Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking & African Safari – [8th to 24th May 2015] - Registration is ON
 

Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route trekking
Wildlife Safari & Camping at Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park

Participation Fees
Important Notes & Terms
Food Menu
Insurance
Equipment Checklist
Health
Vaccinations
Passport & Visa

 


Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcano in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania and the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level (the Uhuru Peak/Kibo Peak).
One day longer on trek, climbing a natural, rather than man made path, the Machame Route is a more demanding but much quieter and scenic route up the mountain. Overnights are spent camping in tents which are carried and pitched by the accompanying porters. Highlights of this route are the Shira Plateau, Barranco wall and the Karanga Valley reaching the summit via Stella Point.
Because this route is more taxing it is recommended that trekkers should be physically fit and with the additional day on trek to assist with acclimatization there is a good chance of reaching the summit.





 

Machame Route trekking [9 days and 8 nights – 7 days of trek]

8th May 2015 - DAY 0 [flight]
Take Kilimanjaro flight from your preferred destination. Mumbai International Airport is recommended to avail better deals.

9th May - DAY 1 [hotel]
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, Cab will be waiting for transfer to Hotel (bed and breakfast place) in Moshi. Early evening pre-climb briefing on the trek, dinner and overnight stay.
 

10th May 2015 - DAY 2 [Trek: 5 to 7 hours]

Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Machame for the first section of the climb through the montane forest to Machame Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. for overnight camp taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Machame camp.
 

11th May 2015 - DAY 3 [Trek: 5 to 7 hours]

Following the steep ridge and across heath and moorland to ‘picnic rock' and the Shira plateau, to Shira Campsite at 12500ft/3800m for overnight camp taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Shira camp.

12th May 2015 -  DAY 4 [Trek: 5 to 7 hours]
Heading towards Kibo, crossing a broad valley and climbing to a ridge crest, crossing scree slopes and a river valley to reach Barranco Campsite 13000ft/3900m. for overnight camp taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Barranco camp.
 

13th May 2015 -
DAY 5 [Acclimatization day]
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. 4 hrs walk

14th May 2015 - DAY 6 [Trek: 8 to 9 hours]
Cross the floor of the Great Barranco Valley, up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga river - the last water point on this route. A steep climb over rocky slabs to Barafu Campsite at 15500ft/ 4600m. for overnight camp taking 8 to 9 hours. Overnight Barafu camp.
 

15th May 2015 - DAY 7 [Trek & Summit: 5 to 7 hours]
An early start for the summit - Uhuru Peak the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m taking 6 to 7 hours. Descend via Barafu Campsite through the forest to Mweka Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. for overnight camp.- taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Mweka Camp.
 

16th May 2015 - DAY 8 [Trek: 3 to 4 hours]
Descend through the forest to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College taking 3 to 4 hours to met and transferred to Hotel/Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
 

17th May 2015 - DAY 9 [hotel]
Breakfast at Hotel/Lodge. End of trekking.
People who are participating only in Safari can arrive on this day.  (accommodation, food charges for today are not included). 
 
 


Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park – [4 days and 3 nights]


Lake Manyara

The park is located 130 kms west of Arusha town between the cliff of Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara. The park is 330 sq. kms and 230 is covered by Lake Manyara. The park contains a large variety of habitats such as rift wall, acacia woodlands, area of open grassland to mention but few being able to support large numbers of species. The most famous spectacle in the park are the tree climbing Lions, which are occasionally seen on the branches of acacia trees. Other animal are found in the area includes large herd of buffalo's, elephants, giraffes, impalas, monkeys, baboons, hippos, as well as million of pelican and flamingos and great variety of smaller animals which can be observed in the course of the single day.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Land of Maasai of their cattle and the fauna, this protected area is located in the great rift valley, gigantic fracture of the earth crust volcanoes, mountains, plains, lakes, forests, and archeological sites from this magnificent landscape. It is about 190 kms from Arusha town.

It is impossible to give a fair description of the crater, for there is nothing with which to compare it. It is one of the wonders of the world. This was once an active volcano, which collapsed leaving a caldera 20 kms in diameter. With no breaks at all in its steep walls, this is the largest intact caldera in existence.

