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March 19, 2020

Zanzibar 4 Days Package

Written By AFRICA NATURAL TOURS

ZANZIBAR BEACH HOLIDAY

Jozani is also famous for rare red Colo-bus monkeys and even harder to spot – Zanzibar Sykes’ monkey, a very rare monkey species unique to Zanzibar. Along with Red Columbus Monkeys you can expect to see Bush baby, 50 different species of butterflies and 40 species of birds. Jozani forest is a natural pharmacy, an amazing source of natural remedies! Every plant or tree cures something. What is so beautiful about Jozani forest tour, that height of the trees and the palms are just outstanding! Prison Island on the other hand is an old quarantine station, headquarters of giant land tortoises and snorkeling spot. Join a half-day trip to Prison Island. We will take a boat from the shores of Stone Town, setting down anchor 5 km away, on the beautiful white sand spongy beach of Prison Island. While surrounded by pure turquoise waters, as you take a barefoot stroll on the soft, powdery sands of Mnemba Island after an amazing snorkel in Zanzibar’s best snorkel spot, the soft breezes of the Indian Ocean will caress you, allowing you absorb the tranquility of this private isle amidst rustling of swaying screw pines, giant-leaved fig trees and wild rubber figs

Day 1:

Upon arrival your guide will pick you up from the airport or harbor! Thereafter, he will take you to check in a hotel in Stone Town. After you are checked in your guide will take you to have lunch and there after hop in boat and go to the prison Island! A boat to prison Island is 40 mind and there you can immense your self with history of once a prison for slaves. You will have an opportunity to meet the giant tortoises and have an amazing time curdling and watering them. There after you may enjoy the beach! Sun Bathing and swimming. Also, as there is a reef near by you can take the opportunity to go on snorkeling. In the evening you will return to Stone town where dinner at forodhani is highly recommended!

Day 2:

After breakfast your guide will be ready at the hotel lobby to take you to Jozani Forest! Here, you will have wonderful photo opportunities and sightings of the rare creatures living in the forest normally easy to view on the pathways. Our guides are also naturalists and nature lovers who have a wonderful time in the nature reserve therefore expect a lot of information. At Jozani you will also visit the Mangrove swamp and walk around the Mangrove forest. After lunch you will have some free time as you head back to stone-town. You can allow anything random to come around!

Day 3:

After break fast your guide will pick you up and transit to Matemwe beach where you will take a 15-minute boat ride. As you approach it you will see an island surrounded by more than 10 miles of stunning reefs that create a sheltered lagoon. Our boats normally make a mini-diversion in search for dolphins shall you be lucky you will see them and swim with them. Thereafter, you will proceed to snorkeling where with just few feet of water you will start to see different rear marine creatures! You will then relax by the beach then have fruits and water. Later on you will start leaving heading back to Nungwi.

Day 4:

This is the last day for you in Zanzibar we have left it free for you to purchase souvenir!

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March 12, 2020

3 Days Tanzania Safari (Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara)

Written By AFRICA NATURAL TOURS

The Northern Circuit Encounter

Our three day Northern Circuit Encounter is a memorable experience of Northern Tanzania’s abundance of wildlife and spectacular scenery. Dubbed ‘Africa’s Garden of Eden’, The Ngorongoro Crater hosts an abundance of wildlife including the exceptionally rare black rhino and it is renowned for maximum game spotting. Exploring the vast plains of Savannah in Tarangire National Park and tranquil game drives along the shallow waters of Lake Manyara will leave you feeling enchanted and revitalized.

Day One:  Arusha to Tarangire National Park

We will depart from Arusha in the early hours of the day and drive to Tarangire National Park where colossal termite mounds and ancient baobab trees await us. This park is renowned for their immense elephant population, their picturesque scenery and diverse bird life. Tarangire has an enticing wildlife that includes elephants, lions, giraffe, warthogs, ostriches, impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes and baboons. When our game drive comes to an end we will proceed to the Ngorongoro Crater where you will get dinner and overnight.

