Kilimanjaro climb and safari

13 Days

Machame Route and Ngorongoro Crater

This 13-day trip is a combination of an exciting but strenuous Kilimajaro climb and a few days of adventure in the wildlife of Tanzania. You climb with your team of guide, cook and porters via the Machame Route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. After the descent, you will continue with a Landcruiser and your driver/guide towards the Ngorongoro Crater. Here you will experience the Big Five, lions, rhinos, elephants, hippos and buffalos during a game drive. We then head to Tarangire National Park, which is known for its herds of elephants and lions.


Kilimanjaro Summit Climb
Machame Route
Top Equipment and Top Guide
Ngorongoro Crater
Tarangire National Park


all transfers and activities according to the itinerary
Professional, English-speaking mountain guide
Depending on the size of the group, additional assistant guides, cook and porter team
Cooking & Tent Equipment, Water Filter
Mountain Rescue (Overland)
Bandage Set & Emergency Oxygen
Safari in a 4×4 Landcruiser off-road vehicle with window seat
Guided safari with experienced, English-speaking driver
all national park, camping and transfer fees
German-language instruction
3 liters of drinking water per safari day
Binoculars during the safari


International flight


We are happy to book international flights from Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Vienna or Zurich.

Price per person:

• with 2 participants:   3550 Euro

• with 4 participants:   3120 Euro

 • 6 participants:   2895 Euro

Trip starts: daily



Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport – drive to Chanya Lodge in Moshi

Your driver/guide will be waiting for you after you land at Kilimanjaro Airport and then take you to Chanya Lodge in Moshi

Day 2: Day trip coffee plantations

Today you will be picked up from your hotel after breakfast and drive to Kibosho. The journey takes about half an hour and then you reach the small mountain village of Uru Msu- luni. Depending on the harvest time, you can see the coffee bushes in white blossom splendor or with red fruits in all stages of ripeness. As coffee needs a lot of shade, most plantations are found in combination with banana trees. The guide shows the process of coffee development from the plant to the hot drink. Here you will pick your own ripe coffee berries, peel, roast and grind the beans and finally drink your well-earned, home-made coffee before returning to Moshi.

Day 3: Kilimanjaro ascent – Machame 1790m – Machame Camp 3010m

After breakfast  you will drive with your team from Moshi to Machame Gate. The porters take over all the luggage, the formalities are completed and the ascent begins in the late morning. After a beautiful hike through rainforest and heathland, you will reach Machame Camp at an altitude of 3100 meters in the sweet afternoon. From here you have a fantastic view of the Shira peaks and Kibo.

Day 4: Kilimanjaro ascent – Machame Camp 3010m – Shira Camp 3845m

After breakfast, you leave the rainforest, follow an ascending path through a valley and continue along steep precipices. From there you can see the three peaks of Kilimanjaro: Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. After four to five hours you pass the “Shira Cathedral” and after a short hike you reach the camp on the Shira Pla- teau at 3840 m.

Day 5: Kilimanjaro ascent – Shira Camp 3845m – Barranco Camp 3960m

Today you embark on a six-hour stage for active acclimatization, . You climb slowly up to the lava tower (approx. 4600 m) and then on to Barranco Camp. Enjoy the magnificent landscape with its lush vegetation and the view of the far-reaching southern glaciers of Kibo.

Day 6: Kilimanjaro ascent – Barranco Camp 3960m – Karanga Camp 4035m

Today we start a little later. While the others are busy packing, you can enjoy the warming rays of sunshine. After a relaxed breakfast, we take the one-hour section up the Barranco Wall. The view of the Karanga Valley is stunning. After a short rest, the path leads slightly downhill, then uphill and downhill again. The landscape is characterized by river courses and stony meadows. After about three hours you will see Karanga Camp behind the valley of the same name.

Day 7: Kilimanjaro ascent – Karanga Camp 4035m – Barafu Camp 4640m

Today you can also start the four-hour stage at your leisure. The gentle ascent allows you to quickly find the right walking rhythm. On the left, the gigantic Karanga valley  and the view of the south-eastern Decken and Rebmann glaciers opens up. You will soon be able to see your destination. You cross a last valley and finally the steep uphill meters to Barafu Camp. The sudden view of the 5100-meter-high pinnacles of the Mawenzi is spectacular. Barafu Camp, the destination of this stage, is situated on the ridge of a volcanic spur.

