Affordable Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari Holiday 14 Days

Tour Description

Kilimanjaro climb and safari holiday

Join 8 days Kilimanjaro Climb with 4 days of Big 5 safaris in Serengeti national park and Ngorongoro crater. This expedition is aspired to combine your trek with a few days of safari to get the full African wildlife safari. In this tour you can climb Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa and free-standing mountain in the world at its best Route of Lemosho with enough time of acclimatization and of course on top of it you will have a chance to join four days of lodge safari.

Itinerary - Day by Day

  • Arrival in Arusha, Tanzania

    You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your accommodation in Arusha town. During the short drive (approximately one hour) your driver/guide will brief you on your African Safari. Today you will spend your time at your leisure and relax about your upcoming exciting adventure.

    Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge full board.

  • Day 1: Arusha Town – North Serengeti National Park

    You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your arranged hotel in Arusha town. You will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

    Driving distance: 55 km/miles,
    Driving Time: 1hour
    Habitat: Cultivated zone
    Hotel: Bed and Breakfast

  • Day 2: Londorosi Gate – Mti Mkubwa Camp

    You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00am and transferred to the Lemosho route at Londorosi gate which is located at western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.

    Distance: 8km/5miles,
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours,
    Eleven: 7,742ft 9,498ft
    Habitat: Rain Forest.

  • Day 3: Mti Mkubwa – Shira Shira One

    Today you will trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. Our destination for today is the Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude today and parts of the route are fairly steep.

    Distance: 5km/3miles,
    Hiking Time: 5-6hours,
    Eleven: 9,498ft to 11,500ft or,
    Habitat: Heath.

  • Day 4: Shira Camp One – Shira Camp Two

    Today you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views. Our destination today is the Shira 2 Camp. In the afternoon you will take an acclimatization walk then head back to camp for dinner and overnight.

    Distance: 8km/5miles,
    Hiking Time: 6-8hours,
    Eleven:11,500ft to 12,631ft
    Vegetation: Heath

  • Day 5: Shira Camp Two – Lava Tower – Baranco

    Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking into the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located at the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.

    Distance: 10km/6miles,
    Hiking Time: 6-8hours,
    Eleven:12,500ft to 15,190ft to 13,044
    Vegetation: Alpine Desert

  • Day 6: Baranco Camp – Karanga Camp

    Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatisation trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

    Distance: 5km/3miles,
    Hiking Time: 4-5hours,
    Eleven:13,044 ft – 13,106 ft
    Vegetation: Alpine Desert

  • Day 7: Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp

    After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp, we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up between 11 pm and 12 pm to start the climb to the summit.

    Distance: 4km/2miles,
    Hiking Time: 4-5hours,
    Eleven:13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
    Vegetation: Alpine Desert

  • Day 8: Barafu Camp – Uhuru – Millennium Camp

    We start at around midnight and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views of jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.

    Distance: 5km/3miles and 7km/4mile
    Hiking Time: 6-8 hours and 2-4 hours
    Eleven: 15,331 ft to 19,341ft and 12,434 ft
    Vegetation: Arctic to Heath

  • Day 9: Millennium Camp – Mweka Gate

    After a breakfast, your drive will be at your hotel ready to take approximate 2-hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the evening you reach your lodge inside the park.

    Dinner and overnight at Marera Lodge

  • Day 10: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

    After breakfast, your driver will be at your hotel ready to take an approximate 2-hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah, and seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered one of the best places to view elephants up close. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras, and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle, you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the evening you reach your lodge inside the park.

    Dinner and overnight at Marera Lodge

  • Day 11: Karatu – Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday, you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps, and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water.

    Dinner and overnight at Embalakai Tented Camps.

  • Day 12: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation

    On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On the way, you can also see the Maasai boma with their traditional life. You will be staying at the lodge located on the rim of Ngorongoro crater.

    Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge

  • Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

    After breakfast, you will descend the crater 600m down the crater for the game. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard – to spotted hyenas, rare warthogs, and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch at the hippo pool, you will leave the caldera in the late afternoon you will leave the crater and drive to Arusha town.

    Accommodation: The Bay Leaf Arusha (bed and breakfast)

  • Departure Day

    Depending on your plans, our driver will be ready to take you to the airport for your onward journey to Zanzibar or your return home.

$ 3,680 / person​

*this price is for group of 4+ people

Book This Tour

Choose between scheduled and private departures.

Private Tour

Price includes:

  • Arrival and departure Kilimanjaro airport transfers
  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Activities as indicated unless listed as an option
  • Meals as indicated 
  • All park fees 
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Game drives in  custom LandCruiser 
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Unlimited mileage on the safari

Price excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, and travelers insurance
  • Tips to driver-guide
  • Extra activities
  • Any imposed tax/fee which is out of our jurisdiction.