Shizi Safaris Arusha

Mountaineering Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha City, the capital of the Arusha region, is located in northern Tanzania, close to the Kenyan border and the volcanic Mount Meru. This bustling, multi-cultural city perfectly blends colonial heritage with modern Africa and is predominantly used as a gateway town for the Northern Safari Circuit. The city has its own airport, which operates domestic flights. From our offices here we have easy access out to some of Tanzania's best national parks including the Serengeti, Tarangire National Park, and the imposing Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Packages at this location

7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb via Machame Route Hiking

This seven day Kilimanjaro climb takes you up the Machame Route on an epic adventure to the top of Africa. The hike begins at Machame Gate, located in the southern base of the mountain, which is just a short drive from Moshi or Arusha. From here you'll continue through Kilimanjaro's lush, fertile, montane rainforest. As you might expect, the lower slopes receive a quite a bit of precipitation and the trail may be steep and slippery, so trekking poles are advised. As the route heads toward the Shira Plateau, the trees disappear and are replaced by low brush in the heather zone. Then the route climbs high to the volcanic plug, Lava Tower, before dropping and circling below the South Icefield to Barranco and Karanga until Uhuru Peak. If you've got Mt. Kili on your bucket list, this is the tour for you!

  • Climbing permits and fees, gate, camp/hut fees

  • Kilimanjaro park fees

  • Guide, assistant guides, cook and porters salaries

  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes

  • Porters to carry luggage from one camp to the next camp.

  • 3 meals per day and bottled water/drinks (1.5 liters per person per day)

  • Emergency Insurance in case of altitude sickness

  • Rescue fees (required by the national park)

  • Transport to/from the hotel to Gate

  • Airport pickup and drop off

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Moshi before and after the Climb

This tour includes six nights camping.

Day 1 - Machame Gate/ Machame Camp
Day one begins with the 50 minuted rive from Moshi to the Machame Gate. The joureny passes through the village of Machame which sits at the lower slopes of the mountain. As we leave the park gate we begin our walk through dense rainforest and follow the trail up to Machame Camp.

Day 2 - Machame Camp/ Shira Camp
Day two leaves the rainforest behind and continues ascending up a steep rocky path to the Shira Plateau. We will eventually reach Shira Camp.

Day 3 - Shira Camp/ Lava Tower/ Barranco Camp
The tour continues to the east up a ridge before heading southeast towards the Lava Tower, a spectacular volcanic rock formation. From here we will descend into Barranco Camp for the ngiht.

Day 4 - Barranco Camp/ Karanga Camp
The day begins with descening into a ravin at the base of the Great Barranco Wall. We will then climb a non-technical steep cliff before crossing a series of hills and desending into Karanga Valley. The night is spent at Karanga Camp.

Day 5 - Karanga Camp - Barafu Camp
We will awake and leave Karanga behind, heading for the Mweka Trail. Here we'll continue up to Barafu Hut (at which point we will have completed the Southern Circuit). Enjoy views of teh summit. Rest early tonight and enjoy a hearty dinner in preparation for tomorrows hike to the summit.

Day 6 - Barafu Camp/ Uhuru Peak/ Mweka Camp
Rise early and begin our climb to the summit. Today is the most mentally and physically challenging day but, despite cold winds and increased elevation, the view from the top of Mt Kili is worth it. You will ascend in darkness, to begin with, and then be rewarded with a magnificent sunrise over Maweniz Peak. You will eventually arrive at the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro (and Africa); Uhuru Peak. After admiring the summit, we will descend to Mweka Hut Camp and enjoy our last dinner on the mountain.

Day 7 - Mweka Camp/ Mweka Gate
At around 11 am we will drive back to your accommodation in Moshi and relax for the rest of the day.

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Tanzania Serengeti Migration Safari Hiking

On this Serengeti Safari, you'll spend a whole week exploring some of Tanzania's best National Parks as you follow the path of the Great Wildebeest Migration as it arrives in Northern Serengeti. This amazing safari will showcase some of the countries finest wildlife as you visit the Dramatic Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater which is home to a remarkable amount of wildlife, including lions, cheetahs and at certain times of the year the wildebeest migration. Get ready to witness the Big 5 in full force!

  • Drinking water on the safari

  • Park entrance fees

  • Accommodation during Safari

  • All activities detailed in the safari

  • Lunch Box

  • 4×4 safari vehicle with open Roof for the best game drive

  • Professional Local English Speaking Guide

Accommodation at one of our partner lodges or campsites will be included in this tour.

Day 1
Arusha - Tarangire National Park. Game drive in Tarangire

Day 2
Lake Manyara National park. Game drive in Manyara

Day 3
Manyara - Serengeti Plains. Arrive and continue with a game drive in Serengeti

Day 4
Serengeti National Park Full Day Game Drive. Spend the whole day explore Serengeti.

