10-Day View Trekking Kilimanjaro Kenya & Tanzania

10 Days

Trip Info

  • 5 Star Hotels, Lodges & Tented Camp
  • Nairobi
  • All Year Round
  • Arusha
  • Guided
  • Available
  • All Meals
  • 4X4 Tour Van / Land Cruiser

Tour Overview

Kenya is a country that beckons with rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, and some of the most exciting wildlife encounters in the world. From the snow-capped peak of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro to the famous Masai mara, This Package comprises unique destinations like Lake Naivasha, Samburu Reserve famous for its abundance of rare species such as the Grevy zebras, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffes, gerenuks, and Beisa oryx. Lake Nakuru is known for animals like giraffes and black and white Rhinos.

Trip Attractions

  • Nairobi
  • Amboseli
  • Arusha
  • Machame Gate (Mt Kilimanjaro)
  • Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Arusha

Your Route

Your Itinerary

You will be picked up by our company representative from the airport or your accommodation facility in Nairobi this morning for a scenic drive southeast toward Amboseli National Park. You will arrive at the camp in good time for lunch.

Embark on your first afternoon game drive at 16:00hrs exploring the acacia woodland, Freshwater swamps, scrub brush, and open plains in search of wildlife. A part of the park is composed of a dried-up lake bed, where mirages rise from the shimmering heat. Return to the lodge at sunset for dinner and overnight stay.

Amboseli National Park (392 sq km) is famously known for the breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Kilimanjaro, The tallest freestanding mountain on earth and the tallest in Africa (5,895m). Amboseli is also an elephant’s paradise where the massive African Savannah Elephants roam from swamp to swamp, grazing all day. Other animals to be spotted here are cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, wildebeests (gnus), gazelles, hippos, and many others.

Leave the camp after breakfast, Carrying your packed lunch to be enjoyed in the wild. Spend the whole day exploring the marshlands and swamps of Amboseli which are Fed by subterranean water channels, Water is abundant throughout the year and so is the pasture. Elephants and various other herbivores and are found here. You will retreat to the lodge late in the afternoon after a long exploration of this 392km sq. park

You also have an option of Starting the day with an early morning game drive to search for animals when they're at their most active, Then return to the Lodge for a relaxed breakfast and lunch.

Spend the hottest part of the day relaxing in camp reading your favorite book or writing your journal about the safari or just listening to your favorite music while observing the birds – don't stress, The animals will be doing the same – then head off again in the afternoon at (16:00hrs)for another drive through the park. Return to the lodge at sunset for dinner and over night.

Today after breakfast, You will head towards the border separating Kenya and Tanzania ( Namanga boarder post), Prepare to pay for your visa which cost $50 (Visa cards NOT accepted) then after clearing the border, You will be transferred to our Tanzanian driver guide then proceed to Arusha (approximately 2hrs from the boarder) Arrving at your hotel in good time for lunch. After lunch, you'll have an optional city tour, Arusha museum visit or just relaxing in your hotel while listening to your favorite music while preparing for your Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing experience tomorrow.

Departing from Arusha 45-minute drive will take you through the Village of Machame to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. We will patiently wait for our permits to be issued while watching the hustle and bustle of operations as many crews prepare for the journey ahead Enjoy the beautiful rainforest scenery and windy trails while your guide tells you about the local flora and fauna and natural wildlife. At these lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and quite slippery. We highly recommend gaiters and trekking poles here.

After a good nights sleep and a hearty breakfast we emerge from the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the valley along a steep rocky ridge. The route now turns west onto a river gorge until we arrive at the Shira campsite. Temperatures begin to drop.

Elevation: 3839m/12,595ft to 3986m/13,077ft Altitude gained: 147m
Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization. From Shira Plateau we continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the Kibo peak before we then continue, South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev. 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower, we come to a second junction, which leads to the Arrow Glacier. We then continue to descend to overnight at Barranco Camp.

Elevation: 3986m/13,077ft to 4034m/13,235ft Altitude gained: 48m
After breakfast, we continue on a steep ridge up to the adventurous Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction, which connects, with the Mweka Trail. This is one of the most impressive days to see the power, agility, and strength of your crew zip over this wall with what appears such ease. Overnight at Karanga Camp.

Elevation: 4034m/13,235ft to 4662m/15,295ft Altitude gained: 628m
We continue up toward Barafu Camp, and once reached you have now completed the South Circuit, which offers a variety of breathtaking viewsof the summit from many different angles. An early dinner and rest as we prepare for summit night Overnight at Barafu Camp.

Elevation: 4662m/15,295ft to 5895m/19,341ft Altitude gained: 1233m Descent to 3106m/10,190ft
Altitude lost: 2789m
Excitement is building as morning comes with an early start between midnight and 2 a.m. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. We continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers
trying to stay warm and focused on the amazing sense of accomplishment that lies ahead. With a switchback motion in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim.
You will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise during your short rest here. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From here on your remaining 1hour ascent to Uhuru Peak, you are likely to encounter snow all the way.
Congratulations, one step at a time you have now reached Uhuru Peak the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the entire continent of Africa! After.
Overnight Mweka Camp.

Elevation: 3106m/10,190ft to 1633m/5358ft Altitude lost: 1473m
After breakfast and a heartfelt ceremony of appreciation and team bonding with your crew, it’s time to say goodbye. We continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. As the weather is drastically warmer, the terrain is wet, muddy and steep and we highly recommend Gaiters and trekking poles.
From the gate, a vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel Arusha (about 58 minutes). Enjoy a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!