Main Accommodation

Accommodations: Tinted campsite

Meals: Water is included in all meals (Other drinks is not included)

Day Two: Ngorongoro Crater

We will have a timely start to the day to ensure that we arrive at the Ngorongoro Crater promptly – early morning game drives provide you with an excellent opportunity to spot wildlife. We will enjoy a wonderful game drive with an appetizing picnic lunch inside the crater. The elevated structure encourages the animals to settle inside the crater which means you are capable of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’ in one day. The big five tend to dominate the Savannah and consist of buffalo, lions, elephants, rhinos and leopards. The Ngorongoro Crater developed its structure nearly three million years ago when a colossal volcano erupted, making it the largest un-flooded, unbroken caldera in the world. You can also expect to encounter zebra, hippo, wildebeest and hyenas. You will find the flamingos gracefully lounging around the Soda Lake and the vultures are always corroding the discarded prey of a predator. Other birds include storks and geese. Your guide will be in close contact with the other safari drivers and his impressive ability to track down hidden animals will assure that you have an eventful day. We will have dinner and spend the night Lake Manyara.

Main Accommodation

Accommodations: Public campsite

Meals: Water is included in all meals (Other drinks is not included)

Day Three: Lake Manyara to Arusha

In the morning we will depart to Lake Manyara where we will spend the day and enjoy a delectable picnic lunch. The park is nestled at the base of the rusty gold Great Rift Valley escarpment and the scenic landscape is breathtakingly magnificent. An abundance of species are able to reside in the park due to the wide range of habitats. The park record consists of over 380 species of birds, some of which are migratory, making it the ideal location for bird watchers. Thousands of pink-hued flamingos occupy the margin of the lake; other large water birds include pelicans, storks and cormorants. The wildlife you can expect to see are buffalo, elephants, giraffe, impalas and the ferocious hippos that inhabit the water. Our trip will come to an end in the late afternoon. We will proceed to Arusha.

 

Safari Package Includes

  • Transport (4 x 4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Camping /Lodge
  • park fees
  • Tent & mattress
  • Professional English speaking safari guide & cook
  • 2 breakfasts; 3 lunches; 2 dinners
  • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $570 per person & Masai Village $ 25 per person)
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March 3, 2020

7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Via Machame Route

Written By AFRICA NATURAL TOURS

The seven day Machame variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 7 day Machame route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleep deprived going into the toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested. The 7 day Machame route is highly recommended and used by most prominent Kilimanjaro operators.

1 day Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft , Distance: 11 km , Hiking Time: 5-7 hours , Habitat: Rain Forest

The drive from Moshi to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

2 day Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft , Distance: 5 km , Hiking Time: 4-6 hours , Habitat: Moorland

After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.

3 days Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft ,Distance: 10 km ,Hiking Time: 6-8 hours , Habitat: Semi Desert

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

4 days Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft , Distance: 5 km , Hiking Time: 4-5 hours ,Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

5 days Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft ,Distance: 4 km,Hiking Time: 4-5 hours ,Habitat: Alpine Desert

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

6 days Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 1345ft (and down to 10,000ft) ,Distance: 5 km… ascent / 12 km descent ,Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent ,Habitat:

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. 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.

7 days Mweka Camp to Moshi

Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft ,Distance: 10 km ,Hiking Time: 3-4 hours ,Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi.

Included.

    • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
    • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
    • Double layered Sleeping Mats
    • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
    • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
    • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
    • Filtered water throughout the trek
    • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($70 per toilet + toilet tent)
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January 28, 2020

7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Via Machame Route

Written By AFRICA NATURAL TOURS

The seven day Machame variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 7 day Machame route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleeping deprived going into the toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested. The 7 day Machame route is highly recommended and used by most prominent Kilimanjaro operators.

 

1 day Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Elevation (ft): 5,400ft to 9,400ft, Distance: 11 km, Hiking Time: 5-7 hours, Habitat: Rain Forest

We will drive from Moshi/ Arusha to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate takes about 50 minutes. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. We now leave the park gate and walk through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge. Lower down, the trail can be muddy and slippery. Gaiters and trekking poles are a good idea here. We continue a short distance until we reach the Machame Camp.

2 day Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Elevation (ft): 9,400ft to 12,500ft, Distance: 5 km, Hiking Time: 4-6 hours, Habitat: Moorland

After breakfast, we leave the glades of the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route now turns west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and overnight at the Shira campsite.

