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Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Tanzania

12 days from $6,195 per person

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

1 Night Arusha 2 Nights Tarangire National Park 2 Nights Lake Eyasi 2 Nights Ngorongoro Conservation Area 4 Nights Serengeti National Park

The Highlights of Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Seek out the Big Five on game drives within Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. Along the way, interact with Maasai herdsmen, mingle with villagers at a local market and join the nomadic Hadzabe hunters as they gather food.

 


Highlights

Explore the rolling plains of the Serengeti, the greatest wildlife region of East Africa.

Discover the Ngorongoro Crater, an ancient caldera teeming with wildlife.

Experience a morning of walking and hunting/gathering with the Hadzabe Bushmen.

Enjoy the impressive highlands views on optional hikes to the Empakai and Olmoti Craters.

Accommodations

1. Mount Meru Hotel

Tanzania, Arusha

Mount Meru Hotel is etched against the fertile slopes of beautiful Mount Meru, sister peak to Africa’s highest summit, Mount Kilimanjaro. Take in the spectacular views from the privacy of your room. Each room features air-conditioning, a mini bar, electronic safe, satellite television, international plug points, Wi-Fi, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. For your meals, the hotel offers a choice of three different restaurants: the Main Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and buffet dinner; the Specialty Restaurant serves international cuisine for lunch and dinner; and the Coffee Shop features light meals until late in the evening. Additional amenities include a Forex counter, business center, Tanzanite jewelry store and a pool with a children’s area.

2. Maramboi Tented Camp

Tanzania, Tarangire National Park

Maramboi Tented Camp is in a 62,000 acre concession set aside for conservation by the local Maasai Community. Close to the shores of Lake Manyara and located in the migratory corridor of Manyara and Tarangire, the camp’s location is extraordinarily rich in wildlife and offers stunning views of the Rift Valley. On clear days even Oldonyo Lengai, a sacred mountain to the Maasai, can be seen. The spacious tents are set on raised decks. Each tent has a private terrace overlooking the Rift Valley. Tent amenities include large beds with mosquito nets, en-suite bathroom, 24 hour electricity, telephone and a charging outlet with 110/220volt for devices. Meals are served in the restaurant located in the center of the camp. After a game drive or nature walk, unwind in the lounge, indulge in some reading or simply relax and enjoy a dip in the swimming pool.

3. Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp

Tanzania, Lake Eyasi

Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp is set on the shores of Lake Eyasi. Designed to blend in with the natural environment, the spacious tents are built on wooden platforms with palm thatched roofs. All the tents have stunning views of the lakes and each features a hand carved bed, en-suite bathroom, equipped with hot water shower, flushing toilet and a cozy chaise lounge on the veranda. Carefully created to be low-impact, electricity is provided by a silent generator. Meals are served in the central dining room, while the comfortable lounge is the perfect place to relax before or after dinner. The swimming pool is especially inviting after a long walk or a game drive. The camp has a dedicated complimentary Wi-Fi area.

4. Ngorongoro Farm House

Tanzania, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Farm House is a small and exclusive lodge reminiscent of days gone by. Facing the Oldeani Volcano, it nestles in a 500-acre coffee farm, located just 2.5 miles from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Lolduare entrance. The rooms are built in old colonial farm style and rustically decorated with local materials. The spacious rooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers, large beds with mosquito nets, a private terrace, 24 hour electricity, telephone and a charging outlet with 110/220volt for devices. The main building houses the lounge, restaurant and a spacious deck offering spectacular views of the Oldeani Volcano. Excellent home-made cuisine using the dairy products and fresh vegetables produced by the farm is served in the restaurant. Depending on the weather dinner can also be served on the deck. Additional amenities include a swimming pool, souvenir shop and complimentary Wi-Fi.

