MIBL 501F

8 Day TK Lemosho Climb With Arusha Town Tour & 5 Day Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater & 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

Day 1: 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 Mvuli Lodge for check-in and some rest before your Arusha Town Tour.

Late morning pick by TK driver and transferred to Arusha for town tour with guide, concluding with a Bean to Cup coffee planation tour at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Overnight at Mvuli Lodge.

Late afternoon, return to Mvuli Lodge in Arusha for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: For your day at leisure, please let us know whether you need any assistance with organising activities for this day or whether you wish for your guide to accompany you into town for the day.

Afternoon arrival for Bryan at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) at 1310 on flight (UA 7208). for transfer to Mvuli Lodge.

Evening arrival for Michael at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) at 1930 on flight (KL 571) for transfer to Mvuli Lodge.

Day 3: Another day at leisure at Mvuli Lodge. Kindly let us know whether you need any assistance with organising activities for this day for the group.

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

Day 4: 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€˜Excel Series’ climb.

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

Day 11: We will collect you from Mweka Village when you finish your climb and will return you to Mvuli Lodge for your overnight stay.

Optional: if requested, your safari guide will come to Arusha Planet 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

Day 12: 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.

Day 13: 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.

Day 14: 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 nights stay.

Day 15: Full day 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.

Day 16: Morning game drive along the Mara River area, in pursuit of the Wildebeest Migration. 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

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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
Tuesday, April 26th 2022

Following Frank John's sad passing away in March 2022, some former climbers requested the opportunity to contribute towards helping Frank's surviving wife, Clara, cover the costs for the family.

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Help Bring Clean Water to the Maasai
Tuesday, December 21st 2021

Several years ago, Team Kilimanjaro were approached by representatives of the Maasai community that live close to the Lake Natron region of northern Tanzania, with a request to assist villagers in obtaining clean water.

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CAFU 1301
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Help Us Fight Rhino Poaching
Wednesday, October 20th 2021

It is estimated that since the turn of the previous century, the world has lost more than 99% of its rhino population, and that today (figure updated on 15th January 2024), only 24,431 of these majestic creatures survive. (See more details on poaching and species numbers at the World Animal Foundation's website.)

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VIP Series Comparison
Thursday, September 23rd 2021

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Wilderness First Aid Basics
Thursday, September 23rd 2021

Wilderness first aid is the knowledge and ability to effectively address injuries, illnesses, or emergencies outside of modern facilities, out in the wild. Skills include knowing how to dress a wound, treat a burn or bite, or set an injured limb. These are important skills that can save your life or the lives of other outdoor enthusiasts. Learn more and be better prepared for your next hiking or backpacking adventure.

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Many people spend a lot of time and money training and equipping themselves for a Kilimanjaro climb, only to fail in their objective of reaching the summit. Failure is avoidable and we really want trekkers to understand how to prevent it.

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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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Arusha Cycling Club
Wednesday, January 20th 2021

Arusha Pedal Series club aims to organise a group ride three times a week - on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, and Saturdays. All keen cyclists are welcome to join.

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Dangerous to climb Kilimanjaro?
Friday, January 1st 2021

We read widely divergent estimates of deaths on Kilimanjaro, but how dangerous is it really? In this post we share our own experience of the dangers.

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Dealing with COVID in 2021
Thursday, December 3rd 2020

First of all - you can definitely still climb Kilimanjaro during COVID-19! There is absolutely no impediment within Tanzania. Issues only potentially arise with your own country's rules.

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