The Umbwe Route is one of the most secluded ones on Kilimanjaro. It starts at the tropical rainforest and goes in parallel with the Machame Route, joining together at Barranco Camp on 3800 m point.

Hiking Umbwe you will see all the climate zones of Kilimanjaro from the rainforest to the famous glaciers. Umbwe also is the shortest way to Uhuru Peak due to its steepness, however the properly selected camps are always good to adapt well.

Usually travelers do not favor this route because of the physical requirements to summit successfully, and the presence of acclimatization experience is highly recommended to hike Kilimanjaro by the Umbwe Route. However, it is a very interesting route and a real challenge for skilled climbers.

TREKKING FROM UMBWE GATE TO UMBWE CAMP

A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold a quick briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle to the entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park: Umbwe Gate (1,640 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking up to your first camp: Umbwe Camp (2,930 m). This will be a long trekking day that includes an important increase in altitude, so don’t hurry. It is important to find the right pace for your group and stick with it for the rest of the trip. You should also remember to take your raincoats: this route includes passage through a rainforest, where tropical showers are highly probable.
By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook dinner for you.

This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:
– Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine
– Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)
– Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies.

At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.

Change in Elevation: 
– Umbwe Gate (1,640 m) 
– Umbwe Camp (2,930 m)

  • Hiking distance: 11 km
  • Hiking time: 5 to 7 hours
TREKKING FROM UMBWE CAMP TO BARRANCO CAMP

Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of trekking to Barranco Camp. The rainforest will quickly give way to brush, and if it is not too cloudy you will be able to see Meru Volcano for the first time. Trekking on the Umbwe Route for this day will be of a moderate length, and around lunchtime you will reach Barranco Camp (3,960 m), which is nestled inside a huge volcanic fault. Lunch will be provided here, and then you have the opportunity to relax for the rest of the day, which significantly facilitates the acclimatization process.

Change in Elevation:
– Umbwe Camp (2,930 m)
– Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

  • Hiking distance: 6 km
  • Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours
TREKKING FROM BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP

Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of summiting Barranco Wall (we recommend you leave the camp as early as possible to avoid crowds of the other groups). Hiking up the gorge wall is not difficult and only takes around an hour. After the climb you can have a rest and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano.

Then you start a more difficult hike to Karanga Camp, which features numerous ascents and descents during the route, but don’t worry: our guides are experts at choosing an optimal pace for the group. After reaching the camp you will be offered warm lunch. After a couple of hours you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Barafu Camp with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then descent back down to the camp.

Trekking from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:
Change in Elevation: 
– Barranco Camp (3,960 m) 
– Karanga Camp (4,035 m)

  • Hiking distance: 5 km
  • Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation:
– Karanga Camp (4,035 m) 
– Destination point en route to Barafu Camp (4,270 m)

  • Hiking distance: 2.5 km
  • Hiking time: 1 to 2 hours
TREKKING FROM KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

In the morning after breakfast you begin your way to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m), the starting point for a night summiting Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Our team will set up a camp for you ahead of time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After regaining strength, you have to complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.

Trekking from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp:
Change in Elevation: 
– Karanga Camp (4,035 m) 
– Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

  • Hiking distance: 6 km
  • Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: 
– Barafu Camp (4,640 m) 
– Kosovo Camp (4,800 m)

  • Hiking distance: 2 km
  • Hiking time: 1 to 2 hours
ASCENT TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO MILLENNIUM CAMP

Departure from Barafu Camp (4,640 m) at night and the start of summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Technically the climb is relatively simple; however, the most challenging part is the high altitude. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Barafu Camp and after a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp (3,820 m).

Change in Elevation: 
– Barafu Camp (4,640 m) 
– Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) 
– Millennium Camp (3,820 m)

  • Hiking distance: 15 km
  • Hiking time: 8 to 12 hours
DESCENT FROM MILLENNIUM CAMP TO MWEKA GATE

The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest. When you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park’s exit: Mweka Gate (1,650 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

Change in Elevation: 
– Millennium Camp (3,820 m) 
– Mweka Gate (1,650 m)

  • Hiking distance: 12 km
  • Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours
  • All Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • All Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • All Round trip airport transfer
  • All  Meals (3 meals a day)
  • Drinking water and Wine
  • Free Day tour on Request
  • All things of personal nature
  • Tips and gratitude for driver Guide and safari cook
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • International flights
  • Pop Up Roof
  • Every one gets a Window Seat
  • Electric Charger in Car
  • WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Radio Call
  • Professional Guide
  • 4 * 4 wheels drive

