Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mount Kilimanjaro Summiter

The entire climb to the roof of Africa (Mount Kilimanjaro) is absolutely amazing. Starting with the gorgeous view from uhuru peak to the endless scenic view on the the way up. 

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing

Africa’s highest peak, and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, ‘Kili’ as it’s affectionately known is in fact a long extinct volcano with its three cones rising high out of the African plains. Two of the peaks are dormant but a third, Kibo, shows signs of activity and is thought to still be live.


Day 1

We will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha at 0800 and drive to the Londross Gate to obtain permits and clearance After registration and clearance, begin your trek trek to Forest Camp where you will have dinner and overnight (3-4 hours of trekking). (2,650 M) Meal Plan: {L, D}

Day 2

Trek from Forest Camp to Shira 1 Camp, 4-5 hours of trekking, where you will have dinner and overnight. 3,610 M) Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 3

Today you have a 3-4 hour trek from Shira 1 to Shira 2 Camp where you will have dinner and overnight. (3,840M) Meal Plan: {B, L, D}


Day 4

From Shire 2 Camps, trek about 6 hours to Barranco Camp (3,950 M) for dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 5

Today you will trek from Barranco to Barafu Camp. You will have dinner and overnight at Barafu (4,550 M). Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 6

You will rise shortly after midnight to begin your final ascent to the top of Kilimanjaro. You should reach the summit by sunrise after about 4 hours and then descend to Mweka Camp 3,100 M (4 hours) for dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 7

Today it will be about 3-4 hours to reach the Mweka Gate where you receive your Summit Certificate and drive back to Arusha and your hotel. Meal Plan: {B, L}


Friday, April 28, 2017

Best of Tanzania Safari

These safaris are suitable for any person who enjoys camping and or outdoor activities. We use good quality 4×4 land rovers and land cruisers with viewing roof hatches, equipment is carried by a additional car (if number of participating clients requires). Our Safari driver/guides have good knowledge of conservation issues, fauna and flora. Camping trips are accompanied by a Safari cook who prepares 3 delicious meals daily. Camp assistants may be available on certain safaris according to the number of participating clients.


7 Days Safari - Northern Circuit 

Day 1

The drive from Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park takes about 4 hours. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive, which is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. Overnight at the TWIGA Campsite – full board.

Day 2

Drive from the Highview Hotel to Lake Eyasi. You will see great birdlife along the shore, and location alone makes it a great place to spend a couple of nights. Also the meadows along the lake shores and forest are home to a wide variety of wildlife including leopard, hippos, a variety of monkeys, various birds, greater and lesser flamingoes, storks, and pelicans. Several pleasant, private campsites are located in forest clearings by the lake, and these provide grassy tent spaces and shower facilities made mostly from local materials. Dinner at EYASI Campsite and overnight – full board

Day 3

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a half day game drive inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. Late Afternoon drive to Serengeti, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Seronera Wildlife Camp. FB

Day 4

Full day tour in Serengeti National Park, It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Then, in the late evening drive to and overnight at the Serengeti Seronera Wildlife Camp – full board.

Day 5

After breakfast, continue game drive into the Serengeti’s wilderness corners for a full day game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, you can also drive to IKOMA and do Nature walking tour along Grumeti River. In the late evening, go to the Serengeti Seronera Wildlife Camp for rest, dinner, and overnight. FB

Day 6

After breakfast, venture into the Serengetis wilderness corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earth̢۪s largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to the Serengeti Seronera Wildlife Camp for rest, dinner, and overnight. Full Board. (FB)

Day 7

After breakfast, morning game drives en-route in Serengeti National Park, then drive through Ngorongoro area via Olduvai Gorge. In the late afternoon drive to Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport in time for your onward flight. Alternatively continue to the Springlands Hotel in Moshi for overnight B&B.

Monday, April 17, 2017

5 Days Innovative Safari

Hello Adventure Lovers!!!
This year Barafu Tours and Safaris presents to you the 5days innovative safaris.
Some may  ask why 5 Days innovative Safari?. 
Well here is the answer , we have revamp all our 4x4 safari cruiser to make our clients more comfortable and give them a more safer and reliable way of exploring the nature.


