Saturday, July 9, 2016

Braventure Africa Tour and Safaris


BRAVENTURE Africa is locally owned and operated at Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania. We have built a unique reputation in tourism by organizing Mountain climbing, Zanzibar Holidays, Cultural Tours, Wildlife safaris tented and camping adventures throughout Tanzania. We can also set up private and custom adventure to meet your all of your needs.Our guides speak fluent English and Swahili language. They are local Tanzanians who are skilled, knowledgeable and well-trained about treks, safaris and people which they will share with you throughout your adventures in Tanzania.
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7 Days Safari

All our 7-day Africa wildlife safaris and tours, specifically include the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. This specific Africa safari and travel itinerary has been designed for visitors with more time on hand for a longer safari or tours. It specifically includes the Tarangire National Park and have been designed to offer you a total Tanzanian northern circuit safari experience, while attempting to keep your non game-viewing travel time to a minimum.

Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manyara

Non game-viewing travel time: 2½ hours
Distance: 130 km

Pick up from Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 2 – Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti Plains

Non game-viewing travel time: 6 hours
Distance: 205 km

After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.

Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 3 – Serengeti Plains

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.

We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The visitor’s centre not far from the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre, offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!

Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 4 – Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro Crater

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 145 km

After breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the’Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested on the crater rim, no accommodation available inside the crater.

Day 5 – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested on the crater rim, no accommodation available inside the crater.

Day 6 – Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park

Non game-viewing travel time: 3½ hours
Distance: 155 km

After breakfast we depart for the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. After a picnic lunch we do an afternoon game drive.

Dinner and overnight in the Tarangire National Park area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 7 – Tarangire National Park – Arusha

Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours
Distance: 120 km

We enjoy an early morning game drive in the Tarangire National Park, followed by breakfast at the lodge. We will then transfer back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha will we have lunch and then we will end our African safari adventure. The group should tip the guide around $20 a day. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari services.

Departure dates

The departure dates for all our safaris and tours are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed info.

Cost Includes:
  • Use of safari vehicle for game viewing
  • Guaranteed window seats for every participant.
  • Park entry fee for Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara.
  • All meals as per the Itinerary. Full board meal plan. (3 Meals a day)
  • Complimentary bottle of drinking mineral water. (Each person a 3litre per day)
  • Service of an experienced English – Speaking driver guide
  • Game drives as per the Itinerary
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Government taxes
  • Complimentary Pre-Tour Information pack

Cost Excludes:
  • Hot air Balloon flight in Serengeti- US$ 500 per person extra
  • Extras at the lodges -tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses
  • Holiday supplements

For more information visit us: http://braventureafrica.com/

Friday, March 25, 2016

Go Island Tours and Travels Company


Go Island Tours and Travels Company strives to deliver exceptional tours and travel service to all its Clients to Zanzibar Beach Holiday, Tanzania wildlife Safaris and all destinations Zanzibar Island and Tanzania has to offer. We ensure that your time spent to do tours, accomplish your itinerary, and or travel with us will be comfortable, enjoyable and memorable, while accommodate you from international standard Hotels and Resorts, to more humble but comfortable Lodgings.

Go Island Tours & Travel deals with the best tours Zanzibar Island and Tanzania has to offer. Our staff are always on call, and will assist you upon arrival in Zanzibar, throughout your stay until departure. Go Island Tours & Travel offers comfortable and well maintained vehicles with air conditioning and refreshments. Our experienced drivers are responsible and receptive and will ensure an enjoyable and safe safari.

Our friendly tour guides are knowledgeable and informed and will make your tours and travel unforgettable one. Routes and itineraries are well planned in order to get the most out of your tours trip, but we remain flexible to your needs. We cater to the individual holiday makings, as well as groups, and design personalized tour packages and itineraries according to your special interests, time frame and budget.


For More Information Pleas just visit us on:http://goislandtours.com/

Tanzania safaris-Get in Safaris Tours Company

GET IN SAFARIS TOURS COMPANY



There is no destination like Tanzania for a Safari, and RAYMOND A. SWAI Manager of GET IN SAFARIS in the country will look after organizing all the details. Statistics speak for themselves: a quarter of its territory is protected land led by The Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the amazing Sealous Reserve as well as a rich mosaic of areas which mean that 20% of the total population of great African mammals live within their borders.

But Tanzania (union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar) is much more than safaris. It bears mountain summits such as Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru – the first and fifth highest peaks in Africa – it is also home to the 3 largest lakes in the Continent: Victoria, Tanganyika and Natron. And rounding it all off, the magic and charm of islands like Zanzibar, pearl of the Indian Ocean, which offers fantastic beaches and fabulous places for scuba diving.

Consequently, how can we describe the wide choice of a country offering such wonders as Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Ngorongoro or Zanzibar?

It is, however, quite easy to describe the Tanzanian experience. It all amounts to just one single word that visitors will hear several times a day: the warm and welcoming Swahili greeting – karibu! – welcome!

For More Information Pleas just visit us on:http://www.getinsafaris.com/

Machame Nkweshoo Cultural Tourism - With Home-stay/camping 3nights

With Home-stay/camping 3nights: Cultural Full 3days Trip to Chagga village and village walk:


Day one will be spent in the visit of the underground tunnels dwelled a long time ago where Chagga people used to hide from the local /traditional wars. This is after the welcome to the traditional museums where our visitors will experience some of the Chagga traditional tools and old currencies. One will get an opportunity to visit natural waterfalls, a trip of about 3 hours after lunch which will be accompanied by the traditional chagga dance. During the evening hours visitors will be invited to participate in the preparation of the local chagga dinner if they wish.

