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  1. @@Botswanadreams Thanks for comments and recommendation. Lake Chala Tented Lodge is affordable basecamp for preparing Kilimanjaro climbing trip like hiking gears and acclimatization. This is base camp place which is friendly and easily accessible from Kilimanjaro International Airport, IATA code JRO and to Kilimanjaro gate of any Kilimanjaro route. That Conservation fee was put to make sure the ecotourism status is protected and enhance responsible travel standards. How ever, this may be obstacle to many tourists, hence we will send them request to consider review the prices and then reduce the price of Conservation fee. Your question about Our connection to Lake Chala, is business partnership. Usually all Tour Operators do business with accommodation providers at particular destinations, usually not necessary to add webpage to Tour operator.How ever for benefit of tourists, I provide Lake Chala website here. LAKE CHALA WEBPAGE - Lodge and Campsite at base of Kilimanjaro Machame route 6 days Kilimanjaro climbing trip is one of affordable travel packages. Machame route 6 days Kilimanjaro trip climbing to summit, is easily accessible and planning is simple. Usually 6 days Kilimanjaro tour is time taken to ascend up to summit and descend down, so traveler should consider travel schedule with air flight from their country to Kilimanjaro International Airport, JRO, usually takes a day to fly from Europe to East Africa and if fly from USA, it takes 2 days or less. So plan 8 days travel time. Booking online 6 days Machame route Kilimanjaro tours begin here.
  2. @@Botswanadreams Thank you for nice pictures and detailed report tourism review which will help more people across the world to know more about Mount Kilimanjaro short tour option. Some tourist think that Mount Kilimanjaro tour is need 6 or more days, but you have shown a real travel experience of day trip Shira hike adventure. I did know about House of West Kili, am one of many people who didn't know. Now, am aware of this nice place to base your Kilimanjaro trek and comfort accommodation at House of West Kili Can you share Price of room rates at House of West Kili?.......
  3. It is clear that if there is no Wildlife, tourism will have nig negative impact, as most tourists make leisure tours like Wildlife safaris and beach holidays. Apart from Leisure tours, adventures also attract tourists to Africa such as Tanzania and Kenya. Mount Kilimanjaro climbing trips are among famous adventure trips. Elephants and Black Rhinocerous are among famous big game wildlife in Africa which attract tourists to visit game parks and natural wonders.
  4. Kenya destroy by fire ivory stockpile worth 105m $ in a wildlife conservation effort and discourage illegal hunting of elephants. Discourage ivory trade and protects elephants for growth and sustainable tourism. if you kill elephants, you kill tourism and you kill economy.
  5. Travel tips and tourism review about safari special offers is useful to plan and book African safari holidays Tanzania safari means wildlife tours to watch wildlife animals in the National Parks and Game parks in Tanzania. Some travel tips needed to plan and get suitable safari offer to fulfill your interests and meet your budget include duration of safari holiday and standard of accommodation you choose. Tanzania safari accommodation include safari lodges and canvas tented camps. Safari Lodges vary in standard from moderate budget safari lodges, standard luxury lodges and luxury safari lodges while canvas tented camps are categorized in to Budget camping safaris, mobile luxury tented camps and permanent luxury tented lodge. So a holiday goer, must be well informed about wildlife destination accommodation options. Travel tips about lodges or safari camps helps to plan budget and understand what amount to spend, what is cost price of safari offers and what comfort you expect. Tanzania tours itineraries for wildlife safaris Tanzania, gives idea on what to plan and book. It depends interests of safari, so duration of safari will depend on interests and budget planned for travel. If you plan to visit many wildlife destination, then many days are needed. Example 6 days 5 nights safari and 7 days 6 nights safari Tanzania travel packages are sample itineraries enough to see all big 5 African wildlife species and wildebeest migration. It is travel plan which will enable tourist to visit all northern circuit game parks such as Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara. Safari car costs is constant throughout any accommodation choice, how ever 4 x 4 Wheel safari car will cost more for many days safari.
