KILIMANJARO SUMMIT TO SAFARI & BEACH PACKAGES

EXTEND YOUR AFRICAN ADVENTURE

KILIMANJARO PACKAGES

Tanzania has it all - From the glistening glaciers at the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro to the sunkissed plains of the Serengeti and the white powder beaches of Zanzibar. Why not extend your adventure and combine your Kilimanjaro trek with a spectacular safari and then relax in paradise.
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SUMMIT 2 SAFARI & BEACH

This unique once in a life time trip will immerse you in to the real Africa by combining three diverse experiences encompassing the adventurous splendor which Tanzania has to offer.

PLAN YOUR BESPOKE ITINERARY

THE ULTIMATE AFRICAN ADVENTURE

SAMPLE ITINERARY

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STANDING ON THE ROOF OF AFRICA

SUMMIT

This 15 day journey will begin in the lush rainforests of Mt Kilimanjaro. At a colossal 5,895m, Kili breaks through the clouds and stands as the highest point in Africa. Our challenge over the next 7 days is to clamber through the 5 climatic zones and above the sea of clouds to its summit via the Machame Route. This will most likely be one of the toughest but most exhilarating adventures you will ever embark on.
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FROM THE SUMMIT TO THE ROLLING PLAINS OF THE SERENGETI

SAFARI

Leaving the panoramic vistas of the mountain you will descend in to the wonders of the African bush in search of the “Big Five”. For the next 4 days you will experience the excitement of an African wildlife safari to some of the most spectacular national game parks in East Africa, all teeming with wildlife animals. After navigating our way through Tarangire National Park, reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa we will venture in to the Serengeti Plains National Park, the heart of wild Africa and a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. Lastly your African safari will also take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world featuring an unbelievable concentration of animals.
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EXPLORE THE MAJESTIC STONE TOWN

ZANZIBAR - STONE TOWN

Dusting off the off the African plains, it’s now time to head for paradise. Leaving the Tanzanian mainland from Kilimanjaro airport, you will take a short flight to the exotic “Spice Island” of Zanzibar. Your first introduction to the island will be Stone Town – a must for any visit to Zanzibar. Explore the narrow, winding streets, barter in the bustling markets and enjoy the Arabic stone houses adorned with iconic Zanzibar doors. Influenced by the melting pot of Arabic, European, Indian and African culture, Stone Town’s rich tapestry of over 1000 years of history has carved this majestic place in to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed town it is today.
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PRISTINE BEACHES AND CRYSTAL BLUE WATERS

ZANZIBAR - NUNGWI BEACH

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Stone Town behind, your journey’s final destination will take you north to the pristine beaches and crystal blue waters of Nungwi. If you have still got some adventure left in you – there are plenty of activities on offer — walking tours, sunset cruises, diving excursions and parasailing to name a few — but all it really takes is to sink your feet into the white powder sand while enjoying a sunset sighting of traditional dhow boats bobbing in the sea to be captured by this enchanting African beach. The perfect conclusion to a life changing adventure
CLIMBING TO THE ROOF OF AFRICA

SUMMIT ITINERARY

ARRIVAL
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
FROM THE SUMMIT TO THE SERENGETI

SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 -Safari
DAY 1
Day 2 – Safari
DAY 2
Day 3 – Safari
DAY 3
Day 4 Safari
DAY 4
Safari – 4×4
OUR VEHICLES
Maramboi Tented Lodge
MARAMBOI TENTED LODGE
Kati Kati Tented Camp
KATI KATI  TENTED CAMP
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE
RELAX IN THE PARADISE OF ZANZIBAR

BEACH ITINERARY

FLIGHTS
FLIGHTS
ZANZIBAR- DAY 1
DAY 1
DAY 2 – 4
DAY 2 – 4
Sandies Boabab Beach – Zanzibar
ACCOMMODATION
MEET THE WONDERFUL CHILDREN OF FARAJA CHILDREN'S ORPHANAGE

YOUR TREK HELPS SUPPORT THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

We donate $20 for every trekker that climbs Kilimanjaro with us. All our guests are invited to visit the orphanage and spend some time with these wonderful children. You will be greeted by beaming smiley faces and leave with an experience that will be in your heart for ever.
MEET THE SUPERSTARS
FARAJA CHILDREN’S ORPHANAGE

Every trekker makes a difference

AN AFRICAN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME

If there is one thing we can learn from 2020 and the COVID pandemic - Life is too short! Take the steps to a new positive challenge and an awesome African adventure from the Summit of Kilimanjaro to the plains of the Serengeti and the pristine beaches of Zanzibar

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  • Arrival

    Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transfer to hotel

    Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be greeted by one of our team and then driven to your lodge in Arusha where you can freshen up and relax into Tanzania. The transfer from Kilimanjaro airport to your hotel in Arusha is roughly one hour. Upon arrival you can check in and relax. Depending on your time of arrival, our head guide will advise you on when the equipment check and briefing will take place

    Hotel accommodation in Arusha

    All of our pre- and post- climb accommodation is based in Arusha. Where your hotel basis is B&B, you can usually purchase snacks or meals at the hotel, which can be paid in Tanzanian Shillings, or often in US Dollars. All safari lodges are booked on a full board basis. Any additional drinks required are for your account, which must be settled when you check out of the lodge.

