8/24 classic safari

Hi anyone on the 8/24 classic safari?


  • Hi Donald. Is 8/24 your Day 1? We're arriving in Arusha on 8/20 and our Tauck Day 1 is 8/21, so perhaps there will be some passing of ships in the night!

  • Yes 8/24 is the first day of our tour. What tour are you on?

  • We're on the Classic Safari leaving from Arusha on 8/21. Have a great trip!

  • HEY, We will be enroute in Kenya when you all arrive in Arusha~ Have a great time...

  • When we went back thru Arusha on our way to Kenya, our driver guide pointed out a street where they filmed some of the movie ”Hatari”. I actually recognized it. I ‘own’ the movie. “Hatari” in Zwahili means danger.

  • Nedda, have a fabulous trip and keep us posted.
    Sealord, Hatari sounds like great study material before our journey! Will try to find online. We're still collecting our immunizations and now need to buy permethrin for our clothes. There's always something else!

  • Hi everyone, sitting in the gardens at the Arusha Hotel. Husband lost his iPhone on the flight from Amsterdam to here. Luggage never made the plane but they are used to this happening they said and the drivers picking up guests today or tonight will get it. Hopefully. Great wi-if at the hotel, esp in the public areas. Came in late at night - really bumpy dirt roads to hotel which sits behind a concrete wall and gate. Room is lovely with netting all around the bed. Bacon is not like ours at home! LOL. Foliage is amazing!!!!

  • Lovely photo Nedda. So sorry to hear your hubby lost his phone. The bacon is British style bacon, I can’t wait to have it, I hate American bacon it’s so fatty. Much easier to trim off the fat on the British style. I guess it’s what each person gets used to and part of the fun of traveling. I wish I was there!

  • Thanks for posting, Nedda. Brings back so many memories of such an amazing trip!

  • Thanks for sharing. We are going soon and I am getting excited! Enjoy your trip

  • Nedda why airlines where you on?

  • It will be the Delta KLM flights. There is not much choice to Arusha, we are flying Qatar, hte other choice is Ehthiopian

  • Have you had luggage problems with delta/klm

  • 6 of us flew KLM from Amsterdam to Arusha last August. We didn’t have any issues. There were at least 12 from our safari on that flight. No one had any problems with their luggage.

  • Did you put locks on your luggage? Did anyone use the Tauck duffle as carry on?

  • On the 9/21 KT Safari. Anyone else on this trip?

  • edited August 10

    Donald, on our first K and T four, our luggage came twenty four hours later. We always use zip ties on luggage, not locks because even the TSA approved locks are usually gone when we get our luggage. If we use zip ties, at least we can tell straight away if the luggage has been tampered with. Second time, luggage arrived with us.

  • We used locks on the K &T safari and the South Africa elegant adventure. They weren’t tampered with.

  • We used locks on our K and T tour. No problem. We did stay overnight in Amsterdam to break up the flights and attempt to minimize luggage issues.

  • Nedda: Thanks for posting the great pic and hope your issues have been resolved. Is that your room? Looks luxurious!
    All: We'll be flying Delta from Boston to AMS, and KLM from AMS to Arusha. Are you recommending locks on the luggage during the flights? I thought they weren't allowed.

  • edited August 11

    Diana, that’s why we use zip ties. We pack a small pair of scissors in one of the outside pockets of each suitcase. We have been doing this for years all over the world. The scissors have never disappeared. We carry a supply of ties in the outside pockets for each hotel or plane move.

  • Thank you, British, for the detailed instructions. My husband just found a bunch of zip ties and we'll try to use your scissor trick. Cheers!

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