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Climbing Kilimanjaro

What is the best route to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

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An initial google search of routes for summiting Kilimanjaro will give you an indication of 7 different tracks and long lists of pros & cons for each. So, how can you really figure out what is the best route for hikinh Kilimanjaro for you? Let us break this down as simply as...

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...

Kitulo Plateau National Park

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About the Kitulo Plateau National Park Size: 412.9 sq km (159 sq miles) Location: Southern Tanzania. The temporary park headquarters at Matamba are situated approximately 100km (60 miles) from Mbeya town. Locals refer to the Kitulo Plateau as Bustani ya Mungu – The Garden...

Udzungwa National Park

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About Udzungwa Mountains National Park: Size: 1,990 sq km (770 sq miles). Location: Five hours (350 km/215 miles) from Dar es Salaam; 65 km (40 miles) southwest of Mikumi. Brooding and primeval, the forests of Udzungwa seem positively enchanted: a verdant refuge of...

The most common mistake that Kilimanjaro climbers makes

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The most common mistake that climbers make is that they over pack and bring way too much gears. Be selective in what you take with you. Please note that our porters are limited to carrying 33 lbs (15 kgs) of your personal belongings. Everything the porters will carry for you...

Rubondo Island National Park

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About Rubondo Island National Park The largest island national park in Africa, Rubondo Island lies in the southern part of Lake Victoria (the second-largest lake in Africa!). The island is 26km in length, and varies in width from 3km to 10km. Uninhabited for decades, it has until...

Ruaha National Park

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About Ruaha National Park Ruaha offers excellent wildlife viewing and is particularly good for spotting predators, including very large prides of lions and the endangered wild dogs. It also has outstanding wilderness appeal, with only a few exclusive luxury camps available. Size:...

How To Climb Kilimanjaro

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This page tells you how to climb Kilimanjaro. It starts with picking the right time, getting yourself to Tanzania, then to the mountain. Mount Kilimanjaro is located in northern Tanzania in East Africa, not far from the border to Kenya. With a height of 5895 meters (19340 ft) Mt....

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...

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...

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...

Lake Ngozi Mbeya

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Lake Ngozi & Crater Thrilling Crater Lake in Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Standing as the second largest Crater Lake in Africa, Ngozi Lake is the leading tourist attraction in Rungwe district pulling hundreds of visitors each year. The lake is located about 38 kilometers...

Bagamoyo – Tanzania

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About Bagamoyo Bagamoyo played various historical roles in Tanzania. Apart from being a slave and ivory port, it was also a German headquarter in 1891. Explorers such as Burton, Speke, Grant, Livingston and Stanley all passed in this town. Attractions of interest tell the story...

Katavi National Park

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About Katavi National Park Katavi is pure wilderness. This classic dry-season park is completely off the beaten-track, but teeming with wildlife. Size: 4471 km² / 1727 mi² Altitude: 816-1634 m / 2677-5361 ft Isolated, untrammeled and seldom visited, Katavi is a true...

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...

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...

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...

Selous Game Reserve

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About Selous Game Reserve Selous Game Reserve is one of Africa’s largest parks, but most of it has been set aside for hunting. The game viewing area open to the public is relatively small, but very rewarding with many predator sightings and excellent boat safaris on the...

Pangani & Tanga

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About Pangani & Tanga Pangani Village, 52 km south of Tanga, is located at the point where the Pangani River empties itself into the Indian Ocean. The river passes through the north side of the village, separating the old buildings and the present-day market from the farms...

Lake Manyara National Park

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Lake Manyara National Park Size: 330 km² / 130 mi² Altitude-953-1445 m / 3127-4741 ft Lake Manyara NP is a small park at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. Its groundwater forest offers a nice change of scenery from the more savannah dominated parks. Although the...