After a good night sleep and a hearty breakfast at Kilimanjaro resort, we will embark on a 3-hour drive to the town of Emboreeti for our Maasai cultural and village tour. Upon arrival we will be made a hot lunch by our chef and spend all afternoon with the Maasai, learning about their local customs and traditional ways of life. We will have dinner and camp at the Simanjiro campsite.
We will wake up early this morning, have breakfast and depart camp by 7:30 am. Our journey will take roughly 1.5 hours and will lead us to Lake Manyara National park in which we will begin our first game drive. We will spend all day (6-8 hours) on the game drive and have lunch during the middle. We stay and have dinner at Twiga Lodge for the night.
After breakfast we will depart for Ngorongoro Crater. This crater is usually a highlight and not to be missed!! We will have a full day game drive and a packed lunch will be served at a crater picnic site. After the game drive, we will ascend out of the crater and drive to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for dinner and rest for the night.
Today we have a more relaxed morning and depart the lodge around 8:30 or 9:00am. We drive to Serengeti National Park and the route on the way is similar to a game drive because of the amount Wildlife! We have a packed lunch in the Serengeti and subsequently commence our afternoon game drive. We then drive to Serengeti Seronera Wildlife Lodge for our fare well dinner and sleep for the night.
This morning we wake up early(4am) before breakfast (but not coffee, of course!) and begin our last game drive. Wildlife is most active during the early morning and being able to watch the sunrise in the Serengeti makes for an amazing experience. After sunrise, we head back to the lodge for Breakfast, pack up and depart on another game drive as we make our way back to Arusha. We will be able to stop at some gift shops in route to Arusha for last minute shopping. Depending on your flight departure, we are able to drop you at a hotel in Arusha or transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home.
Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary access restrictions, weather, road closures, guest ability/injury, and natural events like fires and flooding.
- A detailed trip packet that takes the guesswork out of your travel, training, packing, and preparing for the trip
- Access to our Adventure Consultant team 7 days a week
- Transportation for the duration of the tour starting on Day 1 and ending on the day you depart
- Lodging before and after the trekking portion of the trip at Kilimanjaro Resort
- Luxury tent and lodging accommodations
- All meals from breakfast on Day 1 through lunch on the last day of the tour
- Professional, knowledgeable, certified guides (U.S.-based and local guides)
- Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and satellite phone
- You will receive a Lifetime Hiking Membership entitling you, your spouse and kids to a lifetime discount of 10% off any Wildland Trekking hiking trip after your first one!
- Transportation to Tanzania (to Kilimanjaro International Airport)
- Trip insurance that includes $200,000 in evacuation and repatriation coverage (strongly encouraged)
- Clothes, raingear, and footwear
- Sunscreen, toiletries and personal items
- Waterbottles and a headlamp or flashlight
- Guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-15% of trip cost)
Our African Wildlife Safari features a combination of in-town meals and meals prepared by your guides. Some meals are prepared "in the field" by our guides, and consist of local ingredients and fresh produce.
For optimal taste and energy, we supplement all our meals with spices, herbs, oils, cheeses, butter, sugar, and fruits and vegetables. In addition, we provide you with with an assortment of trail mix, snacks, and dried fruits to eat at your own discretion.
We can often accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee, and in some countries may be more difficult to accommodate than others. Please inquire with us for more information about the specific trip you're interested in.
We provide all group gear which includes the following:
- Company-issued first-aid kit
- Satellite phone
We ask that you supply a couple of gear items on your tour. These items are three 1-liter waterbottles per person and basic items like sunscreen, bug repellent (where and when applicable), lip balm, and toiletries are also important. All of these items are available online at Wildland Trekking Outfitters
Please refer to the trip packet for a recommended clothing list (we email you a detailed trip packet when you inquire and when you register). All trips require a sturdy pair of hiking shoes or hiking boots (reliable brands include Montrail, Lowa, Merrell, Vasque, and Salomon), rain gear, and non-cotton and cotton clothing layers. A minimum of three pairs of wool or synthetic hiking socks are also required. All of these items are available online at Wildland Trekking Outfitters
NOTE: See the Packing Lists page
for more detailed information on what clothes and gear to bring on your hiking tour. The trip packet you receive when you contact us will have the most accurate clothing and gear list for the tour you're interested in.
Ready to register? Simply click here
and complete the form to get the ball rolling. Our adventure consultants will confirm availability, and if you're ready to register we'll email you a link to a registration profile. You'll have 48 hours to complete your profile (and that of any dependents) and pay the deposit ($500).
Feel free to call us for more info - we're here 7 days a week!
To join this trip, guests must have a Tanzanian Visa no later than 2 months before the trip start date. Please visit the Tanzania-U.S. Embassy Website
to apply for your visa.
If you're doing this tour as a stand-alone experience, and not hiking Kilimanjaro with us, it's best to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport the day before the tour begins. We will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport (near Moshi, Tanzania) on Day 1 and transport you to the first nights' hotel, where we'll meet and prepare for our tour. Your guide will be in contact approximately 2 weeks before your trip to coordinate your rendezvous and answer any last-minute questions you have.
Your safety is our top priority. This trek is led by professional guides (U.S.-based and local) along with additional support staff. All of our guides are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT's, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We've developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and all tours carry a satellite phone. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-888-966-TREK (8735) for more information.
In the interest of your safety, it's important to refer to the Center for Disease Control website
for up-to-date recommendations on immunizations before your trip. We also recommend consulting with your physician before traveling abroad.
Your tour will be led by trained, experienced professionals (U.S.-based and local) with solid guiding backgrounds, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team
page for staff bios.
The standard group size on this hiking tour is 10 guests and 2-3 guides, with a minimum of 4 guests and 1-2 guides. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 888-966-TREK (8735) and we'll answer all your questions.
Age restrictions are as follows:
- 12 and older to join scheduled tours (mixed groups)
- 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval and specific logistical requirements (such as porter or stock assist) determined on a case by case basis