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April 29, 2017

MOUNTAIN KILIMANJARO CLIMBING -MACHAME ROUTE 9 DAYS

Written By ECO AFRICA

Machame (“Whiskey”) Route is also known as the “Whiskey” route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience.

The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although seven days is recommended.The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. However, due to the heavy crowds, it loses some of its splendor.

 

ITERNARY

DAY 1:  Arrive in Tanzania

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a pick up private transfer waiting to  hotel in Moshi.All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is required. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

 

DAY 2: Moshi-Machame Hut

A one-hour drive from Moshi lays the gate to the Machame route, where you will complete park formalities, meet your crew of porters and start to climb! The first section of the route climbs steadily and involves real jungle bashing through magnificent forest.

This path is less well trodden and is often wet and muddy underfoot.Camping  at Machame Hut (3100m).

Trekking Time: 4-6 hours ⎟Distance: 9 km⎟Altitude Gain: 1210 m.

 

DAY 3:  Machame Hut – Shira Caves

The route continues on up through the forest until reaching the steep ascent on the Shira Plateau, where there are rewarding views of the mountain. Looking back, you will be able to see Mt. Meru rising high above Arusha town. Camping at Shira Caves (3840 m).

Trekking Time: 4-6 hours ⎟ Distance: 5 km ⎟ Altitude Gain: 740 m

 

 

DAY 4: Shira Caves ­ Barranco Camp

Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. You will traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach, finally reaching Barranco Camp  (3900 m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600 m), but you will have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness by aiding your bodies in acclimatization.

Trekking Time: 6 – 7 hours ⎟ Distance: 10 km⎟ Altitude Gain: 60 m

 

DAY 5: Barranco Camp -Karanga Valley

Start the day by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. Then exit steeply, up what has been termed the Breakfast Wall, which divides you from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It is a climb over rocks, although not technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, head towards the Karanga Valley (4000 m) for overnight.

Trekking Time: 4-5 hours ⎟ Distance: 5 km ⎟ Altitude Gain: 100 m

           

DAY 6: Karanga Valley – Barafu Camp

The day is characterized by a short hike on terrain formed by scree. Walk through arid land towards Barafu Camp (4600 m) where you have the entire afternoon to rest before ascending towards the summit.

Trekking Time: 2-4 hours ⎟ Distance: 4 km ⎟ Altitude Gain: 600 m

 

DAY 7: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Millennium Camp

We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting around midnight, walking steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. You will be climbing scree for 5 to 6 hours but you gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. You should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5750 m) as the first rays of the sun emerge. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround you and the views to Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walk takes you to your goal, the summit of Uhuru (5896 m), the highest point; Uhuru means freedom in Swahili.

Trekking Time: 6-8 hours ⎟ Distance: 7 km⎟ Altitude Gain: 1296 m

After a quick celebration and photos at the top, you will begin the descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope back to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest before finally heading down to Millennium Camp (3000 m) for a well-earned rest. On the descent, you will have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi peak.

Trekking Time: 6-8 hours ⎟ Distance: 12 km ⎟ Altitude Loss: 2896 m

DAY 8:  Millennium Camp – Moshi

A gentle trek takes you down through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate (1640 m), where park formalities will be completed, you will be met by our vehicles, and receive your certificate of ascent courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. Thereafter, drive back to Moshi where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a cold beer or two.

Trekking Time: 4-5 hours ⎟ Distance: 10 km ⎟ Altitude Loss: 1360

 

DAY 9: Departure day in  Tanzania

We will transfer you from the hotel to  Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home.If you will have  more time you can extend  your tour to wildlife safari in northern circuit to Serengeti , Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara  and Zanzibar, but additional cost will be  required.

 

Our standard package includes the following:

· 2 transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro airport.

· Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees.

· Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your group.

·Government taxes.

·All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and team fees.

·Transfers to and from the route gate(s) (2 transfers).

·Sleeping mattress pad(s), dining tent(s), sleeping tent(s), and crew’s equipment– Dining tent and sleeping tent not applicable on the Marangu route as all meals are served at the camps in designated dining halls.

·2 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed & Breakfast basis  (1 before trekking & 1 after trekking).

·3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cooker (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.

·Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provided everyday on the mountain.

·3-4 liters of mineral (per Climber) provided daily during the climb.

·Portable toilet for the trek.

·Emergency evacuation  cover with AMREF Flying Doctors.

·Hotel accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.

· Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team).

· Chief guide carries a Pulse Oximeter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day.

· Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)

·  Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).

· Salaries for mountain support crew, as per required KINAPA.

· Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.

· Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.

· Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt.

 

Excluded from Standard Package rates:

· Flights and airport taxes.

·  Items of a personal nature.

· Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$250 to US$ 350 per hiker – depending on the number of days and number of hikers in the group, as well as the route chosen).

· Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $ 100 per visa for USA passport holders) .

· Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended).

· Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

· Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.

· Snacks, personal  medicine and water purifying tablets.

· Meals and drinks not specified.

. Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.php

 

THE PRICE FOR THIS IS $ $2695

WE WILL OFFER DISCOUNT OF $150

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April 26, 2017

www.indochinawonderstours.com – Travel and pay like a local

Written By Indochinawonderstours

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April 26, 2017

MOUNTAIN KILIMANJARO CLIMBING -MARANGU ROUTE 8 DAYS

Written By ECO AFRICA

Marangu is a term derived from the native Chagga language and the direct translation is “full of water”. This description corresponds with the luscious, green pastures and beautiful landscapes accordingly. The Marangu Route is highly frequented and it is the oldest route travelled. The Marangu Route is said to be the easiest way to the summit – it ascends gradually which allows for a generally effortless trek. It is the only route that approaches the Kilimanjaro from the southeast. The required time needed to complete the hike is 5 days experts recommend a 6th day for extra acclimatisation on the mountain. The accommodation sets this route apart from the others as there are dormitory style sleeping huts. Your own sleeping bag is required but the huts have relatively comfy mattresses and bunks. The Mandara and Kibo Huts can each accommodate 60 people and the Horombo Hut has 120 beds. The huts have communal dining halls and you will have an opportunity to purchase soda, bottled water and beer. The huts have basic washrooms that range from installed plumbing and running water at the lower huts to „long drop‟ toilets and buckets of water at the Kibo Hut. The 5 days Marangu Route will always be the timeless trip to Africa‟s rooftop, however, the other routes tend to provide more scenic variation.

DAY 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a pick up private transfer waiting to hotel in Moshi. All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is required. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

 

DAY 2: Marangu Gate -Mandara Hut

Elevation Gain: 943 meters (3,000 feet) Walking Time:3-4 hours Distance:7km In the morning we will proceed to the Marangu Gate, the duration of the drive is approximately one hour. There will be a chance for you to acquaint yourself with the chefs, guides and porters in Moshi. After registration at the gate we will embark on our 6 days Marangu Route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The trek begins in Kilimanjaro‟s rainforest – it is referred to as the mountain‟s timbered skirting and the emerald folds are hemmed by silver streams and shimmer with floral sequins. We will stop at the halfway point, Kisambioni, where an appetising picnic lunch will be served. The trail in the rainforest continues until the site of the Mandara Hut. There is an option of relaxing for the rest of the day or sauntering to the Maundi Crater once we arrive at the camp. You will not regret logging a few extra miles once you catch the first glimpse of the spectacular view of the Taveta in the east. On a clear day, facing the north western region will reveal the wonderful view of the jagged edges of the Mawenzi Peak. Dinner will be served at the dining area. Elevation Gain: 943 meters (3,000 feet) Walking Time:3-4 hours Distance:7km.

 

DAY 3: Mandara Hut -Horombo Hut

After breakfast we will begin our trek to the Horombo hut. Today‟s terrain, the Killimanjaro‟s moorland, is a total contrast to the rainforest. Desert-like plants are scattered across the rocky landscape and in the distance the presence of Uhuru Peak and Mawenzi is acknowledged. When we get to Kambi ya Taanu we will take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch. Pleasant blue skies will allow you to marvel at the scenic views of Mawenzi and the peaks of Kibo. We will arrive at the Horombo Hut in the afternoon and you will have the opportunity to unwind for the rest of the day. The Horombo Huts are the „luxury‟ huts on Kilimanjaro. The classic huts can accommodate up to eight people and they are used by ascending and descending hikers. Up to one hundred and twenty people can stay at Horombo and there is more space for cooks, guides and porters than at the other huts. Elevation Gain: 977 meters (3,200 feet) Walking Time:5-6 hours Distance:11km

 

DAY 4: Horombo Hut -Mawenzi Hut –Horombo hut

The purpose of day three is to acclimate yourself to increase your chances of reaching the Uhuru Peak. We suggest that you aim to hike all the way to Mawenzi Hut to enable maximum acclimatisation. The other advantageous reward of taking the hike is that the view of Kibo is spectacular from this angle. A delectable lunch will be served and lounge at the huts for the rest of the day. Elevation Gain and Loss: 880 meters (2,900 feet) Walking Time:4-5hours Distance:8km.

DAY 5: Horombo Hut -Kibo Hut

An energy dense breakfast will be served in the dining area and then we will embark on the final part of our 6 days Marangu Route. We will hike through the alpine desert of the upper altitudes of Kilimanjaro. After an hour we will arrive at the Maua River and encounter our first milestone, a small mountain stream. As you continue walking you will notice that the terrain gradually flattens and the vegetation starts vanishing. Once we come across the Middle Red Hill, we will take a break and eat lunch. The incline of Kilimanjaro‟s Saddle is steady and we will hike along the trail for approximately two hours. Although the environment on the way to Kibo is a desolate dessert and vegetation is scarcely placed across the land – the splendid views of Kibo and Mawenzi enhance the scenic pleasure and add colour to the golden surroundings. We will reach the Kibo Huts in the afternoon. It is recommended that you prepare for your midnight climb and attempt to rest as early as possible. Elevation Gain: 1,030 meters (3,380 feet) Walking. Time:6-8 hours  Distance: 10km.

DAY 6: Kibo Hut – Summit -Horombo Hut

We will begin the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, Africa‟s rooftop. You will set off into the darkness of the midnight skies with a curious mix of minor fatigue and raw adrenalin that will carry you to the summit. The hike beings with a gruelling five hour trek to Gillman‟s Point, located on the perimeter of the crater. This trail is tremendously difficult irrespective of the fact that it is considered the easiest ascent path. It takes approximately two hours to come across the first major rest stop, William‟s point. It is positioned at 500 metres and you will continue for another thirty minutes before encountering the rocky terrain that leads the way to Gillman‟s Point (5,681 metres). The actual hike to Gilman‟s does not have a great level of difficulty but when you combine the hike with a high altitude, it becomes tiring and long. You will hike for a further two hours before reaching your goal, Uhuru Peak. Before our descent begins, you can take photos of the magnificent landscape and your group. You will realize that the route down the summit has remarkable views that were out of sight whilst ascending. We will stop at the Kibo Hut to give you a chance to catch your breath. In the afternoon we will arrive at the Horombo Huts. You can relax and savour your last night on the mountain. Elevation Gain: 1,145 meters (3,760 feet) Elevation Loss: 2,175 meters (7,140 feet) Walking Time:11- 13hours Distance:18km.

