15 Days Kilimanjaro Serengeti wildebeest migration Tours highlights all the famous Tanzania attractions in the northern circuit. Your 15 Days Kilimanjaro Serengeti wildebeest migration Tour will start by a hike to Mount Kilimanjaro and after the hike, you will visit Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Up to 2 million animals, such as wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, topi, hartebeest and impala, migrate seasonally, in a clockwise direction, from south Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya.
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15 Days Kilimanjaro Serengeti wildebeest migration Tours
15 Days Kilimanjaro Serengeti wildebeest migration Tours highlights all the famous Tanzania attractions in the northern circuit. Your 15 Days Kilimanjaro Serengeti wildebeest migration Tour will start by a hike to Mount Kilimanjaro and after the hike, you will visit Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Up to 2 million animals, such as wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, topi, hartebeest and impala, migrate seasonally, in a clockwise direction, from south Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya. Historically, the herds follow a fairly regular yearly pattern of migration. However, changes in climate and the timing of seasons can disrupt this pattern and result in migratory animals arriving in areas ahead of normal predictions.
15 Days Kilimanjaro Serengeti wildebeest migration Tours
This 15 Days Kilimanjaro Serengeti wildebeest migration Tours combines the adventure safari to Serengeti ngorongoro adventure Safari Venture and the world tallest mountain mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania has a lot to offer families traveling with children. This amazing adventure holiday destination give children an opportunity to learn about nature, interact with local children, and experience a way of life completely different from their own. It’s a great way to bring the whole family closer together, and offers activities that are specifically geared towards learning, as well as kid-friendly meals, and patient, knowledgeable safari guides. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the real Africa with the whole family.also you can view the review for this trip from this link
Arrival to TanzaniaDay 1 of our 15 Days Kilimanjaro Serengeti wildebeest migration Tours, arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport and drive to Arusha National park to Mount Meru as we welcome you for the beginning of our 15 Days Kilimanjaro Serengeti wildebeest migration Tours. Dinner and overnight.
Hike Mt Meru (preparatory hike)Gather for an orientation, check your equipment and set out for a warm up along the lush slopes of Mt Meru. The park is well known for its abundant wildlife like Monkeys, Mount Elephants, Giraffe, bushbuck, duiker and rare birds. Coe back to our lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meru to Kilimanjaro (Shira gate to Shira camp)A short drive after early morning breakfast takes us to the gate of Shira where our trekking will begin from, we will meet our potters and chef their as we are registering they will be doing much preparation for our trip. We will trail through mossy jungle viewing monkey and other animals, plants and birds. Have dinner and overnight at our camp.
Shira to Barranco CampEach day begins with the morning hot water delivered to your by the potters, After breakfast we hike up through the forest before crossing into the subalpine hagenia zone. Our hike will take us through rocky landscape to reach to the Lava tower. We will reach to our camp at Barranco have great pictures and feel the atmosphere see the sunset of African sun.
Barranco Camp to KaragaTrek across the East over the ridges and valleys of the Barranco wall below the Heim Glacier, the soaring Kibo glaciers over head as we desend down to Karanga valley campsite. Reaching late afternoon our chef a head of us we get him when he has hot water prepared for us. Wait for hot lunch before we relax in the afternoon.
Karaga to BarafuAfter good morning breakfast hike further to the Es to meet the Mweka route one of the easiest routes it will take us like one or two hours to reach the Hut where we will have hot lunch. We will have leisure afternoon as we prepare for the next challenge which leads to our final destination the peak which starts before midnight.
Barafu to Uhuru peak to Mweka CampOur journey starts before the next day that is midnight with light warm water and biscuits trek to the Northwest up through heavy scree between the Rebman and Ratzel glaciers to Stella point considered to be one of the most challenging parts of the hike where snow starts and proceed to the celebrations at Uhuru point. Descend down to Mweka camp passing through all the rocky stages have long deep rest at the camp.
Mweka camp to the gate to ArushaWith well served delicious breakfast, hike down to the park headquarters where you will receive your certificates and drive to Arusha for the next refreshment of the experience.
Arusha to TarangirePick up early in the morning after your breakfast at the hotel in Arusha after long hike to the Kilimanjaro on the previous days we will start our drive late in the morning to Tarangire reaching the park late in the evening rest and relax at your lodge.
