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Kilimanjaro Climb Expeditions | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Uganda Safaris Kenya and Tanzania Safari
 
Kenya/Uganda/Tanzania Safari
For those with time on their side, this is an ideal way to spend 23 days on safari, crossing from one to the other of all three East African Countries. For centuries, the region has captured the imagination of travellers and adventure seekers alike. This itinerary can be amended to suit your requirements.

Departures: Daily, minimum 2 people.

1: Kampala
Arrive Entebbe, met on arrival and transferred to Speke Hotel in Kampala for overnight. BB

Day 2: Mbarara
Depart in the morning and drive to Mbarara on good tarmac road. Along the way, stop at the Equator, Local Drum makers and take pictures of the Ankole Long Horned Cattle. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Regency Lakeview Hotel Mbarara. Approx Transit time: 6 hrs, Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 3: Bwindi
Depart after an early breakfast for the Mountain Gorilla Sanctuary of Bwindi arriving in time for lunch at the tracking base. In the afternoon, take a self guided walk around the camp along the Munyaga River before returning for sunset views across the Bwindi Forest. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp. Approx transit time: 5 hrs, Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 4: Bwindi
After breakfast, travel to the base of the mountain for a briefing before starting the gorilla trek -30 minutes to 8 hours trekking. After picnic lunches and drinks in the Bwindi Impenetrable, we return to base for dinner and overnight at Gorilla  Forest Camp or Lake Kitandara Tented  Camp. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi
Breakfast at Leisure, before departing for Lake Bunyonyi believed to be one of the deepest crater lakes in Africa. In the afternoon, take a canoe ride or do some Cray fishing around the evergreen islands. Meals and overnight at Nature's Prime Island. Approx transit time: 3 hrs Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 6: Kampala/Nairobi
After breakfast, depart for Kampala for lunch at the Gallery Cafe before proceeding to the airport for a late evening flight to Nairobi. On arriving Nairobi, met and transferred to Nairobi Safari Club for overnight, BB. Approx transit time on road: 6 hrs, Approx Transit on air: 1 hr, Meal Plan: {B, L}

Day 7: Samburu
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through central Kenya and north across the equator to Samburu National Reserve arriving Samburu Serena Lodge or Sarova Shaba Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. Approx transit time: 6 hrs, Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 8: Samburu
Full day in Samburu, with an early morning and late afternoon game drive. Samburu is a beautiful and and game abundant park, home to rarely found species such as the Beisa Oryx, Grevy's zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe.  Optional activities include a visit to a local Samburu village, camel riding and guided nature and bird walks. All meals and overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge or Sarova Shaba Lodge, Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 9: The Ark
Depart Samburu after breakfast and drive to Aberdare National Park arriving Outspan Hotel in time for lunch. Afternoon transfer to The Treetops Lodge for overnight floodlit game viewing. Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, this unique game lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife - elephant, rhino, leopard, bushbuck and occasionally an elusive bongo or giant forest hog. Dinner and overnight at the tree hotel, Treetops Lodge. Approx transit time: 3 hrs, Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Please note: Only overnight bags are allowed at The Treetops Lodge, with the rest of your luggage being left behind at the base hotel.

Day 10: Lake Nakuru
Morning drive back to Outspan Hotel, then depart shortly to the floor of The Rift Valley making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls. Arrive Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or Flamingo Hill Camp in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild's giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game. Dinner and overnight at the park. Approx transit time: 2 hrs, Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 11: Maasai Mara
Depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara arriving Mara Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. Approx transit time: 6 hrs, Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 12 & 13: Maasai Mara
Spend two days in Maasai Mara, Kenya's most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). On one day you will go out with picnic lunch boxes to spend most of the day in the park coming back to the lodge late afternoon, while on the second day you will have an early morning pre-breakfast game drive, and another one late afternoon. There will also be an optional visit to a local Maasai village at $25 per person and Masai Mara hot air balloon ride at $425 per person. All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 14: Nairobi
Depart Maasai Mara after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving approx. 13:00hrs. Drop at your hotel - Nairobi Safari Club. Lunch on own arrangements/afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis. Optional dinner at The Carnivore Restaurant at $50 per person. Approx transit time: 5 hrs, Meal Plan: {B}

