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16-Day Kenya & Tanzania Safari w/ Kilimanjaro Climb
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Product Code: 3802-185155
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Take an African safari to two amazing countries: Kenya & Tanzania
  • • Join a Kenya safari to Lake Nakuru & Ambsolei
  • • Climb Kilimanjaro with an expert guide
  • • Travel to the Serengeti & Ngorongoro
Tour Code
3802-185155
Duration
16 days
Departure City
Nairobi
End City
Nairobi
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Wildlife, Backpacker, UNESCO, Nature, Adventure

Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who want to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Challenge, Moderate

Only the most seasoned travelers with high fitness levels should join; Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Camping, Standard

Each night you'll unroll your bedroll and sleep beneath the stars; Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Nairobi

Nairobi

Hotel: Sarova Stanley Hotel or similar

Today you'll arrive in Nairobi and land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) where our representative will transfer you to your hotel for dinner and overnight on half board basis at Sarova Stanley Hotel.

Tips:
Dinner is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Lake Nakuru National Park

Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park - Lake Naivasha

Hotel: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or similar

Depart from the hotel after breakfast and drive into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is legendary for its thousands of flamingos - these fuchsia pink birds gather at the water’s edge to form a pink swathe over the water.

You'll arrive at the park in the late morning hours and will transfer to the lodge. We'll have lunch here before beginning our afternoon game drive.

Lake Nakuru is not just a home for flamingos, but also an important rhino sanctuary. Black rhino often found resting in the shade of the acacia trees, so keep your cameras ready to spot them. You will also visit the lake shore to see the masses of flamingos gathered at the water’s edge. In Nakuru if you are lucky you will see the white rhino.

Later in the evening we'll drive to the shores of Lake Naivasha and the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. This will make the following days drive easier.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Day 03
Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park - Amboseli

Hotel: Ol Tukai Amboseli Lodge or similar

We'll depart Nakuru National Park in the morning and travel to the Amboseli National reserve, which rests at the foot of snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.

Arriving just in time for lunch, we'll enjoy the rest of the day to relax here.

Dinner and overnight stay at Ol Tukai Amboseli Lodge.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Day 04
Arusha

Amboseli - Namanga Boarder - Arusha

Hotel: Arusha Planet Hotel or similar

After breakfast we'll take a morning game drive, enjoying scenic views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is one of the best places to spot the The Big Five and see prolific bird life.

Afterwards we'll drive to Namanga border from here where you'll be introduced to your Tanzanian tour guide and cross the border.

We'll have dinner in Arusha and spend the night at the Arusha Planet Hotel.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Day 05
Kilimanjaro

Machame Gate - Machame Camp

Hotel: Machame Camp or similar

Today we'll begin our accent of Mount Kilimajaro, driving for 50 minutes to Machame Gate, the entrance to the mountain.

Here we'll begin our climb through the rain forests that line the mountain's base and up winding trails. The trail can be muddy and slippery here and its best to bring gaiters and trekking poles.

We'll travel a short way until we reach Machame Camp, the first stop on our Kilimanjaro climb.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Kilimanjaro

Machame Camp - Shira Camp

Hotel: Shira Camp or similar

After breakfast, we'll leave the glades of the rain forest and continue up the mountain through a little valley. We'll travel along a steep and rocky ridge as we turn west into a river gorge.

We'll make our way to Shira Camp, where we'll enjoy dinner and rest for the night.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Kilimanjaro

Shira Camp - Lava Tower - Barranco Camp

Hotel: Barranco Camp or similar

From the Shira Plateau, we'll continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction will shift to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth."

Shortly after the tower, we'll come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier, which rests at an altitude of 16,000 ft. We'll continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000 ft. Here we'll rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
Kilimanjaro

Barranco Camp - Karanga Camp - Barafu Camp

Hotel: Barafu Camp or similar

After breakfast, we'll leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge, passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. From here we'll head the the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail and continue to the Barafu Hut.

At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we'll make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo can be spotted from this position.

Make sure to sleep early tonight to get plenty of rest for our early morning departure on day 9.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 09
Kilimanjaro

Barafu Camp - Kilimanjaro Summit (Uhuru Peak) - Mweka Hut

Hotel: Mweka Camp or similar

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2:00am), we'll continue our way to the summit, which rests between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You'll head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit.

At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.

Congratulations! You've conquered Kilimanjaro.

From the summit, we'll now make our descent, continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site and stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon.

Later in the evening, we'll enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 10
Arusha

Mweka Camp - Arusha

Hotel: Arusha Planet Hotel or similar

After breakfast, we'll continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. The temperature will be higher here so you can wear shorts and t-shires (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

From the gate, you'll continueto Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you to Arusha at Planet Hotel, this will give ample time to relax in readiness for the following days long journey to Serengeti National Park.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 11
Serengeti National Park

Arusha - Serengeti National Park

Hotel: Serengeti Serena Lodge or similar

Have an early morning breakfast before check out and embark on a 8 journey to Serengeti planes.

We'll arrive in the late afternoon, check in into hotel, and, if time allows, do a late evening game drive. We will likely spot zebras, wildebeests, ostrich,es lions, warthogs, giraffes, water bucks, impalas, Thompson gazelles and many species along the way.

