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The Roof of Africa
Arusha National Park-warm up hike Lesser travelled Machame Route: trek high, camp low Northern Tanzania, Mt Meru, Kibo volcano-amazing views] Rest day-greatly increases chance of success Standing atop the 'Roof of Africa'
- DATES & PRICES
- FULL ITINERARY
- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Wed 27 Jan 2016||Fri 05 Feb 2016||$2790|
|Wed 07 Sep 2016||Fri 16 Sep 2016||$2790|
Optional Single Supplement: $100 (number of singles limited).
This tour may require a mandatory single supplement charge of $50, if twin-sharing accommodation is unavailable.
As we set up camp in the lush rainforest of Tanzania, the majestic peak of Kilimanjaro will loom over our heads, not only making for the perfect back-drop for a photograph, but also serving as a reminder not to underestimate the power and beauty of those places tucked into the hidden corners of the world. Our daily hiking will be intermittent with rest time at the various camp sites awaiting our arrival. Once atop the peaks, marvel at the views of the valley below or the up-close inspections of spectacular glacier formations. A drive in the foothills of the Tanzanian mountains will give us the opportunity to see a vast array of animals, from monkeys, to zebras.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Arusha Coffee Lodge
Arusha Coffee Lodge is located within one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations. It is designed around the original plantation house ... one the feel of the long bygone days. The rooms have mosquito netting hanging from a spacious wooden frame. The decor is inspired by the concept used in plantation houses: fire places, wooden floors, low lighting, and woven floor rugs. The bathroom is spacious, with basin, bath tub, shower, hairdryer and bath robe.
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Gratuities, at least two meals daily; all meals and snacks while trekking. We provide the tents, stoves, pots, mess kits, all trek and camping arrangements in the field. All sightseeing, park entrance permits and fees as per the detailed itinerary. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
Some lunches and drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, sleeping bag, mattress pad-can be rented in Moshi for 10 USD per item); international air taxes (if applicable). Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs, packing, weather, shopping, and locally paid departure taxes.
Seasonality and Weather
Daytime temperatures on the lower parts of the mountain are often pleasantly warm, although brief rain in the afternoon is always possible. As soon as the sun drops the air becomes very cold. At night, and on higher parts of the mountain, temperatures often drop well below freezing point. The best months for climbing are January, February, and September as they are the warmest months and almost clear of clouds.
Transport and Travel Conditions
We grade this trek STRENUOUS. For any trek at this level, fitness is most important and you may have to improve yours before departure. This trek is equivalent to extended walking in mountainous terrain at home, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part. Walking days are usually between 5 to 8 hours. Previous trekking experience is desirable but not essential if you are confident of your physical condition.
All group camp equipment, food, etc is carried and set up for; all you carry is you day pack-water, lunch, camera, personal items, and extra clothing for the day. Road transport provided by vans or mini-buses, depending on group size.
Our Moshi hotel has hot water, electricity, mosquito netting, dining area, bar, and swimming pool.
Staff and Support
Head guide, assistant guide, 2 porters per person, camp cook.
Minimum 2 participants
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