Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Marangu Route 6 Days

6 Days / 5 Nights On The Mountain, 2 Nights In Arusha Hotel  |  Private Tour  |  Basic |  ETPKM6H

TRIP INTRODUCTION

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Marangu, being the oldest of the routes to the summit, is also known as the “Coca Cola” Route and like the famous soft drink, it is certainly popular, representing a good choice for reaching the summit. It is perceived as being the easiest route up Kilimanjaro, but do remember that everything is relative – this is still a tough physical challenge. Marangu also allows for some relative comfort – overnight stays in mountain huts, another feature which adds to its popularity, particularly as this makes an ascent achievable even in the rainy season. Although the Machame route is now more popular, Marangu can still be crowded as the same trail is used for both the ascent and descent. Our Easy Travel Marangu program involves six days actually on the mountain, giving extra time for acclimatization and therefore improving the chances of success.

Trip 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 five nights out on the Mountain in the public Huts. Our Basic level accommodations are selected by Easy Travel to focus on good value.

Tour Summary

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6 Days on the Mountain, 2 Nights in Arusha Hotel 1 Arusha – 1 Mandara Hut – 2 Horombo Hut – Kibo Hut – 1 Horombo Hut – 1 Arusha
  • Day 1 – Kilimanjaro International Airport To Arusha
  • Day 2 – Arusha – Marangu Gate – Mandara Hut
  • Day 3 – Mandara Hut – Horombo Hut
  • Day 4- Horombo Hut- Zebra Rocks – Horombo Hut
  • Day 5 – Horombo Hut– Kibo Hut
  • Day 6 – Kibo Hut – Summit – Horombo Hut
  • Day 7 – Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate – Arusha
  • Day 8 – Departure – Kilimanjaro International Airport

Tour Map

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Chart

Day Start (Location) Altitude (Meter) Altitude (Feet) Finish (Location) Altitude (Meter) Altitude (Feet) Time (Hrs) Vegetation(Zone) Distance (km) Distance(Miles)
1 Marangu Gate 1970 6400 Mandara Hut 2700 8858 4-5 Rain Forest 8 5
2 Mandara Hut 2700 8858 Horombo Hut 3720 12,205 6-8 Moorland 12 7
3 Horombo Hut Zebra Rock 3720 4100 12,20513,451 Zebra Rock Horombo Hut 4100 3720 13,45112,205 1-1.5 1-1.5 Moorland 22 1.2 1.2
4 Horombo Hut 3720 12,205 Kibo Hut 4703 15,430 6-8 Alpine Desert 10 6
5 Kibo Hut Uhuru Peak 4703 5895 15,430 19,341 Uhuru Peak Horombo Hut 5895 3720 19,341 12,205 6-8 4-5 Ice Camp Alpine Desert 6 16 4 10
6 Horombo Hut 3720 12,205 Marangu Gate 1970 6400 5-7 Moorland Rain Forest 20 12
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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’s, 55 km drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha
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After an early breakfast at your hotel (08.00hrs), we depart one hour later and arrive at the Marangu Gate (1970 meters) around 11.00hrs, ready for registration and the start of the trek.

Excitement builds as the porters load up equipment and you meet the professional trekking team who will accompany you up the mountain. Starting on the south-east side of Kilimanjaro, at an altitude of 1970 metres and finishing the day at 2700 metres, our total walking time today to Mandara Hut – where we will spend the night – is around 4 – 5 hours (excluding breaks), during which we cover just over 8km/5miles. Today’s walk, though almost entirely uphill, is a pleasant one, with perhaps the chance to see some blue monkeys or to admire the rainforest vegetation on the ascent. The rainforest is the chief feature of today’s landscape, though you may also encounter waterfalls, depending on the season. Look out for the bright red impatiens kilimanjari flower, an iconic symbol of the mountain, perhaps some blue monkeys, colourful lizards or streams of busy red ants on the insect superhighway. Don’t worry if you are not a nature expert, as your mountain guides will amaze you with their knowledge!

We start the walk late in the morning, take our picnic lunch at around 14.00hrs, and then continue the walk until we reach the hut about 17.00hrs. You will have time to relax and reflect on the day’s walk, chat to your guides or play cards. Dinner is prepared by your mountain chef and his team, and served at 19.30hrs.

