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Kilimanjaro and Safari

Tanzania at it´s best!

KILIMANJARO – MACHAME ROUTE

At the beginning of our six day ascent to Kilimanjaro via the Machame route we hike through the lush vegetation of the mountain forest, which later turns into grassland, before a high alpine landscape and last remnants of snow and ice at the summit shape the landscape. The slightly longer Machame Route offers the best form of altitude acclimatization due to its path, which constantly goes up and down, and therefore the best chances to stand on the peak of 5.895m high Uhuru Peak after 5 days of hiking.

WILDLIFE SAFARI

The last part of this wonderful trip is a 3 day safari to the most beautiful national parks in Africa. We spend the nights in good lodges and visit the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, where we have the possibility to see leopards, lions, hippos and a great birdlife, if lady luck is on our side. The highlight of this safari, the Ngorongoro Crater, offers a unique natural spectacle. Elephants, lions, rhinos, zebras, gazelles and antelopes live here side by side like in paradise.

Adventure Factor spirited
Experience / Emotion mindblowing
Fitness / Struggle workout
Risk very low
Comfort sophisticated

Highlights:

  • Kilimanjaro via Machame Route
  • 3 Days Safari
  • Safari in the most beautiful national parks: Tarangiri, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Optional extension: Zanzibar
  • free choice of date and guaranteed departure – also for solo travellers

Trip dates:

Booking code:-
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Price per person: 0

The following procedure is planned:

 

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Day 01: Arrival/meeting point Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO).
Pick-up from the airport and transfer to the hotel (approx. 45 min).
Hotel; (-/-/D)

Day 2 - Day 8: Trekking

Day 2: Moshi – Machame Gate (1.800m) – Machame Camp (3.100m)
A 1-hour drive takes us to Machame Gate, where we take care of the formats for registration in the National Park. Here also our remaining team joins us, the porters and cooks and the anticipation in the air rises. Then it finally starts! We start our trekking tour along the Makoa brook, which leads us into dense rainforest. In between the path can be a bit muddy and slippery, but we work our way forward and the closer we get to our destination today – Machame Camp – the more the landscape changes towards the alpine moorland.
Trekking: 5-7 hours (h) / 9km / +1,300 meters altitude difference (am); tent; (B/L/D)

Day 3: Machame Camp – Shira Camp (3.840m)
The trail continues northeast towards Shira Camp. Today we really leave the wooded area and climb a steep rocky ridge. After we have overcome this, we are rewarded with the breathtaking view, because only the Kilimanjaro to offer. The wide plains of Africa with Mt. Meru to the west and its beautiful sunsets. Arriving at Shira Camp we will do a small tour to higher areas, which will help us to acclimatize properly.
Trekking: 5-7h / 9km / +740am; tent; (B/L/D)

Day 4: Shira Camp – Barranco Camp (3.950) over the Lava towers
Today’s stage to Barranco Camp is extremely beautiful and begins with a gentle climb towards Kibo (Swahili for the highest mountain in the Kilimanjaro massif – and thus our destination). We reach the prominent rock “Shark’s Tooth” (4.400m), continue south through flat valleys until we reach the “Lava Towers” (4.600m). From there the way leads us back down to Barranco Camp, where we can look forward to great views of the icy “Western Breach” and the “Barranco Wall”. Today contributes again to our acclimatization, as it respects the principle of going up, sleeping low.
Trekking: 6-7h / 11km / +110am; tent; (B/L/D)

Day 5: Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp (3.930m)
Today’s trekking is a bit shorter and serves us to get used to the altitude. First we climb the trekking route over the Barranco wall (200hm), which is steep but not too demanding and whose most difficult passages can be overcome on hands and feet. Once we reach the top, we again have great views of the Kibo and the surrounding countryside. The rest of the time a hilly path leads us over some small brooks to the Karanga river, which we cross and finally arrive at today’s destination.
Trekking: 4-5h / 5km / +200am – 220hm; tent; (B/L/D)

