Tanzania Safari

If you just go on one safari trip in your life, it should be to Tanzania! We have developed an itinerary that shows the very best of northern Tanzania's great wilderness areas without unneccessary transport  

  • 5 days safari in northern Tanzania
  • 1 day culture walk in the villages on the slopes of Mount Meru
  • Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara
  • We experience the migration at close range
  • Well planned safari routes, without unneccessary transport and maximum time in the safariparks
  • Guided bush walk on the southern Serengeti plain
  • Small tented camps and safari lodges close-to-nature. No big Hotels.
  • Always small groups with maximum one jeep.
  • Knowledgeable and experience safari guides.
  • All transfers between hotels and airports

Travel with us on this Tanzania safari and meet the lions in the Serengeti, experience the endless plain of beautiful Ndutu, photograph rhinos in the Ngorongoro Crater and see elephants just a few meters away in Lake Manyara.

Africana Travels Tanzania Safari will take you on one of the most beautiful natural experiences that the African continent has to offer. The safari takes place in the stunning natural areas in northern Tanzania and is a journey that extends over 7 days.

The safari begins in Lake Manyara which is not only the park in Tanzania, but also in the whole of Africa, where you have the best chance to see elephants. After Lake Manyara awaits Rift Valley, the Serengeti, Ndutu and the Ngorongoro Crater.

During the safari you will be accommodated in small permanent or semi-permanent lodges situated in a secluded environment, close to the stunning nature, which gives a more genuine feel than the big lodges many other organizers offer. You will also have a chance step out of the jeep and do a guided hike on the savannah - one of many popular elements. With Africana Travels Tanzania Safari you will get an experience of a lifetime!

Join us on a journey to visit one of the world's most fascinating natural areas! 

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Tanzania Safari Deluxe

A week of safari in northern Tanzania's stunning natural areas with accommodation in tent camps of high quality. This trip includes;

  • Five days safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Accommodation in small tent lodges of high standards
  • Private jeep and private guide
  • Two nights in Arusha Safari Lodge (ranked as Arusha's best hotel on Tripadvisor)
  • Guided bushwalk (safari on foot) in the Serengeti
  • Return flights UK-Tanzania incl. taxes

Tanzania Safari Deluxe gives you the most of the great natural areas of northern Tanzania. Just like "Tanzania Safari" it's a 7 day trip (5 days safari) and uses the same route but with accommodations at small permanent lodges of high standars. They 're all secluded in stunning landscape areas that gives a more nature-oriented and genuine feel compared to the larger lodges.

This safari has a route that has been carefully selected to give a little extra. The safari begins in the stunning Lake Manyara which is the densest elephant park in Africa. After Lake Manyara awaits the rainforest in the Serengeti, Ndutu and the Ngorongoro Crater. The week is intense but we have scheduled quiet days with late morning and time to just enjoy the beautiful views, perhaps with a cold beer in hand. The route has been organised to give you a combination of nature and culture. Elements such as hiking in Ikoma adds variety so that you don't get tired of the bumpy jeep ride.

This safari is perfect to combine with a week on one of the paradise islands, Zanzibar or Pemba. Join us on a safari that will give you the chance to see the Big Five and much more in one of the world's most fascinating natural areas.

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Uganda Safari

Mountain gorillas in Bwindi rainforest and chimpanzees in Kibale Forest is without a doubt the highlights of this trip to Uganda. Our Uganda safari includes:

  • Seven-day safari in Africa's pearl
  • Visit to the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Visit to the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth national park with tree-climbing lions and over 600 bird species
  • Selected safari accommodation
  • Private jeep and safari guide
  • Return flight UK-Entebbe including taxes

You'll experience the very best of The Pearl Of Africa, Uganda, when you travel through the rolling hills terraced slopes and high mountains with dense rainforest. In Kibale Forest you will meet our closest relatives; the Chimpanzees. In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest you will meet the Mountain Gorillas and in Queen Elizabeth National Park you have the chance of seeing many of Africa's large mammals including lions. In Queen Elizabeth National Park birdwatcher can scout for more than 600 different species of birds that have been recorded here. Uganda Safari is the journey to the Africa of your dreams. 

The journey can of course, be combined with a week on East Africa's most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar, Pemba, Lamu or Mombasa.

Please note, there is a minimum age of 15 years for visiting the mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda

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Itinerary

Note that the exact flight times differ depending on your departure city and flight. You arrive in Tanzania on Day 1. If you are flying overnight and land during the day in Tanzania, then your departure from your home take place on day 0. 

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
At the airport you will be met by our representative in Tanzania and transfer to the your lodge outside Arusha. Accommodation at Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or KIA Lodge. No meals are included on this day, except for the ones on the plane. 

Day 2: Day trip to Kilimanjaro.
After breakfast you will be collected at the hotel by an Africana Travels guide. You'll drive east towards the village of Marangu in eastern Kilimanjaro. The route goes south of the mountain and on a clear day you'll get a stunning view of the snow-capped peak. In Marangu which is between 1200 to 1800 m.a.s.l. you'll hike through coffee and banana plantations along with your guide. You'll visit the local Chagga museum, craft market in the village center and finish the day with a refreshing swim in a natural pool below a beautiful waterfall. There will be a picnic lunch during the day and in the afternoon you'll be transferred back to your hotel. Accommodation at Moivaro Lodge or KIA Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage are not included. 

Day 3: Arusha to Lake Manyara
After breakfast, your safari guide will collect you at the hotel at around 10:30 a.m. Once all your bags have been packed into the car you will leave Moivaro Coffee Lodge at approximately 11.00 a.m. and drive towards Lake Manyara. The car journey takes about 1.5 hours and at the gate, you'll have the opportunity to stretch your legs while your guide registers you into the park. Then you'll spend the afternoon with a game drive in the national park, with the highest number of elephants per square kilometer of all African parks. Besides elephants you can see zebras, antelopes, giraffes, hippos, buffaloes and many different kinds of monkeys and birds. With some luck you will also see lions and / or leopard. A picnic lunch will be enjoyed during the day inside the park. Late afternoon, you will leave the park and drive to you accommodation at Migunga Forest Tented Camp, where you will have dinner. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage are not included. 

Day 4: Lake Manyara to Lake Natron
You begin the day with a two-hour guided bike tour on the Maasai steppe south of Lake Manyara. You'll cycle through the cultural landscape which is populated by cattle-raising Maasai, farmers and grass-eating animals that migrate between Lake Manyara and Tarangire. After the bike ride you'll head north towards Lake Natron. The dirt road follows the mighty fault scarp where Rift Valley was created by Africa's two continental plates drifting apart. There will be a break for a picnic lunch on the way. In the afternoon you will reach Lake Natron in the deserted dry landscape between Gilai mountains, Ngorongoro Crater Highlands and the Maasai holy mountain Oldonyo Lengai. The afternoon is free for you to spend how you please. Accommodation at Lake Natron Tented Camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage are not included.

Day 5: Lake Natron
This day will be spent exploring the surroundings. Alongside your guides, a local Maasai who grew up in the area, you'll make a morning tour on foot down to the lake shore to see the thousands of flamingos that nest there. After lunch and a siesta at the lodge, you'll spend the afternoon walking through the local Maasai villages up to a waterfall in the ravines at the foot of the Rift Valley fault escarpment. Accommodation at Lake Natron Tented Camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage are not included. 

Day 6: Lake Natron to Serengeti

After breakfast you will leave the lodge at around 9:00 a.m. to go to Serengeti. The car journey goes through a moon-like semi-desert landscape west of Lake Natron and then over the green plateau Loliondo before arriving at Klein's Gate in the northern Serengeti. The afternoon is devoted to a game drive in the wildlife-rich Lobo (northern Serengeti). There will be picnic lunch during the day and dinner at your lodge, Lobo Wildlife Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage are not included. 

Day 7: Serengeti
After breakfast awaits a full day of safari in the Serengeti. This park has the most large mammals of all natural sites in the world. During the day you will slowly move southward pass Seronera (Central Serengeti) which is perhaps the world's best place to see big predators. There are plenty of lion, leopard and hyena as well as a variety of herbivores and rarer predators such as cheetah, serval and jackal. There will be picnic lunch during the day in Serengeti and dinner at your tented camp, Ikoma Tented Camp or Robanda Tented Camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage are not included. 

Day 8: Serengeti
This day will have an early start, 6.30 a.m. you will, along with an armed guard from the lodge, head out on a bushwalk. Here you will get the chance to see, hear and feel the smells of the savannah at dawn. On foot, you will not get near as many animals but instead see the footprints of predators near the lodge and experience nature in a different way. You'll see a beautiful sunrise and return after about two hours to the lodge for a hearty breakfast. Afterwards you'll head back out to see the animals in the Serengeti. This day you will move towards the large open grass plains of the southern Serengeti and at dusk reach your lodge in the southern Serengeti. There will be picnic lunch during the day in Serengeti and dinner at your tented camp in the evening. Accommodation at Serengeti Savannah Camp, Ndutu Wildlands, Halisi Camp or Ndutu Safari Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage are not included.

Day 9: Crater and then return to Arusha
Another early start and at 7.00 a.m. you'll leave the lodge for the drive to Ngorongoro Crater. Driving to the descent into the crater takes just over an hour. After you have registered, you spend the day seeing the large number of animals that live on the bottom of this mighty caldera. In the afternoon, you will leave the Ngorongoro Crater and drive back to Arusha. The journey takes about 2.5 hours to reach your accommodation at Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or KIA Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Beverage are not included. 

Day 10: Return or perhaps a week on either the coast or Zanzibar
We will pick you up at the hotel three hours before your departure. If you fly home you will depart from Kilimanjaro Airport. If you proceed to Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia or the mainland coast you will fly from either Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport

Dag 11: Arrival in UK

Itinerary

Note that the exact flight times differ depending on your departure city and flight. Day 1 you'll arrive in Tanzania. If you fly over night and land daytime in Tanzania your departure from your home will take place on Day 0.

 

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
At the airport you will be meet by our representative in Tanzania that will drive you to Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge (alternative KIA Lodge) outside Arusha. If you land during the morning or day a mountain guide will come to your lodge in the afternoon to go through your upcoming Kilimanjaro expedition. No meals are included on this day, except for the ones on the plane and there is the option to eat dinner at the hotel.

 

Day 2: Start Kilimanjaro climb, Arusha to Machame Hut
You will have breakfast at the hotel, before heading to Machame Gate your guide will come to the hotel at 8.30 a.m. to give you a briefing of the expedition. You 'll leave the hotel around 9.30 a.m. and head to Machame Gate where you'll registered and get your permit. Expect the formalities to take about an hour. Afterwards you'll start to walk along the path through fairly dense rainforest. At first, the trail is quite easy but after a while you will come to several steep sections. It will gradually become less steep when you exit the rainforest and come into the moorland where Machame Hut is located. Here, you will eat dinner and camp in tents for the evening. All meals and drinks are included.

 

Machame Gate: 1 900 m.a.s.l
Machame Hut: 3 100 m.a.s.l.
Km of hiking: 10
Estimated time: 7,5 hours

 

Day 3: Machame Hut to Shira Hut
The second day of your Kilimanjaro climb begins with crossing a small river and then you'll follow the western shore up the mountain. You will cross several fairly steep parts before reaching Shira Hut located at the base of a semi-circular wall of rock.

 

Machame Hut: 3100 m.a.s.l
Shira Hut: 3900 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 6
Estimated time: 7 hours

 

Day 4: Shira Hut to Barranco Hut
This day you will alternate between hiking up and down the mountain and end about 50m higher then the previous day. This is an extremely important day for acclimatization. During the day you will hike through the Barranco Wall and also have amazing views of Kibo and the Karanga Valley.

 

Shira Hut: 3900 m.a.s.l
Barranco Hut: 3950 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 5
Estimated time: 5 hours

 

Day 5: Barranco Hut to Karanga Valley
Fourth day will take you quite high up so it's important to walk slowly to give the body the best chance to adapt. You will reach nearly 4600 feet above sea level before heading down to Karanga Valley. To walk high up on the mountain and then end the day and camp at a lower altitude is essential for acclimatization

 

Barranco Hut: 3950 m.a.s.l
Karanga Valley: 4,000 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 4
Estimated time: 3-4 hours

 

Day 6: Karanga Valley to Barafu Hut
This day you will hike around 600 meters higher up. You will walk slowely and reach Barafu Hut early in the afternoon so that you have time to rest before tomorrow's peak ascent. Barafu means ice in Swahili, and you will notice that it is really cold at this altitude. Early dinner and then you will sleep from evening until midnight.

 

Karanga Valley: 4,000 m.a.s.l
Barafu Hut: 4600 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 4
Estimated time: 4-5 hours

 

Day 7: Summit and then down along the Mweka route to Mweka Hut
Todays walk begins in the middle of the night to be able to reach the top for the beautiful sunrise. Another reason for the night hike is that it often gets foggy at the top during the day and melting snow and ice can make the hike more unsteady. To reach Uhuru Peak will be a reward but expect the day to be tough. It is equally as hard to walk down again so you should mentally prepare yourself for both parts of the day. On the descend down, you will get several chances to stop and rest, in Barafu Hut to eat but also along the way for your legs to recuperate.

 

Barafu Hut: 4600 m.a.s.l
Uhuru Peak: 5895 m.a.s.l
Mweka Hut: 3100 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 5km to the summit and after around 12 km down to Mweka Hut 
Estimated Time: 5-7 hours to the summit, 5-7 hours down to Mweka Hut. Total: 12-14 hours 

 

Day 8: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate and back to Arusha
This day you will quickly make your way down the mountain through the rainforest to Mweka Gate. Here you will be picked and driven to your hotel in Arusha.

 

Mweka Hut: 3100 m.a.s.l
Mweka Gate: 1,830 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 10
Estimated time: 4 hours

 

Day 9: Return trip
You will be picked up from your hotel 3 hours before your flight departure for transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport.

 

Day 10: Arrival at your home destination

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
Upon arrival in arrival in Dar Es Salaam you will be met by our staff and transfered to the your hotel on the beach in northern Dar Es Salaam. Accommodation at Hotel Mediterraneo. No meals (except those on the plane) are included on this day.

Day 2: Safari; Dar Es Salaam to Selous
This day you will begin your safari in Africa's largest protected nature reserve; Selous Game Reserve. You'll leave New Africa Hotel at. 6:00 a.m. (early departure to avoid traffic jams) and drive to the airport in Dar Es Salaam. You flight ( a small propeller plane) to Selous Game Reserve departs at 8.30 a.m. (Note flight times may change) The flight takes about 45 minutes and you'll land at the airfield in Selous where a car will be waiting to take you to Rufij iriver Camp. When you have arrived at the lodge you will have a lunch and there is also time for a short sieasta. In the afternono you do your first safari. Choose between safari in jeep, boat or by foot. Dinner will be served at your lodge in the evening. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverages is not included.

Day 3 & 4: Safari; Selous
Full day spent in Selous Game Reserve. You can choose between a game drive by car or hiking with an armed guard. With half day-tours you will return to the lodge for lunch. If you've chosen a full day with the safari jeep you will have a picnic lunch in the park. Accommodation at Rufiji River Camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverages is not included. 

Day 5: Selous to Zanzibar
In the morning you'll have you last game drive or walking safari in Selous. Afterwards you'll be taken to the airport to catch your flight to Zanzibar. Once in Zanzibar you will be met by Africana Travel staff and driven to your hotel in northern Zanzibar.

Day 6-10: Zanzibar
Days at leisure. Breakfast and dinner included. Drinks for dinner are not included.

Day 11: Going home
3,5 hours before your flight leaves, you will be picked up at the hotel for transfer to Zanzibar Kisuani Airport. 

Itinerary

Itinerary

Note that the exact flight times differ depending on your departure city and flight. You arrive in Uganda on Day 1. If you are flying overnight and land during the day in Uganda, then your departure from your home destination take place on day 0.

 

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda 
You arrive at Entebbe International Airport just outside Uganda's capital city Kampala. In Entebbe, you will be greeted by our local partners who will drive you to your accommodation at Cassia Lodge Kampala. The afternoon and evening are spent as your pleased. No meals are included this day.

 

Day 2: Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park (6 hour drive)
After breakfast at the hotel you will start the journey to Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale Forest is a large protected rainforest, which has the highest number of primates in Africa, such as chimpanzees, Red Colobus and Red Tailed Monkey. Your first stop will be the town of Fort Portal near Kibale Forest, located at the foot of the Rwenzori mountains. Here and you will get an amazing views of the mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon. After lunch in Fort Portal, you'll proceed to your accommodation at the Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse. The car journey takes about 6 hours. After arrival, you'll have a few hours alone where you can relax at the hotel or go for a walk in the surroundings. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverages are not included.

 

Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park - chimpanzees
This morning you will track Chimpanzees in the forest. To see how the chimpanzees, climes trees, reacts to people and care for their young ones is a wonderful experience. You'll spend the whole morning in the forest and return to the lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon you can relax or take a walk around the villages and crater lakes. Accommodation at Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverages are not included.

 

Day 4: Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park (2-3 hours drive)
After breakfast, you will leave Kibale and drive towards Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP). Upon arrival at the park you'll have a short game drive on the way to your lodge. Lunch at the lodge and then a short siesta before the afternoon game drive. QENP is known for having one of the richest animal lives in the world. With a biosphere that range from savanna to rain forest to wetlands is the perfect habitat for a huge variety of wildlife including one of East Africa's richest bird life. The park contains nearly 100 species of mammals (including lion, hippo, buffalo, leopard, spotted hyena and elephant) and more than 600 species of birds! Accommodation at Bush Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverages are not included.

 

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
This day you will have an early breakfast so you can leave in time for a morning game drive in the Kazinga area. Here you'll hopefully get to see lions and other large mammals. Lunch will be served at your lodge and in the afternoon, you will take a boat tour on the Kazinga channel. This is a great way to see hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, elephants and a variety of other large animals that come to quench their thirst. There is also an incredible variety of birds. After the boat trip, you drive back to your lodge. Accommodation at Bush Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and are dinner included. Beverages are not included.

 

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi (4 hour drive)
After breakfast you'll drive to the Ishasha area of QENP where you'll spend the morning with safari in search of the famous tree-climbing lion. After the picnic lunch it's time for the drive to Bwindi. You'll reach Bwindi in the late afternoon after about 4 hours drive. Upon arrival you will check in to your accommodation at Mahogany Springs. Breakfast, lunch and are dinner included. Beverages are not included.

 

Day 7: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
This day you will rise early, exactly when you get up depends on your starting point for the gorilla tracking. Some groups start their trek very close of the lodge while some start in another part of Bwindi and that requires a car journey for up to an hour to get to your starting point. It's important that you are properly dressed and that you remember to bring your picnic lunch. The walk through the forest, which is mostly known for its gorillas but also home to a variety of birds, are pretty tough and it can take a few hours to find the gorillas. In the afternoon you will return to your lodge and can spend a few hours just to relax or perhaps take a walk on your own in the beautiful surroundings, before dinner. Accommodation at Mahogany Springs. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverages are not included.

 

Day 8: Bwindi to Kampala (8-10 hour drive)
Breakfast at the lodge and then departure to Kampala. When you arrive in Kampala you will be dropped off at your hotel and this is where you will part from safari guide. Evening is free to spend as you please. Accommodation at Cassia Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverages are not included.

 

Day 9: Return trip or maybe journey on towards Zanzibar, Lamu, Mombasa or Pemba
3 hours before your flight departs, you will be picked up at your hotel for transfer to Entebbe.

 

Day 10: Arrival in the UK

 

Itinerary

Note that the exact flight times differ depending on your departure city and flight. You arrive in Rwanda on Day 1. If you are flying overnight and land during the day in Rwanda, then your departure from your home destination take place on day 0.

 

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali
In Kigali you will be greeted by our local partners who will drive you to your accommodation at Lemigo Hotel. The rest of the day is spent as your please. No meals are included on this day.

 

Day 2: Kigali to Ruhengeri
After breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up by jeep for the drive through Rwanda to the Virunga Mountains that borders with Uganda and Congo. As you travel through the countryside, you will understand why the country is called "Land of a Thousand Hills" . The car ride is over tarmac road and after 2.5-3 hours you will  have reached Ruhengeri. You will check in at your hotel Mountain Gorilla View Lodge and have lunch. Afternoon is spent on your own. You can walk in the lodge's proximity and enjoy the amazing views. There are also some cultural excursions in Ruhengeri that your guide can help you to book. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverages are not included.

 

Day 3: Mountain gorillas
After breakfast at the hotel your guide will drive you to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park. When you arrive you will be divided into groups and a guide who works in the park will start with giving you some information about the park and the family you are about to visit. Then you drive a short distance before you start walking. The first part goes through farmland but after 15-20 minutes you will enter the national park. You hike until you find the gorillas, which can takes anywhere between 30 min to four hours. When you have found the gorillas, you will stay for approximately an hour before walking back. Your guide will transport you back to the hotel where you spend the afternoon on your own. You will have a lunch box with you and stop during the day for a picnic lunch. Dinner at the hotel. Accommodation at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverages are not included.

 

Day 4: Ruhengeri to Kigali
After breakfast, you will be driven back to Kigali. Afternoon is spent on your own. If you would like to see a bit of Kigali, we can recommend a visit to the Genocide Memorial and / or craft market in central Kigali. A simple walk through surprisingly modern Kigali is also recommended. Accommodation at The Manor Hotel. Breakfast is included.

 

Day 5: Retur or continuous journey
2.5 hours before your flight departure, you will be picked up at the hotel and transferred to Kigali Airport.

 

Day 6: Back in the UK

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Itinerary

Note that the exact flight times differ depending on your departure city and flight. You arrive in Uganda on Day 1. If you are flying overnight and land during the day in Uganda, then your departure from your home destination take place on day 0. 

 

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda
You arrive at Entebbe International Airport just outside Uganda's capital city Kampala. In Entebbe, you will be greeted by our local partners who will drive you to your accommodation at Cassia Lodge in Kampala. The afternoon and evening are spent as your pleased. No meals are included on this day.

 

Day 2: Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park (6 hour drive)
After breakfast at the hotel you will start the journey to Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale Forest is a large protected rainforest, which has the highest number of primates in Africa, such as chimpanzees, Red Colobus and Red Tailed Monkey. Your first stop will be in the town of Fort Portal near Kibale Forest, located at the foot of the Rwenzori mountains. Here you will get an amazing view of the mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon. After lunch in Fort Portal, you'll proceed to your accommodation at the Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse. The car journey takes around 6 hours. After arrival, you'll have a few hours alone where you can relax at the hotel or go for a walk in the surroundings. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

 

Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park - chimpanzees
This morning you will track Chimpanzees in the forest. To see how the chimpanzees, climes trees, reacts to people and care for their young ones is a wonderful experience. You'll spend the whole morning in the forest and return to the lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon you can relax or take a walk around the villages and crater lakes. Accommodation at Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage are not included.

 

Day 4: Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park (2-3 hours drive)
After breakfast, you will leave Kibale and drive towards Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP). Upon arrival at the park you'll have a short game drive on the way to your lodge. Lunch at the lodge and then a quick siesta before the afternoon game drive. QENP is known for having one of the richest animal lives in the world. With a biosphere that range from savanna to rain forest to wetlands is the perfect habitat for a huge variety of wildlife including one of East Africa's richest bird life. The park contains nearly 100 species of mammals (including lion, hippo, buffalo, leopard, spotted hyena and elephant) and no less than 606 species of birds! Accommodation at Bush Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

 

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
This day you will have an early breakfast so you can leave in time for a morning game drive in the Kazinga area. Here you'll hopefully get to see lions and other large mammals. Lunch will be served at your lodge and in the afternoon, you will take a boat tour on the Kazinga channel. This is a great way to see hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, elephants and a variety of other large animals that come to quench their thirst. There is also an incredible variety of birds. After the boat trip, you drive back to your lodge. Accommodation at Bush Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and are dinner included. Beverage is not included.

 

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi (4 hour drive)
After breakfast you'll drive to the Ishasha area of QENP where you'll spend the morning with safari in search of the famous tree-climbing lion. After the picnic lunch it's time for the drive to Bwindi. You'll reach Bwindi in the late afternoon after about 4 hours drive. Upon arrival you will check in to your accommodation at Mahogany Springs. Breakfast, lunch and are dinner included. Beverage is not included.

 

Day 7: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
This day you will rise early, exactly when you get up depends on your starting point for the gorilla tracking. Some groups start their trek very close of the lodge while some start in another part of Bwindi and that requires a car journey for up to an hour to get to your starting point. It's important that you are properly dressed and that you remember to bring your picnic lunch. The walk through the forest, which is mostly known for its gorillas but also home to a variety of birds, are pretty tough and it can take a few hours to find the gorillas. In the afternoon you will return to your lodge and can spend a few hours just to relax or perhaps take a walk on your own in the beautiful surroundings, before dinner. Accommodation at Mahogany Springs. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

 

Day 8: Bwindi to Ruhengeri (Rwanda)
After breakfast at the hotel you'll head south towards Rwanda. Driving to the border takes just under three hours. After you have gone through the border control, your guide will pick you up on the Rwandan side Then awaits a short drive to Ruhengeri and your accommodation at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. The rest of the day is free to spend as you please. You stop for lunch at a restaurant along the way that day. Accommodation at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Beverage are not included.

 

Day 9: Ruhengeri
The morning will bring you on a trip to Diane Fossey's grave. Diane Fossey spent most of her life in the rain forest in the Virunga Mountains working to protect the gorillas. Her life has become world famous with the movie and book "Gorillas in the Mist". After the visit you will head back to the hotel for lunch and the afternoon is free to spend as you please. There are plenty of cultural tours in Ruhengeri that your guide would happily arrange. Accommodation at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

 

Alternatively, spend the day visiting the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. This would have to be booked in advance and a cost of $750/person is then added.

 

Day 10: Ruhengeri to Kigali
After breakfast you'll drive to Kigali. Afternoon is free to spend as you please. Accommodation at The Manor Hotel. Breakfast is included.

 

Day 11: Kigali
After breakfast you will visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial which is a beautiful and dignified memorial / museum of the horrific genocide in Rwanda which lasted for 100 days in 1994. Afterwards you will visit the nearby craft market. Lunch-time and the remaining part of the day is free to spend as you please in Kigali. Accommodation at The Manor Hotel. Breakfast is included.

 

Day 12: Return
2.5 hours before your flight departure, you will be picked up at the hotel and transferred to Kigali Airport.

 

Day 13: Arrival in UK

How to get to Pangani

You travel to Pangani, either by bus, via Tanga, or by plane from Arusha AirportBus to Tanga from Arusha takes around 5 hours and from there you take a local bus on to Pangani which takes an additional 30-60 minutes, depending on, inter alia, traffic. If you travel by local buses, you should consider that road safety is a big problem in Tanzania and we recommend to find out what kind of coach you're traveling to, and check which bus companies that are trustworthy. To take the cheapest bus is not recommended. Flights to Pangani is unfortunately still quite expensive and they do not depart each day.

Itinerary

Note that the exact flight times differ depending on your departure city and flight. Day 1 you'll arrive in Tanzania. If you fly over night and land daytime in Tanzania your departure from your home will take place on Day 0.

 

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
At the airport you will be meet by our representative in Tanzania that will drive you to Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge (alternative KIA Lodge) outside Arusha. If you land during the morning or day a mountain guide will come to your lodge in the afternoon to  go thourhg your upcoming Kilimanjaro expedition. No meals are included on this day, except for the once on the plane and there is an option to eat dinner at the hotel.

 

Day 2: Start Kilimanjaro climb, Arusha to Machame Hut
You'll have breakfast at the hotel, before heading to Machame Gate your guide will come to the hotel at 8.30 a.m. to give you a briefing of the expedition. You 'll leave the hotel around 9.30 a.m. and head to Machame Gate where you'll registered and get your permit. Expect the formalities to take about an hour. Afterwards you'll start to walk along the path through fairly dense rainforest. At first, the trail is quite easy but after a while you will come to several steep sections. It will gradually become less steep when you exit the rainforest and come into the moorland where Machame Hut is located. Here, you will eat dinner and camp in tents for the evening. All meals and drinks are included.

 

Machame Gate: 1 900 m.a.s.l
Machame Hut: 3 100 m.a.s.l.
Km of hiking: 10
Estimated time: 7,5 hours

 

Day 3: Machame Hut to Shira Hut
The second day of your Kilimanjaro climb begins with crossing a small river and then you'll follow the western shore up the mountain. You will cross several fairly steep parts before reaching Shira Hut located at the base of a semi-circular wall of rock.

 

Machame Hut: 3100 m.a.s.l
Shira Hut: 3900 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 6
Estimated time: 7 hours

 

Day 4: Shira Hut to Barranco Hut
This day you will alternate between hiking up and down the mountain and end about 50m higher then the previous day. This is an extremely important day for acclimatization. During the day you will hike through the Barranco Wall and also have amazing views of Kibo and the Karanga Valley.

 

Shira Hut: 3900 m.a.s.l
Barranco Hut: 3950 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 5
Estimated time: 5 hours

 

Day 5: Barranco Hut to Karanga Valley
Fourth day will take you quite high up so it's important to walk slowly to give the body the best chance to adapt. You will reach nearly 4600 feet above sea level before heading down to Karanga Valley. To walk high up on the mountain and then end the day and camp at a lower altitude is essential for acclimatization.

 

Barranco Hut: 3950 m.a.s.l
Karanga Valley: 4,000 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 4
Estimated time: 3-4 hours

 

Day 6: Karanga Valley to Barafu Hut
This day you will hike around 600 meters higher up. You will walk slowely and reach Barafu Hut early in the afternoon so that you have time to rest before tomorrow's peak ascent. Barafu means ice in Swahili, and you will notice that it is really cold at this altitude. Early dinner and then you will sleep from evening until midnight.

 

Karanga Valley: 4,000 m.a.s.l
Barafu Hut: 4600 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 4
Estimated time: 4-5 hours

 

Day 7: Summit and then down along the Mweka route to Mweka Hut
Todays walk begins in the middle of the night to be able to reach the top for the beautiful sunrise. Another reason for the night hike is that it often gets foggy at the top during the day and melting snow and ice can make trek more unsteady. To reach Uhuru Peak will be a reward but expect the day to be tough. It is equally as hard to walk down again so you should mentally prepare yourself for both parts of the day. On the descend down, you will get several chances to stop and rest, in Barafu Hut to eat but also along the way for your legs to recuperate.

 

Barafu Hut: 4600 m.a.s.l
Uhuru Peak: 5895 m.a.s.l
Mweka Hut: 3100 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 5km to the summit and after around 12 km down to Mweka Hut
Estimated Time: 5-7 hours to the summit, 5-7 hours down to Mweka Hut. Total: 12-14 hours

 

Day 8: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate and back to Arusha
This day you will quickly make your way down the mountain through the rainforest to Mweka Gate. Here you will be picked and driven to your hotel in Arusha.
Mweka Hut: 3100 m.a.s.l
Mweka Gate: 1,830 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 10
Estimated time: 4 hours

 

Day 9: Arusha to Lake Manyara
After breakfast your safari guides will pick you at the hotel around 9:30 a.m. After you've packed your bags into the car you will depart from Moivaro Coffe Lodge around 10:00 and start the drive towards Lake Manyara. The car journey takes around 2 hours and at the gate to Lake Manyara you will have time to stretch your legs while your guide register you to the park. The afternoon will be spent doing a game drive in the national park that has the highest inhabitants of elephants per square kilometer of all African parks. Besides from elephants, you can se zebras, antelopes, giraffes, hippos, buffaloes and many different kinds of monkeys and birds. With some luck you will also see lions and/or leopards. You will have a picnic lunch in the park during the day then leave the park late afternoon for the drive to your lodge (Migunga Forest Tented Camp or Crater Forest Tented Camp) where dinner will be served. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 10: Lake Manyara to Serengeti 
After breakfast you will head towards Serengeti around 9:00 a.m. The car journey will take you to the edge of the Ngorongoro crater and you will stop by a viewpoint with an extraordinary view over the world's largest unbroken caldera. You are free to arrange with your guide if you want to stop by other places on the way to photograph. You will pass the crater plains of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area which is populated by Maasai communities and scores of wild game. By early afternoon you will reach the Nabi Hill Gate where lunch will be served whilst your guide registers you for the Serengeti National Park. The afternoon will be spend with a game drive as you go west across the Serengeti plains towards Ikoma Tented Camp alt. Robanda Tented Camp, where you will arrive at the lodge in time for check-in and perhaps a shower before dinner. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.  Beverage is not included

 

Day 11: Serengeti
This day will start at 6:30 a.m. for a 2 hour walking safari around the area of the lodge. The lodges experienced guides takes you on an exciting hike straight into the bush. Afterwards you will return to the lodge for breakfast and then spend your day on a game drive exploring Serengeti. There will be a picnic-lunch during the day and you will return to the lodge by dusk. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

 

Since Ikoma Tented Camp and Robanda Tented Camp is located just outside Serengeti National Parks borders, in a sanctuary there is the possibility of a night game safari. This is conducted by the lodge and departs 9:00 p.m. it will last approximately 2 hours and cost USD 30 (we reserve the right for changes in the price). If interested you make your booking at the lodge.

 

Day 12: Serengeti
After breakfast you will head back out to see the animals in Serengeti. This day you will venture towards the large open grass plains of southern Serengeti and at dusk you'll reach your lodge (Ndutu Safari Lodge, Serengeti Savannah Camp, Halisi Camp or Ndutu Wildlands) that's located in Ndutu in southern Serengeti. Your lodge is situated in Ngorongoro Conservation area so you will leave Serengeti National Park during the day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.  Beverage is not included

 

Day 13: Ngorongoro cratern and then back to Arusha 
On this day you will have an early start and leave the lodge at 7:00 a.m. to start the drive towards Ngorongoro crater. The journey to the decent in to the crater takes just over 1 hour. After you've registered for Ngorongoro crater you will spend the day seeing the large number of animals that live on the bottom of this mighty caldera. On the afternoon you will leave the Ngorongoro crater and travel back to Arusha where you will stay at Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or KIA Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included 

 

Day 14: Return trip
You will be picked up from your hotel 3 hours before your flight departure for transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport.

 

Day 15: Arrival at your home destination

Itinerary

Animals and nature in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Best time to see the great migration

Itinerary

Day 1 (16/1 2016): Arrival in Tanzania
Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport. Dinner at your hotel

Day 2 (17/1 2016): Day trip, culture walk, at the foot of Mount Meru
Guided walk through the villages on the foot of Mount Meru. Back at the hotel in the afternoon for a briefing by your Kilimanjaro guide. Dinner at the hotel with an Africana representative.

Day 3 (18/1 2016): Start your Kilimanjaro climb, Arusha to Machame Hut (3100 masl.)

Day 4 (19/1 2016): Machame Hut to Shita Hut (3900 masl.)


Day 5 (20/1 2016): Shira Hut to Barranco Hut (3 950 masl.)

Day 6 (21/1 2016): Barranco Hut to Karanga Valley (4 000 masl.)

Day 7 (22/1 2016): Karanga Valley to Barafu Hut (4 600 masl.)

Day 8 (23/1): Ascend Uhuru Peak (5 895 masl.) 
You walk to the top in the middle of the night under the light of the full moon. Sunrise at Uhuru Peak and then back down to Mweka Hut (3 100 masl.)

Day 9 (24/1): Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate and then back to Arusha
In the evening you have dinner with your guide celebrating your great achievement.

Day 10 (25/1Going home
Transfer from the hotel to Kilimanjaro Airport three hours before your flight departs

The snows of Kilimanjaro

Itinerary

Note that the exact flight times differ depending on your departure city and flight. Day 1 you'll arrive in Tanzania. If you fly over night and land daytime in Tanzania your departure from your home will take place on Day 0.

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania 
At the airport you will be meet by our representative in Tanzania that will drive you to Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge (alternative KIA Lodge) outside Arusha. If you land during the morning or day a mountain guide will come to your lodge in the afternoon to go through your upcoming Kilimanjaro expedition. No meals are included on this day, except for the ones on the plane and there is the option to eat dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Start Kilimanjaro climb, Arusha to Machame Hut 
You will have breakfast at the hotel, before heading to Machame Gate your guide will come to the hotel at 8.30 a.m. to give you a briefing of the expedition. You 'll leave the hotel around 9.30 a.m. and head to Machame Gate where you'll registered and get your permit. Expect the formalities to take about an hour. Afterwards you'll start to walk along the path through fairly dense rainforest. At first, the trail is quite easy but after a while you will come to several steep sections. It will gradually become less steep when you exit the rainforest and come into the moorland where Machame Hut is located. Here, you will eat dinner and camp in tents for the evening. All meals and drinks are included.

Machame Gate: 1 900 m.a.s.l 
Machame Hut: 3 100 m.a.s.l. 
Km of hiking: 10 
Estimated time: 7,5 hours

Day 3: Machame Hut to Shira Hut 
The second day of your Kilimanjaro climb begins with crossing a small river and then you'll follow the western shore up the mountain. You will cross several fairly steep parts before reaching Shira Hut located at the base of a semi-circular wall of rock.

Machame Hut: 3100 m.a.s.l 
Shira Hut: 3900 m.a.s.l 
Km of hiking: 6 
Estimated time: 7 hours

Day 4: Shira Hut to Barranco Hut 
This day you will alternate between hiking up and down the mountain and end about 50m higher then the previous day. This is an extremely important day for acclimatization. During the day you will hike through the Barranco Wall and also have amazing views of Kibo and the Karanga Valley.

