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TANZANIA PARKS SAFARI – ANY TIME OF THE YEAR !

 

>>  MACHAME ROUTE  &  SOUTHERN PARKS  >>  

 

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Arport – Where you will be picked up by our representative and being transferred to MOUNT MERU hotel Arusha .

 

Day 2: Climb Kilimanjaro -  VIA máchame route


From Arusha drive to the Machame route, often called the “Whiskey Route”. From the Machame Park gate is a gentle climb up through the original montane forest, carpeted with unique -busy lizzie- flowers, begonias and ferns. First camp amongst the giant heather at 3,000m. Ascent of 1,200m and 5 to 6 hours walking.

 

Day 3: Emerge from the giant heather zone and hike through fine open moorland to camp by the Shira Cave at 3,840m. Herds of eland up here (& occasional lion!) and there are fascinating geological features in the old volcanic caldera which can be viewed during a half-hour optional walk in the afternoon. Ascent 840m and 4 to 5 hours walking.

 

Day 4: From Shira, climb towards the main peak Kibo, with the western glaciers clearly visible across the rugged high-altitude desert of volcanic rocks and boulders. Skirting around its base and under the imposing western Breach, descend into the sheltered Barranco Valley for mid-way camp at 3,950m. 6 to 7 hours walking and only 110m total ascent but having climbed much higher and dropped back down assists acclimatization.

 

Day 5: Up the steep Barranco wall with some sections of very easy scrambling and drop down again to the Karanga Valley where you take a break for lunch.

After lunch hike on to Barafu Hut 4600m, having hiked a total of 7 to 8 hours and ascended 650m. You have fantastic views across to Mawenzi peak from the camp after having completed a longer day of hiking which now requires you to adequately relax in preparation of the challenging summit hike early the following morning.

 

Day 6: A bracing 1am start to climb the steep frozen scree. This is unavoidable on any route but we aim to go past Gillman’s Point to reach Stella Point on the crater rim for sunrise another 40 minutes and you are at the highest point on the continent (Kibo:5900m), usually in warm sunshine. Return on the Mweka descent route.

Ascent of 1,300m and about 7 hours trek to the summit; 2,600m descent and 6 to 7 hours trek to the Mweka campsite (3400m) above Mweka gate. This is a long hard day but you feel absolutely ecstatic when you have done it!

 

Day 7: From Mweka campsite it is a 4 to 5 hours descent through the forest to Mweka gate (depending on individual fitness) to collect certificates and meet the vehicle. Return to Arusha for the night. Overnight at MOUNT MERU HOTEL .

 

 

Day 8:  Flight to Dar es salaam  -  Then to Ruaha National  Park

"RUAHA NATIONAL PARK "


Pick up from your hotel in Arusha to Kilimanjaro international airport or Arusha airport for your flight to  Dar es salaam . You will be picked up  by your safari guide and  head to Ruaha National park, renowned for the roan antelopes, the uncommon sable antelopes plus numerous elephants. It’s within Rwaha national park that the southern plus the eastern wildlife overlap. Even though it is among the largest parks within Africa, it is not commonly visited due to its remoteness. For that reason it is undisturbed and fascinating to visit. Following lunch at the Ruaha hilltop Lodge, take a game drive in the afternoon within the park. Dinner  and overnight at Ruaha hilltop Lodge ( FB ) .

 

Birdlife: Over 465 bird species have been sighted in the park, some of which are not found in northern “ .
Ruaha National Park  is the 2nd largest in Tanzania, covering an area of more than 13,000 square kilometers in the Iringa Region. Many who visited this park at the right season, rate it as favorite anywhere in the continent.
The name Ruaha owes to Great Ruaha river which flows along the eastern border.  The Friends of Ruaha Society, a British bilateral aid program is funding  a project on community based wildlife, a management plan for Ruaha ecosystem and a project to direct the benefits of tourism to  the people who live around the park.
Ruaha National Park is is extremely interesting as it presents the transition zone where southern African and eastern African Species of flora and fauna overlap, therefore, it has unique variety of animals, birds and vegetation.