DAY 7: Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate

After enjoying your last breakfast in the dining area, you will start your last trek. The descent to the Marangu gate includes one of the most beautiful sights, Kilimanjaro‟s cloud forest. Marvel at the rays of light and mysterious puffs of white that gleam through the underpass of branches. Please remain alert when you are walking as the path tends to get slippery. Our vehicles with take you back to Moshi when you arrive at the Marangu Gate. You will have the opportunity to purchase sodas and souvenirs that will remind you of your 6 days Marangu route for years to come. Elevation Loss: 1,920 meters (6,295 feet) Walking Time:5-6hours Distance:19km

DAY 8: Departure day in  Tanzania

We will transfer you from the hotel to  Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home.If you will have  more time you can extend  your tour to wildlife safari in northern circuit to Serengeti , Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara  and Zanzibar, but additional cost will be  required.

Our standard package includes the following:

· 2 transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro airport.

· Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees.

· Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your group.

·Government taxes.

·All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and team fees.

·Transfers to and from the route gate(s) (2 transfers).

·Sleeping mattress pad(s), dining tent(s), sleeping tent(s), and crew’s equipment– Dining tent and sleeping tent not applicable on the Marangu route as all meals are served at the camps in designated dining halls.

·2 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed & Breakfast basis  (1 before trekking & 1 after trekking).

·3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cooker (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.

·Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provided everyday on the mountain.

·3-4 liters of mineral (per Climber) provided daily during the climb.

·Portable toilet for the trek.

·Emergency evacuation  cover with AMREF Flying Doctors.

·Hotel accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.

· Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team).

· Chief guide carries a Pulse Oximeter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day.

· Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)

·  Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).

· Salaries for mountain support crew, as per required KINAPA.

· Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.

· Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.

· Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt.

 

Excluded from Standard Package rates:

· Flights and airport taxes.

·  Items of a personal nature.

· Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$250 to US$ 350 per hiker – depending on the number of days and number of hikers in the group, as well as the route chosen).

· Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $ 100 per visa for USA passport holders) .

· Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended).

· Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

· Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.

· Snacks, personal  medicine and water purifying tablets.

· Meals and drinks not specified.

. Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.php

THE PRICE FOR THIS IS  $2495

WE WILL OFFER DISCOUNT OF $150

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April 26, 2017

Vietnam – Cambodia Tour Package 17 days – 1.558$

Written By Indochinawonderstours

Tour code: VN-CB-1
Duration: 17 days 16 nights
Tour route: Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoian – Ho Chi Minh City– Cuchi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Siem Reap – Tonle Sap – Siem Reap

Brief itinerary:
Day 1: Hanoi Arrive – Street food tour by scooter (dinner)
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (breakfast + lunch)
Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa by Bus – Ta Phin Village (breakfast + lunch)
Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village (breakfast + lunch)
Day 5: Sapa – Bac Ha Market – Hanoi by bus (breakfast + lunch)
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – overnight on Cruise (breakfast + lunch + dinner)
Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue (breakfast)
Day 8: Hue City Tour (breakfast + lunch)
Day 9; Hue – Danang – Hoian Ancient Town (breakfast + lunch)
Day 10: Hoian City – Tra Que Vegetable Village (breakfast + lunch)
Day 11: Hoi an – Fly to Ho Chi  Minh City (breakfast + lunch)
Day 12: HCM City tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (breakfast + lunch)
Day 13: HCM City – Mekong Delta (breakfast + lunch)
Day 14: HCM City – fly to Siem Reap (breakfast + dinner)
Day 15: Siem Reap – Ancient Temples Tour (breakfast + lunch)
Day 16: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom- Angkor Wat Tours (breakfast + lunch)
Day 17: Siem Reap – Boat Trip Tonle Sap lake – Departure (breakfast + lunch)

 

http://indochinawonderstours.com/vietnam-cambodia-tour-17-days.htm

 

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April 21, 2017

MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMBING -LEMOSHO ROUTE 10 DAYS

Written By ECO AFRICA

 

The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route begins in the west and rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to  Shira Camp. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route.
Afterwards,Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. Lemosho route allowing you to camp and fully appreciate the splendor of your surroundings and the clear night skies. The terrain changes as you ascend the mountain, passing through thick forest, moorland and scree en route to the highest point of the crater, Uhuru Peak. This is a challenging trek at altitude, climbing one of the most impressive and well-known mountains in the
world.The minimum number of days required for this route is seven days, although eight days is ideal.Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. It is our favorite route because it offers a great balance of low traffic,
scenic views and a high summit success rate. Thus, Lemosho comes highly recommended.

DAY 1: Arrive in Tanzania
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a pick up private transfer waiting to  hotel in Moshi. All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is required.
We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you  have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
DAY 2: Lemosho Gate – BigTree Camp
The day begins with a long drive to Londrossi Park Gate (2100 m) for registration. Pass through village communities to the trailhead to start hiking on the route along a narrow forest path to reach Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) campsite (2800 m).
Trekking Time: 2-3 hours ⎟Distance: 5 km⎟Altitude Gain: 411 m.
DAY 3: Big Tree Camp – Shira Hut 1
Leaving the forest, the trail gets steeper as it enters the moorland zone towards the valley.
A gentle grade walk takes you across the high altitude Shira Caldera past Shira Cave (views of Arrow glacier) at 3500 m and then gently downwards to Shira Hut 1 located near a stream on the Shira Plateau.
Trekking Time: 3 hours ⎟Distance: 8 km⎟Altitude Gain: 719 m.