3 days Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Elevation (ft): 12,500ft to 13,000ft, Distance: 10 km, Hiking Time: 6-8 hours, Habitat: Semi Desert

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

4 days Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft, Distance: 5 km, Hiking Time: 4-5 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

5 days Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft, Distance: 4 km, Hiking Time: 4-5 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert

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

6 days Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 1345ft (and down to 10,000ft) ,Distance: 5 km… ascent / 12 km descent ,Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent ,Habitat:

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. 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.

7 days Mweka Camp to Moshi

Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft, Distance: 10 km, Hiking Time: 3-4 hours, Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

From the gate, you continue to drive you back to Moshi.

Included.

  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)

Not Included

    • Flights
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa and passport fees
    • Increases in park fees where applicable
    • Tips to mountain crew
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Laundry Services
    • A doctor for the group
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($70 per toilet + toilet tent)
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Top Travel Activities : Accommodations , Africa , Backpacking , Trekking / Hiking / Biking


January 11, 2020

7 Days Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha & Lake Manyara National Park

Written By AFRICA NATURAL TOURS

The Perfect First Safari

This seven day guided tour is a perfect first safari. You’ll explore some of the most glorious of African lands, including the magnificence of the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater as well as the lesser-known and more select of the Tanzanian parks like Arusha and Lake Manyara National Park. From day one you’ll be encompassed by nature in all her beauty – a landscape like no other, big, bold skies and a dizzying array of wildlife and flora. You’ll get up close with lions, gaze on the pink haze of flamingo shimmering on a soda lake, learn to pick out submerging hippos and spot so many species of birds that you’ll lose count. With comfortable camps, delicious food and accompanied by an experienced, friendly guide, this seven day .Tanzanian safari is perfect for you if you’d like to experience the best that nature has to offer.

Day One: Arusha to Arusha National Park

You’ll kick off your adventure early in the morning heading off to the beguiling – and often overlooked – Arusha National Park. Arusha is a jewel of Tanzania, with a diversity of plant and animal life that will take your breath away. You’ll explore the shores of tranquil Lake Momella which reflects the colors of the sky in her still waters, and you’ll experience the vibrancy of the bronzed bush where the Ngurduto Crater buffalo, waterbuck, giraffe, warthogs, zebra and gazelle busy themselves. These are resident throughout the year so you’re bound to see a different animal everywhere you turn. The elusive leopards and elephants tend to be shy at Arusha but there is a good chance of spotting them, too. You’ll also have the opportunity to set out on foot for fascinating stroll – it’s a totally different sensation feeling Africa’s vibrant pulse through the soles of your shoes. At a slower pace, you can really begin to understand Africa. You’ll get up close and personal to the flora and fauna but you’ll stay safe, accompanied by an armed ranger who will guide you through lush forest to the clear springs of a sparkling waterfall. Arusha National Park’s rangers are extremely knowledgeable, and as you walk you’ll learn so much about the biodiversity of the park – and suddenly you’ll spot a tribe of black and white colobus monkeys, famous in the park for their acrobatics. You’ll spend overnight to the park, where you’ll relax and enjoy a delicious dinner under a sky ablaze with stars before a restful sleep.

 

Main Accommodation

Accommodations: Clients selection Public campsite/ Tinted campsite/ Lodges

Meals: Water is included in all meals (Other drinks is not included)

Day Two: Arusha to Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara

After awakening to a still African dawn, you’ll energize yourself with a hearty breakfast before heading off to the Tarangire National Park, named after the river which flows across the park and is the only source of water for the animals during the dry season. It’s an undulating landscape, scattered with Baobab trees and high grasses and its mixture of vegetation is unique in the Northern safari lands. Tarangire is famous for its birdlife: over 550 species make their homes here including the endearing yellow-collared lovebird. The Tarangire swamps have the most breeding species in one habitat in the world. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot Omo, the white giraffe who has a genetic condition called leucism: she’s perfectly healthy, just almost-perfectly white! Of course, if you don’t see Omo you’ll see a remarkable selection of wildlife including elephant, lions, warthogs, impala, cheetah,buffalo,and baboons. After a fascinating day in this beautiful park you’ll head off to Lake Manyara and reach in the late afternoon. You’ll have a chance to relax, absorb the sights and finish the evening with a tasty dinner before resting up, ready for tomorrow’s adventure.

