Nairobi to Moshi Overland Tours

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Price

£2365

What's Included
• The Serengeti National Park incl.game drives and park fees
• Ngorongoro Crater incl.game drives and park fees
• 7 Day Machame Kilimanjaro trek
• Transfers from Nairobi or Kilimanjaro airport and return
• Two nights bed and breakfast in Moshi, one night before and one night after the trek
• Camping fees throughout
• Three meals a day whilst in the parks and post-safari barbecue
• 3 meals a day while trekking and drinking water
• All park fees while trekking including park rescue fees
• Air Ambulance, emergency medical & air evacuation included with AMREF Flying Doctor during trek
• Quality camping equipment including professional mountain tents for trek, finger pulse oximeters and a mountain mess tent for meals essential to keep out wind and cold
• Late model Toyota Land cruiser 4x4 on safari including inverter chargers for batteries, window seats, and pop up game viewing roof
• All camping and cooking gear on safari incl. sleeping mats
• Services of experienced and dedicated local guides, porters and cooks, supervised by Samson Lauwo while trekking
• English speaking guide on safari
• Ongoing advice from the Absolute team
• All road tolls & taxes are paid
Kilimanjaro Trek and Serengeti Safari
Countries Visited

Kenya, Tanzania

Nairobi to Moshi Safari Overview

The Roof of Africa and The Big Five combined. This 12 night combination includes a 7 day Machame route Kilimanjaro Trek and a safari into The Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, spending time camping under the African stars with morning and afternoon game drives.

Nairobi to Moshi Safari Add-ons
Download and print the relevant pages for this safari from our brochure (PDF)

Itinerary

Day 1
KENYA - TANZANIA

 

Collection from Nairobi and transfer to Moshi in Tanzania. Pre-trek briefing and equipment check and overnight in Moshi bed & breakfast.

 

Alternatively collection from Kilimanjaro Airport or in Arusha.

Day 2
TANZANIA

After breakfast at your hotel we drive for 45 minutes from Moshi to the Machame gate at 1,490m, where guides and porters prepare and pack your supplies and equipment. The climb starts from Machame Gate (1,800m.) Shortly after the gate the path follows a ridge through dense montane forest.

This is the richest forested area on the mountain, and also the zone from where 96% of the water on Kilimanjaro originates. On sunny days, and especially in the dry season, this section is very lush and beautiful. It can also be a very muddy experience, particularly if it has rained recently!

We have lunch at Halfway Clearing, a small opening in the trees, and continue climbing steadily. The gradient becomes gentler as the forest slowly merges into giant heather close to the next camp near the ruins of Machame Hut (3,000m.). We may get our first closer look at the glaciated dome of Kibo if the evening clouds permit. [6-8 hours walking].

Day 3
TANZANIA

A shorter day that begins by climbing up a steep ridge to reach a small semicircular cliff known as Picnic Rock. There are excellent views of Kibo and the jagged rim of Shira Plateau from here and it is a good rest point too! The trail continues less steeply to reach the Shira Plateau (3840m).

We camp near Shira Hut (3,840m.) which has some of the most stunning views on Kilimanjaro. We are close to the huge volcanic cone of Kibo, the spectacular rock formations of Shira Plateau, and look across to Mt. Meru floating on the clouds. [4-6 hours walking].

Day 4
TANZANIA

A morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower junction (4,550m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco Valley (3,900m.), sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. [5-7 hours walking].

Day 5
TANZANIA

A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the southern ice fields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only a short distance to Karanga Camp (4,100m.), the last water point on the approach to Barafu, in a narrow valley. After lunch at Karanga we head down through the Karanga Valley. [4 hours walking].

Day 6

TANZANIA

A short but steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted scree with wide views, we then climb steadily to reach the Barafu campsite (4,600m.). Barafu is the Swahili word for ice. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before an early night. [3 hours walking]

Day 7

TANZANIA

We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1a.m. so that we can be up on the crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (5,735m.) in about five or six hours.

We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area.

The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite (3,100m.) at the edge of Mweka Forest. [11-15 hours walking].

Day 8

TANZANIA

A sustained descent through lovely forest with lush undergrowth takes us to the National Park gate at Mweka (1,650m) [4-6 hours walking]. From the gate we transfer back to our accommodation in Moshi for a well earned hot shower and cold drink. Overnight in Moshi Bed & Breakfast.

Day 9

TANZANIA

After breakfast, you will transfer through to camp in Arusha or Mto Wa Mbu in preparation for your safari, including evening meal and overnight camping.

Day 10

TANZANIA

This morning after breakfast, we transfer through Ngorongoro Conservation Area. With a picnic lunch, we enjoy afternoon game drives with every chance to see The Big Five and more. Evening meal and overnight camping will be in the Serengeti National Park.

Day 11

TANZANIA

Another early start with breakfast and then morning game drives in the Serengeti when the temperatures are lower and the animals tend to be at their most active. After a picnic lunch we continue towards Ngoronogro with evening meal and overnight camping above the Crater.

Optional: A visit to a Maasai Boma on leaving the park.

