RocketThemeLearn more about what makes Tanzania special besides the Serengeti. There are over 120 different tribes in Tanzania each with unique customs and traditions. Besides the colourful and interesting tribes such as the Maasai or Hadzabe, you can visit farms and villages to get a real taste of what life is like in rural Tanzania. Learn about agriculture– from coffee to bananas to maize. Taste the local cuisine and learn a traditional dance, see the herbal healer or sample some local brew.

We can arrange home stays for a more in-depth experience or a few interesting stops along the way. There is also a wealth of culture to discover on the Swahili coast. In most cases the entrance fees you pay go towards alleviating poverty in the community. Just let us know and we'll add a cultural element to your safari.

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

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"The roof of Africa" rises from the surrounding plains to an astonishing 19,340 ft (5,895 metres). It's the highest mountain on the continent and generally considered the largest free-standing (not part of a range) mountain in the world. A rich farming region surrounds the mountain and the nearest town is Moshi. Although it's not a technical climb, an ascent should not be taken lightly and climbers should be in top physical condition, having trained for at least four months. High altitude oedemas, both pulmonary and cerebral occur in a small percentage of the 30,000+ climbers who attempt the summit each year and you should consult your doctor for advice before booking. All things considered, to achieve the top, Uhuru Peak, is a momentous occasion and one that you'll remember for a lifetime. There are several routes up the mountain and we can help you decide which one fits your needs the best. Climbing with a group of friends is more fun and less expensive although it's totally possible to arrange a solo expedition. Most of the routes involve overnight camping although the Marangu climb utilises huts. A climb takes from five to ten days and in general, the longer you take to acclimate the more successful the bid for the summit.

Mount Meru Climbing

Mt Meru is the sister peak to Kilimanjaro and the views from the summit are spectacular. At 14,980 ft (4,566 metres) it's the tenth highest peak on the continent. It's an easier trek than Kilimanjaro but not without it's challenges. Normally the ascent involves sleeping at least three nights on the mountain and the summit day may include up to ten hours of hiking. Mt Meru is located within Arusha National Park and whilst on the lower slopes you'll be accompanied by an armed ranger due to the possibility of encountering wildlife.

Although the southern reaches of Tanzania are becoming more popular the area is home to some of the vastest stretches of wilderness areas on the planet. The region is traversed most easily by small aircraft (there are daily flights to most parks) but a vehicle safari can be arranged as well. Here, along with the 'big five' you'll find some interesting species including roan and sable antelope and African wild dog and intimate camps and lodges embracing the precepts of eco-tourism.

Places of interest in this region include:RocketTheme

  • Katavi National Park
  • Mikumi National Park
  • Ruaha National Park
  • Selous Game Reserve
  • Udzungwa Mountains

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