"THREE SUMMITS" EAST AFRICA OVERLAND

KE
Stunning landscapes , mountains, colorful tribal culture and so much more are packs of country of it size; Kenya. People are representing a wide cross section of everything that is contemporary Africa, and everyday life brings together tradition tribes and urban families; ancient customs and modern sensibilities. Swamping the latest political gossips with the switched on locals is just one more small pleasure that comes with the culture.

It is here the 5199m, Mt. Kenya , African’s second highest mountain lies. It is easy to understand why Kikuyu and perhaps Maasai people define it and still believe it’s the seat of their supreme god Ngai. However, its only Point Lenana (4985m) the third highest peak can be reached without the need of technical climbing, and Its usual goal for most mortals, offering a fantastic expense and superb view over the surrounding country.

UG
“The Pearl of Africa” as it has been claimed by tourist Winston Churchill in 1907, Uganda offer almost everything the continent has to offer though parked into one small of it size but stunning destination. It is home of the highest mountain range in Africa, the Rwenzori. Trekking Rwenzori can not be compared with any just as its being claimed “Jesus come here to learn how to walk on water “, tough condition and being wet at all time distinguish it from Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya. Nevertheless, for those take up the challenge remain an rewarded, the magnificent scenery including tropical vegetation that yields to other worldly giant groundsels and glistering glaciers, you will have it yourself, gazing over the DRC from the heights.
Also it is home of the world’s known mountain gorilla, about 330 of them. Penetrating the Impenetrable forest of Bwindi is no picnic as the terrain is steep and foliage unforgiving, but what a reward. All the hardships are forgotten in an instant with the first glimpse of the gorillas in their mountain kingdom. We are their privileged guest.
And its here the journey of 700km start, offering the best white water rafting in the universe!

TZ
In the less than five degrees south of equator lie Tanzania, twice size of California, 945,087 square kilometer (364,898squre miles), the largest in East Africa.

An East African leviathan girdled splendor Tanzania warms its eastern boundaries in the pelluciled water of the Indian Ocean. Off its white sand beaches and mangrove swamps lie the balmy islands of Pemba, Mafia ....

Itinerary;
1st Day Drive from Nairobi to Mt. Kenya National Park, 5 days in the mountain.

7th Day Drive to Kisumu

8th Day-Drive to Jinja

10th Day-Drive to Kampala

11th Day Drive to Mt.Ruenzori National Park, start climbs in the following day, 6 days on the mountain.

18th Day-Queen Elizabeth National Park

21st Day-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Gorilla trek

24th Day-Drive to Bukoba town

25th Day-Drive to Mwanza town
27th Day- Drive to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater

30th Day-Drive to Moshi

31st Day Start Kilimanjaro climb, 6days in the mountain

37th Day Drive to Arusha

TOUR DE TANZANIA

In the less than five degrees south of equator lie Tanzania, twice size of California, 945,087 square kilometre (364,898squre miles), the largest in East Africa.

An East African leviathan girdled splendour Tanzania warms its eastern boundaries in the pencilled water of the Indian Ocean. Off its white sand beaches and mangrove swamps lie the balmy islands of Pemba, Mafia and Unguja ; the Zanzibar archipelagos.

The country is largely bounded by natural frontiers Lake Tanganyika, the continent’s deepest lake, to the west; Lake Malawi/Nyasa in the south west; the Ruvuma River forms the border with Mozambique; Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest lake, the size of Scotland, borders the north; and volcanic mountains Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Lengai in the north east separate-e Tanzania from Kenya.

This large land is dotted with permanent and seasonal lakes and rivers, including the Great Ruaha , the Rufiji, the Malagarasi and the tributes of Nile, Congo and Zambezi give country more surface water than any other African country.

Tanzania includes the highest and, lowest points on the continent; snow-capped Kilimanjaro at 5,896m (19,340feets), and the bottom of Lake Tanganyika 358m (1,174feeet) below the sea level.

