Prepping for our Mt. Kilimanjaro hike and Safari


We are headed to Tanzania to hike part of Mt. Kilimanjaro and camp in the Serengeti with Materuni Tours. We were introduced to Materuni tours through a friend who had used their services earlier this year. They raved about the incredible and organized service they received during their hike and Safari.

On Day 1 we will hike to the Mandara Huts base camp at 2700m on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Here we will be able to view the Maundi Crater, Mawenzi peak and Kibo peak of this massive mountain. Sadly, we don’t’ have the time nor the funds to climb the entire mountain. Next time.


Days 2-5 will take us camping in the Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks. Yes, I said camping. We are pretty excited. During the four days, we hope to see some, if not all, of the big five plus some crocodiles, birds, antelope, hippos and some of the famous trees and landscapes of Tanzania. The great migration is now over for the year, but we are still pretty confident we will see some big game.

If that wasn’t enough, we will trek into Ngorongoro crater. If we are lucky, we may be able to find a black rhino. Keep your fingers crossed for us. On the way back to Moshi, we will stop at the Ngoitoktok hippo pools to marvel at some big bootie hippos.

We are pretty psyched for our 5-day safari with Materuni Tours. The founder of Materuni Tours, Ambrose Macha has been so helpful to get us prepared for our adventure. The company provided itineraries and suggested pack lists for each type of tour provided. They have been on top of answering any and all of our questions in an impressively timely manner. We are feeling pretty confident we are prepared for and are in good hands for our upcoming adventure.

If you want to learn more about how to see & discover Tanzania with Materuni Tours, please check out their website Materuni Tours.

Thank you to Materuni Tours for providing us with a discounted hike and tour. As always, our opinions are ours – honest and as we experienced.

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