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About Shayo Trek
Shayo Trek & Safaris offers complete guiding, transport, food and lodging services whether you are trekking to the summit of Kilimanjaro, exploring the vastness of the Serengeti or relaxing at the beach. Full transportation, lodging and meals are included in the price of every trip. The company is Class A licensed and registered in the country of Tanzania. Shayo Trek & Safaris will help you to find and book accomodations before and after your tour. Shayo Trek & Safaris will help you arrange a romantic vacation, an adventure with friends, a family outing or a group expedition. Contact us today and find out why so many happy adventurers have such great feelings about our company.We are proud to be a Class A license holder (License Number: 01741) and a bona fide member of the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators.
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Shayo Trek & Safaris - Price Quote and Bookings
There are many variables in price quotations and most often, the generic itineraries in the website eventually are modified in some way to suit each clients needs. The procedure is as follows:
1 You make an inquiry via our information request form, email or telephone.
2 We propose an itinerary and a price quote.
3 As many variations as neccessary are made until the perfect itinerary is reached and at an acceptable price.
4 Prior to going to contract we run a comprehensive availabiltiy check on all acommodations & request provisional bookings.
5 If all accommodations are available, you are sent a final contract/itinerary for signing and your deposit is due. If availability is not possible at some of your desired locations, we seek out alternate options prior to going to contract.
6 Once you sign and return your contract, our office in Moshi submits booking vouchers and makes necessary deposits to all the accommodations to finalize the bookings.
7 Signed and stamped booking vouchers are scanned and emailed to you as confirmation of your bookings.
Shayo Trek & Safaris Ltd
Physical Address: NSSF Building - First Floor
Old Moshi Rd
Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
Telephone: +255 755 439088
+255 655 439088
+255 782 545758
You can also contact us by using the information request form found here
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Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world,is a truely legendary. Located just 200 miles (325 km) from the equator, the mountain's gleaming glaciers are a sight to behold. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro does not require any technical skills or special equipment. In fact, it is the highest summit that can be climbed without special technique and gear. Because of this, it is an extremely popular adventure. Every year, over 35,000 people attempt to climb Africa's highest peak. However, the journey is not to be taken lightly. You need to understand what lies ahead. Shayo Trek & Safaris will do all we can to prepare you for this undertaking.
All climbers on Kilimanjaro are required to climb via one of only six officially sanctioned routes. From west to east, the ascending routes are: Shira, Lemosho, Machame, Umbwe, Marangu, and Rongai. The western routes, (Shira, Lemosho, Machame and Umbwe), are required by Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) to descend via the Mweka Route, a descent-only route, while the eastern routes, (Marangu and Rongai), must descend via the Marangu Route. Tour operators are required to inform the park authorities which route their group will utilize, and are not permitted to switch routes while on the mountain.more...
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Due to its location so close to the equator, Mount Kilimanjaro does not experience wide temperature changes throughout the year. Instead, the temperatures on Mount Kilimanjaro are determined more so by the altitude, cloud cover and time of day. Near the base of the mountain, the average temperature is around 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 27 degrees Celsius). From there, the temperatures will decrease as you move through Mount Kilimanjaro's ecological zones. At the summit, Uhuru Peak, the night time temperatures can range between 0 and -15 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 to -26 degrees Celsius). Due to Mount Kilimanjaro's great height, the mountain creates its own weather. It is extremely variable and impossible to predict. Therefore, regardless of when you climb, you should always be prepared for wet days and cold nights.more..
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As mentioned, during the course of the climb, you will pass through distinct ecological zones. These are:Book Online
Altitude: 2,600 to 6,000 ft (800 to 1,800 m)
Precipitation: 20 to 70 in (500 to 1,800 mm)
Cultivated land, grasslands,villages and towns.
Altitude: 6,000 to 9,200 ft (1,800 to 2,800 m)
Precipitation: 79 to 40 in (2,000 to 1,000 mm)
The forest receives 6 feet of rain annually, resulting in a lush variety of plants. Wild animals may be encountered. Clear skies may produce low temperatures after sundown.
Altitude: 9,200 to 13,200 ft (2,800 to 4,000 m)
Precipitation: 10 in (250 mm)
The alpine desert receives little water and only light vegetation exists here. The temperature can vary from over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees C) during the day to below freezing at night.
Altitude: 16,500+ ft (5,000+ m)
Precipitation: Less than 4 in (100 mm)
Characterized by ice and rock, there is virtually no plant or animal life at this altitude. Nights may be bitterly cold and the daytime sun results in strong UV radiation. Dark sunglasses are required. The oxygen level is half that of sea level.
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Mt Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at a height of 4,565m (14,977ft). It is classified as an active volcano although it has not erupted for more than 100 years. It is located inside of Arusha National Park. There is only one route on the mountain. Many people choose to climb Meru to acclimitize for a Mt Kilimanjaro climb or choose Mt Meru due to fewer days being required compared to Mt Kilimanjaro. It is an excellent climb in its own right. No special technical equipment or skills are needed to summit. The packing list is the same as a Kilimanjaro climb.
