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Tanzania Nothern & Southern + Kilimanjaro Climbing And – Zanzibar Islands  


<<  30  DAYS  SAFARI  >>




This morning you drive (about 2 hours) through Kilimanjaro?s semi-tropical foothills to Marangu (1,372m), situated on the south-eastern side of the mountain. As you drive, there are usually some excellent views of the snow-capped peak. 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 edge of the plain far below.

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 Mandara Hut – 1 night (Brekfast, Lunch and Dinner).


DAY 2 – HOROMBO HUT (3,720m)
Your second day on the mountain starts with a steep climb through the last swathe of rainforest, though this soon gives way to rolling alpine meadow dotted with giant heather. Once you leave the forest canopy, Kilimanjaro’s twin peaks – snowcovered Kibo and rocky Mawenzi – lie directly ahead, dominating the skyline. Further on 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 Horombo Huts – 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 (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).


A day here provides an opportunity for you to acclimatise gradually to the altitude. Statistics show that an acclimatisation 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 vicinity of the hut – the most popular of which is to the base of Mawenzi Peak, the dramatic eastern summit of Kili. This walk takes four to five hours (round trip), and will get you to an altitude of 4,600m before you return to the hut – this will stand you in good stead later on.
Overnight stay at Horombo Hut (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).


DAY 4 – KIBO HUT (4,705m)
The landscape becomes progressively more rocky and rugged as you leave the ?everlasting flowers? and other bizarre alpine plants behind. Giant
groundsels and lobelias appear in the sparse moorland. Today’s trail up to Kibo will again take anything between five and seven hours. Skirting Mawenzi Peak, you pass ?Last Water? then 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 fantastic views of the upper reaches of the mountain before arriving at Kibo Hut (4,705m), a dry-stone-walled hut with dormitories and limited facilities. Tonight you prepare for tomorrow’s final assault - THE SUMMIT - re-packing to leave any non-essential items with the porters; you need to summon all your energy to get to the summit so there’s absolutely 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 (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)


DAY 5 – UHURU PEAK (5,896m)
This 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’s 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 Johanne?s Notch. From here it’s a short scramble to Gillman’s Point (5,685m) in time for 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 (Freedom) Peak (5,896m). Your descent (approx 3 hours) retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest.
Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)


DAY 6 – Back to ARUSHA.
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.  MEALS AND OVERNIGHT AT  - MOUNT MERU HOTEL  .



"Tarangire Park "

After breakfast depart for Tarangire National park for a game drive. This park is popular for the large concentration of Elephants, and long lived upsides down trees “Baobab” which is the refuge for the famous tree climbing pythons. Lunch at the lodge, short snap and full game viewing in the afternoon before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight: Tarangire Safari Lodge. FB


Day 9: Arusha - Lake Manyara N.P.

Departure in the morning to Manyara National Park for safari. This park is located at the edge of the lake of the same name, on the western side of the fault of the Rift, is known for its elusive climbing lions, rare copies that can be uploaded to the trees. The presence of the lake, the park is quite a character separate from its neighbors. Dinner and accommodation at  -  LAKE MANYARA HOTEL – FB


Day 10: Lake Manyara N.P - Serengeti N.P.


Departure in the morning the direction of the plains of the Serengeti. Arrival and installation in the Seronera area. The impressive landscape of the Serengeti (1.4763 km.), Formed by endless plains dotted with large blocks of conglomerate and isolated bush land, makes the sighting of the millions of inhabitants of the park. Another of the big shows are the subject of the great migrations of herbivores (NUS, Buffalo, Impala, zebra ...), the families of elephants and large predators (families of lions, leopards, rhinos, hyenas, topi ...). Dinner and overnight at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.


Days 11 & 12: Serengeti N.P Full days.

"Endless plains of the Serengeti Park "



Although thousands of writers have used the power of the pen, to put down their ideas on paper, in many different ways about the Serengeti national park, their work may be summed up in a few words only: from the wildlife point of view "The Serengeti national park remains  the most unique area in the world”.
Serengeti – a name that seems to conjure up all that is wildest in wildest Africa is the oldest, second largest and best known national park in Tanzania. Admittedly, over the years it has been at the forefront of international research on various ecological monitoring programmes and other related disciplines leading to ecosystem dynamics as well as the development of conservation management. This be chunk of land with an area of 14, 763sq km was first protected in 1921 and it became the first national park in 1951.  Its Diamond jubilee was celebrated in January 1981.

