21 Days African & Kilimanjaro Hiking Adventure

Discover the undiscovered secret of wonders, lush green highlands, wildlife, sport and adventure, the great inland sea, fascinating cultures, mythology and history that live and breathe in sacred sites and lively traditional festivals. Capture the spirit of East and South Africa, Spark the imagination, reward the sense stimulate the intellect and enliven the spirit in this safari capital of the world, a vast mosaic of lion-gold savannah Rolling grassland. This Package involves the discovering the beauty of Rwanda the land of a thousand hills, Uganda the Pearl of Africa, Kenya the land of Classic Africa’s wildlife, Tanzania the world-renowned for her extraordinary abundance of wildlife and uniquely unspoiled landscape this is the globally wildlife strong hold to an unrivalled diversity boasts the largest concentration of larger animals on the earth. Get an opportunity to witness what is considered as one of the most exciting safari combined with spectacular landscape providing the setting for Africa’s most memorable visitor experience of Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable come face to face with these amazing peaceful majestic gentle giants for the best ultimate iconic Gorilla Tracking experience. Unforgettable encounters with all other wildlife in the true African wilderness. Trek the Mt Kilimanjaro the volcanic massif stands in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains, with its snowy peak looming over the savannah, Africa’s highest peak. In 1987, UNESCO declared Kilimanjaro a World Heritage Site due to its uniqueness. The Kilimanjaro Mountain is located in the Northern Tanzania right to the border to the Kenyan republic in Eastern Africa. Rising abruptly from the open plains, capped by snow and frequently fringed by clouds, it is one of the Africa classic images. Kilimanjaro is a dormant but not extinct volcano.

Highlights of this Trip includes,
Rwanda: Kigali City, Kigali Genocide Memorial center
Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Victoria
Kenya: Masai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park
Tanzania: Kilimanjaro National Park, Arusha National Park

Day 1:Arrive at Kigali International Airport & Transfer to the Hotel
Arrive at Kigali International Airport Meet with Kenneth your Guide and Transfer to the Hotel in Kigali city.
Ideally positioned in the center of Rwanda, Kigali extends across several hills and valleys, with good road links to the rest of the country. The verdant capital city is pleasantly low key yet dynamic and progressive, with just over one million inhabitants. As the first-time visitors to the bustling and colourful centre will remark how clean the streets are, a matter of pride across every community throughout the country. Kigali is a relatively new city. It was founded as an administrative outpost in 1907, and became the capital of the country at independence in 1962, shifting focus away from Huye. The city’s wide tree-lined boulevards and immaculate squares are safe to stroll, where outsiders are generally left to their own devices unless they need assistance, in which case they will be greeted with warm hospitality. With charming panoramic views.

Day 2:Visit Kigali Genocide Memorial Center
African Birding JourneysAfter Morning breakfast at the Hotel drive to Kigali Genocide Memorial center, After arriving here we shall be received and welcomed by the site guide at the center who will take us through registrations and briefing before taking us through The Kigali Genocide Memorial which includes three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. There is also a children’s memorial and an exhibition on the history of genocidal violence around the world. The Education Centre, Gardens, and Genocide Archive of Rwanda form part of a meaningful tribute to those who perished, and provide a powerful educational tool for visitors
The mass graves are laid in three main rows. Since 2001, more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi have been buried at the memorial. Every year, more people are brought to the memorial for a dignified burial as the remains of victims in unmarked graves continue to be uncovered around the country. After the visiting to the Genocide Memorial we shall visit
The Kigali Cultural Village offers a dedicated space for local artisans and food vendors to exhibit and trade their goods this is one of those few special places where you witness the Kinyarwanda culture. We shall proceed to the lodge for Lunch at the Hotel before driving to cross the border to Uganda.

Transfer to Cross the International Border to Uganda and Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After Lunch at the Lodge in Kigali City Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national Park it is 170Km distance from Kigali city to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the drive is exciting with a lot of beautiful attractions to enjoy as we drive to cross at Gatuna-Katuna border, After crossing to Uganda we shall be welcomed by the breath taking scenery of the green terraced hills and snake like roads of this Region, the drive along this route is amazing and impressive by the remarkable scenery that unfolds in sight. The terraced hills gradually give way to the cascading hills that seem never to end on these snake like roads which will definitely impress you as we drive through this region of Kigezi You also enjoy the cold interior with spectacular Tea Plantations arriving late in the evening to check in at the Lodge for overnight.

