Welcome to the ultimate 13-day adventure that combines the exhilarating challenge of scaling Kilimanjaro via the renowned Machame Route with an unforgettable 5-day safari expedition through the captivating landscapes of Northern Tanzania. This unique combination package offers an immersive experience, encompassing both the thrill of conquering Africa’s highest peak and the opportunity to witness the abundant wildlife that thrives in Tanzania’s iconic national parks.

Experience the best of Tanzania with our extraordinary 13-day Kilimanjaro Trek and Safari package. This incredible journey combines a 7-day Kilimanjaro climb via the Machame Route with a 5-day safari exploring Northern Tanzania’s most iconic national parks. From the breathtaking heights of Kilimanjaro to the thrilling wildlife encounters, this all-inclusive holiday promises unforgettable adventures.  Traveling for 13- days, the trekking and safari includes meals, accommodation, park entry fees and visit to Mt.Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Tarangire National Park.

7 Days Machame Route + 5 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

Embark on a journey that caters to both the intrepid explorer and the nature enthusiast. Over 7 days, the Machame Route will lead you through diverse terrain, from lush rainforests to vast moorlands, and eventually, to the towering glaciers at the summit of Kilimanjaro. Our expert guides and porters will ensure your safety and comfort as you ascend to Uhuru Peak, where you’ll savor an indescribable sense of achievement and witness breathtaking vistas that stretch across the African plains.

Following the Kilimanjaro climb, venture into the heart of Tanzania’s wildlife wonderland. For 5 days, you’ll traverse the iconic Serengeti National Park, where vast grasslands are home to the awe-inspiring Great Migration. Witness the spectacle of wildebeest, zebras, and other magnificent creatures as they embark on their annual journey, an unparalleled display of nature’s majesty.

Your safari adventure continues to Lake Manyara National Park, nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, where diverse landscapes harbor an array of wildlife, including tree-climbing lions and a vibrant bird population.

Next, venture into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a veritable “Garden of Eden.” Here, you’ll have the chance to witness the impressive black rhino and the famed pride of lions, all within the confines of this natural amphitheater.

Lastly, explore the captivating terrain of Tarangire National Park, famous for its immense herds of elephants, wildebeest, and striking baobab trees that punctuate the landscape.

Throughout this unforgettable journey, you will be accompanied by experienced guides, dedicated to providing you with a seamless and extraordinary experience. From the challenge of Kilimanjaro’s peak to the awe-inspiring wildlife encounters, this combined expedition promises an unparalleled adventure, rich in culture, natural beauty, and cherished memories that will linger long after the journey’s end.

13-Day Kilimanjaro Trek + Safari Highlights

Highlights of the 13-Day Kilimanjaro and Tanzania Safari Combo:

  1. Kilimanjaro Climb: Embark on a 7-day adventure via the Machame Route, experiencing diverse landscapes, from rainforests to glaciers, and summit Africa’s highest peak, Uhuru Peak.
  2. Machame Village: Immerse yourself in the local culture as you start your Kilimanjaro journey from Machame Village, where guides and porters will prepare your supplies.
  3. Shira Plateau: Marvel at the stunning glaciers and rocky ridges of Kilimanjaro’s Shira Plateau on the western side of the mountain.
  4. Lava Tower: Reach the prominent landmark of Lava Tower and admire the remnants of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic activity.
  5. Barranco Wall: Camp in the Barranco Valley, surrounded by the imposing Barranco Wall and Great Barranco Walls, and witness a memorable sunset.
  6. Wildlife Safari: Embark on a thrilling 5-day safari adventure through Tanzania’s world-renowned national parks.
  7. Serengeti National Park: Witness the Great Migration as vast herds of wildebeest and zebras roam the Serengeti’s iconic grasslands.
  8. Lake Manyara National Park: Explore the diverse landscapes and spot tree-climbing lions and a variety of bird species around the picturesque lake.
  9. Ngorongoro Crater: Descend into the UNESCO-listed Ngorongoro Crater, home to a unique ecosystem with opportunities to spot black rhinos and lions.
  10. Tarangire National Park: Experience the striking scenery of Tarangire, known for its large herds of elephants and other wildlife congregating around the Tarangire River.
  11. Expert Guides and Porters: Be accompanied by knowledgeable guides and dedicated porters throughout both the Kilimanjaro climb and the safari, ensuring a safe and enriching experience.
  12. Immersive Culture: Encounter the warm hospitality and traditions of the local communities, gaining insights into Tanzanian culture.
  13. Breathtaking Landscapes: Witness the beauty of Tanzania’s diverse landscapes, from the towering peaks of Kilimanjaro to the vast savannas of the Serengeti and the unique Ngorongoro Crater.

Arrival - Kilimanjaro Airport

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the Chanya Lodge or similar hotel in Moshi for your overnight.

Day 2

Moshi to Machame Camp (3-4 hours trek)

Your day starts early with a briefing, followed by breakfast and a 50-minute drive from Moshi to the Machame Village (1,490 m/4,890 ft) where your guides and porters prepare and pack your equipment and supplies. You will receive a lunch pack, and you can also buy mineral water in the village. If the road is very muddy, it may be impossible to drive from the village to the Machame Gate, and in this case, it will take you an hour to complete the muddy 3 km walk to the gate. After registering at the park office, you start your ascent and enter the rainforest immediately. Heavy rains on this side of the mountain often transform the trail into a soggy, slippery experience, so good footgear, trekking poles, and gaiters are useful. You will enjoy a welcome lunch stop halfway up and will reach the Machame camping area in the late afternoon. Your porters will arrive at camp before you and will erect your tent before you arrive. In the evening, the porters boil drinking and washing water while the cook prepares your dinner. Night temperatures can drop to freezing at the Machame Camp.

