Terrific Tanzanian Treks

Trekking Moshi, Tanzania

Stand on the rooftop of Africa, saunter in the Serengeti, break bread with the Maasai people. A region overflowing with superlatives, iconic landscapes, and wildlife. Your odyssey begins here in Northern Tanzania, from the slopes of Kilimanjaro to the astounding mix of national parks, including Serengeti, and Tarangire. Every day is a new adventure and all within driving distance of Nyange Adventures Ltd.

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Packages at this location

Conquer Kilimanjaro – Machame (the whiskey route) Trekking

Enjoy a good whiskey – why not distil the best that Kilimanjaro has to offer? Stand on the rooftop of Africa, ascend the world’s highest free-standing mountain. Build character and stamina, whilst experiencing the full-flavour of Kilimanjaro. Climb to the top, with magnificent panoramic views, on high long tracks, whilst benefiting from lower altitude sleeping – resulting in a high summit success rate.

  • All park fees (entry, camping, forest department and rescue fees).

  • Three meals a day while on the mountain

  • Accommodation.

  • Transport to and from the gate.

  • Drinking water.

  • Oxygen cylinder and oxygen meter.

Experience Mount Kilimanjaro up-close and personal, sleeping in tents and making camp each night. You will be provided with camping facilities and a chef to prepare three delicious meals per day whilst trekking.

Day 1 - Machame Gate
You will be driven from your accommodation to Machame Gate, where you will begin your trek. Walking through forests and coffee plantations with exquisite flora and fauna you will make a steady ascent to Machame Camp. Approximately 6-7 hours of hiking, with an elevation gain of 1200 metres.

Day 2 - Shira Camp
You will make a slightly steeper climb through moorlands opening up to a fantastic view of Kibo. Continuing to the Shira Plateau – a collapsed volcanic crater. You will enjoy magnificent views as you make your way to Shira Camp. Approximately 5-6 hours of hiking, with an elevation gain of 840 metres.

Day 3 - Lava Tower
Walking through the alpine desert you will ascend Lava Tower a 300-foot rock formation. Experience stunning views before descending into the Barranco Valley. Approximately 6-7 hours of hiking, with an elevation gain of 710 metres.

Day 4 - Barafu Camp
Hike glacial valleys as you ascend the Barranco Wall. Making your way to Barafu Camp, with fantastic views of Kilimanjaro’s summit. Approximately 7-8 hours of hiking, with an elevation gain of 750 metres.

Day 5 - Uhuru Peak
This is your big day out. Rise before midnight for your final ascent of Kilimanjaro. Climb carefully through stone scree between Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers. Take a short break at Stella point, now a hike along the crater rim to reach Uhuru Peak and the rooftop of Africa. Later you will descend to Mweka Hut. Approximately 14 hours of hiking, with an elevation gain of 1295 metres.

Day 6 - Mweka Gate
Hike through a scenic forest to Mweka Gate, where you will be driven back to your accommodation. Congratulations on conquering Kilimanjaro. Approximately 3-4 hours of hiking.

Suitable all year-round. The low season is March - June when the weather can be wet.

Although so much is included in this great package, be sure to know that the following are not included in the Package: Personal mountain climbing gear and equipment. Alcoholic and soft drinks. Travel insurance and visa.

Keeping it colourful on Kilimanjaro Trekking

Sample Kilimanjaro’s montane forests in a single day. Trek the base of the mountain, exploring the Montane forest, experiencing exquisite flora and fauna. Meander with the monkeys – including the black and white Colobus. Spice up your colour palette with exotic birds. Feast on fabulous views of Kilimanjaro. Adventure into this 3-hour hike from the start of the Marangu Route, to Mandara Hut.

Keeping it colourful on Kilimanjaro

3-hour hike from the start of the Marangu Route, to Mandara Hut Incredible views and things to see along the way. Plenty of photo ops and chance to stretch out the legs.

Suitable all year-round. The low season is March - June when the weather can be wet.

Along the way you’ll witness some of the mountain’s diverse flora and fauna, while enjoying breath-taking views of the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Creature Comforts – Marangu (the coca-cola route) Trekking

Stand on the rooftop of Africa, ascend the world’s highest free-standing mountain. Climb with creature comforts – including coca-cola, this is the most popular route for conquering Kilimanjaro. You will sleep in comfortable dormitory style huts, enjoying everything that Kilimanjaro has to offer. Share your adventure with other explorers as you gather together on this well-trod track. This is the only route to offer permanent accommodations.

  • All park fees (entry, camping, forest department and rescue fees).

  • Three meals a day while on the mountain

  • Accommodation.

  • Transport to and from the gate.

  • Drinking water.

  • Oxygen cylinder and oxygen meter.

