Journey to Africa with us to observe the continent’s diverse wildlife species then reach the summit of its tallest peak on a Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek and Safari. We will explore the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area on a wildlife photo safari followed by a cultural exchange in a Maasai village. Then we will trek to the 19,341 foot summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Cost: $6,850 USD
Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek and Safari
Program Dates: Thursday, January 17th – Thursday, January 31th, 2019 (15 days including travel to and from airport)
7 day African Serengeti & Ngorongoro Wildlife Photo Safari, 6 day Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek (all meals and lodging included)
Expect to be captivated by the many species of African wildlife as our guides lead you on a weeklong journey that begins in Serengeti National Park. You will view and photograph animals, large and small, while learning about their behaviors from an expert naturalist driving guide. Then we will journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a safari inside the crater. From there we will have the unique opportunity to visit and share a cultural exchange with members of a Maasai village in the Ngorongoro highlands.
Next, our guides will lead you on a 6 day journey to Uhuru Peak on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Standing at 19,341 feet (5895 Meters) on the tallest mountain on the African Continent, you will feel the ultimate sense of accomplishment having achieved one of the Seven Summits of the world. Along the way, you will learn the natural history of the region from an expert naturalist. We will travel through 4 different ecological zones while exploring the three separate volcanoes of Kilimanjaro. Camping in some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth, you will appreciate the maximum effort given by every team member on this journey. We will wake at midnight on summit day to watch the sunrise from the peak. We have chosen a 6 day itinerary on the Machame Route to provide an opportunity for success mixing efficiency with acclimatization.
Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek and Safari
We have partnered with a local Tanzanian tour operator for our Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek and Safari to ensure that those we employ are given fair wages, and have set aside profits to be used for infrastructure and services in the villages we visit. The lead guide for this trip of a lifetime is Olotumi Laizer, a Tanzanian man who now lives in Yosemite National Park. Olotumi, a member of the Maasai Tribe, returns home once a year to lead groups to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and we have an opportunity to share in this once in a lifetime experience. Our commitment to goodwill ensures you and our staff will have an incredible and life-changing experience as we visit one of the most awe inspiring destinations on our planet. Financial contributions are built into the cost and will be made from the proceeds of every booking to support infrastructure and services in the village we visit. Contributions will be made to the local school, medical center, and families to provide opportunities for secondary education and entrepreneurship. YEXplore Founder John P. DeGrazio will also be accompanying you on this trip.
Separate Trip Options for One Week Only
African Wildlife Safari and Cultural Exchange Description (January 18-24, 2018):
Cost: $4375 USD (No Kilimanjaro Trek)
- Serengeti National Park Safari and Camping
- Ngorongoro Conservation Area Wildlife Viewing and Camping
- Cultural Exchange in Maasai Village
- Acclimatization Treks in Ngorongoro Highlands
Mt. Kilimanjaro 6 Day Trek: Machame Route Description (January 25- 30, 2019):
Cost: $2975 USD (Kilimanjaro Trek only)
- Starting elevation: 6,000 ft./1,830 m
- Highest elevation: 19,341 ft./5,895 m
- Hours walking per day: 3 to 8
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