This 13 Day Mount Kilimanjaro trek using the Lemosho Route and safari combo is the perfect tour for mountain climbers and wildlife enthusiasts. It is like killing two birds with one stone. With the best route for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the scenic Lemosho route, and a “Big 5 safari” in the best parks that Tanzania has to offer, what more would you ask for? This tour can be customized to extend more days on the safari part and even an addon to Zanzibar Beach or a Rwanda tour to trek on the Gorilla habited highlands of this beautiful East African country. On the Kilimanjaro trekking part, it will take us 8 days to complete the Lemosho route before heading north for a safari to Serengeti National Park, home of the wildebeest migration and big cats. Not only that but you also get to visit the Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site that is the natural habitat for all the big 5 animals including the endangered and rare rhinos. To top the icing on the cake, this 13-day Kilimanjaro and safari adventure also features a visit to Tarangire National park, home of the giants, thanks to the abundant population of elephants and giant baobab trees scattered all over the amazing landscape that is dissected by the Tarangire River.
8 Days Lemosho Route + 4 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania
This 13-day Kilimanjaro and safari tour is a combination of an 8-day Lemosho route trek and a 4-day Tanzania safari. Beginning at Londorossi Gate, 2360 meters above sea level, with an approach far to the west of the mountain, the Lemosho route climb begins. It travels through a magnificent jungle where some of the most unusual fauna in the area may frequently be spotted. Shira Ridge, the third top of the mountain, is reached by continuing up the path. Before reaching Shira camp on the main Machame path, you must first pass the renowned Shira plateau and visit the breathtaking Shira Cathedral. This enables a few days of peaceful climbing while seeing some amazing landscape before using the more popular route to the peak. Instead of going back the way you came, you will take the Mweka trail down once you’ve reached the peak.
On a four-day safari to the Serengeti National Park, a wonderful location to explore at any time of year, get a true safari experience of Tanzania. You will also go to two of Tanzania’s most well-known national parks: Tarangire, where elephant families gather all year long along the Tarangire River, and Ngorongoro, where you have the highest chance of sighting the Big Five.
When is the best time for this 13-day Lemosho Route trek and Tanzania safari?
Since the Rongai Route approaches the mountain from the Northern slopes with receives low precipitation, Rongai Route is perfect all year round.
- This 10-day mount Kilimanjaro and safari tour starts in Moshi and ends in Moshi Town
- Book your own international flights
- Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) near Arusha/Moshi. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
- Transport from and back to the airport is included
The 13 days Kilimanjaro & safari overview
Below is the day-by-day glance at the 13 days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route trek and safari itinerary in Tanzania.
||Moshi (Day 1)
||LONDOROSSI GATE TO MTI MKUBWA CAMP
||MTI MKUBWA CAMP TO SHIRA 1 CAMP
||SHIRA 1 CAMP TO MOIR HUT
||MOIR HUT TO BARRANCO CAMP VIA LAVA TOWER
||BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP
||KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP
||BARAFU CAMP TO SUMMIT TO MWEKA CAMP
||MWEKA CAMP TO MWEKA GATE
||MOSHI TO TARANGIRE
||NGORONGORO TO ARUSHA TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT
Activities & Transportation
Activities: game drives, Big 5 wildlife safaris
Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
A transfer from and back to the airport is included