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December 22, 2020

Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari – Budget Uganda Safari

Written By SASO Uganda Safaris 

The Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari Experience

Forest so thick you can’t see the person walking less than a meter in front of you, ground as slippery as ice and at a minimum angle of 30 degrees – this is where your Bwindi gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda begins! No other wildlife encounter in Africa matches the astounding experience of spending time face-to-face with wild mountain gorillasGorilla Trekking takes place in a handful of far flung locations, adding a layer of exotic adventure to these safaris that is hard to match on any other itinerary. The fact that gorillas as a species are on the brink of extinction and treks are a highly restricted activity, encountering wild gorillas is considered a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.

In this 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari, you will have an experience of a life time watching at close range these majestic apes as they feed, play and relax.

Safari Itinerary

Day 1:  Road Trip from Entebbe to Kisoro, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

You will after breakfast set off for an 8-9 hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western part of the country.

Some travelers may not be comfortable with the long countryside drive and would prefer to take a quick flight from Entebbe Airport to Kisoro airstrip which helps you preserve your energy for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience. If that is the case, kindly contact our consultants to make that itinerary for you.

You will have a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos. You will make another stopover for lunch en-route before continuing with your journey to Bwindi arriving in the evening.

Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge of your booking.

  • Lower Budget: Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo  / Gorilla Valley Lodge
  • Moderate: Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silver Back Lodge / Lake Kitandara Camp / Chameleon Hill Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort.
  • Up market: Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: The Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Activity

You will have an early breakfast and be driven to the Park Headquarters for a briefing at 7:30 am about the rules of Gorilla tracking. After the briefing, you will set off for the Gorilla trekking in the thick jungle.

The jungle is very lively with rich forest sounds. The trek ranges between 2 – 8 hours and you have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited. In the afternoon you can opt for a community walk among the Bwindi indigenous natives, the Batwa people who used to live in the Bwindi forest before it was gazetted as a National Park and learn about their life and culture as a forest people. You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge.

  • Lower Budget: Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo  / Gorilla Valley Lodge
  • Moderate: Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silver Back Lodge / Lake Kitandara Camp / Chameleon Hill Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort.
  • Up market: Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Travel back to Kampala

You will depart Bwindi after breakfast and travel back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch en-route. You will arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon.

The Safari package includes:

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • 4WD safari vehicle with popup roof famous for off-the-beaten-track Big 5 Safaris
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Bwindi Gorilla trekking permit – $600 per person
  • Services of an English Speaking Driver/guide.
  • Community visit fees
  • Pickup and Return airport transfers

The Safari package excludes expenses of a personal nature such as:

  • 0ther drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone expenses
  • Porter fees while trekking Gorillas
  • Personal insurance
  • Cigarettes
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December 22, 2020

5 Days Mount Meru Climb.

Written By Papagei Tours and Safaris

Pole pole to the Summit. 

Mount Meru is located in Arusha National Park due to this reason, all hiker must climb with Ranger because of the wide range of wildlife living on the mountain. On the lower slopes of the mountain, hikers are more likely to see elephants, giraffes and Buffalo. As hikers continue their ascents, the trail follows the rim of the volcano’s crater along a dramatic ridge line. Throughout the climb, hikers sleep in designated huts along the trail.

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

Papagei Tours driver will transport you from the airport to our Home or hotel in Arusha . Orientation regarding your trek will take place at the hotel. Your guides will provide information about the trek and perform a comprehensive inspection of your gear. They will also clarify any further questions.

Day 2: Arusha to Miriakamba Hut

We will depart from the hotel in Arusha in the morning. Our expedition begins with a drive to Arusha National Park which takes approximately 45 minutes. The lively vegetation in the park is extremely versatile. Our first waypoint is the Miriakamba. You will be accompanied by an armed ranger and a professional mountain guide throughout the duration of the walk. During the walk you will encounter a vast amount of wildlife including buffalo, waterbucks, giraffes, warthogs, zebras and gazelles. Your guide will identify the different bird species you come across. There is a possibility that you will see leopards or elephants but they tend to be more reserved compared to the ones in the Serengeti. We will stop at the Miriakamba Hut where we will spend the night and enjoy an appetising dinner.