5. Private Mobile Camp

Tanzania, Serengeti National Park

Kati Kati is a mobile style camp strategically located in Central Serengeti. The tents offer comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy an authentic safari camp experience. Each tent has en-suite facilities with a large bed, bucket shower, hand basin, and flush toilet. Lighting is supplied by solar lights. Satellite telephone is available. A cozy mess tent is located in the center of the camp where meals are served. Evenings are spent around the blazing campfire. A lounge tent and library provide a welcome respite for some quiet time. 

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Arusha, Tanzania

Touch down at Kilimanjaro airport where you’ll be greeted and transferred to your well-appointed lodge in a lush garden setting near central Arusha. You’ll soon be meeting your fellow travelers and review your upcoming adventure with your guide. Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day as you please.

Mount Meru Hotel

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Day 2. Arusha / Tarangire National Park

Depart with your naturalist guide to Tarangire where majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park. After settling into your tent, grab your camera and set out for your first game drive. (BLD)

Maramboi Tented Camp

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Day 3. Tarangire National Park

The Tarangire River is the only permanent water supply in the area and supports the park's great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, and elephant. (BLD)

Maramboi Tented Camp

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Day 4. Tarangire / Lake Eyasi

After an early morning walk set out for Karatu and immerse yourself in the daily ritual of life. Mingle with villagers at the local markets and visit a school. Later this afternoon, you’ll arrive at your tented camp on the shore of Lake Eyasi. (BLD)

Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp or similar

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Day 5. Lake Eyasi

Be prepared for an extraordinary cross-cultural experience today when you meet the local nomadic tribes and learn about their traditional lifestyles. Join a local guide and interpreter to walk with the local Hadzabe Bushmen as they hunt using bows and arrows and gather tubers and roots in this dry and rugged landscape. This afternoon, you’ll meet the pastoral Datoga people, who have retained their unique cultural practices - the women still dress in goat skins and adorn themselves with stacks of brass bracelets, clicking rhythmically as they dance. (BLD)

Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp or similar

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Day 6. Lake Eyasi / Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Depart from Lake Eyasi and continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Tour the farm or take a hike to through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the Elephant Caves. (BLD)

Ngorongoro Farm House

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Day 7. Ngorongoro Crater

This morning descend to the 100-square-mile floor of the lush Ngorongoro Crater for a picnic and the chance to observe wildlife. This unique biosphere has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. The stunning landscape combined with spectacular wildlife, makes the crater one of the greatest natural wonders of the planet. This afternoon visit a Maasai village. (BLD)

Ngorongoro Farm House

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Day 8. Ngorongoro / Serengeti National Park

Visit the “cradle of mankind,” the 31-mile-long Olduvai Gorge. Soon, you’ll be on your way to the Serengeti National park, often called the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. Tonight, soak up the sounds of the bush and sink into slumber in your comfortably-furnished spacious tent, complete with ensuite bathroom and bucket shower. (BLD)

Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

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Day 9. Serengeti National Park

Greet another African sunrise as you meet your ranger for a game drive to observe the wildlife at their most active. Perhaps you’ll catch up with a lioness returning from her hunt. After lunch and a siesta, grab your binoculars and set out for an afternoon game drive, returning in time for a hot shower before dinner. (BLD)

Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

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Day 10. Serengeti National Park

Spend the day exploring the park. Your ranger will lead you to locations of outstanding natural beauty where you can observe and photograph the wildlife quietly and at your leisure. After dinner tonight, let the sounds of the night enfold you in the peaceful atmosphere of the wilderness. (BLD)

Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

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Day 11. Serengeti National Park

Observe placid elephants encircling their young while wildebeest graze alongside zebras and antelope. Tonight, join your safari companions in a delicious farewell dinner. (BLD)

Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

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Day 12. Serengeti / Arusha / Depart

Enjoy one last game drive in the Serengeti. After breakfast, travel to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Arusha. Have lunch and relax in a dayroom until your transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward arrangements. (BL)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Dec 4, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $6,195
Single Room Supplement From $995
Departure Dates Dec 18, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $6,195
Single Room Supplement From $995

**Surcharges Apply *Departures as per dates above. Private departures available at a surcharge. Maximum of 10 passengers per departure.

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