Home Page | Programmes | Last minute! | Your Registration | To contact us

 

Our three programmes in Tanzania :

- Ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro, 19,340 feet asl

 - Watching Wildlife Safaris

- Watching Wildlife Safaris and ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro

 

"It's not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude "

 

 

___________________________

 

Ascent of Mount Kilimandjaro, 19,340 feet asl, by Machame route

Map of the ascent of Kilimanjaro by Machame route

Who will guide you ? : our Mountain Guides

Our French Guides are qualified worldwide as IFMGA Mountain Guides, and speak fluently English, with a near-native comprehension.

 

Climbing Kilimanjaro statistics : with 96 % of our clients reaching Mount Kilimandjaro's highest point (Uhuru Peak, 19,340 feet asl), a rate of success to compare with the usual rate of success of 55 % for other trekkers who try to climb Kilimanjaro (rate measured by the Rangers of the National Park of Kilimandjaro), we have demonstrated since year 2000 the value of our organizing choices.

 

On the slopes of Kilimandjaro, the three usual ascent routes are Marangu route, Machame route and the "Crossing Kilimanjaro route". Located on the Tanzanian side of the peak, they are much more beautiful than the Kenyan routes.

The "Crossing Kilimanjaro route" is too difficult to offer good chances of success, and the Marangu route, with its overcrowded huts (this route is named the "Coca-Cola route" ...), is far too monotonous to motivate the hiker. 

Climbing Kilimandjaro by the Machame route offers the widest variety of landscapes, from the jungle surrounding Machame Gate till the ashes slopes near the summit crater, and a way down by a different route, the Mweka route, which offers a fast and easy descent, thus limiting the tiredness inherent in this type of expedition.

Tiredness ? yes, ascend Kilimanjaro, even if it is now within every fit hiker's abilities, is no bed of roses. The last camp stands 15,000 feet above sea level, and the summit stands 4,300 feet higher, so the choice of the best guides is of crucial importance, just like the training to be made before the ascent.

On the Kilimanjaro ascent, we are one of the very rare societies to have chosen to post one French Mountain Guide - qualified worldwide as IFMGA Mountain Guide, and speaking fluently English with a near-native comprehension -, and three professional Tanzanian Kilimanjaro Mountain Guides, with each group of hikers. Your French Mountain Guide will be equipped with a Gamow bag and a pulse oximeter.

Our choice of Quality and Safety to climb Kilimanjaro, with the supervision of the whole ascent by a French IFMGA Mountain Guide, has demonstrated since year 2000 its efficiency : 

- our rate of success : 96 % of our clients have reached Mount Kilimandjaro's highest point (Uhuru Peak, 19,340 feet asl)

- the usual rate of success for other trekkers who try to climb Kilimanjaro is 55 % (rate measured by the Rangers of the National Park of Kilimandjaro)

As any hiker trying to climb Kilimanjaro must be guided by professional Tanzanian Guides (the Park rules even oblige us to recruit professional Tanzanian Guides, even if a French IFMGA Mountain Guide supervises the ascent of our hikers), this means that 45 % of hikers trying to ascend Kilimandjaro with just professional Tanzanian Guides do not reach the summit, a figure to compare to our rate of success.

 

On Kilimandjaro ascent, our French mountain Guide brings you :

1 ) his knowledge of high altitude and its risks (High Altitude Sickness, pulmonary oedema, brain oedema) : the last stage, from Barafu Camp, 15,090 feet asl, to Uhuru Peak, 19,340 feet asl, is long, and it is essential to know how to conserve it's strength in a atmosphere where you miss oxygen, and where high altitude sickness may appear very quickly. During the whole ascent, only a IFMGA Mountain Guide has enough experience of high altitude to be able to detect the warning signs of high altitude sickness and intervene effectively, if necessary using his Gamow bag, his pulse oximeter and his first aid kit.

2 ) his experience in guiding groups with very low temperatures : Mount Kilimanjaro is nearly a 20,000 feet summit. You will find there great differences of temperature between its base (86 to 95 Farenheit degrees) and the summit, where temperature often sinks down to + 5 or - 4 Farenheit degrees below zero, at dawn, when hikers are nearly reaching the summit.

