At 5,895 meters (19,340 feet) above sea level, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and the world’s highest free-standing mountain which is walk able summit. Mount Kilimanjaro is the crown of Tanzania. Rising abruptly from the open plains, capped by snow and frequently fringed by clouds, it is one of Africa’s classic images. The diameter of its base is an incredible 40 kilometers. Mount Kilimanjaro can only be safely attempted while you are in Tanzania and any assistance due to health problem can be easily overtaken by experienced guides in Tanzania.
The Mount Kilimanjaro Porters can help you to carry your language and staff food for all days which you can spend at the mountain there, For a group of five to ten people two to three licensed guides are enough with the maximum of two porters per person who will carry your luggage, camping tents (if isn’t Marangu route) and cooking facilities. The maximum weight that a porter is supposed to carry is 20 kilograms.
Kilimanjaro is a dormant, but not extinct volcano. Worrying thunder can sometimes be heard and gases emerge from the fumaroles in the crater. Although just three degrees south of the Equator, the peaks of both Kibo and Mawenzi have permanent caps of snow and ice.
During their time on the mountain, climbers pass from a tropical to arctic environment in just a few days. The various trails first pass through lush rainforests before reaching heather and open moorland where giant lobelia and huge, cactus-like groundsel grow. Above this moorland is the almost lunar landscape of an alpine desert which stretches between the two peaks of Kibo, the flat-topped dome at the centre, and Mawenzi, a group of jagged points and pinnacles on the eastern side.
Mount Kilimanjaro is attempted using its six popular routes of which one is commonly used for descending only the Mweka route another routes include the Marangu (which is both used for climbing and descending after climbing using other routes such as Machame, Rongai, Lemosho, Umbwe, Shira and itself.
Marangu is the only route with huts as accommodations leaving others to accommodate hikers using the mobile tents. Each route in Kilimanjaro has its different challenge and view and landscape but the bottom line is to reach to the Roof to of Africa which is Uhuru Peak.
Safris and Game Drive,
We Arranging Safari to Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Par Lake Manyara national Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongro Crater, Lake Eyasi bush men hunting area and Lake Natron home of Flamingos Bird.
Arusha National Park
The park is about 35 km from Arusha on the main Arusha – Moshi road. A network of gravel roads and tracks navigable by two wheel-drive vehicle link the park’s main features and viewing points.
This park has three distinct zones:
- The shallow alkaline Momella Lakes fed by underground streams (upon which rest thousands of lesser and greater flamingos, and many migrant birds can be seen between May and October);
- The densely forested slopes of Mount Meru (one of the rewarding mountains to climb in Africa and where, among other animal species, live blue monkeys and beautiful black and white colobus monkeys).
- Other attractions in the park include the elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, hippo, various antelopes, leopard and hyena.
Tarangire National Park,
The park’s permanent water supply ensures a huge and varied animal population, especially during the dry season when it rivals that of the Serengeti. The animals include large herds of elephants, rhino, buffalo, zebra, lesser and greater kudu, eland, wildebeest, hartebeest, gerenuk, impala and fringe-eared oryx. This attractive park, with its statuesque baobab trees, is the main refuge for wildlife from the surrounding part of the Great Rift Valley during the dry season,
Lake Manyara National Park,
Sheltering under the massive escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, and covering an area of 325 sq. km, this park is a flash of green amid an otherwise parched landscape. (In The Green Hills of Africa, Hemmingway describes the park’s magnificent hunting country.)
A line of springs support the lush vegetation of a groundwater forest, where blue monkeys, baboons and the curious-looking silvery-cheeked hornbill live, among the more than 350 bird species, the most profuse being the flamingo.
It is also home to large herds of buffalo, elephant, giraffe, leopard, civet, black rhino, hippo, zebra, impala, antelope, aardvark, the shy pangolin, bushbuck, waterbuck, and many others. It is also known for its hot springs and the famous tree-climbing lions that laze in the branches of the acacia trees.
The park is ideal for a day trip. The best time to visit is during the dry season – January to February, and June to September. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended during the rains.
Budget accommodation is available at Mto-wa-Mbu Village. There are designated campsites in and outside the park. Other facilities include a hotel, a hostel and self-
Serengeti National Park,
The park covering an area of 14,763 sq km is Tanzania’s largest and famous national park. On its vast, sparkling, tree-fewer plains are thousands of hoofed animals moving constantly in search of fresh grassland and water. The wildebeest, numbering more than a million, is the chief herbivore and the main prey of large carnivores such as lions and hyenas. The annual migration of wildebeest herds across the park is an attractive scene for visitors.
Common species of wildebeests found in the park include the lions, cheetahs, numerous zebras, large herds of giraffes, gazelles, elands, impalas, klipspringers, warthogs and numerous birdlife. Wildlife concentrations in the park are greatest between around December and June and comparatively low during the dry season July and October. However Serengeti can be visited rewardingly at anytime of the year and expect to sight huge number of different wildlife and birdlife in a
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration
The astonishing annual great wildebeest migration, zebras and other grazing herbivores across the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania with her neighbor – Masai Mara National Park in Kenya ecosystem is one of the greatest spectacles in the natural world. More than two million herbivores participate in this journey, with about 200 000 zebra and 500 000 Thomson’s gazelle behind the main players. It’s as lovely as it starts like a whistle initiated by supervisor.
It should be clearly understood that the migration of these animals are so dynamically and doesn’t have fixed date and time but with the following structure one can have an overview of this life cycle of these animals. The main cause of this is the change of climate, like this year 2009 the long rains haven’t rained effectively as we are writing today June 5, 2009. However you should be aware of where you have to be to witness the spectacular time of your life.
This vast protected area stretches from Lake Natron (the breeding ground for East Africa’s flamingos) in the northeast, to Lake Enyasi in the south, and Lake Manyara to the east. The area includes the still active Ol-Ndoinyo Lengai (meaning “Mountain of God” in Maa, the language of the Masaai) volcano (which last erupted in 1983), Olduvai Gorge and the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. It has been described as one of the great natural wonders of the world. Eight million years ago, the Ngorongoro Crater was an active volcano but its cone collapsed, forming the crater that is 610 meters deep, 20 kilometres in diameter, and covers an area of 311 sq. km. Spectacular as it is, the crater accounts for just a tenth of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The crater is home to many species of wild game and birds. With the exception of impala and topi (due to fierce competition with the wildebeest) and the giraffe (because there is not much to eat at tree level), almost every species of African plains mammal lives in the crater, including the endangered black rhino, and the densest population of predators in Africa. A strange thing is that the crater elephants are mainly bulls. The birdlife, which includes the flamingo, is mainly seasonal, and is also affected by the ratio of soda to fresh water in Lake Magadi on the crater floor.
- In the northern, remote area of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are the Olmoti and Empaakai craters, Lake Natron and Oldoinyo Lengai.
- The mysterious Engakura Ruins, the remains of a terraced city and a complex irrigation system, lie on the Eastern side of Empakaai Crater. Their origins are a mystery as there is no tradition of stone building in this part of Africa.
- Views from the rim of the crater are sensational. On the crater floor, grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and mountains. You can descend to the floor of the crater in a four-wheel drive vehicle. Only 4WD vehicles are allowed into the crater and game rangers are compulsory for all.
- The Maasai are permitted to water their cattle at the permanent lake and can be seen leading their animals in and out of the crater.
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