The most beautiful route on Mount Kilimanjaro

The 9 day Lemosho Route is better altitude acclimatization schedule. The Lemosho route is widely considered to be the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Not too long ago, there were only two main routes used to climb Kilimanjaro – the Marangu (Coca Cola) route and the Machame (Whiskey) route. But as Tanzania’s tourism industry flourished, the Kilimanjaro park authority created more trails to African’s highest peak.

Lemosho, a relatively new route, is preferred by reputable operators due to its beauty, remoteness and success rate. In short, it maximizes the chances that a climber will reach the summit, and enjoy the experience overall.

The 9 day Lemosho route Overviews.

The Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route is the best ascent route but this offers the complete Kilimanjaro experience, more acclimatization time, more culture, more spectacular scenery and even a night in Kibo crater/caldera. Note: this itinerary ascends via Stella Point and NOT the Western Breach and is for that reason considered to be a safer route.

Description

Starting on the Western side of Kilimanjaro this ascent covers all of the most spectacular areas of Kilimanjaro. The trip is fully supported with spacious guest tents, mattress and pillow as well as a mess tent with lightweight tables and chairs and all cutlery. Our trips also include a toilet tent in camp and most importantly knowledgeable professional guides that go through bi annual training. Our logistics team at our base monitors your trip from start to finish.

Highlights

THE MOST SCENIC KILIMANJARO ROUTE! Lemosho ascent of Kilimanjaro, afro-montane forest, Shira plateau, glacial valleys and alpine desert, views of Mawenzi, ascent of Kibo and possible views of Kibo caldera and ash pit. Glaciers and the roof of Africa

DAY 1: Moshi – Lemosho Londorossi Gate

On arrival you are personally met by one of our representatives and transferred to Arusha to a well appointed hotel. In the afternoon there is a full briefing with the climbs Manager and your guide.
Dinner is included at your hotel.

Day 2: Kilimanjaro – Forest Camp

From our hotel we set out in vehicles to the starting point of our Kilimanjaro climb, the Lemosho trail. Here you meet the rest of your crew and set of at a leisurely pace into afro-montane forest. Lunch is taken on trail and camp is reached mid afternoon.

Overnight Forest Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

Day 3: Kilimanjaro – Forest Camp-Shira 1

From the forested slopes of Lemosho you ascend through Podocarpus and Juniper forest and break out of the forest on to the heath zone and the Shira Plateau. Lunch is taken on trail and you arrive in camp mid afternoon. Overnight Shira 1 Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

Day 4: Kilimanjaro – Shira 1 -Shira 2

After a relatively long hike and significant altitude gain, today is a short day and you arrive in Shira 2 camp in time for lunch. A good day for acclimatisation with the option of an afternoon walk with your guides.
Overnight Shira 2 Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

Day 5: Kilimanjaro – Shira 2-Lava Tower

The route to Lava Tower takes you out of the heath zone in to the alpine desert zone. Here relatively little flora or fauna can survive the extreme temperature ranges and conditions that typify this zone. A half day where lunch is taken in camp. In the afternoon, dependant on weather conditions, there is an option to scramble to the top of the nearby Lava Tower.

Overnight Lava Tower Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

Day 6: Kilimanjaro – Lava Tower – Karanga

After 2 half days you now have a relatively long day to Karanga camp. The selection of Karanga camp is strategic – significant time at altitude is essential for safe acclimatisation and in the late afternoon you arrive in camp. Sunsets here are particularly spectacular with views of the southern glacial valleys and ice fields towering 1000 meters (over 3000 feet) above you.

Overnight Karanga Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

Day 7: Kilimanjaro – Karanga -Barafu

Today is another half day ascending to Barafu camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the evening splendid views of Mawenzi volcano are the norm.

Overnight Barafu Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

Day 8: Kilimanjaro – Crater

Unlike other routes with a night time ascent, your hike selection affords you a day time ascent to Kibo crater. The going is slow but with constant encouragement from your climb team the rim of Kibo is reached before descending a little way into the caldera to Crater camp. The afternoon is spent relaxing and short walks can be taken with one of your guides.

Overnight Crater Camp (breakfast – lunch – dinner)

Day 9: Kilimanjaro-Crater Camp-Mweka Camp

After a night in the crater you now have the shortest final summit bid of any route. With such a short distance to the summit from the crater (around 1 hour) means that timing arrival with the sunrise is much easier and quite spectacular. The summit of Kilimanjaro is the top of the highest freestanding mountain in the world. After your summit bid you then descend for a final night on the mountain at Mweka Camp passing back through the heath zone. Endemic Proteas, pollinated by Malachite Sunbirds are plentiful.

Overnight Mweka Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

Day 10: Kilimanjaro – Arusha

After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and around mid day after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up from Mweka gate and transfer back to your hotel for a well deserved shower!

