5 Days – Nature Trekking Safari

5 Days – Nature Trekking Safari

Nature Trekking Safari

Nature trekking safari is the unique tour designed to help you experience the true taste of African fauna and Flora of the parks in the southern part of Tanzania the Mikumi National Park  and Udzungwa Mountains.

Udzungwa is the largest and most biodiverse chain of a dozen large forest-swathed mountains that rise majestically from the flat coastal scrub of eastern Tanzania. You will have an opportunity to walk through the world known collectively as “Shining jewel of the Eastern Arc Mountains”, this archipelago of isolated massifs has also been dubbed the African Galapagos for its treasure-trove of endemic plants and animals, most familiarly the delicate African violet.

Enjoy nature trekking through mountain ranges of ever changing skies and light its a fantastic safari of lifetime. Its again a wonderful walking moment to Mikumi which has a prolific wildlife in which a huge herds such as Lions survey their grassy kingdom while others like zebra, wildebeest, impala and buffalo herds migrate across it – from the flattened tops of termite mounds, or sometimes, during the rains, from perches high in the trees.

Giraffes forage in the isolated acacia stands that fringe the Mkata River, islets of shade favoured also by Mikumi’s elephants.

 

Nature Trekking Safari Itinerary: 3 Days & 2 Nights

Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Mikumi National Park

Pick up from your hotel in Dar es Salaam or Dar es Salaam International Airport and travel to Mikumi National park with packed lunch and proceed for afternoon game drives in the park, dinner and overnight at lodge

 

Day 2: Game drives in Mikumi Park

Breakfast at your camp followed by both morning and afternoon game drives in the park a home to Elephant, Lion, Wild dog, Zebras, Hyena, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Eland, Hartebeest, Crocodile, Lizard and other residents. Over 300 species of birds have been observed in this park. You will have your lunch dinner and overnight at lodge

Day 3: Mikumi – Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Pre breakfast game drives in Mikumi park the return to the lodge for breakfast , morning spent at leisure then depart for Udzungwa Mountains National park arriving early afternoon. Diner and overnight in lodge

Day 4: Wonderful Walking in Udzungwa Park

Breakfast in your lodge then launch a walking, morning and afternoon in this beautiful Park enjoying and experience the stunning natural beauty of the park. Lunch in the bush then proceed exploring the area, wonderful waterfall, endemic Red Colobus Monkey and the beautiful scenery with a lot of butterflies, evening experience the Sun Set before return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Udzungwa Mountains – Dar es Salaam

After breakfast check out from the lodge and travel back to Dar arrives in the early afternoon.

“End of Udzungwa Mountains Tour”

 

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Your Tour Includes

  • Transport in a 4×4 Safari Jeep
  • Full board accommodation in Genesis Motel
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Activities as it specified on the itinerary
  • Fee for a professional driver guide

Excludes

  • Accommodation in Dar es Salaam
  • Travelers Medical Insurance
  • Gratuity for the driver guide
  • Drinks and Laundry services

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2 Days – Arusha National Park Safari

2 Days – Arusha National Park Safari

Arusha National Park Safari

Arusha National Park safari provides an alternative adventure to game drives where you will enjoy walking and canoeing in the lake mommela. Arusha is the World’s Safari Capital city which is also considered as the busiest and famous hub of tourism and game stone in Africa. Here you come closer to nature as take a walk in the wilderness.

Walking safari in the Park offers a unique experience of recreational opportunities, sense touch of nature, appreciation of conservation activities environmental education among others. Why Arusha National Park? Go through the proposed itinerary! You will experience a unique creation of  Arusha National Park.

Arusha is well known for its its relaxed atmosphere in the evening.

Arusha National Park Safari Itinerary: 2 Days & 1 Night

 

Day 1: Arusha National Park (Walking)
Accompanied by armed ranger for safety and full explanation of Park’s treasures you will start your Amazing walking safari around 0800hrs. Our guides will pick you from hotel/resident ready for safari to Arusha National Park.