Day 3: Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut

We will start the day with an energy dense breakfast and then we will follow the steep path to the Saddle Hut. The trek to little Meru can be completed once you arrive at the Saddle Hut. We will return to the Saddle hut and have dinner. Due to the fact that you will wake up at midnight to hike to the summit of Mount Meru, it is recommended that you attempt to fall asleep shortly after dinner.

Day 4: Saddle Hut to Momela Gate to Arusha

We will begin the final leg of our journey to the peak of Mount Meru around midnight. Your headlamp will assist you in the early hours of the hike. Reaching the summit is the most difficult part of the journey due to the fact that the trail is exceedingly steep. We have allocated some time for photos and a moment to comprehend what you have achieved. The scenic view of the mountains as you descend to the Momela Gate is simply mesmerizing. We will briefly stop at the Saddle hut for lunch. The final hours of our journey will be spent trekking to the Momela Gate. You will have a chance to hike amid the Meru cloud forest. This trail tends be slippery so it is important to step consciously. Papagei Tours vehicle will transport you from the Momela gate back to where you began. You will have the opportunity to purchase sodas and Mount Meru climbing shirts to prove that you conquered the trek.

Day 5: Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport

A driver will bring you to Kilimanjaro Airport, from where you will connect your flight. If you’ve signed up for a Safari or Zanzibar – well, that’s a different adventure and we’ll be happy to take of it for you!

Our Package Includes

  • Park, hut accommodation & rescue fees
  • Transport from/to park gate & airport transfer
  • Pre & post climb accommodation (B&B) in Arusha
  • Professional English speaking guide(s); porters & cook
  • 3 breakfasts; 3 lunches; 2 dinners
  • Water; tea and coffee with meals

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Lunch & dinner in Arusha
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Increases in park fees where applicable
  • Personal equipment
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips for guide(s), porters & cook
  • Soda & alcoholic beverages
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December 22, 2020

Luxury Cave eco experience

Written By Andrew Attwood

Antbear Lodge is situated in the Drakensberg region of KwaZulu Natal near to Giants Castle. What makes our lodge particularly special is that we offer accommodation in a luxury cave. This is an accommodation unit built under a rock. Glass doors open onto a wooden deck with hammock chairs and a spectacular view of the Drakensberg Mountains. This is a luxury eco experience. The cave is cozy and comfortable with features like a Jacuzzi spa bath and a fireplace and even has rock art on its walls.

We also offer a private dining experience where we setup a table on the deck of your cave and you dine by candlelight under the stars.

Antbear Lodge is one of those smaller owner run establishments with 15 accommodation units as either Mountain View suites or Garden view suites.

Sustainability and responsible tourism are a huge part of the ethos of our lodge and we subscribe as much as possible to the farm to plate concept. We cook all our meals from scratch and have our own organic vegetable garden. We have our own chickens for eggs, cows for milk and bake our own bread and we even make our own cheese.

Antbear Lodge also offers horse trails ideally suited to beginners. Hot air balloon flights that launch from the lawn in front of the lodge and our newest attraction is our star gazing hammock camp where we tell the Zulu stories of the stars.

The area offers a lot with spectacular hiking trails with dramatic views and waterfalls. And then there is the spectacular bushman rock art where you can see some of the best examples in the world.

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December 22, 2020

Langtang valley yoga trek in Nepal 10 days

Written By Shree-Yoga-Nepal

Langtang valley yoga trek, Nepal

Langtang Valley is a hidden gem with a wild rural landscape which is also known as a valley of glaciers. It is situated 51 kilometer north of the Kathmandu Valley, the region is renowned for hosting the Langtang national park which eventually constitutes the border with the Tibet autonomous region of China.

Langtang is also the best vacation spot for regular and novice trekkers.
Langtang has over 70 glaciers of varying sizes, the Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain ranges, and high-altitude lakes including Gosainkunda, Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, and Dudhkunda.The daily life of the villagers includes raising livestock, agriculture, and trade with Kerung in Tibet. Their main foods are wheat, maize, potato, soya bean, and millet.