Main Accommodation

Accommodations: Clients selection Public campsite/ Tinted campsite/ Lodges

Meals: Water is included in all meals (Other drinks is not included)

Day Three: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

Your Serengeti adventure begins here. After a good breakfast, you’ll drive to the world famous Serengeti National Park. It’s world-famous for a reason: its home to the world’s largest concentration of wildlife including zebra, gazelle, lions, wildebeest, elephant and giraffe. It’s also one of the points of the seasonal migration of wildebeest, which is an awesome sight in the truest sense of the word. Serengeti means ‘The land that moves on forever’ and you can see why: the Serengeti flows with a never-ending wave of movement and a buzz of activity. You’ll stop for a well-earned break for lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping), gazing down on the incredible views while you eat and preparing yourself for your adventures deeper into the park. The evening will see you settled in Serengeti, enjoying an appetizing dinner, watching a golden and pink sunset and picking out the first stars as they appear in the darkening sky. Tomorrow you’ve a whole day exploring Serengeti further.

Main Accommodation

Accommodations: Clients selection Public campsite/ Tinted campsite/ Lodges

Meals: Water is included in all meals (Other drinks is not included)

Day Four: Serengeti National Park

You’ll start your day at the center of the majestic Serengeti. After a nourishing breakfast, you’ll continue your journey into the plains on a full-day game drive that will give you the opportunity to spot hundreds of the diverse animals that find their home within the Serengeti’s endless plains. If you’re especially excited to see animals extremely close up, you won’t forget today. You’ll likely see all the animals that make this park famous only a few feet away from you. Lions, leopard, cheetah and water buffalo up close – there are no words to describe the feeling of closeness to animals so beautiful and so wild. You’ll also have the chance to gaze on some of the park’s lesser known but equally fascinating animals including the majestic eland, the clever hyena, graceful gazelle, stolid crocodiles, and of course giraffe, zebra, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos and antelope. If you visit at the right time of the year you’ll witness one of the modern natural wonders of the world – the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra. You’ll spend the night at the Serengeti, well known for animal sightings.

 

Main Accommodation

Accommodations: Clients selection Public campsite/ Tinted campsite/ Lodges

Meals: Water is included in all meals (Other drinks is not included)

 

Day Five: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

You’ll be up with before dawn on an early morning game drive, the air crisp and keen and the sky brightening from indigo to golden pink and finally to hyacinth blue as we explore. The park is waking up and is alive with the calls of the animals. This is a time for tracking – predators have left their tracks overnight, and we’ll follow. As dawn breaks, the birds’ melodies begin to harmonize, the early morning air starts to warm and you’ll hear different calls as other animals start their day. You’ll add to yesterday’s collection of sightings: perhaps today you’ll see more hippos; perhaps a troop of monkeys or family of mongoose will grab your attention. After such an early start you’ll be looking forward to a delicious lunch, which will be served at the park. In the afternoon, you’ll start your Ngorongoro adventure by heading off to the Lodge or campsite. You’ll spend the evening enjoying a tasty dinner and relaxing under the stars.

 

Main Accommodation

Accommodations: Clients selection Public campsite/ Tinted campsite/ Lodges

Meals: Water is included in all meals (Other drinks is not included)

 

Day Six: Ngorongoro Crater to  Lake Manyara

After an early but delicious breakfast you’ll travel into the Crater, which is known as “Africa’s Garden of Eden”; its unique geological formation is at the root of its diversity. Because the crater sides are a barrier to many species migrating in or out, the crater is packed full of wildlife, and there’s an excellent chance of spotting Africa’s Big Five today. You could also encounter vultures, zebra, hippo, wildebeest and hyenas. The alkaline lake attracts geese, and storks and pink clouds of flamingo, too. Your experienced guide will ensure that you discover all the glorious wonders of nature in this unique place. You’ll rest at Lodge/Campsite overnight before your journey to the wonders of Lake Manyara National Park.

