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Hike to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro and see wild game on a safari in the Serengeti. The ultimate African adventure all wrapped into one!

 

Price: Starting from $3,783

Duration: 11 days (February - OCTOBER)

Activity Level: 1 2 3 4 5

PRICE: $4450

Student (15% discount): $3783
Private Departure (1-4 pax): $5785
Private Departure (5-10 pax): $4450

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive to Moshi
Day 2: Hike to Mandara Hut
Day 3: Hike to Horombo Hut
Day 4: Rest day at Horombo Hut
Day 5: Hike to Kibo Hut
Day 6: Summit Kilimanjaro and return to Horombo Hut
Day 7: Complete trek and return to Moshi
Day 8: Head to Tarangire Park for safari
Day 9: Game drive to Lake Manyara, sleep at Ngorongoro Crater
Day 10: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater and return to Moshi
Day 11: International departures

Please note: Expedition dates indicate when you should arrive and depart Tanzania. Arriving early or departing late? Click here to purchase an additional day with lodging and airport transfers.

Arrival DateEnd DateStatus
June 10, 2016June 20, 2016Open
July 1, 2016July 11, 2016Open
August 5, 2016August 15, 2016FULL
September 2, 2016September 12, 2016FULL
September 23, 2016October 3, 2016Open
October 7, 2016October 17, 2016FULL
October 21, 2016October 31, 2016Open
February 10, 2017February 20, 2017Open
February 17, 2017February 27, 2017Open
March 3, 2017March 13, 2017Open
March 17, 2017March 27, 2017Open
June 9, 2017June 19, 2017Open
June 30, 2017July 10, 2017Open
August 4, 2017August 14, 2017Open
September 1, 2017September 11, 2017Open
October 6, 2017October 16, 2017Open

inclusions

  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • airport transfers
  • hut accommodations on trail
  • 3 nights accommodation in Moshi
  • breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek
  • trekking permits and entry fees
  • farewell and welcome dinners
  • guide & porter services
  • all ground transportation to/from trail
  • 2 nights camping on safari
  • guided safari excursions

NOT INCLUDED

  • personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • international airfare and meals during travel
  • snacks during trek
  • beverages outside of designated meals

itinerary

Day 1: Moshi (2,800ft/853m). Arrive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, where our team will be awaiting your arrival. Drive 1 hour to the town of Moshi to check into our partner lodge to catch up on your jetlag. Join the rest of the group for a welcome dinner at the lodge.

Inclusions: Welcome dinner (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transportation; accommodations

Day 2: Moshi to Mandara Hut (8907ft/2715m). The adventure begins! Drive 1 hour to the Kilimanjaro National Park. Depart with only a daypack and begin your ascent through the mossy rain forest. Keep your eyes out for monkeys in this lush area. Stop at a picnic spot to enjoy your box lunch before continuing to ascend. Spend the first night on the trail at Mandara Hut, a solar generated, A-frame hut. Enjoy a delicious dinner before getting some well-deserved rest.

Total distance: 5 miles. Approximately 5 hours of trekking.

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); national park fees; accommodations 

Day 3: Mandara hut to Horombo Hut (12,155ft/3705m). The scenery transitions from rain forest to moorland and it is possible to catch your first glimpses of the Kibo Crater. Check out the unique plant life that can live for 100 years and reach up to 16 feet tall! Pass an ancient burial ground and learn about Chagga culture. Retire to Horombo Hut for the evening. 

Total distance: 7.2 miles. Approximately 6-8 hours of trekking.

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); national park fees; accommodations

Day 4: Horombo Hut (12,155ft/3705m). Spend a rest day at Horombo Hut. To acclimate to the altitude, head out on a day hike to Zebra Rock, a geologic phenomenon in a beautiful setting. Don't forget to check out the star-covered sky. With almost no light pollution, the mountains are an astronomer's paradise.

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); national park fees; accommodations

Day 5: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut (15,518ft/4730m). The hike continues through yet another microclimate, the alpine desert. This moon-like landscape gives you great views of the summit. Reach Kibo Hut for some rest before heading out that same evening for your final ascent. 

Total distance: 6 miles. Approximately 6 hours of trekking.

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); national park fees; accommodations

Day 6: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut (12,155ft/3705m). Arise just before midnight to begin the long ascent to the top. Steep switchbacks lead you to the summit. Gain almost 4,000ft as you reach the summit at 19,341ft above sea level! With the crater on one side and a glacier on the other, this spot is certainly breathtaking. Enjoy a beautiful view of the sunrise before you return to Kibo Hut and on to Horombo Hut for the night.

