Machame Route 9 Day - Small Group Tours

7 Days / 6 Nights On The Mountain, 2 Nights In Arusha Hotel  |  Small Group Tours  |  Basic |  KSB1

Route Introduction

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Although it is considered to be more difficult than the Marangu, the Machame or ‘Whiskey’ Route is actually now the most popular way up Kilimanjaro. Compared with Marangu (the next most popular route) the walking stage are actually longer and steeper, so it is perhaps favoured by those more used to hiking. The Machame begins its course in the south, then continues eastwards. It skirts along the mountain’s southern ice field before heading for the summit.

Those choosing the Machame for their ascent can look forward to varied and spectacular scenery, though its popularity means that you are never too far from the crowds! And if you choose to spend seven days on the mountain with this longer route, then the extra day to acclimatize will improve your chances of reaching the summit!

Route Highlight

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Words can never describe the breath-taking views enjoyed from the summit, the very ‘Roof of Africa,’ but the incomparable, exhilarating sense of achievement in getting to the top of Kilimanjaro is surely in itself the highlight of any trip.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Month Season Traffic Weather Road Trails Sky Recommendation
January Peak Medium Little to no rainfall Dry Sunny & Cloudy Highly Recommended
February Peak High No Rainfall Dry Sunny & Cloudy Highly Recommended
March High Low Short Rainfall Wet & Muddy Cloudy Highly Recommended
April Low Low Long rainfall Wet & Muddy Cloudy Recommended
May Low Low Short Rainfall Wet & Muddy Cloudy Recommended
June Peak High No Rainfall Dry Sunny & Cloudy Highly Recommended
July Peak High No Rainfall Dry Sunny Highly Recommended
August Peak High No Rainfall Dry Sunny Highly Recommended
September Peak High No Rainfall Dry Sunny Highly Recommended
October Peak High No Rainfall Dry Sunny Highly Recommended
November High Medium Little to no Rainfall Wet & Muddy Sunny & Cloudy Recommended
December High Medium Little to no Rainfall Wet & Muddy Sunny & Cloudy Recommended

Physical Level

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Challenging. Guests undertaking one of our trips categorized as ‘challenging’ will require a good level of fitness and proper physical preparation –perhaps two or three months – in advance of arriving in Tanzania. To take one of these trips, you must be confident in your own level of fitness and stamina. Our ‘challenging’ trips involve a significant degree of high-altitude hiking, and at times a degree of discomfort can be expected. For example, on a summit day to reach the top of Kilimanjaro, a total of around 13 hours is required of participants and this is combined with a great deal of ascent and descent. Special clothing and equipment are required for these trips, as advised on our trip notes, and accommodation is in tents or mountain huts, depending on which trip is undertaken.

Accommodation

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Accommodation on this tour is in our Basic category, with two night’s hotel accommodation in Arusha and six nights out on the Mountain in the public campsite. Our Basic level accommodations are selected by Easy Travel to focus on good value.

Route Summary

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9 Days, 8 Nights 2 nights in Arusha, 1 night in Machame Camp, 1 night in Shira 2 Camp, 1 night in Barranco Camp, 1 night in Karanga Camp, 1 night in Barafu Camp, 1 night in Mweka Camp
  • Day 1 – Arrival Day: Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha
  • Day 2 – Arusha – Machame Gate – Machame Camp
  • Day 3 – Machame Camp – Shira 2 Camp
  • Day 4 – Shira 2 Camp – Lava Tower – Barranco Camp
  • Day 5 – Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp
  • Day 6 – Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp
  • Day 7 – Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak – Mweka Camp
  • Day 8 – Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate – Arusha
  • Day 9 – Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport

