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Gladiola Adventures Aims to Introduce Americans to Tanzania This Black History Month

1/9/2014, 12:17 p.m.
Mount Kilimanjaro (mountain in Tanzania).

Arusha, Tanzania - Tanzania-based tour operator Gladiola Adventures is offering Americans two special Tanzanian itineraries this February 2014, in celebration of Black History Month. With a goal of making more Americans aware of Tanzania, its stunning natural landscapes and its wildlife, Gladiola Adventures is offering a nine-day Tembo Safari and a six-day Machame Route Mount Kilimanjaro Trek.

For adventurers, Gladiola Adventures is offering a nine-day Tanzania Tembo Safari. The tour kicks off with a day on Lake Manyara and its surrounding park, famous for its tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos and big flocks of birds. Safari-goers spend the next two days in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Serengeti National Park for game viewing. Travelers next travel to the Ngorogoro Conservation Area for two days, where they have the opportunity to descend into the Ngorogoro Crater to see the magnificent unbroken caldera and visit the boma (traditional homes) of the Maasai people. The next day, the tour drives through the Maasai land to Empakai Crater for a half day hiking trip. At Tarangire National Park, the group caps off the tour with a full day game drive in a park famous for its big herds of elephants, baobab trees and tree-climbing pythons. Accommodations throughout the safari include stays at Ilboru Safari Lodge, Farm House Luxury Tented Camp, Kati Kati Luxury Tented Camp, Rhino Lodge and Maramboi Luxury Tented Camp. The Safari is available from $5036-$6273 per person, depending on party size. For more information about Gladiola Adventures' Tembo Safari, please visit http://gladiolaadventure.com/index.php/2012-12-17-12-31-34/2013-04-16-10-02-16/tanzania-tembo-safari.

One of the most popular routes for Mount Kilimanjaro trekkers, the Machame Route offers spectacular views of the mountain's surroundings. The trail circles around Mt. Kilimanjaro and can normally be trekked in 6 days (but extra days can be added for acclimatization at the Shira or Barafu base camps). The hike begins through the natural rainforest to reach Machame Camp, situated in a clearing in the forest, and ends at Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro. The trek is available from $1773- $1967 per person, depending on party size. For more information on the Machame Route Mount Kilimanjaro Trek, visit http://gladiolaadventure.com/index.php/machame-route.

Both tours include the costs of accommodations, inner-Tanzania transportation, all meals and the services of professional tour guides.

About Gladiola Adventures

Gladiola Adventures is a Tanzania-based tour operator with a small, dedicated team working to introduce the many natural wonders of Tanzania-including Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro-to international travelers. A provider of luxury safaris, unique cultural tours, mountain treks and beach holidays, Gladiola Adventures strives to give travelers an enriching, educational and unforgettable experience of Tanzania's nature, wildlife and culture.