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Tanzania Kilimanjaro

Day 1 - Flight Departure

Day 2 - Arrival Mombasa - Msambweni
At the airport of Mombasa you will be picked up by a Motorsafaris guide who will take you on a 2 hour journey to Sawa Sawa Beach House in Msambweni. Relax with a snack and a drink on the beach or at the pool. In the afternoon we have our first test ride along the coast.

Day 3 - Msambweni -  Lushoto
Breakfast at dawn, we leave at 6 pm . After about 60 km. bad asphalt, we reach the Kenya-Tanzania border. Paperwork at the border ofTanzania will cost us around two hours. Make sure you have your passport, vaccination booklet, dollars and a pen in your pocket. Fortunately, there is always plenty to see at the border.  When we finally enter Tanzania we will first drive on a nice wide asphalt road. After about 30 km. we are turning into the the bush for a wonderful ride on good quality gravel roads and we drive along authentic villages. We get a lot of impressions in Soni near Lushoto town at 1,300 meters altitude. It is cool on the Usambara Mountains.

Day 4 - Lushoto - Marangu 
On our way to Mount Kilimanjaro. First a beautiful route through the Usambara Mountains. We leave the mountains along a steep descent with beautiful views. Down the montain is the hot Savannah. Lunch will be in a local restaurant and then 100 km. hot mix asphalt along the Pare Mountains or possibly we take the 100 km. gravel North of the Pare Mountains. We spend the night on the slope of Mount Kilimanjaro in Marangu, a village where the climb starts to Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day 5 - Marangu - Amboseli 
Today we will drive around the Kili  all the time on our right. The Kilimanjaro is 5.895 metres high, Another 50 km asphalt and than off-road driving in the dry savannah where Maasai let their cows eat the last grass. On the north side the landscape changes slowly in grain fields and large fields. We rise further and come in coniferous forests on an altitude of 2.100 meters. When the road becomes asphalt again, we arrive at the border of Tanzania and Kenya where we return at Tarakea to Kenya. Here we even have an even better view of Mount Kilimanjaro..

Day 6 - Amboseli  - safari Amboseli National Park = stay
This day is reserved for those of you who want to visit the Amboseli National Park. That means an early rise, as the best time to see the wildlife and also Mount Kilimanjaro is early in the morning. Elephants, zebras, lions and much more besides, stunning nature and wonderful photo opportunities with the impressive Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. The extra cost  are €100 this visit is a special experience. Lunch in a lodge with swimming pool and Wi-Fi access.

Day 7 -  Amboseli - Sagala
First a bad, long road past farms that benefit from the meltwater of Mount Kilimanjaro. In addition to the Mombasa highway this is the only East-west connection in Kenya. African lunch at restaurant ' Never give up ' and then on brand new asphalt we drive through Tsavo-park to the sisal plantations of Mwatate. We are in the Taita Hills. And we reach the Nairobi-Mombasa highway. But after 20 km. we turn back into the bush in and spend the night in Sagala-Lodge. There is a small pool and nice houses. The 5 km long access road to the lodge is a good exercise for driving through loose sand.

Day 8 - Sagala - Mombasa
We take time to enjoy the wilderness and  than leave to Mombasa. After a long and beautiful dirt road we reach the road Nairobi-Mombasa. Pay attention while driving. Just before Mombasa we come undoubtedly in traffic jams. They are working on new roads and flyovers but we must also have to drive the narrow dusty pathways. In our dusty suits we drive into the large city  In the busy city, we have a hotel on a quiet place close to ' Old Town ' the old town.

Day 9 - Mombasa - Msambweni Beach 
After breakfast, there is opportunity to do a walk through the city. In around 2 hours an expert guide shows you interesting parts of the old town of Mombasa. Mombasa is a really interesting city. A hodgepodge of cultures; Indians, Arabs, Africans and some whites. The city is more than 500 years old and has a rich history. Around noon we leave for a short ride to the beach-resort. On the ferry with a few thousand people on board the engines are in front so that shoots good. At the end of the afternoon the refreshing dip in the pool, the Cook is ready with a traditional welcome snack and the cold beer tastes fine..

Day 10 - Msambweni - Mombasa - flight departure
Depending on your flight you will go to Mombasa early today for your flight home.

Extension
A variety of extensions to the above tour are possible. Zanzibar, Diani, or a few days on the beach at Sawa Sawa Beach House, excursions, or an extra safari in Tsavo.

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