Upon arriving at the Park some logistical processes shall proceed before walking will start. With your guide you will have an opportunity to descend through Meru Crater. Memorable attractions to find include Ngerenanyuki River, the Uwanja wa Mbogo(Buffalo Glade); this is a natural glade that consists of marsh, bushes and streams. The Fauna here includes; buffaloes, warthogs, giraffes.

Take a lunch break after which you continue with the amazing nature walk through the Momella-Tululusia Waterfall trail. The waterfall is rewarding scenery, it’s approximately 28meters high. The steep gorge walls created by falls itself are a home to the Red-winged Starlings. The Tululusia hill provides an excellent view of the lower areas of Arusha National Park and the majestic Kilimanjaro Mountain. Along this trail expect to see animals such as elephants, buffaloes, Colubus monkeys, red duiker, Suni, Leopard, and Python among others. Return for dinner and overnight at Meru Simba lodge, near Arusha Park.

 

Day 2: Arusha National Park Safari (Canoeing and Game Drive)
After taking your relaxing breakfast at 0800hrs drive from the hotel in Arusha town to Arusha National Park for canoeing safari following the shorelines of small Momella Lake inside Arusha National Park. This is the only place in Tanzania where you can get close to buffalo without being charged; where you can see giraffes, bushbucks, waterbucks; where you can witness a 600-species strong bird community; and where you can view Mount Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro at the same time from the exciting luxury of our stable two-person canoes.

Then proceed with half day game viewing in the park which is the famous for white and black colobus monkeys, burchell’s Zebra, giraffe and herds of buffalo, bohor reedbuck, python, elephants bush buck, hippos and many water birds living in and close to the water.

Late evening drive back to Arusha town for dinner and overnight.

“End of Your Tour Package”

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Your Tour Includes

  • Transport in a 4×4 Safari Jeep
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Activities as it specified on the itinerary
  • Fee for a professional driver guide

Excludes

  • Travelers Medical Insurance
  • Gratuity for the driver guide
  • Drinks and Laundry services

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8 Days Machame Route Departure

8 Days Machame Route Departure

Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Machame Route is the second most popular route on Mount Kilimanjaro with length of 26 km. This route is considered as the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. With a gradual ascend through the forest you emerge to see wide views of the moorland on Shira plateau, Kibo and Western Breach. The different kinds of vegetation found along the route make it the most scenery route. We are approaching the summit with an acclimatization day by walking in the same heights (Barafu Camp to Karanga Valley Camp), and another day by stopping at Karranga Valley camp (we are one of few tour operators offering this).

There are no mountain huts on this route; the accommodation is in mountain tents. For a slightly more technical climb on Kilimanjaro, one can conquer Uhuru peak from Arrow Glacier camp, but a less challenging route can be taken from Barranco hut. The route done in six days is physically challenging for most people. The last two days (the trek from Barranco to Barafu and then the overnight trek to the summit) require mental and physical toughness, due to the high altitude and short amount of time to rest before the overnight summit attempt.

Travel Members
Amazing Tanzania Tours encourages Groups companion to a limit of 4-6 people though we guarantee possibility of accommodating large groups of any size. The above proposed combination is limited to groups starting the same route on the same day. With our professional safari planners, private groups climbs can be arranged at no extra cost for interested clients. Single travelers can be added to groups upon agreement with group members.

Kilimanjaro Climbing Program Machame Route

 

Day 01: Arrival

Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport/Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Transfer by normal (0800am or 0200pm) shuttle Bus to Arusha where you booked in Arusha Crown Hotel/Impala hotel for the night BB

Day 02: Hotel – Machame Gate

At 7:30 a.m., you will transfer to the Machame Park Gate (5,950 ft./ 1,815 mt.). After registering with the park authority, we’ll begin our climb through the lush forest. Trekkers will likely hear the many exotic birds in the canopy above, and many even see black & white colobus monkeys and Sykes monkeys as they hike along the knotted roots and mud on the forest floor. We’ll continue on to some heath land before reaching our overnight camp at Machame Camp (9,850 feet, 6-7 hours of walking), just above the forest zone. The trek is quite long, thus not steep. Dinner and Overnight at Machame camp.

