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Why is there a difference in price with tour Operator?
A: We are a local owned operator. We do not have offices or employees in foreign countries that add to the cost. Cheap operators may sacrifice safety equipment, certified guides, poorly maintained vehicles, neglect proper cooking preparations, exclude private sanitary facilities, poor group equipment; the list can go on and on. Overpriced operators pay a hefty premium for top internet ad space, include unnecessary days on and off the mountain, mail costly promotional material, or simply charge thousands more to illicit an increased sense of security and/or comfort.
Can I have my Clothes washed while on Safari?
A: Most safari lodges and camps offer a complimentary laundry service (some have a small fee) weather permitting, however please note that undergarments are often excluded. You may wish to bring a small supply of liquid laundry soap.A: Most safari lodges and camps offer a complimentary laundry service (some have a small fee) weather permitting, however please note that undergarments are often excluded. You may wish to bring a small supply of liquid laundry soap.
How rugged is a camping safari?

A: On a camping safari, guests and staff sleep in private tents in designated campsites in or near the national parks. Kilele Climb staff setup the camp and prepare all meals while you relax, read and eat snacks. Our camps consist of tents set up around tables and chairs. Whenever possible, Kilele Climb uses more remote campsites to make your camping experience more private. There are toilet and shower facilities at almost all the campsites although the level of cleanliness varies.A: On a camping safari, guests and staff sleep in private tents in designated campsites in or near the national parks. Karibu adventure staff setup the camp and prepare all meals while you relax, read and eat snacks. Our camps consist of tents set up around tables and chairs. Whenever possible, Karibu adventure uses more remote campsites to make your camping experience more private. There are toilet and shower facilities at almost all the campsites although the level of cleanliness varies.

On Camping Safaris, what Equipment does Kilele Climb provide?
A: Kilele Climb provides camping equipment including tents, sleeping mattresses, tables and chairs. We also provide all cooking equipment for safari. Please see our safari packing list for items you should bring with you to Tanzania If you need to rent equipment such as sleeping bags or other gear please email us.A: Karibu adventure provides camping equipment including tents, sleeping mattresses, tables and chairs. We also provide all cooking equipment for safari. Please see our safari packing list for items you should bring with you to Tanzania If you need to rent equipment such as sleeping bags or other gear please email us.
How Does Kiele Climb choose lodges and tented camps on safari?
A: We organize your holiday specifically to your requirements. With our detailed knowledge of the country and the lodges we will make sure that you visit the area that you want to see and stay in the lodges most suited to you and your budget. We also make sure that you visit the right place at the right time of year and take the right type of transport to get to your destination. We have no affiliation with any of the lodges so are totally objective in our choice. We try to visit all the lodges regularly and we judge them solely on quality of the accommodation, service and value for money. Our experienced and professional consultants are committed to matching your every need, rather than simply prescribing set itineraries.A: We organize your holiday specifically to your requirements. With our detailed knowledge of the country and the lodges we will make sure that you visit the area that you want to see and stay in the lodges most suited to you and your budget. We also make sure that you visit the right place at the right time of year and take the right type of transport to get to your destination. We have no affiliation with any of the lodges so are totally objective in our choice. We try to visit all the lodges regularly and we judge them solely on quality of the accommodation, service and value for money. Our experienced and professional consultants are committed to matching your every need, rather than simply prescribing set itineraries.
What to bring on safari?
A: It really depends on what type of safari you have chosen. In any case, the following is recommended: Flashlight; Sunscreen, Lip salve; Sunglasses, Sun hat; Insect repellent; Binoculars; Camera with zoom lenses; Spare memory cards and batteries; Towel, Toiletries; Long sleeved shirt; Long trousers; Warm sweater; Sleeping bag; Small daypack. View our safari packing listA: It really depends on what type of safari you have chosen. In any case, the following is recommended: Flashlight; Sunscreen, Lip salve; Sunglasses, Sun hat; Insect repellent; Binoculars; Camera with zoom lenses; Spare memory cards and batteries; Towel, Toiletries; Long sleeved shirt; Long trousers; Warm sweater; Sleeping bag; Small daypack. View our safari packing list.
Who travels with us on safari?

A: During lodge safaris, you will be accompanied by a trained wildlife guide. Our guides have at least 6 years of experience on safari and have taken several language and wildlife courses. If you choose an adventure camping safari, you will also travel with a cook who will prepare all of your delicious meals while in the bush. As with any Kilele Climb-arranged trip, we will only combine tourist groups at the clients’ request.

What drinks are available on safari?