Total distance: 12.7 miles. Approximately 13-16 hours of trekking.

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); national park fees; accommodations

Day 7: Horombo hut to Moshi (2,800ft/853m). Continue your descent back through the rain forest. Stop at Mandara Hut for lunch and continue all the way back to the park gates. Return to Moshi for a hot shower and a celebration dinner with your team.

Total distance: 12.2 miles. Approximately 6 hours of trekking.

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); national park fees; accommodations

Day 8: Moshi to Tarangire Park to Mto wa Mbu. Time for safari! After departing Moshi around 9am, the drive to Tarangire Park is a scenic, 4-hour ride. At the park, pop the roof of the car and begin a game drive. Spot elephants, ostrich, waterbuck, giraffe, and even lions! After wrapping up the game drive, it is a 1-hour drive to the campsite. Settle down for a beautiful night of camping under a star-filled sky.

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); national park fees; camping accommodations

Day 9: Mto wa Mbu to Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater. Depart the campsite and head to Lake Manyara National Park. Watch herds of baboons on the move and in the trees surrounding the car. Head toward the lake, which is colored pink by the numerous flamingo wading in the water. Eat lunch next to the hippo pond and then drive one hour to Ngorongoro crater where you will eat dinner and camp on the rim of the crater. 

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); national park fees; camping accommodations

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater to Moshi (2,800ft/853m). Wake up early and start the descent into the crater. As you descend, spot rhinos, zebra, lions, wildebeest, and impala. This UNESCO World Heritage site was formed by an imploded volcano over 3 million years ago and now this conservation area is home to many African species. Return to the campsite for lunch before the 4-hour drive back to Moshi, returning by 5pm.

Inclusions: Breakfast and lunch (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); transportation

Day 11: Moshi (2,800ft/853m). International flights depart.

Inclusions: Breakfast (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transportation

End of services.

All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditions, see here.


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PACKING LIST

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

See current weather conditions for Mt. Kilimanjaro here

See current weather conditions in Moshi, Tanzania here.

Packing System: This expedition includes porters for bag transport. You are only responsible for carrying a daypack. We recommend packing your items in a large backpack or a durable duffle bag. 

Carried Bag Weight Limit: 22lbs/10kg

Rentals Available:

  • Sleeping Bag - $42 USD
  • Trekking Poles - $21 USD
  • Gaiters - $15 USD
  • Must be confirmed no later than 1 week prior to expedition start date - rent gear here!

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid for 6 months after arrival date
  • Photocopy of passport
  • US Currency for 15 or 30-day Tanzania Visa (available upon arrival for US citizens)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc.
  • Yellow fever vaccination card (if applicable)

Expedition Gear

  • Change of clothes for Moshi - to be kept in storage during expedition
  • Medium/Heavyweight down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Synthetic long underwear (1-2)
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Sun hat
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sandals/Crocs/Old Sneakers (for walking around the lodges/restrooms in the evening)
  • Day pack
  • Water bottles (2) or bladder may be substituted for one water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • SPF 50+ Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Sleeping bag w/ 0ºF rating
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Swimsuit for lodge in Moshi
  • Bug spray
  • Balaclava

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • OTC medications (Advil, Imodium, Pepto-bismol etc.)
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Tanzania (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Binoculars for safari
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy bars
  • Yaktrax
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

Due to its elevation, Kilimanjaro contains 5 sub-climates from base to peak--bushland, rain forest, moorland, alpine desert, and arctic. Both precipitation and temperature vary greatly between each zone. Expect to hike from flat, dry plains through rain forest and semi-alpine environments before reaching the rocky, snow capped summit.

Because Kilimanjaro is located near the equator, the temperature remains fairly constant throughout the year. Highs at the base of the mountains are in the upper 70s and lows in lower 60s. As you increase in altitude on the mountain temperatures drop significantly and the evenings can drop well below freezing and into single digits higher up on the mountain.

The rainy season peaks in April, and late March and early May can be quite wet as well. Bringing warm clothes and good rain gear will keep you prepared for any weather you may encounter.

Moshi Weather

 

Elevation


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CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.

If your expedition must be canceled by OneSeed due to circumstances outside of your control (e.g. natural disasters, weather, etc.), we will work with you to reschedule at no extra cost. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase less 20% of trip cost.

All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.

INSURE YOUR TRIP

OneSeed provides optional cancellation and interruption insurance for all expeditions. Please review the OneSeed Cancellation and Refund Policy before purchasing any expedition.   Travelex Cancellation and Interruption Insurance covers unforeseen events that may prevent you from participating in your scheduled expedition.