Tour Map

Elevation Chart

Day Start (Location) Altitude (Meter) Altitude (Feet) Finish (Location) Altitude (Meter) Altitude (Feet) Time (Hrs) Vegetation(Zone) Distance (km) Distance(Miles)
1 Machame Gate 1640 5381 Machame Camp 2972 9751 5-6 Rain Forest 11 7
2 Machame Camp 2972 9751 Shira 2 Camp 3804 12,480 4-6 Heath & Moorland 5 3
3 Shira 2 Camp Lava Tower 3804 4630 12,480 15,190 Lava Tower Barranco Camp 4630 3950 15,190 12,959 4-5 2-3 Alpine Desert 7 3 4 2
4 Barranco Camp 3950 12,960 Karanga Camp 4033 13,232 4-5 Alpine Desert 6 3
5 Karanga Camp 4033 13,232 Barafu Camp 4556 14,948 4-5 Alpine Desert 4 2
6 Barafu Camp Uhuru Peak 4556 5895 14,948 19,341 Uhuru Peak Mweka Camp 5895 3100 19,341 10,171 7-8 4-6 Ice Camp Rain Forest 5 12 3 7
7 Mweka Camp 3100 10,171 Mweka Gate 1640 5381 3-4 Rain Forest 10 6
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Tour Itinerary

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After your long flight, you’ll be pleased to spend your first night in comfort at your hotel, the Planet Lodge in Arusha. If you have chosen to be picked-up by us from Kilimanjaro International Airport, your Easy Travel driver will be waiting to meet and welcome you and take you to your hotel in Arusha to relax after your flight. Your adventure has begun!

              • Accommodation
              • Planet Lodge Hotel
    • Meal Plan Dinner at hotel.
    • Journey time and Distance 1 hour, 55 km drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha
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This morning we take a leisurely breakfast at our hotel, before setting out in our vehicle at around 08.00hrs to allow for a scheduled arrival at Machame Gate (1640 meters) at 10.00hrs. Our first job will be to complete the registration formalities, before we start our trek. You will also enjoy the introduction to your mountain team: your guides, porters and everyone else who will accompany you as you make your ascent.

Today’s walk is a long one: in pure numbers, you will gain around 1332 metres of altitude over a distance of just under 11km/7miles and can expect to be walking for between 5 and 6 hours.

The beginning of the walk today is characterised by a wide track that winds its way up through dense forest, beautiful tall trees laden with green moss. As the route becomes steeper and narrower, so the vegetation changes and the appearance of flowers such as impatiens kilimanjari and impatiens pseudoviola introduce some bright colours to the scenery. You will also be able to see Kibo Peak, away to the east. The birdlife around the camp is surprisingly rich, so look out for species such as olive thrush and stonechat. We hope to reach camp at about 17.00hrs, giving you a couple of hours of welcome rest before dinner is served

        • Accommodation in tents, at Machame Camp
    • Meal Plan Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box and Dinner
    • Journey time and Altitude 5 – 6 hours walking, from 1640m at Machame Gate to 2972m at the Machame Camp
    • Walking distance 11km/7miles
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Today’s stage is short and steep, as we push on up to an altitude of over 3804 metres. Our hard work in the morning, on a narrow path, is well rewarded at lunchtime with wonderful vistas both to the south and over to Kibo. Surely there can be no better location for lunch?

Having made an early start around 08.30hrs, we would expect to reach our camp by 14.00hrs, by which time we will have encountered the moorland lobelias and the distinctive dark obsidian rock of Shira Plateau for the first time. From Shira Caves, you will have time to marvel at some great natural sights such as the so-called ‘Shira Cathedral,’ Klute Peak and Mount Meru, before enjoying your dinner around 18.00hrs.

  • Accommodation In tents at Shira 2 Camp
  • Meal Plan Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box and Dinner
  • Journey time and Altitude 4-6 hours’ from 2972m at Machame Camp to 3804m at Shira Caves
  • Walking distance 5km/3miles
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Today’s stage is considerably different in character from yesterday’s, with a much longer trek. We start at 3804 metres, of course, but even though we cover nearly 10km/6miles, our gain in altitude will be a modest 146 metres by the time we reach Barranco Camp at around 16.00hrs. During our hike, however, we will climb to the base of the Lava Tower which is located at a lofty 4630 metres, before we descend again for our overnight stay. Although this may seem a bit of a waste, in fact it helps enormously with the crucial process of acclimatizing at altitude.