The Serengeti national park is a host of many scenic features. Take the grassland savannah plains for instance; these extensive treeless short grassland plains are repository for calving wildebeest. From December to may each year, up to two million ungulates graze in the area. However, aprt from ungulates, the park has about 7,500 hyenas and 2,800 lions in a spectacular setting. In total, there are over 10,000 predators including cheetah and leopard etc. You will have meals and overnight at  SERONERA WILDLIFE LODGE  - FB 


Day 13: Serengeti N.P - Ngorongoro C.A

Out on safari to the Ngorongoro Crater, where you can enjoy spectacular views. In recognition of its importance and beauty, the reserve was declared in 1978  as a World Heritage Site. Afternoon free. Alternatively you can visit a Masai Manyata. Dinner and overnight at EILEENS LODGE – KARATU .

Day 14: Ngorongoro C.A - Arusha - Airport.
In this day you will be transferred to Arusha for LUNCH  , thereafter proceed to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight for a  flight to Dar es salaam -  Which is the business capital of Tanzania. Arrival in Dar es salaam and join a city tour .


” The City of Dar es Salaam (Arabic: دار السلام‎ Dār as-Salām , literally "The abode of peace"), formerly Mzizima, is Tanzania's largest and richest city, serving as a regionally important economic centre. The city is located within the Dar es Salaam Region, an administrative province within Tanzania, and consists of three local government areas or administrative districts: northern Kinondoni, central Ilala, and southern Temeke. The Dar es Salaam Region had a population of 5,364,541 as of the official 2012 census.

Dar es Salaam is Tanzania's most important city for both business and government. The city contains high concentrations of trade and other services and manufacturing compared to other parts of Tanzania, which has about 80 percent of its population in rural areas. Downtown Dar es Salaam includes many small businesses, many of which are run by traders and proprietors whose families originated from the Middle East and Indian sub-continent — areas of the world with which the settlements of the Tanzanian coast have had long-standing trading relations”.  Later you will be transferred to the hotel “ Southern sun hotel ” for meals and overnight .




Day 16:  Flight to Dar es salaam  -  Then to Ruaha National  Park

"Ruaha Park "

Pick up from your hotel in Arusha to Kilimanjaro international airport or Arusha airport for your flight to  Dar es salaam . You will be picked up  by your safari guide and  head to Ruaha National park, renowned for the roan antelopes, the uncommon sable antelopes plus numerous elephants. It’s within Rwaha national park that the southern plus the eastern wildlife overlap. Even though it is among the largest parks within Africa, it is not commonly visited due to its remoteness. For that reason it is undisturbed and fascinating to visit. Following lunch at the Ruaha hilltop Lodge, take a game drive in the afternoon within the park. Dinner  and overnight at Ruaha hilltop Lodge ( FB ) .


Birdlife: Over 465 bird species have been sighted in the park, some of which are not found in northern “ .
Ruaha National Park  is the 2nd largest in Tanzania, covering an area of more than 13,000 square kilometers in the Iringa Region. Many who visited this park at the right season, rate it as favorite anywhere in the continent.
The name Ruaha owes to Great Ruaha river which flows along the eastern border.  The Friends of Ruaha Society, a British bilateral aid program is funding  a project on community based wildlife, a management plan for Ruaha ecosystem and a project to direct the benefits of tourism to  the people who live around the park.

Ruaha National Park is is extremely interesting as it presents the transition zone where southern African and eastern African Species of flora and fauna overlap, therefore, it has unique variety of animals, birds and vegetation. Main Vegetation in Ruaha National Park are Miombo woodland, acacia grassland and baobab trees. However, the park is very rich in big games.  it is well-recognizable for the large herds of Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo and Impala, and numerous Greater lesser Kudu as well as wild dogs, lions and leopard are also common. The Great Ruaha River, that border the park in the east, provide habitation for hippopotamus and crocodiles. Birds can be watched along the river banks too (the park has recorded more than 540 species of bird, which is one of the highest bird species diversity in East Africa).


