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Family Safari in Tanzania

Tanzania

10 days from $11,695 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

1 Night Arusha 2 Nights Tarangire National Park 3 Nights Ngorongoro Conservation Area 3 Nights Serengeti National Park

This safari captures the very best of East Africa and the perfect adventure for family vacations with children 12 and older. You will explore the rugged landscape of Tarangire National Park, a unique safari backdrop with rolling grasslands, vibrant swamps and forests of enigmatic baobab trees, which according to legend were planted “upside down” for growing too tall and proud. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater and roam the great plains of the Serengeti in search of the migratory herds of zebra and wildebeest and their territorial predators: lion, leopard and cheetah. 


Highlights

Explore the famed Serengeti plains, the greatest wildlife region of East Africa, in search of migratory herds of zebras and wildebeest and their territorial predators: lion, leopard and cheetah.

Discover Africa of yesteryear at Oliver’s Camp, in the remote southern reaches of Tarangire National Park. Designed to reflect the early days of East African safaris, the family room is yours to call home

Experience the gentle rhythms of Gibbs Farm, a historic lodge on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Enjoy the simple pleasures, like the serenity of a sunrise over the savanna, fiery sunsets and starry nights around a campfire, sharing the day’s adventures.

Accommodations

1. Golf Safari House

Tanzania, Arusha

Golf Safari House is a 10 bedroom boutique hotel nestled within a beautiful wildlife crescent, a short buggy ride from Kilimanjaro Golf Club. Blending modern luxury with African coastal style, the rooms provide guests the perfect degree of comfort. All are en suite and offer complimentary Wi-Fi. A central courtyard with a swimming pool and bar offers an area of relaxation. The chefs prepare everything from delicious breakfasts, refreshing lunches, afternoon teas and sundowner cocktails that can be enjoyed around the swimming pool or in the garden. Evening campfires and delightful dinners ensure a great night’s sleep before or after a safari. Dietary requirements can be catered for, if notified in advance. Whether for a short or extended stay, there is plenty to do, and optional activities, range from early morning horse rides, golf on the 18-hole champion golf course, touring a fragrant coffee plantation in Arusha or hiking and canoeing around Kilimanjaro and Lake Duluti.

2. Oliver's Camp

Tanzania, Tarangire National Park

Set in the southern reaches of Tarangire National Park, Oliver’s Camp is an echo of the early days of East African safaris; when the camp offered a warm bed and crackling fire at the end of the day, yet the real magic was out there in the wilderness. The spacious tents are beautifully appointed with camp-style wardrobes, chairs, safe, en-suite bathroom with outdoor shower and flush toilet. The private verandas have magnificent views of the horizon punctuated by the silhouettes of the ever-present baobab trees. In the main area, deep leather sofas invite you to relax and watch the restless wilderness beyond. Oliver’s specializes in delicious meals, breakfasts are continental with bacon and eggs made to order, and lunches are light and fresh. Come nightfall, meals are taken communally in the dining tent. Whiskies are poured around the campfire and safari tales are told late into the night. There is a well-stocked library tent where you can escape after dinner.

3. Gibb's Farm

Tanzania, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Overlooking the Great Rift Valley and the Ngorongoro Forest, Gibb’s Farm is a refurbished coffee farm with a warm, rustic luxury atmosphere. The main farmhouse and cottages, each with a unique theme, offer the warmth and charm of another era, with all of the modern amenities. The cottages have eucalyptus floors, hand-crafted furniture, two queen-size beds, indoor and outdoor showers, a fireplace and private veranda. The main farmhouse features a charming living room, dining rooms, outside verandas, a gazebo and gift boutique. A large, open fireplace offers a welcome spot to relax in the early evening, to enjoy a glass of wine and good conversation. Throughout the day, the culinary team dishes up delectable cuisine. Garden grown organic vegetables and locally raised meat, farm-fresh milk, cream and baked goods provide the healthy, nutritious ingredients for sumptuous breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. The farm’s organic vegetable and terraced flower gardens provide a wonderful sanctuary for afternoon tea or a quiet walk to impart a sense of contentment and well-being.