TarangireMorning game drive early in the morning to catch up with sun risers to search for different anials like Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, leopards, Zebras, Eland among others come back for your breakfast and wait for lunch. In the afternoon go for afternoon game drive one of the most rewarding as the predators get on their hunting traps ready to chase for the prey. Retire for your dinner and overnight.
Tarangire to NgorongoroAfter early morning cup of tea, say bye to all the hotel management as we set off to Ngorongoro crater. Depending the time we leave here but it takes half day drive to the crater and this makes as reach to the crater at late afternoon or early evening for our lunch and refreshments. Have brief evening game drive in search for zebras, wildebeest, lions, Elephants, Buffalos, leopards, Cheetahs and other game.
Ngorongoro CraterGet up early for the breakfast then drive to the crater with parked lunch. This is one of the best Calderas ever its beauty is beyond description as it harbors more than 1000 wildlife with vast range of predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and others, grazers such as Elephants, Rhinos, Buffalos, Zebras, Elands among others. Drive back from the crater late in the evening direct to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Ngorongoro to SerengetiStart your day with breakfast as we plan to transit Ngorongoro to Serengeti, enroute game drive and stop over at Oldvai Gorge historical site take your time here as history of the discovery is being narrated to you after proceed to Serengeti through villages and small towns reaching Seronera late in the afternoon drive to your hotel for lunch and dinner.
SerengetiAfter your heavy breakfast, we hit once again the ground for the best expereince of our 15 Days Serengeti Tours set out with parked lunch for the full day game drive have lunch on the bush before continuing with the game drive. The Park is very famous because of its seasonal wildebeest migration from the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya. Besides the wildebeest, the park habits a lot of other animals like the big game animals such as Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards, Cheetahs, Impalas, Kobs, and Giraffes. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Serengeti to ArushaDepending on your flight we can have morning game drive before driving back to Arusha for your flight back home as we come in to the conclusion of our 15 Days Serengeti Tours.
15 Days Kilimanjaro Serengeti wildebeest migration Tours includes
Meet and greet service, Assistance at the airport on arrival, Mountain guide and porters, Emergency evacuation insurance, Transfer as specified, All park fees, Camping fees/Hut fees and rescue fees, All pre and post climb accommodation as mentioned from the itinerary, 2 nights Accommodation in town, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners on the mountain,
Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps Private safari guide
Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook.
Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
15 Days Kilimanjaro Serengeti wildebeest migration Tours Excludes
International flight, Visas, Airport tax– but it can be paid direct by client(s), Driver guide, Tips, Climbing gears – if required it can be hired locally, Sleeping bags, Walking sticks, Drinks, Personal travel and Baggage insurance, Telephone bills, Laundry and any items of personal nature.
Medical equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs: US$ 250 per group for hyperbaric chamber, US$ 210 per group for an emergency oxygen cylinder and US$ 140 per group for a stretcher. Please note these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.
Portable toilets: If you are concerned about using public toilets, a portable toilet is available for an extra US$ 110 per person or US$ 180 per group. This service must be confirmed at the time of booking.
Additional Remarks about your travel to Tanzania:
We may have to re–route the itinerary or accommodation in similar hotels or lodges in case we don’t availability.
Price for domestic fights, airport taxes and park /entry fees can change without prior notice. Our guests should be aware that this will be beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.
Passenger travel information:
Passenger should bring only soft sided bags on safari while duffle bags and bigger backpacks are suitable for the Kilimanjaro climbing as well as for Mount Meru climb.
All passengers must have identification card or international passport with them for internal flights.
Luggage for internal flights is strictly limited 15 kilograms per person including hand luggage. Any excess baggage will be changed by the airline company during check–in.
All passengers landing in Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.
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A1: Practically all our safaris are customized to individual groups according to bookings making them individual group safaris however there are instances when one wishes to join a group; in those cases we can make such an arrangement for our client depending on seat availability and date of travel. For those joining groups we would normally suggest the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari, 4 days Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Tour, 2 Days and 3 Days Tsavo Tour and overnight trips to Mount Kenya as these are popular trips that run every other day.