Day 17:  Full day tour –  Ruaha national Park
An entire day game viewing within Ruaha national park! by the river banks are wild animals like waterbuck, crocodiles plus hippos, and within the bushes, are lions, ostriches, leopards, warthogs, hunting dogs, cheetahs, giraffes, Grant Gazelles and elands among others. Diner and Overnight at Ruaha hilltop Lodge ( FB ) .


Day 18:  Transfer to Mikumi national Park


After breakfast drive to Mikumi National Park . Lunch at Kitonga, then proceed to Mikumi National Park . Arrive Mikumi and depart for afternoon game drive at Mikumi National Park  . Dinner and overnight at the Angalia Tented Camp(FB) ”

Mikumi National Park is located  in the north of the Selous Game Reserve in Morogoro region. It is bordered by Uluguru Mountains in the North and Rubeho Mountains to the south-east. The main feature in the park is Mkata River Flood Plain. The park was extended to border with Selous in 1975 . It was gazetted in 1964 during the construction of Morogoro- Iringa  highway. The park shares the eco-system with the Selous Game Reserve, and Kilombero Game Controlled Area.With 3,230 square kilometers coverage Mikumi National Park is well-known park in Tanzania. The park is well-known for its population of elephants, giraffes buffaloes, zebras, elands, greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Predators include tree-climbing lions (which are in large number), leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal.


More than 400 species of birds have been recorded here including Eurasian migrants such as red billed oxpecker, marabou stork and lilac breasted roller, which stays between October and April. There are more interesting bird species in the Miombo woodland, for example, Shelley's double collared sunbird, pale billed hornbill and violet-crested Turaco as well as violet-backed starling .
The surrounding mountain and hills brings compelling natural beauty with addition to superb light, make it a wonderful venue for wildlife photographers.
It is common to see elephants, lions and sometimes giraffes on/along the Tanzania-Zambia highway, especially in the evening or night. Nowdays leopards are commonly seen .


Day 19 :  Full day tour -  Mikumi national Park
After breakfasts Collect lunch boxes and drive in for full day game viewing  .  Later in the Afternoon you will stop  for your  Picnic lunch, then proceed with afternoon game drive . Dinner and overnight at the Angalia Tented Camp -  Full board basis .


Day 20: Transfer to Dar es salaam airport
In this day you will be transferred from Mikumi national Park to Dar es salaam .  Arrival for LUNCH , then you will be transferred to the Airport for your local flight to ZANZIBAR . Arrival at stone town – pick up and transfer to the hotel –  Mtoni Marine  –  for your check in  registration procedures  -  then join an afternoon  lecture about the area -  the old museums history  - and so on. Back to “Mtoni Marine hotel ” for Lunch , then a short break in the afternoon.  Later in the evening , join a guided local market at stone town . Later back to MTONI MARINE  for Meals and overnight.



“The historically, culturally and architecturally important capital town of Zanzibar Island is a World Heritage Site. In Stone Town, one can spend many idle hours wandering through the narrow labyrinthine streets and alleyways where mosses and lichens cling to damp crumbling coral-rag walls and pools of sunlight wash the small squares and street- front cafes in a warm glow.


The narrow lanes snake between over 2,000 buildings where shops, Internet-cafes, market stalls and restaurants vie for space with various monuments and structures of cultural pride. Every turning gives on to a new vista, be it a quiet courtyard scene of old men chatting under looming shade trees, or a busy corner with a crowd of people watching international football on a TV set, balanced precariously on a stack of orange crates.

The chants of the Quran may draw you toward a cool and ancient Madrasa tucked away in a sleep corner, or you may glance up at the girlish laughter tinkling down from a latticed balcony high above, where dark eyes flash within the velvet shadows.One’s of the first view of Zanzibar is usually that of the port and sea front seen from the ferry as it slows down to negotiate the moored craft in the harbour. Along this variegated skyline are paraded some of the most impressive building to be found on the islands, all overlocked by the Lock Tower atop the House of Wonders.

