By ~ Lindo Travel | Friday 1st, March, 2019

10 Things You May not Know About Mount Kilimanjaro In Tanzania

It’s not until you face Mount Kilimanjaro’s magnificent slopes that you realize how influential this dormant volcano is on the landscape. It almost seems as though the entire continent of Africa rests upon its shoulders.

Mount Kilimanjaro is crowned in the glacier. The mountain dictates its own weather patterns and water flows. It provides a home to thousands of species of flora and fauna and contributes to the livelihoo...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Tuesday 19th, February, 2019

Mount Kilimanjaro one of the World’s most accessible high summits

Kilimanjaro, by any name, is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of East Africa. When you see it, you understand why. Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding savannah elevation around 900 meters to an imperious 5,895 meters MASL (19,336 feet).

Kilimanjaro is one of the World’s ...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Wednesday 13th, February, 2019

The beauty of Arusha National Park

ARUSHA NATIONAL PARKS

The entrance gate leads into a shadowy montane forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys and colorful turacos and trogons the only place on the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black and white colobus monkeys easily seen. In the midst of the forest stands the specular Ngurudoto Crater, whose steep, rocky cliffs enclose a wide marshy floor dotted with herds of buffalo and warthog...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Thursday 7th, February, 2019

Kilimanjaro Weather

Dry season (July - October/ January - March)

The weather is rather predictable and less changeable. The precipitation is rare, and the sky is clear, making these months ideal for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The temperature in the summit area fluctuates between -5 C and -10 C. The summit area is not covered with snow, and extra equipment is not necessary. Overall, dry season climbing is less challenging and more c...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Tuesday 5th, February, 2019

Lake Manyara National Park

MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzania safari experience. From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle like ground water forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty, bushbuck tread warily through the shado...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Friday 1st, February, 2019

The origin of the Name Kilimanjaro

The meaning of Kilimanjaro

Since the earliest explorers visited East Africa, people have been intrigued by the name Kilimanjaro and its meaning. The Chagga people do not have the name for the whole mountain, just the two peaks: Kibo (or kipoo) means “spotted” and refers to the rock that can be seen standing out against the snow on this peak; Mawenzi (or kimawenzi) means “having a broken top” and again describes, i...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Wednesday 30th, January, 2019

The Uniqueness of Mkomazi National Park

MKOMAZI NATIONAL PARK

Formerly the National Park was commissioned as a Game Reserve in 1951 following the degazettment of the much larger Ruvu Game Reserve. It was declared as Game Reserve to preserve both flora and fauna and utilize them sustainability through tourism, game hunting and wildlife viewing.

Mkomazi ‘comes from the Pare vernacular: one of the biggest tribes in the Kilimanjaro Region in Northern ...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Monday 28th, January, 2019

How Mount Kilimanjaro was formed

Background Information of Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro was formed about 1 million years ago by a series of volcanic movement’s along the Great Rift Valley. Until this point, the area was flat plain at about 600-900 meters above the sea level. About 750000 years ago volcanic activity forced three points above 4800 meters-Shira, Kibo and Mawenzi. Some 250,000 years later Shira became inactive and collapse into itse...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Wednesday 16th, January, 2019

The Most Popular & Recommended Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes

Lemosho Route

Approaching from the West, the Lemosho route is one of our highly recommended routes. The first three days of the ascent are quiet and relatively untraveled. The route then joins the busier Machame trail and follows the Southern circuit to Barafu Camp. A wonderful route in terms of scenery, it offers unequalled views over the majestic Shira plateau. The high success rate for this route is comparable ...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Saturday 12th, January, 2019

How Should Your Tanzania Safari Itinerary Look Like

For safaris, the general rule is the longer, the better, particularly in large areas such as the Serengeti, Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve. Much of the safari market focusing on the northern circuit has degenerated into quick in- and out trips which - apart from the deleterious environmental effects - can make the whole experience seem like a bit unnatural. While it is possible to see plenty of wildlife on a day t...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Saturday 12th, January, 2019

What to carry on a day pack while on Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

You are only required to carry items from your gear list that you may need on your day climb. A small to medium sized backpack, with a volume capacity of up to 2000 cu in (30 liters) is appropriate. The specific items to carry generally depend on the time to reach camp and trail and weather conditions. Typically, you will have inside your daypack: waterproof gear, extra clothing, water, snacks, gloves, hat, sunglasses, and oth...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Saturday 15th, December, 2018

Get Some Inspirational Information About Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro

Since its official opening in 1977, Kilimanjaro National Park has become one of Tanzania’s most visited parks. Unlike the other northern parks, this isn’t for the wildlife-although wildlife is there. Rather, it’s to gaze in awe at a mountain on the equator capped with snow, and to take advantage of the chance to climb to the top of Africa.

At the heart of the park is the 5895m Mt Kilimanj...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Saturday 15th, December, 2018

Serengeti National Park - Where Legend Meets Reality

The Serengeti is where legend meets reality, where Africa’s mystery, rawness, and power surround you, and where the beauty and synchrony of nature can be experienced as in few other places. On its vast, treeless plains, one of the earth’s most impressive natural cycles plays itself out again and again, as tens of thousands of hoofed mammals, driven by primeval rhythms of survival, move constantly in search of fresh grasslands....

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Saturday 15th, December, 2018

The Magic of Ngorongoro Crater

With its ethereal blue-green vistas, close-range viewing opportunities and unparalleled concentrations of wildlife, Ngorongoro Crater is of Tanzania’s most visited destinations, and one of Africa’s best-known wildlife-viewing areas. At about 20km wide it is also one of the largest calderas in the world. Its steep, unbroken walls provide the setting for an incredible natural drama, as lions, elephants, buffaloes, and plain herb...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Thursday 13th, December, 2018

Mnazi Bay Marine Parks

The Mnazi Bay - Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park, located in southern Tanzania, on the Mozambique border, is home to important populations of Whales, Dolphins, four species of Turtles and numerous birds. The area is recognized as being internationally important for its biodiversity, with mangroves,sea grass beds and coral reefs inhabiting the island. There are 12 villages in the area and it is hoped that visitors to the Marine will ...

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