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8 Day TK Lemosho Climb With a 7 Day Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti - With Flight

This safari itinerary is recommended for the discerning traveller visiting from May to the end of June - as this is when the migration is expected to be in the Grumeti Region.

Arrival

20th May 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 Gran Melia for your first night stay.

Arusha National Park

21st May 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 Gran Melia in Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Your chief guide will come to your hotel 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.

Kilimanjaro

22nd May 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 29th May 2024.

8 day TK Lemosho Route

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29th May 2024: We will collect you from Mweka Village when you finish your climb and will return you to Gran Melia for your overnight stay.

Optional: if requested, your safari driver will come to your hotel at 1800 to brief you about the next few days events and to answer any questions you may have about your safari arrangements.

Safari

30th May 2024: Pick up at around 0730 from your hotel in Arusha for transfer by vehicle to Tarangire National Park for game drives. Late afternoon transfer to TWC's Maramboi Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight stay. 

31st May 2024: Morning game drives within Tarangire National Park. Afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro Crater rim for your overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.

1st June 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 authentic visit to the Maasai Boma en route to the Seronera Region for overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.

2nd June 2024: Early morning transfer to launch site for hot air balloon ride in aerial pursuit of the Great Migration. 

Afternoon game drives en route to the Grumeti region of Serengeti for dinner and your first night's stay at TWC Lahia Tented Lodge.

3rd June 2024: Full day game drives within the heart of the Wildebeest Migration in the Grumeti region of Serengeti when massive herds of wildebeest arrive to cross the crocodile-infested Grumeti River on their way back to the Mara River region in the far north of Serengeti.

Late afternoon return to TWC's Lahia Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight.

4th June 2024: After a leisurely breakfast at your accommodation, morning game drives in the heart of the Wildebeest Migration. Afternoon return to Lahia Tented Lodge for a hot lunch and some time at leisure by the pool before your afternoon game drives in the Grumeti Region.

Late afternoon return to TWC's Lahia Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

5th June 2024: Morning game drives in the Grumeti Region. Afternoon transfer to Seronera Airstrip for your flight at 1645 with Coastal Aviation, arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) at 1830 for your connecting flight (TBA) to Zanzibar (ZNZ).

Safari route map

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Tipping is a universal custom on Kilimanjaro and on safari and has always constituted a significant proportion of a guide or porter’s salary. It is alleged that there are even companies operating locally that do not pay their staff any salaries and that these workers rely exclusively on tips.

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