Day two will be spent by our visitors in the visit of the local market where one can enjoy the traditional Chagga stuffs. The trip also will include a visit of the first church and see the memorial stone which depicts the landmark of the first missionary tour in the Chagga land.

During the evening hours the visitors will be invited to prepare local coffee and sometimes they can visit a nearby local brew bar, (mbege) where they can learn how it is prepared. This also can go together with the learning of the Chagga relics, stories and others.

Day three
will be spent by our visitors in the visit of the natural forest of the Chagga land. This also will be accompanied by the visit of the nursery tree garden where by visitors can participate in voluntary planting of the tree to show the concern of environmental conservation.

Extras
The visitors will get opportunity to participate in the undertaking / projects visit, of a nearby primary school and interact with the pupils as well as their teachers so as to share the experience, visit a nearby dispensary and the community library which is under construction .

The gardening will be communicated later as for now there are very small garden for families wish that may suffice but we know how to handle that with you.

Bee keeping is also done at a very small scale basically is also very personal but again you will find something to share.

So the programme is very open for you to choose and always we will find a meeting point together


Friday, March 11, 2016

Comfort Holidays Tours and Safaris Limited

COMPANY PROFILE

Comfort Holidays Tours and Safaris Limited is a Tanzanian Company based in Arusha, a city located in Northern Tanzania. Our company is fully licensed. It is a member of Tanzania Association of Tour Operators - the supreme body of all Tanzanian Tour Operators. We are also recognized by Tanzanian Tourism Board. This is the supreme Government organ which oversees all Tourism stake-holders including Tour Operators. Comfort Holidays Tours & Safaris is insured for Public Liability. Our premium is worth a Maximum of US$500,000.

The top management is steered by the Managing Director.

A Tanzanian by birth, origin & creed, Gibbons ventured into investing in Tourism due to his love for nature and the beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. He has built a strong team.

The MD Gibbons Nyatto 

The Sales & Marketing Director oversees all sales-related correspondence, product development and identification of the contemporary market requirements. Whenever you send an enquiry, the very first impression you get after a couple of correspondences is that you are dealing with the right people.



Marketing Director–Simon Mutire
The products covered range from Taylor-made Itineraries to regular programs, from Incentive groups to Beach Holidays, from Mountain climbing to Wilderness trekking, Domestic flights - be they scheduled or chartered to Regional flights. Ideally, we take you to any point in our beloved country – Tanzania.


Tours Consultant – E. Masawe                    Meet-&-Greet officer 

The Tours Manager assisted by Tours Consultants, man the enquiries observing a traditional turn-around time of 24 hours. All the Reservations, instructions to the Guides, vehicles movement and guest relations are controlled by this team. Our Customer Relations staff provides Meet-and-Greet services, airport assistance, informative pre-Safari briefings and post-safari debriefings.

FLEET 
With a fleet of 15 vehicles, all of them are 4x4, capable of handling any sort of weather conditions on our adventurous roads.

Out of these, five vehicles are 8-seaters, nine are 6-seaters and one is special for honeymooners.

It is this outfit which makes Comfort Holidays Tours & Safaris Tanzania, become capable of handling various products for different group sizes with ease.


BACKUP DEPARTMENT 
We have a fully-equipped garage under a qualified Motor-vehicle Engineer whose maintenance routine guarantees that a Safari vehicle handles every assignment smoothly. Among the experts in the garage employees are Mechanics, Panel beaters, painters, and electricians. Together they form a resourceful team capable of handling any fault in a vehicle.


Workshop Manager                                             
The Garage Team in action 




  



The Garage 







GUIDES
Our Driver-Guides are highly professional and they always super-cede the clients’ expectations. Their enthusiasm for nature as well as their ability to spot animals is amazing. Below is a sample of the guides who will take you on a memorable Tanzanian Safari.

At the first sight, Emmanuel’s humbleness captures your attention. So talented a driver, he will take you through any type of terrain regardless of the nature of the weather. His knowledge on animals and tactful ability to touch on interesting topics leaves many amazed. A qualified driver-guide with 6 years experience, he appears to be headed for greater heights in years to come. 

For special-interests groups, we provide a Naturalist whose precision in interpreting flora-and- fauna denotes a lengthy experience in his field leaving many-a-tourists mesmerized. Having been a lecturer in Wildlife Management Colleges in Tanzania and in Botswana over a period of ten years, Pascal Nguye enthralls all who are lucky to travel with him due to his eloquence during his special well-researched lectures, his passion for our flora and fauna yet a down-to-earth person who relates well with both the young and the elderly guests.


Welcome to Tanzania, a memorable gem awaits.