Day 1: Early morning after breakfast with your lunch box, drive to Momella gate(1500M) where trek starts, On the way stop over for gate watching at Serengeti Ndogo, then proceed ascend to Miriakamba hut (altitude 2500m) takes 3hours for dinner and overnight at camp site/lodge.
Day 2: From Miriakamba huts ascend to Saddle hut takes 4hours (3500m). Afternoon trek to the summit of little Meru (3820m) takes 1 hour. Then down to the Rhino Point. Dinner and overnight Saddle hut.
Day 3: Around 2:00 am from Saddle hut ascend to the summit of Mt. Meru (4565m) and walk around the rim of Meru Crater. Then return to Saddle hut for short rest then breakfast, after breakfast you will descend to Miriakamba hut for lunch and dinner and overnight.
Day 4: After breakfast with your lunch box, you will have a walk down to the park gate across alpine desert. Lunch on the way down you find vehicle at Momella gate wait and drive back to your hotel.
Note: A three day itinerary is possible by continuing the descent after a break at Miriakamba Hut to the park gate.Book Online
Here are the essential personal equipment for a Mt Kilimanjaro or Mt Meru trek:
* Sleeping bag, Adjustable Climbing poles/sticks, Large Duffle bag with straps / ruck sack, Day Pack, Head lamp / Flashlight + Batteries, Water bottle - 2 litre x 2 bottle, Binocular and Camera / Films, Water Tablets / Pump, Sun Cream and Insect Repellent, Sun Glasses Clothing, Climbing hiking boots, Tennis Shoes - to begin climb/side walks, Socks - thin and thick pairs, Warm trousers, Woolen Trousers and jacket with zippers, Water proof / wind trousers & jackets, Warm Sweater for cold nights, Inner slacks - long Johns & Top, Long / short sleeve T-shirt with zippers, Pajamas and hand towel, Shade Sun hat or cap, Balaclava, Gaiters, Mitten / Gloves - poly thermal*
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Serengeti National Park
You might have heard the name, or watched a documentary on National Geographic, but to experience it is an experience of a lifetime. The Serengeti National Park is one of the most incredible places on the planet. What you might have seen on television or read in a book cannot do justice to the actual experience. It is just out of this world. This is the largest of Tanzania's national parks, measuring 14 763 sq. km-s. The park name is derived from a Maasai word meaning endless plains and houses the largest concentration of wildlife in the world.
The Serengeti is renowned for hosting the great mogration. Approximately 1 500 000 wildebeest and 250 000 zebra migrate annually in a circular pattern from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the eastern Serengeti to the Serengeti National Park's Western Corridor then north for a brief stay in Kenya's Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Contrary to belief, the migration of these animals is a continuous affair with stopover points along the way. These migrationary trends are dependent on the rains so are a bit unpredicatable.
During late November or December through to May / early June, lines of Wildebeest (sometimes up to 40km long) can be seen on a journey which can be up to 800 km long. These vast herds of grunting and snorting animals consume a staggering 4000 tones of grass each day. Hot on their heels you will find the ominous and ever present lion, cheetah and hyena.
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The preditors are particularly interested in the calving season that coincides with the herds being located in the south east portion of the park. In a period of only 3 weeks, some 400 000 cows give birth. Unlike most antelopes who seek cover, wildebeest prefer to calve in open terrain, which provides another breathtaking spectacle. These new calves provide easy pickings for larger scavengers and cats. Fortunately, wildebeest calves are able to be up and running within 4 minutes of birth. The best time to witness the birthing is between the end of January to February.
The Seronera Valley provides for some of the best game viewing. Jutting kopjes provide a vantage point for lion to sit a gaze on the herds and plan the next meal. June and July sees the animals moving off to the Togoro Plain on the border of the Grumeti River. This presents an obstacle for the vast herd, as they have to cross the queues of the eagerly awaiting crocs. August to September sees the animals moving off to the Lobo area and into the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, in neighboring Kenya. There is never a bad time to visit the Serengeti and the park has truly earned it's fame as the best safari destination in the world.Book Online
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Regarded as the 8th wonder of the world. Granted the status as a World Heritage Site in 1978 and an international Biosphere Reserve in 1981, it is one of the most diverse and fascinating areas of Tanzania. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home of Ngorongoro Crater. It was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity, and was initially thought to be higher than Tanzania's famous Kilimanjaro. The crater has evolved into a unique and integral part of Tanzania's eco-system.
The crater is actually a caldera, measures 22.5 kms across and the rim walls stand 600m high. Views from within and from the rim are breathtaking (as can be seen from the picture). The crater houses 30 000 animals, and a large variety of birds, which rarely move from the area due to the availability of water through wet and dry seasons. Black Rhino, which are on the endangered list, can be found scattered throughout the base of the crater. Visitors are almost guaranteed to get a look at one of these spectacular animals (our personal favourite). This is also one of the few places where the big five can be found in a small area, namely Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Lion and Cheetah. For those who don't know, the big-five were given this name due to the extreme danger and cunning these posed to early hunters. Buffalo for example, have a habit of playing dead after being shot. Once the hunter approaches to see his kill the buffalo rises and mauls the intended killer to death. The main water source for the animals in the crater is Lake Makat. In and around this lake are thousands of lesser flamingos. The lake is pretty much right in the center of the crater.