Day 3:Gorilla tracking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Uganda gorilla safarisAfter early morning breakfast at lodge transfer to the Gorilla tracking briefing point. Get registered and get general briefing before you see off to go and meet these beautiful majestic giant maintain gorillas in the forest. Tracking is captivating and unforgettable experience which is more than repays the effort needed to reach. Tracking starts at 8:30am and can last from a few hours to a whole day depending on where gorillas were left the previous day.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is characterized by tangled vegetation dropped over a deeply fissured landscape of steep slippery valleys and high-draughty ridges. It is ever chilly weather and challenging terrains offers the best experience in a trek though one of Africa’s most ancient rainforests in search of the endangered maintain gorillas ranks among the world’s premier wildlife encounters.
The hike, which requires a reasonable amount of fitness, will be through the spectacular rainforest covered slopes of the park, accompanied by expert guides and trackers. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of a magnificent silverback and his family, your journey will be well worth the effort. When sighted, you will be guided to within six meters of the gorillas. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest, knowing you are in the company of these rare creatures. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before returning to the base station.
Residing in this stunning Impenetrable rainforest, Bwindi protects over 400 robust gentle mountain gorillas. While with Gorillas you will enjoy seeing them feeding on nutritious roots, leaves and fruits from the park’s tree and fern species, the gorillas form a sublime backdrop amidst lush emerald green foliage and a kaleidoscopic fluttering of birds and butterflies. Ranked as one of Africa’s most ancient rainforests, trekking through this lush abundant thicket is a captivating experience; made all the more spectacular when you silently come upon these majestic beauties. This is a spectacularly humbling experience that you will never forget, watch them.
Sitting in silence on the cold ground of a Ugandan forest for 60 minutes might be one of life’s greatest privileges. There are fewer than 900 mountain gorillas in existence, and gorilla trekking provides a rare opportunity to observe the everyday interactions of these gentle, mysterious primates.
Mountain gorillas only live in the dense vegetation of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes in Rwanda, and Virunga in Democratic of Congo.
NB: You will go with packed lunch.
After tracking drive back to the lodge as you enjoy the breath taking views of Bwindi forest the Uganda’s most pristine tracts of rainforest

Batwa Pygmy Community Experience
African Birding JourneysAfter Gorilla Tracking Visit Batwa the pygmies. Bwindi’s dense forests were home to the Indigenous Batwa the primitive tribe; hunters, gatherers, and fierce warriors who depended on the forest for shelter, food and medicine, when the national park was established the Batwa were evicted from the forest and abandoned their low-impact, nomadic lifestyle. Here you discover the magic of Batwa’s ancient home while enjoying nature walks and learning about the cultural heritage, the Batwa demonstrates hunting techniques, gather honey, point out medicinal plants and demonstrate on how to make hand crafts, Visit Batwa Men and Women where women of the community perform sorrowful songs which echoes eerily around and this will leave you with moving sense of richness of this fading culture. After Visiting Batwa drive back to the Lodge.
Have your time and relax as you enjoy the perfect view of Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Enjoy the balcony view of the impenetrable forest from your room or on your private patio just outside at the shade besides the restaurant and the bar as you wait for dinner.

Day 4:Transfer to Lake Victoria (Entebbe)

