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From Arusha to the Kuro Airstrip

September 19th, 2013

After our stay at the Arusha Coffee Lodge and a briefing about our upcoming Elewana safari trip it was time to head to our first hotel in the bush:)

After a pickup drive from Arusha to Arusha Airport we boarded our private Cessna plane which was quite an adventure and I would advise to anyone suffering from motion sickness to take your medication at least two hours in advance to make it through;)

Our pilot from Arusha to Kuro Our pilot from Arusha to..

The flight in itself was really nice and it's a great way to get a birds eye view from the Tarangire National park where we were flying to. The Kuro Airstrip is the way to get in the park if you're flying and the flight will take about 20 minutes from Arusha.

After our flight and arrival at Kuro we received a very warm welcome from our Tarangire National Park rangers Elly and Alex who were amazing throughout our stay in the park and collected us at Kuro with fresh drinks and snack.

The Kuro Airstrip is really just an air strip so don't expect an airport but everything you'll need will be there: drinks, fresh towels and some toilets! The small building located next to the air strip contains two units of toilets which came in handy:)

Our group splitted into two groups after a briefing and we sat in the car with Elly who took us on our first game drive through the Tarangire National Park in direction of the Tarangire Treetops Lodge which lies outside of the park and a few hours drive from Kuro.

Arusha Airport for the Elewana Skysafari Arusha Airport for the..

The location of the Tarangire Treetops Lodge turned out to be more than perfect. Outside of the park to be able to go on night safaris (which is not aloud inside Tarangire NP) and have the freedom to go on game drives without bumping into many other tourist jeeps and of course the amazing setting of the lodge which is simply stunning.

The hotel has a beautiful water whole where elephants, baboons, lions, warthogs and all kinds of wildlife come to drink on hot days and while enjoying breakfast or lunch you will be able to watch this water spectacle, pretty unreal!

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Travel Tips for Arusha Tanzania:

Where to stay in Arusha: Tarangire Treetops Lodge is one of the most beautiful properties Elewana has to offer and the setting and the staff are just a dream

What to do in Arusha: Make your request for Elly the guide at Tarangire, he will make your safari even more special

Where to eat in Arusha: Tarangire Treetops

Travel Pictures of Arusha, Tanzania

  • Our pilot from Arusha to Kuro Our pilot from Arusha to Kuro
  • Arusha Airport for the Elewana Skysafari Arusha Airport for the Elewana Skysafari
  • Bird's eye view from Tarangire Bird's eye view from Tarangire
  • Arusha Airport Tanzania Arusha Airport Tanzania
  • Taking off at Arusha Airport Taking off at Arusha Airport
  • The 'Gate The 'Gate
  • Arriving at the Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire NP Arriving at the Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire NP
  • Our pickup 4WD's at Tarangire National Park Our pickup 4WD's at Tarangire National Park
  • Cape Buffalo Skull at Kuro Cape Buffalo Skull at Kuro
  • Kuro Ranger Post in Tarangire National Park Kuro Ranger Post in Tarangire National Park
  • Kuro Airport Toilets Kuro Airport Toilets
  • Souvenirs at Arusha Airport Souvenirs at Arusha Airport
  • Arriving at Arusha Airport from Coffee Lodge Arriving at Arusha Airport from Coffee Lodge
  • Pick up transfer at Kuro Pick up transfer at Kuro
  • Our perfect guide Elly at Tarangire National Park Our perfect guide Elly at Tarangire National Park

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Name: Mari
Age: 26-33
Travel type: Couples vacation

Travel Blog

From Arusha to the Kuro Airstrip
Continent: Africa
Country: Tanzania
City: Arusha
Period: Sep 2013
Lenght of stay: 1 day
Views: 1714

Travel Review

Liked: The flight was really a great way to avoid long hours driving from destination to destination.
Disliked: Motion sickness on board of the Cessna, please take medication 2 hours before take-off.
Trip Rating: Excellent

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