Destinations Destinations
Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tarangire National Park, Arusha, Karatu
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Family, Trekking, Hiking, National Parks
Physical Level Physical Level
Moderate
Season Season
January - December

Hike around the spectacular surroundings of Mount Kilimanjaro, where you will stay in a luxury hotel for six nights before going on safari in Tarangire National Park. There you can view wild game and endemic wildlife, including giraffes, buffalo, warthogs and elephants. Continue your journey to Karatu conservation area where you can ramble along acres of trails and experience untouched wilderness with stunning views of Oldeani Volcano.

Suggested Itinerary

Recommended route & experiences

Explore colonial Arusha

You will meet your escort at Kilimanjaro International Airport and be transferred to Rivertree Country Inn in Arusha. At an altitude of 1,400m, this is the ideal place for you to begin acclimatising. At the foot of Mount Meru, this German-built city was once a colonial administrative centre and is a bustling and interesting place to explore. If you’re feeling adventurous try canoeing on the lake, bird watching, or simply enjoy a relaxing massage in your hotel.

Hiking Mt Kilimanjaro's Rongai Route

From Arusha, you will be taken to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort to begin your stay at one of Africa’s most celebrated locations. Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak, rising 5,896 metres above sea level. Over the next six days you'll tackle the famed Rongai route starting in lowland tropical forest, climbing through open moorland, into alpine desert before finally reaching the summit.

On safari in Tarangire National Park

Your next destination will be the popular Tarangire National Park, which is a hotspot for some of Africa’s biggest predators and most spectacular wildlife. During the dry season, herds of elephants, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and gazelle gather at the Tarangire River – and predators follow This is also the only part of Tanzania where antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are regularly seen. You will spend your time exploring the national park with views of the Masaai Steppe, mountains and iconic baobab trees. Your night here will be spent in the comfortable Kichuguu Camp, which offers gourmet Swahili cuisine.

Explore Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Karatu is a small but lively town on the edge of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Most visitors pass through en-route to safari camps, but if you have some spare time it's worth slowing down to make some cultural connections. But the town's main appeal is its proximity to the rolling Ngorongoro highlands and the world-famous Ngorongoro crater. You can easily spend several days here enjoying guided nature hikes through thick forests and coffee plantations and, of course, a visit down to the vast crater floor.

Back to Arusha

You’ll travel back to Arusha and the Rivertree Country Inn once more enjoying its comfortable facilities and scenic surroundings. If you didn’t explore Arusha on your first day, make sure to head out into the city.

Take a cultural tour with the Masai or Meru peoples

Take a cultural tour with the Masai or Meru peoples

Immerse yourself in local culture with a visit to a traditional village, witnessing daily life and learning more about the lives and history of these semi-nomadic people.

Departure

From Arusha, you will be escorted to Kilimanjaro International Airport to mark the end of your Tanzanian adventure.

Where to stay

Sample accommodations & classes

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Classic Tented Camp

The classic safari experience; you'll be in a tent but it's nothing like 'normal' camping...

Expect to pay $500 per night
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Superior Tented Camp

All the benefits of a tented camp with an extra splash of luxury to make an extra special trip...

Expect to pay $700 per night
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Superior Safari Lodge

Safari lodges are permanent structures, as opposed to mobile camps, which allow extra creature comforts such as a swimming pool, verandas and bar for you to relax with a sundowner after a long day's safari...

Expect to pay $700 per night
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Deluxe Safari Lodge

The premier, no expense spared option for a once-in-a-lifetime trip...

Expect to pay $1,200 per night
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