KAKI 401

7 Day TK Rongai Climb - Advantage Series with a 4 Day Safari to Tarangire,  Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Ndutu

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


19th January 2024: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) on flight (ET 815) at 1310.

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.


20th January 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 7 Day TK Rongai Route β€˜Advantage Series’ climb, finishing on 26th January 2024.

7 day TK Rongai Route Map

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

26th January 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 your hotel 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.


27th January 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 drive. Late afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge on the Crater's rim.

28th January 2024: Early morning descent into Ngorongoro Crater for game drive in hopes of witnessing the Big 5. In Africa, the Big Five is made up of the lion, rhinoceros, leopards, 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 the Lake Ndutu region of Ngorongoro Conservation Area with visit to the Maasai boma, Olduvai Gorge and Shifting sands.

Late afternoon transfer to TNS Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge for your overnight stay.

29th January 2024: Early morning transfer to launch site for hot air balloon ride in aerial pursuit of the Great Migration.

Spend the afternoon exploring southern Serengeti. Late afternoon transfer to TWC's Lake Masek Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

30th January 2024: Morning game drives in the Lake Ndutu area of Ngorongoro Conservation Area within the heart of the Wildebeest Migration.

Afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight (ET 814) departing at 1720.

Safari route map

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