Machame Route 6 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking in Tanzania

Route 6 Days 5 Nights Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing, this route has a lot to offer apart from it considered as a second short Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek Route; Machame Route is also considered as a second route with scenic views after Lemosho Route.


Machame Route 6 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking in Tanzania, Machame Route 6 Days 5 Nights Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing, this route has a lot to offer apart from it considered as a second short Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek RouteMachame Route is also considered as a second route with scenic views after Lemosho Route.Machame Route

Machame Route 6 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking in Tanzania

Day 1: Drive from Arusha to Machame Gate

After breakfast will drive from your hotel in Arusha to Machame gate, reaching the gate you will begin trekking 11km from the gate which is an elevation from 1830m to 3050m passing through montane forest habitat. After 5-6 hours you will reach your first destination at the Machame camp where you will have dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Hike Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Will proceed from the previous destination moving 5km ahead, this is a height from 3050m to 3850m passing through moorland region where it will take you 4-5 hours, to reach the Shira camp where you will have dinner and overnight

Day 3: Hike Shira Camp to Barranco Camp

A steep hike will start from 3850m to 4000m covering a total distance of 10km from the hut. While trekking you will pass through Semi-desert climate taking you 5-6 hours, to reach the Barranco camp where you will have dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Hike Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp

After breakfast you will climb 9km towards the next destination which is a height from 4000m to 4700m through Alpine desert region. It will take you 6-8 hours to reach Barafu camp where you will have dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Hike Barafu Camp to Mweka Camp

Just after a midnight will ascend from 4700m to 5895m covering 5km reaching the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro and spend some few minutes. Thereafter we will descend 13km to the height of 3090m from the summit passing through Alpine desert climate. This will take you about 5-6 hour both up and down stopping at the Horombo hut where you will have dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Final descent to the gate after breakfast, it will be your last day on the mountain. You will descend 10km from the hut to height of 1680m through montane forest habitat taking you about 3-4 hours to reach the gate. Our driver guide will be waiting to pick up and drive you back to your hotel in Arusha.

 Package includes.

  • Two nights overnight before and after Treks.
    • Salaries for Guide, Porters and cooker
    • Meal on the Mountain.
    • Experienced mountain guide.
    • Daily supplied Purified water.
    • First aid kit & Rescue fees.
    • Transfer to and from airport.
    • All camping Equipment.
    • Trekking fees cost.
    • Government taxes.

Package excludes

  • Visa (possible for $50 per person on arrival).
    • Person climbing gears
    • Personal equipment
    • Optional activities.
    • Laundry.
    • Tips

3 Day Serengeti and Ngorongoro Tour Safari in Tanzania

3 Day Serengeti and Ngorongoro Tour Safari in Tanzania, 3 Day Safari Tanzania, Private Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, will take you to the world’s most popular destinations, Ngorongoro Crater is often called Africa’s Eden and the 8th Natural Wonder of the World.


3 Day Serengeti and Ngorongoro Tour Safari in Tanzania, 3 Day Safari Tanzania, Private Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, will take you to the world’s most popular destinations, Ngorongoro Crater is often called Africa’s Eden and the 8th Natural Wonder of the World.

3 Day Safari Tanzania

3 Day Serengeti and Ngorongoro Tour Safari in Tanzania

Day 1: Arrival

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport our Safari Guide will be awaiting for you in the airport to transfer you to Peace Hotel in Arusha for overnight.

Day 2: Game Drives in Serengeti National Park

The name Serengeti originates from the Masai word Siringitu and means endless plains. You will see why the Masai gave this region this name as the grassland savannah stretches to the horizon in the South and is only interrupted by the so-called kopjes, These kopjes are bizarre rock formations formed by the weathering of granite outcrops. The plains are the perfect hunting grounds for leopards and other big cats; you will have a good chance to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat through the open roof of the vehicle. In the afternoon, you will reach the destination for the day, the Seronera Valley in the central Serengeti area. You will camp for the night and stay in safari styled tents enjoying a good meal in the middle of the African bush.

Day 3: Game Drive in Serengeti to Ngorongoro

After breakfast, you will continue the game drive through the Serengeti National Park. You will sight hundreds of wildebeests and zebras and often lions and other big cats such as leopards and cheetahs in the Seronera Valley. After lunch at a picnic site, you will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater, the caldera opens up before you and you will have a remarkable view of this impressive natural wonder. You will camp for the night on the crater’s edge and enjoy the fantastic view as the sun goes down.