Main Accommodation

Accommodations: Clients selection Public campsite/ Tinted campsite/ Lodges

Meals: Water is included in all meals (Other drinks is not included)

Day Seven: Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha

Your day starts with a healthy, filling breakfast and then you’ll head off to the Lake Manyara National Park, which extends for miles along the emerald base of the gold-flecked Rift Valley escarpment. The park is a patchwork of forest, arid scrubland and Soda Lake and a paradise for bird lovers. The forest is alive with the birdsong and flittering with the antics of monkeys in the forest canopy; giraffe roam the savannah and lions loll in trees, resting in the shade, while hippo families submerge themselves in the waters of the soda lake. You’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch served in the park before our drive back to Arusha, where your safari adventure ends. Back to Arusha.

Safari Package Includes

  • Transport (4×4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Camping / Lodge
  •  park fees
  • Tent & mattress
  • Professional English speaking safari guide & chef
  • breakfasts; lunches; dinners
  • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Increases in park fees where applicable
  • Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities (Hot Air Ballooning in Serengeti & Maasai Village)
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Top Travel Activities : Adventure Travel , Africa , Around the world tours , Backpacking , Photography Tourism , Safaris , Sightseeing


December 7, 2019

Kilimanjaro Day Hike

Written By AFRICA NATURAL TOURS

A Sneak Peak Climb

Climb on the slopes of the highest mountain Africa’s to the first base camp of Marangu Route. With its 5895 meters Kilimanjaro is an impressive sight, which most visitors already spot in awe amazement when flying in at Kilimanjaro airport. The rain forest zone of Kilimanjaro is thick and lush and home to many different bird and monkey species, such as blue monkeys or Columbus. Make sure to keep your ears wide open to hear some of Kilimanjaro residents.

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December 5, 2019

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Via Marangu Route

Written By AFRICA NATURAL TOURS

Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climb 6 Days will give you a chance to reach the highest mountain in Africa which found in Tanzania and lies just 3 degrees south of the equator its permanently snow is very astonishing, Kilimanjaro offers one of the greatest opportunities in the world to climb the peak of high altitude with no need of technical climbing skills. The trek will take you over well-defined altitudinal vegetation zones, from semi-arid scrub to dense forest. It is open to any ordinarily fit and healthy person who prepared to put some energy to climb to the summit. Walking distance is approximately 60 kilometers start from Marangu Gate 1,860mts and slowly but surely, ascend is always on the day and stop at night to reach Gillman’s Point 5,680mts and as a final point climb to Uhuru Peak 5,895mts the real summit.

Day 1 –MARANGU GATE- MANDARA HUT

You will be picked up from the hotel and a drive to Marangu gate follow as you drive towards the gate you will be enjoying excellent views of the mountain, you will meet your team of guides and porters at the gate. Whilst in the forest you could see bright coloured birds, colobus monkeys and other species of monkey as well as mosses, lichens and flowers and delicate orchids. If the skies are clear you can see the town of Moshi lying at the edge of the plain further down. Once registrations finished you will start ascending leave the park buildings the walk is 4-5 hours through areas of coffee plantation and thick rainforest to Mandara Hut for Dinner and overnight.

DAY 2 – MANDARA HUT – HOROMBO HUT 3,720Mts

The second day on the mountain starts just after breakfast with a steep climb through the last swathe of rainforest, though this soon gives way to rolling alpine meadow dotted with giant heather. Once you leave the forest sunshade, Kilimanjaro’s two peaks snow covered Kibo and rocky Mawenzi – lie straight ahead overlooking the skyline.Further on you cross a zone of open moorland with diminutive vegetation, today you gain roughly 1,000m altitude; the walk can take five to seven hours depending on your pace but always POLE POLE. Tonight for Dinner and overstay at Horombo Huts.

