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ITINERARIES FOR 2013

CLIMBING
MOUNT MERU (4566 METERS) - 3 DAYS A fairly sporting climb to the high summit, after observing the black and white Colobus living in the very lush forest of Arusha National Park.

MOUNT KILIMANJARO (5895 METERS) - 5 TO 7 DAYS
A dream for most of us! But easily accessible for any person who exercises regularly and is in good healthy.  
Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa at 19340 feet (5,895 metres)
• Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain (i.e. distance from the bottom of the mountain to the top) in the world.
• Kilimanjaro is one of the Seven Summits, the seven highest and most sought-after peaks on each continent on the planet.
• Kilimanjaro is as high as you can go without requiring oxygen or specialist technical mountaineering skills.
• Kilimanjaro is located in Northern Tanzania, bordering Kenya, in East Africa.
• Kilimanjaro has five different, non-technical routes up the mountain that take between five and seven days, not including rest days. These routes are Marangu (Five days), Machame (Six days), Shira (Six days), Umbwe (Five days) and Rongai (Five days).
• Kilimanjaro has four camping routes (Machame, Shira, Umbwe and Rongai) and one route (Marangu) with hut accommodation provided by the National Parks.
• Kilimanjaro has five distinct ecological zones -montane forest, Hagenia, heathland, alpine desert making it one of the most beautiful and varied peaks on Earth.
• Kilimanjaro is the most accessible, the most exotic and the most do-able climb on Earth.

FLYING
HOT AIR BALLOONING IN THE SERENGETI
A delightful experience, oating over enormous herds of wildebeest and zebras, glimpsing cheetah, lion and leopard. Champagne bush breakfast after landing.

ACCESS:
Based at Seronera Wildlife Lodge,Serena lodge, Sopa lodge, Mbalageti tented camp.
Activities
From 1 to 2 hours
BUSH WALKS AND HIKES
Most of the walks can be arranged in what we call the Crater Highlands. This range of old extinct volcano encomprises the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Oldeani Mountain, Olmoti Crater and Empakai Crater.
OLMOTI CRATER
A fairly steep 45 minutes climb to the Crater rim for a view of the scenic beauty of the river and Olmoti waterfall escorted by Park Rangers. A guide will talk about the lush vegetation and the numerous animals’ prints.
Return by the river trail.
ACCESS:
Drive from the eastern Ngorongoro Crater Rim
TIME:
2 to 3 hours
MOUNT MERU
From Arusha it is possible to spend a day hiking on Mt. Meru, with arrival at Mariakamba Hut where the group will meet their vehicles waiting with picnic lunches.
ACCESS:
Arusha
TIME:
Approximately 4.5 hours of, sometimes, steep hike.
EMPAKAI CRATER
Facing Oldonyio Lengai, this is the remotest of all the craters. The road is quite difficult during the rainy season and rough during the dry season but it is a nice destination for adventurous incentives.
From the rim, the path descends in the crater, passing through a very dense forest, and ends by the shores of a big lake. Thousands of flamingoes are there, giving a deep pink color to the shores. A good day for the wild at heart. The hiking group size has to be limited to 6 clients per armed Ranger escort.
ACCESS:
4 hours drive from Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge to Empakai.
TIME:
3 to 4 hours hike

GIBB’S FARM WATERFALL
A fairly steep walk that is often a welcome break after long drives in a minibus.
A guide accompanies walkers.
ACCESS:
From Gibb’s Farm
TIME:
1.5 hours
LAKE MANYARA HIKING TRAILS
The trail will start at the lodge and take guests down a beautiful river valley where they would have the opportunity to swim in a fresh mountain stream.
ACCESS:
From Lake Manyara hotels
TIME:
5 to 6 hours or 2 to 3 hours
OLDEANI MOUNTAINS
A range of walks to satisfy any level of fitness, up to a four hour climb to the summit for a view of Lake Eyasi and its flamingos.
ACCESS:
From Ngorongoro Wildlife/Crater/Serena Lodge
TIME:
1.5 hours
LAKE DULUTI
A relaxing 1.5 hour walks around this charming lake, observing its very rich birdlife from the shade of the shoreline forest.
ACCESS:
10 km east of Arusha

MOUNTAIN-BIKING
A trail down the Rift Valley into the farmland of Manyara accompanied by an experienced biking guide and naturalist.
ACCESS:
From Lake Manyara hotels
TIME: Half day

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