there the group will go on an acclimatization hike towards Lava Tower Camp with a 300 meter gain in altitude. Back down at Shira Camp you will be served a hot dinner and get some rest for the night.

Change in Elevation: Machame Camp (3,010 M) – Shira Camp (3,845 M)
Hiking Distance: Approximately 5 Km
Hiking Time: 4-5 Hours
Habitat: Moorland

Day 3 Barranco Camp (3,960 M)

The route now turns East into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower. Before lunch you will climb a rocky scree path to the Lava Tower (4,630 M). This will probably be your hardest day so far and some climbers may begin to feel the altitude. However our experienced team will coach you through the symptoms and provide you with all the advice and support you need.

After lunch you will descend to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness. The next day you will be climbing it, but don’t worry: it features a very simple hiking trail.

Change in Elevation: Shira Camp (3,900 M) – Lava Tower (4,630 M) – Barranco Camp (3,960 M)
Hiking Distance: Approximately 11 Km
Hiking Time: 6-8 Hours
Habitat: Semi – Dessert

Day 4 Karanga Camp (4,035 M)

Your day begins by tackling the awesome obstacle of the Great Barranco Wall. Whilst initially an imposing site, its climb is invariably easier than anticipated. You will quickly appreciate how beautiful the mighty Kilimanjaro is when you reach the bottom of the Heim Glacier. You will then head down to the Karanga Valley. This is a short walking day, but we recommend doing a short acclimatization hike to the scree below the glaciers in the afternoon.

Change in Elevation: Barranco Camp (3,960 M) – Karanga Valley Camp (4,035 M)
Hiking Distance: Approximately 5 Km
Hiking Time: 4-5 Hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 5 Barafu Camp (4,640 M)

After breakfast, you begin your way up to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 M). Our team will set up a camp for you ahead of time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After regaining strength, you have to complete an acclimatization climb towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp with its highest point being 4,800 M and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.

Change in Elevation: Karanga Valley Camp (4,035 M) – Barafu Camp (4,640 M)
Hiking Distance: Approximately 6 Km
Hiking Time: 4-5 Hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 6 Uhuru Peak (5,895 M)

At around midnight you will be awoken to some light tea and biscuits and will make a move into the night from Barafu Camp (4,640 M) towards Uhuru peak (5,895 M), the highest point of Africa. The trekking will be moderate from a physical standpoint, but the altitude presents a much more serious problem. For the entire length of the trekking each pair of climbers will be accompanied by their own guide, who will be monitoring your stamina and mental resolve.

After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Barafu Camp, here you will have a well earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Millennium Camp (3,820 M).

Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 M) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 M) – Millennium Camp (3,820 M)
Hiking Distance: Approximately 15 Km
Hiking Time: 8-12 Hours
Habitat: Arctic

Day 7 Mweka Gate (1,650 M)

This last camp’s position being far lower at the forest line will afford you a good night’s sleep further enhanced by thoughts of having reached the top. Breakfast will be followed by the return to 1,650 m at the final point in this adventure; Mweka Gate. Here you will receive your certificates; those climbers who reached Gillman’s point (5,681m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5,895m) receive gold certificates. After, you will be transferred back to your hotel for relaxation

Change in Elevation: Millennium Camp (3,820 M) – Mweka Gate (1,650 M)
Hiking Distance: Approximately 12 Km
Hiking Time: 4-5 Hours
Habitat: Rain-forest

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge in Moshi

Day 8 Tarangire National Park

After breakfast you will set off from Moshi and make your way through beautiful tribal areas en-route to Tarangire National Park (approximately 4hrs) with picnic lunch boxes and enjoy a game drive before you check in at your accommodations in the late afternoon.

The Park is well known for its famous upside down trees (Baobabs) and the largest concentration of elephants unlike other National Parks. A spectacular game viewing can be witnessed in the dry season as the permanent waters of Tarangire River become the main source of water supply in the park to a different migratory species like huge herds of Wildebeest, Zebras, Elephants, Elands and Oryx

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge in Mto wa mbu

Day 9 Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast you will begin the day with a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Frequently seen in Lake Manyara National Park are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, warthogs among many others with most green everlasting forests throughout the year. Hot Spring is another spectacular feature of this place. In the afternoon you will drive to your accommodation in Karatu for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge in Karatu

Day 10 Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge

The earlier the better, On this day it is best to leave the hotel as early as possible so you can see a variety of animals that are only active during the morning hours; breakfast will be packed in lunchboxes specifically for this purpose. You will be among the first vehicles descending the 600meters into Ngorongoro Crater for superb game viewing.

The Crater is considered one of the natural wonders of the world, it is undoubtedly the best place to see the endangered species of a rare black Rhino, not to forget prides of lions including the black maned males. There are lots of colorful flamingos and a variety of water birds.

In the afternoon, slowly begin the climb out of the Crater and drive to Serengeti National Park to relax whilst waiting for dinner and a good night rest.

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge/Tented Camp in Serengeti National Park

Day 11 Serengeti National Park

Take it easy! Today you will have a full game drive in Serengeti, one of the world’s most famed safari destinations with the big opportunities for you to spot the Big Five. In the late afternoon you shall return to your accommodation to relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset while waiting for dinner and a good night rest

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge/Tented Camp in Serengeti National Park

Day 12 - 14 Zanzibar

Day 12 is your last day in Serengeti. Enjoy your leisurely breakfast or perhaps head out early for a short morning game drive before heading to Seronera Airstrip to catch your scheduled flight to Zanzibar.  Zanzibar is an island off the East coast of Tanzania. This magnificent island has pearl white beaches, a clear blue sea and pleasant temperature. You will have an opportunity to take a tour through historical Stone Town, visit the spice plantations, do some island hopping or simply take a deep relaxing massage and a drink on the beach. You will stay here for 3 Nights

Accommodation: Resort/Villa in Zanzibar Islands

Day 15 Departure

"After an unforgettable adventure with AMAZING GALLERY EXPEDITIONS, it's time to bid farewell to Tanzania. From Zanzibar Airport, you'll board your international flight back home. We thank you for entrusting us with this incredible journey and hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again on your next visit to Tanzania. Asante sanaaa!"

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