Our safaris and mountain climbs in Northern Tanzania are based at the Springlands Hotel near Moshi. This is a small modern, family-run hotel located just outside of town. It has pleasant gardens, fine views of Kilimanjaro and a pleasant covered dining area in the gardens. There is also an indoor restaurant and small bar. En-suite accommodation is available in the main building with showers, mosquito mesh in the windows, fans and very clean bore-hole water. A modern, outdoor, swimming pool provides the ideal way of relaxing tired, stiff limbs after a hard mountain trek or long safari.
If you have some spare time in the hotel we recommend a morning guided walk in the nearby forests where there are many troops of monkeys to be seen including the less common colobus monkey. A wide variety of bird life is also to be seen on this walk.
Before you arrive all transport, guides, porters, Park fees, huts or camping, and all food necessary for your climb or safari are arranged by the hotel and are inclusive in the cost. The hotel staff will brief you before you depart for your trip. All that remains for you to do - is enjoy it!
EWP and the hotel reserves the right to alter the published safari programmes whenever necessary and will not be responsible for any loss or damage to baggage, injuries to clients, delays or cancellations.
We can arrange for you to travel from the Fairview Hotel in Nairobi by the
shuttle bus service direct to the hotel. The bus leaves Nairobi at about 7am
and arrives around 3.30pm in Moshi. We can arrange for it to pick you up at the
airport around 8.00 am. A second bus leaves Nairobi at 1 pm (airport at
1.45 pm). This terminates in Arusha at 6.30 pm from where we can arrange for a taxi
to take you on to Moshi. The return bus to Nairobi leaves Moshi
about 11.30 am to arrive at 6pm in Nairobi. Fares.
NB If you are not booking a complete EWP package but wish to make a shuttle bus reservation click here.
On safari, wear casual dress, preferably light weight cotton and with subdued colours. Slacks or shorts may be worn by both men and ladies. In some areas, it can become chilly at night, so a sweater or pile jacket and a waterproof should be included in your luggage.
Take plenty of film for your camera with you, as films can be both scarce and expensive in Tanzania.
Climbing above 5000m requires good physical fitness and health it is advisable to consult your doctor prior to booking to discuss this. Do NOT climb higher than 9000ft (2700m) if you have: a respiratory infection, sore throat, cold, cough, high temperature, nose bleed.
Health problems related to high altitude mountaineering: details