One day longer on trek, climbing a natural, rather than manmade path, the Machame Route is a more demanding but much quieter and scenic route up the mountain. Overnights are spent camping in tents which are carried and pitched by the accompanying porters. Highlights of this route are the Shira Plateau, Barranco wall and the Karanga Valley reaching the summit via Stella Point. Because this route is more taxing it is recommended that trekkers should be physically fit and with the additional day on trek to assist with acclimatisation there is a good chance of reaching the summit.
The morning is spent relaxing while the afternoon is occupied by a visit to the nearby Nairobi National Park that nestles with the city as its backdrop. Take the “Lunatic Express” train to Mombasa arriving early the next morning. Dinner and overnight in the sleeper.
Transfer by vehicle to hotel on the renown Diani Beach, where the next few days are spent enjoying the unspoiled whitesands of these beaches. Accommodation is on half board to enable you sample the varied cuisine that is found in the eateries of the many hotels that dot this coast.
These days are spent by the beach sunbathing or engaged in the numerous watersports that are available including, Scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, big game fishing and deep sea diving.
Morning flight to Nairobi after transfer by road to the coastal town of Mombasa. Dinner at Carnivore before flight back home.
Arusha - Ngorongoro - Serengeti - Singita/Sabora - Depart
Arusha - Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Arusha
Dar Es Salaam - Ruaha National Park - Mikumi National Park- Selous Game Reserve - Depart
Arusha National Park - Miriakamba Hut - Walk to Rhino Camp - Walk through Open Grassland - Descend to Marangu Gate
Nairobi - Tarangire - Ngorongoro Serengeti - Arusha - Depart