At the end of the day, the mountain’s giant heathers and bearded lichen begin to show themselves for the first time; you will realise the diversity of the mountain. The Mandara A-frame Huts, where you will sleep, feature solar-powered lighting, while water is supplied from a stream and there are flush toilets. As you will be sleeping in dormitory-style accommodation with others, bringing some earplugs is advisable!

        • Accommodation dormitory beds, at Mandara Huts
    • Meal Plan Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box and Dinner
    • Journey time and Altitude 4-5 hours’ walking, from 1970m at Marangu Gate to 2700m at the Mandara Hut
    • Walking distance 8km/5miles
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Our early 07.00hrs breakfast prepares us for an 08.30hrs departure and today our 12km/7miles walk will take between 6 and 8 hours of actual walking time (excluding breaks) and we will climb a total of 1020 metres to the finishing-point at Horombo (altitude: 3720 metres).

On the way we will enjoy our picnic lunch at 13.00hrs, before continuing our climb and arriving at the huts at Horombo (3720 meters) around 16.00hrs, with dinner served at 18.00hrs. On today’s walk, you will note that the forest landscape is quickly replaced by moorland and heather, as our route takes us past the renowned Maundi Crater. Altogether, the scenery today becomes more barren and largely treeless, but nevertheless some of Kilimanjaro’s iconic plant species can be seen today. Look out for the fascinating giant groundsels, lobelias and proteas. If you are lucky enough to have a clear day, you should get the first chance to see the snow-capped peak of Kibo and also the distinctive Mawenzi peak. Like Mandara (2700 meters), the camp at Horombo (3720 meters) also consists of A-Frame huts and caters for those on the way up the mountain and those on the way back down. Once again, you will be in dormitory accommodation.

  • Accommodation dormitory accommodation, at Horombo Huts
  • Meal Plan Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box and Dinner
  • Journey time and Altitude 6-8 hours’ walking, from 2700m at Mandara Hut to 3720m at Horombo Hut
  • Walking distance 12km/7miles
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Today is our extra day for acclimatization, a very important part of our program as it allows vital extra time for adapting to the mountain air, which becomes ever thinner as we ascend. We give everyone the option today to visit the Zebra Rocks (4100 meters), which involves a 90-minute climb and a return descent to the Horombo Hut (3720 meters) for a second night. Don’t expect to see a zebra at these rocks, however, as they take their name from their stripy black and white colour, caused by the effects of mineral-laden water on the lava rockface.

Horombo is a busy stopover, being used by both climbers and descenders on Marangu, as well as those descending on the Rongai route. The presence of abundant water at Horombo (3720 meters) means that you have the ‘luxury’ of toilets and even washbasins! Look around you today and you will notice that you are reaching the point where the moorland scenery runs out, to be replaced by Alpine desert. And although there are definitely no zebra here, you may be surprised to find some species of rodents and birds this high on the mountain.

  • Accommodation dormitory accommodation, at Horombo Hut
  • Meal Plan Breakfast, Cooked Lunch and Dinner
  • Journey time and Altitude (return walk to Zebra Rocks) 2-3 hours, 3720m at Horombo Hut to Zebra Rocks at 4100m and return to Horombo Hut 3720m
  • Walking distance 6km/4miles
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From our Horombo starting point a 3720m, today we ascend a further 983 metres, covering around 10km/6miles and aiming to arrive at the hut at Kibo (4703 meters) for our overnight stop by around 16.00hrs. We’ll start early once again, with a 07.00hrs breakfast and a 08.30hrs departure. Our walk to the Kibo Huts is expected to take us around 6-8 hours.

Our backdrop today is mainly Alpine desert terrain. Where the path divides on our walk, we choose to take the southern (left-hand) route. On this path we take the opportunity to fill up our water reserves at the Maua River, the last useable water supply at a height of around 4,000 metres. At first today’s stage is rather steep, and there is less vegetation, but we are rewarded with our first sight of some of the famous ‘cones’ of Kilimanjaro. Picnic lunch is once again scheduled for 13.00hrs. After the Maua River, we climb towards the Mawenzi Ridge and across the barren, dry terrain known as The Saddle and head for the huts, which are at the bottom of the Kibo summit. Dinner tonight is at 17.30hrs and you are advised to get to bed early, in preparation for the midnight departure for the summit. The Kibo Huts are quite basic, being made of stone.

