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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.
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.
Matthew - June 2019
The experience was more than I could have ever imagined and this was made even more special by the excelent support of Helen the DA leader and Hugh the DA doctor. Both of them could not do enough for the group and made the trip even more special than it already was.
Anjella - June 2019
Simply put, we had a great experience from the ease of booking onto the challenge, the comms prior to departure and methods of communication were very helpful. On the challenge itself, we had no concerns at all and the leader Helen Ridley, was supremely calm, relaxed and confident. Very friendly, I felt we could approach her if needed (we didn't) and she really facilitated a great expedition for me, my husband and daughter to the Roof of Africa. Bravo!
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Rachel - October 2018
A once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was extremely hard (especially summit night!) but the team were fantastic, we all bonded with each other and all of the local support crew. An amazing experience.
Chris - October 2018
Such a brilliant time, but very challenging! Our team leader, Theo, was absolutely fantastic and very patient with the slower trekkers i.e. myself. The team Doctor, Dr James, was such a true professional, always there to help us when we were so low and feeling ill due to Altitude. Also, chief Guide, Julio, and his 2nd in command, Kaream, were such heroes and so professional. If it wasn't for them, I fear some would have failed the challenge, myself included. Thank you DA for such a life-changing experience.
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Amy - October 2018
Our DA support crew performed excellently under massive pressure. They deserve masses of credit!