Join our Marangu route and safari 12 days with a certified guide for this scenic, exciting, and fun 12-day climb of Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu route and safari in the stunning landscapes of Tanzania. Head up the Marangu route to the top of Africa's highest peak before going on a safari to see East Africa's most iconic wildlife across three national parks and reserves.
Boasting diverse terrains and incredible wildlife watching opportunities, northern Tanzania is the perfect place to head for an immersive Kilimanjaro and safari experience! Over the course of 12 days during this Marangu route and safari 12 days we will head up to the summit of Africa’s highest peak (5,895 meters/19,341 feet) via the Marangu route before visiting three different national parks and nature reserves for a series of safaris.
After arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), you will meet the guide and transfer to the Hotel in Moshi.
First thing in the morning, we will transfer to the Marangu gate in the national park and begin the Marangu route and safari 12 days by a trek through the thick tropical rainforest until we reach Mandara hut.
Elevation: 6,046 ft. to 8,858 ft.
Distance: 8 km/5 miles
The second day of the Marangu route and safari 12 days begins as the first one ended. We will continue hiking through the forest until we ascend out of it and cross into high moorlands, enjoying beautiful views of Kilimanjaro until we reach the hut.
Elevation: 8,858 ft. to 12,205 ft.
Distance: 12km/7 miles
We will spend an extra day acclimatizing and hike up to Mawenzi ridge, which provides incredible views over the terrains up which we’ve just hiked as well as out over Mount Kilimanjaro.
Elevation: 12,205 ft. to 14,400 ft.
Distance: 10km/6 miles
We will spend the day crossing the rugged and arid landscape at the foot of the mountain. After an early dinner, we will go to bed in preparation for the summit day.
Elevation: 12,205 ft. to 15,430 ft.
Distance; 10km/6 miles
Starting at midnight, we will begin our ascent to the summit, hiking up steep scree. From the top, we will enjoy the sunrise over Africa from the continent’s highest point, before descending back down to Horombo hut. Day six Marangu route and safari 12 days.
Elevation: 15,430 ft. to 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft.
Distance: 22 km/14 miles
We will spend the last day of trekking heading mostly downhill back to the Marangu gate. From here, we will transfer to the hotel in Arusha.
Elevation: 12,205 ft. to 6,046 ft.
Distance: 20km/ 12 miles
After getting up early in the morning, we will transfer to Tarangire National Park and spend the day wildlife watching. At the end of the day, we will transfer to the lodge. Day eight Marangu route and safari 12 days.
We will descend into the deep Ngorongoro crater and spend the day wildlife watching again. The crater is densely populated and home to just about every species of animal native to East Africa. At the end of the day, we will transfer to Serengeti National Park.
We will spend the day going on two different game drives through the park. In the morning, we will head out on the Sogore River Circuit through the plains. Afterward, we will eat lunch at the visitor’s center and go on another game drive. The Kopjes Circuit takes us through another section of the park full of granite outcroppings and gives us a great chance to see even more wildlife. Day ten Marangu route and safari 12 days.
We will start the day early in the morning with one final game drive through the park before returning to Arusha.
We will drive you from the hotel to the airport for your flight.
End of Marangu route and safari 12 days.
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