Down Under Answers, a multi-award-winning wholesaler since 1992 is excited to

introduce our new brand, Africa Answers. We want to offer you the same highly

personalized service, attention to detail and the passion of our experienced and

knowledgeable Destination Specialists as with our South Pacific destinations.

Africa Answers has its roots firmly planted in Africa, and we are committed to

delivering a highly personalized vacation that suit your style, taste and budget and

is tailor-made just for you, unlike any other vacation out there. From budget to

luxury, from intense to breathtaking, from independent to escorted, and everything

in between.

We are the travel experts when it comes to tailor-made vacations to South Africa,

Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda,

Mauritius, Seychelles, and Egypt and Dubai. We offer unprecedented savings and

highly personalized service backed by our experienced and knowledgeable

destination specialists.

This website is a small selection of the hotels, resorts, lodges, tours and vacations

we offer. We are the experts when it comes to your precious vacation

arrangements: From independent arrangements with air and land, self-drive,

cruises, escorted tours, air only, destination weddings and honeymoons, and

everything from golfing, private game safari lodges, food and wine, private guided

experiences, beach hotels, health and wellness and so much more..

Come see more, come discover, come experience.. with Africa Answers.




400 108th Ave NE, Suite 200 | Bellevue | WA 98004

PH: 866 – 427 – 2540 | PH: 1 425 460 0899 | FAX: 1 425 460 0890



from $2345 pp, land only



from $2675 pp, land only

Fully escorted tour with experienced guide. Tour departs Nairobi on

Tuesday, minimum 2 passengers.

Meet and greet on arrival

Half bottle mineral water per person, per day

Highlights include: Samburu National Park; Aberdare Mountain range;

Lake Nakuru; the famed Masai Mara National Park

English speaking driver/guide throughout

Game drives in modern safari cruises with 7 window seats

All park fees and Govt taxes

7 nights in first class accommodation

7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners



from $1900 pp, land only

A Suggested Independent itinerary that can be tailor-made to suit your

exact style, taste, budget and preferred travel dates.

Silver Meet & Greet on arrival at Cape Town International Airport

4 nights at Protea Hotel Sea Point – standard room, bed and breakfast

Scheduled full day Peninsula Tour

Scheduled full day Winelands Tour

3 nights at Hippo Hollow – Standard Room, including breakfast and

game drives

2 nights at Elephant Hills Resort – Standard Room, including breakfast,

Sunset cruise, and tour of the Falls

Round-trip scheduled transfers in Cape Town, Kruger National Park,

and Victoria Falls

Fully escorted tour with experienced guide. Please call for departure dates.

Fully guided tour in Great Zimbabwe

Highlights include: a visit to the Bulawayo museum; full day Matopo

Hills tour; including entrance to View of the World; a visit to the

Painted Dog Conservation Center; a visit to a Traditional healers

village; a tour of Victoria Falls

Open vehicle game drive in Hwange National Park

10 nights standard accommodation

Donation to Painted Dog Conservation Center

Commentary by experienced and professional guide

Touring in air-conditioned Midi Vehicle

10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 10 Dinners


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Reserve your copy of our brochure and be added to our mailing list today:

Email Natasha Smith, Manager of Africa Answers

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Prices are per person, twin share, land only in US$ and are

valid as at Oct 15, 2010. Contact Africa Answers to obtain the best available airfare deal from

your home city for your preferred travel dates. Prices are subject to change due to currency

fluctuations and seasonal surcharges. Blackout dates may apply. Advertised prices reflect low

season pricing. A US$350 deposit per person is required to secure your land reservation,

further deposits will be required for additional land and air arrangements. *WA ID: 601 684

531 CA CST: 2076233-40. To qualify: Book a minimum of US$1500 pp in land arrangements

per booking. Applies to new bookings only. Incentive is available for all qualified bookings

deposited by Nov 30, 10.

Vacation: Kilimanjaro Climb


Moshi - Mt Kilimanjaro

8 Days, 7 Nights

At 19, 380 feet, the summit of Kilimanjaro is the rooftop of Africa. The snowy peaks of the

mountain have given inspiration and challenge to creative minds and active adventurers for

more than a century.




