A trip to East Africa is not complete without seeing some of the wildlife and scenery synonymous with the great open African Plains. We are therefore offering you the chance to unwind on safari after the exertions of your Kilimanjaro trek!
We visit the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park, all of which offer stunning scenery and the chance to see the big five: lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, as well as giraffe, zebra, hippopotamus and many species of antelope, monkey and smaller mammals and birdlife.
You will stay in safari lodge accommodation, on a twin-share basis with good facilities including mosquito nets, solar-heated showers, and local guides and cooks to look after you. The guides are very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna you encounter, and will do their utmost to make sure you experience as much as possible of their wildlife, scenery and culture. This is a great way to fully round off your African experience!
The downloadable itinerary gives you an idea of the main regions you will visit on safari, but please bear in mind that your guides will vary the exact locations you go to depending on local conditions and wildlife sightings. The actual itinerary is designed to be very flexible to maximise your time spent watching wildlife.Contact the office for pricing and availability.
Zanzibar – the Spice Island – conjures up romantic images of clear azure sea, white sandy beaches and fragrant spices. It lies off the Indian Ocean’s Swahili Coast, home to some of the warmest ocean water on the planet.
We spend a night in atmospheric Stone Town and have the chance to explore its historic narrow stone alleys before heading to our hotel on the beautiful north tip of the island. Relax on the idyllic beach or arrange your own activities, from snorkelling and diving to dolphin-watching trips and spice tours – the perfect way to relax after the rigours of your trek.
Once in resort, this extension does not have an organised itinerary. You are free to spend your time as you wish.
Following your Trek Kilimanjaro challenge, a late flight departure allows for free time on the final day of your trip itinerary. For those who would like to take this opportunity to head out for some wildlife viewing, we have created an optional Day Safari in Arusha National Park. Even when short of time, it’s worthwhile to experience a safari when in Tanzania and Arusha National Park offers a huge diversity, easily accessed from Moshi within a few hours. For those who aren’t able to join our Ngorongoro Safari Trip Extension, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a taster of the sights synonymous with the great open African Plains first hand.
An early morning transfer from Moshi will take you to Arusha National Park for a day of wildlife viewing. The park offers stunning scenery, with views of Mount Meru, lush highland forests, the Momella Lakes and rolling grassy hills. In clear visibility, views of the majestic snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro can be seen on the eastern horizon, a poignant reminder of what you’ve just achieved. This park is inhabited by a range of resident wildlife, offering a chance to spot the rare colobus monkey, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, hippopotamus, many species of antelope, smaller mammals and birdlife. Although uncommon, elephants have at times been spotted here too. There’s nothing quite like seeing these animals in their natural environment! You will return to Moshi in the late afternoon.
This outline gives you an idea of what you will do and may see on safari, but bear in mind that your guides will adapt according to local conditions and wildlife sightings in the park. Wildlife viewings of all animals cannot be guaranteed.
Requires a minimum of 4 people. Please contact us for more details.
To operate this for 2 or 3 people a supplement of £100pp will be payable.
Contact the office for pricing and availability.
Andrew - October 2023
The trip was excellent from start to finish. The summit night was harder than expected but our DA leader Simon was exceptional with knowledge and patience which was a great help to the team. The local crew were also exceptional. Thank you, DA, for fulfilling a dream of mine.
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Liana - September 2023
Our leader, Simon, was spectacular and the in-country support was absolutely second to none, especially our head guide Julio. This was an incredibly hard experience but now that I’m home, I can appreciate what it gave me and what I gave to myself by completing it.
Lewis - September 2023
Very tough, but superbly organised and extremely well led by our DA leader Christina and by the local crew. An experience that will last a lifetime.
Steven - August 2023
We honestly could not have asked for more, either from our DA leader, Christina, or the local Tanzanian team, led by Julio. Our overall experience of the culture and people of Tanzania has left a permanent impression on us. The challenge is hard, but the satisfaction and support we received was second to none. If you are thinking of taking it on, do not hesitate and do it with Discover Adventure!
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Hannah - November 2022
I am so glad I chose to trek Kilimanjaro through Discover Adventure. The challenge was so much tougher than we expected but it was all totally worth it, Julio and his team in Kilimanjaro were absolutely fantastic and we could not have got to the peak without them!