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ITINERARY- KILI TREK AND WILDLIFE SAFARI(12DAYS)
(MOUNT KILIMANJARO{MARANGU ROUTE} TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, NGORONGORO CRATER AND SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK.)

Marangu ("Coca Cola") Route 

Marangu route is as well called the “Coca cola route” it has been called this name due to the fact that this is most easy route among the Kilimanjaro climbing routes. This is the only route that offers sleep in the Huts, having proper beds and shared bath rooms with running water. Although the overnight is in the huts where the blankets are supplied we still recommend all our climber bring their sleeping bags. Among our climbing crew is a professional mountain cook who will be preparing each meal for the climbers. We recommend 6days to get to the summit using this route although 5days can cover to the summit for those who are experienced in climbing mountains.

The Marangu route is a classic trek to the top of Kilimanjaro but, it has the least scenic variety of all routes and because ascent and descent are done on the same path and route is the most crowded.
As it is for its names “the coca coal route” in each hut there are soft drinks, mineral water and beers for sale to clients. Tanzania Shillings, Dollars and Euros are accepted for any purchases in any hut, so don’t worry if you are having any of these currency.
Follow the itinerary below for the day to day when using this route:
Day 1
Arrive at Mt Kilimanjaro International airport, you will be meet by office representative and transferred to Moshi where you meet your guide at the Hotel. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
After breakfast and a short tour briefing from the guide, you will depart to Marangu gate of
Kilimanjaro National Park (it is a 45-minute drive from Moshi to the Marangu Gate). Upon
registering with park authorities, your climb will officially commence with a four-hour walk to
the Mandara encampment. you will pass through a thick rainforest zone, where there is a high
Chance of rain in the afternoon. You will spend the night at Mandara Hut (2,750m), an
attractive collection of buildings.


Day 3
Today you will continue your ascent through the forest for a short time, before reaching the
heather and moorland zone at roughly 3,000m (approximately a six-hour walk). Enjoy
stunning views of the mountain peaks at this altitude. You will spend the night at Horombo Hut
(3,720m), which lies in a valley surrounded by giant lobelia and groundsel, flora which are
characteristic of this semi-alpine zone.

Day 4
Your trek continues past the final watering point, and ascends onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro,
between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. The vegetation thins out as you enter the desert-like
alpine zone (approximately 4,000m) and, once you cross the saddle, Kibo peak comes into
view. The saddle is an alpine desert that resembles a lunar landscape. Be careful to notice
signs of altitude sickness. This seven-hour walk will be taken at a slow pace. You will spend the
night at Kibo Hut (4,703m), a comfortable stone construction (no running water at Kibo Hut).
This semi-desert zone receives an annual rainfall of under 250mm; the ground often freezes at
night, but ground temperatures soar to above 30 degrees Celsius by day. Few plants other
than lichens and grasses survive in these conditions.

Day 5
Shortly after midnight, we will commence our climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro, since it is
easier to climb the scree slope to Gillman's Point (5,861m) on the crater rim when it is frozen,
and an early start for the six-hour hike improves our chances of reaching the summit in time
for sunrise. From Gilman's Point, it is a further two-hour round trip along the crater's edge to
Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. From the summit, it is downhill all the way to
Horombo Hut where we will spend our last night on the mountain.

 


Day 6
Today’s descent continues past the Mandara encampment to the bottom of the mountain,
where each hiker will receive a well-earned certificate. Here your crew will offer you quick
package lunch. And thereafter transfer to the hotel for proper shower and dinner at the Hotel.

 



END OF TRECK,
START SAFARI


Day 1- Arusha/ Tarangire National Park
After breakfast commence safari and drive towards the north to Tarangire. Tarangire National Park is famous for its dense wildlife population, which is most spectacular on August since between June and September, the dry period, thousands of animals- wildebeest, buffalo, and Oryx migrate from the dry Maasai steeple to the Tarangire River looking for water. Lion, leopard and other predators follow the herds. After all the enjoyment of the park, drive to Ganako luxury lodge for diner and overnight. www.ganakoluxurylodge.com.
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Day 2- Drive to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast drive to Serengeti. On the way to Serengeti you will have a chance to see variety of vegetation growth from Rain forests to dry savanna plains and a complex configuration of life style from the primitive Maasai people to modern African communities (Maasai Bomas) Crossing the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti you will enjoy a beautiful view of the African wildlife, a combination of flora and fauna of the nature’s most spectacular attraction. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Katikati tented camp.
(www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/ serengeti katikati tentedcamp

 

 

Serengeti National park is Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.

Day 3 – full day in Serengeti
You will spend the whole day doing game drives of the park and to be able to move about freely and quietly towards the northern Serengeti, the guide will be ready to show you another great dimension of African wildlife. They will explain everything on the way and update you with any possible news of the plains. In the evening you will drivefor dinner and overnight at Serengeti Katikati tented camp. (www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/ serengeti katikati tentedcamp

 

 

Day 4- Serengeti/Ngorongoro
Breakfast at the camp then you will have half day game drive at Serengeti national park. You’ll be having your lunch boxes with you for lunch. After lunch, you will continue with game drive and then later in the evening you will be taken to Ngorongoro conservation area. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro wildlife lodge. (http://www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com/properties/en/ngorongoro)

 

Day 5- Ngorongoro crater/Arusha Town.
Early breakfast then drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. With lunch boxes descend into the crater while enjoying the view of this masterpiece of Mother Nature from the crater rim. This oval shaped 300 sq. km in area and 610m deep crater is repository of Africa’s finest wildlife. All the big five are present, living a privileged existence on the crater floor. Have a game drive in the crater and late afternoon ascend back to the top then drive back to Arusha town.