Climbing the world's tallest free standing


The tallest free-standing mountain on earth, Kili looms over both Kenya and Tanzania, but

all climbs start in Tanzania. Over 25,000 people per year attempt to summit Kili, and over

50% are successful. Route to the summit, though challenging, do not require technical

climbing skills and equipment such as ropes and pitons. Good physical fitness and mental

toughness play a large part, but success is sometimes attributable to the climbers ability to

function at high altitude. Most climbers feel the affects of the altitude, and find the climb more challenging than they expected.

The Machame Route is the most popular route by which to ascend the mountain. Nights are spent in alpine tents, with two people per three person

tent, so that there is space to spread out. All supplies, camping equipment and personal gear are portered, and meals are prepared. Climbers carry

only a day pack. Food served on the mountain is generally plain and wholesome, including a lot of carbohydrates, stews and soups, vegetables and

fresh fruit. Special meal requirements are catered for, with advanced notice.

Those who reach the summit consider this among their lifetime achievements.

Additional Details

2 nights accommodation at base hotel with cooked breakfast

Transfers from base hotel to park gate and return

5 nights accommodation on mountain in 3 person tents for 2 people

Porters and guides

All meals on the mountain

Park fees of approximately 710usd / person

Mandatory mountain rescue insurance

Group Size

From 1 - 25; create your own group, or join an existing group


Departs daily, year round.


$1899 /person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share occupancy. Seasonal Surcharges apply. Single supplements apply.

Black-out dates may apply. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please

call for our current prices. Prices are current at time of posting (07/02/14) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full

payment is received and processed.

Terms and Conditions

Complete Terms and Conditions will be provided with initial quotation.



Day 1: Moshi

Arrive Moshi Accommodation: Keys Hotel

Day 2: 9,600 feet

Climb briefing. Transfer to park gate. Hike to Machame camp.

(Approx 5 hours) Includes all meals

Day 3: 12,160 feet

From Machame to Shira Plateau. (Approx 5-6 hours) Includes

all meals

Day 4: 12,480 feet

From Shira Plateau to Barranco Wall. (Approx 7-8 hours)

Includes all meals

Day 5: 14,720 feet

From Barranco via Karanga Valley to Barafu camp. (Approx

8-9 hours) Includes all meals

Day 6: 11,520 feet

From Barafu via Stella Point, SUMMIT UHURU, back to

Mweka camp (Approx 12-15 hours plus time at summit)

Includes all meals

Day 7: Moshi

From Mweka to park gate. Transfer to hotel in Moshi.

Accommodation: Keys Hotel Includes breakfast and lunch

Day 8: Depart

Depart Moshi Includes breakfast

Destination: Tanzania

Tanzania boasts the most impressive National Parks and game reserves in all of Africa. The plains and savannahs of Serengeti National Park are considered “the” spot on the continent to see wildlife up

close. Nearby, the Ngorongoro crater teems with wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, lions, leopards, cheetahs and even the elusive white rhino. Not to be forgotten, the Selous Game Reserve is larger than


A mountain that needs no introduction is Mt Kilimanjaro, snow-capped and standing as Africa’s tallest mountain at 5,895m (19,341ft). Open for climbing to those with energy and time on their hands, the

week-long ascent is one of Africa’s most challenging achievements. Tanzania is home to over 120 different ethnic groups and takes pride in its multicultural heritage. The tall, red-robed Maasai are the best

known of Tanzania’s people and are easily visited as part of a safari itinerary.

Tanzania’s coastline, known as the Swahili Coast, was a stop on ancient trading routes between the Indian sub-continent and the Middle-East. Spices, jewels and slaves once passed through, bringing with

them a melange of cultural riches that remain today. The language of Swahili was born here, and old mosques, coral palaces and pearly-white beaches still remain.



Tanzania’s population is concentrated along the coast and isles, the fertile northern and southern highlands, and the lands bordering Lake Victoria. The relatively arid and less fertile central region is sparsely

inhabited. So too is much of the fertile and well watered far west, including the shores of Lake Tanganyika and Lake Nyasa (Malawi). About 80% of Tanzanians live in rural communities.