Overnight at a Hotel (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

Day 11: Moshi

Today a day room is held to allow time for packing and relaxing pre departure, or today you can join ongoing safari / adventure or beach trip extensions. Day room at the Hotel (breakfast – lunch)

What to bring
  • Clothes

  • A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.

  • Comfortable shoes

  • All Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • All Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • All Round trip airport transfer
  • All  Meals (3 meals a day)
  • Drinking water and Wine
  • Free Day tour on Request
  • All things of personal nature
  • Tips and gratitude for driver Guide and safari cook
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • International flights
  • Pop Up Roof
  • Every one gets a Window Seat
  • Electric Charger in Car
  • WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Radio Call
  • Professional Guide
  • 4 * 4 wheels drive

No any other company has these offers, we give out these offers to ensure maximum convenience to customer. Our prices are a bit high for the following reasons.
1 Every one gets a window seat
2 Free Airport pick up and drop off
3 Free Accommodation 2 nights
4 6 hours of game drive NOT 5 HOURS
5 Wine during Dinner
6 Max of 6 people in group not 7 people!
7 Free insect repellent on request!
8 Private tent or room no sharing (on request).
9 Our jeeps have electricity sockets and Refrigerator.
10 Great care for you, advice to Zanzibar

INCONVENIENCE OF GROUP SAFARI
1 Delays due to customer lateness.
2 Reduce in game drive time due to change in flight ticket and sickness
3 Different accommodation customer choose, lodge, camping or mid range
4 Change in group members
5 Can’t be customized like more game drive time or departure time.
6 Shared facilities like tents. You can request private tent.

  • Tarangire Outside the park;  Sunbright Campsite and lodge, Room Accommodation
  • Serengeti Inside the park;  Seronera Public Campsite, Tent Accommodation
  • Ngorongoro Crater inside the park;  Simba Campsite, Tent Accommodation
  • Lake Manyara Outside the park;  Sunbright Campsite and lodge, Room Accommodation
  1. SNORKELING AND DIVING

The Best diving sites in Zanzibar Island are;  Tumbatu Island, Mnemba Atoll, Kichwani wall, Watta Bommy, Leva Bank among others

These sites range from 3m to 50m, why should you Scuba dive in Zanzibar?

The island is better known for its beauty, and this beauty extends to the ocean. Colorful corals, small reef fish, vary underwater topography (vast underwater volcanic mountain ranges to huge granite boulders covered with soft corals and sponges).

Zanzibar Island offers opportunity to see larger animals on dives, particularly in Mnemba or Leven Banks. It is easily to sport Barracuda, Sailfish, Dorados, Whale sharks and Wahoo

Mnemba give you a chance to see dolphins and if lucky to play and swim with them.

Africa Serengeti Safaris Tours can arrange Scuba and Snorkeling trips, from any hotel you choose. Very beautiful and great places to snorkeling and diving. From Fumba close to Stone Town, see dolphins, sandbanks, islands and coral reefs of Menai Bay, very beautiful conservation area.

Next day visit wonderful sandbanks where you enjoy swim or snorkel. Our guides will show you the pristine coral reef and tropical sea life. Instruction is also available for beginners.

After snorkeling you will heard to Kwale Zanzibar Island where we have “desert island” restaurant. The lunch included fish, slipper lobster, calamari, rice and sauces, all served hot from the grill. The chef arranges fruits tasting with a large selection of delicious tropical fruits.

Different species of, Dolphin, Humpback and Bottlenose. We are lucky to see dolphins on during many excursions.
Afterwards we return to Fumba by traditional lanteen sail, the full splendour of the African sunset reveals itself. Fresh coconuts and local snacks are available throughout the day.

2.    Dhow Sunset Cruise

The cruise leaves Stone Town in the afternoon visit along the coast, After you step on-board the vessel, guide on board take the dhow about 1km away from the shore, once out in the sea the engine is shut off and during a tense moment they put up the sail.

Listen to songs of love and loss played by musicians on board as the butler serves canapes and fills your glass with beers, wine and sodas, encouraging you to sink back into the cushions and enjoy the romance of Africa while watching the scenery drift by.

A professional guide will accompany you on your cruise and give you a tour of Stone Town from the water. You may ask any questions about Zanzibar Island.

See the different colors of the sky from shades of pinks and blues to magnificent golden colors as you sail back toward the glimmering lights of Stone Town with the wind gently blowing you back to shore.

3.    Nungwi Tours

Nungwi on the North tip of Zanzibar Island. Has crystal clear water, for diving, snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing.

This trip takes you through the Mangapwani cave which is a 30 minutes’ drive from Zanzibar island   town. After the closure of Slave Market in June 1873, the cave was a secret hideout from where slaves were kept illegally then transported by dhow up to 1911. You will then proceed to Nungwi which is an hour’s drive from the cave.

