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ABOUT AFRICA ANSWERS
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
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
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.
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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 $1900 pp, land only
A Suggested Independent itinerary that can be tailor-made to suit your
exact style, taste, budget and preferred travel dates.
Silver Meet & Greet on arrival at Cape Town International Airport
4 nights at Protea Hotel Sea Point – standard room, bed and breakfast
Scheduled full day Peninsula Tour
Scheduled full day Winelands Tour
3 nights at Hippo Hollow – Standard Room, including breakfast and
2 nights at Elephant Hills Resort – Standard Room, including breakfast,
Sunset cruise, and tour of the Falls
Round-trip scheduled transfers in Cape Town, Kruger National Park,
and Victoria Falls
Fully escorted tour with experienced guide. Please call for departure dates.
Fully guided tour in Great Zimbabwe
Highlights include: a visit to the Bulawayo museum; full day Matopo
Hills tour; including entrance to View of the World; a visit to the
Painted Dog Conservation Center; a visit to a Traditional healers
village; a tour of Victoria Falls
Open vehicle game drive in Hwange National Park
10 nights standard accommodation
Donation to Painted Dog Conservation Center
Commentary by experienced and professional guide
Touring in air-conditioned Midi Vehicle
10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 10 Dinners
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Prices are per person, twin share, land only in US$ 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.
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
From 1 - 25; create your own group, or join an existing group
Departs daily, year round.
$1899 /person based on double occupancy*
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Major Credit Cards may also be acceptable in some large Hotels.
240 Volts AC, 50 – 60 Hz
It is best to only drink bottled water.