 

Main Vegetation in Ruaha National Park are Miombo woodland, acacia grassland and baobab trees. However, the park is very rich in big games.  it is well-recognizable for the large herds of Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo and Impala, and numerous Greater lesser Kudu as well as wild dogs, lions and leopard are also common. The Great Ruaha River, that border the park in the east, provide habitation for hippopotamus and crocodiles. Birds can be watched along the river banks too (the park has recorded more than 540 species of bird, which is one of the highest bird species diversity in East Africa).

 

Day 9:  Full day tour –  Ruaha national Park
An entire day game viewing within Ruaha national park! by the river banks are wild animals like waterbuck, crocodiles plus hippos, and within the bushes, are lions, ostriches, leopards, warthogs, hunting dogs, cheetahs, giraffes, Grant Gazelles and elands among others. Diner and Overnight at Ruaha hilltop Lodge ( FB ) .

 

Day 10:  Transfer to Mikumi national Park

"MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK "


After breakfast drive to Mikumi National Park . Lunch at Kitonga, then proceed to Mikumi National Park . Arrive Mikumi and depart for afternoon game drive at Mikumi National Park  . Dinner and overnight at the Angalia Tented Camp(FB) ”

 

Mikumi National Park is located  in the north of the Selous Game Reserve in Morogoro region. It is bordered by Uluguru Mountains in the North and Rubeho Mountains to the south-east. The main feature in the park is Mkata River Flood Plain. The park was extended to border with Selous in 1975 . It was gazetted in 1964 during the construction of Morogoro- Iringa  highway. The park shares the eco-system with the Selous Game Reserve, and Kilombero Game Controlled Area.With 3,230 square kilometers coverage Mikumi National Park is well-known park in Tanzania. The park is well-known for its population of elephants, giraffes buffaloes, zebras, elands, greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Predators include tree-climbing lions (which are in large number), leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal.

 

More than 400 species of birds have been recorded here including Eurasian migrants such as red billed oxpecker, marabou stork and lilac breasted roller, which stays between October and April. There are more interesting bird species in the Miombo woodland, for example, Shelley's double collared sunbird, pale billed hornbill and violet-crested Turaco as well as violet-backed starling .


The surrounding mountain and hills brings compelling natural beauty with addition to superb light, make it a wonderful venue for wildlife photographers.
It is common to see elephants, lions and sometimes giraffes on/along the Tanzania-Zambia highway, especially in the evening or night. Nowadays leopards are commonly seen .

 

Day 11 :  Full day tour -  Mikumi national Park
After breakfasts Collect lunch boxes and drive in for full day game viewing  .  Later in the Afternoon you will stop  for your  Picnic lunch, then proceed with afternoon game drive . Dinner and overnight at the Angalia Tented Camp -  Full board basis .

Day 12: Transfer to Dar es salaam airport
In this day you will be transferred from Mikumi national Park to Dar es salaam .  You will proceed straight to  Dar es salaam airport and catch your domestic flight to Kilimanjaro international airport . You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro airport and being transferred to Arusha for Lunch . Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Arusha .  Then , get  ready to join  the northern circuit tour starting on 10th May .

 

 

Safari COST:

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TOUR COST COVERS:

  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS  -  Kilimanjaro to Dar es salaam  -  and return to Kilimanjaro after the trip
  • Accommodation in standard rooms as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities
  • Meals as described by B (Buffet Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
  • Bottled mineral water shall be available for everyone during the safari
  • Transportation by special equipped 7-seater safari land cruiser  “OR”  Land rover with pop-up roofs
  • Services of  profesional driver guides that are fluent in English , French , spanish , German and italian languages. If you do not understand English well , and that you need  a guide  in any of these listed languages , Please let us know.
  • Game drives, sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation
  • ALL  transfers  –  TO and from the Airport

 

EXCLUDE OF:

  • International  airfare, airport taxes and security related fees
  • Tips and gratuities to driver guides; hotels  and restaurant staff; room service etc
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of  personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, and other alcoholic drinks etc
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary above
  • An overnight in Arusha before or  after the trip

 

 

 

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