Kilimanjaro Serengeti Tour
Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour is a 14 day Tanzania safari holiday that combines Mount Kilimanjaro hike and Serengeti safari. Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour combines the best of Kilimanjaro trek with African wildlife safari.
About the 14 Day Kilimanjaro Serengeti Tour
The 14 day Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour starts and ends in Arusha. The highlight of this tour is conquering the roof of Africa, the Kilimanjaro. You will be able to climb Mount Kilimanjaro within the 14 days. You will also be able to see the big five. The tour visits Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara National Parks. Your Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour itinerary is below:
14 Day Kilimanjaro Serengeti Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival
You will be met by out Tanzania safari rep on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport. Enjoy a briefing on your Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour. This will be followed by a transfer to Key Hotel hotel in Moshi. This is booked on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: Moshi – Machame camp (9,800 ft)
Early breakfast starts your Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour day. This is preceded by a transfer to the park entrance gate. Take your time to register at the Mount Kilimanjaro national park gate.
After meeting your trekking team you will have a briefing again. Embark on your trek through the lush tropical forest. This takes 5-7 hours of hiking to Machame. You will dinner and overnight at the Machame camp.
Day 3: Machame Camp – Shira Camp (12,600 ft)
Breakfast and begin your Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour day. This day you will take 4-5 hours of hiking to Shira camp. You will pass through the rocky hills with wide views of the Shira Plateau (11,000 ft). Shira camp is on Shira plateau and provides a wonderful view of Mount Meru. Dinner and overnight will be at Shira camp.
Day 4: Shira Plateau – Barranco Camp
You will have breakfast to start your Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour day. You will descend to the bottom of Barraco valley. This will be through the Lava tower. There will be numerous waterfalls and streams along the route. This trek will take 7-9 hours. Dinner and overnight will be at Barraco camp.
Day 5: Barranco Cliff – Barafu Camp
Today you will hike past the Karanga camp to the Barafu camp. This takes 7-11 hours passing through lush vegetation in sheltered hollows. Dinner and overnight will be at Barafu camp.
Day 6: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp
Wake up at midnight take something warm. You will start your trek at 1:00am ascending by torch light. Make your way up the paths that are surrounded by the Ratzel and Rebman glaciers. This trek will take you to Stella Point (18,800 ft), in about 5-6 hours. From the Stella point you will have 2 hours to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft). This is the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and the highest point on the African continent. From here you will descend to Barafu and then proceed to the Millenium Camp (12,500 ft).
Day 7: Mweka Gate – Arusha
Breakfast and then descend to Mweka gate. You will drive back to Arusha. Check in at Kibo hotel in Arusha booked on bed and breakfast.
Day 8: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
After breakfast you will drive to Tarangire National Park. This Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour drive is about 335km from Arusha town. The park is home to over 500 bird species and various animals. There is acacia and mixed woodland vegetation. You will also find baobab trees and old palm, black cotton grass Baobab trees. You cannot miss the dense bush and high grasses.
Upon arrival you will take a game drive and later a guided walk. You will be looking out for wildebeest, elephants, zebras, and hartebeest. There are also giraffes, Impala, Eland, lesser kudu, waterbuck, gazelle rhinos, leopards and giant pythons.
The list has Thompson’s gazelle, greater and lesser kudu. We also have cheetah, oryx and gerenuk. The bird life includes Kori bustard, stocking-thighed ostrich and ground hornbills. There is colorful yellow-collared lovebird and pairs of red-and-yellow barbet may be spotted too. Dinner and overnight will be at the Tarangire Sopa Lodge.
Day 9: Tarangire - Ngorongoro Crater National Park
You will begin the day with breakfast. Your Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour with then embark on a community walk. After lunch you will drive back to Ngorongoro Crater National Park. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge.
Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater National Park
Start your Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour day with an early breakfast. This is to be followed by departure into the crater. Your day on Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour is dedicated for game drive. The Park is a paradise of woodlands and lakes. This provides for abundant wildlife and vegetation.
You will be looking for Gazelle, buffalo, elephants and wildebeest. You may also see all the big cats. Of interest would be the black manned lion, leopards and hyena. A multitude of birds including flamingos are sighted regularly. The rich bird life is due to the soda content in Lake Magadi.
This lake is on the crater floor. Ngorongoro crater is wildly beautiful hence the name ‘Garden of Eden’. Return for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.
Day 11: Ngorongoro - Serengeti National Park
Your Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour starts with an early breakfast. This will be followed by departure to Serengeti. You will stop at Ol duvai Gorge. This is believed to be the cradle of mankind.
After lunch proceed to Serengeti National Park. You will arrive in time for a short game drive. Transfer for dinner and overnight at the Serengeti Wildlife Lodge.
Day 12: Serengeti National Park
Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal animals returning from hunting. At this time the lions are awaking in the dawn. During the game drive you might spot buffalos, elephant, giraffe, eland and topi. You may also see kongoni, impala, Zebras, lion and Solitary leopards near Seronera River.
There are cheetahs, hyena, aardwolf, serval cat, Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes. The Black Rhinos, waterbuck, baboon, African wild dog and kongonis too. Apart from the animals you might spot various birds. They include the ostrich, bizarre secretary, black eagles and acacia woodland secretary bird.
There are also the Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, and lovebirds. You will return to the lodge for lunch and in the evening you can relax at the Serengeti Wildlife Lodge.
Day 13: Serengeti - Lake Manyara National Park
Your Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour begins with breakfast. This will be followed by departure. Today you will be going to Lake Manyara National Park. This will be a long scenic drive across the Savannah grassland.
On arrival in Lake Manyara National Park you will have the afternoon on game drive. Today you will be searching for the tree climbing lions. Dinner and overnight will be at the Lake Manyara Hotel.
Day 14: Lake Manyara – Arusha
An early breakfast marks the beginning of Kilimanjaro Serengeti tour day. This will be followed by check out and drive to Arusha. You can enjoy a city tour. Visit the museum, markets and buy some souvenirs. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
End of 14 Day Kilimanjaro Serengeti Tour
14 Day Kilimanjaro Serengeti Tour Costs:
14 Day Kilimanjaro Serengeti Tour Inclusions/Exclusions
- Group transport to and from Moshi to the trail head
- Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping/hut fees, rescue fees and Value Added Tax (VAT)
- Expert guide, assistant guides, cook and porters
- Bottled oxygen, for emergency rescue only
- Private toilet
- Four season, 3 person mountain tents, double occupancy
- Sleeping pad, foam, 1.5 inches thick
- Mess tents, tables, chairs, lanterns
- serengeti park entrance fees
- All transportation and transfers
- Fresh, nutritious meals on the mountain
- Breakfast at hotel
Not included in the 14 Day Kilimanjaro Serengeti Tour price:
- Lunch or dinner at hotel
- Beverages at hotel
- Personal gear and equipment
Costs of additional services:
- Single supplement, for single tent/room, per trip $250
- Extra porter, for excess gear, per day $30
- Extra hotel night in Nairobi and Moshi, check in 11AM, check out 10AM, per double room $90
- Sleeping bag rental, Mountain Hardwear Lamina, synthetic -30F, per trip $50 No rental reservations necessary, payable in Tanzania
- Trekking poles rental, telescopic, per trip $20 No rental reservations necessary, payable in Tanzania
- Mount Meru climb (4 days/3 nights + 2 nights hotel), per person $1,495 (2+ climbers), solo climber $1,695