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.

Key information

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

Suggested itinerary

Explore colonial Arusha

Explore colonial Arusha

Day 1 in 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

Hiking Mt Kilimanjaro's Rongai Route

Day 2–8 in Mt. Kilimanjaro

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

On safari in Tarangire National Park

Day 9–10 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

Explore Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 11–12 in Karatu

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

Back to Arusha

Day 13 in 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.

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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

Departure

Day 14 in Mt. Kilimanjaro

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

Where to stay

Classic Tented Camp

Chaka Camp

Chaka Camp is a semi-permanent mobile camp located in the Serengeti eco-system. "Chaka" means "bush" in Swahili and this is what the Chaka Camp is offering; an authentic and intimate bush experience in the middle of remarkable areas of the Serengeti's pristine wilderness. The Camp moves twice a year to ensure its guests are very well placed to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration.

Superior Tented Camp

Lake Manze Tented Camp

The Lake Manze area is one of the richest for game in the entire Selous, both in the dry and wet seasons. There is a cool and shady thatched lodge with a dining area and a sitting area, overlooking the lake. The camp maintains simplicity – there are no extra frills here and the purposeful lack of electricity in camp makes for a charming old world safari experience. It is certainly exciting; you do feel like you are out in the wilderness. This feeling is enhanced by the camp's position on the floodplain of Lake Manze. Renowned for its excellent resident game, the camp is right next to an elephant walkway, who love the Doum Palm trees!

Superior Tented Camp

Serengeti Safari Camp

Nomad are one of the longest running safari companies in Tanzania with camps and lodges in every corner of the country. We love the Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp as it is a mobile camp following the migration inside the Serengeti National Park, with private vehicles and some excellent guiding. Out of all the mobile operators Nomad earns extra respect for following the migration with every move, not just in peak tourist season.

Superior Tented Camp

Asilia Namiri Plains Camp

Namiri Plains is a must to any cheetah enthusiast. The cheetah numbers here are vast and there’s plenty of everything else too. Being owned by Asilia, Namiri Plains will most certainly deliver a world class safari experience. It’s not often that new areas open up in the Serengeti so we highly recommend a stay here.

Superior Tented Camp

Kigelia Camp

Kigelia is the least commercial product in Ruaha and offers a unique product. Owned and run by Nomad, this eco focused camp blends in extremely well with its environment, aided by very good guides and a great camp character. Although it is rather basic in design, the high quality is obvious throughout your stay. It is a top choice for a Ruaha safari.

Superior Safari Lodge

Ikuka Safari Camp

Ikuka, in Ruaha really stands out from the others in the park as it only has 6 bandas and sits perched on an incredible escarpment with the best views of Ruaha National Park. Behind all great lodges are great people; Mark who was born and brought up in the Ruaha area and is the chap behind all the guiding and walking safaris. Expect an intimate, relaxed and luxurious safari here with great views and top guiding.

Deluxe Safari Lodge

Asilia Sayari Mara Camp

Sayari is one of the best camps in the north of the Serengeti. It is a beautifully stylish and well furnished camp that combines luxury with a fantastic point for game viewing. The food is impressive and the all round service is of a very high standard. The north of the Serengeti offers a very private experience. It’s a once in a life time opportunity to see the great migration without huge numbers of other vehicles ruining your picture!

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This route booked with one of our specialist tour operators would cost from $5,840pp. Pricing varies by accommodation class, and can be tailored to suit your budget.

Pricing is typically inclusive of hotels, transfers, meals, and all guided excursions and activities.

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