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    Arrival date:
    24.02.2017
    Departure date:
    08.03.2017
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    Climbing start:
    25.02.2017
    Climbing finish:
    03.03.2017
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    Safari start:
    04.03.2017
    Safari finish:
    07.03.2017
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    Places already reserved:
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    Places available:
    7
Discount 10% $3.999 $3.600
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Climbing: Lemosho route 7-day climb

Offering captivating scenic vistas, pristine wildlife, excellent acclimatization opportunities and the lowest traffic of other climbers, Lemosho is our most recommended route to reach the roof of Africa. 6,7, and 8-day programs are available.

You’ll Visit: Lemosho route route (Kilimanjaro)

Safari: Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti 4-day safari

SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, NGORONGORO CRATER AND SERENGETI
The program is designed for a full five-day game drive, one day of which you will spend in the Tarangire, then in the Ngorongoro and three days in the Serengeti. Serengeti Park is considered by right to be a treasure of the world's wildlife. The unique climatic conditions allow you to enjoy the incredible scenery, you'll be able to see resting lions, sneaking the secretive leopard, graceful antelopes. The advantage of such itineraries is that they give more chances to see the rare representatives of the African fauna: pythons, gemsboks, elands, servals, caracals, secretary birds, crocodiles, black rhinos and many others.

You’ll Visit: Tarangire Ngorongoro Serengeti Guaranteed departure The dates and the price are fixed, even if you are a solo traveller (i.e. no one else signs up) in this expedition

Itinerary

  • image description Day 1 - February 24, 2017 Arrival

    Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet an Altezza Travel representative, and transfer to the hotel under the rate. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: cozy rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening there will be a briefing with our managers, who will also make sure you are ready to begin the climb.

    Note: Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.

  • image description Day 2 - February 25, 2017 High-Altitude Drop Off Destination and Trekking to Shira 1 Camp

    A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold another briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle (roughly 3–4 hours) to Kilimanjaro National Park's western entrance: Londorossi Gate (2,200 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group continues upwards towards their drop off point by off-road vehicles (reaching 3,500 meters). Here you can see stunning views of the Shira Plateau for the first time.

    The route from your drop off point to your first high-altitude camp Shira 1 features a small gain in altitude and is not too physically challenging. Due to this, you will be able to properly begin the process of acclimatization. By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook dinner for you.

    This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:

    • Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine
    • Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)
    • Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies.

    At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.

    Change in Elevation: Lemosho Glades (3,500 m) — Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m)
    Hiking distance: 5 km
    Hiking time: 1–2 hours

  • image description Day 3 - February 26, 2017 Trekking From Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

    Departing from Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) and a light trekking towards the second high altitude camp: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m). This trek is not difficult and you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of Africa and the unique flora of Kilimanjaro and the surrounding area. Shira 2 Camp is the best place on the trip to see Mount Meru (the fifth summit of Africa), weather permitting.

    When you arrive to camp you will have lunch, and after a two-hour rest everyone will complete an acclimatization hike towards Lava Tower Camp that features a 200-meter gain in altitude.

    Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness.

    Trekking from Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp:
    Change in Elevation: Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) — Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m)
    Hiking distance: 7 km
    Hiking time: 3–4 hours

    Acclimatization hike:
    Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Destination point en route to Lava Tower (4,110 m)
    Hiking distance: 2 km
    Hiking time: 1–2 hours

  • image description Day 4 - February 27, 2017 Trekking From Shira 2 Camp to The Lava Tower and Descent to Barranco Camp

    After breakfast you will leave Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) and start your way to the key point of the route: Lava Tower (4,630 m). This section of the route has a lot of ascents and descents that end in a camp at over 4,600 meters. It might be difficult, and you may feel some discomfort, but in order to successfully acclimate to the altitude you have to spend at least 1–2 hours here, so this is where lunch will be.

    Then you will descend to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness! Next day you will be climbing it, but don't worry: it features a very simple hiking trail.

    Note: If one or more participants feel sick, the group may refrain from passing the Lava Tower and adjust the route, following instead the road for porters. In this case you will not reach an altitude of 4,630 meters, getting up only to a maximum of 4,400 meters.

    Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Lava Tower (4,630 m) — Barranco Camp (3,960 m)
    Hiking distance: 12 km
    Hiking time: 6–8 hours

  • image description Day 5 - February 28, 2017 Trekking From Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

    Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of summiting Barranco Wall (we recommend you leave the camp as early as possible to avoid crowds of the other groups). Hiking up the gorge wall is not difficult and only takes around an hour. After the climb you can have a rest and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano.

    Then you start a more difficult hike to Karanga Camp, which features numerous ascents and descents during the route, but don't worry: our guides are experts at choosing an optimal pace for the group. After reaching the camp you will be offered warm lunch. After a couple of hours you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Barafu Camp with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then descent back down to the camp.

    Trekking from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:
    Change in Elevation: Barranco Camp (3,960 m) — Karanga Camp (4,035 m)
    Hiking distance: 5 km
    Hiking time: 4–5 hours

    Acclimatization hike:
    Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Destination point en route to Barafu Camp (4,270 m)
    Hiking distance: 2.5 km
    Hiking time: 1–2 hours

  • image description Day 6 - March 1, 2017 Trekking From Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

    In the morning after breakfast you begin your way to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m), the starting point for a night summiting Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Our team will set up a camp for you ahead of time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After regaining strength, you have to complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.

    Trekking from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp:
    Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Barafu Camp (4,640 m)
    Hiking distance: 6 km
    Hiking time: 4–5 hours

    Acclimatization hike:
    Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Kosovo Camp (4,800 m)
    Hiking distance: 2 km
    Hiking time: 1–2 hours

  • image description Day 7 - March 2, 2017 Ascent to Uhuru Peak and Descent to Millennium Camp

    Departure from Barafu Camp (4,640 m) at night and the start of summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Technically the climb is relatively simple; however, the most challenging part is the high altitude. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Barafu Camp and after a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp (3,820 m).

    Note: Don't forget that 90% of all accidents occur during the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails.

    Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Millennium Camp (3,820 m)
    Hiking distance: 15 km
    Hiking time: 8–12 hours

  • image description Day 8 - March 3, 2017 Descent From Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate

    The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest. When you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park's exit: Mweka Gate (1,650 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

    Change in Elevation: Millennium Camp (3,820 m) — Mweka Gate (1,650 m)
    Hiking distance: 12 km
    Hiking time: 4–5 hours

  • image description Day 9 - March 4, 2017 Tarangire

    In the morning after breakfast (around 7:30 AM) your safari guide will arrive at the hotel and inform the receptionist that he is waiting for you. After meeting up with your driver you will travel to Tarangire National Park, and by 10:00 AM you will already be on your first safari!

    In this park you have the chance to see lots of wild Tanzanian animals (lions, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, etc.), but above all else it is famous for its astonishing number of elephants, who typically tend to stay close to their drinking source, the Tarangire River.

    You should be aware that this is wild nature, so the guide cannot make any guarantees on the presence of specific wild animals, but you can be sure he will do his best to find everything you're looking for! The Altezza team has its own radio channel that the drivers use to communicate to other guides and collaborate on searches for rare species.

    At lunch time you will be provided a meal, after which the safari will continue. In the evening you will be transferred to the hotel located on the edge of the Ngorongoro volcanic crater.

    Additional notes:

    This is your first day on safari, so we ask that you please pay special attention to the national parks visitor rules and our company recommendations.

    • During the safari it is strictly prohibited to exit the vehicle, except for in specially designated areas. Violations of this rule may be accompanied by large fines for the company, including the revocation of its license.
    • Off road driving is also prohibited, as such behavior may cause irreparable damage to the fragile balance of the natural ecosystem.
    • During the safari you are allowed to smoke, but be extremely careful about how you extinguish and dispose of cigarette butts, as they are a frequent cause of fires in the savanna.
    • In addition, we sincerely request that you not put your feet on the safari car's seats, nor sit on the back of them, because this type of behavior quickly makes the cars unusable.

    Thank you in advance for your understanding.

  • image description Day 10 - March 5, 2017 Ngorongoro Crater

    On this day it is best to leave the hotel as early as possible so you can see the variety of animals that are only active during the morning hours; breakfast will be packed in lunchboxes specifically for this purpose. At 6:30 AM you will set off for Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and after about an hour you will already be inside the crater.

    Ngorongoro is one of the most famous and interesting of Tanzania's national parks because here you can find the greatest number of different animal species per square kilometer. You will have the chance to see buffalo, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, hippopotamus and feline species such as caracals and servals. The luckiest travelers might even see a rhinoceros, an animal whose numbers are rapidly declining.