Later on, we'll drive back to the lodge for an evening at leisure and hot dinner at the Serengeti Serena Lodge.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 12
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Hotel: Serengeti Serena Lodge or similar

Today will have a full day game drive in the park with picnic lunch.

Later on, we'll drive back to the lodge for an evening at leisure and hot dinner at the Serengeti Serena Lodge.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 13
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Hotel: Katikati Tented Camp or similar

Today after breakfast will drive for a full day game drive in the central south of the Serengeti National park.

Later on, we'll drive back to the lodge for an evening at leisure and hot dinner at the Katikati Tented Camp.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 14
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Hotel: Katikati Tented Camp or similar

Today after breakfast will drive for another full day game drive in the southern region of the Serengeti National park.

Later on, we'll drive back to the lodge for an evening at leisure and hot dinner at the Katikati Tented Camp.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 15
Ngorongoro Crater

Serengeti - Ngorongoro

Hotel: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or similar

After breakfast, we will depart the Serengeti to The Ngorongoro Crater.

This stunning landscape was once a volcano, but now hosts an expansive and diverse biosphere of over 30,000 mammals. Though it is only 10 miles across, the floor of the crater dips 2,000 feet below the rim and curves to create a unique landscape.

Ngorongoro Crater is also called the Garden of Eden. This is one of the only places where you can spot all of the “Big Five” species - lion, leopard, cape buffalo, elephant, and black rhinoceros - in just one day, and the lush, verdant crater is a must see for any traveler to Tanzania.

We'll spend a half day exploring this natural habitat before taking a break to have a picnic lunch. Later ascend and drive to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for dinner.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 16
Nairobi

Ngorongoro - Namanga Boarder - Nairobi

After breakfast, our African safari will come to and end and we'll head to the Namanga boarder where our Kenyan representatives will pick you and proceed to Nairobi to catch your home flights.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Airport Pick-Up

Airport pick-up is free 24 hours a day. If you arrive a few days earlier then there will be an charge for airport pick-up. Please contact our service team for a quote.

Hotel Pick-Up/Self Transfer

Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off is available for Nairobi hotels. Customers who do not wish to be picked up from the airport or self transfer, please do include your hotel information in the "Reservation Request" box during booking and we will confirm the pick-up details for you.

Airport Drop-Off

For convenience the arrival time on the last day is usually between 12:00pm and 1:00pm. This gives the traveler time to shop for souvenirs and personal items. We advise travelers to book evening flights from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Services of a professional leading guide who is medically trained, certified, licensed, and English-speaking
  • Services of English-speaking assistant guide(s), a skilled cook, and enough porters for a guest’s luggage, food, water, and dinning tent
  • Accommodation in mountain huts or mountain tents with mattresses; we use the highest quality of expedition tents by Eureka or Mountain Hardware
  • Accommodation as specified in lodge on the program
  • Meals and game drives as per itinerary
  • All park entrance fees, including mountain rescue fees, government taxes, and all applicable fees and taxes
  • Arrival and departure transfers from Namanga to the hotel in Arusha
  • Dining tent on the trek for meals
  • Transport back and forth from your hotel and the mountain
  • Use of radios/phones to increase your safety
  • Safari vehicle by 4 x 4 (5 sitter) with a roof hatch that 'pops up' to enable easy viewing and photography with guaranteed window seat
  • 3 liters of bottled mineral water per person per day for the safari will be availed
  • Pick up Namanga boarder and drop off Namanga boarder
  • Medical evacuation insurance (USD 50.00 value)

Package Excludes

  • Items of personal nature such as passport, visa, traveler’s insurance
  • Tips to guides and porters
  • International airfare (unless explicitly stated)
  • Medical equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs (including a porter to carry the equipment): USD 250.00/group for hyperbaric chamber, USD 210.00/group for an emergency oxygen cylinder and USD 140.00/group for a stretcher.
  • Portable toilets: USD 110.00/person or USD 180.00/group. This service must be confirmed at the time of booking.
Special Notes
  • The luggage that porters are allowed to carry is limited to 15 kgs. Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at a rate of USD 10.00/bag/day.
  • Tours4fun requires passengers to be aware of the importance of travel insurance when traveling on adventure style tours. We strongly advise to take out travel and cancellation insurance to cover against cancellation costs, lost or damaged luggage or costs incurred from injury or illness. If you choose not to travel with travel insurance please be aware Tours4fun or any of its affiliates will take no liability for any cost incurred while traveling on this tour.
  • Cancellation Policy
    - 47 or more days prior to departure date: 10% of tour cost
    - 32-46 days prior to departure date: 30% of tour cost
    - 17-31 days prior to departure date: 50% of tour cost
    - 0-16 days prior to departure date: 100% of tour cost
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 12 and older
* Child: 11 and younger
* Prices for Single Occupancy apply when one person stays in one standard room.
* Prices for Double Occupancy apply when two people stay in one standard room.
* It requires minimum 4 passengers to operate the tour. Availability would be subject to our final confirmation.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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    08/17/2017
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    I visited Kenya and Tanzania this July and contacted Tours4Fun to help with booking and planning. They were very helpful in booking as well as suggesting the best places to visit. I would highly recommend them if you are planning to visit K...enya and Tanzania! Read full review

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    Helens

    06/07/2017
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    The guide has done an excellent job helping our Safari tour in Kenya! I'll certainly recommend it to my friends.

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