After early Morning breakfast at the lodge transfer to Entebbe at Lake Victoria driving through kigezi region, this drive is fantastic full attractions and oddities that never fails to amaze, you will be amazed and impressed by the remarkable scenery that unfolds in sight. The Lowlands and Grassland savannas gradually giving way to the cascading hills that seem never to end. We shall also enjoy the indigenous long horned Ankole Cattle in their land of milk and honey stopover at the selected Hotel/Restaurant for lunch and arriving in Entebbe to do sunset cruise on Lake Victoria, evening at the Lodge to check in for overnight.
The first stop over will be at the Equator crossing line, where a few experiments will be done some of which include; stepping one foot in the southern hemisphere and another foot in the northern hemisphere; then we repeat the water experiment, as you drive through this region surrounded by Lake Victoria.
Sunset Cruise on Lake Victoria
Why not treat yourself to a Lake Victoria sunset cruise? With Lake Victoria as one of the largest lakes in the world; we shall be gifted by the beautiful Lake Victoria, from Entebbe we shall take a late afternoon cruise by boat out towards the equator line or local islands to view the sun over the horizon. Watch the fishermen cast their nets and enjoy the snacks and drinks provided on board. We shall see plentiful of water birds here, the boat cruise from Uganda wildlife Education center (Entebbe Zoo) is one of the engaging and memorable experience, after the cruise we shall drive back to the lodge for overnight. The sunset cruise will approximately take us one to two hours in the late afternoon from around 5.00pm.

Fly to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya
After sunset cruise we shall have dinner at the selected Tourist Hotel within Entebbe before transferring to Entebbe International Airport to check in for the flight, we shall fly from Entebbe International Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi Kenya on Arrival we shall transfer to the Lodge in Entebbe.

Day 5:Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya SafarisAfter Morning breakfast transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve through Nairobi city the Tourism Capital of East Africa, this drive is long but very exciting with a lot to see we shall stop over at the craft center well positioned at the escarpment overlooking the rift valley here we shall take a few photos or buy a few crafts and descend down driving through the open vast land of the Nomadic Pastoralist the Maasai, this area is scenic we shall proceed in Narok for lunch at selected Tourist Hotel/Restaurant before driving to Maasai Mara national Reserve arriving at Maasai Boma where we shall be welcomed by the Maasai community arriving late evening to check in at the lodge.

Visit the Masai People of Kenya
After arriving at the maasi Community we shall be welcomed by the Moran the group of youthful young energetic boys with their jumps and songs, Kenya is a cultural microcosm of Africa, a land of miraculously harmonious contrast with rich cultural diversity, visit the Masai homestead see their culture ethnically the Nomadic who keep and survive on Cattle. The most exciting of all is that you will be welcomed to the Masai Boma like a real new comer to the world of fascinating culture into Masai Land, their songs and jumps excites and very engaging and remarkable humbling evidence of African culture. Learn about Masai life style. After spending time with Maasai people we shall drive to the lodge for overnight.