For More Information Pleas just visit us on:http://www.comfortsafaris.com/

Cheli & Peacock Safaris-East Africa

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ABOUT

Cheli & Peacock Safaris is operated by Stefano Cheli and Liz Peacock. The company started in 1985, and Liz and Stefano have been running it hands-on ever since.
Liz and Stefano Cheli

Both safari guides and having grown up in Kenya, Liz & Stefano created the business to share their authentic safari experiences with others. From 1985 Cheli & Peacock operated lavish private tented safaris with professional guides, often Stefano or Liz themselves. Camps were sent ahead and pitched on virgin sites, so when clients arrived the fire was going and the gin and tonics ready. The camps became more elaborate over the years from a Landrover and trailer for 6 people in the early days, to two 6ton lorries for 6 people! The company soon developed a reputation for professional service, outstanding food, attention to detail and that well worn phrase – “holidays of a lifetime”.


Liz & Stefano were operating “eco-tourism” before it was a buzzword; employing from the local communities and supporting both National Reserves and community conservation initiatives.

In 1994 Stefano designed and built Tortilis Camp in Amboseli, a unique concept at the time – beautifully designed, small, upmarket, gourmet fresh food, and of course outstanding guides. Offering walking, sundowners, bush breakfasts – all the added extras that Stefano and Liz consider essential to a complete safari experience. The project won the “BA Tourism for Tomorrow Award” a year after opening.

In 1999 Stefano designed and built Elsa’s Kopje lodge in Meru National Park – still considered a flagship in elegant African safari accommodation. Following on came Joys Camp in Shaba National Reserve (2005) a stylish camp in the exquisite arid country bordering Samburu; and Elephant Pepper Camp in the Masai Mara. Elephant Pepper retains the Cheli & Peacock roots of elegant private tented safari. Only 10 tents, including 2 suites, it still operates in the old fashioned safari style of yester year.

Today, Cheli & Peacock has grown to become the leading ground handler in Kenya and Tanzania; continuing to operate upmarket bespoke safaris for clients that want the “real safari” experience. Today, and throughout more than 30 years of operation, Liz & Stefano’s priorities have always been to:

Operate the best safari for the client – taking into account their interests, ages, celebrations; so that they get the very best out of their safari experience.

Responsibility and professionalism – so that attention to detail, compulsory Flying Doctors membership, vetted destinations and subcontractors, and responsible eco-tourism are an essential part of the safari planning. An officer from Cheli & Peacock is always on call, and Liz & Stefano are always available.

Emphasis on wildlife experience, complete safari experience and guiding – as well as enjoying the most dramatic and romantic bedrooms in the world!

Over 30 years of rapturous client feedback and support from all corners of the globe is testament that bespoke safaris offering the best of the best – is what “holidays of a lifetime” is really about.


For More Information Pleas just visit us on: http://chelipeacock.com/

Amani Afrika, an owner-run boutique tour operator

Our Company

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  • HOW WE BEGAN

    Amani Afrika was founded in 2007 by Godwin Temba, a native Tanzanian. After working many years as a mountain guide and a safari guide himself, Temba felt that something was missing from how big tour companies handle businesses – personalized service that is tailored to each individual traveller’s needs and wants. Since changing hands from the overseas booking agent who answers your emails, to the ground handler who receives your payment, to the host who would pick you up from the airport (if there is one), to the various lodges who would accommodate you in Africa and the guide who is the ultimate determinant of whether you will have the best time of your life or otherwise, those promises made to you 3 email forwards and few Anglo-Swahili whispers ago had long been forgotten. Surely, internet has given consumers the power to choose and buy virtually anything directly from sellers more than a decade ago by cutting out the middlemen. Why should Africa travel be any different?

    Parting with 50 cents to buy ugali and dagaa on one hand and $2000 to register the business on the other, waiving goodbye to the sanity that tells him that he is being a kichaa who will be starving for the next 10 years 11 months and 10 days, Temba did not look back and Amani Afrika was born. 

    Bespoke East Africa travel specialist for the Free Independent Travellers – that is Amani Afrika!
  • AFFILIATIONS

    We are a licensed Tanzanian tour operator with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) with TALA license number 61872. We are also a member of the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) and a subscriber to the AMREF Flying Doctors.
For More Information Pleas just visit us on: http://www.amaniafrika.com/

Thursday, December 10, 2015

9 Day Safari in Tarangire,Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater


Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive in to Tanzania. Met on arrival by a Tanzania on foot guide and transfer to Arusha Safari Lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge: Half board.
Day 2: Morning road transfer to Tarangire. Game drive in to the park and stay in Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge: Full board.
Day 3: Full day game drive inside Tarangire and stay again at Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge: Full board.
Day 4: Game drive out of Tarangire and in to the Southern gate of Manyara, game drive in Manyara and stay in Karatu at Endoro Lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Endoro Lodge: Full board.
Day 5: Full day game drive on the Ngorongoro Crater floor and overnight in Wild tented camp on the rim of the Crater.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro wild tented camp: Full board.
Day 6: Game drive from the rim of the Crater in to the Serengeti and overnight in Wild tented camp inside the Serengeti.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti wild tented camp: Full board.

Day 7: Full day game drive inside the Serengeti with the aim of viewing the migration and overnight back in Wild tented camp.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti wild tented camp: Full board.

Day 8: Full day game drive inside the Serengeti with the aim of viewing the migration and overnight back in Wild tented camp.

Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge: Half board.
Day 9: Depart from Serengeti back to Arusha and wait your transfer to Kilimanjaro international airport in time for departure.