Zanzibar, population about one million (3% of Tanzania’s population), consists of two main islands and several small ones just off the Tanzanian coast. The two largest islands are Unguja (often referred to

simply as Zanzibar) and Pemba. Zanzibaris, together with their socio-linguistic cousins in the Comoros Islands and the East Africa coast from modern-day southern Somalia to northern Mozambique,

created Swahili culture and language, which reflect long and close associations with other parts of Africa and with the Arab world, Persia, and South Asia.

Tanzanians are proud of their strong sense of national identity and commitment to Swahili as the national language. There are roughly 120 ethnic communities in the country representing several of Africa’s

main socio-linguistic groups.


Kiswahili & English


Coastal and island Tanzania organized into city-states around 1,500 years ago. The Swahili city-states traded with the peoples of the interior and the peoples of the Indian Ocean and beyond (including

China). Many merchants from these trading partner nations (principally from inland Africa, the Arab world, Persia and India) established themselves in these coastal and island communities, which became

cosmopolitan in flavor.

The Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama explored the East African coast in 1498 on his voyage to India. By 1506, the Portuguese claimed control over the entire coast. The coastal peoples rose up against

the Portuguese in the late 1700s. Their resistance was assisted by one of their main trading partners, the Omani Arabs. By the early 19th century the Portuguese were forced out of coastal East Africa north

of the Ruvuma River and the Omanis moved in. British influence over the Sultanate steadily increased in the 1880s until Zanzibar formally became a British Protectorate in 1890.

German colonial interests were first advanced in 1884. In 1886 and 1890, Anglo-German agreements were negotiated that delineated the British and German spheres of influence in the interior of East Africa

and along the coastal strip previously claimed by the Omani sultan of Zanzibar. In 1891, the German Government took over direct administration of the territory from the German East Africa Company and

appointed a governor with headquarters at Dar es Salaam. The Maji Maji rebellion of 1905-07 united the peoples of the Southern Highlands in a struggle to expel the German administration. The German

military killed 120,000 Africans in suppressing the rebellion.

German colonial domination of Tanganyika ended after World War I when control of most of the territory passed to the United Kingdom under a League of Nations mandate. After World War II, Tanganyika

became a UN trust territory under British control. Subsequent years witnessed Tanganyika moving gradually toward self-government and independence.

In 1954, Julius K. Nyerere, a school teacher who was then one of only two Tanganyikans educated abroad organized a political party—the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU). TANU candidates

were victorious in the Legislative Council elections of September 1958 and February 1959. In December 1959, the United Kingdom agreed to the establishment of internal self-government following general

elections to be held in August 1960. Nyerere was named chief minister of the subsequent government.

In May 1961, Tanganyika became autonomous, and Nyerere became Prime Minister under a new constitution. Full independence was achieved on December 9, 1961. Julius Nyerere, then age 39, was

elected President when Tanganyika became a republic within the Commonwealth a year after independence. Tanganyika was the first East African state to gain independence. The Union of Tanganyika and

Zanzibar adopted the name “United Republic of Tanzania” on April 26, 1964.

Travel Guide


The unit of currency is the Tanzanian shilling (Tsh) and there are no smaller denominations. It’s best to carry as little cash as possible when travelling to avoid further inconvenience if anything should be lost

or stolen.


Tanzania has a tropical climate along the coast but it gets temperate in the highlands.

April & Mid – May = Long rains (Green Season)

June – Sept = Cool season

Nov – Dec = Short Rains

October – March = Hottest season

The range of Temperatures in Tanzania is fairly limited and always hot, running from 77 to 86 degrees F on the coast while the rest of the country apart from the highlands run from 71 to 80 degrees F.

Health Requirements

A yellow fever vaccination is required only for persons from, or those who have visited yellow fever endemic countries. Malaria Precautions are necessary. Please speak to your doctor for further advice.

Visa Requirements

A passport and visa are required for travel to Tanzania. U.S. citizens with valid passports may obtain a visa either before arriving in Tanzania or at any port of entry staffed by immigration officials. U.S.

passports should be valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date the visa is obtained, whether it is acquired beforehand or at the port of entry. Also, foreigners may be required to show their passports

when entering or exiting Zanzibar.

Credit Cards

Major Credit Cards may also be acceptable in some large Hotels.

Electrical Appliances

240 Volts AC, 50 – 60 Hz


It is best to only drink bottled water.

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