Day 3

Machame Camp to Shira Camp (4-6 hours trek)

You rise early at Machame camp, and after breakfast, climb for an hour to the top of the forest, then for 2 hours through a gentle moorland. After a short lunch and rest, you continue up a rocky ridge onto the Shira Plateau where you will be able to see Kilimanjaro’s great Western Breach with its stunning glaciers. Sometimes, the walls of the Western Breach are draped with extensive ice curtains. You are now west of Kibo on the opposite side of the mountain from the Marangu Route. After a short hike west, you reach the Shira campsite. The porters will boil drinking and washing water before serving dinner. The night at this exposed camp will be colder, with temperatures dropping below freezing.

Day 4

Shira Camp to Barranco Camp (5-7 hours trek)

After breakfast, you will hike east up a steepening path above the highest vegetation toward Kilimanjaro’s looming mass. After several hours, you walk through a rocky landscape to reach the prominent landmark called Lava Tower at 4,630 m/15,190 ft. This chunky remnant of Kilimanjaro’s earlier volcanic activity is several hundred feet high, and the trail passes right below it. For extra credit, the sure-footed can scramble to the top of the tower. After a lunch stop near Lava Tower, descend for 2 hours below the lower cliffs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall to Barranco Camp at 3,950 m/12,960 ft. There are numerous photo opportunities on this hike, especially if the walls are festooned with ice. Barranco Camp is in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Walls, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for your dinner. On this day, be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness.

Day 5

Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp (4-5 hours trek)

After breakfast, we continue up a steep ridge to the great Barranco Wall, then you climb this imposing obstacle, which turns out to be easier than it looks. Topping out just below the Heim Glacier, you can now appreciate just how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is. With Kibo’s glaciers soaring overhead, you descend into the lush Karanga Valley to the Karanga Valley campsite. From the camp, you can look east and see the jagged peaks of Mawenzi jutting into the African sky. After a hot lunch in camp, your afternoon is at leisure for resting or exploring. After two long days, this short day is very important for your acclimatization, since your summit push is about to start.


Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp (3-4 hours trek)

In the morning, you hike east over intervening ridges and valleys to join the Mweka Route, which will be your descent route. Turn left toward the mountain and hike up the ridge through a sparse landscape for another hour to the Barafu Hut where you will receive a hot lunch. The last water on the route is in the Karanga Valley; there is no water at Barafu Camp, even though Barafu is the Swahili word for “ice.” The famous snows of Kilimanjaro are far above Barafu Camp near the summit of the mountain. Your tent will be pitched on a narrow, stony, wind-swept ridge, so make sure that you familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. Prepare your equipment and warm clothing for your summit climb, and drink a lot of fluids. After an early dinner, go to bed for a few hours of precious sleep.

Day 7

Summit Day - Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp (10-14 hours trek)

You will rise around 11:30 PM, and after some steaming tea and biscuits, you shuffle off into the night. Your 6-hour climb northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to Stella Point on the crater rim is the most challenging part of the route for most climbers. At Stella Point (5,685 m/18,650 ft) you stop for a short rest and a chance to see a supremely sanguine sunrise. At Stella Point you join the top part of the Marangu Route, but do not stop here too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Depending on the season and recent storms, you may encounter snow on your remaining hike along the rim to Uhuru Peak. On the summit, you can enjoy your accomplishment and know that you are creating a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. After your 3-hour descent from the summit back to Barafu Camp, you will have a well-earned but short rest, collect your gear, and hike down a rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft). This camp is in the upper forest, so you can expect mist or rain in the late afternoon. Dinner, and washing water will be prepared, and the camp office sells drinking water, soft drinks, chocolates, and beer!

Day 8

Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi

After a well-deserved breakfast, it is a short, scenic, 3-hour hike back to the park gate. Don’t give your porters any tips until you and all your gear have reached the gate safely, but do remember to tip your staff at the gate. At Mweka Gate, you can sign your name and add details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Climbers who reached Stella Point are issued green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate, you will continue down to the Mweka Village, possibly a muddy, 3 km, 1 hour hike if the road is too muddy for vehicles. In the Mweka Village you will be served a delicious hot lunch after which you are driven back to the Springlands Hotel in Moshi for an overdue hot shower and comfortable night.

Day 9

Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park

The drive from the Springlands Hotel to Lake Manyara National Park takes about 4 hours. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive, which is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. Overnight at the Highview Hotel or the Twiga Camp – full board.

Day 10

Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

The drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge takes 3 to 4 hours. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains, in which early human fossils were first discovered. It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Then in the late evening, drive to and overnight at either the Serengeti Wild Camp or Ikoma Gorge Camp – full board.

Day 11

Full Day Game Viewing in Serengeti

After breakfast, venture into the Serengeti’s wilderness corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earth’s largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to either the Serengeti Wild Camp or Ikoma Gorge Camp for rest, dinner, and overnight – full board.

Day 12

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as the pride of lions that include the magnificent black-maned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the late afternoon drive to Highview Hotel or Kudu Campsite for Dinner and overnight. FB

Day 13

Ngorongoro to Tarangire National Park to Moshi

The drive from the Highview Hotel to Tarangire National Park takes two hours. This park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, elands and Oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rain when they migrate again to good grazing areas. In the late afternoon, drive back to the Springlands Hotel in Moshi.

The cost for the whole 13 days Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route and safari includes and excludes the following items

Kilimanjaro & Safari Price includes

Park fees

Game drives and activities

All accommodation

A professional driver/ safari guide

All transportation

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer


Water / Coffee / Tea or Soft Drinks

Price Excludes

International flights

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tanzania Visa


Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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