E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get the accurate quotation.
Safari Include:
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private safari guide
  • Maasai Experience tour
  • Extended Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • All meals while on safari
  • Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

Safari Exclude:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

- See more at: http://tanzaniaonfoot.com

Kilimanjaro Climb-Western Breach Route 9 Day Itinerary

Kilimanjaro Climb-Western Breach Route 9 Day Itinerary is an alternative approach to Uhuru Peak for those wishing a quieter expedition. This very successful itinerary allows the most time for acclimatization and therefore has the greatest summit success rate. It is the same as the 7 night/8 day route but it has a longer, slower ascent with an extra night at Lava Tower. This gives the body even more time to acclimatize to the altitude gradually– greatly increasing summit success rate and comfort. The route has the added benefit of traveling across the Shira Plateau: a World Heritage Site and one of the Kilimanjaro wilderness areas.



Day 1: Londorossi Gate To Mti Mkubwa
Elevation (m): 2360m to 2895m, Distance: 6 km, Time: 3-4 hours, Habitat: Montane forest. Drive from the Hotel to Londorossi Park Gate for registration. Our porters prepare and pack the supplies and luggage before we start our ascent along the forest trail to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite at 2895m. We will stay here overnight.

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa to Shira
Elevation (m): 2895m to 3500m, Distance: 8 km, Time: 5-6 hours, Habitat: Moorland. Our journey continues eastwards across Shira Plateau and Shira Cathedral. We will cross moorland meadow to reach Shira 1 camp for dinner and overnight camping at 3810m. By now we will be able to see, in an easterly direction, the Western Breach with its stunning glaciers. The night here is colder than the previous night & the temperature could possibly go below freezing.

Day 3: Shira to Moir Hut Elevation (m): 3500m to 4200m, Distance: 14 km, Time: 5-7 hours, Habitat: Moorland. We leave the forest behind now, the trail gets steeper as it enters the moorland zone. A gentle grade walk takes you across the high altitude Shira Caldera to Shira Cave with fabulous views of Arrow glacier. We will camp here for the night at 4200m.

Day 4: Moir Hut Via Lava Tower to Barranco Camp Elevation (m): 4200m to 4600m to 3950m, Distance: 12 km, Time: 6-7 hours, Habitat: Semi desert Our route continues on a rocky and rugged eastward path as we ascend to the base of the Lava Tower at 4600m for lunch and acclimatization. This will be our toughest day so far and you may, for the first time, feel the altitude. After lunch we will descend again by almost 650m to the Barranco camp. The high altitude of 4600m at Lava Tower and then descending to sleep will aid acclimatization. Our descent to Barranco camp takes about 2 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for your dinner.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Elevation (m): 3950m to 3930m, Distance: 7 km, Hiking Time: 4 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert. Today starts with a short, but fun, scramble, to the top of the Great Barranco Wall. We then traverse over scree to the Karanga Valley (3930m) beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. We will stay overnight at Karanga campsite.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
Elevation (m): 3930m to 4600m, Distance: 6kms, Hiking Time: 3 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert We leave Karanga campsite behind to meet the junction connecting with the Mweka descent Trail. From here we continue up to the Barafu Hut. You have now completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. At camp, we can rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be clearly seen from this position.

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Summit To Crater Camp Elevation (m): 4600m to 5895m (and down to 5790m) , Distance: 8kms, Time: 7-8 hours, Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit. You will be woken at 07:00 and we will eat a hearty breakfast before starting our summit ascent between the Rebman and Ratzel glaciers. We will head in a north-westerly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the trek. At Stella Point (5732m), we will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent views (weather permitting). At Uhuru Peak (5895m), we will have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. After celebrating with a few summit photos we begin our descent into Kibo Crater to camp for the night. The scenery is breathtakingly unbelievable and depending on the time of year you will see the fast receding glaciers set amidst either sandy, dessert or snowy conditions.

Day 8: Kibo Crater to Mweka Camp Elevation (m): 5790m to 3100m, Distance: 12 km, Time: 6-8 hours, Habitat: Stone scree and moorland. From the summit, we descend down to the Mweka Hut camp site, via Barafu for lunch. Trekking poles will be needed for the loose gravel going down to Mweka Camp (3100m). Later in the evening, we will enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Day 9: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate Elevation (m): 3100m to 1800m, Distance: 10 km, Hiking Time: 3-4 hours, Habitat: Forest. We depart after breakfast descending 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 be suitable (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). After receiving your summit certificates the car will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you to your Lodge in Arusha.

Day 10: Departure day:
After saying bye to our team in operation then you need a Private departure transfer which is included from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight ,unless you have an option to have Safari or any other option we will discuss.

E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get the accurate quotation. Trekking Kilimanjaro for Charity Challenge? The above climb can be undertaken for your own personal charity or group charity.

Kilimanjaro Includes:

  • Hotel lodging the night before and the night after the climb (dinner and breakfast included) (double occupancy).
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • Two nights hotel in Arusha
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Private, portable chemical flush toilets
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Summit Emergency Oxygen
  • Pulse Oximeters
  • Walking Poles
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Flying Doctor Service

Kilimanjaro Excludes:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.
Safety:
Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies, supplement summit oxygen and Pulse Oximeters).

