Mt Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and Botswana Add-on packages
Zanzibar magical island tours and travel holidays
Zanzibar, an island for the explorer, the adventurer and the romantic. Laze on the beach or venture into its heart and get lost in the narrow alleyways of Stone Town. Hear the chatter of the locals as they bargain in Ki Swahili. Smell the peculiar odour of an ancient town mixed with the aroma of freshly ground spices. Feel the rhythm of life in the markets. Taste its offerings, the 1000 year old town that has not changed for the last 200 years.
The Zanzibar Island Experience
Lying off the coast of Tanzania +/- 80 km north of Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar is one of the undiscovered travel and holidays jewels on the African coast. White, powdery beaches lined with giant coconut palms swaying in the breeze. Azure blue seas beckoning in the distance. MAGIC. However those who expect something like Mauritius or the Comores will be in for a surprise. Not yet on the same level of development, Zanzibar Island attracts the more adventurous traveller. Yet Zanzibar Island with its mix of un-spoilt beaches, aquamarine, warm seas, incredible culture and interesting history, makes it the ideal tours, travel or holidays destination, but it will not be a secret for much longer.
Scuba Diving Tours on Zanzibar Island
The island of ZANZIBAR brings images of idyllic tropical diving tours and beach holidays to mind. It has for many years been a favourite diving holiday and travel destination for those in the know, but has only recently become known as a superb diving destination. The Zanzibar Island diving reefs are in general shallow with clean and calm water. The coral is mostly unspoiled and teems with large numbers of tropical marine inhabitants.
The Zanzibar Island diving reefs are in general shallow with clean and calm water and the dive sites are many, varied and suitable for all levels of experience. The coral is mostly unspoiled and teems with large numbers of tropical marine inhabitants.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Tours and Holidays
Snow capped and shrouded by clouds, the local Chagga people called it ‘Kilema Kyaro’ meaning ‘that which cannot be conquered’ or ‘that which makes a journey impossible’. Today, it is the dream of every adventurer to conquer its summit and stand on the roof of Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain known to man. It is a mountain where you can hike for more than 50 kilometres, gain 4 000 meters in altitude, traverse rain forest, moorland, alpine desert, snow fields and ice cliffs, all virtually on the equator! A truly unforgettable and fascinating adventure.
How difficult is it climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
About 22,000 climbers set out every year to conquer the Mount Kilimanjaro peak. Several well-marked hiking/ trekking routes lead to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. To use the word “climber” is not always correct. Although none of these climbing routes really requires mountaineering skills, trekking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is physically and mentally demanding and should not be under estimated. As much as 40% of those who set out to climb Mount Kilimanjaro turn back before they reach Uhuru peak. With the adequate preparation any reasonably fit person above the age of 12 years can reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro successfully, in fact the oldest person to date to reach the summit was a Frenchman Valtee Daniel at an age of 87!!
The climbing Routes on Mount Kilimanjaro
There are mainly two climbing routes, which lead most hikers to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. They are the Marangu route, which is the main tourist and by far the most famous trekking route and the Machame route, probably the most scenic and most beautiful climbing route. Although other climbing routes also lead to Uhuru Peak (the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro), they mainly form parts of the Machame trekking route, like the Shira route from the Northwest.
For more information on our climbing Mount Kilimanjaro travel tours and climbing holidays, visit our site dedicated to Kilimanjaro travel tours and climbing holidays.
Botswana tour packages
An unspoiled land of timeless beauty, which is teeming with game and bird-life, Botswana justly deserves its high reputation for Wildlife protection and environmental conservation. Botswana offers one of the best wildlife population densities in the world, and with it’s exclusive tourism policies, the wilderness attractions are largely unspoiled and un-crowded, promising an unparalleled African experience.
Botswana Safari tours and holiday attractions
Central Kalahari Game Reserve: In the middle of Botswana lies the heart of the Kalahari – a flat sea of sand in a dry world with breathtaking landscapes awaiting discovery. The Game Reserve is the second largest in Africa covering approximately 32,000 square miles of pristine wilderness and is the largest open eco-system remaining in Botswana.
Liuwa Plains National Park: This remote park in the far west is pristine wilderness, which to the ardent bush lover, makes this its biggest attraction and the rewards truly are great. The annual wildebeest migration moves onto the Liuwa Plain after the first rains in October to give birth to a next generation.
Makgadikgadi National Park: The Makgadikgadi remains a spectacle to visitors both when dry and when wet. During the dry season, four-wheel drive quad bikes are used to venture far into the middle of the Pans to explore remote archaeological sites and in the wet season, the water attracts thousands of birds, herds of wildebeest and zebra.
Nxai Pan National Park: This is a fascinating park, often under-rated mostly because of the unpredictability of its game. The pans here – Nxai, Kudiakam and Kgama-Kgama – are mostly fossil pans covered with grasses, making it easy to spot animals at a distance.
Moremi Game Reserve (Okavango Delta): Moremi is undoubtedly one of the world’s most pristine wilderness areas. It lies in the northeastern section of the Okavango Delta, occupying wide areas of permanent swamp. It offers a landscape of lagoons and winding waterways, Kalahari sand, reed beds, mopane and knob thorn forests.
Chobe National Park: The wildlife viewing is renowned, and makes this area a prime tourist destination. The Chobe elephant comprises part of what is probably the largest surviving continuous elephant population. Within the Chobe National Park, is Savuti and perhaps one of the best-known game-viewing areas in the country.
Victoria Falls: The Kololo people call Victoria Falls “Mosi-oa-tunya” – the smoke that forever thunders. Here is the largest, probably the most beautiful and certainly the most majestic, waterfall anywhere in the world – famous for being the 7th Natural Wonder of the world.
For more information on our Botswana tours and travel holidays, please Contact Us.