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11-Day Serengeti Kilimanjaro Hike & Chimpanzee Trek

Serengeti Kilimanjaro Hike – Ideal for travelers seeking diverse activities in Tanzania, this 10-day Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, and chimpanzee safari package is tailored to provide an enriching experience. Explore the iconic safari destinations of Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park, where you’ll encounter abundant wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Then, embark on a three-day hike up Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, for an unforgettable adventure. Finally, conclude your journey with a chimpanzee experience at Mahale Mountains National Park, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and fascinating wildlife of Tanzania. This comprehensive itinerary offers a perfect blend of adventure, exploration, and relaxation, ensuring an unforgettable safari experience in the heart of East Africa.


Start Arusha (Day 1)
Day 1 Tarangire NP
Day 2 Serengeti NP
Day 3 Central Serengeti
Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater
Day 5-7 Mt Kilimanjaro
Day 8-10 Mahale Mountains NP
Day 11 Kigoma (Town)
End Dar Es Salaam (Day 11)
Departure Yes Required
Country Tanzania

$4,598 pp (USD)

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Chimp permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bath towels
  • Safari Insurance
  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Travel With Private Car/Guide


This 10-day safari package combining the Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, and chimpanzee experience is perfect for travelers seeking a diverse range of activities in Tanzania. Explore the renowned safari destinations of Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park, where you'll encounter incredible wildlife and stunning landscapes. Then, embark on a three-day trek up Africa's tallest mountain, Kilimanjaro, for an unforgettable adventure. Finally, conclude your journey with a chimpanzee encounter at Mahale Mountains National Park, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and unique wildlife of Tanzania. This comprehensive itinerary promises an exceptional blend of exploration, adventure, and relaxation, ensuring an unforgettable safari experience in East Africa's stunning wilderness.

At 7:30 am, depart from Arusha en route to Tarangire National Park, a scenic drive lasting approximately 2 to 2.5 hours covering 120 kilometers. Upon arrival at the national park entrance, you'll have around 10 minutes for restroom facilities while your guide finalizes legal formalities at the park authority offices. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, with lunch included, exploring the park's diverse wildlife. Later in the evening, following the game drive, depart the park and head to the lodge for dinner and overnight accommodations.
Today, your adventure begins early in the morning with a hearty breakfast at the campsite. Departing after breakfast, you'll embark on a two-day journey to Serengeti National Park. The drive to the park entrance spans approximately 4.5 to 5 hours, covering 250 kilometers. En route to Serengeti, you'll pass through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you'll enjoy a game drive and have the opportunity to admire the stunning views of Ngorongoro Crater. Eventually, you'll arrive at the entrance gate of Serengeti National Park, known as Naabi Gate. Following lunch, continue your exploration with an afternoon game drive, soaking in the beauty of the park until sunset. As the day comes to a close, head to Seronera Campsite for dinner and an overnight stay amidst the wilderness of Serengeti.
Today's adventure begins with an early morning game drive, starting at sunrise. Following a light breakfast of coffee/tea and snacks, you'll set out for the morning game drive around 5:50 am, continuing until late morning, around 10:00 am, when you'll return to the campsite for a full breakfast. After breakfast, the exploration continues with another game drive until the afternoon. As the day progresses, you'll exit the park and head to Simba Campsite, nestled within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, for dinner and your overnight stay.
After your morning breakfast, depart from the campsite with your picnic lunch descending the amazing Ngorongoro Crater. You'll spend your day spotting the wonders of the crater. The crater is famous for the Big Five animals (lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and black rhinos). During the afternoon, you will be served lunch followed by an afternoon game drive till evening, when you will exit the park and return to Arusha. You will then be taken back to your accommodation.
Following breakfast, your journey to the summit of Africa commences. A maximum drive of 2.5 hours will take you to the Marangu Gate, where necessary registrations are completed before your hike begins. After approximately 3 hours of hiking, you'll enjoy a packed lunch at Kisambioni. Continuing for another 2 hours through the dense rainforest, you'll reach Mandara Hut. Here, you'll have time to rest before embarking on a visit to Maundi Crater. Dinner and overnight accommodation await you at Mandara Hut. Day Summary:
  • Hiking Distance: 8km / 5 miles
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Zone: Rainforest
After breakfast, you'll leave Mandara Hut, transitioning from the rainforest into the heather moorland. Our destination for the day is Horombo Hut, a hike spanning approximately 5 to 6 hours, including time for lunch. Along the way, marvel at spectacular flora such as giant lobelia and giant groundsel. Upon arrival at Horombo Hut, take time to relax before enjoying dinner in the evening. Rest comfortably for the night. Day Summary:
  • Hiking Distance: 12km/7.2 miles
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Zone: Rainforest-Moorland
After breakfast, embark on the final leg of your remarkable journey, commencing with a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain crew. The trek from Horombo Hut (3,700m) to Marangu Gate (1,860m) typically takes 4 to 5 hours. Upon reaching the Kilimanjaro gate, complete the necessary sign-out procedures before proceeding to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam. Day Summary:
  • Hiking Distance: 20km / 12.5 miles
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Zone: Low alpine zone & Rainforest
You will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight to Kigoma. On arrival, you will meet with your guide who will drive you for 5 hours to Mahale National Park. You will be at the park entrance gate whereby you will be served a hot lunch before starting your trek to rolling hills and lush landscapes in search of the chimps with the aid of chimps trackers. Later, you will be back at your tented camp for dinner and your overnight stay.
Following breakfast, you'll embark on a thrilling chimpanzee trekking expedition in the forest. The hike leads you to the accessible habitats of the chimps, which are not overly strenuous, although being in good physical condition will enhance your experience of navigating through the jungle. Getting up close to observe these endangered primates is an unforgettable experience, offering unique insights into their behavior and habitat. Afterward, return to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay, reflecting on the remarkable encounters of the day.

Have morning breakfast then you will continue to do chimpanzee trekking. Later, you will be taken to experience spot fishing activities while enjoying water birds around Lake Tanganyika till the afternoon. You will be transferred to Kigoma Town at your accommodation to have your dinner and overnight stay at Mwitongo Garden.

Following an early morning breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport for your return flight to either Dar es Salaam or Arusha, marking the conclusion of your safari adventure.

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