3 ) his choice of the best pace : experienced in high altitude hiking and climbing, your Mountain Guide can fix the pace of ascent according to the fitness of each member of the group, to prevent you from using up all your energy. Assisted by our professional tanzanian Guides, he will adjust the pace and the pauses to make you go up smoothly. From the first day, you will walk up with a pace which may seem very slow to you, climbing up 800 feet per hour. This strategy permits a hiker to reach a 10,000 feet altitude, and then 15,000 feet, height of the last camp, without using up all his energy, and thus to start the last stage to the summit under the most favourable conditions. 

4 ) his mastery of English : your guide speaks fluently English, with a near-native comprehension. He is used to guide groups of English-speaking hikers, which represent 30 % of our clients in Tanzania.

5 ) his knowledge of Kilimandjaro, which he has climbed manytimes.

 

The professional Tanzanian Kilimandjaro Mountain Guides we have chosen to assist your French Mountain Guide bring you :

- their competences acquired through a vocational training organized by the International Labour Organization.

- their kindness and their fully consideration for hikers.

- their perfect knowledge of Kilimanjaro, which they climb around 10 times per year.

 

on Top of Kilimanjaro* Ascent of Kilimandjaro, Machame route 8 days including 6 days walking. 

- Departures 2016 : each Saturday from 2 of January till 5 of March, from 4 of June till 17 of September, and on 3 and 10 of December.

- One French Mountain Guide - qualified worldwide as IFMGA Mountain Guide, and speaking fluently English with a near-native comprehension -, and three professional Tanzanian Guides, for 8 to 12 hikers.

- PRICE : 1,693 EUR.

Our price does not include the international flight ticket to Nairobi (NRO) or Arusha-Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), and the Kilimanjaro National Park entry fees (744 US $).

1 ) If you choose to fly to Nairobi (NRO), please note you must land in Nairobi before 08.00 am on the first morning of our programme, in order to catch in time the shuttle going to Arusha. 

We can organize your welcome at Nairobi Airport + transfer by shuttle to Arusha for an extra charge of 60 EUR.

If you land in Nairobi in the evening of the day preceding the first day of our programme, you will need to sleep in a hotel in Nairobi. We can organize your welcome at Nairobi Airport + transfer to your hotel in Nairobi + breakfast in the hotel + transfer to the starting point of Arusha shuttle + shuttle to Arusha for an extra charge of 145 EUR.

After the ascent of Kilimanjaro, we recommend you to choose a flight leaving Nairobi on day 8 of the programme, in the evening. We can organize a transfer by shuttle from Arusha to Nairobi airport, leaving Arusha on day 8 morning, for an extra charge of 60 EUR.

 

2 ) If you choose to fly directly to Arusha-Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), our price includes the free shuttle from airport to hotel on the evening of day 1, and the free shuttle from hotel to airport on day 8.

 

Reduction for early registration : if you register to this programme by more than 10 months before the departure date, you will get a 3 % reduction on the price of the tour (not valid for private groups).

 

Route : meeting in Arusha, by your hôtel, in the evening. Night by your hôtel / transfer to Machame Gate, 6,000 feet asl, entry of Kilimandjaro National Park, crossing of the Rain Forest, Machame camp, 9,858 feet asl / altitude moors, Shira camp, 12,500 feet asl / Lava Tower,  14,825 feet asl, Barranco camp, 12,960 feet asl / Barafu camp, 15,090 feet asl / ascent of Kilimandjaro up to its highest point, Uhuru Peak, 19,340 feet asl, descent to Barafu camp and then to Mweka camp, 10,138 feet asl / descent to Mweka Gate, 4,790 feet asl, transfer to your hôtel in Arusha, spare time in the afternoon, night by your hôtel / spare time to visit Arusha, separation in the afternoon.

To get more informations on this programme:

l Consult our detailed chart  

l Your personal equipment for this programme  

l Photos of the ascent, photos of your hotel in Arusha 

 

___________________________

 

Watching Wildlife Safaris (Serengeti, N'Gorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire )

 

In Serengeti National Park

 

Who will guide you ? : our Mountain Guides

Our French Guides are qualified worldwide as IFMGA Mountain Guides, and speak fluently English, with a near-native comprehension.

 

An extraordinary journey in the heart of East Africa, with Safaris in the most famous National Parks of Tanzania - Serengeti, N'Gorongoro Conservation Area, Manyara Lake, Tarangire.

