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.
Marangu Gate (1980m) - Mandara hut (2700m)
After breakfast, transfer to Marangu gate and start the climb through fascinating rain forests till you reach the first hut Mandara.
Meals and overnight at the Mandara hut. (9,000ft).
Mandara hut (2700m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
After breakfast, follow the ascending path through the alpine – meadow. The altitude begins to change and slowdown your pace while enjoying the flora and the view of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at the Horombo Hut 12km from Mandara.
Meals and overnight at the Horombo hut. (12,520ft).
Horombo hut (3720m) - Kibo hut (4700m)
After breakfast, resume the climb, the landscape becomes rugged and rocky. Lobelias begin to appear. Climb to Kibo Hut.
Meals and overnight at the Kibo hut. (15,520ft)
SUMMIT ATTEMPT Kibo hut (4700m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Horombo hut (3720m)
The beginning of the last ascent is made in the wee hrs of the morning while the scree is still frozen. Climb the very steep part of the route to GILMANS POINT (most difficult and tiring part). UHURU PEAK is reached within an hour's walk along the crater rim. (19,344ft). Start the walk along the craters rim. (19,344ft). Start the descent to Horombo hut for overnight
Meals and overnight at the Horombo hut.
Horombo hut (3720m) - Marangu Gate (1980m)
Return to a hotel in Moshi/Arusha. After lunch, have a good rest, meals and overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast, depart for your next destination, which is optional, either safari, airport or shuttle to Nairobi:
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.