Chris has climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in the heart of Africa. He has travelled in Africa and also written a travel article with advice for families looking to go on safari.
If you are looking to book a unique trip-of-a-lifetime on a Tanzania safari – or if you want to rise to the challenge of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro - you can do no better than build your dream adventure with Serengeti Safari Co.
You will be dealing with people who have lived in Africa and who have years of experience of personal travel in Tanzania. Serengeti Safari Co is also a certified agent of Wayo Africa - a leader in Tanzanian safaris. They also use Summits Africa, a mid to high level outfitter, on Mt Kilimanjaro to ensure maximum safety and comfort.
For most people a safari is a trip of a lifetime and you will have very specific personal goals. Viewing the spectacular wildlife will be on your list for sure - lions, buffalo, wildebeest, elephants, giraffe, cheetah and more. But do you want the added thrill of seeing these animals on foot on a walking safari? Maybe you want to blend a safari with other active elements such as trekking or climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. And every traveler will have their own ideas of their preferred level of luxury. You can stay in everything from luxurious game lodges with swimming pools to surprisingly comfortable tented accommodation that offers a very high level of amenities.
The physical challenge, the achievement and the spectacular views from the top are the incentive to trek to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro. And if you’re going to travel half way around the world to climb a mountain, and for the best chance of reaching the summit - you should do it right.
Serengeti Safari Co can organize the perfect safari in Tanzania to meet your needs. It can be of any length, you can stay at almost any lodge, or visit any park. Safaris are 100% private (ie you do not share a vehicle during a game drive) and you can create your own safari itinerary from the ground up. At the heart of all the safaris are Wayo Africa's exclusive Green Camps, Private 4x4 vehicles, and top notch Safari Guides.
For kids, going on safari in Tanzania can be an incredibly educational and even life-changing experience. From interacting and learning about new cultures to experiencing the "circle of life" in person, to spending time together as a family, going on safari with kids is an amazing experience. The experts at Serengeti Safari Co have direct experience of taking children on safari and can tailor your trip to create a unique family experience.
And if you are an active, hands on kind of person – Serengeti Safari Co can organize a safari for you that includes, for example, guided walking safaris inside national parks, a night safari to view nocturnal animals and a cultural walk into a local village where you can take part in a traditional lunch.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a life’s dream - but the dream only becomes a reality through great support and planning. This is where the experience of Serengeti Safari Co and their outfitter Summits Africa comes in to play. May to February is the best time to climb as this avoids the rainy season in March and April. And by far the most importannt choice is the route up the mountain. You need to choose something within your limits, but also something that can offer you the best experience along the way; the best combination of views, safety and overall experience.
Serengeti Safari Co recommend you take 7 or ideally 9 days for your Kilimanjaro climb, and that you take either on the Machame and Lemosho routes. On these routes you’ll see more of Kilimanjaro’s stunning scenery and fewer people than the more common Marangu route. With the right route, experienced guides and the chance to sleep in comfortable and clean tents – you will have more chance of successfully reaching your goal at 19349 ft (just under 6000 ms). Click here for details on climbs.
There is so much to do and see in Tanzania – and you may only be there once! Consider adding some of these amazing experiences to your safari or climb with Serengeti Safari Co.
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