Day 6: Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp (4.700m)
The already 5th trekking day brings us very close to the highest point of Africa. Today we go uphill in a rocky area – again and again with a view of the southern glacier tongue. We cross the Mweka Route and start another ascent over steep lava rocks, which finally brings us to Barafu Camp. With this we have made the southern circumnavigation of the mountain and were able to view our destination from several angles. The terrain at Barafu Camp is inhospitable, with little vegetation and often even snow-covered – the high altitude sends its greetings. We set up our camp, enjoy a hearty meal and recharge our batteries for tomorrow’s summit day.
Trekking: 2-4h / 4km / +770am; tent; (B/L/D)

Day 7: Barafu Camp – Gipfel (5.895m) – Mweka Camp (3.100m)
The most exhausting day of the whole trip awaits us today, the day we have been working towards all the time, the day when we will be at the highest point of Africa! 23:00 hrs already we wake up with a light snack and warm drinks before we start our 5km trek to the summit. This part will also be the coldest with temperatures between -5°C and -10°C. We first head northwest, following a steeper and steeper valley at the edge of a scree field. Passing the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers we reach Stella Point at 5.672m. From here we can watch the spectacular sunrise. Only one hour later we reach the summit of Uhuru Peak – congratulations! We enjoy this moment we have on the roof of Africa and the joy it brings with it, after which we descend again. We pass Stella Point again and reach Barafu Camp, where we have a short well deserved break. Afterwards a 9km trek (approx. 4-5h) brings us to Mweka Camp at 3.100m. The easy trek has some spectacular vantage points and leads us through the moorland back to the wooded area. We spend our last evening together at Kilimanjaro.
Trekking: ca. 16h / 14km / +1.195am -2.795hm; Tent; (B/L/D)

Day 8: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate (1.800m)
We start our morning with a good breakfast and the cheerful songs of our team. Then we start our last descent towards Mweka Gate. Once there, all the climbers get their certificate, which they can take home as a souvenir of this adventure. In the Mweka Village our transfer back to the hotel awaits us, where we finish our time together at the Kilimanjaro with a hearty dinner and maybe some Kilimanjaro beer.
Trekking: 4-5h / 10km / -1.300am; Hotel; (B/L/D)

Day 9 - Day 11: Wildlife Safari

Day 9: Moshi – Tarangire NP – overnight in the area of Ngorongoro Crater NP
Today we leave Moshi at approx. 09:00 o’clock with our jeeps and start our 3 day safari adventure. From the hotel we drive to the vast of the Masai Steppes, to Tarangire National Park, where we stop for a first game drive in search of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, zebras and many other animals. In the afternoon we continue our drive towards Ngorongoro NP. Once there, we will enjoy the wonderful view over the crater and a wonderful evening.
Travel time: 6-7h; Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 10: Game Drive Ngorongoro NP- overnight in Karatu
After a delicious breakfast with stunning views, we drive to the fascinating Ngorongoro Crater. We descend steeply into this 25 km diameter crater. It seems as if all animals live peacefully side by side: Elephants, lions, hyenas, buffalos, zebras, wildebeests, rhinos, and hundreds of other species… We spend the whole day in this beautiful paradise and return to our lodge in the evening.
Travel time: 1-2h; Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 11: Lodge – Lake Manyara National Park – Kili Airport (JRO) – Flight to Europe
Our last day offers another highlight. After breakfast we start to Lake Manyara National Park. With a little luck we can watch lions, leopards in the trees, giraffes, elephants, hippos and flamingos. From Lake Manyara National Park we go directly to Kili Airport, from where we will start our journey home in the evening or alternatively on to Zanzibar island for some beach time.
Travel time: 4h; Lodge (B/L/D)

check_circle_outline  What is Included:

  • English speaking, local tour guide
  • Double room occupancy (in hotel, lodges and tents)
  • All entrance fees
  • Meals according to specifications (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • 2 nights in a good hotel in Moshi
  • 2 overnight stays in a lodge
  • 6 nights in tents
  • all bus transfers
  • luggage transportation
  • Trekking Kilimanjaro
  • Local crew
  • 3 Days Safari

help_outline  Optional:

  • single room supplement
  • Extension Zanzibar

highlight_off  What is not included:

  • All international flights
  • Visa (approx. $ 50,-)
  • Meals and Drinks not listed
  • Tips (see “Requirements”)
  • Personal Equipment
  • Personal (travel) insurance

SANSIBAR ISLAND

The spice island Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean is ideal as an extension for resting and bathing. Enjoy sunny days at the white sandy beach and the coral reef.