DAY 4: Shira Hut 1 – Shira Hut 2
A gentle hike across the plateau within the moorland meadow takes you to Shira Hut 2 for the afternoon and overnight.
Many hikes are available on the Plateau, making this a great day for acclimatization.
Trekking Time: 3 hours ⎟Distance: 7 km⎟Altitude Gain: 321 m
DAY 5: Shira Hut 2 – Barranco Camp
Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. Traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach to reach Barranco camp (3900 m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600 m), but you will
have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness by aiding your bodies in acclimatization.
Trekking Time: 6-7 hours ⎟Distance: 10 km⎟Altitude Gain: 60 m

DAY 6: BarrancoCamp -Karanga Valley
Start the day by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. Then exit steeply, up what has been termed the Breakfast Wall, which divides you from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It is a climb  over rocks, although not technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, head towards the
Karanga Valley (4000 m) for overnight.
Trekking Time: 4-6 hours ⎟Distance: 5 km⎟Altitude Gain: 100 m
DAY 7: Karanga Valley – Barafu Camp
The day is characterized by a short hike on terrain formed by scree. Walk through arid land towards Barafu Camp (4600 m) where you have the entire afternoon to rest before ascending towards the summit.
Trekking Time: 2-4 hours ⎟Distance: 4 km⎟Altitude Gain: 600 m

DAY 8: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Millennium Camp
We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting around midnight, walking steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. You will be climbing scree for 5 to 6 hours but you gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. You should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5750 m)
as the first rays of the sun emerge. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround you and the views to Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walk takes you to your goal, the summit of Uhuru (5896 m), the highest point; Uhuru means freedom in Swahili.
Trekking Time: 6-8 hours ⎟Distance: 7 km⎟Altitude Gain: 1296 m
After a quick celebration and photos at the top, you will begin the descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope back to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest before finally heading down to Millennium Camp (3000 m) for a well-earned rest. On the descent, you will have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi peak.
Trekking Time: 6-8 hours ⎟Distance: 12 km⎟Altitude Loss: 2896 m
DAY 9: Millennium Camp – Moshi
A gentle trek takes you down through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate (1640 m), where park formalities will be completed, you will be met by our vehicles, and receive your certificate of ascent
courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. Thereafter, drive back to Moshi where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a cold beer or two.Trekking Time: 4-5 hours ⎟Distance: 10 km⎟Altitude Loss: 1360 m
DAY 10: Departure day in Tanzania
We will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home,if you will have more time you can extend your tour to wildlife safari in northern circuit to Serengeti , Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara and Zanzibar, but additional cost will be required

Our standard package includes the following:

  • 2 transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro airport.
  • Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees.
  • Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your group.
  • Government taxes.
  • All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and team fees.
  • Transfers to and from the route gate(s) (2 transfers).
  • Sleeping mattress pad(s), dining tent(s), sleeping tent(s), and crew’s equipment– Dining tent andsleeping tent not applicable on the Marangu route as all meals are served at the camps indesignated dining halls.
  •  2 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed & Breakfast basis (1 before trekking & 1 after trekking).
  • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cooker (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer – Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
  • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provided everyday on the Mountain
  • 3-4 liters of mineral (per Climber) provided daily during the climb.
  • Portable toilet for the trek.
  • Emergency evacuation cover with AMREF Flying Doctors.
  • Hotel accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team).
  • Chief guide carries a Pulse Oximeter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a
    day.
  • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid).
  • Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).
  • Salaries for mountain support crew, as per required KINAPA.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.
  • Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the
    next camp.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt.

Excluded from Standard Package rates:

  • Flights and airport taxes.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$250 to
    US$ 350 per hiker – depending on the number of days and number of hikers in the group,
    as well as the route chosen).
  • Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $ 100 per
    visa for USA passport holders) .
  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a
    Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes
    recommended).
  • Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.
  • Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets.
  • Meals and drinks not specified.
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the
    mountain http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.php.

THE PRICE FOR THIS ACTIVITIES IS  $2995

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April 21, 2017

MOUNTAIN KILIMANJARO CLIMBING -NORTHERN CIRCUIT ROUTE 11 DAYS

Written By ECO AFRICA

Be one of the first to ascend the peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro by way of the new Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro route! For thousands of years, the imposing grandeur of Africa’s tallest mountain has captivated the human imagination. Now for the first time ever, Eco-Africa Climbing gives you the opportunity to experience the most recently opened route on Kilimanjaro. The incredible 9 Days Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro journey is the newest, longest, and most visually stunning trek available. The length of the climb lets you undergo gradual and complete acclimatization before reaching the summit. This unique feature gives the Northern Circuit the highest climb success rate out of all the routes up Kilimanjaro. On the way, you’ll survey spectacular scenery and glimpse untouched wildlife and wilderness. You’ll venture where few have gone before via secluded trails on this newly unlocked mountain route. The Northern Circuit is still a well-kept secret—hurry for the chance to be among its first pioneers!

DAY 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a pick up private transfer waiting to hotel in Moshi. All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is required. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

DAY 2: Moshi-Londorossi Gate- Mti mkubwa

Wake up early and invigorated for the upcoming journey to the foot of the Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro route. After eating a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you’ll leave Moshi for the Londorossi Park Gate in the West. The 3-hour drive will take you off the beaten path for a remarkable cultural experience, traversing the fascinating townscapes of BomaN’gombe among the native people of SanyaJuu. After arriving at your destination, you’ll register with the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities while our team assembles all your gear and supplies. Meet and get to know the rest of your support team, including our friendly chefs. Our guides will then drive you further up the mountain to the starting point of your trek. On the first leg of your journey, you’ll move through untamed wilderness brimming with ancient and exotic botanical species. Black and White Colobus Monkey peer down from the lush rainforest canopy while you catch a glimpse of larger mammals like the elephant or buffalo. Your final destination for the day is the Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,750 m) where you’ll rest and recuperate. Walking Time: 3 hours Distance: 7 km Altitude Gain: 450m.

