VIP Climb and Safari

Hemingway Climb & 3 Day Safari to Serengeti & Ngorongoro

21st February 2022: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) at 1535 on Qatar Airways.

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 Gran Melia Arusha for your overnight stay in a twin-share Red Level Junior Suite (on a half board basis).

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. 

You can download the recommended packing list here πŸ“₯

Kilimanjaro

22nd February 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 8 day TK Lemosho β€˜Hemingway Series’ climb, finishing on 28th February (assuming VFR-compatible weather for the helicopter).

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

8 day TK Lemosho Route

28th February 2022: Assuming weather conditions allow helicopter descent and transfer, you should arrive back at Gran Melia in time for lunch - depending on your descent pace from the summit.

Evening transfer to Onsea House for dinner. After dinner, a driver will transfer you back to Gran Melia for overnight.

If weather conditions do not allow helicopter descent, you'll need to complete your descent to Millennium Camp today and we'll then need to arrange an alternative flight from Kilimanjaro direct to Ndutu on 1st March at 1545, where you'll be met at 1650 and transferred to Serengeti Under Canvas for showers and dinner.

Safari

1st March 2022: Our driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer you to Arusha (ARK) airport at approximately 0530, to allow time to travel to the airport at least 1 hour before check-in for your Coastal Aviation flight departing from Arusha at 0745 and arriving at Ndutu at 0850.

Your safari guide will meet you at Ndutu airstrip when you land at 0850. Game drives in Serengeti. Transfer to AndBeyond's Serengeti Under Canvas for overnight in a twin-share room.

2nd March 2022: Game drives in either the Ndutu region of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, or Serengeti - dependant on where recent game sightings indicate is optimal. Late afternoon transfer by vehicle to AndBeyond's Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for dinner and overnight, with game drive en route. 

3rd March 2022: Early morning descent into Ngorongoro Crater for game drive. Late afternoon transfer to Manyara airstrip for Coastal Aviation flight at 1740, arriving to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) at 1830.

Met by KIA Lodge driver and transferred the 5 minute journey to KIA Lodge to use their day room to shower, and to have dinner. Transferred at around 2000 back to JRO airport to check-in for your flight on Qatar Airways at 2250 to Manchester.

Safari route map

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

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

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

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This safari itinerary is recommended from July to October when we expect the Migration to be in the Kogatende region of northern Serengeti.

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

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