  • Day 1

    Following a final cross-check of equipment and supplies, our staff will drive you to the Machame Gate. Anything you do not want to take with you on the mountain can be left at a lock up in the hotel. The drive from Arusha to the Machame Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. As we leave the park gate, we walk through the dense rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge until we reach the Machame Camp

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    Day 2

    You will be woken up after your first night on the mountain with a nice cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate at 6:30am in your tent. After breakfast we leave the rainforest and continue our ascent crossing a small valley into open moorlands where the vegetation is sparse with small shrubs and up to a steep rocky ridge. After a short break, our route turns onto a river gorge and up to Shira Plateau where you will catch your first glimpse of the Western Breach and its stunning glaciers. Continuing on to Shira Camp, where the cook will welcome you with boiled drinking water and hot washing water. After a hot lunch, there is plenty of time to explore the Shira Caves or just relax and rest until being served your hot dinner. Due to the camp being very exposed it can get very cold and sometimes windy.

     

  • Day 3

    We pack up and leave Shira camp for a 4-5 hour trek to the well-known landmark of Lava Tower (4.600m) for acclimatization. Once reaching Lava Tower we will have a short break for lunch for some bonus acclimatization before starting a 2 hour descent by 650m to Barranco Camp, following the golden rule of acclimatization ‘climb high and sleep low’. This will be our toughest day so far but the climb offers multiple terrific opportunities for photos. As we descend through the valley, the amazing sight of the Giant Groundsels is bound to stop you in your tracks. Barranco Camp gives you a beautiful view of the Western Breach and Breach Wall and be prepared with your camera while you are waiting for dinner for what could be one of the most spectacular sunsets you have ever seen as the sun drops down into the valley.

  • Day 4

    We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.

  • Day 5

    We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. After a short break, we will push on to our special camp – Kosovo. This is our secret weapon for acclimatisation – leaving the crowds of Barafu we will ascend 4800m Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.

  • Day 6 – SUMMIT DAY  – Part 1

    Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

    Day 6 – SUMMIT DAY – Part 2

    From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

  • Day 7

    On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Arusha.

  • DAY 1

    kilimanjaro climbing companyTarangire National Park

    Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
    Distance: 240 km

    After breakfast you are met by our professional tour guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which we travel east to the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa.
    Lunch will be taken at a picnic spot and in the afternoon you will get to see more of this amazing and beautiful park.

    MARAMBOI TENTED LODGE

    FULL BOARD

  • DAY 2

    Lake Manyara / Tarangire – Serengeti

    Non game-viewing travel time: 6 hours
    Distance: 205 km

    After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.

    KATI KATI TENTED LODGE

    FULL BOARD

     

  • DAY 3

    Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

    Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
    Distance: 145 km

    After breakfast we depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded you on day two. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Loisand Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘ Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.

    NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE

    FULL BOARD

     

     

  • DAY 4

    Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

    Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
    Distance: 190 km

    After an early breakfast we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants.

    Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, ja

    ckals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here.

    After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch by the park’s famous hippo pool. Thereafter, you will drive back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha will we will end our African safari adventure.

    Next stop – Paradise

     

  • Our Vehicles

    For our safaris we use four wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers – the standard for safaris in Africa.  Comfortably seating up to six passengers, our well maintained vehicles with custom pop up roofs offer the best game viewing experience.

    Staffed by professional safari guides who have intimate knowledge of the National Parks of Northern Tanzania, our experts know where to find the wildlife, either through experience or through a network of communication with other guides. They can spot animals from great distances and do their best to bring you close for an unforgettable encounter with Africa’s majestic animals.

     

     

  • Night 1 – Maramboi Tented Lodge

    Relax after a day of emotions in a luxury camp with the best views of the Great Rift Valley

    Wildlife calls at the door of Maramboi Tented Lodge. Zebras, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, …. You could see them appear between the palm trees from the terrace of your exclusive tent, from the swimming pool whilst enjoying a cool drink after a walk with a Maasai guide or whilst you enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars.

