The Roof of Africa: Kilimanjaro & The Wildlife Parks of Tanzania

A 16-day Kilimanjaro Trek & Wildlife Safari

Tanzania is a land of extremes. Home to Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, and its deepest and largest lakes, the country has the world’s largest game reserve and one of the most spectacular natural sights in the world – the annual Great Migration of the Serengeti.

Tanzania a top wildlife destination – simply put, it has it all, and you can seek out elephants, lions, leopards, and vast herds of wildebeest here. With 25 percent of its land surface area enjoying protected status the country is home to some of the most famed game parks in the world, including the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire.

Tanzania is not only for wildlife. The 100+ ethnic groups give Tanzania a rich cultural diversity with remote Maasai villages or the unique coastal Swahili culture. The landscape of Tanzania is equally diverse, with high mountains, rolling plateaus, and endless plains where you can hike, camp, or join an exhilarating walking safari.

On this safari you'll explore one of the world's iconic mountains and witness the best game parks in the world. Kilimanjaro's snow-capped peak is one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Africa, rising up to an impressive 19,343 feet above sea level. It is one of the world's highest volcanoes, the highest mountain on the African continent, and the highest free-standing mountain on earth. You'll spend 7 days trekking on Kilimanjaro (fully supported with guides and porters) followed by 7 days exploring Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti. Along the way you'll see Tanzania's astounding wildlife and spend time with the Maasai to learn about their culture and daily lives.

You'll enjoy a privately guided Kilimanjaro trek and safari. Accommodation is a mix of mountaineering tents (on the Kili trek), small tented camps and comfortable lodges set in the remote African wilderness.

You can read more about our successful Kilimanjaro trek in Sept 2022 here:

Trip Report Part 1:  Lemosho Gate to Barranco Camp

View detailed digital itinerary here.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrive Arusha, Tanzania (JRO) - Mount Meru Game Lodge

Day 2:  Rest Day in Arusha - Mount Meru Game Lodge

Day 3: Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Forest Camp

Day 4: Kilimanjaro - Shira Camp 1

Day 5:  Kilimanjaro - Barranco Camp

Day 6:  Kilimanjaro - Karanga Camp

Day 7:  Kilimanjaro - Barafu Camp

Day 8: Kilimanjaro - Summit Day - Mweka Camp

Day 9: Return to Arusha - Mount Meru Game Lodge

Day 10: Lake Manyara & Karatu - Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Day 11-13:  Ngorongoro Crater & The Serengeti -  Kati Kati Tented Camp

Day 14: Manyara Highlands - Isoitok Camp

Day 15: Maasai Experience - Isoitok Camp

Day 16: Return to Arusha; Shanga Workshop tour; transfer to JRO airport for departing flight  

As this is a tailor made itinerary, contact us with your preferred departure dates and we will check on availability and provide a rate.

 

GENERAL:

  • The Kilimanjaro trek is privately guided. This climb is considered a strenuous and physically demanding trip reaching altitudes exceeding 19,000 ft above sea level. The entire 43-mile trek is non-technical (does not require crampons, ice axes, etc) but it is imperative that you are fully prepared (both physically and mentally) for this trip.  You'll also experience a range of weather conditions from a hot tropical climate at the base to arctic conditions at the summit.  See the detailed itinerary for route descriptions and hiking distance/elevation gains per day.
  • Maximum of 10 guests.  You'll have a private driver/guide and vehicles for the safari portion of the trip.
  • If you're interested in only the Kilimanjaro trek (and not the safari segment), let us know and we'll send you the rate.

HOW TO BOOK:

  • Contact us to reserve your seat.  We can also answer any questions or concerns you may have about the trek or safari.  If you decided you want to join us, GrassTrack will send you an invoice for the deposit along with documents describing how to prepare for both the Kilimanjaro climb and the safari.
  • Proof of travel insurance required to confirm booking

PAYMENT:

  • The published rate is for cash payment by check or bank transfer.  Payments with a credit card will incur a 3% service fee
  • A 20% non-refundable deposit confirms booking
  • Full payment is due no later than 8 weeks before departure.
  • Other terms & conditions apply

INCLUDED/EXCLUDED

  • See the detailed itinerary for a complete list of what's included and excluded. 
  • Included:  In general, the Kili trek includes all fees, all equipment (except sleeping bag and clothes), all food/water, transport to/from the mountain, and guides/porters/camp crew.  The safari portion includes all lodging, park fees, meals (drinks excl), airport transfers, and services of driver/professional guide.
  • Excluded:. Airfare to/from Africa, entry visas, covid tests, insurance, tipping, drinks, sleeping bag for Kili trek.

2024 Rates

kilimanjaro lemosho route tanzania

As this is a sample itinerary, we'll need dates and number of people to finalize a rate.  Please contact us if you're interested (the 2022 rate was $6750/person).

If you're only interested in the Kili trek, let us know and we'll get you a rate.

Rate is per person sharing and for cash payment by check or bank transfer.  Credit card payments incur a 3.7% service fee will be added.   Single supplement applies.

Length: 16 days/13 nights

Route:  Starts and ends in Arusha, Tanzania

What's Calling You to Africa?

Vast plains teeming with wildlife?  Exploring the bush on foot?  Tracking mountain gorillas?  Summiting Kilimanjaro?  Meaningful interactions with the local cultures?

Contact us with your dream of Africa and we'll get you started on your African adventure!