Tanzania


“Five” East Africa Safaris tries to show you a different face of Tanzania, without skipping the highlights.
In the north of Tanzania there are game parks that can be counted among the most beautiful in the world, such as the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. The landscapes are marked by the Great Rift Valley that splits Africa in two. At the edge of this valley, the origin of man is situated and we find the results of immense volcanic activity, including Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. The latter is the highest freestanding mountain in the world and one of the largest volcanoes to ever emerge from the Earth's crust.
this wild world, Jalan has selected hotels, camps and lodges where you can fully enjoy the natural beauty. Experience nature in the silence of your tent, set up for you in the wilderness, or opt for a more luxurious stay: there is something for everyone.
... In addition to the world-famous nature parks of the north, we also put lesser-known areas on the menu. The green Usambara Mountains offer beautiful hiking trails and beautiful landscapes. On the Swahili coast near Pangani you will find beautiful white beaches with palm trees, but also surprising nature and remnants of a rich past. Less-visited Chala Lake on the Kenyan border fills an ancient crater and is set in a stunning volcanic landscape
But Tanzania is more than just nature. We introduce you to the local people and their daily life, in a casual way: the mysterious Maasai who have their home in the northern plains, the Hadzabe, related to the Bushmen, who still live from hunting and what nature gives them as well as the countless other peoples who have Tanzania as their home. Jalan also supports valuable projects that benefit the local population. If you want, you can visit these and possibly contribute. An enriching experience for you too!

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Climbing Kilimanjaro


7 Days Machame Route: The Machame Route is not the easiest route, but it is one of the routes where you have a good chance of making it to the top. This is because the route ascends and descends several times, so that the body has a chance to get used to the altitude. Moreover, on this route you have an extra day to acclimatize. It is a very varied route with special landscapes. On the Machame route people sleep in tents.
... The porters carry the food, kitchen utensils and of course your personal duffle bag. It must not be heavier than 15 kg. You carry the daily necessities yourself, such as a packed lunch, 3 to 4 liters of water and some clothing and personal necessities. The guide will do everything in his power to guide everyone to the top, but health always comes first! The oxygen in the blood and blood pressure are measured every day. He also keeps a close eye on whether anyone is showing symptoms of altitude sickness.
Directions: After breakfast we will take you to the Machame Gate. Arriving here, all formalities must first be completed and when all luggage has been weighed and distributed among the porters, the climb begins. Don't forget to bring a copy of your passport!

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DAY 1

MACHAME GATE- MACHAME CAMP

1800 – 3000 meters (5-7 hours)
The first part is alternate. We walk on a dirt road through tropical rainforest. The path ascends gradually, after an hour it becomes steeper.

DAY 2

MACHAME CAMP- SHIRA CAMP

3000 – 3840 meters (5-6 hours)
After the hot and carbohydrate-rich breakfast, the porters come to collect the luggage and the guide is ready for the next stage.

DAY 3

SHIRA CAMP-BARRANCO CAMP

3840 – 3950 meters (7-8 hours)
After a well-deserved night's rest, we walk through a rugged lunar landscape full of boulders and stones.

DAY 4

BARRANCO CAMP- KARANGA CAMP

3950 – 4000 meters (4-5 hours)
Today we start the 250 meter high, steep but fascinating climb of the famous Breakfast Wall.

DAY 5

KARANGA CAMP-BARAFU CAMP

4000 – 4600 meters (6-7 hours)
Today is a relatively easy day. The tour starts with climbing, after which an overwhelming panorama can be seen again.

DAY 6

ARAFU CAMP- STELLA POINT -UHURU PEAK – MWEKA CAMP

4600 – 5725 – 5895 – 4600 – 3100 meters (11-14 hours)
After a light breakfast around midnight we start the hardest kilometers of the expedition. With a headlamp on

DAY 7

MWEKA CAMP- MWEKA GATE

3100 – 1600 meters (4-5 hours)
Today is a well laid out path to Mweka Gate where, when the top is reached, the certificate can be received!

Explore Tanzania

Arusha is the third largest city in Tanzania. Nearby is Kilimanjaro International Airport. Arusha is located on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley at the foot of Mount Meru. The city is known as the safari capital of Tanzania. There are a few historical monuments in the city, but above all let yourself be immersed in the busy and compelling street life. The markets in particular are definitely worth a visit. Arusha is ideal to start your safari and also to finish it

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Arusha National Park

Near the city of Arusha, at the foot of the Meruberg, this natural park is also worth visiting. The nature is very diverse:

Photo of Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park

Located halfway between Arusha and the Ngorongoro in the rift valley. Home to many elephants and tree-climbing lions

Photo of Serengeti-National-Park
Serengeti National Park

The most famous game reserve in the world. It is the most complex untouched ecosystem on Earth (30,000 km²).

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The Ngorongoro Crater

A remnant of a gigantic volcano that may have been up to 5 km high. It is located at 2200 meters above sea level.

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Usambara Mountains

Lay halfway between Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean . The green and densely populated mountain area is a paradise for hikers.

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Lake Eyasi

Located south of Lake Manyara in the rift valley. Water birds, such as flamingos, especially feel at home here.

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Tarangire National Park

Takes its name from the beautiful river that flows through the area. Ensuring a great diversity of wild animals that remain in the park.

Photo of Saandani National Park
Saadani National Park

The park that is located by the sea. It is home to up to 30 species of large mammals such as giraffes, wildebeest, antelope and monkeys