Day 15: Amboseli
Depart Nairobi after breakfast for Amboseli National Park arriving Amboseli Serena Lodge in time for lunch. The park is famous for its big game and great scenic beauty whose entire landscape is dominated by Mt Kilimanjaro. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge, Approx transit time: 4 hrs, Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 16: Amboseli
Early morning pre-breakfast game drive when you have the best chance to see the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, returning to Serena Lodge for late breakfast. Morning at leisure - afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 17: Lake Manyara
Depart Amboseli after breakfast and drive to Namanga (Kenya/Tanzania border) where you will change vehicle and driver/guide. After customs formalities drive to Arusha for lunch at Impala Hotel, then proceed to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight. Approx transit time: 6 hrs, Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 18: Manyara/Serengeti
Morning game drive in the Manyara Park, a park dotted with exotic trees such as the giant fig, baobab and mahogany and famous for lions that sprawl on trees (though rare these days). Depart after lunch for Serengeti Nat. Park arriving Serengeti Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight. Approx transit time: 4 hrs, Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 19: Serengeti
Full day in Serengeti. Morning and afternoon game drives in the rolling grasslands studded with wildlife for as far as the eye can see. All meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 20: Ngorongoro
Another morning game drive in Serengeti. Lunch will be at Serengeti Sopa Lodge then depart for Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge for a short visit of the museum. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Approx transit time: 3 hrs, Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 21: Ngorongoro
After breakfast descend down to the crater floor for day crater tour, returning to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure with optional visit to a local Maasai village. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

 

Please note: Only day tours may be allowed at the crater.

Day 22: Tarangire
Depart Ngorongoro after breakfast and drive to Tarangire Nat. Park arriving Tarangire Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. Approx transit time: 3 hrs, Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 23: Arusha/Nairobi
Depart after breakfast with a game drive en route and return to Arusha. Lunch will be at Impala Hotel then board afternoon shuttle bus back to Nairobi arriving approx. 18:30hrs. Drop at the airport for onward flight back home. (There is an option of flying back to Nairobi from Arusha, instead of the shuttle bus). Approx transit time: 7 hrs, Meal Plan: {B, L}

Safari  Price: US$ 9,500 per person sharing
Prices include:
- Transportation in a custom safari vehicle with pop-roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing
- Services of a trained and experienced English speaking driver/guide for each sector
- Full board accommodation in the lodges and tented camps as mentioned
- Bottled water for use during the safari
- Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Kampala and Nairobi
- Airport transfers
- Game drives and all park entry fees
- Gorilla permits

- Flight from Kampala to Nairobi one way
- Shared shuttle bus transfer from Arusha to Nairobi one way
- Crater tour services
- Complementary bottled water whilst on safari

Not included:
- Airfares to Africa
- Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
- Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplement

23 Days Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar Safari:
African safari Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar tours including Uganda gorilla tracking

Day 1: Arrival - Kampala
On your arrive at Entebbe Airport, Uganda, met and assisted. Transfer to Kampala Serena Hotel for the night on half board in readiness for the next day's journey to Bwindi Impenetrable for gorilla tracking. Overnight at Kampala Serena Hotel. D.

Day 2: Kampala - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Morning breakfast then take an 8-10 hour road transfer on a very good road to the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Home to the Mountain Gorillas. In the evening, take to the Munyaga Trail to explore the Freshness of the Forest on a Nature walk along the River Munyaga. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kitandara Tented Camp, B,L,D.

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking
After an early morning breakfast, you will be given briefing and set off for your Gorilla tracking activity in the forests of Bwindi. Gorilla tracking can be strenuous, you will need to carry a packed lunch, drinking water, wear comfortable boots or jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes, put on ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds and take a rain jacket. Walking sticks will be made available for those that require one by the park rangers. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kitandara Tented Camp, B,L,D.

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable - Mbarara
Travel to Kibale for lunch at the Lake Bunyonyi where you could also take an optional Canoe ride to explore the many Islands. Later depart to Mbarara arriving for dinner and night stay at the Agip Motel, B,L,D.