  6. Dear Game Warden, Matt.... List of Accommodation in Arusha useful for members include Hotels and Lodges. Hotel Accommodation in Arusha is travel tips useful for travelers. Travel tips include sightseeing places and tour booking travel tips. Below are moderate and budget hotels in Arusha, fits every pocket budget Mc Ellys Hotel, Silver Palm Hotel, Arusha crown hotel, Lake Natron Hotel - 60 US $ Double room B/B The Charity Hotel, Outpost Lodge, Nejoburg Hotel,Lushgarden hotels - 80 US $ Double room B/B Palace Hotel, Tellamande Hotel,Karama Lodge - 100 to 120 US $ Double room B/B Below is a Picture featuring scenery of Outpost Lodge Arusha More tourism reviews and travel tips for trip booking and safari planning
  7. Lake Chala Safari Camp is place of nature and tranquility at slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, near Moshi town. Moshi is a basecamp tourist town whereby Kilimanjaro climbing trips are prepared. Lake Chala is located about 10 km from Moshi town. Lake Chala is a volcano crater lake in a caldera on the borders of Tanzania and Kenya on the eastern side of Mount Kilimanjaro. Underground streams flows from Mount Kilimanjaro and fill up water of Lake Chala. Lake Chala Tented Lodge, location has marvelous view volcanic Kilimanjaro backdrop, hence is the perfect place to prepare for trek and absorb the serenity and tranquility of this romantic piece of African. Tourists can overnight at Lake Chala Camp after successful climb Kilimanjaro to summit or just before trek begin. Adventure travel packages climbing Kilimanjaro can be prepared to include One or more overnight at Lake Chala. It depend on Kilimanjaro route tourist choose, here are some Kilimanjaro adventures for trekking Kilimanjaro booking.
  8. During Tanzania safari, how to see wild dogs and Black Rhinocerous? In order to see all big 5 Africa wildlife animals, tourists have to do several things. First of all is to plan wildlife safari tour with schedule to visit more than 2 game parks. When you visit Serengeti National Park, wildlife animals to be seen include Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Bufallo, wildebeest e.t.c Ngorongoro crater is secure home to Black Rhinocerous and are seen during Tanzania safari. Tanzania safari to be complete need to include Tarangire National Park as it is amazing wildlife paradise for herds of elephants inside baobabs. Sample Tanzania safari itineraries include 7 days Tanzania safaris and 8 days natural wonders safaris, Discover travel deals on African safari holidays at Safari marketplace Tanzania safari booking and travel marketplace available at safari talk helps contribution of wildlife conservation news So wildlife conservation is important aspect to local community and tourists as well. Local community benefit from tourism investment while tourists enjoy seeing world natural wonders. Safari talk is ideal place to get update information on wildlife conservation development and safari booking marketplace.
  9. Safari talks is discussion forum which promotes wildlife conservation and responsible travel. Responsible travel is travel which seeks to conserve environment, avoid mass tourism and care community welfare. News about wildlife conservation efforts in Tanzania are encouraging ecotourism enthusiasts and nature conservation activists. Recently Minister of Natural resources and Tourism sacked Directors of Forest in Tanzania. The action came as report revealed massive illegal forest log harvesting. If people destroy forest, how can wildlife species like mammals and birds survive? A week later, two people were caught in an attempt to export Velvet monkeys to Albania. The Monkeys were caught from Lake Manyara, Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro National Parks. Tourists attractions include wilderness natural landscapes and all wildlife species present. Tanzania safaris is wildlife tours carried out in 4 x 4 wheel landcruiser and travelers expectation is to see all Big 5 Africa wildlife. Black Rhinocerous and Elephants are among big 5 Africa wildlife animals expected to be see in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater.
  10. Dear optig, yes comrade. The release of wild dogs to Serengeti National Park added value of Tanzania safari holidays. Booking Tanzania safari is number one option among other wildlife safari destinations because of value of money and balance to nature beauty. Note that these wild dogs have been wandering game controlled area and open wilderness places in which was not accessible to Tourists. These wilderness areas are such as Loliondo, Longido and Monduli. The Great job of Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute - TAWIRI with support from Frankfurt Zoological collaborated with with Tanzania Government to capture those dogs and keep them and then release them. I believe soon Black Rhinocerous which are in private wildlife sanctuary under special security will be released too. Current threat of poaching is reason why Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism protect the black rhinocerous under special care. Once poaching behavior dissapppear, Rhinos will be released too. For tourists to see wildlife mammals and birds in close range for photographic tours, then camping safari is advised. It can be luxury tented camp or budget camping safari according to your budget. For a Smart traveler to book Tanzania safari, consider quality safari itineraries in Tanzania to see more wildlife species including wild dogs.
