Modes of Travel While on Safari for Veterinary Continuing Education
After a day in Arusha, we take an early morning flight with Coastal Aviation aboard a small plane from Arusha Regional Airport to Kogatende Airstrip in the northern Serengeti. The flight takes approximately 1 hour, provided there are no other stops.
This is a thrilling way to view where you will be going, and if you are lucky, you may be invited to take the co-pilot’s seat.
Once at Kogatende, we will be met by our guides, who will drive up the day before and then remain with us for the entirety of the trip – taking us to each different park and back to Arusha.
Many different safari companies have a similar arrangement, but initially drive into the parks, then leave at the end via bush plane. We like the reverse.
Small planes strictly limit your baggage weight. So if you are a little over, you can send it with the guides that leave the day before, or more likely, if you happen to make any purchases at the market in Mto wa Mbu, you don’t need to worry about weight or space.
The safari vehicles we use are custom modified land cruisers or Toyota trucks that have pop-up roofs and extra-large windows.
The vehicles are also equipped with a small refrigerator and electrical charging stations.
Each participant has a comfortable, individual seat next to a window.