Kilimanjaro Trek and Safari
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel. KE Land Only services begin with the evening meal.
Day 2: Drive to the village of Rongai on the north side of Kili. Trek through farmland and forest to edge of moorland zone where we can enjoy views across the Kenyan plains. Camp (2600m. / 8530ft.).
Day 3: A longer day, gaining close to 1000m. / 3000ft. We trek to Kikelewa Caves. We stop for lunch at 'Second Cave' in sight of Kibo peak and the ice fields on the crater rim. Camp (3350m. / 10,990ft.).
Day 4: A shorter walk today, crossing grassy slopes with expansive views, to reach Mawenzi Tarn - spectacularly located beneath the rocky summits of Mawenzi Peak. Camp (4300m. / 14,108ft.).
Day 5: A rest and acclimatisation day at the camp beside Mawenzi Tarn.
Day 6: Trek across the saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo, to reach our overnight halt at the Kibo Hut directly beneath the Kibo crater wall. Camp (4750m. / 15,584ft.).
Day 7: A very early start to reach the crater rim at Gilman's Point, then traverse to Uhuru Peak (5894m. / 19,337ft.), Descent via the Marangu Route to Horombo. Camp (3720m. / 12,205ft.).
Day 8: We encounter vegetation and pine forest on our descent to the Marangu Gate. Transfer to the hotel in Arusha
Day 9: A 2 hour drive to the Tarangire National Park where we enjoy a day's game viewing. Overnight at the Tarangire Safari Lodge Tented camp, situated on a ridge above the river.
Day 10: Early morning game drive along the river. After breakfast drive to the After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro crater where we enjoy a full day's game drive. Afterwards check in to Lake Manyara Lodge.
Day 11: We make an early start for a game drive in the Lake Manyara National Park. After a picnic lunch, we transfer to the airport where KE Land Only package services end.
This holiday involves going to very high altitude. During the course of your trip you will be spending at least one night above 4000 metres and/or trekking to 5000 metres or above. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude.