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highlights
  • Conquer Africa's highest peak.
  • Visit an authentic Maasai village.
  • Search for the "big five" during wildlife drives in the Serengeti.
  • Enjoy an included lunch with a local family in the Mto wa Mbu village
The tour Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route & Serengeti Adventure starts in Moshi and ends in Arusha. It is an explorer tour that takes 15 days taking you through Mto Wa Mbu, Barranco Camp, Serengeti National Park and 9 other destinations in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route & Serengeti Adventure is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Get the complete picture of Africa from two dazzling perspectives: the top of Kilimanjaro and vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This 15-day adventure begins with a seven-day attempt at the summit of Kilimanjaro from the Lemosho route, then gives way to five life-altering days in the Serengeti with time spent getting to know the Maasai in a remote village, wildlife drives in search of the "big five," and a visit to the massive Ngorongoro Crater. Those who’ve been will tell you that Africa will change your life. This tour will do it several times a day.
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4.0 - Very Good Based on 1 review
One of the most unforgettable experience in life!
Kaiyuwang Wang From Taiwanese On
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“Climbing Kilimanjaro was definite challenging especially the day u to the summit! But it’s worthy. When you saw the sunrise and iceberg just in front of you, which was amazing! The G adventure team is great; arranging everything pretty well and taking care of all the members. For the safari part, it’s for sure something must to do in Africa! Our driver is profesuonal not only tried to find the animals for us but also did the detailed explanation of the knowledge of animals ! The food was good... if I have to say something I don’t like probably which was we almost camping through all the trip...but it’s the way it is I guess!”
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Accommodation
  • Stella Maris Lodge (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Meet Your CEO and Group
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards.
Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro ending for the day at the Mti Mkubwa Campsite.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Distance : 6 km
    Register at the gate office, and start the hike with a gradual ascent and a slight descent into the Lemosho Glades. Enter the lush rainforest and listen to the sounds of many exotic birds. Spot monkeys such as the black and white colobus - these monkeys are black with a long ‘cape’ of white hair and a flowing white tail. Spend the day in the gorgeous and fascinating forested slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro, most of which is considered to be a rainforest zone. End the day at the Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) Campsite, within the upper reaches of the montane forest zone.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Climb into the moorland over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau and the Shira 1 Camp.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp
    Duration : 5.0 hr - 6.0 hr
    Distance : 9 km
    Rise early and tackle a steep climb to head out of the montane forest zone and into the moorland zone. Admire trees such as the Giant Heather and Erica. Embark on a challenging hiking day with a trek over the Shira ridge at 3,500m (11,483 ft), where, on a clear day, have direct views of Kibo, the peak and ultimate goal of the adventure. From there, descend to the Shira plateau and set up at Shira 1 Camp, located next to a stream.
Travel across the Shira plateau, with time for short acclimatization walks.
Because the hiking time is only about 3 hours today, use the free time to take a number of short acclimatization walks around and above the Shira 2 Camp. This camp is more exposed than the previous night's camp. It may be windier and colder, with temperatures dropping to below freezing.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Distance : 5 km
    Traverse the Shira plateau. Ascend gently through the lower alpine moorland, which is notable for beautiful wild alpine flowers and the unique giant lobelia and giant groundsel (senecio kilimanjari) plants.
Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activities
  • Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Distance : 7 km
    Climb slowly through the rocky terrain to the Lava Tower (4600m, 15,092 ft) from the Shira 2 Camp. The route becomes increasingly challenging and steep. Some hikers might start to feel weak or short of breath from the altitude so go slowly— “pole pole” as they say in Swahili—to avoid exasperating the symptoms.
  • Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
    Duration : 1.5 hr - 2.0 hr
    Distance : 3 km
    Descend from the Lava Tower 650m (2133 ft) to the Great Barranco Valley. Hike about 2 hours to reach the valley, acclimate to the elevation and take in the view of the Western Breach and Breach Wall along the way. Reach the Barranco Camp and enjoy the beautiful landscape as a reward for the day’s difficult hike. The Breach Wall surrounds the Camp on three sides and the area has an amazing view of hanging glaciers and the Kibo massif.
Tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
    Duration : 4.0 hr - 5.0 hr
    Distance : 5 km
    Start the steady hike up the eastern side of the Great Barranco Wall. On the way to the Karanga Camp (4100m, 13,451 ft), pass below the Heim Glacier and through the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley. Depending on the weather, enjoy the fantastic view of Mt. Kilimanjaro from the Heim Glacier.
Trek through the alpine desert up to Barafu Camp. Prepare for the midnight start of the summit attempt.
In preparation for the final ascent the same night, you will familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark, and prepare your equipment and thermal clothing for the summit attempt. Sleep may be difficult, but lie down after dinner to try and rest for the 1295m final ascent.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Distance : 4 km
    Trek through the Karanga Valley to the Barafu Camp at 4600m (15,092ft). The trail through the alpine desert is dry, barren, and temperatures will get colder after leaving the valley camp. The Barafu Camp is on a narrow ridge with no barriers from the wind, but with a beautiful view of the Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Take some time before dark to get familiar with the camp area to avoid any accidents later.
At midnight, begin the summit trek. Conquer the rim of the main crater, then cross the scree and snow to Uhuru Peak. Descend to Mweka Camp.
This stretch is the longest, and the most mentally and physically challenging of the trek. But the feeling of conquering Kilimanjaro will stay with you forever.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activities
  • Barafu Camp to Stella Point
    Duration : 6.0 hr
    Distance : 4 km
    Wake up call today is at 11pm in order to reach Stella Point (5756m, 18,885 ft) in time for the spectacular view of the sunrise (depending on weather). Enjoy a snack and warm drink and get ready for the ascent in the dark up the northwest scree. Go slowly as the terrain is rocky and difficult, pass between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers before arriving at Stella Point.
  • Stella Point to Summit
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 1.5 hr
    Distance : 1 km
    Start the 1 hour, gradual ascent to Uhuru peak (5895m, 19341 ft) along the snow-covered trail. Temperatures near the summit can range from -23° C (-9°f) in the morning to just below freezing overnight. Arrive at the summit at last! Take a deep breath and celebrate a successful climb.
  • Summit to Mweka Camp
    Duration : 4.0 hr - 6.0 hr
    Distance : 12 km
    Begin the descent from the summit towards the Barafu camp, where the group will pack up and enjoy a quick rest. The route down will use the same rock and scree path as the ascent and will pass back through moorland and forest terrain. Reach Mweka hut in the late afternoon.
Continue descent through the forested, lower slopes to Moshi. Meet the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a G supported project, for a climbing ceremony.
Arrive to Moshi in the afternoon. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain.