Shree yoga retreat in Nepal is offering this short trek that takes you through lush forests, majestic flora and fauna, beautiful valleys, across river, yak pastures and local cheese factories alongside thundering waterfalls into the lap of giant Himalayas ! This yoga trek offers yoga & meditation practices with majestic views of mountains with panoramic landscapes which are the top 3 most visited trekking destinations in Nepal. You will get to see several ancient Buddhist monasteries, mesmerizing snow-topped mountains covered on stunning sheets of ice while doing yoga poses.

And it is a great privilege for you to be able to practice yoga and meditation along with trekking while touching the magnificent Himalayas with your eyes & soul.

This yoga trek course is more exhilarating with colorful views of the beautiful village that lies within the Langtang National Park. You should be ready for an unforgettable lifetime experience in Nepal.

Highlights of this course:

Poon hill, yoga trek to ABC

👁 Unspoiled national park of Nepal
👁 Enchanting environment / trails
👁 Flavorful Nepalese meals
👁 Experience extended diversity of flora & fauna
👁 Explore the typical Tamang culture & community first hand
👁 Classic & pleasing yoga trek in between Nepal & China
👁 Climb Kyanjin peak for its stunning scenic views
👁 Face to face yoga & meditation with great Himalayas
👁 Best season : February – May & August – December

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

Our representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu & transfer to the centre.
You will be served lunch / dinner depending on your arrival time. Evening trek preparation and overnight in the centre.

Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi:

Wake up in the morning and have tea & breakfast. Then we will drive to Syabrubesi which is 50 kilometer away from Kathmandu on a local bus, which may take around 7 hours. On the way, you may enjoy the lovely views of Trishuli river, mountains, rice terrain & local villages. You will have lunch in a local hotel on the way to Syabrubesi. Relaxation and overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 03: Trek to Lama hotel from Syabrubesi: (6-7 hours) (2500m)

Today’s distance is 11 km.

The trek will begin after tea & breakfast. The trail begins with an uphill hike through a forest. After some time, you will climb steeply for an hour then reach Bamboo. We will have lunch somewhere near Bamboo. The trail further prolongs through the suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi river and ascends to Thulo Syabru. Later the trail leads through bamboo forests to Lama hotel. Evening yoga, relaxation and overnight in Lama hotel. You are free to choose the vegetarian foods from the menu.

Day 04 : Trek to Langtang valley from Lama hotel: (4-5 hours) (3440m)

Today’s distance is 15 km.

Wake up in the morning, have tea, join for yoga class then breakfast. After breakfast, we will start hiking towards Langtang valley. The trail passes through rhododendron, pine forests & waterfalls. A short ascent up the hill will take us to the trail that opens up in Langtang valley. You will have lunch & a short rest in Ghoda tabela. Hiking with breathtaking scenery & jungle, we will reach the meadow where yak and the wild goats can be seen feeding. Later, reach Langtang valley which is also home for many wildlife. Evening relaxation, yoga, dinner and overnight in Langtang valley.

Day 05 : Trek to Kyanjin Gompa from Langtang: (3-4 hours) (3875m)

Today’s distance is 10 km.

Wake up in the morning, have tea and join the morning yoga class. After breakfast, we will start uphill hiking up to Sindum and Yamphu. Today’s trek is a little shorter and very interesting, and will pass through watermills, prayer wheels and Buddhist shrines. Later, the route takes us through Laja Khola to arrive at a viewpoint which provides the panoramic views of Kyanjin Gompa and surrounding. We will take lunch and explore the Kyanjin Gompa in the afternoon. Evening yoga, relaxation, dinner & overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 06 : Explore Kyanjin Gompa:

Today will be the rest day from trekking and releasing your stiff muscles. Kyanjin Gompa offers breathtaking views of the High Himalayas and surroundings. If you like, we can also hike to Tsergo Ri (5000 m) for about 1 hour which offers even more stunning views of mountains. For this we will take packed lunch with us to the top of majestic mountains. Evening relaxation, yoga, dinner and overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 07 : Trek to Lama hotel from Kyanjin Gompa: (5-6 hours)

Today’s distance is 11 km.

Wake up in the morning with a nice cup of tea then join morning yoga class. After breakfast, we will start hiking towards Lama hotel. Today’s trek is longer but easy as we gradually descend to Lama Hotel. The trail passes through beautiful Langtang valley, forests and different escape of mountains. Evening relaxation, yoga, dinner and overnight in Lama hotel.

Day 08 : Trek to Syabrubesi from Lama hotel: (5-6 hours)

Today’s distance is 9.5 km.

Today is the final day of this trek. Wake up in the morning, have tea and join the yoga class. After breakfast, we will hike towards Syabrubesi. The trail begins with downhill hiking through a bamboo forest and stairs. The trail descends from Thulo Syabru further prolongs through the suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi river. Evening relaxation, yoga, dinner and overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 09 : Drive back to Kathmandu (7-8 hours)

Wake up in the morning, have tea and breakfast. We will catch the available jeep or local bus to Kathmandu. On the way, you may again enjoy the lovely views of Trishuli river, mountains, rice terrain & local villages. You will have lunch in one of the hotels on the way. Evening relaxation, yoga, dinner and deep sleep in Kathmandu.

Day 10 : Departure

Wake up on your own time, have tea and breakfast. You can leave us or plan another wonderful trip with us.

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December 15, 2020

Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route 7 days

Written By signature safari

Arrival – Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) – Arusha

DAY 1

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, our transfer driver will be waiting for you. He will take you to the tulia hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure. You might want to explore the town of Arusha (taxi required) or just relax at the lodge. In the evening you will be briefed by our team on site in preparation of the upcoming trekking tour. You will spend the night will do this briefing depend on your arrive time accommodation will be at. https://www.tuliahotelandspa.com/

Machame Gate to Machame Camp

DAY 2

The Kilimajaro Trek Machame Route will start with a drive from Arusha to the Machame Gate takes about 1.5hrs. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. As we leave the park gate, we walk through the dense rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge until we reach the Machame Camp.

  • Meal Plan: Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch.
  • Elevation : 5,380 ft to 9,350 ft
  • Distance : 11 km/7 miles
  • Hiking Time : 5-7 hours
  • Habitat : Rain Forest

Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp

DAY 3

We leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path up to a steep, rocky ridge. On the Shira Plateau, we pass through heather and open moorlands, then cross a large river gorge to Shira 2 Camp.

  • Meal Plan: Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch.
  • Elevation :  9,350 ft to 12,500 ft
  • Distance : 5 km/3 miles
  • Hiking Time : 4-6 hours
  • Habitat : Heath

Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

DAY 4

We continue to the east up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. Through the Senecio Forest, we descend down to Barranco Camp to an altitudinal level of 13,000 ft. Even if you start and end at the same altitude, it is very beneficial for acclimatization.

Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Elevation: 15,190 ft to 13,044 ft

Distance: 3 km/2 miles

Hiking Time: 2-3 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

  • Meal Plan: Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch.
  • Elevation :  12,500 ft to 15,190 ft
  • Distance : 7 km/4 miles
  • Hiking Time :  4-5 hours
  • Habitat : Alpine Desert

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

DAY 5

We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.

  • Meal Plan: Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch.
  • Elevation : 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
  • Distance :  5 km/3 miles
  • Hiking Time : 4-5 hours
  • Habitat : Alpine Desert

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

DAY 6

We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.

  • Meal Plan: Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch.
  • Elevation : 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
  • Distance : 4 km/2 miles
  • Hiking Time : 4 km/2 miles
  • Habitat :Alpine Desert

Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

DAY 7

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak
Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Elevation: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
Distance: 12 km/7 miles
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

  • Meal Plan: Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch.
  • Elevation : 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
  • Distance : 5 km/3 miles
  • Hiking Time : 7-8 hours
  • Habitat :  Arctic

Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

DAY 8

On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Arusha. https://www.tuliahotelandspa.com/

  • Meal Plan: Lunch on route either hot lunch or packed lunch.
  • Elevation : 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
  • Distance :  10 km/6 miles
  • Hiking Time :  3-4 hours
  • Habitat : Rain Forest

Departure Day

DAY 9

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Arusha town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

