Make the most out of your time in Tanzania with this private, guided tour that will escort you up to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and then take you on a classic safari. This trip is 100% carbon offset.
On this trip, you’ll do the climb of Mount Kilimanjaro first via the Machame Route* and then relax afterward with a leisurely safari in the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The climbing portion of the trip will last 7 days and take you through the Kilimanjaro National Park to the summit. The Machame Route, also known as the “Whiskey” Route, is one of the most popular paths up Mount Kilimanjaro.
*Other routes available for 6-7 day climbs: Lemosho, Rongai, Shira, Umbwe, and Marangu.
*Other routes available for 8-10 day climbs: Lemosho, Northern Circuit, Crater Camp.
The following day, we’ll leave for our 4-day safari**. We respect the animals on our game drives by not feeding them and informing our guests about the consequences of feeding the wildlife. We never lead hunting safaris; and we never participate in off-roading, which can kill some species. The Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater are fantastic for viewing big game animals. The crater in particular is well-known for being the biggest undisturbed volcanic crater in the world and attracts many popular animals.
**Safaris can range from 2-6 days. You can mix and match your climb and safari options to customize your package.
Seasonal Notes: The best time for this Kilimanjaro climb is June through October, and December to March. June through October will have less rain than December to March. Temperatures are relatively consistent year-round (around 75-80°F / 24-27°C), being on the warmer end from December to March.
This is a set itinerary. Download detailed itinerary to read more.
Day 1: Moshi [Tanzania] (arrival day)
Day 2: Moshi (1890m) to Machame Hut (3100m), START TREK
Day 3: Machame Hut (3100m) to Shira Caves (3840m)
Day 4: Shira Caves (3840m) then to Lava Tower (4600m) then Barranco Camp (3900m)
Day 5: Barranco Camp (3900m) to Karanga Camp (4000m)
Day 6: Karanga Camp (4000m) to Barafu Camp (4600m)
Day 7: Barafu Camp (4600m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) then Millennium Camp (3000m)
Day 8: Millennium Camp (3000m) to Mweka Gate (1640m), then to Moshi, END TREK
Day 9: Moshi to Serengeti National Park, START SAFARI
Day 10: Serengeti National Park
Day 11: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation
Day 12: Ngorongoro Crater to Moshi, END SAFARI
Day 13: Moshi (departure day)
We focus on organizing responsible and ethical tours that make places better for people to both live in and visit. Our dream is to combine community development with cultural tourism and conservation. We believe that the tourism industry has an obligation and a great opportunity to protect the world's natural habitats, cultural heritage sites, and communities.
We are a member of Carbon Offsetting Tanzania and for every climbing trip done with us, we offset the carbon impact and travelers will receive their carbon offset certificate. We provide Leave No Trace Tanzania training to our workers and donate some of our profits to planting trees in Moshi.
Our company has created employment opportunities for more than 400 locals (porters, guides, chefs), which helps with Tanzania's unemployment problem.
We do not believe in "cheap climbs." Our prices reflect fair and ethical wages for all. We do not exploit any of our Mountain Crew (porters, guides, and chefs), without whom our climbs would not be possible. To ensure this, we are a member of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) which requires that our Mountain Crew are paid fair wages, receive proper equipment and sleeping conditions, and are fed well. KPAP audits our climbs raises public awareness of fair treatment of porters. We also collaborate with KPAP to provide financial education to our Mountain Crew about saving, spending, and investing their money.
We do not indulge in animal slavery, cruelty, or luring through bait during the wildlife experiences.
We profit share with our community to ensure they benefit from the tourism revenue as well (for example, we support disabled children and help fund the building of schools.)
For every client, we ensure one child in Moshi gets health insurance for 1 year.
We stay at hotels that use or are trying to use renewable energy and eco-friendly cleaning products. We also stay in tents during the climb.
Use the Google map to orient yourself about where in the world this trip is. The location indicates the starting point for this trip.
A specific route map is included in the downloadable detailed itinerary.
To reserve your spot on a tour, a non-refundable deposit equal to 30% of the trip price will be required. If you need to cancel, your deposit will be kept as a lifetime credit which can be used on a future trip.
This trip has a variable start date, so you can plan a departure date for when it is safe to travel. It's also a private tour, meaning you will only be traveling with those you book the trip with.
Be sure you have traveler's insurance.
Please be fully vaccinated and boosted before traveling. You may also need proof of a negative Covid test before arrival to the country. Keep a mask and hand sanitizer with you at all times.
TEMPERATURE CHECK DURING CLIMB
BAGS AND LUGGAGE
SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS ON MOUNTAIN
FOOD AND DINING
DURING YOUR CLIMB
Remember that this is your once-in-a-lifetime trek. Simple, common-sense practices implemented by both guests and the Mountain Crew will help everyone feel at ease – without intruding on your enjoyment of this awe-inspiring experience!!
Q: What does the Physical Rating of "Mildly Strenuous" mean?
A: Kilimanjaro climbing involves physical training. You will have to be fit for this trip as it involves hiking for long hours. The safari portion is easy as it involves sitting in the car and watching animals during game drives.
Q: What are the accommodations like?
A: This is a mid-range tour that includes 3 to 4-star hotels at Moshi. While on the climb you will be sleeping in a four-season tent.
Q: Is this tour fully escorted?
A: Yes, this trip is fully guided by a professional Mountain Guide who will escort you throughout the climb.
Q: Is this trip safe for solo travelers?
A: Yes, it is safe and feasible for solo travelers. Solo travelers can book this as a private tour.
Q: Do I need a visa?
A: Yes, you will need a visa upon arrival in Tanzania.
Duration: 13 days
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Transportation: We will use a Hiace (small van) to transfer you to the trailhead for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. We will use 4x4 Land Cruiser safari vehicles.
Accommodation: 3-4 star hotels, tents.