Shira Hut: 3900 m.a.s.l 
Barranco Hut: 3950 m.a.s.l 
Km of hiking: 5 
Estimated time: 5 hours

Day 5: Barranco Hut to Karanga Valley 
Fourth day will take you quite high up so it's important to walk slowly to give the body the best chance to adapt. You will reach nearly 4600 feet above sea level before heading down to Karanga Valley. To walk high up on the mountain and then end the day and camp at a lower altitude is essential for acclimatization

Barranco Hut: 3950 m.a.s.l 
Karanga Valley: 4,000 m.a.s.l 
Km of hiking: 4 
Estimated time: 3-4 hours

Day 6: Karanga Valley to Barafu Hut 
This day you will hike around 600 meters higher up. You will walk slowely and reach Barafu Hut early in the afternoon so that you have time to rest before tomorrow's peak ascent. Barafu means ice in Swahili, and you will notice that it is really cold at this altitude. Early dinner and then you will sleep from evening until midnight.

Karanga Valley: 4,000 m.a.s.l 
Barafu Hut: 4600 m.a.s.l 
Km of hiking: 4 
Estimated time: 4-5 hours

Day 7: Summit and then down along the Mweka route to Mweka Hut 
Todays walk begins in the middle of the night to be able to reach the top for the beautiful sunrise. Another reason for the night hike is that it often gets foggy at the top during the day and melting snow and ice can make trek more unsteady. To reach Uhuru Peak will be a reward but expect the day to be tough. It is equally as hard to walk down again so you should mentally prepare yourself for both parts of the day. On the descend down, you will get several chances to stop and rest, in Barafu Hut to eat but also along the way for your legs to recuperate.

Barafu Hut: 4600 m.a.s.l 
Uhuru Peak: 5895 m.a.s.l 
Mweka Hut: 3100 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 5km to the summit and after around 12 km down to Mweka Hut 
Estimated Time: 5-7 hours to the summit, 5-7 hours down to Mweka Hut. Total: 12-14 hours 

Day 8: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate and back to Arusha 
This day you will quickly make your way down the mountain through the rainforest to Mweka Gate. Here you will be picked and driven to your hotel in Arusha.

Mweka Hut: 3100 m.a.s.l 
Mweka Gate: 1,830 m.a.s.l 
Km of hiking: 10 
Estimated time: 4 hours

Day 9: Arusha to Zanzibar

After breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up at around 8:15 a.m. for transfer to the airport. The flight departure at 10:30 (subject to change) and lands in Zanzibar 11:40 a.m. In Zanzibar we will have our representative waiting to drive you to your hotel. The price includes standard room with garden view at Double Tree By Hilton i Nungwi on the northern tip of Zanzibar. Double Tree By Hilton is a four-star hotel and your stay at the hotel is all inclusive. There are possibilities to upgrade your room or hotel and you can also choose a midrange hotel. We have several hotels in Zanzibar in different price rang from mid-rank to luxury. Here you will find information about our hotels in Zanzibar. 

Day 9-15: Zanzibar
Relaxing days on the beach. You can combine your stay with daytrips to Stone Town, see dolphins and/or smell and taste the spices of Zanzibar. Accommodation at Double Tree By Hilton, all inclusiv. 

Day 16: Return trip 
You will be picked up from your hotel 3 hours before your flight departure for transfer to Zanzibar Kisuani Airport.

Day 15: Arrival at your home destination

Itinerary

Please note that departure from the UK is the day before arrival in Botswana

Day 1
: Arrive in Botswana - Okavango  
You will land in Botswana midday. Upon arrival at Maun Airport your safari guide will be waiting with the jeep. Once all travelers have gathered you will start the journey to Okavango and Moremi Game Reserve. After a short ride you will stop along the way for a picnic lunch. Afterwards your journey towards Moremi continues. If time allows it, you will do a shorter game drive through the reserve on the way to your campsite. Upon arrival at your private camp, staff have already set up your tens, made the beds and there is a hot shower waiting for you. After a shower and change of clothes, it's time to enjoy the dinner your chef has prepared. Caming in XakanaxaMoremi Game Reserve. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks. 

 

Day 2Moremi Game Reserve - Xakanaxa area  
This day will have an early start and breakfast will be served around 6.am. As the sun slowly comes up over the Okavango you head out on an early morning safari. There are blankets  in the jeep to keep you warm during the first chilly morning hours. After 3-4 hours of safari you will head back to your campsite for lunch and a few hours of rest. Do not be surprised if you see animals like monkeys and even elephants very close to the campsite. At 3 p.m. it's time for the second gamed rive of the day. During your safari tours in Xakanaxa you will be in the middle of the Okavango Delta, with rivers, lakes and wetlands around you. The Delta is home to huge numbers of animals including lion, leopard, hyena, buffalo, elephant, zebra, antelopes, birds, monkeys, crocodiles, etc. The reason for the early morning/later afternoon safari times is because those are the hours the animals are most active. You will stay in Xakanax another night. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks. 

 

Day 3: Moremi Game Reserve -Kwai Community Area 
You will wake up at 5:30 a.m. and start your safari at 7 .am. As you head out the remaining staff will take down your camp and transports it to the Kwai where you'll camp the following three nights. During the morning of this day, you will be in the Moremi Game Reserve for safari and stop for a picnic lunch in the park. At noon, you will leave the Moremi Game Reserve and enter the neighboring Kwai Community Area. Kwai is one of several Community Areas which lies between Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. These areas are controlled by the local population which insurance that the money generated by  tourism contribute to local development. The areas are large and basically untouched, the only ones who live here are a few hundred people in a small village. You will pass the village Kwai during the day and even fit in a a short game drive before you get to your campsite at Third Bridge. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks. 

 

Day 4 & 5: Kwai Communtiy Area 
The days starts bright and early at 5:30 a.m. after breakfast you will be ready for your morning safari at 7 a.m. Lunch and siesta at your campsite before your afternoon game around 3 p.m.  Kwai is an area of a bit more open ground than Xakanaxa and has an amazing wildlife. Here you can find many large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and jackal and a variety of herbivores such as elephant, buffalo, impala and lechwe (antelope). One of the days in Kwai you will do a 2-2.5 hour tour in a Makoro (canoe made out of a dug-out tree trunk). You will cruise quietly down the river and with a little luck see animals coming down to the river to drink. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks. 

 

Day 6Kwai Community Area to Savute 
You will start the day as usual with an early breakfast and departure at 7 a.m. Ones you have left the staff will pack down your camp and transport it to Savute After a game drive in the Kwai and picnic lunch you will head north and enter Chobe National Park in the area called Savute. Here, nature is more open and drier and the animals gather in large numbers around the few water holes and rivers. In the evening you will reach your new campsite where you will spend the following three nights. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drink

 

Day 7 & 8Chobe National Park, Savute area  
The safari continues with a morning game drive after breakfast at 7.a.m. Lunch and siesta at your campsite before your afternoon game starting around 3 p.m.  Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks. 

 

Day 9Savute to Chobe Riverfront  
You start the day as usual with early breakfast and departure at 7 a.m. When you have left the staff takes down your camp and transports it to the Chobe River front. Chobe River front is a different landscape than Savute. You will spend the majority of your time on the river and the surrounding plains formed by annual floods due to water from the rains in Angolas highlands. You will be camping at a private campground in the Chobe Riverfront. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks

 

Day 10Chobe Riverfront 
The whole day is spent with safari in Chobe Riverfront including a  boat trip on the Chobe River. With a little luck you will get to see large animals such as elephants at close quarters. The day ends at your campsite where you will have one last dinner together. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks

 

Day 11: Return home 
After breakfast at your campsite you will pack your bags in into the jeep and head towards Kasane. Your guide drops you at the airport where you fly home via Johannesburg or Windhoek.

Please note that every other of these safaris is done with a reversed itinerary, starting in Kasane and ending in Maun.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Botswana - Okavango   
You will land in Botswana midday. Upon arrival at Maun Airport your safari guide will be waiting with the jeep. Once all travelers have gathered you will start the journey to Okavango and the Kwai Community AreaAfter a short ride you will stop along the way for a picnic lunch before continuing your journey. If time allows it, you will do a shorter game drive through the reserve on the way to your campsite. Upon arrival at your private camp, staff have already set up your tens, made the beds and there is a hot shower waiting for you. After a shower and change of clothes, it's time to enjoy the dinner your chef has prepared. Camping in Third Bridge, Kwai Community Area. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks. 

 

Day 2 & 3Kwai Communtiy Area  
The days starts bright and early at 5:30 a.m. after breakfast you will be ready for your morning safari at 7 a.m. Lunch and siesta at your campsite before your afternoon game around 3 p.m.The area has many large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and jackal and a variety of herbivores such as elephant, buffalo, impala and lechwe (antelope). One of the days in Kwai you will do a 2-2.5 hour tour in a Makoro (canoe made out of a dug-out tree trunk). You will cruise quietly down the river and with a little luck see animals coming down to the river to drink. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks. 

 

Day 4: Okavango to the Makgadikgadi 
You will wake up at. 5:30 and start your safari at around 7 a.m. As you head out the remaining staff will take down your camp and transports it to the Makgadikgadi where you'll camp the following three nights. At this time of the year the plains in Makghadikgadi is home to large herds of herbivores, that have  migrated away from the large rivers when water supply is good out on the plain. Makgadikgadi is just as great experience for the stunning scenery as it is for it's wildlife with its huge open grasslands and white salt plains. On this day you will stop for a picnic lunch along the way and eat dinner when you  get to your camp in the evening. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks. 

 

Day 5 & 6: Makgadikgadi 
The safari continues with a morning game drive after breakfast at 7.a.m. Lunch and siesta at your campsite before your afternoon game starting around 3 p.m.  Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks.

 

Day 7: Makgadikgadi to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve 
You will start the day as usual with an early breakfast and departure at 7 a.m. Ones you have left the staff will pack down your camp and transport it to Deception Valley, in Central Kalahari Game Reserve, where you will spend the following three nightsDue to the rain the desert has blossomed and now large herds of antelope graze on the open savannah and the Kalahari lion are active both night and day. You will stop for a picnic lunch along the way and eat dinner when you get to your camp in the eveningMeals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks.

 

Day 8 & 9: Central Kalahari Game Reserve
The days starts with a morning game drive after breakfast at 7.a.m. Lunch and siesta at your campsite before your afternoon game starting around 3 p.m.  Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks.

 

Day 10: Return home 
After breakfast, you will leave the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and drive to Maun Airport where you are dropped off in time for your flight home

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Botswana - Okavango  
You will land in Botswana midday. Upon arrival at Maun Airport your safari guide will be waiting with the jeep. Once all travelers have gathered you will start the journey to Okavango and Moremi Game Reserve. After a short ride you will stop along the way for a picnic lunch. Afterwards your journey towards Moremi continues. If time allows it, you will do a shorter game drive through the reserve on the way to your campsite. Upon arrival at your private camp, staff have already set up your tens, made the beds and there is a hot shower waiting for you. After a shower and change of clothes, it's time to enjoy the dinner your chef has prepared. Caming in XakanaxaMoremi Game Reserve. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks. 

 

Day 2Moremi Game Reserve - Xakanaxa area  
This day will have an early start and breakfast will be served around 6.am. As the sun slowly comes up over the Okavango you head out on an early morning safari. There are blankets  in the jeep to keep you warm during the first chilly morning hours. After 3-4 hours of safari you will head back to your campsite for lunch and a few hours of rest. Do not be surprised if you see animals like monkeys and even elephants very close to the campsite. At 3 p.m. it's time for the second gamed rive of the day. During your safari tours in Xakanaxa you will be in the middle of the Okavango Delta, with rivers, lakes and wetlands around you. The Delta is home to huge numbers of animals including lion, leopard, hyena, buffalo, elephant, zebra, antelopes, birds, monkeys, crocodiles, etc. The reason for the early morning/later afternoon safari times is because those are the hours the animals are most active. You will stay in Xakanax another night. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks. 

 

Day 3: Moremi Game Reserve -Kwai Community Area 
You will wake up at 5:30 a.m. and start your safari at 7 .am. As you head out the remaining staff will take down your camp and transports it to the Kwai where you'll camp the following three nights. During the morning of this day, you will be in the Moremi Game Reserve for safari and stop for a picnic lunch in the park. At noon, you will leave the Moremi Game Reserve and enter the neighboring Kwai Community Area. Kwai is one of several Community Areas which lies between Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. These areas are controlled by the local population which insurance that the money generated by  tourism contribute to local development. The areas are large and basically untouched, the only ones who live here are a few hundred people in a small village. You will pass the village Kwai during the day and even fit in a a short game drive before you get to your campsite at Third Bridge. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks. 

 

Day 4 & 5: Kwai Communtiy Area 
The days starts bright and early at 5:30 a.m. after breakfast you will be ready for your morning safari at 7 a.m. Lunch and siesta at your campsite before your afternoon game around 3 p.m.  Kwai is an area of a bit more open ground than Xakanaxa and has an amazing wildlife. Here you can find many large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and jackal and a variety of herbivores such as elephant, buffalo, impala and lechwe (antelope). One of the days in Kwai you will do a 2-2.5 hour tour in a Makoro (canoe made out of a dug-out tree trunk). You will cruise quietly down the river and with a little luck see animals coming down to the river to drink. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including drinks. 

 

Day 6: Kwai Community Area to Maun
After breakfast, you will leave your camp and drive to Maun. You stop for a picnic lunch along the way. Once you arrive at Maun Lodge it's time to say goodbye to your safari guideHere you can process all the impressions from your safari and enjoy a large bed and a shower not limited to 15 litersAccommodation at Maun Lodge. Meals: Breakfast and lunch, including drinks and dinner excluding drinks. 

 

Day 7: Return 
The hotel will arrange an airport shuttle service. You will leave your hotel about two hours before your flight departs. Transfer to the airport takes approximately 15min. You are most likely to  fly via Johannesburg and may need to take out your luggage in Johannesbrg and check in again.

Animals and nature in Amboseli

Amboseli is a park that is more known for its views of Kilimanjaro than for its wildlife. This is not entirely accurate nor fair. Partly because Kilimanjaro is often obscured by cloud veils and the chance of seeing the mountain on a visit to Amboseli is in fact rather small. As well as the fact that animal life here is good. On a fairly small area, there are plenty of primarily large herbivores such as elephants, wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes etc. This is perhaps the best park in Kenya to see the elephants. Except for the hyenas, large predators are quite rare. You won't see the lion here as often as you would in example Maasai Mara.

Amboselis swamps were formed by the water flowing down in streams from Kilimanjaro's glaciers. This constant flow of water to Amboseli creates good water supply all year round and that is what has made Amboseli  home to so many animals in a relatively small area.

Wildlife

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
Africana travel staff meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Hotel: Planet Lodge
Meals: Dinner, drinks excluded

Day 2: Culture walk on the slopes of Mount Meru
Our walking guide Peter takes you on a guided walk through the villages on the slopes of Mount Meru for an insight in life in Tanzania. Pick up time is 10 a.m. You will be transferred about 23-30 minutes out of Arusha up on the foothills of Mount Meru. Walking is 4-6 hours depending on route and how fast you walk. Peter will guide you through the villages where he is on first name basis with almost everybody. You make a stop for a picnic lunch along the way. In the afternoon we transfer you back to you hotel.

Hotel: Planet Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 3: Arusha to Lake Manyara or Tarangire
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara or Tarangire depending on season. Both parks are approximately 2 hours drive from Arusha on tarmac road. After registration at the gate you spend the rest of the day inside the park with chances to see elephant, many types of antilopes, giraffes, whathogs and predtors like leopard and lion. Late afternoon you drive to your tented camp. You will stop for a picnic lunch inside the park during the day.

Between July and November we go to Tarangire and between December and June we go to Lake Manyara to give you the best game viewing for the season.

Hotel: Angani Tented Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 4: To Serengeti
After breakfast you drive to Serengeti. En route to Serengeti you pass the Ngorongoro Crater and make a short stop on a view point on the rim of the crater. After registering at the gate the rest of the day is spent slowly driving to the heart of Serengeti watching the animals as you go. In Serengeti you get a chance to see many different animals including; lion, hyena, leopard, cheetah, jackal, bateared fox, impala, giraffe, eland, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, dik dik, Thomsons gazelle, Grants gazelle, hippo, crocodile, wharthog, baboon, heartbeast, topi, klispringer, springbok and many others.

In the evening you arrive at you tented camp in the heart of Serengeti. You will stop for a picnic lunch inside the park during the day.

Hotel: Angani Serengeti Camp or Serengeti Osupuko Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 5: Serengeti
You get up before sunrise and do a two hour sunrise game drive before going back to the camp for breakfast. After breakfast you do a full day game drive in Serengeti. You will stop for a picnic lunch inside the park during the day. In the evening you will arrive back at the same camp as last night.

Hotel: Angani Serengeti Camp or Serengeti Osupuko Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 6: Serengeti with walking safari
After an early breakfast you start you game drive in Serengeti. Game drive in Serengeti until mid-afternoon. In the middle of the afternoon you will drive to a ranger post in the southern Serengeti plains. After a short briefing the armed ranger will take you on a walking safari on the plains. On foot you will be able to use all your senses to experience the wild savannah. After the bush walk your safari guide will take you to your lodge on the southern Serengeti plains

Please note that walking is safe as long as you adhere to your rangers rules. You are however walkign ni a wilderness area with many wild animals and all walking is done at your own risk.

Hotel: Ndutu Safari Lodge, Serengeti Savannah Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast and you drive to Ngorongoro Crater and descend to the floor of the crater. Insied the crater you will have your best chance of seeing rhino. The crater is an important sanctuary for the endangered black rhinoscerus. Other animals that you may see in the crater include lion, hyena, buffalo, elephant, zebra, hippo and many species of birds. Game drive in the crater until mid-afternoon then you drive back to Arusha and Planet Lodge.

Hotel: Planet Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded 

Day 8: Arusha to Zanzibar
2,5 hours before your flight to Zanzibar departs we pick you up at the hotel and drive you to Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport. Scheduled flight to Zanbzibar. Upon arrival in Zanzibar you are picked up by Africana Travel staff and transferred to your hotel. Rest of teh day at leisure.

Hotel: Mnarani Beach Cottages (or other hotel choosen by you)
Meals: Breakfast and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 9-13: Zanzibar
Days at leisure in Zanzibar.

Hotel: Mnarani Beach Cottages (or other hotel choosen by you)
Meals: Breakfast and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 14: Going home
3,5 hours before your flight departure you are picked up at your hotel for transfer to Zanzibar Airport. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Departure from UK
Flights from UK in the evening

Day 2: Arrival in Nairobi and trip continued to Amboseli
Upon arrival in Nairobi you will be met by your safari guide. When all travelers have packed their bags into the car, you’ll start the drive towards Amboseli. The journey to Amboseli goes over a paved road and you’ll arrive at your lodge in Amboseli in time for lunch. In the afternoon it’s time for your first game drive. Amboseli is wonderfully located with views of Kilimanjaro in the south and on the open savannah you will see many animals, primarily herbivores such as elephants, giraffes, antelopes, wildebeests, zebras and even hyenas. The big cats are here but it's rare to see them. At dusk, it’s time to return to your lodge, which will be accommodated at Amboseli Lodge Sarova or equivalent. Lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

Day 3: Amboseli
A full day game drive in Amboseli with a break for lunch at the lodge. Accommodation at Amboseli Sarova Lodge (same lodge as the previous night) or equivalent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

Day 4: Amboseli to Aberdare
After breakfast at the lodgde, you will leave Amboseli and drive via Nairobi to Aberdare . Aberdare National Park protects the Aberdare Mountains in Central Kenya and the unique setting with mountain forest and a wide range of animal species that are found only in a few places in Kenya. You arrive at Aberdare country club in time for lunch and afterwards you will be taken to your lodge, The Ark, in special cars from the lodge. At The Ark , you can sit on the lodge's wooden deck and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and see the animals coming to the waterhole below. If you wish you can also take part in a guided walk in the woods. The walk is done with a guide from the lodge, it's not included in the price and is payable on site. Animals in Aberdare include, elephant, rhinos, antelopes (including the rare bongo antelope ), lion, leopard and serval. Accommodation at The Ark or equivalent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included . Beverage is not included.

Day 5: Aberdare to Lake Nakuru
After breakfast at the lodge it's time to leave Aberdare and drive to your lodge in Lake Nakuru. There you will have lunch and then spend the afternoon with a safari in the small but wildlife-rich park, where you among other animals can see rhino, buffalo, hyena, Rothschild's giraffe, hyrax, klipspringer and different kinds of monkeys. In the evening you will return to your lodge. Accommodation at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or equivalent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Beverage is not included.

Day 6: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara
Breakfast at the lodge and then departure to Maasai Mara. The car journey takes about four hours and you'll arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. After lunch it's time for your first game drive in Maasai Mara, Kenyas animal richest park. Among the many animals you can see here are; lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, jackal, impala, dik dik, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, elephant, giraffe, Grant's gazelle, Thomson's gazelle, hippo , crocodile, etc. In the evening you will return to your lodge for dinner. Accommodation at Mara Nyumbu Camp or equivalent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Beverages is not included.

Day 7: Maasai Mara
Full day safari in the Maasai Mara. On this day you will receive a picnic lunch to enjoy during a rest stop in the day. The entire day is spent with safari and you will return to your lodge at dusk. Accommodation at Mara Nyumbu Camp or equivalent (same lodge as the previous night). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Beverage is not included.

Day 8: Maasai Mara to Mombasa / Diani Beach
You leave the Maasai Mara after breakfast and drive to Nairobi. In Nairobi you will be taken to a restaurant where you will have lunch (not included) on your own before continuing towards the airport for flight to Ukunda Airport in Diani Beach, south of Mombasa. Upon arrival in Mombassa you will be met by our representative who will transport you to your hotel, Southern Palms Beach Resort. Breakfast and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

Day 9-14: Mombasa / Diani Beach
These days are free to spend on you own as you please. There are opportunities for day trips to go sailing, snorkeling, diving or to visit Mombasa. Breakfast and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

Day 15: Return
We will pick you up at the hotel 3,5 hours before your flight departs for transfer to Moi International Airport. Breakfast is included on this day.

Itinerary

Day 1: Departure from UK
Fly from UK in the evening 

 

Day 2: Arrival in Nairobi and trip to Amboseli
Upon arrival in Nairobi you will be met by your safari guide. When all travelers have packed their bags into the car, you’ll start the drive towards Amboseli. The journey to Amboseli goes over paved road and you’ll arrive at your lodge in Amboseli in time for lunch. In the afternoon it’s time for your first game drive. Amboseli is wonderfully located with views of Kilimanjaro in the south and on the open savannah, you will see many animals, primarily herbivores such as elephants, giraffes, antelopes, wildebeests, zebras and even hyenas. The big cats are also here but it's rare to see them. At dusk, it’s time to return to your lodge, which will be accommodated at Amboseli Lodge Sarova or equivalent. Lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is notincluded

 

Day 3: Amboseli
A full day game drive in Amboseli with a break for lunch at the lodge. Accommodation at Amboseli Sarova Lodge (same lodge as the previous night) or equivalent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 4: Amboseli to Aberdare
After breakfast at the lodgde, you will leave Amboseli and drive via Nairobi to Aberdare . Aberdare National Park protects the Aberdare Mountains in Central Kenya and the unique setting with mountain forest and a wide range of animal species that are found only in a few places in Kenya. You will arrive at Aberdare country club in time for lunch and afterwards you will be taken to your lodge , The Ark , in special cars from the lodge. At The Ark , you can sit on the lodge's wooden deck and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and see the animals coming to the waterhole below the Lodge. If you wish you can also take part in a guided walk in the woods. The walk is done with a guide from the lodge, It's not included in the price and is payable on site . Animals in Aberdare include, elephant, rhinos , antelopes (including the rare bongo antelope ) , lion, leopard and serval. Accommodation at The Ark or equivalent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 5: Aberdare to Lake Nakuru
After breakfast at the lodge it's time to leave Aberdare and drive to your lodge in Lake Nakuru. There you will have lunch and then spend the afternoon with a safari in the small but wildlife-rich park, where you among other animals can see rhino, buffalo, hyena, Rothschild's giraffe, hyrax, klipspringer and different kinds of monkeys. In the evening you will return to your lodge. Accommodation at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or equivalent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 6: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara 
Breakfast at the lodge and then departure to Maasai Mara. The car journey takes about four hours and you'll arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. After Lunch it's time for your first game drive in Maasai Mara, Kenyas animal richest park. Among the many animals you can see here are; lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, jackal, impala, dik dik, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, elephant, giraffe, Grant's gazelle, Thomson's gazelle, hippo , crocodile, etc. In the evening you will return to your lodge for dinner. Accommodation at Mara Nyumbu Camp or equivalent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 7: Maasai Mara
Full day safari in the Maasai Mara. On this day you will receive a picnic lunch to enjoy during a rest stop in the day. The entire day is spent with safari and you will return to your lodge at dusk. Accommodation at Mara Nyumbu Camp or equivalent (same lodge as the previous night). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Beverage are not included

 

Day 8: Maasai Mara to Zanzibar
You leave the Maasai Mara after breakfast and drive to Nairobi. In Nairobi you will be driven to a restaurant where you will have lunch (not included) on your own. After lunch your journey continues towards the airport for flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival in Zanzibar you will be met by our representative who will transport you to your hotel. Accommodation at Mnarani Beach Cottages in the standard price but opportunity exists to upgrade. Here you will find information about all our hotels in Zanzibar. Breakfast and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 9-14: Zanzibar
The days are free to spend as you please. There are opportunities for day trips to go sailing, snorkel, and diving. You can also visit the medieval capital of Zanzibar, Stone Town or any of the island's spice plantations. Breakfast and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 15: Departure
We will pick you up at the hotel 3 hours before your flight departs for transfer to Zanzibar Airport. Breakfast is included on this day.

 

Itinerary

An evening flight from The UK, with arrival in Kenya the monring after is the best to suit this itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi and trip continues to Lake Nakuru
Drive to Lake Nakuru. Safari in the afternoon

Day 2: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara
Leave Lake Nakuru and drive to Masai Mara. Safari in the afternoon

Day 3 & 4: Maasai Mara
Full day safari in the Maasai Mara.

Day 5: Maasai Mara to  Diani Beach
Drive to Nairobi/Wilson Airport, catch a flight to Ukunda Airport in Diani Beach.

Day 6-9: Diani Beach

Days at leisure at Diani Beach. All meals and drinks included

Day 10: Going home
Pick up at the hotel 3,5 hours before flight departure for transfer to Moi International Airport in Mombasa.

Itinerary

Day1: Departure from UK
Flights from UK at night

Day 2: Arrival in Nairobi
Upon arrival in Nairobi you will be met by our representative and transfered to you accommodation at Eka Hotel. The car journey takes around 30 minutes. The rest of the day will be spent on you own. No meals are included on this day.

Day 3:Nairobi to Maasai Mara
Breakfast at the hotel and then departure towards Maasai Mara. The car journey will takes around four hours and you will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. After lunch its time for your first game drive in the Maasai Mara. This is Kenya's animal richest park and among the many animals you can see here are lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, jackal, impala , buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, elephant, giraffe, Grant's gazelle, Thomson's gazelle, hippo, crocodile, etc. In the evening you will drive to your lodge for dinner. Accommodation at Mara Nyumbu Camp or Mara Leisure Camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverages is not included. 

Day 4 & 5 Maasai Mara
Full days Safari in the Maasai Mara. You will enjoy a picnic lunch at the rest stop during the day and return to your lodge at dusk. Accommodation at Mara Nyumbu Camp or Mara Leisure Camp (same lodge as the previous night). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverages is not included.

Day 6 Maasai Mara to Mombasa/Diani Beach 
You leave the Maasai Mara after breakfast and drive to Nairobi. In Nairobi you will be taken to a restaurant where you will have lunch (not included) on your own. After lunch your journey continues towards the airport for flight to Ukunda Airport Diani Beach, south of Mombasa. Upon arrival in Mombasa you will be met by our representative who will drive you to your hotel. Accommodation at Southern Palms Beach Resort. Breakfast and dinner are included. Beverages is not included.

Day 7-12: Mombasa / Diani Beach
The days are free to spend as you please. There are possibilities to make trips to go sailing, snorkeling, diving or visit the town of Mombasa. Accommodation at Southern Palms Beach Resort. Breakfast and dinner are included. Beverages is not included.

Day 13: Return 
We will pick you up at the hotel 3.5 hours before your plane departs for transfer to Moi International Airport. Breakfast is included on this day.

Itinerary

Day1: Departure from UK
Flights from UK leave at night

Day 2: Arrival in Nairobi
Upon arrival in Nairobi you will be met by our representative and transfered to you accommodation at Eka Hotel The car journey takes about 30 minutes. The rest of the day will be spent on you own. No meals are included on this day.

 

Day 3: Nairobi to Maasai Mara
Breakfast at the hotel and then departure towards Maasai Mara. The car journey will takes around four hours and you will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. After lunch its time for your first game drive in the Maasai Mara. This is Kenya's animal richest park and among the many animals you can see here, are lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, jackal, impala , buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, elephant, giraffe, Grant's gazelle, Thomson's gazelle, hippo, crocodile, etc. In the evening, you will drive to your lodge for dinner. Accommodation at Mara Nyumbu Camp or Mara Leisure Camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 4 & 5: Maasai Mara
Full days Safari in the Maasai Mara. You will enjoy a picnic lunch at the rest stop during the day. The entire day is spent with safari you will return to your lodge at dusk. Accommodation at Mara Nyumbu Camp or Mara Leisure Camp (same lodge as the previous night). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 6: Maasai Mara to Zanzibar
You leave the Maasai Mara after breakfast and drive to Nairobi. In Nairobi you will be driven to a restaurant where you will have lunch (not included) on your own. After lunch your journey continues towards the airport for flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival in Zanzibar you will be met by our representative who will transport you to your hotel. Accommodation at Mnarani Beach Cottages in the standard price but opportunity exists to upgrade. Here you will find information about all our hotels in Zanzibar. Breakfast and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 7-12: Zanzibar
The days are free to spend on you own. There are opportunities for day trips to go sailing, snorkel, and diving. You can also visit the medieval capital of Zanzibar, Stone Town or any of the island's spice plantations. Breakfast and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 13: Departure
We will pick you up at the hotel 3 hours before your flight departs for transfer to Zanzibar Airport. Breakfast is included on this day.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara. Safari Lake Manyara. Accommodation in tented camp

During the period from July to October, we will replace Lake Manyara with Tarangire. Read more about this in the detailed itinerary farther down the page.

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast you head towards the Ngorongoro Crater. Safari in the crater. Accommodation at the lodge or tented camp on the plain just west of the crater.

Day 4 & 5: Serengeti
Safari and accommodation in the best part of the Serengeti (differs with season)

Day 6: Serengeti to Kigali (Rwanda)
Flights from central Serengeti to Kigali. Transfer to your hotel

Day 7: Kigali to Ruhengeri
Transfer to Ruhengeri in northern Rwanda. Afternoon on your own

Day 8: Mountain gorillas
You track gorillas in the morning. Afternoon on your own. Accommodation at the same hotel as the day before.

Day 9: Return to Kigali
After breakfast transfer til Kigali. Afternoon on your own in Kigali.

Day 10: Departure
2.5 hours before your flight departs we pick you up at your hotel for transfer to the airport.

Rooms at Zanzibar Retreat

The hotel offers three room types:

Garden View Rooms: only two rooms located upstairs. These rooms are a little smaller and a bit cheaper but still very nice and an affordable option for those who do not spend as much time in the room.

Regular rooms: a room on the ground floor with a wooden deck terrace and side-sea view. The rooms are large, clean, and very nice.

Executive Sea View Rooms: is the best option if you want privacy and the extraordinary view of the ocean from the private balcony. The  spacious rooms located upstairs was renovated 2012. Only two rooms so in the high season they get booked quickly.

 

 

 

Safari in Chobe National Park

There are several opportunities for those who want to do a safari in Chobe National Park. Many people choose to fly into Chobe from Maun and Gaborone. You can also do a drive in safari, you will then drive to Chobe (and usually also one or a few other parksin a private jeep and guide.

Fly in safari
On so called fly in safaris staff from your lodge meet you up at the airstrip. Safari activities carried out subsequently with guides and jeeps at the lodge. Normally lodges use open safari jeeps that will take approximately nine passengers at any safari. Of course it is not always as jeeps are filled. The most common is that the lodges organize safaris in the morning starting between 06:00 and 07:00 and return to the lodge at 10:30 approximately and then also in the afternoon beginning at approximately 15:00 and return to the lodge at. 18:00 when the park closes. All meals are eaten on the logde. You start the day with breakfast and after the morning safari you have tea with snacks, at mid-day you have lunch and after the afternoon safari dinner. Exact programs vary between logdes.

Drive in Safari
Most of our safaris in Botswana are drive-in safaris, ie, you are traveling in your own jeep with own guide and you travel even between parks in the same jeep. You live either on safari lodges or you camp. There is budget camping and there is more comfortable camping. On a budget camping safari you will sleep in dome tents with sleeping bag and you are helping out preparing your camp. On a so-called serviced camping safari trip camp duties are handled by camp staff that take care of everything around your camp and you sleep in large tents with beds with mattress and bedding and a private bathroom with shower. If you do a drive-tin safari in Chobe National Park, you can combine different parts of the park and you can also combine Chobe with more parks such as Moremi and the Makgadikgadi for example.

Houseboat
In Chobe National Park there are also several houseboats where you normally stay for a few nights while the boat slowly floats along the Chobe River. During the day you do safari tours in the same way as when you stay at the lodge but you also see animals from your boat. Especially in the afternoons, many animals down to the river to drink and you can enjoy the best view from your cabin or deck.

Itinerary

Note that the exact flight times differ depending on your departure city and flight. Day 1 you'll arrive in Tanzania. If you fly over night and land daytime in Tanzania your departure from your home will take place on Day 0.

 

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania 
At the airport you will be meet by our representative in Tanzania that will drive you to Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge (alternative KIA Lodge) outside Arusha. If you land during the morning or day a mountain guide will come to your lodge in the afternoon to go through your upcoming Kilimanjaro expedition. No meals are included on this day, except for the ones on the plane and there is the option to eat dinner at the hotel.

 

Day 2: Start Kilimanjaro climb, Arusha to Mti Mkubwa  
You will have breakfast at the hotel and then your guide will arrive 8.30 a.m. to give you a briefing of the expedition. You 'll leave the hotel around 9.30 a.m. and head to Londorossi Gate  (2100 maslwhere you'll registered and get your permit. Expect the formalities to take about an hour. Afterwards you'll drive about 12km further until you reach Lemosho starting point (3 244 masl). Once you have arrived the hike starts through dense rainforest. Since it takes quite some time to get to the starting point and it can be muddy and slippery on the path, there is a possibility you wont arrive at your camp at Mti Mkubwa until after dark. Therefor your might be needing you headlamps on this day. You will eat dinner and camp in tents for the evening. All meals and drinks are included. 

 

Londorossi Gate:2 100 m.a.s.l  
Lemosho starting point: 2 244  m.a.s.l 
Km of hiking: 5,5 
Estimated time: 4-5 hours

 

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa to Shira One
The rain forest comes to an end and the landscape becomes more open when you on your second day on Kilimanjaro reaches the large Shira Plateau. This day you will hike another 1000 masl and it's a pretty tough day, but you will walk slowly and the path is not very steep. The day offers amazing views of Mount Meru in the west and in the afternoon you will have reach Shira Camp One. 

 

Mti Mkubwa :2 165 m.a.s.l  
Shira On: 3 610  m.a.s.l 
Km of hiking: 12 
Estimated time: 5-7 hours

 

Day 4: Shira One to Shira Two
This day you will hike to an altitude difference of about 250 meter, and the walk is a shorter distance than the previous day. Making this an importan day for acclimatizing to the thinner air at an high altitude. During the day you will pass Shira ONE, one of the three volcanoes on Kilimanjaro (the other are Kibo and Mawenzi).

 

Shira One: 3 610 m.a.s.l 
Shira Two: 3850 m.a.s.l 
Km of hiking: 5 
Estimated time: 4-5 h

 

Day 5: Shira Two to Barranco Hut
On the forth day the hike will alternative between up and downhill, and you will set your camp just about 50 meter higher than the previous night. This is also an important day for acclimatization. During the hike you will walk through the Barranco Wall and have amazing views of Kibo and the Karanga Valley.  

 

Shira Two : 3 860 m.a.s.l 
Barranco Hut: 3 950m.a.s.l  
Km of hiking: 5 
Estimated time5 h

 

Day 6: Barranco Hut to Karanga Valley
On the fifth day you will once again hike on high altitude so it's important to go slowly giving your body the best chance to adapt. You will nearly reach 4600 meters above sea level before heading down to the Karanga Valley.  Hiking to high altitude and then walking to lower altitude in the afternoon to set up camp is an important for acclimatization

 

Barranco Hut: 3 950 m.a.s.l 
Karanga Valley: 4 000 m.a.s.l 
Km of hiking4 
Estimated time3-4 h 

 

 

Day 7: Karanga Valley to Barafu Hut
Today's hike will bring you that you move approx. 600 meters higher up. You will walk slowly and reach Barafu Hut the early afternoon so that you have time to rest before tomorrow's summit.' Barafu' means ice in Swahili, and you'll notice that it's really cold at this altitude. You will eat dinner early and then sleep until midnight. 

