Embark on the journey of a lifetime with Safari Vacations and Travel Services as we present a 16-day adventure that combines the challenge of Kilimanjaro hiking with the awe-inspiring experience of Uganda gorilla trekking. This ultimate East African odyssey promises not only the thrill of summiting Africa’s highest peak but also the intimate encounters with endangered mountain gorillas. Join us for a seamless blend of adventure, wildlife, and cultural exploration across Tanzania and Uganda.
Your adventure begins with Safari Vacations and Travel Services in Moshi, the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro. Over the first five days, embark on a challenging yet rewarding journey to summit Uhuru Peak via the scenic Machame Route.
Day 1-2: Arrival and Machame Gate to Machame Camp (2,651m) Your journey starts with a warm welcome in Moshi, followed by a briefing and preparations. Trek through lush rainforests to reach Machame Camp.
Day 3-4: Machame Camp to Barranco Camp (3,950m) Traverse the Shira Plateau, conquer the Barranco Wall, and camp at the stunning Barranco Camp, surrounded by the rugged beauty of Kilimanjaro.
Ascend to Barafu Camp, your base before the summit attempt. Rest and prepare for the ultimate challenge awaiting you the next day.
Day 6: Summit Day – Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) and Mweka Camp (3,100m) Begin the ascent to Uhuru Peak in the early hours, witnessing the sunrise from the Roof of Africa. Descend to Mweka Camp for a well-deserved rest.
After the triumphant descent, Safari Vacations and Travel Services facilitates a cultural interaction with the local Chagga community. Reflect on your Kilimanjaro achievement before bidding farewell to Tanzania.
Fly to Entebbe, Uganda, and transition seamlessly into the second part of your East African odyssey – the Uganda gorilla trekking safari.
Day 9: Arrival in Entebbe Arrive in Entebbe and transfer to your accommodation. Rest and prepare for the upcoming gorilla trekking adventure.
Fly to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Begin your first gorilla trekking experience, by encountering a habituated gorilla family.
Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of Bwindi with another gorilla trek, exploring different areas of the forest.
Engage in a cultural experience with the local communities surrounding Bwindi. Rest and rejuvenate, relishing the memories of gorilla encounters.
Journey to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for a unique gorilla trekking experience, surrounded by the stunning Virunga Mountains.
Conclude your East African odyssey with a visit to the picturesque Lake Bunyonyi. Enjoy leisure time, reflecting on the incredible adventure, before departing from Entebbe.
Kilimanjaro Summit: Conquer Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro, and witness the breathtaking sunrise from the Roof of Africa.
Kilimanjaro Hiking: Traverse diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to alpine deserts, along the Machame Route.
Uganda Gorilla Trekking: Encounter endangered mountain gorillas in the dense forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga, creating intimate and unforgettable moments.
Cultural Interaction: Immerse yourself in the traditions and customs of local communities, fostering a deeper connection with East Africa.
Expert Guides and Support: Safari Vacations and Travel Services provides experienced guides and a dedicated support team, ensuring your safety and success throughout the adventure.
Conservation and Responsible Tourism: Emphasize responsible tourism with Safari Vacations and Travel Services, contributing to conservation initiatives and supporting local communities.
Embark on the ultimate 16-day East African odyssey with Safari Vacations and Travel Services, blending the triumph of Kilimanjaro summiting with the intimate encounters of Uganda gorilla trekking. From the rugged landscapes of Kilimanjaro to the dense forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga, every