Travel Insurance:
All customers travelling with Tanzania On Foot are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance. The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure. During travel the insurance needs to provide comprehensive medical, evacuation and repatriation cover

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MACHAME ROUTE 7 DAY KILIMANJARO CLIMB ITINERARY

Machame Route 7 day climb known as the “Whiskey” route, begins at Machame Gate, located in the southern base of mountain, within its green, abundant rainforest. We climb to the Shira Plateau, then traverse the mountain beneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Icefield, before summiting from Barafu Hut. Machame 9 Day route is recommended because it provides an additional acclimatization day and shortens some of the daily hikes. The total time on the mountain is 7 days.
Our trips begin and end at our lodge in Arusha, Tanzania. Clients may arrive at any time on day 1. There is a pre-trip meeting around 4:30 pm and the included dinner is served at 6:30pm.




Day 1: Arrive in Arusha.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), we will use our private transfer to the lodge at Arusha Safari Lodge. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Day 2: Machame Gate to Machame Hut (Full Board)
After completing the necessary registration formalities at Machame National Parkgate, we begin to trek through a beautiful and lush forest. We have a picnic lunch en route. We camp at Machame Camp (9,800 ft). [5-6 hours walking]

Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira Camp (Full Board)
We soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily through rocky hills with wide views of the Shira Plateau (11,000 ft). From our camp near Shira Hut (12,600 ft), we take in the unforgettable views of Mt. Meru as she floats among the clouds. [4-5 hours walking]

Day 4: Shira Camp to Barranco Valley (Full Board)
A morning of sustained ascent and panoramic views brings us to lunch near Lava Tower (14,900 ft). The trail then descends to the bottom of the Barranco Valley(12,800 ft), where we stay in the spectacular Barranco Camp sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. [7-9 hours walking]

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (Full Board)
A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Icefields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only a short distance to our camp at Karanga Camp (13,100 ft), the last water point on the approach to the summit. [5-7 hours walking]

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (Full Board)
We follow an easy path on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach Barafu Hut (14,800 ft) for lunch. There is a short acclimatisation hike to the plateau at the bottom of the southeast valley (15,700 ft). The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the early morning final ascent. [3-5 hours walking]

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (Full Board)
We start our ascent by torchlight about 1 a.m. so that we can be up on the crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (18,800 ft), in about five or six hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two-hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (19,345 ft), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshments, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite, Millenium Camp (12,500 ft). [11-15 hours walking]

Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Arusha (Half Board)

A sustained descent on a well constructed path takes us through a lovely tropical forest alive with birdsong and boasting lush undergrowth with considerable botanical interest. Our route winds down to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Mweka (5,400 ft); and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village, where we are transferred to our lodging in Arusha. [4-6 hours walking]

Day 9 Departure day:
After saying bye to our team in operation then you need a Private departure transfer which is included from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight, unless you have an option to have Safari or any other option we will discuss.

E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get the accurate quotation.
Trekking Kilimanjaro for Charity Challenge? The above climb can be undertaken for your own personal charity or group charity.



Kilimanjaro Includes:
• Hotel lodging the night before and the night after the climb (dinner and breakfast included) (double occupancy).
• Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
• Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
• Two nights hotel in Marangu
• All Park fees
• Rescue fees
• All meals while on the Mountain
• Arrival and Departure transfers
• Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
• Quality Mess tents with table and chairs:
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
• Clean, purified drinking water:
• Private, portable chemical flush toilets:
• Crisis management and safety procedures:
• Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
• Summit Emergency Oxygen:
• Walking Poles:
• Sleeping Mattress:
• Flying Doctor Service:



Kilimanjaro Excludes:
• Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
• Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
• Meals not listed above
• Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
• Tips and any items of personal nature.

Safety:
Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies and supplement summit oxygen.

Travel insurance:
All customers travelling with Tanzania On Foot are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance.

The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure. During travel the insurance needs to provide comprehensive medical, evacuation and repatriation cover.

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11 Day Kilimanjaro and Usambara Cycling Adventure

11 Day Kilimanjaro and Usambara Cycling Adventure is an undiscovered bicycle tour paradise. From the foothills of Kilimanjaro with its mountain villages and coffee farms, to the plains below, and beyond through the Usambara mountains down to the Pangani Coast, there are countless miles of dirt roads, footpaths, and singletrack to explore
Cycle through remote, rugged and exotic parts of Tanzania
Stay in authentic Maasai villages and experience their cultures and ways of life
Cycle with professional guides and a support crew all dedicated to ensuring you have a safe & amazing experience
Cycle through herds of zebra & wildebeest while overlooking Kilimanjaro rising majestically into the African sky
Safari extension options in the Ngorongoro crater to explore this wildlife haven and new natural wonder of Africa.




Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania.
Pick up JRO and drive to West Kilimanjaro.
Dinner and overnight at Ndarakwai Tented Lodge.

Day 2: West Kilimanjaro to Rombo.
Cycle from the savannah plain gentle tropical forest and overnight at Rombo village which patch in the East slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Drive when the group is exhausted for dinner and overnight in the lodge.

Day 3: Rombo to Marangu.

Today you will be cycling though Chagga villages pass coffee and banana plantation stick on more or less same height of 1800m. If you are luck you will come across colorful markets in the village. Today is more of downhill. Dinner and overnight at Marangu in the lodge.

Day 4: Day trip in Kilimanjaro.
Day hike in Kilimanjaro and back to lodge at Marangu.

