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Moshi Rural District

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  • Day1

    Marangu

    March 3 in Tanzania

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  • Day1

    Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu route

    December 15, 2017 in Tanzania

    5 days Marangu route: Africa Natural Safari
    AFRICA NATURAL SAFARI (The best tour company in Tanzania)
    Specialized in: Wildlife safaris, Cultural tourism, Beach holidays and
    Mountain climbing
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    About marangu route
    Marangu Route has been referred to as the 'Coca Cola' route and this has led potential climbers to think that it is an easy route to the summit. This is far from the truth to be honest! The fact that it requires a minimum of 5 days to complete does not mean it is easier than any other route. The trail goes through lush rainforest, heath and moorland to alpine desert and ultimately the arctic zone at the peak and same route down. This safari is a great chance for you who is up for a Kilimanjaro adventure!
    Day 1: Marangu Gate to Mandara Hut.
    Take a short drive from Moshi town to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate (1,830 m.) lies at the edge of Marangu, which is an attractive village with many small coffee and banana plantations. After completing the entrance formalities, we climb up through attractive and unspoiled forest to reach the clearing containing Mandara Hut (2,700 m.). The volcanic remains of Maundi Crater are nearby, and make a good afternoon excursion. An alternative is to rest and enjoy the beautiful forest. There is a rich birdlife at the huts and monkeys are often seen as well. [3-5 hours walking to Mandara Hut]
    Day 2: Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
    The first part of the walk is a steep ascent through forest, but the path soon opens out into grassy moorland and, in clear weather, there are good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. We climb steadily through the moorland zone, containing giant heather and occasional stands of groundsel, to eventually reach Horombo Hut (3,720 m.). Sunrises and sunsets here are often very stunning, the site is close to the glaciated dome of Kibo, and there is a real sense of being above the clouds. [4-6 hours walking from Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut]
    Day 3: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
    We climb very gradually towards the lunar desert of the Saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. The terrain changes to screed and there is a palpable sense of high altitude wilderness. We usually reach Kibo Hut (4,700 m.) at the bottom of the crater wall by midday and the afternoon is free (to contemplate the summit ascent!!). The remainder of the day is spent resting and eating in preparation for the final climb before a very early night! [4-5 hours walking from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut]
    Day 4: Summit Day then down to Horombo Hut
    We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up at Gillman’s Point by sunrise. The initial climb is steep over loose volcanic screen, but there are some well-graded zigzag and a slow but steady pace will have us up to Gillman’s (5,685 m.) in about five or six hours. We will rest there and spend some time taking in the sunrise. Those who are still feeling strong can make the three hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.) passing close to the spectacular glaciers that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent is surprisingly fast and we return to Horombo Hut for the night. [11-15 hours walking from Kibo Hut to Gillman’s Point]
    Day 5: Horombo Hut – Moshi
    After breakfast,we will start with a pleasant moorland walk to Mandara and then a lovely forest walk to the National Park gates to Moshi town.
    The greenness and lushness of the forest is quite a stunning contrast to the summit day, and it really makes you realize how varied the scenery on Kilimanjaro really is. [5-6 hours walking]
    Included.
    o Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
    o 18% VAT on tour fees & services
    o Double layered Sleeping Mats
    o Transportation to & from the mountain gate
    o Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
    o 3 meals daily while on the mountain
    o Filtered water throughout the trek
    o Pre & Post Trek accommodation at the Parkview Inn
    o Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
    o 2- way private airport transfers
    Not Included
    o Flights
    o Tips to mountain crew
    o Items of a personal nature
    o Laundry Services
    o A doctor for the group

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    MOUNT KILIMANJARO

    December 15, 2017 in Tanzania

    6 days Marangu route: Africa Natural Safari
    AFRICA NATURAL SAFARI (The best tour company in Tanzania)
    Specialized in: Wildlife safaris, Cultural tourism, Beach holidays and
    Mountain climbing
    Contact +255 653 679 958
    Email-info@africanaturaltours.com
    Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climb 6 Days will give you a chance to reach the highest mountain in Africa which found in Tanzania and lies just 3 degrees south of the equator its permanently snow is very astonishing, Kilimanjaro offers one of the greatest opportunities in the world to climb the peak of high altitude with no need of technical climbing skills.

