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12 Days: Mt Kilimanjaro | Serengeti and Masai Mara

Discover the untamed beauty of Kenya's national parks, encounter iconic wildlife, and witness the legendary Serengeti in Tanzania. Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes, thrilling game drives, and unforgettable safari adventures.

Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara

After breakfast you will be picked by Super Africa Wildlife Adventure Safaris driver-guide. Thereafter you will be driven through the distinct escarpments into the Great Rift Valley where you will have an opportunity to take obviously high quality photos from the vantage and strategic Rift Valley view point. You will enjoy your lunch en route as you continue with your drive to Maasai Mara National reserve via Narok town, the authentic homeland of the Maasai tribe. The proud, young and brave Maasai warriors Morans with their plaited hair, red cloaks, and spears, will certainly challenge your curiosity. This 700-square-mile Game Reserve is the African theatre of your dreams; complete with wide range of wild animals grazing amid the superb rolling landscapes surrounded by gentle hills and acacia woodlands. On arrival you will take some rest and then enjoy an evening game drive in the reserve led by Kenya Walking Survivors Safaris expert guide. Later you shall proceed back to your lodge before dark in readiness for a delightful dinner and overnight stay.

  • Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Accommodation: Giraffe Hills Mara camp
  • Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water 
  • http://giraffehillsmaracamp.com/

Day 2:  Masai Mara  Full Day

Optional:

Today there will be a high possibility and an exciting opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride. You will take off very early in the morning, in a buoyant hot air balloon into the skies for the ultimate Maasai Mara wildlife adventure. Like an eagle you will soar over herds of game to the inner reaches of the Mara. You'll ascend in the early morning, when winds are calmest. Watch as the professional crew fills the flaccid balloon with hot air. Slowly the gigantic, colorful bag begins to bulge and take shape. You will hold your breath aboard the traditional wicker gondola basket while the expert pilot makes final adjustments. As the pink and red fireball of the sun rises in splendor over the plains, you're up, up and away - for the flight of a lifetime! Your balloon can soar over the most inaccessible and undisturbed parts of the Mara, with only the intermittent whisper of the balloon's gas burners punctuating the silence of your majestic flight. Because wind and weather conditions vary, every flight presents a completely new and unique experience! From your vantage point about 50-500 feet above the reserve, you have a fantastic 360-degree bird's-eye view of the most dramatic scenes in nature as they unfold beneath you. Depending on the season, you might witness exasperatingly delicate herd of antelopes flowing like schools of fish across the plain, groups of elephants grazing undisturbed in a remote ravine, lionesses stealthily stalking a herd of grunting wildebeest, or zebras conferring in a confusion of black and white stripes and bark-like calls. After your incredible flight, it's time to come back down to earth for breakfast. As you sip champagne and dig into a splendid breakfast of sizzling bacon, eggs, sausage, home-made breads, fresh tropical fruit and steaming cups of Kenyan coffee or tea under the clear blue sky, you might wonder what all the ordinary people are doing on this perfect African morning! Before leaving, the pilot will present you with your balloon flight certificate. You can be sure that after this experience that no flight can match this airborne experience! After the spectacular balloon ride you will continue with your game drive in Masai Mara in search of the big five and other animals. You will have a lunch break followed by more game drives till evening when you return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Note: This Hot Air Balloon ride will be offered at a very special price if booked together with the safari. If you are NOT doing Balloon ride: After your breakfast, you will pick your packed lunch and set out for a full day game drive in the reserve under the expert guidance of Super Africa Wildlife Adventure Safaris guide in search of the big five and other animals. Lions, cheetahs and leopards roams the vast grasslands in search for their next meal, it may be an unsuspecting impala or even a small one like the warthog whatever the players, the spectacle of nature unfolding is always awesome and inspiring! You will have a lunch break followed by more game drives till evening when you return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Accommodation: Giraffe Hills Mara camp
  • Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water 
  • http://giraffehillsmaracamp.com/

Day 3: Lake Naivasha to Arusha

After your breakfast you will depart to Arusha via Nairobi. Our journey will take us across the border of Kenya into Tanzania. Once on the border you will clear with the immigration procedures and then continue with your drive arriving in the picturesque town of Arusha in time for lunch. Arusha sits at the foot of rugged Mount Meru, and is the gateway to most of Tanzania's safari areas. The afternoon will be spent at leisure. Later in the evening settle down for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Arusha - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast you will be picked by Super Africa Wildlife Adventure Safaris driver then drive to Serengeti national park. It is a world heritage site, the 7th worldwide wonder and the oldest national park in Tanzania. It is well known for its annual wildebeests of more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle that migrate in the months of May, June, July, October, November and December. You will have lunch en-route. On arrival, proceed for the afternoon game drive in the park. The park covers 12,944km2 of open plains making it one of the largest in the world. The rocky outcrops commonly known as Moru kopjes in the eastern part of the park are of scenic beauty and occasionally cats can be seen lazing on them. The park contains vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other antelopes. Later you shall proceed to your lodge before dark in readiness for a delightful dinner and overnight stay.

