18 Days: Discover Tanzania

  • Visit Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.

Tour Highlights

  • Summit the glorious Mount Kilimanjaro and watch the sun rise from 19,340ft
  • Visit some of Tanzania’s most beautiful national parks
  • Relax on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar after your excitement and adventure
  • All transfers included
  • Flexible bookings – you choose the dates

Tanzania; rugged peaks, wild creatures, azure waters…and unparalleled hospitality

This special tour really does offer everything – a mountain-trekking challenge, the chance to watch the sun rise over Africa from the top of its highest mountains, wild animals in their natural habitat, days on the beach to soak up the sun, and the opportunity to soak up the culture and atmosphere of a famous old town.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Rivertrees Country Inn

Dinner

  • Pick up from the International Airport of Kilimanjaro.  Transfer to Rivertrees Country House for a safari briefing from one of our representatives
  • Dinner and overnight at Rivertrees

 

Day 2: Machame Camp

Full Board

  • Transfer to the Machame Park Gate (5,950ft) in the morning.  Register with the park authorities and begin your climb through the lush forest
  • Continue on to heath land before reaching overnight camp destination at Machame Camp (9,850ft)
  • 6-7 hours approximate walking total
  • Dinner and overnight at Machame Camp

 

Day 3: Shira Camp

Full Board

  • Continue across the beautiful heath land and ascend into alpine moorland, taking in magnificent Kilimanjaro peak views
  • Begin a steep climb through the stunning forest surrounds, and scramble around large boulders
  • 5-6 hours approximate walking total
  • Dinner and overnight at Shira Camp (12,600ft)

 

Day 4: Barranco Camp

Full Board

  • Draw closer to the peak as you approach the Lava Tower, on a steep and quite strenuous trail.  The Lava Tower is a 300ft tall volcanic plug which marks an exposed path at 15,000ft.
  • Descend into the Barranco Valley in the afternoon
  • Reach Barranco Camp – set on a flat area and enclosed on three sides by the valley walls.  The landscape here is strange and beautiful, with glistening glaciers, giant groundsels, giant lobelia and plummeting walls
  • 5-6 hours approximate walking total
  • Dinner and overnight at Barranco Camp (12,950ft)

 

Day 5: Karanga Valley Camp

Full Board

  • An acclimatisation day of hiking and taking in the stunning views
  • Descend into the gorge before climbing its eastern wall, where you will take in the views of Kilimanjaro’s ice fields
  • Continue trekking until reaching Karanga Valley
  • 4-5 hours approximate walking total
  • Dinner and overnight at Karanga Valley Camp (13,900ft)

 

Day 6: Barafu Camp

Full Board

  • Trek up through the Karanga Valley, with the trail turning steadily uphill, following the lava ridge to the Barafu Camp
  • The temperature will drop and the landscape will become more sparse as you approach the camp, set on a small and exposed flat area on a ridge.  This camp will be your base from which to attempt the summit
  • 6-7 hours approximate walking total.
  • Dinner and overnight at Barafu Camp (15,200ft)

 

Day 7: Summit and Mweka Camp

Full Board

  • Start the challenging summit trek shortly after midnight, passing between the Rebmann and Tarzel glaciers to the rim at Stella Point
  • The temperatures range from just below freezing a midnight, to between -12 deg.C to -23 deg. C just before the dawn summit
  • As dawn nears you will summit the Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,340ft – the culmination and reward of some 6-7 hours strenuous hiking
  • Descend back to Barafu Camp, rest a while, and continue descent to Mweka Camp (9,840ft).  This descent will take approximately 3-4 hours
  • Dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp

 

Day 8: Park Gate

Rivertrees Country Inn

Half Board

  • Make final descent to the park gate, a walk of some 3-4 hours
  • Drive to Arusha for rest and relaxation
  • Dinner and overnight at Rivertrees

 

Day 9: Lake Manyara

Private Afternoon Game Drive

Kirurumu Tented Lodge

Full Board

  • Pick up from hotel after breakfast and head towards Lake Manyara, driving across the floor of the Great Rift Valley
  • Reach Lake Manyara – a stunning national park recognised for its natural beauty, and also for its unique tree-climbing lions!
  • Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Tented Camp

 

Day 10:

Private Afternoon Game Drive

Mapito Camp Serengeti

Full Board

  • Depart for the Serengeti after breakfast
  • Make an en route stop for a picnic lunch in a scenic spot before continuing into the Serengeti for an afternoon game drive
  • Dinner and overnight at Mapito Tented Camp

 

Day 11: Serengeti

Private Full Day Game Drive

Mapito Camp Serengeti

Full Board

  • After breakfast, take an early morning game drive in the Serengeti, where you might spot a group of lionesses gathering for a hunt, or a hard of buffalo lazily grazing in the sun
  • Return to your accommodation for a delicious lunch and some rest and relaxation, before embarking on your afternoon game drive.  Or, if preferred, a lunch box can be taken with you, to maximise on your game-viewing time
  • Dinner and overnight at Mapito Tented Camp

 

Day 12: Ngorongoro

Private Full Day Game Drive

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Full Board

  • Early morning game drive, where you can spot nocturnal predators returning from their night hunting, and other animals just waking in the dawn light
  • Continue on your game spotting as you head towards Naabi Hill Gate and towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Descend into the crater for an amazing game driving experience on the crater bottom.  You can expect to see lion, elephant, zebra, hippo, jackals, rhino and many, many more creatures.  A picnic lunch will be taken at the crater bottom, to maximise on game viewing time
  • Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

 

Day 13: Zanzibar Beach

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa

Half Board

  • Proceed to Arusha for your flight to Zanzibar, where you will take your relaxing beach extension
  • Dinner and overnight at Sea Cliff

 

Day 14: Zanzibar Beach

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa

Half Board

  • Pick up from hotel after breakfast and head for Spice Tours in Kizimbani where you will get to taste spices and later on head to Mangapwani Slave chambers before going back to the hotel.
  • Overnight at Sea Cliff Resort

 

Day 15: Zanzibar Beach

Blue Oyster Hotel Jambiani

Half Board

  • Relax and enjoy the stunning beaches, beautiful weather and laid-back atmosphere of Zanzibar’s east coast.
  • Take a village tour and see how locals or you can opt to go for a Sea Weed Farm Tour in Paje..
  • Overnight at Blue Oyster Hotel Jambiani

Day 16: Zanzibar Beach

Blue Oyster Hotel Jambiani

Half Board

  • Pick up from hotel after breakfast and head for Dolphin Tours, Shiraz ruins in Kizimkazi and head to Jozani Forest to see the Red Colobus Monkey
  • Overnight at Blue Oyster Hotel Jambiani

Day 17: Stone Town

Tembo House Hotel

Half Board

  • After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Zanzibar’s fascinating old town – Stone Town
  • En route you will do the famous spice tour, visiting the spice plantations which once provided the economic backbone of the island
  • You will learn not only about spices, but also about organically grown herbs, as well as their uses in medicine, cosmetics and cookery.  Lunch will be taken at the Spice Restaurant, where you can sample the spices and locally grown fruits
  • The afternoon will be spent on a tour of historical Stone Town, taking in the House of Wonders and the Palace Museum, alongside bustling markets, countless mosques and many curio shops
  • Dinner and overnight at Tembo House Hotel

Day 18: Departure

Bed and Breakfast

  • Transfer from your hotel to Zanzibar Airport for your onward travel plans

Prices for this tour

2 – 3 people” price=$5,590

4+ People” price=$4,590

price=$535