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8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking & Wildlife Safari

8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking & Wildlife Safari

THE MARANGU ROUTE: is also known as the “Coca-Cola” route, is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route. Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. It is also the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations. And the minimum numbers of days required for this route is five, although the probability of successfully reaching the top in that time period is quite low. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended when climbing Kilimanjaro using the Marangu route. Though, regardless of its immense popularity, we avoid leading climbs on the Marangu route. The route has the least scenic variety of all the routes because the ascent and descent are done on the same path and it is the most crowded route for that reason. Marangu is favored only during the rainy season, where the hut accommodations are preferred over wet ground, or for those who only have five days to climb Kilimanjaro which we do not prefer most Otherwise, the Marangu route is a good choice for climbers.

DAY 01: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha.

Distance: 43 Km

Time: 45 Minutes

Welcome to Tanzania. On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you’ll meet your company arranged driver who will transfer you to Arusha city to Green Mountain Hotel for dinner and overnight. Our driver will display your name on an signboard. These procedures ensure that you are picked up by the correct driver, rather than by some of the airport taxi drivers who are looking for business. You’ll get a chance for Mountain Trekking briefing/introduction before your dinner.

  • Meals: Dinner and Overnight
  • Accommodation: Green Mountain Hotel
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 02: Arusha to Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

Elevation (ft): 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft
Distance: 8 km/5 miles 
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast at 07.00 you’ll depart from Arusha to Moshi at Marangu gate around 11,00 for necessary registering before starting Mountain Trekking. You’ll start the walk in late morning, the hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rain forest. At the upper edge of the forest line, you have the opportunity to see blue monkeys and also you’ll be able to admire the rainforest vegetation on the ascent. Dinner is served at 19.30 Mandara Hut.

  • Meals: Breakfast- Picnic lunch box and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mandura Hut (8,858 ft)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 03: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 8,858 ft to 12,205 ft
Distance: 12 km/7 miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Heath

After early breakfast at 07,00 before 08,00 you’ll leave the glades of the rainforest and follow an ascending path on the open moorlands to the Horombo encampment. Views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo are amazing to your necked eyes to view. On the way you’ll enjoy your picnic lunch at 13.00, Look for giant lobelias and groundsels. You may begin to feel the effects of the altitude and if you are lucky enough to have a clear day, you should get the first chance to see the snow-capped peak of Kibo and also the distinctive Mawenzi peak. Like Mandara, Horombo also consists of A-Frame huts and caters for those on the way up the mountain and those on the way back down. Once again, you will be in dormitory accommodation.. Dinner will be served at 18.00 Horombo Hut.

  • Meals: Breakfast- Picnic lunch box and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Horombo Hut (12,205 ft)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 04: Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Ridge

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 14,400 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
Habitat: Heath

Mawenzi Ridge to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 14,400 ft to 12,205
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 1-2 hours
Habitat: Heath

This is an extra day meant for acclimatization and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Horombo Hut.

  • Meals: Breakfast- Picnic lunch box and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Horombo Hut (12,205 ft)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 05: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 14,400 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Heath

Today you choose to take the southern (left-hand) route. On this path you take the opportunity to fill up your water reserves at the Maua River as the last watering point, walking onto the saddle of Kilimanjaro between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi. Vegetation begins with upper heathland but then disappears into “moonscape”. Dinner tonight is at 17.30 Kibo Hut and you’re advised to get to bed early, in preparation for the midnight departure for the summit.

  • Meals: Breakfast- Picnic lunch box and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kibo Hut (14,400 ft)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 06: Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak

Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft
Distance: 16 km/10 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Heath

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), began to climb to the summit on steep and heavy screed or snow up to Gilman’s point located on the crater rim. Continuing, you’ll now ascend to Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point in Africa. There are unbelievable views at every turn. Have your picture taken at the summit to show your friends and family. From here you descend, stopping for your delicious picnic lunch and a rest at Kibo before continuing on to the Horombo encampment.

The beginning of this climb is done in the dark and requires headlamps or flashlights. It will be very cold until you start descending, so you’ll need all of your warm layers. This is by far the most difficult part of the trek with many switchbacks. Going slowly “pole pole” and an optimistic attitude will get you there!

  • Meals: Breakfast- Picnic lunch box and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Horombo Hut (12,205 ft)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 07: Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate

Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft
Distance: 20 km/12 miles
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

After tasty breakfast from your private chef, a steady descent will take you down through moorland to the Mandara Hut. Continue descending through lush forest path to the National Park gate at Marangu. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

Our Company Vehicle will be waiting you at Marangu village to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha City. It is time for celebration!

  • Meals: Dinner and Overnight
  • Accommodation: Green Mountain Hotel
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 08: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park.

Distance: 101 Km

Non – game viewing time: 2 hrs

After tasty breakfast from your hotel the tour will departs to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. And thanks to this the small Park is able to support a large number of animal species and incredible bird life. Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world, also include Buffalo, Elephant Wildebeest, Zebra, Waterbuck, Warthog, Impala and also Manyara health population lion are famous for their tree-climbing antics.

Lake Manyara National Park has over 300 bird species including Eurasian migrant birds, acacia associated birds, raptors, and 3 endangered Tanzanian species: Rufous-tailed weaver, Ashy starlings and Black-collared Lovebird. The bush clups on the edge of the floodplain is occupied by groups of Long-tailed fiscal, the rare Pangani Long claw. The birds in the Lake Manyara forest are: Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Narina Trogon, Crowned Hornbill, Schawlow’s Turaco, Emerald Cuckoo, Crowned Eagle and ground dwelling Crested Guinea fowl and many more can also be found in the Lake Manyara National Park. Late afternoon drive back to Karatu at Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide

DAY 09: Karatu to Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha.

Distance: 145 Km
Non – game viewing time: 3 – 4 hrs

After an early breakfast with your picnic lunch box from your lodge, you’ll descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro conservation Area supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. You’ll visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Late afternoon after extensive game drive you’ll drive back to Arusha to your hotel or airport drop off.

DAY 10: Departure to Kilimanjaro International Airport


You can also arrange to visit girls center Inuka Tusonge Foundation (ITF) and spent at least one hour with underprivileged girls and share some ideas with them while having a cup of African coffee, which arranged by the company before you leave to the airport.

Or go direct to the JRO Airport.

After tasty breakfast from the hotel in Arusha you will be picked up for the transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) where you’ll board your flight back to your lovely country with good memorable of Africa


Company – Transport: 

Coaster Bus or Min Van depend with the number of clients

Company – Trip Crew:
* Company mountain guide
* Company mountain chef
* Company mountain porters

Company Treat

8 Breakfast, 6 Lunch & 7 Dinner
Treated Drinking Water

Bottler of wine

AMREF –Flying doctors

Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)


2 nights in Arusha, 6 nights on the Mountain

Park Entrance Fee:

Mountain Park Fee
Mountain Camp Fee

Camping Equipment:
* Sleeping Tents
* Dinning Tents
* Sleeping mattress
* Utensils
* Tables and chairs


Certificate of Achievement if you reach Gilman’s point (5681M), Stella point (5685M) or Uhuru point (5895M).

Safari accommodation

Wildlife park fees

2 breakfast and 2 lunch during safari


International Flights

$100 per person for US Nationality and $50 per person for other Country Nationalities

Soft drink

Personal items:
* Laundry


  • Mountain guide: $20 US per day / per guide / per group.
  • Mountain Chef: $15 US per day / per group.
  • Mountain Porter: $10 US per day / per porter.


  • Tour departs Jan-Feb-Mar-May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sept-Nov & Dec.
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