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The NCA is not a National Park, but a conservation authority administered by the government of Tanzania. Due to the diverse nature of the area the conservation authority is attempting to co-ordinate the many needs of the people accessing it. Main conservation projects include wildlife, people and culture, forestry, archaeological and prehistorical, education and obviously tourism. The area is in such demand by all the aforementioned factors, that there a definite need to manage these areas viably. Visitors are therefore requested to respect the rules laid down by authorities to preserve this naturally rich area.
A short journey from the crater will take you to one of the most famous archaeological sites, called Laetoli. Here you can find the remarkable footprints of animals and ancestral humans who evolutionists claim walked the earth 3.6 million years ago. Along with this, at Olduvai Gorge, you can see the remarkable record of possible human evolution from 2 million years ago. These sites were excavated by the famous Dr Louis Leakey and his wife Mary and makes for fascinating viewing. A trip to the museum and presentation is definitely recommended.
A short trip down the road and one will encounter the Shifting Sands. This is volcanic sand formed into a dune, and drifts along in its exact same shape down a large plain forced forward by continuous winds. These sands have religious significance to Maasai, and its progress has been marked back as far as 1969. The beauty of the area cannot be put into words. From ancient volcanic activity, all around one can see hills, mountains, kopjes and plains. From the rim of the crater one can see to the Southeast, Oldeani Mountain. Water collects in the mountain's ragged crater and flows down into Lake Eyasi. On the northern side, one will come across Makarut Mountain, with Sadiman on its shoulder. Makarut can be seen as a landmark from anywhere in the Serengeti plains. Sadiman Mountain is an old volcano whose ash preserved the Laetoli footprints. Another mountain to the north is Olmoti. Rainwater is also caught in here, and feeds the Mandusi Swamp, which in turn feeds Lake Makat, in the center of the Ngorongoro Crater. From the rim of another crater called Empakaai, one can see the striking cone of Tanzania's most recent and still active volcano, Oldoinyo Lengai.
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Visitors often pay the ultimate compliment to Ngorongoro Crater, saying, It's like a zoo. With such a large variety and amount of animals roaming freely in such a relatively confined space means the conservation efforts are working, and also indicates that there is no poaching, as animals are not afraid of human activity. This area is a must for your northern circuit safari. Like most Rift Valley lakes, the water is alkaline. This attracts vast flocks of flamingos, which form pink foam against a silver background of water. There are numerous water birds in the area, including pelicans that waddle around next to short grasses on the shore of the lake. The park is a bird lover's haven with a variety of local species inhabiting the forest and bush. The best time to observe these birds is in the late afternoon and early morning. The park authorities have recently allowed for tourists to canoe along certain portions of the lake, enabling bird and animal watching to become another experience altogether. Animals found in the area include zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck and warthog. Manayara is also known for its tree-climbing lions. These majestic animals find shelter in the branches of trees from the heat and biting flies. There is a particular belt, which they frequent along the woodland, south of the Msasa River. These lions also have a peculiar specialisation of killing buffalo. An adult buffalo weighs in the proximity of one and a half tons, being far larger than the average weight of an adult male lion. On the southern side of the park, you will find the hot springs of Maji Moto. This word directly translated from Swahili means hot water, and are about 60°C. The views from some of the lodges on the rift wall are spectacular, and it is highly recommended that you spend at least one day/night of your safari in the area.Book Online
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manayara is one of the most scenic parks that you will encounter on your journey in Tanzania. Measuring only 330 sq. km, of which the lake occupies 230 sq. km, it is ideal for a day trip and is often paired with safaris to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. While this park is close in location to those safari destinations, Lake Manyara has its own character and is well worth the visit. It is famous for its tree climbing lions and is also a favoured park for bird watchers.
Lake Manayara is situated on the base of the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. It derives its name from the Maasai word 'manyara' which is a plant known to us as Euphorbia tiraculli. This plant is used by the Maasai as a hedge to form a stockade for their cattle. As you approach the village Mto wa Mbu from Arusha, the rift wall provides spectacular viewing. Whilst driving up the rift wall, Lake Manyara appears behind you. The view is breathtaking, as you take in this massive lake with it's silver shimmer and surrounding vegetation.Book Online
Tarangire National Park
Welcome to the Tarangire National Park, one of the hidden jewels of Tanzania. This park measures 2600 sq km's and boasts a concentration of wildlife second only to Ngorongoro Crater. It features an impressive amount and array of bird life and plant life. Situated only 160km's from Arusha, the park is nestled to the south of the large open grass plains of southern Maasailand. It is named after the Tarangire River, which runs directly through the center of the park and is the only permanent water source for the animals. Along the banks of this river you will find herds of wildebeest (or gnu) and zebra, followed by Grant's Gazelle, Thomson's Gazelle and many others. Lurking in the background lion and leopard keep a watchful eye on a possible meal. The park offers views of grass and floodplains with impressive baobab and flat topped acacia trees scattered throughout. During the dry season the park may look quite ordinary, but activities continue even more earnestly due to the now increased competition.Book Online
Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park is an attractive little park located on the outskirts of Arusha. Not many visitors visit the park during the year which is surprising due to the concentrations of wildlife that are found in the area. Although it is not on any path of the major migration routes of the wildebeest it still has an attractive array of wildlife and birdlife. Mount Meru (4566m) also forms part of this national park. Mount Meru is the 3rd highest mountain in Africa (The highest being Mount Kilimanjaro and second is Mount Kenya). Many hiking trails are available up Mount Meru and spectacular views can be seen from the top. If you want to visit this park, we suggest that you only spend a day at the most here.Book Online
Mkomazi National Park
This park is rich in ungulate species where about eighteen species have been reported including the big five. Over 450 bird species can easily be spotted. Reptile species including crocodiles and pythons are also found.