DAY 3 – HOROMBO HUT

A day here provides an opportunity for you to acclimatize step by step to the altitude, Information show that an acclimatization day effectively doubles the chance of succession to reach the summit, thus the time is well spent! The day is not precisely wasted as there is several walks you can take just in the locality of the hut, but we will take the most famous walk of which most people take for acclimatization which leads you to the base of Mawenzi Peak the dramatic eastern summit of Kilimanjaro.The walk takes 4-5 hours a round trip and will go till to an altitude of 4,600Mts then you will return back to Horombo Hut for Dinner and Overnight this walk will put you in good shape later on.

DAY 4 –HOROMBO HUT- KIBO HUT

The scenery turn out to be more rocky and rough as you leave behind kibo ,everlasting flower and other bizarre alpine plants Massive groundsels and lobelias appear in the sparse moorland. The trail up to Kibo will take between five and seven hours. Skirting Mawenzi Peak ass you pass the Last Water point then you cross a stark, almost lunar landscape to the Saddle which is a wide tundra desert between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo.Here you will start getting fantastic views of the upper ranges of the mountain before arriving at Kibo Hut (4,705m), a dry-stone-walled hut with dorms and limited facilities. Tonight you prepare for tomorrow’s final assault – THE SUMMIT – re-packing to leave any non-essential items with the porters; you need to summon all your energy to get to the summit so there’s absolutely no point in carrying anything you don’t need! An early night is imperative as you must make a midnight start in order to reach the summit in the morning before the cloud cover settles, and then have time to get back down to the hut. Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY 5 – UHURU PEAK

This is a long and demanding day! The guides wake you soon after midnight and you start out in darkness, zigzagging up a long scree slope by the light of your torch in the extreme cold. At this time of day the scree is still frozen – which makes it easier to walk on! After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyer’s Cave – named after the German geologist who made the first successful ascent in 1889 – where he found the remains of a frozen leopard. The gradient gets steeper and three hours on (this is the hardest stretch of the climb! you should reach the crater rim at Johanne’s Notch. From here it’s a short scramble to Gillman’s Point (5,685m) in time for dawn. Your reward is the dramatic spectacle of the sun rising over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi – the profusion of colors and shapes make all the suffering seem worthwhile! For those who still have the energy and drive, it takes another couple of hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru (Freedom) Peak (5,896m). Your descent (approx. 3 hours) retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest.

Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY 6 – Back to Moshi.

The pace quickens as you continue your triumphant way back down across alpine meadow and past Mandara Hut through the rainforest to Marangu Gate where you board the vehicle for the journey back to Moshi.

Included.

    • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
    • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
    • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
    • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
    • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
    • Filtered water throughout the trek
    • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Increases in park fees where applicable
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($70 per toilet + toilet tent)
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December 2, 2019

4 days Mount Meru climbing Tanzania

Written By AFRICA NATURAL TOURS

At 4566m, Mount Meru is the fifth highest mountain on the African continent and the second highest in Tanzania. About 250 000 years ago, a massive volcanic blast blew away the entire eastern flank of the mountain and left it with the characteristic and distinctive appearance it has today. Last eruption: 1910

At 4566m, Mount Meru is the fifth highest mountain on the African continent and the second highest in Tanzania. About 250 000 years ago, a massive volcanic blast blew away the entire eastern flank of the mountain and left it with the characteristic and distinctive appearance it has today. The Mt Meru ascent passes through many different vegetation zones. The dry forest of the lower region gives way to a dense mountain rainforest, which then turns into a scrubland. Towards the top of the mountain, the vegetation consists of heath and moorland and is then finally replaced by the stunning baron alpine deserts. As the flora changes the wildlife does so too, which is diverse and equally impressive. During the ascent, you will regularly come across large game such as elephants and buffalos but you may also come across leopards. Due to this, it is obligatory to be accompanied by an armed park ranger on your tour.