Creature comforts abound on this the only route to ascend Kilimanjaro with sleeping huts and stores. Mineral water, soft drinks, chocolates and beers are sold at all the camps on this route. You will be provided with a chef to prepare three delicious meals per day whilst trekking.

Day 1 – Marangu Gate
You will be driven from your accommodation to Marangu Gate, where you will begin your trek. Walking through forests and coffee plantations with exquisite flora and fauna you will make a steady ascent to Mandara Huts. Approximately 4-5 hours of hiking, with an elevation gain of 870 metres.

Day 2- Horombo Huts
You will make a slightly steeper climb through moorlands opening up into meadow-lands with giant heather trees. Spending the night at the Horombo Huts. Approximately 6-8 hours of hiking, with an elevation gain of 1020 metres.

Day 3 – Acclimatization Day
Prepare for the summit by acclimatizing yourself with a choice of walks about Horombo huts, including the Mawenzi Saddle. Approximately 4-5 hours of hiking.

Day 4 – Kibo Huts
Enjoy heath-land and lunar landscapes trekking the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi. Fantastic views of Kilimanjaro’s summit as you reach Kibo Huts. Approximately 6-8 hours of hiking, with an elevation gain of 980 metres.

Day 5 - Uhuru Peak
This is your big day out. Rise before midnight for your final ascent of Kilimanjaro. Climb carefully through stone scree between Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers. Take a short break at Stella point, now a hike along the crater rim to reach Uhuru Peak and the rooftop of Africa. Later you will descend to Mweka Hut. Approximately 14 hours of hiking, with an elevation gain of 1195 metres.

Day 6 – Marangu Gate
Hike through a scenic forest to Marangu Gate, where you will be driven back to your accommodation. Congratulations on conquering Kilimanjaro. Approximately 5-7 hours of hiking.

Suitable all year-round. The low season is March - June when the weather can be wet.

Although this awesome package contains so many great aspects, please note what is not included in the Package:

Personal mountain climbing gear and equipment. Alcoholic and soft drinks. Travel insurance and visa.

About the location

Accommodation

You will be spoilt for choice when seeking accommodation in Northern Tanzania, with a range of lodges, hotels, and campsites. Nyange adventures offer a range of accommodation options from luxury lodges to campsites, depending on your choice of safari.

Location

Stay in Moshi a Tanzanian municipality situated on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. Now a tourist hub for those starting or completing a climb of the nearby mountain, descended from a German military camp (Neu-Moschi) established in 1893. Aside from the mountain, there is so much more this locale has to offer. You can choose to explore multiple national parks or conservation areas including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Arusha, Lake Natron, or Lake Eyasi. If you desire another mountain then why not summit Mount Meru? Explore the best safari circuit in Africa, with each conservation estate adding a new dimension to the startling array of flora and fauna you will experience. For the anthropologically minded take this opportunity to participate in cultural activities amongst the Maasai people, or to observe the vanishing lifestyle of the Hadzabe a remarkable group of true hunter-gatherers. Enjoy the cleanliness of Moshi and the prosperous feeling, driven by tourism and the large coffee estates, with an appealing blend of Asian and African influence. Moshi has national and international flight connections through the Kilimanjaro International Airport. Do not forget to visit the old Moshi railway station which is no longer operational. Sit and enjoy a drink at the small bar in the converted booking office, where you can watch the local people commuting by foot along the old railway tracks.

Food

On safari, you will enjoy quality meals prepared for you, by your travelling chef. Special dietary needs can be accommodated if your Chef is forewarned. Although Moshi is not a large cosmopolitan centre you may be surprised at the dining experiences available - often modest yet tasty, with an array of options. You will find food choices from India, Asia and Europe with vegetarian options. For self-catering make sure you visit the local markets which sell a wonderful variety of fresh fruits and vegetables - there are also well-stocked grocery shops in the town centre. You will undoubtedly want to try some local options like Chipsi mayai, which is basically a hot chip omolette. The beauty is in the simplicity, and it has become a favourite comfort food in Tanzania, available at food stands and many cafes and restaurants. If you are looking for the unofficial national dish of Tanzania, then try some Ugali. Easy to cook and affordable, prepared with maize flour and water, it is cooked into a dough like consistency, which should be neither to dry nor too sticky. Usually served with a sauce containing either meat, or vegetables, or grilled meat such as nyama choma. You will find many tasty local food choices to choose from, with many variations of spices and flavours.

Activities

Thrill to the adventure of guided safari tours through a range of Tanzanian national parks and conservation areas. Experiencing abundant local fauna and flora, getting up close and personal with African wildlife in its natural habitat. Quality guides with exceptional local knowledge will introduce you to the indigenous cultures and practices of this exciting land. With guides proficient in English, German, and Spanish language. Taste local foods prepared by your own travelling chef. Rest comfortably in a wide range of accommodation options.

Amenities

  • Guides

Available activities

  • Excursions

  • Hiking