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Dodo Group is a tour company which is based in Moshi, Tanzania where the majestic Pride of Africa (Mount Kilimanjaro) is located.
Being in the market for quite some time, we believe we have the experience, the knowledge and enthusiasm to make your tour a pleasant one. We have reasonable prices, state of the art camping equipment, excellent tour guides (who are highly proficient in English to make you feel totally at home) and organized trips.
Tarangire National Park is popular for having the largest number of elephants per square foot as well as baobab trees. With its beautiful scenery proximity this park is usually assigned with the northern circuit itinerary along with other national parks like Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. The elephants fill this park like cattle while the lions roam the grassland plains looking for their prey. Due to water scarcity most animals in the summer would be found along the riverbed digging for water. It is close to Arusha town making ideal for a day visit.
To climb Mount Kilimanjaro on the Machame route means to share the mountain with many other trekkers.
Ever since the budget operators discovered Machame the traffic on the route has been growing. It soon overtook the Marangu route as the most heavily trafficked climb route on Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Machame route is a very scenic route, but not the only one. Both the Shira route and the Lemosho route share the same path as the Machame route after the first day or two. But they are less trafficked and ideally longer, so they are more expensive.
It would be more correct to say Machame is the most scenic Kilimanjaro route that you can climb with a budget operator.
Some people are terribly worried about climbing the Barranco Wall. Don't worry. It's not a cliff face and it's not a climb. It's mostly a very steep path that requires you to use your hands every now and then and to scramble a bit in a couple of places.
Ascend Kilimanjaro, the Roof of Africa, and behold stunning views from the summit
Climb the Marangu Route, seeing diverse ecosystems from rainforest to alpine desert
Join a team of local African guides who help you accomplish this amazing feat
Stay in wood and stone mountain huts along the way
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For 43 years Tusker Trail set the Kilimanjaro climbing standards others strive to emulate. Born to adventure, Tusker was founded by Eddie Frank 43 years ago. He has led thousands of travelers on awe-inspiring adventures around the world since 1977.
During his 52 Kilimanjaro climbs, he has crafted every facet of our top shelf operation - expert altitude medical training of our guides - custom walk-in tents – Culinary institute of America trained mountain chefs. Tusker’s “adventure cuisine” will fuel your passion on your journey of a lifetime.
Tusker’s 99% summit success rate attests to the care that our guides shower on our climbers.
As socially responsible citizens we provide the highest pay for our crew, pensions & medical benefits for them & their families. We also partner with the local Lions club supporting community development including a school for deaf children
Join us for a truly unique and one-of-a-kind adventure
Enjoy game drives to look for a large variety of animals (Big Five) & birds in the Crater Highlands and Lake Manyara Biosphere Reserve. Sights of wildebeests, zebras, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, hippos, giraffes, lions etc. in their natural habitats awaits you!
With more than 30 safari guides and climbing specialists, with good command of english,french, german, and spanish, most talented with evacuation and rescue skills, they are mostly respected professionals in our company with years of experience and successful trips to destinations. Our guides are ready to take you in either safari expeditions or mountain adventures to make your holiday vacation remarkable.
Until the Northern Circuit opened recently, the Lemosho Route was widely considered to be the overall best route to climb Kilimanjaro. It combines all the best feature of the Machame route in terms of success rate but, by starting further round to the West, it takes you up and over the spectacular Shira Plateau, while at the same time avoids the crowds on the early part of the Machame route. Over 8 days, you have a fantastic journey and a great chance of summiting successfully.
The Machame route, also referred to as the Whiskey route, is one of the most popular routes on Kilimanjaro and a favourite for us.
Machame route is one of the highest summit success rates given the topography and nature of the route which allows climbers to “trek high & sleep low” hence making it a more favorable route for acclimatization.
This route offers some of the most spectacular scenery while on the mountain. The Machame route starts in the south west side of the mountain and proceeds steeply north, traversing the Shira plateau and eventually joining the Shira and Lemosho routes just after the Shira cave camp.
The Machame route can be done in minimum 6 days but a 7 days trek is recommended to allow climbers been well rested and acclimatized before making the final ascent to the summit
Rongai is one of the Kilimanjaro climbing routes that approaches the mountain from the north, the route gives great view of both sides of the Mountain as you will be descending through the Marangu gate. Apart from the popular Marangu route, Rongai is one of the less crowded routes with very high success chances. Though the rout is less scenic, but it gives the great chance of seeing the Kilimanjaro wildlife such as birds and the colobus monkeys. The route is considered to be a possible and easy route as Marangu as there are no much steeps, just the up and downs with another advantage of it being dry most of the time.
This is not a technical route; it is a very direst, steep and tough root where you will sometimes be required to climb using your hands but you can get the support from the tree routes as they can helps on your steps ahead. So with its characteristics the route requires mountain climbing skills and experiences. Climbing via the Umbwe route, you will join the Machame route near the Baranco Camp. 6 Days climbing with the Umbwe route is a bit challenging and though it is not popular but the rate of success for the summit is very low as the route needs a real climb experience