The overall distance today means that we will actually be walking for around 6 to 8 hours, excluding breaks. Once again, our day will begin with breakfast at 07.00hrs and departure at 08.30hrs, when we begin our trek across the stony landscape of Shira Plateau. The vegetation is sparse at first, with just a few hardy lichens to admire. You climb towards the Lava Tower and your picnic lunch is taken at 13.00hrs. After passing the highpoint of the day by the Lava Tower, we then descend down to the Barranco Camp. Once at camp, you should take time to admire the views of the southern face of Kibo as well as the Heim Glacier. Dinner tonight is served at 19.00hrs

  • Accommodation in tents at Barranco Camp
  • Meal Plan Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box and Dinner
  • Journey time and Altitude 6 to 8 hours’ from 3804 at Shira Caves, up to Lave Tower at 4630m, then down to Barranco Camp at 3950m.
  • Walking distance 10km/6miles
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Today we breakfast slightly later (07.30hrs) with a departure time from camp scheduled for 08.30hrs. Today’s walk is actually quite short, being only about 6km/3miles but it will still take between 4 to 5 hours of trekking time. We will break for lunch at around at 13.00hrs on reaching Karanga and have the afternoon to enjoy the views before eating our dinner at 18.00hrs.

At the beginning of the day, we encounter the hardest part of the stage as we have to scramble up the near-vertical face of the Barranco Wall (also commonly referred to as the ‘Breakfast Wall’ as you tackle it right after your breakfast!). At the top of this climb, you will be rewarded with views of the Heim Glacier. After this, the rest of today’s walk becomes a bit easier as we first gradually descend to the gully below, and into the cold but beautiful Karanga Valley. We then continue and finally climb up a steep series of zig-zags until reaching the Karanga Camp (4033 meters). Our overall altitude gain today is only 160 metres.

  • Accommodation Karanga Camp
  • Meal Plan Breakfast, Cooked Lunch box and Dinner
  • Journey time and Altitude 4-5 hours’ walking, from 3950m at Barranco Camp to 4033m at Karanga Camp
  • Walking distance 6km/3miles
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Another short day -in terms of distance – begins with our breakfast at the camp at 07.30hrs and another 08.30hrs departure. Today we will ascend about 523 metres in a distance of around 4km/2miles and walking time once again is between 4 and 5 hours.

We will be aiming to arrive at the Barafu Camp 4556 meters by 13.00, when we will be rewarded with a cooked lunch. (With tomorrow being the summit day, it will be important to relax and prepare for the hard work ahead.) Dinner tonight is served at 17.30hrs, giving you time to get to bed early. After leaving Karanga, today’s stage climbs steadily, passing through barren, rocky landscape, with the Decken and Kersten glaciers visible away to your left. At the top of the climb, the landscape remains bleak as you descend into a valley and you get your first sight of another glacier, Rebmann. At the end of this valley is today’s goal, the Barafu Camp 4556 meters, at which you arrive after a short, steep scramble and a walk

  • Accommodation Barafu Camp
  • Meal Plan Breakfast, Cooked Lunch box and Dinner
  • Journey time and Altitude 4-5 hours’ walking from 4033m at Karanga Camp to 4556m at Barafu Camp
  • Walking distance 4km/2miles
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If there is one certainty on Kilimanjaro, it is that ‘summit day’ will be the toughest! But although hugely challenging, hopefully it will be matched with the great sense of achievement of reaching your goal – the summit of Kilimanjaro!

Our schedule for our ‘Summit Day’ is of course very different. Rising at 23.00hrs, we take our tea and biscuits (23.30hrs) before a midnight departure. We begin with a long, tough climb from Barafu at 4556 metres to Stella Point at 5756 metres; for some of this you will be walking on scree, making your trek more difficult.

From Stella Point, there is still another 139 metres of ascent and 45 minutes’ walk to the summit. Our goal is to reach the top (5895 meters) by around 07.00hrs then celebrate (of course!) take our precious photos and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. After the summit (5895 meters), we return to Barafu (4556 meters), where we rest for a couple of hours, take a brunch and then leave again at 13.30hrs to continue to descend to Mweka Camp (3100 metres) where we spend the night. We would expect to arrive there at 17.00hrs and take our dinner at 19.00hrs. (In total, we cover around 17km/10miles today with about 11-14 hours of walking – tough going, but with our objective hopefully achieved!)