Day 5: Mbarara - Kampala - Nairobi
Drive back to Kampala for lunch. Later transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight to Nairobi. Met and assisted. Transfer to Nairobi Safari Club for the night on bed and breakfast B,L.

Day 6: Nairobi - Amboseli
Distance: 250 km (4 hrs.) Drive south to Amboseli National Park. Game viewing en route to your lodge with the immense grandeur of Mt Kilimanjaro in the background. Amboseli National Park, at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, 5895m Kilimanjaro, is one of the most popular of Kenya's national parks. Amboseli National Park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. Set in rolling savannah scenery it is dwarfed by the presence of the pink-tinged, snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at 5,896 meters, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Against this magnificent backdrop roam vast herds of elephant accompanied by lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle hippo and wildebeest. There are also over 400 species of birds, all manner of reptilian, flora and fauna and some of the most soul-searing views in Africa. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.

Day 7: Amboseli National Park
Full day in Amboseli with game drives in the morning and afternoon. All meals and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.

Day 8: Nairobi - Mount Kenya
After breakfast, drive to Mount Kenya via Nairobi and towards Central Kenya highlands arriving at Mountain Lodge. The only 'tree hotel' ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya's legendary Mount Kenya, Mountain Lodge offers a matchless game viewing opportunity whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendors of an ancient rainforest. Floating 2,195 m high on the flanks of Kenya's highest mountain and secreted deep within her largest forest reserve, the lodge offers not only the champagne-clarity of mountain air, the tranquility of the forest and a colorful cavalcade of wildlife but also the chance of scaling the icy peaks of Africa's second-highest mountain. Afternoon leisure and overnight floodlit game viewing. Optional nature walk can be arranged at
USD 45 per person. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Lodge Serena, B,L,D.

Day 9: Mount Kenya - Samburu Game Reserve
Depart further north past the equator to Samburu arriving at Samburu Serena Lodge in time for lunch. Samburu National Reserve, a place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers, lies on the fringes of the vast and arid desert once known as the Northern Frontier District, whose heat-corched scrublands extend beyond the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana. Samburu provides one of the few sanctuaries in Kenya for the endangered Grevy zebra, the rare beisa oryx and the blue-shanked Somali ostrich whilst large herds of elephant roam the gaunt hills. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Samburu Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.

Day 10: Samburu Game Reserve
Morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu. Meals and overnight stay at Samburu Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.

Day 11: Samburu - Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary
Breakfast and departure to this private game sanctuary. Afternoon is free for optional activities as game viewing, walking safaris or night game drives. Includes visit to chimpanzee sanctuary. The sanctuary also boasts of "The Big Five" (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) plus an exciting catalogue of; giraffe, zebra, eland, oryx, waterbuck, Grant's gazelle, Thompson's gazelle, cheetah, silver-backed jackal, hartebeest, baboon and several hundred bird species. Sweetwaters Tented Camp is designed to offer a charming blend of under canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury. One of only four private game reserves in Kenya, it also allows such unforgettable pleasures as night game drives, guided bush walks and both horse or camel riding across its game-teaming plains. Lunch, dinner & overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp, B,L,D.

Day 12: Sweetwaters - Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart to Lake Nakuru National Park via Nyahururu Falls to arrive in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Set on a plateau in an elevation above Lake Nakuru , Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge has 67 chalets all overlooking the lake, within the Lake Nakuru National Park . It is the perfect place to experience one of the world's largest ornithological spectacles, The Pink Flamingo, or a rich concentration of wildlife including black and white colobus monkey and is also a famed Rhino Sanctuary. In the afternoon proceed on a game drive in this famous ornithological spectacle for flamingoes. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or Lake Nakuru Lodge, B,L,D.

Day 13: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch. Masai Mara National Reserve is a pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the 'Big Five' in one morning. The 1,800 sq kilometres of this veteran reserve offers the classic mix of African imagery; miles of lion-gold grasslands, shoals of lilac-misted hills, a meandering river, acres of thorn-bush and mile upon mile of undulating wilderness. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.

Day 14 & 15: Maasai Mara
Three full days in the Masai Mara. Each day with morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight stay at Mara Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.

