Tanzania Safari: Mandara Camping, Alpine Desert Hiking, Lake Manyara, Uhuru Peak

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Jan 25,2024

Expose to the wonders of Tanzania by booking this ultimate Tanzania Safari which is thrilled with adventure. Explore the top hills of Mount Kilimanjaro, hike the Alpine desert, camp at Mandara and feel surrounded by landscape and hills for 7 days. This tour leaves no highlight touched and you will get to know why.


Trip Highlights:

  • Explore the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro wherein you will roam around the landscape, the mountains, and the widespread savannah of Tanzania.
  • Hit the second climatic zone of Tanzania, the Horombo Hut and get fascinated by the vast open spaces, meters high trees, the prehistoric-looking landscape 
  • Be adventurous on the ultimate Alpine Desert hiking which is the best place to explore the unseen things when hiking a desert
  • Catch the best sunrise on the continent at Summit Uhuru Peak
  • Get marveled by the flock of birds covering the entrance gate completely at Lake Manyara National Park

Places Visited

Kilimanjaro, Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha, Moshi, Mandara, Alpine Desert, Uhuru Peak

Departure Dates

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.



A tour at a glance

Tour Price

Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Tanzania

On day one of your trip, you will be heading towards your lodge while crossing the mount view from a side. Driving through the mount Peru is a one-of-a-kind experience that you are going to cherish for the rest of your life. The snow-capped mountains standing imperiously on the edges look stunning. The drive will be of a few hours only and you will be dropped to your lodge in the late afternoon. Reaching late in the noon will restrict you from exploring Tanzania on the first day. So, it would be better you spend the remaining day resting and relaxing in your lodge. Let the kids rest and rejuvenate for the upcoming Tanzania safari and beach holiday.

Day 2: Enjoy Camping at Mandara Camp

The first day of your Tanzania Safari begins right on this day. You will get to explore the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro wherein you will roam around the landscape, the mountains, and the widespread savannah of Tanzania. Climb the hills, explore the rainforest, while sloping down and climbing up the hills. And yes, do not miss to spot the colobus monkeys and prolific birdlife.

Day 3: Route to Horombo Hut

Be ready to hit the second climatic zone of Tanzania, the Horombo Hut. Get yourself ready for a trek and pack your camps altogether to experience one-of-a-kind camping experience at Horombo. Vast open spaces, meters high trees, the prehistoric-looking landscape will fascinate while heading towards your destination, the Horombo Hut. If you reach the hut, in the noon, you will get time to explore the Moshi town below, and if not, you can sightsee while having a sip of coffee from the balcony of your room.

Day 4: The ultimate Alpine Desert hiking

Hiking is full of adventure and the Alpine Desert hiking is no different. Sandwiched between Kibo and Mwenzi peaks, Alpine desert hiking gives you the best time and place to explore the unseen things while hiking the desert at your own pace. You will take around five and seven hours, covering a total of nine and a half kilometers. While hiking to the top, you will pass an exciting landmark: the final water source before the summit, traverse the dramatic and blustery saddle between the peaks, ultimately finding refuge at the Kibo Huts.

Day 5: Summit Uhuru Peak; soak in the best sunrise on the continent

In a bid to catch the best sunrise on the continent you will be ascending towards the summit. Excitement courses through the hikers as you follow a rocky path towards Hans Meyer Cave and Gillmans Point. The moment you get close to the glacial summit, snow begins to appear on the ground around making hiking more exciting. Stop at the top of Uhuru Peak and get marvel by the stunning landscape and the best sunrise of the continent.

Day 6: Traveling to Arusha

Arusha is the first place where you will land before stepping into the ultimate trekking zone of Uganda. Book a lodge which is close to the snow-capped mountains of Arusha and get mesmerized by the balcony view of the mother nature in the evening. Spend a night there and have a good nights sleep because the next tomorrow you will be heading for the incredible Uganda safari which is one-of-its-kind.

Day 7: A visit to Lake Manyara National Park

Be ready for some unique talents of the predators who resides at Lake Manyara. Right at the entrance of the gate, get marveled by the flock of birds covering the entrance gate completely, get thrilled by the rowdy sounds of hornbills, and the unusual staring of baboons from top branches of the trees. Feel the adventure when a herd of furious elephants wanders past your way while dismantling the trees around. Lake Manyara is a perfect place to begin the Tanzania safari with. Explore the lake, the untamed land, and the unseen wildlife of Lake Manyara on day one of your trip.

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