Day 5: Marangu to Usangi.
Drive from Marangu to Kifaru junction, start cycling from here accenting Pare Mountain, after lunch at picnic then drive to Usangi village for dinner and overnight in the lodge.

Day 6: Usangi to Gamba.
Cycle down to Mkomazi basin, lunch at the picnic then drive for overnight in Gamba village (Lodge)

Day 7: Game drive in Mkomazi National Park.
Spend the day for wildlife viewing in the park, home of large herds of giraffe, eland, hartebeest, zebra,

buffalo and elephant. Get to learn about Rhino conservation at Mkomazi Sanctuary. Lunch at the picnic then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Mkomazi to Lushoto.
Strat the day cycling alongside the park boundary, lunch at the picnic then drive to Usambara Mountain. Dinner and overnight in the lodge at Lushoto town.

Day 9: Lushoto to Muheza.
Cycle in the highlands of USambara Mountain pass lush green village and tea plantation, lunch at picnic then drive to Muheza town for dinner and overnight in the lodge.

Day 10: Muheza to Pangani 46km.

Cycle in the lowland through palm fields and village, lunch and dinner at lodge in the beach at Pangani.

Day: 11 Drive to JRO.


Included in price:
  • English speaking bike guide
  • Hotels and lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing program
  • In comfort package permanent back-up as well as transport of bikes

Not included:
  • Flights to and from Tanzania
  • Visa fees for Tanzania (approx. 50USD on arrival)
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Meals not mentioned above.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

4 day lodge safari in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, & Serengeti

CHEEK MONKEY SAFARIS
Rhino
In the wild, adult rhinoceros have no real natural predators other than humans.

Young rhinos can fall prey to predators such as big cats, crocodiles, wild dogs, and hyenas.
Although rhinos are large and have a reputation for being tough, they are very easily poached; they visit water holes daily and can be easily killed while they drink.


- 4 day lodge safari in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, & Serengeti
Description:
Day 1 - After breakfast, or arrival, we'll drive to Tarangire National Park and enjoy the game drive. Here you will come across big herds of elephants, zebras, elands etc. and enjoy seeing animals soaking (Wallowing) at Tarangire River during sunset. Dinner & overnight stay at Tarangire Safari Lodge. Meal Plan Full Board.

Day 2 - After having your breakfast, we'll start the drive to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area, enjoying an evening game drive. Later, we'll drive to Serengeti and have dinner and overnight stay at Seronera Wildlife Lodge. Meal Plan Full Board.

Day 3 - After breakfast, we'll start enjoying a half day game drive in Serengeti - this Endless Plain as per Maasai Language. Also, wildlife like lion, cheetah, thompson, grant gazelle, zebra, elephant and rhino are seen in this beautiful Serengeti. Later, we'll start the drive to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight stay at the Rhino Lodge. Meal Plan Full Board.

Day 4 - After an early breakfast at 7:00am, we'll start descending into the Crater where you'll spend 5-6hrs. Here you should be able to spot the Big Five - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo. You will also be able to encounter many species of birds due to Ngorongoro's alkaline lakes. Later, we'll start the drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight stay at the Impala Hotel.

Price includes:
Park fees, crater service fees, packed lunch, 1 ltr of water, 4WD jeep transportation, and guide.

Price does NOT include:
- Visas, travel insurance, specialty health requirements, gratuities, drinks (aside from the 1 ltr of water), all items of a personal nature, and any service not specified.
- Transfer From/To airport
- Accommodation in Arusha
- Domestic flights, cultural visits & excursions to be added onto the costs according to clients need.
Visit our website www.cheekymonkeysafaris.com

3 day camping safari in Tarangire, Lake Manyara, & Ngorongoro Crater

CHEEK MONKEY SAFARIS
Giraffe
Giraffes are the tallest living terrestrial animals and are preyed on by lions, and calves are also targeted by leopards, spotted hyenas and wild dogs.

Adult giraffes do not have strong social bonds, though they do gather in loose aggregations if they happen to be moving in the same general direction.

Males establish social hierarchies through "necking", which are combat bouts where the neck is used as a weapon.
A giraffe has only two gaits: walking and galloping. Walking is done by moving the legs on one side of the body at the same time, then doing the same on the other side. When galloping, the hind legs move around the front legs before the latter move forward, and the tail will curl up.

- 3 day camping safari in Tarangire, Lake Manyara, & Ngorongoro Crater
Description:
ARRIVAL - We'll pick you up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer you to Arusha for dinner and overnight stay at the Outpost Lodge. Meal Plan BB.
Day 1 - After breakfast at 8:00am, we'll drive you to Tarangire for a full day's game drive. Here you will see big herds of elephants, zebras, elands etc. and you'll enjoy seeing animals soaking in Tarangire River during sunset. You'll have dinner and overnight stay at Zion Campsite. Meal Plan Full Board.

Day 2 - After breakfast at 8:00am, we'll drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day's game drive. There you will observe Great Rift Valley Wall ground water forest, wildlife like buffaloes, impalas, giraffe, zebra, as well as Lake Manyara itself. Later, we'll start the drive to Jambo Campsite for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 3 - After an early breakfast at 7:30am, we'll start to Ngorongoro Crater for a 5hrs Crater tour. Here you should be able to spot the 'Big Five' - lion, leopard, elephant rhino, and buffalo. You will also be able to encounter many species of birds due to Ngorongoro's alkaline lakes. Later, we'll start the drive back to Arusha for an overnight stay at the Outpost Lodge.