It is home to one of the world’s last great herds of plains game roaming some of the wildest and least spoilt natural areas, including three World Heritage Sites-Seringeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Selous, the largest game reserve in Africa, mention but a few. Nearly quarter of all Africa’s game is found on the Savannah, 4% of total country’s areas host 14 national parks country, makes it A Land of Safaris.

Savannah is perhaps the quintessential Africa landscape but Tanzania has much more. Mountain ranges, woodland and forest, marsh and swamp, rivers and lakes, mangroves and coral reefs. It only less than ten percent of this varied terrains is cultivated by 80 per cent rural population concentrated in the fertile northern highland around Kilimanjaro and Meru, the shores of Lake Malawi/Nyasa and Victoria and along the coast.

The eastern arm of the Rift Valley which has done so much to form the topography of land is about 100 kilometers (62 miles) wide here, divides the northern steppe from the vast central plateau that lies at 1,200 meters (4,000feet). Roughly encircling the interior is broken carve of ancient crystalline hills. They rise below Kilimanjaro as the Northern and Southern Pare Mountains and the Usambara , then swing south-west through the Uluguru and Udzugwa to finish as the Southern Highlands around Mbeya near Lake Malawi/Nyasa. These mountains preserve isolated remnants of the Equatorial forest that once stretched in an unbroken belt from west to east Africa. Now they are islands of endemic species, home of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world.

Tour De Tanzania- Cycling Expedition and Race.
1ST STAGE; THE OLDONYO LENGAI
1st Day-Starting from Arusha at Maasai Camp, few coke stops, 50km lunch stop then dinner /overnight at Twiga Campsite Mto wa Mbu, total distance 110km.

2nd Day -From Mto wa Mbu cycled along Rift Valley wall, 21km coke stop, 51 lunch then dinner/overnight Ngasero campsite, Lake Natron.* For those able, summit Oldonyo Lengai mid night, afternoon rest evening Flamingo tour.

4th Day- from Lake Natron cycle across savannah then Rift Valley escarpments 45km lunch stop, dinner/overnight Loliondo bush camp, total distance 100km.

5th Day
- Game drive in Serengeti National Park.
2ND STAAGE; THE GREAT LAKES
6th Day- from Fort Ikoma, Serengeti, cycle across Ikorongo and Gurumeti game reserve (be aware of elephants and buffalos), Lunch 50km, coke stops after lunch, dinner/overnight Bunda bush camp, total distance 100km
7th Day- From Bunda cycle along the shore of Lake Victoria, lunch 45km, after 95km cross the lake by 45minutes ferry to Ukerewe Island then cycle 16 km to Monarch beach camp for overnight.

8th Day- Three and half hours boat in Lake Victoria to Mwanza town, afternoon internet, eat pizza or whatever you can find, dinner/overnight in camp. Just like rest day!

9th Day-From Mwanza cross the gulf 30minutes ferry, from Kamanga cycle towards south to Bwanga, enough coke stops, 48km lunch. Dinner/overnight Bwanga bush camp, total distance 127km.

10th Day- Cycle from Bwanga , 45km lunch, dinner/overnight Kibondo bush camp, total distance 150km.

11th Day-From Kibondo cycle towards south 50km lunch, dinner/overnight Kasulu bush camp, total distance 130km.

13th Day-From Kasulu cycle 40km towards west-north, then lunch, again 5okm south to Kazinga, dinner/overnight Lake Tanganyika beach camp, total distance 90km.

------------------14th Day Chimpanzee Tout in Gombe Stream National Park---------
3RD STAGE;THE CHMPS
15th Day- from Kigoma cycled along Lake Tanganyika, few coke stops, lunch 40km, dinner/overnight Kabongo bush camp, total distance 100km

16th Day-From Kabongo still along Tanganyika shore lunch 45km, dinner/overnight Katavi National Park, total distance 100km.

17th Day- from Mahale National park, lunch 40km, dinner/overnight Kisi bush camp, total distance 126km.

*Only if no rain 18th Day-From Kisi cycle towards south through Mbizi mountain descend to Lake Rukwa basin, lunch 40km, dinner/overnight Ichese bush camp 170km.