Optional activities:
1. Hot air balloon Safari:
US$ 425 per person
2. Visit to a local Maasai village:
US$ 25 per person
3. Nature walk: U
S$ 45 per person
4. Day fishing expedition to Lake Victoria:
US$ 475 per person

Day 16: Masai Mara - Serengeti
After breakfast, drive to the border town of Isebania where you will go through the normal immigration & customs procedures and meet your Tanzania driver. Proceed in the Tanzanian vehicle to Serengeti National Park , enjoy a picnic lunch and enroute extended afternoon game drive en-route to your lodge to arrive in the evening for dinner and overnight. Serengeti Sopa Lodge (2 nights) BLD

Day 17: Serengeti Safari
Today, all day is spent in the Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives. The lion are abundant, the leopard plentiful (yet still secretive) and black rhino and cheetah both breed here. There are more than 500 species of bird and, interestingly, 100 sub-species of dung beetle - a sure sign of a varied animal population, Serengeti Sopa Lodge. BLD

Day 18: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater, via Olduvai Gorge
After breakfast, drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world. Its enduring charm stems from its overwhelming physical beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. En-route visit the Olduvai Gorge site of archeological findings, where traces of pre-historic man dating back to 3.5 million years ago have been discovered. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Ngorongoro Sopa  Lodge (2 nights) BLD

Day 19: Ngorongoro Crater tour
Tanzania has implemented nature conservation rules limiting visitors to half-day exploration of the Crater. Your 4X4 vehicle takes you down the steep walls of the caldera into a spectacular primeval array of wildlife including the "Big 5". Return to your lodge to enjoy an afternoon at leisure, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. BLD

Day 20: Ngorongoro - Arusha - Zanzibar Holiday
Drive back to Arusha, Tanzania's safari capital for lunch at the African Heritage. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Spice Island of Zanzibar. Met and transferred to Ocean Paradise Beach Resort or Breezes Beach Resort on half board, B,L,D.

Day 21-22: Zanzibar beach holiday
Full days of leisure and relaxation at your hotel on half board, Ocean Paradise Beach Resort or Breezes Beach Resort, F, B,D.

Day 23: Zanzibar - Nairobi - Departure
Transfer to the Stone Town for stone Town and Spice tour. Later transfer to the airport for your flight back to Nairobi from where you will catch your flight back home after an exciting African Safari experience, B.

Tour Cost: US$ 7,970 Per person sharing

Tour cost includes:
-All ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable safari vehicle equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
-Full board accommodation and meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
-Accommodation in double/twin room.
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
-Bottled water whilst on safari
-Carnivore Restaurant lunch
-Gorilla tracking
-Single gorilla tracking permit per person
-Forest walk in Bwindi
-Half board accommodation at the beach resort
-Bed and breakfast accommodation in Kampala, Nairobi and Stone Town
-Flight from Uganda to Nairobi, Nairobi to Zanzibar and Zanzibar back to Nairobi
-Stone Town and Spice tour on the last day

Tour cost excludes:
-Tips
-Laundry
-Airport departure tax in Zanzibar ($25 per person)
-Drinks
-International flights
-Visas
-Items of a personal nature
-Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

 

Easily known as the "Coca-Cola route", Marangu is by far the most popular route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least expensive route, but more so, perhaps the fact that it is possible to do the Marangu route in 6 days, thereby getting to the summit one day earlier than on the Machame route. It is the easiest route to Kilimanjaro Uhuru Peak but least scenic. More details....  

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Sometimes called the Whisky Route. This is a popular route up steep paths through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau. It then traverses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Ice fields to join the Barafu Route to the summit. This is probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals. Where accommodation on the Marangu route is in huts, the Machame route offers strictly tents only. This makes Machame route better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker, rewarding him with a scenic splendor such as not seen on the Marangu route. The Machame route is normally completed in a minimum of 6 days. More details....

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Rongai Route This remote and less frequently used route is the second easiest route to Kilimanjaro. The approach to the mountain is from the less-forested north side and the descent is by the Marangu Route. There are several variations, the one described below is a longer route taking in Mawenzi Tarn. More details....

 

Umbwe Route The Umbwe route is one of the shortest routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach. It is probably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro. It is quite taxing, primarily due to the relatively fast ascent to higher altitude, but the rewards are plentiful. More details....

