Roane Travel Africa Add Ons

mount kilimanjaro
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ABOUT MOUNT KILIMANJARO:

  • Located in Moshi, Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania that has quickly become one of the most popular mountain climbs in the world. In addition to being the highest mountain in Africa, it is also the highest single free-standing mountain in the world at 9,341 feet above sea level and about 16,100 feet above its plateau base. Unfortunately, because of its shrinking glaciers and icefields, Mount Kilimanjaro is also the focus of many scientific studies. 

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Whether it be a Half-Day Photographic Tour, a Full-Day Base Camp Climb, or a 6+ Day Trek, Mount Kilimanjaro has options for people of all ages and physical capabilities. We can take care of everything from all accommodations and meals to make sure that you are able to see and experience this famous mountain that so many, including Brooks, have climbed before!

ngorongoro crater

ABOUT THE NGORONGORO CRATER:

  • The Ngorongoro Crater, which was created when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself, is the largest intact caldera in the world. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 measuring 16-19 km in diameter with walls of 400-610m in height. It is renowned both for its geological splendor and for being a natural reserve which is home to some of the densest large mammal populations found anywhere in Africa. Due to the enclosed nature of the Crater, it has virtually formed its own ecosystem in which the animals interact differently than anywhere else in the wild.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • After spending 1 night in Arusha, TAASA Lodge & Roane Travel Design will help you plan a safari that includes Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park and The Ngorongoro Crater before making your way to TAASA. This trip extension is typically 2  extra days and includes 2 nights in the Ngorongoro Crater. Please let us know in your submission if you are interested in pricing & potentially adding this on.

beach vacation in zanzibar

ABOUT ZANZIBAR:

  • Enjoy a few days relaxing on the beach, exploring the marine wildlife and experiencing the unique culture of Zanzibar. Zanzibar consists of many small islands off the coast of Tanzania. Stone Town, which is located on the main island, is a historic trade center with Swahili and Islamic influences. Filled with 19th-century landmarks and winding lanes, Stone town is an incredible place to go to learn about the history of Zanzibar and the Slave Trade. On the northern shore, you’ll enjoy turquoise-blue water, shallow sandbars and small nearly deserted islands virtually unvisited by tourists. Zanzibars Indian Ocean offers world-class water-sports including scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing, and sailing on traditional local dhows.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Unwind after an emotionally packed week on the beautiful white sand beaches of Zanzibar. Enjoy 3-7 nights at one of the many luxurious hotels located on the crystal clear waters of the Indian ocean. Roane Travel Design is able to book everything you need. Please mention you are interested in this extension in your inquiry to TAASA Lodge.

Swim with the whale sharks in mafia island

ABOUT MAFIA ISLAND:

  • Mafia Island is a small island off the coast of mainland Tanzania. The island is part of Tanzania's Mafia Archipelago, in the Indian Ocean. The waters surrounding Mafia Island are protected by the Mafia Island Marine park and are filled with an abundance of wildlife; Whale Sharks, turtles, dolphins and many more! The main ecosystems on the island are mangrove swamps, coastal forests, scrublands and grasslands. Explore this untouched island and its incredible wildlife!

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • After a week on safari with the land animals, head to Mafia island to explore the ocean wildlife Tanzania has to offer as well! Enjoy 3-7 nights at one of the two main hotels located on the crystal clear waters of the Indian ocean. In the months of October - Jan, swim with Whale Sharks, scuba dive the untouched reefs of the area, and snorkel with the wildlife. 

gorilla trekking
in rwanda

ABOUT RWANDA:

  • Notorious for the 1994 gruesome genocide, Rwanda, the so-called land of a thousand hills, is now a safe and increasingly popular travel destination. The country's main attraction, the mountain gorillas, have miraculously survived—even thrived—despite a devastating civil war that brought poachers, settlers and rebel soldiers into their rugged park refuge. 

    The ethnically motivated war, which attracted worldwide media attention and eventually was made into the movie Hotel Rwanda, resulted in the massacre of at least 1 million people between April and July 1994. Since then, however, the news out of Rwanda has mostly involved positive change and gradual reconciliation. Local and international tribunals have dealt with the perpetrators of the genocide, and the country held its first elections in 1999, paving the way for the unveiling of a democratic constitution and peaceful presidential election in 2003. 