Day 6:Full Day Classic Game drive safari Moment in Masai Mara National Reserve
African Birding JourneysAfter early morning breakfast at the lodge we shall proceed with our packed Lunch for what makes the great reputation of the Masai Mara national reserve undoubtedly the great classic wildlife safari. This natural phenomenon is one of the most spectacular that nature has to offer us in the world. Although the great migration is one of the most popular attractions of the reserve, the Masai Mara is undoubtedly one of the best African destinations for wildlife viewing and regardless of the season the Masai Mara National Reserve is about 1530 km². The Masai Mara is bounded by the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania to the south, the Siria escarpment also called Oloololo escarpment to the west and Masai pastoral ranches to the north, east and west. The Sand, Talek and Mara rivers are the major rivers draining the reserve. Becoming a rarity in African parks is the wildlife roaming in complete freedom, without fences or other obstacles stopping them. Animals disregard the borders drawn on the papers, not only those that split Kenya from Tanzania but also the limits of the protected area.
The Masai Mara offer a great diversity of different natural habitats for the wildlife: the vast open plains covered with tall red oat grass and scattered acacia trees, the rolling hills covered with short grass and interspersed with rocky inselbergs, the patches of woodland, the extensive marshes and swampy areas, the mighty Mara River with its dense riverine forests. The western border is the Oloololo Escarpment or of the Rift Valley, the Siria escarpment, and wildlife tends to be most concentrated here, as the swampy ground means that access to water is always good and tourist disruption is minimal is characterized by a wide valley and a towering escarpment
The Masai Mara is one of the best known and most famous reserves in the whole of Africa and sustains some of Africa’s largest and most varied wildlife populations. Almost all animals of the African continent are represented since the park shelters about 80 kinds of mammals and more than 450 varieties of birds. It is also famous for the Big Five; Rhinoceros, Elephant, Leopard, Cape buffalo, and Lion, along with other animals such as zebras, giraffes, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, impalas, topis and their predators’ lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas. Hippos are abundant in the Mara River as are very large Nile crocodiles among the largest in Africa.
We shall have our picnic lunch in Masai Mara Natioanl Reserve proceed with our excellent Afternoon game viewing in Masai Mara National Reserve home to an abundant amount of lions, elephant, giraffe, buffalo and cheetah. Already a year-round incredible game viewing destination, the grassy plains and Mara River become the stage for one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet during the Great Migration. Every year over two million wildebeest, alongside zebra, elands and gazelle is a pristine wildlife territory with spectacular scenery. It is also one of the few places within Masai Mara that allows a memorable wildlife safari adventure to experience an exclusive safari. see the Large numbers of Prey and predators congregate inhabit the Masai Mara and we may witness a hunt, a lion hunting may be which is pretty common in the Mara seldom witnessed in other parts of Africa. enjoy a picnic in the vastness of the Mara we will be sure to have memories for a lifetime during our safari walk we are to see amazing wildlife, which is the most preserved and unspoiled Masai Mara While on our safaris, there are high chances of encountering large game animals like lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo as well as hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra and lots of other wildlife. The possibility of experiencing the world on their terms is quite an exciting feeling. With horizons that seem to stretch out forever, the Masai Mara is proud to present you some of the most beautiful sunsets on Earth. Rusty orange shades cover the plains and wildlife as the sun hides behind silhouettes of acacia trees and lone giraffes. The land’s diverse weather contributes to the show, making each twilight moment unique after this engaging safari moment we shall have a sundowner on a hill overlooking the Mara’s far-stretching plains. What’s more, from mid-afternoon until sunset Africa’s spectacular wildlife will come out to relax in the cooler Atmosphere? Our sundowner is simply a happy hour during sunset over the African Bush. As we round off our Afternoon adventure, our game drive will be spiced with a Beautiful African Sundowner.
With horizons that seem to stretch out forever, the Masai Mara is proud to present us some of the most beautiful sunsets on Earth. Rusty orange shades cover the plains and wildlife as the sun hides behind silhouettes of acacia trees and lone giraffes. The land’s diverse weather contributes to the show, making each twilight moment unique.
As the sun sinks lower in the sky and conditions begin to cool, gaze at the vivid African sunset. Enjoy sundowners at a scenic spot with selected drinks served under an acacia tree either do a night-drive or be whisked back to camp for dinner and a gathering around a campfire with the entertainment from Maasai As the sun sinks lower in the sky and conditions begin to cool, gaze at the vivid African sunset. Enjoy sundowners at a scenic spot with selected drinks served under an acacia tree. We shall return to camp where a 3-course dinner will be served, before enjoying a well-earned drink at the bar or as you wind up the day at the campfire. As we retire to our room, enjoy the sounds of the bush and the sight of millions of stars in the dark night sky.

Day 7:Transfer to Amboseli national Park & Evening Game Drive
After early morning breakfast transfer via Nairobi City to Amboseli National Park Home of the African Elephant Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The name Amboseli comes from a Maasai word meaning salty dust and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands.

Evening Magical Game Drive in Amboseli National Park

African Birding JourneysAfter Lunch at the lodge we shall proceed to Amboseli National Park the second-most popular national park in Kenya after Maasai Mara National Reserve. Our game drive will be magical in this famous park for being the best place in the world to get close to free-ranging elephants opportunities with fantastic views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
We shall have a chance to witness that Amboseli is a home to Echo, perhaps the most researched elephant in the world, and the subject of many books and documentaries, followed for almost four decades by American conservationist Dr. Cynthia Moss. Echo died in 2009 when she was about 60 years old. While on our evening game drive we shall have some of the best opportunities to see African wildlife because the vegetation is sparse due to the long, dry months African bush elephant, Cape buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, spotted hyena, Masai giraffe, Grant’s zebra, and blue wildebeest, bat-eared fox as we experience the roads in Amboseli which have a loose surface of volcanic soil that is dusty and it will make our African experience drive. The Best Destinations to Catch a Stunning African Sunset in Africa Get ready to feast your eyes on Africa’s most stunning sunsets as we drive back to the Lodge for overnight.