    Situated in the ecosystem of lake Manyara, in fields of golden vegetation, Maramboi Tented Camp brings together premium services, exclusive attentions and genuine hospitality in a spectacular scene.

    ACCOMMODATION

    • Enjoy a spacious tented room, individually built on a raised deck with en-suite bathroom. . The bathroom is equipped with a built-in shower and each tent has its own terrace from where guests can enjoy views of Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley.

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    • Wine & Beer included

  • Night 2 – Kati Kati Tented Camp – Serengeti

    Immerse yourself in nature in this bushcamp

    Kati Kati is a mobile camp strategically situated in central Serengeti, ideal for exploring the extensive Serengeti plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation together with the unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari experience on a camp. In its comfortable tents one will feel completely immersed in the surroundings and one can enjoy the rich animal life and vegetation of the area.

    An original form of accommodation which resembles the old camps of the first explorers in Africa, with all the commodities of today.

    Located a two hour drive along a panoramic route from the Olduvai Museum and the river Grumeti, two of the indispensable visits for all travellers to Tanzania.

     

    ACCOMMODATION

     

    • The camp has been designed to cause a minimum impact on the environment. All of the infrastructure is mobile and the philosophy of the company is not to leave anything behind.
    • Spacious tents with a private en-suite bathroom which includes a camp shower, wash basin and toilet. All of the tents have large beds (double or two singles). The electricity is provided by solar panels.

     

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    • Mess tent – cosy indoor and outdoor dining
    • Outdoor dining around the camp fire
    • Picnics by arrangement

     

     

     

     

  • Night 3 – Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

     

    Round off your safari in the comfort of this wonderful lodge

    Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.

    Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs, and decorated with examples of Africa’s rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings.

    ACCOMMODATION

    Brightly coloured flowers of many species of shrubs border the paved pathways which lead away from both sides of the swimming pool to your guest room which are built to the same design.

    When you step through your door, you will probably hold your breath while you stare over the two queen size beds, and through the window walling of the lower level, enclosed solarium at the view of the crater beyond.

    FULL BOARD

    • Enjoy a fusion of continental and local cuisine to cater for all palates. The restaurant is thoughtfully fitted with ceiling to floor glass walls that offer guests panoramic views of the crater as they enjoy an expansive buffet breakfast selection, lunch or dinner.

     

    • Crater View Bar – Whether you’re inclined towards refined single malt whiskeys, aged red wine or you simply crave the award-winning local beers, the Crater View Bar’s timelessly elegant fireplace offers the ideal place to cozy up during chilly evenings.

     

  • Zanzibar flight

    FLIGHT 

    ARUSHA to ZANZIBAR

    It is a short 40 – 50 minute flight to Zanzibar from Arusha airport to Zanzibar. Our driver will be there to meet you and take you to your hotel in Stone Town where the next leg of your adventure begins.

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    DAY 1

    STONE TOWN     

    City Tour – 3 hours

    No trip to Zanzibar is complete without a visit to the UNESCO Heritage site of Stone Town. After a short flight from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Stone Town, where you can check in and relax during the morning.

    After lunch, our tour will take you to the most famous and wondrous sights of this old trading city. Starting with a visit to the main market of Stone town. In this vibrant market you will find a wide variety of exotic fruits and a large selection of herbs and spices with locals bartering for the catch of the day.

    You will then move to the Anglican Church built in 1874 on the site of the old Slave Market. Slavery was abolished in 1873. You will have the opportunity to visit the church where the alter is built on the site of the old slave whipping post. You will also be given a tour of the old slave chambers.

    The tour will continue on to the Old Fort, the Peoples Palace and the House of Wonders. Stunning views of the Forodhani Market and the harbour can be seen from the higher floors of the House of Wonders. Our guide will lead you through the narrow and winding streets of Stone Town, where there  will be time for shopping and exploring.

    Our final stop of the day is Maruhubi Palace Ruins, famous because it was built to house the third sultan of Zanzibar’s harem of 99 wives. Werecommend you bring a sun hat, sun cream and comfortable shoes.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Experience the Ancient Arab colonial history

    • Visit the Anglican Church
    • Visit the House of Wonder
    • Tour the Sultan Palace Museum
    • Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Central Market
    • Exploring the narrow streets of Stone Town on foot
    • Discover small shops
    • Browse for Souvenirs
    • Sample the local food
    • Admire the famous, beautifully carved doors of Stone Town

    Emerson & Spice

    After having immersed yourself into the spirit of Stone Town, a freshen up at the hotel  – it is now time to relax with some pre-dinner sundowner cocktails before enjoying five courses of Zanzibar specialities.