Arab and Indian influences mixed with Swahili lifestyle and architecture await you. The markets offer a variety of spices and tropical fruits.

info  General

An expedition to high altitudes still presents an enormous challenge despite modern equipment and tactics. Besides technical and fitness requirements, the high altitude still poses the largest hurdle. That is why we place great emphasis on prudent, slow acclimatization (see also FAQ).

Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to program or route changes. Participation in trekking lies in your own individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.

If you are not sure that taking part in an expedition like this is the right thing for you, feel free to contact us on Tel +43 512 204134 or e-mail [email protected] for a personal consultation.

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

Please note that tipping the team at Kilimanjaro is normal and expected. Due to the many necessary team members, the amount of tips is usually higher than for other treks. When booking the tour you will receive more detailed information and guidelines. For the 7-day Machame-Trek, depending on the number of participants, tips of 300 – 450 US$ per person should be calculated.

Note: In this trip, Furtenbach Adventures will act as an intermediary. We reveal the terms and conditions of the tour operator Tanganyika Travel, Rindi Road Rengua Street Moshi TZ, +255 627609967, whose travel, cancellation and liability conditions are fully met.

language  Entry Requirements

EU or Swiss citizens:

Tanzania:

When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 more months. You must apply online to get a tourist visa for Tanzania: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/

We recommend to apply approx. 1,5 months before departure. Information about recommended vaccines and health regulations: http://www.who.int/ith/en/

Important: When entering the country from a yellow fever area (this includes any stopovers of more than 12 hours), it is necessary to present a valid yellow fever vaccination.

Travelers must be able to prove their return or onward ticket when entering the country.

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

https  Insurance

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance) at “Europäische Reiseversicherung AG[European Travel insurance].

For this journey the insurance package “Annual-Complete+Cover” would be suitable. We’re happy to provide you with an individual offer after the booking of the trip or on request.

work  Equipment

Unless specified otherwise in the detailed program, all high camp equipment will be provided by us. You need to bring your own personal equipment such as down clothing, expedition shoes, an isolated sleeping mat and a sleeping bag with a comfort range of – 5 degrees celsius. Following your booking we will send you a detailed equipment list. We will be happy to advise you personally during the selection and purchase of required equipment. With years of expedition experience, we know what has proved its worth and what not.

perm_identity  Physical fitness

A key success factor in expeditions is being in good shape. In the weeks before the trekking you should start with frequent training to get used to walking for several hours and familiarize yourself with your equipment and hiking shoes.

local_hospital  Health

We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation. Particularly important is a visit to the dentist because previously unnoticed dental problems can become quite acute due to the sudden change in pressure conditions in higher altitudes.

landscape  Experience

We are very familiar with the charm and attraction of an eight-thousander! However, we want to make certain that you can ascend safely, come back alive, and be able to enjoy the expedition while on it and not afterwards. Therefore, in order to participate in our eight-thousander expeditions, you must already have collected some experience at high altitudes and mountaineering. When booking, please let us know which heights you have already reached and which high mountains you have climbed. If you are a newcomer, no problem, we offer a bespoke program aimed to train you for reaching your desired destination.

In order to participate in our seven-and six-thousander expeditions, you should have at least some experience on the four-thousander peaks of the Alps or other mountain ranges. Our offer for newcomers applies here as well, we can train you to become prudent and safe high altitude climbers!

We offer a special introductory weekend for all those who want to learn about – or refresh their knowledge of – all the skills and techniques needed on an expedition. More info here.

payment  Payment

Deposit Payment is made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid 45 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in our GTC.

directions_run Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of Furtenbach Adventures GmbH.

The following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel:

until 30 days prior to departure…………………………. 30%
29 – 20 days prior to departure…………………….. 40%
19 -10 days prior to departure…………………….. 70%
9 – 4 days prior to departure………………………… 80%
from the 3rd day prior to departure (72 hours)………100%
on the day of departure………………………………… 100% of the tour fee.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to departure.