Mkomazi is a combination of two from the Pare ethnic language:"mko and mazi." Mko means a traditional wooden spoon used by the Pare people for eating and mazi means water. This implies that the water in the park is very little to fill up the wooden spoon; the park has an acute shortage of water due to little rainfall. Mkomazi - Umba Game Reserve was upgraded to the national park status in March 2008 with a size of 3,245 km2.
Mkomazi National Park is located in the northern part of Tanzania within Kilimanjaro and Tanga regions. The park lies about 112 km from Moshi town, 142 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport, 120 km from Kilimanjaro National Park and 550 kilometres from Julius Nyerere Airport in Dar es Salaam. The park assumes a rectangular shape; the longest distance is about 130 kilometres from East to West and 41 kilometres from North to South.
The southern part of the park is bordered by the Pare - Usambara mountain ranges in Tanzania, formed of the metamorphic rocks. The park's altitude ranges between 300 - 1,600 metres above the sea level.
The park is semi arid with bimodal rainfall distribution pattern. Long rains occur between March and May, while the short ones last from October through December. Mean annual rainfall rangers from 570 mm in the lowlands to 1,910 mm in the highlands. The temperature ranges from 18°c to 29°c; July and August being the coldest months.
The south most extension of the "Sahel" (desert in Arabic) habitat characterised by Acacia - Commiphora species is found in the Park. Vegetation cover is categorised into two; the dry upland forest in the western mountains area and plan vegetations characterised by bushed and wooded grassland.
Large and visible population of gerenuk (litocranius walleri) and massive concentrations of oryx (oryxbbeisa).
One of the national parks with wide elevation of mountain ranges.
Great landform diversity, which creates small mosaic habitat types, rich in biodiversity.
It is one of few wildlife protected areas in Tanzania which form habitats for Euro/Asia - Africa migration birds.
It is one of the richest savannahs in Africa and possibly in the world in terms of rare species.
The park falls into the Mkomazi - Tsavo Ecosystem, which is the second largest trans-boundary ecosystem in East Africa (behind the Serengeti - Mara).
Composition of big and small animals including the famous one like (elephants, lions, leopard and buffaloes; with reptile species inclusive).
By Road - the Main Entrance is 6 km from Same town
3 Day Safari - Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Maasai Village
Day 1 After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and driven to Lake Manyara. After a short break, while you stretch your legs and the staff removes all gear from the vehicle which is not needed for the afternoon game viewing, you will go on a game drive inside the park. Dinner and overnight is at the campsite / lodge.
Day 2 After breakfast, we proceed on a game drive inside Lake Manyara National Park. After a lunch break we continue the game drive. In the afternoon, we depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dinner and overnight will be inside the conservation area at the campsite or lodge.
Day 3 After an early breakfast, we head down the crater wall for a half day game drive. A box lunch will be enjoyed inside of the crater. In the early afternoon, we leave the crater and start the drive back to Moshi.Book Online
4 Day - Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
Although these destinations are close geographically, the safari experience is quite different in each of these locations.
Day 1:Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, you will be transported to Lake Manyara. After a short rest, while you stretch your legs and the staff removes all gear from the vehicle which is not needed for the afternoon game viewing, you will go on a game drive in beautiful Manyara National Park. Dinner and overnight at the campsite / lodge
Day 2: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park
Set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of the Serengeti. After a scenic four hour drive to the park,and a brief stop at your evenings camp/lodge where the staff will unpack the vehicle, you will proceed on a game drive together with late evening game drive.Dinner and overnight at either lodge or camp
Day 3: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater.
After a relaxing morning and an early lunch, proceed with a game drive enroute to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area,where the night will be spent on the Crater Rim at either lodge or campsite.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Tour back to Moshi.Notes: Popular additions to this itinerary include cultural tours of the Maasai, Hadzabe (Bushmen),a hot air balloon safari in the Serengeti, the village of Mto wa Mbu, Lake Eyasi and/or Lake Natron, and a visit to Meserani snake park. Book Online
After an early breakfast, proceed down to the crater floor for a game drive with picnic lunches. Return to Moshi, arriving in the evening.
5 Days - Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire
Day 1: Early morning soon after breakfast with your lunch box, drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive. Dinner and overnight at campsite or lodge.
Day 2: After breakfast, with your lunch box, en-route game drive to Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge. Dinner and Overnight at Seronera Campsite or lodge.
