Tanzania North-east Safari circuit
This is the region of Tanzania which is dominated by the looming presence of Mount Kilimanjaro, but which also contains a wide range of lesser known locations of considerable potential interest.
By far the most common reason to visit this area is to trek Mount Kilimanjaro, which takes 5 to 8nights, once you have allowed for nights either side of the trek itself.
Northeast Safari circuit Parks
Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman’s Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates. And their memories. with its famous snow-capped summit, is the highest mountain in African and the highest walkable mountain in the world. Over the years we have helped many people and groups successfully conquer the summit, with exemplary quality and safety records.
Mount Meru is located in the heart of Arusha National Park and it is 50 miles west of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Mt. Meru is a massive volcano reaching 14,980 feet (4,565 meters). This trek serves as an ideal warm up for Mt. Kilimanjaro due to its altitude acclimatization and hiking distances. This trek is also geared towards hikers that prefer less crowds and a challenging ascent.
Because Mt. Meru is located in Arusha National Park, hikers must climb with an armed ranger due to the wide range of wildlife living on the mountain. On the lower slopes of the mountain, hikers are more likely to see elephants, giraffes, and buffalo! As hikers continue their ascents, the trail follows the north rim of the volcano’s crater along a dramatic ridge line. Throughout the climb, hikers sleep in designated huts along the trail. Hikers reach the summit as the sun is rising and they will have spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and of the Mt. Meru Crater.
Arusha National Park The closest national park to Arusha town – northern Tanzania’s safari capital – Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted jewel, often overlooked by safari goers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours. is the small game reserve which encompasses Mount Meru, an interesting little park with some very adventurous hiking and occasional but spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Mkomazi is Set below the verdant slopes of the spectacular Usambara and Pare Eastern Arc Mountain ranges and overseen by iconic snow – capped peak of Kilimanjaro, Mkomazi a virgin breathtaking beauty exhibiting unique natural treasures and immense sense of space – adds to the fulfillment of high visitor enjoyment expectations – a much needed bridge between northern circuit and coastal attractions. The Usambara Mountains lie further south and, although they still retain remnants of the ecologically important Eastern Arc forests, are now generally covered in scenic farming districts and are also of peripheral interest to most visitors.