  • Accommodation Mweka Camp
  • Meal Plan Brunch and Dinner
  • Journey time and Altitude 11-14 hours, from 4556m at Barafu Camp to the summit at 5895m, then down to 3100m at Mweka Camp
  • Walking distance 17km/10miles
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Still thrilled by your achievement, breakfast is taken at 07.00hrs and at 08.00hrs you can take the chance to reward your trekking team at the ‘Tipping Celebration.’

Although we still have 9km to walk, departure is at a leisurely 09.00hrs and you descend down to the Mweka Gate which sits at an altitude of 1640 metres. There, you will be served a cooked lunch at midday and be presented with your hard-earned certificate.

Your vehicle transport will be waiting to return you back to your Hotel in Arusha, where you can choose to relax – or, if you have any energy left, to celebrate!

  • Accommodation Planet Lodge
  • Meal Plan Breakfast, Cooked Lunch and Dinner
  • Journey time and Altitude 13-4 hours walking, from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, descending from 3100m to 1640m; from Mweka Gate to Arusha (by vehicle) 3 hours.
  • Walking distance 10km/6miles walking, then 3 hours’ drive back to Arusha
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After a good night’s rest at your hotel, you will take breakfast ready for the scheduled check-out by 10.00hrs. (If you wish to remain in the hotel during the day, please advise us of this when you book your trip and we will inform you of the cost for day room which ends at 18:00hrs, and then make the booking on your behalf.)

If you have booked a transfer to the airport, you will be collected from your hotel and dropped off at the airport. For those travelers who have booked to go on safari, our Easy Travel guide will be meeting you in the evening to provide you with a briefing.

  • Meal Plan Breakfast
  • Journey time 1 hours, 55 km drive from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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  • Transport to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha at the beginning and end of your trip.
  • Transport from your Arusha hotel to the start of the climb and return to your Arusha hotel at the end of the climb.
Accommodation
  • 2 nights in Arusha, 6 nights on the Mountain in the Tents
  • 1st night – Planet Lodge
  • 2nd night – Machame Camp
  • 3rd night – Shira 2 Camp
  • 4th night – Barranco Camp
  • 5th night – Karanga Camp
  • 6th night – Barafu Camp
  • 7th night – Mweka Camp
  • 8th night – Planet Lodge
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  • Day 1: Planet Lodge – Dinner
  • Day 2: Planet Lodge – Breakfast
  • Day 2: on the Mountain – Picnic Lunch Box
  • Day 2: Machame Camp – Dinner
  • Day 3: Machame Camp – Breakfast
  • Day 3: on the Mountain – Picnic Lunch Box
  • Day 3: Shira 2 Camp – Dinner
  • Day 4: Shira 2 Camp – Breakfast
  • Day 4: on the Mountain – Picnic Lunch Box
  • Day 4: Barranco Camp – Dinner
  • Day 5: Barranco Camp – Breakfast
  • Day 5: on the Mountain – Cooked Lunch
  • Day 5: Karanga Camp – Dinner
  • Day 6: Karanga Camp – Breakfast
  • Day 6: Barafu Camp – Cooked Lunch
  • Day 6: Barafu Camp – Dinner
  • Day 7: Barafu Camp – Mid night Tea and Biscuit
  • Day 7: Barafu Camp – After summit Brunch
  • Day 7: Mweka Camp – Dinner
  • Day 8: Mweka Camp – Breakfast
  • Day 8: Mweka Gate – Cooked Lunch
  • Day 8: Planet Lodge – Dinner
  • Day 9: Planet Lodge – Breakfast
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  • Dedicated, expert Easy Travel mountain guides, mountain chef, mountain porters
Tanzania - entrnce gt - mt kilimanjaro trek - machame route 9 days - small group tour Entrance Fee
  • Mount Kilimanjaro Entrance Park Fee and Camping Fee
Tanzania - camping icon - mt kilimanjaro trek - machame route 9 days - small group tour Camping Equipment
  • Sleeping Tents
  • Dining Tents
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Utensils
  • Tables and Chairs
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  • Of course, we have a high success rate and your trip includes a Certificate of Achievement if you make it to the summit at Uhuru (5895m). But your trip includes a Certificate of Achievement even if you only reach Gilman’s point (5719m) or Stella point (5685m).
Taxes 18 % VAT (Value Added Tax)