  • Accommodation dormitory beds at Kibo Hut
  • Meal Plan Breakfast, Picnic Lunch box and Dinner
  • Journey time and Altitude 6-8 hours’ walking, 3720m from Horombo Hut to 4703m at Kibo Hut
  • Walking distance 10km/6miles
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Our schedule for our ‘Summit Day’ is necessarily very different to our other days on the mountain. Rising at 23.00hrs, we take our tea and biscuits (23.30hrs) before a midnight departure. Today, we have around 1192 metres to climb, on what will be our toughest day, with around 10-13 hours of actual walking time and a total distance of 22km/14miles.

Our expectation is to reach the summit from 07.00hrs onwards. We begin on a rocky path, and then climb via a series of zig-zags which get ever tighter as we climb.

Our reference points on our ascent today are, first, William’s Point (5131 metres), Hans Meyer Cave (5258 metres) and then Gillman’s Point (5719 metres). The focus today is on walking pole pole – that is, slowly. On reaching the Uhuru Peak (5895 meters), we take time to celebrate the successful climb, take those essential photos and congratulate ourselves, before making the descent to return to Kibo hut (4703 meters) for about 11.00hrs. There we take a very well-deserved, two-hour rest and enjoy a welcome Brunch. Setting off again at 14.00hrs, we continue our descent until we reach the now-familiar Horombo Hut (3720 meters) for about 17.00hrs. Dinner today will be served at 19.00hrs

  • Accommodation dormitory accommodation at Horombo Hut
  • Meal Plan Brunch and Dinner
  • Journey time and Altitude 10-13 hours’ walking, from 4703m at Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak at 5895m then return to 3720m at Horombo Hut
  • Walking distance 22km/14miles
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After breakfast at our now-familiar time of 07.00hrs, we take the chance to thank our hard-working guides and porters at the important ‘Tipping Celebration’. Afterwards, we depart from Horombo Huts (3720 meters) and start our descent down towards Marangu Gate (1970 meters), stopping at Mandara Hut (2700 meters) around midday for a cooked lunch.

Marangu Gate (1970 meters), is usually reached by 16.00hrs, and today’s section is approximately 20km/12miles which takes us between 5 to 7 hours of walking time. Having reached Marangu Gate (1970 meters), you will be presented with your certificate, a fitting souvenir recognising your tremendous achievement. We then return by vehicle to Arusha, to the comfort of your lodge, for your overnight stay and some deserved relaxation. Or perhaps, if you still have some energy, you can celebrate your wonderful achievement. After all, you have just climbed Africa’s highest mountain!

  • Accommodation Planet Lodge Hotel
  • Meal Plan Breakfast, Cooked Lunch and Dinner (at hotel)
  • Journey time 3-4 hours’ drive from Marangu Gate to Arusha
  • Walking distance 20km/12miles
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After a good night’s rest at your lodge, 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 a ‘day room’ which allows you to stay until 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 travellers 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 and distance 1 hour, 55 km drive from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport

WHAT'S 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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  • 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’ hotel in Arusha, 5 nights’ dormitory accommodation in mountain huts
  • 1st night – Planet Lodge Hotel, Arusha
  • 2nd night – Mandara Hut
  • 3rd night – Horombo Hut
  • 4th night – Horombo Hut
  • 5th night – Kibo Hut
  • 6th night – Horombo Hut
  • 7th night – Planet Lodge Hotel, Arusha
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  • Day 1: Planet Lodge – Dinner
  • Day 2: Planet Lodge – Breakfast
  • Day 2: on the Mountain – Picnic Lunch Box
  • Day 2: Mandara Hut – Dinner
  • Day 3: Mandara Hut – Breakfast
  • Day 3: on the Mountain – Picnic Lunch Box
  • Day 3: Horombo Hut – Dinner
  • Day 4: Horombo Hut – Breakfast
  • Day 4: on the Mountain – Cooked Lunch
  • Day 4: Horombo Hut – Dinner
  • Day 5: Horombo Hut – Breakfast
  • Day 5: on the Mountain – Picnic Lunch Box
  • Day 5: Kibo Hut – Dinner
  • Day 6: Kibo Hut – Mid night Tea and Biscuit
  • Day 6: Kibo Hut – After summit Brunch
  • Day 6: Horombo Hut – Dinner
  • Day 7: Horombo Hut – Breakfast
  • Day 7: Mandara Hut – Cooked Lunch
  • Day 7: Planet Lodge – Dinner
  • Day 8: Planet Lodge – Breakfast
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  • Dedicated, expert Easy Travel mountain guides, mountain chef, mountain porters
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  • Mount Kilimanjaro Entrance Park Fee and Camping Fee
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  • 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