 

1 ) Serengeti National Park

Classified as one of the main sites of the World Heritage by the UNESCO, Serengeti is the largest National Park of Tanzania (5,700 square miles), the oldest (created in 1951), and with good reason the most famous of Eastern Africa. His name comes from Masaï dialect, meaning "endless plains". Serengeti savannahs, forests and immense plains, criss-crossed by many rivers with very fertile banks, accommodate the largest herds of herbivores of our planet : 1,5 million gnus, 400,000 zebras, 200,000 Thomson gazelles, which yearly migrations to water holes, followed by their predators, offer one of the most impressive scene of the world. Serengeti also accommodate immense herds of buffaloes, elephants and giraffes, bubals, impalas and Grant gazelles, hippos. Predators, drawn by these millions of herbivores, find there a perfect hunting land : lions (about 3,000 in the Park), leopards, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, and smaller predators like servals, are the lords of savannah and acacias woods.

 

2 ) N'Gorongoro Conservation Area 

Classified as one of the main sites of the World Heritage by the UNESCO, with a surface of 60 square miles and edges rising between 1,000 and 2,000 feet above the crater, NGorongoro crater, paradise for keen photographers, is a real Noah's ark. Its vast plains, strewn with volcanic domes, small craters and tropical forests, accommodate the main animal species of Eastern Africa - lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, cheetahs, zebras, gazelles, gnus, hyenas, jackals - in all about 30,000 animals according to the Park Rangers countings. The safari you will make there in special sun roofs Land-Rovers, one of the most beautiful one can make in Africa, will bring you as close as possible of the animals, deep in steppes and savannas.

N'Gorongoro as one main asset : the abundance of pools permits to the animal life to stay in the crater all year long, without suffering excessively from the dry season. Thus, unlike most parts of Serengeti National Park which are depopulated, from June to October, due to the migration of gnus, zebras, gazelles and their predators, N'Gorongoro keeps its animal life all year long.

 

3 ) Lake Manyara National Park

Manyara National Park is a real ornithological paradise, gazetted as a National Park in 1960, and declared as Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1981. During your Safari, you may observe pink flamingos and many species of lakeside birds, but also the surprising spectacle of lionesses sleeping high in the trees, not far from blue monkeys.

The very varied vegetation of the Park - swamps strewn with reeds, Rift's valley steppes and hills covered with thornbushes, clearings and their acacias - also accommodate many giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos; these are opportunities for very impressive encounters during the Safari.

 

4 ) Tarangire National Park 

Tarangire National Park is considered as a arid haven for migrants, with more than 3,000 elephants living in the Park with buffaloes, hartebeests, wilde-beests, plain zebras, gazelles, elands, oryxes during the dry season, from June to November, coming down to drink by the banks of Tarangire river. All these animals drift out of the Park from November to June, unlike giraffes, Kirk's dik-diks, warthogs, kudus, impalas, waterbucks, who are resident all year long just like 450 species of birds, including 49 raptor species. Tarangire National Park is also famous for the beauty of its baobabs trees.

In case of a mass migration of the animals out of Tarangire National Park, thus strongly reducing the interest of a Safari in the Park, this Safari day in Tarangire National Park will be replaced by an extra Safari day in Serengeti National Park.

 

 

High Quality services during Safaris :

a ) during Watching Wildlife Safaris, each off-road vehicle is driven by a professional Tanzanian Guide, expert in Parks' Animal Life and Flora, graduated of the College of African Wildlife of Mweka, Tanzania ( www.mwekawildlife.org ).

b ) we only use Toyota and Land-Rover sun roof 4 wheel drive off-road vehicles, which allow us to come closer to animals on river banks or near pools, going up and down through steep slopes and mud. This is not possible for local agencies who use 2 wheel drive cars or mini buses, and have to stay on flat and dry trails, far from a lot of animals. Each of our Toyota and Land-Rover sun roof 4 wheel drive off-road vehicles is equipped with a fridge to stock cold drinks.

c ) the perfect maintenance of our Toyota and Land-Rover off-road vehicles allows us to drive quickly on asphalted roads, from Arusha to Parks and between the Parks, gaining time for the Safaris. In the same time, many tourists get swindled by a few local agencies who crowd them together in old 4 wheel drive off-road vehicles running out of steam, moving at a maximum speed of 30 miles per hour on perfectly flat asphalted roads ...

d ) the tents used for Safari are "Bow Tents". Spacious (you can stand upright in a Bow tent) and equipped with two comfortable camp beds with mosquito nets, they resist to the short but heavy rains which may fall in the evening.

e ) your private cook will follow you from camps to camps. He will prepare and serve breakfast, 5 o'clock tea, and dinner. Lunch is a cold pic-nic to be eaten in the pic-nic places built by the Rangers in the Parks.

