22 Days Tanzania Safari, Kilimanjaro & Zanzibar Holiday

Travel in style through Tanzania for along inspirational journey while Blending the excitement of scaling to the highest peak of Kilimanjaro with an experience of Tanzania’s finest game parks and later wind it slumbering at the beach shores of Zanzibar. The best of Tanzania safari experience is ideal for adventurers who want the best of both worlds. Journey on an authentic Tanzanian safari adventure, watching for wildlife in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti and be rewarded with a lifetime adventure.

22 Days typical and Authentic Safari in Tanzania, Scaling the highest mountain in Africa and winding off your safari memories in Zanzibar island.

Days 22 | From US $ 8,850pp based on two persons sharing

Highlights of the trip

  • Kilimanjaro Trek via Lemosho route (one of the least crowded routes)
  • Tarangire National Park (noted for its giant baobabs and large herds of elephants)
  • Serengeti National Park (Kogatende near Masai Mara – peak of Wildebeest Migration season)
  • Ngorongoro Crater (largest unbroken caldera in the world, a UNESCO world heritage site)
  • Zanzibar beach holiday (an Indian Ocean gem with azure waters and white sandy beaches

Itinerary at a glance & Highlights

Day 1:           Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

Day 2            Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Day 3:           Tarangire to Serengeti National Park

Day 4:           Central to Northern Serengeti

Day 5-6:        Full day in Kogatende Area

Day 7:           Northern to Central Serengeti

Day 8:           Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Rim

Day 9:           Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

Day 10:         Arusha to Londorossi Gate then off to Lemosho Glades to Lemosho

Day 11:         Lemosho Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1

Day 12:         Shira 1 to Shira Camp 2

Day 13:         Shira Camp 2 to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp:

Day 14:         Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Day 15:         Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Day 16:         Summit Day! Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Day 17:         Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Arusha

Day 18:         Arusha to Zanzibar

Day 19-20:   Zanzibar – Nungwi:

Day 21:        You can go for a walk in Nungwi Village, or enjoy the infinity

Day 22:        Zanzibar – Nungwi

Safari Drive Advantages on This Trip

  • Professionally handled.
  • Beaten off the track by our insightful guides.
  • Completely Tailor made & Designed just for
  • Professional care and attention by our Tanzania safari Experts.
  • Professional safari guides in Tanzania with in depth Tanzania information.
  • Able to Extend this tours to Rwanda Kenya or Tanzania
  • Very Affordable price and quotations.
  • Get up-close and personal with Mountain Gorillas
  • Very nice safari Jeeps.

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha
You will be welcomed on arrival and transferred to Arusha for relaxation and overnight stay.
Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel Meals included: N/A

Day 2 Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Tarangire retains an air of undiscovered Africa, as it is less visited than other northern Tanzanian parks. It is a haven for birds.

After dinner, you can go for a night game drive to spot nocturnal animals such as aardvarks, dik diks, genets, civet, serval cats, bush babies and various night birds. (Optional activity: extra fees apply.)
Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge

Day 3: Tarangire to Serengeti National Park
The lush plains of the Serengeti have made it an ideal home to wildlife for millions of years. This ancient ecosystem continues to thrive, and wildebeests, zebras, gazelles and giraffes are often seen grazing in herds. Depart Tarangire and drive to Central Serengeti Through Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Accommodation: Kiota Camp

Day 4: Central to Northern Serengeti
Early morning breakfast then depart for full day game drives at the northern Serengeti near the Tanzania and Kenya border.

Wildebeest Migration – July to October:
This is the long dry season and the wildebeest migration is moving north with the thundershowers. July, August and September are the months when wildebeest herds cross the crocodile-infested Mara River to reach the Masai Mara. And this provides for some amazing wildlife viewing.
wildebeest migration Serengeti Mara River Tanzania safari
Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest can congregate at crossing points: all crossing in a single continuous wave of beasts. And all this while tooth and claw are waiting around the sides to pick off the weak and the careless.
Accommodation: Chaka Camp – Serengeti North