 Tour details

  • Visit aquarium natural turtle
  • Visit to a typical Zanzibar island village.
  • Swim sunbath or buy a package of water-sports.

 

4.    Swim With Dolphin Tours

From town drive to Kizimkazi a small village to the southern point of the island takes one hour. Channel of Kizimkazi surface is broken by the skimming arcs of wild bottle-nosed dolphins.

You are taken by outboard engine boat into the sea to see the dolphins, and if you’re better lucky you will be able to swim quite close with them, as they are very friendly

 

5.    Changuu Prison Island

Prison Zanzibar  Island or by another name Changuu Island is the middle is let of the three visible from the Stone town, it takes approximately 30 minutes to get there by a wooden boat powered by and outboard engine. The prison on this island was built in 1893, which was later used as a Quarantine Hospital.

Surely the only interesting part in Prison Island is giant tortoises. They were brought to the island in 1820 by Seychelles Sultan Said.

Also you can swim, sunbath, snorkel and enjoy the peacefully beautiful island while relaxing. The hotel built on Changuu Island does not allow the day visitors to move or going around the Prison Island.

 

  1. SPICE TOURS

Tour begins with a drive through a profusion of greenery seeing countryside smelling and tasting a variety of spices and mouth-watering tropical seasonal fruits such as jack fruit, green coconut juice, pineapple, banana durian, love apple, litche, soursop etc.

Spices like cloves, black pepper, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg – are as exotic as the flavor….etc.

A full tour conceder much more than spices, and you will also have a chance to see the iodine plant, ylang-ylang, the lipstick tree, heena bush, cocoa, and coffee trees.

Tour also visit

  • Dichi: Persian Baths was built in 1850 by the princess Seyyid Said bin Sultan for his wife Persian
  • Sheherezade: shah granddaughter of the Persia.
  • Maruhubi: Palace Ruins was built by the third Sultan of Zanzibar Seyyid Barghash for his concubines.
  • Dr Livingstone’s House was built in 1860 for Sultan Majid. Dr David Livingstone lived there before commencing his last journey to the mainland interior.

7.    STONE TOWN TOURS

It is a fantastic introduction of Zanzibar that gives you the feeling of the rich cultural heritage. One gets a comprehensive view, history and walk of the Stone Town. Magnificent architecture, narrow alleys, sand and stone ancient built houses where some of them are over 200 Years old that have Arab/Indian carved wooden doors.

We begin this tour at the main City market which was opened in 1904, where tropical fruits, vegetables, spices and fresh fish from the island are sold. Our next stop will be at the Anglican Church of Christ built by Bishop Steers in 1873 on the site where slaves were being auctioned.

Other highlights on our historical stone town tour are a visit to

  • Sultan’s Palace (Now a Museum) – Built in the late 1890’s for members of the Royal Sultan’s family.
  • House of Wonders – Built in 1883 as a Royal ceremonial function Palace.
  • The Africa House – Formerly known as English Club.
  • Jamituri Gardens where you can spend your evenings leisurely watching the brilliant sunset while enjoying the locally made dishes, Zanzibar pizza and barbequed sea food.
  • Visit of The Old Fort – Built by Arabs for defense against the Portuguese.

Why not explore the roof of Africa! Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the view of landscape. You want to climb? Get your mountain gear ready and choose one of the many route we offer. Go to menu choose Mountain Trekking.

The great Serengeti wildebeest migration is the seasonal movement of huge numbers of the Serengeti’s wildebeest, zebra, small numbers of Grant’s gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle, eland and impala.  They constantly seek fresh grazing and better quality of water. 

While climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is the ultimate goal for many aspiring hikers, there are some less challenging hikes you can use to get in shape for the big event. Climbing Mount Meru is a shorter, less daunting hike that many use to acclimatize for Kilimanjaro. Achievable in just three or four days, a Mount Meru summit can be added on at the start or finish of your safari adventure.

Arusha National Park’s lack of dangerous wildlife makes it a great place for young and old alike to get out and go hiking. Walk pass Giraffe, Zebra Buffalo while they graze. You can even combine your hike with either a game drive or a canoe safari!

The iconic colorful attire and jumping dance of the Maasai have become synonymous with Africa, and it is in Tanzania that this semi-nomadic people can be interacted with.

Whether you simply snap a photo of a wandering herdsman out on the Savannah or spend a night at the Maasai operated Africa A mini Maasai Lodge, the chance to interact with these fascinating people is one not to be missed.

For those wanting true cultural immersion, our six day Adventure Safari blends traditional game drives with two unique cultural experiences with the Maasai and the Hadzabe.

Get Free Day Tour By Buying This Package

Africa Serengeti Safaris gives customer wonder full days trips to various place, Maasai Village, Mount Meru hike and Waterfalls, Cultural heritage center or Maasai Market and Chemka Hot Springs. According to the Number of Days Booked.