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Situated clsoe to the equator in Tanzania Kilimanjaro is surrounded by incredible safari parks, bush land and savannah as well as towns and villages. Many stay on in Tanzania after their climb and explore the local areas...

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Kilimanjaro's closest town

Situated on the lower southern slopes of Kilimanjaro, Moshi is the closest town to Kilimanjaro National Park and to the beginning of most climbing routes. It is also home to the Chagga and Maasai tribes. With a population of around 150,000, it’s smaller than Arusha and much quieter, although there is still a lot of hustle and bustle with agencies and vendors, restaurants and cafes in the main town. Services in Moshi include an ATM, money changers, a post office and internet cafes. If you decide that you would like to extend your trip on a safari, most begin in Arusha, and so if we are staying in Moshi after your Kilimanjaro climb, you will be picked up directly from the hotel by our tour company to begin your safari.

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Mount Meru 4566m
Tanzania's 2nd highest Mountain

A neighbouring peak to Kilimanjaro, Meru stands in Arusha National Park at an impressive 4566m. If climbing Kilimanjaro, on a clear day you should be afforded with fantastic views over to the active volcano which lies around 75km to the west of Kilimanjaro. You can climb Mount Meru, which on its own is a 3-5 day trip. Many people underestimate Meru, being lower than Kilimanjaro, but it is a challenging climb. Both our 'Expedition' & '3 Peaks' climbs incorporate Mt Meru into the trip.

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Arusha National Park
Tanzania's smallest & most beautiful park

As quoted in the Lonely Planet, “Although one of Tanzania’s smallest parks, it is one of its most beautiful and most topographically varied.” The main features of this park include: Ngurdoto crater, where herds of buffalo and warthog are dotted around. Serengeti Ndogo, a grass land to the west of the crater where zebra can be viewed. Momela lakes, home to some wonderful birdlife including thousands of pink flamingos. Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania. You can also see the mighty Kilimanjaro in the distance and appreciate the scale of the challenge you have just completed. The following wildlife can also be seen during a visit to Arusha NP: Blue monkeys, colobus monkeys (if you didn’t see any on Kili!), zebras, giraffes, hippos, klipspringers (small antelope), buffaloes, elephants, leopards, spotted hyenas and numerous bird life.

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Lake Manyara National Park
Bordering the Rift Valley

Lake Manyara sits on the boarder next to the Rift Valley where you can see the dramatic Great Rift escarpment. The main features of the lake include: Superb birdlife viewing, including around three million flamingos, pelicans, cormorants and storks to name just a few. Hippos can also be viewed wallowing in the lake and hot springs steam and bubble in the far south of the park. The following wildlife can also be seen during a visit to Lake Manyara: Giraffe, buffalo, wildebeest, elephants, klipspringers, impalas, zebras and baboons. Although a rare occurrence, you may even spot the elusive tree climbing lion!
Our Extension packages are a great way to explore the National Parks after your climb.


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Ngorogoro National Park
Africa’s best known wildlife viewing areas

Ngorongoro is one of Africa’s best known wildlife viewing areas. The crater floor is stunning and inhabited by around 20,000–30,000 wild animals at a time. The main features of the crater are: Lake Magadi, attracting thousands of flamingos to its shallows. The plains, which offer fantastic viewing opportunities of the endangered black rhino, lions, buffaloes and tusked elephants as well as some of Africa’s other beautiful wildlife, which include: Zebras, Thomson’s gazelles, reedbucks, cheetah and spotted hyena. The animal inhabitants also share the crater with the Maasai people, and on a visit we can find out more about their way of life.
Our Extension packages are a great way to explore the National Parks after your climb.


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Serengeti National Park
Africa’s most popular Safari Park

The most popular National Park in the whole of Africa, the Serengeti is also a World Heritage Site and has a huge concentration of wildlife. Its main feature, and what it is most famous for is the migration of 1,500,000 white bearded wildebeests, 250,000 zebras and 300,000 Thompson gazelles that takes place each year between December and July. It is one of the most phenomenal spectacles you will ever see. Outside of migration season wildlife viewing is still in its abundance and between the months of June to October, the big match between predators vs. prey is in full swing offering some spectacular viewing opportunities. Lion prides, buffalo, groups of elephant and giraffe can be seen as well as leopards, cheetahs, jackals, spotted hyena, Grant’s gazelle to main just a few as well as over 500 species of birds.
Our Extension packages are a great way to explore the National Parks after your climb.


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Pristine beaches & watersports

Zanzibar is an archipelago of tropical islands in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania and just a short plane ride away from Kilimanjaro. Sometimes known also as the ‘Spice Islands’ for their production of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper, it’s the number one beach location in East Africa and not without good reason. Zanzibar and Pemba islands are perfect for those looking to relax within the soundings of white sands and turquoise waters. Here you can scuba dive, go deep sea fishing, take a relaxing boat around the islands or simply flop out on a sun lounger, chill out and catch up on some well deserved rest after that tough Kilimanjaro climb!
Our Extension packages are a great way to explore the National Parks after your climb.


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