Day 8:Full Day Emotional Game Drive Experience in Amboseli National Park

After early Morning breakfast at the lodge we shall get set for a full day game drive which is the most emotional experience on an African safari and here in Amboseli national park is truly off- beaten activity which will be adventured in open savannah grassland, acacia trees on popup safari vehicle, this is the best morning moment as the sun has just come out as well as animals coming out of their hiding places to look for food We shall be in position to catch the best of Amboseli the second famous tourist destination in Kenya because of its large number of elephants and splendid view of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro across Tanzania borders. The great observation of hills around the park also offering us a clear panoramic view of the peak and park’s plains as well as swamps like Enkongo Narok which are located underground from the mountain top providing a rewarding emerald sash beneath as we sight-see the nature beauty of the park. Still around the swamp we can see high concentration of animals during dry season has they quench for thirsty and their tracks is rewarding. These swamps are permanent enough to keep hippos in Amboseli throughout the year.
Note that the park is a home of wide range of herds of elephants, buffalos and bird life species which can be easily seen along Lake Kioko and lake Amboseli, lions are rare and cheetahs are easily seen on game drive in the woods a little further south, giraffes can be seen in acacia trees. On game drive in Amboseli we shall also sight see the rapier horned fringe eared Oryx antelope and the gerenuk also stretch their long necks up to forage in the tree. In the open grass we shall see zebras and wildebeest together which is a good ideal from the zebra’s point of view because of tracking, the predators like lions usually ends up with the less fleet footed with solitary wildebeest Oohh yes what a great experience, we stand the great chance of spotting the big four mammals out of big five which are inhabitant in open plains ,acacia trees and such animals include; lions ,buffaloes ,elephants ,leopards ,Zebras ,cheetahs ,giraffes ,servals cats ,gerenuk ,bush baby ,aardwolf ,spotted hyenas ,duikers and hundreds of bird species can also be spotted in here. We shall still reach the western part of the park on our emotional game drive which is dominated by vast Lake Amboseli gets dry outside during rainy season giving us a clear photography of species for our remembrance in this endless grasslands, arid plains, and this day goes out with a bang. Sipping a sundowner at the end of a fun-filled, adventure-packing our African evening safari is an absolute must, as the horizon catches fire and the land gets painted in red and orange hues. We shall proceed with night game drive session to provide a wonderful animal viewing is just awesome experience and return to the lodge for overnight.