    By lunch time you will arrive at the lake side, where you will be offered lunchboxes, after which the safari will continue, ending in a few hours with a transfer to Serengeti National Park.

    On your travels you will also visit a memorial dedicated to two West German researchers, Bernhard and Michael Grzimek. It is them we have to thank for Northern Tanzania National Parks having survived till our times in its current natural state. You can read their full story in the book "Serengeti Shall Not Die" which can be found on Amazon.com for USD 10–25.

    In the evening you will be transferred to a hotel in the center of the Serengeti valley.

  • image description Day 11 - March 6, 2017 Serengeti Valley

    After breakfast you will start the safari by being transferred to the central part of the Serengeti (also called Seronera). Here your driver will try to find the animals you're the most interested in. Closer to lunch time you will visit the Serengeti Visitor Centre, where you will be offered a lunchbox and provided with lots of interesting information not only about the animals’ populations, but also about the history of the National Park. Also, in this area you will be able to see hyraxes, which are the elephant's closest relatives.

    It is difficult to describe in detail all the animals of the Serengeti valley, for they number in the thousands: elephants, buffalo, ostriches, giraffes, jackals, hyenas, lions, antelopes, leopards and cheetahs—just keep your eyes peeled and enjoy the nature around you.

    In the evening you will be transferred to a hotel, where you will have dinner and be able to rest.

  • image description Day 12 - March 7, 2017 Serengeti Valley

    After breakfast in the morning you will safari in the eastern and southern parts of the park. The greater part of these areas is a savanna with wide open spaces, which provides a likely opportunity to see cheetah hunting antelopes.

    By evening you will finish the safari and return to the hotel in Arusha.

  • image description Day 13 - March 8, 2017 Departure

    Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.

    Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, you have the option to extend your hotel stay till 6:00 PM for an extra fee.

Price

7-day climb + 2 days in hotel and 4-day safari + 2 days in hotel
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Lemosho route 7-day climb + Topi - Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti 4-day safari
Discount 10% $3.999 $3.600
7-day climb + 2 days in hotel and 4-day safari + 2 days in hotel
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Lemosho route 7-day climb + Topi - Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti 4-day safari
Discount 10% $3.999 $3.600
  • The climbing cost includes and excludes

    Tour price includes (climbing):

    • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
    • Transfer to the hotel — Aishi Machame HotelAltezza Lodge in Moshi*;
    • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
    • Transfer to the trail head;
    • Professional mountain crew. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage);
    • Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
    • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
    • Camping/hut fees;
    • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
    • Modern The North Face VE-25 tents**;
    • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;
    • First aid kit;
    • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
    • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);
    • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
    • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
    • International certificates for a successful ascent;
    • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.

    * Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.

    ** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.

    Tour price excludes (climbing):

    • Airline tickets;
    • Visa fee;
    • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
    • Personal gear rentals;
    • Tips for the mountain crew (200–250 USD per person);
    • Mountaineering insurance.
  • The Safari cost includes and excludes

    Tour price includes (Safari):

    • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
    • Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to the airport;
    • Accommodation before and after safari (double rooms, breakfast included);
    • New SUV (2015-2017) Land Cruiser 4x4 with pop-up roof;
    • Experienced English-speaking safari guide;
    • 24/7 phone support;
    • All park fees;
    • All accommodation under your program;
    • Three meals per day on safari;
    • Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
    • Thermos with hot tea/coffee;
    • Medical kit;
    • Binocular (1 per SUV);
    • Wet wipes.

    Tour price excludes (Safari):

    • Air tickets;
    • Visa fee;
    • Lunch and dinner in hotel (only before and after safari);
    • Insurance;
    • Tips to your safari guide ($30-50 per day per car).
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    STUNNING SCENERIES

    Mesmerizing scenic vistas of Mt Kilimanjaro await you. Visual euphoria and amazing photos guaranteed.

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    PROFESSIONAL SAFARI GUIDES

    Our safari-guides know every nook and cranny of the National Parks. They will find the rarest animals, and you will make awesome photos!

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    HIGH SUCCESS RATE

    Meticulous planning and hard preparations of our expeditions mean that you have the highest chances to reach Uhuru Peak.

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