DAY 3: Mti Mkubwa -Shira Camp

Wake up on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro to begin the longest and most spectacular day of trekking so far. You’ll pass through the last sections of rainforest before entering the majestic barren landscape of the Low Alpine moorland zone. Marvel at rare flora species, including enormous violet lobelias and wild vegetation. Venture across the massive Shira Plateau, the collapsed vestiges of an ancient volcanic crater. You’ll then cross over the Shira Ridge towards the slopes of Shira Camp 1 (3,600 m), where you’ll set up for the night. Walking Time: 6-7 hours Distance: 10 km Altitude Gain: 800m

 

DAY 4: Shira Camp -Shira Camp

2 After devouring a hot steaming breakfast, you’ll continue your scenic trek across the exposed moorland zone. Few visitors have frequented this section of Kilimanjaro so you’ll get to fully experience its untouched beauty. Emerging from the Shira Plateau, you’ll be greeted by a truly stunning view of the peak of Kilimanjaro before reaching Shira Camp 2 (3,810 m). The rest of the day will involve free time to explore the spectacular surrounds, including the landmark Shira Cathedral, a grand buttress of rock surrounded by pinnacle and spire formations. Your guide will also lead brief excursions to aid each person’s acclimatization process. Walking Time: 3-4hours Distance: 8km Altitude Gain: 290m.

DAY 5: Shira Camp 2 -Moir Hut

The fifth day of the Northern Circuit Route Kilimanjaro will take you east into the High Alpine desert zone. Here the Lemosho Route connects with the popular Machame Route before you leave for a more secluded trail. You’ll get to marvel at curious desert plant species and view the iconic Shark’s Tooth volcanic rock formation on the way to Lava Tower. This part of your journey involves gradual exposure to much higher altitudes, consolidating your acclimatization process. The end of the day sees you heading towards the Moir Camp (4,200 m), situated behind the magnificent Lent Hills. There you’ll put up your feet up and enjoy a steaming hot meal. Walking Time: 5-7 hours Distance: 14km Altitude Gain: 610m.

DAY 6: Moir Hut –Buffalo

Wake up to the refreshing mountain air in the high altitude Kilimanjaro slopes. You’ll have breakfast, gather your gear, and climb out of the Moir Valley. A short detour sees you reach the summit of Lent Hills to admire the views before rejoining the Northern Circuit trail. Journey along rolling terrain that incline and decline, taking you around the northern slopes of Kibo before reaching Buffalo Camp. Set up for the night at a stunning campsite with the spacious Kenyan plains stretching out below you. Walking Time: 5 – 7 hours Distance: 12km Altitude Loss: 180m

DAY 7: Buffalo Camp -Third Cave

Your Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit adventure continues with a revitalizing morning climbing up to the top of ‘Buffalo Ridge’. After stopping for lunch, you’ll continue eastwards through High and Low Alpine scenery passing increasingly sparse and rare vegetation. The day’s journey ends after circumventing the northern slopes to reach the Rongai Third Cave Camp. By this stage of the trek, you’ll be fully acclimatized to the high altitude. Walking Time: 5 – 7 hours Distance: 8km Altitude Loss: 150m.

 

DAY 8: Third Cave -School Hut

This is the final leg of the trip before your last ascent up to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. The highlight of the day will be the trek up and over The Saddle, a lunar landscape that lies between the Kibo and Mawenzi Peaks. You’ll then head southwest to School Hut (4,800 m) to rest in preparation for the end of your amazing journey. Your guides will thoroughly check all your gear and supplies in preparation for an early morning start. Walking Time: 4 – 6 hours Distance: 6km Altitude Gain: 930m.

 

DAY 9: School Hut -Mweka Camp

Your last morning on the Mount Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit will get off to an early start. You and your guides will travel through the darkness towards Kilimanjaro’s main crater rim at Gilman’s Point. There you’ll rest before the final push, passing spectacular ice cliffs and glaciers. You’ll arrive at the Mount Kilimanjaro summit just in time to catch the sunrise, the most spectacular of nature’s backdrops. Share the sense of exhilaration and accomplishment with your guides and support team. Soak in the beauty of the view before retracing your steps down the crater rim. Then you’ll descend on the Mweka Route towards the last stop on your journey – Mweka Camp. Walking Time: 11 – 15 hours Distance: 19km Altitude Gain:1095m Altitude Loss: 2835m.

DAY 10: Mweka Camp -Mweka Gate

The last hike is a short one and will lead us to Mweka Gate. Your ECO-AFRICACLIMBING team will proudly issue you with a Gold Summit Certificate and celebrate. Our drivers will be in the nearby village to transport you to the hotel for a hot shower, soft mattress and set of clean clothes. Walking Time: 3 – 4 hours Distance: 10km Altitude Loss: 1420m

DAY 11: Departure day in  Tanzania

We will transfer you from the hotel to  Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home.If you will have  more time you can extend  your tour to wildlife safari in northern circuit to Serengeti , Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara  and Zanzibar, but additional cost will be  required.

Our standard package includes the following:

· 2 transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro airport.

· Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees.

· Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your group.

·Government taxes.

·All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and team fees.

·Transfers to and from the route gate(s) (2 transfers).

·Sleeping mattress pad(s), dining tent(s), sleeping tent(s), and crew’s equipment– Dining tent and sleeping tent not applicable on the Marangu route as all meals are served at the camps in designated dining halls.

