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 h...

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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 wi...

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

Moshi

Nested at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, Moshi is the coffee- producing center of the country. All around the town, and on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, vast plantations of coffee blanket the area. Coffee is a mainstay of life in Moshi, and the seasonal coffee auctions, where international buyers bid for wholesale coffee, is an event not to be missed if you are in town.

Sugar plantations are also of central importance t...

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

Get Yourself a Very Pleasant Moment at Magoroto Forest Estate

Enjoy the wilderness and nature’s variety of the East Usambara Mountains. The Magoroto Forest Estate with its tropical rain forest is the perfect spot for getaway. The estate is located on an altitude of 850m above sea level where temperature is pleasant all year around. Due to the altitude there are almost no mosquitoes.
The Estate offers stunning views from the Muheza Valley to the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the lush rain for...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Wednesday 12th, December, 2018

5 Reasons Why Should You Take A Serengeti Hot Air Balloon

There’s a generous supply of life-changing moments on the Serengeti plains, but one experience soars above the others in terms of memorability.

Serengeti Balloon Safaris brings guests on unforgettable hot air balloon rides, and it’s one of the best ways to view the wildlife unobtrusively. Thanks to its gentle winds and predictable weather patterns, the Serengeti offers perfect hot air balloon conditions nearly every d...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Wednesday 12th, December, 2018

Mbeya

Near the Zambian border deep in the southern highlands, the city of Mbeya is the major agricultural capital in the country’s southwest region. The Mbeya Mountain Range lies to the north, and the Poroto Mountain Range lies to the southeast. Coffee, tea, banana and cocoa, all of which are grown in the region, are sent to Mbeya for packing and transport. Mbeya’s location also makes it an ideal transit point with goods travelin...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Wednesday 12th, December, 2018

19 Interesting Facts You Need to Know About Mount Kilimanjaro

1. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world at a spectacular height of 5,895 metres above sea level. (Mount Everest is just more than 2,950 metres higher!)

2. The last major volcanic eruption from Kibo took place more than 360,000 years ago.

3. The last volcanic activity of Mount Kilimanjaro occurred 200 years back, resulting in the ash pit that climbers today can see from Uhuru Peak....

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Wednesday 12th, December, 2018

Kigoma

The bustling town of Kigoma is the regional capital of the western Tanzania and a central port in the area. Located on the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, Kigoma is surrounded by rugged mountains and forests that make it pleasing and beautiful location. In the past, Kigoma has been in competition with the nearby Ujiji, but over the las decades Kigoma gained a strong economic foothold in the region and its port is of cent...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Wednesday 12th, December, 2018

A Chance to Interact with the Local People of Tanzania

The vast majority of Tanzanians still live a lifestyle very close to their traditional lifestyles, and most people are subsistence farmers.

The Maasai people favored by photographers for their strikingly colorful decor live a pastoral existence following their herds of cattle to better grazing areas, still adhering to the traditions and ceremonies of their ancestors.
Their villages are located throughout northern T...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Tuesday 11th, December, 2018

How to buy the really & best quality Tanzanite Gemstone

Tanzanite is actually a blue zoisite. For its brilliance and fire, it is commonly known as a “BLUE DIAMOND”. It is exclusively mined in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and only a few years of mining left, therefore, making it the most exquisite blue stone 1000 times rarer than diamonds and increasingly appealing.

CLARITY - Clarity simply refers to how inclusion-free a gemstone is. The basic rule ...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Tuesday 11th, December, 2018

How to Wear on Mount Kilimanjaro Summit

For you to be comfortably climbing on Kilimanjaro summit night, you can consider to wear 4 layers on top and 3 layers on the bottom, depending with weather and advisable to be clean and dressed properly.
Temperature at summit day may drop below -15°C depending on climbing Month.
Using a wide mouth water bottle for easy drinking of water, on summit night walk and pack it upside down as usually water frozen starting fro...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Monday 10th, December, 2018

The overview of Umbwe Route

The Umbwe route is not a technical route, but it is a very direct, very steep, very tough, and in parts very exposed route.

The Umbwe route joins the Machame route near the Barranco Camp on the second night. On the other routes Barranco Camp is reached on the third or fourth night.

Parts of the trail on the first day are so steep, they can only be negotiated because the tree roots provide something like steps. T...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Monday 10th, December, 2018

How is a Typical Day on Kilimanjaro?

1. Wake up: Usually wake up around 6:30 am with warm s bed tea which followed with hot water in washing basin for sponging and clear up.

2. Breakfast: Breakfast is served in mess tent around 7:30 am. The mess tent is equipped with all fold-able aluminum chairs, tables, dinner ware, silver ware and table clothes. After breakfast you will go back to your tent to finalize packing of your day pack and back p...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Saturday 24th, November, 2018

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park fees

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park fees
Kilimanjaro Park Fees – Each climber required to pay park fees
Each climber on Mt. Kilimanjaro is required to pay park fees, which include conservation, camping, rescue, and crew fees. On Lemosho and Rongai routes special forest fees are also applicable. It is another key element of Mt Kilimanjaro's climbing cost.


Be aware that some unethical tour operators deliber...

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By ~ Lindo Travel | Saturday 24th, November, 2018

High Altitude Health Precautions

Don’t use caffeine at high altitude.
Caffeine is a mild diuretic (makes you pee). The concern is that it could dehydrate you and contribute to altitude sickness. On any trek it is best to reduce intake of caffeine, nicotine and alcohol on the way up.

Diamox masks symptoms of high altitude sickness.
Taking Diamox to prevent AMS will not mask symptoms. It works on the same pathway that your own body ...

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