Day 01: Arrive Kilimanjaro airport
Welcome to Tanzania “Karibu Tanzania”. You’ll be picked up and transferred to the Arusha Hotel. Late afternoon meet with your professional guide and prepare for the hike. Dinner and overnight at the Arusha Hotel. (Half board)
Day 02: Momella Gate to Miriakamba
We will pick you up from the hotel and drive to Momella Gate (1,500m, 4921 ft) where the hiking starts. Here you will meet with our porters and park ranger. The hike will begin with a beautiful natural forest and a chance to see a spectacular wild fig tree arch to a small clearing. On the way there is a possibility to view various herds of grazing buffalo. We will across the Jekukumia River and on to Njeku Viewpoint where we normally stop for lunch and enjoy the peculiar view of Momella lakes. Dinner and overnight at Miriakamba.
Day 03: Miriakamba to Saddle
After breakfast we walk through the open glades and forest filled with high canopy monkeys “black and white Colobus monkeys”, to Mgongo wa Tembo (Swahili word for Elephant Ridge). Arrive at Saddle hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 04: Saddle to the summit
Enjoy a nice early breakfast before proceeding to the narrow ridge toward the summit (4,566m14, 980ft) and enjoy the sun rising behind Kilimanjaro. After a big accomplishment to the summit, we will start our decent via Rhino Point which provides spectacular views of the eastern arc Rift Valley, the volcanoes of Mt Lengai, and Arusha town. After walking for 10-12 hrs we arrive at Miriakamba Hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 05: Descend to momella gate- Drive to Arusha
Final day arrives to Momella Gate (2 hrs) where our vehicle will be waiting for you. Enroute game drive in Arusha National Park, the “small Serengeti”. Drive back to Arusha Hotel for dinner and well deserved hot shower!
Day 6: Optional
Optional: Explore Wilderness Safaris to Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro or Ruaha, Mikumi and Selous.