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Join Exodus on an incredible trip along the Lemosho Route to reach the top of Kilimanjaro and then go on safari in Ngorongoro and Serengeti.
- All breakfasts, 12 lunches and 11 dinners
- All accommodation
- All transport and listed activities
- Tour leader throughout
- Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
- Kilimanjaro Park Fee
3 nights comfortable hotels and 2 nights comfortable permanent camp, all en suite
7 nights full-service camping in 3 man tents
8 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
Group normally 4 - 16, plus leader. Min age 18 yrs
Altitude maximum 5895m, average 4000m
On safari, we travel in 4WD land cruisers or land rovers depending on the group size
15kg weight limit whilst on the trek
- The eight-day route, designed to maximize acclimatization
- The Chance to stand on top of Kilimanjaro
- 1 guide for every 2 clients
- A classic safari
- The magnificent natural bowl of Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti
Day 1: Depart London
Day 2: Arrive Kilimanjaro airport; transfer to Arusha.
There will be a trip briefing this afternoon/evening. Please bring with you your passport and insurance details, and your air ticket details. The briefing will cover all aspects of your trip and will include the distribution of any hired equipment you have booked.
Day 3: To Londorossi; begin the ascent to Lemosho forest.
In the morning we transfer to Londorossi (2250 m), passing between the slopes of Kilimanjaro and the horseshoe-shaped volcanic crater of Mt. Meru (a distance of about 120 km). After completing the necessary registration formalities, we drive on for a short distance through farmland and plantations to reach the Lemosho roadhead. The last 5 km of the road to the park gate is of poor quality, particularly after rain, and the drive there should be considered part of the adventure. We often have our lunch in the glades before starting to walk. It is an easy day of walking up a small path through beautiful and lush forest, this area has a variety of game including buffalo.
Day 4: Explore Shira Plateau; camp at Shira One.
The trail starts out in the lush rich montane forest before ascending into the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily with views across the plains opening out as we reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. There is a tangible sense of wilderness especially if the afternoon mists come in.
Day 5: Walk to Shira Cathedral to camp at Shira Hut.
A day to help acclimatisation and to explore the grassy moorland and the volcanic rock formations of the plateau. We walk to the summit of Shira Cathedral, a huge buttress of rock surrounded by steep spires and pinnacles. The views from our camp near Shira Hut (3840m) of Mt. Meru floating on the clouds are simply unforgettable.
Day 6: Descend; camp at Great Barranco Valley.
A morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, walking on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower junction (4550m), we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3900m), sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below.
Day 7: Over the Barranco Wall to Karanga.
A short steep climb up the famed Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the southern icefields. The terrain changes to volcanic scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and a powerful sense of mountain wilderness. Our next camp is at Karanga (4000m) a short distance away.
Day 8: Steep ascent to Barafu campsite, with optional afternoon ascent to bottom of S.E. Valley.
The trail follows a path on compacted scree with wide views ahead including the Barafu Ridge where our camp lies. The trail climbs unrelentingly to reach the Barafu campsite (4600m) for lunch, after which there is a short acclimatisation walk to the plateau at the bottom of the southeast valley (4800m).
Day 9: An early start to reach Stella Point in time for sunrise: on to Uhuru Peak. Descend to Millennium Camp.
We will start our ascent by torchlight around midnight so that we can be up on the crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zigzags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (5735m), in about five or six hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,895m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area.
Day 10: To Mweka Gate; transfer to Arusha.
This day is a sustained descent on a well-constructed path through lovely tropical forest alive with birdsong and boasting lush undergrowth with considerable botanical interest. Our route winds down to the national park gate at Mweka (1650m); and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village. The shower, the beer, and the swimming pool are tantalisingly close!
Day 11: Free morning; afternoon depart Kilimanjaro airport.
This day is a sustained descent on a well-constructed path through lovely tropical forest alive with birdsong and boasting lush undergrowth with considerable botanical interest. Our route winds down to the national park gate at Mweka (1650m); and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village.
Day 12: Arrive in London
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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