*Safari, Zanzibar and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania

End of Our Kilimajaro Trek Machame Route 7Days & 6Nights Safari

Price for Kilimajaro Trek Machame Route 7Days 6Nights includes & excludes the following;

Price includes:

  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Arusha.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Arusha .
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees,
  • Camping fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain, hot drinks and snacks
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (TLTO And TATO)
  • Government taxes
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit
  • Portable flush toilet from Group of 4 if your less than 4 you will pay extra 95$

Not Included

  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Laundry (Available at hotel)
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Surcharge for online payment of balance (5%)
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.php

Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
• Guides: $20/day/guide
• Cook: $15/day
• Porter: $10/day/porter

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December 14, 2020

Kilimanjaro climb Marangu Route 6 days

Written By signature safari

Arrival : Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi

DAY 1

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, our transfer driver will be waiting for you. He will take you to the  Keys Hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure. You might want to explore the town of Moshi (taxi required) or just relax at the lodge. In the evening you will be briefed by our team on site in preparation of the upcoming trekking tour. You will spend the night will do this briefing depend on your arrive time accommodation will be at . https://keys-tours.com/keys-lodge/

Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut

DAY 2

We depart Moshi or Arusha for Marangu Gate for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins by ascending a beautiful, tropical rain forest. At the upper edge of the forest line, we have the opportunity to see blue monkeys. The trail then widens to expose beautiful hillsides until we reach Mandara Hut.

  • Meal Plan: LD Budget
  • Elevation : 6,046 ft to 8,858 ft
  • Distance : 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time : 3-4 hours
  • Habitat : Montane Forest

Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut

DAY 3

We start the day of  Marangu Route 5Days Climb by continuing through the forest until the trail opens into high moorland. We may get our first views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks – two of the three volcanic peaks that make up the summit of Kilimanjaro.

  • Meal Plan: Full Board
  • Elevation :  (ft):8,858 ft to 12,205 ft
  • Distance : 12km/7.5mi
  • Walking Time : 6-8 hours
  • Habitat : Heathland

Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

DAY 4

We climb gradually, then cross the lunar desert of the “Saddle” between Mawenzi and Kibo. Our camp, Kibo Hut, sits at the bottom of the Kibo crater wall. Once here we rest, enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day.

  • Meal Plan: Full Board
  • Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 15,430 ft
  • Distance: 10 km/6 miles
  • Hiking Time:6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Hike Kibo Hut to Summit, and down to Horombo Hut

DAY 5

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. At Gilman’s point (18,600 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

After spending a few moments taking in the plains of Africa and your accomplishment, we descend to Horombo Hut. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

  • Meal Plan: Full Board
  • Elevation (ft): 15,430 ft to 19,341 ft
  • Distance: 6 km/4 miles
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Horombo Hut

  • Elevation (ft): 19,341 ft to 12,250 ft
  • Distance: 16 km/10 miles
  • Hiking Time:4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Heath

Hike Horombo Hut to trail head, drive to Moshi

DAY 6

On our last day, we have a long trek mostly downhill through the tropical rainforest. Once at the park headquarters at Marangu gate, we collect our summit certificates. A vehicle will meet us here and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi https://keys-tours.com/keys-lodge/

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast
  • Elevation (ft): 12,205 ft to 6,046 ft
  • Distance: 20 km/12 miles
  • Hiking Time:5-7 hours
  • Habitat:Rain Forest

Departure Day

DAY 7

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

*Safari, Zanzibar and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania

End of Marangu Route 5Days Climb

Price includes:

  •  All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
  •   Airport Transfer
  •   Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  •  Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  •   All meals while on the Mountain
  •    Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  •   Clean, purified drinking water
  •   Conservation fees (part of park fees)
  •   Hut fees (part of park fees)
  •   Rescue fees (part of park fees)
  •   VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  •   Surcharge for online payment of deposit (5%)

Price does not include

  •   Tanzania Visa
  •   Tips and gratuities
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  •   Meals not listed in the itinerary
  •   Liquors, beers and bottled beverages
  •   Surcharge for online payment of balance (5%)

