Loshomo Route


(per person double occupancy)


Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi Town

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. Your guide will pick you up, and take you to to Chanya Lodge for overnight bed and breakfast.

“chanya” in kiswahili translates to “positive”


We seek for the essence of this word to permeate throughout the lodge – our aim is to create a positive impact on our valued guests, communities and the environment around us.

Chanya Lodge is nestled on the outskirts of Moshi town, in Tanzania (East Africa), at the foothills of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. The prime location of the lodge is a 50-minute drive away from Kilimanjaro International Airport, making it an ideal stay for trekkers, safari seekers, business people and families. Guests are warmly welcomed by the smiles of friendly, helpful staff and accommodated in one of 32 en-suite rooms. The lodge is known for its abundant green carpeted-grass gardens, multi-cuisine restaurant and its large swimming pool.

  • Ensuite rooms
  • Rain showers
  • Swimming pool
  • Massage & wellness
  • Open-aired restaurant & bar
  • WiFi
  • Equipment rental store


Moshi | Londorosi Park Gate | Mt. Mkubwa Camp

After breakfast, drive to the Londorosi Park Gate. The drive is about 5 hours. The drive through the Shira plateau is one of the best opportunities to see big game on Kilimanjaro. Walk up to Mt. Mkubwa camp. Arrive at the campsite, set up camp, and enjoy dinner.

Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner

Optional Excursion: Day Hike Kilimanjaro

7:00 am – 10 hours – East Africa Time

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel early morning and take you up to Kilimanjaro. You’ll enjoy a hike to the summit, lunch and a descent to the base of the mountain.

Your guide will take you back to the hotel.

Optional Excursion: Sevral Wildlife

11:00 am – 4 hours – East Africa Time

For a fascinating, exclusive, and unparalleled experience, visit Serval Wildlife! A  luxury ecotourism lodge and wildlife haven tucked away in the Siha District of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Explore the curated ecosystem with over 3000 hand planted endemic flora that directly benefit the exquisite animals residing at Serval Wildlife, while you enjoy the mesmerizing views of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Home to a variety of wildlife, including Majestic African Lions,  Colobus Monkeys,  Masai Giraffes,  Bat-eared Foxes,  Elands,  Ostriches, and  Blue & Vervet monkeys! You will have unforgettable direct interactions with a many free-roaming wild animals.

Enjoy a lovely lunch with in the Serval Restaurant, which you may share with the Giraffes!


Mt. Mkubwa Camp | Shira Camp 1


Elewana Tarangire Treetops – LUXURY

Many a childhood would have been spent playing in the world of ‘make-believe’. Within this imaginary existence many of us will have climbed and played high up in the bows and branches and, for the lucky few, built a ‘palace’ in the sky.

It is this nostalgic sparkle that is all too visible in the eyes of the ‘grown-ups’ who gaze upon Tarangire Treetops for the first time. Tarangire Treetops sits serenely on the border of the Tarangire National Park – Tanzania.

Wake to breakfast, and begin the short hike from Mti Mkubwa to Shira camp. This  usually takes no more than 5 hours. The west face of Kibo volcano (usually referred as Kilimanjaro) looms above the campsite. Have lunch, set up camp, rest or take a day hike. This hike traverses the lower moorland where large shrubs and wildflowers dominate 5 the landscape.

Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner


Shira Camp 1 | Shira Camp 2

Wake to breakfast, break camp, and begin a short hike to Shira Camp 2. This makes it a perfect acclimatization day.

Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner

At Tarangire National Park you will experience an unrivalled landscape of open plains, dotted with thousands of baobabs. Not only does the meandering Tarangire River attract a vast number of wildlife, but the Park is renowned for its huge elephant herds, enabling visitors to see entire herds of elephant families. 

Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner


Shira Camp 2 | Lava Tower | Barranco Camp

The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4630m after 5 hours walk. Lunch is served before ascending the rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4630m). 


After lunch, you descend again by almost 680m to the Barranco camping area and after reaching the high altitude of 4600m at Lava Tower, the true acclimatisation benefit of this day becomes clear. This descent to Barranco camp takes about 2 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for the preparation of your dinner and overnight at Barranco Camp.

Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner


Barranco Camp | Karanga Camp

After breakfast we leave Barranco camp, hiking up Barranco Wall which takes about an hour. Continue to Karanga Camp with numerous ascents and descents. Enjoy an afternoon acclimatization hike.

Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, and it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa.

Established in 1952, it is home to the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive.

The Park can be divided into 3 sections:

  • The southern/central part (Seronera Valley) with its classic savannah dotted with acacias and filled with wildlife.
  • The western corridor is marked by the Grumeti River,and has more forests and dense bush.
  • The north meets up with Kenya’s Maasai Mara Reserve, is the least visited section.

It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous – over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. During the months of July-September the herds will cross the Mara River again and again in search of fresh grass. They will have to face the mighty crocodiles in the river, who are waiting quietly in the water for their opportunity. Serengeti is also known as the “endless plains” in the Maasai language. 