No any other company has these offers, we give out these offers to ensure maximum convenience to customer. Our prices are a bit high for the following reasons.
1 Every one gets a window seat
2 Free Airport pick up and drop off
3 Free Accommodation 2 nights
4 6 hours of game drive NOT 5 HOURS
5 Wine during Dinner
6 Max of 6 people in group not 7 people!
7 Free insect repellent on request!
8 Private tent or room no sharing (on request).
9 Our jeeps have electricity sockets and Refrigerator.
10 Great care for you, advice to Zanzibar

INCONVENIENCE OF GROUP SAFARI
1 Delays due to customer lateness.
2 Reduce in game drive time due to change in flight ticket and sickness
3 Different accommodation customer choose, lodge, camping or mid range
4 Change in group members
5 Can’t be customized like more game drive time or departure time.
6 Shared facilities like tents. You can request private tent.

  • Tarangire Outside the park;  Sunbright Campsite and lodge, Room Accommodation
  • Serengeti Inside the park;  Seronera Public Campsite, Tent Accommodation
  • Ngorongoro Crater inside the park;  Simba Campsite, Tent Accommodation
  • Lake Manyara Outside the park;  Sunbright Campsite and lodge, Room Accommodation
  1. SNORKELING AND DIVING

The Best diving sites in Zanzibar Island are;  Tumbatu Island, Mnemba Atoll, Kichwani wall, Watta Bommy, Leva Bank among others

These sites range from 3m to 50m, why should you Scuba dive in Zanzibar?

The island is better known for its beauty, and this beauty extends to the ocean. Colorful corals, small reef fish, vary underwater topography (vast underwater volcanic mountain ranges to huge granite boulders covered with soft corals and sponges).

Zanzibar Island offers opportunity to see larger animals on dives, particularly in Mnemba or Leven Banks. It is easily to sport Barracuda, Sailfish, Dorados, Whale sharks and Wahoo

Mnemba give you a chance to see dolphins and if lucky to play and swim with them.

Africa Serengeti Safaris Tours can arrange Scuba and Snorkeling trips, from any hotel you choose. Very beautiful and great places to snorkeling and diving. From Fumba close to Stone Town, see dolphins, sandbanks, islands and coral reefs of Menai Bay, very beautiful conservation area.

Next day visit wonderful sandbanks where you enjoy swim or snorkel. Our guides will show you the pristine coral reef and tropical sea life. Instruction is also available for beginners.

After snorkeling you will heard to Kwale Zanzibar Island where we have “desert island” restaurant. The lunch included fish, slipper lobster, calamari, rice and sauces, all served hot from the grill. The chef arranges fruits tasting with a large selection of delicious tropical fruits.

Different species of, Dolphin, Humpback and Bottlenose. We are lucky to see dolphins on during many excursions.
Afterwards we return to Fumba by traditional lanteen sail, the full splendour of the African sunset reveals itself. Fresh coconuts and local snacks are available throughout the day.

2.    Dhow Sunset Cruise

The cruise leaves Stone Town in the afternoon visit along the coast, After you step on-board the vessel, guide on board take the dhow about 1km away from the shore, once out in the sea the engine is shut off and during a tense moment they put up the sail.

Listen to songs of love and loss played by musicians on board as the butler serves canapes and fills your glass with beers, wine and sodas, encouraging you to sink back into the cushions and enjoy the romance of Africa while watching the scenery drift by.

A professional guide will accompany you on your cruise and give you a tour of Stone Town from the water. You may ask any questions about Zanzibar Island.

See the different colors of the sky from shades of pinks and blues to magnificent golden colors as you sail back toward the glimmering lights of Stone Town with the wind gently blowing you back to shore.

3.    Nungwi Tours

Nungwi on the North tip of Zanzibar Island. Has crystal clear water, for diving, snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing.

This trip takes you through the Mangapwani cave which is a 30 minutes’ drive from Zanzibar island   town. After the closure of Slave Market in June 1873, the cave was a secret hideout from where slaves were kept illegally then transported by dhow up to 1911. You will then proceed to Nungwi which is an hour’s drive from the cave.

 Tour details

  • Visit aquarium natural turtle
  • Visit to a typical Zanzibar island village.
  • Swim sunbath or buy a package of water-sports.

 

4.    Swim With Dolphin Tours

From town drive to Kizimkazi a small village to the southern point of the island takes one hour. Channel of Kizimkazi surface is broken by the skimming arcs of wild bottle-nosed dolphins.

