- Tours & Safaris
- Tanzania Safaris
- Kilimanjaro Trek & Safari
Highlights of this Safari
- Iconic African imagery & experiences
- Porters & professional guides for Kilimanjaro
- Excellent game viewing & big cats
- Ideal for Nov/Dec Wildebeest Migration
Day 1: A Gentle Start
You’ll start your hike tomorrow; today is a time to relax and rejuvenate after your long journey here. You’ll be met at Arusha Airport and transferred to Rivertrees Country Inn where you can unwind in the leafy garden and – if it is clear weather – gaze over Mount Kilimanjaro itself. Relax with a massage at the spa or spice it up with a mountain bike ride to shake off the last of the travel aches.
Days 2 – 5: To the Roof of Africa
At nearly 6 000 metres or 20 000 feet above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and its slopes will be your home for the next four nights. With expert guides leading the way and cheerful porters carrying most of the luggage and food, you’ll see the mountain’s ecology unfolding before you as you hike uphill. You’ll need all the right hiking clothing but you only need carry a day bag with your personal belongings and can look forward to hot meals and a fascinating introduction to the mountain’s various vegetation zones before the chilly pre-dawn summit attempt.
Day 6: Return to Rivertrees
Comfortable cottages and en suite bathrooms await weary hikers back at Rivertrees Country Inn. The swimming pool and its sun deck is a popular post-hike hangout in warm weather but you may also want to curl up in front of a roaring log fire. This is the time to book a massage – the perfect way to end a Kilimanjaro hike.
Days 7 – 10: A Savannah Safari
From the snowy peaks of Kilimanjaro to the hot, burnished savannah – today you’ll fly to the eastern Serengeti plains, until recently closed to the public and now open and with a mighty reputation for big cats, especially cheetah. Not for nothing does your camp’s name – Namiri – translate as big cat in Swahili! The famous wildebeest migration rolls into the area from November to January and provides dramatic game viewing but the area is great for wildlife all year round. Morning and afternoon drives provide the action, and don’t be surprised if your breakfast turns out to be served out in the bush.
Day 11: The Journey Ends
Although you’ll be leaving for the local airstrip and a flight to your next destination, there may be time for a final morning game drive depending on your travel arrangements. If you’d like to add on a beach holiday in Zanzibar, simply let us know – the tropical retreat sits just a short flight away and offers the perfect place to wind down after a ‘snow’ and ‘safari’ experience.
Accommodation, Meals as specified, Activities at Safari Lodges, Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges, All internal flights in Tanzania, Road Transfers as specified, All Park & Conservation fees, Airport taxesExcludes:
Flights to & from Arusha/Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) Premium Drinks at Safari Camps, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance