Safari to Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

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  • COVID-19protected
  • CO2 neutral
  • Trekking
  • Safari
  • Walking tour
  • Wildlife
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 22
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  • Starts Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Do Mt Kilimanjaro via the incredible scenic Machame route, passing through cloud forest and moorland zones to the glaciated precipices of Kibo’s south face. 
  • You'll be in great hands during your trek – with one guide for every two passengers – so all you’ll have to worry about is soaking up the scenery and keeping your footing!
  • Explore the Serengeti National Park in depth with four game drives – two earlymorning and two lateafternoon – through this spectacular wildlife arena.
  • Take a mindblowing safari across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater in an openroof 4WD for a chance to see the endangered black rhinoceros.
The trip Safari To Kilimanjaro - Machame Route starts from Nairobi and ends in Moshi. This is a road tour that takes 17 days taking you through Nairobi, Uhuru Peak, Shira Camp, Serengeti National Park and 13 other destinations in Kenya and Tanzania. This is a guided group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Experience some of Kenya and Tanzania's most famous natural wonders on this Lonely Planet Experience powered by Intrepid. This 16-day adventure will see you tackling the most challenging and scenic way to the roof of Africa on a trek along the Machame route to summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. Once you descend, embark on an overland journey across the Serengeti plains and enjoy multiple game drives to seek out Africa's iconic animals. Descend to the floor of the gigantic Ngorongoro Crater in pursuit of elephants, lions, and elusive rhino. This tour is non-stop active action that's perfect for independent travellers who love a challenge.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 103 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 25 2018
4 - Very Good
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Great for first timer to India - it covers a range of places with different vibes starting from the hustle bustle capital to very small local villages, safaris, and 'touristy' cities (trust me it's actually nice to be able to have a proper coffee and/or go (window) shopping after 10 days of indulging in local culture.) And touristy places in India are far less busy like what you see in other countries.

Our tour guide was very well-organised and very helpful for those who required extra assistance - like losing baggage / passport / remembering wrong flight times / having gold fish memory (yes... this all happened in the trip..). You would't need to worry if you're clumsy or forgetful as Intrepid tour guides will have you covered.

The itinerary is skewed towards a leisure one hence why the average age of our group is 50+ ranging from late 20's to 70's. If you're simply looking for a cultural experience I'd say this is the perfect choice. But if you're a bit more active and adventurous like me then you may feel too protected and bored somtimes.

Lastly some tips for shopping - save your money until you get to Udaipur as there's many more options and prices are a lot better. That way you don't need to lug around extra weight early in the trip too. Remember to bargain at expensive & bigger shops (those are the wealthy ones and they rip you off by a big margin) and not so much at the smaller shops (they aren't as rich!). Tour guides would sometimes hush you into particular shops unfortunately.. but don't feel pressured to make a purchase (easier said than done though) as those shop keepers are good at pitching.”
  • Adel
  • From USA
  • On Apr 05 2019
5 - Excellent
Adel's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“I really enjoyed this tour, it gives a very good overview of the country, culture, National Parks, everyday life, etc. We used a minibus all the way through and it worked very well. The local tour leader was outstanding.”
  • Katie
  • From USA
  • On Oct 28 2019
5 - Excellent
Katie's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Had a very good tour. Perfect booking experience. And perfect tour execution. Really all I could have hoped for. The itinerary was neither too rushed nor to loose. Great way to explore Europe and nice to have a guide showing the way.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Nairobi
  • Day 2: Kisii
  • Day 3: Lake Victoria
  • Day 4: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 5: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Mto wa Mbu
  • Day 8: Marangu
  • Day 9: Machame Camp
  • Day 10: Shira Camp
  • Day 11: Barranco Camp
  • Day 12: Karanga Valley
  • Day 13: Barafu Camp / Uhuru Peak
  • Day 14: Uhuru Peak / Millennium Camp or Mweka Camp
  • Day 15: Marangu
  • Day 16: Marangu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (8 nights), Cottage (1 night), Hotel (3 nights)
Meals
  • 15 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 14 Dinners
Transport
  • Overland vehicle , minibus , 4x4 Safari Vehicle
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Kisii - Soapstone carving cooperative
  • Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Mto Wa Mbu - Village walk & local dinner
  • Mount Kilimanjaro - Trek Briefing
  • Mount Kilimanjaro - Complimentary equipment hire (sleeping bag and walking poles) - must be requested at time of booking
  • Fully catered trek including National Park entrance fees, climbing fee, tented camps with toilet tent & rescue services (7 days)
  • Mount Kilimanjaro - Porterage of 1 bag (9kg/20lb max)
  • Mount Kilimanjaro - Return transfers from hotel to park gate
  • Mount Kilimanjaro - Emergency oxygen and comprehensive first aid kits
  • Moshi - Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Nairobi and from Moshi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Safari to Kilimanjaro - Machame Route tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Safari to Kilimanjaro - Machame Route tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 09 July 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 July 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Safari to Kilimanjaro - Machame Route 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 Safari to Kilimanjaro - Machame Route 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.

Is this trip right for you:
  • Camping in the Serengeti National Park with no barriers between you and the animals is amazing, but it's important to heed the safety advice of your leader. You'll be briefed on arrival.
  • This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your tent (unless you’re on an Original or Comfort style trip), occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of the Big Five. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page at intrepidtravel.com/africa/overland.
  • You'll need a good level of fitness for the Kili section of this trip. The distances may not be long, but the altitude makes it much harder than your average uphill hike.
  • Tried and tested all-purpose hiking equipment is required for the Mt Kilimanjaro trek. Temperatures at night can get very low when you're above 3500 metres, so warm clothing and a sleeping bag are essential. You can hire this equipment if need be.
  • Your safety comes first. Our experienced guides will monitor each passenger for any signs of acute mountain sickness. If you show any signs, you'll descend immediately with a guide.
  • Hiking for several days without a shower can be tough – be prepared for some dust and dirt. A mask, wet wipes and face washer may become your best friends!
  • As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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