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December 14, 2020

5 Days Kenya Wilderness Trails Safari Holiday Package

Written By Claudious Tours and Safaris

https://www.claudioustours.co.ke/tour/5-days-kenya-wilderness-trails-safari-holiday-package/

Claudious Tours and Safaris is an East Africa based tours and safari operator that has been in operation for ten years now offering both upmarket and budget tours to travelers visiting East Africa and Southern part of Africa. The company ensures satisfaction for our clients by offering the best services. We offer fabulous choices ranging from Honeymoon Safaris, Family Safaris, Students Safaris, Beach Holiday Vacations, Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro climbing Safaris, Luxury Safaris, Cultural Safaris, Bird Watching Safaris, Golf Holidays and Budget Camping Safaris.

5 Days Kenya Wilderness Trails Safari Holiday Package takes you to the Masai Mara Kenya’s most famous and finest game sanctuary and Lake Nakuru National Park the bird sanctuary. Kenya Wilderness Trails Safari Holiday Package offer travelers an unforgettable safari experience. 5 Days Kenya Wilderness Trails Safari Holiday Package is built on a wealth of Local knowledge and Local expertise; we create personalized Kenyan Safari experiences mixed with an authentic flavor of the real Kenya. 5 Days Kenya Wilderness Trails Safari Holiday Package or Kenya Lodge Safaris Tour Packages is for travelers who look to spend little bit more on different safari Packages that we offer in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

5 Days Kenya Wilderness Trails Safari Holiday Package

Day 1 Masai Mara Game Reserve

Our 5 Days Kenya Wilderness Trails Safari Holiday Package depart after a leisure breakfast to drive to the Masai Mara Game Reserve-jewel of Kenya’s Game Park. This enormous Reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is a true home of the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo. After lunch, explore the Reserve on a late evening game drive. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 Masai Mara Game Reserve

Morning and afternoon game drives are planned. The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see. Residents among the parks mammals are; Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 Masai Mara Game Reserve

We spend a full day in the Masai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives. The trees in the distance might turn out to be a family of Giraffes. Those clump of bushes a pride of Lions and the rock that over a Rhino lumbering out of your way. Large animals are not the only entertainment – a family of warthogs may amuse you, running as fast as their little legs will carry them, until they forget why they are rushing and stop to regroup.

Day 4 Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart Masai Mara after breakfast for Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving at your lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon game drive is planned. Besides the flamingos in lake Nakuru, there are approximately 400 other species of birds in Lake Nakuru. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 Lake Nakuru – Nairobi

Begin today with an early morning game drive followed by a complete English breakfast at your lodge. Depart for Nairobi with a game drive en-route to the air port . Meal plan Breakfast

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December 14, 2020

Model yoga and meditation retreat (7 days)

Written By Shree-Yoga-Nepal

This program is anticipated for those who want to travel deeper into their senses and enjoy the different outdoor activities in the middle of the jungle. It’s our true nature to be healthy, balanced and happy. During this retreat you learn how yoga, meditation and nature can help you rebalance your body and mind, helping to increase self-awareness and go on to live a vigorous and joyful life.
Model yoga retreat in Nepal
You will be practicing two times yoga and three times meditation classes based on Hatha yoga each day. Our teaching approach is to bring balanced life mixing the different strengthening and loosening physical exercise by creating more flexibility. The yoga classes are suitable for beginners and advanced students similarly.

After completing this course you will learn several mediation techniques including Mantras, Vipassana, Nature and Walking meditation. Most of yoga and meditation classes are held at an open studio or in the garden overlooking the blue waters of Lake Fewa.

By combining the yoga and meditation program with well food, you will enjoy a much profounder sense of connection and stillness between your body, mind and soul.

Includes:
• Daily healthy meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
• 8 nights accommodation
• Daily yoga and meditation teachings
• Breakfast before your departure

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December 14, 2020

Cruise Terminal(Piraeus) To Athens City Centre

Written By Theodore Stamatis

*The Final prices are per group 1-4 not per person*
Great experience, Mercedes cars(not only), comfort and safety transportation under high standards,these are some of the benefits of booking a private transfer with us.Also we can offer a local guideling on how to move in the city and where to go.Tips and personal experiences from our Professional drivers are waiting for you.