Day 3: Early morning, before breakfast, you will have a morning game drive at Serengeti, and then back to the camp for a breakfast. After Breakfast with your lunch box, proceed with a game drive until the late afternoon, then drive to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight at Simba Campsite or lodge.
Day 4: After breakfast with your lunch box, Game drive at Ngorongoro Crater. In the late afternoon drive to Tarangire Kigongoni campsite or lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: After breakfast with your lunch box, game drive at Tarangire National Park, in the late afternoon drive back to Moshi/Arusha.Book Online
5 Day Wildlife Safari Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Manyara National Park
Day 1: Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, you will be transported to Lake Manyara. After a short rest, while you stretch your legs and the staff removes all equipment and gear from the vehicle which is not needed for the afternoon game viewing, you will go on a game drive in beautiful Manyara National Park. Dinner and overnight at the campsite / lodge.
Day 2: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park Set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of the Serengeti. A scenic four hour drive, day game drive together with late evening game drive.Dinner and overnight at either lodge or campsite.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
Early morning game drive Serengeti National Park, back for a late breakfast and little relaxation, then again proceed for a day game drive with picnic lunches. Dinner and overnight at either lodge or campsite.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro C. A.
After a relaxing morning and an early lunch, proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where the night will be spent on the crater rim. Dinner and overnight at either lodge or campiste.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater tour - back to Moshi.Notes: Popular additions to this itinerary include cultural tours of the Maasai, Hadzabe (Bushmen),early morning hot air balloon safari in the Serengeti, the village of Mto wa Mbu, Lake Eyasi and/or Lake Natron, and a visit to Meserani snake park. Book Online
Early breakfast, proceed directly to the crater floor for a game drive with picnic lunches. Later proceed back to Moshi, arrival in the evening.
6 Day Wildlife Safari: Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti,Lake Manyara
This itinerary covers many different safari destinations. You will find each of them unique and it is well worth the effort to visit them all.
Day 1: Moshi to Arusha National Park
After breakfast, you will be driven to Arusha National Park for game viewing. Lunch at Momela. After lunch we continue with game viewing,dinner and overnight in Arusha town.
Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, you will be driven to Tarangire National Park for game viewing. Meals and overnight at either lodge or campsite.
Day 3: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast transfer to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing, followed by a break for lunch. After lunch you will continue for more game viewing. Dinner and overnight at either lodge or campsite.
Day 4: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast transfer to Serengeti National Park through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area highlands with your lunch box and game viewing enroute. Dinner and overnight at either lodge or campsite.
Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Rim
After breakfast take a half day game viewing in Serengeti park, lunch in the Serengeti,then transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with game viewing enroute. Dinner and overnight at either lodge or campsite at the crater rim.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Creater to Moshi.Book Online
After breakfast, with packed lunch descend into the crater for game viewing. In the late afternoon, drive back to your hotel in Moshi.
7 Day Wildlife Safari Lake Manyara, Lake Natron, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
Day 1: Moshi to Manyara National Park
After breakfast you will be driven to Manyara National Park. After a brief rest, you will proceed on a game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at the lodge or campsite.
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park to Lake Natron
After breakfast,we will drive to Lake Natron. It is a tedious journey through rough and dusty road. The Scenery there is beautiful especially the Ngarasero escarpment, waterfalls, the gorge, Oldonyo Lengai (a still active volcano.) There are great panoramic views and and the lake is teaming with flamingoes. Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron.
Day 3: Lake Natron Tour
Spend the day exploring Lake Natron visiting waterfalls. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Kamakia Campsite.
Day 4: Wasso village Tour.
After breakfast drive to Wasso and visit Maasai bomas on your way to the Lobo area of the Serengeti. Picnic lunch will be provided. Dinner and overnight at the lodge or campsite.
Day 5: Wasso to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast conduct game viewing in the Lobo area. Return to the camp for lunch then continue to the Seronera area of the Serengeti with game viewing enroute. Dinner and overnight at the lodge or campsite.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro via Ndutu with game viewing enroute. We will enjoy a picnic lunch along the way. Dinner and overnight at the lodge or campsite on the crater rim.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater Tour
After breakfast descend 2000ft to the crater floor for crater tour with picnic lunch. In the afternoon, we depart for Moshi where we will arrive in the evening.
Notes: Popular additions for this itinerary include Serengeti hot air balloon safari or Ol Doinyo Lengai climb.Book Online
8 Day Wildlife Safari Lake Manyara, Lake Natron, Maasai, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
This itinerary, in addition to featuring the best of Tanzania's parks, gets off the beaten track a bit and offers some excellent cultural tourism.
Day 1: Moshi to Manyara National Park.Book Online
After breakfast leave Moshi and drive to Manyara National Park for game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at either lodge or campsite.
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park to Lake Natron
After breakfast drive to Lake Natron. It is a tedious journey through rough and dusty roads. The scenery there is beautiful especially the Ngaresero escarpment, waterfalls, the gorge, Oldoinyo Lengai (a still active volcano). There are great panoramic views and and the lake is teaming with flamingoes. Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron.
