After an impressive trekking tour and safari, we traveled to the coast of Tanzania and visited the Tides Lodge and Mawimbi Villa on Ushongo Beach. In this blog article you’ll learn all about this very charming coastline south of Pangani. We will also introduce you to two very special accommodations on the coast of Tanzania, which are ideal for relaxation.
Safaris can be a great experience. Despite some travel experience and safaris elsewhere our safari through the northern national parks of Tanzania impressed us especially. In this blog article we share with you what a safari in Tanzania is like, what a game drive is and how we spent the first day of our safari in Lake Manyara National Park and the night in tents.
After a very relaxing time at Tanzania’s coast we went by boat to Zanzibar. In this article we show you how varied and relaxing at the same time the island can be. You’ll also learn about Stone Town and Prison Island, which have played an important role in the island’s history.
Our safari continued as varied as it had begun. In this article you will find out what the Serengeti has to offer and why the trip is more than worthwhile despite the rainy season. Besides countless wildebeests and zebras we saw dozens of lions and several hyenas. We finally spent the night in a tented camp in the central Serengeti, surrounded by wildlife.
During our last days on Zanzibar we also discovered the more remote regions of the island and several very relaxing beaches. In this article you will learn why a trip to the east and north of the island is worthwhile. Finally, our journey to the beach and sea in Tanzania ended and we returned to Europe.
So far, we had spent a unique time on safari. The last two days of our safari were great once again, also because at the end of our stay in the Serengeti we went up high and show you the Serengeti during our hot air balloon ride from above! You’ll also learn what the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park have to offer!
We get to know the Arusha National Park and Mount Meru. In this blog article we tell you in detail about our journey to Mount Meru and the first steps on the mountain. During the first day we already saw countless animals like buffalos, zebras and monkeys. After an impressive climb we finally spent the night in the Miriakamba Huts.
In the meantime, we had arrived well on the mountain and our hike continued diversely with great views of the Kilimanjaro. In this article we also tell you in detail about our nocturnal hike up to the summit of Mount Meru, Socialist Peak. Up there we experienced unique moments during a sunrise and had magnificent views of Kilimanjaro, which we share here with you.
After great impressions from the summit of Mount Meru we continue the last day of our hike tranquilly. We finally leave Mount Meru and go on a small game drive through Arusha National Park. During our canoe trip in Momella Lake we finally discover the impressive hippos of Africa for the first time.
Departure and arrival days can be full of new impressions, emotions, and some unexpected happenings. To make your trip from home to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania as smooth as possible, in this blog post we give you an overview over our journey – along with some inside information regarding what to expect from your trip and what to be prepared for. We also give you some insights on our motivation for this trip, and how it all kicked off in the beginning!
Arusha and Moshi are the two cities, which usually serve as starting points for safaris and hikes up Mount Kilimanjaro. As we stayed the days before and after our trip in Arusha, in this blog post we tell you about our impressions of the city – what it looks like, where to get money from and, of course, about the culinary offer on-site. Moreover, we give you detailed insights into how we were equipped for the upcoming seven-days hike.
First day of our hike! Together with our team we drove from Arusha to Machame Gate, where we started the first stage of our tour. Our goal for the day was finally Machame Camp. In this blog post, we tell you who accompanies you during your trip. Moreover, we give you some insights on what to expect at the beginning of your climb up Mount Kilimanjaro.
In the meantime, we had well arrived on the mountain and walked from camp to camp. This article is packed with information regarding the time during the hike. We tell you what a daily routine looks like in detail, which type of equipment you need during the day, and what to expect from the different stages up to the base camp. Besides, we write about possibilities to stay fresh on the mountain even without your daily shower.
Summit day is something very special. For Timo and me, the ascent to Uhuru Peak started in the middle of the night. The sky was starry, the air was ice-cold. In this blog post, we tell you how we experienced the hike from Barafu base camp to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
After 7 days, our hike ended. We walked the last stage of our tour downhill and left Kilimanjaro National Park via Mweka Gate. From there on we went back to Arusha, where we spent another one and a half days before heading back to Germany. In this blog post, we give you some last insights into our trip, and how we finally have thought about it.