Day 5-6: Full day in Kogatende Area
Early morning breakfast and then depart for full day game drives in Kogatende with your expert guide.
Tanzania safari wildebeest migration Serengeti July August September
Many visitors only want to see the river crossings but the true spectacle of the migration is more than 1,245,000 wildebeests, 200,000 Burchell’s zebras, 18,000 elands and 500,000 Thomson’s Gazelles filling the entire stretch of landscape.
Accommodation: Chaka Camp – Serengeti North

Day 7: Northern to Central Serengeti
Return to Central Serengeti after spending a few days in the northern part of the park bordering the Maasai Mara.
Tanzania safari wildebeest migration Serengeti July August September
Kubu Kubu is a brand new tented lodge opening in June 2016. It is located on a hill overlooking the endless Serengeti savannah. You can enjoy a cocktail by the swimming pool, or sip a glass of wine at your private verandah after a day’s game viewing.
Accommodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

Day 8: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Rim
Leave very early in the morning and drive to central Serengeti for game viewing before heading Ngorongoro Crater rim for dinner and overnight.
Tanzania safari wildebeest migration Serengeti lion
The world-famous Ngorongoro Crater is at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera of the once-volcanic Ngorongoro shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth, ringed with towering walls and sheltering forests, grasslands, fresh springs and a large soda lake.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
Descend into the Ngorongoro caldera very early in the morning to view the wildlife on the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called “Africa’s Eden” and the “8th Natural Wonder of the World”.
zebras playing in Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania
A massive extinct volcano, the sheet walls drop thousands of feet to a “Noah’s Ark” of animals on the verdant floor below. Large herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist.

Leave the crater late afternoon and drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel

Day 10: Arusha to Londorossi Gate then off to Lemosho Glades to Lemosho Forest Camp:
Elevation (m): 1,390m to 2,360m to 2,895m
Elevation (ft): 4,560ft to 7,740ft to 9,500ft
Hiking Time: 4 hours
Hiking Distance: 6km
Terrain: Montane Forest

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven to Londorossi Gate for registration at Kilimanjaro National Park. Your 4WD vehicle will take you further up to Lemosho Glades, where you will begin your 3-4 hours hike through beautiful forest to Lemosho Forest Camp. The flora and fauna are very rich in the rainforest and you may get a chance to see monkeys hanging on trees.
Overnight: Basic Camping (with tent and foam mattress supplied)

Day 11: Lemosho Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1
Elevation (m): 2,895m to 3,505m
Elevation (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft
Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
Hiking Distance: 8km
Terrain: Moorland

After breakfast at Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) Camp, begin your climb towards the heather and moorland zone. After lunch, continue hiking for a couple of hours to reach Shira Plateau, a high altitude desert that is very different from the rainforest you have left behind. Shira is the third of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic cones, after Kibo and Mawenzi. It was once filled with lava flow from the Kibo summit. Weather and volcanic activities have decimated the crater rim. Today, you will get your first view of the snow-capped Kibo – the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Overnight: Basic Camping (with tent and foam mattress supplied) Kilimanjaro Flora

Day 12: Shira 1 to Shira Camp 2
Elevation (m): 3,505m to 3,840m
Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 12,600ft
Hiking Time: 4 hours
Hiking Distance: 10km
Terrain: Semi-desert

Today, we cross Shira Plateau, a crater whose rim has been flattened by weather and volcanic activities over many years. It is a gentle walk from Shira 1 Camp, passing Shira Cathedral on the way to reach Shira 2 Camp, which is located next to a stream. Enjoy this easy hiking day, and prepare for the more challenging ones up ahead.
Overnight: Basic Camping (with tent and foam mattress supplied)
Kilimanjaro Shira Camp

Day 13: Shira Camp 2 to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Elevation (m): 3,840m to 4,630m then down to 3,950m
Elevation (ft): 12,600ft to 15,190ft then down to 12,960ft
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours ascent then 2-3 hours descent
Hiking Distance: 7km ascent then 3km descent
Terrain: Semi-desert
Kilimanjaro Lava Tower