Day 3: Lake Natron Tour
Spend the day exploring Lake Natron. Lunch, dinner and overnight at campsite
Day 4: To Wasso village Tour
After breakfast drive Wasso and visit Maasai bomas on your way to Lobo area of the Serengeti. Gasme viewing enroute. Picnic lunch will be provided. Dinner and overnight at either lodge or campsite.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park.
After breakfast conduct game viewing in Lobo area, return to the lodge / campsite for lunch. Afterwards, continue to Seronera area of the Serengeti with game viewing enroute. Dinner and overnight at either lodge or campsite.
Day 6: Full day tour in Serengeti National Park
Spend the whole of this day game viewing in Serengeti. Dinner and overnight at either lodge or campsite.
Day 7: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro via Ndutu with game viewing enroute and picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at either lodge or campsite on the crater rim.
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater Tour to Moshi
After breakfast descend 2000ft to the crater floor with picnic lunch for game viewing. In the afternoon, depart for Moshi.
Notes: Popular additions for this itinerary include Serengeti hot air balloon safari or Old Doinyo Lengai climb.
The options for lodge and permanent tented camp accommodations are far to numerous for a comprehensive list here. The following slides are offering a sample of what is possible. Please contact us for more options and information. Budget options for lodges will vary widely. We can help you select the right lodge based on your budget, itinerary and time of year of your safari.
The Chagga tribe resides in the lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Many of the people you will meet in Moshi are Chagga and have adapted their live to a modern Tanzanian lifestyle but in rural areas, their traditions still exist. There are numerous options for viewing traditional Chagga life including visiting coffee and banana plantations.
Situated at the southern part of Mt Kilimanjaro this area is historic in the battles of the Chagga and Maasai. About a century and half ago there used to be a frequent raids and looting of Chagga property by the Maasai and fighting among factions of the Chagga themselves in the course of territory expansion. After suffering many hardships, idea was adopted by the Chagga was to utilize the hidden underground called “Chagga bolt hole”. Where by Chagga bolt hole a special hole which was dug and partitioned into different chambers for the purpose of hidding women and children as well as storing food and livestock. In addition to the excellent hiding spot, this area served as a vantage point to see how the flow of battles were progressing.
MARANGU / MAMBA
Mountain climbing enthusiasts will be advised to visit the home and memorial of the late Yohano Lauwo, a Marangu native who accompanied Dr. Hans Meyer on the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1889(The first European to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.) You can also learn about the Chagga culture by visiting a traditional Chagga house with straw roof. You can visit the Chief Mangi area where the first court and primary school built in the Northern Region of Tanzania are still functioning. You will be able to pass historical sites of clan wars where the Chagga used large caves to hide themselves when the fought with Maasai.Book Online
Maasai Village Tour
Of the large number of tribes in East Africa, the Maasai tribe is easily the most popular for tourists. Known as fierce warriors, this nomadic tribe is actually very friendly and open to visitors. Many of them still live a very traditional lifestyle and are easy to spot by their distictive clothing. On this tour, you can expect to learn about the Maasai religous beliefs, culture and lifestyle. You will have the opportunity to enter into one of their traditional dwellings and hear them sing and dance (and join in if you wish) and see their famous jumping abilities. This trip also offers the opportunity to buy Maasai crafts direct from the tribe. This trip can be easily added into any Northern Tanzanian safari itinerary.Book Online
Hadzabe Tribe Tour
The Hadzabe are one of the few true hunter-gatherer tribes left in the world. They live in simple temporary shelters and live by hunting by bow and arrow, using poisoned arrowtips for large game. They hunt for anything from mice to giraffe, with baboon being their preferred game. If they are successful in killing large game such as giraffe, often the tribe will simply relocate to the kill site rather than transport the game. They also forrage for roots and berries and are experts at herbal medicine. They create fire by rubbing sticks together in an amazingly short time. Their clothing is also based on availability, wearing animal skins, nothing or donated clothing. Attempts to bring the Hadzabeinto a more modern existance and give education to the children by the government has failed. They truely love their way of life but their hunting grounds are diminishing making their existance tougher. They reside near the shores of Lake Eyasi as do the Nilotic-speaking Datoga tribe. A tour will include the opportunity to go along on a hunt, experience their singing and dancing. This is an amazing tour of a vanishing lifestyle. This tour can be added to any safari that is near Ngorongoro Conservation Area.Book Online
Mto wa Mbu Tour
Situated adjacent to Lake Manyara National Park. In Mto wa Mbu (although the name literally means river of mosquitoes, it really is not as bad as the name makes it), it is the only point in Africa where 4 language families meet; the Nilotes, Cushites, Bantu and Hamites a unique cultural feature in the world. A point in Tanzania where anthropology is most diverse. Visit a Maasai boma, dancing, market, schools and community project will be offered. View rice farming and see how local beer is made. Maasai village visit to foster the true experience of most complex cultural experience in Africa is a gift will be hard to forget in your entire life. Hike the Rift Valley wall and view the Lake Manyara. This trip can be easily added onto any Tanzanian Northern Circuit safari.Book Online
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Stone Town Tour
It is the oldest part of Zanzibar town built on a 95 acres peninsula and consisting of 2500 buildings all made of coral stone, lime and clay, thus the name. This is the most interesting part of town with its narrow lanes, 45 mosques, 2 Christians churches 4 Hindus Halls and two baobab trees.
