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Escape The City Safari

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Kambona Mollel - Guide Operator

Africa VIP Travel

Africa VIP Travel has a reputation for excellence in Tanzania and East Africa.

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Escape The City Safari

Visit the spectacular and understandably popular destinations of the Ngorongoro, Serengeti, and Lake Manyara National Parks. The trip includes two cultural discovery days where you can find out about the way of life of the people living here. Many tourists pass through these areas leaving only a cloud of dust, but with the unique Africa VIP Travel connections we will enjoy some of the local culture. Our goal is to enrich your experience of this part of Africa and ensure more of the benefits of tourism reach the locals directly.

DAY 1

Arrival Day in Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met by a car and transferred to a Hotel near the town of Arusha for the night.

Planet Lodge
DAY 2

Lake Manyara Game Drives

Drive to Lake Manyara for lunch, (approximately 2 1/2 hrs) then enjoy an afternoon game drive around Lake Manyara National Park. This park is famous for the bird life around the soda lake – flamingos in particular, and is home to unusual tree climbing lions and also known as home of primates. In addition it also has a large elephant population. You will stay overnight at the lodge Read more

Country Lodge Karatu
DAY 3

Game Drives Serengeti

Drive to Serengeti National Park arriving for a late lunch at the Hotel, and then enjoy a late afternoon game drive. You will find the Serengeti to be endless rolling grasslands criss-crossed with shallow forested valleys, a virtual play home to millions of wildebeests, zebras, gazelles and a number of larger predators, making this one of the world’s most famous wildlife vistas. We will enjoy dinner and overnight at the tented camp. Read more

Serengeti Thorn Tree Tented
DAY 4

Serengeti Game Drives

Enjoy a full day game drive and lunch in the Serengeti National Park, with dinner and overnight at the tented camp.

Serengeti Thorn Tree Tented
DAY 5

Serengeti Game Drives

Enjoy our second full day in the Serengeti National Park enjoying the beauty of the park and its restless creatures. We will again enjoy dinner and overnight at the tented camp.

Serengeti Thorn Tree Tented
DAY 6

Ngorongoro Conservation

Drive to Ngorongoro for lunch (approx. 4hr) via Oldupai gorge, visiting a historic museum where what is believed to be the first human skull was discovered. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure with dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Country Lodge Karatu
DAY 7

Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive

We descend into the crater for a full day tour in the crater including a picnic lunch. You will find Ngorongoro is a collapsed volcano creating an incredible natural amphitheater teeming with all of the African big game. That evening we enjoy our dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Country Lodge Karatu
DAY 8

Drive Back to Arusha

Drive to Arusha for lunch and use of a day room before your flight back home.

Day room at Planet Lodge and

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Arusha
Hotel Planet Lodge
Day 2
Location Lake Manyara
Day 3
Location Serengeti
Day 6
Location Ngorongoro
Day 8
Location Arusha

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee
  • Flying doctor evacuation

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

11 Reviews

Roxana Bacon, United States

I have summited Mt. Kilimanjaro three times. The second climb, on the longer route, was with Kambona. I chose him again for my third climb, a trek with a dear friend who survived cancer and had to miss my second climb. The only guide I would select for such an important and emotional trip was Kambona. Trips with him are transforming. No one knows or respects the Roof of Africa more than Kam. No one has a better team, a more organized camp, a more thorough approach to conditioning, or more delicious meals. Every part of the trips were perfectly planned, and attention to the details ensured a comfortable and safe journey. Every climber on both trips made it to the top with plenty of energy, a great attitude and a wonderful sense of community with the fellow hikers. I have hiked several other significant mountains in South America, New Zealand and the U.S. with excellent guiding companies. None of these guides, however experienced, came close to matching Kambona's superb skills. He is respectful, quick to laugh and a delight to climb with. Within a few hours he knows what each climber will need in terms of support (physical and emotional) to make it to the top and back safely. I think he is part mystic, even though no one can be more down-to-earth. Kambona's safari work is equally expert. He speaks of the land with the knowledge and love of a native, which he is. I recommend him without reservation to anyone considering a safari, a climb or a cultural/natural tour of the incredibly beautiful Tanzania. Read more

Tad Pinkerton, United States

I've climbed Kili twice with Kambona and his company, Africa VIP Travel, and been on a week-long safari as well. The first climb was with just three of us, and the second involved a group of nine. It was a great experience both ways--Kambona was very good at working with a large group as well as just a few of us. He is especially good at helping each individual succeed in reaching the Kili summit safely and successfully. On safari, he and his crew had an amazing ability to spot wildlife and take us to where they could be found. Our accommodations and food were outstanding, especially the private luxury tent camp in the Serengeti. And my fourth experience was the most impressive: when our large group wanted to make a donation to benefit a school in Kambona's village, he agreed to be the general contractor to see that all the money was spent prudently on building improvements, sending us updates and photos as the work progressed. Read more

Denise Burke, United States

I have a nickname for Kambona Ole Tirra Mollel (owner/operator/guide - Africa VIP Travel). I call him Kambo . . . as in Rambo . . . to acknowledge his uncanny strength and superior skills in conquering a foe such as Mt. Kilimanjaro trek after trek. With his myriad outdoor leadership and safety credentials, one feels secure trekking with Kambona and his superior team of porters/cooks/guides. It is no wonder that guides and operators from other Kilimanjaro hiking companies seek his advice time and time again along the trek and in camps at the end of the day. Many times along the arduous trail ("Pole, pole!"), our group saw Kambona cater to the needs of other hikers who had been neglected by their own trekking companies. With great care, consideration, and a keen eye for detail, Kambo rallies his trekkers and calms their nerves until, before they know it, they are gazing at the plains of majestic Africa at sunrise from Uhuru Summit. It is a life changing experience, and there is no better person to take you to the top of Kilimanjaro than Kambo, Mountain Warrior Read more

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