Most travelers arriving in Tanzania stop at Arusha or Kilimanjaro. Located in the city of Moshi, it is the safari and climbing capital of this fantastic nation. Simply going out gives one a sense of the vibrancy and style of this Kilimbing city. Street vendors and touts shout their wares at passersby. Lush green forests approach this bustling city. The higher altitude (1300 m) keeps the climate pleasant. A city designed for the intrepid, it has fantastic places to eat and sleep before heading out to the savannah.
Right near the town of Moshi there are two fantastic peaks that beg to be climbed. Mount Kilimanjaro and its younger sister Meru Peak offer fantastic opportunities to see Tanzania from a bird's eye view. Adventure Alternative offers climbs to both peaks.
Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro's little sister, is an active volcano near Arusha. A great acclimatizer for the highest peak in Africa or as a standalone climb, Meru boasts fantastic views of nearby Kilimanjaro, as well as the many smaller volcanic cones in the area.
Mount Kilimanjaro is better known as the roof of Africa. At 5,895 m high, it is the highest point in Africa. As one of the Seven Summits, it is a must climb for anyone looking to be at the highest points of all continents. We offer several different options for this iconic peak. The Machame Route is the most popular and concentrates around 30% of the mountain's visitors. The Lemosho Route offers additional days to acclimatize. As every mountaineer knows, you cannot climb without proper acclimatization, some need more time than others and building an additional day never hurts.
We also offer ascents along the Rongai Route of Kilimanjaro. Rongai is known to be the least traveled route and is perfect for people looking to climb during the rainy season. We also offer charity climbs where we support the efforts of our Moving Mountains organization. Climb to the top of Africa and give back to the local community along the way.
Some of the most impressive creatures in the world live in Tanzania. No vacation in this country is complete without spending time on safari. Tanzania contains 16 national parks designed to protect the beautiful flora and fauna that call this piece of land home. For a chance to see the big five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino) head out into the savannah and jump on safari.
If you've just come down from the top of Kilimanjaro, our Ngorongoro Crater Safari offers the perfect itinerary to kick back, relax, and discover the beautiful wildlife of the Great Rift Valley. The Ngorongoro is a sight to behold, at almost 19 km wide, it is one of the largest craters that is not filled with water. Inside, its steep walls are home to an incredible collection of wildlife. Flamingos flock to Lake Magadi during the rainy season. Predators and prey unite at the crater's many watering holes. The crater contains permanent swamps and springs, which keep animals in the area throughout the year.
We offer safari vacations in the majestic and beautiful national park in the world the Serengeti National Park. We want you to experience the beauty of an African safari while helping fund our centre. Our 7-day package selects the best of Arusha National Park, Tarangire Park, Ngorongoro Crate, and Highlands, as well as Lake Manyara and Serengeti itself. Be amazed by all the diversity of wildlife and scenery.
All the climbing and safaris can wear you out. The journey doesn't have to stop. Head to the islands of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. This semi-autonomous archipelago contains two larger islands and several smaller islands for your enjoyment. Located 37 km from the mainland, this island is a world away. It contains its own politics, religion, culture, and food. Arrival is by boat or Cessna, depending on your preferences. Once you arrive, the friendly islanders will greet you immediately.
Stone Town is located in the heart of Zanzibar and also has UNESCO cultural heritage status. Maps and street names are confusing and not used often here, so it's best to get lost and enjoy the atmosphere. There are many accommodation options on the islands with every traveler in mind. Some of the best resorts in East Africa reside here. Head to Nungwi and Kendwa for a beach getaway with fellow Westerners. For a more local experience, visit the laid-back towns of Bwejuu or Jambiani.
Zanzibari food embraces the flavors of the world. Due to the archipelago's unique location, culinary influences come from everywhere. Arabic, Indian, Chinese and Portuguese cuisines combine with African influences to create delicious meals. For a unique dining experience, visit Stone Town after sunset. Beat the heat and enjoy delicious street food with the locals, just be sure to avoid seafood at this point as you've often been sitting all day.
Tanzania offers an authentic African experience with many opportunities for adventure and discovery. Stand on the highest point in Africa, Kilimanjaro. Discover the vibrant wildlife of the Serengeti. Go to the island and leave it all behind on the island of Zanzibar. Experience the wonders of Tanzania with us as we help our street and orphaned children and youth.