4. Namiri Plains

Tanzania, Serengeti National Park

Namiri Plains is in a remote corner of the Serengeti, in an area that was closed for two decades as a reserved cheetah conservation and breeding program. Today, this is big-cat territory, where cheetah roam, and lion and leopard hunt undisturbed. The small, exclusive camp is designed to maximize the views. The elegant and spacious en suite tents, feature double vanities, an indoor shower, that leads out onto the deck to a private outdoor bathtub. Between game drives relax in the main lounge  and watch the wildlife roaming the surrounding plains,  enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool, or a rejuvenating treatment in the spa or in the comfort of your suite. In the evening, gather to recount the day’s adventures beside the campfire before dinner is served in the dining tent or under a glittering canopy of stars. The camp is solar and generator powered.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Arusha, Tanzania

With a warm welcome upon your arrival, you’ll be transferred to your delightful accommodations in Arusha, northern Tanzania’s safari capital. (D)

Golf Safari House

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Day 2. Arusha / Tarangire National Park

Begin your journey to Tarangire National Park, best known for its large elephant population and the majestic baobab trees that dwarf the animals that feed beneath them. After settling into your safari lodge, grab your camera and meet your expert ranger to set out for a late afternoon game drive. Tonight, you will be immersed in the African safari experience as you dine beneath the stars. (BLD)

Oliver's Camp

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Day 3. Tarangire National Park

Join your expert ranger for morning and afternoon game viewing activities. Tarangire National Park, with its river providing the only permanent water supply during the dry season, supports a great diversity of wildlife — elephants, giraffe, buffalo, lesser kudu, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah. (BLD)

Oliver's Camp

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Day 4. Tarangire / Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Set out early this morning for Lake Manyara. The seasonal flamingos lining its shore provide the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. Large herds of elephant roam the park and your ranger will diligently seek out the park’s fabled tree-climbing lions and countless wildlife photo opportunities. Continue on to your lodge, perfectly situated to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ngorongoro Crater. (BLD)

Gibb's Farm

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Day 5. Ngorongoro Crater

Descend some 2,000 feet to explore the crater floor of this extinct, collapsed volcano. You’ll be in awe of the wildlife concentrated here. Zoom in on the elephants wandering along well-worn tracks. Listen for the roaring lion guarding its large pride. Gazelle quietly graze, surrounded by zebra and wildebeest, and you might spot the endangered rhino feeding down by the lake. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to your camp. (BLD)

Gibb's Farm

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Day 6. Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The day is at leisure to fill with the many activities offered at Gibb's Farm. Join the staff in their early morning bread making ritual or experience traditional coffee cultivation and roasting, just as it has been done for generations. Explore the farm and gardens or nearby forests and hike to the waterfall and "elephant caves." Spend some time with the farm carpenters building school desks. A donation fee of $70.00 per desk covers the cost of the material, Gibb's Farm donates the labor. Join the team when they deliver the desk, a very rewarding way to participate in village life. (BLD)

Gibb's Farm

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Day 7. Ngorongoro / Serengeti National Park

Take a short flight and drive to the great Serengeti — “endless plains” in the Maasai language. While the exact timing is difficult to predict, here is where more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle and a quarter-million zebra gather for annual migrations, attracting large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena. (BLD)

Namiri Plains

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Day 8. Serengeti National Park

Depart early in the morning for your first game drive of the day. Collect a gallery of thrilling images as the morning unfolds: a lioness relaxing after her morning hunt; alert elephants carefully guarding their young as they traverse the bush; a startled warthog running with tail erect; ungainly herds of wildebeest grazing alongside zebra. Relax at camp until the day cools down and the animals become more active before setting out for your afternoon game drive. (BLD)

Namiri Plains

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Day 9. Serengeti National Park

During morning and afternoon game viewing activities, your ranger continues to lead you to the locations where you are able to observe the wildlife quietly and at your leisure. Watch the many species of game grazing in close proximity to your camp as the sun sets over the savanna. (BLD)

Namiri Plains

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Day 10. Serengeti National Park / Depart

It is time to savor your last morning in Tanzania. After a short flight to Arusha, you’ll enjoy lunch and a place to relax at a day room reserved for your use at a charming lodge. Later tonight, you are transferred to the airport for your onward arrangements. (BL)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Sep 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $13,795
Single Room Supplement From N/A
Children From $5,895
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2020 - Dec 15, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $11,695
Single Room Supplement From N/A
Children From $4,895
Departure Dates Dec 16, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $13,795
Single Room Supplement From N/A
Children From $5,795

**Surcharges Apply Dec 24 - Jan 01. Prices based on 2 adults and 1 child sharing, under the age of 16 years.

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Make a difference and dedicate a bit of your time, expertise and physical labor to schoolchildren in Tanzania! Devote a morning to sawing, hammering and sanding to create a school desk.  When construction is complete deliver to a classroom in need. An additional night's stay at Gibb's Farm, is recommended to include this activity.

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