11-Day Tanzania Adventure Kilimanjaro Summit, Hadzabe Encounter, and Wildlife Safari

Tour Overview
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Itinerary

Embark on the ultimate 11-day Tanzania adventure, featuring a thrilling Kilimanjaro summit, captivating Hadzabe encounter, and unforgettable wildlife safari. Traverse the iconic Machame route to conquer Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro, witnessing breathtaking landscapes and achieving the summit at Uhuru Peak. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the indigenous Hadzabe community in Eyasi, experiencing their traditional hunting and gathering lifestyle firsthand. Then, venture into the wild heart of Tanzania’s national parks, including Serengeti, Tarangire, and Ngorongoro Crater, where you’ll witness the Big Five and countless other species in their natural habitats. Experience the magic of Africa on this once-in-a-lifetime journey, blending adventure, culture, and wildlife in the land of Kilimanjaro.

Included/Excluded

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodations
  • Meal plan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Experienced guides and porters
  • Park entrance fees
  • Safari transport by 4x4 Land Cruiser
  • Drinking water
  • Extensive Game Drives
  • Cultural experiences
  • Personal & baggage insurance
  • International flights
  • Tips or Gratitude
  • Any other extras not detailed above

Tour Plan

Day 1: Machame Gate - Machame Camp Mount Kilimanjaro

Commence your expedition with a comprehensive briefing, acquainting yourself with the journey ahead. Depart from your hotel in Moshi, accompanied by our experienced guides and porters, and embark on a picturesque drive to Machame Village. Following registration at Machame Gate, commence your ascent through the lush rainforest, taking in the sights and sounds of this pristine ecosystem. Arrive at Machame Camp in the late afternoon, where your comfortable tent accommodations await.

Day 2: Machame Camp - Shira1 Mount Kilimanjaro

Awaken to a breathtaking sunrise and savor a hearty breakfast before setting out for Shira1 Camp. Traverse through a diverse terrain, from verdant rainforests to expansive moorlands, and relish in the panoramic views of the Western Breach and Shira Plateau. As evening descends upon the campsite, immerse yourself in the tranquility of the high altitude, gazing at the star-studded sky.

Day 3: Shira 1 - Lawa Tower Mount Kilimanjaro

Embark on an exhilarating trek towards Lawa Tower, ascending steep paths above Kilimanjaro's lush vegetation. Pause at the iconic Lava Tower for lunch, soaking in the breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape. Descend towards Barranco Camp, where you'll be treated to a spectacular sunset amidst the towering cliffs.

Day 4: Barranco Camp - Karanga Camp Mount Kilimanjaro

Conquer the formidable Barranco Wall and descend into the scenic Karanga Valley. En route to Karanga Camp, take time to appreciate the rugged beauty of the landscape, with its sweeping vistas and dramatic rock formations. Arrive at camp and unwind with a sumptuous dinner under the starlit sky.

Day 5: Karanga Camp - Barafu Camp Mount Kilimanjaro

Embark on the penultimate leg of your journey, trekking towards Barafu Camp, your final stop before the summit. Traverse diverse terrain, crossing ridges and valleys, and marvel at the raw beauty of Kilimanjaro's high-altitude landscape. As you settle into camp, prepare yourself mentally and physically for the challenge that lies ahead.

Day 6: Barafu Camp - Uhuru Peak Mount Kilimanjaro

Rise before dawn and embark on the ultimate ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. Journey through thick scree and switchbacks, following the trail towards Stella Point. Celebrate your achievement as you reach the summit, surrounded by the majestic glaciers of Kilimanjaro. Capture the moment with photos at the iconic Uhuru Peak sign before beginning your descent back to Barafu Camp.

Day 7: Mweka Camp - Mweka Gate Mount Kilimanjaro

Descend through Kilimanjaro's lush rainforests to Mweka Gate, where you'll receive well-deserved summit certificates. Reflect on your journey as you bid farewell to the mountain and return to Arusha  where a hot shower and comfortable accommodations await.

Overnight at Graceland /Similar Accommodation

Day 8: Tarangire National Park Tarangire park

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast before setting off on an exhilarating journey to Tarangire National Park. Your safari adventure kicks off with a stop in Arusha Town for any last-minute necessities, immersing you in the vibrant local culture. As you venture into Tarangire, be prepared to be awe-struck by the park's diverse landscapes, from expansive savannahs to ancient baobab trees dotting the horizon. Keep your camera ready as you encounter Tarangire's renowned elephant population, along with an array of other wildlife including wildebeest, zebras, and giraffes. Enjoy a leisurely game drive through the park, pausing for a scenic picnic lunch amidst the natural splendor of this wilderness oasis.

Overnight at Karatu safari camp/similar

Day 9: Eyasi Lake Eyasi

Rise early and fuel up with a delicious breakfast before embarking on a cultural exploration of Eyasi, home to the indigenous Hadzabe community. Journey to the heart of Hadzabe territory, where you'll have the unique opportunity to interact with this ancient tribe and learn about their traditional way of life. Experience firsthand the art of hunting and gathering, gaining insight into their deep connection with the land. Marvel at their unique language and customs, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of this fascinating community. Take time to explore the surrounding area, soaking in the scenic beauty of Lake Eyasi and its surrounding landscapes

Overnight at Serengeti camping

Day 10: Serengeti National Park Serengeti national park

Set out on a thrilling safari adventure to Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Africa's most iconic wildlife destinations. Departing from Karatu, journey through picturesque farmland and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before descending into the vast plains of the Serengeti. As you arrive in the central Seronera area, prepare to be mesmerized by the park's breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife. Enjoy a leisurely game drive through the park's diverse habitats, from rolling grasslands to acacia woodlands, in search of the Big Five and other iconic species. Stop for a delicious lunch amidst the wilderness before continuing your safari exploration, capturing unforgettable moments against the backdrop of the Serengeti's endless horizons.

Overnight at Serengeti Camping

Day 11: Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha Ngorongoro crater

Bid farewell to the Serengeti as you embark on the final leg of your journey, traversing the picturesque landscapes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area en route to the legendary Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the crater's vast caldera, a natural wonder teeming with an incredible diversity of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of lions, elephants, and rhinos, as well as the elusive leopard, against the backdrop of this stunning landscape. Pause for a scenic picnic lunch overlooking the crater floor, soaking in the panoramic views of this pristine wilderness. As your safari adventure comes to a close, return to Arusha, where you'll bid farewell to Tanzania's natural wonders, taking with you memories to last a lifetime.

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