19th Day-Cycle in Rukwa Rift Valley basin then descend to Mbeya town, 50km, dinner/overnight Mbeya hotel, total distance 160km.

18th Day-From Kisi keep cycle towards south, lunch 45km, dinner/overnight Sumbawanga town, total distance 110km
19th Day-From Sambawanga cycle to Laile, lunch 40km, dinner/overnight Laile bush camp, total distance 102km
19th Day-From Laile cycle to Tunduru, lunch 45km, overnight Tunduma, distance 124km
20th Day-From Tunduma cycle towards north-east ascent southern highlands, lunch 40km, ovenight Mbeya town, distance 110km
………………………21st Day Rest in Mbeya town……………….l.


4TH STAGE; THE CICHILD
22nd Day-From Mbeya cycle 55 towards south of mbeya before embark on Poroto mountain and Kipengere range lunch35km ,dinner/overnight Kitulo bush camp, total distance 88km

23rd Day-From Kitulo cycle in the mountains range lunch 40km, dinner/overnight Njombe, distance 103.
24th Day-From Njombe town cycle towards Lake Malawi, lunch 45kmkm, overnight Lipingu, distance 118km

25th Day- cycle along the shore, lunch 45km, overnight Manda, distance 130km

---------26th Day Rest on the beach--------

27th Day-From Manda cycle towards east lunch 45km, dinner/overnight Songea town, total distance 150km.

28th Day-From Songea town cycle towards south lunch 40km ,dinner/overnight Masunguro bush camp, toatal distance 136km

29th Day-From Masunguro cycle towards east lunch 45km, dinner/overnight Tunduru towm, total distance 136km.

30th Day- from Tunduru cycle through miombo woodland lunch 40km, dinner/overnight Nandedo , total distance 100km.

31st Day- From Nandedo cycle toward east lunch 40km, overnight Masasi town, distance 100km
32nd Day-From Masasi town cycle towards Indian Ocean, lunch 50km, overnight 146km
5TH STAGE; MAKONDE
33rd Day-From Lindi cycle towards north along Indian Ocean shore lunch 35km, dinner/overnight mtandi, total distance 85km.

34th Day-From Mtandi still along the coast lunch 45km, overnight Kilwa Masoko, distance 105km

------------26th Day visit ruins and dhow trip-----------

35th Day from Kilwa along the coast to Rifiji River delta, lunch 60km, dinner/overnight Ikwiriri, total distance 166km

36th Day-From Ikwiriri cycle long the coast to Dar es salaam, lunch 60km, dinner/overnight Mikadi beach camp, total distance 163km.

………………..37th Day Rest In Dar es Salaam…………………

38th Day- From Dar cycle along the cost, lunch 60km, dinner/overnight Saadan bush camp, total distance 150km.

39h Day-From Saadan cycle along coast cross the Saadan Nationa Park, lunch 60km, ferry cross Pangani River, dinner/overnight Tanga town, total distance 150km.
6TH STAGE; HIGH AFRICA
40st Day-From Tanga cycle through Usambara mountains lunch 50km, dinner/overnight Kivingo, total distance 110km.

41st Day-From Kivingo cycle along descend in the plains cycle along Mkomazi National Park lunch 50km,overnight Same, total distance 152m.

42nd Day-From Same cycle through Kilimangaro foothill, lunch 70km overnight at Rongai camp the base for Kili climbing, total 160km.

6days of climbing Kili from east and descend in the west, one day rest west Kilimanjaro

50th Day-From west Kili cycle through Mount Meru foothill to Arusha, lunch 50km dinner/overnight Arusha, total distance 95km.

Cycling to and from Serengenti National Park, walk/trek across Ngorongoro highlands.


This is a package tour designed and developed by expertise on the basic fundamental of eco-tourism which will help you to reduce your footprint and direct contribute to the growth of local communities. This unique tour is aimed to in reach you with an usually and unforgettable safari experience, bring you more close to the real nature and let you feel your body and soul at the same time, Make you feel the sun on you back/front, the wind in your hair and leave the dust behind on this most enjoyable ride which takes you past game and through authentic village life. Wheeling and walk/trek the magnificent Rift Valley, the cycle ride offers a magic alternative to a game drive and cyclists will love the exhalation of riding through the un spoiled African countryside. For the adventurers who want to cover ground than on the vehicles, this is a fantastic exhilarating way of seeing an already breathtaking landscape, cultures, flora and fauna.