Opt to pre-book the Moshi Mamas Massage by adding it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Stella Maris Lodge (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
    Duration : 4.0 hr - 5.0 hr
    Distance : 10 km
    Hike downhill to the Mweka Gate. Enjoy the lower altitude and the view of the forested slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. The route can be muddy underfoot so take care. From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village for lunch, normally a muddy 1 hour hike. Upon arrival to Moshi in the afternoon, relax, or opt to have that much-deserved shower and congratulatory beverage.
  • Mweka Gate to Mweka Village
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Walk back to the Mweka village for lunch. The route is typically muddy but doesn’t take long.
  • Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit
    This project is supported by the Planeterra Foundation and G Adventures. Women and girls are often the first to be excluded from educational programs in Tanzania, with most girls being pulled out of school by Grade 3 to help out around the home. Our ground partners provide free adult business education for women in Moshi, and Planeterra and G Adventures have rented a cooperative space to allow these students to practice their academic skills and save income to start their own business. Feel free to shop for for souvenirs and speak to the women who run the cooperative about their lives and how the project has assisted in building a brighter future.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 0.5 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Moshi Mamas Massage
    Want to revive sore muscles with a relaxing massage? Have the Moshi Mamas come to your hotel and indulge in a 30 min massage after completing your hike to the roof of Africa! The Moshi Women’s Cooperative is a project supported by G Adventures, which provides business education to local women.
En route to Arusha, enjoy an included stop at the G Adventures-supported Moshi Women’s Cooperative. Pick up any last-minute supplies in Arusha.
Travel to the picturesque town of Arusha. En route, stop at the Moshi Women’s Cooperative to learn about what this project offers. Meet the women, learn more about their lives, and opt to purchase some souvenirs.

In the evening, you may be joined by other G Adventures travellers arriving from Kenya or starting the safari portion of their Tanzania trip. Check for details of the time and location of a welcome meeting, typically around 18:00.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Outpost Lodge (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit
    This project is supported by the Planeterra Foundation and G Adventures. Women and girls are often the first to be excluded from educational programs in Tanzania, with most girls being pulled out of school by Grade 3 to help out around the home. Our ground partners provide free adult business education for women in Moshi, and Planeterra and G Adventures have rented a cooperative space to allow these students to practice their academic skills and save income to start their own business. Feel free to shop for for souvenirs and speak to the women who run the cooperative about their lives and how the project has assisted in building a brighter future.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 1.5 hr
    Distance : 65 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Experience the Mto wa Mbu village with a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Take a wildlife safari drive in Lake Manyara NP.
Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch.

Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife along the main road that winds through a lush cool forests of Lake Manyara National Park, overgrown with ficus trees and covered with bromeliads.

This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a gorgeous backdrop. Search for the phenomenal birdlife, tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Twiga Campsite (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch
    Take part in a cultural walk to learn about life in this East African town. Mto wa Mbu has attracted some 18,000 residents from 120 different tribes. During the two-hour tour, visit the village's local market, go right to the farmer's fields, see how huts are constructed, and meet artisans in their shops.

    Afterwards, sit down with our new friends and enjoy a traditional lunch of meat and plantains.
  • Lake Manyara National Park Safari
    This western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment is truly stunning. It provides a backdrop for your search for the park's phenomenal bird life (including raptors), tree-climbing lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, baboons, and buffalos. Look up and see some of the more than 400 species of birds, including pink flamingos, pelicans, cormorants, and storks.

    Beyond wildlife, Lake Manyara NP is home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees, and grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking; the open plains, huge escarpment, central alkaline lake, dense woodlands, and distant volcanic peaks coming together in an area best described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I have seen in Africa.”
Transport
  • 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
    Duration : 2.0 hr - 3.0 hr
    Distance : 130 km
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.
Visit an authentic Maasai village and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project en route to the Serengeti.
Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Seronera Campsite (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Clean Cookstove Project Visit
    Visit a Maasai village in the Monduli District and witness the benefits of the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project. In Tanzania, 95% of people rely on cooking with wood and coal. Women and girls spend hours walking to collect wood every day (making them vulnerable to assault and unable to use their time to go to school). Indoor smoke from open-fire stoves causes cancer, emphysema, pneumonia, blindness, and burns. Take a guided tour of these villages and meet the women that have been trained as stove engineers, visit bomas (traditional homes), and observe (or get your hands dirty) by helping the Stove Team build a stove in a home. See the beneficial impact of the clean-burning stoves on the health and daily lives of the Maasai villagers, especially the women.
Transport
  • 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
    Duration : 8.0 hr - 9.0 hr
    Distance : 190 km
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.
Rise early for a morning wildlife safari drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the "big five" in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Seronera Campsite (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Serengeti National Park Safari
    This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.
Optional Activities
  • Serengeti Balloon Safari
Take a morning wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti before getting a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater from its rim.
Enjoy one last morning wildlife safari drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna.

After, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best wildlife viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of animals, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Simba Campsite (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Serengeti National Park Safari
    This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.
Transport
  • 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Distance : 160 km
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.
Head out early for a wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha where the tour ends on arrival. Onward flights can be booked from 9pm, or extend your stay in Arusha by a night, or two.
Embark on a early morning crater drive. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Included Activities
  • Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive
    Spot zebra, gazelles, buffaloes, and warthogs. The swamp and forest are home to hippos, rhinos, elephants, baboons, and monkeys. Keep your eyes peeled and camera ready to capture a pride of lions or a lone leopard walking along the crater floor.
  • Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
Transport
  • 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
    Duration : 4.0 hr - 5.0 hr
    Distance : 200 km
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Simple hotels (3 nts), full-service alpine camping (7 nts), full-service camping (4 nts),
Meals
  • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 10 dinners
    Note: Allow USD110-145 for meals not included.
Transport
  • 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle, private minibus, trekking
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO), certified mountain guide, certified safari guide/driver, local representative, cook, porters, camp crew.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit, Moshi
  • Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu
  • Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
  • Mt Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route trekking permits and guides, cooks, and porters
  • Additional "acclimatization day" during ascent
  • Lake Manyara wildlife safari drive
  • Serengeti wildlife safari drives
  • Ngorongoro Crater wildlife safari drive
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Moshi and from Arusha are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route & Serengeti Adventure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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Payment

A deposit of 350 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 22 October 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route & Serengeti Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route & Serengeti Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : ClassicAll of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 2. Service Level : CampingCamping most nights with some hotel/hostel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 5 - ChallengingSerious high-altitude hikes, cycling, or other instances of heavy exercise. Come prepared to sweat a bit.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route & Serengeti Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
Trip Details
  • Accommodation

    Simple hotels (3 nts), full-service alpine camping (7 nts), full-service camping (4 nts),

  • Checklist

    Additional Items:
    • Sleeping bag and liner (Seasonally appropriate)

    Documents:
    • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
    • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
    • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
    • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
    • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

    Essentials:
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
    • Ear plugs
    • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    • Fleece top/sweater
    • Footwear
    • Hat
    • Locks for bags
    • Long pants/jeans
    • Moneybelt
    • Outlet adapter
    • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Shirts/t-shirts
    • Sleepwear
    • Small travel towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    • Watch and alarm clock
    • Waterproof backpack cover
    • Windproof rain jacket

    Kilimanjaro - Available for Rent:
    • Balaclava ($6 USD)
    • Day pack ($12 USD)
    • Duffel bag ($6 USD)
    • Fleece pants ($6 USD)
    • Fleece top/sweater ($5 USD)
    • Gaiters ($8 USD)
    • Gloves ($6 USD)
    • Rain jacket or poncho ($12 USD)
    • Scarf ($6 USD)
    • Sleeping bag ((-6°C) $40 USD; If you are planning to rent a sleeping bag for your Mt Kilimanjaro trek, please let your booking agent know so that we can prepare your group leader.)
    • Sunglasses ($8 USD)
    • Thermal underwear ($5 USD)
    • Walking poles ($12 USD for two poles)
    • Warm hat ($6 USD)
    • Windproof rain pants ($12 USD)

    Kilimanjaro - Other:
    • Electrolytes (Powder or tablets, optional)
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Medication (Consult with your doctor about options to manage altitude sickness)
    • Metal/aluminum water bottle (This style of bottle can double as a heat source at night when filled with hot water. We recommend a Sigg-style bottle.)
    • Moisturizer/lip balm
    • Pee bottle and/or She-Wee (You can use these items to avoid having to leave the tent at night)
    • Reusable water bottle (Water bottles should carry up to 3 litres of water (minimum 2 litres); please note that this recommendation is made based off of the water intake of the average hiker, but may vary due to personal needs. We recommend platypus-type water bladders/camel backs made out of a material that will prevent water from freezing at high altitudes.)
    • Sunblock
    • Toilet paper
    • Wet wipes (Recommended)

    Kilimanjaro - Technical Clothing:
    • Waterproof lightweight hiking boots (required)
    • Windproof rain jacket (required) (A breathable jacket, with a hood is recommended)
    • Balaclava (Optional)
    • Fleece jacket or warm layer
    • Fleece pants
    • Gaiters (Optional)
    • Hat (A hat with a brim is recommended)
    • Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended)
    • Insulated Jacket
    • Light gloves
    • Lightweight wicking shirts
    • Long-sleeved shirt for hiking (2 moisture-wicking shirts, and 1 breathable shirt recommended)
    • Quick-dry socks (Wool or synthetic)
    • Shorts (Optional)
    • Short sleeve t-shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking
    • Slip-on sandals or shoes (Optional extra shoes to wear around camp)
    • Thermal underwear (Moisture-wicking fabric recommended)
    • Underwear (Moisture-wicking fabric recommended)
    • Warm gloves (Waterproof recommended)
    • Warm hat
    • Waterproof pants (Pants with a side zipper recommended)

