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  • Day 1

    Arrive at Base hotel in Moshi in time for an early evening pre-climb briefing on the trek, dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 2

    Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Machame for the first section of the climb through the montane forest to Machame Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. for overnight camp taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Machame camp.

  • Day 3

    Following the steep ridge and across heath and moorland to ‘picnic rock’ and the Shira plateau, to Shira Campsite at 12500ft/3800m for overnight camp taking 5 to 7 hrs. Overnight Shira Camp.

  • Day 4

    Cross the floor of the great Barranco Valley, up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga river – the last water point on this route. A steep climb over rocky slabs to Bafaru Campsite at 15500ft/4600m. For overnight camp taking 8 to 9 hrs. Overnight Barafu camp.

  • Day 5

    Cross the floor of the great Barranco Valley, up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga river – the last water point on this route. A steep climb over rocky slabs to Bafaru Campsite at 15500ft/4600m. For overnight camp taking 8 to 9 hrs. Overnight Barafu camp.

  • Day 6

    An early start for the summit – uhuru Peak the highest point in Africa at 1934ft/5896m tking 6 to 7 hrs. Descend via Barafu Campsite through the forest to Mweka Campsite at 10000ft/3000m. For overnight camp – taking 5 to 7 hrs. Overnight Mweka Camp.

  • Day 7

    Descend through the forest to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College tking 3 to 4 hrs to met and transferred to Base Hotel in Moshi for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 8

    After breakfast as the Base hotel Moshi, you will be transferred to either Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha airport for your onward flight.

    End of Tour

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Every now and then known as the ‘Coca – Cola’ route, because it is the most popular route up the mountain, the Marangu Route is in fact probably followed by ninety percent of all climbers. It has a well defined to path, which has been well set out and where most obstacles have been modified to make ‘climber friendly’.

Accommodation on this route is in purpose built mountain huts providing adequate shelter and even bottled water, beer and soft drinks (at high altitude prices!) Regardless of the human traffic ( it can be fun to mingle with climbers from all over the world,) this is a very scenic route with good views of Mawenzi and excellent prospects for viewing wildlife.

  • Day 1

    Upon arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport Meet & Greet and transfer to based Hotel in Moshi in time for an early evening pre- climb briefing on the trek, dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 2

    Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Marangu for first section of the climb through the montane forest to Mandara Hut at 9000ft/2750m. Taking 3 to 4 hrs. Overnight Mandara hut.

  • Day 3

    Leaving the forest, you trek along a good path through open grassy moorland to reach Horombo Hut at 12000ft/3700m. Taking 5 to 7 hrs. Overnight Horombo hut.

  • Day 4

    Continue ascending past’ the last water point’ traversing the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi to Kibo Hut at 15000ft/4700m. Taking 5 to 7 hours. Overnight Kibo hut.

  • Day 5

    An early start for the summit on 5681m on the crater rim to arrive in time for sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru Peak the highest point in Africa at 19340ft/5896m. Descend to Horombo Hut for overnight taking 7 to 8 hours ascent and 4 to 7 hours descent. Overnight Horombo hut.

  • Day 6

    Descend the mountain to the Park Gate taking 5 to 7 hours to be met and transferred to Based hotel in Moshi for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 7

    After Breakfast at the Base Hotel in Moshi you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro/Arusha airport for your onward flight.

    End of Tour

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Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania, at 14,979ft⁄4566m. and is overshadowed by Kilimanjaro, it´s famous neighbor. Not only is it a rewarding and picturesque trek in its own right, but it is also very good acclimatization for a Kilimanjaro trek. A trek involves hiking through the forest and grassland on the mountain´s lower slopes, followed by a dramatic and exhilarating ridge–walk to the summit.

The following itinerary of groups or individuals can be swiftly arranged:

TOUR REF ITTB M5D: 5 Days & 4 Nights (3 days on trek)

  • Day 1

    Arrive at Base hotel in Arusha in time for an early evening pre-climb briefing on the trek. Dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 2

    Drive to the Arusha National Park gate at Momella. For the first section of the climb through the lush forest, crossing the Ngare Nanyuki river to reach Miriakamba Hut at 8,337ft ⁄ 2,541m for overnight taking 4 to 5 hours. Overnight Miriakamba Hut

  • Day 3

    Continue to ascend steeply through the pleasant forest glades and giant heather to reach Saddle Hut at 11,713ft ⁄ 3,570m. Taking 2 to 3 hours. From here it is possible to take a side trek to reach the summit of Little Meru 12,450ft / 3794m and return to Saddle Hut in about 2 hours, for overnight Saddle Hut.