    The trek will take you over well-defined altitudinal vegetation zones, from semi-arid scrub to dense forest. It is open to any ordinarily fit and healthy person who prepared to put some energy to climb to the summit.Walking distance is approximately 60 kilometers start from Marangu Gate 1,860mts and slowly but surely, ascend is always on the day and stop at night to reach Gillman’s Point 5,680mts and as a final point climb to Uhuru Peak 5,895mts the real summit.
    Marangu Route Details
    Day 1 –MARANGU GATE- MANDARA HUT
    You will be picked up from the hotel and a drive to Marangu gate follow as you drive towards the gate you will be enjoying excellent views of the mountain, you will meet your team of guides and porters at the gate.Whilst in the forest you could see bright coloured birds, colobus monkeys and other species of monkey as well as mosses, lichens and flowers and delicate orchids. If the skies is clear you can see the town of Moshi lying at the edge of the plain further down. Once registrations finished you will start ascending leave the park buildings the walk is 4-5 hours through areas of coffee plantation and thick rainforest to Mandara Hut for Dinner and overnight.
    DAY 2 – MANDARA HUT – HOROMBO HUT 3,720Mts
    The second day on the mountain starts just after breakfast with a steep climb through the last swathe of rainforest, though this soon gives way to rolling alpine meadow dotted with giant heather. Once you leave the forest sunshade, Kilimanjaro’s two peaks snow covered Kibo and rocky Mawenzi – lie straight ahead overlooking the skyline.Further on you cross a zone of open moorland with diminutive vegetation, today you gain roughly 1,000m altitude; the walk can take five to seven hours depending on your pace but always POLE POLE. Tonight for Dinner and overstay at Horombo Huts.
    DAY 3 – HOROMBO HUT
    A day here provides an opportunity for you to acclimatize step by step to the altitude, Information show that an acclimatization day effectively doubles the chance of succession to reach the summit, thus the time is well spent! The day is not precisely wasted as there is several walks you can take just in the locality of the hut, but we will take the most famous walk of which most people take for acclimatization which leads you to the base of Mawenzi Peak the dramatic eastern summit of Kilimanjaro.The walk takes 4-5 hours a round trip and will go till to an altitude of 4,600Mts then you will return back to Horombo Hut for Dinner and Overnight this walk will put you in good shape later on.
    DAY 4 –HOROMBO HUT- KIBO HUT
    The scenery turn out to be more rocky and rough as you leave behind kibo ,everlasting flower and other bizarre alpine plants Massive groundsels and lobelias appear in the sparse moorland. The trail up to Kibo will take between five and seven hours. Skirting Mawenzi Peak ass you pass the Last Water point then you cross a stark, almost lunar landscape to the Saddle which is a wide tundra desert between the two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo.Here you will start getting fantastic views of the upper ranges of the mountain before arriving at Kibo Hut (4,705m), a dry-stone-walled hut with dorms and limited facilities. Tonight you prepare for tomorrow’s final assault – THE SUMMIT – re-packing to leave any non-essential items with the porters; you need to summon all your energy to get to the summit so there’s absolutely no point in carrying anything you don’t need! An early night is imperative as you must make a midnight start in order to reach the summit in the morning before the cloud cover settles, and then have time to get back down to the hut. Overnight stay at Kibo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    DAY 5 – UHURU PEAK
    This is a long and demanding day! The guides wake you soon after midnight and you start out in darkness, zigzagging up a long scree slope by the light of your torch in the extreme cold. At this time of day the scree is still frozen – which makes it easier to walk on! After roughly two hours you should reach Hans Meyer’s Cave – named after the German geologist who made the first successful ascent in 1889 – where he found the remains of a frozen leopard. The gradient gets steeper and three hours on (this is the hardest stretch of the climb! you should reach the crater rim at Johanne’s Notch. From here it’s a short scramble to Gillman’s Point (5,685m) in time for dawn. Your reward is the dramatic spectacle of the sun rising over the ice fields and craggy peaks of Mawenzi – the profusion of colors and shapes make all the suffering seem worthwhile! For those who still have the energy and drive, it takes another couple of hours along the crater rim to reach Uhuru (Freedom) Peak (5,896m). Your descent (approx. 3 hours) retraces the route back down past Kibo Hut to Horombo Hut for a well-deserved rest.
    Overnight stay at Horombo Hut for 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    DAY 6 – Back to Moshi.
    The pace quickens as you continue your triumphant way back down across alpine meadow and past Mandara Hut through the rainforest to Marangu Gate where you board the vehicle for the journey back to Moshi for a day room or overnight stay before depart for the airport or other destinations in Tanzania. A trip to the beaches at Zanzibar is a good way to recuperate. We can arrange many reasonably priced trips and safaris around Moshi and the Kilimanjaro region.
    Included.
    o Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
    o 18% VAT on tour fees & services
    o Double layered Sleeping Mats
    o Transportation to & from the mountain gate
    o Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
    o 3 meals daily while on the mountain
    o Filtered water throughout the trek
    o Pre & Post Trek accommodation at the Parkview Inn
    o Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
    o 2- way private airport transfers
    Not Included
    o Flights
    o Tips to mountain crew
    o Items of a personal nature
    o Laundry Services
    o A doctor for the group

