Ngorongoro Conservation Area

You may know the name Ngorongoro from the famous volcanic crater which gives the area its name. However what you may not know is that the wider Ngorongoro Conservation area is home to some 50,000 people. Travelling from the crater through to the Serengeti National Park you will pass through large parts of this area and get…

Wonder at the wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater

It is hard to put into words how special this place is. We could start by talking about the sheer density of wildlife, the opportunity to see apex predators or even the otherworldly backdrop of the ancient volcanic crater where you will spend your day. But nothing we say will begin to do this place…

See the flamingos of Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is another fantastic park on the Northern Tanzanian circuit. It is a relatively small park and not one I would recommend if you’re purely focussed on viewing the big 5. However, Lake Manyara certainly has it’s drawcards. At certain times of the year the lake itself is home to millions of Flamingo, but…

Marvel at the elephants of Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park in Northern Tanzania may not be as famous as the Serengeti and Ngorngoro, however this does not mean it isn’t worth a visit. In dry season July to October large heards of animals head to the river including an amazing amount of elephants. Tarangire is famous within Eastern Africa for it’s elephant…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – Days 7&8

Day 7: Summit attempt, Barafu camp(4600m) – Uhuru Peak(5895m) – Mweka Camp(3100m) Today you will face your greatest challenge, but also the most rewarding point. A very early wakeup call for preparation and light breakfast before starting the summit attempt around 1am! Spectacular views coupled with the sunrise will warm the soul and strengthen the spirit though, as the iconic…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – Days 4-6

Day 4: Moir Camp(4160m) – Barranco camp(3950m) Acclimitization Day After spending a night at the Moir camp today is really about acclimatization. You trek to the base of Lava tower at 4500m, then descend through scenic forest, passing waterfalls that usher you into the Barranco camp. The camp is set in the shadow of the massive Barranco wall…

Climbing Kilimanjaro – Days 1-3

Day 1: Londorossi Gate (2360m) – Mti Mkubwa Camp (2810m) Your day starts early with a breakfast at the hotel, followed by a briefing by your head guide and a roughly 2-hour drive from the hotel to the gate (if you’re staying in Arusha). At Londorossi Park Gate (2100m) the guides and porters prepare and…