Also the 5 years of experience in the business has made us more experienced in catering all our clients needs during the safari and as the result we have been giving our clients adventurous and memorable moments.


Further more our professional English, Spanish and Germany speaking safari guides will tell you all the amazing history about Tanzania and Africa at large. They will also explain to you about all the animals you see during the safari and they will answer all the question you have about animals, plants and nature at large 

 
To explore more on our 5 Days innovative safari and other great safari packages Click here 
 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

JOIN AN AVAILABLE GROUP WHEN CLIMBING KILIMANJARO.... CHEAPER COSTS AND MORE FUN!!

Hello hikers!
So, I thought that it could be more helpful to just post a table of some of our clients that would like to get more people into their group when climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with us. Not only is it cost efficient but also one gets to meet wonderful, charming people that would most probably have the same goals in life! The Barafu team would be more than glad to help you be around the right people as you experience the best moments in your entire life! Feel free to contact us for more information and bookings. 
All the best in your preparations.

Our website:      www.barafutours.com
Our Email:         barafutours@gmail.com
Phone number:    Cell +255718238477


DEPARTURE
NO. OF CLIMBERS
DATE
          MONTH
YEAR
     24th
             JULY
      2015
     MACHAME
            3
       6th
         AUGUST
      2015
     MACHAME
             1
      13th
         AUGUST
      2015
     LEMOSHO
             2
        7th
      SEPTEMBER
      2015
     MARANGU
             1
      24th
       DECEMBER
      2015
     LEMOSHO
             3
       30th
       DECEMBER
      2015
      MACHAME
             4
       17th
       FEBRUARY
      2016
      LEMOSHO
             1
          N/S
           APRIL
      2016
      MARANGU
             1
          N/S
            JUNE
      2016
      LEMOSHO
             1















Thursday, May 21, 2015

BARAFU TOURS & SAFARIS Brochure!


 
       


We are a small Tanzanian local company that offers a wide range of safaris including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro,cultural tourism, wildlife adventure safaris, bike tours and beach holidays. We provide highest quality service and products that are within your budget. We have strong experience and a great team of people that guarantee the highest quality of service and co-ordination.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Up Mt. Kilimanjaro Camping at the Barafu Hut with BARAFU TOURS & SAFARIS!



Being the last Hut on Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro, At 4600m this is a rather bleak but majestic spot. At night a cold wind often blows. If you arrive from Barranco you will be here in the mid afternoon at earliest. If you have just come from Karanga you can make it for lunch, so now you have a good few hours to "rest" before getting up in the middle of the night for the final ascent "Summit".

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Our Community Involvement as BARAFU TOURS & SAFARIS!!



OUR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

We give 5% (five percent) of our earnings to various community causes. click here  see some of causes we help support around our community.
Schools, Charities and orphanages are just the few and most areas we donate our earnings.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

7 Days Mt.Kilimanjaro Climbing - The Machame Route Itinerary.

Barafu Tours & Safaris
 Cell : (+255) 718 238 477
 Email : barafutours@gmail.com
7 DAYS KILIMANJARO-MACHAME ROUTE
ITINERARY
Day One:
Machame Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Machame Camp (3,000m/9,840ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,200 meters, 3,935 feet
Distance: 9 kilometers

At 9am, leave Moshi for Machame Gate, where you will meet the our porters and cooks that will spend the next seven days trekking with you to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. Once you arrive, you will have a chance to wait at the gate while the staff registers your climb and the porters and guides make final preparations.
Your first day's destination is Machame Camp. Each day, porters and cooks will walk ahead to set up the camp in time for your arrival. On the first day, hike through the moss-covered trees of Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. The forest will thin at the end of the hike and vegetation will change to include heathers, tall grasses and wildflowers. If the weather is clear, view the surrounding area and your ultimate destination, Kibo Peak.

