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Tanzania Wildlife Safari 2017

AIRFARE INCLUDED

Tanzania

14 days from $7,995* per person

* Prices are in US dollars, Based on double occupancy, incl. taxes & fuel surcharges, restrictions apply

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.

 

**All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes, departure taxes and September 11th Security Fees are included. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 50% deposit due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received, the program is non-refundable. To protect your investment, trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists. CST # 207144-20.


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

Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, Mount Meru Hotel lies on several acres of lush landscape, surrounded by breathtaking vistas rich with a diverse array of wildlife, etched against the fertile slopes of this beautiful mountain. Accommodation is an experience of understated African opulence, open space and natural light.  Each room features air-conditioning, a mini bar, electronic safe, satellite television with pay-per-view movies, complimentary Wi-Fi, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Take in the spectacular views from the privacy of your room as you bask in the glow of an African sunset. 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 Shoppe 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 area 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 Manyara National Park, Rift Valley and Ngorongoro highlands.  On clear days even Oldonyo Lengai, a sacred mountain to the Maasai, can be seen.  The spacious tents are set on ample wooden decks with private verandas overlooking the Rift Valley and Manyara Lake.  Tent amenities include large beds with mosquito nets, en-suite bathroom, 24 hour electricity, a charging outlet with 110/220volt for devices and cameras, telephone and Wi-Fi.  Meals are served in the mess tent located in the center of the camp.  After a game drive or nature walk, unwind in the lounge, indulge in some reading time in the small library or simply relax and enjoy a dip in the swimming pool.

3. Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp

Tanzania, Lake Eyasi

Situated on the shores of Lake Eyasi, Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp is a few hours’ drive from Ngorongoro Crater and about half a day’s drive to the Serengeti.  Across this seasonal soda lake, the Alipi escarpment wall rises 2,000 feet up into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, providing a stunning view. The camp is beautifully set in a palm and acacia forest and is part of a 200-acre family-owned farm with a natural spring nearby which feeds into the lake. The tents are built on a permanent wooden platform with a palm thatched roof.  Each of the spacious and comfortable tents has a hand carved bed, an enclosed bathroom and shower with hot water, and a stunning view of the lake.  Electricity is provided by a silent generator. There is a dedicated Wifi area, free of charge.  The dining room faces the lake and has a full bar service.  Delicious freshly cooked meals, made with locally produced ingredients, including dairy products from the camp’s own cows and vegetables grown at nearby farms. The camp also has a swimming pool which looks especially inviting after a long walk or a game drive.

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.  All rooms are attractively and tastefully built in old colonial farm style and rustically decorated with local materials.  The rooms are spacious and comfortable and have en-suite bathrooms with showers and equipped with telephones and internet access.  All rooms have a private veranda.  The main building contains 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 all year round are normally served in the main building and sometimes a buffet lunch is set-up around the swimming pool.

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. Washington Dulles / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Depart from Washington Dulles on board your Ethiopian Airlines flight to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Day 2. Addis Ababa / Arusha, Tanzania

When you arrive in Addis Ababa, connect to your onward flight to 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 3. 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 4. 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 5. 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

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Day 6. 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

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Day 7. Lake Eyasi / Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Depart from Lake Eyasi and continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Tour the farm or take a hike to the Empakai and Olmoti Craters. This afternoon visit a Maasai village. (BLD)

Ngorongoro Farm House

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Day 8. 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. (BLD)

Ngorongoro Farm House

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Day 9. 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 10. 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 11. 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 12. 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 13. Serengeti / Arusha / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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 for your evening departure flight on Ethiopian Airlines. (BL)

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Day 14. Washington Dulles

Arrive home today with memories to last a lifetime.

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Aug 21, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $8,465
Single Room Supplement From $1,075
Departure Dates Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $8,465
Single Room Supplement From $1,075
Departure Dates Sep 11, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $7,995
Single Room Supplement From $1,075
Departure Dates Sep 18, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $7,995
Single Room Supplement From $1,075
Departure Dates Oct 2, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $7,995
Single Room Supplement From $1,075
Departure Dates Oct 16, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $7,995
Single Room Supplement From $1,075
Departure Dates Nov 6, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $7,995
Single Room Supplement From $1,075
Departure Dates Nov 20, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $7,995
Single Room Supplement From $1,075
Departure Dates Dec 4, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $8,465
Single Room Supplement From $1,075
Departure Dates Dec 11, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $8,465
Single Room Supplement From $1,075
Departure Dates Dec 18, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $9,095
Single Room Supplement From $1,075

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

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

International Airfare from Washington DC & Internal Airfare is included in Land Arrangements. Based on space availability.

Included in Land Arrangements

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