11 Days camping Group tour: Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire& Kilimanjaro Trekking Marangu Route
This tour will take you through lake Manyara, Serengeti Tarangire Ngorongoro crater visiting maasai village and you will be able to see the big five, Tanzania is home of wildlife and game drive through all around the world, making tours and safaris with Sayari Tano Tours & Safaris will give you unforgettable memory
Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Early in the morning after breakfast at 8:30am our driver will pick up at a hotel in Arusha and drive you to Tarangire National park you will enjoy morning, afternoon and evening game drive in the Tarangire National park together with sunset. You will be having lunch and dinner at the Fanaka campsite
Day 2: Tarangire to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa - the Serengeti National Park - with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central Park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the Park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti's species.
We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight in the Seronera Camp.
Day 3: Serengeti Plain to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast at the campsite we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area enjoying en-route game drive on the way to Ngorongoro. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of 'Nutcracker Man' and 'Handy Man', both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. We arrive in time for lunch at the campsite and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day's safari tour. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara
After breakfast we depart for the descend down the crater full game drive. In the crater you can able to view the BIG 5.After full game drive in the crater Later drive you to lake Manyara. See buffalo, giraffe, zebra and many more species, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Great Rift Wall. Dinner and overnight at Fanaka Lodge
Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha
After breakfast in the campsite you will continuous will full game drive in Lake Manyara National Park with packed lunch for game drives. The Lake occupies large area of the park, the forest start just when you cross the park gate along the base of the Great Rift Valley and hot spring to the west of the park. The park is home to Tree climbing Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, Hippo, troops of Baboons, also Flamingo bird Ostrich, Egyptian Geese and more. In the evening drive you to a hotel in Arusha for overnight
DAY 6: ARUSHA TO MANDARA HUT
At the first day you have to drive about 2 hrs. through Kilimanjaro in the morning the semi-tropical foothills to Marangu area which situated on the south eastern side of the mountain. As you drive, there is usually some admirable view of the snow-capped peak of the mountain. On arrival at Marangu gate, you meet your team of guides and porters, pick up any last minute supplies for the trek, and head to the entrance of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park to register for the climb. From the cluster of buildings at the gate it is some four to five hours walk through patches of coffee plantation and dense rainforest to Mandara Hut. The forest teems with brightly coloured bird life, colobus and other varieties of monkey. The flora includes numerous mosses, lichens and flowers, as well as delicate orchids. If the skies are clear you may have fine views over the town of Moshi lying at the boundary of the plain far underneath. Mandara Hut is a collection of basic, A-frame mountain huts with bunk beds quite adequate for your needs where you inevitably meet up with fellow trekkers who are bent on the same goal.
Overnight stay MandaraHut 1 night enjoying Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
The second day on the mountain beginning with a steep climb all the way through the last envelop of rainforest, while this soon gives way to rolling alpine pasture scattered with giant heather. Once upon a time you depart the forest covering, Kilimanjaro twin peaks snow covered Kibo and rocky Mawenzi which lie straight in front, dominating the skyline. In additional when you cross a zone of open heath with stunted vegetation, before emerging onto bleak moorland. Today you gain roughly 1,000m in altitude, and your walk can take anything from five to seven hours depending on your pace. Tonight you stay at HoromboHuts another collection of buildings similar in style to those at Mandara which offer shelter and basic accommodation to those on the mountain.
Overnight stay at Horombo Hut: enjoying Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
At that day provides you an opportunity to get to know yourself more and more to the altitude. Statistics show that an adaptation day like this effectively doubles the chance of making it to the summit, so this time is well spent! The day is not exactly wasted as there are a few walks you can make in the surrounding area of the hut the most popular of which is to the base of Mawenzi Peak, the spectacular eastern summit of Kili and it takes four to five hours in our tour, and will get you to reach altitude of 4,600m earlier than you return to the hut this will stand you in good stead later on.
Overnight stay at Horombo Hut: enjoying Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
The countryside becomes with time more rocky and uneven as you leave the everlasting flowers and other bizarre alpine plants behind. Giant groundsels and lobelias appear in the sparse moorland. Today trail up to Kibo will again take anything between five and seven hours. Skirting Mawenzi Peak, cross a stark, almost lunar landscape onto The Saddle, a broad tundra desert between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. From here you start to get unbelievable views of the upper reaches of the mountain before arriving at Kibo Hut (4,705m), a dry stone walled hut with dormitories and restricted facilities. Tonight you prepare for tomorrows final beating THE SUMMIT - repacking to leave any supplementary items with the porters; you need to summon all your energy to get to the summit so there completely no point in carrying anything you don't need! An early night is imperative as you must make a midnight start in order to reach the summit in the morning before the cloud cover settles, and then have time to get back down to the hut.
Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night: Enjoying Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
It is a long and demanding day! The guides wake you soon after midnight and you start out in darkness, zigzagging up a long scree slope by the light of your torch in the extreme cold. At this time of day the scree is still frozen which makes it easier to walk on! After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyer Cave named after the German geologist who made the first successful ascent in 1889 where he found the remains of a frozen leopard. The gradient gets steeper and three hours on this is the hardest stretch of the ascent, you should reach the crater rim at Notch. From here it is a short scramble to Gillman's Point -5,685m in time for crack of dawn. Your reward is the dramatic spectacle of the sun rising over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi the profusion of colors and shapes make all the suffering seem worthwhile! For those who still have the energy and drive, it takes another couple of hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru Peak 5,896m. Your fall approximately 3 hrs retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well deserved rest.
Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night: enjoying Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
The pace quickens as you continue your triumphant way back down across alpine meadow and past Mandara Hut through the rainforest to Marangu Gate where you board the vehicle for the journey back to Arusha.
Breakfast and Lunch are included in this day
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
- Camping equipment
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer( airport pick up and drop off
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (on all days)
- Sleeping bag
- 2nights hotel accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- International flights (from/to home)
- Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)