    Kilimanjaro - Technical Gear:
    • Day pack (30-35L - can be rented in location)
    • Drybag (Will help keep cameras and essentials dry)
    • Dufflel bag (50-90L - can be rented in location)
    • Sleeping bag and liner, 4 season (Sleeping bags can be rented for approximately $40 USD for the duration of the tour; if you are planning to rent a sleeping bag, please let your booking agent know so that we can prepare your group leader. Purchasing sleeping bags in Arusha might be more difficult to source.)
    • Walking poles (Highly recommended)

    Warm Weather:
    • Sandals/flip-flops
    • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
    • Sun hat/bandana
    • Swimwear

    Note: When packing your gear, the best clothing for trekking is either wool or synthetic materials, as this is quick-drying and can keep heat in better. The optimum clothing for trekking is layering, as it allows for easy temperature regulation as you ascend or descend. We suggest a base-layer, then a mid-layer such as a sweater, followed by a fleece jacket or similar, then a windproof and waterproof jacket. For your bottom half, thermal underwear, hiking pants then windproof and waterproof layers are recommended.

    You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labelled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase, sports bag, or backpack, no larger than 30cm(height) x 30cm(width) x 60cm(length), maximum 15kg, plus a day-pack (5kg).

    Note: A refillable water bottle/flask is required for the trek, no plastic or disposable bottles are allowed on the mountain and they may be confiscated prior to the hike.

    Note: The equipment is available for rent on the Kilimanjaro portion of this trip and must be returned after the trek. Please note it is not available for your safari.

    Note: Sleeping bags: Please note that a sleeping bag is required for the entire duration of this tour. Sleeping bags can be rented for the Kilimanjaro portion of the tour, but not the Safari portion. We recommend packing a sleeping bag that can be used for both portions of this tour.

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    Chief Experience Officer (CEO), certified mountain guide, certified safari guide/driver, local representative, cook, porters, camp crew.

  • Group_size_notes

    Max 14, avg 10

  • Highlights

    Conquer Africa's highest peak, Visit an authentic Maasai village, Search for the "big five" during wildlife drives in the Serengeti, Enjoy an included lunch with a local family in the Mto wa Mbu village

  • International_flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Introduction

    Get the complete picture of Africa from two dazzling perspectives: the top of Kilimanjaro and vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This 15-day adventure begins with a seven-day attempt at the summit of Kilimanjaro from the Lemosho route, then gives way to five life-altering days in the Serengeti with time spent getting to know the Maasai in a remote village, wildlife drives in search of the "big five," and a visit to the massive Ngorongoro Crater. Those who’ve been will tell you that Africa will change your life. This tour will do it several times a day.

  • Meal_budget

    Allow USD110-145 for meals not included.

  • Meals_included

    14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 10 dinners

  • Minimum_age

    You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

  • Packing_note

    Sleeping bags: Please note that a sleeping bag is required for the entire duration of this tour. Sleeping bags can be rented for the Kilimanjaro portion of the tour, but not the Safari portion. We recommend packing a sleeping bag that can be used for both portions of this tour.

  • Start_finish

    Moshi to Arusha

  • Transport

    7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle, private minibus, trekking

  • Whats_included

    Your G for Good Moment: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit, Moshi
    Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu
    Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu. Mt Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route trekking permits and guides, cooks, and porters. Additional "acclimatization day" during ascent. Lake Manyara wildlife safari drive. Serengeti wildlife safari drives. Ngorongoro Crater wildlife safari drive. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • Optional_activities

    Moshi
    - Moshi Mamas Massage

    Serengeti National Park
    - Serengeti Balloon Safari (600 per person)

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