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Our Base

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!

Further hotel information plus pictures


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.


You can arrange flights using BA or Kenya Airways to Nairobi or by KLM and Ethiopian Airlines directly to Kilimanjaro Airport. 

Transfers from Nairobi or Airport to the Springlands Hotel

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.
We can book you into a recommended Nairobi hotel not far from the city centre. Details.
If you are arriving into Nairobi Airport we can arrange a taxi to meet you and take you to the city centre or hotel.
If you are arriving into Kilimanjaro International Airport we arrange for a hotel taxi to meet you.

NB If you are not booking a complete EWP package but wish to make a shuttle bus reservation click here.

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General Information

For Kili bring warm head cover, a thick fibre pile or down jacket plus a light waterproof top, trousers plus light overtrousers, mittens, thermal underwear, a sweater, warm socks and lightweight inner socks, watertight and well broken in sturdy boots, gaiters, sunglasses, walking stick, sleeping bag (three or four season, if three then a liner is recommended), sleeping pad, water bottle, high factor sun protection cream, small first aid kit, a torch with extra batteries, toilet roll, and a small daypack. A holdall or bigger rucksack to give to your porter with your main luggage. Optional: A hat with a brim.
See also "equipment hire and tipping".

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. 

Equipment Hire
We have a stock of equipment which may be hired on your arrival at the Springlands Hotel. See list.

Picnic lunches are provided where appropriate. For Kili we recommend that you make up your own personal goody-pack of snacks that you particularly enjoy; this should not weigh more than about 1kg.
We are often asked about gratuities - these, of course, are always at your discretion. Tipping guidelines.

Apart from a valid yellow fever certificate no other health documentation is needed to enter Tanzania. Please consult your doctor regarding what medical precautions you should take prior to your journey. Care should be taken on how to deal with the possibility of catching malaria see details.

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

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