Treks, Safaris out of beaten tracks
TANZANIE - TANZANIA
Web guide about beachs holidays and African safaris
Please remember that I am an African wildlife photographer and not a tour or ground operator. However my extensive experience in these regions enables me to advise you on the best tour and ground operators - those who live in the area, who will take care of you best and for the best prices.
Safaris are very expensive! This is why I recommend directly contacting local tour operators who live on site in Africa; they alone know the tours really well (they are at home).
The best optionUsing my advice you choose a local tour operator, a professional (who speak and write English) who lives on site in Africa, a member of the association that monitors tours operators , i.e. TATO (Tanzania association of tour operators) for Tanzania and KATO (Kenya association of tour operators) for Kenya. These agencies that I recommend have vast safari experience, climbed Kilimanjaro, Masai etc. - sometimes for 30 years. Feel free to ask me about my ground operators !
KLIMBING the KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA
Below, the Kilimanjaro at 8.00am (kenya side) as after that (before 11.00am) the cloudy layer that you see at the foot of Kili quickly climbs, and the mountain will be completely invisible
during the day. In the evening, it is revealed again.
Grimper le Kilimanjaro en Tanzanie
SI VOUS VOULEZ GRIMPER LE KILI EN TANZANIE
Climb the Kilimanjaro, yes, but never in april, may, june, november The best months are january, february, march, september, october, december. Climb Kilimanjaro by the Marangu path, a 20 km
ascent that is not too difficult. There is also the Machame path, a little harder and 40 km long. Estimating that you arrive in Tanzania on day 1, you would be at the summit of Kilimanjaro, 5895 metres, on day 5 at
7.00am. The last 1200 metres are climbed at night (remember to bring a head lamp), with departure at midnight, for a standard arrival at 7.00am, but faster climbers will be able to see sunrise at the summit!
You cannot stay at the top for long, as the night temperature is very cold, between - 15°C and -25°C, and from when the sun rises and thaws the ice, it starts melting and makes the ground very spongy, which becomes difficult in practice because it is made of ash!
"Climbing Kili" is the dream of many
especially those who love Africa, mountains, adventurers who know their limits, lovers of life and wild open spaces. Most people can climb it, with good fitness and a bit of training.
There is no technical difficulty. Above all, it is about the body's ability to adapt to the extra effort required at altitude, and endurance.
Remember that we do not all react the same at altitude You cannot know in advance if you will be able to handle it. I am a cardiac patient, and I had a slight headache at the summit of Mount Etna at 3300 meters, and then for 5 weeks in Bolivia at 4000 to 5600 meters, there was no problem! One thing is certain - those who acclimatise cope well. What you must not do is, for example, arrive in Bolivia in La Paz (4300 meters). For Kili, arriving in Arusha, you are already at 1600 meters, then if you are feeling unsure or unwell, ask for an acclimatisation day in the middle of the ascent, be very vigilant about the onset of symptoms, and take a tube of Coca 9ch homoeopathic medication with you (contact your doctor).