  • Day 4

    An early start to reach Rhino Point and then on to the summit at 14,981ft ⁄ 4566m to see the sun rise behind Mount Kilimanjaro, before descending to Momella Gate to be met and transferred back to Mountain Inn for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 5

    Breakfast at Base hotel before we transfer you back to Kilimanjaro int. Airport or ahead with photographic safari.

    End of Tour

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Brooding and primeval, the forests of Udzungwa seem positively enchanted: a verdant refuge sunshine dappled glades enclosed by 30-metre (100 foot) high trees their buttresses layered with fungi, lichens, mosses and ferns.Udzungwa is the largest and most biodiversity of a chain of dozen large forest-swathed mountains that rise majestically from the flat coastal scrub of eastern Tanzania.

Known collectively as the Eastern Arc Mountains, this archipelago of isolated massifs has also been dubbed the African Galapagos for its treasure-trove of endemic plants and animals, most familiarly the delicate African violet.Udzungwa alone among the ancient ranges of the Eastern Arc has been accorded national park status.

It is also unique within Tanzania in that its closed-canopy forest spans altitudes of 250metres (820 feet) to above 2,000metres (6,560 ft) without interruption.Not a conventional game viewing destination, Udzungwa is a magnet for hikers. An excellent network of forest trails includes the popular half-day ramble to Sanje Waterfall, which plunges 170metres (550feet) through a misty spray into the forested valley below.

The more challenging two-night Mwanihana Trail leads to the high plateau, with its panoramic views over surrounding sugar plantations, before ascending Mwanihana peak, the second-highest point in the range.

Ornithologists are attracted to Udzungwa for an avian wealth embracing more than 400 species, from the lovely and readily-located green-headed oriole to more than a dozen secretive Eastern Arc endemics.Four bird species are peculiar to Udzungwa, including a forest partridge first discovered in 1991 and more closely related to an Asian genus than to any other African fowl.

Of six primate species recorded, the Iringa red colobus and Sanje Crested Mangabey both occur nowhere else in the world-the latter, remarkably, remained undetected by biologists prior to 1979.Undoubtedly, this great forest has yet to reveal all its treasures: ongoing scientific exploration will surely add its diverse catalogue of endemics.

ABOUT UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

Size: 1,990sq km (770sq miles)

Location: Five hours (350 km/215 miles) from Dar es Salaam; 65kms (40 miles) southwest of Mikumi

Getting there: Drive from Dar es Salaam or Mikumi National Park

What to do:  From two-hour hike to the waterfall to camping safarisCombine with nearby Mikumi or en route to Ruaha

When to go: Possible year round although slippery in the rains.The dry season is June-October before the short rains but be prepared for rain anytime.

Accommodation: Camping inside the park.Bring all food and supplies.Two modest but comfortable lodges with en-suite rooms within 1km of the park entrance.

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Near the Zambian border deep in the southern highlands, the city of Mbeya is the major agricultural capital in the country’s south-west region. The Mbeya mountain range lies to the north, and the Poroto mountain range lies to the south-east. Large coffee and tea plantations, banana farms, and fields of cocoa are all grown around the region and come to Mbeya for packaging and transport. Mbeya’s location also makes it an idea transit point for good travelling by road and rail between Tanzania and neighboring Zambia and Malawi.

The town was originally founded in the 1930’s, when gold was discovered and a ‘gold rush’ ensued. But instead of running out and becoming a ghost town, Mbeya has continued to supply the country with a regular amount of gold. Its mountain views and pleasant weather make it a good stopover point for over land travelers heading south.

Yet even in 1956 the last field great north road connecting Zambia with Tanzania and Malawi, saved Mbeya from becoming just another gold rush town, it gave Mbeya a new life as of transport, Communications and tourism.

Endowed with various Tourist Attractions from Traditional Clothing and Dances to National Parks richness in Wild Animals and Biodiversity, Mountains, Lake and Water Fall, Its Everywhere you pass in the country, you will have something to wonder about.