What’s Not Included

Easy Travel Trip Safety: Helicopter Rescue A helicopter rescue service will be provided to air transfer you (during daylight hours only) in an emergency from the mountain to hospital in Moshi. Note that this service will only be applicable if you have Medical Insurance which covers high altitude trekking up to 6000 meters, and this service is always subject to weather conditions.
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Tanzania - travel ic - mt kilimanjaro trek - machame route 9 days - small group tourTravel Insurance Travel Insurance which covers “Cancel for any Reason” is Essential
Flights International and Domestic Flight
Visa $100 per person for US Nationals and $50 per person for other county Nationals
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Drinks All type of Soft and Hard Drinks
Tanzania - boot icon - mt kilimanjaro trek - machame route 9 days - small group tour Personal Items
  • Technical Gear
  • Technical Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Handwear
  • Accessories
  • Laundry
  • Toiletries
  • Oxygen
  • Excess luggage more than 15 kg per client
Tanzania - tips - mt kilimanjaro trek - machame route 9 days - small group tourTips Mountain Guide: $25 per day / per guide / per Group Mountain Chef: $15 per day / per group Mountain Porter: $8 per day / per porter

DEPARTURE DATES

DEPARTURE CODE START DATE END DATE
KSB1 24 07 22 22-Jul-24 30-Jul-24
KSB1 24 07 29 29-Jul-24 6-Aug-24
KSB1 24 08 05 5-Aug-24 13-Aug-24
KSB1 24 08 12 12-Aug-24 20-Aug-24
KSB1 24 08 19 19-Aug-24 27-Aug-24
KSB1 24 09 09 9-Sep-24 17-Sep-24
KSB1 24 09 16 16-Sep-24 24-Sep-24
KSB1 24 10 07 7-Oct-24 15-Oct-24
KSB1 24 10 14 14-Oct-24 22-Oct-24
KSB1 24 12 23 23-Dec-24 31-Dec-24