A2: On off-road trips we use 4x4 wheel drive vehicles depending on the size of the group and tour cost. For one or two individuals we use smaller SUVs unless clients specifically require larger vehicles like those who are on photographic or birding tours where we use the larger Toyota Land cruiser or the Land Rover. All the vehicles for game viewing have pop-up roofs to facilitate better game sighting, viewing and photography. Clients on a “shoe-string budget” might get a better deal when we provide them with minibuses that seat eight with open hatches for better game viewing.
A3: Safaris can be undertaken in East Africa throughout the year with the best seasons being during the warmer seasons when the sun is at the equator mainly between December to February and July to September. The other months are cooler with tropical storms sometimes ruining the game viewing, mountain climbing or beach holidays. The prices at these low hotel occupancy seasons however results in bargains for the traveler as we are able to offer rates that are lower to compensate for the reduced hotel prices.
A4: January, February, August and September (Peak Mountain Climbing Season)
The three months are good for mountain hiking, the period is just after the short rain season, the skies are clear and the views from the mountains are fantastic.
March to July (Low Season for Mountain Climbing)
This is the long rainy season, you can still hike but remember to be dressed for the weather and please be concerned about your safety as the paths are slippery during this period. There is not much to see except the challenge that is posed by the wet climb. Tropical rain comes in bursts and lasts a few hours, mostly in the mornings and afternoons. The rains freshen up the nature and often enhance the trekking experience. Note that hiking is not closed durring the wet season and that there are fewer people climbing these three East African Mountains; namely Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Rwenzori.
November and December (Shoulder Mountain Climbing Season)
This is the short rainy season in East Africa but with the climate change that is being experienced you just might be lucky to find the mountains dry. The rains during this period are experienced at short intervals with one or two days going without rain.
A5: During the long rains and short rains their are fewer visitors and so the prices come tumbling down. This is the best time to travel for the the bargainer. Hotel prices are down and tour operators offer competitive prices. This period is between March and June covering the long rains period and between October and November during the short rains. The downside on Wildlife Safaris is that it is harder to spot the animals because of the long grass and the continual rains plus it is easier to get stuck while on game drives. The up-side is that there are fewer crowds and so you have the wilderness all to yourself.
Kenya enjoys a mild tropical climate. The average annual temperature for the capital city, Nairobi (altitude 4,980 feet) is 77ºF maximum and 56ºF minimum. The coastal town of Mombasa (altitude 50 feet) is 86ºF maximum and 73ºF minimum. There is plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coolest in July to August.
A7: Yes, visitors require a visa to enter Kenya. For details, please consult the Kenyan Embassy or Consulate nearest to you or alternatively apply for a visa online by logging onto: http://www.evisa.go.ke/evisa.html
A8: A health certificate is not a requirement for travel to Kenya unless traveling from a Yellow Fever zone. It is highly recommended that travelers to Kenya take precautions against Malaria starting a few weeks before travel and continuing with your prophylaxis a few weeks after travel to be on the safe side ( please remember that prevention is better than cure ). Please consult your doctor prior to departure.
A9: East Africa is no different from any other place in the world. However the usual precaution should be observed. Avoid displaying expensive possessions; walking through unlit urban areas at night, and follow the guide's instructions in the bush. It is also recommended that you leave valuables and airline tickets in the hotel's safe.
A10: The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. Visitors to Kenya can exchange foreign currency at banks or authorized hotels and Foreign Exchange Bureaux. Most international currencies are easy to exchange in Kenya. Travelers cheques are widely accepted, and many hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. Most Banks in Kenya are equipped to advance cash on major international credit cards. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into Kenya. Anyone wishing to take more than Kenya Shillings 500,000 out of the country will require written authorization from the Central Bank.
Tanzania and Uganda also accept foreign currency and credit cards but to a lesser extent. Please convert most of your currency in the major urban areas into the local shillings (the exchange rates are better in the cities) as doing so in the rural areas offer veritable challenges and this might create hurdles for the traveler.
English is the “language of communication” in East Africa. It is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants and visitor establishments. Swahili is East Africa’s national language. A little Swahili goes a long way in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, especially in the rural areas. It is worth learning a little, and most locals are thrilled to hear visitors attempt to use any Swahili at all. For example, “Jambo” means hello and is often the first word learnt by visitors to Kenya.
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