African Safaris are the most breathtaking and awe inspiring as far as vacationing is concerned. For those looking for a more adventurous and challenging undertaking Kilimanjaro Safaris in Tanzania is simply mesmerising. In recent years Tanzania has quietly asserted itself to become a leading and unbeatable tourism destination.
Experiencing exceptional wilderness and wildlife on a Tanzanian wildlife safaris is considered the highlight of an African vacation. Kilimanjaro is a staggering 19,335.6 ft (5895 M) tall and comprises 3 volcanic cones, Kibo the youngest and highest, Shira to the west and Mawenzi to the east which are older. Its other names are Kilima Dscharo, Oldoinyo Oibor (White Mountain in Masai). Reaching the summit is physically very challenging and requires proper training for mountain climbing.
It must be organised by a tour operator who has fully qualified guides and the right equipment. Your life will be in the hands of the guide who is responsible for setting the pace, deciding when to rest, when not to rest, managing food supplies, ensuring the equipment is working and in short the safety of everyone in the group. Choosing the right operator, at the right price is crucial to success in reaching the summit.
A very scenic climb known as the Shira Route, starts at a lower altitude and crosses the Shira plateau. The Machame route is considered the best. By passing through the forested glades one sees more wildlife on the way. However, it takes a day or two more but allows the body to get acclimatised to the ramified atmosphere and provides a better chance of successfully reaching the summit.
view is simply exhilarating. The entire trek can last 7- 11 days with temperature freezing at night and summit and standing at the top of the volcano Uhuru peak, is quite an achievement.
For the adventure and nature enthusiasts Safaris Tanzania have an extraordinary range of natural wonders encompassing three of the country’s key natural draw cards – Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park, all with good quality lodges in prime locations.
At Tarangire National Park one can see elephants, zebra herds, jackals, giraffes, gazelles and buffaloes.
At Lake Manyara National Park waterbucks, impalas and leopards can be spotted during an early morning walk. It is also famous for flamingos and birds of prey and the tree climbing lions.
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the largest calderas in the world and has a breath taking variety of ecosystems and a concentration of myriads of birds and animals. Wildlife viewing on the crater floor is quite incredible.
In spite of all this, the African safari will be incomplete without also experiencing the life of the African people and their rich, fascinating and diverse culture. For this, inclusion of a visit to tribal villages is a must if you consider cultural interaction as part of your safari.