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11-Day Serengeti, Kilimanjaro Hike & Chimpanzee Trek

Duration

7 Days

Max People

30

Min Age

12+

Pick Up

Airport

Overview

Enjoy 11-Day Serengeti, Kilimanjaro Hike & Chimpanzee Trek on the ultimate African adventure with Exodus Safaris on this extraordinary 11-day getaway that showcases the best of Tanzania's natural wonders and wildlife. From the iconic plains of the Serengeti to the majestic peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, this exclusive itinerary promises thrilling encounters, breathtaking landscapes, and unforgettable experiences that will leave you in awe.

Our journey begins amidst the sweeping plains of the Serengeti National Park, where vast herds of zebra and wildebeest roam freely against the backdrop of endless savannahs. Join us on exhilarating game drives as we search for sightings of the Big Five—lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos—whose presence in the park ensures thrilling wildlife encounters at every turn.

Next, we'll venture into the depths of the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Africa's most iconic natural wonders. Descend into the crater's vast caldera, where lush grasslands and sparkling lakes provide a haven for an incredible array of wildlife, including large herds of elephants, prides of lions, and elusive black rhinos. With its breathtaking vistas and rich biodiversity, the Ngorongoro Crater offers a snapshot of Africa's natural beauty at its finest.

Our adventure continues with a visit to the Tarangire National Park, renowned for its impressive elephant population and stunning baobab trees. Explore the park's diverse landscapes on thrilling game drives, encountering a variety of wildlife, from graceful giraffes and agile antelopes to majestic lions and leopards, against the backdrop of sweeping savannahs and ancient woodlands.

But the highlight of our journey awaits as we embark on a challenging hike up Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Join experienced guides as they lead you through rugged terrain and alpine forests, ascending to the summit of Uhuru Peak, where breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape await.

Finally, conclude your adventure with a special chance to observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat at Mahale Mountains. Trek through dense jungle trails as you search for these remarkable primates, whose playful antics and complex social behaviors never fail to captivate and inspire.

At Exodus Safaris, we believe that every safari should be a transformative experience, leaving you with a deeper appreciation for the beauty and diversity of the natural world. Join us on this extraordinary 10-day getaway and experience the best that Tanzania has to offer, from the plains of the Serengeti to the peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro and beyond.

Tour Features

This budget-friendly option contains mountain huts and camping. If dates permit, this tour can be commenced on a day of your choice. This tour is designed exclusively for you - it will not be mixed with other participants.

You have the power to make slight adjustments to your accommodations and destinations. This private tour is not offered to solo travelers. Participants must be at least 12 years of age to join.

Activities & Transportation

  • Explore the savannah on a game drive in a pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle or minivan.
  • Spot wild chimpanzees in their natural habitat while on a chimpanzee trekking journey, and catch a glimpse of some of the region's most interesting species of birds when you go birding with a professional guide.
  • For those seeking a more relaxed experience, leisurely nature hikes and walks are also available.
  • All transfers to and from the airport are included.

Getting There

  • This tour starts in Arusha and ends in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • This company can help select your international flights, but you'll have to book them yourself
  • Fly to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO - Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to Arusha Airport (ARK - Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Fly back from Julius Nyerere Airport (DAR - Check price) in Dar es Salaam
  • transfer from and back to the airport is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Included/Excluded

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • professional driver/guide
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • All flights during the tour
  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Tour Plan

Day 01 Game Drive Tarangire National Park

Depart Arusha at 7:30 in the morning and make your way to Tarangire National Park. After a two to two and a half hour journey (120km), you will arrive at the national park entrance. Here, you'll have around 10 minutes to use the washroom before your guide finalizes the necessary paperwork at the park authority offices. Your day will continue with a morning and afternoon game drive (lunch is included). By early evening, you will leave the park and be driven to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 02 Serengeti National Park

