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Kambona Mollel - Guide Operator

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Discover Photo Safari

Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara are spectacular and understandably popular destinations and we visit these National Parks. But this trip includes cultural visit where you can find out about the way of life of the Maasai who live on the Ngorongoro highland. 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 nearby Arusha town for overnight.

Mount Meru Hotel
DAY 2

Ngorongoro Conservation

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. On the way you will see the small villages of Mto wa mbu, Great Rift Valley and Karatu with unique views of the high altitude rain forest surrounding the crater rim. Descend down the crater with picnic lunch for a half-day game drive. In the evening enjoy dinner and overnight at the lodge. Read more

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
DAY 3

Ngorongoro Crater

Enjoy breakfast and depart for a half or full day of game viewing on the crater floor of one of Africa's true wonders of nature, home of rhino, elephant and lion coexisting with a large variety of antelopes. We will have lunch on the Crater floor. After lunch continue game viewing and in the early evening drive back to the Hotel on the crater rim for leisure, dinner and overnight at the lodge Read more

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
DAY 4

Lake Manyara

Drive to Lake Manyara National Park, then afternoon game drives around Lake Manyara. This park is famed 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. It also has a large elephant population. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the Lodge on the Great Rift Valley Escarpment. Read more

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
DAY 5

Tarangire

In the morning drive to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy lunch and then a late afternoon game drive in the park. You will find early morning and late afternoon are the best times to observe birds and animals. During the heat of the day much of the wildlife rest under cover. You should look under trees and bushes for the pricking ears of animals raising their heads. Also watch in the trees for the dangling tail of a leopard as it lies on a branch. One of the most striking features of this park is the majestic, old baobab trees. With their massive silvery trunks, spindly branches and gourd-like fruits, they are Strange and impressive trees. Tarangire is also the home of a large number of elephants and bird-life. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the lodge Read more

Tarangire Sopa Lodge
DAY 6

Tarangire

A Full day game drives in Tarangire where it is possible to see the rare fringe-eared Oryx. Enjoy lunch either on the safari or back at camp. Later we will have dinner and overnight at the lodge

Tarangire Sopa Lodge
DAY 7

Arusha & departure

After breakfast, drive out with game viewing on our return to Arusha. Arrive for lunch where a day room is prepared at the lodge for you before your flight back home.

Dayroom Mount Meru Hotel

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Arusha
Day 2
Location Ngorongoro
Day 3
Location Ngorongoro
Day 4
Location Lake Manyara
Day 5
Location Tarangire
Day 6
Location Tarangire
Day 7
Location Arusha City

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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