You are taken by outboard engine boat into the sea to see the dolphins, and if you’re better lucky you will be able to swim quite close with them, as they are very friendly

 

5.    Changuu Prison Island

Prison Zanzibar  Island or by another name Changuu Island is the middle is let of the three visible from the Stone town, it takes approximately 30 minutes to get there by a wooden boat powered by and outboard engine. The prison on this island was built in 1893, which was later used as a Quarantine Hospital.

Surely the only interesting part in Prison Island is giant tortoises. They were brought to the island in 1820 by Seychelles Sultan Said.

Also you can swim, sunbath, snorkel and enjoy the peacefully beautiful island while relaxing. The hotel built on Changuu Island does not allow the day visitors to move or going around the Prison Island.

 

  1. SPICE TOURS

Tour begins with a drive through a profusion of greenery seeing countryside smelling and tasting a variety of spices and mouth-watering tropical seasonal fruits such as jack fruit, green coconut juice, pineapple, banana durian, love apple, litche, soursop etc.

Spices like cloves, black pepper, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg – are as exotic as the flavor….etc.

A full tour conceder much more than spices, and you will also have a chance to see the iodine plant, ylang-ylang, the lipstick tree, heena bush, cocoa, and coffee trees.

Tour also visit

  • Dichi: Persian Baths was built in 1850 by the princess Seyyid Said bin Sultan for his wife Persian
  • Sheherezade: shah granddaughter of the Persia.
  • Maruhubi: Palace Ruins was built by the third Sultan of Zanzibar Seyyid Barghash for his concubines.
  • Dr Livingstone’s House was built in 1860 for Sultan Majid. Dr David Livingstone lived there before commencing his last journey to the mainland interior.

7.    STONE TOWN TOURS

It is a fantastic introduction of Zanzibar that gives you the feeling of the rich cultural heritage. One gets a comprehensive view, history and walk of the Stone Town. Magnificent architecture, narrow alleys, sand and stone ancient built houses where some of them are over 200 Years old that have Arab/Indian carved wooden doors.

We begin this tour at the main City market which was opened in 1904, where tropical fruits, vegetables, spices and fresh fish from the island are sold. Our next stop will be at the Anglican Church of Christ built by Bishop Steers in 1873 on the site where slaves were being auctioned.

Other highlights on our historical stone town tour are a visit to

  • Sultan’s Palace (Now a Museum) – Built in the late 1890’s for members of the Royal Sultan’s family.
  • House of Wonders – Built in 1883 as a Royal ceremonial function Palace.
  • The Africa House – Formerly known as English Club.
  • Jamituri Gardens where you can spend your evenings leisurely watching the brilliant sunset while enjoying the locally made dishes, Zanzibar pizza and barbequed sea food.
  • Visit of The Old Fort – Built by Arabs for defense against the Portuguese.

Why not explore the roof of Africa! Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the view of landscape. You want to climb? Get your mountain gear ready and choose one of the many route we offer. Go to menu choose Mountain Trekking.

The great Serengeti wildebeest migration is the seasonal movement of huge numbers of the Serengeti’s wildebeest, zebra, small numbers of Grant’s gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle, eland and impala.  They constantly seek fresh grazing and better quality of water. 

While climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is the ultimate goal for many aspiring hikers, there are some less challenging hikes you can use to get in shape for the big event. Climbing Mount Meru is a shorter, less daunting hike that many use to acclimatize for Kilimanjaro. Achievable in just three or four days, a Mount Meru summit can be added on at the start or finish of your safari adventure.

Arusha National Park’s lack of dangerous wildlife makes it a great place for young and old alike to get out and go hiking. Walk pass Giraffe, Zebra Buffalo while they graze. You can even combine your hike with either a game drive or a canoe safari!

The iconic colorful attire and jumping dance of the Maasai have become synonymous with Africa, and it is in Tanzania that this semi-nomadic people can be interacted with.

Whether you simply snap a photo of a wandering herdsman out on the Savannah or spend a night at the Maasai operated Africa A mini Maasai Lodge, the chance to interact with these fascinating people is one not to be missed.

For those wanting true cultural immersion, our six day Adventure Safari blends traditional game drives with two unique cultural experiences with the Maasai and the Hadzabe.

Get Free Day Tour By Buying This Package

Africa Serengeti Safaris gives customer wonder full days trips to various place, Maasai Village, Mount Meru hike and Waterfalls, Cultural heritage center or Maasai Market and Chemka Hot Springs. According to the Number of Days Booked.