 
Lemosho Route This is the longest and most remote route to Kilimanjaro. After beautiful forests and moorlands it crosses the Shira Plateau to meet up with the Machame Route. Groups may be accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant and other game. More details....
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At 5,199 m, Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa. It is an ancient extinct volcano, during whose period of activity (3.1–2.6 million years ago) it is thought to have risen to 6,500 m. Mount Kenya is one of the most impressive landscapes in East Africa. There are three main climbing routes, which penetrate the forest and the moorland - Naromoru, Sirimon and Chogoria.

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Lemosho Route This is the longest and most remote route to Kilimanjaro. After beautiful forests and moorlands it crosses the Shira Plateau to meet up with the Machame Route. Groups may be accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant and other game.
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Kilimanjaro Climb Expedition tips and advice to follow:
>Find a good tour operator: You can only climb Kilimanjaro with an organized trek and along established routes, so you have to go with an expert operator. The Kilimanjaro climbing operators vary from excellent to downright negligent so be selective and try not to be too cheap if you want to have the most enjoyable climb experience. you can count on Kilimanjaroclimbexpedition.com

>Book in advance: If you intend to climb Kilimanjaro, be sure to book in advance. This will enable you to go in high season, which is January-March and September-October. High Season is a good time to go simply because the weather condition is safest for Kilimanjaro climbing.

>Get fit & prepare well: Break in your hiking boots and walk the dog; climb stairs; hike some hills with a pack on. Walking is the best way to prepare yourself for the long hike up Kilimanjaro to ensure you have right fitness. You need to build up stamina. It's a good idea to get a basic medical check-up before you go. You don't want to be dealing with an ingrown toenail or worse at 18,000 feet. Travel insurance that includes medical is also a must.

>Pack well:  Pack light but make sure you have everything you need to deal with altitude and variation in temperatures. Don't worry about carrying it yourself since a porter/s will take up to 30lbs (15kg) of your personal gear in a duffel bag. You can rent some equipment and clothing locally but you may end up with teeny sleeping bags and a fraying pink jacket. See our recommended climb checklist.

>Choose your convenient route: Make sure your hike is at least 6-7 days to provide the much needed Kilimanjaro commodity, acclimatization if you want to have maximum success. Any shorter and you will not be properly acclimatized. Routes vary in degree of difficulty, traffic and scenic beauty. The least difficult routes are Marangu and Rongai; the more difficult routes are Machame, Umbwe and Lemosho. The longer routes may have more difficult hiking but you'll be more acclimatized and your chances of reaching the summit are therefore higher. The longer western routes also allow you to start your summit day at a more reasonable hour. For details on each route see route descriptions.

>Dealing with altitude: Pace yourself; you will hear the Swahili phrase "pole pole" - slowly slowly, heed it well. Drink lots of water about 4-5 liters a day is recommended. Luckily the mountain streams after the first day are good to drink and naturally cooled. Walk high and sleep low. Take a walk to a higher elevation during the day and come back down to sleep. Consult a doctor before you go and get some medication to prevent altitude sickness. Also make sure your guides are carrying the proper medical equipment such as oxygen, radios and a recompression bag to deal with altitude sickness if it arises.

>Reaching the summit: The hardest part of the trek. Pace yourself, be determined, and you will reach the Uhuru peak. The final ascent is usually timed so you can watch the sunrise over the crater and distant plains. Enjoy the view take a few photos and get back down before you get too affected by the high altitude. Take a well earned nap.
 
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania stands at 19,340 feet (5895 m) and is Africa's tallest mountain. The attraction of hiking up Mount Kilimanjaro is that it's not a technical climb so no equipment such as oxygen and ropes are necessary. But it's no walk in the park. As you you'll see from the images below, trekkers make their way through 5 climatic zones before reaching the summit. Weather changes from moment to moment and the high altitude wreaks havoc on the body and mind...read more. Kenya safari, Tanzania, Uganda safari Gorilla Treks, Wildlife lodge Safari, Kenya safari, Tanzania, Uganda safari tours.

