8 Day Climb with Safari to Ngorongoro Crater
This itinerary is recommended throughout the year.
17th September 2022: 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.
18th September 2022: At leisure in Arusha. Let us know if you need assistance with a town tour, buying Tanzanite, etc, and we'll send a guide to assist. Overnight at Outpost Lodge.
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.
19th September 2022: 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 ‘Advantage Series’ climb, finishing on 26th June 2022.
A comprehensive itinerary of this route is available to download here 📥
26th September 2022: We will collect you from Mweka Village. Ordinarily, we would stop at Moshi for lunch en route to Arusha for overnight. However, since it is your wish to proceed straight to safari, please:
- Be ready to descend all the way to Mweka Camp at 3090m altitude on the penultimate day of your climb.
- Note that we will provide packed lunches to allow you to begin the journey back to Arusha immediately on exiting Kilimanjaro National Park.
Late morning: Transfer back to Outpost Lodge to collect left luggage, change vehicles, and proceed directly to Marera View Lodge for overnight (a short drive from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area entrance gate).
26th September 2022: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater rim and descend into crater for full day game drive before a late afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your late evening departing flight home.
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.
Safari prices per person in USD
|No. in group 👉||Solo||2 🧍||3 🧍||4 🧍||5 🧍||6 🧍||7+ 🧍|
|RAME 202 Safari||$1,110||$750||$640||$620||$600||$580||$560|
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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:
Following Frank John's sad passing away in March 2022, some former climbers have requested the opportunity to contribute towards helping Frank's surviving wife, Clara, cover the costs for the family.
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.
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, only 29,000 of these majestic creatures survive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Although there is no requirement to have a PCR test for COVID in order to enter Tanzania, many climbers are nonetheless required by their airline to show evidence of a negative COVID test before boarding the flight home.