Day 9:Transfer to cross the border to Tanzania in Moshi and Proceed enter Kilimanjaro National Park
Tanzania SafarisAfter Morning breakfast Transfer to Kilimanjaro National Park The essence of the evening game drive set out in search of nocturnal predators and other brilliant wildlife on a night tour. Drive through a private wildlife concession, placed in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro. Shu’mata Hill promises breathtaking views and wildlife encounters from its stunning slopes. Evening safari through these beautiful areas are a feast for the senses. They include unbelievable scenery, as well as fresh and cool breezes that caress your face, natural aromas that perfume the air, and wondrous African sounds. Leave the camp after sunset to experience its night life, full of grazing herds of eland, zebra, wildebeest, and gazelle, as well as the predators that prey on these species. Excursions to suit the preferences of every guest. Choose to view a certain animal, learn about the behaviors of different species and their habitats or simply enjoy the vast expanse of land and dark surroundings. After the evening search for the specials here drive back to the lodge for overnight This volcanic massif stands in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains, with its snowy peak looming over the savannah. The mountain is encircled by mountain forest. Numerous mammals, many of them endangered species, live in the park. Crowned by the Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro National Park is one of Tanzania Popular parks. In 1987, UNESCO declared Kilimanjaro a World Heritage Site due to its uniqueness. The Kilimanjaro Mountain is located in the Northern Tanzania right to the border to the Kenyan republic in Eastern Africa.
Rising abruptly from the open plains, capped by snow and frequently fringed by clouds, it is one of the Africa classic images. Kilimanjaro is a dormant but not extinct volcano. Apart from a mountain, the park offers other attractions and there are some rare and endemic species of flora and fauna. 2,500 species of plants and 140 mammal species have been recorded
Every night on your climb your guide team will meet with you to explain what to expect on the next day, and your summit night is no exception. The plan for this night is always a little different with each group, depending on the collective speed and endurance. You’ll have a light snack, a final briefing with the guides, then leave to push for the summit. Most often the group leaves high camp for the summit around midnight, hiking through the darkness to reach the summit or Crater Rim by sunrise. For the first few hours it will be dark and cold, you’ll hike ‘slow and steady’, trying to avoid too many breaks along the way. The trail is a long string of switch backs as you climb in elevation, rather than large stairs as you may find on other trekking routes.
The hike from your high camp to the summit will likely be around 6-7 hours, depending on the group. If you’ve been skimming this article so far, this is the point where you should start reading. Remember Pole, Pole is the strategy here, meaning “Slowly” in Swahili. Some tips for this final section are to focus on your breath and don’t look up. Seeing the mountain “looming” above you in the distance can be discouraging and intimidating. Instead, focus on the path in front of you and keep a steady rhythm. One way to do this is by bringing some good music to hike to. This is an endurance challenge; the right music can make all the difference. To keep the tunes going, protect your batteries by keeping them in a warm place as the cold will drain them fast! Another important rule is to listen to your guides, when the group needs it and the trail allows they will announce a break. Our guides will encourage you to push further and harder than you may think possible while keeping you safe.
You’ll have a wide range of foods throughout your climb, there will be a professional cooking teams to prepare fresh, hot meals all the way to your high camp. We can accommodate any dietary needs or restrictions or allergies, the cooks are great at adjusting each climbers menu while still providing a good selection for everyone in the group. Water and hydration are very, very important on Kilimanjaro. You will be hiking in the sun for hours each day while breathing heavily in thinner dry air than you’re used to. One of the best ways to combat altitude sickness is to drink more water than you are used to. It is easy to get dehydrated, and the symptoms of dehydration can be confused for altitude sickness.
Start and end in Arusha! With the Hiking & Trekking tour Kilimanjaro Climb – Lemosho Route, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Arusha, Tanzania and 6 other destinations in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro Climb – Lemosho Route includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Day 10:Start the Hiking from Arusha.

There will be a trip briefing this afternoon/evening. Please bring with you your passport and insurance details, and your air ticket details. The briefing will cover all aspects of your trip and will include the distribution of any hired equipment you have booked. And will stay at the Comfortable Hotel

Day 11:To Londorossi; begin ascent to Lemosho Forest (2650m)
In the morning we shall transfer to Londorossi (2250 m), passing between the slopes of Kilimanjaro and the horseshoe-shaped volcanic crater of Mt. Meru (a distance of about 120 km). After completing the necessary registration formalities, we drive on for a short distance through farmland and plantations to reach the Lemosho roadhead. The last 5 km of the road to the park gate is of poor quality, particularly after rain, and the drive there should be considered part of the adventure. We often have our lunch in the glades before starting to walk. It is an easy day of walking up a small path through beautiful and lush forest, this area has a variety of game including buffalo. We camp at Lemosho Forest camp (2650 m). Approx 3-4 hours walking. *Full-service Camping

Day 12:Explore Shira Plateau; camp at Shira One (3550m).
The trail starts out in the lush rich montane forest before ascending into the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily with views across the plains opening out as we reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. There is a tangible sense of wilderness especially if the afternoon mists come in. We camp in the centre of the plateau at Shira One (3550 m). Approx 6-7 hours walking.

Day 13:Walk to the summit of Shira Cathedral to camp at Shira Hut (3840m).

A day to help acclimatisation and to explore the grassy moorland and the volcanic rock formations of the plateau. We walk to the summit of Shira Cathedral, a huge buttress of rock surrounded by steep spires and pinnacles. The views from our camp near Shira Hut (3840m) of Mt. Meru floating on the clouds are simply unforgettable. The afternoon is free to relax. Approx 4-5 hours walking

Day 14:Descend to camp at Great Barranco Valley (3900m)
A morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, walking on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower junction (4550m), we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3900m), sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. Approx 5-7 hours walking. Full-service Camping

Day 15:Over the Barranco Wall to Karanga (4000m).

