For many travellers, Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you’re only going to go once, take this incredible 12-day adventure that wraps mighty Kilimanjaro, the sweeping Serengeti, and the stupendous Ngorongoro Crater together in one unbeatable package. Kick things off with a four-day ascent to the very roof of Africa, the return to Moshi to meet with residents of an isolated Maasai village and members of a local G Adventures for Good project before heading out into the wild lands in search of the Big Five and camping under the stars. This is quintessential Africa.
Day 1 Moshi
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Moshi/Mandara Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)
Hike through the forested, lower slopes to Mandara escarpment.
Day 3 Mandara Huts/Horombo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)
Hike through the heather and moorland zone to Horombo Hut.
Day 4 Horombo Huts/Kibo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)
Proceed onto the Kilimanjaro Saddle, through a desertlike alpine zone, to Kibo Hut.
Day 5 Kibo Huts/Horombo Huts (1B, 1L, 1D)
Night hike to the summit via Stella Point. Appreciate the beautiful sunrise from the roof of Africa, then descend back to Horombo Hut.
Day 6 Horombo Huts/Moshi (1B, 1L)
Descend the mountain, passing through villages and plantations on the slopes en route to Moshi. Meet the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a G supported project, for a climbing ceremony.
Day 7 Moshi/Arusha (1B)
En route to Arusha, enjoy an included stop at the G Adventures-supported Moshi Women’s Cooperative. Pick up any last-minute supplies in Arusha.
Day 8 Arusha/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1L)
Experience the Mto wa Mbu village with a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Take a wildlife safari drive in Lake Manyara NP.
Day 9 Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit an authentic Maasai village and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project en route to the Serengeti.
Day 10 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Rise early for a morning wildlife safari drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the Big Five in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains.
Day 11 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)
Take a morning wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti before getting a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater from its rim.
Day 12 Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L)
Head out early for a wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha where the tour ends on arrival. Onward flights can be booked from 9pm, or extend your stay in Arusha by a night, or two.
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