 

Karanga Valley: 4 000 m.a.s.l 
Barafu Hut: 4 600 m.a.s.l 
Km of hiking: 4 
Estimated time: 4-5 h.

 

Day 8: Summit and then down along Mweka route to Mweka Hut
Todays walk begins in the middle of the night to be able to reach the top for the beautiful sunrise. Another reason for the night hike is that it often gets foggy at the top during the day and melting snow and ice can make the hike more unsteady. To reach Uhuru Peak will be a reward but expect the day to be tough. It is equally as hard to walk down again so you should mentally prepare yourself for both parts of the day. On the descend down, you will get several chances to stop and rest, in Barafu Hut to eat but also along the way for your legs to recuperate.

 

Barafu Hut: 4 600 m.a.s.l 
Uhuru Peak: 5 895 m.a.s.l 
Mweka Hut: 3 100 m.a.s.l 
Km of hiking: 5 to summit, after approx. 12 km down to Mweka Hut 
Estimated time: 5-7 h. to sum,it, 5-7 h. down to Mweka Hut. Total: 12-14 h. 

 

Day 9: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate and back to Arusha 
This day you will quickly make your way down the mountain through the rainforest to Mweka Gate. Here you will be picked and driven to your hotel in Arusha.

 

Mweka Hut: 3100 m.a.s.l 
Mweka Gate: 1,830 m.a.s.l 
Km of hiking: 10 
Estimated time: 4 hours

 

Day 10: Return trip 
You will be picked up from your hotel 3 hours before your flight departure for transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport.

 

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Nature and wildlife in Queen Elisabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park by East African standards not an very large national park but it is nonetheless rich in animals and has a surprisingly varied nature. The most visited areas for safaris is the northern part of the park around the Kazinga Channel which extends from Lake George in the north to Lake Edward in the south. Neither Lake George, who is in Uganda, and Lake Edward, which partly is in DR Congo, lies entirely inside the National Park. Lake George's southern and eastern shoreareis outside the park and the lake is used by local fishermen. Also, Lake Edward is used by fishermen.

The northern part of the park, on both sides of the Kazinga Channel is dominated by open savannah. This area is popular for game drives and safari boat on the Kazinga Channel. The area has a lot of large animals such as elephants, warthogs, buffalo, Uganda kob (a type of antelope), lion, hyena and a variety of birds. The area is very popular with bird watchers as the many lakes, rivers and wetlands attract incredible amounts of birds. In the afternoons, many animals come down to the Kazinga Channel for drinking and cooling off, especially during the driest season, June to October. A boat trip on the canal provides good chances to see lots of big animals and also many birds. 

In the southern half of the lies Maramagambo Forest that is mainly frequented by birdwatchers but besides birds there are also some large mammals and several kinds of monkeys.

Along the national park's eastern border is the Kyambura Gorge which is a popular place to see chimpanzees. There are some chimpanzees down in the gorge but chimpanzees are easier to see in Kibale Forest National Park a few hours drive north of QENP. 

In the very south end of the park there is again open savannas in the area called Ishasha. Ishasha is renowned for being one of the few places where lions often climb trees and it is popular to try to see and photograph the tree-climbing lions in Ishasha. Ishasha is a good safari area with a lot of big herbivores and decent chances to see lions.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is unique in that the animals share the park with people who live in four small fishing villages that are completely inside the park. When the park was created in 1964 Uganda's government allowed these villages to remain. Those who live in the villages subsist mostly on fishing.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
We will pick you up upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Arusha.

Day 2 Arusha to Lake Manyara or Tarangire
After breakfast you drive to Lake Manyara. Safari in Lake Manyara National Park. Overnight in Tented Camp

During the dry season (june-october) instead of Lake Manyara you go to Tarangire. Read more in the detailed itinerary below.

Day 3: Lake Manyara/Tarangire to Serengeti
After breakfast drive to Serengeti. Short stop en route on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Game drive in Serengeti National Park in the afternoon. Overnight in Tented Camp

Day 4: Serengeti
Sunrise bush walk, breakfast and then a full day game drive in Serengeti. Overnight in Tented Camp

Day 5: Serengeti
Full day game drive in Serengeti. Overnight in a small safari lodge or tented camp in Ndutu area in south eastern Serengeti.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater and then back to Arusha
Leave lodge early. Drive to Ngorongoro Crater. Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater. Afternoon drive back to Arusha.

Day 7: Arusha to Zanzibar
Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport, flight to Zanzibar, pick up and transfer to beach hotel in Zanzibar.  

Day 8-13: Zanzibar/beach hotel
Days at leisure on Zanzibar

Day 14: Going home
Three hours before flight departure we pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Zanzibar Kisuani Airport for your flight home.  

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
Africana travel staff meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Hotel: Planet Lodge
Meals: Dinner, drinks excluded

Day 2: Culture walk on the slopes of Mount Meru
Our walking guide Peter takes you on a guided walk through the villages on the slopes of Mount Meru for an insight in life in Tanzania. Pick up time is 10 a.m. You will be transferred about 23-30 minutes out of Arusha up on the foothills of Mount Meru. Walking is 4-6 hours depending on route and how fast you walk. Peter will guide you through the villages where he is on first name basis with almost everybody. You make a stop for a picnic lunch along the way. In the afternoon we transfer you back to you hotel.

Hotel: Planet Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 3: Arusha to Lake Manyara (alt. Tarangire) 
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara or Tarangire depending on season. Both parks are approximately 2 hours drive from Arusha on tarmac road. After registration at the gate you spend the rest of the day inside the park with chances to see elephant, many types of antilopes, giraffes, whathogs and predtors like leopard and lion. Late afternoon you drive to your tented camp. You will stop for a picnic lunch inside the park during the day.
 
Between July and November we go to Tarangire and between December and June we go to Lake Manyara to give you the best game viewing for the season.

Hotel: Angani Tented Lodge (Lake Manyara) or Tarangire Osupuko Camp (Tarangire)  
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 4: To Serengeti 
After breakfast you drive to Serengeti. En route to Serengeti you pass the Ngorongoro Crater and make a short stop on a view point on the rim of the crater. After registering at the gate the rest of the day is spent slowly driving to the heart of Serengeti watching the animals as you go. In Serengeti you get a chance to see many different animals including; lion, hyena, leopard, cheetah, jackal, bateared fox, impala, giraffe, eland, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, dik dik, Thomsons gazelle, Grants gazelle, hippo, crocodile, wharthog, baboon, heartbeast, topi, klispringer, springbok and many others.

In the evening you arrive at you tented camp in the heart of Serengeti. You will stop for a picnic lunch inside the park during the day.

Hotel: Angani Serengeti Camp or Serengeti Osupuko Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 5: Serengeti 
You get up before sunrise and do a two hour sunrise game drive before going back to the camp for breakfast. After breakfast you do a full day game drive in Serengeti. You will stop for a picnic lunch inside the park during the day. In the evening you will arrive back at the same camp as last night.

Hotel: Angani Serengeti Camp or Serengeti Osupuko Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded 

Day 6: Serengeti with walking safari
After an early breakfast you start you game drive in Serengeti. Game drive in Serengeti until mid-afternoon. In the middle of the afternoon you will drive to a ranger post in the southern Serengeti plains. After a short briefing the armed ranger will take you on a walking safari on the plains. On foot you will be able to use all your senses to experience the wild savannah. After the bush walk your safari guide will take you to your lodge on the southern Serengeti plains

Please note that walking is safe as long as you adhere to your rangers rules. You are however walkign ni a wilderness area with many wild animals and all walking is done at your own risk.

Hotel: Ndutu Safari Lodge, Serengeti Savannah Camp or similar 
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast and you drive to Ngorongoro Crater and descend to the floor of the crater. Insied the crater you will have your best chance of seeing rhino. The crater is an important sanctuary for the endangered black rhinoscerus. Other animals that you may see in the crater include lion, hyena, buffalo, elephant, zebra, hippo and many species of birds. Game drive in the crater until mid-afternoon then you drive back to Arusha and Planet Lodge.

Hotel: Planet Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 8: Going home or maybe extending to Zanzibar
3 hours before your international flight we pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Kilimanjaro Airport. If you are going to Zanzibar we pick you up 2,5 hours before your flight departs.

Hotel:
Meals: Breakfast

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
Africana travel staff meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Hotel: Arusha Hotel
Meals: Dinner, drinks excluded

Day 2: Culture walk on the slopes of Mount Meru
Our walking guide Peter takes you on a guided walk through the villages on the slopes of Mount Meru for an insight in life in Tanzania. Pick up time is 10 a.m. You will be transferred about 23-30 minutes out of Arusha up on the foothills of Mount Meru. Walking is 4-6 hours depending on route and how fast you walk. Peter will guide you through the villages where he is on first name basis with almost everybody. You make a stop for a picnic lunch along the way. In the afternoon we transfer you back to you hotel.

Hotel: Arusha Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 3: Arusha to Lake Manyara (alt. Tarangire)
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara or Tarangire depending on season. Both parks are approximately 2 hours drive from Arusha on tarmac road. After registration at the gate you spend the rest of the day inside the park with chances to see elephant, many types of antilopes, giraffes, whathogs and predtors like leopard and lion. Late afternoon you drive to your tented camp. You will stop for a picnic lunch inside the park during the day.

Between July and November we go to Tarangire and between December and June we go to Lake Manyara to give you the best game viewing for the season.

Hotel: Kirurumu Manyara Tented Lodge or Kirurumu Tarangire Tented Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 4: To Serengeti
After breakfast you drive to Serengeti. En route to Serengeti you pass the Ngorongoro Crater and make a short stop on a view point on the rim of the crater. After registering at the gate the rest of the day is spent slowly driving to the heart of Serengeti watching the animals as you go. In Serengeti you get a chance to see many different animals including; lion, hyena, leopard, cheetah, jackal, bateared fox, impala, giraffe, eland, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, dik dik, Thomsons gazelle, Grants gazelle, hippo, crocodile, wharthog, baboon, heartbeast, topi, klispringer, springbok and many others.

In the evening you arrive at you tented camp in the heart of Serengeti. You will stop for a picnic lunch inside the park during the day.

Hotel: Kirurumu Serengeti Camp 
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 5: Serengeti
You get up before sunrise and do a two hour sunrise game drive before going back to the camp for breakfast. After breakfast you do a full day game drive in Serengeti. You will stop for a picnic lunch inside the park during the day. In the evening you will arrive back at the same camp as last night.

Hotel: Kirurumu Serengeti Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 6: Serengeti with walking safari
After an early breakfast you start you game drive in Serengeti. Game drive in Serengeti until mid-afternoon. In the middle of the afternoon you will drive to a ranger post in the southern Serengeti plains. After a short briefing the armed ranger will take you on a walking safari on the plains. On foot you will be able to use all your senses to experience the wild savannah. After the bush walk your safari guide will take you to your lodge on the southern Serengeti plains

Please note that walking is safe as long as you adhere to your rangers rules. You are however walkign ni a wilderness area with many wild animals and all walking is done at your own risk.

Hotel: Lake Masek Tented Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast and you drive to Ngorongoro Crater and descend to the floor of the crater. Insied the crater you will have your best chance of seeing rhino. The crater is an important sanctuary for the endangered black rhinoscerus. Other animals that you may see in the crater include lion, hyena, buffalo, elephant, zebra, hippo and many species of birds. Game drive in the crater until mid-afternoon then you drive back to Arusha and Planet Lodge.

Hotel: Arusha Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 8: Going home or maybe extending to Zanzibar
3 hours before your international flight we pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Kilimanjaro Airport. If you are going to Zanzibar we pick you up 2,5 hours before your flight departs.

Hotel:
Meals: Breakfast

Walking in Loliondo

We at Africana Travel are very proud of our hiking trail in Loliondo because it is a trail that we ourselves have developed. Our local guides take you on a hike through the Masais own the Serengeti where the wildlife co-exist with the Maasai and their livestock in the rolling hills and akacia savannah. 

You camp near the Maasai villages on campsites that we ourselves have named. Here there are no fixed structures and we leave nothing behind except our footsteps that wind and rain sweeps away.

A hike in Loliondo is as much a cultural experience as a wildlife experience. You get an insight into Maasai life in one of the areas in East Africa where they still in many ways live their traditional lives. Our guides are Maasai from the villages and they guarantee that we will come close without intruding.

Hiking in Loliondo can be done for anything between two and five days. We recommend that you spend at least three days / two nights in Loliondo. Below you find an example of a five-day hike that is planned so that you first do a safari by jeep ending up in Serengeti and then do a five day hike in Loliondo.

Day 1: Serengeti to Loliondo
Your safari guide will drive you out of the Serengeti in the morning and on the way between Nabi Hill Gate in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater you change jeep and turns north towards Loliondo. You drive to the north until you pass gärnsen Loliondo and this step you out of the jeep and in the afternoon you hike for about three hours through the varied landscape by including "Shifting Sands" (large sand dunes) and the huge cliff "Nasera Rock". This day you have a good chance to see some animals such as zebra, gazelle and a variety of bird species. Late in the afternoon you will come to a campsite, Sungura Private Camp, at Laleshoni Village. In the evening, if you want to visit the nearby massajbyn.

Day 2: Walking in Loliondo 
In the morning after breakfast we visit the Maasai village and you will be with them for a while in the morning and take part in their morning activities. Late in the morning you start the days walking across open savannah. Today's walk takes about four hours, excluding a stop for lunch. In the afternoon we come to Nyani Private Camp. The last hours of the day is spent exploring the surroundings with fantastic rock formations at the river where there are also monkeys.

Day 3: Walking in Loliondo 
After a quiet morning and a slow breakfast we walk towards the Malambo Village. Today's walk takes about four hours. We walk through an area with quite a lot of animals and you have good chances to see animals such as giraffe and several kinds of antelopes. In the afternoon we come to Engaki Private Camp.

Day 4: Walking in Loliondo
After breakfast you do about four hours walking to Tembea Private Camp at Parakashi Village. The afternoon is spent together with your guides in the Maasai Village. You may participate in afternoon activities if you want. In the evening we organize a Maasai barbeque.

Day 5: Loliondo to Arusha
After breakfast you are picked up by jeep and taken back to Arusha, about five hours drive.

Our safari lodges and tented camps in Botswana

Safari to Camp Linyanti

Camp Linyanti is a good safari destination and works well as the only stop on your safari if you only have a few days but is best combined with a lodge in the Okavango Delta (such as Oddball's Camp) and maybe even Camp Savute or Chobe Safari Lodge to see one or a few other parts of the Chobe National Park.

How to get to Mafia Island

You can travel to Mafia Island  by boat but we do not recommend it. It is a long sea journey and if you are prone to seasickness, it may be very unpleasant, moreover, the boats to Mafia have problems with security and it is risky to travel that way. Best way to get to Mafia is by air via Dar Es Salaam. Flight time Dar Es Salaam-Mafia is about half an hour. It is quite small planes flying distance so it sways slightly if it is windy. If you are afraid of flying Zanzibar is a better alternative since the planes flying to Zanzibar are bigger.

Itinerary

25/2: Arrival in Tanzania
Pick up at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to your hotel

26/2: Day at leisure in Moshi
Rest and prepare mentally for the race in just two days. For everybody who wants to join we arrange a short run in the afternoon.

27/2: Day trip to Materuni Waterfalls

28/2: Kilimanjaro marathon and half marathon
Start: 7 a.m. After the rum drive back to the hotel. Dinner at night to celebrate.

29/2 - 6/3: Kilimanjaro climb, machame route, 7 days

7/3: Going home

It is possible to add a safari and or a beach vacation on Zanzibar

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Bush walk and night game drive

Whistling Thorn Camp also offers some activities that are not permitted inside the Tarangire National Park such as night game drive and walking safaris. With an armed guide, you can wander through the East African savannah characteristic that dominates Tarangire and get close to nature in a different way than in a safari jeep. You use all of your senses to experience nature and will hopefully get close to some animals even on foot. On a night game drive you will see a completely different wildlife than on the day with chances to see bush baby and streak hyena. Night game drive and walking safaris are conducted by local guides who work at the lodge.

10. Queen Elisabeth National Park, Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda's most famous safari park. The Queen Elizabeth is not the same amount of large animals such as, for example, Masai Mara and the Serengeti but the park is a great experience for several reasons. Queen Elizabeth is an example of the interaction between people and wildlife. Inside the National Park there are some small villages that was left after the park was established. The residents of these villages are mainly fishermen and live completely surrounded by the wildlife-rich park.

Queen Elizabeth is the only place in East Africa where you can see children playing football on a soccer field right into a school with a herd of elephants on the side of the pitch. Queen Elizabeth National Park also has an amazing array of nature on a relatively small area. Within the park's grass savannah, acacia savannah, forests and ravines. In Queen Elizabeth National Park, you can see both lions and chimpanzees on the same day. The park is also bird watcher's dream with more than 600 bird species. Learn more about Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport by own arrangement. Transfer to your hotel in Arusha. Accommodation at Planet Lodge Arusha.

Day 2: Arusha to the Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater. Safari in the crater. Dinner and overnight on a small safari lodge next to the crater

Day 3: Serengeti
After breakfast, you head towards the Serengeti. Stop at utiktspunkt the Ngorongoro Crater. Safari in the Serengeti in the afternoon. Living in a tent camp in the Serengeti Heart

Day 4: Serengeti 
Rise and shine before sunrise for a game drive at dawn. Breakfast at the lodge and then full day of safari in the Serengeti. Accommodation in the tent camp or small safari lodge in southern Serengeti.

Day 5: Back to Arusha
Breakfast and then safari in the Serengeti in the morning. Mid day journey back to Arusha. Accommodation at Planet Lodge.

Day 6: Arusha to Zanzibar
Transfer to the airport. Flights to Zanzibar. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 7, 8, 9: Zanzibar
Days at leisure on Zanzibar

Day 10: Departure
3.5 hours before your flight home leaves will be picked up at the hotel for airport transfers.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
You book your own flight to Tanzania. When you arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met by Africana Travel staff. We drive you to your hotel and make sure you get your room(s). At night you have dinner with the rest of the group. If you arrive with an evening flight, too late for dinner, we can arrange tea/coffee and a sandwhich for you. Overnight at Planet Lodge

Day 2: Acclimatization day; Culture walk in the foothills of Mt Meru
Pick up at the hotel at 09:00 (9 am.) for a short drive out of town. In the outskirts of Arusha you get out of the car and start walking. Our walking guide walks in these villages every week and knows almost everybody by name. The walk is light allthough there are some hills and the focus is culture more than nature. You will meet people and see villages that genuinly give you and insight into life in Tanzania today. You will stop for a picnic lunch in the shade of a tree somewhere along the way. In the afternoon you drive back to your hotel. 16:30 (4:30 pm.) the head guide on your Kilimanjaro expedition will be a the hotel for orientation before the coming climb. Dinner at the hotel at night. Overnight at Planet Lodge

Day 3: Kilimanjaro expedition starts; Arusha to Mti Mkubwa via Londorossi Gate
Pick up at 08:00 (8 am.). Drive to Londorossi gate on Kilimanjaro wetsren slope. At the gate the guides handle all forlmalities with park fees, weighing gear and so on while you can relax, rest and go to the bathroom. After the gate you continue by car for about 45 minutes (11 km) before the walkign starts. Today you will walk 3-4 hours light up almost all the way. You walk through rain forest that at the end of the day will start getting sparser. Late afternoon you come to Mti Mkubwa Camp. The rest of the day you can relax at camp while your chef prepares dinner.

Londorossi gate 1835 masl
Mti Mkubwa 2780 masl
Km 7 hours
Walking time 3-4 hours


Day 4: Mti Mkubwa to Shira One (3500 masl)
After breakfast you start walking through the rainforest that will quite soon give way to moor lands. This day is much tougher than the first day. You will gain more than 700 meters in altitude so going slow and drinking a lot is important. You will make a stop for lunch in a beautiful valley near Shira Crater at 3 050 masl. After lunch you walk passed the Shira Caldera, a plateu that few climbers see. Shira is the third (and much less known) dormant volcano that make up Kilimanjaro (Kibo and Mawenzi are the other two). This day you will have amazing views of the white peak of Kilimanjaro. In the afternoon you arrive at Shira One Camp where you will sleep tonight. 

Mti Mkubwa 2780 masl
Shira One 3500 masl
Km 12
Walking time 6-7 hours


Day 5: Shira One to Moir Hut (4170 masl)
After breakfast you start walking. This day is relatively light. You start at 10:00 (10 am.) and walk for 4-5 hours up to Moir Hut in the moor lands on western Kilimanjaro. The vegetation will become more and more sparse during the day as you get higher. Arrive in the camp in the afternoon.

Shira One 3500 masl
Moir Hut 4170 masl
Km 9
Walking time 5-6 hours


Day 6: Moir Hut to Pofu Camp
This day and the next are extremely important for acclimatization. You will end up at slighlty lower altitude than you started at which is very valuable for your body. The day is again relatively light. The day is up and down with a lot of downhill at the end. The vegetation will shift a little but mostly you are now in alpine desert or semi-desert.

Moir Hut 4170 masl
Pofu Camp 4020 masl
Km 9
Walking time 6-7 hours


Day 7: Pofu Camp to Third Cave Camp (3900 masl)
This day is not long but very valuable for acclimatization. After breakfast you start the walk that should not take more than 3-4 hours. You will start seeing Mawenzi Peak and during the day you cross Rongai Route that starts on the northern side of Kilimanjaro near Kenya. You arrive at your camp in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon resting or take a walk in the surroundings with your guide.

Pofu Camp 4020 masl
Third Cave Camp 3900 masl
Km 6
Walking time 3-4 hours



Dag 9 (10/2 2017): Third Cave Camp till School Hut Camp (4 720 möh.)
Efter frukost lämnar ni Third Cave och vandarr uppåt mot ökenlandskapet i ”The Saddle” mellan Mawenzi och Kibo, Kilimanjaros två toppar. Efter en ganska tuff vandring når ni School Hut Camp (4,720 meter över havet) vid foten av Kibo Crater tidig eftermiddag. Resten av dagen ägnas åt vila inför den slutliga bestigningen.Frukost, lunch och middag, inklusive dryck, ingår.
Third Cave Camp
3 900 möh.
School Hut Camp
4 720 möh.
Kilometer vandring
5
Tid
4-5 timmar


Dag 10 (11/2 2017): Toppbestigning, mot Uhuru Peak (5 895 möh.) 
Mitt i natten väcker er guide er för att börja vandringen uppåt mot Uhuru Peak. Detta är en lång och mycket tuff dag men när ni står på toppen av Afrika och ser soluppgången kommer det att vara all möda värt. Denna dag är det viktigt att vara riktigt varmt klädd. När klättringen börjar mitt i natten kommer det att vara mycket kallt. Ni vandrar i skenet av månen och era pannlampor. Vandringen nerför är den jobbigaste och oftast det man är minst förberedd på. All fokus är på att nå toppen och det kan vara lätt att glömma att man ska ner också. Ni går ner i etapper, först ner till Millenium Camp för lunch och vila och därefter längs med Mweka rutten (som används för nedstigning) till Mweka Camp. Ni stannar med jämna mellanrum för att vila trötta ben. Frukost, lunch och middag, inklusive dryck, ingår.
School Hut Camp
3 900 möh.
Uhuru Peak
5 895 möh.
Mweka Camp
2 910 möh.
Kilometer vandring
5 till toppen och sen 12 ner till Mweka Camp 
Tid
6-7 timmar till toppen, cirka 6 timmar ner till Mweka Camp


Dag 11 (12/2 2017): Mweka Hut till Mweka Gate och sedan tillbaka till Arusha 
Denna dag tar ni er snabbt nerför berget genom regnskogen till Mweka Gate. Här blir ni hämtade och kör till ert hotell i Arusha. Boende på Planet Lodge. Frukost, lunch och middag ingår. Kostnad för dryck till middagen tillkommer.
Mweka Camp
2 910 möh.
Mweka Gate
1 830 möh.
Kilometer vandring
10
Tid
3-4 timmar


Dag 12 (13/2 2017): Hemresa
Tre timmar innan ert flyg hem avgår

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda
You book your own flight to Kigali. Upon arrival at Kigali you will be met by the Africana Travels representative and transfered to 5Swiss Hotel in downtown Kigali. The rest of the day at leisure. No meals except those on the plane included. It is possible to have dinner at the hotel restaurant. Accommodation at 5Swiss Hotel.

Day 2: To Nyungwe Forest
We pick you up at your hotel at. 8 in the morning. You drive directly from Kigali to Nyungwe Forest with a private jeep and guide. Upon arrival at Nyungwe Forest you will have lunch at Nyungwe Forest Lodge and check into your room(s). In the afternoon you do a canopy walk on suspension bridges high up in the trees in the rain forest inside the Nyungwe Forest National Park. Accommodation at Nyungwe Forest Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Cost of drinks for lunch and dinner not included.

Day 3: Nyungwe Forest - Meet chimpanzees
This day is devoted to see chimpanzees. You walk with a local guide through the forest. How many hours you will hike is hard to say because it depends on where chimpanzees are. You bring your picnic lunch that day. In the afternoon you will return to the lodge. Accommodation at Nyungwe Forest Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Cost of drinks for lunch and dinner not included.

Day 4: Nyungwe Forest to Gisenyi on Lake Kivu
You start the day with a leisurely breakfast and head off when you are ready from Nyungwe Forest north towards Gisenyi. Upon arrival in Gisenyi you check into the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. Spend the afternoon at the beach sunbathing and swimming or take a walk in the beautiful surroundings. Accommodation at Lake Kivu Serena. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Cost of drinks for lunch and dinner not included.

Day 6: Gisenyi/Lake Kivu
Spend the day on the beach sunbathing and swimming or do excursions in the surroundings. We can arrange, for example, a boat trip on the lake and cayaking. Accommodation at Lake Kivu Serena. Accommodation at Lake Kivu Serena. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Cost of drinks for lunch and dinner not included.

Day 7: Gisenyi to Musanze
After a quiet morning on Lake Kivu, drive on through the green mountains towards Musanze. Musanze is located at the foot of the beautiful Virunga Mountains with its five distinctive cone volcanoes. You arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. From your lodge you have stunning views of the Virunga Mountains. You can spend the afternoon at the lodge or visit a "cultural village" (costs USD 35, arranged with your guide and paid locally). Accommodation at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Cost of drinks for lunch and dinner not included.  

Day 8: Mountain gorillas
Today we are going to visit The Gorillas of the Mist in Volcanoes National Park. You start early in the morning and after a short briefing by your guide starts do your hike through the stunning forest. You stay with the gorillas for an hour. In the afternoon you will return to your lodge. Accommodation at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Cost of drinks for lunch and dinner not included.  

Day 9: Kigali to Musanze, city tour of Kigali
After breakfast, drive from Musanze to Kigali, 2,5-3 hours. In Kigali, you get a guided tour by your guide. On your tour you will visit in Kigali Genocide Memorial, Richard Kandt Museum and Inema Museum & Arts Center. In the afternoont your guide drives you to your hotel. Accommodation at 5Swiss Hotel. Breakfast and lunch are included. Cost of drinks for lunch are not included.

Day 10: Departure
2.5 hours before your flight departs pick you up at your hotel for transfer to airport and flight home.

Dates and prices 2013-14

Itinerary

Note that the exact flight times differ depending on your departure city and flight. Day 1 you'll arrive in Tanzania. If you fly over night and land daytime in Tanzania your departure from your home will take place on Day 0.

 

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
At the airport you will be meet by our representative in Tanzania that will drive you to Arusha Safari Lodge outside Arusha. No activiities or meals on this day. 

 

Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara
After breakfast your safari guides will pick you at the hotel around 9:30 a.m. After you've packed your bags into the car you will depart from Arusha Safari Lodge around 10:00 and start the drive towards Lake Manyara. The car journey takes around 2 hours and at the gate to Lake Manyara you will have time to stretch your legs while your guide register you to the park. The afternoon will be spent doing a game drive in the national park that has the highest inhabitants of elephants per square kilometer of all African parks. Besides from elephants you can see zebras, antelopes, giraffes, hippos, buffaloes and many different kinds of monkeys and birds. With some luck you will also get to see lions and/or leopards. You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the park during the day then leave the park late afternoon for the drive to your accommodation at Kirurumu Tented Lodge that's located high on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. Dinner will be served at Kirurumu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

 

Day 3: Lake Manyara to Serengeti
After breakfast you will head towards Serengeti around 9:00 a.m. The car journey will take you to the edge of the Ngorongoro crater and you will stop by a viewpoint with an extraordinary view over the world's largest unbroken caldera. You are free to arrange with your guide if you want to stop at other places on the way to photograph. You will pass the crater plains of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area which is populated by Maasai communities and scores of wild game. By early afternoon you will reach the Nabi Hill Gate where lunch will be served whilst your guide registers you for the Serengeti National Park. The afternoon will be spend with a game drive as you go west across the Serengeti plains towards your accommodation at Grumeti Luxury Tented Camp. You will arrive at the lodge in time for check-in and perhaps a shower before dinner. After dinner, it's time for your night game drive to see all the animals that are active after darkness falls. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

 

Day 4: Serengeti
Before breakfast you will head out on a walking safari with an armed ranger. It will take you to the varied vegetation of the Grumeti Reserves on the northern side of the great Grumeti River. Afterwards you will return to the lodge for breakfast and then spend your day on a game drive exploring Serengeti. You can choose to take a quiet afternoon giving you time to enjoy a beverage and just sit and relax in the beautiful surroundings. Accommodation at Grumeti Luxury Tented Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

 

Day 5: Serengeti
This day you will take you towards the large open grass plains of the southern Serengeti and at dusk you'll reach Lake Masek Tented Lodge that overlooks Lake Masek. It's located just south of Serengeti, in Ndutu that belongs to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. During the day you will leave the Serengeti National Park via Nabi Hill gate. Various large part of the day is spent on the open grasslands depending on where migratory herds are. During the dry season, the plains are fairly empty but when the herds migrate in November or December it's completely swarming with life on the open grass plains. The area surrounding the lake and the large swamps are however rich with wildlife all year round. During the dry season the animals gather around the shrinking water holes, creating a good opportunity to see e.g lions in the area. Accommodation at Lake Masek Tented Camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

 

Day 6: Ngorongoro cratern and then back to Arusha
On this day you will have an early start and leave the lodge at 7:00 a.m. to start the drive towards Ngorongoro crater. The journey to the decent in to the crater takes just over 1 hour. After you've registered for Ngorongoro crater you will spend the day seeing the large number of animals that live on the bottom of this mighty caldera. On the afternoon you will leave the Ngorongorocrater and drive about 2,5 hours back to Arusha, where you will stay at Arsuha Safari Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

 

Day 7: Return/ Week on the Coast or Zanzibar
This day you will fly back home if you haven't booked an extra week on the coast or on Zanzibar. You will be picked up from your hotel 3 hours before your flight departure for transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport. Breakfast is included.

 

Day 8: Arrival in UK 

Dates and prices 2014-15

Departures daily all year. Rates are for private group, meaning that you'll never share the Jeep with any other travelers. This apllies if you are a group of 2-6 people. For groups larger than six people you will need more than one jeep, contact us for price information 

Price includes return flights UK-Kenya in economy class, with e.g.Ethiopian Airlines. It applies provided the tickets in the cheapest booking classes are available on selected travel dates. Prices above are quoted per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Discounts for children and youth applies.

Dates and prices 2013-14

Prices 2014-15

Departures daily all year. Rates are for private group, meaning that you'll never share the Jeep with any other travelers. This applies if you are a group of 2-6 people. For groups larger than six people you will need more than one jeep, contact us for price information.

 

Prices above are quoted per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Discounts for children and youth applies.

Prices

Departures daily all year around. Rates are for private group, meaning that you'll never share the Jeep with any other travelers. This applies if you are a group of 2-6 people. For groups larger than six people you will need more than one jeep, contact us for price information.

Price includes flights UK - Rwanda in economy class, with e.g. Ethiopian Airlines and Brussels Airlines. It applies provided the tickets in the cheapest booking classes are available on selected travel dates. Prices above are quoted per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Discounts for children and youth applies.

Dates and prices

Dates and prices

Daily Departures all year round. Rates shown are for private group, meaning that you never share your Jeep with another traveler. This applies if you are a group of 2-6 people. For groups larger than six people another jeep will be necessary, contact us for pricing.

 

Prices above are quoted per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Discounts for children and youth applies.

The great migration

Serengeti is world famous for the great migration, the largest and longest surviving country migration in the world, which is truly one of the greatest nature experiences in the world. More than a million wildebeest, half a million Thomson's gazelles and two hundred thousand zebras moving across the great plains of the annual cycle of the constant search for pasture and water. In October, they move south from the hills of the Masai Mara (Kenya) and passes through the Lobo area and then Seronera in November and December before they move westward in the Ndutu area in December January. In March, they pass again Seronera in central Serengeti to be in the Western Corridor in May and then again further north in June and July. Normally return migration to the Masai Mara in Kenya in July or August. Migration treks varies from year to year depending on weather conditions including It is in Tanzania 9-10 months a year, and in January, February, when they are in Ngorongoro wildebeest calves, which is a great time to see the animals and large predators. The exact time the animals are in a specific area varies from year to year depending on rainfall and availability of grazing. Approximately see the animals movements over a year as below.

Climate in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Add Victoria Falls

Your safari ends in Kasane which is only about 1.5 hours drive from Victoria Falls. If you want you can of course extend your trip with a visit to Victoria Falls. We can book you on the Chobe Safari Lodge for two nights and you can make a full day tour to Vic Falls, and we can also arrange a transfer to Victoria Falls and book you on a hotel in Victoria Falls for one or two nights. You can, for example, stay in the classical Victoria Falls Hotel.

Prices and departures 2015

Date Price Single room
10/3 2015 £ + £70
25/3 2015 £ + £70
6/4 2015 £ + £70
29/11 2015 £ + £70
12/12 2015 £ + £70

 

This trip can also be booked privately on other dates than the above. Price varies depending on season and group size. Contact us at info@africanatravel.co.uk for more information and to get a quote. 

 

For this trip you fly to/from Maun, Botswana via Johannesburg. Flights to Johannesburg are available with a number of airlines including British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Emirates and Air France. Flights between Johannesburg and Maun are operated by Air Botswana.

Dates and prices 2015

Datum Price Single room
11/5 2016    
8/6 2016    
6/7 2016    
3/8 2016    
31/8 2016    
26/10 2016    
23/11 2016    

 

This trip can also be booked privately on other dates than the above. Price varies depending on season and group size. Contact us at info@africanatravel.co.uk for more information and to get a quote. 

For this trip you fly to/from Maun, Botswana via Johannesburg. Flights to Johannesburg are available with a number of airlines including British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Emirates and Air France. Flights between Johannesburg and Maun are operated by Air Botswana.

 

Climate in Tarangire

Itinerary

Day 1: Departure from UK
Flights from UK in the evening

 

Day 2: Arrival in Nairobi and trip continues to Amboseli
Upon arrival in Nairobi you will be met by your safari guide. When all travelers have packed their bags into the car, you’ll start the drive towards Amboseli. The journe to Amboseli goes over paved road and you’ll arrive at your lodge in Amboseli in time for lunch. In the afternoon it’s time for your first game drive. Amboseli is wonderfully located with views of Kilimanjaro in the south and on the open savannah, you will see many animals, primarily herbivores such as elephants, giraffes, antelopes, wildebeests, zebras and even hyenas. The big cats are here but it's rare to see them. At dusk, it’s time to return to your lodge, which will be accommodated at Amboseli Lodge Sarova or equivalent. Lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 3: Amboseli
A full day game drive in Amboseli with a break for lunch at the lodge. Accommodation at Amboseli Sarova Lodge (same lodge as the previous night) or equivalent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage are not included

 

Day 4: Amboseli to Aberdare
After breakfast at the lodgde, you will leave Amboseli and drive via Nairobi to Aberdare . Aberdare National Park protects the Aberdare Mountains in Central Kenya and the unique setting with mountain forest and a wide range of animal species that are found only in a few places in Kenya. You will arrive at Aberdare country club in time for lunch and afterwards you will be taken to your lodge , The Ark , in special cars from the lodge. At The Ark , you can sit on the lodge's wooden deck and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and see the animals that visits the waterhole below the lodge. If you wish you can also take part in a guided walk in the woods. The walk is done with a guide from the lodge, It's not included in the price and it's payable on site. Animals in Aberdare include, elephant, rhinos , antelopes (including the rare bongo antelope ) , lion, leopard and serval. Accommodation at The Ark or equivalent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 5: Aberdare to Lake Nakuru
After breakfast at the lodge it's time to leave Aberdare and drive to your lodge in Lake Nakuru. There you will have lunch and then spend the afternoon with a safari in the small but wildlife-rich park, where you among other animals can see rhino, buffalo, hyena, Rothschild's giraffe, hyrax, klipspringer and different kinds of monkeys. In the evening you will return to your lodge. Accommodation at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or equivalent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 6: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara
Breakfast at the lodge and then departure to Maasai Mara. The car journey takes about four hours and you will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. After Lunch it's time for your first game drive in Maasai Mara, Kenyas animal richest park. Among the many animals you can see here are; lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, jackal, impala, dik dik, buffalo, wildebeest, zebras, elephants, giraffes, Grant's gazelle, Thomson's gazelle, hippo , crocodile, etc. In the evening you will return to your lodge for dinner. Accommodation at Mara Nyumbu Camp or equivalent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 7: Maasai Mara
Full day safari in the Maasai Mara. You will receive a picnic lunch to enjoy during a rest stop in the day. The entire day is spent with safari and you will return to your lodge at dusk. Accommodation at Mara Nyumbu Camp or equivalent (same lodge as the previous night). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

 

Day 8: Maasai Mara to Nairobi for flight home or perhaps to Zanzibar or Diani Beach
You will leave Maasai Mara after breakfast and drive to Nairobi. In Nairobi you will be taken to a restaurant for lunch (not included) on your own. After lunch your journey continues towards the airport for flight to the UK or perhaps Mombassa or Zanzibar.