 

* Watching Wildlife Safaris, 8 days programme including 6 days in Safaris.

- Departures 2016 : each Sunday from 3 of January till 6 of March, from 29 of May till 18 of September, and on 4 and 11 of December.

- One French Mountain Guide - qualified worldwide as IFMGA Mountain Guide, and speaking fluently English with a near-native comprehension -, and two professional Tanzanian Guides, skilled in Parks' Animal Life and Flora, for 8 to 12 travellers.


PRICE : 1,438 EUR. Our price does not include the international flight ticket to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), and Watching Wildlife National Parks entry fees (total amount : 285 US $).

1 ) If you choose to fly to Nairobi (NRO), please note you must land in Nairobi before 08.00 am on the first morning of our programme, in order to catch in time the shuttle going to Arusha. 

We can organize your welcome at Nairobi Airport + transfer by shuttle to Arusha for an extra charge of 60 EUR.

If you land in Nairobi in the evening of the day preceding the first day of our programme, you will need to sleep in a hotel in Nairobi. We can organize your welcome at Nairobi Airport + transfer to your hotel in Nairobi + breakfast in the hotel + transfer to the starting point of Arusha shuttle + shuttle to Arusha for an extra charge of 145 EUR.

After the Safaris, we recommend you to choose a flight leaving Nairobi on day 8 of the programme, in the evening. We can organize a transfer by shuttle from Arusha to Nairobi airport, leaving Arusha on day 12 morning, for an extra charge of 60 EUR.

 

2 ) If you choose to fly directly to Arusha-Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), our price includes the free shuttle from airport to hotel on the evening of day 1, and the free shuttle from hotel to airport on day 8 

 

Reduction for early registration : if you register to this programme by more than 10 months before the departure date, you will get a 3 % reduction on the price of the tour (not valid for private groups).

Route : welcome in Kilimanjaro Airport, transfer to your hotel in Arusha, night by your hotel / transfer to Serengeti National Park, safari by mid-afternoon / safari in Serengeti National Park / morning safari in Serengeti National Park, transfer to N'Gorongoro crater, optional visit of a Masaï village / safari in N'Gorongoro National Park / transfer to Lake Manyara, half day safari in Lake Manyara National Park / transfer to Tarangire, half day safari in Tarangire National Park, transfer to Arusha, night by your hotel / spare time to visit Arusha, transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport, separation.

In case of a mass migration of the animals out of Tarangire National Park, thus strongly reducing the interest of a Safari in the Park, this Safari day in Tarangire National Park will be replaced by an extra Safari day in Serengeti National Park.

 

To get more informations on this programme:

    - Consult our detailed chart

    - Your personal equipment for this programme

    - Photos of safaris, of camping sites, and of your hotel in Arusha

 

___________________________

 

Watching Wildlife Safaris and ascent of Mount Kilimandjaro, 19,340 feet asl, by Machame route, Tanzania

Who will guide you ? : our Mountain Guides

Our French Guides are qualified worldwide as IFMGA Mountain Guides, and speak fluently English, with a near-native comprehension.

Map of the ascent of Kilimanjaro by Machame route

  Young Lions, N'Gorongoro        Kilimanjaro ascent : altitude 13000 feet, just above the Gran Barranco, wiew on Mont Meru

 

An extraordinary journey in the heart of East Africa, with Safaris in the most famous National Parks of Tanzania - Serengeti, N'Gorongoro crater, Manyara Lake, Tarangire - and the ascent of Africa's highest peak by its most beautiful route, the "Machame".

