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14-Day Luxury Climb/Safari Package Itinerary

This is a perfect way to get the best that the Tanzanian Northern Circuit has to offer. Lemosho Routeis situated alongthe western slopes of Kilimanjaro, and is one of the most scenic routes. It is well placed for climbers to enjoy a short stay at the Ndarakwai Ranch private conservancy.
A short fly-in safari itinerary compliments this climb with a luxury tour of the the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Reserves and some of the best of the Tanzanian luxury lodges and camps…
Optional activities include dawn balloon safari over Serengeti Plains…

Kilimanjaro

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to Ndarakwai Ranch

Day 2: Full Day at Ndarakwai Ranch. This is a preparation day for the climb, to examine kit and equipment and meet the guide staff and support crew. Alternative activities include game walks and drives, cultural exchange and general relaxation

Day 3: - Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkumbwa (2,650 m/8,692 ft)
Hike time: 3hrs
Elevation Change: + 650 M/+2,132
Estimation distance: 10 km
Final Elevation: 2,650 m/8,694 ft
After a 1 1/2 hour drive from Moshi check in is at the Londorossi Gate. Day 1 is fairly easy with a 3/4 hour climb to Miti Mkubwa Camp.

Day 4: - Mti Mkubwa (2,650 m/8,692 ft) to Shira One Camp (3,609 m/11,841 ft.)
Hike time: 5 – 6 hrs
Elevation change: + 950 M/+3116
Estimation distance: 12 km
Final Elevation: 3609 m/11,841 ft
A few hours walk will see the end of the forest and the beginning of a climb through heather forest to the edge of the Shira Caldera. Destination is the scenic Shira One Camp

Day 5: - Shira One Camp (3,609 m/11,841 ft.) to Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.)
Hike time: 5 - 6 hrs
Elevation change: + 240 M/+787 ft
Elevation distance: 5 km
Final elevation: 3849 m/12,628 ft.
Today is spent on a gentle hike across the Shira Plateau with possible side trips to Shira Cathedral. Camp is at the first high camp of Shira Two.

NOTE: From Shira Two Camp the trail links with Machame Route.

Day 6: - Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.) to Barranco Hut (3,948 m/12,956 ft.)
Hike time: 5 hrs
Elevation change: +100 M/+328 ft
Estimated distance: 6 km
Final elevation: 3948 m/12,956 ft.
The real work of climbing Kilimanjaro begins here. Today the main feature is a slow climb to Lava Camp followed by a descent to the beautiful Barranco Camp. This is the Climb-High-Sleep-Low principal of altitude adjustment.

Day 7: - Barranco Hut (3,900 m/12,800 ft) to Karanga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft)
Hike time: 3.5 hrs
Elevation change: +100 m/+328 ft
Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles
Final elevation: 3,963 m/13,000 ft
After a climb of the Great Barranco Wall we continue around the southern ciruit train until we reach another sceneic location of Karanga Camp.

Day 8: - Karanga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft) to Barafu Hut (4,600 m/15,091 ft)
Hike time: 3.5 hrs
Elevation change: +600 m/+1,968 ft
Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles
Final elevation: 4,600 m/15,091 ft
The trail from Karanga to Barafu reaches the bleak high desert of Kilimanjaro. Barafu Camp is a basic camp geared towards the business of reaching the summit.

Day 9: - Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to The Summit (5,896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft)
Summit time: 7 hrs
Elevation change: +1,300 m/+4,265 ft
Estimated distance: 5km/3.2 miles
Final elevation: 5,896 m/19,343 ft
Descent time: 5 hrs
Elevation change: -2,800 m/-9,186 ft
Estimated distance: 12km/7.5 miles
Final elevation: 3,100 m, 10,170 ft
This is a midnight ‘Alpine Summit’ to make sure we reach the summit by dawn, in time to return to Mweka Camp for the sake of improved

Day 10: - Mweka Hut (3,100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1,828 m/6,000 ft)
Descent time: 4 hrs
Elevation change: -1,250 m/-4,101 ft
Estimated distance: 10km/6.21
Final elevation: 1,828 m/6,000 ft
Even spent at Parkview Inn

Safari

Day 11: After breakfast we will drive to Arusha airport for a flight connection to Serengeti. After a 45-minute flight we arrived at Seronera Airport in the Serengeti National Park, before collection and transfer to Mbuzi Mawe tented camp in northern Serengeti. Depending on what wildlife we see along the way, the journey could take the rest of the day.
Day 12: We leave with a packed lunch for a day spent exploring the national park, with another night spent at Mbuze Mawe.

Day 13: Today we head south towards Ngorongoro, leaving behind the woodland savannah of the north of the park for the signature plains of the south. By afternoon we will be in the Crater Highlands, and by early evening at the lovely Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. Here you will stumble on arguably the most beautiful view in the world.

Day 14: After a morning spent on the floor of the crater we will start to make our way by road to Moshi. Evening at Parkview Inn.

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