Saturday, March 6, 2010



Enhance your Tanzania Safari with an exhilarating 1-day hike on Mt. Kilimanjaro!

Effective immediately, we have added an optional full-day Mt. Kilimanjaro 1-day hike to all of our Tanzania Safaris. Simply visit DUMA – SERENA LODGES, DUMA – SOPA LODGES, BODY & SOUL OF TANZANIA, and our EAST AFRICAN EXPLORER and click on the EXCURSIONS tab for further information.

Here’s what you can anticipate . . . .

You leave from the Springlands Hotel in Moshi at approximately 8:30AM and drive to the Marangu Gate on the eastern side of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park where, upon arrival, you complete the National Park formalities before beginning your Mt. Kilimanjaro hikeAt around 9:00AM, you hike through the rainforests which surround the park gate (at an altitude of 6,000 ft.) toward Mandara Hut (at an altitude of 9,000 ft.). This hike will last for approximately 4 hours and lunch is served when you arrive at Mandara Hut. After lunch, you enjoy a brief sightseeing excursion of the area surrounding the Mandara Huts before starting the descent back toward the Marangu Gate where you are expected to arrive at around 4:00PMNext you’ll enjoy a side-trip to Maundi Crater approximately 15 minutes away via overland transfer to enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding areas including neighboring Kenya and northern TanzaniaYou return to Moshi where it is expected that you will arrive by 7:00PM after an exhilarating day on Mt. Kilimanjaro and your evening at the Springlands Hotel is at leisure. The modern hotel is located on the southern slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro and boasts a new swimming pool, an alfresco dining area set in pleasant gardens and indoor and outdoor bars. Nearby forests support a rich birdlife and provide relaxing walks

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