  11. Thank you SafariChick for posting the links which Show ABC TV live coverage. I believe many people of different interests such as Nature Photographers, film tour masters, wildlife conservation and safari goers will discover about Natural wonder hidden in Africa. If this Tanzania safari Live coverage in Ngorongoro crater influence people change travel plans and fly to Tanzania, then it is easier to find International Airlines which travel to East Africa. Direct flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport or Fly to Nairobi Kenya, nearby city to Arusha Tanzania. Arusha is tourist city and safari booking place.
  12. YES, as per COSMIC RHINO, you find a good agent in the country you are going the service is good, they are likely know much more than your home country agent, and if you keep with them they perhaps will give you a better rate over time.YES, as per COSMIC RHINO, you find a good agent in the country you are going the service is good, they are likely know much more than your home country agent, and if you keep with them they perhaps will give you a better rate over time. -- And on top of That, if you are travelling in a group of 5 or may you will get discount prices of safaris itineraries you book. Wholesale Price Discount costs are provided to Group booking Tanzania safaris or Kilimanjaro climbing trips.
  13. Ngorongoro Crater Crater Live coverage on ABC TV - Good Morning America. USA TV more than 50 millions audiences saw live coverage of wildlife safaris 4 x 4 game drives for 3 hours in Ngorongoro Crater. Television crew from American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in its Good Morning America programme ignited the travel to Tanzania for wildlife safaris. ABC TV filming and airing live footages from Ngorongoro Crater to the US may have captured almost all types of wildlife found in Ngorongoro Conservation area, Africa Natural Wonder. On Tuesday 23 Febr, Tanzania went live across world, thanks to ABC TV. Next Expected Natural wonder to be seen can be Mount Kilimanjaro.
  14. Planning African safari holiday ideas vary, I agree with advise of @@Livetowander that you can get private safari car 4 x 4 Landcruiser and when booking, ask for picture of the car. michael-ibk your wildlife safari trips in Africa is well operated by local Tour Operators. Example Local guides are the guides who are allowed to escort all Mount Kilimajaro climbing trips. These guides are well trained and given certificates. It is good to use Kenyan Tour Operator for safaris in Kenya or South Africa Tour Operator for south African holidays, as per COSMIC RHINO. All comments and supports from most contributions support booking leisure tours in Africa by local travel agencies. As it is commented by AndyH1000. I support all agreed on booking African safaris and adventures with Local Tour Operators. In Tanzania, we can recommend Local Tour Operators with running Offices in Moshi and Arusha Tanzania, these are TUSKER TRAILS, ZARA Tours, Smart Travel African Safaris Ltd, Ranger Safaris, Kilimanjaro Safari Holidays Co.Ltd and Safari Experience
  15. Wildlife conservation need support from local community who live around those wildlife protected areas such as National Parks, Game reserves, wildlife game controlled areas and special conservation areas like Ngorongoro. People in the villages near wildlife conservation areas can notice unusual movement of strange people and report this issues to Police or Anti Poaching unit. Responsible travel is one of key method to make sure community get benefits of tourism business. Minimize number of tourists and use local guides to escort tourists on Tanzania safaris and walking safaris. Local guides must get training on International languages like English, Spanish, Deutsche-German, Italian, French and Russian.Local guides trained on customer care, first aid, communication skills will make sure tourists enjoy their holiday in Tanzania or any other country. Sometimes responsible travel is also known as Ecotourism and local guides know well best ecotourist hotspot nature wildlife safari or climbing Kilimanjaro routes to go. At the end, local benefit will benefit from travel industry by getting employment, earn revenue, sell their craft hand products and ultimately end poverty. This will become happy community and will see advantage of tourists.

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