Stone Town Tour is a half day guided driving trip which also includes short walks that enable the clients to explore the fascinating historical sites of the old parts of Zanzibar town, the tour will include a visit to the Former slave market (The Anglican Cathedral), the Historical and natural history museums of Zanzibar, the house of wonders, the old fort. The old central market of Zanzibar etc. The tour old central market of Zanzibar etc. The tour can be arranged either in the morning at 0900 hrs to 1200 hrs or in the afternoon 1500 hrs to 1800 hrs.Book Online
Spice TourThe tour visits various villages such as Bububu, Kidichi and Kizimbani northwards of Stone town. Clients will be able to see, touch, smell and even taste some of the spices and fruits available on the Island. The trip also offers invitingly attractive photographic scenery on the fruit garden, mud houses thatched with coconut palm leaves and the living style of Zanzibar is in the countryside areas. Book Online
Mangapwani Slave Cave is not natural, but cut out of the coral limestone. It is a sort of cellar, more or less a square-shaped cell. It was built for storing slaves by Mohammed Bin Nassor Al-Alawi, a prominent slave trader. Boats from Africa (Tanzania) landed at the nearby beach and unloaded their human "cargo". The slaves were kept here until they were taken to Zanzibar Town or to Oman.In 1873 Sultan Barghash signed the Anglo- Zanzibari treaty which officially abolished the slave trade. Some time after the cave was still used as a place to hide slaves, as an illicit trade continued for many years. Today, the cave itself remains, although the wooden roof under which the slaves were hidden has now gone. There are steps which lead down onto the cavern floor.Book Online
Special boat trips are arranged either half day or full day to this small resort and it takes thirty-five minutes to reach the Island. Historically Island was used as point of concealment of slaves later became a temporary hospital and a quarantine island especially during the outbreak of contagious diseases in the last century. The Island is endowed with natural features attractive while sand beach for swimming and the colorful coral reef for snorkeling. A number of giant tortoises, durket different birds can easily be seen in the island. The boat will be leaving at the big fig tree at Forodhani in Stone Town.Book Online
Is a half day driving trip to Jozani Natural Forest reserve to see red colobus monkey that are endemic to Zanzibar. These Monkeys are very charming, friendly and easy to take pictures while you can watch feeding and playing in the trees. Also you will have a short walk into the forest to see different types of plants and trees species that are still existing in this forest. Jozani forest is on the Southern part of Stone Town, some 45 min. drive.Book Online
Local Game Fishing?
Is a half day excursion on a traditional dhow day afloat trip on the waters of the Snake and Bawe islets for fishing. Possible catches include yellow fin tuna, kingfish & emperor. All fishing equipments & bait are provided.Book Online
This is a full day excursion on a traditional dhow and see various species of Dolphins including spinner bottle nose an blue dolphins at a very close range within touching distance. Our Dhows are equipped with sun shelters and modern life jackets. The tour will also takes clients out to the coral reef where can enjoy some of the most remarkable snorkeling. Different species of coral and other marine can also be seen. This tour will include also the transfers to Kizimkazi some one and half drive (70 KM). Lunch will be included and equipment.Book Online
North Coast Excursion
Is a full day Drive due North into the heart of the local villages to have a thorough insight of the native heritage e.g. copra making. Via Mvuleni water cave, stop by MKOKOTONI VILLAGE market to witness fish auction scene and have your choice of the catch of the day including lobsters. With the admiration of the traditional dhow building nearby, swim and lunch (Bar-Be-Cue) at the marvelous Nungwi Beach.Book Online
Swahili Culture Tour
Driven to one of the beautiful and ever Green village to explore the natural culture, tours enjoying a full day excursion of full local activities (Swahili coast culture) coconut palms, thatching baskets, weaving, pottery, grinding millets, rice, coconut rope making, coconut palm climbing, Zanzibar aroma and incense, construction of local homes bread making, spices, banana plantations, seasonal fruits, local Koran classes, local traditional music/songs and dancers.Book Online
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Moshi Day Trips
Lake ChalaBook Online
The water of Lake Chala comes from the underground streams from Kilimanjaro Mountain. Here you can explore. There is great diversity of all forms of the life at Chala; from the magic lake, with its thriving lake shore forest to rolling volcanic savannah; from river beds stunningly carved through ancient rock, to broad bush, from rocky crater walls to flat forests out on the black soil. Walking at Chala through this ancient land is a paranormal experience that will put you back in touch with nature and revive your soul. Chala has a huge variety of trees, grasses and plants, many rare and some unique to the area. There are also many species of butterflies and birds. You will need comfortable walking shoes.
Marangu WaterfallsBook Online
Marangu waterfall located on the slopes of Kilimanjaro Mountain with clean spring water is ideal for swimming and relaxing with a refreshing breeze, this place is very historical as there is also an underground cave. Also you will have an opportunity to try a local Chagga brew, banana beer and banana wine. The trip starts in the morning where you will be picked up from your hotel; the trip will end mid/late afternoon where you will be dropped off at your accommodation.