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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
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  • Technical Gear
  • Technical Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Handwear
  • Accessories
  • Laundry
  • Toiletries
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DISCLAIMER

We know that a day’s safari can make you hungry and we ensure that we always provide you with a balanced and nutritious lunch that will leave you satisfied. Generally, we provide you with either a picnic lunch box or a hamper lunch. You can read more about these here. On any particular day, we wish to remain flexible: after all, there may be times when the last thing you want to do is interrupt your wildlife-watching simply to watch your driver-guide set up a picnic table. On such occasions, it may be preferable to eat a lunchbox at the designated picnic sites, to ensure that you don’t miss any excitement! We will try to offer you something different each day, working with the hotels, camps and lodges to ensure that your midday meals are a pleasurable experience. Bon appetit!

Our aim is always to keep you safe and to give you the best experiences. We will only make changes to your chosen itinerary for one of those two reasons. Bear in mind that as accommodation is pre-booked, your itinerary will not change substantially. However, where visitors are spending multiple days in Serengeti National Park, the driver-guide may change the itinerary from day-to-day, according to conditions, travelling time and what is happening in the park. So, where – for example – the itinerary description indicates that you will go to the Visitor Centre on Day 4, your driver-guide may decide to visit it on Day 5 instead. If he does make a programme change, he will have a good reason for it and he will inform you.

All of our safaris are designed to give visitors the best possible wildlife-spotting opportunities. Please note that those wishing to observe The Great Migration should book one of our Migration Safaris. Booking on any of our other safari itineraries will give you some wonderful experiences, but will not provide you with any opportunities to see The Great Migration.

Please note that we cannot guarantee the sighting of any particular animal or bird during our safaris. In our itinerary descriptions, we make reference to many of the animals you may see, but these references are for illustrative purposes only. For example, your driver-guide will do all he can to find you a black rhino if you are visiting Ngorongoro, but such animals are rare. While no sightings of any particular animal can be guaranteed, a quick read of our visitor reviews on Tripadvisor will show you what incredible wildlife experiences our visitors enjoy. And remember: the more days you book, the more wildlife encounters you will have.

Please note that our itineraries are not suitable for those with limited mobility or who are physically disabled. Our vehicles are not capable of being adapted to accommodate those people, unfortunately

All visitors will spend some significant time in our comfortable vehicles on the rather rough roads of Tanzania. Anyone who is liable to back pain may experience severe discomfort and should satisfy themselves as to the suitability of a safari (and take medical advice if appropriate) before booking.

This itinerary is based on transportation by vehicle. Our reliable, comfortable 4 x 4 vehicles will pick you up at the airport at the start of your safari and take you back to the airport at the end. Our Tanzanian roads are very rough in places and distances between the national parks are not insignificant. On this safari, there may be the option to reduce the time spent in your vehicle, by flying to your first safari destination at the start of your safari, or by flying back at the end of your safari, or both. These options of taking an internal flight or flights do attract an extra cost. If this is of interest to you, please ask your Easy Travel tour consultant at the time of booking your safari and they will be happy to advise you.

Please note that all our itineraries begin at Kilimanjaro International Airport, with an overnight hotel stay in Arusha included in the price. This means that where an itinerary is entitled, for example, ‘Best of Tanzania Luxury Safari – 7 Days,’ then the arrival day and Arusha overnight stay will count as Day 1. This is simply because our visitors come from all over the world and the flights can arrive at any time of day. If you are already in Arusha prior to the start of the safari and do not need the Arusha overnight stay that we provide, please inform your Easy Travel tour consultant and we will remove the cost of the Arusha hotel from the tour price.

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 s