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9 Day Kilimanjaro Climbing & Chimp Trekking

9 Day Kilimanjaro Climbing & Chimp Trekking

$3100 per person

The 9 days/ 8 Nights Tanzania Safari has been designed to meet requirements for visitors who need to experience both Kilimanjaro Climbing and Chimpanzee Trekking, hence you will start with Kilimanjaro Climbing and after successful hiking up to the roof top of Africa you will finish with Gombe National Park for the Chimpanzee experience.

  • Departure
    Arusha
  • Departure Time
    07h30
  • Return Time
    17h00
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Day 1.Marangu Gate – Mandara Hut
After breakfast, your adventure to the roof of Africa will begin. A journey of 3 hours drive will be maximum to reach the Marangu Gate. Your hike will begin soon after completing the necessary registrations at the gate. After about 3 hours of hiking, you will have your packed lunch at Kisambioni before proceeding with further 2 hours passing through the dense rainforest. On arrival at Mandara Hut, you will rest before visiting Maundi Crater. Dinner & Overnight at Mandara Hut. Accommodation:Mandara Hut
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Day 2. Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut

After breakfast, you will depart from Mandara Hut heading out of the rain forest into heather moorland. Our today's destination is Horombo Hut.

The hike to Horombo Hut will take about 5 to 6 hours including time for lunch. During your ascent, you will spot spectacular plants such as giant lobelia and the giant groundsel.

On arrival, you will relax and later in the evening you will be served with dinner before an Overnight.
While heading to Serengeti you will transit Ngorongoro Conservation Area for game drive en-route and have a chance to spot the view of Ngorongoro Crater before reaching the Serengeti entrance gate. (Naabi Gate). Proceed with the afternoon game drive after lunch till sunset where you will be heading to Seronera Campsite for dinner and overnight. Accommodation:Horombo Hut
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Day 3. Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut

On day 4 you will proceed with hiking for 6 hours after breakfast. Our destination today is Kibo Hut. We will cross the “saddle,” the area located between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo in an alpine desert.

After lunch and relaxation, dinner will be served early in the evening to allow adequate rest before attempting the summit the same night. Our guides will brief you in detail on how to prepare for the summit night. You will spend the night at the Kibo Hut.

Accommodation:Kibo Hut

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Day 4. Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak – Horombo Hut

After a cup of hot tea and a light snack, the climb begins around midnight when the lava ash is still frozen, and walking on it is easier. It takes 5 to 7 hours up to the Uhuru peak. You will hike the screes of Kibo and you will arrive at Hans Meyer Cave (5,220 m).

Climbing is slowly but surely going upwards, At sunrise, you will reach Gilman’s Point (5,681 m) which is the crater rim of Mt Kilimanjaro then you will have 2 hours climb along the crater ridge that leads you to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). You are now standing on the “Roof of Africa” and you will see Kilimanjaro in all its glory.

After enjoying the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro you will descend to Horombo Hut where you will have a hot lunch prepared by chefs. After relaxing during the evening, you will have Dinner and Overnight at Horombo Hut. Accommodation:Horombo Hut
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Day 5. Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate - Moshi

The final leg of your amazing adventure begins after breakfast with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. It will take 4 to 5 hours from Horombo Hut (3,700 m) to Marangu Gate (1,860 m). After reaching the Kilimanjaro gate you will be signed out and awarded a golden certificate after reaching the Summit (Uhuru Peak). later you will be taken to you Accommodation in Moshi.

After 3 hours of hiking your will have your packed lunch at Kisambioni before proceeding with further 2 hours passing through the dense rain forest. On arrival at Mandara Hut you will rest before visiting Maundi Crater. Dinner & Overnight at Mandara Hut Day Coverage • Hiking Distance: 8km / 5 miles • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours • Zone: Rain Forest. Accommodation:The Secret Garden Hotel
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Day 6. Moshi - Dar es Salaam - Gombe National Park

You will be picked up from your hotel in moshi and transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight to Kigoma through Dar es salaam Airport

On arrival, you will be transferred to Ujiji village where you will visit Dr Livingstone memorial then you will be taken to kibirizi port for your boat to Gombe National Park where on arrival, you will be taken to kasekela Tented Camp for hot lunch before starting your tour to hills and lush landscapes of western Tanzania later you will be back to your accommodation for the dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:Kasekela Tented Camp

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Day 7. Enjoying Trekking in Gombe National Park

Today is the day for your once-in-a-lifetime experience of tracking mountain Chimpanzee in the Gombe Mountains. In the early morning we have breakfast and then the rangers give you a briefing on the chimpanzee trekking procedures and then we set off into the mountains.

The trek can take up to eight hours in the wild is worth the effort. Walking through forests, up hills and into valleys, can be tiring and challenging, so come prepared for the trek. Once we locate a group of chimpanzee we stop and spend some time with these gentle primates. Watch the world as they groom, feed and interact with each other in their natural habitat. Coming face-to-face with a group of Chimpanzee is one of the most special and rare wildlife encounters on earth! After our close encounter with these Amazing Apes we trek back to the start of the trail and return to our accommodation. We have dinner and relax, taking it easy after our exhilarating day of Chimpanzee trekking. Accommodation:Kasekela Tented Camp
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Day 8. Gombe National Park to Kigoma

On day three we after breakfast, start chimpanzee trekking in different valleys, do walking in the forest, and visit Mkenge waterfall. At 12h00 you will be back for lunch. You can pack and transfer back to Kigoma town in the evening time for dinner & Overnight.

Accommodation:Kigoma Hilltop Hotel
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Day 9. Mahale National Park - Full Experience

After early morning breakfast, you will be picked up and travel back to the airport for your flight back to Dar Es Salaam or Arusha. This is where your safari will end.

Accommodation:No accommodation (End of tour)
2 people1 room 3 people2 rooms 4 people2 rooms 5 people3 rooms 6 people3 rooms
$3,380 $3,300 $3,250 $3,150 $3,100
 
Included
  • Park fees
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Meals (As specified in the itinerary)
  • Drinks (As specified in the itinerary)
Excluded
  • International flights
  • Tips form safari driver/guide and chief
  • Personal items
  • travel insurance, visa fees
  • All things of personal nature