·2 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed & Breakfast basis  (1 before trekking & 1 after trekking).

·3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cooker (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.

·Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provided everyday on the mountain.

·3-4 liters of mineral (per Climber) provided daily during the climb.

·Portable toilet for the trek.

·Emergency evacuation  cover with AMREF Flying Doctors.

·Hotel accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.

· Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team).

· Chief guide carries a Pulse Oximeter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day.

· Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)

·  Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).

· Salaries for mountain support crew, as per required KINAPA.

· Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.

· Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.

· Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt.

 

Excluded from Standard Package rates:

· Flights and airport taxes.

·  Items of a personal nature.

· Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$250 to US$ 350 per hiker – depending on the number of days and number of hikers in the group, as well as the route chosen).

· Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $ 100 per visa for USA passport holders) .

· Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended).

· Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

· Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.

· Snacks, personal  medicine and water purifying tablets.

· Meals and drinks not specified.

. Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.php

THE PRICE FOR THIS IS  $3295

WE OFFER THE DISCOUNT OF $150

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April 21, 2017

MOUNTAIN KILIMANJARO CLIMBING -RONGAI ROUTE 9 DAYS

Written By ECO AFRICA

The Rongai Route is the only route to ascend up the North side of the mountain, originating close to the Kenyan border. It is one of the less frequently used routes, mostly attributed to the long drive required toreach the gate on day one. This has its advantages though, as it is less crowded and therefore a quieter way to ascend the mountain. It is also the only route to afford you such a close view of Mawenzi Peak, Kilimanjaro’s second highest peak, as you sleep under it on night three.This route meets up with the Marangu route upon descent, allowing climbers a different view of the mountain on the way down. Although Rongai climbers do not experience the rainforest on day one, they are given the chance on the final day of the trek before reaching the gate where the climb concludes.

 

DAY 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a pick up private transfer waiting to hotel in Moshi. All airport transfers are the part of the package, no extra fee is required.We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

 

DAY 2: Moshi – Rongai Cave

Wake early and drive about one hour to the Marangu Gate where you will register. Thereafter drive approximately 2.5 hours to the Rongai Gate (1950 m) where you will meet your porters before beginning the trek from the Nale Moru Village. The small winding path crosses maize fields before climbing gradually through a pine forest. Spend the night at Rongai Cave (2600 m). Trekking Time: 3-4 hours ⎟Distance: 7 km⎟Altitude Gain: 650 m

 

DAY 3: Rongai Cave – Kikelewa Cave

The trail continues up towards Kibo, passing Second Cave en-route, and reaching Kikelewa Cave at 3600 meters. From here the views start to open up affording expansive views of the summit. Spend the nightat Kikelewa Cave. Trekking Time: 6-7 hours ⎟Distance: 9 km⎟Altitude Gain: 1000 m

 
DAY 4: Kikelewa Cave – Mawenzi Tarn

A short but steep climb up grassy slopes is rewarded by superb all-around views and a tangible sense of wilderness. You will leave the vegetation behind shortly before reaching the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (4330 m), spectacularly situated directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi Peak. The afternoon will be free to rest or explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization. Trekking Time: 4-5 hours ⎟Distance: 7 km⎟Altitude Gain: 730

 

DAY 5: Mawenzi Tarn

Spend the day at Mawenzi Tarn to acclimatize. You will be able to trek and explore the area in addition to resting to ensure readiness to continue the trek the following day.

DAY 6: Mawenzi Tarn – Kibo

Cross the lunar-like desert of the ‘Saddle’ between the Mawenzi and Kibo peaks to reach Kibo campsite (4750 m) at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Spend the evening resting for the final ascent to thesummit. Trekking Time: 5-6 hours ⎟Distance: 8 km⎟Altitude Gain: 420 m

 

DAY 7: Kibo – Uhuru Peak – Horombo

Wake around midnight to begin your ascent to Uhuru Peak. The first section of the trail consists of a rocky path to the Hans Meyer Cave. You will then take on switchbacks up to Gillman’s Point at 5681 m, situated on the crater rim. This section is very steep with much stone scree and is the most demanding section of the route. From Gillman’s Point, hike for another two hours up to Uhuru Peak (5895 m), the highest point in Africa. You made it! Enjoy a short time on the Roof of Africa before beginning the descent. Trekking Time: 6-8 hours ⎟Distance: 9 km⎟Altitude Gain: 1145 m Descend via the Marangu Route, passing through Kibo Hut and then onto Horombo (3720 m), where you will spend your last night on the mountain. Enjoy your final mountain dinner and a well-earned night’s sleep.Trekking Time: 5-6 hours ⎟Distance: 12 km ⎟Altitude Loss: 2175 m

DAY 8: Horombo Hut – Moshi

After breakfast, continue your descent, passing Mandara Hut down to the Marangu Gate (1842 m) where you will receive your summit certificates courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. You will be met by a vehicle for the transfer back to your hotel in Moshi town. Trekking Time: 5-7 hours ⎟Distance: 18 km⎟Altitude Loss: 1878 m back to Moshi where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a cold beer or two. Trekking Time: 4-5 hours ⎟Distance: 10 km⎟Altitude Loss: 1360 m

DAY 9: Departure day in  Tanzania

We will transfer you from the hotel to  Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home.If you will have  more time you can extend  your tour to wildlife safari in northern circuit to Serengeti , Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara  and Zanzibar, but additional cost will be  required.

Our standard package includes the following:

· 2 transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro airport.

· Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees.

· Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your group.

·Government taxes.

·All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and team fees.

·Transfers to and from the route gate(s) (2 transfers).