Day 5
Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater. Transfer to Ngorongoro at the crater rim.

Day 6
Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha. descend into the Crater floor for game drives. Later continue to Arusha. End of Tour

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Tanzania 5 Day Safari Wildlife

This five-day safari takes you to some of Tanzania's most beautiful national parks including Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, the latter of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's 18km in diameter and boasts walls as high as 600 meters! All three areas are places of outstanding beauty, and all are home to a variety of wildlife including elephants, monkey, hyena, jackal, and herds of zebra. Your five days will be spent animal spotting, camping out at park lodges, and admiring the scenery of Northern Tanzania.

  • Drinking water

  • Park entrance fees

  • All activities detailed in the safari

  • Lunch box

  • 4x4 safari guide

  • Professional guide

This tour includes four nights accommodation at our tried and trusted lodges across the north (two nights are spent in the Serengeti National Park!).


Day 1 – Arusha/ Tarangire NP

Day one begins with a hotel pickup early in the morning before departing to Tarangire National Park for a picnic lunch and game drive. This park is excellent for early morning game drives where you'll be able to see a variety of animals. After your evening game drive you'll be taken to Osupok Lodge for the night.

Day 2 - Tarangire NP/ Serengeti Plains

Today you'll depart for the Serengeti National Park and you'll enjoy a game drive en-route. The tour then stops for a picnic lunch and short afternoon game drive before arriving into your Serengeti campsite which boasts modern tents and Wi-Fi.

Day 3 - Serengeti

Day three is spent soaking up the Serengeti in all its glory. After breakfast you'll enjoy a full day of game drives through the park.

Day 4 – Ngorongoro Crater

Today begins with an early morning game drive throguh the Serengeti before enjoying lunch and departing for the Crater Rim (game drive en-route). You'll then be taken to your lodge for the evening which is situated on the edge of the crater.

Day 5 - Ngorongoro Tour

Today is devoted to the impressive Ngorongoro Crater and after a hearty breakfast you'll head out to descend the steep crater walls and beging your widllife spotting. Later in hte evening you will depart for Arusha and end the tour.

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3 Day Leopard Safari Tour Mountaineering

This three day safari is ideal for the first time safari-goer and takes you to Karatu, Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater on the hunt for some of Tanzania's best wildlife. As you travel across stunning scenery, home to an abundance of wildlife, and enjoy blue-green vistas, you'll be exposed to a whole new world. On a game drive through the Serengeti National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) you can expect to spot lion, zebra, elephant, cheetah, leopard, kudu, and more while over at Lake Magadi you'll enjoy viewing an array of waterbirds including flamingos along with mighty hippos! This tour will also take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, a deep volcanic crater and the largest unflooded caldera in the world.

  • Drinking water

  • Park entrance fees

  • All activities detailed in the safari

  • Lunch box

  • 4x4 safari vehicle

  • Professional guide

This tour includes two nights accommodation at one of our partner lodges or campsites.


Day 1 – Arusha/ Serengeti National Park

Today you'll be picked up from your hotel in Arusha, and from here you'll be driven to the Serengeti National Park. Your first game drive follows in the afternoon where you'll see great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of impala, kongoni, and gazelle. After the game drive, you'll proceed to the campsite for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Serengeti Plains

Today is dedicated entirely to animal spotting, and you'll enjoy a game drive along the Serengeti plains, an area of land home to lions, leopard, elephants, cheetah, and much much more.

Day 3 - Ngorongoro Crater/ Arusha

On your final day, you'll rise early and head to the Ngorongoro Crater for a tour. The day will be spent exploring this natural wonder and visiting Lake Magadi where you'll spot hippos, pink flamingos, and water birds.

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About the location

Accommodation

All of our tours departing from Arusha include accommodation, and we work with a variety of local partners to ensure we have lodging to suit every budget.

Location

Arusha City is located in northern Tanzania, close to the Kenyan border, and lies at the foot of Mount Meru. This bustling city is largely used as a gateway to Tanzanian safari destinations (including the Serengeti National Park) and Africa's highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, which lies some 100 kilometers northeast.

Food

All tours departing from Arusha will include food and accommodation. While in Arusha, guests can visit a number of tasty restaurants dotted around the city to try traditional Tanzania cuisine or international delights.

Activities

Trekking tours and wildlife safaris that offer a cultural and historical insight into Tanzania.

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet

  • Photographer

  • Kitchen

  • Guides

  • Fridge

  • Dinner

  • Daily cleaning

  • Cleaning

  • Children Facilities

  • Breakfast

  • Airport Transfers

  • 24/7 staff

Available activities

  • Party

  • Hiking

  • Daytrips

  • Climbing

  • BBQ