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8 Days Trekking Safari in Africa
Trying Mount Kilimanjaro and Trekking Oldoinyo Lengai Volcanic Mountain
Combined with Cultural Interactions and Safari
   

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3 Days Kilimanjaro Trial - 5 Days Marangu Route - 5 Days Umbwe Route - 10 Days Lemosho Route/Western Breach Route - 6 Days Rongai Route

 
Day 1: Marangu Gate to Maundi Crater - Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking
Pick up form the hotel in Arusha, Drive to the Marangu Gate, after registration start trekking towards Mandara Hut, where you can rest and unpacking, then proceed to Maundi Crater, which is famous for the flowers and scenery. After taking a view of the crater, go back to Mandara Hut for dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut
Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut - Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking
Breakfast at Mandara then head-up the trail towards Horombo Hut.  After few hours of trekking, the trail gets out of dense rain forest and mud into alpine heather and open moorland meadow, getting a spectacular view of the Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks. Dinner and overnight stay at Horombo Hut
Day 3: Horombo – Zebra Rock – Marangu Gate - Mount Kilimanjaro
After breakfast start climbing towards Zebra Rock, a small, exposed cliff face with zebra-like striped, it should take 2 to 3 hours to reach this far. Rest for a while, and start descending to Horombo for lunch, after lunch continue going down towards Marangu Gate via Mandara Hut. Meet the driver and then drive back to Arusha for hot shower, dinner and overnight stay
Day 4: Arusha - Tarangire National Park Safari
Pickup from the hotel in Arusha and depart for Tarangire National Park. Spend the rest of the day exploring the national park till late afternoon, and then drive to the Tarangire River Camp for dinner and overnight (picnic lunch will be provided in the afternoon)
Day 5: Ancient Engaruka Ruins & Culture Tour
After breakfast drive to Engaruka Ancient Place to see ruins, the Oldest Irrigation System in Tanzania, and graves, which were constructed 500 years ago. Have the opportunity to see how the Maasai people still proud of their culture by visiting Engaruka Maasai Village and their BOMAS. Dinner and overnight camping at Engaruka village
Day 6: Lake Natron Safari & Sightseeing
Drive to the Lake Natron and visit the eastern side of the lake game viewing. With marvelous view of River streams flowing from the base of Mt. Gelai (the extinct Volcano north of Ol Doinyo Lengai Mountain); having opportunities to seeing large flocks of flamingos, herds of zebra, wildebeest and gazelle. The lake is the only breeding place for the 2.5 million Lesser Flamingoes that live in the valley. As an option, hiking the Ngare Sero Gorge to the waterfalls or other gorges in the area; you will be briefed on the climb at the camp after dinner. Dinner and Overnight at the campsite near Ol doinyo Lengai
Day 7: Trekking Ol doinyo Lengai
Early Morning (probably 3 am) take light breakfast at the camp; at 4 am or earlier start the trail. It is a long and steep climbing of the active volcanic mountain in Africa that could take from 6 to 8 hours (Up and Down)
The amazing views of the small crater, the lava that is flowing over the edge and the Rift Valley are spectacular; at a clear day light the Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru are all visible. Descend to camp for lunch and rest before driving to Lake Manyara for dinner and overnight camping
Day 8:  Lake Manyara Safari –Arusha Town
Early breakfast at the campsite and then drive to Lake Manyara Park for Game drive with picnic lunch.  At 15:30 start driving back to Arusha . 
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