What’s included?

  • Food & drinks
  • WiFi
Bottled water
Air-conditioned vehicle
WiFi on board
Private transportation
All Fees and Taxes

Please note

  • Public transportation nearby
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • The Driver Will hold a sign with the leaders name on each transfer even if its from the Arrivals hall in the airport even outside from a hotel.The Waiting time to the Port is 60 minutes from the actual real landing.In Transfers from Hotels, Airbnb, apartment the waiting time from the appointment can be 25 minutes.There are extra charges for more waiting from the basic waiting time,or cancelation with no refund.This two options can be discussed by the travellers and the head office.In All transfers we offer bottle of water per person and WiFi access. The transportation vehicles that we use are Mercedes Benz E class 200 and Skoda.
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December 11, 2020

7 Days Kenya Adventure Camping Safari

Written By Claudious Tours and Safaris

https://www.claudioustours.co.ke/tour/7-days-kenya-adventure-camping-safari/

Claudious Tours and Safaris is an East Africa based tours and safari operator that has been in operation for ten years now offering both upmarket and budget tours to travelers visiting East Africa and Southern part of Africa. The company ensures satisfaction for our clients by offering the best services. We offer fabulous choices ranging from Honeymoon Safaris, Family Safaris, Students Safaris, Beach Holiday Vacations, Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro climbing Safaris, Luxury Safaris, Cultural Safaris, Bird Watching Safaris, Golf Holidays and Budget Camping Safaris.

7 Days Kenya Adventure Camping Safari will enable you experience Kenyan wilderness under a budget camping safari. Kenya Adventure Camping Safari is the best adventures where you feel very close to the nature. Camping Safari is the best for the adventurous and for those desiring to feel close to nature. We offer 7 Days Kenya Adventure Camping Safari with Low prices for an unbeatable value – we maximize value without sacrificing the quality! Low Budget Safaris are tailor made to suit your Holiday and Budget. The tented camp accommodation at the Masai Mara are in walk in modest tents at a semi-permanent camp with basic amenities. The tour is suitable for student groups, young couples and young families.

Day 1 Nairobi – Masai Mara

After breakfast, we drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve arriving in time for lunch at Mara Sidai Camp. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. After Lunch at the camp, we depart for the afternoon game drive. The Mara Game Reserve – one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see. Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sidai Camp or Similar Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2  Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, you will proceed on a full day of game viewing within the reserve. The landscape here is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills. The reserve is the best park for game in Kenya as it has an extensive road and track network, which allows for close range viewing and photography. Break for your picnic lunch at the hippo pool, looking out for hippos and crocodile. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 3 Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

You will have an early morning, per-breakfast game drive. After breakfast, you will depart the Mara region for Nakuru, have a lunch en-route with scenic views of Mount Longonot and Lake Naivasha from afar on the main highway. afternoon game drive is planned in the park. Dinner and overnight at a budget hotel.

Day 4 Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, you will proceed on a game drive in Lake Nakuru Park, known for its prolific bird life including flamingoes. The park contains a sanctuary for the conservation of the white rhino, while species like cape buffalo and waterbuck can be seen near the shoreline. You will then drive to Naivasha for evening Boat ride in Lake Naivasha to see more game from the lake. Dinner and overnight at Marina Camp or similar Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 Naivasha – Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, drive to Amboseli National Park arriving in time for lunch at Amboseli Kibo Safari Camp. If time permits, you will have an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at a camp.

Day 6 Explore Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, we have morning and evening game drives in the Park. Amboseli National Park has large herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, giraffes, lions and a variety of other animals and birds all of which are attracted to this park due to its permanent supply of water from Mt. Kilimanjaro’s melting snow. Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 Amboseli – Nairobi

After breakfast, spend the morning in Amboseli National Park looking for vast herds of elephants, rhino, and fat pods of hippo, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalo’s, serval cat, caracal diverse plant and bird species and visiting the attractions of the park. After our game drive depart by road back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch will be served at the famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi. Spend the rest of the afternoon shopping or at leisure. Farewell dinner before transfer to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight with Africa Safari memories which will last forever.

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