    Dinner at the Tea House Restaurant

    With views of sea and city, and not the least, the iconic green roofs of sister hotel Emerson on Hurumzi, the Emerson Spice Tea House restaurant offers a Seafood based, Set five course ‘Taste Safari’ degustation Menu. Dinner is prepared daily by their Zanzibari Chefs. The Sunset Hour is an integral part of the experience, and you are encouraged to arrive around 6PM to enjoy the sunset hour before dinner, which is served promptly at 7PM.

    TEMBO HOUSE HOTEL – B & B Basis

    Emerson & Green – Tea Rooms Evening Dinner

     

  • DAY 2 – 3

    ZANZIBAR – NUNGWI BEACH

    Our driver, Abi, will pick you up from your hotel in Stone Town and transfer you to your beach resort in Nungwi.

    Nungwi

    Situated in the Northern tip of the island, Nungwi boasts some of the best beaches and sunsets Zanzibar has to offer. You can now relax with your feet in the pristine white powder sand and immerse yourself into to paradise.

    Due to its wonderful location – there is good diving, perfect sand beach and a possibility to swim even during low tide.

    Lots of the island’s beaches have quickly changing tides, but Nungwi’s tip-of-the-island location means the crystal-clear waters are the calmest around. A belt of caster sugar-coloured sand’s ideal for sunbathing, and there’s a conservation place on the shorefront that rescues turtles and releases them back into the ocean.

    With Nungwi being a fishing village – some of the best wooden dhow boats in East Africa are built here, and you’ll see them resting on the sand between trips out to sea. You can ease in to the evening sunset while watching the droves of local fisherman cast off into the night for deep sea fishing trips.

     

     

    MNEMBA ATOLL

    If catching fish isn’t for you, there are dive schools along the waterfront that help you get close to them below the waves instead. Hop on a boat, and you can explore the underwater scenery at the Mnemba Atoll, off the east coast, or the sleepy island of Tumbatu on the west side.

     

     

     

    ACTIVITIES

    If you still have the energy, there are many activities to choose from. We can arrange this for you with our cooperating partners.

    • SCUBA Diving
    • Snorkelling
    • Game Fishing
    • Kite Surfing
    • Sunset Cruises
    • Yacht Charter
    • SUP Boarding
    • Quad Biking
    • Horse Riding

    NOTE: Don’t book tours through beach boys. They are not the same as tour companies – they don’t pay taxes and have zero responsibility if something happens or the tour doesn’t come true. Also, their knowledge is mostly not on the required level.

     

  •   Night 2 – 3 – Sandies Boabab Beach

    Relax in Paradise

    Sandies Baobab Beach is a 4 star resort located along the north west coast of Zanzibar, near Nungwi. The lovely beach is unaffected by the changing tides and as a result, guests can take full advantage and enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters at any time. The resort is a charming oasis of tranquillity with all the advantages of the all inclusive services.

     

      ACCOMMODATION

    The structure takes its name from the majestic, century old Baobabs, found dotted around the Resort compound, making it a unique tropical oasis immersed in nature. The rooms of the Resort are surrounded by tropical gardens and trees. The Resort has direct access to the beach with a restaurant, pool and pool bar, all facing the beach and the turquoise blue waters.

    An amphitheatre hosts the resorts evening entertainment with shows, local dancers, musicians and acrobats.

     

    Room Facilities

     

    • King size or twin beds with mosquito net
    • Individually controlled air conditioning
    • In-room safe box
    • Bathroom with walk-in shower
    • Wi-fi internet (at charge)

     

     

    ALL-INCLUSIVE

    • Welcome cocktail
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the buffet restaurant
    • Soft drinks, juices, selected wine, local beer, coffee and tea served at the restaurant during meals
    • Soft drinks, juices, selected wine, local beer, coffee and tea served at the Pool Bar from 10:00 to 24:00
    • Selected cocktails and spirits served after 18:00 at the Pool Bar
    • Wifi internet in selected public areas
    • Gymnastic daily activities
    • Beach volley, beach soccer and darts
    • Evening entertainment program
    • Sun loungers and beach towels

    The Beach Gallery restaurant
    Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at buffet with Mediterranean inspire International cuisine with live cooking stations.
    Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 10:00
    Lunch is served from 13:00 to 15:00
    Dinner is served from 19:30 to 22.00

    Pool Bar
    Serves refreshing drinks, fruit juices, selected wine, local beer, coffee, tea, snacks and pastries during the day.
    Selected spirits and cocktails are available after 18:00
    Premium and imported liquors are available at charge.
    Open from 10:00 to 24:00