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Climbing Kilimanjaro

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 below the...

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, large herds...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why should I climb / trek Mount Kilimanjaro?

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Summiting Kilimanjaro or other serious summits is an unparalleled, life changing experience. It changes perspective to life and you realize what you are capable of – much more than you ever imagined. Kilimanjaro is one of the seven summits – highest mountains on each continent....

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...

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...

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 to...

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 of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 day- and...

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 park is...

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 branch of...

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...

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...