Tour in Arusha city, Maasai market, camel ride and snake park. We can arrange tour for you to Arusha City, You will have a nice view of Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania. You will be driven to the Meserani Park where you will see several species of birds, snakes, yellow baboon, crocodiles,etc. There is also an option of riding on a camel for few minutes. After that you will be driven back to Arusha City and your guide will walk with you through the city to the Maasai market. In mid-afternoon you will be driven back to Moshi.
Cultural Tour & Walking Safari
You will spend your day in the authentic Maasai-Village Olpopongi and share the real Maasai life during your stay. Museum & Village Tour /Traditional lunch /Walking Safari in the Maasai territory /Learn Maasai hunting techniques and more about natural Maasai medicine & wildlife.
Including a traditional lunch & welcome drink ( sodas & beers must be paid extra)Book Online
Day SafariBook Online
Early morning you will be picked up from your hotel in a safari vehicle and start the drive to your destination. Upon arrival, you will proceed on a game drive; pausing to enjoy a box lunch inside of the park. The game viewing will continue until mid-afternoon when the vehicle will return you to Moshi. The departure times and length of game viewing is dependant on the park choice/travel time to and from Moshi. Destinations available for a day safari are your choice of: Arusha National Park / Lake Manyara National Park / Tarangire National Park / Ngorongoro Crater / Mkomazi National Park.
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Mountain Climb Groups
You can either climb as a private group, departing on any day that you wish, or join an open group climb. Current openings for open group climbs are:Book Online
3 April 2016 - 7 Days Machame Route
10 April 2016 - 7 Days Lemosho Route
17 April 2016 - 7 Days Machame Route
24 April 2016 - 6 Days Marangu Route
1 May 2016 - 7 Days Machame Route
8 May 2016 - 7 Days Lemosho Route
29 May 2016 - 7 Days Machame Route
5 June 2016 - 7 Days Lemosho Route
12 June 2016 - 7 Days Machame Route
19 June 2016 - 6 Days Rongai Route
26 June 2016 - 7 Days Lemosho Route
3 July 2016 - 7 Days Machame Route
10 July 2016 - 7 Days Lemosho Route
17 July 2016 - 7 Days Machame Route
24 July 2016 - 6 Days Marangu Route
31 July 2016 - 7 Days Lemosho Route
31 July 2016 - 7 Days Machame Route
7 August 2016 - Days Lemosho Route
10 August 2016 - Days Machame Route
14 August 2016 - Days Lemosho Route
21 August 2016 - Days Machame Route
28 August 2016 - Days Marangu Route
4 September 2016 - 7 Days Machame Route
11 September 2016 - 6 Days Machame Route
18 September 2016 - 7 Days Lemosho Route
25 September 2016 - 6 Days Marangu Route
2 October 2016 - 7 Days Machame Route
9 October 2016 - 7 Days Lemosho Route
16 October 2016 - 6 Days Machame Route
23 October 2016 - 6 Days Rongai Route
30 October 2016 - 8 Days Lemosho Route
6 November 2016 - 6 Days Machame Route
13 November 2016 - 7 Days Machame Route
20 November 2016 - 7 Days Lemosho Route
27 November 2016 - 7 Days Lemosho Route
4 December 2016 - 7 Days Lemosho Route
11 December 2016 - 7 Days Machame Route
18 December 2016 - 6 Days Marangu Route
25 December 2016 - 7 Days Machame and Lemosho Route
31 December 2016 - 7 Days Machame Route
To join one of these groups, contact us. Check back for additional groups being offered.
You can either go on safari as a private group, departing any day that you wish, or join in on an open group safari.Book Online
3 April 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
10 April 2016 - 4 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
17 April 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
24 April 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
30 April 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
1 May 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
8 May 2016 - 4 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
15 May 2016 - 4 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
22 May 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
29 May 2016 - 6 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
5 June 2016 - 4 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
12 June 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
19 June 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
26 June 2016 - 4 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
3 July 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
10 July 2016 - 4 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
17 July 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
24 July 2016 - 6 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
31 July 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
7 August 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
14 August 2016 - 4 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
21 August 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
28 August 2016 - 6 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
11 September 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire
18 September 2016 - 4 Days Safaris Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti
25 September 2016 - 3 Days Safaris Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti
10 October 2016 - 4 Days Safaris Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire
9 October 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Eyasi
16 October 2016 - 4 Days Safaris Lake Manyara,Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire
22 October 2016 $5; Days 6 Safaris Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire and Arusha National Park
29 October 2016 - 3 Days Safaris Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
7 November 2016 - 3 Days Safaris Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Tarangire
12 November 2016 - 5 Days Safari Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Manyara
20 November 2016 - 4 Days Safari Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti
4 December 2016 - 4 Days Safaris Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire
11 December 2016 - 4 Days Safaris Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Eyasi
24 December 2016 - 5 Days Safaris Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire
1 Jan 2017 - 3 Days Safaris Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
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