FAQS

    1. Where is Tanzania and how do I get there?Tanzania is located in East Africa and is bordered by the Indian Ocean on it eastern side, by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi to the west, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south.Arrival in Tanzania is normally at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam (640km, or 2 hours’ flight from Arusha City), or at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (45 minutes’ drive from Arusha City.)
    2. Is it safe for me to visit Tanzania?Most of our visitors come to Tanzania for our wildlife, but by the time they leave their experience is much wider and richer than perhaps they had expected. Why? Part of that is due to our friendly, welcoming, colourful people. Tanzanians are a true mix of many ethnicities, different religious beliefs and all live together in harmony in what is one of the African continent’s safest destinations. We are sure you’ll feel very safe here, we’re sure you’ll feel very welcome. As in everywhere else in the world, just use a bit of common sense, don’t flaunt any valuables and you can enjoy the natural wonders, the culture and the people of Tanzania.
    3. What language is spoken in Tanzania?Kiswahili is the official language of Tanzania, and most of our people speak it. Just as well, as we have well over 100 different tribal languages! You will be pleased to know that English is widely spoken in the larger towns and places where visitors frequent. At Easy Travel, we have a team of driver-guides who can speak languages such as English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German.
    4. Which is the better safari destination – Kenya or Tanzania?If your budget was unlimited, then you might choose to combine both of these destinations on your safari trip to East Africa. For many visitors, it is a question of making a choice. Many people are very keen to see the Great Migration as part of their trip, so choosing your destination country is important. The migration spends eleven months of each year in Tanzania, and it is only in September that the herds cross the Mara River and spend their time in the Maasai Mara – which is, of course, in Kenya. Even in that month, there are thousands of the wildebeest who prefer not cross the river, spending their time grazing instead in the Northern Serengeti, Tanzania. When making your decision, you might also consider that Serengeti National Park in Tanzania has twice consecutively won the World Travel Awards coveted ‘Best African National Park’ award (2019 and 2020).
    5. How do I organize my Tanzanian safari?Just let us know when you want to visit, how long you want to be on safari, how many people will be in your group and give us an idea of your budget. That’s all we need to design a trip of a lifetime for you. Let us send you our proposal, for you to consider, and we can make any adjustments. Just contact us!
    1. Where is Tanzania and how do I get there?Tanzania is located in East Africa and is bordered by the Indian Ocean on it eastern side, by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi to the west, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south.Arrival in Tanzania is normally at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam (640km, or 2 hours’ flight from Arusha City), or at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (45 minutes’ drive from Arusha City.)
    2. Is it safe for me to visit Tanzania?Most of our visitors come to Tanzania for our wildlife, but by the time they leave their experience is much wider and richer than perhaps they had expected. Why? Part of that is due to our friendly, welcoming, colourful people. Tanzanians are a true mix of many ethnicities, different religious beliefs and all live together in harmony in what is one of the African continent’s safest destinations. We are sure you’ll feel very safe here, we’re sure you’ll feel very welcome. As in everywhere else in the world, just use a bit of common sense, don’t flaunt any valuables and you can enjoy the natural wonders, the culture and the people of Tanzania.
    3. What language is spoken in Tanzania?Kiswahili is the official language of Tanzania, and most of our people speak it. Just as well, as we have well over 100 different tribal languages! You will be pleased to know that English is widely spoken in the larger towns and places where visitors frequent. At Easy Travel, we have a team of driver-guides who can speak languages such as English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German.
    4. Which is the better safari destination – Kenya or Tanzania?If your budget was unlimited, then you might choose to combine both of these destinations on your safari trip to East Africa. For many visitors, it is a question of making a choice. Many people are very keen to see the Great Migration as part of their trip, so choosing your destination country is important. The migration spends eleven months of each year in Tanzania, and it is only in September that the herds cross the Mara River and spend their time in the Maasai Mara – which is, of course, in Kenya. Even in that month, there are thousands of the wildebeest who prefer not cross the river, spending their time grazing instead in the Northern Serengeti, Tanzania. When making your decision, you might also consider that Serengeti National Park in Tanzania has twice consecutively won the World Travel Awards coveted ‘Best African National Park’ award (2019 and 2020).
    5. How do I organize my Tanzanian safari?Just let us know when you want to visit, how long you want to be on safari, how many people will be in your group and give us an idea of your budget. That’s all we need to design a trip of a lifetime for you. Let us send you our proposal, for you to consider, and we can make any adjustments. Just contact us!
    1. Where is Tanzania and how do I get there?Tanzania is located in East Africa and is bordered by the Indian Ocean on it eastern side, by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi to the west, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south.Arrival in Tanzania is normally at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam (640km, or 2 hours’ flight from Arusha City), or at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (45 minutes’ drive from Arusha City.)
    2. Is it safe for me to visit Tanzania?Most of our visitors come to Tanzania for our wildlife, but by the time they leave their experience is much wider and richer than perhaps they had expected. Why? Part of that is due to our friendly, welcoming, colourful people. Tanzanians are a true mix of many ethnicities, different religious beliefs and all live together in harmony in what is one of the African continent’s safest destinations. We are sure you’ll feel very safe here, we’re sure you’ll feel very welcome. As in everywhere else in the world, just use a bit of common sense, don’t flaunt any valuables and you can enjoy the natural wonders, the culture and the people of Tanzania.
    3. What language is spoken in Tanzania?Kiswahili is the official language of Tanzania, and most of our people speak it. Just as well, as we have well over 100 different tribal languages! You will be pleased to know that English is widely spoken in the larger towns and places where visitors frequent. At Easy Travel, we have a team of driver-guides who can speak languages such as English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German.
    4. Which is the better safari destination – Kenya or Tanzania?If your budget was unlimited, then you might choose to combine both of these destinations on your safari trip to East Africa. For many visitors, it is a question of making a choice. Many people are very keen to see the Great Migration as part of their trip, so choosing your destination country is important. The migration spends eleven months of each year in Tanzania, and it is only in September that the herds cross the Mara River and spend their time in the Maasai Mara – which is, of course, in Kenya. Even in that month, there are thousands of the wildebeest who prefer not cross the river, spending their time grazing instead in the Northern Serengeti, Tanzania. When making your decision, you might also consider that Serengeti National Park in Tanzania has twice consecutively won the World Travel Awards coveted ‘Best African National Park’ award (2019 and 2020).
    5. How do I organize my Tanzanian safari?Just let us know when you want to visit, how long you want to be on safari, how many people will be in your group and give us an idea of your budget. That’s all we need to design a trip of a lifetime for you. Let us send you our proposal, for you to consider, and we can make any adjustments. Just contact us!
    1. How far in advance should I book my Tanzanian safari with Easy Travel? Peak season (December to February) and high season (June to October) put pressure on the availability of accommodation, so booking well in advance is strongly recommended. We at Easy Travel suggest that you book your safari trip between six months and one year in advance, as this helps secure the accommodation choices and allows us to sort out all other logistics. We welcome enquiries for last-minute bookings, but the availability of the accommodation will determine if we can provide your last-minute desired safari package.
    2. What is included in the price of the safari package?