Day Two:
Machame Camp (3,000m/9,840ft) to Shira Camp (3,840m/12,600ft)
Elevation Gain: 840 meters, 2,760 feet
Distance: 7 kilometers

Although considered to be the easiest day on the Machame Route, today's trek includes several uphill sections. Carry plenty of drinking water, as the exposed hike can be hot on a clear day. There are several viewpoints from which you can see the plains and forests below and Kibo and Mawenzi peaks above.
As you gain altitude, notice the change in vegetation. The trees diminish in size, giving way to Kilimanjaro's famous high altitude plants, Scenecio kilimanjari and Lobelia deckenii. After eating lunch, climb the Shira Plateau, created when Kibo's lava flows filled the Shira crater. Continue to Shira Camp, where you will relax for the rest of the day. Kibo lies to the west and Mount Meru to the east.

Day Three:
Shira Camp (3,840m/12,600ft) to Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft)
Total Elevation Gain: 690 meters, 2,264 feet
Distance: 10 kilometers

Although this up and down day ends with an elevation gain of only 110 meters, by early afternoon you will have climbed 690 meters to a height of 4,530 meters before beginning your descent to Barranco Camp. This day is crucial for acclimatization.
After breakfast, hike east on the Shira Plateau before reaching the junction for the Shira and Lemosho Routes. Continue on through the barren landscape before stopping for lunch. Shortly after lunch, reach the highest point of the day before descending quickly to Barranco Camp. Faster hikers can take a detour via Lava Tower, a 300-foot lava formation jutting out of the mountainside.
Barranco Camp, set among stands of Senecio kilimanjari, is considered to be the most scenic campsite on the Machame Route.

Day Four:
Barranco Camp (3,950m/12,960ft) to Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,100ft)
Elevation Gain: 250 meters, 2,120 feet
Distance: 13 Kilometers

Leave Barranco Camp after breakfast for Karanga Valley. The day begins with a 1.5 hour scramble up Barranco Wall. This is the hardest part of the day and in some places you will have to use your hands to pull your body up. After reaching the top make a short descent into the greener Karanga Valley. We will stop fro lunch at Karanga camp on the ridge above the valley for over night.
Day five:

After breakfast begins the hike to Barafu Camp. On the way to Barafu, view several of Kibo's glaciers as well as the junction that connects the descent route, Mweka, with the Machame trail. During day four, hike by the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. Although the trail to Barafu passes through alpine desert with little vegetation, Barafu Camp offers stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.
.Day Six:
Barafu  Camp (4600m to Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,340ft) to Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,170ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,295 meters, 4,240 feet
Elevation Loss: 2,795 meters, 9,170 feet
Distance: 18 kilometers
After reaching to uhuru and crater, then descend to mweka. On the way down from Uhuru, enjoy views of the mountain, crater, clouds and glaciers.
At Barafu Camp, eat breakfast and take a short break. You still have another three to five hours to go before reaching Mweka Camp.

Day Seven:
Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,170ft) to Mweka Gate (1,500m/4,920ft)
Elevation Loss: 1,600 meters, 5,250 feet
Distance: 10 kilometers

After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Mweka Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Moshi.

At Mweka Gate gate you sign your name and details in a register book. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m), receive Golden certificates.
You now drive back to Moshi for a long overdue hot shower, dinner descent bed and celebrations!! 

                                      W     E     L    C    O    M    E
                                                         T O
                                               T A N Z A N I A!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

8 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing LEMOSHO Route Itinerary.