·Sleeping mattress pad(s), dining tent(s), sleeping tent(s), and crew’s equipment– Dining tent and sleeping tent not applicable on the Marangu route as all meals are served at the camps in designated dining halls.

·2 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed & Breakfast basis  (1 before trekking & 1 after trekking).

·3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cooker (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.

·Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provided everyday on the mountain.

·3-4 liters of mineral (per Climber) provided daily during the climb.

·Portable toilet for the trek.

·Emergency evacuation  cover with AMREF Flying Doctors.

·Hotel accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.

· Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team).

· Chief guide carries a Pulse Oximeter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day.

· Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)

·  Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).

· Salaries for mountain support crew, as per required KINAPA.

· Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.

· Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.

· Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt.

 

Excluded from Standard Package rates:

· Flights and airport taxes.

·  Items of a personal nature.

· Compulsory tips for guides, porters and cook (average tip is anything from US$250 to US$ 350 per hiker – depending on the number of days and number of hikers in the group, as well as the route chosen).

· Entry visa for Tanzania (US$50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $ 100 per visa for USA passport holders) .

· Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended).

· Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

· Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.

· Snacks, personal  medicine and water purifying tablets.

· Meals and drinks not specified.

. Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.php

THE PRICE FOR THIS IS  $2695

WE OFFER THE DISCOUNT OF $150

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April 21, 2017

Rome by Night: Pizza & Bike

Written By wheely

Have you ever wondered how the old town center and the whole city looks like after the sun has gone, while the temperature is cooling? It’s the perfect time when places are not busy and the night lights make the views of the city truly magical. The surging crowds and frenetic market activities, which dominate the daytime hours, are gone. Although less hurried, there is still plenty to see as we visit the Eternal city by night! Hop on a bike and come join us in a early evening ride, let the good wind blow through your hair and breathe in that special, quiet charm that Rome gains in the dark! You will discover Rome in a different light within the relative tranquility of the cool evening air. On this relaxing bike ride you will be amazed about the history and stories that the Caput Mundi has to offer. Admire and explore the magical hidden places of The Eternal City. On this leisurely ride you’ll pedal down the river bank to make sure that you catch a glimpse of Rome reflecting against the stillness of the Tiber. You’ll move around like true Romans, leaving from the Colosseum, passing through the Imperial Fora, reaching the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. You’ll cross the Tiber on Sant’Angelo bridge, to see the Castle, St Peter’s Dome and the Vatican City when it’s most enchanting: after dark. Of course you’ll also see where Romans go out to have a good time in the cooler evening air, like Navona Square, and you’ll soak up the atmosphere. Don’t worry, instead of overloading you with mind-numbing dates, we prefer sharing all the basic info, fun facts and insider stories with you.

The tour is suitable for beginners and advanced riders and even for people who haven’t been on a bicycle for years. You will cycle mostly on safe lanes to avoid roads with heavy traffic whenever possible.

 

TOUR STOPS:

  • Colosseo
  • Fori Imperiali
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Fontana diTrevi
  • Piazzadi Spagna
  • Via dei Condotti
  • Castel Sant’Angelo
  • Peter’s View
  • Ponte Sant’Angelo
  • PiazzaNavona
  • Vittoriano

TOUR DEPARTURES: From 01st April until 15th October every day at 07:00 pm

MEETING POINT: Wheely – Via Labicana 118 (200 metres from the Colosseum)

MEETING TIME: each participant is kindly requested to arrive at least 20 minutes before the tour starts     

DOCUMENTS: All participants must carry an identification document (ID, Driving Licence, Passport)

TOUR DURATION: 2 hours for the bike tour + time for eating (total approx.3 hours)

LEVEL: Very easy

DISTANCE:  10 km

TOUR LANGUAGES: Italian, English. On request French, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish.

 

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR: 

  • High quality City Bike
  • Tour Leader
  • Helmet and chain lock
  • Pizza & Beer overlooking the Colosseum 
  • Bike seat for children (max. 4 years)
  • Insurance liability

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR: Anything that is not described in “Included in the tour”

 

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April 11, 2017

Safari in Tanzania

Written By Bush 2 City Adventure

Duration: 8 days

Tour Style: Family Safaris

Destinations:  Arusha, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, SerengetiNgorongoro Crater

This village is considered a melting pot of the many different tribes in Tanzania. The children will love to explore the busy and interesting marketplace. You will arrive at your accommodation, Lake Manyara Serena Lodge in time to settle in and enjoy a hot lunch. In the evening you will enjoy a game drive.

Small and rich in wildlife, Lake Manyara is your next destination, in the Great Rift Valley. Here, as well as the renowned populations of flamingos and pelicans, you have the chance to find out about the many different tribes in the village. Stop at incredible Mto Wa Mbu village, this “village” is considered a melting pot of culture. Today is a superb opportunity to explore the busy and interesting marketplace, pick up some authentic souvenirs or just immerse yourself in the culture.

The unique Ngorongoro Conservation Area is your next breathtaking spend 1 night.  The unique circular crater is your next stop, with a crater rim 7, 500 feet above sea level “largest volcanic crater in Africa” with a high density of predator!

Lions, hyena, and jackals share the unique space with hippo, wildebeest, and zebra at Serengeti are the venue for your next wildlife experience for 3 night, an icon destination whose wildlife never disappoints.

Your drive guide is experienced experts, ensuring that you not only combine exciting game drive “many animal species encountered thought the tour” but great educational journey for everyone and cultural visit.

An appropriate end to an astonishing trip, before our returning to Arusha and the Airport.