 

About this safari

This safari combines the amazing safari parks in northern Tanzania with the magical Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar. In many ways this is the ultimate Tanzania safari and beach combination and the perfect trip for those who go to Tanzania for the first time.

Climate in Amboseli

The climate in Amboseli is characteristic of the East African highlands, warm but moderated due to the altitude. The warmest months are November to March, and the coolest months are May to August when it mainly at night can be pretty cold at times. The main rain season occurs from March to May and there is also a smaller rain period in November/December. 

 

Dates and prices 2015

Price includes flights Nairobi-Zanzibar. Prices above are quoted per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Discounts for children and youth applies.

 

 This safari starts at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi assuming your flights arriving in the morning. Incase of later arrival, an overnight stay in Nairobi is required. This is something we can assist you in booking.

About this safari

This is the safari for those of you that want the best of Kenya at a reasonable price. Safari in Kenya's best parks, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara, and a beach vacation at the world famous Diani Beach.

Dates and prices

Price includes return flights UK-Kenya in economy class, with e.g.Ethiopian Airlines and Brussels Airlines. It applies provided the tickets in the cheapest booking classes are available on selected travel dates. Price is based on a flight price at *** / Person. Prices above are quoted per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Discounts for children and youth applies.

Dates and prices

Price includes flight Kenya- Zanzibar. Prices above are quoted per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Discounts for children and youth applies.

Detailed itinerary

Please note that exact flight times differ depending on your destination and air. Day 1 is the day you arrive in Tanzania, your departure from home might be the day before that.

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania you will be met by our representative in Tanzania and transfered to Planet Lodge in Arusha. No scheduled activities this day. No meals except those on the plane but it is possible to have dinner at the hotel unless you arrive too late.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
Your safari guide will come to the hotel and pick you up at 08:30. Around 09:00 you leave the hotel and drive to Lake Manyara. The drive takes about 2 hours. When you arrive at the gate you have a short stop while your guide handles the formalities. In the mean time you can go to the toilet and visit the parks visitors center. The rest ot the day you spend in Lake Manyara National Park,  the national park with the most elephants per square kilometer of all of Africa's parks. In addition to elephants, you can see zebras, antelopes, giraffes, hippos, buffaloes and many different kinds of monkeys and birds. With a large portion of luck you can also see lions and/or leopard. You eat a picnic lunch in the park during the day. Late afternoon, you will leave the park and drive to your lodge (Angani Tented Lodge) where you eat dinner. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Cost of drinks extra.

During the driest season (July to October), we will replace the Lake Manyara to Tarangire. Lake Manyara has approximately the same wildlife year round, while Tarangire wildlife varies widely during the year. During the driest months are the wildlife around Tarangirefloden and the large wetland in eastern Tarangire amazing when the animals gather in large numbers around the few sultry current water sources. After the short rains in November spreads animals over fairly large areas and many migrate outside the park.

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast you head towards Ngorongorokratern.Efter you have registered for the descent into the crater you spend the day with seeing the large quantities of animals living at the bottom of this mighty caldera. The crater is home to a variety of large predators and herbivores. In the Ngorongoro Crater, you can among other things see the lion, elephant, hyena, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, rhino, hippo and others animals.

In the afternoon, you will leave the Ngorongoro Crater and drive to your lodge or tent camp situated on the plains west of the Ngorongoro crater.

Day 4 & 5: Serengeti
Full day safari in the Serengeti. Accommodation and vary by season to give you the best safari experience in Serengeti's best aområde. Regardless årsitd you will be able to see a variety of animals such as lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, jackal, elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, impala. Thomson's gazelles, Grant's gazelles, dik dik, waterbuck, eland, klipspringer, hartebeest, crocodile, baboon, etc. Accommodation on the small safari lodge or tented camp

Day 6: Serengeti to Kigali (Rwanda)
Your safari guide and transfer to the airfield in central Serengeti (Seronera Airstrip) from where you fly to Kigali. Upon arrival at Kigali you will be met by our representative who drive you to your hotel. The rest of the day on your own. Accommodation at Lemigo Hotel. Only breakfast is included this day.

Day 7: Kigali to Ruhengeri
After breakfast at the hotel you will be picked by jeep to drive north through Rwanda to Virunga Mountains on the border with Uganda and Congo. When you travel through the countryside, you will understand why the country is called "The Thousand Hills Country". The ride goes over paved road and after 2.5-3 hours you have arrived in Ruhengeri. You drive to your hotel where you check in and have lunch. Afternoon on your own. You can walk in the lodge's proximity and enjoy the amazing views. In Ruhengeri are also some cultural excursions that you guidekan help you book if you want. Accommodation at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Cost of drinks extra.

Day 8: Mountain gorillas
After breakfast at the hotel drive you and guide you to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park. You are here divided into groups and a guide who works in the park give you the first bit of information about the park and the family you are visiting. Then you drive a short distance before you start walking. The first part goes through farmland but after 15-20 minutes you will enter the national park. You go until you find the gorillas, which takes anywhere from 30 minutes to four hours. When you have found the gorillas stop you there for an hour and then walk back. Your guide buses you back to the hotel. Afternoon on your own. You will be with you a box lunch that day and you stop to eat a picnic lunch. Dinner at the hotel. Accommodation at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Cost of drinks extra.

Day 9: Return to Kigali
After breakfast, drive back to Kigali. Afternoon on your own. If you would like to see a bit of Kigali, we can recommend a visit to the Genocide Memorial and / or craft market in central Kigali. To just walk a while in surprisingly modern Kigali may also be recommended. Accommodation at Lemigo Hotel. Breakfast is included on this day

Day 10: Departure
2.5 hours before your flight avgvår pick you up at your hotel for transfer to the airport.

Combine with safari

Are you interested in combining your Kilimanjaro expedition with a safari? You can find our full range of safaris under the above menu 'Tanzania' 

 

Dates and prices

This safari has daily departures upon request. It is exclusively a private safari meaning you never share a safari jeep with anyone outside your own party. Groups of 2-6 persons travel in one safari jeep with one driver/guide while groups of more than 6 persons travel in two or more safari jeeps with two or more safari guides. Prices differ depending on size of group and date of travel (see table below).

Walking in Ngorongoro Crater Highlands

Ngorongoro Crater Highlands, the volcanic mountainous area that extends from the Ngorongoro Crater in the south to Lake Natron and Loliondo in the north. Large parts of the area lies between 2 000 and 3 000 meters above sea level, which means that the temperature is lower than in adjacent areas. In the cooler climate it is pleasant to hike and the dramatic nature offers beautiful views of high mountains (Loolmalasin is Tanzania's fourth highest mountain) and huge calderas like The Olmoti and Empakai Craters. Guides on your hiking are local Maasai and your luggage and equipment are carried by mules. It is possible to walk in the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands between one and five days. The most common is five days starting on the northern side of the Ngorongoro Crater and finishing at Lake Natron.

Hotels in Pangani

There are some nice hotels in Pangani that we know but have never visited such The Tides but the only hotel that Africana Travel have visited and booked is Beach Crab Resort. Beach Crab Resort is a fairly simple but pleasant and well-run hotel on the beach. Here you live simply but comfortably and we guarantee a personal service.

9. Tarangire, Tanzania

Tarangire often end up in the shadow of the more famous parks in northern Tanzania; Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Those visiting Tarangire is usually only here (parts of) a day and see a small part of northern Tarangire. Tarangire is however a fantastic safari park which is good enough to be a safari destination brand in itself, like eg Kruger Park in South Africa. On an area the size of Blekinge there in Tarangire more than 750 lions and plenty of other predators like hyenas, leopards and jackals and tens of thousands of herbivores such as zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, buffalo, impala, dik dik, etc.

 
Tarangire landscape is undulating with alternately open savannas and sometimes thorny scrublands with flat acacia trees and lots of giant ancient Baobab. Because safari tourism is heavily concentrated in the northern third of the park, the person who takes the time and stay a few nights in Tarangire opportunity to explore a safari park with few safari jeeps but with lots of animals. The large wetland that follows Tarangire eastern border in the north-south collector during the driest months (July-October) thousands of animals and, above all, huge herds of elephants. Sitting in a safari jeep and behold these amounts with animals in the open countryside, but a safari jeep as far as the eye can see is an amazing experience.

Climate in Queen Elisabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the far west of Uganda and has a Central African climate rather than an East African. Which means that there is a dry season (June to October) and a rainy season (November to May) but rainfall occurs year round and the wettest months are March, April and May. The coolest months are May, June and July and the warmest November to March. During the hottest months afternoon temperatures of over 30 degrees are common but there are also days when it is a little cooler. Even during the coldest months, the temperature in the afternoons is usually around 25 degrees.

Dates and prices

Date Price/person Sigle room suppl Availability
28 Sep 2017 USD 3265 USD 135 YES
28 Oct 2017 USD 3265 USD 135 YES
26 Nov 2017 USD 3265 USD 135 YES
26 Dec 2017 USD 3265 USD 135 YES
24 Jan 2018 USD 3265 USD 135 YES
23 Feb 2018 USD 3265 USD 135 YES

Detailed tinerary

Note that the exact flight times differ depending on your departure city and flight. Day 1 you'll arrive in Tanzania. If you fly over night and land daytime in Tanzania your departure from your home will take place on Day 0.

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be meet by our representative in Tanzania that will drive you to Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge (alternative KIA Lodge) outside Arusha. No activities or meals on this day. Except for the ones on the plane and there is an option to eat dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara or Tarangire
After breakfast your safari guide will pick you at the hotel around 9:30 a.m. After you've packed your bags into the car you will depart from Moivaro Coffe Lodge around 10:00 and start the drive towards Lake Manyara. The car journey takes around 2 hours and at the gate to Lake Manyara you will have time to stretch your legs while your guide registers you to the park. The afternoon will be spent doing a game drive in the national park that has the highest inhabitants of elephants per square kilometre of all African parks. Besides from elephants you can see zebras, antelopes, giraffes, hippos, buffaloes and many different kinds of monkeys and birds. With some luck you will also see get the chance to see lions and/or leopards. You will eat a picnic lunch in the park during the day then leave the park late afternoon for the drive to your lodge (Migunga Forest Tented Camp or Crater Forest Tented Camp) where dinner will be served. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

During the dry season (June to October), instead of Lake Manyara you will go to Tarangire. Lake Manyara has about the same wildlife year round, while Tarangire wildlife varies during the year. During the driest months the wildlife around Tarangire River and the large wetland in eastern Tarangire is amazing when the animals gather in large numbers around the few remaining water sources. After the short rains in November animals in Tarangire spread out over fairly large areas and many migrate outside the park. In Tarangire we stay at Whistling Thorn Camp.

Day 3: Lake Manyara/Tarangire to Serengeti
After breakfast you will head towards Serengeti around 8:00 a.m. The car journey will take you to the edge of the Ngorongoro crater and you will stop by a viewpoint with an extraordinary view over the world's largest unbroken caldera. You are free to arrange with your guide if you want to stop by other places on the way to photograph. You will pass the crater plains of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area which is populated by Maasai communities and scores of wild game. By early afternoon you will reach the Nabi Hill Gate where you will have lunch whilst your guide registers you for the Serengeti National Park. The afternoon will be spend with a game drive as you go west across the Serengeti plains towards Ikoma Tented Camp alt. Robanda Tented Camp, where you will arrive at the lodge in time for check-in and perhaps a shower before dinner Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

Day 4: Serengeti
This day will start at 6:30 a.m. for a 2 hour walking safari around the area of the Lodge. The lodges experienced guides takes you on an exciting hike straight into the bush. Afterwards you will return to the lodge for breakfast and then spend your day on a game drive exploring Serengeti. There will be a picnic-lunch during the day and you will return to the lodge by dusk. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

Since Ikoma Tented Camp and Robanda Tented Camp is located just outside Serengeti National Parks borders, in a sanctuary there is the possibility of a night game safari. This is conducted by the lodge and departs 9:00 p.m. it will last approximately 2 hours and cost USD 30 (we reserve the right for changes in the price). If interested you make your booking at the lodge.

Day 5: Serengeti
After breakfast you will head back out to see the animals in Serengeti. This day you will venture towards the large open grass plains of southern Serengeti and at dusk you'll reach your lodge (Ndutu Safari Lodge, Serengeti Savannah Camp, Halisi Camp or Ndutu Wildlands) that's located in Ndutu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

Ndutu is an area in southern Serengeti plains that is situated in Ngorongoro Conservations Area. Learn more about Ndutu here. 

Day 6  Ngorongoro crater and then back to Arusha
This day you will have an early start and leave the lodge at 7:00 a.m. to start the drive towards Ngorongoro crater. The journey to the decent in to the crater takes just over 1 hour. After you've registered for Ngorongoro crater you will spend the day seeing the large number of animals that live on the bottom of this mighty caldera. On the afternoon you will leave the Ngorongorocrater and travel back to Arusha where you will stay at Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or KIA Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included.

Day 7: Arusha to Zanzibar
After breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up at around 7:15 a.m. for transfer to the airport. The flight departure at 09:30 (subject to change) and lands in Zanzibar 10:40 a.m. In Zanzibar we will have our representative waiting to drive you to your hotel. Breakfast and dinner are included. Beverages are not included. The price includes standard room with garden view at Mnarani Beach Cottages. There are possibilities to upgrade your room. We have several hotels in Zanzibar in different price rang from mid-rank to luxury. Here you will find information about our hotels in Zanzibar.

Day 8-13: Zanzibar
Relaxing days on the beach. You can combine your stay with daytrips to Stone Town, see dolphins and/or smell and taste the spices of Zanzibar. Breakfast and dinner are included. Beverages are not included. Accommodation at Mnarani Beach Cottages or other chosen hotel.

Day 14: Return trip
You will be picked up from your hotel 3 hours before your flight departure for transfer to Zanzibar Kisuani Airport.

Prices

Daily Departures all year round. Rates shown are for private group, meaning that you never share your Jeep with another traveler. This applies if you are a group of 2-6 people. For groups larger than six people another jeep will be necessary, contact us for pricing.

Price includes return flights UK-Tanzania in economy class, with for example, Ethiopian Airlines and applies provided the tickets in the cheapest booking classes are available on selected travel dates. Prices below are per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Children and youth receive discounts.

Dates and prices

Daily Departures all year round. Rates shown are for private group, meaning that you never share your Jeep with another traveler. This applies if you are a group of 2-6 people. For groups larger than six people another jeep will be necessary, contact us for pricing.

Price includes return flights UK-Tanzania in economy class, with example, Ethiopian Airlines and applies provided the tickets in the cheapest booking classes are available on selected travel dates. Prices below are per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Children and youth receive discounts.

Included in the price

  • Flight UK-Nairobi, Nairobi-Zanzibar and Zanzibar - UK (applies provided the tickets at cheapest booking class available) 
  • Flight taxes and fees 
  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers as specified in the itinerary 
  • Safari Vehicles 
  • Safari Guide, (your guide is knowledgeable and experienced with a very good English) 
  • Insurance with Flying Doctors, including air transportation to hospital in Nairobi or Mombasa incase of serious illness or injury

Included in price

Included in price

  • Return flight UK-Uganda (applies provided the tickets at cheapest booking class available)
  • Flight taxes and fees
  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • All park fees, including gorilla permits in Bwindi and Chimpanzee permits in Kibale Forest
  • Safari Jeep
  • Safari guide (your guide is knowledgeable and experienced with a very good English)

Included in the price

  • International Flight UK-Uganda, Rwanda-UK (applies provided the tickets at cheapest booking class available)
  • Flight taxes and fees
  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • One gorilla permit per person
  • Safari Jeep and safari guide (your guide is knowledgeable and experienced with a very good English)

Serengeti

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
You book your own flight ticket. Upon arrival in Dar Es Salaam you will be met be an Africana Travel representative. We take you to your hotel and make sure you get your room(s). Your hotel in located on the beach just north of central Dar Es Salaam. The rest of the day at leisure. If you arrive early in the day you can spend the day on the beach or at the pool. No meals included this day. Overnight at Hotel Mediterraneo.

Day 2: Dar Es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve
We pick you up at the hotel 2 hours before your safari flight to Selous departs. Transfer to the airport and flight to Selous. Upon arrival in Selous you will be met by staff from your lodge. You are transferred to Rufiji River Camp where you check in and have lunch. In the afternoon you do yout first safari, choose between safari in a jeep, boat or by foot. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Drinks for lunch and dinner are not included.

Day 3 & 4: Safari in Selous
Full days with safari in Selous Game Reserve. Safaris are done in the morning and in the afternoon with all meals at the lodge. Choose between safari in jeep, boat or by foot. You stay all nights at Rufiji River Camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Drinks for lunch and dinner are not included.

Day 5: Selous to Zanzibar
After breakfast you do your last safari in Selous and then you are driven to the airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival in Zanzibar you are met by Africana Travels staff and they drive you to your hotel in northern Zanzibar. You stay at Mnarani Beach Cottages. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Drinks for dinner are not included.

If you want to you can upgrade your hotel in Zanzibar. We have many nice hotels (3-5 stars), all of them are on the beach and all are small and intimate.

Day 6-10: Zanzibar
Days at leisure on Zanzibar. Breakfast and dinner included. Drinks for dinner are not included.

Day 11: Going home
3,5 hours before your flight home we pick ypu up at the hotel and drive you to Zanzibar Kisauni Airport.

Kilimanjaro with Africana

When you climb Kilimanjaro with Africana Travel your guaranteed to receive top quality all the way. Most people climb Kilimanjaro just once in their lifetime and we work carefully and thoroughly to give each of you who climb with us the very best chance to reach Uhuru Peak.

We are very cautious with everything from food and equipment for your safety. Anyone who climbs Kilimanjaro with us have an extra insurance through the Flying Doctors that include helicopter evacuation in case of serious injury or illness on the mountain.

A successful Kilimanjaro climb is the result of very careful preparation, knowledge and experience in carrying out the expedition. Read more about how we prepare and conduct our Kilimanjaro climbs.

Nature and climate on Kilimanjaro

Reservation

Changes in the exchange rate GBP/USD, changes in taxes and and other external factors beyond our control, as eg. state park fees, could cause a higher price than those presented on this page.

Prices and departures 2015

Date Price Single room
19/4 2015 £ + £100
17/5 2015 £ + £100
9/8 2015 £ + £150
6/9 2015 £ + £150
4/10 2015 £ + £150
1/11 2015 £ + £100

 

For this trip you fly to Maun, Botswana via Johannesburg and on you way home depart from Kasane Botswana via Johannesburg. Flights to Johannesburg are available with a number of airlines including British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Emirates and Air France. Flights between Johannesburg and Maun / Kasane are operated by Air Botswana.

 

Included in the price

  • Three nights in Kwai Community ARea in Okavango, Three nights in Makgadikgadi National Park and three nights in Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • Nine nights camping on private mobile tented camp. The tents include bed linens, private shower and toilet, shower towel, soap, shampoo and insect repellent  
  • All park fees associated with your safari  
  • All meals and drinks during your camping safari  
  • Part of a safari jeep. The Jeep is partially open to give you the best view 
  • Safari Guide, your guide is knowledgeable and experienced and speaks very good English  
  • Chef, Camp assistant and backup driver / guide throughout the safari  
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance  

The best time to visit Tarangire

The best time to visit Tarangire is undoubtedly between July and November, when the animals gather in large numbers around the Tarangirefloden, wetlands and permanent waterholes. December to February, the park is still yours and can offer good game viewing especially for those who take the extra time and maybe stay an extra day in Tarangire. March to mid-June is the Tarangire a pretty bad safari park because the animals are so spread out.

Dates and prices

This trip is organized at any date for private groups. Rates vary somewhat between seasons due. we use different safarilodger in the Serengeti for best upplevse and that the prices of accommodation varies between different parts of the year.

Price indication 5000-5500 USD per person for a group of two people, 4500-5000 USD per person for a group of four people. Additional lower price if you are 6 persons.

Prices refer to adults sharing a double room. Discounts are not given for children and young people on this trip because the minimum age to visit the mountain gorillas in Rwanda is 15 years. Single supplement applies if you want to stay in single rooms. Slightly lower prices for some of the triple room.

Please contact us for a detailed offer and price!

Dates and prices 2015

Prices above are quoted per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Discounts for children and youth applies.

 

This safari starts at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi and is based on flight arriving in the morning. Incase of later arrival, an overnight stay in Nairobi is required. This is something we can assist you in booking.

Best time of the year to visit Amboseli

The best time for a safari to Amboseli is the dry season, especially a few months in, from August t.o.m early November. During this period a large amount of animals gathers in the park. During the rains seasons the animals spread out over an area that extends far beyond the parks  both inside and outside the park's boundaries and Amboseli is then a rather poor safari destination. 

 

Dates and prices

Price includes return flights UK-Kenya in economy class, with e.g.Ethiopian Airlines or Brussels Airlines. It applies provided the tickets in the cheapest booking classes are available on selected travel dates. Price is based on a flight price at *** / Person. Prices above are quoted per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Discounts for children and youth applies.

This safari starts at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi and price includes flight arriving in the morning. Incase of later arrival, an overnight stay in Nairobi is required. This is something we can assist you in booking.

Included in the price

  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Shared Safari Vehicles
  • Safari Guide, (your guide is knowledgeable and experienced with a very good English)
  • Insurance with Flying Doctors, including air transportation to hospital in Nairobi or Mombasa incase if serious illness or injury
  • Flight between Nairobi- Zanzibar

Included in the price

  • Return flight UK-Kenya (applies provided the tickets at cheapest booking class available)
  • Flight taxes and fees
  • One night at Eka Hotel in Nairobi 
  • Three nights at a tented camp in the Masai Mara (Mara Nyumbu Camp or Mara Leisure Camp)
  • Private safari jeep and safari guide (your guide is knowledgeable and experienced with a very good English)
  • Insurance with Flying Doctors, including air transportation to hospital in Nairobi or Mombasa incase of serious illness or injury
  • Seven nights with half board at the Southern Palm Beach Resort
  • Domestic flights Nairobi-Ukunda/Diani Beach 

 

Included in the price

  • Flight UK-Nairobi, Nairobi-Zanzibar and Zanzibar-UK  (applies provided the tickets at cheapest booking class available) 
  • Flight taxes and fees
  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Part of the Safari Vehicles
  • Safari Guide, (your guide is knowledgeable and experienced with a very good English)
  • Insurance with Flying Doctors, including air transportation to hospital in Nairobi or Mombasa incase if serious illness or injury

Climate in Arusha

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Kilimanjaro with Africana Travel

When you climb Kilimanjaro with Africana Travel your guaranteed to receive top quality all the way. Most people climb Kilimanjaro just once in their lifetime and we work carefully and thoroughly to give each of you who climb with us the very best chance to reach Uhuru Peak.

 

We are very cautious with everything from food to equipment for your safety. Anyone who climbs Kilimanjaro with us have an extra insurance through Flying Doctors that include helicopter evacuation in case of serious injury or illness on the mountain.

 

A successful Kilimanjaro climb is the result of very careful preparation, knowledge and experience in carrying out the expedition. Learn more about how we prepare and conduct our Kilimanjaro climbs.

Kilimanjaro with Africana

When you climb Kilimanjaro with Africana Travel your guaranteed to receive top quality all the way. Most people climb Kilimanjaro just once in their lifetime and we work carefully and thoroughly to give each of you who climb with us the very best chance to reach Uhuru Peak.

 

We are very cautious with everything from food and equipment for your safety. Anyone who climbs Kilimanjaro with us have an extra insurance through the Flying Doctors that include helicopter evacuation in case of serious injury or illness on the mountain.

 

A successful Kilimanjaro climb is the result of very careful preparation, knowledge and experience in carrying out the expedition. Read more about how we prepare and conduct our Kilimanjaro climbs.

Kilimanjaro with Africana

When you climb Kilimanjaro with Africana Travel your guaranteed to receive top quality all the way. Most people climb Kilimanjaro just once in their lifetime and we work carefully and thoroughly to give each of you who climb with us the very best chance to reach Uhuru Peak.

We are very cautious with everything from food to equipment for your safety. Anyone who climbs Kilimanjaro with us have an extra insurance through Flying Doctors that include helicopter evacuation in case of serious injury or illness on the mountain.

A successful Kilimanjaro climb is the result of very careful preparation, knowledge and experience in carrying out the expedition. Learn more about how we prepare and conduct our Kilimanjaro climbs

About this trip

These Kilimanjaro climbs are led by our own Kilimanjaro guides. We ascend Kilimanjaro along Machame route (also known as Whiskey route) with an extra day for acclimatization. In order to give the best experience and the best chances of making it all the way to the top of Kilimanjaro we:

  • Add extra days to the itinerary. You do not want to rush things on Kilimanjaro, it is all about taking it pole pole (slowly). We add a day on the mountain and also one day before the climb to make sure you have time to adjust and acclimatize.
  • Make sure you have great food. Your chef will prepare great tasting nutritious food to make sure you have the energy you need. Off course we also have coffee, tea and some delicious treats like chocolates and candy
  • Use only our own guides. Africana Travels Kilimanjao guides are among the most experienced guides in Tanzania.
  • Put safety first. Guides will keep an eye on you all and make sure you look good and feel good. If you get problems related to altitide sickness they will escort you down. Everyone climbing with us is also covered by an extra insurance from Flying Doctors including helicopter evacuation
  • Belive that the small things matter. Everyone gets a personal pillow for better and more comfy sleep

Machame Route or Whiskey route as it is also called, is at times quite tough and steep with a lot of up and downs and some quite steep climbs. The scenery varies from rain forest to heath to alpine desert and finally ice and snow. Machame route is tough in the beginning but it gives your body good chances to acclimatize and thus a good chance to make it to the top.

Our Kilimanjaro Expeditions are planned and organised by our own Kilimanjaro expert Arnold Moshi. Arnold is a certified guide and he has lead many succesfull expeditionn to the top of Kilimanjaro.

 

Machame route, orWhiskey routeas it is also called, isat timesquite toughwithsteep climbsand a lot ofups and downs. The landscape variesfromrain forestto theheathto thealpinedesertand finallyice and snow.Machame routeisat timesquite steep andtoughbut it also givesthe bodya good chance toacclimatizeand thus alsoa good chance toreach the top.

OurKilimanjaro Expeditions are arranged byour ownKilimanjaroExpertArnoldMoshiandled byourown guides. Allexpeditionsare carefully preparedforyou toget the verybest experienceand the bestchance to takeyou all the way.

Walking in Serengeti National Park

Walking is allowed in a small part of the Serengeti National Park and only performed by a few certified companies. Africana Travel has a contract with one of these companies and we can therefore offer hiking and walking safaris inside the Serengeti National Park. Hikes in Serengeti National Park are arranged only as private expeditions and each expedition is planned for the traveler's specific requirements.

The number of days you walk, and the number of nights/days you spend in the Serengeti is optional but we recommend you spend at least three days/two nights of walking in the Serengeti. Accommodation as you walk in the Serengeti is a mobile tented camp that is moved between each camp by a car. The tents are large and all have their own toilet and shower. The shower has a capacity of 15 litres and is filled with hot water before you shower.

All food and drink are included and the food is cooked by a private chef. Since the Serengeti is home to many wild animals you are always, for your security, accompanied by two armed rangers when you walk.

Prices and dates

This safari can be booked starting any day of the year. Prices differ depending on month and number of people in the group.

Dates Group of 2 Group of 4 Group of 6
OCT 2016 USD 3769 USD 3236 USD 3073
NOV-15 DEC 2016 USD 3613  USD 3086  USD 2924 
16-31 DEC 2016 USD 3809  USD 3276 USD 3114
JAN-FEB 2017 USD 3769  USD 3236  USD 3073 
MAR 2017 USD 3613   USD 3086  USD 2924  
APR-MAY 2017 USD 3327 USD 2820  USD 2664 
JUNE-OCT 2017 USD 3769   USD 3236  USD 3073 
NOV-15 DEC 2017 USD 3613  USD 3086  USD 2924  
16-31 DEC 2017 USD 3809   USD 3236   USD 3073  

Detailed itinerary

25/2: Arrival in Tanzania
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airprt you will be met by the Africana Travel's staff and transfer to the Kilimakyaro Hotel in Moshi. The ride takes about 45 minutes. The rest of the day on your own. Dinner at the hotel is included. Cost for drinks for dinner excluded.

26/2: Free day in Moshi
We use the day to rest up after the flight and prepare for the race. For those who wish, we organize a light jog in the afternoon. Breakfast and dinner at the hotel included. Cost for drinks for dinner excluded.

27/2: Day trip to Materuni Waterfalls
We take a quiet morning and head off at ten on a short day trip. We drive by car a short distance up the slopes of Kilimanjaro and then do a light trekking to beautiful Materuni Waterfalls. At the falls you can swim in the pool below. We bring picnic lunch this day. By mid afternoon we are back at the hotel again. Breakfast and dinner at the hotel included. Cost for drinks for dinner excluded.

28/2: Kilimanjaro marathon or half-marathon
Early wake up for breakfast already 4:15 so that we have time to digest the food before the race. 05:45 we head by car from the hotel to the starting area. After finish we gather for a photo shoot, and then we drive back to the hotel. At 16:00, one of your Kilimanjaro Guides will come to the hotel and give you a briefing of the upcoming Kilimanjaro climb. Common dinner in the evening at celebrating well executed race. Breakfast and dinner at the hotel included. Cost for drinks for dinner excluded.

29/2: Starts Kilimanjaro climbing
Breakfast at the hotel and 8:30, your guide to get you. Before you go to Londorossi Gate, he gives you a review of the climb. You go from your hotel around 9:30 in the morning. At Londorossi Gate (2100 m.) Is recorded you at the gate and get your permission. Expect to formalities can take about an hour. After the gate you continue to drive about 12 km until you come to Lemosho Starting Point (2244 m.). At Lemosho starting point you start today's hike through fairly dense rainforest. Since it takes quite a long time to get to the starting point and it can be muddy and slippery on the path that you walk today so it may be that you will arrive at the camp at Mti Mkubwa after dark and you may therefore have to use headlamps. At Mti Mkubwa you eat dinner and camp for the night. Accommodation in tents at the camp at Machame Hut. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, including drinks, are included.

Londorossi Gate: 2100 m.
Lemosho Starting Point: 2244 m.
Mti Mkubwa: 2650 m.
Km hike: 5.5
Estimated Time: 4-5 hours.

1/3: Mto Mkubwa to Shira One
The rainforest runs out and the landscape becomes increasingly open when you on your second day on Kilimanjaro comes up on the big Shiraplatån. This day, you shall approximately 1000 meters of altitude and it's a pretty tough day but you go slowly and ascents are not too steep. You will get some amazing views of Mount Meru to the west during the day. In the afternoon you reach Shira One Camp.

Mti Mkubwa: 2650 m.
Shira One: 3610 m.
Km hike: 12
Estimated Time: 5-7 hours.

2/3: Shira One to Shira Two
This day you will only do about 250 meters of altitude, and you walk shorter distance than the day before, which means that your day gets a very important acclimatization to the thinner air at high altitudes. Ni passes during the day Shira one of Kilimanjaro three volcanoes (Kibo and Mawenzi) is the other.

Shira One: 3610 m.
Shira Two: 3850 m.
Km hike: 5
Estimated Time: 4-5 hours.

3/3: Two Shira to Barranco Hut
The fourth day's hike will it go a little up and down a bit but you stop only about 50 meters higher than gårdagen.Detta is a very important day for acclimatization. During the day you hike through the Barranco Wall. You will have superb views of Kibo and the Karanga Valley. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, including drinks, are included.

Shira Two: 3860 masl
Barranco Hut: 3950 masl
Km hike: 5
Estimated time: 5 hours.

4/3: Barranco Hut to Karanga Valley
Fifth day again means that you are going to take you quite far up so it's important to go quietly to give your body the best chance to adapt. You will at most be nearly 4600 meters above sea before heading down to the Karanga Valley. This day is very important for acclimatization when you first go up and then end the day at lower altitudes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, including drinks, are included.

Barranco Hut: 3950 m.
Karanga Valley: 4000 masl.
Km hike: 4
Estimated Time: 3-4 hours.

5/3: Karanga Valley to Barafu Hut
Today's hike means that you move about 600 meters higher up. You will walk quietly and arrive at Barafu Hut early afternoon so you have time to rest before tomorrow's peak climbing. Barafu means ice in Swahili and you will notice that it is really cold at this altitude. You eat dinner early and then sleep from evening until midnight. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, including drinks, are included.

Karanga Valley: 4000 m.
Barafu Hut: 4600 m.
Km hike: 4
Estimated Time: 4-5 hours.

6/3: Top climbing ovh then down along Mwekarutten to Mweka Hut
Today's hike begins in the middle of the night to get up to the top and see the beautiful sunrise. That we walk up to the top so early is also because it often gets foggy at the top middle of the day and that snow and ice can melt during the day and make the trek more uncertain. This day will be rewarding if you reach right up to the top, but expect that it will be tough. It is equally hard to go down again so prepare yourselves mentally even on the part of the day. On the way down we stop and rest several times both at Barafu Hut to eat but also along the way to your bones to cope. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, including drinks, are included.

Barafu Hut: 4600 m.
Uhuru Peak: 5895 m.
Mweka Hut: 3100 m.
Km hike: 5 to peak then around 12 km down to Mweka Hut
Estimated Time: 5-7 hours. To the top, 5-7 hrs. Down to Mweka Hut tot. 12-14 h.

7/3: Mweka Hut to Mweka gate and then to Moshi
This day you make your way quickly down the mountain through the rain forest to Mweka Gate. Here you are picked up and drive to your hotel in Arusha. Accommodation at Moivaro Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Cost of drinks to dinner to come.

Mweka Hut: 3100 m.
Mweka Gate: 1830 m.
Km hike: 10
Estimated time: 4 hours.

8/3: Return home
Three hours before your flight home leaves will be picked up at the hotel for transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport. Flights from Kilimanjaro Airport on the afternoon / evening arrival in Sweden in the morning the day after.

If you want you can extend your trip with a safari or sunbathing on the example of Zanzibar. Contact us for a quote.

Prices and dates 2015

Dates 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons Single room supplement
May and June 2015 USD 2 400 USD 2 030 USD 1 910 USD 460
July - October 2015 USD 2 530   USD 2 165  USD 2 040 USD 400
November - 15 December 2015 USD 2 400 USD 2 030 USD 1 910 USD 460
16-31 December 2015 USD 2 530  USD 2 165   USD 2 040 USD 400

8. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Ngorongoro in northern Tanzania is undoubtedly one of the best places in Tanzania and throughout Africa if you want to see lots of animals, including most of the major known mammals such as lion, hyena, elephant, rhino, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, hippo and giraffe, in a fairly short time. Moreover, the huge caldera with its 21 km in circumference breathtakingly beautiful with emerald green slopes and the flat sometimes green sometimes gulbrända savannah in the bottom. Down in the crater is a small Serengeti in miniature with tens of thousands of animals, acacia forests, savannas, lake and small rivers.

If we only assessed the safari parks for how easy it is to see the big animals would Ngorongoro come higher on the list, perhaps even the very top.However, what pulls down a bit is that there may be quite a few jeeps in a small area in the crater. This applies above all in high season (July, August, and from approximately 20 December to early March). Since the crater is so small with relatively open terrain make it to see the safari jeeps almost all the time and lazy safari guides can look for stationary jeeps and drive there because it knows that a stationary jeep means that there are animals in the vicinity.

Despite this, we think that you should not miss the crater. If you have the opportunity go there one of the quieter months (June and September to mid-December) for the best experience. After all it is only in the crater there are more than 30 rhinos and several lions flocks in an area of ​​just 260 square kilometers. Ngorongoro Crater is probably the only place in the world where lions have a habit of seeking out the safari jeeps to cool off in the shade of them.

Best time to visit Queen Elisabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is possible to visit all year round even if March, April and May can be very rainy. Best months for safari is from July to October as it is the driest period and the animals gather around lakes, rivers and especially Kazinga Channel. Also June and November to March are good months but rain occurs and the high grass makes it sometimes difficult to see the animals in certain areas of the park.

Dates and prices

Dates 2 PAX  4 PAX  6 PAX  Single room
June 2015  USD 3 120   USD 2 590 USD 2 440 + USD 375
July - Aug 2015 USD 3 200 USD 2 670 USD 2 520 + USD 445
Sep - 15 dec 2015 USD 3 120 USD 2 590 USD 2 440 + USD 375
16-31 dec 2015 USD 3 270 USD 2 740  USD 2 590 + USD 480


Daily Departures all year round. Rates shown are for private group, meaning that you never share your Jeep with another traveler. 
This applies if you are a group of 2-6 people. For groups larger than six people another jeep will be necessary, contact us for pricing. 

Prices above excludes return flights UK-Tanzania. Prices above are per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Children and youth receive discounts. 