A: On most safaris alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic are not included in the all-inclusive daily rate. At lodges and near some campsites, alcoholic drinks and sodas are available for purchase.A: On most safaris alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic are not included in the all-inclusive daily rate. At lodges and near some campsites, alcholic drinks and sodas are available for purchase.

What is a typical menu on a camping safari or Kilimanjaro climb?

A: During a camping safari, Kilele Climb provides three meals a day as well as afternoon snacks. We also provide all of your bottled drinking water. After your game drive, a snack with tea or coffee will be waiting for you at the campsite. You will have a choice of fresh popcorn, cake/peanut or sliced fruits.A: During a camping safari, Karibu Adventure provides three meals a day as well as afternoon snacks. We also provide all of your bottled drinking water. After your game drive, a snack with tea or coffee will be waiting for you at the campsite. You will have a choice of fresh popcorn, cake/peanut or sliced fruits.

What types of food are served on safari?
A: The following are a sample of our menu items:

Breakfast

  • Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Milo
  • Toast, Biscuits with Margarine, Jam and Peanut Butter
  • Eggs, bacon and sausage
  • Porridge
  • Fresh fruits: Mango, Banana, Avocado, Watermelon, Oranges & pineapple

Lunch

  • Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Soup
  • Sandwich with Meat or Cheese, Boiled Egg
  • French fries(chips with roast chicken, beef or vegetable source)
  • Sweet corn, banana fritter or Chef special for a day
  • Fresh fruits and Fruit Salad: Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Carrots
  • Kilele Climb favourite meal

Dinner

  • Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate
  • Soup
  • Roasted Chicken, Beef or Fish
  • Potatoes, Rice, Pasta
  • Fresh Vegetables: Carrots, Peas, Tomato, Beans
  • Tanzania chef special for a dayA: The following are a sample of our menu items: Breakfast.
Are children allowed on safari?

A: YES. In Tanzania, travelling with children is quite easy as many lodges and camps have no restrictions.

What are The Big Five?

A: The Big Five were originally the animals most sought after by hunters. They were the fiercest animals, the animals that hunted the hunters. They include rhino, elephant, lion, leopard and Cape buffalo and today are the animals that tourists most want to see when visiting Tanzania’s national parks. You can see all five of these animals during a visit to Northern Tanzania.A: The Big Five were originally the animals most sought after by hunters. They were the fiercest animals, the animals that hunted the hunters. They include rhino, elephant, lion, leopard and Cape buffalo and today are the animals that tourists most want to see when visiting Tanzania’s national parks. You can see all five of these animals during a visit to Northern Tanzania.

What is the Wildebeest Migration?
A: The wildebeest migration is the annual movement of 1.2 million wildebeest and zebra between Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Kenya&339;s Maasai Mara National Park. The migration is usually in the Serengeti from late December until late August, making these months the best for wildlife viewing in the Serengeti. The best months to view the migration are generally January through March when the migration is in larger herds. The highlight of the migration occurs during a two week period in February when the wildebeest give birth to 8,000 calves daily.
How close do I get to the animals?

A: It is important to follow the park regulations. The guide is not allowed to drive off the tracks to approach animals. Normally, the guide should keep a distance of at least 25 meters from the animals; however, some animals actually come near vehicles or stay close to the tracks. So, you will most likely get up close and personal with the wildlife, sometimes close enough to reach out and touch the animals. As much as it sounds good, it is not a good idea; remember that the parks are not zoos, animals are not tamed and close encounters can be dangerous! It is much better to stick to your camera!

Do I have to pay Extra for Taking Pictures inside the Parks?

A: Absolutely No. You can film and photograph as much as you want, so remember to bring spare batteries and sufficient memory cards. But note that most likely you will be asked to pay if you take pictures of the locals. However, professional TV crews need to apply for special filming permits.A: Absolutely No. You can film and photograph as much as you want, so remember to bring spare batteries and sufficient memory cards. But note that most likely you will be asked to pay if you take pictures of the locals. However, professional TV crews need to apply for special filming permits.

What Safari is right for me?

A: We can customize your safari to accommodate your schedule. Our safaris typically range from 3 to 6 days. A minimum of 4 days is recommended for a safari that includes the Serengeti.

Can I extend my Safari?
A: Sure. We provide just a few popular itineraries that work well with a typical schedule. If you would like to discuss a longer Safari we would be happy to accommodate and review our additional Safari extension options.
What Languages are Spoken?
A: Tanzania’s official language is Swahili. All Kilele Climb guides also speak English, with some of our guides conversant in French, German, and Spanish.