  • Main Destination: Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: Tukaone Serengeti Camp
  • Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water 
  • https://tukaonecamps.com/

Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

You will wake early for breakfast then transferred to Ngorongoro Crater with your packed lunch. Upon arrival you will descend into the Crater floor (19.2 km of diameter, 610m deep, 304 sq. km) which is home to an estimated 30,000 animals. Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, rhino, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. You will continue with your game drive in this wonderful caldera. Break for lunch at a picnic site within the crater. Later after lunch you will ascend to the top of the crater then transferred to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Main Destination: Ngorongoro National Park
  • Accommodation: Fanaka Safari Camp and Lodge
  • Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water 
  • http://fanakasafaricamps.co.tz/ 

Day 6: Karatu - Moshi

Today you will wake in the morning, after breakfast you will drive to Moshi town with lunch en route. A pre-departure group meeting with your mountain guide is scheduled for the early evening.

Situated in the heart of a major coffee growing region, Moshi is an attractive small town of about 150,000 people and it lies at the base of Kilimanjaro. Despite the teasing proximity of snow-capped Kilimanjaro, Moshi is not the cool highland settlement you might expect. Instead, lying at an altitude of 810 meters, it has a surprisingly humid, sticky climate, reminiscent of the coast. Moshi means smoke in Swahili, but the origin of this name is something of a mystery.

Day 7: Machame Gate to Machame Camp (B,L,D)

Hiking Time: 6-7 hrs
Total Distance: 18km
Starting Altitude: 1490m
Final Altitude: 2980m
Habitat: Montane (rain) Forest

After breakfast, we drive approximately 1 hour drive to the village of Machame. Depending on the condition of the road, it may be possible to drive 3km further from the village to the Machame gate of the Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park (1815m). After registering at the gate office, you start your ascent and enter the lush rain forest. Here, you will listen to the sounds of many exotic birds, and may even see monkeys such as the black & white colobus - these monkeys are black with a long 'cape' of white hair and a flowing white tail.

Most of today's day is spent in the gorgeous and fascinating forested slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, most of which is considered to be rainforest zone. It is very possible that we will see some rain today, or that at least the trail will be moist and soggy, and possibly muddy.

We cover a lot of distance today, though the gradient is gradual. We climb the lower slopes of the mountain, ending at the Machame Campsite, just beyond the rain forest and within the fascinating heath-land.

Day 8: Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp (B,L,D)

Hiking Time: 6-7 hrs
Total Distance: 9km
Starting Altitude: 2980m
Final Altitude: 3840m
Habitat: Moorland

Rise early and climb steeply through the heath land of savannah, and trees such as Giant Heather and Erica. You will reach a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is notable for beautiful wild alpine flowers and the unique giant lobelia and giant groundsel (senecio kilimanjari) plants. If its a clear day, you will have direct views of Kibo, the peak and ultimate goal of your adventure.

After a short lunch and rest, traverse across the Shira plateau west towards a river gorge, and finally you will reach the Shira campsite. The night at this exposed camp will even be colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing.

Day 9: Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp (B,L,D)

Hiking Time: 7-8 hrs
Total Distance: 15km
Starting Altitude: 3840m
Final Altitude: 3950m (via 4630m)
Habitat: Montane Semi-Desert

Today we turn east and continue to climb "pole pole" (slowly, slowly) through increasingly rocky and barren terrain. We have lunch and ascend the rocky scree path to the Lava Tower (4630m). The trek now starts to become more difficult, as the trail steepens, and most hikers start to feel the affects of the altitude, such as weakness and lack of breathe.

From the Lava Tower, we descend steeply for 2 hours down more than 600m into the Great Barranco Valley. This descent affords fantastic views and some great photo opportunities of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. You will also feel here the clear benefits of this acclimatization day as we lose altitude down to the camp.

Barranco Camp is set on a col (flat area) enclosed on three sides by the Breach Walls, and the Kibo massif itself. Hanging glaciers glint in the sunshine above, amidst the eerie landscape of plants such as the giant groundsels, and the uniquely endemic Giant Lobelia. This is definitely the toughest day so far, but incredibly beautiful.