Day 21:  In this day you will join a morning spice tour – A short drive away from stone town – then back to stone town in the afternoon for lunch – then followed by a free afternoon. Meals and overnight at MTONI MARINE .



Situated on the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, which can often be sighted following a short boat trip from the village. If you are lucky, you may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins, which can be a very rewarding experience. We are doing this trip in the early morning to avoid the crowds of tourists in the morning, which in big numbers desturbing the dolphins. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and is thus worth a visit for both natural and cultural reasons.The trip includes transport, guide, boat, snorkeling equipment and you can chose to have lunch and then hang out on the beach for the afternoon.



Jozani Forest - Chwaka Bay Park
Zanzibar's first and only National Park is centred on Jozani Forest, the largest area of mature forest found within Zanzibar, the forest lies in a shallow trough in the fossil coral bed between the mangrove filled bays of Chwaka and Uzi. Seasonal flooding, and a high water table, has given rise to a unique groundwater forest. On the high ground to either side is dry coral rag forest and thicket.

With mangrove forests and saltmarshes to the north of the National park, the area is an extremely rich mosaic of Zanzibar's diverse natural habitats, a Haven for much wildlife, including rare, endemic and endangered species.  After the visit , transfer to nungwi ( Kendwa rocks )  for your lunch ,  then later spend the rest of the afternoon at the kendwa rocks beach – Dinner and overnight at Kendwa rocks.


Days 25 , 26 & 27  :   JOIN  DIVING & Marine activities at Nungwi beach . Meals and overnight at  Kendwa rocks.


Day 28:  After breakfast , leave the hotel at around 09:30 and proceed to kiwengwa , then to  BLUE BAY RESORT.


Day 29:  Spend the full day at Kiwengwa beach , Meals and Overnight at BLUE BAY RESORT


Day 30:  Leave the hotel after breakfast ,  proceed to Zanzibar international airport for your flight HOME via  Kilimanjaro , or  a direct flight home .





  • Accommodation in standard rooms as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities
  • Meals as described by B (Buffet Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
  • Bottled mineral water shall be available for everyone during the safari
  • Transportation by special equipped 7-seater safari land cruiser with pop-up roofs
  • Services of  profesional driver guides that are fluent in English , French , spanish , German and italian languages. If you do not understand English well , and that you need  a guide  in any of these listed languages , Please let us know.
  • Game drives, sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation
  • A maasai village visit  -  At the Ngorongoro conservation area authority
  • Pick up from your hotel in Arusha -  Just let us know  the name of the hotel you will be staying and your safari driver guide shall pick you up from that point for the trip.



  • International or domestic airfare, airport taxes and security related fees
  • Tips and gratuities to driver guides; hotels  and restaurant staff; room service etc
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, and other alcoholic drinks etc
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary above.
  • An overnight in Arusha before or  after the trip
  • Baloon ride in the Serengeti Park






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  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS  -  Kilimanjaro to Dar es salaam  -  and return to Kilimanjaro after the trip
  • Accommodation in standard rooms as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities
  • Meals as described by B (Buffet Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
  • Bottled mineral water shall be available for everyone during the safari
  • Transportation by special equipped 7-seater safari land cruiser  “OR”  Land rover with pop-up roofs
  • Services of  profesional driver guides that are fluent in English , French , spanish , German and italian languages. If you do not understand English well , and that you need  a guide  in any of these listed languages , Please let us know.
  • Game drives, sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation
  • ALL  transfers  –  TO and from the Airport



  • International  airfare, airport taxes and security related fees
  • Tips and gratuities to driver guides; hotels  and restaurant staff; room service etc
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of  personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, and other alcoholic drinks etc
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary above
  • An overnight in Arusha before or  after the trip




“Type of the safari vehicles “  OR  “ Landrovers “  during this trip







Serengeti National Park | Ngorongoro Crater | Tarangire National Park | Mikumi National Park | Ruaha National Park
Arusha National Park | Lake Manyara | Selous Game Reserve |
Mount Kilimanjaro | Mount Meru |Mount Oldonyo Lengai | Hotels, Lodges & Camps
Zanzibar Island | Beach Holidays | Cultural Tourism

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