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acacia tree & impala herd

lounging lions in Serengeti

view from Mt Kilimanjaro summit

Mt Kilimanjaro
& 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 safari.

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 is easy
  • 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 FAQs about Africa
 
 
  At the end of this trip, you have the option of an add-on trip to Zanzibar.  
 
 
  Do you have more questions about our trip to Africa? Go to FAQs About Africa.  
 
 
 
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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.

To make a reservation, go to Join A Trip.

Pre-trip classes are included in the price of a trip. To find out more, go to Pre-Trip Classes.

For more photos of this trip and others, go to Our Photo Album.

 
 
 
 
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