Karanga Camp

After breakfast enjoy an acclimatization hike toward Barafu Camp. Later return to Karanga Camp for dinner & overnight. This offers you excellent acclimatization offering you even higher chances of reaching the summit.

Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner

Today we’ll venture to the far corners of the mighty Serengeti plains for an unlimited game drive with high chances of following the great migration and spotting prides of lions, cheaters, leopards and many more. 

Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner


Karanga Camp | Barafu Camp

The summit is now  1345m up and you will make the final ascent the same night. 

Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner


Zanzibar – also known as “The Spice Island,” offers some of the best beaches in the world. Consisting of many small Islands and two large ones, which are Unguja (the main Island referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba. The capital City is Zanzibar which is located in Unguja. The historic Centre of Zanzibar is Stone Town, a World Heritage Site.

Check in at Zuri Zanzibar Resort


THE BEACH Our beach, settled in the large lagoon, is always perfect. It is not just the white sand and the incredible color of the turquoise Indian Ocean, but also the local way of life, which is so cheerful and optimistic. When you see the dhows (the traditional wooden sailing boats) at a distance during the spectacular sunsets, you do not need to practice mindfulness or meditation training to enjoy the present moment and understand the power of now.

THE HOTEL is not made up of rooms; just villas, and bungalows. Each separated from one another to attain absolute privacy, and all of them outfitted with outdoor showers and large terraces. 

THE GARDEN iAll the villas and bungalows are just part of an enormous tropical park which you can enjoy by walking through and investigating. Hundreds of gardeners and landscape designers needed more than two years to select all the trees and flowers, in which you can bask. The result is an enormous tribute to the pinnacle of Zanzibar and its rich historical legacy.

Today, when more and more things tend to feel and taste the same, it is not an overstatement to say that Zanzibar is different. Located just on the Equator, the colours are more intense, more saturated, more vibrant. And, for some reason, the time runs differently as well! In this environment, it is so easy to forget our daily routines, to rouse our dormant imagination, and to perceive life from a new angle. Stop “doing” and start “being”. Because, ultimately, – we are human beings, not human doings! And it all began in Africa 🙂



Barafu Camp | Summit | Mweka Camp

You will rise around 11:30pm, and after a light breakfast you will head in a north-westerly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 6-hour walk to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically the most challenging on the route. 


At Stella Point (5685m) you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you will normally encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak. The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. 

 Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your life. The walk back to Barafu from the summit takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well-earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Mweka Camp for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner

DAY 10

Moshi | Kilimanjaro Airport

After an early breakfast, transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight.


Enjoy free time to relax on a beautiful white sand beaches and swim, snorkel and dive in the clear warm waters. A cocktail and a golden sunset go hand in hand, so be sure to indulge as the sun melts away and the sky turns to night. In the evening, wander the streets and choose a restaurant in which to kick back and enjoy good company and delicious spice bites of the Island.



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Trip Notes


  • Safari groups consist of 2 – 6 persons per vehicle.
  • Trekking tours groups consist of 2 – 15 persons
  • We cannot guarantee viewing for the described animal observations on safari. These are wild animals in their natural habitat, and their behavior can never be guaranteed. For this reason, there is no refund if some animals are not seen. Our experienced safari guides will use all their expertise and knowledge to provide you with as much adventure and wildlife observation as possible.
  • The opening hours of the national parks are daily from 06:00 – 18:00. The maximum length of stay (until 18:00 hrs.) cannot always be exhausted, as many sections of the route in Tanzania should not be traveled in the dark. Your stay in the national parks therefore depends on your further route. Wishes and special requests can be discussed with your Safari guide.

Additional information

Our Team would like to offer you an unforgettable trip! If you have special requests regarding accommodations, routes, excursions etc., please let us know. If the accommodation listed is not available, we will book an equivalent alternative for you. This does not constitute a reason for reduction. All prices are per person, subject to rate changes, exchange rate fluctuations and availability as well as confirmation by Excellent Guides Tours and Safaris.

Mobility information

This journey is generally not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. If you have special needs (e.g. a wheelchair, walker, oxygen unit or similar) or health restrictions that affect your ability to travel, please inform us before booking so that we can advise as to whether this trip is suitable for you. If we do not receive such information prior to booking, and if the trip cannot be ca your responsibility. 

Amref Flying Doctors

During your round trip in Tanzania (including Zanzibar) you are covered by our local partner agency, Amref Flying Doctors. The Amref Flying Doctors will evacuate you in a medical emergency and take you to the nearest hospital. This service does not replace Trip Protection insurance, but does cover medically necessary local transport.

General Terms and Conditions of Business

Please read our General Terms and Conditions (GTC) carefully, as these form the basis in connection with package tours booked with Excellent Guides Tours and Safaris.

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