Arrival. Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania where we will be waiting to take you to the beautiful Highview Hotel, a recognized 5-Star, Global Certificate of Excellence facility.
Day 1. Lake Manyara Game Drive, Highview Hotel. Famous for its tree-climbing lions and its varied landscape which supports an impressive range of other game.
Day 2. One of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world for furthering the understanding of early human evolution, Serengeti Wild Camp is in a wonderful bush setting, with tall tent accommodations including beds, mattresses, showers and lavatory.
Day 3. Serengeti Game Drive, Serengiti Wild Camp. The Serengeti encompasses Serengeti National Park and a number of protected game reserves and conservation area. As region, it hosts the largest mammal migration in the world.
Day 4.Maasai Village, Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive, Highview Hotel.
Experience how the Maasai people live and get to know their culture and customs on a visit to a traditional Maasai village.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a protected area and a World Heritage Site. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area.
Day 5.Tarangire Game Reserve, Moshi, Springlands Hotel.
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania, it is located in Manyara Region.
Moshi is situated on the lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano and highest mountain in Africa.
Springlands Hotel is the base for mountain hiking and other wilderness areas. Named after the freshwater springs just short distance from the hotel. Rated 4.9/5 on Trip Advisor.
Included: All accommodation, all meals, safari vehicles and guides. Airport drop-off provided.
Transition Day (July 10, 2017)
Springlands Hotel, rest day.
Leadership development and orientation for the climb.
The Climb (July 11 – 18, 2017)
Day 1. Moshi (915 m/3,000 ft) to Machame Gate (1,490 m/4,890 ft) then climb to Machame Camp (2,980 m/9,780 ft), 5-7 hours
Day 2. Machame Camp (2,980 m/9,780 ft) to Shira Camp (3,840 m/12,600 ft) – 9 km/5.6 mi, 4-6 hours
Day 3. Shira Camp to Lava Tower (4,630 m/15,190 ft) to Barranco Camp (3,950 m/12,960 ft) – 15 km/8.9 mi, 7 hours
Day 4. Barranco Camp (3,950 m/12,960 ft) to Karanga (4,026 m/13,277 ft) – 9.5 km/6 mi, 3-5 hours
Day 5. Karanga (4,026 m/13,277 ft) to Barafu (4600m /15,200 ft)- 3.9/2.5 mi, km, 3-5 hours
Day 6. The Summit!
Barafu Camp (4,600 m/15,200 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/19,341 ft) to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft) – 7 km/4.4mi up, 23 km/14.9 mi down, 6 – 8 hours up, 7-8 hours down
Day 7. Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1,980 m/6,500 ft) to Moshi (890 m/2,920 ft) – 15 km/8.9 mi, 3-4 hours
Day 8. End -Transport to airport for flight home (included) – some will want to stay on to be with the orphan community and Heshie (& Werner).
Included: All accommodation, all meals and guides through breakfast July 18, 2017. Airport drop-off provided.