      The price agreed for your safari package includes all lodging and meals throughout your trip as detailed on your itinerary, all park entrance fees, the services of an expert driver-guide, game drives in a 4×4 safari vehicle, 1ltr of bottled water per person, per day during game drives only.

    3. The following things are NOT included in the price:

      Any international flights, any domestic flights (unless specified and agreed as part of your package), any travel and medical insurance, entry visa to Tanzania, (you should obtain this before you arrive; you can get a visa on entry to Tanzania, but this involves standing in long lines between 30-45 minutes or sometimes more), soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, gratuities for your driver-guides or any other Easy Travel staff, gratuities for any camp/lodge staff, Maasai Village visit, any extra activities not pre-booked and paid for, emergency evacuation service (unless pre-booked and pre- paid) and any other items not mentioned in this list.

    4. What are the Easy Travel booking terms and conditions?

      Once we have agreed your safari trip itinerary with you, you will be required to make an initial deposit of 30% to us. This allows us to be able to confirm your booking. The full balance must then be paid 30 days before the start of your safari trip. For any last-minute booking made less than 30 days prior to your proposed arrival date, we require payment of the full amount to be made when booking.

    5. What methods of payment do you accept?

      We accept payment either by credit card, or by direct wire transfer.

    6. Payment by Credit Card Online:

      We accept Visa, Master Card and American Express. This is the fastest and easiest method of payment as it avoids the necessity of complying with numerous banking procedures. You will need to allow for 3.5% on top of the trip cost, this being bank charges for use of the credit card. This 3.5% charge stays with the bank, not Easy Travel (Tanzania Bank Policy).

    7. Payment by Direct Wire Transfer:

      If paying by this method, any bank charges incurred will be at your cost. Beneficiary bank charges are approximately $45 and they will be added by us on to your invoice. It usually takes a minimum of 5 to 7 working days for the funds to arrive into our account. At that point, we are able to issue your booking confirmation.

    1. How far in advance should I book my Tanzanian safari with Easy Travel? Peak season (December to February) and high season (June to October) put pressure on the availability of accommodation, so booking well in advance is strongly recommended. We at Easy Travel suggest that you book your safari trip between six months and one year in advance, as this helps secure the accommodation choices and allows us to sort out all other logistics. We welcome enquiries for last-minute bookings, but the availability of the accommodation will determine if we can provide your last-minute desired safari package.
    2. What is included in the price of the safari package?

      The price agreed for your safari package includes all lodging and meals throughout your trip as detailed on your itinerary, all park entrance fees, the services of an expert driver-guide, game drives in a 4×4 safari vehicle, 1ltr of bottled water per person, per day during game drives only.

