Trek Mt. Kilimanjaro
At 5,895 meters/19,340 feet, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free standing mountain in the world. The mountain lies within Kilimanjaro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What is so amazing about that is it’s one of the few places on earth that hosts every ecological life zone — tropical jungle, savannah, desert, and various plants and forest life.
There are many routes up Kilimanjaro — it is up to you to decide which route best fits your needs. We are happy to guide you in this decision, make a recommendation, or answer any questions you have along the way.
At times, certain routes are closed — usually due to the weather — but if this happens, we can suggest an alternate route.
- Marangu Route (popularly known as the Coca Cola Route) is one of the easier routes.
- Machame Route (popularly known as the Whiskey Route) is a mid-range to hard route.
- Rongai Route is an easy route as there are no steep areas. You’ll descend via Marangu Route.
- Umbwe Route is a very steep and difficult route. You’ll descend via Mweka Route.
- Lemosho Route is steep after the second day. You’ll descend via Mweka Route.
- The Northern Circuit Trail starts from either Machame, Umbwe, or Lemosho Route. The climb traverses to the northwest from Moir Hut and then proceeds east. You’ll summit the peak from Kibo or School Hut. You’ll descend via Mweka Route. The steepness varies from day to day. It’s the best acclimatization route.
- Shira Route is a difficult route.
Take a Safari
Tanzania’s game viewing is one of the best in Africa. Endless herds of wildebeest and zebra cross the plains on their annual migration. Predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas follow in their trails. Giraffes, rhino, elephant, and many different birds also live in the parks.
Many parks in Tanzania are geographically close to each other. Therefore, we are able to offer several trips that include two, three, or even four parks. The animals that you see will depend on the time of year you visit.
- Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater: A two day safari
- Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara: A three day safari
- Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater: A four day safari
- Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater: A five day safari
- Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara: A six day safari
- Arusha National Park, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater: A seven day safari
- Arusha National Park, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater: An eight day safari
Zanzibar — the Spice Island — is a dreamy place, a melting pot of cultures. Its history includes many travelers and traders passing through, as well as raiders and colonizers from various nations who left behind a legacy seldom found in other places. Famous for its huge beaches of white sands and palm trees, spice, markets, and the beautiful, historic Stone Town, Zanzibar is the perfect place to relax after climbing Kilimanjaro or taking a safari.
Climb Mt. Meru
At a height of 4,566 meters/14,980 feet, Mt. Meru is the fifth highest mountain in Africa and second highest in Tanzania. It’s a stratovolcano located 70 kilometers/43 miles west of Mt. Kilimanjaro and is visible from Mt. Kilimanjaro on a clear day.
Mt. Meru is a sanctuary home for many wild animals, which gives you a truly unique wilderness experience as you climb to the peak of the mountain.
Climb Mt. Oldoinyo Lengai
Oldoinyo Lengai is a Maasai name meaning the mountain of God. The mountain rises to a height of 2,962 meters/9,718 feet. It’s the only active volcanic mountain in the Eastern Rift Valley. You’ll start the steep 6-hour climb around midnight with the goal of reaching the crater rim for sunrise.
This tour can be customized or included with the Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit package.
Visit Tanzania’s Indigenous Culture
Meeting indigenous people and experiencing their rewarding culture, norms, and traditions, while exploring their amazing natural environments, will make your journey unforgettable.
In northern Tanzania, you’ll find the Maasai, Meru, Datoga, Hadzabe, and Chagga Tribes, just a few among 120 tribes from Tanzania. Our founder Demi Kessy, is actually from the Chagga Tribe.
The people from each tribe will welcome you to their local homes and you’ll learn their way of life whether it’s cash crop farming, raising animals, or making crafts.
Take a Safari
Kenya’s game viewing is one of the best in Africa. Endless herds of wildebeest and zebra cross the plains on their annual migration. Predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas follow in their trails. Giraffes, rhino, elephant, and many different birds also live in the parks.
We are able to offer several trips that include two, three, or even four parks. The animals that you see will depend on the time of year you visit.
- Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru: A four day safari
- Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Naivasha: A five day safari
- Amboseli National Park, Aberdare Mountain Range, Maasai Mara Game National Reserve: A six day safari
- Amboseli National Park, Meru National Park, Maasai Mara National Reserve: A seven day safari
- Maasai Mara National Game Reserve, Lake Naivasha, Solio Game Reserve and Samburu National Reserve: An eight day safari
- Kenya and Tanzania safari and Zanzibar: A 14 day package
Climb Mt. Kenya
Climb Mt Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. The mountain has three main peaks.
The lowest peak is Lenana at 4,985 meters/16,355 feet. It’s the most popular peak for hikers as it doesn’t require any technical climbing skills.
The largest peaks are Batian at 5,199 meters/17,057 feet and Nelion at 5,188 meters/17,021 feet. Both involve technical climbing.
Climb the Rwenzori Mountain Range
The Rwenzori Mountain range in southwestern Uganda is the highest non-volcanic, non-orogenic mountain range in the world, formed about three million years ago and is the result of an uplifted block of crystalline rocks. The range’s upper regions are permanently snow-capped and glaciated.
You can climb Margherita Peak at 5,119 meters/16,795 feet, the highest peak in the range.
Take a Safari
Explore the life of chimpanzees, gorillas, monkeys, and apes in their natural habitats in several of Uganda’s national parks.
You’ll be amazed at the apes that have similar genetic structure to humans. You’ll witness the family structure of the gorillas where one leader is responsible for making all the decisions. You’ll witness the chimpanzees fighting over food, and you’ll see endangered red colobus monkeys.
We also offer wildlife safaris where you can spot the big five animals such as leopards, lions, buffalo, rhino, and elephant. We can also canoe to the amazing Murchison Falls on the Victoria Nile.
- Gorilla trekking safari: A three day safari
- Chimpanzee trekking tour: A three day safari
- Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking: A five day safari
- Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale National Park: A five day safari
- Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi National Park, and Lake Bunyonyi: A six day safari
- Uganda gorilla trekking and wildlife safari: A seven day safari
- Chimpanzee, wildlife safari and gorilla trekking: A seven day safari
- Uganda primates and apes: An eight day safari
- Rwenzori hike central circuit: An eight day safari
- Rwenzori hike and Queen Elizabeth National Park: A ten day hike