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Arusha National Park, 8 Day Kilimanjaro Climb & 8 Day Safari to Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro & Serengeti - With Flight

This safari itinerary is recommended for the discerning traveller visiting from July to October - 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.

Arrival

9th August 2024: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

Once you have completed customs formalities and collected your luggage, please exit the airport building and then look out for our driver who should be wearing a black Team Kilimanjaro t-shirt and carrying a placard with your name on it, who will be waiting under a shelter for you at the meeting point outside. Our driver will transfer you to The Outpost Lodge for your overnight stay.

Your chief guide will come to The Outpost Lodge for your pre-climb briefing at approximately 1800, during which he will introduce himself, brief you on everything that will be happening throughout the duration of the climb, check any kit that you may have concerns over, issue any kit hire items that have been requested and he will also deal with any final pre-climb administration and answer any questions you may have.

Arusha National Park

10th August 2024: Collected from your hotel in Arusha at around 0730. Transferred by vehicle to Arusha National Park Gate for registration. Proceed with vehicle to viewpoint at end of vehicle track.

From here, we walk towards the Ash Cone, to an altitude of around 2,400 metres, with picnic lunch along the way, achieving a useful, low intensity acclimatisation day prior to starting your Kilimanjaro climb tomorrow.

On a clear day, this vantage point affords excellent views of Kilimanjaro’s peak, 42 miles away.

After lunch, descend on foot to vehicle and begin a short safari around the Momella Lakes where we hope to see some of the following: giraffe, elephant, hippo, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest.

Late afternoon, return to The Outpost Lodge in Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Kilimanjaro

11th August 2024: Your mountain guide and supporting crew will collect you from your hotel at approximately 0730 to transfer you to Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Gate to start your open 8 day TK Lemosho β€˜Advantage Series’ climb, finishing on 18th August 2024.

8 day TK Lemosho Route

A comprehensive itinerary of this route is available to download here πŸ“₯

18th August 2024: We will collect you from Mweka Village when you finish your climb and will return you to The Outpost Lodge for your overnight stay.

Optional: if requested, your safari guide will come to The Outpost Lodge for your pre-climb briefing at approximately 1800, during which he will introduce himself, brief you on everything that will be happening during the safari, and answer any questions you may have.

Safari

19th August 2024: Pick up at around 0830 from your hotel in Arusha for transfer by vehicle to Tarangire National Park for guided game walk and game viewing.

Tarangire Walking Safari

Afternoon transfer to Mawe's Baobab Tented Camp for dinner and your first nights stay. 

20th August 2024: After a leisurely morning breakfast at the camp, full day game drives in Tarangire National Park.

The Tarangire National Park is known as a wonderful birding destination and also features large numbers of game, particularly during the dry season, when the Tarangire River is the only source of water in the area. The landscape is of particular interest too, due to the high number of scenic baobab trees.

Late afternoon return to Mawe's Baobab Tented Camp for your overnight stay.

21st August 2024: Morning game drives in Tarangire National Park. Afternoon transfer to Lake Manyara for your overnight stay at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.

22nd August 2024: Morning game drives in Lake Manyara.  Late afternoon transfer to Lake Eyasi for your overnight stay at Ziwani Lodge.

23rd August 2024: Very early morning transfer from your lodge to a location recently reconnoitred by your local Eyasi guide, where we will find some Hadzabe Bushmen hunters to join on their morning hunt, learning aspects of hunting and survival training along the way. Afterwards, we move to a larger settlement where we meet the Hadzabe ladies and learn some of their foraging skills.

Late afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for your overnight stay at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.

24th August 2024: Early morning descent into Crater for game drives in hopes of witnessing the Big 5. In Africa, the Big Five is made up of the lion, rhinoceros, leopard, elephant and Cape buffalo. All of these animals are viewable within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, including the crater and are protected thanks to the wildlife conservation efforts of Tanzania.

Afternoon transfer to central Serengeti with visit to the Maasai boma, Olduvai Gorge and Shifting sands en route to Seronera region.

Late afternoon transfer to Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge for your overnight stay.

25th August 2024: Morning game drive en route to northern Serengeti in pursuit of the Wildebeest Migration, to include patrols along the Mara River in the hope of witnessing the the River Crossing.

Afternoon transfer Mawe's Gnu Migration Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

26th August 2024: Early morning transfer to launch site in the Mara Region of Serengeti for hot air balloon ride in aerial pursuit of the Great Migration.

Upon your return from the hot air balloon safari, your guide will rendezvous with you for afternoon game drives. Late afternoon, you will be transferred to TWC's Mara Under Canvas Tented Camp for your first night's stay.

27th August 2024: Full day game drives amidst the heart of the Wildebeest Migration, encompassing patrols along the Mara River in the anticipation of witnessing the annual highlight of the world’s safari calendar - the River Crossing.

Afternoon return to TWC's Mara Under Canvas Tented Camp for your overnight stay.

28th August 2024: Morning game drives in the Kogatende region of Serengeti. Afternoon transfer to Kogatende airstrip for flight at 1455 to Arusha, arriving at 1820. Met by driver at Arusha Airport and transferred to your hotel in Arusha.

Safari route map

This map is not a comprehensive description of movements and shows only a selection of approximate landmarks along the safari's intended route.

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Departure

1st September 2024: You are required to check out of your hotel by late morning. However, if you desire to explore the town for the day, you can leave your bags with the reception and continue to utilise the hotel's facilities. Inform us if you require a guide or want to arrange any special activities for the day.

Ensure you are prepared for your airport transfer at least 3 hours before departure to allow ample time for check-in. Your flight, TBA, is scheduled to depart from JRO at TBA.

Images of accommodation featured on this page are representative of the hotel / camp / lodge generally, and do not necessarily reflect the room you will be allocated.

This safari itinerary is recommended from November to April when we expect the migration to be in the south.

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If you want to make a significant, positive contribution towards cleaning up Kilimanjaro and help us return its ecology to a pristine wilderness environment, please make use of the following payment facility:

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Frank John Fund
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As from March 2021, PCR testing (or rather, sample-taking) is now available at Seronera and Ndutu airstrips in the Serengeti. This facility has been implemented to prevent clients having to either curtail their safaris or dissect their safaris with a journey to Arusha or, more recently, Karatu (FAME Hospital), mid-safari - so as to satisfy the "less than 72 hours old" validity rule that most airlines are required to enforce. 

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