A short steep climb up the famed Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the southern icefields. The terrain changes to volcanic scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and a powerful sense of mountain wilderness. Our next camp is at Karanga (4000m)

Day 16:Steep ascent to Barafu campsite (4600m),
with optional afternoon ascent to bottom of S.E. Valley (4800m).
The trail follows a path on compacted scree with wide views ahead including the Barafu Ridge where our camp lies. The trail climbs unrelentingly to reach the Barafu campsite (4600m) for lunch, after which there is a short acclimatisation walk to the plateau at the bottom of the southeast valley (4800m). The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent and includes a very early night. Approx 3-5 hours walking Full-service Camping

Day 17:An early start to reach Stella Point in time for sunrise; on to Uhuru Peak (5895m), the highest point in Africa; descend to Millennium Camp (3800m).
We will start our ascent by torchlight around midnight so that we can be up on the crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zigzags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (5735m), in about five or six hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,895m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshments we continue to descend to reach our final campsite (3800m) at Millenium camp. Most of us will be too tired to notice the beauty of the forest surrounding the crowded campsite. This is an extremely long

Day 18:To Mweka Gate & transfer to Arusha.
This day is a sustained descent on a well-constructed path through lovely tropical forest alive with birdsong and boasting lush undergrowth with considerable botanical interest. Our route winds down to the national park gate at Mweka (1650m); and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village. The shower, and the swimming pool are tantalisingly close! We return to Arusha (a distance of about 100 km). Approx 4-6 hours walking

Day 19:Transfer to Arusha National park
After breakfast Transfer to Arusha National park we shall have lunch at the lodge in Arusha National Park, here we stand the chance to stand at Mount Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa the drive is scenic full of inviting African well positioned view of entire mountain spectrum see where the Swahili has turned cornered the nation into socialism, most of southern Tanzania is scenic with endless plains and arriving to the lodge to check in.

Evening Game Drive in Arusha National Park
After the Lunch at the Lodge in Arusha we shall proceed for Afternoon Game drive. Here we shall drive some sections of the park, and also bird on foot in other areas. This park has a great highland forest nestled around Mt. Meru. Many highland bird species can be expected here we shall have an opportunity photograph some of the beautiful birds of Arusha. Wildlife is also excellent in the local Acacia woodland is very graceful and full of excitement. After we shall return to the Lodge for overnight

Day 20:Morning Game Drive in Arusha National Park
Tanzania game safarisAfter early Morning breakfast we shall go for another Morning Game drive in Arusha National Park covers Mount Meru, a prominent volcano with an elevation of 4566 m, in the Arusha Region of north eastern Tanzania. The park is small but varied with spectacular landscapes in three distinct areas. In the west, the Meru Crater funnels the Jekukumia River, the peak of Mount Meru lies on its rim. Ngurdoto Crater in the south-east is grassland. The shallow alkaline Momella Lakes in the north-east have varying algal colors and are known for their wading birds. See as well monkeys
Mount Meru is the second highest peak in Tanzania after Mount Kilimanjaro, which is just 60 km away and forms a backdrop to views from the park to the east. Arusha National Park lies on a 300-kilometre axis of Africa’s most famous national parks, running from Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater in the west to Kilimanjaro National Park in the east gifting us with a lot of wildlife such as Zebras, Buffaloes, Elephants. After the Game drive we shall return to the Lodge for Lunch, after lunch we shall dive back to the park for afternoon game drive.
After the Lunch at the Lodge in Arusha we shall proceed for Afternoon Game drive. Here we shall drive some sections of the park, and also bird on foot in other areas. This park has a great highland forest nestled around Mt. Meru. Many highland bird species can be expected here we shall have an opportunity photograph some of the beautiful birds of Arusha. Wildlife is also excellent in the local Acacia woodland is very graceful and full of excitement. After we shall return to the Lodge for overnight

Day 21:Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport
After early Morning breakfast at the Lodge we shall drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport to check in for the flight.