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  • Day1

    Marangu

    January 4 in Tanzania

    AFRICA NATURAL TOURS AND SAFARI
    Our packages involve Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Mount Meru, Wildlife Safari such as Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, Culture tourism such as Masai and beach holiday such as Zanzibar. I am Godfrey Ngaiza (managing director).
    Welcome to Africa, welcome to Tanzania
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  • Day1

    Marangu

    January 26 in Tanzania

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    Marangu

    January 4 in Tanzania

    Marangu Cultural Tour

    Home of the Chagga tribe
    Immerse yourself in the history Marangu and its people. Marangu, at the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro, is a small town with a great amount of history and ancient traditions. Get carried away by the Chagga tribe, unique rainforest landscape and coffee growing insides. This full day tour has it all: action, tradition and culinary.
    Our Package Includes
    • Transport
    • Village fees
    • Professional guide
    • Lunch
    • 1,5l bottle of water
    • Banana wine & beer tasting
    Not Included
    • Personal items
    • Gratuities / "tip" for mountain guide
    • Soda & alcoholic beverages at lunch
    TOUR ITINERARY
    In the morning we drive to Marangu Gate (1900m), the starting point for all Kilimanjaro treks via the Marangu Route. You will have the opportunity to take pictures of the mighty Kilimanjaro and get a sense of the spirit of the mountain. The area around Marangu is home to the local Chagga tribe and you will learn all about their history and traditions on this full day excursion. Our second stop will be visit a small coffee farm, where you will learn about how the coffee is grown, harvested and processed locally. Try your own hand at processing, roasting and preparing a fresh cup of coffee. Once you have finished enjoying your coffee break, we will depart for the Ndoro Waterfalls. Our hike to the base of the waterfall will lead us through lush green landscape and the descend takes approximately 1 hour. Here you have the opportunity to relax and take a refreshing bath in the pool of the waterfall. Another highlight will be the visit to the Chagga Underground Caves and the Chagga Live Museum.

    In times of drought the Maasai migrated up the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro, in search of food and water. They enslaved and killed the local Chagga people. In defense of these attacks the Chagga built an extensive network of underground caves. Your guide will lively illustrate you the conflict while you visit the caves. We then continue to spend some time at the Chagga Live Museum, a small outdoor museum, which will give you further insides into traditional chagga life. Our tour also includes a chagga culinary taste, when we stop for lunch in a small restaurant. Here you will be served a traditional hot meal, later you will also have the chance to try the local spirits such as banana beer and wine.




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    Moshi Urban

    January 4 in Tanzania

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    Day 9: Mountain Day 7

    March 14, 2011 in Tanzania

    Mweka Camp, 3100m ASL
    Last night's rain had thankfully given up, though being perched in a rainforest we weren't expecting to stay dry the entire day. Hasani warned us that the weather usually rolled in around 11am, so we hit the trail early at 7am.