Day 10: Barranco camp to Barafu camp (B,L,D)

Hiking Time: 7-8 hrs
Total Distance: 13km
Starting Altitude: 3950m
Final Altitude: 4550m
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Today we tackle the Great Barranco Wall - an imposing face above your camp. A steady climb up the eastern wall takes us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some awesome views of Kilimanjaro.

Our trail continues down into the Karanga Valley, and then joins up with the Mweka route - our descent trail. In this valley, your porters will stop to collect water, as there will be none further up. Here the temperature will grow colder as we follow the trail climbing through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can been seen from our camp. Barafu is the Swahili word for "ice", and the camping area is on a ridge in an narrow and exposed flat area. Here there are ever-present gale winds that come off the mountain peaks.

In preparation for your final ascent the same night, you will familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark, and prepare your equipment and thermal clothing for the summit attempt. Sleep may be difficult, but you will lie down after dinner to rest for the 1345m final ascent.

Day 11: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (B,L,D)Hiking Time: 7 hrs to summit, 7-8hrs descent

Total Distance: 7km to summit, 23km descent
Starting Altitude: 4550m
Summit Altitude: 5895m - Uhuru Peak
Final Altitude: 3100m
Habitat: Stone Scree, ice capped summit, Alpine desert

Today you will be woken at approximately in time to leave camp by around 12am, and after a warm drink and a light snack, you will begin the most difficult though most rewarding day of the trek - your hike up to the top of Africa. Climbing through the dark, you will ascend northwest on rough scree passing between the Rebmann and Tarzel glaciers. After approximately 6 hours of slow but strenuous hiking, you will reach the rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5685m.

It is here where you will be rewarded with a breath-taking sunrise (weather permitting), which we enjoy while taking a short rest. From Stella Point the trail is normally snow-covered, and every step of the 3 hour ascent to Uhuru peak is challenging. At 5895m, Uhuru, which means "freedom" in Swahili, is the highest point in Africa. Take a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment, as this is day to remember for the rest of your life!

The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions; the temperatures range from just below freezing at midnight, to between -12 C to -23 C just before dawn. We start back down the same trail, and descend back to Barafu camp. Here you will have a well earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear. We then head down the rock and scree path into the moorland zone, reaching the forest, and eventually arriving at Mweka hut in the late afternoon.

Today is the longest, and the most mentally and physically challenging of the trek. But a day that will stay with you forever, as you conquered the heights of Kilimanjaro.

Day 12: Descent - Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi (B,L,D)

Hiking Time: 4-5 hrs
Total Distance: 12km
Starting Altitude: 3100m
Final Altitude: 1980m
Habitat: Montane Rain Forest

At a much lower altitude than the last few mornings, today you will wake up full of oxygen and ready to descend the short hike to the Mweka Gate. Enjoy the forest on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and upon arrival at the Mweka gate, successful hikers will receive their summit certificates (gold for Uhuru Peale, Green for Stella point). From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village for lunch, normally a muddy 1 hour hike. Upon arrival to Moshi in the afternoon, relax, or have that much-deserved shower and congratulatory beverage.

HAVE A WONDERFUL TOUR - SEE YOU ON THE ROAD.......

TOTAL COST PER PERSON IS USD $ 4,152 (MINIMUM OF 2 PERSONS)

NOTE: SOLO TRAVELER  PAYS EXTRA SINGLE SUPPLEMENT OF USD $ 1660

INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • AMREF (Travel insurance) Flying doctors services in East Africa. (In case of emergency)
  • All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
  • Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography
  • Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
  • Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture safaris.
  • A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
  • Each 4x4 Toyota Hiace minivan carries safari accessories including window sills, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
  • Bottled mineral water during game drives.
  • Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes, levies and fees
  • Pick up and drop off transfers

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • International airfares and departures taxes.
  • Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
  • Personal needs
  • Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided while on game drives.)
  • Laundry services.
  • Between meal snacks, parks, attractions and events not included in your itinerary
  • Rain jackets, hand cloves
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari in Masai Mara (USD$ 475 Per Person)
  • Masai Village Visit (US$ 20 Per Person)
  • Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha (US$ 30 Per Person)

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Contact Information

Super Africa Wildlife & Adventure Safaris
Royal Tower, Hospital Road
P. O. Box 100 Kisii - Kenya
Call/WhatsApp: +254 704 937 935
info@superafricasafaris.com
https://superafricasafaris.com