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.
We will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha at 0800 and drive to Machame Gate for payment and proceed through a moorland area by the 4 WD vehicle to Moram gate where your climb begins. You will likely see animals during this beautiful drive. You will trek about 3 hours to Shira Camp (3,610 M about 11,750 Ft) for dinner and overnight.
Trek to Shira # 2 Camp today- about 3 hours of trekking. You will have dinner and overnight at Shira #2 Camp (3,840 M, about 12,595 Ft))
Trek from Shira camp to Baranco Camp. Starting at 8 Am until 1:30 PM. You will have dinner and overnight at Baranco Camp. During the day you will climb to 4,200 M (13,780 Ft), then descend to 3,950 M (about 12,950 Ft) at Baranco Camp for overnight.
Trek from Baranco Camp starting at about 8:30 AM to Karanga Valley,(4,100 M, about 13,450 Ft.) where you will overnight before your ascent to Uhuru Peak. You will arrive about 11:30 AM.
Beginning about 8:30 AM, trek to Barafu camp, 4,550 M (about 14,900 Ft), arriving about 12:30 PM., where you will remain until your final ascent to the top. You will be awakened at midnight.
Shortly after midnight, arise and begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak. You will then begin your ascent to Uhuru Peak, 5,896 M (about 19,340 Ft) about 12:30 AM and arrive at the summit at sunrise, about 7 AM. You will arrive at Mweka Camp about 5 PM. Mweka Camp is 3,100 M (3,100 M, about 10,170 Ft).
After completing your descent to Mweka Gate, you will receive your Summit Certificate and transfer back to your hotel. Trek today from 8 AM until about 12:00 noon. All meals are included
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.