12 Days Climb Kilimanjaro and Rwanda Gorilla Tracking

Climb Kilimanjaro and Rwanda Gorilla Tracking is the best ten days experience tour Combines Mount Kilimanjaro trekking in Tanzania and Gorilla tracking in Rwanda, Mount Kilimanjaro being the Africa's highest peak 5895m. Ascend though Machame route and descend through Mweka route, there are no huts for accommodation along these routes, instead, camping sites and toilets are available, with wonderful scenery and fine weather which does not bring tiresome to climbers though fitness is required. At the end of your climb, you will recognize that you have refreshed mind, heart and the spirit. Physically you will experience quick recovering.

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day:
- Arrive JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport) - At arrive hours 2050hrs, meet and assist at the Airport and transfer to Kia Lodge for dinner and overnight booked on half board basis, FB

DAY 2: MACHAME GATE {1800m} - MACHAME CAMP {3000m}
-In the morning at 0900hrs pick up from hotel and arrive some minutes to the Machame Gate, introduction to your guide and porters. Registration is done and thereafter start climb {Trekking} with picnic lunch through rain forest for approximately 4 to 5 hrs where you arrive to the Machame camp. Later afternoon walk up to a little higher altitude is done for acclimatization. Return to Machame camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3: MACHAME CAMP (3000m)-SHIRA CAMP (3800m)
-After breakfast, start climb through short Savannah forest and other vegetation for approximately 4 to 5hrs, with picnic lunch en route before arriving in the afternoon at the Shira camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4: SHIRA (3800m) - BARANCO camp (3950m)
-After breakfast a slow walk through semi glacier and sandy areas with picnic lunch 3 to 4 hrs before arriving at the Baranco camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY 5: BARRANCO (3950m) - BARAFU camp (4600m)
-After breakfast, with picnic lunch enroute climb through glaciers for approximately 4 to 5 hours before arriving the Barafu camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY-6: BARAFU (4600m)-UHURU-PEAK (5895m)-MWEKA camp (3100m)
-An early wakeup call around 01.00hrs for preparation and light breakfast before starting final ascent to the summit i.e. either the Stella Point reached in approximately 5 to 6 hrs and a further ascent to the Uhuru Peak reached in another approx 45minutes. After signing and short rest at Barafu camp descend via the Gilmana Point down to Mweka camp for an hour’s rest with light breakfast then descent down for dinner and overnight at Mweka hut.

DAY 7: MWEKA (3100m)-MWEKA GATE - Arusha
-After breakfast, final descent to Mweka gate, thereafter say Goodbye to your Guide/ Porters and connect a private transfer to Kia Lodge. Afternoon rest and relax at leisure in the lodge, overnight booked on BB.

DAY 8: Transfer to the AIRPORT JRO - Kigali Rwanda
- This day at transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for a flight to Rwanda.

Flight details: JRO-KGL WB 102 DEP 16:00 ARR 17:00. On arrival at Kanombe International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight Mille Collines Hotel. B/D (Breakfast dinner)

Day 9: Kigali - Ruhengeri-Kinigi
After breakfast, have a city tour. Visit the city centre, the souvenir shops and the genocide memorials of Gisozi. Lunch on your own at a city restaurant. In the afternoon drive to Ruhengeri and finally Kinigi the base of Gorilla Tracking. This 2Hrs drive takes you through the beautifully terraced hilly countryside of Rwanda to Ruhengeri the base of trekking and gorilla tracking. Brief stopovers are provided on the way for photography. O/ night Gorilla Nest (B/L/D)

Day10: Gorillas in the mist day 1
- An early morning breakfast is followed by a drive to Kinigi park headquarters for group, guide allocation and briefing. This is followed by a drive to the trailheads where hiking and trekking up the hills to the bamboo zone begins. Hiking, trekking and tracking gorillas may take 2-3 hours. Sight and stay with the Gorillas for one hour. Descend to your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon visit Gisenyi on the Lake Kivu. Return to Gorilla Nest for O/Night (B/L/D) (This tour of Lake Kivu is only possible if guests finish tracking on time).

Day 11: Gorilla Tracking
- After breakfast, trek up the mountain for another memorable experience with the gorillas. Return to the base Ruehengeri for lunch. In the afternoon drive to Kigali On the way visit lakes Burela and Ruhondo if time allows. Overnight Mille Collines Hotel B (Breakfast Only)

Day 12: Kigali-Kilimanjaro
- After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch your Rwandair Flight to Arusha.