Day 1 Arusha – Momella Gate (1500m) – Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

In the morning, you will be collected from your hotel and after a 45-minute drive, you will arrive at the Arusha National Park Gate. At the national park gate, your guide will complete the obligatory entry forms and whilst he does so, you can peruse the information boards of the national park. Once the formalities have been completed and the hiking team consisting of porters from the surrounding villages is formed, you will then be driven a little further to Momella Gate. An armed park ranger will accompany you while you start your hike and get a first glimpse of the wonderful giraffes and buffalos. Once you have left the buffalo herds and giraffes behind, you will enter the acacia forest in which you will follow the Southern Route. After a steady 2-hour climb, you will reach Maio Falls and some picturesque meadows that are a perfect place for a picnic. After a rest, you will again be on your way and soon reach the well-known ‘Arched Fig Tree’. Here your park ranger will tell you about the formation of this tree and how it gained its shape forming an arch over the path. After another 1½ – 2 hours, you will reach the Miriakamba Hut. Evening meal and overnight stay at the Miriakamba Hut. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 2 Miriakamba Hut (2500m) – Saddle Hut (3550m)

In the morning, you will leave the Miriakamba Hut behind and follow a steep track with wooden steps upwards. Due to the gain in height, it will be noticeably cooler than the previous day and due to this, the hike will seem to get easier. The clouds also often hang in the rainforest and dip the lush vegetation in a moody atmosphere. After approximately 2 hours, you will reach the vantage point ‘Mgongo wa Tembo’ (Elephant back) at an elevation of 3200m, where you will enjoy a well-earned break. After another hike in which the vegetation changes from rainforest into an airy bush land, you will reach Saddle Hut (3550m) at midday for a relaxing lunch break. During the afternoon, you have the option of a side trip to Little Meru (3820m) which takes approx. 1 – 1 ½ hours and from where you can have wonderful views of Arusha National Park and of the Kilimanjaro (approx. 80 km away). Back at the hut, a warm dinner is waiting for you before you will have the final preliminary talk in preparation for the following day’s climb to the summit. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Saddle Hut – Socialist Peak (4562m) – Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

After an early start with tea and biscuits, you will leave for the summit at 02:00 hrs. By torchlight, you will follow the trail through bush land to the so-called Rhino Point (3821m) in which the path turns into a little more challenging trek with occasional light climbs. You will follow the north ridge to the summit on which you walk on ground alternating between lava ash and rock. After approx. 4 – 5 hours, you will have the summit and the Tanzanian flag in your sights. From the summit, you will be able to enjoy the sun rising above Kilimanjaro and the fantastic view of Mount Meru’s crater with its steep sides and the “Ash Cone” in the middle. The descent follows the same route back to Saddle Hut (3550m) where you will take a well-deserved long break and recuperate with hot soup and tea. Once refreshed, you will continue with the descent. During the early afternoon, you will reach Miriakamba Hut (2500m) – tired but happy. At this hut, you can relax and think about the last stage that you have completed. Evening meal and overnight stay at Miriakamba Hut (2500m). Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Miriakamba Hut (2500m) – Momella Gate (1500m)

After breakfast, you will follow a 2 – 3 hour trek over the so-called ‘Northern Route’ back to Momella Gate. The descent is shorter than the ascent but there is still the chance to see elephants, buffalos, giraffes as well as the black and white columbus monkeys. At the gate, you will say farewell to your hiking crew and your driver will take you back to Arusha. Breakfast

Note:
The summit stage contains a few simple but unsecured climbing passages. A good head for heights and sure footedness are absolutely necessary. In adverse weather conditions (heavy rain, icy rocks and paths or thick fog) the park ranger can call off the climb to the summit. We do not advice climbs in the rain season (April and May).

Includes:
• National Park gate fees

  • Transport from Arusha to trail head and return
  • Hut fees
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
  • National Park ranger (required by Arusha National Park)
  • All meals on the mountain

Exclude:
• Tips for guides, ranger, and porters

  • Add $250/person/day for an extra day on the mountain
  • Sleeping bag and personal items
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November 29, 2019

Wildlife Safari in Tanzania National Park

Written By AFRICA NATURAL TOURS

Our five day camping safari captivates those who experience its enchanting beauty. The four parks are located in Tanzania, a region that has preserved its purity on the ancient African continent. We will discover Lake Manyara National Park which features the largest concentration of baboons. The alkaline waters of Lake Manyara are encrusted with rosy feathered flamingos. Tarangire is famous for having one of the largest elephant populations in Africa. The Serengeti conjures up images of exploration, dramatic landscapes and exhilarating wildlife. The Ngorongoro Crater has been denoted as ‘Africa’s garden of Eden’.

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