By Jacqueline Donaldson
On booking a trip to climb Mt Kilimanjaro last year my excitement quickly turned to panic – what had I done? Fifteen years earlier I had only just made it over the Inca Trail’s Dead Woman’s Pass, and now I was (ahem) older and heading 1,700 metres higher with the added...
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Trips & tours in TanzaniaPrice$ 0Countries visited: Kenya, Tanzania22 daysNairobi to Zanzibar – the ugly duckling becomes a swan. Watch the Big 5 being all scary-like in Lake Nakuru, then meet the cute kiddliwinks of the New Hope Children’s...Countries visited: Kenya, Tanzania15 daysDon’t cry when you leave Nairobi – you’ll be back here in two weeks. Perve at the pretty pink flamingos in Lake Nakuru, loiter in the Loita Hills and rub...Countries visited: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda29 daysKenya to Uganda, Rwanda to Tanzania – an adventure into the interior if ever there was one. All the Big 5 strutting their stuff in Lake Nakuru, chimps monkeying about in...Countries visited: Kenya, Tanzania14 daysWhere Nairobi’s big and gritty, Mto Wa Mbu’s small and chummy. Maasai warriors are tall and chummy. The giraffes in the Serengeti are tall and spotty. Cheetahs in the...Countries visited: Kenya, Tanzania8 daysEver heard of the African massage? No, it's not some kind of holistic approach to back pain administered by a professional. It's where we put you in our big truck and take you driving along bumpy roads. Cute, huh?Countries visited: Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda39 daysNairobi packs a punch. Suss out Lake Nakuru’s wild things, chill with the chimps in Kibale Forest then upgrade to gorillas in Rwanda. Gaze up at Mt Kilimanjaro and celebrate...Countries visited: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa45 daysThe party gets started in Nairobi, moves into Tanzania and doesn’t let up ‘til South Africa. Meet the cast of The Lion King in Ngorongoro, the Serengeti, Chobe and the...Countries visited: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda60 daysIf you only take home one piece of African wisdom let it be this: 'The buttocks are like a married couple. Though there is constant friction between them they will still love and live together.'Countries visited: Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe24 daysMeet Africa full-bore in Nairobi then trade it for the drifting ambience of Mto Wa Mbu. Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti and all their furry, toothy inhabitants are next on the...Countries visited: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda60 daysCape Town is real priddy – love it then leave it for sandboarding in Swakopmund and the San bushmen in the Kalahari. Hippos in the Okavango, rhinos in Matobo National Park,...Countries visited: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa45 daysCape Town be our kick-off point, Nairobi be our goal. The game plan will see us camping in Spitzkoppe, seal-spying along Cape Cross, delta delving in the Okavango and savanna...Countries visited: Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda39 daysThings start off with a splash in Vic Falls. Lake Malawi has one of Africa’s best beaches – and it’s not even on the coast. More game drives in Mikumi, Serengeti...Countries visited: Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe24 daysActually, on this trip you will go chasing waterfalls. It's pretty much the entire point. We were being ironic, ok?Countries visited: Kenya, Tanzania27 daysWhere Nairobi’s big and gritty, Mto Wa Mbu’s small and chummy. Maasai warriors are tall and chummy. The giraffes in the Serengeti are tall and spotty. Cheetahs in the...Countries visited: Kenya, Tanzania14 daysCountries visited: Kenya, Tanzania14 daysTanzania and Kenya – the best of both safari worlds. In Kenya you get the Great Rift Valley and the Maasai. In Tanzania you get Lake Victoria, the Big 5 in the Serengeti and...Countries visited: Tanzania7 daysMount Kilimanjaro, towering above the east African plains at 5895 metres above sea level, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. With its classical, conical shape, it...Countries visited: Tanzania5 daysZanzibar’s an intoxicating mish-mash of cultures, cuisines, histories and sceneries. Hit the Forodhani Night Market for nibbles, get a dose of Stone Town history at the...
Why we love Tanzania
Expect big things on a trip to Tanzania. With big game reserves, big populations of wildlife, a massive animal-filled crater, big-hearted locals and one really, really big mountain, it’s no wonder so many people travel to Tanzania.
Join a Geckos tour of Tanzania to have sleepless nights listening to animal calls while camping near Serengeti National Park, hit the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater to find rare rhinos, mix with local growers in the Usambara Mountains, beach camp in steamy Dar es Salaam, learn local secrets from the Chagga people and get heated with some Swahili curry in Zanzibar.
From chilling on deserted beaches to mixing it up in modern cities and embarking on a take-no-prisoners mountain climb, Tanzania has an adventure to suit hardy travellers of all persuasions. Trust us, yeah?
Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure on their trip. We don’t tolerate any form of sexual harassment at Peregrine and Geckos, either between passengers or involving our leaders or local operators. Sexual relationships (consensual or otherwise) between a leader and a passenger are unacceptable. If you ever feel another person is behaving inappropriately please inform us immediately by contacting the emergency contact number detailed in these trip notes.
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