Single room supplement applies to person in single room accomodation when traveling with at least one more person. For single traveler in own jeep contact us for prices
 

 

 

Not included in the price

  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA

Dates and prices

Departures daily all year round. Safari tours on this trip are conducted in small groups. Other travelers from the lodge may participate on these safari tours.

Price includes return flights UK-Tanzania in economy class, with e.g.Ethiopian Airlines. It applies provided the tickets in the cheapest booking classes are available on selected travel dates. Price is based on a flight price at *** / Person. Prices above are quoted per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Discounts for children and youth applies.

Not included in price

Not included in price

  • Visa to Uganda 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay your journey with credit card. Many credit cards include a good travel insurance. NOTE the conditions of various cards differ check carefully what is included in your card. We accept MasterCard and VISA

Best time to travel to Serengeti

Why choose Africana Travel?

We at Africana Travel arranges our own Kilimanjaro climbs which enables us have complete control of each stage of a Kilimanjaro climb. Responsible for our Kilimanjaro operation is Arnoild Moshi. Arnold has worked as a porter, assistant guide and guide. He is certified guide on Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Mount Kenya and he has personal experience, knowledge and understanding of all the roles in a Kilimanjaro Expedition. Here you can read about how we work to ensure that your Kilimanjaro Expedition meets your expectations and at the same time ensuring that everyone involved are treated in a fair way.

The Chagga tribe

Reservation

Changes in the exchange rate GBP/USD, changes in taxes and and other external factors beyond our control, as eg. state park fees, could cause a higher price than those presented on this page.

 

Not included in the price

  • Flight tickets
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Cancellation Insurance 
  • Gratuities to guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet 

Note: You do not need a visa for Botswana!

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA

Included in the price

  • Two nights in Moremi Gam Reserve, Three nights in Kwai Community Area in the Okavango  
  • A night at the Maun Lodge, excluding meals  
  • Five nights camping on private mobile tented camp. The tents include bed, bedding, private shower and toilet, towel, soap, shampoo and insect repellent  
  • All park fees associated with your safari   
  • All meals and drinks during your camping safari   
  • Part of a safari jeep. The Jeep is partially open to give you the best view  
  • Safari Guide, your guide is knowledgeable and experienced and speaks very good English   
  • Chef, Camp assistant and backup driver / guide throughout the safari  
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance

How to get to Tarangire

The easiest and most common way to get to Tarangire's drive from Arusha. Besides last piece goes over paved road and takes just over two hours. It is possible to visit Tarangire day or with an overnight stay only park but it is also a very good park to visit as part of a longer program. You can also fly to Tarangire. Flights depart from Arusha Airport. If you fly to Tarangire from Dar Es Salaam or Zanzibar as the lands you at Arusha Airport.

How to get to Amboseli

The most common way to get to Amboseli is by car from Nairobi or Mombasa. It's usually part of a longer safari to other parks such as Tsvao and Shimba Hills or Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara. 

 

Not included in the price

  • International Flight UK-Nairobi, Nairobi-Zanzibar and Zanzibar-UK
  • Visa to Kenya
  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Departure tax from Zanzibar. Currently $40/person (2014-04) payable in cash on departure from Zanzibar. Can not be paid in advance.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend 

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA

Detailed itinerary

An evening flight from The UK, with arrival in Kenya the monring after is the best to suit this itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi and trip continues to Lake Nakuru
Upon arrival in Nairobi you will be met by your safari guide. When all travelers have packed their bags into the car, you’ll start the drive towards Amboseli. The journey to Lake Nakuru goes over paved road and you’ll arrive at your lodge in Lake Nakuru in time for lunch. In the afternoon it’s time for your first game drive. Lake Nakuru is a lovely park home to a variety of animals including leopard, wildebeest, zebra, rhino, buffalo, hyena and many others. Lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included. Accomodation at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp.

Day 2: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara
Breakfast at the lodge and then departure to Maasai Mara. The car journey takes about four hours and you will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. After Lunch it's time for your first game drive in Maasai Mara, Kenyas animal richest park. Among the many animals you can see here are; lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, jackal, impala, dik dik, buffalo, wildebeest, zebras, elephants, giraffes, Grant's gazelle, Thomson's gazelle, hippo , crocodile, etc. In the evening you will return to your lodge for dinner. Accommodation at Mara Nyumbu Camp or equivalent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

Day 3 & 4: Maasai Mara
Full day safari in the Maasai Mara. You will receive a picnic lunch to enjoy during a rest stop in the day. The entire day is spent with safari and you will return to your lodge at dusk. Accommodation at Mara Nyumbu Camp or equivalent (same lodge as the previous night). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Beverage is not included

Day 5: Maasai Mara to  Diani Beach
You will leave Maasai Mara after breakfast and drive to Nairobi/Wilson Airport where you catch a flight to Ukunda Airport in Diani Beach. Pick up at the airpoprt and transfer to you hotel. Lunch is not included this day. Accomodation at Neptune Paradise Beach Resort with all inclusive (meals and drinks included).

Day 6-9: Diani Beach
Days at leisure at Diani Beach. All meals and drinks included

Day 10: Going home
Pick up at the hotel 3,5 hours before flight departure for transfer to Moi International Airport in Mombasa.

Not included in the price

  • Visa to Kenya 
  • Visa to Tanzania 
  • Departure tax from Zanzibar. Currently $40/person (2014-04) payable in cash on departure from Zanzibar. Can not be paid in advance. 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Cancellation insurance 
  • Tip to the Guides 
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay your journey with creditcard. Many credit cards include a good travel insurance. NOTE the conditions of various cards differ check carefully what is included in your card. We accept MasterCard and VISA

Warning

Why choose Africana Travel?

We at Africana Travel arranges our own Kilimanjaro climbs which enables us to have full control of every element of the journey up Africa's highest point. Responsible for our Kilimanjaro operation is Arnold Moshi. Arnold has previously worked as a porter, assistant guide and guide. He is certified guide on Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Mount Kenya giving him knowledge and understanding of each role in a Kilimanjaro Expedition, from personal experience. 

Here you can read about how we work to guarantee that your Kilimanjaro Expedition becomes the experience you expect and at the same time ensuring that everybody involved are treated in an equitable and fair way. 

 

Why choose Africana Travel

We at Africana Travel arranges our own Kilimanjaro climbs which enables us have complete control of each stage of a Kilimanjaro climb. Responsible for our Kilimanjaro operation is Arnoild Moshi. Arnold has worked as a porter, assistant guide and guide. He is certified guide on Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Mount Kenya and he has personal experience, knowledge and understanding of all the roles in a Kilimanjaro Expedition. Here you can read about how we work to ensure that your Kilimanjaro Expedition meets your expectations and at the same time ensuring that everyone involved are treated in a fair way.

Why choose Africana Travel?

We at Africana Travel arranges our own Kilimanjaro climbs which enables us to have full control of every element of the journey up Africa's highest point. Responsible for our Kilimanjaro operation is Arnold Moshi. Arnold has previously worked as a porter, assistant guide and guide. He is certified guide on Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Mount Kenya giving him knowledge and understanding of each role in a Kilimanjaro Expedition, from personal experience. Here you can read about how we work to guarantee that your Kilimanjaro Expedition becomes the experience you expect and at the same time ensuring that everybody involved are treated in an equitable and fair way. 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
Africana travel staff meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Hotel: Mount Meru Hotel
Meals: Dinner, drinks excluded

Day 2: Culture walk on the slopes of Mount Meru
Our walking guide Peter takes you on a guided walk through the villages on the slopes of Mount Meru for an insight in life in Tanzania. Pick up time is 10 a.m. You will be transferred about 23-30 minutes out of Arusha up on the foothills of Mount Meru. Walking is 4-6 hours depending on route and how fast you walk. Peter will guide you through the villages where he is on first name basis with almost everybody. You make a stop for a picnic lunch along the way. In the afternoon we transfer you back to you hotel.

Hotel: Mount Meru Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 3: Arusha to Lake Manyara (alt. Tarangire)
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara or Tarangire depending on season. Both parks are approximately 2 hours drive from Arusha on tarmac road. After registration at the gate you spend the rest of the day inside the park with chances to see elephant, many types of antilopes, giraffes, whathogs and predtors like leopard and lion. Late afternoon you drive to your tented camp. You will stop for a picnic lunch inside the park during the day.

Between July and November we go to Tarangire and between December and June we go to Lake Manyara to give you the best game viewing for the season.

Hotel: Kirurumu Manyara Tented Lodge or Kirurumu Tarangire Tented Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 4: To Serengeti
After breakfast you drive to Serengeti. En route to Serengeti you pass the Ngorongoro Crater and make a short stop on a view point on the rim of the crater. After registering at the gate the rest of the day is spent slowly driving to the heart of Serengeti watching the animals as you go. In Serengeti you get a chance to see many different animals including; lion, hyena, leopard, cheetah, jackal, bateared fox, impala, giraffe, eland, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, dik dik, Thomsons gazelle, Grants gazelle, hippo, crocodile, wharthog, baboon, heartbeast, topi, klispringer, springbok and many others.

In the evening you arrive at you tented camp in the heart of Serengeti. You will stop for a picnic lunch inside the park during the day.

Hotel: Kirurumu Serengeti Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 5: Serengeti
You get up before sunrise and do a two hour sunrise game drive before going back to the camp for breakfast. After breakfast you do a full day game drive in Serengeti. You will stop for a picnic lunch inside the park during the day. In the evening you will arrive back at the same camp as last night.

Hotel: Kirurumu Serengeti Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 6: Serengeti with walking safari
After an early breakfast you start you game drive in Serengeti. Game drive in Serengeti until mid-afternoon. In the middle of the afternoon you will drive to a ranger post in the southern Serengeti plains. After a short briefing the armed ranger will take you on a walking safari on the plains. On foot you will be able to use all your senses to experience the wild savannah. After the bush walk your safari guide will take you to your lodge on the southern Serengeti plains

Please note that walking is safe as long as you adhere to your rangers rules. You are however walkign ni a wilderness area with many wild animals and all walking is done at your own risk.

Hotel: Lake Masek Tented Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast and you drive to Ngorongoro Crater and descend to the floor of the crater. Insied the crater you will have your best chance of seeing rhino. The crater is an important sanctuary for the endangered black rhinoscerus. Other animals that you may see in the crater include lion, hyena, buffalo, elephant, zebra, hippo and many species of birds. Game drive in the crater until mid-afternoon then you drive back to Arusha and Planet Lodge.

Hotel: Mount Meru Hotel 
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 8: Arusha to Zanzibar
2,5 hours before your flight to Zanzibar departs we pick you up at the hotel and drive you to Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport. Scheduled flight to Zanbzibar. Upon arrival in Zanzibar you are picked up by Africana Travel staff and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Hotel: Michamvi Sunset Bay (or other hotel choosen by you)
Meals: Breakfast and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Click here for a list of all our hotels in Zanzibar

Day 9-13: Zanzibar
Days at leisure in Zanzibar.

Hotel: Michamvi Sunset Bay (or other hotel choosen by you)
Meals: Breakfast and dinner, drinks for dinner excluded

Day 14: Going home
3,5 hours before your flight departure you are picked up at your hotel for transfer to Zanzibar Airport.

Deailed itinerary

Day 1 (16/1): Arrival in Tanzania
At the airport you will be meet by our representative in Tanzania that will drive you to Moivaro Lodge  outside Arusha. If you land during the morning or day a mountain guide will come to your lodge in the afternoon to go through your upcoming Kilimanjaro expedition. Dinner and overnight at Moivaro Lodge.

Day 2 (17/1): Day trip, culture walk, at the foot of Mount Meru
Pick up at the hotel at 09:00 for a short transfer to the outskirts of Arusha. From here you walk with our culture guide Peter. Peter walks in this area every week and he knows almost everybody by name. Peter will tell you all about life in the villages as you walk up and down the hills. You sit in the shade of a tree and have a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we take you back to your hotel. 16:30 your Kilimanjaro guide giives you a briefing of the coming expedition. Dinner with an Africana Travel representative at night. Dinner and overnight at Moivaro Lodge.

Day 3 (18/1): : Start Kilimanjaro climb, Arusha to Machame Hut
You will have breakfast at the hotel, before heading to Machame Gate your guide will come to the hotel at 8.30 a.m. to give you a briefing of the expedition. You 'll leave the hotel around 9.30 a.m. and head to Machame Gate where you'll registered and get your permit. Expect the formalities to take about an hour. Afterwards you'll start to walk along the path through fairly dense rainforest. At first, the trail is quite easy but after a while you will come to several steep sections. It will gradually become less steep when you exit the rainforest and come into the moorland where Machame Hut is located. Here, you will eat dinner and camp in tents for the evening. All meals and drinks are included.

Machame Gate: 1 900 m.a.s.l
Machame Hut: 3 100 m.a.s.l.
Km of hiking: 10
Estimated time: 7,5 hours

Day 4 (19/1): Machame Hut to Shira Hut
The second day of your Kilimanjaro climb begins with crossing a small river and then you'll follow the western shore up the mountain. You will cross several fairly steep parts before reaching Shira Hut located at the base of a semi-circular wall of rock.

Machame Hut: 3100 m.a.s.l
Shira Hut: 3900 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 6
Estimated time: 7 hours

Day 5 (20/1) Shira Hut to Barranco Hut
This day you will alternate between hiking up and down the mountain and end about 50m higher then the previous day. This is an extremely important day for acclimatization. During the day you will hike through the Barranco Wall and also have amazing views of Kibo and the Karanga Valley.

Shira Hut: 3900 m.a.s.l
Barranco Hut: 3950 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 5
Estimated time: 5 hours

Day 6 (21/1): Barranco Hut to Karanga Valley
Fourth day will take you quite high up so it's important to walk slowly to give the body the best chance to adapt. You will reach nearly 4600 feet above sea level before heading down to Karanga Valley. To walk high up on the mountain and then end the day and camp at a lower altitude is essential for acclimatization

Barranco Hut: 3950 m.a.s.l
Karanga Valley: 4,000 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 4
Estimated time: 3-4 hours

Day 7 (22/1): Karanga Valley to Barafu Hut
This day you will hike around 600 meters higher up. You will walk slowely and reach Barafu Hut early in the afternoon so that you have time to rest before tomorrow's peak ascent. Barafu means ice in Swahili, and you will notice that it is really cold at this altitude. Early dinner and then you will sleep from evening until midnight.

Karanga Valley: 4,000 m.a.s.l
Barafu Hut: 4600 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 4
Estimated time: 4-5 hours

Day 8 (23/1): Summit and then down along the Mweka route to Mweka Hut
Todays walk begins in the middle of the night to be able to reach the top for the beautiful sunrise. Another reason for the night hike is that it often gets foggy at the top during the day and melting snow and ice can make the hike more unsteady. To reach Uhuru Peak will be a reward but expect the day to be tough. It is equally as hard to walk down again so you should mentally prepare yourself for both parts of the day. On the descend down, you will get several chances to stop and rest, in Barafu Hut to eat but also along the way for your legs to recuperate.

Barafu Hut: 4600 m.a.s.l
Uhuru Peak: 5895 m.a.s.l
Mweka Hut: 3100 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 5km to the summit and after around 12 km down to Mweka Hut 
Estimated Time: 5-7 hours to the summit, 5-7 hours down to Mweka Hut. Total: 12-14 hours 

Day 9 (24/1): Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate and back to Arusha
This day you will quickly make your way down the mountain through the rainforest to Mweka Gate. Here you will be picked and driven to your hotel in Arusha. Dinner with your Kilimanjaro guide to celebrate your great achievement.

Mweka Hut: 3100 m.a.s.l
Mweka Gate: 1,830 m.a.s.l
Km of hiking: 10
Estimated time: 4 hours

Day 10 (25/1): Going home
You will be picked up from your hotel 3 hours before your flight departure for transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport.

Dates and prices 2015

Avresa Per person sharing double room Person in single room
24/5 2015 USD 2 635   USD 385

Prices do not include international flights UK-Tanzania-UK. You can easily book your return ticket between England and Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) with for example:

KLM
British Airways
Turkish Airlines
Qatar Airways
Ethiopian Airlines
Expedia

Walking in Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park is located just outside the town of Arusha in northern Tanzania. The National Park is rather small, 550 square kilometers, which is small in East Africa, but it is nonetheless varied and includes a variety of habitats such as savannahs, wetlands and rainforest. Mount Meru is located in the National Park and most who visit Arusha National Park do it to climb Mount Meru. Arusha National Park, however, is also an excellent destination for walking safaris. Since the park is near Arusha it is very easy to visit the park over day when you are based in Arusha. Arusha National Park is the perfect complement to a five or six-day Jeep safari in northern Tanzania.

There are a lot of big animals in the park such as buffalo, giraffe, warthog, elephant (few), baboon and waterbuck. There are no lions in Arusha National Park but some leopard and spotted hyena which usually can be seen in the mornings and late afternoons. Arusha National Park is the only safari park in northern Tanzania where you can see the black-white Colobus.

Chumbe Island Coral Park

Chumbe Island Coral Park is a marine reserve created by a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the coral reefs that surround the small island just south of Stone Town. Read more about Chumbe Island.

7. Chobe National Park, Botswana

How do I get to Queen Elisabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will most easily by car (usually private safari jeep with guide) directly from Kampala or as part of a longer safari. The drive from Kampala takes about 6 hours and go over well paved road. On our travels Uganda Safari Uganda and Rwanda are you going to QENP from Kibale Forest in the north. Driving from Kibale to QENP takes two to three hours.

Dates and prices 2015

Departures daily all year. Rates are for private group, meaning that your Kilimanjaro Expedition consists only of your own group plus guide, porters and a cook. The Kilimanjaro expedition is prepared and conducted with full focus on what suit you and your physical conditions. This gives an exclusive experience and better your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak. 

Prices above are quoted per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Discounts for children and youth applies.

Dates and prices

Departures daily all year. Rates are for private group, meaning that your Kilimanjaro Expedition consists only of your own group plus guide, porters and a cook. The Kilimanjaro expedition is prepared and conducted with full focus on what suit you and your physical conditions. This gives an exclusive experience and better your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak. 

Prices above are quoted per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Discounts for children and youth applies.

Best time of the year to climb Kilimanjaro

Included in the price

  • Two nights in Moremi Gam Reserve, Three nights in Kwai Community Area in the Okavango, Three nights in SavuteChobe National Park and two nights in Chobe Riverfront, Chobe National Park   
  • Ten nights camping on private mobile tented camp. The tents include bed linens, private shower and toilet, shower towel, soap, shampoo and insect repellent  
  • All park fees associated with your safari  
  • All meals and drinks during your camping safari  
  • Part of a safari jeep. The Jeep is partially open to give you the best view 
  • Safari Guide, your guide is very knowledgeable and experienced and speaks very good English  
  • Chef, Camp assistant and backup driver / guide throughout the safari  
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance  

Reservation

Changes in the exchange rate GBP/USD, changes in taxes and and other external factors beyond our control, as eg. state park fees, could cause a higher price than those presented on this page.

Not included in the price

  • Flight tickets
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Cancellation Insurance 
  • Gratuities to guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet 

Note: You do not need a visa for Botswana!

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA

Safari to Tarangire

Most common is to include Tarangire in a four to six day safari in northern Tanzania. The most common is Tarangire is first on the program, but it is also good to finish in Tarangire. Most people stay only one night in Tarangire and will then only see the northern part of the park. Tarangire is a fantastic safari park and for those who want to see a little more, we can recommend to stay two or three nights and maybe stay at one of the lodges farther south in the park. Walking Safari in Tarangire with Oliver's Camp as a starting point is an extraordinary experience.

Included in the price

  • International return flights UK- Kenya (applies provided the tickets at cheapest booking class available)
  • Flight taxes and fees
  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Part of the Safari Vehicles
  • Safari Guide, (your guide is knowledgeable and experienced with a very good English)
  • Insurance with Flying Doctors, including air transportation to hospital in Nairobi or Mombasa incase of serious illness or injury

Safari to Amboseli

Amboseli is a good park to visit with a starting point from both Mombasa (combined with Tsavo and Shimba Hills) and Nairobi (combined with example Samburu, the Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Lake NakuruMeruLaikipia etc.) You can of course make a shorter safari to Amboseli exclusively but the chances of seeing the big big cats are much smaller than in parks such as TsavoMaasai Mara and Samburu. Usualyy Amboseli is a stop on a 4-6 day safari.

Included in the price

  • Return flight UK-Kenya (applies provided tickets in the cheapest booking class are available)
  • Flight taxes and fees
  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Shared Safari Vehicles
  • Safari Guide, (your guide is knowledgeable and experienced with a very good English)
  • Insurance with Flying Doctors, including air transportation to hospital in Nairobi or Mombasa incase of serious illness or injury

Included in the price

  • Domestic flight Nairobi/Wilson to Ukunda/Diani Beach
  • All meals and transfers stipulated in the itinerary
  • One night at Flamigo Hill Tented Camp, Lake Nakuru, full board
  • Three nights at Mara Nyumbu Camnp, Masai Mara, full board
  • Five nights at Neptune Paradise Beach Resort, Diani Beach , all inclusive
  • Private safari jeep and safari guide
  • Flying Doctors air evacuation insurance

Prices and departures

Date 2 PAX 4 PAX 6 PAX SINGLE
Okt-15 dec 2014 34 690 kr. 32 990 kr. 32 990 kr. + 1 775 kr.
16 dec 2014 - 10 jan 2015 42 990 kr. 41 290 kr. 41 290 kr. + 5 750 kr.
11 jan - 31 mar 2015 36 490 kr. 34 790 kr. 34 790 kr. + 2 750 kr.

Daily departures all year round. Rates shown are for private group, meaning your Kilimanjaro Expedition consists only of your own group plus the guide, porters and cook.

Practical info about our walking safaris

Our hiking trips and walking safaris in Tanzania are always very carefully prepared and implemented together with very experienced guides and park rangers. In the areas that we are walking in (Serengeti, Loliondo, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Arusha National Park), there are plenty of wild animals and all the hiking is at your own risk.

6. Amboseli, Kenya

Safari to Queen Elisabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda's best wildlife park in the sense that it offers the best possibilities to see the large African mammals such as for example buffalo, elephant, hippopotamus, lions and a variety of antelope. Some animals like the Uganda kob, you can not see in East Africa's more famous safari parks such as Serengeti, Masai Mara and Selous. Queen Elizabeth National Park is a wildlife park that you can visit as the only park on a 2-4 day safari but usually it is part of a longer trip that also includes for example Bwindi, Kibale Forest and may also Murchinson Falls.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania 
Pick up at airport. Transfer to hotel in Arusha. Dinner at night.

Day 2: Acclimatization day; culture walk in the foothills of Mount Meru
Guided walk through the villages on the foothills of Tanzanias second highest mountain; Mount Meru. In the afternoon orientation by your Kilimanjaro guide. Dinner at the hotel at night.

Day 3: Kilimanjaro climb starts, Arusha to Mti Mkubwa (2780 masl) via Londorossi gate

Day 4: Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 (3 500 masl) 


Day 5: Shira 1 to Moir Hut (4 170 masl)

Day 6: Moir Hut to Pofu Camp (4 020 masl) 

Day 7: Pofu Camp to Third Cave Camp (3 900 masl)

Day 8: Third Cave Camp to School Hut Camp (4 720 masl)

Day 9: Summit attempt 
Walk to Uhuru Peak (5 895 masl) in the light of the full moon. After you have ascended the peak you descend via Mweka route to Mweka Camp (3 790 masl)

Day 10: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate and then Arusha 
Back in the hotel you have dinner with the group and your guide celebrating a succesful expedition. 

Day 11: Going home
3 hours before your flight departs we pick you at the hotel and drive you to Kilimanjaro Airport

Included in the price

  • Return flights UK-Tanzania (provided that tickets in the cheapest booking class is available)
  • Flight taxes and fees
  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers specified in the itinerary
  • Safari Jeep
  • Safari Guide, (your guide is knowledgeable and experienced with a very good English) 
  • Domestic flights Kilimanjaro-Zanzibar
  • Insurance with Flying Doctors, including air transportation to hospital in Nairobi or Dar Es Salaam in case of serious illness or injury

Dates and prices

Daily departures all year round. Rates shown are for private group, meaning that you never share your Jeep with another traveler. This applies if you are a group of 2-6 people. For groups larger than six people another jeep will be necessary, contact us for pricing.

Price includes return flights UK-Tanzania in economy class, with e.g. Ethiopian Airlines and Brussels Airlines. It applies provided the tickets in the cheapest booking classes are available on selected travel dates. Prices above are quoted per adult (> 15 years old) sharing a double room. Discounts for children and youth applies.

 

Included in the price

  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Guide, assistant guide, cook and porters during the Kilimanjaro climbing. Our guides are trained, knowledgeable and experienced.
  • Tents, tables, chairs, cutlery, glasses and plates for your Kilimanjaro Climb
  • Insurance with Flying Doctors, including air transportation to hospital in Nairobi or Dar Es Salaam incase of serious illness or injury

 

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Altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro

Not included in the price

  • Flight tickets
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Cancellation Insurance 
  • Gratuities to guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet
    Visa to Zimbabwe. You can obtain a visa at the border for $30 or from the Zimbabwean embassy

Note: You do not need a visa for Botswana!

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA

Not included in the price

  • Visa to Kenya
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet 

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include a good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA

Why a safari to Amboseli?

The view of the white peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in the background is unbeatable for those who are lucky enough to get to see it during a visit to the park. The park also offers the best chances in Kenya to see large herds of elephants. As well as good opportunities to see other large herbivores.

Not included in the price

  • Visa to Kenya
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA

Not included in the price

  • International flight UK - Kenya - UK
  • Visa to Kenya
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet 

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include a good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA
  3. Contact your insurance company and get the extra coverage you need
  • Visa to Kenya
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet 

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include a good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA

Included in the price

  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Guide, assistant guide, cook and porters during the Kilimanjaro climbing. Our guides are trained, knowledgeable and experienced.
  • Tents, tables, chairs, cutlery, glasses and plates for your Kilimanjaro Climb
  • Insurance with Flying Doctors, including air transportation to hospital in Nairobi or Dar Es Salaam incase of serious illness or injury

 

Included in the price

  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Guide, assistant guide, cook and porters during the Kilimanjaro climb. Our guides are trained, knowledgeable and experienced.
  • Tents, tables, chairs, cutlery, glasses and plates for Kilimanjaro Climbing
  • Insurance with Flying Doctors, including air transportation to hospital in Nairobi or Dar Es Salaam incase of serious illness or injury
  • Domestic flights Kilimanjaro-Zanzibar

 

5. Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Why safari to queen Elisabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is worth a visit on a trip in Uganda because it is Uganda's richest animal park and by far the best park for a classic East African safari. In addition, the park is located midway between Uganda's, in our opinion, best tourist attractions; Kibale Forest and Bwindi. So if you are traveling to Uganda to see chimpanzees in Kibale and gorillas in Bwindi then Queen Elizabeth the perfect stop on the road between the two parks and also a different experience of nature with open savannas, rivers and lakes.

Not included in the price

  • International flight ticket UK-Tanzania-UK
  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Departure taxes from Zanzibar. At this time the cost is USD 50/person (2015-06) payable in cash on you departure from Zanzibar. Can't be paid in advance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancelation insurance
  • Tip to the guides 
  • Personal expensive such as minibar, laundry, telephone and internet

For travel insurance and cancelation insurance we recommend that you:

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include good travel insurance. Note that the conditions on different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA
  3. If you need additional insurance contact your insurance company

Included in the price

  • Return flight UK-Tanzania (applies provided the tickets at cheapest booking class available)
  • Flight taxes and fees
  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Guide, assistant guide, cook and porters during the Kilimanjaro climb. Our guides are trained, knowledgeable and experienced.
  • Tents, tables, chairs, cutlery, glasses and plates for Kilimanjaro Climbing
  • Safari Vehicles
  • Safari Guide, (your guide is knowledgeable and experienced with a very good English) 
  • Insurance with Flying Doctors, including air transportation to hospital in Nairobi or Dar Es Salaam incase of serious illness or injury

 

Not included in the price

  • International flight tickets
  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mat

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay your trip with credit card. Many credit cards include a good travel insurance. NOTE the conditions of various cards differ check carefully what is included in your card. We accept MasterCard and VISA

Lodges and camp sites in Serengeti

Lodges and campingplaces in Amboseli

More information about lodges and campsites in Amboseli coming soon.

Reservation

Changes in the exchange rate GBP/USD, availability of tickets, changes in taxes and fees on airline tickets and other external factors beyond our control could cause a higher price than those presented on this page

Arusha National Park

Not included in the price

  • International flight tickets
  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mat

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay your trip with credit card. Many credit cards include a good travel insurance. NOTE the conditions of various cards differ check carefully what is included in your card. We accept MasterCard and VISA

Not included in the price

  • International flight tickets to Tanzania 
  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Departure tax from Zanzibar. Currently USD 48 / person (2013-10) to be paid in cash upon departure from Zanzibar. Can not be paid in advance.
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mat

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include a good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA

 

Extend with a week on Zanzibar

Fanjove Private Island - Songo Songo archipelago

4. Masai Mara, Kenya

Lodges and camps in Queen Elisabeth National Park

Not included in the price

  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mat

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include a good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA

 

Bästa tiden att resa till Selous

Bästa tiden att åka på safari till Selous är under de torra månaderna från juni till mitten av november. Perioden november till februari är också bra i Selous men regn förekommer oftare och vissa aktiviteter såsom fly camping (vandring och camping i tält) arrangeras inte alls. Safari på Rufijifloden är den aktivitet i Selous som mest märkbart är sämre under november till februari. Då det regnar mer denna period finns det vatten på fler ställen i parken och färre djur kommer ner till floden för att dricka. Därav kommer ni också att se färre djur från båten. I princip alla safarilodger i Selous har stängt under mars, april och maj och safari parken är endast genomförbart med egen jeep och boende utanför parken. 

What to bring on a Kilimanjaro expedition

We have put together a list of what you should bring and consider before a mountain ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro and / or Mt Meru. This list is composed based on our long experience in leading successful expeditions to the summit of Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya and Mt Meru. Remember, the better prepared you are, the greater your chances of succeeding to reach all the way to the top. If you have any questions about something on this list, please contact us or a well-stocked sports or outdoor store.

For the head

Cap / Hat in a functional material. It is important to protect your head from the very strong sun. Therefore bring a cap/hat, preferably one that covers the neck and ears also when they are exposed to very strong sunlight. Please note that cotton is a very poor material for any type of trekking and sport.

Beanie. Bring a warm beanie. Since it get's very cold on Kilimanjaro, it's important that you cover you ears.

Sunglasses. It is extremely important that you protect your eyes from the strong tropical sun especially at high altitude and with snow reflections. Therefore, we recommend that you use a couple of really good sunglasses. preferably with an IREX protection rating of 100. Attachable side shields are necessary, or bring glacier glasses. Ask a good outdoor/camping store for advice.

Sunscreen. Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. Note that the sun in East Africa is extremely strong and it becomes stronger at high altitudes. Also bring a sunscreen stick for lips, nose, ears. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive

Scarf /bandana. Bring a scarf and a thin bandanna, preferably two or three. These are handy to wrap around the neck and throat to protect against the strong sun. Also convenient to use for cleaning sunglasses, etc.

For the upper body

T-Shirt. Take a few (2-3) T-shirts that you don't mind getting dirty. They should be in a functional material and NOT cotton. Cotton t-shirt you will get wet and cold and it's very inconvenient.

Thermals. It is important to have multiple layers when you ascend Kilimanjaro to keep you warm. It is also important that there are practical clothes so that you wont be hampered in your movements of baggy clothes. We therefore recommend thermal , a turtleneck in functional material and a warm windproof jacket on top. Similar to what you would wear when skiing in the mountains.

Wind jacket: Bring a fairly thin windproof jacket for hiking during medium heights.

Waterproof coat. Bring a thin waterproof coat since rain showers are common on the mountain. If you have a rain coat that breathes, like Gore tex, you do not need to bring a windproof jacket as well.

Thick jacket. Bring your ski jacket or other warm, functional jacket. It will be needed during the ascent to the peak.

Gloves or mittens. Bring a pair of thin gloves and a pair of thicker ones for the ascent to the peak. Waterproof ones are recommended. 

For the lower body

Thermal Long -johns. One pair will be enough since you'll only wear them during ascending.

Pants. A pair of hearty hiking pants in functional materials.

Shorts: A good pair of outdoor shorts of functional material is convenient to have on the first and last day.

Waterproof pants: It's important to bring a pair of thin rainproof pants since it often rains on the mountain.

Windpants: a pair of windproof pants so you don't get chilly. If your wind pants are of the type Gore tex, you don't need to bring waterproof pants as well.

On the feet

Hiking Shoes, Take a pair of ankle high supportive hiking boots that are waterproof. Important that they have been broken in, so do not bring brand new hiking shoes.

Thin socks. Bring at least one pair for each day, preferably in functional materials.

Thick socks. Bring a pair of thick socks, ski socks in functional material to wear when ascending

Gaiters. It's a rubber garment that sits on top of the shoe to protect you from getting dust, gravel and snow in your shoes. 

Sneakers, sandals or other comfortable shoes. Bring a pair of shoes that are very comfortable and has been broken in to. It's nice to switch to these shoes when you've arrived at camp after the hike

Blister Patches. The most common blemish is blisters, therefore remember blister plasters!

Other Equipment

Sleeping bag. Bring a sleeping bag that can withstand at least minus 15°C

Sleeping pad or air mattress. Air bed is the most comfortable option, but the sleeping mats are also good. If you take the air mattress, do not forget the pump

Water Purification Tablets. We boil the water you'll drink on the mountain but to be on the safe side it is best to bring along water purification tablets

Something to flavor water with. Please bring some powder to flavor water with e.g Gatorade. This is difficult to find in East Africa and it makes boiled water tastes much better, which in turn makes it much easier to drink plenty to reduce the risk of altitude sickness and dehydration

Backpack without a frame. A medium sized rucksack (35-40 liter) to have the things you will carry yourself in. It's most comfortable to wear a backpack without a frame. Try the backpack in the store before purchasing it to make sure it will be comfortable to wear during long days. It may be worth spending a bit more for one that has a good ergonomic structure. NOTE That you should have the major part of your packing in good, big backpack that will be carried by the porters during the day.

Backpack Protection. Have a rain cover for both your big as well as your smaller backpack to protect your things from getting wet

Extra bag. One bag where you pack the things you wont need during mountain climbing. It will be kept in a locked room at the hotel while your on the mountain.

Small lockable bag. It can be good to bring a small lockable bag to put valuables in. This can then be placed in the larger backpack that the porter carries.

Plastic bags. Pack your belongings in plastic bags and bring extra

Toiletries. Bring everything you need since most of it it's difficult to buy in East Africa. Don't forget a moisturizer since the skin becomes dry in the sun and high altitude. Also take a facial cleanser that does not contain soap as soap dries out the skin. Bring a cream for hands and feets too.

Flashlight or headlamp. When going to the bathroom, brushing teeth in the dark a flashlight, or even better a headlamp is necessary.

Pocket knife. If you have a Swiss army knife bring it as it will be useful. NOTE Remember to pack it in your check in luggage as they are not allowed in you hand luggage

Favorite Snack. There are plenty of snacks for you but it is common to want something familiar to chew on. So if you love Galaxy Chocolate or Percy Pigs, bring it.

Hot drink. We offer coffee, tea and hot chocolate, but if you want to drink herbal tea or "cup a soup" that's not available in East Africa, you can bring it with you.

Towel. A small one will do since you'll just use it to wash off. There wont be any showers or baths on the mountain.

Wipes. Good to have if you want to wash your hands or just freshen up a little

Extra glasses. Those of you who wear contact lenses, bring a pair of glasses as well

Plasters or bandage. It is common with small sores and similar so it is a good thing to bring along.

Antibacterial cream. It's handy to be able to clean scrapes etc straight away. Alcohol wipes will also do.

Cream for blister. Can come in handy to treat potential blisters on feet

Painkillers. To treat headaches that may occur, bring tablets that you have used previously. NOTE Do not bring any strong prescription painkillers- they can "disguise" headaches as symptoms of altitude sickness which could be dangerous

Relaxing / sleeping pills. . At high altitude, it is common that the body has trouble relaxing, a mild sleeping pill may therefore be useful. NOTE Consult your pharmacist or doctor about this first.

Medicine against altitude sickness. Check with your doctor! We do not provide direct medical advice but there are pills that help against altitude sickness.

NOTE Before you travel visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

Not included in the price

  • International flight tickets to Tanzania 
  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include a good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA

 

What to bring on a Kilimanjaro expedition

We have put together a list of what you should bring and consider before a mountain ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro and / or Mt Meru. This list is composed based on our long experience in leading successful expeditions to the summit of Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya and Mt Meru. Remember, the better prepared you are, the greater your chances of succeeding to reach all the way to the top. If you have any questions about something on this list, please contact us or a well-stocked sports or outdoor store.

For the head

Cap / Hat in a functional material. It is important to protect your head from the very strong sun. Therefore bring a cap/hat, preferably one that covers the neck and ears also when they are exposed to very strong sunlight. Please note that cotton is a very poor material for any type of trekking and sport.

Beanie. Bring a warm beanie. Since it get's very cold on Kilimanjaro, it's important that you cover you ears.

