THE BEST MONTHS TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO.
Normally March, April and May are the months with long rains and should be avoided.
November is usually short rains but it is not often rains all the days so Climbing is possible.
The best Months for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro are January, February and also August and September.
July can be colder and November to December can be wet.
January to February is the warmest months, almost clear of clouds each evening and morning.
The success rates with our guides are outstanding compared to the overall success rates for all climbers who attempt to reach the top.
Summit Success Rates: Stella Point (48%). Uhuru Peak (46%).
Day 0: Arrive in Arusha
Arrive late in the evening at Kilimanjaro Airport. Our staff will pick you from the airport and you will be transferred to your lodge in Arusha.
Overnight:Impla Hotel HB
Day 1: Arusha Machame
After breakfast and drive to Machame Gate. Day one is great introduction to the adventure you are embarking on. Walking time ranges from 4.5hrs- 6hrs.
Overnight: Machame Camp. Altitude is 3100 Metres above sea level.
Day 2: Shira
After breakfast, break camp and with picnic Lunch boxes continue your ascent leaving the Lushness of the rain Forest behind you.
Overnight: Shira Camp. Altitude is 3840 Metres above sea level.
Day 3: Baranco
After breakfast, begin a gradual climb cutting your way through the low Alpine bush. Bird watching on these open slopes can be rewarding with several different type of birds of prey scouring the scrub for small mammals.
Overnight: Baranco Camp. Altitude is 3900 Metres above sea level.
Day 4: Barafu
After breakfast, with your picnic Lunch boxes proceed to skirt around the south side of the mountain. Begin to climb through the Alpine desert and moraine fields. Relax and soak up the vistas below you, a light dinner will be served. Rest and try and get some sleep, you will be woken at 12:30am for your final challenge.
Overnight: Barafu Camp. Altitude is 4600 Metres above sea level.
Day 5: Summit – Mweka
After a hot tea and snacks start your ascent to the highest peak in Africa (Uhuru Peak) this stands at (5895m). Have your camera’s ready for when the sun winks a sleepy eye at you. After you’ve done the victory dance on the summit and celebrated with a complimentary bottle of Champagne, with your guide take a close look at the ice formations of the Glaciers and in your own time reflect on this amazing achievement.
Overnight: Mweka Camp. Altitude is 3340 Metres above sea level.
Day 6: Mweka Gate – Arusha
After breakfast, with your picnic lunch boxes, proceed back down into the forest, a beautiful walk again offering good bird watching opportunities, there are some good view points on route to the valley below. Continue down to the Gate. Here you will meet one of our vehicle, and be brought back to Arusha then back to your Hotel.
Over night at (Luxury/Standard/Budget) Hotel/Lodge – FB
Day 7: Arusha/Ilikiding’a culture visit
After breakfast, you will have a day rest in Arusha to adopt the climate changes and celebrating your achievement of concurring Mount Kilimanjaro summit. In the afternoon drive to Ilkiding’a culture Maasai visit, here we will spend a day to learn about the Maasai daily activities.
Maasai Cultural visit Overnight:Impala hotel – FB
Day 8: Arusha-Tarangire National Park
After breakfast depart from Arusha, and travel southwest through the Masai Steppe to Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s fourth largest.
Wildlife viewing in Tarangire National Park
Overnight:Roika tented Lodge – FB
Day 9: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a unique park with an alkaline lake and breathtaking views. Here you will view a wide variety of wildlife including lions, baboons and countless varieties of birds.
Morning wildlife viewing at Lake Manyara National Park
Nature walk with naturalist guide
Overnight: manyara wildlife lodge – FB
Day 10: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, continue your journey into the heart of Tanzania by heading west, toward the Serengeti Plains.
Brief stop at Olduvai Gorge
Afternoon wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park
Overnight: Serengeti wildlife Lodge – FB
Day 11: Serengeti National Park
Relish the vastness of the Serengeti, “the land that flows on forever,” along with some of the best game-viewing that Africa has to offer.
Full day of wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park
(If you have advance reservations, make an early departure for your hot-air balloon excursion today or tomorrow)
Overnight:Kati kati tented Lodge – FB
Day 12: Serengeti National Park
Enjoy another day of wildlife viewing from a second location deep in the Serengeti. Home to literally hundreds of thousands of hoofed animals, the Serengeti is a pristine and unique sanctuary that will give you a glimpse into “the world as it was in the beginning.”
En-route wildlife viewing to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Overnight: Kati kati tented Lodge – FB
Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater
Depart from your Lodge after a leisurely breakfast and drive to Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is a geological marvel boasting several vegetation zones from lakes to forest to savannah. It is home to about 30,000 animals, despite its tiny size of only 10 miles across.
Wildlife viewing on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater.
Late in the evening drive back to Arusha
Overnight:Ngorongoro wildlife Lodge – FB
Day 14: Arusha / Depart
After breakfast spend the rest of the day in Arusha, with a farewell lunch, some shopping and a dayroom is available while waiting for your departure flight.
Farewell lunch in Arusha
Transfer to the International Airport for your flight home
end of Kilimanjaro climb and safari
Arrival and departure airports transfers
Accommodation as indicated double room
Activities and Meals as indicated (breakfast, lunch and diner)
All park fees and government taxes.
Services of our professional English-speaking safari driver/guide.
Game drives in Land Cruiser with pop up/flip-flop roof tops and guarantee window seat!
Bottled water while on safari
Unlimited mileage on the safari
International and domestic airfare
Passport, visa, travellers insurance.
Tips to driver-guide, potters and classic