The two full day walk/trek are little strenuous. Taking you through stunning landscapes the opportunity to see game and birds life from ground level, smell the scents on the air and leave your footprint on the dust.

The route criss cross Great Rift Valley with its mountains, escarpments, rivers and lakes.
Start cycling from Arusha town, through 35km on tarmac road then turn to challenge paved dust mountain road. Day cycling distance is 75km, camp on the slop of Mt. kitumbeine (2858m), at Kitumbeine village.

Second day from maasai village descend to the savannah plains and acacia woodland, through rock, sand, dust, smooth and up/down road to Gilai village. Hike to Gilai peak (2947m) in the same evening. Camp and overnight at the foothills of Gilai, under full moon and stars sky around the fire listen to typical maasai songs. 40km day cycling kms.

The following day cycle 40kms down to the plains, traverse the plains to Lake Natron basin. Enjoying the view of thousands lesser/greater flamingos and sun set towards Mt. Oldonyo Lengai. Start hiking the active volcano mountain, Mt. Lengai (2814m) at the mid night. Return in the next day morning (8:00am), having rest before leave to water fall in the evening.

Fifth day, leave Engaresero village in the morning cycle alongside the lake. cycle through challenging Great Rift Valley escarpments before reach the high elevation vast plains savannah which will take you to Waso village. Overnight at camp in this Sonjo hinterland. Cycling distance 80km

Leave Sonjo lands cycle in the calm savannah plains with rolling hills of Serengeti eco-system. Wild animals are free moving within. Overnight at Klein’s camp at Serengeti National Park the camp. Cycling distance 40km

Start our game drive on seventh day, drive from Klein’s camp through Lobo and camp at Seronera, sleep listen to African wild sounds.

Leave camp on the following day continue with game drive in side Serengeti National park. Overnight at the camp in Ngorongoro highlands.

Spent our tenth day in Ngorongoro crater, descend to the crater flow, go around for game drive and have lunch at the picnic there.

Leave in the following day by walk/trek on ngorongoro highlands via beautiful Empakai crater. The sort of culture walk, luggage loaded on hired donkeys overnight at acacia camp.

Continue with walking/trekking in the next day trough savannah plains, descend Rift valley escarpments, past Odonyo Lengai and overnight at Lake Natron basin.

Leave the basin in the following day, cycle 50kms along side rift valley wall, wildlife view on other side in the plains to Engaruka village. Visit Engaruka ruins in the evening, Camp at Engaruka village.

Finish our tour by cycle from Engaruka village 56kms to Mto wa Mbu, on the shores of Lake Manyara. The typical small town is a living example of the richest linguistic mixes in Africa. Home to over 80 different ethnic groups, Mto wa Mbu is quite possibly the only place on the continent where you can hear Bantu, Khoisan, Nilotic and Cushitic accents all spoken in the same market place and with the diverse life style and heritage that comes with these people. Drive back to Arusha town in the late evening.

Cyling Around Kilimanjaro&Meru







It is popular to hear about climbing Kilimanjaro but hear Afrika Safaris brought you two options to explore this unique feature in the world. Mountain Kilimanjaro and Meru are volcanic mountains formed in the time of Great Rift Valley formation. These two peak share lot in common with the distance of less the 100kms. They situated in the edge of eastern branch of Great Rift Valley which started from Jordan and branched in north Kenya. One branch went through Uganda, western branch, rejoined later in southern Tanzania and disappears to Indian Ocean in Mozambique. Both Kili and Meru especial Kili, consist almost every vegetation type found in the earth.

The bicycle tour designed to offer full geographical exploration, its ecology and how in general influence and affect the indigenous people life. From when used to worship it as almighty up to days culture. Why did they stop believing was almighty? Do they changed the surrounding environment? If yes or no why? These and so many others questions await for you. This close exploration it is also part of personal challenge. Climbing these mountain it another idea and dream for most of the people.