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Kenya Safari:
Kenya is the original safari country where the 'safari' (Swahili for travel) begun. In Kenya, you can mix the idyllic experience of a tropical beach vacation on the warm Indian Ocean with an East African wild animal safari expedition. Combining the two makes for a unique holiday. Part of your vacation is filled with excitement as you observe African wildlife at close quarters, while part is spent relaxing and soaking up the sun on a sandy beach.

A beach and safari break in Kenya is an exotic getaway from the daily routines of city life. It also makes for the ideal honeymoon for newly weds, with time to relax as well as a touch of adventure.

East Africa, including Kenya, does not yet have a high profile as a holiday destination in America, but is growing in reputation as a unique vacation experience. Europeans, and the British in particular, have less distance to travel to Africa, and have been been the mainstay of Kenyan tourism, attracted by the unique mix of the tropical beach and African safari vacation. Luxury vacations have become more affordable as European currencies have strengthened, prompting investment in Kenyan tourist facilities.
 
Tanzania Safari:
Safari in Tanzania is a worth undertaking. We are the original safari company offering quality Tanzania safaris to Ngorongoro Crater, animal migration tours in Serengeti, Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania  honeymoon vacations in Zanzibar Island, family holidays in spice island and luxury beach resorts of pemba island. A variety of accommodation in Tanzania is offered from lodge, hotels and safari tented camps...Read more.
 
The best time to go for an African safari is when the animals are easy to find and in dense numbers. Deciding when to go on safari depends on what country you would like to visit and when you are able to plan your trip. Seasons differ in East Africa so you can really plan a great safari for almost every month of the year, if you are flexible about where you want to go to.....:
 
Kenya:
The best time to go on safari in Kenya and experience a huge density and diversity of wildlife is when the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gnu's descend on the Mara plains with predators close behind. The best time to see this wildlife spectacle is from July to October. Other parks in Kenya are also excellent and the best time to visit these would be during the dry seasons - January through March and July through October.

With the scarcity of water during the dry seasons, the animals tend to gather in more concentrated numbers around permanent water holes, rivers and lakes, so they are easier to find. The vegetation is also less lush which simply means that viewing animals from a distance is easier.

Tanzania:
If you want to see the Great Migration unfold, head to Tanzania's northern parks; the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. The best time to witness the annual migration is probably February - March when the wildebeest and zebra have their young. Not only can you enjoy seeing baby animals, but the predators are at the highest number too. Because the herds also concentrate in the south of the Serengeti, it's easy to plan your wildlife viewing in that area and find a safari company that offers lodging there.

June to November is Tanzania's dry season and is the best time to visit all the parks (and you can always hop over to Kenya's Masai Mara to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration during this time). Tanzania's Southern Parks are perfect to visit during this time since the animals tend to congregate around permanent water and it isn't so hot and humid.

All of Tanzania's parks suffer from the rains which generally fall from March to May in the North, and from November to May in the South and West. Roads get washed out and given the sheer size of Tanzania's parks, the animals tend to spread out, and this makes wildlife viewing less satisfying (if you're looking for sheer numbers of animals).

December through March can get quite hot and humid, especially in Western and Southern Tanzania which makes it a little uncomfortable to spend a lot of time in the bush.

If you want to add a hike up Mount Kilimanjaro to your safari, the best time to hike is January - March and September - October.

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Amboseli Budget Safari (3Days/2 Nights)
This 3 days safari takes you to Amboseli National Park, at the foot Of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, standing at 5895m. Amboseli is one of the most popular of Kenya’s national parks. Large herds of elephants roam the park. Elegant Masai tribesmen will be seen around the park. Accommodation is basic camping.
 
Hemingway Trail Budget Safari
This is a 3 day basic camping tour to the world-famous Maasai Mara. You travel by road. This tour is for the adventure lovers willing to enjoy the wild at its best.
 
Kifaru Budget Safari
This is a 4 day budget safari that will take you to Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru National park. Maasai Mara is one of East Africa's best known game viewing areas and it adjoins the Serengeti Park of Tanzania. A land of undulating hills and rolling grasslands supporting a huge animal population.
 
Mara Budget Safari (3 nights/2 nights)
This safari takes you to the Maasai Mara, Kenya most famous game sanctuary Over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. The Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeests and zebra, there are also resident wildlife year round. Accommodation is based on basic camping.
 