    The track was thankfully very smooth and mostly mud free. Our hike to the gate was a mercifully brief 3 hour journey, enlivened only by thoughts of cold beer, hot showers and soft mattresses. And some white corborus monkeys in the trees above us, which were extremely hard to photograph.

    Before we knew it, we were at the gate and our week-long trek was finally over. We signed the registration book, filled out a few forms and hopped on the bus back to Springlands Hotel. My phone decided to work again, so I called both Mum and Dad to tell them of our success. My joy was muted though with the sad news that Grandma had passed away on Saturday. I'm still pretty upset about it, but it just seems like it isn't real. I'll go home and everything will be fine. Mum also informed me that there'd been an enormous earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and that a nuclear power plant was melting down. Crazy what happens when you go off the grid for a few days.

    On arrival back at Moshi we took care of some housekeeping - certificates, tips for Hasani and the porters, laundry, internet and so on. The rest of the day was spent relaxing and drinking with Tom and Sarka.

    We had our safari briefing in the evening, where the big news was that we'd been given a free upgrade to lodge accommodation instead of basic camping due to the rainy season. Being thoroughly sick of camping, this was pure music to our ears and we went to bed very excited about the next few days.
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    Day 6: Mountain Day 4

    March 11, 2011 in Tanzania

    Barranco Camp, 3960m ASL
    Today was going to be a short day's hike, as we'd chosen the 7-day option rather than 6. This mean days 4 and 5 would be easy-ish half day hikes, rather than an 8 hour marathon before tackling the summit.

    But the first order of business was the Barranco Wall, a several hundred metre high wall of mostly sheer cliffs that loomed over our camp, with a small trail zig-zagging upwards.

    We made a slightly later start (9am) to let the 6-day trekkers through, then attacked the wall ourselves. Thankfully it was actually easier than expected, mostly because of the amount of scrambling involved. A couple of hours later we scaled the last ridge, tired but proud. Above us was another amazing view of the summit, and ahead of us was a mostly-flat desolate moonscape. Off we went for the rest of the day's walk, though the final annoying stage was a rocky descent of several hundred metres to Karanga river valley, followed by a several hundred metre climb up to the camp.

    As it was a short day, we were basically finished by 1pm. Had a wash, a hot lunch, and a brief rest in our tent before heading out on another acclimatisation hike. We climbed a few hundred metres up a ridge above the camp, much easier going without backpacks and we stayed on the ridge for a while despite the cold chilly weather.

    Back down to camp for another hot dinner and a frosty night. We both feel like we should socialise more with the other climbers but the reality is that it's simply too cold outside and our tents are too small to do much socialising.
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  • Day7

    "Frozen"... und Abstieg

    January 5, 2015 in Tanzania

    Autor: Sandra
    Es war Arschkalt. Und zwar wirklich. Mit Windeinfluss betrug die tatsächlich gefühlte Temperatur am Gipfel -20 Grad. Alles war eingefroren. Dafür entschädigten aber die unglaublichen Ausblicke. Als sich der Nebel pünktlich zum Sonnenaufgang lichtete, sahen wir die unglaublichen Gletscher, die leider immer weiter schmelzen. Man kommt sich vor als wäre man nicht mehr auf dieser Welt. Nach den obligatorischen Gipfelfotos und ein wenig umsehen ging es dann Richtung Abstieg, da sich kälte, müdigkeit und vor allem fast 6.000 m doch bemerkbar machen. Der Abstieg verlief dann in gefühlter glühender Hitze, so dass wir auf 4.600m im T-Shirt ins Zelt fielen und erstmal 2 Stunden wie tot schliefen. Als wir aufwachten war es bitterkalt und am schneien.. Verrückt... Im Schnee schnell die Sachen gepackt und weiter abgestiegen. Abends noch einmal zelten und Abschied von unserer wunderbaren Begleitmannschaft von der wir so manches Wort Swahili erlernt haben. Asante sana! Am nächsten Tag ging es dann nur noch zum Auto, welches uns nach kurzen Zwischenstops zum Hotel brachte.Read more

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