18 Day Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania
18 Days Tanzania Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour – Tanzania Mountain Hiking Safari to Mountain Kilimanjaro
The 18 Days Tanzania Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour to Mountain Kilimanjaro is by far the most exciting Safari package within Tanzania. This Safari takes you to the top of Mountain Kilimanjaro.
The fascinating Ngorongoro Conservation area, the beautiful plains of Serengeti national park, Lake Manyara national park, and the white sand beaches of Zanzibar. Spend 18 days discovering the beauty that lies within Tanzania.
Safari in Details of the 18 Days Tanzania Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour – Tanzania Mountain Hiking Safari to Mountain Kilimanjaro
- Day 1 of the 18 Days Tanzania Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour: Arrival at Julius Nyerere International airport
On arrival at Julius Nyerere International airport, you will be warmly received by one of our representatives who will ensure your smooth transfer to the Oasis lodge for dinner and overnight. (FB)
- Day 2 of the 18 Days Tanzania Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour: Machame camp
Start your day early with a 50 minutes drive from Moshi to Machame gate. You will start your trip with a journey through Machame village which is situated on the lower slopes of the Mountain. You will then continue to walk through a dense rich rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge, that leads you straight to Machame Camp.
While on this trail you will come across several small animals such as; Civet, Genet, Serval cat, Duiker, Colobus monkey as well as several other animals and birds. All meals and overnight will be catered for at the camp. (6-7 hours’ trek)
- Day 3 of the 18 days Kilimanjaro hiking Tour Tanzania: Shira camp.
Start your day 2 hike early in the morning as you ascend to a steep, rocky ridge through the rain forest. On the Shira plateau, you will pass through Heath and open moorlands guided by an experienced hiker, then cross over the river gorge to Shira 2 camp. On this expedition, it is Guaranteed that you will come across several monkeys, bushbabies, Porcupines, and many other small animals and birds. Meals and overnight at Shira 2 camp. (FB). (6-7-hour trek)
- Day 4 of the 18 days Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania: Barranco camp.
Get up early and begin your journey up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower (300ft mass formed by volcanic activity). We shall then descend towards Blanco Camp where we shall spend the night. (5-6 hours’ trek)
- Day 5 of the 18 day Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania Zanzibar Adventure Safari: Karanga Valley camp.
The day will begin bright and early in the morning with a trip to the base of the Great Barranco wall. The trip continues up a steep but navigable cliff of about 900ft.
This route will lead you through a series of hills and valleys ending with Karanga valley, where you will spend the night. (4-5 hours’ trek). On this adventure, you are sure to find several animals passing your trail or lingering in the trees.
- Day 6 of the 18 day Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania Zanzibar Adventure Safari: Barafu camp.
After breakfast, you will ascend towards the Mweka trail and continue to the rocky section. By the end of Day 6, you will have finished the entire Southern Circuit which has a spectacular view. Arrive at Barafu camp and relax the day away.
- Day 7 of the 18 day Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania: Uhuru peak to Mweka camp
Start your trek to the summit as early as midnight so as to get to Uhuru peak (the highest point on the continent) early. This experience is mind-blowing and fascinating although extremely harsh, cold, and tiring.
You will be able to see the most beautiful sunrise over Mawenzi peak. This journey entails several short breaks during the trek because the conditions at such an altitude are rather unfavorable.
After enjoying the beauty of the summit, you will start descending to the Mweka hut campsite with a pit stop at Barafu for refreshments. Spend the evening at Mweka camp for dinner and overnight. (3-4 hours trek)
- Day 8 of the 18 day Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania: Machame park gate, Arusha.
Get up early and start your trip to the Machame gate. You will slowly descend to the bottom of the hill carefully because the route can be wet and muddy. On this expedition, you will come across several birds and animals lingering in the trees and bushes.
On arrival at the Machame gate, you will be received by a vehicle that will ensure your smooth transfer to the Oasis lodge for dinner and overnight. (3 hours’ trek)
- Day 9 of the 18 days Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater
Embark on an early morning journey to the Ngorongoro conservation area. After lunch, treat yourself to a breathtaking evening game drive on the beautiful savannah of Ngorongoro Crater.
On this adventure you will see animals like; Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Buffaloes, Zebra, Wildebeests, Rhinos, lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas, and many other animals. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Lodges such as Acacia farm lodge, Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, Ndutu Safari Lodge, and many others.
- Day 10 of the 18 days Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania: Serengeti national park
Start your journey to the Serengeti plains early in the morning with a detour at Olduvai Gorge where Anthropologists Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey made significant historical discoveries, hinting that mankind originated from Africa. Continue to Serengeti national park and take on a night game drive. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. (FB)
Lodges such as; Singita Mara river tented camp, Grumeti Serengeti tented camp, Ehlane plains Camp, Kaskaz Mara Camp, and many other lodges.
- Day 11 of the 18 days Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania: Full-day game drive.
At sunrise, take on an early morning game drive where you will see the sun rays brighten the Serengeti plains, you will come across several animals such as; Buffaloes, Elephants, Hippos, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Zebras, Black rhinos, Lions, Hyenas, Cheetahs, and many other animals.
After lunch, embark on an afternoon game drive that will give you a chance to see a variety of animals as well as birds. Depending on the time of year, you will be able to see the fascinating migratory herds move from The Mara region to the Serengeti plains. Return to your lodge of preference for dinner and overnight. (FB)
- Day 12 of the 18 days Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania: Lake Manyara national park
Leave Lake Manyara national park early in the morning. After lunch, go to an exciting bird-watching experience. Even if you are not a fan of the two-legged fellows, the beautiful bird variety at lake Manyara national park will entice you to become a bird lover.
Birds that you shall see include; the pink flamingoes, Silvery cheeked Hornbill, Narina Trogon, Crowned Hornbill Schalow’s Turaco, and many other birds.
In the evening, take a night game drive and get introduced to the night world where you will catch several nocturnal animals such as the Leopard, Lion, and many other animals. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Lodges such as; Lake Manyara Kilimamoja lodge, Lulimac Lake Manyara Lodge, Baobab Tented camp as well as many other lodges.
- Day 13 of the 18 days Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania: Arusha
Wake up early in the morning and embark on an early morning game drive. After this Adventure, transfer to Oasis lodge in Arusha. (FB).
- Day 14 of the 18 days Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania: Zanzibar.
Take on an early morning flight from Julius Nyerere international airport to Zanzibar. You will be received by one of our representatives who will ensure your smooth transfer to your proposed hotel for dinner and overnight.
Hotels such as; The Chwaka Bay Hotel, Sau Inn Hotel, Baobab Beach Bungalows, and many other beautiful hotels.
- Day 15-16 of the 18 Day Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania: beaches.
Spend your days relaxing on the white sand beaches engaging in several water sport activities such as; snorkeling, scuba diving, boat trips, and many other activities. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (FB)
- Day 17 of the 18 Day Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania Mountain Hiking Safari: Stone town
You will spend your last day on Safari visiting Zanzibar’s beautiful market of spices, herbs, ornaments and so many other beautiful items. You will also go down the history of Zanzibar by visiting several historical sites like the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum, Dr. Livingston’s House, and the Arab Fort amongst others.
Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
- Day 18 of the 18 Day Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour Tanzania Adventure Safari: Departure
Wake up early and take a flight to Julius Nyerere airport where you will transfer back home
End of the 18 Days Tanzania Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour – Tanzania Mountain Hiking Safari to Mountain Kilimanjaro
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