After breakfast, you will walk up a steepening path above the highest vegetation toward Kilimanjaro’s looming mass. After a few hours of walking, you pass through a rocky landscape to reach a prominent landmark called Lava Tower, also called the “Shark’s Tooth”, at 4,630m/15,190ft. This chunky remnant of Kilimanjaro’s earlier volcanic activity is several hundred feet high, and the trail passes right below it. After a lunch stop near Lava Tower, descend for 2-3 hours below the lower cliffs of the Western Breach to reach Barranco Camp at 3,950m/12,960 ft. There are numerous photo opportunities on this hike, especially if the cliffs are festooned with ice. Barranco Camp is located in a valley below the Western Breach. While you are waiting for your dinner, the Great Barranco Wall in the backdrop will provide you with a memorable sunset. On this day, be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness. Although you will end the day at almost the same elevation as when you started, this “climb high sleep low” approach is very useful for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
Overnight: Basic Camping (with tent and foam mattress supplied)

Day 14: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:
Elevation (m): 3950m to 4200m
Elevation (ft): 12,600ft to 13,800ft
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Hiking Distance: 5km
Terrain: Alpine Desert

Kilimanjaro Barranco Wall
After spending a night under the Great Barranco Wall, you climb this awesome obstacle, which is one of the highlights of the trek. Topping out just below the Heim Glacier, you can now appreciate just how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is. The Machame route then winds down through Karanga Valley and goes over intervening ridges and valleys to join the Mweka route, which you will use later for descending the mountain. You have now completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Tonight, you will rest at Karanga Camp, where the last water stop is.
Overnight: Basic Camping (with tent and foam mattress supplied)

Day 15: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp:
Elevation (m): 4200m to 4550m
Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 14,930ft
Hiking Time: 4 hours
Hiking Distance: 4km
Terrain: Alpine Desert
Kilimanjaro Karanga Barafu Camp Machame route
The famous snows of Kilimanjaro are near the summit of the mountain far above Barafu Camp. Barafu is the Swahili word for “ice”. Totally exposed to the ever-present gales, Bafaru Camp is not a very hospitable place to spend the night. Your tent will be pitched on a narrow, stony, wind-swept ridge, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. Prepare your equipment and warm clothing for your summit attempt. This should include replacing your headlamp and camera batteries and making sure that you have a spare set available. To prevent freezing, consider carrying your water in a thermal flask. If you are using a water bladder/hydration pack, make sure you have an insulation sleeve for the drinking tube. After an early supper, go to bed by 7pm and try to get a few hours of precious sleep before a very early start the next day.
Overnight: Basic Camping (with tent and foam mattress supplied)

Day 16: Summit Day! Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Elevation (m): 4,550m to 5,895m then down to 3,100m
Elevation (ft): 14,930ft to 19,340ft then down to 10,170ft
Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent then 6-8 hours descent
Hiking Distance: 5km ascent then 12km descent
Terrain: Volcanic rock scree, seasonal snow and ice-capped summit

This long but memorable day of trekking starts with rising around midnight. After some steaming hot tea and a light breakfast, you shuffle off into the night. The 6-hour climb northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to Stella Point on the crater rim is the most challenging part of the route for most climbers. At Stella Point (5,685 m/18,650 ft), you can stop for a short rest and a chance to see a supremely sanguine sunrise. But do not stop here for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Depending on the season and latest weather conditions, you may encounter fresh snow on your remaining hike along the Kibo crater rim to Uhuru Peak. On the summit, you can enjoy your accomplishment and know that you are creating a day that you will remember for the rest of your life.
Kilimanjaro ascend descend from Uhuru peak sunset view snow
After a 3-hour descent from the summit back to Barafu Camp, you can have a short well-earned rest. After collecting your gears, hike down a rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest to reach Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,170ft). Gaiters and trekking poles will be very helpful as you are going down the slope with the loose gravel. This camp is in the upper forest, so you can expect mist or rain in the late afternoon. Your delicious dinner and washing water await you and celebration time begins!
Overnight: Basic Camping (with tent and foam mattress supplied)

Day 17: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Arusha
Elevation (m): 3,100m to 1,640m to 1,390m
Elevation (ft): 10,170ft to 5,380ft to 4,560ft
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Hiking Distance: 10km
Terrain: Forest
Happy trekkers Kilimanjaro Machame Amani Afrika
After a well-deserved breakfast, you will have a short, scenic hike down to the park gate. Hiking trails in the rainforest at lower elevations are often wet and muddy, so gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts are probably sufficient but keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy on your hike. Remember to tip your guides, cook and porters at the gate as you will be leaving them there. After signing your name at the register, you will receive your summit certificates at Mweka Gate. Climbers who have reached Stella Point are issued green certificates and those who have reached Uhuru Peak will receive gold certificates. You will be served a delicious lunch at Mweka Village, after which you will be driven back to Arusha for an overdue hot shower and comfortable night.
Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel

Day 18: Arusha to Zanzibar
Enjoy your morning in Arusha at leisure before transferring to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar.
Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Virtually unchanged for the past 200 years, Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved wooden doors – there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork. You can spend many idle hours and days just wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways.

Before transferring to the coast, you have the option to join a guided walking tour of Stone Town. (Optional activity: fees extra)

The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, curry leaves, lemon grass, turmeric, cumin and coriander seeds that make this island famous. You can go for a guided tour in Stone Town, and combine it with a spice plantation tour. (Optional activity: fees extra)

Located on the northernmost peninsula of Zanzibar island, Essque Zalu Zanzibar combines contemporary luxury with traditional Zanzibari culture. This boutique hotel offers view of the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean to one side and lush green forests to the other. It provides the perfect ambience for your holiday.
Accommodation: Essque Zalu – Ocean View Suite

Day 19-20: Zanzibar – Nungwi:
Enjoy the great service, great food and great location at Essque Zalu!
Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Accommodation: Essque Zalu – Ocean View Suite

Day 21: You can go for a walk in Nungwi Village, or enjoy the infinity swimming pool at your Zanzibar resort.
Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Zanzibar – Nungwi:
Accommodation: Essque Zalu – Ocean View Suite

Day 22: Zanzibar – Nungwi:
Dhow sailing is one of the best ways to explore what Zanzibar has got to offer.
Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Accommodation: Essque Zalu – Ocean View Suite

Rates & Quotes;

Rates displayed are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy and on Full Board Arrangement

Budget Accommodations                     US $ 8850pp

Mid-range Accommodations                US $ 9985pp

Luxury Accommodations                      US $ 1550pp. Includes Flights

  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates provided are subject to change
  • Rates provided are per person sharing.
  • Trip is available for group Tour……Inquire availability

Request a quote and best rates for this trip or speak to one of our safari experts for a typical tailor made journey or Would like an extension any of the East Africa.

• One-way flight from Arusha Airport (ARK) to Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ)
• Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Arusha on arrival
• Transfer from Arusha to Arusha Airport (ARK) for Zanzibar flight
• Transfers from/to Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ)
• Transport to and from mountain gates
• All park entry fees and camping fees
• Rescue fees
• Emergency oxygen tank(s)
• Services of English-speaking guide/assistant guide(s)
• Minimum of one guide for every 2 climbers
• Professional cook and all kitchen/dining utensils
• Enough number of porters for your luggage, food, water and camping equipment
• Camping equipment (sleeping tent, mattress, mess tent, table and chairs)
• Salaries, food and shelter for guide(s), cook and porters
• Three meals a day on the mountain
• Use of radios & cell phones to increase your safety
• Game viewing in 4×4 Land Cruiser with pop-up roof on exclusive basis
• Services of a professional English-speaking driver guide
• Accommodation as per itinerary
• Meals as per itinerary
• Drinking water while on safari provide in safari vehicle
• Park fees and Conservation fees as per itinerary
• Government taxes and levies

• Tourist visas
• Personal travel/medical insurance
• Mountain trekking gears, e.g. walking poles, gaiters (available for hire upon request)
• Sleeping bag (available for hire upon request)
• Portable toilet on Kilimanjaro trek (available for hire upon request)
• Optional night game drive at Tarangire (advance booking required)
• Optional hot air balloon ride in Serengeti (advance booking required)
• Optional Olduvai Gorge Museum visit
• Optional activities in Zanzibar (Guided Stone Town tour, spice tour, dhow sailing, snorkeling)
• Optional activities not mentioned in itinerary
• Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages
• Tips for guides, cook, porters,driver guide and hotel/lodge/camp staff
• Any items of personal nature (laundry service, telephone/internet bills, souvenirs)
• Any domestic flights not mentioned above
• Any international flights and departure taxes

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