    The Volcanoes National Park, home to the rare mountain gorillas, reopened in July 1999, and travelers can once again visit these gentle giants made famous by Dian Fossey.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • After your safari at TAASA Lodge, fly right from Lobo Airstrip (near TAASA In the Serengeti) to Kigali, Rwanda. Spend 1 night in Kigali and visit the emotional and touching Rwanda Genocide Museum. From there, make your way to Volcanoes national park for 2 nights of adventure - gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking. Let Roane Travel Design help you plan your extension to Rwanda! - When you inquire about the group expedition, don’t forget to mention you are also interested in an extension!

visit Victoria falls in Zimbabwe

ABOUT ZIMBABWE:

  • ZImbabwe is a landlocked country in Southern Africa known for its diverse wildlife, amazing landscapes and world famous Victoria Falls. On the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls makes a thundering 108m fall into the narrow Bakota Gorge. Spend your time in Zimbabwe bungee jumping, ziplining, white water rafting, safaring, fishing or taking a microlite over the falls. No matter the age, Zimbabwe is full of adventure for everyone!

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Either before or after your time at TAASA, fly from JRO to Victoria Falls (VFA). Our team will meet you at the airport and take you to one of our amazing lodges on the Zambezi river. Spend the next few nights exploring the wonders of Zimbabwe before departing for your next destination. 

explore UGANDA

ABOUT UGANDA:

  • A landlocked country in East-Central Africa, Uganda is bordered by Kenya, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania! It is popular for including a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, one of the African Great Lakes named after Queen Victoria. Furthermore, Uganda is known for its tea, tobacco, and cotton production, but is also extremely popular for the endangered mountain gorillas that reside in the country's mountains. 

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS:

  •  After your safari at TAASA Lodge, fly from Lobo to Entebbe to spend three nights exploring Uganda. On Night 1, relax and unwind after your flight. The next morning you will take a flight to Kihihi where you can explore the area and enjoy an afternoon at leisure at your lodge. From there, spend the next day gorilla trekking with local guides, rangers, and trackers in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest before enjoying your final night in Kihihi. Finally, after breakfast at your lodge, you will be transferred from your lodge to the airport where you will continue to your onwards flight home! 

cape town, south africa

ABOUT CAPETOWN:

  • Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum.
    The city is known for its harbor, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is home to 49% of the Western Cape's population.
    Furthermore, Cape Town is rightly famous for its wine production, with a viticultural history dating back to the 1650s. Cape Town's Mediterranean climate, with its rainy winters and long, dry summers, provides the perfect growing conditions for grapes.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • For this itinerary, we propose staying at least four nights in Cape Town, mixing in a tour or two throughout each day! Some of the tours are even offered as both Half and Full Day options to better accommodate families with younger children. Our favorite tours include a Cape Point Tour (includes Chapmans Peak Cape Point, Funicular, and Boulders Beach), A City & Table Mountain Tour (includes Bo Kaap, Table Mountain and other city highlights), a Robben Island and City Tours, a Shark Cage Diving Experience, a Cape Point and Peninsula Tour, and a Winelands Tour.

  • Another option would be to spend a few days in Franschhoek exploring the Winelands for two nights with an option to take the Franschhoek Wine Tram!

Egypt

ABOUT EGYPT:

  • Egypt, country located in the northeastern corner of Africa. Egypt's heartland, the Nile River valley and delta, was the home of one of the principal civilizations of the ancient Middle East and, like Mesopotamia farther east, was the site of one of the world's earliest urban and literate societies.

  • Between the massive Nile River, ancient treasures and museums, fascinating history, vast deserts and stunning beaches, Egypt is quickly becoming one of the most popular trip add-ons. This destination is more than just museums, but consists of experiential adventures custom built into each itinerary. 

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Besides touching the pyramid, visiting majestic templates, or visiting bright and lively local markets, our team loves the customization opportunities that Egypt has to offer. Common itineraries include spending a few nights on a Nile River Cruise to explore different regions, taking a Hot Air Balloon Ride over the river, riding camels in front of the Pyramids, having dinner with local families, taking a beach trip to the Red Sea, and so much more! We recommend spending at least 6 nights in this incredible destination, but would propose ten nights to get the complete Egypt Experience.