Personal tour guide by Hermann Berie
Individual support throughout the trip
Flight with pleasant flight times
Our own guide, porter and kitchen team from Marangu with many years of experience
Full board during the trekking on the mountain
4 days jeep safari with 4×4 vehicles
Rest and culture day in Arusha in premium hotel with pool
Overnight and full board in Safarilodges (Premium Standard directly at the world famous Ngorongoro crater rim and luxury tents in the beautiful Tarangire Park under Baobab trees)
Parking fees, permits and transfers
Day 1: Flight with KLM via Amsterdam to Arusha, JRO Kilimanjaro Airport. Arrival in the evening. Hotel transfer.
Day 2: Sleep in, arrive. Enjoy the hotel pool and arrive in Africa. In the afternoon drive to Marangu.
Day 3: Start of the trekking tour, pick up permits at the gate and start of the trek in the morning at Marangu Gate. Ascent to Mandara Hut (1800 m) through the wonderful mountain rainforest. Black and white mantle monkeys shimmy through the branches.
4th day: After the rainforest you hike today through the grass and heath landscape to the Horombo huts (3700 m). The view wanders from the jagged Mawenzi peak to the hanging glaciers at Kibo. In the afternoon you will reach the huts, which are situated by a stream with a large population of senecias. For optimal acclimatization you will spend the next three nights here and undertake tours to over 4000 m.
Day 5: Up here the motto is: slow, slow (pole, pole in Swahili). The body can only adapt slowly and we do not want to waste energy unnecessarily. Your first tour leads up to over 4000 meters, up to the zebra rocks. We spend the afternoon comfortably at the Horombo huts and enjoy the view of the wonderful landscape and the foothills of Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight stay in Horombo huts.
6th day: A last acclimatization day leads you to the East Lava Hill (4320 m) and to the lonely Mawenzi Hut (4430 m). This day is new in the program and makes sure that you feel comfortable during the summit adventure and enjoy the ascent. This simply means that you are better acclimatized and can use your full potential. From the Saddle Plateau we have a view of the boundless high desert between Mawenzi and Kibo. Descent and last night in the Horombo huts.
7th day: We leave the base camp Horombo huts and ascend to the "high camp" to the Kibo hut (4700 m), which is almost as high as the Montblanc in the Alps. Well adapted to the altitude, you will appreciate the comfort of the new cabins (4-bed rooms) up here. It will be a short night: dinner at 17:00, breakfast at 23:00 and departure at midnight.
8th day: Big summit day: At midnight you leave and reach the crater rim on Gilman's Point after a 5 - 6 hour hike. The sunrise is fantastic and compensates for the efforts of the night hike. After another 1.5 hours you will stand happily on the highest point of Africa, the Uhuru Peak (5895 m). Enjoy these incredible feelings and impressions up there!
The descent follows the same route back to the Horombo hut and in the afternoon continues down to the Horombo huts. A great day comes to an end after more than 13 hours. Last night at the huts.
9th day: Departure at dawn and descent via the Mandara huts to the gate in Marangu, at the end of the mountain rainforest. Lunch at the gate followed by a short transfer to the hotel. Cool drinks and the first hot shower after days waiting.
10th farewell to Marangu. Drive via Moshi to Arusha and change to the 4×4 vehicles at the beginning of the safari. Drive to the lodge at Ngorongoro Crater.
11th morning game drive in Ngorongoro Crater. In the afternoon you leave the crater highlands and drive to Tarangire Park.
12th Tarangire Safari
13th Tarangire Safari
Fourteen-foot safari. After lunch in the afternoon, return to Arusha and on to the airport. Return flight in the evening.
15. arrival at your destination airport.