Price includes:
Park fees, crater service fees, packed lunch, 1 ltr of water, 4WD jeep transportation, and guide.

Price does NOT include:
- Visas, travel insurance, specialty health requirements, gratuities, drinks (aside from the 1 ltr of water), all items of a personal nature, and any service not specified.
- Transfer From/To airport
- Accommodation in Arusha- Domestic flights, cultural visits & excursions to be added onto the costs according to clients need.

Visit our website www.cheekymonkeysafaris.com

1 day safari in Tarangire

CHEEK MONKEY SAFARIS
Leopard
Leopards may sometimes be confused with two other large spotted cats, the cheetah, with which it may co-exist in Africa, and the jaguar, a neotropical species that it does not naturally co-exist with.

However, the patterns of spots in each are different: the cheetah has simple black spots, evenly spread; the jaguar has small spots inside the polygonal rosettes; while the leopard normally has rounder, smaller rosettes than those of the jaguar.
The cheetah has longer legs and a thinner build that makes it look more streamlined and taller but less powerfully built than the leopard.
The jaguar is more similar in build to the leopard but is generally larger in size and has a more muscular, bulky appearance.
- 1 day safari in Tarangire
Description:
After breakfast at 8:00am, you'll be picked up from Primer Palace Hotel with your packed lunch to start the drive to Tarangire National Park where you will enjoy a full day's game drive.
Tarangire National Park covers an area of 1360sq km (525sq miles) with scattered Baobab trees, alternating with open acacia woodland which caters for wildlife food, open bush plains, swamps and rivers like River Tarangire.

Wildlife like elephants, zebra, giraffe, dik dik and ostrich and different species of birds can be seen. Later in the evening, we'll start the drive back to Premier Palace in Arusha.
Price includes:
Park fees, packed lunch, 1 ltr of water, 4WD jeep transportation, and guide.
Price does NOT include:
Visas, travel insurance, specialty health requirements, gratuities, drinks (aside from the 1 ltr of water), all items of a personal nature, and any service not specified.
- Transfer From/To airport
- Accommodation in Arusha
- Domestic flights, cultural visits & excursions to be added onto the costs according to clients need.
Visit our website www.cheekymonkeysafaris.com

1 day safari in Ngorongoro Crater

CHEEK MONKEY SAFARIS
Gazelle
Gazelles are known as swift animals and some are able to run at bursts as high as 60mph (97 km/h) or run at a sustained speed of 30mph (48 km/h).

They tend to live in herds and eat less coarse, easily digestible plants and leaves.

The Thomson's gazelle is around 60 to 80 cm (24 to 31 in) in height at the shoulder and is coloured brown and white with a distinguishing black stripe. The males have long, often curved, horns.
Like many other prey species, Tommies and Springboks (as they are familiarly called) exhibit a distinctive behaviour of stotting (running and jumping high before fleeing) when they are threatened by predators, such as cheetahs.

- 1 day safari in Ngorongoro Crater
Description:
You will be picked up from the Outpost Lodge in Arusha at 6:00am by your friendly tour guide and you'll be driven to Ngorongoro Crater for a 5-6hrs crater tour where you will descend 2,000 feet into the giant caldera of this extinct Volcano and see a wide variety of wild animals up close and personal in their natural habitat.

This magnificent natural amphitheater contains the largest concentration of animals in all of Africa. Prides of lion, black rhino, elephant and many other animals share this land with the legendary Maasai tribesmen.
You will also be able to encounter many species of birds due to Ngorongoro's alkaline lakes. For lunch, we'll stop at the picnic site for you to eat and stretch your legs, then we'll slowly enjoy the game while on the way back to the hotel in Arusha.

Price includes:
Park fees, crater service fees, packed lunch, 1 ltr of water, 4WD jeep transportation, and guide.

Price does NOT include:
Visas, travel insurance, specialty health requirements, gratuities, drinks (aside from the 1 ltr of water), all items of a personal nature, and any service not specified.
- Transfer From/To airport
- Accommodation in Arusha
- Domestic flights, cultural visits & excursions to be added onto the costs according to clients need.

Visit our website www.cheekymonkeysafaris.com

CHEEKY MONKEY SAFARIS - TANZANIA

WELCOME TO CHEEKY MONKEY SAFARIS

Cheeky Monkey Safaris is a fun, educational, and inspirational tour company covering the northern circuit of Tanzania that takes you to the heart of the wild - seeing beautiful animals up close on the plains of the Serengeti, Tarangire, & Lake Manyara, or experiencing breathtaking views from the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
On our tours, you can expect to have fun with engaging tour guides who have years of experience and know how to keep you safe in the wild, seeing the Big Five, and enjoying watching the monkeys at play! You can ask questions of our guides who have a comprehensive knowledge of the parks and the animals that you'll encounter and you'll be inspired as you observe these creatures in their natural habitat and take in the varied landscape in the wonderful country of Tanzania.
As a company, we are keen to make your trip the dream you imagine it to be and will do our best to accommodate your needs and desires, making your trip as successful as it can be.