It's a pity that it has to end, but this is where your safari will draw to a close. We're sure that you will return home with so many exciting and happy memories, and we hope that you will join us again on safari sometime in the future.

Day by Day Accommodation

Day 1 & Day 2

Amboseli National Park

Spend 2 nights at Kibo Safari Camp, a Mid-range tented camp just outside Amboseli NP.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

 

Day 3

Arusha Town

Spend the night at Arusha Planet Lodge a Mid-range Lodge In Arusha Town.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

 

Day 4

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

Spend the first night of your hike at Machame Camp Budget Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

Day 5

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

Spend the first night of your hike at Shira Camp Budget Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

Day 6

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

Spend the first night of your hike at Baranco Camp Budget Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

Day 7

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

Spend the first night of your hike at Karanga Camp Budget Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

Day 8

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

Spend the first night of your hike at Barafu Camp Budget Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

Day 9

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

Spend the first night of your hike at Mweka Camp Budget Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

Day 10

Arusha Town

Last day with us.

(End of Tour) No accommodations

Breakfast Will be Provided

NOTE: Additional Accommodation can be arranged at the end of your tour for an added fee.

Vehicle Options

Customized 4X4 Safari Tour Vans fitted with:

  1. Pop up roof
  2. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat
  3. Power charging points
  4. Cooler Box/fridge
  5. Binoculars
  6. First Aid Kit
  7. High-frequency radio
  8. Sandbags (for photography)

Customized 4X4 Safari Land Cruisers fitted with:

  1. Pop up roof
  2. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat
  3. Power charging points
  4. Cooler Box/fridge
  5. Binoculars
  6. First Aid Kit
  7. High-frequency radio
  8. Sandbags (for photography)

4X4 Toyota Prados

  1. Binoculars
  2. First Aid Kit
  3. Cooler Box/fridge
  4. High-frequency radio
  5. Power charging points
  6. Sandbags (for photography)
  7. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat

Toyota Noahs

  1. Spacious for luggage
  2. Comfortable seats
  3. Suitable for airport transfers to and from your hotel.
  4.  Bottle Holders
  5. Fridge Bracket
  6. Sliding Window Glass.

Trip Cost

Important to Know

  • Rates are per person, excluding international flights from/to your home country.
  • Note; We provide tickets for international flights to and from Your Home for our clients and thus arrange the full trip from home and back.
  • This tour accepts children who are 3 years and older. Children under 13 receive a discount and children under 4 are free.

Rates Per Person Starting From:-


Start Dates                                                                                                               Rate


Jan 3-Dec 30                                                                                                              $2530


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Cost Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Porterage
  • Rescue fee
  • Climbing gear
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Cost Excludes

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

FAQs

What is the best time to climb Mt Kilimanjaro?

The best times are during the dry seasons—January to March and June to October. These months offer clearer skies and more stable trekking conditions.

Are game drives included in the itinerary?

Yes, game drives are integral to the safari experience. Professional guides lead you through Amboseli’s vast landscapes, maximizing wildlife encounters.

Is travel insurance recommended for this safari?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended to cover unexpected circumstances. Ensure that your insurance includes medical coverage and trip cancellation protection.

What should I pack for the safari?

Proper gear is essential. This includes waterproof clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a sleeping bag, and trekking poles. Ensure you’re well-prepared for various weather conditions. Packing essentials include comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, binoculars, and a camera. We provide a detailed packing list upon confirmation of your booking. 

How do I apply for a visa for this safari?

Visa applications are typically handled before your arrival. We recommend checking with the embassy or consulate in your home country for the most accurate and up-to-date visa requirements. For entry to Kenya please read the update here.

How difficult is the climb?

Kilimanjaro is a challenging trek, but no technical climbing skills are required. Good physical fitness, mental preparation, and acclimatization are crucial.

How long does it take to summit Kilimanjaro?

The trek duration varies by route. Most routes take around 6 to 8 days, allowing for gradual acclimatization and increased chances of reaching the summit.

Is altitude sickness a concern?

Yes, altitude sickness is a risk. Choosing a route with a gradual ascent, staying hydrated, and acclimatization days are vital to minimize this risk.

What is the success rate of reaching the summit?

The success rate varies but is generally around 60-70%. Proper preparation, including physical fitness and acclimatization, improves your chances.

Are there age restrictions for climbing Kilimanjaro?

While there’s no strict age limit, climbers should be in good health. Many operators recommend a minimum age of 10–12 for safety reasons.

What are the accommodation options during the climb?

Accommodations range from basic mountain huts to more luxurious tented camps, depending on the chosen route. Some routes offer a more comfortable experience.

Can I climb Kilimanjaro independently, or do I need a guide?

The Tanzanian authorities require all climbers to have a certified guide. A guide and a support team enhance safety and increase your chances of a successful summit.

How do I obtain a permit to climb Kilimanjaro?

Your trekking operator usually handles permits. Ensure they have proper licensing and permits to operate on the mountain. The permits are part of the overall trek cost.

What COVID-19 safety measures are in place?

We prioritize your safety. Our team adheres to local health guidelines, and the accommodations and vehicles are regularly sanitized to ensure a safe and enjoyable safari experience.

Are vaccinations required for this safari?

Please consult your healthcare provider for the latest travel health advice. Common vaccinations include yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid.

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10-Day View Trekking Kilimanjaro Kenya & Tanzania