Barafu Tours & Safaris
 Cell : (+255) 718 238 477
 Email : barafutours@gmail.com

MOUNT KILIMANJARO-LEMOSHO ROUTE
7 NIGHTS/8 DAYS

ITINERARY
Lemosho Route is the longest of the standard routes and is without doubt the most beautiful. Expect some of the most extraordinary scenery anywhere in Africa, with well-preserved forests, sweeping moorland, heather forests and high desert. Lemosho Route also offers easy walking days and plenty of opportunity for altitude adjustment…
The route approaches the summit from the west via the Londorossi Gate and one of the most remote quarters of the region. The trailhead is little more difficult to reach, so Lemosho can sometimes be more expensive options
Day 1: - Londorossi Gate to MtiMkumbwa(2,650 m/8,692 ft)
Hike time: 3hrs
Elevation Change: + 650 M/+2,132
Estimation distance: 10 km
Final Elevation: 2,650 m/8,694 ft
After a 1 1/2 hour drive from Moshi check in is at the Londorossi Gate. Day 1 is fairly easy with a 3/4 hour climb to MitiMkubwa Camp.
Day 2: - MtiMkubwa (2,650 m/8,692 ft) to Shira One Camp (3,609 m/11,841 ft.)
Hike time: 5 – 6 hrs
Elevation change: + 950 M/+3116
Estimation distance: 12 km
Final Elevation: 3609 m/11,841 ft
A few hours walk will see the end of the forest and the beginning of a climb through heather forest to the edge of the Shira Caldera. Destination is the scenic Shira One Camp
Day 3: - Shira One Camp (3,609 m/11,841 ft.) to Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.)
Hike time: 5 - 6 hrs
Elevation change: + 240 M/+787 ft
Elevation distance: 5 km
Final elevation: 3849 m/12,628 ft.
Today is spent on a gentle hike across the Shira Plateau with possible side trips to Shira Cathedral. Camp is at the first high camp of Shira Two.
NOTE: From Shira Two Camp the trail links with Machame Route.                       
Day 4: - Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.) to Barranco Hut (3,948 m/12,956 ft.)
Hike time: 5 hrs
Elevation change: +100 M/+328 ft
Estimated distance: 6 km
Final elevation: 3948 m/12,956 ft.
The real work of climbing Kilimanjaro begins here. Today the main feature is a slow climb to Lava Camp followed by a descent to the beautiful Barranco Camp. This is the Climb-High-Sleep-Low principal of altitude adjustment.
Day: 5 - Barranco Hut (3,900 m/12,800 ft) to Karanga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft)
Hike time: 3.5 hrs
Elevation change: +100 m/+328 ft
Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles
Final elevation: 3,963 m/13,000 ft
After a climb of the Great Barranco Wall we continue around the southern ciruit train until we reach another sceneic location of Karanga Camp.
Day 6: - Karanga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft) to Barafu Hut (4,600 m/15,091 ft)
Hike time: 3.5 hrs
Elevation change: +600 m/+1,968 ft
Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles
Final elevation: 4,600 m/15,091 ft
The trail from Karanga to Barafu reaches the bleak high desert of Kilimanjaro. Barafu Camp is a basic camp geared towards the business of reaching the summit.
Day 7:- Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to The Summit (5,896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft)
Summit time: 7 hrs
Elevation change: +1,300 m/+4,265 ft
Estimated distance: 5km/3.2 miles
Final elevation: 5,896 m/19,343 ft
Descent time: 5 hrs
Elevation change: -2,800 m/-9,186 ft
Estimated distance: 12km/7.5 miles
Final elevation: 3,100 m, 10,170 ft
This is a midnight ‘Alpine Summit’ to make sure we reach the summit by dawn, in time to return to Mweka Camp for the sake of improved

Day 8: - Mweka Hut (3,100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1,828 m/6,000 ft)
Descent time: 3hrs
Elevation change: -1,250 m/-4,101 ft
Estimated distance: 10km/6.21
Final elevation: 1,828 m/6,000 ft
Today is a short walk towards Mweka Gate and pickup. It is a short day with arrival at the Gate at about 12:00 noon. Checkout and return to Moshi.

                                                             K A R I B U (welcome) 
                                                            T A N Z A N I A

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The 6 Days MARANGU "Coca Cola" Route Itinerary.