Day 8: Summit day! Barafu Camp 4640m – Uhuru Peak 5895m – Millennium Camp 3790m

Around midnight you set off for the “summit assault”. The steady, steep ascent to Stella Point (5745 m), which is located on the crater rim, leads over a small amount of scree. The ascent is not technically difficult, but quite arduous, especially due to the high altitude. Here you can enjoy a fantastic sunrise. After 150 meters in altitude, you reach the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak (5895 m). The descent leads via Stella Point to Millennium Camp.

Day 9: Kilimanjaro ascent – Millennium Camp 3790m – Park Gate Mweka 1680m

The last day in Kilimanjaro National Park does not require much effort. The path leads through densely overgrown rainforest. After a five-hour hike towards the valley, you will reach the Mweka Gate. After handing over the summit certificate, our driver will take you back to Moshi.

Day 10: Lodge safari, drive to Lake Manyara National Park, game drive

You will be picked up from your hotel in Moshi and drive to Lake Manyara National Park at the foot of the East African Rift Valley. With a bit of luck, you may spot the tree lions for which the national park is famous. The barely overgrown plain at the salt lake Lake Manyara offers you a clear view of the natural spectacle with baboons, giraffes, zebras, hippos and numerous elephants.

Day 11: 11 Lodge safari, drive to Ngorongoro Crater, game drive – drive to Tarangire National Park

Early risers can enjoy the spectacular sunrise over the crater. Then drive down the steep crater rim. Always have your camera at the ready, because nowhere is the density of animals higher than here. The crater, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to almost all species of East African wildlife. With a bit of luck, you may spot the endangered black rhino here, which is a member of the “Big Five” alongside the buffalo, lion, elephant and leopard! After the game drive, you will drive to Tarangire National Park to spend the night.

Day 12: Lodge safari, Tarangire National Park, game drive, return journey to Moshi / Arusha

Today we head to Tarangire National Park, which is particularly famous for its  high  number  of elephants.  The name of the park comes from the river of the same name, which is the only water supply for the wild animals in the dry season. The national park is an elongated park with a varied landscape. Hills, savannahs and swamps alternate. The huge baobab trees are particularly striking.

Day 13: Departure day Kilimanjaro Airport

Today our driver will take you back to Kilimanjaro Airport, from where you will fly back to Europe or to your connecting stay in Zanzibar.


Chanya Lodge

stay: 4 nights

Location: The Chanya Lodge (formerly Mountain Inn) is located in a quiet location, 4 km from the central town of Moshi and is therefore an ideal starting point for mountain tours as well as for safaris. A low-cost taxi will allow you to explore the city centre on your own. Kilimanjaro International Airport can be reached in 45 minutes by transfer. Arrivals and departures are possible at any time of the day. Facilities: The 25 spacious rooms are all friendly, bright and furnished in modern African décor. All have comfortable beds with mosquito net, fan, shelf, seating, as well as private spacious shower room with hot water and toilet. Restaurant: The restaurant offers a delicious selection of international and Indian dishes and the bar offers the opportunity to toast an unforgettable tour. In the restaurant area there is free Wi-Fi for every visitor.

Tent overnight stay

stay: 6 nights

Pembeni Rhotia

stay: 1 night

Location: Pembeni Camp is located in Rhotia on a hill with beautiful views of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Accommodation: The 15 tents are built from local materials such as wood, brick and linen. There is a backup generator in case of power outages and WiFi available. Each tent offers breathtaking views from the balcony and 48 square meters of usable space. The room has a closet, a bedside table, a bed with a mosquito net and a luggage rack. Hot water is available at all times. Restaurant: The restaurant offers fresh local ingredients and alcoholic drinks.

Tarangire Simba Lodge

stay: 1 night

Location: The “Tarangire Simba Lodge” is a tented camp lodge near the northwest entrance to Tarangire NP. The facility is located on the edge of Lake Burunge. The view from the pool, from the observation deck or from your terrace is breathtaking. Facilities: The 16 comfortably furnished tents have large double beds, a seating area, a large bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, hot water and round-the-clock power supply. Each tent has a veranda. There is a pool and a bar.  Restaurant:  The restaurant offers excellent international and local cuisine. Also from here you have a great view over the beautiful landscape.