The bottom of the crater 265 sq. kms dotted with watering holes shelter almost 30000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano but animals can leave, its called the eight wonders of the world.

The crater is famous for viewing black rhinos which are very few left, other animals can be seen includes elephants, buffalo's, zebras, wildebeest, gazelles, monkeys, and ever hungry predators including lions and hyenas. More than hundreds species of birds, crested cranes, red billed ox-peckers and countless flamingos which form a pink cover over the soda lake.


Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park covers an extensive area of 14763 sq. kms, this is Tanzania's largest national Park and undoubtedly the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world. Over three million large game animals inhabit these rolling grasslands, which the Maasai call it siringet meaning endless plains. Here one can witness the unique migration of almost 1.5 million wildebeest undertake a circuit of 1000 kms searching for new pasture from the central plains to the permanent water of the Park corridors.

About 35 species of plain animals can be observed including the 'BIG FIVE' - elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, buffalo's and large herds of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras. Do not miss the big cats on the kopjes (huge granite rocks) which dominates the plains and crocodiles at the hippo pool which is 20 kms from seronera wildlife lodge.

 


18th May 2015 - DAY 01 [Safari]
09:00 Drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive with picnic lunch Dinner and overnight FANAKA CAMPSITE.
 

19th May 2015 - DAY 02 [Safari]
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Proceed to Serengeti, game drive en route with picnic lunch Dinner and overnight SERENGETI CAMPSITE.

20th May 2015 - DAY 03 [Safari]
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Drive to Ngorongoro for crater game drive with picnic lunch Dinner and overnight SIMBA CAMPSITE.
 

21st May 2015 - DAY 04 [Safari]
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Drive back to Moshi via Arusha with picnic lunch. End of African Safari. (accommodation, food charges for today are not included).
 

22nd May 2015 - [Free day]

In case of any delays in schedule we should have 1 day buffer in hand.(accommodation, food charges for today are not included).

23rd May 2015 - [flight]
Catch flight back home.
 

Participation Fees

Trek Cost per head: US $ 00.00
[Includes: Pickup from Kilimanjaro Airport, 2 days Accommodation in Hotel, Tented accommodation & all meals during trek, water, National park permit, Guides, porters]
Safari Cost per head: US $ .00
[Includes: Pickup from Hotel, Camping in tent, Meals during safari, Entry fees etc]
 
[Excluded: Air ticket, visa fees, visa processing charges, laundry, beverages, packaged drinking water, porter/guide tips, insurance. medical, food & accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, any additional delays due to weather or local situations]

Payment terms & options

Important Notes & Terms

 

Food Menu
 

Outlined below is an example of a typical menu. (we will be able to provide an alternative menu for vegetarians):

   

Day 1:

Breakfast: At the hotel
  Lunch packet: bacon & cheese sandwich, egg, fruit of the day, a portion of chicken
  Tea time:   tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water, popcorns, biscuits
  Dinner:      soup of the day with bread, spaghetti/beef/fried potatoes/vegetables, mixed salad/fruits – tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water

Day 2:


Breakfast: tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water – porridge/cucumber/tomato, eggs, bread with jam/honey/butter.  
  Lunch packet: sandwich with fruit of the day, hard boiled egg. Juice
  Tea time: tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water, ground nuts
  Dinner: soup of the day, pancake, fried chicken, vegetables, chinese rice, fruits – tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water

Day 3:


