8 Day Climb with Safari to Tarangire & Ngorongoro Crater
This itinerary is recommended throughout the year.
16th September 2022: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) at 2010 with flight Delta 9244.
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.
17th 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.
18th September2022: 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 📥
25th September 2022:
We will collect you from Mweka Village when you finish your climb and will return you to The Outpost Lodge for your overnight stay.
26th September 2022: Your safari driver will collect you at around 0730 from The Outpost Lodge and transfer you to Tarangire National Park for a game drive. Late afternoon transfer to the Karatu for overnight at Marera View Lodge.
27th September 2022: Transfer to crater rim (around 1 hour). Descend into Ngorongoro Crater for full day game drive before a late afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your 2120 departing flight to Amsterdam with Delta 9244.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This following information is provided to reassure prospective climbers that there is a straightforward way to enjoy the incredible tourism and adventurous opportunities that Tanzania offers, while ensuring that returning home afterwards is stress-free.
Kilimanjaro’s Western Breach is a beautiful and breathtaking place but represents the most risk-associated assault route to Kilimanjaro’s summit, of the four options currently sanctioned by Tanzania National Parks.