& Serengeti Safari
Experience this once in a lifetime trip to the "Rooftop
of Africa" and the wildlife-abundant parks of Tanzania.
Our journey begins with a six-day trek up the Marangu
route to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Professional mountain guides
will escort us on our adventure starting from the park gate at 6,000'.
The first day's trail climbs through a lush forest
to Mandara Hut at 9,000'. We will ascend across moorlands to Horombo
Hut on the second day and rest there at 12,200' on the third day
to allow for better acclimatization. On day four, we will leave
remaining alpine vegetation behind as we trek to our 15,500' base
camp at Kibo Hut.
After a hearty meal and an evening's rest we will
wake in the early morning hours to begin our summit ascent-destination:
Uhuru Peak, 19,340'. On the final day we will descend the mountain
before traveling on to Arusha, the starting point of our wildlife
Our carefully planned itinerary will take us to
select locations for the best wildlife viewing and exceptional lodging.
We will visit the renowned elephant herds in Tarangire Park, the
hippo pools of Lake Manyara, and the unequaled game-filled plains
of the Serengeti.
Our final stop in the northern park circuit will
be the Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the "Eighth Wonder
of the World." This magnificent crater boasts resident populations
of many kinds of animals, including rhino, lions, and cape buffalo.
We'll then return to Arusha, where you will have
the opportunity to visit Arusha National Park for a guided walking
safari to search for buffalo, giraffes, and warthogs. Before returning
home, you will have time to explore the markets of Arusha and meet
with local women before saying "Kwaheri" to East Africa.
- Activity: Hiking
Light & Safari
- Date: October 26-November 11, 2000
- Rating: Hiking is challenging; safari
- Cost: $6980 all-inclusive price from New
York; Mt Kilimanjaro climb or safari in Serengeti may be taken
separately, inquire for details
- Deposit: $600
- More Info: go to
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To find out about the level of challenge on this trip, go
to How Strenuous A Trip?
To learn more about hiking, go to our section on Hiking
with Light Daypack.
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Pre-trip classes are included in the price of a trip. To
find out more, go to Pre-Trip Classes.
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