1st Day Arusha – Himo 112km
Leave Arusha cycling towards East, gentle descend from Arusha town which situated about 1400m. Clear view of Mt. Meru (4659m) and it foothills from the plains. Stop at boma ng’ombe after 2hrs of cycling for cold drinks and snacks. Kept on cycling starting climbing Kili foothills then descend to Moshi town for lunch. Then cycle for 30kms to Himo town for dinner and overnight.
Cycling Around Mt.Kilimamnjaro and Meru and climbing.


2nd Day: Himo-Marangu-Lake Chala 70km.
After break fast, start the day cycling by gentle with some straight up hills for 12kms to Marangu village very foothill of Kili about 1500m. Park you bike and embark to the nature walk to Kinanka mori falls, 12m water fall. Later come down to the village for a cup of natural coffee. Keep on cycling in the belt of banana and coffee fields in Kili foothills. The chance to visit village market dominated with bananas, visit last existing black smiths and remain caves which used in the 19th century tribal wars. Later descend to Lake Chala about 1000m. The small deep lake situated in the shrinking mountain surrounded by acacia shrub land idea for bird identification. The lake is situated partly in Tanzania and partly in Kenya without any physical boundary ,magnificent view of Kili. Dinner and overnight at the lake side.

3rd Day Lake Chala-Tarakea-Rongai 55km
After breakfast, cycling from the plains then cycling up hills to Rombo Mashatiabout 1600m. Stop here for cold drinks and snacks keep on cycling in the foothills through the chains of villages. Stop at Tarakea(1700m) the border town between Tanzania and Kenya. After lunch here, cycling by going up hills along side non physical boundary of Kenya and Tanzania through planted forest of Rongai on the paved/tarmac road, Overnight at Rongai 2000m in the planted forest close to Mawenzi peak.

4th Day Rongai- Engarenairobi 50km

After break fast, start cycling by going up for about 7km cycled towards Mawenzi peak, then along side saddle (the area between Mawenzi peak (5146M) to Kibo peak(5895M). Close view of twice Kili peak and its snow. Then descend slowly and turn to other side of the mountain. Possible to see wild animals such elephans, zebra, giraffe,etc. Lunch on half way. Dinner and overnight at Engarenairobi village 1500m.

5th Day Engarenairobi-Arusha 100km
After break fast, start cycling in the west Kili savannah plains passed through maasai villages. Possible to see wild animals. Cycle up his to Mt. Meru foothills stop at Ngarinanyuki village for cold drinks and snacks. Keep on cycling on the foothills up to Mkuru village for lunch. Then keep on cycling up hills passed maasai village, Oldonyo Sambu. Stop here for cold drink then keep on cycle up hill before starting descend to Arusha town. Last day 100kms.

This tour is possible to be done together with mountain climbing through Marangu route or Rongai route for 5-6days.

Affordable Bitten-Track Safaris

The affordable bitten-track Safaris in Tanzania. Visit unspoiled areas.

*Five days cycling expedition in Maasai steppe.

* Traditional wildlife viewing in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Manyara and Tarangire with time spent in adjacent wilderness areas of Maasailand (for first time visitors).

* A visit to a small ancient group of hunter gatherers, the Hadza, in the Yaida Valley.

* Four or five day treks in the Serengeti ecosystem.

* The ultimate wilderness trek- 7 days along the Mzombe River in South Tanzania with options for Ruaha and Udzungwa Mountains National Park.

* Day trip with inflatable boats on the Pangani River ending at a private beach camp on the Indian Ocean.

* Escapes into hidden nooks on the south Maasai steppe.

PRICES FOR SOME EXPEDITIONS AND SAFARI'S-TANZANIA


Kilimanjaro Climbing.
5-DAYS 1000USD
6-DAYS 13000USD
7-DAYS 1500USD
http://ourhomeyouradventure.blogspot.com/2010/01/mountain-climbingkili.html
Also you have pay tips to the guides and the porters, which is nominally between 100 and 200USD all together per client.