 

1 ) Serengeti National Park

Classified as one of the main sites of the World Heritage by the UNESCO, Serengeti is the largest National Park of Tanzania (5,700 square miles), the oldest (created in 1951), and with good reason the most famous of Eastern Africa. His name comes from Masaï dialect, meaning "endless plains". Serengeti savannahs, forests and immense plains, criss-crossed by many rivers with very fertile banks, accommodate the largest herds of herbivores of our planet : 1,5 million gnus, 400,000 zebras, 200,000 Thomson gazelles, which yearly migrations to water holes, followed by their predators, offer one of the most impressive scene of the world. Serengeti also accommodate immense herds of buffaloes, elephants and giraffes, bubals, impalas and Grant gazelles, hippos. Predators, drawn by these millions of herbivores, find there a perfect hunting land : lions (about 3,000 in the Park), leopards, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, and smaller predators like servals, are the lords of savannah and acacias woods.

 

2 ) N'Gorongoro crater 

Classified as one of the main sites of the World Heritage by the UNESCO, with a surface of 60 square miles and edges rising between 1,000 and 2,000 feet above the crater, NGorongoro crater, paradise for keen photographers, is a real Noah's ark. Its vast plains, strewn with volcanic domes, small craters and tropical forests, accommodate the main animal species of Eastern Africa - lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, cheetahs, zebras, gazelles, gnus, hyenas, jackals - in all about 30,000 animals according to the Park Rangers countings. The safari you will make there in special sun roofs Land-Rovers, one of the most beautiful one can make in Africa, will bring you as close as possible of the animals, deep in steppes and savannas.

N'Gorongoro as one main asset : the abundance of pools permits to the animal life to stay in the crater all year long, without suffering excessively from the dry season. Thus, unlike most parts of Serengeti National Park which are depopulated, from June to October, due to the migration of gnus, zebras, gazelles and their predators, N'Gorongoro keeps its animal life all year long.

 

3 ) Lake Manyara National Park

Manyara National Park is a real ornithological paradise, gazetted as a National Park in 1960, and declared as Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1981. During your Safari, you may observe pink flamingos and many species of lakeside birds, but also the surprising spectacle of lionesses sleeping high in the trees, not far from blue monkeys.

The very varied vegetation of the Park - swamps strewn with reeds, Rift's valley steppes and hills covered with thornbushes, clearings and their acacias - also accommodate many giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos; these are opportunities for very impressive encounters during the Safari.

 

4 ) Tarangire National Park 

Tarangire National Park is considered as a arid haven for migrants, with more than 3,000 elephants living in the Park with buffaloes, hartebeests, wilde-beests, plain zebras, gazelles, elands, oryxes during the dry season, from June to November, coming down to drink by the banks of Tarangire river. All these animals drift out of the Park from November to June, unlike giraffes, Kirk's dik-diks, warthogs, kudus, impalas, waterbucks, who are resident all year long just like 450 species of birds, including 49 raptor species. Tarangire National Park is also famous for the beauty of its baobabs trees.

In case of a mass migration of the animals out of Tarangire National Park, thus strongly reducing the interest of a Safari in the Park, this Safari day in Tarangire National Park will be replaced by an extra Safari day in Serengeti National Park.

 

5 ) Kilimanjaro ascent

On the slopes of Kilimandjaro, the three usual ascent routes are Marangu route, Machame route and the "Crossing Kilimanjaro route". Located on the Tanzanian side of the peak, they are much more beautiful than the Kenyan routes.

The "Crossing Kilimanjaro route" is too difficult to offer good chances of success, and the Marangu route, with its overcrowded huts (this route is named the "Coca-Cola route" ...), is far too monotonous to motivate the hiker. 

Climbing Kilimandjaro by the Machame route offers the widest variety of landscapes, from the jungle surrounding Machame Gate till the ashes slopes near the summit crater, and a way down by a different route, the Mweka route, which offers a fast and easy descent, thus limiting the tiredness inherent in this type of expedition.

Tiredness ? yes, Kilimanjaro ascent, even if it is now within every fit hiker's abilities, is no bed of roses. The last camp stands 15,000 feet above sea level, and the summit stands 4,300 feet higher, so the choice of the best guides is of crucial importance, just like the training to be made before the ascent.

On the Kilimanjaro ascent, we are one of the very rare societies to have chosen to post one French Mountain Guide - qualified worldwide as IFMGA Mountain Guide, and speaking fluently English with a near-native comprehension -, and three professional Tanzanian Guides, with each group of hikers. Your French Mountain Guide will be equipped with a Gamow bag and a pulse oximeter.