Day 03: Machame Gate – Shira Camp

Today’s segment of the ascent will continue across beautiful heath land and alpine moorland with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Peak. We begin up the steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, and trees of Giant Heather and Erica. Scramble around large boulders as you enter the moorland zone, marked by lobelia and Seneca plants, and volcanic rocks draped with lichen beards, which protect wild alpine flowers growing at their bases. We’ll overnight at Shira Camp (12,600 feet, 5-6 hours of walking).Dinner and Overnight at Shira camp.

Day 04: Shira Camp – Barranco Camp

Breakfast. You will draw nearer the peak as we get closer to the Lava Tower. The trek becomes a bit more strenuous as the trail steepness on the approach to the lava Tower, a 300 foot tall volcanic plug which marks an exposed pass at 15,000 feet. In the afternoon, descend the steep track into the Great Barranco Valley. Barranco Camp is set on a cool (flat area) enclosed on three sides with steep valley walls and the Kibo massif itself. Hanging glaciers glint in the sunshine above, amidst the eerie landscape of plants such as the giant groundsels (Seneca Kilimanjaro), and the uniquely endemic Giant Lobelia. Then we slowly ascent to our overnight stop at Barranco Camp (12,950 feet, 5-6 hours of walking). This day and the following day will be your acclimatization day. Dinner and Overnight at Baeranco Camp.

Day 05: Barranco Camp – Karanga Valley Camp

Breakfast. The day will begin with a descent into the Gorge, before we climb its eastern wall where we will enjoy views of Kilimanjaro ice fields, an equatorial anomaly. We will continue trekking until we reach our camp in Karanga Valley (13,900 feet, 4-5 hours of walking).Dinner and Overnight at Karanga valley camp.

Day 06: Karanga Valley Camp – Barafu Camp

Breakfast. You will trek up through the Karanga Valley, the trail turns steadily uphill, following the lava ridge to the Barafu camp. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape more sparse as we near Barafu Camp. Barafu Camp is set on a small, exposed flat area on a ridge, acting as a base camp from which you will make your summit attempt at midnight tonight. Barafu camp (15,200 feet, 6-7 hours of walking).Dinner and Overnight at Barafu camp.

Day 07: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp

Just after midnight we start of a challenging trek (12-17 hours of trekking). You begin trekking at 12:30 to 1am, passing between the Rebmann and Tarsal glaciers to the rim at Stella Point. The temperatures range from just below freezing at midnight, to between 10 deg. F (-12 deg. C) to –10 F. (-23 deg. C) just before dawn at the summit. As dawn nears, we’ll summit at Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,340 feet. Uhuru will be the culmination of – and the reward for – 6-7 hours of strenuous hiking. We’ll then descend back to Barafu Camp, resting for a while before continuing our descent to Mweka Camp (9,840 feet, 3-4 hours of walking on the descent). Dinner and Overnight at Mweka camp.

Day 08: Mweka Camp – Machame Gate

Breakfast. You will make our final descent to the park gate, a walk of about 3 or 4 hours. After bidding our farewells to our guide and porters, we’ll drive to Arusha for b/breakfast.

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Price Includes:

  • National Park entry fees, camping fees, rescue fees
  • English speaking guide(s), cook and porters
  • Full board camping accommodation during the climb
  • Camping equipment i.e. Tents + Form mattress
  • Mineral water for the first day, boiled and filtered water on the other days
  • Transfer to the gate and return to Arusha/Moshi

Price excludes:

  • Other drinks
  • Meals and accommodation in Arusha/Moshi – We can arrange this one too.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal expenses and tips

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