Ascent of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro, Safari in Serengeti and Ngorongoro reserves

Zara Tours – private group for both safari & both treks

February/March 2003:

  1. Arrive JRO airport Flight KL571 21:30hrs and transfer to the Springlands Hotel, near Moshi. Overnight B&B.
  1. Mount Meru, Taxi to Momella lodge. Overnight Full board accommodation.
  2. In the morning walk through game filled parkland to Miriakamba Hut, 2470m, escorted by a park ranger and guide.
  1. Climb steeply through the forests and heather to the Saddle Hut, 3500, 3hrs
  2. Walk to a viewpoint on the crater rim, and then follow the ridge to the summit. Down to Miriakamba Hut, 9hrs.
  3. Walk back to the Park Gates and drive to the Springlands Hotel for H/B overnight stay.
  • Kilimanjaro Trek
  • Drive to Machame village. 1490m. Walk to Machame camp, 2980m, 18km, 7 hours.
  • To Shira camp, 3840m, 9km, 6 hours.
  • To Barranco camp, 3950m, 15km, 7 hours, via Lava Tower, 4600m.
  • To the Karanga Valley, 4000m, via Barranco Wall. Continue out of Karanga Valley to Barafu Hut, 4650m, 13km, 7 hours.
  • Start before midnight for Stella Point, 5685m, Summit at Uhuru Peak 5895m and descend to Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch then walk to camp at Mweka Hut, 3100m. 23km, 14 hours.
  • Final descent to Park gate, 1980m, 12km, 3 hours, and transfer to Springlands Hotel
  • Safari
  • Drive from Springlands Hotel, Moshi to Lake Manyara walking to the culture of Mto Wambu. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight standard lodge at Lake Manyara Hotel.
  • Drive to Serengeti with picnic lunch on way. Tour. Dinner and overnight standard lodge at either Lobo or Serener lodge
  • After breakfast game drive Serengeti. Dinner and overnight standard lodge
  • After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge. Dinner and overnight standard lodge at Ngorongoro wildlife lodge
  • After breakfast game drive of Ngorongoro. Dinner and overnight standard lodge
  • After breakfast tour and then return to Springlands hotel, Moshi. Overnight B&B.

10.March, Depart for flight. Arranged transport to JRO airport. Flight KL569 departing 22:55hrs.

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