Day 12

TANZANIA

After breakfast, we descend down into the Ngoronogoro Crater for morning game drives in what is nicknamed The Noah's Ark of Africa. After our picnic lunch we transfer back to Arusha by late afternoon, with camping and evening meal in Arusha.

Day 13

TANZANIA - KENYA

Today you will be transferred for your onward arrangements to Nairobi or Kilimanjaro aiport.

 

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Budgeting Summary

Nairobi to Moshi Budget

The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

What's included

Your safari price covers:

At a glance what you get on the Kilimanjaro Trek & Safari:

- Two nights bed and breakfast in Moshi at Bristol Cottages, one night before and one night after the climb.
- 10 nights camping.
- Entrance fees and game drives in the Serengeti National Park.
- Entrance fees and game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater.
- 7 Day Machame route Kilimanjaro Trek.
- Transfer from Nairobi airport return.
- Transfers from Bristol Cottages in Moshi to trek start point and return.
- Services of experienced and dedicated local guides, porters and cooks, supervised by Samson Lauwo while trekking.
- English speaking guide/driver on safari.
- Late model Toyota Land cruiser 4x4 including inverter chargers for batteries, window seats, and pop up game viewing roof whilst on safari
- 3 meals a day on the mountain and drinking water.
- 3 meals a day whilst in the parks and a celebratory barbecue afterwards.
- All Kilimanjaro park fees including park rescue fees.
- Air Ambulance, emergency medical & air evacuation included with AMREF Flying Doctor.
- Quality camping equipment including Mountain Mess tent for meals essential for keeping out wind and cold. Kelty and North Face Mountain tents.

There is NO local payment

It is important to realise that tipping is expected for good service on the mountain and can work out between 250 - 300 USD including tips to your guide, cook and porters. Suggested amounts are: for the guide US$12-US$20 per day; cook US$10- $15 per day; porters US$7-US$30 for the trek.

Equipment available for hire. Contact us for further details.

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Spending Money

You will also need some spending money to cover some incidentals.

The recommended spending money for this tour is £75 - £100.

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Visa

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 - 9 months after your trip finishes. Ensure as well you have adequate pages in your passport for each country you visit. Up to 2 consecutive blank pages can be required. If you have dual nationality you can only use one passport for the entire trip, whilst bringing both is wise as a back up. More information can be found in the different country listings on the FCO website under entry requirements.

Below is an estimation of current visa requirements and their costs. If your passport is not detailed below please do not hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.

For this tour visas for most passport holders including British, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, South African, German, French, Canadian and American passport holders can be arranged in Africa on route. This includes the Kenyan and Tanzania visas which for most passport holders can be easily arranged upon arrival in Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or Kilimanjaro International airport.

Visas can only be paid for in US Dollars cash.

This information is given as a guide only. Visa requirements can change without prior notice. We recommended you also check your personal current visa requirements with the relevant embassies well in advance before you travel.
VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
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Pre and post safari please click here.

Remember you then need to budget for flights, insurance, vaccination costs and any equipment you might need such as a sleeping bag.

Any queries? Call our office on +44 (0) 208 742 0226, email us at absaf@absoluteafrica.com or skype us on skypeabsoluteafrica

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Dates

Nairobi to Moshi
Start Nairobi Finish Moshi Price Local Payment Departure details
Tue 18 Jul 2017 Sun 30 Jul 2017 £2365
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Wed 20 Dec 2017 Mon 1 Jan 2018 £2365
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Tue 26 Dec 2017 Sun 7 Jan 2018 £2365
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Before You Go

Nairobi to Moshi

Click on the link below to download the predeparture dossier for this overland trip "Kili Trek and Safari" - to Moshi.

Kili Trek and Safari - pre departure pack

This information has been developed over 30 years of experience overlanding in Africa.

It includes all you might need to know to prepare for this trip and more. We know many people love to plan their trip in detail and we hope you will find lots of "stuff" in here to help!

We also send out personal updates about 6 weeks before departure to all participants heading out on each departure date. This includes final confirmations of pre safari transfers and accommodation and other details relating to your specific travel arrangements so you can check all is as you need.

We recommend once booked on a Nairobi to Moshi trip that you periodically check back here as this information is regularly updated. It is also a good idea to keep an eye on the news area of this site.

And if you are not excited enough about heading to Africa already, check out our facebook page, listen out for our tweets and keep up to date with our blog to stay up to date with all that is happening on the road on the trucks.

Overlanding in Africa is a very different destination from your usual package holiday! You may find some information in this dossier different from what you expected. Whatever your question don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help so feel free to get back to us.

We are more than happy to advise as to what is the best plan for your particular Africa travel needs.

Give us a call, or skype or email. We look forward to planning your trip to Africa with you.

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Book Now Tue 18 Jul 2017 Sun 30 Jul 2017 £2365
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Book Now Tue 26 Dec 2017 Sun 7 Jan 2018 £2365
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Book Now Sat 27 Jan 2018 Thu 8 Feb 2018 £2365
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Book Now Wed 13 Jun 2018 Mon 25 Jun 2018 £2365
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