OUR COMMITMENT
Creativity in merging your goals with our knowledge and experience to create a fantastic adventure for you.
Honesty and integrity are the heartbeat of how we do business.
Exemplary service from beginning to end.
Experienced guides that will enhance your visit.
Knowledge of the field in which we work, which will provide you with greater understanding of our culture.
Your welfare and protection are important to us and we will take the necessary precautions to protect you and your belongings.
Mountain climbing support that will enable you to conquer what may be your biggest physical challenge yet.
Opportunity to experience big adventures under the care of our guides.
No nonsense standing. We won't mess you around and we'll take necessary steps to prevent others from doing so too.
Keeping professionalism forefront in our interactions and dealings.
Enhancing the community by investing in charitable work.
You are our priority so we will do what we can to make your experience a great one!

For more information Click Here

National Parks There is much to see in the various parks in the Northern Circuit of Tanzania. From the famous annual migration on the Serengeti plains to the pink hue in the water caused by the thousands of flamingoes in Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara to the heights of Mt Kilimanjaro, you will be sure to enjoy some of Africa's most beautiful scenery and wild life.

Click on the following links for more information on the individual parks:
Serengeti
Ngorongoro Crater
Lake Manyara
Tarangire
Mt Kilimanjaro & Mt Meru

Saturday, September 13, 2014

TANZANIA BUDGET SAFARIS

Budget Safari Walking Tourism 6 Days

Safari to Ngorongoro Walking 6 Days will let you combine with different areas to see animals such as lion,elephant, rhino,buffalo, and many of the plains herbivores

Cultural Safari

Day 1: Safari to Ngorongoro Crater
We depart Arusha town in the morning and drive via Lake Manyara National Park for lunch and an afternoon game viewing before proceeding on to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Overnight at the selected campsite on the crater rim.
Day 2: Safari to Olmoti Crater
Departing the campsite after breakfast we drive up to Nainokanoka Masai Village on the slopes of Olmoti mountain where we pick-up the local guide/and ranger and start the ascent of Olmoti crater.  Olmoti crater is a sunken caldera that can only be reached on foot and is about a 3-4 hours walk to the rim.  From the rim you could walk to an appealing waterfall where the Munge River leaves the Olmoti crater.  Water collecting in the crater flows down the falls and eventually runs into Lake Magadi in Ngorongoro Crater.  We set camp back at Nainokanoka village close to the Masai boma.

Day 3: Safari to  Empakaai Crater

After breakfast we depart Nainokanoka village and follow Masai cattle trails northeast across the grasslands of the Embulbul depression, towards Empakaai crater, reaching the lightly wooded crater rim on its southern edge, which normally takes 7 – 8 hours.  Almost half the floor of the 6km wide, 300m high Empakaai crater is taken up by a deep soda lake.  Blue monkey, buffalo, and bushbuck are likely to be seen on the rim, which boasts good views of Lengai Volcano, Kilimanjaro and Lake Natron.  The crater floor is home to a variety of antelope and water birds.  We set camp on the crater rim for the night.
Day 4: Safari from Empakaai Crater rim trek
A path circles the whole of the crater rim and we can follow this to reach a low point on the western rim.  The views from here down into the crater are spectacular.  The steep inner walls are densely forested and drop to the flat crater floor, which is partly submerged under a lake, often surrounded by huge flocks of Flamingos.
Day 5: Safari Nainokanoka Masai Village
After breakfast we return from Empakaai via the western trail and spend the night back at Nainokanoka village close to the Masai boma.
Day 6: Safari from  Ngorongoro crater Arusha
After breakfast we descend into the Ngorongoro Crater with our vehicle for the half-day crater Tour. After lunch we break camp and depart back to Arusha town where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
    Price includes the following:
  • National park entrance fees.
  • Full board accommodation on tour
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Transport based on an excellent 4*4 Vehicle rebuilt for Safari
  • Game drives as per the Itinerary
  • Complementary bottle of water the first and second day
  • Government taxes
    Price Excludes:
  • International flights
  • Transport outside the itinerary schedule
  • Departure taxes
  • Tips to drivers (highly recommended)
  • Visa, Travel Insurance (we can help arrange of them)
  • Expenditures of personal nature like drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.

 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Machame Cultural Tourism (Traditional House)

NANSI THE CHAGGA HOUSE

The Chagga house is a warm and very comfortable house. The house is made of local treated wooden frames and dry banana leaves. Te house accommodates family members and their livestock who mutually live together. Exceptionally it is sound proof and with no echo. When it rains it rains, there is always sound detected when within the house. Never will rain drip into the house. When going into the house from outside, the first to meet are the livestock. Nansi is highly ventilated though there are no windows. The house therefore does not smell smoke livestock.




Machame Cultural Tourism (Environmental conservation initiative)

Get a glimpse of how the locals conserve their beautiful environment. The guide will explain how the conservation activities such as rainwater harvesting undertaken in the area are ideal for a rural setting. All visitors who visit us will get involved in tree planting activities for at least one or two trees and hence become part of our conservation project. This starts with a short walk to the tree nursery owned by Machame-Rural Action Women Group that is responsible for making Kilimanjaro and the world at large a nice place to live.



Machame Nkweshoo Cultural Tourism (Traditional Dance)

When enjoying a palatable luncheon, you may forget to chew since you will also be enjoying an exciting traditional dance. Amazingly, you will notice that various dances have specific meanings. You are invited to join the dances.