GIKU 501F

7 Day TK Lemosho Climb, Day Trip to Arusha National Park, Materuni Waterfall, Hot Springs & 5 Day Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti - With Flight and 2 Days on Zanzibar

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

30th August 2024: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) on flight TBA.

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 first nights stay.

Arusha National Park

31st 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.

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

1st September 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 7 day TK Lemosho β€˜Advantage Series’ climb, finishing on 7th September 2024.

7 day TK Lemosho Route

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

7th September 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.

Materuni Waterfall

8th September 2024: On this day trip you'll be collected by your driver at around 0700 for transfer to Materuni Village - north of Moshi - to begin your hike to the waterfall at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, where you have the option to swim in the very cold glacial waters!

After visiting the waterfall, we hike to the local village for a traditional Chagga lunch.

Hot Springs

This is probably the best place to swim. Emanating from within the earth, the geo-thermally warmed water is constantly renewed and is therefore very fresh and clear and clean. It’s a very pleasant place to spend a couple of hours to relax before or after a climb.

Hot Springs

Late afternoon return to Arusha for your overnight stay at The Outpost Lodge.

Optional: if requested, your safari guide will come to Arusha Planet Lodge for your pre-climb briefing at approximately 1900, 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

9th September 2024: Your safari guide will collect you from your hotel in Arusha at approximately 0730 to start your safari. Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire National Park for a game drives. Late afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro Crater Rim for overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.

10th September 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.

Late afternoon transfer with game drives en route to central Serengeti for overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati in the Seronera Region.

11th September 2024: Morning game drives in the Seronera Region of Serengeti in search of the Serengeti's permanent predator population. Afternoon transfer with game drives en route to Mawe's Gnu Migration Camp for your first night's stay.

12th September 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.

Afternoon game drives within the heart of the wildebeest migration in hopes of witnessing the annual Mara River crossing. 

Late afternoon return to Mawe's Gnu Migration Camp for dinner and overnight.

13th September 2024: Embark on early morning game drives in the Mara region of Serengeti to witness the Wildebeest Migration. Later in the morning, transfer to Kogatende airstrip for a flight at 1020 to Zanzibar, arriving at 1300. Upon arrival at Zanzibar Airport, a driver from Pongwe Beach Hotel will be ready to transfer you to your hotel.

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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Zanzibar

13th to 15th September 2024: You will be met by driver in Zanzibar for transfer to Pongwe Beach Hotel for your 2 night's stay at Pongwe Beach Hotel in one of their Beachfront Suites on a half board basis.

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.

When considering an ascent of Kilimanjaro we frequently receive enquiries about what climbers should expect in terms of temperatures and precipitation. While this information is of course useful, it tells only a very small part of the story in terms of informing a climber how they should prepare.

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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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