East Africa by Intrepid Travel

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east africa serengeti trail kilimanjaro basix plus local payment us$750 physical culture shock 15 days nairobi to kilimanjaro airport departs every sat itinerary days 1-2 nairobi/kisii board an overland truck and cross the great rift valley to kenya s tea growing region day 3 lake victoria watch the sunset over africa s largest lake from the comfort of the campsite days 4-5 serengeti photograph wildlife such as lions cheetahs elephants and zebras it is also possible to take an early morning balloon safari day 6 ngorongoro crater visit olduvai gorge home to earliest man before continuing to a campsite overlooking the crater day 7 mto wa mbu search the crater for the endangered black rhino spotting many other animals on the way camp in the market village of mto wa mbu and look for ebony makonde carvings day 8 arusha leave behind the overland vehicle and crew in arusha at the base of mt meru day 9 kilimanjaro base travel past snow-capped mountains to the foothills of mt kilimanjaro where we spend the night in a hotel day 10 mandara hut trek to mandara hut through dense rainforest scattered with monkeys and birds day 11 horombo hut rainforest gives way to rolling alpine meadow and giant heather on this slightly steeper stretch day 12 kibo hut skirt mawenzi peak and cross the lunar landscape of the saddle rest in preparation for the final ascent day 13 summit zig-zag up a large scree slope to reach the highest point in africa days 14-15 marangu/kilimanjaro airport a warm shower and cold beer await back in marangu finish the adventure at either kilimanjaro airport or nairobi accommodation camping 7 nts hotel 3 nts national park mountain huts 4 nts transport overland truck 4wd safari vehicle trekking group size max 21 for trucks max 12 trekking meals breakfast daily and all meals while camping and staying in mountain huts budget allow us$70 for meals not included departs selected sat notes 1 optional balloon safaris need to be booked in advance please ask when booking your tour 2 if you would like to end the trip in nairobi please request the extra transfer at an additional cost when booking this trip trip code overlanding · spot wildlife in the grasses of the serengeti · camp on the rim of the ngorongoro crater · watch the sunset over lake victoria · trek mt kilimanjaro yrk tanzania adventure and kilimanjaro original plus local payment us$980 physical culture shock 16 days nairobi to kilimanjaro airport itinerary days 1-2 nairobi/lake manyara cross the great rift valley to mto wa mbu and explore the craft market continue to lake manyara national park known for treeclimbing lion hippo and varied bird life days 3-4 serengeti travel to the serengeti national park famous for the large herds of zebra and wildebeest and the predators which feed on them days 5-6 ngorongoro crater/karatu visit olduvai gorge home to earliest man before setting up camp at the crater s edge descend into the crater in search of wildlife including the endangered rhino then head to karatu day 7 tarangire head to tarangire national park to see large herds of elephant hartebeests and the bizarre-looking baobab trees days 8-9 arusha meet the elaborately dressed masai en route to arusha encounter reptiles at a snake park and enjoy free time for shopping day 10 marangu transfer to the marangu hotel in the foothills of mt kilimanjaro days 11-14 kilimanjaro trek embark on a 5 day trek to the summit of mt kilimanjaro amble through rainforests then head uphill through rolling alpine meadow skirting mawenzi peak and crossing the lunar landscape of the saddle before climbing to the highest point in africa days 15-16 marangu/kilimanjaro airport return to marangu for a well earned shower the adventure ends at kilimanjaro airport or nairobi accommodation camping 8 nts hotel 3 nts national park mountain huts 4 nts transport 4wd safari vehicle shuttle bus trekking group size max 12 meals breakfast daily and all meals while camping and staying in mountain huts budget allow us$50 for meals not included departs selected fri notes 1 optional balloon safaris need to be booked in advance please ask when booking your tour 2 if you would like to end the trip in nairobi please request the extra transfer at an additional cost when booking this trip 2007 start 05 jan 12 jan 02 feb 16 feb 23 feb 16 mar 23 mar 06 apr 13 apr 11 may 18 may 01 jun 15 jun finish 20 jan 27 jan 17 feb 03 mar 10 mar 31 mar 07 apr 21 apr 28 apr 26 may 02 jun 16 jun 30 jun 22 jun 06 jul 13 jul 20 jul 27 jul 03 aug 10 aug 17 aug 24 aug 31 aug 07 sep 14 sep 28 sep 05 oct 07 jul 21 jul 28 jul 04 aug 11 aug 18 aug 25 aug 01 sep 08 sep 15 sep 22 sep 29 sep 13 oct 20 oct 12 oct 26 oct 16 nov 30 nov 14 dec 28 dec 2008 04 jan 18 jan 01 feb 15 feb 29 feb 14 mar 27 oct 10 nov 01 dec 15 dec 29 dec 12 jan 19 jan 02 feb 16 feb 01 mar 15 mar 29 mar 28 mar 11 apr 25 apr 16 may 30 may 13 jun 20 jun 04 jul 12 apr 26 apr 10 may 31 may 14 jun 28 jun 05 jul 19 jul ready to trek megan hassett · spot game in serengeti national park · explore the ngorongoro crater conservation area · meet the masai · experience the lofty heights of mt kilimanjaro trip code ysk destination tips ­ country highlights weather food and more ­ available at www.intrepidtravel.com 21