9-Day Luxury Kilimanjaro and Serengeti Package
The 9-day Luxury Kilimanjaro and Serengeti Package is the best journey that combines the exhilaration of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Machame route with the thrill of game drives in Serengeti National Park. This package is tailored for those who seek a luxurious and comprehensive experience of Tanzania's stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife. It offers a unique blend of physical challenge, serene natural exploration, and luxury, making it an ideal choice for adventure enthusiasts.
Overview of the 9-Day Kilimanjaro and Serengeti Package
The 9-day Kilimanjaro and Serengeti package offers a holistic experience of Tanzania's most iconic attractions. The journey commences with a six-day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, offering awe-inspiring views and a sense of achievement. Following the climb, the itinerary transitions to the vast plains of the Serengeti, where guests can witness the diverse wildlife in their natural habitat during exciting game drives. The package concludes with a relaxing day in the Serengeti, allowing guests to soak in the beauty of the park before heading back to Arusha.
Itinerary of the 9-Day Luxury Kilimanjaro and Serengeti Package
Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp
The adventure begins at Machame Gate, the starting point for the Kilimanjaro trek. The journey to Machame Camp covers a distance of approximately 11 kilometers and takes about 5–7 hours. The trek briefly introduces the mountain's unique ecosystems, transitioning from lush rainforest to moorland as you ascend.
Day 2: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
The second day involves a trek from Machame Camp to Shira Camp, covering a distance of approximately 5 kilometers over 4-6 hours. The landscape becomes more rugged and barren as you ascend, but the views of Kibo Peak and the Shira plateau are truly spectacular.
Day 3: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp
Day three takes you from Shira Camp to Barranco Camp, a distance of approximately 10 kilometers covered over 6–8 hours. The vegetation thins out as you approach the alpine desert zone, and the sight of the majestic Kibo peak is a constant reminder of the challenge ahead.
Day 4: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
The fourth day is a challenging trek from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp, covering a distance of approximately 9 kilometers over 8–10 hours. The trek offers stunning views of the southern ice fields and the summit of Kibo.
Day 5: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
The fifth day is the most challenging yet rewarding part of the trek. Starting at midnight, you ascend from Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro. The trek to the peak covers a distance of approximately 5 kilometers and takes about 7-8 hours. The feeling of standing on the roof of Africa, with the world spread out below you, is an experience like no other. After spending some time at the peak, you descend to Mweka Camp.
Day 6: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate back to Moshi/Arusha
The sixth day marks the end of the Kilimanjaro trek. You descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, covering a distance of approximately 15 kilometers over 3–4 hours. The trek offers a last chance to enjoy the mountain's diverse ecosystems before heading back to Moshi or Arusha.
Day 7: Arusha to Serengeti National Park
On the seventh day, you travel from Arusha to the Serengeti National Park. The journey offers a chance to witness the stunning Tanzanian landscape. Upon arrival, you embark on a game drive in the park, home to a diverse range of wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo).
Day 8: Serengeti National Park Full-Day Game Drive
The eighth day of the 9-day Luxury Kilimanjaro and Serengeti package is spent on a full-day game drive in the Serengeti. The park's vast plains and abundant wildlife offer endless opportunities for wildlife viewing.
Day 9: Serengeti, then Drive Back to Arusha
The final day of the package is spent in the Serengeti, allowing guests to soak in the beauty of the park. After a relaxing day, you drive back to Arusha, bringing an end to an unforgettable adventure.
We invite you to experience the thrill of the 9-day Kilimanjaro and Serengeti holiday package. This journey promises not only the adventure of a lifetime but also an intimate encounter with the stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife of Tanzania. We look forward to welcoming you on this unforgettable adventure.