    3. The following things are NOT included in the price:

      Any international flights, any domestic flights (unless specified and agreed as part of your package), any travel and medical insurance, entry visa to Tanzania, (you should obtain this before you arrive; you can get a visa on entry to Tanzania, but this involves standing in long lines between 30-45 minutes or sometimes more), soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, gratuities for your driver-guides or any other Easy Travel staff, gratuities for any camp/lodge staff, Maasai Village visit, any extra activities not pre-booked and paid for, emergency evacuation service (unless pre-booked and pre- paid) and any other items not mentioned in this list.

    4. What are the Easy Travel booking terms and conditions?

      Once we have agreed your safari trip itinerary with you, you will be required to make an initial deposit of 30% to us. This allows us to be able to confirm your booking. The full balance must then be paid 30 days before the start of your safari trip. For any last-minute booking made less than 30 days prior to your proposed arrival date, we require payment of the full amount to be made when booking.

    5. What methods of payment do you accept?

      We accept payment either by credit card, or by direct wire transfer.

    6. Payment by Credit Card Online:

      We accept Visa, Master Card and American Express. This is the fastest and easiest method of payment as it avoids the necessity of complying with numerous banking procedures. You will need to allow for 3.5% on top of the trip cost, this being bank charges for use of the credit card. This 3.5% charge stays with the bank, not Easy Travel (Tanzania Bank Policy).

    7. Payment by Direct Wire Transfer:

      If paying by this method, any bank charges incurred will be at your cost. Beneficiary bank charges are approximately $45 and they will be added by us on to your invoice. It usually takes a minimum of 5 to 7 working days for the funds to arrive into our account. At that point, we are able to issue your booking confirmation.

    1. How far in advance should I book my Tanzanian safari with Easy Travel? Peak season (December to February) and high season (June to October) put pressure on the availability of accommodation, so booking well in advance is strongly recommended. We at Easy Travel suggest that you book your safari trip between six months and one year in advance, as this helps secure the accommodation choices and allows us to sort out all other logistics. We welcome enquiries for last-minute bookings, but the availability of the accommodation will determine if we can provide your last-minute desired safari package.
    2. What is included in the price of the safari package?

      The price agreed for your safari package includes all lodging and meals throughout your trip as detailed on your itinerary, all park entrance fees, the services of an expert driver-guide, game drives in a 4×4 safari vehicle, 1ltr of bottled water per person, per day during game drives only.

    3. The following things are NOT included in the price:

      Any international flights, any domestic flights (unless specified and agreed as part of your package), any travel and medical insurance, entry visa to Tanzania, (you should obtain this before you arrive; you can get a visa on entry to Tanzania, but this involves standing in long lines between 30-45 minutes or sometimes more), soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, gratuities for your driver-guides or any other Easy Travel staff, gratuities for any camp/lodge staff, Maasai Village visit, any extra activities not pre-booked and paid for, emergency evacuation service (unless pre-booked and pre- paid) and any other items not mentioned in this list.

    4. What are the Easy Travel booking terms and conditions?

      Once we have agreed your safari trip itinerary with you, you will be required to make an initial deposit of 30% to us. This allows us to be able to confirm your booking. The full balance must then be paid 30 days before the start of your safari trip. For any last-minute booking made less than 30 days prior to your proposed arrival date, we require payment of the full amount to be made when booking.

    5. What methods of payment do you accept?

      We accept payment either by credit card, or by direct wire transfer.

    6. Payment by Credit Card Online:

      We accept Visa, Master Card and American Express. This is the fastest and easiest method of payment as it avoids the necessity of complying with numerous banking procedures. You will need to allow for 3.5% on top of the trip cost, this being bank charges for use of the credit card. This 3.5% charge stays with the bank, not Easy Travel (Tanzania Bank Policy).

    7. Payment by Direct Wire Transfer:

      If paying by this method, any bank charges incurred will be at your cost. Beneficiary bank charges are approximately $45 and they will be added by us on to your invoice. It usually takes a minimum of 5 to 7 working days for the funds to arrive into our account. At that point, we are able to issue your booking confirmation.