Our choice of Quality and Safety, with the supervision of the whole ascent by a French Mountain Guide, has demonstrated since year 2000 its efficiency : 

- our Climbing Kilimanjaro rate of success : 96 % of our clients have reached Mount Kilimandjaro's highest point (Uhuru Peak, 19,340 feet asl)

- the usual rate of success for other trekkers who try to climb Kilimanjaro is 55 % (rate measured by the Rangers of the National Park of Kilimandjaro)

As any hiker trying to ascend Kilimanjaro must be guided by professional Tanzanian Guides (the Park rules even oblige us to recruit professional Tanzanian Guides, even if a French IFMGA Mountain Guide supervises the ascent of our hikers), this means that 45 % of hikers trying to ascend Kilimandjaro with just professional Tanzanian Guides do not reach the summit, a figure to compare to our rate of success.

 

On Kilimandjaro ascent, our IFMGA French mountain Guide brings you :

1 ) his knowledge of high altitude and its risks (High Altitude Sickness, pulmonary oedema, brain oedema) : the last stage, from Barafu Camp, 15,090 feet asl, to Uhuru Peak, 19,340 feet asl, is long, and it is essential to know how to conserve it's strength in a atmosphere where you miss oxygen, and where high altitude sickness may appear very quickly. During the whole ascent, only a IFMGA Mountain Guide has enough experience of high altitude to be able to detect the warning signs of high altitude sickness and intervene effectively, if necessary using his Gamow bag, his pulse oximeter, and his first aid-kit.

2 ) his experience in guiding groups with very low temperatures : Mount Kilimanjaro is nearly a 20,000 feet summit. You will find there great differences of temperature between its base (86 to 95 Farenheit degrees) and the summit, where temperature often sinks down to + 5 or - 4 Farenheit degrees below zero, at dawn, when hikers are nearly reaching the summit.

3 ) his choice of the good pace : experienced in high altitude hiking and climbing, your Mountain Guide can fix the pace of ascent according to the fitness of each member of the group, to prevent you from using up all your energy. Assisted by our professional tanzanian Guides, he will adjust the pace and the pauses to make you go up smoothly. From the first day, you will walk up with a pace which may seem very slow to you, climbing up 800 feet per hour. This strategy permits a hiker to reach a 10,000 feet altitude, and then 15,000 feet, height of the last camp, without using up all his energy, and thus to start the last stage to the summit under the most favourable conditions. 

4 ) his mastery of English : your guide speaks fluently English, with a near-native comprehension. He is used to guide groups of English-speaking hikers, which represent 40 % of our clients in Tanzania.

5 ) his knowledge of Kilimandjaro, which he has climbed manytimes.

 

The professional Tanzanian Guides we have chosen to assist your French IFMGA Mountain Guide during the ascent of Kilimanjaro bring you :

- their competences acquired through a vocational training organized by the International Labour Organization.

- their kindness and their fully consideration for hikers.

- their perfect knowledge of Kilimanjaro, which they climb around 10 times per year.

We chose to place the Safaris days before the ascent of Kilimandjaro, as the average altitude of the Parks (5,700 feet) permits a primary acclimatization to altitude, which will make the ascent of Kilimanjaro easier.

 

High Quality services during Safaris :

a ) during Watching Wildlife Safaris, each off-road vehicle is driven by a professional Tanzanian Guide, expert in Parks' Animal Life and Flora, graduated of the College of African Wildlife of Mweka, Tanzania ( www.mwekawildlife.org ).

b ) we only use Toyota and Land-Rover sun roof 4 wheel drive off-road vehicles, which allow us to come closer to animals on river banks or near pools, going up and down through steep slopes and mud. This is not possible for local agencies who use 2 wheel drive cars or mini buses, and have to stay on flat and dry trails, far from a lot of animals. Each of our Toyota and Land-Rover sun roof 4 wheel drive off-road vehicles is equipped with a fridge to stock cold drinks.

c ) the perfect maintenance of our Toyota and Land-Rover off-road vehicles allows us to drive quickly on asphalted roads, from Arusha to Parks and between the Parks, gaining time for the Safaris. In the same time, many tourists get swindled by a few local agencies who crowd them together in old 4 wheel drive off-road vehicles running out of steam, moving at a maximum speed of 30 miles per hour on perfectly flat asphalted roads ...

d ) the tents used for Safari are "Bow Tents". Spacious (you can stand upright in a Bow tent) and equipped with two comfortable camp beds with mosquito nets, they resist to the short but heavy rains which may fall in the evening.

e ) your private cook will follow you from camps to camps. He will prepare and serve breakfast, 5 o'clock tea, and dinner. Lunch is a cold pic-nic to be eaten in the pic-nic places built by the Rangers in the Parks.

