Escape to the National Parks of Tanzania to observe in awe, animals in their natural habitat, meet the indigenous Maasai tribe, and travel with local guides who will teach you about their native lands.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
Investment: $4500 per person double (will pair same gender roommates) Call for Solo supplement.
The vast plains of the Serengeti, the lush greens inside a protected crater, teeming with wildlife, from jungle to desert, search the scene for wildlife.
Ten nights on an amazing wildlife viewing safari. This experience is designed specifically for our clients by our local Tanzanian guides. You will experience local foods, music, language and culture. From exploring the markets and streets of Arusha, to bumping along in a four wheel drive jeep, searching out animals in their natural habitat, every day will be a new adventure.
You will stay in delightful safari lodges as well as luxury tented camps. Greeted in song, “Hakuna Matata!”
We work locally to reduce the expenses of the ‘middle man’ and ensure great care on every aspect of your trip. From comfortable accommodations to wonderful food, to transportation, and with delightful, knowledgeable guides. You, as our guests, can sit back and just enjoy the view!
1. Visit 4-5 National Parks in Tanzania to experience different terrain, climate and wildlife
2. Visit with and learn about the customs from an indigenous Maasai family
3. Observe and learn about the animals in their natural habitat from naturalist experts
4. Photograph to your heart’s content during multiple and all day game drives
5. Stay in the bush in luxury tented camps with campfires at night, amazing cuisine, and personalized service
Itinerary – February 11-20, 2022
Day 1 – Arusha
Upon arrival in Arusha, Tanzania at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by our tour staff who will help you gather your belongings and assist at customs and immigration. Then, you will be transferred to your accommodations in Arusha for your first overnight in Africa.
Day 2 – Arusha National Park
We begin our safari adventures with an Arusha National Park game drive. This is the smallest park but has incredibly diverse scenery and wildlife. Game drive through lush forest where rare black and white colobus monkeys can be spotted in the trees. Also keep an eye out for buffalo, giraffes, hippos, waterbucks and so many species of birds. We will head back to the lodge later this afternoon for relaxing time.
Day 3 – Manyara National Park
Situated under the wall of the Great Rift Valley, Manyara is also one of the oldest national parks in Tanzania and the first park on the northern Safari route. It is home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees and grassy flood plains. It is one of two places in the world where you can see the tree climbing lions spreading out along the branches of the acacia trees.
The park also has large herds of Buffalo and ranges of Antelopes and almost 400 species of birds. Flamingos, Pelicans, African Spoonbills, and Hammerkops can be spotted in large numbers on the shores of the lake.
Day 4 & 5 – Ngorongoro Crater
,Today we head to Ngorongoro Crater, part of a group of extinct, dormant and active volcanoes associated with the widening of the Great Rift Valley of Africa. It is the world’s biggest unbroken crater or caldera, which is approximately up to 19km (12 miles) in diameter and stands at over 2,500m (8200ft). This crater is home to lakes, forest, savannah, and an astounding population of about 30,000 animals within 102 square miles. Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Today you will cross the short grass plains to Ngorongoro Crater, with game viewing as we are heading to our camp. Home to the indigenous Maasai tribe, we will visit with them, view their dancing and singing and learn about their way of life. You will meet the chief and his family.
We will descend the 2,000 feet to the base of the Ngorongoro Crater for 2 days of game veiwing. We should be able to spot the “Big Five” elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and African Buffalo. The park also has large ranges of Antelopes and almost 400 species of birds. Flamingos, Pelicans, African Spoonbills, and Hammerkops can be spotted in large numbers on the shores of the lake.
Day 6 & 7 – Serengeti National Park
We will explore the great Serengeti for the next three days. Serengeti National Park is one of the largest and most famous parks in the world because of the annual migration of wildebeest. It covers nearly 6,000 square miles of grassland plains, savannah, kopjes, hills, woodlands, and riverine forest. Serengeti National Park is part of the Serengeti ecosystem. The Serengeti is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and one of the Ten Natural Travel Wonders of the World.
We hope to see many Wildebeest babies being born. Thousands give birth during this time of year to ensure the babies are grown enough before the great migration season starts. The annual migration of over two million Wildebeest and 200,000 Zebra is a sight to behold. Being spring time, we will get the amazing birthing season.
We will continue our search for other animals we haven’t yet seen. Lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and jackals. You will also see Giraffes, Gazelles, Eland, Impalas, Klipspringers and Warthogs, along with fascinating bird species, such as Vultures and Secretary Birds.
Day 9 – Serengeti National Park
After an early departure we will exit the great Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge, wildlife viewing as we travel. You will make a brief stop at a fascinating archeological museum where the remains of the earliest human being were discovered in this area 3 million years ago. After many days of game drives, dusty roads, bumpy jeeps and amazingly fun times, we will enjoy a bit of luxury on our last night before we head back to Arusha. We will stay in a beautiful lodge with a coffee plantation, farm to table cuisine, a pool and delightful grounds. Enjoy the ambiance.
Your Tour Includes:
All ground transportation
3 meals a day
National Park entrance fees
English speaking guides and drivers
Pop top safari vehicles for easy viewing
Your Tour Does Not Include:
International airfare to Tanzania
Gratuities for guides and drivers
Airport tax and Visa fees
Pricing for this trip is $4500 per person based on double occupancy. We will match same gender roommates with twin accommodations. Please call for solo supplement rate if needed.
Deposit of $500 to hold your space.
Final payment is due 90 days before departure.
Your deposit is fully refundable up until final payment date.
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