Samburu National Reserve days Camping (3Days/2nights)
This 3 day budget safari takes you to one of the Kenya’s best reserve on the North. Known for its abundant game - lion, leopard, elephant and the beisa oryx - Samburu National Reserve is also home to the semi-nomadic tribe of the Samburu people.

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Kilimanjaro Climb Expeditions, Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, an expert comprehensive guide to trekking snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Kilimanjaro hiking is done inside Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania and is the highest mountain in Africa and African holiday: Masai Mara trip: Umbwe route: Kenya holiday: Kenya offers excellent value for safaris. Its wildlife parks are world famous for the quality of game viewing and the variety of wildlife preserved through a highly reputed system of scientific game management. Affordable Kenya and Tanzania safaris stay in standard camps and lodges, using Kenya's excellent road system for transfers between parks. Kenya safari Tanzania Uganda safari Gorilla treks Wildlife lodge Safari Kenya safari Tanzania Uganda safari tours: links to Kenya, East Africa and Africa safari information. Kenya safari, Tanzania, Uganda safari Gorilla Treks, Wildlife lodge Safari, Kenya safari, Tanzania, Uganda safari tours.
 
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Wildebeest migration to and back from Serengeti into the Maasai Mara is the single most popular wildlife spectacle in Kenya. The wildebeest migration is such a phenomenon it involves movement of over 1 million animals crossing plains and rivers in the Mara migration. River crossings are the most spectacular where the wildebeest of Mara jump into rivers full of crocodiles and surging currents. The wildebeest is feted as the clown of the Savannah. Also known as a gnu, the animal has a structure resembling a young horse with a heavily built frontal shoulders and chest and a slender posterior. Its legs are so slender it’s intriguing how it supports the proportionately larger body frame. The ‘clown’ title results from its unusual behavior considered to other bovids, for example a gnu herd will usually scatter in different directions when attacked by a lion.
 
 
Lamu Town began life as a 14th century Swahili settlement. But the island has seen many visitors and influences, including Portuguese explorers, Turkish traders and the Omani Arabs. Despite all these influences, Lamu developed its own particular culture which has ultimately endured. The island is a beautiful place of rolling dunes and endless beaches, where tiny villages nestle among coconut and mango plantations and lateen sailed dhows ply the waters. Dense mangrove forests fringe the mainland and the inland sides of the island. The beach on Lamu Island is 12km of empty sands backing on to an ocean protected by a reef...Read more..
 
 
Mount Kenya: Mount Kenya National Park
Mount Kenya plays a crucial role in the life of the country being Kenya's single most important permanent watershed and her largest forest reserve. The fertile soils of its lower slopes also sustain the growth of the nation's richest farmlands whilst much of its vegetation is globally unique. In recent years, however, the Mountain has suffered greatly from the adverse effects of deforestation, resulting in large tracts of its lower slopes being entirely denuded of trees and occupied by squatters. And, although much of the vast forest cover remains intact, the growing demand for timber (Kenya's staple construction and fuel source) threatens to lead to even more serious deforestation and subsequent soil erosion.....Read more...
 
 
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Shaba National Reserve
It is impossible to talk about the Shaba National Reserve without mentioning Samburu National Reserve, and Buffalo Springs National Reserve, because they are all intertwined, and they form a trio of unusual and attractive game sanctuaries, and all neighbours.

Shaba is a relatively small National Park being a little over 239 sq. kms, and it is only 70 kms north of Mount Kenya, at an altitude varying between 700-1500metres.

Visitors go to Parks to see wildlife, and the Shaba Game is outstanding. You have a very good chance of seeing Giraffe, Cheetah, leopard, and lion. You can add to this gazelle, oryx, zebra, and Gerenuk, but of course it is the predators that are most sought after....Read more.. Kenya safari Tanzania Uganda safari Gorilla treks Wildlife lodge Safari Kenya safari Tanzania Uganda safari tours: links to Kenya, East Africa and Africa safari information.Kenya safari, Tanzania, Uganda safari Gorilla Treks, Wildlife lodge Safari, Kenya safari, Tanzania, Uganda safari tours

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