The fees price include fees for Kili National Park, meals starting with lunch the first day and ending with breakfast the last day, tent for staying during the night,transport(transfer), salary for trained guides and porters.

Mt.Meru
3-DAYS 500USD
4-DAYS 700USD
http://ourhomeyouradventure.blogspot.com/2010/01/mount-meru.html
Wildlife safari's
1-Day Ngorongoro crater 450USD
2-Days Ngoro-L.Manyara NP 550SD
3-Days Ngoro-L.Manyara NP 675USD
4-Days Ngoro-L.Manyara-Tarangire 900USD
5-Days Ngoro-L.Manya.-Sere 1120USD
http://ourhomeyouradventure.blogspot.com/2010/01/great-migrations.html

Usambara (4days)


Day 1
Drive to Usambara stay overnight at Muller’s lodge.
Day 2
Visit Soni Fall on the way pass by the local market stay overnight at Soni Fall Hotel.

Day 3
Tour to Soni viewing the growing rock whereby, the villages will tell you why the rock is growing, stay overnight at Soni Fall Hotel.

Day 4
Visit Local village followed by tour to Irete view, thereafter, back to Arusha/ Moshi.

Lake Manyara/ Ngorongoro/ Serengeti/ Tarangire (8 days 7 nights)

Day 1
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara for lunch, afternoon game drive, and evening return to the campsite/lodge for dinner overnight.

Day 2
Drive to Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge with lunch boxes, game drive enroute, dinner and overnight at campsite/ lodge.

Day 3
After breakfast game drive around Serengeti area, visit copjes, lunch at campsite/ lodge, evening return to campsite/ lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4
Drive to Ngorongoro with lunch boxes game drive enroute, late afternoon return to the campsite/ lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5
After breakfast, crater tour full day with lunch boxes, evening return to the campsite/ lodge for overnight and dinner.

Day 6
After breakfast drive to Tarangire for game drive with lunch boxes, late afternoon return to campsite/ lodge for dinner and campsite

Day 7
After breakfast drive to Arusha national Park for game drive, evening return campsite/ lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 8
After breakfast drive back to Arusha/ Moshi.

Selous Game Reserve/Mikumi National Park/Ruaha National Park (6 Days)

Day 1
Fly/drive from Dar es Salaam to Selous, dinner and overnight at Rufiji river camp.

Day 2
Full day game drive, lunch box, dinner and overnight at Rufiji river camp.

Day 3
Breakfast, drive to Mikumi with lunch box, dinner and overnight at Vumi hills tented camp.

Day 4
Breakfast, and drive to Ruaha with lunch box overnight at Ruaha river lodge.

Day 5
Full day Ruaha national park, dinner and overnight at Ruaha River lodge.

Day 6
Fly/ drive to Dar es Salaam.

ZANZIBAR ITINERARY


The appeal of Zanzibar goes well beyond the beach.The semi-autonomous archipelago has a very different history from that of
the mainland ;Zanzibar was a capital of Oman for well over a century and was eventually colonized by great Britain while the
mainland become the Germany colony.Evident in the architecture of stone Town, a captivating maze of a city that has declared a
UNESCO World Heritage Site, are the multicultural influences of the people who have made Zanzibar their home. A tour of this city
will include stops at the Anglican Cathedral that was built on the site of slave market, at the Beit el Ajaib or the House of Wanders,
built by Oman Sultan as a cereminial hall and now a national museum, and at the Hind temple with its wonderfully coloured flags
and peak.
Day 1
Morning take flight to Zanzibar, Transfer to Stone Town Hotel for overnight.

Day 2
Morning stone tour, proceed to Jozani Forest to see Red Columbus Monkeys, thereafter drive to Sau Inn, overnight stay at Beach Hotel.

Day 3
A day can be spent sea activities (Fishing, scuba diving, Snorkelling) rest overnight at Beach Hotel.

Day 4
Leisure at beach, Sea activities overnight at Beach hotel.

Day 5
Morning take a flight from Zanzibar to Arusha/ Moshi