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Full- Day Arusha National Park Safari from Arusha
"Your day tour begins your hotel pickup in the morning followed by the short drive to nearby Arusha National Park. Often overlooked by visitors to Tanzania this is nevertheless a special place: your driver-guide will show you the marvellous Ngurdoto Crater and the splendid resident wildlife. In a park which is the only place on Tanzania's Northern Circuit where the acrobatic black and white colobus monkey c though an elephant sighting would be rare and lion are absent. But there is every chance to see giraffe and zebra waterbuck and dik-dik. Enjoy the colorful birdlife with trogon turaco and flamingo among the many species while you break for picnic lunch
From $288.00
 
Nairobi National Park Day Excursion
"Nairobi National Park Kenya's first ever National park is a unique and unspoilt wildlife haven within sight of the city's skyline. Rhino buffalo cheetah zebra giraffe lion and plenty of antelopes and gazelles can be seen roaming in this open plains country with a section of highland forest as well as stretches of broken bush country deep
From $190.00
 
Nairobi National Park Tour
"Visit the Nairobi National Park and embark on a long game viewing drive around the park. It was established in 1946 114 kms (44 sq miles) of pristine savanna with a large stock of migratory game and lies between the Nairobi-Mombasa railway and the garden suburb of Langata. It is open on its south-east perimeter and here the Kitengela Conservation Area allows a corrido""Visit the Nairobi National Park that lies within Nairobi city. One has an option of either morning or afternoon with an extra option for the safari walk with lunch at a top 100 world famous restaurant. Please note the morning tour takes 5 hours  and the atitle=Highlights&1=Enjoy+included+lunch+at+a+world-famous+restaurant&2=Nairobi+National+Park+Tour&3=Take+a+game+drive+in+the+city%E2%80%99s+natural+park"""Nairobi
From $70.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Kilimanjaro National Park

PRIVATE EXPEDITIONS - DISHONEST/NO MEDICAL

I travelled to Kilimanjaro on 16th August with Private Expeditions. During the booking stage - they had provided me with an agreement form which asked for NO medical conditions and NO medical history...
enichols98
Aug 28, 2013

Cheap Trips - Avoid!

There are a lot of operators offering to climb Kili. Some of these are not very reputable and sometimes they fall into the scam category. Many of the 'cheap deals' can be found in Arusha and are to be...
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fishandchips
Jan 21, 2012

Watch the Muck!

This next tip might be a little gross but I'll give it anyway. In regards to the toilet huts it is best to remove your gaiters from your boots before entering the huts. This is because the gaiters...
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hayward68
Oct 30, 2011

Cash only!!

Remember to bring cash with you as anything you want to purchase, including at your hotel, will be on a cah only basis. The hotel I stayed at would only accept cash for dinner so if I wanted to eat I...
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fishandchips
Dec 03, 2010

Keep Hydrating

The best way to help avoid altitude sickness is to keep the liquids up. This means up to 3L of water each day so be prepared to have an extra 3kg on your bag when you start out each day. Water is best...
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fishandchips
Nov 23, 2009

It's not a race!

The mantra of the guide is 'pole pole' or slowly slowly for the days spent ascending. This is the best advice you will get as it is a slow ascent that is the key to making it to the top if you are not...
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fishandchips
Nov 16, 2009
 
 
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Altitude Sickness

This is a real danger on Kili with its peak being over 5000M and in the extreme altitude range. To combat this, a slow, measured assent is required with acclimatisations days also helping. Drugs such...
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fishandchips
Sep 17, 2009

Dirty water

Even though you're on the side of a mountain in Africa, there's no guarantee that the water is pure, and it's important to take great care before drinking anything. You should filter or add...
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sarahandgareth
Dec 12, 2007

Sunburn

It sounds obvious when planning a trip to Africa, but because the weather isn't always wonderful on Kilimanjaro, it's easy to forget just how strong the equatorial sun can be. In addition to all the...
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sarahandgareth
Dec 12, 2007

Fire Ants

You might think you have seen fire ants before, but, trust us, everything is bigger and meaner in Africa. Due to an especially dry spell, fire ant colonies were particularly abundant during our hike....
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sarahandgareth
Dec 12, 2007

Altitude Sickness

With symptoms ranging from headache and nausea to difficulty sleeping, altitude sickness is definitely something to consider when planning a trek up Kilimanjaro. Coming from various locations, all at...
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sarahandgareth
Dec 12, 2007

Dust

Choose the Rongai route as part of our Kilimanjaro expedition, the dust was unbearable. The dust was very fine and didn't take much to get airborn (it was dry season) so whenever a porter or porters...
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A_Connaire
Nov 24, 2006

Toilets and outhouses

At the Londorossi Gate, we were amused by the toilet (if you can call it that) which was basically a porcelain hole in the floor. No big deal for men, but a bit more unusual for women. We hike and...
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sarahandgareth
Jul 19, 2006

Altitude Sickness

Accute Mountain Sickness, or AMS is the effect on the body of depleted oxygen as you climb higher. It is caused by ascending too quickly, but unfortunately on a mountain like Kilimanjaro where you are...
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JulesH
May 22, 2006

Top 5 Kilimanjaro National Park Writers

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jackfruit

"Kilimanjaro - Roof of Africa"
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Bonobo2005

"Highway to Africa's summit"
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fishandchips

"Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro"
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JulesH

"Day by day on Mount Kilimanjaro"
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Gard

"Gard's Kilimanjaro adventure"
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