Day 4: Game Drives in Ngorongoro Crater then back to Arusha

After an early breakfast at daybreak, you will drive down into the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken caldera and has unbelievable wildlife diversity. On the grass steppe and in the acacia tree woods, you will find almost all species that are found in the East African savannah with the exception of topis, Masai giraffes, and impalas. Quite often, you can observe the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard) within a couple of hours. Later you will drive to Peace Hotel in Arusha for overnight. Flight back in the same day at night or second day

Day 5: Departure Date

At any time your driver guide will drive you to Kilimanjaro International Airport flight back home.

Total Package Based on 2 people $ 2200

Includes:

-Transport with qualified driver/guide in 4wd vehicles with viewing roof
-Camping fees or lodge accommodation.
-All meals (including cook on camping safari)
-Camping equipment, if necessary.
-National Park gate fees.
-Park commission.
-Government tax.

Exclude:

-Tips for guides and cook.
-Bottled water and drinks.
-Lodging before and after the safari.
-Optional visit to Oldupai Gorge and a Maasai village.
-Transfers to and from your hotel in Arusha.
-Lunches, dinners, drinks at your hotel in Arusha.

The end of 3 Day Safari Tanzania

Greening of the Mountains Festival Sylva N.C. USA


Sylva is the County Seat of Jackson County, situated amidst the Great Smoky Mountains. Sylva downtown, a Main Street community, has many restaurants and shops along its tree-lined streets.


Sylva, North Carolina is the hub of cultural activities and recreational resources. Downtown Sylva has independent businesses, unique restaurants, and quality events for families and visitors. we came to visit here during the festival and it was a very new experience to me.

 

 

The way  there was an amazing sight to see, you can`t remove your eyes from the window… the mountains in the background are amazing.

The Greening of the Mountains festival started the moment we parked our car at the nearby Blue Ridge Inn and exited the vehicle. The senses are inspired immediately by the sights, sounds and smells before me. There are two streets lined with canopies, vendors and one sound stage per street on main street and the west side street parallel with main street.

Starting on the west side street my mouth begins to water from the variety of smells coming from the many different food vendors. As we dive into the crowd of people, our eyes are dazzled by all the many different arts, crafts and agriculture exhibits. Nearing the sound stage (music stage) we have heard since first exiting our vehicle, we find a wonderful delight to the ears as a blue-grass band entertains with much enthusiasm.

 

After stopping to watch and listen and snap a few photos, Eden stops me from continuing on and asks me, “What is that?” I say,”What is what?”  She points to a child eating a Funnel cake. “You`ve never had one?” I asked, as she shakes her head no. “Oh-oh, what a treat you`re in for today”, I say smiling.

After a few seconds of looking around, a couple selling the Funnel cakes are spotted. After buying the 5$ treat, the expression on her exited face was priceless, and the cake was delicious as well.

 

Walking from the west side street we have to walk over a set of Rail-Road tracks to get to the main street side of the festival . At the mid point (halfway) of the tracks I paused, to reflect on just how important these tracks really were back in the day… the heart of towns being the tinny cities, the smalls roads being the veins, and the Rail Road tracks being the main arteries for the small towns.

 

 

Moving on to main street we find many more different and unique vendors, canopies, arts and craft exhibits.

 

 

 

 

 

Nearing the end of our journey, I just have to mention the nice surprise we received from First Baptist Church of Slyva, which was a cup of free popcorn for the two of us.

 

 

The court house is the most photographed area, it`s built on a hill high above all… and has very nice architecture.

Greening of the Mountains Festival Sylva N.C. USA

After a few pictures at the court house together and not far away from our starting point, I turned around and smiled and said to my self … there is a Sylva in many states, if only you know where to look.

Written by Michael Parker

 

 

Hotels in Sylva North Carolina USA 

 

very recommended hotel in Sylva North Carolina

Sylva Blue Ridge Inn motel is located in the Plott Balsam Mountains.

The motel is located less than 1 miles from U.S. Highway 74. Dillsboro town center is a 10 minute drive away.

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