Breakfast: tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water – porridge, egg, cucumber, tomato, bacon
  Lunch packet:  sandwich with cheese, cucumber, tomato, green paper, carrot, hard boiled egg, salt to taste, fruit of the day
  Tea time : tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water – popcorns, biscuits
  Dinner:  soup of the day with bread, chips, fresh beans, spaghetti, beef, vegetables, banana – tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water
Day 4: Breakfast: tea/coffee/milo/milk powder/hot water – bread, cheese, porridge, bacon, eggs
  Lunch: hot lunch served – potato chips, eggs, bread, baked beans, vegetables, fruits – tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water
  Dinner:  soup of the day, stew, potato, chicken, vegetables, fruits – tea/coffee/milo/milk powder/hot water
Day 5: Breakfast: Mid-night light tea with biscuits
  Lunch: (at KIBO or BARAFU after SUMMIT) – orange squash, soup, bread, popcorns, biscuits
  Dinner: soup of the day , pancake, chinese rice, fried chicken, vegetables, fruits, – tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water
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Day 6:
Breakfast: tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water – porridge, egg, cucumber, tomato, bacon
  Lunch packet:  sandwich with cheese, cucumber, tomato, green paper, carrot, hard boiled egg, salt to taste, fruit of the day
  Tea time : tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water – popcorns, biscuits
  Dinner:  soup of the day with bread, chips, fresh beans, spaghetti, beef, vegetables, banana – tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water
   
Day 7:
Breakfast: tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water – porridge, egg, cucumber, tomato, bacon
  Lunch packet:  sandwich with cheese, cucumber, tomato, green paper, carrot, hard boiled egg, salt to taste, fruit of the day
  Tea time : tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water – popcorns, biscuits
  Dinner:  soup of the day with bread, chips, fresh beans, spaghetti, beef, vegetables, banana – tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water
   
Day 8: Breakfast: tea/coffee/milk powder/hot water – egg, bacon
  Lunch packet: french toast, orange, carrot, hard boiled egg
  Dinner : At the hotel


Insurance

We advise you to purchase travel insurance after arranging a trip to cover yourself against any unforeseen circumstances. Basic recommended insurance coverage:
 

Equipment Checklist

Please see the Equipment section for full recommendations for what you should bring and what is available to rent. Everything we provide is as a guide and you should decide on what's necessary and not. Porters are limited to carrying 15kg (35lbs) each and any excess weight would require an additional porter. All extra luggage can be stored at the hotel when climbing

Things to carry for Kilimanjaro Trek:

 

Health

Though Kilimanjaro is a steady climb, it should not be taken lightly. You should consult your doctor to check you are medically fit to endure a strenuous activity and able to acclimatize without injury. It is recommended that you are physically fit for the trek and hiking to higher altitudes, where possible, will be beneficial for acclimatization during the actual climb.
 

Vaccinations

Important Update: Please be advised, Yellow fever vaccination certificates are vital to enter Tanzania and any passenger arriving without a valid one is vaccinated at the airport at a fee of USD 50. This has technically been a requirement for many years, but it sounds like it will now be enforced. Please make sure you make all the arrangements necessary with your physician and have the yellow vaccination card inside of your passport at all times

You should make sure you have all the necessary vaccinations before traveling to Tanzania.

It is recommended that you visit your personal physician or travel health clinic 4 to 8 weeks before your departure date

Bellow is a guide from MDtravelhealth on vaccinations that are recommended before your entry into Tanzania. Please check with your physician on which ones are compulsory as this may delay/effect entry into Tanzania

 

Malaria Prophylaxis with Lariam (mefloquine), Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil), or doxycycline is recommended for all areas at altitudes less than 1800 m.
Polio One-time booster recommended for any adult traveler who completed the childhood series but never had polio vaccine as an adult
Yellow fever Recommended for all travelers. Required for travelers arriving from a yellow-fever-infected country in Africa or the Americas
Hepatitis A Recommended for all travelers
Typhoid Recommended for all travelers
Hepatitis B Recommended for all travelers
Rabies For travelers spending a lot of time outdoors, or at high risk for animal bites, or involved in any activities that might bring them into direct contact with bats
Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1956, if not previously given
Tetanus-diphtheria Revaccination recommended every 10 years

 

Passport & Visa

The following are entry requirements from the Tanzanian governments national website. They are provided as a guideline and you should consult your local embassy or check the website for any updates.

Registration

We suggest you to meet us at office, understand all nitty-gritty and signup the form. We require copy of following documents:

For any clarification email us at [email protected] or call on 9611102222

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No. 401, 4th Floor,
Curzon Square,
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Bangalore - 560 001

 

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