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Climbing Kilimanjaro

Visa requirements for Tanzania

Most travelers require a travel visa to visit Tanzania. While travel visas can be obtained at the airport upon arrival, we recommend getting your visa ahead of time to avoid waiting in line. Your passport must be signed with at least six months of validity when you enter...

Mkomazi National Park

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About Mkomazi National Park Although Mkomazi doesn’t offer as much game viewing when compared to other parks in Tanzania, the wild scenery compensates for it with mountains rising in every direction. Size:3245 km² / 1240 mi² Altitude: 225-1531 m / 738-5023 ft Set...

Mahale Mountains National Park

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About Mahale Mountains National Park In Mahale, the chimpanzees are the star attraction. There are roughly 800 chimps in the park, of which about 60 individuals are very habituated to people. The research and habituation in Mahale is a Japanese project that goes back as long as...

Lake Eyasi

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About Lake Eyasi Lake Eyasi, lake, northern Tanzania. It lies west of Lake Manyara and approximately 95 miles (155 km) southwest of Arusha. At an elevation of about 3,400 feet (1,040 m), the lake covers an area of about 400 square miles (1,050 square km) and occupies the bottom...

Tarangire National Park

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Tarangire National Park Size: 2850 km² / 1096 mi² Altitude: 982-1646 m / 3222-5400 ft Tarangire is one of the more seasonal parks in northern Tanzania with a lot of migratory movement within the greater Tarangire ecosystem. In the dry season, between June and October,...

Ngorongoro Crater & Conservation Area

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The Ngorongoro Crater Size: 8228 km² -3176 mi² Altitude-1009-3645 m -3310-11959 ft A visit to the Ngorongoro Crater is an experience of a lifetime. There are few places that have wildlife densities and variety on this level. It is not unusual to see the Big Five in one...

Serengeti Migration

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GNUS Cruise – A Month-By-Month Guide to the Wildebeest Migration: It is rated as one of the world’s most spectacular natural events – every year over a million wildebeest, zebra and antelope migrate clockwise around the Serengeti/Masai Mara ecosystem, taking in...

Saanane National Park

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About Saanane National Park Saa Nane Island was named after its previous owner, Mzee Saanane Chawandi, a fisherman who turned into a farmer and later shifted to another island (after being compensated) to pave the way for conservation efforts in the early 1960’s. The...

Lake Tanganyika

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About Lake Tanganyika Lake Tanganyika is one of the Great Rift Valley Lakes found on the western border of Tanzania, in East Africa. This massive expanse of water is the longest Lake in Africa (720 km long) and is the second deepest Lake in the world (1,470m) – second only...

Serengeti National Park

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Serengeti National Park Size: 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles). Location: 335km (208 miles) from Arusha, stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west. A million wildebeest… each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the...

Watch: CNN anchor climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro!

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(CNN) — You normally see me on TV, holding down two hours on CNN every day. And while I absolutely love my job, I needed a break. I’d moved to NYC last summer, threw myself into my life up here and have never been happier. But at the same time, the wheel started...

Mt. Kilimanjaro Routes Overview

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Choosing the right Kilimanjaro route for your climb is an important decision. There are seven Mount Kilimanjaro routes: six routes up Kilimanjaro and two down. (Yes, that sounds like there are eight routes. But one of the ascent routes can also be used for descent, so there are...

Walking Tours

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Walking Tours Tanzania walking safaris are undoubtedly very rewarding experiences in Africa. It is explained as the best way to discover Africa on foot. This is because of its vast Un-spoilt wilderness areas thrilled with large concentrations of wildlife and awe-inspiring...

Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings

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Kolo Village and History of Kolo Painting Kolo is a small village along the ‘highway from Arusha to Dodoma (Capital of Tanzania). It takes about 3 hours to get to Kolo from Arusha by 4 wheel drive (224km) and another 3 hours to get from Kolo to Dodoma (180km). The district...

Mt. Kilimanjaro Weather – When is the Best Time to Climb?

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The Mount Kilimanjaro weather may affects your climb and your success chances. When to climb Kilimanjaro is an important decision. Bad weather on Kilimanjaro not only makes for a miserable trek and ruins your photos, most importantly it simply makes the climb twice as hard! You...

Usambara Mountains

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About Usambara Mountains Situated in the north-east of Tanzania. With their wide vistas, cool climate, winding paths and picturesque villages, the Usambara’s are one of Tanzanian’s highlights.The Usambara’s are a part of the ancient Eastern Arc chain which...

Best time to climb / trek Mount Kilimanjaro

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Technically, you can climb Kilimanjaro year around and no month is completely off-limits. Jan to March and July to Oct are the driest months and the best time for hiking. Jan to March are slightly colder and have a high chance of encountering snow on the mountain. You will...

Arusha National Park

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About Arusha National Park Size:552 km² / 212 mi² Altitude: 1340-1839 m / 4396-6033 ft Though very accessible, Arusha NP isn’t on many safari itineraries. This is mainly because it doesn’t offer a chance of seeing the Big Five. The park is at the base of...

Treetop Walkway Lake Manyara

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Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway Experience nature like never before! Enjoy a guided bird’s-eye view of Manyara on Tanzania’s first treetop walkway (370m). It begins at ground level and climbs gently into the canopy, reaching a maximum height of 18m above the forest...

Lake Natron & Oldoinyo Lengai

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About Lake Natron Surface elevation: 610 m Catchment area: 932 km² Area: 1,040 km² Lake type: Salt lake Lake Natron is a salt and soda lake in the Arusha Region of northern Tanzania. The lake is close to the Kenyan border and is in the Gregory Rift, which is the eastern...