FAQs about Climbing Kilimanjaro with TK

The following responses are derived from correspondence with prospective climbers where similar issues have been raised on more than one occasion. Please check this list before asking us any of these questions so that we can aim to minimise delays on correspondence. The answers below are generally given in the first person as they are largely drawn directly from email correspondence.

  1. Questions about booking your climb with TK
  2. Questions about climb costs
  3. What happens before your climb?
  4. What happens on the mountain?
  5. Questions about our staff
  6. Is Kilimanjaro safe?
  7. Why should I book with TK?

Common questions from Kilimanjaro climbers

At USD 2,058 per person with two people sharing, this safari is recommended from December to May, when the Wildebeest Migration is in the south. 

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This safari is recommended from June to October, when the Wildebeest Migration is Northern Serengeti.

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Once you have completed customs formalities and collected your luggage, please exit the airport building and then look out for TK's driver who will be waiting under a shelter for you at the meeting point outside and should be carrying a placard with your name on it. Our driver will transfer you to your standard grade hotel in Arusha for your overnight stay in a twin room on a bed & breakfast basis.

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Once you have completed customs formalities and collected your luggage, please exit the airport building and then look out for TK's driver who will be waiting under a shelter for you at the meeting point outside and should be carrying a placard with your name on it. Our driver will transfer you to your standard grade hotel in Arusha for your overnight stay in a twin room on a bed & breakfast basis.

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From USD 2,240 per person, this safari itinerary is recommended from June to November as this is when the migration is expected to be in the Mara Region.

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Friday 1st October 2021: Your safari guide will come to your hotel at approximately 1900 to introduce himself, complete your pre-safari briefing and answer any questions you may have.

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Day 1: Your safari guide will collect you from your hotel at approximately 0730 to start your safari. Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire National Park for a game drive. Afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge for overnight on Crater rim.

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Once you have completed customs formalities and collected your luggage, please exit the airport building and then look out for TK's driver who will be waiting under a shelter for you at the meeting point outside and should be carrying a placard with your name on it. Our driver will transfer you to your standard grade hotel in Arusha for your overnight stay in a twin room on a bed & breakfast basis.

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From USD 1,550 per person, this safari itinerary is recommended from June to November.

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Tuesday 24th August 2021: Your safari guide will come to The Arusha Sheraton Four Points Hotel (own arrangements, not included in price) at approximately 1900 to introduce himself, complete your pre-safari briefing and answer any questions you may have.

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From USD 3,000 per person, this safari itinerary is recommended for the discerning traveller visiting from June to November - as this is when the migration is expected to be in the Mara Region - and who wants to minimise wasted transiting time in the vehicle.

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This safari is recommended in January, when the Wildebeest Migration is in the Ndutu region.

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