The Nearest Tourist attractions to Mbeya are:

  • Lake Ngozi Crater
  • Bridge of God-kiwira
  • Kaporogwe Water Falls
  • Songwe mines & bat caves
  • Kimondo Meteorites Site
  • Matema Beach (Lake Nyasa)
  • Kitulo National Park (Flowers National Park)
  • Isimila and Chief Mkwawa’s historical sites

 

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Mt. Rungwe is a potentially active volcano in the Mbeya region of the southern highlands of Tanzania. At an altitude of 2,960 meters (9,710 ft), it is southern Tanzania’s second highest peak. Rungwe stands at the junction of the eastern and western arms of the Great Rift Valley of Africa. It dominates the mountainous country at the north-west end of the trough that contains Lake Nyasa. The southeastern slopes of these mountains receive up to 3 meters (9.8 ft) of rainfall a year, the highest rainfall in Tanzania. The slopes are covered with a belt of tropical montane forest. Above the treeline, at about 2,600 metres (8,500 ft), there is a belt of heathland. Much of the mountain was listed as a Forest Reserve as early as 1949. The last volcanic eruption probably happened a few hundred years ago.

The genus of monkey, Rungwecebus that was named for the mountain in 2005 was initially thought to be a type of mangabey from the genus Lophocebus, until more detailed genetic analysis showed its closer connection to baboons.

Ref: ITTB – FFL: – Follow the Footsteps of Dr. Livingstone.

  • Day 1

    Upon arrival in Dar es Salaam Meet & Greet and transfer to Dar es Salaam City hotel for overnight on Bed and Breakfast..

  • Day 2

    Depart Dar with safari Vehicle to Mbeya – its abit long drive with different stop over for you to straight legs pass by Iringa town as you ahead to Mbeya, dinner and overnight at Utengule Country Hotel or alternative.

  • Day 3

    After Breakfast excursions in the Mbeya area including guided walk to Mbeya Peak with LG or could visit Kitulo N.P. (Although only for serious botanists!) Dinner and overnight in Utengele Country Hotel Mbeya.

  • Day 4

    Drive via Tukuyu and the ngosi Crater Lake to Matema beach on Lake Nyasa-Malawi. Relax on Matema beach, explore the surrounding or hire dugout canoes on Lake Malawi. Dinner and overnight Matema Beach.

  • Day 5

    Drive up Southern Highland via tarmac road to Mbeya and onto Zambian border town of Tuduma to Sumbawanga. Visit Mbozi meteorite en route. Dinner and overnight Mbizi Forest resort.

  • Day 6

    Drive via town market to the Kalambo falls (the second highest in Africa, double the height of the Victoria Falls, and the twelfth highest in the world) via Isopa. It is also one of the most important archaeological sites in Southern Africa. Return to Sumbawanga- Mbizi forest resort.

    NOTE: Will need to pick up a Local Guide at one of the nearby villages. Will also need to hire a local to look after the vehicles while group are at the falls.

  • Day 7

    Katavi tented camps.

  • Day 8

    Drive to Katavi National Park. 

  • Day 9

    After breakfast drive via Mpanda to Karema / Lugosa. 8hr charter boat ride from Karema through to Mahale Lodge.

  • Day 10

    After Breakfast spend day relaxing and in search of famous chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains National park.

  • Day 11

    After spend the day relaxing and in search of the famous chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains National park.

  • Day 12

    10hr Charter boat transfer to Kigoma, various stops along the way. Transfer to Kigoma Hill Top Hotel or Lake Tanganyika Hotel.

  • Day 13

    AM free for optional visit to Ujiji. PM transfer to Kigoma airport for PW flight to Dar es Salaam.

  • Day 14

    After breakfast; AM free for personal exploration. PM transfer to airport for your flight on the way back home.

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9 to 13 hours from Lake Natron Camp – Moivaro Camps.

This picture book volcano is the holy mountain of the Maasai people, whose gods are said to reside within (l’Engai means God in Maasai language). Located in the most spectacular location between the Rift Valley Escarpment and Lake Natron, l’Engai is the only volcano in the region to remain active, with plumes of smoke rising from the summit every year or two and considerable eruptions of ash dusting the countryside for miles around more or less every decade.

At the summit the crater contains active fume roles, which spew out acrid gases almost constantly. The ascent of l’Engai is one of the most spectacular single day hikes in Africa. It is tough though and demands a high level of fitness. Starting out from Natron Camp at around 02.00hrs, it is a short drive to the base of the climb at Gazelle Horn.

This is one of those climbs where you can see the summit most of the way and the unremittingly direction is upwards, almost all of the ascent taking place in the dark, timed to hit the crater around dawn, 5 or 6 hours later. About half way up the path disappears and climbers have to pick their way across an open cinder field, which is one of those draining “one step forward, one step back” affairs, as the loose earth gives way underfoot. The final stretch gets considerably steeper.

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