Sunglasses. It is extremely important that you protect your eyes from the strong tropical sun especially at high altitude and with snow reflections. Therefore, we recommend that you use a couple of really good sunglasses. preferably with an IREX protection rating of 100. Attachable side shields are necessary, or bring glacier glasses. Ask a good outdoor/camping store for advice.

Sunscreen. Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. Note that the sun in East Africa is extremely strong and it becomes stronger at high altitudes. Also bring a sunscreen stick for lips, nose, ears. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive

Scarf /bandana. Bring a scarf and a thin bandanna, preferably two or three. These are handy to wrap around the neck and throat to protect against the strong sun. Also convenient to use for cleaning sunglasses, etc.

For the upper body

T-Shirt. Take a few (2-3) T-shirts that you don't mind getting dirty. They should be in a functional material and NOT cotton. Cotton t-shirt you will get wet and cold and it's very inconvenient.

Thermals. It is important to have multiple layers when you ascend Kilimanjaro to keep you warm. It is also important that there are practical clothes so that you wont be hampered in your movements of baggy clothes. We therefore recommend thermal , a turtleneck in functional material and a warm windproof jacket on top. Similar to what you would wear when skiing in the mountains.

Wind jacket: Bring a fairly thin windproof jacket for hiking during medium heights.

Waterproof coat. Bring a thin waterproof coat since rain showers are common on the mountain. If you have a rain coat that breathes, like Gore tex, you do not need to bring a windproof jacket as well.

Thick jacket. Bring your ski jacket or other warm, functional jacket. It will be needed during the ascent to the peak.

Gloves or mittens. Bring a pair of thin gloves and a pair of thicker ones for the ascent to the peak. Waterproof ones are recommended. 

For the lower body

Thermal Long -johns. One pair will be enough since you'll only wear them during ascending.

Pants. A pair of hearty hiking pants in functional materials.

Shorts: A good pair of outdoor shorts of functional material is convenient to have on the first and last day.

Waterproof pants: It's important to bring a pair of thin rainproof pants since it often rains on the mountain.

Windpants: a pair of windproof pants so you don't get chilly. If your wind pants are of the type Gore tex, you don't need to bring waterproof pants as well.

On the feet

Hiking Shoes, Take a pair of ankle high supportive hiking boots that are waterproof. Important that they have been broken in, so do not bring brand new hiking shoes.

Thin socks. Bring at least one pair for each day, preferably in functional materials.

Thick socks. Bring a pair of thick socks, ski socks in functional material to wear when ascending 

Gaiters. It's a rubber garment that sits on top of the shoe to protect you from getting dust, gravel and snow in your shoes. 

Sneakers, sandals or other comfortable shoes. Bring a pair of shoes that are very comfortable and has been broken in to. It's nice to switch to these shoes when you've arrived at camp after the hike

Blister Patches. The most common blemish is blisters, therefore remember blister plasters!

Other Equipment

Sleeping bag. Bring a sleeping bag that can withstand at least minus 15°C

Sleeping pad or air mattress. Air bed is the most comfortable option, but the sleeping mats are also good. If you take the air mattress, do not forget the pump

Water Purification Tablets. We boil the water you'll drink on the mountain but to be on the safe side it is best to bring along water purification tablets

Something to flavor water with. Please bring some powder to flavor water with e.g Gatorade. This is difficult to find in East Africa and it makes boiled water tastes much better, which in turn makes it much easier to drink plenty to reduce the risk of altitude sickness and dehydration

Backpack without a frame. A medium sized rucksack (35-40 liter) to have the things you will carry yourself in. It's most comfortable to wear a backpack without a frame. Try the backpack in the store before purchasing it to make sure it will be comfortable to wear during long days. It may be worth spending a bit more for one that has a good ergonomic structure. NOTE That you should have the major part of your packing in good, big backpack that will be carried by the porters during the day.

Backpack Protection. Have a rain cover for both your big as well as your smaller backpack to protect your things from getting wet

Extra bag. One bag where you pack the things you wont need during mountain climbing. It will be kept in a locked room at the hotel while your on the mountain.

Small lockable bag. It can be good to bring a small lockable bag to put valuables in. This can then be placed in the larger backpack that the porter carries.

Plastic bags. Pack your belongings in plastic bags and bring extra

Toiletries. Bring everything you need since most of it it's difficult to buy in East Africa. Don't forget a moisturizer since the skin becomes dry in the sun and high altitude. Also take a facial cleanser that does not contain soap as soap dries out the skin. Bring a cream for hands and feets too.

Flashlight or headlamp. When going to the bathroom, brushing teeth in the dark a flashlight, or even better a headlamp is necessary.

Pocket knife. If you have a Swiss army knife bring it as it will be useful. NOTE Remember to pack it in your check in luggage as they are not allowed in you hand luggage

Favorite Snack. There are plenty of snacks for you but it is common to want something familiar to chew on. So if you love Galaxy Chocolate or Percy Pigs, bring it.

Hot drink. We offer coffee, tea and hot chocolate, but if you want to drink herbal tea or "cup a soup" that's not available in East Africa, you can bring it with you.

Towel. A small one will do since you'll just use it to wash off. There wont be any showers or baths on the mountain.

Wipes. Good to have if you want to wash your hands or just freshen up a little

Extra glasses. Those of you who wear contact lenses, bring a pair of glasses as well

Plasters or bandage. It is common with small sores and similar so it is a good thing to bring along.

Antibacterial cream. It's handy to be able to clean scrapes etc straight away. Alcohol wipes will also do.

Cream for blister. Can come in handy to treat potential blisters on feet

Painkillers. To treat headaches that may occur, bring tablets that you have used previously. NOTE Do not bring any strong prescription painkillers- they can "disguise" headaches as symptoms of altitude sickness which could be dangerous

Relaxing / sleeping pills. . At high altitude, it is common that the body has trouble relaxing, a mild sleeping pill may therefore be useful. NOTE Consult your pharmacist or doctor about this first.

Medicine against altitude sickness. Check with your doctor! We do not provide direct medical advice but there are pills that help against altitude sickness.

NOTE Before you travel visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

Kilimanjaro packing list

We have put together a list of what you should bring and consider before a mountain ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro and / or Mt Meru. This list is composed based on our long experience in leading successful expeditions to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya and Mt Meru. Remember, the better prepared you are, the greater your chances of succeeding to reach all the way to the top. If you have any questions about something on this list, please contact us or a well-stocked sports or outdoor store.

For the head

Cap / Hat in a functional material. It is important to protect your head from the very strong sun. Therefore bring a cap/hat, preferably one that covers the neck and ears also when they are exposed to very strong sunlight. Please note that cotton is a very poor material for any type of trekking and sport activity. 

Beanie. Bring a warm beanie. Since it get's very cold on Kilimanjaro, it's important that you cover you ears.

Sunglasses. It is extremely important that you protect your eyes from the strong tropical sun especially at high altitude and with snow reflections. Therefore, we recommend that you use a pair of really good sunglasses. preferably with an IREX protection rating of 100. Attachable side shields are necessary, or bring glacier glasses. Ask a good outdoor/camping store for advice.

Sunscreen. Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. The sun in East Africa is extremely strong and it becomes stronger at high altitudes. Also bring a sunscreen stick for lips, nose, ears. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive

Scarf /bandana. Bring a scarf and a thin bandanna, preferably two or three. These are handy to wrap around the neck and throat to protect against the strong sun. Also convenient to use for cleaning sunglasses, etc.

For the upper body

T-Shirts. Take a few (2-3) T-shirts that you don't mind getting dirty. They should be in a functional material and NOT cotton. Cotton t-shirt will get wet and cold and it's very inconvenient.

Thermals. It is important to have multiple layers when you ascend Kilimanjaro to keep you warm. It is also important that you use practical clothes so that you wont be hampered in your movements by baggy clothes. We therefore recommend thermal, a turtleneck in functional material and a warm windproof jacket on top. Similar to what you would wear when skiing in the mountains.

Wind jacket: Bring a fairly think windproof jacket for hiking during medium heights.

Waterproof coat. Bring a a thin waterproof coat since rain showers are common on the mountain. If you have a rain coat that breathes, like Gore tex, you do not need to bring a windproof jacket as well.

Thick jacket. Bring your ski jacket or other warm, functional jacket. It will be needed during the ascent to the peak.

Gloves or mittens. Bring a pair of thin gloves and a pair of thick ones for the ascent to the peak. Waterproof ones are higly recommended.

For the lower body

Thermal long -johns. One pair will be enough since you'll only wear them during ascending.

Pants. A pair of hearty hiking pants in functional materials.

Shorts: A good pair of outdoor shorts of functional material is convenient to have the first and last day.

Waterproof pants: It's important to bring a pair of thin waterproof pants since it often rains on the mountain.

Windpants: a pair of windproof pants so you don't get chilly. If your wind pants are of the type Gore tex, you don't need to bring waterproof pants as well.

On the feet

Hiking Shoes, Take a pair of ankle high supportive hiking boots that are waterproof. It's important that they have been broken in, so do not bring brand new hiking shoes.

Thin socks. Bring at least one pair for each day, preferably in functional materials.

Thick socks. Bring a pair of thick socks, ski socks in functional material to wear when ascending

Gaiters. It's a rubber garment that sits on top of the shoe to protect you from getting dust, gravel and snow in your shoes. (See image to the right)

Sneakers, sandals or other comfortable shoes. Bring a pair of shoes that are very comfortable and has been broken in to. It's nice to switch to these shoes when you've arrived at camp after the hike

Blister Patches. The most common blemish is blisters, therefore remember blister plasters!

Other Equipment

Sleeping bag. Bring a sleeping bag that can withstand at least minus 15°C

Sleeping pad or air mattress. Air bed is the most comfortable option, but the sleeping mats are also good. If you take a air mattress, do not forget the pump

Water Purification Tablets. We boil the water you'll drink on the mountain but to be on the safe side it is best to bring along water purification tablets

Something to flavor the water with. Please bring some powder to flavor the water with e.g Gatorade. This is difficult to find in East Africa and it makes boiled water tastes much better, which in turn makes it much easier to drink plenty to reduce the risk of altitude sickness and dehydration

Backpack without a frame. A medium sized rucksack (35-40 liter) for the things you will carry yourself. It's most comfortable to wear a backpack without a frame. Try the backpack in the store before purchasing it to make sure it will be comfortable to wear during long days. It may be worth spending a bit more for one that has a good ergonomic structure. NOTE That you should pack the major part of your things in good, big backpack that will be carried by the porters during the day.

Backpack Protection. Have a rain cover for both your big as well as your smaller backpack to protect your things from getting wet

Extra bag. One bag where you pack the things you wont need during mountain climbing. It will be kept in a locked room at the hotel while your on the mountain.

Small lockable bag. It can be good to bring a small lockable bag to put valuables in. This can then be placed in the larger backpack that the porter carries.

Plastic bags. Pack your belongings in plastic bags and bring extra

Toiletries. Bring everything you need since most of it it's difficult to buy in East Africa. Bring a moisturizer since the skin becomes dry in the sun and high altitude. Also take a facial cleanser that does not contain soap as soap dries out the skin. Bring a cream for hands and feets too.

Flashlight or headlamp. When going to the bathroom, brushing teeth in the dark a flashlight, or even better a headlamp is necessary.

Pocket knife. If you have a Swiss army knife bring it as it will be useful. NOTE Remember to pack it in your check-in luggage as they are not allowed in you hand luggage

Favorite Snack. There are plenty of snacks for you but it is common to want something familiar to chew on. So if you love Galaxy Chocolate or Percy Pigs, bring it.

Hot drink. We offer coffee, tea and hot chocolate, but if you want to drink herbal tea or "cup a soup" that's not available in East Africa, you can bring it with you.

Towel. A small one will do since you'll just use it to wash off. There wont be any showers or baths on the mountain.

Wipes. Good to have if you want to wash your hands or just freshen up a little

Extra glasses. Those of you who wear contact lenses, bring a pair of glasses as well 

Plasters or bandage. It is common to get small sores and similar

Antibacterial cream. It's handy to be able to clean scrapes etc straight away. Alcohol wipes can also do.

Cream for blister. Can come in handy to treat potential blisters on feet

Painkillers. To treat headaches that might occur, bring tablets that you have used previously. NOTE Do not bring any strong prescription painkillers- they can "disguise" headaches as symptoms of altitude sickness which could be dangerous

Relaxing / sleeping pills At high altitude, it is common that the body has trouble relaxing, a mild sleeping pill may therefore be useful to bring along. NOTE Consult your pharmacist or doctor about this first.

Mosquito repellent

Medicine against altitude sickness. Check with your doctor! We do not provide direct medical advice but there are pills that help against altitude sickness.

NOTE Before you travel visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

Practical information about our safaris in Tanzania

  • When you arrive in Tanzania you will be met by an Africana Travel representative at the airport arrival hall. This means you first have go through immigration and then bagage claim and then go out through customs and meet up with the Africana Travel representative.

  • We transfer you from the airport to the hotel. This is included in all our safaris. Unless you go on a safari straight from the airport the person picking you up at the airport is not your safari guide. The Africana Travel representative picking you up will help you check in to your hotel.

  • On the first day of your safari your safari guide will come to your hotel to pick you up. Pick up time is specified in your voucher. If you have booked a fly in safari you will be picked up by a transfer vehicel and driven to the airport where you will take a plane to your safari destination. On the airstrip you will upon landing be met by staff from the lodge your are staying at or if you have a private vehicle by your private guide.

  • On your safaris your safari guide stays with you the whole time. Exceptions for fly safaris with game package where you will do your safaris with guides and vehicles from the lodge.

  • Safaris are done in customized safari vehicles wiht popup roofs. All safari jeeps have seat belts.

  • When you do a full day game drive you will bring a picnic lunch.

  • Most safari lodges and tented camps have a "tip box" in the reception. The tips in this is split by all the staff at the lodge. Tipping a few dollars per person per night on a lodge is appreciated.

  • You tip your safari guide after the safari. For good services a tip of USD 5/person/day is appreciated.

  • If you have booked a flight to Zanzibar. Your safari guide will give you your tickets on the first day of your safari.

  • Upon arrival on Zanzibar you will be met by a representative for Africana Travel

  • We drive you to your hotel in Zanzibar and make sure you get checked in properly

  • If you are interested in day trips in Zanzibar you can book them with our partner in Zanzibar; Deluxe Zanzibar. All information about day trips in Zanzibar and how to book is included in the documentation you get when booking a safari with us.

  • If something goes wrong or any problems arise during your safari speak with your safari guide and see if he can solve the problem for you. You can also contact Africana Travels office in Arusha the number is on your voucher.

3. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Dates and prices 2015

DATES PRICE SINGLE ROOM AVAILABILITY
16/1 2016    USD 2 595 + USD 45 8
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Kilimanjaro packing list

We have put together a list of what you should bring and consider before a mountain ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro and / or Mt Meru. This list is composed based on our long experience in leading successful expeditions to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya and Mt Meru. Remember, the better prepared you are, the greater your chances of succeeding to reach all the way to the top. If you have any questions about something on this list, please contact us or a well-stocked sports or outdoor store.

 

For the head

 

Cap / Hat in a functional material. It is important to protect your head from the very strong sun. Therefore bring a cap/hat, preferably one that covers the neck and ears also when they are exposed to very strong sunlight. Please note that cotton is a very poor material for any type of trekking and sport activity. 

 

Beanie. Bring a warm beanie. Since it gets very cold on Kilimanjaro, it's important that you cover you ears.

 

Sunglasses. It is extremely important that you protect your eyes from the strong tropical sun especially at high altitude and with snow reflections. Therefore, we recommend that you use a pair of really good sunglasses. Preferably with an IREX protection rating of 100. Attachable side shields are necessary, or bring glacier glasses. Ask a good outdoor/camping store for advice.

 

Sunscreen. Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. The sun in East Africa is extremely strong and it becomes stronger at high altitudes. Also bring a sunscreen stick for lips, nose, and ears. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive.

 

Scarf /bandana. Bring a scarf and a thin bandanna, preferably two or three. These are handy to wrap around the neck and throat to protect against the strong sun. It is also convenient to use for cleaning sunglasses, etc.

 

For the upper body

 

T-Shirts. Take a few (2-3) T-shirts that you don't mind getting dirty. They should be in a functional material and NOT cotton. Cotton t-shirt will get wet and cold and it's very inconvenient.

 

Thermals. It is important to have multiple layers when you ascend Kilimanjaro to keep you warm. It is also important that you use practical clothes so that you won't be hampered in your movements by baggy clothes. We therefore recommend thermal, a turtleneck in functional material and a warm windproof jacket on top. Similar to what you would wear when skiing in the mountains.

 

Wind jacket: Bring a fairly think windproof jacket for hiking during medium heights.

 

Waterproof coat. Bring a thin waterproof coat since rain showers are common on the mountain. If you have a rain coat that breathes, like Gore tex, you do not need to bring a windproof jacket as well.

 

Thick jacket. Bring your ski jacket or other warm, functional jacket. It will be needed during the ascent to the peak.

 

Gloves or mittens. Bring a pair of thin gloves and a pair of thick ones for the ascent to the peak. Waterproof ones are higly recommended.

 

For the lower body

 

Thermal long -johns. One pair will be enough since you'll only wear them during the summit. 

 

Pants. A pair of hearty hiking pants in functional materials.

 

Shorts. A good pair of outdoor shorts of functional material is convenient to have the first and last day on the mountain.

 

Waterproof pants. It's important to bring a pair of thin waterproof pants since it often rains on the mountain.

 

Windpants. A pair of windproof pants so you don't get chilly. If your wind pants are of the type Gore tex, you won't need to bring waterproof pants as well.

 

On the feet

 

Hiking shoes, Take a pair of ankle high supportive hiking boots that are waterproof. It's important that they have been broken in, so do not bring brand new hiking shoes.

 

Thin socks. Bring at least one pair for each day, preferably in functional materials.

 

Thick socks. Bring a pair of thick socks, ski socks in functional material to wear when ascending

 

Gaiters. It's a rubber garment that sits on top of the shoe to protect you from getting dust, gravel and snow in your shoes. 

 

Sneakers, sandals or other comfortable shoes. Bring a pair of shoes that are very comfortable and has been broken in to. It's nice to switch to these shoes when you've arrived at camp after the hike

 

Blister patches. The most common blemish is blisters, therefore remember blister plasters!

 

Other Equipment

 

Sleeping bag. Bring a sleeping bag that can withstand at least minus 15°C

 

Sleeping pad or air mattress. Air bed is the most comfortable option, but the sleeping mats are also good. If you take a air mattress, do not forget the pump

 

Water purification tablets. We boil the water you'll drink on the mountain but to be on the safe side it is best to bring along water purification tablets

 

Something to flavor the water with. Please bring some powder to flavor the water with e.g Gatorade. This is difficult to find in East Africa and it makes boiled water tastes much better, which in turn makes it much easier to drink plenty to reduce the risk of altitude sickness and dehydration

 

Backpack without a frame. A medium sized rucksack (35-40 liter) for the things you will carry yourself. It's most comfortable to wear a backpack without a frame. Try the backpack in the store before purchasing it to make sure it will be comfortable to wear during long days. It may be worth spending a bit more for one that has a good ergonomic structure. NOTE: You should pack the major part of your things in good, big backpack that will be carried by the porters during the day.

 

Backpack protection. Have a rain cover for both your big as well as your smaller backpack to protect your things from getting wet

 

Extra bag. One bag where you pack the things you won’t need during mountain climbing. It will be kept in a locked room at the hotel while you’re on the mountain.

 

Small lockable bag. It can be good to bring a small lockable bag to put valuables in. This can then be placed in the larger backpack that the porter carries.

 

Plastic bags. Pack your belongings in plastic bags and bring extra

 

Toiletries. Bring everything you need since most of it it's difficult to buy in East Africa. Bring a moisturizer since the skin becomes dry in the sun and high altitude. Also take a facial cleanser that does not contain soap as soap dries out the skin. Bring a cream for hands and feets too.

 

Flashlight or headlamp. When going to the bathroom, brushing teeth in the dark a flashlight, or even better a headlamp is necessary.

 

Pocket knife. If you have a Swiss army knife bring it as it will be useful. NOTE Remember to pack it in your check-in luggage as they are not allowed in your hand luggage

 

Favorite Snack. There are plenty of snacks for you but it is common to want something familiar to chew on. So if you love Galaxy Chocolate or Percy Pigs, bring it.

 

Hot drink. We offer coffee, tea and hot chocolate, but if you want to drink herbal tea or "cup a soup" that's not available in East Africa, you can bring it with you.

 

Towel. A small one will do since you'll just use it to wash off. There won't be any showers or baths on the mountain.

 

Wipes. Good to have if you want to wash your hands or just freshen up a little

 

Extra glasses. Those of you who wear contact lenses, bring a pair of glasses as well 

 

Plasters and bandage. It is common to get small sores and similar

 

Antibacterial cream. It's handy to be able to clean scrapes etc straight away. Alcohol wipes will also do.

 

Cream for blister. Can come in handy to treat potential blisters on feet

 

Painkillers. To treat headaches that might occur, bring tablets that you have used previously. NOTE Do not bring any strong prescription painkillers- they can "disguise" headaches as symptoms of altitude sickness which could be dangerous

 

Relaxing / sleeping pills At high altitude, it is common that the body has trouble relaxing, a mild sleeping pill may therefore be useful to bring along. NOTE Consult your pharmacist or doctor about this first.

 

Mosquito repellent

 

Medicine against altitude sickness. Check with your doctor! We do not provide direct medical advice but there are pills that help against altitude sickness.

 

NOTE Before you travel visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

Terms and Conditions

Special conditions 
The following terms and conditions apply for Africana Travel travel arrangements for individuals and businesses. For group bookings and conference arrangements, special conditions  may apply. Africana Travel has the right to make adjustments to the schedule and equivalent in case of changes outside Africana Travel's control. Africana Travel does not take financial responsibility for delays on the outbound or inbound journey beyond Africana Travel's control. Passengers must ensure to check that the travel documents are accurate with their booking when they receive them.

Booking and payment of travel packages. 
When you contact us we will send you a travel proposal, this is not binding. After you’ve confirmed your trip you will receive a confirmation, specifying the cost of the trip. You will also receive invoices for the registration fee,  USD100 per person. The registration fee is non-refundable. Payment of the registration fee shall be made no later than 7 days after receiving the confirmation. After you have paid the registration fee your reservation is bindingThe remaining amount is payable at the dates indicated on the invoices. Normally a package trip should be fully settled no later than 4 weeks before departure.

Special terms of payment
Please note that for some trips and certain segments of some safaris special terms of payment apply. If you have booked a safari that includes either of the activities below a full payment of the special permits will have to be paid upon booking and this payment is non-refundable. These terms refer to the activities below and no other activities unless separately specified in your voucher (confirmation of reservation):

- Gorilla tracking in Uganda
- Gorilla tracking in Rwanda
- Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda
- Chimpanzee tracking in Tanzania

International flight tickets  
Africana Travel does not sell or issue flight tickets.

Domestic flight tickets
Africana Travels book and sell flight tickets for domestic flights within Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Botswana. These tickets are unless otherwise specified in your voucher booked and issued locally and will be given to you by your safari guide on the first day of your safari.

Cancellation and amendment. 
In the event of a cancellation 31 or more days prior to departure we take a fee of USD100/person (this is your registration fee)In case the cancellation is later than 31 days prior to departure your payment is non refundable. Some trips have a special cancellation policy. For trips to Uganda, Tanzania and/or Rwanda that include gorilla or chimpanzee tracking the cost of permits for these activities are non refundable. Please note that full payment of the trip must be made if cancellation is made less than 31 days prior to departure. This means that if you have not settled your payment less than 31 days before departure you still have to make a full payment even if you cancel before you have paid.

Cancellation and travel insurance. 
Cancellation and travel insurances are not included in the price for your trip. We therefore advise all travelers to look over your insurance coverage and add extra insurance if you are not fully insured. Before you purchase a travel insurance, you should check what protection is included in your household insurance and what protection is included if you pay by debit/credit card. For those of you who want/need the extra travel cover we recommend that you purchase additional insurance. Note that Africana Travel does not sell  or broker travel insurance or cancellation insurance. Travel insurance is entirely the traveler's responsibilities and Africana Travel excepts no liability. 

Pregnancy 
If you are pregnant, we ask you to be aware that special regulations may apply with regards to both airfare and insurance. Bring your insurance certificate.

Force majeure 
Africana Travel is not responsible for additional costs related to delays or changes in itinerary caused by unforeseeable events such as war, strikes, extreme weather, earthquakes, governmental action etc.

Vaccinations
Our destinations require certain types of vaccinations or other medical protection such as malaria tablets. For information about which vaccinations you need, please contact your nearest vaccination center. Please note that advice on vaccinations and other medical advice is not given by Africana Travel but only by medically skilled and qualified personnel. It is the traveler's responsibility to ensure that you have the vaccinations you need to travel. This is not Africana Travel's responsibility. Bring your vaccination card in your hand luggage and keep it close at hand during the whole trip.

Yellow fever vaccination
Please note that several of Africana Travels destinations demand proof of Yellow Fever vaccination to enter the country. Make sure you have Yellow Fever vaccination and make sure that you pack your proof of vaccination in your hand luggage.

Price changes after booking  
Africana Travel reserves the right to increase the agreed price as a result of changes in the costs of transport, such as fuel prices, taxes, charges for some services or entry fees or other conditions which Africana Travel can not/have not been able to take into consideration. The contracted price for a package can not be altered less than 30 days before the start of the journey. The tour price can increase by no more than 10 percent.

Reservation
The information contained in this website is based on available information and exchange rates per 1 June 2015. The prices and travel conditions that apply are subject to change.

Travel documents 
Valid passport, visa, any cancellation and travel insurance as well as mandatory vaccinations are your responsibility. Under the headline "Prior to the trip" you can find information about vaccinations and visas. Africana Travel is not responsible for visas  nor do we take responsibility for you passport expiration date. Usually, the passport must be valid for at least six months after your return from the trip.

Complaints during the trip 
Any complaints on faults during the trip should be communicated directly to Africana Travel as soon as possible after the deficiencies have been noted. Complaints to hotels, guides or other personnel on the trip is not considered a valid claim. The complaint should be made directly to Africana Travel so that Africana Travel has the opportunity to immediately assist the client. Africana Travel can be contacted at the phone number indicated on your voucher

Balloon Safari
Africana Travel offers balloon safaris in Kenya and Tanzania. We work exclusively with operators that have the necessary security approvals, experience and education. However the nature of a balloon safari still comes with an added risk and participating in a balloon safari is at your own risk

Bush walks, hikes and walking safaris 
Africana Travel offers bushwalks (safari on foot) and hikes in some areas where there is a lot of wildlife (such as Mount Meru in Arusha National Park, Loliondo and Ikoma at the Serengeti National Park). We follow all safety rules and use highly experienced guide and rangers, still these hikes are always done at your own risk. While on a bush walk or hike it is very important that you always follow your guides instructions.

Mountain climbing
 
Africana Travel offers ascents of Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Mount Meru. We employ highly experienced and skilled guides, and we follow all safety precautions. To climb a mountain, which is 4500-6000 meters high still involves certain risks. All climbing is at your own risk. We recommend that you only try to climb the mountain if you are fully healthy. It is the clients responsibility to ensure that he/she is healthy enough to handle the mountain ascent if you are in any doubt please see a medical doctor before booking a trip that included climbing a high mountain.

Flying Doctors
Anyone traveling to Tanzania or Kenya with
 Africana Travels (unless otherwise stated in your confirmation) are covered by an insurance from Flying Doctors. This insurance means that in the event of serious illness or injury, you will be airlifted to a hospital in Nairobi, Arusha or Dar es Salaam. Exceptions apply to trips that do not include safari, climbing or hiking. If you only book hotel stay on Zanzibar for instance the insurance is not included. Note that insurance with the Flying Doctors only includes transport to the hospital. It is the traveler's responsibility (and not Africana Travels responsibility) to have an insurance that covers the cost of medical care, possible changes in your return journey, loss of income or any other cost in the event of illness or injury that occurs on your trip.

2. Okavango delta, Botswana

Included in the price

  • All hotels nights, meals and transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Guide, assistant guide, chef and porters during Kilimanjaro
  • Tents, chairs, tables, cuttlery, drinking glasses, cups and plates during Kilimanjaro climb
  • All food and all drinks during Kilimanjaro climb
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Air evacuation insurance with Flying Doctors. In case of emergency you will get helicopter transfer to a hospital in Nairobi

1. Serengeti, Tanzania

Not included in the price

  • Visa for Tanzania
  • Travel insurance
  • Cansellation insurance
  • Tips and gratuites
  • Any personal items such as minibar, laundry, snacks, drinks, Internet
  • Sleeping bag

För travel insurance and cancellation insurance we recommend

  1. Check what is covered by your home insurance
  2. Pay your bookign with your credit card to get all the insurances included. We accept VISA and MasterCard
  3. If you need it contact you insurance company and buy and additional travel insurance

The Zanzibari **** - northern Zanzibar

The Zanzibari is a small, intimate boutique hotel on the north side of Zanzibar. The design is a traditional Zanzibar style while keeping a high standard. Each room has its own toilet and shower, as well as AC, fan and wifi. The hotel has a well-kept garden and with only 11 rooms the hotel offers you a relaxed stay away from the crowd. Read more about The Zanzibari.

Mafia Island

Mafia is a small archipelago consisting of one large island and several smaller. When you are speaking of Mafia Island as one speaks mostly of the main island. Mafia Island is just over three mil from mainland Tanzania under fifteen mil south of Dar Es Salaam. The island is basically straight out of Rufijiflodens attend. Mafia Island is a fantastic island to visit for those who love to snorkel and dive. Read more about Mafia Island.

Mahale Mountains

Mahale Mountains National Park is located in western Tanzania on Lake Tanganyika. Like the Gombe Stream farther north, the park is best known for its chimpanzees. Mahale Mountains is an experience that surpasses most. Rainforest, mountains and Lake Tanganyika closest unlikely clear water makes a stay here into something you will remember. Learn more about Mahale Mountains.

Migration, The Great

Serengeti and Masai Mara is the scene of the world famous migration, the largest and longest surviving country migration in the world. The Great Migration is undoubtedly one of the greatest nature experiences in the world. Learn more about the great migration.

Mikumi National Park

Mikumi is just north of Africa's largest reserves, the Selous, and together they form a wilderness area of nearly 60,000 square kilometers. But its position right next to the road between Dar es Salaam and Iringa town of Mikumi is Tanzania's most easily accessible wildlife park. Lion, buffalo, wildebeest and zebra are some of the animals that there are plenty of Mikumis plains, sometimes called the Little Serengeti. Learn more about Mikumi National Park

Mount Meru

Mount Meru, which is Tanzania's second highest mountain rises 4566 meters above sea level. Mount Meru is a freestanding mountain and like Kilimanjaro an extinct volcano. Mount Meru is partly because it is less than 100 km from Kilimanjaro is not so well known but it is in our opinion one of the most beautiful and dramatic mountains that you can climb in East Africa. Up the steep slopes the adventurous mind an walk to Socialist Peak. On the way, one can also enjoy stunning views of Kilimanjaro. Learn more about Mount Meru here.

Pangani

Pangani is a small village on a beautiful beach about 20 kilometers south of Tanga on Tanzanias north coast. Read more about Pangani here.

Hotels & Lodges

Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge
This Lodge is built in an Out of Africa style with large beautiful rooms, open fireplaces and a gorgeous garden with a pool. Read more about Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge here.

KIA Lodge
KIA Lodge is located only three minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport, situated on a hill with a view over the dry savannah west of Kilimanjaro. On clear days, especially in the early morning, the lodge will give you a stunning view over Kilimanjaro with the characteristic white top. Read more about KIA Lodge here.

Migunga Forest Tented Camp
Small tent lodge located just outside Lake Manyaras national park on the northeast side of the lake. All of the rooms are in fixed tents each with a private bathroom with shower and toilet. The tents are scattered through an area of sparse forest that creates shadows for the tents. Read more about Migunga Forest Tented Camp here.

Crater Forest Tented Camp
15 tents built on platforms with a private veranda, bathroom and an open fire. Coffee and tea will be served on the veranda every morning allowing you to enjoy a moment of the stunning view over the rainforest in Ngorongoro. This is a high midrange Lodge. Learn more about Crater Forest Tented Camp here.

Ikoma Tented Camp
A tented camp with 31 tents, situated just outside Serengeti national park. All rooms/tents have their private bathroom, proper beds, mosquito nets and a small veranda with a view over the savannah. The path between the tents, restaurant and reception goes behind the tents making the view from your veranda peaceful and undisturbed over the open savannah. Read more about Ikoma Tented Camp here.

Robanda Tented Camp
With only 10 permanent tents built in the middle of the wilderness, they tastefully blends in to the surrounding nature. All the tents have a private bathroom and a small veranda facing the acacia vegetated savannah, where animals like zebras, elephants and antelopes can be seen near the lodges. Read more about Robanda Tented Camp here.

Ndutu Safari Lodge Lodge
This lodge has a very good location in the southern grass plains. The rooms are situated in stone cottages that all have a veranda overlooking the savannah with a sparse acacia forest where it's possible to spot animals near the lodge. Because of its unique location and it's amazing atmosphere it's one of the most popular lodges in the Serengeti, Read more about Ndutu Safari Lodge here.

Serengeti Savannah Camp Lodge
The lodge completely lacks solid structure which allows it to transfer between two different locations each year. Every tent has a toilet and a shower with hot water. With only 8 pitched tents in the midst of the wilderness this place never gets crowded and will give you a complete wilderness experience. Situated outside every tent are storm lanterns that burn all night to keep the animals away, there are also campguides. Read more about Serengeti Savannah Camp here.

Halisi Camp
This is a tented camp that really gives you value for your money. It's a small camp situated in the animal richest area in the Serengeti. Service is great even though your in one of the more remote wild areas in the world. Since there are no solid structures at the lodge the feeling of being on safari is constantly present. All tents have proper beds with a shower and toilet. Read more about Halisi Camp here.

Ndutu Wildlands
A great semi permanent tent lodge that during the time period of December to May is located in Ndutu in southeast Serengeti. Without solid structure this place still offers the comfort of proper beds and private toilet as well as a shower. With close-to-nature living accommodation this tented camp provides a true safari experience. Read more about Ndutu Wildlands here.

Mnarani Beach Cottages
Mnarani Beach Cottages is a nice and affordable midrange hotel. They offer simple but clean rooms in the main building as well as independent bungalows. The standard rooms in this lodge provide basic amenities and the vast majority of them have a garden or an ocean view. We recommend upgrading to the deluxe or superior rooms, which are much larger, have a balcony and are far more comfortable (the price difference isn't so big) The hotels 2 large family bungalows with four beds is a good alternative for families travelling with children. The atmosphere is calm and relaxed. Read more about Mnarani Beach Cottages here.

Included in the price

  • Return International flights UK-Tanzania (provided that tickets in the cheapest booking class is available)
  • Flight taxes and fees
  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers specified in the itinerary
  • Safari Jeep
  • Safari guide (your guide is knowledgeable and experienced with a very good English)
  • Insurance with Flying Doctors. In the event of a serious injury or illness during your safari, you will be airlifted to a hospital in Nairobi or Dar Es Salaam.

 

Hotels & Lodges

Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge
This Lodge is built in an Out of Africa style with large beautiful rooms, open fireplaces and a gorgeous garden with a pool. Read more about Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge here.

KIA Lodge
KIA Lodge is located only three minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport, situated on a hill with a view over the dry savannah, west of Kilimanjaro. On clear days, especially in the early morning, the lodge will give you a stunning view over Kilimanjaro with the characteristic white top. Learn more about KIA Lodge here.

Migunga Forest Tented Camp
Small tent lodge located just outside Lake Manyaras national park on the northeast side of the lake. All of the rooms are in fixed tents each with a private bathroom with shower and toilet. The tents are scattered through an area of sparse forest that creates shadows for the tents. Learn more about Migunga Forest Tented Camp here.

Lake Natron Tented Camp
The nine permanent tents are situated at the foot of the Maasai holy mountain; Oldonyo Lengai back in a grove of trees slightly removed from the dusty terrain of Lake Natron. All tents have an en-suite bathroom and a private veranda which offers stunning views of the surrounding desolate and beautiful landscapes. Learn more about Lake Natron Tented Camp here.

Lobo Wildlife Lodge
The lodge is built on a hill high above the savannah and the view is incredible. Sine the lodge has been built to blend in with nature, no rock has been blasted instead it's constructed around cliffs and mountains. Even though it is a lodge with 75 rooms, one could easily drive by on the road just below without noticing it. Learn more about Lobo Wildlife Lodge.

Ikoma Tented Camp 
A tented camp with 31 tents, situated just outside Serengeti national park. All rooms/tents have their private bathroom, proper beds, mosquito nets and a small veranda with a view over the savannah. The path between the tents, restaurant and reception goes behind the tents making the view from your veranda peaceful and undisturbed over the open savannah. Learn more about Ikoma Tented Camp here. 

Robanda Tented Camp
With only 10 permanent tents built in the middle of the wilderness, they tastefully blends in to the surrounding nature. All the tents have a private bathroom and a small veranda facing the acacia vegetated savannah, where animals like zebras, elephants and antelopes can be seen near the lodges. Learn more about Robanda Tented Camp here.

