Rau - Uru Road

Wildlife Moshi, Tanzania

Here at Marangu Treks & Safaris, we provide high quality, affordable, and reliable trekking and travel tours across Tanzania. Our tours take place in some of the countries most beautiful national parks and nature reserves including the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park, and Amboseli National Park. Whether your style of adventure is wild-camping with big game watching or a luxury fly-in safari to far-flung spots, we’re experts at turning Tanzania safari dreams into long-lasting memories.

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4 Day Northern Adventure Safari Wildlife

This unforgettable four-day safari will take you deep into the Serengeti National Park as you search the terrain for some of the countries best wildlife. This colossal wilderness spreads out over 14500 square km and is the perfect destination for your first safari! This tour also includes a trip to the Ngorongoro Crater, an area home to the highest concentration of game in Africa and the majestic Lake Manyara which sits at the foot of the Great Rift Valley. Get ready for incredible game drives, camping under the stars, and exploring some of Tanzania's finest landscapes by 4x4.

  • 3 Men Tents for 2, chairs, tables and sleeping mats (camping safari)

  • Transfers to & from the International Airport and Moshi.

  • Enough bottled mineral water throughout the safari

  • All meals while on safari.

  • Private English speaking safari guide

  • Ngorongoro Crater service fee

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned suite tented camps and lodges

  • Park entry fees & government taxes

  • Transport in 4X4 Toyota Land Cruisers with pop up roof for game viewing

Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned suite tented camps and lodges 3 Men Tents for 2, chairs, tables and sleeping mats (camping safari)

Day 1 - Arusha to Lake Manyara
Meet our professional tours guide/driver in Arusha town, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which, we travel to the Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch we head into the Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Day 2 - Lake Manyara to Serengeti Plains
After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 3 - Serengeti Plains to Ngorongoro Crater
Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages. After breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 4 - Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha/ Moshi
Enjoy breakfast, after which we will transfer back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha will we have lunch and then we will end our African safari adventure. The group should tip the guide around $20 a day. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari services.

Year round.

6 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing - Marangu Route Trekking

This six-day trek takes you to the very summit of the highest peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro! Known as the "Coca-Cola" route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro and is the oldest, most well-established route. The route is particularly favoured by hikers because, given its gradual slope, it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain. It's also the only route to offer sleeping huts in dormitory-style accommodations! Get ready to tick an epic adventure of your bucket-list as you climb to great heights, push your body to the limits, and soak up glorious views of Kilimanjaro National Park.

  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter & Emergency first-aid kit

  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek & Hot water for washing

  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters, 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain

  • 4 Season mountain tents & double layered Sleeping Mats

  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services

  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees

  • Park entry & camping fees

  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate

  • 2 nights of accommodation at Park view inn or Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel

  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi

This tour includes two nights of accommodation at Park view inn or Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel and multiple days camping along the trail. Note, we will provide all camping gear including sleeping bags and a tent.

Day 1 - Marangu Gate to Mandara Hute
Leave Moshi at 8am for Marangu Gate. After completing gate registration, begin your Kilimanjaro trek. Walk along a narrow trail through the rainforest of Kilimanjaro for most of the hike. Eat a picnic lunch at Kisambioni; day one’s the halfway point. After lunch continues walking through the rainforest until reaching Mandara Hut. Relax for the rest of the day or take a short walk to Maundi Crater. The views to the east over Taveta and to the northwest to Mawenzi Peak are stunning on a clear day, making the short hike well worth the effort. The A-frame Mandara Huts can accommodate up to seventy people and consist of several sleeping huts and a dining area. All of Marangu’s huts have beds with mattresses.

Day 2 - Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
After breakfast, leave Mandara Hut and Kilimanjaro’s forests for Horombo Hut. Most of the day’s hike will be through Kilimanjaro’s moorland, a rocky landscape with desert-like plants. Eat a picnic lunch at KambiyaTaabu before continuing to Horombo Hut. If the weather is clear, enjoy beautiful views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at Horombo Hut at around 3pm and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing. Although extremely busy, the Horombo Huts are considered to be the nicest on Kilimanjaro. The small, A-frame buildings can accommodate up to eight people each and provide lodging for hikers ascending, descending and acclimatising. Horombo can accommodate up to one hundred hikers and many more porters, cooks and guides.

Day 3 - Horombo Hut to Mawenzi Hut
Day three is an acclimatisation day. We suggest hiking all the way to Mawenzi Hut to allow for maximum acclimatization. The hike will increase your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak, and also reward you with magnificent views of Kibo. Return to Horombo for a late lunch. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing at Horombo.

Day 4 - Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut
Leave Horombo Hut after breakfast to hike through the moorland and alpine desert of Kilimanjaro’s upper altitudes. After hiking for about an hour arrive at Maua River, a small mountain stream. After Maua, the terrain becomes flatter and the vegetation begins to disappear. Break for lunch at Middle Red Hill. After lunch, continue on a steady incline for another two hours through Kilimanjaro’s Saddle. Although the environment on the way to Kibo is a bleak desert with little vegetation, you will see many stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Reach Kibo Hut around 3pm to rest and prepare for your midnight climb.

Day 5 - Kibo Hut to Summit
Around midnight, awake for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. The hike begins with a demanding five hour hike to Gillman’s Point on the crater rim. Although this is considered to be the easiest of the three crater ascent paths, it is still extremely difficult. The first major rest stop, William’s Point, lies at 5000 meters and is approximately a two hour hike Kibo Hut. Continue on for thirty minutes before beginning the rocky switchbacks that will continue to Gillman’s Point (5,681 meters). The hike from Gilman’s to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut. On the way down from the summit, you will see all of the magnificent views you could not see on the way up. Stop for a short break and snacks at Kibo Hut before continuing to Horombo Hut. Reach Horombo Hut in the afternoon and enjoy your last night on the mountain.

Day 6 - Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate
After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Moshi.

Year round.

About the location

Accommodation

Almost all of our itineraries will include one night's accommodation, and we work with a number of suppliers to ensure we provide the best nights stay that anyone could ask for! What's more, we've tried and tested all the accommodation we suggest and offer a range of choices from bare-minimum campsites to luxury lodges!

Location

Our offices based are based in Moshi, Kilimanjaro, but our tours and treks take place all over Tanzania! This spectacular country is home to unforgettable wildlife, beautiful vistas, and scenic national parks. Before we send you to any destination you can rest assured we've travelled the length and breadth of it to experience firsthand the wonders that await you!

Food

Most of our multi-day tours include breakfast, lunch, and dinner alongside light refreshments throughout the day. Food packages will vary from tour to tour and you may be required to purchase your own evening meal on some occasions but we'll always let you know your itinerary way ahead of your trip!

Activities

Safaris, Trekking Tours, Beach Holidays, Honeymoons.

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet

  • Pool

  • Photographer

  • Lunch

  • Internet

  • Gym

  • Guides

  • Equipment Rental

  • Dinner

  • Cleaning

  • Children Facilities

  • Breakfast

  • Airport Transfers

  • 24/7 staff

Available activities

  • Yoga

  • Party

  • Massage

  • Horse Riding

  • Hiking

  • Excursions

  • Daytrips

  • Climbing

  • Canyoning

  • BBQ