This morning your journey begins with a hot meal, and you will take a 250 km drive up to the Serengeti National Park entrance. On the way, you'll pass through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with a chance to see the incredible views of the crater. After lunch, you can embark on an afternoon game drive before sunset, when you will reach the Seronera Campsite for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 03 Explore Serengeti National Park

This morning, you will set off on a game drive at sunrise. A cup of coffee or tea and a snack will provide sustenance before the drive begins at 5:50 am and lasting through 10:00 am when you will be welcomed back to the campsite for a hearty breakfast. A second drive will commence in the early afternoon and last through until sunset, at which point you will be heading to the Simba Campsite in the Ngorogoro Conservation Area for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 04 Ngorongoro Crater

After your healthy breakfast, depart from the campsite with your packed lunch and descend one of the world's most incredible natural wonders - the Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy spotting the magnificent wildlife of the crater, including the Big Five animals: lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and black rhinos. You'll be served a delicious lunch in the afternoon, followed by an exciting game drive until dusk. At the end of the day, you will be escorted back to your place of accommodation in Arusha.

Day 05 Mount Kilimanjaro - Mandara Hut

After the morning meal, you will start the ascent to the highest point in Africa. An approximately 150 km journey to the Marangu Gate will need to be completed before beginning the trek. Upon arriving and registering, you will set off for a 3 hour hike to Kisambioni, where you can enjoy your packed lunch, and then proceed for another two hours through the lush rainforest. Reaching Mandara Hut, you should rest before venturing to Maundi Crater. In the evening, dinner will be served and you can spend the night at Mandara Hut. Your day will involve a distance of 8 km and take four to six hours of hiking, going through the damp rainforest.

Day 06 Mandara Hut - Horombo Hut

After your morning meal, you will make your way from Mandara Hut and go out into the heather moorland. Horombo Hut is the journey's destination and it should take around five to six hours to reach, including time for a lunch break. Throughout the trek, you can look out for unique vegetation such as giant lobelia and giant groundsel. Once you arrive, you'll have the opportunity to relax before dinner is served and you stay overnight. Distance covered today: • 12km/7.2 miles • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours • Landscape: Rainforest-Moorland

Day 07 Horombo Hut - Moshi - Dar es Salaam

Your extraordinary journey's last lap commences after breakfast, with a customary goodbye ceremony from the mountain guides. It should take between 4 and 5 hours to go from Horombo Hut (3,700m) to Marangu Gate (1,860m). After you have arrived at the Kilimanjaro gate, then you can be registered out and thereafter drive to Kilimanjaro Airport for your voyage to Dar es Salaam. Daily Details: • Hiking Distance: 20km / 12.5 miles • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours • Zone: Low alpine zone & Rainforest.

Day 08 Dar Es Salaam - Mahale Mountains National Park

On the day of your scheduled flight to Kigoma, you will be picked from your hotel and taken to the airport. After your arrival, you will meet with an experienced guide, who will drive you for five hours to explore Mahale National Park. Upon reaching the entrance, you will be served a delicious hot meal before commencing your expedition in search of the chimpanzees alongside veteran trackers. Eventually, you will come back to your tented camp for a hearty dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 09 Mahale National Park - Full Experience

After a hearty breakfast, you'll set out on your trekking adventure in search of chimpanzees in the forest. This hike is not too difficult, although it's best to be in good shape to make the journey more enjoyable. The awe-inspiring experience of seeing these endangered primates up close is something that won't soon be forgotten. After your memorable outing, you will return to your lodging for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 10 Mahale Mountains National Park to Kigoma

Start your day with a hearty breakfast before beginning your chimpanzee trekking experience. Afterwards, you can partake in some spot fishing and take in the sights of the abundant water birds near Lake Tanganyika until the late afternoon. Afterwards, you'll be transferred to the town of Kigoma, where you will have dinner and spend the night at the Mwitongo Garden.

Day 11 Kigoma - Dar es Salaam

After your morning meal, you will be picked and transported to the airport for your flight home to Dar es Salaam or Arusha. This marks the end of your safari.

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