Ndutu Safari Lodge Lodge
This lodge has a great location on the southern grass plains. The rooms are situated in stone cottages that all have a veranda overlooking the savannah with a sparse acacia forest where it's possible to spot animals near the lodge. Because of its unique location and it's amazing atmosphere it's one of the most popular lodges in the Serengeti, Learn more about Ndutu Safari Lodge here.

Serengeti Savannah Camp Lodge
The lodge completely lacks solid structure which allows it to transfer between two different locations each year. Every tent has a toilet and a shower with hot water. With only 8 pitched tents in the midst of the wilderness this place never gets crowded and will give you a complete wilderness experience. Situated outside every tent are storm lanterns that burn all night to keep the animals away, there are also campguides. Learn more about Serengeti Savannah Camp here.

Halisi Camp
This is a tented camp that really gives you value for your money. It's a small camp situated in the animal richest area in the Serengeti. Service is great even though your in one of the more remote wild areas in the world. Since there are no solid structures at the lodge the feeling of being on safari is constantly present. All tents have proper beds with a shower and toilet. Learn more about Halisi Camp here.

Ndutu Wildlands
A great semi permanent tent lodge that during the time period of December to May is located in Ndutu in southeast Serengeti. Without solid structure this place still offers the comfort of proper beds and private toilet as well as a shower. With close-to-nature living accommodation this tented camp provides a true safari experience. Learn more about Ndutu Wildlands here.

Included in price

  • International return flight UK-Tanzania (applies provided the tickets at cheapest booking class available)
  • Flight taxes and fees
  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • 2 Safari activities daily in Selous. Choose between safari in the jeep, on foot or by boat.
  • Domestic flight Dar Es Salaam-Selous
  • Domestic flight Selous-Zanzibar
  • Insurance with Flying Doctors, including air transportation to hospital in Nairobi or Mombasa incase of serious illness or injury

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Included in the price

  • International return flight UK- Rwanda (applies provided the tickets at cheapest booking class available)
  • Flight taxes and fees
  • All hotel nights, meals and transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • A gorilla permit per person
  • Safari Jeep and safari guide (your guide is knowledgeable and experienced with a very good English)

Hotels & Lodges

Planet Lodge

Accommodation on Kilimanjaro
There are no cabins on the Machame route. You will therefore be sleeping in tents at campsites. The tents are all well maintained, spacious and of high quality.

Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Angani Serengeti Camp

Osupuko Serengeti Camp

Ndutu Safari Lodge Lodge
This lodge has a very good location on the southern grass plains. The rooms are situated in stone cottages that all have a veranda overlooking the savannah with a sparse acacia forest where it's possible to spot animals near the lodge. Because of its unique location and it's amazing atmosphere it's one of the most popular lodges in the Serengeti, Learn more about Ndutu Safari Lodge here.

Serengeti Savannah Camp Lodge
The lodge completely lacks solid structure which allows it to transfer between two different locations each year. Every tent has a toilet and a shower with hot water. With only 8 pitched tents in the midst of the wilderness this place never gets crowded and will give you a complete wilderness experience. Situated outside every tent are storm lanterns that burn all night to keep the animals away, there are also campguides. Learn more about Serengeti Savannah Camp here.

Lodges and camping in Botswana

Private mobile camp 
On our safaris in Botswana you will live in a private mobile tented camp. The standing room tents all come with camping beds with mattress and bedding, lamp and a private toilet and shower in connection with your tent. Read more about our mobile tented camp here. 

Chobe Safari Lodge 
A nice mid-range safari lodge with a fantastic location next to the border of the Chobe River, Chobe National Park. Read more about Chobe Safari Lodge

Lodges and camping in Botswana

Private mobile camp 
On our safaris in Botswana you will live in a private mobile tented camp. The standing room tents all come with camping beds with mattress and bedding, lamp and a private toilet and shower in connection with your tent. Read more about our mobile tented camp here. 

Maun Lodge
A nice mid-range safari lodge located just outside central Maun. The lodge offers nice large rooms with AC, safe, shower and toilet. Read more about Maun Lodge. 

Hotel and lodges

Amboseli Sarova Camp
Nice tented camp situated right on the border to Amboseli National Reserve. The tents have stone floors, real beds, toilet and shower and they are located so that all tents have a view of Kilimanjaro. Read more about Amboseli Sarova Camp.

The Ark
Spectacular wooden lodge built to resemble the ark. The lodge is located right next to a waterhole that attracts a lot of animals from the surrounding mountain forest, including elephants, buffalos, monkeys, birds, warthogs, bushbucks and leopards. All the rooms in the lodge have a private toilet and bathroom. The lodge also has a large observation deck where you can sit and watch the animals wanders to come to the water hole. Read more about The Ark.

Flamigo Hill Tented Camp
Small Luxury Tented Camp located in Lake Nakuru National Park. The lodge has 25 rooms located in fixed tents. All rooms have private bathroom with shower, real beds, electricity and a porch overlooking the savannah. Read more about Flamigo Hill Tented Camp.

Mara Nyumbu Camp
Great midrange tented with a good location right on the border to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Here you will stay in one of the animal richest land areas in the world and the wildlife is often seen nearby the lodge. All rooms are located in their own tents which are spacious and well kept. All tents have proper beds, toilet and shower. Read more about Mara Nyumbu Camp.

Hotels & Lodges

Amboseli Sarova Camp
Nice tented camp situated right on the border to Amboseli National Reserve. The tents have stone floors, real beds, toilet and shower and they are located so that all tents have a view of Kilimanjaro. Learn more about Amboseli Sarova Camp.

The Ark
Spectacular wooden lodge built to resemble the ark. The lodge is located right next to a waterhole that attracts a lot of animals from the surrounding mountain forest including elephant, buffalo, monkeys, birds, warthogs, bushbuck and leopard. All the rooms in the lodge have a private toilet and bathroom. The lodge also has a large observation deck where you can sit and watch the animals who come to the water hole. Learn more about The Ark.

Flamigo Hill Tented Camp
Small Luxury Tented Camp located in Lake Nakuru National Park. The lodge has 25 rooms located in fixed tents. All rooms have private bathroom with shower, real beds, electricity and a veranda overlooking the savannah. Learn more about Flamigo Hill Tented Camp.

Mara Nyumbu Camp
Great tented camp of midrange with a good location right on the border to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Here you will stay in one of the animal richest land areas in the world and the wildlife is often seen nearby the lodge. All rooms are located in their own tents which are spacious and well kept. All tents have proper beds, toilet and shower. Learn more about Mara Nyumbu Camp.

Mnarani Beach Cottages, Zanzibar
Mnarani Beach Cottages is a nice and affordable midrange hotel. They offer simple but clean rooms in the main building as well as independent bungalows. Standard room comes with either garden or ocean view. The hotels 2 large family bungalows with four beds is a good alternative for families travelling with children. The atmosphere is calm and relaxed. Read more about Mnarani Beach Cottages here.

Upgrade your accommodation in Zanzibar 
We can offer a wide selection of hotels on Zanzibar and the neighboring island Pemba to suit all tastes. We at Africana Travel have no partnerships with large resorts nor charter hotels - but work exclusively with smaller boutique hotel. From mid-range to luxury. Learn more about our hotels on Zanzibar here.

Included in the price

International flight Serengeti Kigali
Airport taxes and fees
All hotel accommodation, meals and transfers as specified in itinerary
Safari Jeep
Safari Guide, your guide is knowledgeable and experienced and speaks very good English
Insurance with Flying Doctors. Means that you are in serious injury or illness during your safari will airlift to hospital in Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam (Note: only applies in Tanzania)
One Gorilla permit per person

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Lodges and camping in Botswana

Private mobile camp 
On our safaris in Botswana you will live in a private mobile tented camp. The standing room tents all come with camping beds with mattress and bedding, lamp and a private toilet and shower in connection with your tent. Read more about our mobile tented camp here. 

Maun Lodge
A nice mid-range safari lodge located just outside central Maun. The lodge offers nice large rooms with AC, safe, shower and toilet. Read more about Maun Lodge. 

Practical info about this safari

  • To get the best price possible you book your own flight ticket and provide us the details of your flight arrival.

  • When you arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania you go through the passport control, collect your luggage and then go out to the arrival hall where you will be met by Africana Travel's staff. The person meeting you will have an Africana Travel t-shirt and a sign with the Africana Travel logo and your name on it.

  • We transfer you to your hotel in Arusha. We will stay at the hotel and make sure you get checked in and answer any questions that you may have.

  • If you need to change money please ask the person picking you up at the airport to direct you to the Bureau De Change.

  • On day 2 Africana Travels walking guide Peter and a driver representative will come pick you up at the hotel at 10 a.m. You will be driven to the starting point on the foothills of Mount Meru. You will walk for 4-6 hours including a break for lunch. In the afternoon we drive you back to the hotel.

  • On day 3 your safari guide will pick you up at the hotel at 08:30 unless you have requested another time. The guide that picks you up will be with you the whole safari.

  • Your safari vihecile is a customized 4WD jeep, Toyota Landcruiser or Landrover, with a popup roof. The jeeps have been customized for safaris and are maintained after every safari. All safari jeeps have seatbelts.

  • On your full day safaris you will stop for a picnic lunch at a designated rest site in the park.

  • Tip recommendations. All guides employed by Africana Travel have good wages and are not tip dependant. Tips are however customary and appreciated as a proof of appreciation. We have therefore the following guidelines for reasonable tips. Note that in the end you decide how much tips you leave.
    - Safari guide: USD 5-10/person per day
    - Walking guide: USD 5-7/person
    - Hotel staff carrying bags: USD 1/person
    - Staff at hotels: USD 5-10/person/night at the hotel in the tip box at reception.

  • Should anything go wrong on your safari please talk to your safari guide and ask him or call Africana Travel using the number on your voucher. Africana Travel staff will pick up the phone at any hour of the day any day of the year.

  • Please if you have any other questions about practical matters email us and we will answer them promptly.

  • You can also find all practical information about our Tanzania safaris here.

 

Included in the price

  • All transfers, meals and hotels nights stipulated in the itinerary
  • All park fees during safari
  • Private safari jeep (customized Toyota Landcruiser or Landrover with 4WD, popup roof, enforced suspension and spare tires)
  • Private safari guide. Africana Travels own safari guide. All our guide are very experienced and skilled with great knowledge about animals, plans and birds as well as hospitality
  • Air evacuation insurance with Flying Doctors. This includes evacuation to Nairobi by plane should you be injured or seriously ill during your safari. The insurance does not cover any hospital or medical fees when in hospital.
  • Domestic flight between Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport and Zanzibar
  • Drinking water in safari jeep

Included in the price

Africana Mobile Camp

Mount Meru Hotel, Arusha

Hotels and lodges

Flamigo Hill Tented Camp
Small Luxury Tented Camp located in Lake Nakuru National Park. The lodge has 25 rooms located in fixed tents. All rooms have private bathroom with shower, real beds, electricity and a veranda overlooking the savannah. Learn more about Flamigo Hill Tented Camp.

Mara Nyumbu Camp
Great tented camp of midrange with a good location right on the border to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Here you will stay in one of the animal richest land areas in the world and the wildlife is often seen nearby the lodge. All rooms are located in their own tents which are spacious and well kept. All tents have proper beds, toilet and shower. Learn more about Mara Nyumbu Camp.

Neptune Paradise Beach Resort

Included in the price

Included in the price for this safari:

  • Two nights at 5Swiss Hotel in Kigali
  • Two nights at Nyungwe Forest Lodge
  • Two nights at Lake Kivu Serena Lodge
  • Two nights at Mountain Gorilla view lodge
  • Private guide and private jeep for all transfers in Rwanda
  • All transfers and meals specified in the itinerary
  • One gorilla permit per person
  • Entrance fees for Kigali Genocide Memorial, Richard Kandt Museum och Inema Arts Center

Download itinerary

Download detailed itinerary here

Hotels and Lodges

Cassia Lodge
Pleasant and popular middle class hotel located on a high hill with stunning views of Kampala and Lake Victoria. Read more about Cassia Lodge.

Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
Nice and well kept small hotel just outside Kibale Forest National Park. Located in an area of green hills and beautiful crater lakes. We recommend a walk in the surroundings on your own. Read more about the Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse.

Bush Lodge
Small tented camp right next to the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth's animal richest area. With only ten tents, this lodge offers a genuine safari feeling. Read more about Bush Lodge.

Mahogany Springs Lodge
A lodge of really good class built on a slope overlooking the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The lodge has large, nice rooms located in separate bungalows spread out over the grounds. Read more about Mahogany Springs Lodge.

Not included in the price

  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancelation insurance
  • Tip to the guides
  • Personal expensive such as minibar, laundry, telephone and internet

For travel insurance and cancelation insurance we recommend that you:

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include a good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA 

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need;

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Visa to Tanzania, you can apply for a visa through the Tanzania High Commission for £40 and upon arrival in Tanzania the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Tanzania you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex and Diners club are rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book a specific seat with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Not included in price

  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Departure tax from Zanzibar. Currently $40/person (2014-04) payable in cash on departure from Zanzibar. Can not be paid in advance.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA 
     

Hotels and Lodges

Not included in the price

  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay your journey with credit card. Many credit cards include a good travel insurance. NOTE the conditions of various cards differ check carefully what is included in your card. We accept MasterCard and VISA

 

Hotels & Lodges

Cassia Lodge
Pleasant and popular middle class hotel located on a high hill with stunning views of Kampala and Lake Victoria. Learn more about Cassia Lodge.

Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
Nice and well kept small hotel just outside Kibale Forest National Park. Located in an area of green hills and beautiful crater lakes. We recommend a walk in the surroundings on your own. Learn more about the Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse.

Bush Lodge
Small tented camp right next to the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth's animal richest area. With only ten tents, this lodge offers the genuine safari feeling. Learn more about Bush Lodge.

Mahogany Springs Lodge
A lodge of really good class built on a slope overlooking the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The lodge has large, nice rooms located in separate bungalows spread out over the grounds. Learn more about Mahogany Springs Lodge.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Fairly new lodge of great class. The lodge has 30 rooms which are all located in small cottages on the slopes to Mt. Sabinyo. Each room has private toilet and shower, a small lounge section with open fireplace and a private veranda. The lodge also has a restaurant, bar and reception in a separate building. Learn more Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

The Manor Hotel, Kigali
Modern and good hotel of international standards in Kigali. The hotel has large, clean rooms, all with private toilet and shower, restaurant, bar, gym and pool. Learn more about The Manor Hotel here.

Hotels and lodges on this safari

Kilimanjaro with Africana

When you climb Kilimanjaro with Africana Travel your guaranteed to receive top quality all the way. Most people climb Kilimanjaro just once in their lifetime and we work carefully and thoroughly to give each of you who climb with us the very best chance to reach Uhuru Peak.

We are very cautious with everything from food and equipment for your safety. Anyone who climbs Kilimanjaro with us have an extra insurance through the Flying Doctors that include helicopter evacuation in case of serious injury or illness on the mountain.

A successful Kilimanjaro climb is the result of very careful preparation, knowledge and experience in carrying out the expedition. Read more about how we prepare and conduct our Kilimanjaro climbs.

Machame route

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need;

Visa to enter Botswana in not required from UK citizens. For a visa to Zimbabwe you can either purchased at the border for $30 or through the Zimbabwe Embassy.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination. 

Travel Currency, The currency of Botswana is Pula (BWP). It can be difficult to exchange to the currency in the UK, so we recommend brining USD in cash.  VISA and MasterCard are accepted fairly often but Amex and Diners are rarely excepted. The currency in Zimbabwe is South African Rand. It's easy to exchange to Rand, before departure. The visa fee to Zimbabwe will be paid in USD.

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep. 

Baggage Allowance, This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in Southern Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage. This only applies if your flying domestic flights in Botswana, the international flights usually allow 20/25 kg checked-in luggage plus carry-on bag, 

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need;

Visa to enter Botswana in not required from UK citizens. 

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination. 

Travel Currency, The currency of Botswana is Pula (BWP). It can be difficult to exchange to the currency in the UK, so we recommend brining USD in cash.  VISA and MasterCard are accepted fairly often but Amex and Diners are rarely excepted. 

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep. 

Baggage Allowance, This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in Southern Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage. This only applies if your flying domestic flights in Botswana, the international flights usually allow 20/25 kg checked-in luggage plus carry-on bag, 

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need;

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Visa to Kenya, you can apply for at the Kenya Embassy alternatively buy on arrival in Kenya. Applying at the Embassy cost £30 for a visa and on arrival the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Kenya you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency: It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex is rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can not check-in for you or book you a seat with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Prior to your trip

Before your trip you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need:

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Visa to Kenya, You can apply for it at the  Kenya Embassy alternatively buy on arrival in Kenya. Applying at the Embassy cost £30 for a visa and on arrival the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Kenya you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often while Amex and Diners Club are rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket, Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage, If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance, This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a specific seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need. 

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage. 

Visa to Kenya, you can apply for at the Kenya Embassy alternatively buy on arrival in Kenya. Applying at the Embassy cost £30 for a visa and on arrival the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Kenya you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Visa to Tanzania , you can apply for a visa through the Tanzania High Commission for £40 and upon arrival in Tanzania the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Tanzania you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often while Amex and Diners Club are rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a specifc seat with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need. 

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage. 

Visa to Kenya, you can apply for at the Kenya Embassy alternatively buy on arrival in Kenya. Applying at the Embassy cost £30 for a visa and on arrival the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Kenya you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Visa to Tanzania , you can apply for a visa through the Tanzania High Commission for £40 and upon arrival in Tanzania the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Tanzania you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often while Amex and Diners Club are rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a specifc seat with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

 

 

Prior to your trip

Before your trip you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need.

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Visa to Kenya, you can apply for it at the Kenya Embassy alternatively buy on arrival in Kenya. Applying at the Embassy cost £30 for a visa and on arrival the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Kenya you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex and Diners club are rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a specific seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Hotels & Lodges

Eka Hotel
Newly built hotel near Nairobi National Park just outside of Nairobi. The hotel has an ideal location close to both the international airport Jomo Kenyatta Airport and the domestic airport Wilson Airport. The hotel holds international standard with new and clean rooms, restaurant, bar aswell as a pool. A perfect hotel to rest up after your flight so that you gather energy for your Safari.

Mara Nyumbu Camp 
Great tented camp in a good location right on the border to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Here you will stay in one of the animal richest land areas in the world and wildlife is often seen close by the lodge. All rooms are located in their own tents which are spacious and well kept. All tents have proper beds, toilet and shower. Learn more about Mara Nyumbu Camp.

Mara Leisure Camp
A tent lodge of great quality with a stunning location along the Talek river bank inside the Masai Mara. The lodge has large spacious tents with real beds and bathrooms with toilet, shower and a bathtub. Each tent has its own veranda and since there are no fences into the lodge animals sometimes walks between the tents.

Mnarani Beach Cottages, Zanzibar 
Mnarani Beach Cottages is a nice and affordable midrange hotel. They offer simple but clean rooms in the main building as well as independent bungalows. The standard rooms in this lodge provide basic amenities and has either ocean or garden view. We recommend upgrading to the deluxe or superior rooms, which are much larger, have a balcony and are far more comfortable (the price difference isn't too big) The hotels 2 large family bungalows with four beds is a good alternative for families travelling with children. The atmosphere is calm and relaxed. Read more about Mnarani Beach Cottages here.

Upgrade your accommodation in Zanzibar
We can offer a wide selection of hotels on Zanzibar and the neighboring island Pemba to suit all tastes. We at Africana Travel have no partnerships with large resorts nor charter hotels - but work exclusively with smaller boutique hotel. From mid-range to luxury. Learn more about our hotels on Zanzibar here. 

Kilimanjaro with Africana

When you climb Kilimanjaro with Africana Travel your guaranteed to receive top quality all the way. Most people climb Kilimanjaro just once in their lifetime and we work carefully and thoroughly to give each of you who climb with us the very best chance to reach Uhuru Peak.

We are very cautious with everything from food and equipment for your safety. Anyone who climbs Kilimanjaro with us have an extra insurance through the Flying Doctors that include helicopter evacuation in case of serious injury or illness on the mountain.

A successful Kilimanjaro climb is the result of very careful preparation, knowledge and experience in carrying out the expedition. Read more about how we prepare and conduct our Kilimanjaro climbs.

Not included in the price

International flight UK-Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) and Kigali (Rwanda)-UK

  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Visa to Rwanda
  • Travel insurance
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Gratuities to gudier 
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, Internet and voice


    For travel insurance and cancellation insurance is recommended
    Check which travel protection included in your home insurance
    Pay with your credit car. Many credit cards include a good travel insurance. NOTE! the conditions of various cards differ check what is included in your cards carefully. We accept Mastercard and VISA
    If
     you need extra protection, you are advised to take out insurance with European Travel Insurance

Kilimanjaro with Africana

When you climb Kilimanjaro with Africana Travel your guaranteed to receive top quality all the way. Most people climb Kilimanjaro just once in their lifetime and we work carefully and thoroughly to give each of you who climb with us the very best chance to reach Uhuru Peak.

We are very cautious with everything from food to equipment for your safety. Anyone who climbs Kilimanjaro with us have an extra insurance through the Flying Doctors that include helicopter evacuation in case of serious injury or illness on the mountain.

A successful Kilimanjaro climb is the result of very careful preparation, knowledge and experience in carrying out the expedition. Learn more about how we prepare and conduct our Kilimanjaro climbs.

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need;

Visa to enter Botswana in not required from UK citizens. 

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination. 

Travel Currency, The currency of Botswana is Pula (BWP). It can be difficult to exchange to the currency in the UK, so we recommend brining USD in cash.  VISA and MasterCard are accepted fairly often but Amex and Diners are rarely excepted. 

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep. 

Baggage Allowance, This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in Southern Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage. This only applies if your flying domestic flights in Botswana, the international flights usually allow 20/25 kg checked-in luggage plus carry-on bag, 

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Not included in the price

  • International flight to and from Tanzania/Zanzibar
  • Travel insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tips and gratuites
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, Internet or souvenirs
  • VISA for Tanzania

Onsea House, Arusha

Not included in the price

Tanzania safari and Mafia Island

Combine Mafia Island with a safari in northern or southern Tanzania. After an intense safari the deserted beaches of Mafia is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.

Not included in the price

  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tip to the Guides
  • Personal expenses such as mini bar, laundry, telephone and Internet

For travel insurance and cancellation insurance, we recommend

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay your journey with credit card. Many credit cards include a good travel insurance. NOTE the conditions of various cards differ check carefully what is included in your card. We accept MasterCard and VISA

Hotels & Lodges

Hotels and Lodges

Hotel Mediterraneo
Nice beach hotel located north of central Dar Es Salaam on a beautiful beach. Read more about Hotel Mediterraneo (external link)

Rufiji River Camp
Tented Camp located at the heart of Selous Game Reserve right on the banks of the great Rufiji River. Read more about Rufiji River Camp (external link)

Mnarani Beach Cottages
Nice mid-range hotel in northern Zanzibar. The hotel has rooms for singles, couples and families and is located on a beautiful beach in Nungwi. Read more about Mnarani Beach Cottages.

Before you go

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need;

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Visa to Uganda, you can apply through the Uganda High Commission in London, alternatively buy on arrival at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. Visas to Uganda requires that you fill in the form which can be downloaded from the High Commission website and send the form, passport (valid for at least six months from the proposed date of entry) and 1 passport photos to the embassy in a stamped, self addressed and registered envelope. Visa to Uganda currently cost £35 when applying through the High Commission and USD 50 upon arrival in Uganda. We recommend that you contact the High Commission for details.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex is rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Hotels & Lodges

The Manor Hotel, Kigali 
Nice and modern hotel of international standards. The hotel has large, clean rooms, all with private toilet / shower, restaurant, bar, gym and pool. Read more about The Manor Hotel here.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Fairly new lodge of great class. The lodge has 30 rooms which are all located in small cottages on the slopes to Mt.Sabinyo. Each room has private toilet and shower, a small lounge section with open fireplace and a private veranda. The lodge also has a restaurant, bar and reception in a separate building. Read more Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need.

Visa,
If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Visa to Uganda, you can apply through the Uganda High Commission in London, alternatively buy on arrival at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. Visas to Uganda requires that you fill in the form which can be downloaded from the High Commission website and send the form, passport (valid for at least six months from the proposed date of entry) and 1 passport photos to the embassy in a stamped, self addressed and registered envelope. Visa to Uganda currently cost £35 when applying through the High Commission and USD 50 upon arrival in Uganda. We recommend that you contact the High Commission for details.

Citizens from Untited Kingdom do not need a visa to Rwanda 

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex and Diners club are rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a specific seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Lodges & camping

Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge
This Lodge is built in an Out of Africa style with large beautiful rooms, open fireplaces and a gorgeous garden with a pool. Read more about Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge here.

KIA Lodge
KIA Lodge is located only three minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport, situated on a hill with a view over the dry savannah west of Kilimanjaro. On clear days, especially in the early morning, the lodge will give you a stunning view over Kilimanjaro characteristic white top. Read more about KIA Lodge here.

Accommodation on Kilimanjaro
There are no cabins on the Machame route. You will therefore be sleeping in tents at campsites. The tents are all well maintained, spacious and of good quality.

Before you go

Marangu route

What to bring on your Safari

To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage.

Soft Luggage; Pack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep. I

Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance. 

Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.

Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc 

Electrical adapter. In Botswana they use electrical outlets with three round sticks (Type D) but  are also common that there are some English (Type G) outlets. It is still good to bring an adapter

Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant. 

Sandals or Sneakers. It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening. 

Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun

Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.  

Mosquito repellent.

Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If your travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. 

Light Clothes; Bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts.  Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece. 

Hooded Sweater and pants. It's pretty cold in the evenings, nights and mornings in Southern Africa, especially between May and September. Therefore it is good to bring a sweater, light jacket and long pants.

Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day

IMPORTANT! Before your journey make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

What to bring on your Safari

To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage.

Soft Luggage; Pack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep. I

Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance. 

Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.

Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc 

Electrical adapter. In Botswana they use electrical outlets with three round sticks (Type D) but  are also common that there are some English (Type G) outlets. It is still good to bring an adapter

Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant. 

Sandals or Sneakers. It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening. 

Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun

Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.  

Mosquito repellent.

Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If your travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. 

Light Clothes; Bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts.  Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece. 

Hooded Sweater and pants. It's pretty cold in the evenings, nights and mornings in Southern Africa, especially between May and September. Therefore it is good to bring a sweater, light jacket and long pants.

Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day

IMPORTANT! Before your journey make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

Terms and conditions

Carefully read the terms and conditions before ytou pay your trip. You find our full terms here.

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need.

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Visa to Kenya, you can apply for at the Kenya Embassy alternatively buy on arrival in Kenya. Applying at the Embassy cost £30 for a visa and on arrival the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Kenya you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Visa to Tanzania, you can apply for a visa through the Tanzania High Commission for £40 and upon arrival in Tanzania the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Tanzania you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex and Diners Club are rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage: Pack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a specific seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

What to bring on your Safari

To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage. 

Soft Luggage;Pack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep. It is possibly to leave an extra bag in a locked room at the hotel during your safari but note that the domestic flights to Zanzibar only allows one bag per person.   

Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance.

Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.

Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc

Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant.

Sandals or Sneakers, It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening.

Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun

Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.

Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If you’re travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive.

Mosquito repellent

Light Clothes; bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts. Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece.

Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day

IMPORTANT!! Before your trip make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

What to bring on your Safari

To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage.

Soft Luggage; Pack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep. It is possibly to leave an extra bag in a locked room at the hotel during your safari but note that the domestic flights to Zanzibar only allows one bag per person. 

Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance.

Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.

Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc

Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant.

Sandals or Sneakers. It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening.

Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun

Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.

Mosquito repellent.

Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If you’re travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive.

Light Clothes; bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts. Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece.

Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day

IMPORTANT!! Before your trip make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

What to bring on your Safari

To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage. 

Soft Luggage; Pack your belongings in soft bags. Note that the domestic flight to Mombassa only allows one bag per person.

Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance.

Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.

Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc

Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant.

Sandals or Sneakers. It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening.

Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun

Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.

Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If you’re travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive.

Mosquito repellent

Light Clothes; bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts. Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece.

Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day

IMPORTANT!! Before your trip make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

What to bring on your Safari

To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage.

Soft LuggagePack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep. Note that the domestic flights to Zanzibar only allows one bag per person.  

Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance.

Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.

Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc

Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant.

Sandals or Sneakers. It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening.

Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun

Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.

Mosquito Repellent

Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If you’re travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive.

Light Clothes; bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts. Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece.

Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day

IMPORTANT!! Before your trip make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

What to bring on your Safari

To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage.

Soft Luggage; Pack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep. Note that the domestic flights to Mombassa only allows one bag per person. .

Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance.

Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.

Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc

Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant.

Sandals or Sneakers. It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening.

Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun

Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.

Mosquito repellent

Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If you’re travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive.

Light Clothes; bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts. Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece.

Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day

IMPORTANT!! Before your trip make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

About this safari

This trip combines two of East Africa's best natural experiences; safari in the Serengeti and the encounter with mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Thanks to Coastal Aviation flights between Serengeti and Kigali in Rwanda, it is easy to combine Tanzania and Rwanda without a great deal of time is spent traveling between locations. We heartily recommend this trip for those who always dreamed of seeing the migration and the mountain gorilla.

Lodges & camping

Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge 
This Lodge is built in an Out of Africa style with large beautiful rooms, open fireplaces and a gorgeous garden with a pool. Read more about Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge here. 

KIA Lodge 
KIA Lodge is located only three minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport, situated on a hill with a view over the dry savannah west of Kilimanjaro. On clear days, especially in the early morning, the lodge will give you a stunning view over Kilimanjaro characteristic white top. Read more about KIA Lodge here.

Accommodation on Kilimanjaro 
There are no cabins on the Lemosho route. You will therefore be sleeping in tents at campsites. The tents are all well maintained, spacious and of good quality.

Hotels & Lodges

Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge 
This Lodge is built in an Out of Africa style with large beautiful rooms, open fireplaces and a gorgeous garden with a pool. Read more about Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge here.

KIA Lodge 
KIA Lodge is located only three minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport, situated on a hill with a view over the dry savannah west of Kilimanjaro. On clear days, especially in the early morning, the lodge will give you a stunning view over Kilimanjaro with the characteristic white top. Read more about KIA Lodge here

Accommodation on Kilimanjaro 
There are no cabins on the Machame route. You will therefore be sleeping in tents at campsites. The tents are all well maintained, spacious and of high quality.

Double Tree By Hilton 
Great four star hotel with a convenient location on the northern tip of Zanzibar. An ideal hotel for those of you who would like to stay comfortable and affordably in Nungwi with good swimming opportunities  (less tide differences) and activities and excursions. Read more about Doubletree By Hilton

What to bring on your Safari

To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage.

Soft Luggage; Pack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep. I

Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance. 

Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.

Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc 

Electrical adapter. In Botswana they use electrical outlets with three round sticks (Type D) but  are also common that there are some English (Type G) outlets. It is still good to bring an adapter

Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant. 

Sandals or Sneakers. It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening. 

Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun

Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.  

Mosquito repellent.

Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If your travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. 

Light Clothes; Bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts.  Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece. 

Hooded Sweater and pants. It's pretty cold in the evenings, nights and mornings in Southern Africa, especially between May and September. Therefore it is good to bring a sweater, light jacket and long pants.

Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day

IMPORTANT! Before your journey make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

Olivers Camp, Tarangire

Hotels and lodges

Planet Lodge, Arusha 
A very nice mid-range hotel in the outskirts of Arusha. Planet Lodge has clean well maintaned rooms in roundavels spread out over the property. The hotel has a garden and a pool with a beautiful view of Mount Meru. Read more about Planet Lodge.  

Angani Tented Lodge, Karatu
Angani Tented Lodge is a nice mid-range tented lodge located in the green hills in the Ngorongoro Highlands close to the Ngorongoro Crater. Read more about Angani Tented Lodge.  

Angani Serengeti Camp
A small tented camp, with only eight tents, located in the heart of Serengeti National Park in the Seronera area. Read more about Angani Serengeti Camp. 

Osupuko Serengeti Camp
Small tented camp located on a hill in the heart of central Serengetis Seronera Valley. Read more about Osupuko Serengeti Camp. 

Ndutu Safari Lodge 
Small safari lodge by Lake Ndutu in southern Serengeti. Rooms are located two and two in small brick cabins strecthed out so that every cabin has a clear view of the surrounding savannah. Read more about Ndutu Safari Lodge.

Serengeti Savannah Camp
A mobile tented camp owned and run by local Masais. With only eight rooms, each one in a large safari tent, the lodge gives you a genuine wilderness experience. Read more about Serengeti Savannah Camp.

Mnarani Beach Cottages
Mid-range hotel located on a quite and beautiful beach on northern Zanzibar. Rooms in different categories in small cottages and two main buildings. The hotel has four family apartments and is a perfect alternative for those travelling with children and youths. Read more about Mnarani Beach Cottages. 
 
All our hotels in Zanzibar
If you wish you can upgrade your stay in Zanzibar. We have a large portfolio of small, personal and intimate hotels from mid-range to luxury. Here you can find information about all our hotels in Zanzibar.

What to bring on your safari

To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage.

Soft LuggagePack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep. Note that the domestic flights to Zanzibar only allows one bag per person.  

Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance.

Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.

Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc

Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant.

Sandals or Sneakers. It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening.

Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun

Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.

Mosquito Repellent

Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If you’re travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive.

Light Clothes; bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts. Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece.

Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day

IMPORTANT!! Before your trip make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

Hotels and lodges

5Swiss Hotel, Kigali
Nice, well-kept and familiar small hotel with a fantastic location in the heart of Kigali. Read more about 5Swiss Hotel here.

Nyungwe Forest Lodge
This hotel is an experience in itself. Surrounded by a tea plantation and the emerald green rainforest the lodge is wonderfully located right on the border of Nyungwe Forest National Park. The rooms are beautiful and have views of the surroundings. Read more about Nyungwe Forest Lodge.

Lake Kivu Serena Lodge
As any Serena hotel the hotel is of high and reliable standard with large nice rooms. The best thing about this hotel is that it is located directly on the beach where you can swim in Lake Kivu's warm water. Learn more about Lake Kivu Serena Lodge.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
A fairly new lodge of good class. The lodge has 30 rooms which are all located in small cottages on the slopes of Mt.Sabinyo. Each room has its own toilet and shower, a small part lounge with open fireplace and a private veranda. The lodge also has a restaurant, bar and reception in a separate building. Read more Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

Before you go

Prior to you trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need;

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.  

Visa to Tanzania, you can apply for a visa through the Tanzania High Commission for £40 and upon arrival in Tanzania the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Tanzania you will have to be able to show your return flight. 

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination. 

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but AMEX is rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions. 

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you. 

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep. 

Baggage Allowance, This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage. 

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check-in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer onlince check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can not check-in for you or book you seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve a specific seat with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card. 

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Hotels & Lodges

Planet Lodge, Arusha
Mid-Range hotel in a beautiful location in southeastern Arusha with views of Mount Meru. The lodge has rooms in small round huts scattered in a large garden. Learn more about Planet Lodge.

Angani Tented Lodge, Karatu
Angani Tented Lodge is a nice and very good tented camp situated in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Ngorongoro Highlands immediate vicinity of the Ngorongoro crater. Learn more about Angani Tented Lodge.

Angani Serengeti Camp
Angani Serengeti Camp is a small tented camp with only eight tents located in the middle of the Serengeti's heart; Seronera Valley. Learn more about Angani Serengeti Camp.

Osupuko Serengeti Camp
Small and very good tented camp with fantastic location on a hill in central Serengeti Seronera Valley. The lodge is located in the very animals richest area of ​​the Serengeti. Learn more about Osupuko Serengeti Camp.

Ndutu Safari Lodge
Small friendly and very good safari lodge located right next to the Ndutu Lake in southern Serengeti. The lodge is classic safari land and has received visits from both National Geographic and Animal Planet. Learn more about Ndutu Safari Lodge.

Serengeti Savannah Camp
Mobile tent camp during the Swedish winter is in southern Serengeti. A tent camp owned and operated entirely local and really gives the true naturuppleveslen. Learn more about Serengeti Savannah Camp.

Mnarani Beach Cottages
Mnarani Beach Cottages is a nice and affordable hotel in mid to northern Zanzibar. Learn more about Mnarani Beach Cottages.

All hotels in Zanzibar
Of course you can if you want to upgrade your accommodation in Zanzibar. Here you will find details of all our hotels in Zanzibar. 

 

Hotels & Lodges

Arusha Safari Lodge
With a beautiful view of Mt Meru in lush greenery, about four kilometers outside of Arusha lies Arusha Safari Lodge. The hotel is a beautifully restored horse farm that kept many original features. The hotel only has seven rooms, all located in a separate bungalow. Read more about Arusha Safari Lodge.

Kirurumu Tented Lodge
Kirurumu Tented Lodge is a great tented lodge situated high on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, approximately 15 minutes drive from Lake Manyara National Park. The best thing about the lodge is its spectacular view, 600 feet above Lake Manyara and the surrounding savannah. Read more about Kirurumu Tented Lodge.

Grumeti Luxury Tented Lodge
This is a new lodge situated in the Grumeti Reserve, west of the central Serengeti and north of the Western Corridor and Grumeti River. The area is beautiful with scattered acacia forest and diverse savannah and rolling hills. The area is also good in terms of its wildlife with their best period in European spring and early summer when the large migratory herds are moving in the area. Grumeti River is close by and there are always plenty of animals around this permanent water source. Read more about Grumeti Luxury Tented Lodge.