 

* Watching Wildlife Safaris + ascent of Kilimandjaro by Machame route, 14 days programme including 6 days in Safaris and 6 days walking.

- Departures 2016 : each Sunday from 3 of January till 6 of March, from 29 of May till 18 of September, and on 4 and 11 of December.

- One French Mountain Guide - qualified worldwide as IFMGA Mountain Guide, and speaking fluently English with a near-native comprehension -, and three professional Tanzanian Guides (for Safaris, two professional Tanzanian Guides skilled in Parks' Animal Life and Flora), for 8 to 12 hikers.

PRICE : 2,353 EUR. Our price does not include the international flight ticket to Nairobi (NRO) or Arusha-Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), the Kilimanjaro National Park entry fees (744 US $), and Watching Wildlife National Parks entry fees (total amount : 285 US $).

1 ) If you choose to fly to Nairobi (NRO), please note you must land in Nairobi before 08.00 am on the first morning of our programme, in order to catch in time the shuttle going to Arusha. 

We can organize your welcome at Nairobi Airport + transfer by shuttle to Arusha for an extra charge of 60 EUR.

If you land in Nairobi in the evening of the day preceding the first day of our programme, you will need to sleep in a hotel in Nairobi. We can organize your welcome at Nairobi Airport + transfer to your hotel in Nairobi + breakfast in the hotel + transfer to the starting point of Arusha shuttle + shuttle to Arusha for an extra charge of 145 EUR.

After the ascent of Kilimanjaro, we recommend you to choose a flight leaving Nairobi on day 14 of the programme, in the evening. We can organize a transfer by shuttle from Arusha to Nairobi airport, leaving Arusha on day 14 morning, for an extra charge of 60 EUR.

 

2 ) If you choose to fly directly to Arusha-Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), our price includes the free shuttle from airport to hotel on the evening of day 1, and the free shuttle from hotel to airport on day 14. 

 

Reduction for early registration : if you register to this programme by more than 10 months before the departure date, you will get a 3 % reduction on the price of the tour (not valid for private groups).

Route : meeting in Arusha, by your hotel, in the evening. Night by your hotel / transfer to Serengeti National Park, safari by mid-afternoon / safari in Serengeti National Park / morning safari in Serengeti National Park, transfer to N'Gorongoro crater, optional visit of a Masaï village / safari in N'Gorongoro National Park / transfer to Lake Manyara, half day safari in Lake Manyara National Park / transfer to Tarangire, half day safari in Tarangire National Park, transfer to Arusha. Night by your hotel / transfer to Machame Gate, 6,000 feet asl, entry of Kilimandjaro National Park, crossing of the Rain Forest, Machame camp, 9,858 feet asl / altitude moors, Shira camp, 12,500 feet asl / Lava Tower,  14,825 feet asl, Barranco camp, 12,960 feet asl / Barafu camp, 15,090 feet asl / ascent of Kilimandjaro up to its highest point, Uhuru Peak, 19,340 feet asl, descent to Barafu camp and then to Mweka camp, 10,138 feet asl / descent to Mweka Gate, 4,790 feet asl, transfer to your hotel in Arusha, spare time in the afternoon, night by your hotel  / spare time to visit Arusha, separation in the afternoon.

In case of a mass migration of the animals out of Tarangire National Park, thus strongly reducing the interest of a Safari in the Park, this Safari day in Tarangire National Park will be replaced by an extra Safari day in Serengeti National Park.

 

To get more informations on this programme:

            - Consult our detailed chart

            - Your personal equipment for this programme

            - Photos of safaris, of camping sites, and of your hotel in Arusha

            - Photos of the ascent of Kilimanjaro

 

giraffes

Home Page | Programmes | Last minute! | Your Registration | To contact us