9-Day Kilimanjaro and Safari Package
The 9-day Kilimanjaro and safari package is an immersive adventure that takes you from the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro to the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. This package offers a unique blend of trekking and wildlife viewing, providing an unforgettable experience of Tanzania's stunning landscapes and diverse ecosystems.
Overview of the 9-Day Kilimanjaro and Safari Package
The 9-day Kilimanjaro and safari tour begins with a six-day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro via the Machame route, known as the "Whiskey route". After descending the mountain, you'll embark on a three-day safari in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. The 9-day Kilimanjaro and safari vacation is designed to provide an unforgettable adventure, combining the exhilaration of hiking with the wonder of observing wildlife in their natural habitat.
Itinerary of the 9-Day Kilimanjaro and Safari Package
Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp
The journey begins at Machame Gate, where you'll start your ascent through the lush rainforest to Machame Camp. The hike covers a distance of approximately 11 kilometers and takes about 5-7 hours. At an altitude of 2,835 meters, Machame Camp offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
On the second day, you'll trek from Machame Camp to Shira Camp, a distance of about 5 kilometers. The journey, which takes around 4-6 hours, will take you through moorland, offering a different scenery from the previous day. Shira Camp sits at an altitude of 3,810 meters.
Day 3: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp
Day three involves a trek from Shira Camp to Barranco Camp. This leg of the journey covers a distance of approximately 10 kilometers and takes about 6–8 hours. As you ascend to an altitude of 3,976 meters, the vegetation becomes sparse, giving way to a lunar desert landscape.
Day 4: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
The fourth day is a trek from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp. The trek covers a distance of about 9 kilometers and takes around 8–10 hours. Standing at 4,673 meters, Barafu Camp offers breathtaking views of the African plains below.
Day 5: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
The fifth day is the climax of the 9-day Kilimanjaro and safari holiday package as you make the final ascent to Uhuru Peak. The trek from Barafu Camp to the peak covers a distance of about 5 kilometers and takes around 7-8 hours. After reaching the summit, you'll descend back to Mweka Camp.
Day 6: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi/Arusha
On the sixth day, you'll descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, a journey of about 15 kilometers that takes around 3–4 hours. After reaching the gate, you'll be transferred to Moshi or Arusha for a well-deserved rest.
Day 7: Arusha to Serengeti National Park
The seventh day of the 9-day Kilimanjaro and safari package takes you to Serengeti National Park, known for its diverse wildlife and vast plains. Here, you'll embark on a game drive where you might spot lions, elephants, giraffes, and a variety of bird species.
Day 8: Serengeti National Park
The eighth day is dedicated to exploring the Serengeti National Park. You'll embark on another game drive, providing more opportunities to spot wildlife and observe their behaviors in their natural habitat.
Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater and Back to Arusha
The final day of the tour involves a safari in the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The crater is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including lions, elephants, and rhinos. After the game drive, you'll return to Arusha, marking the end of your adventure.
We welcome you to experience the 9-day Kilimanjaro and safari package, a journey that promises not only the thrill of conquering Africa's highest peak but also the joy of witnessing some of the continent's most spectacular wildlife. This package is more than just a vacation; it's an adventure that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.