Lake Masek Tented Camp
A small great tent lodge in a fantastic location by the lake Lake Masek located on the wide open plains just outside the Serengeti National Park in Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The lodge only has 20 tents which are all large, spacey and comfortably furnished. The lodge is one of the very best eco-lodges in Tanzania. All the energy comes from solar panels and water collected during the rainy season are used for showers, toilets and cooking. The lodge is also built entirely from materials that are recyclable and biodegradable. Learn more about Lake Masek Tented Camp here.

FAQ

We have collected our frequently asked questions here.

FAQ

FAQ

We have collected frequently asked questions here.

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need;

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Citizens from Untited Kingdom do not need a visa to Rwanda 

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex is rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions. 

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

FAQ

We have collected our frequently asked questions here.

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need;

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Visa to Tanzania, you can apply for a visa through the Tanzania High Commission for £40 and upon arrival in Tanzania the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Tanzania you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex is rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you can't access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage. For climbing Kilimanjaro you'll need to pack your belongings in a big backpack. Also bring a smaller backpack (around 30 liters) that you yourself will wear during the Kilimanjaro climb. If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Rongai route

FAQs

We have collected frequently asked questions here.

FAQs

We have collected frequently asked questions here.

FAQ

We have collected frequently asked questions here.

FAQ

We have collected frequently asked questions here.

FAQ

We have collected frequently asked questions here.

FAQ

We have collected frequently asked questions here.

What to bring on your Safari

To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage.

Soft Luggage; Pack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep. Note that the domestic flights to Zanzibar only allows one bag per person. .

Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance. 

Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.

Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc 

Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant. 

Sandals or Sneakers. It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening. 

Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun

Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.  

Mosquito repellent

Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If you’re travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive. 

Light Clothes; bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts.  Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece. 

Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day

IMPORTANT!! Before your trip make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

What to bring on your Safari

To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage.

Soft Luggage; Pack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep. Note that the domestic flight to Zanzibar only allows one bag per person.

Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance. 

Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.

Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc 

Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant.

Sandals or Sneakers. It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening. 

Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun

Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.  

Mosquito Repellent

Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If you’re travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive. 

Light Clothes; bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts. Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece. 

Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day

IMPORTANT!! Before your trip make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need;

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Visa to Tanzania, you can apply for a visa through the Tanzania High Commission for £40 and upon arrival in Tanzania the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Tanzania you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex is rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you can't access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage. For climbing Kilimanjaro you'll need to pack your belongings in a big backpack. Also bring a smaller backpack (around 30 liters) that you yourself will wear during the Kilimanjaro climb. If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need. 

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Visa to Tanzania, you can apply for a visa through the Tanzania High Commission for £40 and upon arrival in Tanzania the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Tanzania you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex and Diners Club are rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage For climbing Kilimanjaro you'll need to pack your belongings in a big backpack. Also bring a smaller backpack (around 30 liters) that you yourself will wear during the Kilimanjaro climb. If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a specific seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

FAQs

We have collected frequently asked questions here.

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Practical info

  • You book your own flight to and from Tanzania

  • For this safari you should book your flight to Kilimanjaro (JRO) and home from Zanzibar (ZNZ)

  • Flight ticket for domestic flight between Kilimanjaro (or Arusha) Airport and Zanzibar is included and this ticket will be given to you by your safari guide on the fiorst day of your safari.

  • When you arrive in Tanzania you will be met at the airport by Africana Travels staff. The person who meets you will have a sign that says "Africana Travel" and your name.

  • Upon arrival we transfer you to your hotel in Arusha and help you check in.

  • On the day you do your culture walk you will be picked up at the reception of your hotel at 10 a.m. (10 in the morning). You will return to the hotel around 4 p.m. (4 in the afternoon or 16:00).

  • Your guides speaks very good English.

  • On the first day of your safari your safari guide comes to your hotel to pick you. Exact time is stated in your voucher. Preliminary pick up time is 08:00 a.m. (8 in the morning).

  • Your safari vehicle is a safari customized Topyota Landcruiser or similar car with a pop up roof.

  • When you do full day game drives and/or transfers you travel with a lunch box and stop fo picnic lunch.

  • Tipping at hotels is aprreciated and you can leave tips in the Tip Box in the reception. A dollar or two per person per night at the hotel is always appreciated by the staff.

  • On this safari we do a bush walk this is a guided safari on foot where you are escorted by your guide and an armed ranger.

  • At all times in safari areas and especially during bush walks it is very important that you follow your guides advise.

  • Bush walks are safe as long as you follow your guides intructions. All bush walks are done at own risk.

  • We do not recommed bush walks for kids under the age of ten. Bush walk with children are always at parents responsibility.

  • If you enjoyed your guide a tip is appreciated. Tips to the guide is given at the end of the safari. USD 5-8 per person per day is appreciated for excellent services.

  • If anything goes wrong during your safari at first talk to your guide and he will help you solve the issue.

  • If you need assistance from Africana travel office staff call us on the phone number you find on your reservations voucher.

  • When you ar egoing to Zanzibar we pick you at your hotel 2,5 hours prior to your flight departue for transfer to Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport.

  • When you arrive in Zanzibar you will be met by Africana Travel staff and transferred to your hotel.

  • On the day you fly home we pick you up at your hotel 3,5 hours before your flight departure for transfer to Zanzibar Airport

 

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need;

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Citizens from Untited Kingdom do not need a visa to Rwanda 

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex is rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions. 

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

FAQ

Included in the price

  • Pick up at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to Planet Lodge in Arusha
  • 2 nights at Planet Lodge Arusha including breakfast and dinner. Drinks not included for dinner.
  • Day trip "culture walk" including guide, transfers, village fees and picnic lunch
  • 5 days safari to Lake Manyara or Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, including all park fees
  • Customized safari jeep with pop up roof
  • Safari guide(your guide is knowledgeable and experienced with a very good English)
  • Drinking water in the safari jeep all days
  • Transfer from Planet Lodge to Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Insurance with Flying Doctors. In the event of a serious injury or illness during your safari, you will be airlifted to a hospital in Nairobi or Dar Es Salaam.

 

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Visa to Tanzania, you can apply for a visa through the Tanzania High Commission for £40 and upon arrival in Tanzania the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Tanzania you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex is rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do no sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check-in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer onlince check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Climate and weather

Tanzania is located by the equator so the weather is almost always warm, at lest by by Western Europeans standards. Tanzania is however a big country with large differences in topography and altitude, resulting in greater climatic change than one might initially think. The costal areas of Tanzania is warm all year around with temperatures varying between 25 and 35 degrees. The hottest period is from December to late February and the coolest months are June and July. Although March and April can feel cooler because of the wet weather

The main rainy season in Tanzania is between March and May where the heavy "long rains" fall, there is also a shorter rainy season around November. However Tanzania is a tropical country and rain can occur at all times of the year. Rain outside the rainy season is normally a short burst that can be quite refreshing on a hot day. Learn more about the weather and climate in Tanzania in our Safari guide Tanzania.

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need.

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Visa to Tanzania, you can apply for a visa through the Tanzania High Commission for £40 and upon arrival in Tanzania the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Tanzania you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex amd Diners club are rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a specific seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Climate and weather

Climate and weather

The majority of Uganda experience a tropical climate with two main dry and rain seasons. Dry periods are December to February and June to August. To some degree this varies regionally across the country with a drier climate in the northern and eastern parts. As the country is located near the equator, it is warm all year round but the temperatures regulates since large parts of the country is on fairly high altitude. Read more about the climate and weather in Uganda in our Safari Guide Uganda.

FAQ

We have collected our frequently asked questions here.

Climate and weather

Uganda
The majority of Uganda experience a tropical climate with two main dry and rain seasons. Dry periods are December to February and June to August. To some degree this varies regionally across the country with a drier climate in the northern and eastern parts. As the country is located near the equator, it is warm all year round but the temperatures regulates since large parts of the country is on fairly high altitude. Read more about the climate and weather in Uganda in our Safari Guide Uganda.

Rwanda
Rwanda has a tropical humid climate that in most parts of the country is moderated by fairly high altitude. Temperatures vary little throughout the year and different parts of the country. Ruhengeri and the Volcanoes National Park is quite high and has an noticeably cooler climate than, say, Kigali. The driest periods are from June to August and December to February. Normally, March -May are the wettest months but in recent years the variations have been great. Rain occurs in all seasons. Read more about the climate and weather in Rwanda in our Safari guide Rwanda.

Climate and weather

Tanzania is located by the equator so the weather is almost always warm, at lest for western Europeans. Tanzania is however a big country with large differences in topography and altitude, resulting in greater climatic change than one might initially think. The costal areas of Tanzania is warm all year around with temperatures varying between 25 and 35 degrees. The hottest period is from December to late February and the coolest months are June and July. Although March and April can feel cooler because of the wet weather

The main rainy season in Tanzania is between March and May where the heavy "long rains" fall, there is also a shorter rainy season around November. However Tanzania is a tropical country and rain can occur at all times of the year. Rain outside the rainy season is normally a short burst that can be quite refreshing on a hot day. 

Weather and especially the temperature on Kilimanjaro varies depending on altitude. At low altitudes, it is quite hot and humid and it then gradually becomes colder and drier the higher up you get. At the top, it can get as cold as -20°C . Read more about weather and climate in Tanzania in our Safari guide Tanzania.

What should I pack for the safari?

Lemosho route

Climate and weather in Botswana

Botswana has a relatively dry climate with a marked dry respectively rain season. The dry season is from May to November, while the rainy season is from December to April. The whole country is relatively dry all year and it is fully possible to visit Botswana even during the rain season since the rain is rarely heavy or persistent for long periods. The accessibility to a safari in Botswana however is  depended on season, specially during January-March since the area around Chobe Riber and the rivers of the Okowanve get flooded as a result of the heavy rains in central Angola. During the dry season it is usually sunny and completely cloudless with temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees in the afternoons and cold clear nights with temperatures that can crawl under five degrees. Frost occurs a few nights each year. During the rainy season it is more clouds and some heavy rain which usually don't last long. The temperatures between November and February can reach around 40 degrees and because of the humidity the nights will be warm as well.  

Climate and weather in Botswana

Botswana has a relatively dry climate with a marked dry respectively rain season. The dry season is from May to November, while the rainy season is from December to April. The whole country is relatively dry all year and it is fully possible to visit Botswana even during the rain season since the rain is rarely heavy or persistent for long periods. The accessibility to a safari in Botswana however is  depended on season, specially during January-March since the area around Chobe Riber and the rivers of the Okowanve get flooded as a result of the heavy rains in central Angola. During the dry season it is usually sunny and completely cloudless with temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees in the afternoons and cold clear nights with temperatures that can crawl under five degrees. Frost occurs a few nights each year. During the rainy season it is more clouds and some heavy rain which usually don't last long. The temperatures between November and February can reach around 40 degrees and because of the humidity the nights will be warm as well.  

Climate and weather

Kenya lies on the equator and most of the country has a tropical climate. A part of the country is located on the East African plateau where the climate is noticeably cooler and drier than the coast. Northern parts of Kenya are dry and consist largely of semi-desert. Daytime temperatures in Kenya's safari parks, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara ranges from about 25 degrees between May and August to between 25 and 35 degrees the rest of the year. The warmest months are December and February. It rains very different in various parts of the country and rain normally occurs every month. The rainiest months are March, April and May and the driest are July to October. Learn more about weather and climate in Kenya in our Safari Guide Kenya.

Weather and Climate

Kenya lies on the equator and most of the country has a tropical climate. A part of the country is located on the East African plateau where the climate is noticeably cooler and drier than the coast. Northern parts of Kenya are dry and consist largely of semi-desert. Daytime temperatures in Kenya's safari parks, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara ranges from about 25 degrees between May and August to between 25 and 35 degrees the rest of the year. The warmest months are December and February. It rains very different in various parts of the country and rain normally occurs every month. The rainiest months are March, April and May and the driest are July to October. Learn more about weather and climate in Kenya in our Safari Guide Kenya.

Weather and Climate

Kenya lies on the equator and most of the country has a tropical climate. A part of the country is located on the East African plateau where the climate is noticeably cooler and drier than the coast. Northern parts of Kenya are dry and consist largely of semi-desert. Daytime temperatures in Kenya's safari parks, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara ranges from about 25 degrees between May and August to between 25 and 35 degrees the rest of the year. The warmest months are December and February. It rains very different in various parts of the country and rain normally occurs every month. The rainiest months are March, April and May and the driest are July to October. Learn more about weather and climate in Kenya in our Safari Guide Kenya.

Zanzibar has a distinctly tropical climate with warm weather all year round. Afternoon temperatures generally range between 25 degrees during coolest months of May-July and 35 degrees in the hottest months, October to February. Typically the night temperatures fall to around 20 degree. The rainiest months are March, April and May and the driest is June to October. Although rain can occurs all year round.

Weather and Climate

Kenya lies on the equator and most of the country has a tropical climate. A part of the country is located on the East African plateau where the climate is noticeably cooler and drier than the coast. Northern parts of Kenya are dry and consist largely of semi-desert. Daytime temperatures in Kenya's safari parks, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara ranges from about 25 degrees between May and August to between 25 and 35 degrees the rest of the year. The warmest months are December and February. It rains very different in various parts of the country and rain normally occurs every month. The rainiest months are March, April and May and the driest are July to October. Learn more about weather and climate in Kenya in our Safari Guide Kenya.

FAQ

We have collected the frequently asked questions here.

Kilimanjaro with Africana Travel

When you climb Kilimanjaro with Africana Travel your guaranteed to receive top quality all the way. Most people climb Kilimanjaro just once in their lifetime and we work carefully and thoroughly to give each of you who climb with us the very best chance to reach Uhuru Peak.

We are very cautious with everything from food to equipment for your safety. Anyone who climbs Kilimanjaro with us have an extra insurance through the Flying Doctors that include helicopter evacuation in case of serious injury or illness on the mountain.

A successful Kilimanjaro climb is the result of very careful preparation, knowledge and experience in carrying out the expedition. Learn more about how we prepare and conduct our Kilimanjaro climbs.

What to bring on your Safari

To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage. 

Soft Luggage;Pack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep. It is possibly to leave an extra bag in a locked room at the hotel during your safari but note that the domestic flights to Zanzibar only allows one bag per person.   

Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance.

Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.

Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc

Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant.

Sandals or Sneakers, It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening.

Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun

Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.

Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If you’re travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive.

Mosquito repellent

Light Clothes; bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts. Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece.

Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day

IMPORTANT!! Before your trip make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

Climate and weather

Tanzania is located by the equator so the weather is almost always warm, at lest for western Europeans. Tanzania is however a big country with large differences in topography and altitude, resulting in greater climatic change than one might initially think. The costal areas of Tanzania is warm all year around with temperatures varying between 25 and 35 degrees. The hottest period is from December to late February and the coolest months are June and July. Although March and April can feel cooler because of the wet weather

The main rainy season in Tanzania is between March and May where the heavy "long rains" fall, there is also a shorter rainy season around November. However Tanzania is a tropical country and rain can occur at all times of the year. Rain outside the rainy season is normally a short burst that can be quite refreshing on a hot day. 

Weather and especially the temperature on Kilimanjaro varies depending on altitude. At low altitudes, it is quite hot and humid and it then gradually becomes colder and drier the higher up you get. At the top, it can get as cold as -20°C . Read more about weather and climate in Tanzania in our Safari guide Tanzania.

Climate and weather

Tanzania is located by the equator so the weather is almost always warm, at lest by Western Europeans standards. Tanzania is however a big country with large differences in topography and altitude, resulting in greater climatic change than one might initially think. The costal areas of Tanzania is warm all year around with temperatures varying between 25 and 35 degrees. The hottest period is from December to late February and the coolest months are June and July. Although March and April can feel cooler because of the wet weather

The main rainy season in Tanzania is between March and May where the heavy "long rains" fall, there is also a shorter rainy season around November. However Tanzania is a tropical country and rain can occur at all times of the year. Rain outside the rainy season is normally a short burst that can be quite refreshing on a hot day. Learn more about the weather and climate in Tanzania in our Safari guide Tanzania.

Weather and especially the temperature on Kilimanjaro varies depending on altitude. At low altitudes, it is quite hot and humid and it then gradually becomes colder and drier the higher you get. At the top, it can get as cold as -20°C . Learn more about weather and climate in Tanzania in our Safari guide Tanzania.

Climate and weather in Botswana

Botswana has a relatively dry climate with a marked dry respectively rain season. The dry season is from May to November, while the rainy season is from December to April. The whole country is relatively dry all year and it is fully possible to visit Botswana even during the rain season since the rain is rarely heavy or persistent for long periods. The accessibility to a safari in Botswana however is  depended on season, specially during January-March since the area around Chobe Riber and the rivers of the Okowanve get flooded as a result of the heavy rains in central Angola. During the dry season it is usually sunny and completely cloudless with temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees in the afternoons and cold clear nights with temperatures that can crawl under five degrees. Frost occurs a few nights each year. During the rainy season it is more clouds and some heavy rain which usually don't last long. The temperatures between November and February can reach around 40 degrees and because of the humidity the nights will be warm as well.  

Gibbs Farm, Karatu

Weather in Kenya

Kenya lies on the equator and most of the country has a tropical climate. A part of the country is located on the East African plateau where the climate is noticeably cooler and drier than the coast. Northern parts of Kenya are dry and consist largely of semi-desert. Daytime temperatures in Kenya's safari parks, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara ranges from about 25 degrees between May and August to between 25 and 35 degrees the rest of the year. The warmest months are December and February. It rains very different in various parts of the country and rain normally occurs every month. The rainiest months are March, April and May and the driest are July to October. Learn more about weather and climate in Kenya in our Safari Guide Kenya.

Zanzibar has a distinctly tropical climate with warm weather all year round. Afternoon temperatures generally range between 25 degrees during coolest months of May-July and 35 degrees in the hottest months, October to February. Typically the night temperatures fall to around 20 degree. The rainiest months are March, April and May and the driest is June to October. Although rain can occurs all year round.

Climate in Rwanda

Rwanda has a tropical humid climate that in most parts of the country is moderated by fairly high altitude. Temperatures vary little throughout the year and different parts of the country. Ruhengeri and the Volcanoes National Park is quite high and has an noticeably cooler climate than, Kigali. The driest periods are from June to August and December to February. Normally, March -May are the wettest months but in recent years the variations have been great. Rain occurs in all seasons. Read more about the climate and weather in Rwanda in our Safari guide Rwanda.

Climate and weather

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Not included in the price

  • International flight to and from Tanzania
  • Visa for Tanzania
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancelation insurance
  • Tip to the guides
  • Personal expensive such as minibar, laundry, telephone and internet
  • Cost for vaccinations necessary for the trip

For travel insurance and cancelation insurance we recommend that you:

  1. Check what travel insurance is included in your home insurance
  2. Pay for your trip with card. Many credit card include good travel insurance. Note that the conditions of different cards vary, check what's included in your card carefully. We accept MasterCard and VISA

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Changes in the exchange rate GBP/USD, availability of tickets, changes in taxes and fees on airline tickets and other external factors beyond our control could cause a higher price than those presented on this page. 

FAQ

We have collected frequently asked questions here.

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Changes in the exchange rate GBP/USD, availability of tickets, changes in taxes and fees on airline tickets and other external factors beyond our control could cause a higher price than those presented on this page.

Climate and weather

Rwanda has a tropical humid climate that in most parts of the country is moderated by fairly high altitude. Temperatures vary little throughout the year and different parts of the country. Ruhengeri and the Volcanoes National Park is quite high and has an noticeably cooler climate than, Kigali. The driest periods are from June to August and December to February. Normally, March -May are the wettest months but in recent years the variations have been great. Rain occurs in all seasons. Read more about the climate and weather in Rwanda in our Safari guide Rwanda.

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Changes in the exchange rate GBP/USD, availability of tickets, changes in taxes and fees on airline tickets and other external factors beyond our control could cause a higher price than those presented on this page. 

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need. 

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Visa to Tanzania, you can apply for a visa through the Tanzania High Commission for £40 and upon arrival in Tanzania the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Tanzania you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex and Diners Club are rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage For climbing Kilimanjaro you'll need to pack your belongings in a big backpack. Also bring a smaller backpack (around 30 liters) that you yourself will wear during the Kilimanjaro climb. If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer online check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can't check-in for you or book you a specific seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

FAQ

We have collected frequently asked questions here.

FAQs

About Botswana

Botswana is a country in southern Africa that to the surface is about the same size as France but the population is only about two million. Botswana is a republic. It is bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

About Botswana

Botswana is a country in southern Africa that to the surface is about the same size as France but the population is only about two million. Botswana is a republic. It is bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Reservation

Changes in the exchange rate GBP/USD, availability of tickets, changes in taxes and fees on airline tickets and other external factors beyond our control could cause a higher price than those presented on this page.

Reservations

Changes in the exchange rate GBP/USD, availability of tickets, changes in taxes and fees on airline tickets and other external factors beyond our control could cause a higher price than those presented on this page. 

Reservations

Changes in the exchange rate GBP/USD, availability of tickets, changes in taxes and fees on airline tickets and other external factors beyond our control could cause a higher price than those presented on this page. 

Reservations

Changes in the exchange rate GBP/USD, availability of tickets, changes in taxes and fees on airline tickets and other external factors beyond our control could cause a higher price than those presented on this page. 

Weather and Climate

Kenya lies on the equator and most of the country has a tropical climate. A part of the country is located on the East African plateau where the climate is noticeably cooler and drier than the coast. Northern parts of Kenya are dry and consist largely of semi-desert. Daytime temperatures in Kenya's safari parks, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara ranges from about 25 degrees between May and August to between 25 and 35 degrees the rest of the year. The warmest months are December and February. It rains very different in various parts of the country and rain normally occurs every month. The rainiest months are March, April and May and the driest are July to October. Learn more about weather and climate in Kenya in our Safari Guide Kenya.

Zanzibar has a distinctly tropical climate with warm weather all year round. Afternoon temperatures generally range between 25 degrees during coolest months of May-July and 35 degrees in the hottest months, October to February. Typically the night temperatures fall to around 20 degree. The rainiest months are March, April and May and the driest is June to October. Although rain can occurs all year round.

 

What to bring on your Safari

To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage.

Soft Luggage; Pack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep. It is possibly to leave an extra bag in a locked room at the hotel during your safari but note that the domestic flights to Zanzibar only allows one bag per person. 

Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance.

Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.

Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc

Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant.

Sandals or Sneakers. It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening.

Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun

Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.

Mosquito repellent

Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If your travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive.

Light Clothes; Bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts. Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece.

Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day

IMPORTANT!! Before your trip make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

FAQ

We have collected frequently asked questions here.

FAQ

We have collected our frequently asked questions here.

About Botswana

Botswana is a country in southern Africa that to the surface is about the same size as France but the population is only about two million. Botswana is a republic. It is bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Hotels and Lodges

Arusha Hotel 

Kirurumu Manyara Tented Lodge 


Kirurumu Tarangire Tented Lodge 


Kirurumu Serengeti Camp

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge 


Michamvi Sunset Bay

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Climate and weather

Tanzania is located by the equator so the weather is almost always warm, at least by western European standards. Tanzania is however a big country with large differences in topography and altitude, resulting in greater climatic change than one might initially think. The costal areas of Tanzania is warm all year around with temperatures varying between 25 and 35 degrees. The hottest period is from December to late February and the coolest months are June and July. Although March and April can feel cooler because of the wet weather

The main rainy season in Tanzania is between March and May where the heavy "long rains" fall, there is also a shorter rainy season around November. However Tanzania is a tropical country and rain can occur at all times of the year. Rain outside the rainy season is normally a short burst that can be quite refreshing on a hot day. Learn more about the weather and climate in Tanzania in our Safari guide Tanzania.

FAQ

We have collected frequently asked questions here.

Climate and weather

Tanzania is located close the equator and so has a very temperate climate. It is however a big country with large differences in topography and altitude resulting in greater climatic change than one might initially think. The coastal areas of Tanzania are warm all year around with temperatures varying between 25-35°C. The hottest period is from December to late February and the coolest months are June and July. March and April can also feel cooler because of the wet weather.

The main rainy season in Tanzania is between March and May when the heavy "long rains" fall. There is also a shorter rainy season around November but it is important to remember that Tanzania is a tropical country, so rain can occur at all times of the year. When rain occurs outside the rainy season, it is normally a short burst that can be quite refreshing on a hot day. Learn more about the weather and climate in Tanzania in our Safari guide Tanzania.

Reservation

Changes in the exchange rate GBP/USD, availability of tickets, changes in taxes and fees on airline tickets and other external factors beyond our control could cause a higher price than those presented on this page.

FAQ

We have collected our frequently asked questions here.

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About Kenya

About Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, is 360 feet high and 5600 feet wide and is considered to be the world's largest waterfall. The waterfalls creates a pillar of smoke, visible from miles away. During the rainy season and early dry season 3000 cubic meters of water per second rushes through the falls but at the end of the dry season it's only about 300 cubic meters per second.

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Manta Resort Pemba Island

Lemala Ngorongoro

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Changes in the exchange rate GBP/USD, availability of tickets, changes in taxes and fees on airline tickets and other external factors beyond our control could cause a higher price than those presented on this page.

Prior to your trip

Before your departure you might want to go through our checklist below to make sure you have everything you need;

Visa, If you choose to apply for your visa before your departure it should be done through their respective embassy. We recommend that you apply at lest a month in advance. There is also the possibility to buy your visa upon arrival. Make sure you have the correct amount (in USD) easily accessible in your hand luggage.

Visa to Tanzania, you can apply for a visa through the Tanzania High Commission for £40 and upon arrival in Tanzania the price is USD 50. There tends to be long queues for visa applications at arrivals. We therefor suggest that you apply for you visa at lest a month before departure. Download the application form *here*. Note that your passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months after your return flight and you passport can't be damaged in anyway. If you apply for a visa at arrivals in Tanzania you will have to be able to show your return flight.

Vaccinations, Visits you vaccination clinic well in advance to receive the vaccinations and any medications you might need. Bring your proof of vaccination to your destination.

Travel Currency, It's best to have USD in cash. Visa cards are also good, Mastercards are accepted fairly often but Amex is rarely accepted. Note that in many places in East Africa there is a fee up to 5% on card transactions.

Ticket; Usually you will receive an e-ticket on your email. Print your ticket and bring it to the airport for check-in. Make sure to check your flight ticket before your journey. You can do this by using your surname and booking reference to log in to checkmytrip.com. (This does not apply for group bookings) If you cant access you booking for any reason feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

Luggage: If your going on safari, please use soft sided luggage. Hard suitcases will be difficult to fit into your safari jeep.

Baggage Allowance; This varies between the different airline. Check with each airline website for their current conditions. Most domestic flights in East Africa only allow one bag with a limit of 20kg/person. Smaller safari planes often only allow 15kg/person including hand luggage.

Insurance; Before you travel make sure have an adequate travel insurance. Note that with several debit/ credit cards you travel insurance is included if you pay your trip with card. Check the conditions for your home insurance and card carefully before purchasing additional travel insurance. Africana Travel do not sell any travel insurance or cancelation insurance.

Flight check-in: You can either check-in at the airport or the airlines website. Most airlines offers online check in 48h before departure. Note that not all airlines offer onlince check-in, therefor please look at your airline website prior to your journey. We can not check-in for you or book you a specific seats with extra legroom. Some airlines allows you to reserve specific seats with extra legroom on their website for an additional fee. This can be paid online by credit or debit card.

Terms of Purchasing; Trips booked with us are covered by general and special conditions. When purchasing a trip from Africana Travel your automatically accept these. Therefore, check our terms and conditions carefully.

Weather and Climate

Tanzania is located by the equator so the weather is almost always warm, at lest by western Europeans standards. Tanzania is however a big country with large differences in topography and altitude, resulting in greater climatic change than one might initially think. The costal areas of Tanzania is warm all year around with temperatures varying between 25 and 35 degrees. The hottest period is from December to late February and the coolest months are June and July. Although March and April can feel cooler because of the wet weather

The main rainy season in Tanzania is between March and May where the heavy "long rains" fall, there is also a shorter rainy season around November. However Tanzania is a tropical country and rain can occur at all times of the year. Rain outside the rainy season is normally a short burst that can be quite refreshing on a hot day. Learn more about the weather and climate in Tanzania in our Safari guide Tanzania.

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Changes in the exchange rate GBP/USD, availability of tickets, changes in taxes and fees on airline tickets and other external factors beyond our control could cause a higher price than those presented on this page. 

Climate and weather

Tanzania is located by the equator so the weather is almost always warm, at lest by Western Europeans standards. Tanzania is however a big country with large differences in topography and altitude, resulting in greater climatic change than one might initially think. The costal areas of Tanzania is warm all year around with temperatures varying between 25 and 35 degrees. The hottest period is from December to late February and the coolest months are June and July. Although March and April can feel cooler because of the wet weather

The main rainy season in Tanzania is between March and May where the heavy "long rains" fall, there is also a shorter rainy season around November. However Tanzania is a tropical country and rain can occur at all times of the year. Rain outside the rainy season is normally a short burst that can be quite refreshing on a hot day. Learn more about the weather and climate in Tanzania in our Safari guide Tanzania.

Weather and especially the temperature on Kilimanjaro varies depending on altitude. At low altitudes, it is quite hot and humid and it then gradually becomes colder and drier the higher you get. At the top, it can get as cold as -20°C . Learn more about weather and climate in Tanzania in our Safari guide Tanzania.

About Tanzania

Travel guide Zanzibar

Travel guide to Zanzibar will comming soon

Dunia Camp, Serengeti

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About Tanzania

Tanzania, officially named United Republic of Tanzania, is East Africa's largest country with a total area of 945,203 square kilometers (UK 243,610) and a population of 45 million. Tanzania is just south of the Equator and borders with Kenya and Uganda in the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) to the west and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south.

Tanzania got its name from the merger of Tanganyika (what is now the mainland Tanzania) and Zanzibar. The two former colonies formed the United Republic of Tanzania in 1964.

Learn more about Tanzania here.

What to bring on your Safari

To make your safari as pleasurable as possible we put together a checklist of things you should consider to include in your luggage.

Soft Luggage; Pack your belongings in soft bags so they easily fit into the limited space in the safari jeep. It is possibly to leave an extra bag in a locked room at the hotel during your safari but note that the domestic flights to Zanzibar only allows one bag per person. 

Binoculars; Many animals will be close to the car but it's good to bring a binocular if we happen to see a leopard or rhino in the distance.

Flashlight or headlamp; It gets very dark at night in the African wilderness, so bringing a flashlight or preferably a headlamp is recommended.

Wipes or/and Hand Sanitizer; Useful if you want to clean your hands before a meal. Can also be used to clean any grazes etc

Hiking shoes (low): Hiking shoes are the absolute best to have on your feet whilst on safari, not only for your own comfort but also to protect your feet from any nasties on the ground such as scorpions, sharp rocks or acacia thorns. A lot of camping and hiking stores will recommend Gore-Tex shoes which are waterproof however you will want to make sure that whatever shoes you bring will be breathable as it can get quite hot. The absolute best is if you have comfortable walking shoes that are water resistant.

Sandals or Sneakers. It's nice to have a pair of comfortable well-worn shoes to wear at the lodge in the evening.

Hat or Cap; To protect you head from the sun

Sunglasses; The sun is extremely strong in East Africa so it's important to protect your eyes.

Mosquito repellent

Sunscreen; Bring plenty of sunscreen with a high SPF. If your travelling during the European autumn/winter it's especially important to wear a sunscreen with high SPF in the beginning. Bring as much as you will need since it's difficult to find in East Africa and where it's available it tends to be expensive.

Light Clothes; Bring thin t-shirt and trousers/shorts. Functional materials are more comfortable than cotton. In some areas, such as the Ngorongoro crater you will experience chilly night (especially between May and September), so we recommend you to bring a light jacket or fleece.

Small backpack or bag to carry camera and similar things during the day

IMPORTANT!! Before your trip make sure to visit a vaccination clinic and get the vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis you need!

Olakira Camp, Serengeti

FAQ

We have collected frequently asked questions here.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar is an archipelago off the cost of Tanzania. Zanzibar consist of two major islands (Unguja and Pemba) and numerous smaller. The main one is Unguja. Zanzibar's medieval capital Zanzibar Town is often referred to as Stone Town. Stone Town is one of UNESCHO World Heritage Site and a place worth visiting. Ungujas neighboring island Pemba is less known but also offers stunning beaches, diving and swimming opportunities. Read more about Pemba here.

Zanzibar is located in the Indian Ocean approximately 25 miles outside Tanzania and about 6⁰ south of the equator. The main island Unguja is internationally accepted as Zanzibar. To avoid any confusion we always mean the individual island Unguja when we write Zanzibar and when we speak of the islands, we write Zanzibar Archipelago. Zanzibar/ Unguja is about 62 miles long and 19 miles wide and is characterized by white sandy beaches, colorful coral reefs, turquoise water and the stunning capital Stone Town.

The name Zanzibar is believed to come from the Persian word Zangi-bar the "the cost of black". It's also possible that the name derives from the ginger plant known as Zingiber. Zanzibar has long been called the Spice Islands, a name they share with the Moluccas islands in Indonesia.

Ubuntu Camp, Serengeti

Lodges near the rim of the crater

Lodges listed here are all located inside Ngorongoro Conservation Area very close to the crater but they do not have a view of the actual crater.

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp
Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Climate and weather

Tanzania is located by the equator so the weather is almost always warm, at lest for western Europeans standards. Tanzania is however a big country with large differences in topography and altitude, resulting in greater climatic change than one might initially think. The costal areas of Tanzania is warm all year around with temperatures varying between 25 and 35 degrees. The hottest period is from December to late February and the coolest months are June and July. Although March and April can feel cooler because of the wet weather

The main rainy season in Tanzania is between March and May where the heavy "long rains" fall, there is also a shorter rainy season around November. However Tanzania is a tropical country and rain can occur at all times of the year. Rain outside the rainy season is normally a short burst that can be quite refreshing on a hot day. Learn more about the weather and climate in Tanzania in our Safari guide Tanzania.

Sayari Camp, Serengeti

How do I book?

When booking a trip with us, we need the following information from you:

  1. The trip you want to book (usually you have  received a travel proposal that you have accepted)
  2. The full names of all travellers
  3. Name, phone number and emailaddress the person/s receiving invocies
  4. Any dietary requests such as vegetarian meals, gluten-free or food adapted to any allergy

This is how we proceed after you confirmed your booking:

  1. We contact all hotel/lodges and partners in the country you are visiting
  2. Once we have received written confirmation from all hotels/lodges and partners, we will send you a confirmation of your booking. Carefully check your confirmation to make sure everything is correct. 
  3. Along with your confirmation you will also receive invoices for your booking. The trip is divided into two invoices; registration fee of USD 100/person to be paid within seven days of receiving the confirmation and a final payment that must be paid four weeks before departure

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Jongomero, Ruaha

How do I pay?

Safaris, expeditions and trips booked with Africana Travel are paid with VISA card or MasterCard. Payments are handled via a secure internet partner routed via our bank account in Sweden. All payments are done by card to make sure your payments are secure and that you get the travel insurances that are included in your credit card fee.

Pay for your trip with card
For you convenience and safety, Africana Travel offers all our traveler the option to pay with credit/debit card.  By paying with card, your bank often includes an insurance that will allow you to be more secure on your trip. We accept VISA and Mastercard, unfortunately we do not accept American Express or Diners. If you want to pay your trip with card please contact us and we will send you a link to a payment form. The form will have you information and amount due prefilled. Make sure that the amount and the order number is correct before you make your payment. The money will be deducted either from your account (if you are using a debit card) or you will be billed through your cards provider (if you are using a credit card). 

Terms of payment
After you’ve confirmed your trip you will receive a confirmation, specifying the cost of the trip and and an invoices for the registration fee. The registration fee for our trips is USD100 per person and should be payed no later than 7 days after receiving the confirmation. The remaining amount is payable at the dates indicated on the invoices. Normally a package trip should be fully settled no later than 4 weeks before departure. Afterward your travel documents will be sent to you by email. If you do not have access to an email, we will send your documents by post. If final payment is not received within the specified time, your reservation can be considered canceled.

Note that trips that include Gorilla tracking in Uganda and/or Rwanda or chimpanzee trackingin Tanzania and/or Uganda have special terms. Permits for chimapnzee and gorilla tracking must be paid upon bookign and they are non refundable. See our full terms here.

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Siwando, Selous Game Reserve

Why choose Africana Travel?

Africana Travel is a Tanzania based safari and travel company with a Swedish and Tanzanian owner. We specialize in sustainable adventure tourism, read more about our commitment to sustainable tourism here.

With us you book your safari directly with the safari company and skip the middle man (i.e. the Travel Agent). We offer full service in Tanzania. We take care of you from the moment you touch down on Tanzanian soil until you depart for home. When booking with us you get a reservations voucher with all detailks including telephone numbers where you can reach us 24/7. Should anything go wrong on your safari we will take care of the problem not matter the hour or the date. 

Via our sales and marketing office in Sweden we provide fully secure internet based credit card payment service so that you can get full use of your credit card travel insurance when paying for your safari.

Being the safari company and not a travel agent we can offer you the full safari program at a better price and with better payment terms than a conventinal travel agent.

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