All the well-known safari parks offer good birding opportunities and specials can be found pretty much everywhere you go. The often overlooked, Arusha National Park has an amazing diversity of habitats, which host an incredible list of 400 species in a small area. Lake Manyara offers a good variety of waterbirds.
BEST TIME FOR WATCHING
The birdlife in Tanzania is good year-round, but at its best from November to April when the migratory birds from Europe and Northern Africa are present. At this time, many resident bird species are nesting and are in breeding plumage. The wettest months are March and April, when parts of the country may experience storms on a daily basis. The wet season is also the hottest time of the year, which may be uncomfortably hot on the coast. For wildlife viewing, the dry season is better.
Arrival You are collected by one of your drivers at the airport(preferred Kilimanjaro international Airport - JRO) and drive to your hotel for rest and overnight -BB Included
Hotel - Londorossi Gate (2360m) - Mti Mkubwa Camp (2810m)
Your day starts early with a breakfast from the hotel, followed by a briefing by your head guide and then a 2-hour drive from the hotel (910m) to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment at the park's gate and registration. You start trekking through the rainforest until completes this day by entering to our first camp where your tent is setup with your personal belongings inside -Walking distance: 6km, 3-4hrs All meals are included Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Meals and overnight at the Mti Mkubwa Camp.
Mti Mkubwa camp (2810m) - Shira 2 camp (3505m) You depart from Mti mkubwa to the second camp through heath and Moorland zone, following the shira ridge we enter vast high attitude desert plateau where the first view of Mount kilimanjaro unfold one the horizon
-Walking Distance: 8km, 6-8hrs All meals are included
Meals and overnight at the Shira Camp.
Shira camp 2 (3505m)-Moir Camp(4160m) The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower. We leave from Shira to Moir camp which is nested near enormous beds of volcanic rock and surrounded by rocky hills and cliffs. At the arrival of camp you enter your tent which is already set with your belongings inside
-Walking Distance: 9km, 6-8hrs All meals are included
Meals and overnight at the Moir Camp.
Moir Camp(4160m) - Barranco camp(3950m)- Acclimitization Day After spending a night at theMoir camp today we test our acclimitization with a trek to the base of Lava tower at 4500m, following our rest we descent through senecio forest passing waterfalls that usher us in to the Barranco camp. The camp is set in the shadow of the massive Barranco wallwith easterly breezes often carrying misty cloudsfrom the Barranco Valley.
-Walking distance: 5-7hrs, 7km All meals are included
Barranco camp(3950m) - Karanga camp(39950m) Today's task will be the 150m face of the Barranco wall. Realization of how hard the porters works will be realized as this challenging scramble provides quiet the balancing act for our crew. We arrive at the camp for a well deserved dinner and overnight
-Walking distance: 3-5hrs, 5km All meals are included
Karanga Camp for dinner and overnight
Karanga Camp(3995m) - Barafu Camp(4600m) After breakfast with picnic lunch en route, the morning trek is slow and steady uphill hike as we enters the Arctic zone, The temperatures becomes noticieably cooler, however excitement fills our camp as we take final prepaarions for the summit day ahead.
-Walking distance: 3-5hrs, 4km All meals are included
Summit attempts, Barafu camp(4600m) - Uhuru Peak(5895m) - Mweka Camp(3100m)
Today we face our greatest challenge, and meet the most rewarding point. A early wakeup call for preparation and light breakfast before starting the summit around 01.00hrs. Spectacular view coupled with the sunrise will warm the soul and strengthern the spirit as the iconic Uhuru peak is now on sight. After the elation of a well earned summit, we descend back to Barafu camp for a nice break and celebration before continueing to Mweka camp
-Walking Distance: 12-14hrs, 21km All meals are included
Mweka Camp(3100m)- Mweka gate
Descend from Mweka camp to the park gate where you are transfered back to your hotel for a well deserved shower.
-Walking Distance: 3-4hrs, 10hrs
The price is inclusive of:-
2 transfers from Moshi/Arusha to Marangu park gate -return
3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
5 days Kilimanjaro trek- Marangu
4 nights accomodation in camps while trekking Marangu
First and Last night accommodation at standard accomodation hotel in Moshi/Arusha -Bed and Breakfast.
All park entrance fees and government levies
English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
Porters- a maximum of 2 per client
The Price does not include:
Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket,
Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers, tents
Note: All the above items can be hired at a reasonable price.