DAY 1: KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO ARUSHA

Jambo, welcome to Tanzania. A Bush 2 City Adventure`s guide will meet your family at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation at the bustling small town of Arusha. For the remainder of the day, you may wish to relax and enjoy a swim in the pool. Alternatively, you may enjoy a culture walk that is organized by the hotel and lasts about 1 hour. The walk takes in some of the sights of Arusha including the Clock Tower and the markets.

DAY 2: ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, you will be greeted at your accommodation by your Bush 2 City Adventure`s guide who will brief you about safety in the parks whilst on safari. We will then depart for your first day of safari and make our way to the picturesque Tarangire National Park for an adventure packed a day of game driving.  We will reach your accommodation in time for you and the family to settle in and enjoy a hot lunch. In the afternoon you will enjoy an afternoon game drive. Tarangire National Park is dominated by the perennial Tarangire River and is characteristically known for its giant baobab trees that stretch and winds their branches into the blue sky. The most spectacular feature of Tarangire is its large elephant population. In fact, it has the largest population of any park in northern Tanzania. These gentle giants abound in excess of 3,000. Tarangire is currently experiencing and elephant baby boom and you will notice a lot of juniors and babies as members of the herd.  Also expect to see zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik-dik, impala, warthog, and reedbuck. Primates you may encounter are an olive baboon, vervet monkey, and bush baby. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal.

DAY 3: TARANGIRE TO LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast from your lodge, enjoy a short drive to Lake Manyara National Park. En-route we will take the opportunity to stop and explore Mto Wa Mbu Village. This village is considered a melting pot of the many different tribes in Tanzania. The children will love to explore the busy and interesting marketplace. You will arrive at your accommodation, Lake Manyara Serena Lodge in time to settle in and enjoy a hot lunch. In the evening you will enjoy a game drive.

Stretching for 50km’s along the base of the 600 meters high Rift Valley Escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting described by Ernest Hemingway as the “loveliest I had seen in Africa”.  The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience. From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater where hundred strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and forest hornbills honk high in the jungle canopy. The park is world famous for its tree climbing lions which you may be lucky to observe. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos, elephant, giraffe, large buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, baboons and blue monkeys.

DAY 4: LAKE MANYARA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy breakfast, before departing through the rolling hills of the Ngorongoro Highlands to visit a traditional Maasai village. Here you will be greeted by the Chief who will guide you around the nearby Boma and explain the culture of the Maasai people. After saying goodbye to the Maasai people, you will head towards the Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge to visit the museum. This world famous archaeological site containing fossils of our early human ancestors thought to be over 2 million years old. Enjoy lunch en-route as you head towards the entry gate for the world famous Serengeti National Park. Tanzania’s oldest and most popular National Park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7TH WORLDWIDE WONDER, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebras and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa. At the end of the afternoon, exhausted and exhilarated, it’s back to your chosen accommodation for dinner and to talk about the many fantastic experiences you’ve had today

DAY 5: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

This morning, embark on an optional hot air balloon ride over the boundless Serengeti plains, just as animals begin to stir. For those not enjoying a balloon safari, you may opt for an early morning game drive. At sunrise, you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of sunrise and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day.  Sunrise on the Serengeti is not to be missed and extraordinary photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day. You have the option to return to your accommodation for a hot lunch or to opt for a packed lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the various picnic sites found in the Serengeti. After lunch, you will continue on a game drive.  Around the time of dusk be on the lookout for lion. Cheetah can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high. They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey.  Hippo pods can be seen in the bigger pools and rivers while crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the riverbanks.

DAY 6: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

The exciting sounds of Africa will rouse you from your sleep. We make the most of the day with a 08:00 start, heading off on our morning game drive.

It’s almost impossible to spend too much time in Serengeti and with more than 1.6 million herbivores-plus thousands of predators, there’s always something new and interesting to see. The changing seasons and natural light simply add to the diversity. Today your driver-guide will help you spot some more of the many species at Serengeti, teaching you about their fascinating habits and habitats

DAY 7: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TO NGORONGORO

After breakfast, you’ll start an 8:00 am enjoy morning game drive at Serengeti, afternoon depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area via Old Duvai George

DAY 8: NGORONGORO CRATER TO AIRPORT

At sunrise, we descend 600 meters into the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Animals that you may find in the crater include wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo and elephant. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. Tour the Lerai Forest with its yellow-barked acacias, searching for giant-tusked elephant, rare black rhino and black- mined lion.  Bird lovers can view flamingo and other species, which share the shallow waters with a big game. You may also see Maasai herdsmen and their cattle — the crater is in their territory, and the Maasai continue to coexist with wildlife as they have for centuries. Stop for a picnic lunch near the hippo pool and watch resident hippos bobbing in the river.

After your morning game drive, we have our picnic lunch in the crater before we return to the airport for your flight home

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April 3, 2017

Airport Transfers All Around Italy

Written By Adrian Tudor

Are you visiting Italy ? 

Are you looking for a safe , secure , on time , comfortable transfer to your destination ?

Are you looking for a great service , not just a simple ride ?

We offer personalised chauffeur services , with certified drivers , English speaker and high trained to provide the best service , showing you the best options or attractions near your destination .

Only with high class european vehicles as Audi Mercedes , in perfect condition , ready to take you anywhere in safety and style.

 

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AT NO COST to any travel and tour business, our Travel Operator Promotions system (TOPs) will promote your services to the members of TheTopTravelClub.com, WorldPrivilegeClub.com and Travelzcard. Simply offer direct booking discounts, outlet prices or unique member-only deals and you can create your own TopTravelVouchers, Promo Codes or Custom Pages with text and pictures and be listed and linked by Destination and Travel Activity. Click here for full information about your FREE account registration and NO COST promotion and sales.