Barafu Tours & Safaris
 Cell : (+255) 718 238 477
 Email : barafutours@gmail.com

6DAYS KILIMANJARO-MARANGU ROUTE
ITINERARY

The Marangu Route is also known as the "Coca Cola" or "tourist" route. It is the easiest and shortest route to the summit. This is also the only route offers accommodation in huts at every point you spend your night with solar lights and comfortable beds. Bathrooms and running water are available at the two lower huts.
Day One:
Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft) to Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft)
Elevation Gain: 915 meters, 3,000 feet

Leave Moshi at 9am for Marangu Gate. After completing gate registration, begin your Kilimanjaro trek. Walk along a narrow trail through the rainforest of Kilimanjaro for most of the hike. Eat a picnic lunch at Kisambioni, day one's halfway point. After lunch continue walking through the rainforest until reaching Mandara Hut. Relax for the rest of the day or take a short walk to Maundi Crater. The views to the east over Taveta and to the northwest to Mawenzi Peak are stunning on a clear day, making the short hike well worth the effort.
The A-frame Mandara Huts can accommodate up to seventy people and consist of several sleeping huts and a dining area. All of Marangu's huts have beds with mattresses.
Day Two:
Mandara Hut (2,743m/9,000ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)
Elevation Gain: 977 meters, 3,200 feet

After breakfast, leave Mandara Hut and Kilimanjaro's forests for Horombo Hut. Most of the day's hike will be through Kilimanjaro's moorland, a rocky landscape with desert-like plants. Eat a picnic lunch at KambiyaTaabu before continuing to Horombo Hut. If the weather is clear, enjoy beautiful views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Arrive at Horombo Hut at around 3pm and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing.
Although extremely busy, the Horombo Huts are considered to be the nicest on Kilimanjaro. The small, A-frame buildings can accommodate up to eight people each and provide lodging for hikers ascending, descending and acclimatizing. Horombo can accommodate up to one hundred hikers and many more porters, cooks and guides.
Day Three:
Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Mawenzi Hut (4,600m/15,100ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)
Elevation Gain and Loss: 880 meters, 2,900 feet

Day three is an acclimatization day. We suggest hiking all the way to Mawenzi Hut to allow for maximum acclimatization. The hike will increase your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak, and also reward you with magnificent views of Kibo. Return to Horombo for a late lunch. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing at Horombo.
Day Four:
Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,030 meters, 3,380 feet

Leave Horombo Hut after breakfast to hike through the moorland and alpine desert of Kilimanjaro's upper altitudes. After hiking for about an hour arrive at Maua River, a small mountain stream. After Maua, the terrain becomes flatter and the vegetation begins to disappear. Break for lunch at Middle Red Hill. After lunch, continue on a steady incline for another two hours through Kilimanjaro's Saddle. Although the environment on the way to Kibo is a bleak desert with little vegetation, you will see many stunning views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Reach Kibo Hut around 3pm to rest and prepare for your midnight climb.
Day Five:
Kibo Hut (4,750m/15,580ft) to Summit (5,895m/19,340ft) to Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,145 meters, 3,760 feet
Elevation Loss: 2,175 meters, 7,140 feet

Around midnight, awake for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa. The hike begins with a demanding five hour hike to Gillman's Point on the crater rim. Although this is considered to be the easiest of the three crater ascent paths, it is still extremely difficult. The first major rest stop, William's Point, lies at 5000 meters and is approximately a two hour hike Kibo Hut. Continue on for thirty minutes before beginning the rocky switchbacks that will continue to Gillman's Point (5,681 meters).
The hike from Gilman's to Uhuru Peak is a gradual climb and as far as hikes go, not very difficult. The altitude, however, makes the hike long and tiring. The crater rim hike takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Uhuru, take photos of your guide and group at the peak before beginning the descent to Horombo Hut.
On the way down from the summit, you will see all of the magnificent views you could not see on the way up. Stop for a short break and snacks at Kibo Hut before continuing on to Horombo Hut. Reach Horombo Hut in the afternoon and enjoy your last night on the mountain.

Day Six:

Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,200ft) to Marangu Gate (1,800m/5,905ft)
Elevation Loss: 1,920 meters, 6,295 feet

After breakfast, finish the trek with a descent to Marangu Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro's cloud forest. Watch your step during the descent, as the trail can be slippery. Our vehicles will be waiting at Marangu Gate to take you back to Moshi for Hot shower and Champagne/Kilimanjaro Beer Celebrations.