Combo: Lemosho route 8 day climbing and 3 day safari to Tarangire Park and Ngorongoro crater + hotel accommodation - 13 Days

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September 10, 2020 - September 22, 2020 $2,900
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The best combination of “three unique parks worth to access” northern parks. You will visit the best of the northern circuit – the Mount Kilimanjaro Park, Tarangire National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater. In this trip, you will use Lemosho route 8 day option. The Lemosho route located from the west that begins with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate.  Is one of our preferred route due to beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. The Lemosho route joins the Machame route after Shira 2 Camp and then follows the same route through the southern circuit and descending at Mweka Gate.

As for safari part, it is basic camping safari but clients are going to camp within a park.  Ngorongoro is home to Africas’ largest lions, black rhinos, elephants, wildebeests, hyenas and cheaters, the largest intact crater in the world. Tarangire is a famous park filled with baobabs and wild palm trees with a large variety of games such as zebras, elephants, and giraffes.

Overview

The lesser-known Lemosho route begins on the western side of Mt Kilimanjaro. The first 2 days of the tour cross the thick rainforest belt which then changes into heath and moorland with many ferns and erica’s along the way.

Itinerary summary

Day 1: Arrive to Moshi

Day 2: Moshi to Londorosi gate to Mti Mkubwa camp

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa camp to Shira camp 1

Day 4: Shira camp1 to Shira camp 2

Day 5: Shira camp 2 to Baranco camp

Day 6: Baranco camp to Karanga camp

Day 7: Karanga camp to Barafu camp

Day 8: Barafu camp to Uhuru peak to Mweka camp

Day 9: Mweka camp to Mweka gate to hotel

Day 10: Drive to Tarangire Park visit

Day 11: Half Tarangire then Ngorongoro crater

Day 12: Crater tour half day then Arusha

Day 13: International departure.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival

Our Kilimanjaro adventure starts the Moment you land at Kilimanjaro international Airport, You will be met by our staff at the airport and transferred to our partner lodge in Moshi in the peaceful surrounds of our comfortable pre and post trek accommodation in Honey Badger, or Q wine hotel. Guide will perform a gear check for you after dinner so that next morning you will be ready for your tour start.

Day 2
Moshi – Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m)

Hiking time: 3 hours
Habitat: Montane forest

After eating breakfast at your hotel, your guide will brief you on the day. You will drive two hours from Moshi to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). In the village near Londorossi Gate, you will receive a packed lunch and can buy mineral water for the hike. Then the final 45 minutes of the drive leading up to the gate will be on a bumpy forest track requiring 4WD vehicles. At the entrance gate, the guides and porters distribute the supplies and register with the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). You are now ready to begin your 3-hour hike into the rain forest. Be on the lookout for Colobus monkeys! Along the way, you will stop for an afternoon lunch break and arrive at Mti Mkubwa (“Big Tree”) Campsite (2750m) in the early evening. The porters, who arrive at the campsite before the clients, will set up your tent and boil water for drinking and washing. The chef will prepare a snack then dinner for the clients. At nighttime, mountain temperatures may drop to freezing so be prepared!

Day 3
Mti Mkubwa Camp (2750m) – Shira Camp 1 (3500m)

Hiking time: 6.5 hours
Habitat: Moorland

Today you will trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. Our destination for today is the Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude today and parts of the route are fairly steep.

Day 4
Shira Camp 1 (3840m) to Shira camp 2 (3900)

Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers
Habitat: Semi desert

you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views. Our destination today is the Shira 2 Camp. In the afternoon you will take an acclimatization walk then head back to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5
Shira camp 2 (3840m) to Barranco Camp (3950m)

Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: Approximately 13 kilometers
Habitat: Alpine desert

Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3950 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.

Day 6
Baranco Camp (3950m) to Karanga camp (3963m)

Hiking time: 5:30 hrs
Distance:6 km
Habitat: Desert

Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

Day 7
Karanga camp (3963m) to Barafu camp (4640m)

Hiking time: 3 hours
Distance: 3.5km
Habitat: Desert

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit.

Day 8
Barafu camp (4640m) to Uhuru peak (5895m) to Mweka camp (3100m)

Distance: 15km
Hiking time: 16hrs
Habitat: Desert, Moorland and forest

We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.

Day 9
Mweka camp (3100m) to Mweka gate 1630m) to hotel

Time: 6hrs
Distance: 9.2 km
Habitat: Rain forest

A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower then celebrate with cold drinks. Overnight at your arranged Hotel.

Day 10
Hotel to Tarangire Park

Drive 3-4 hours from Moshi to Tarangire, lunch en route. Afternoon game drive in Tarangire Park.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodations: Within Tarangire Park Public campsiteAfter breakfast your driver/guide, will be ready there to pick you head into the Tarangire National Park for a game drive. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. We eat lunch at picnic after which we continue with game until late evening, then drive to the campsite for overnight.

Day 11
Tarangire to Ngorongoro Simba campsite

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Within the Ngorongoro Crater rim – Simba campsite

Wake up early in the morning for the early game drive and later drive back to the campsite for brunch before boarding for the Ngorongoro crater. Arrive at Ngorongoro registration gate around 2 PM and stop for washrooms and registration. Proceed to Simba public campsite for dinner and sleep.

Day 12
Ngorongoro crater tour to Moshi/Arusha

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodations: Hotel in Moshi/Arusha

Wake early and join your guide for a sunrise game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater and proceed for half day game drive in the crater floor, later drive back to Moshi/Arusha.

Day 13
International departure

A driver will be ready to take you to the airport as early as 4 hrs before your flight time. Remember to take all your belongs and fly back home.

The End of trip.

Trip costs includes

  • Two night lodging in Moshi/Arusha
  • Park entry fees as per this itinerary
  • Rescue fee
  • Wages and salaries for the crew
  • Three meals a day
  • Camping fees
  • Camping gears includes tent(s), chair and table
  • Drinking water - bottled water to be offered when yo start the hike. Rest of days water will be treated
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Transfer to the gate/starting point as well as pick up after trek

Not included in the price

  • Tipping for the mountain crew
  • Meals and drinks on your hotel of arrival
  • Local or international flight
  • Single supplement. 250 per person a day
  • Sleeping bags/ trekking poles etc.

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Combo: Lemosho route 8 day climbing and 3 day safari to Tarangire Park and Ngorongoro crater + hotel accommodation
Price From USD $ 2,900/person
Group Discount Available
Group Discount Guide
2900
Total $ 2,900 USD

Trip Facts

  • Maximum 10 people
  • 5,894 m / 19,341 ft
  • Kili-Lemosho, Tarangire Park & Ngorongoro crater
  • Mix of extreme and leisure
  • Honey Badger Lodge - Moshi | AMEG Lodge - Moshi | Vijiji Center - Arusha
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