Tanzania Africa Safari | Adventure People
8 Days
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From $5,575
/ Adult

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What's Included

  • Accommodations - 5-Star Hotel in Arusha & Mid-Range/Luxury Lodges & Camps
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Domestic flight Soranera-Kogatende and Kogatende - Zanzibar or JRO
  • Transfers listed in the itinerary
  • Activities listed in the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Safari 4x4 jeep Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Olduvai Gorge Entrance Fee
  • Maasai Village Boma Visit
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari

What's Excluded

  • International Airfare
  • Airport taxes and excess baggage fees
  • Zanzibar Infrasturcture Tax ($5 per day)
  • Drinks at hotels/lodges/tented camps
  • VISA & Inoculations (if required)
  • Tips for your local guides & drivers
  • COVID Tests (if required)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
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Overview

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with our African Safari in Tanzania. Nestled in the heart of East Africa, Tanzania boasts some of the continent's most breathtaking natural wonders, wildlife-rich landscapes, and is home to some of Africa’s iconic national parks including the Serengeti National Park. Witness the Great Migration, one of nature's most extraordinary spectacles, as millions of wildebeests and zebras traverse the endless plains in search of greener pastures. Experience the pristine wilderness of Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with diverse wildlife. Discover the Tarangire National Park, known for its massive elephant herds, and explore the pristine landscapes of Lake Manyara. With expert guides by your side, you'll have the chance to spot the "Big Five" – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceros – as well as a myriad of other creatures, from graceful giraffes to playful cheetahs. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Maasai culture, visit local villages, and savor delicious cuisine beneath the star-studded African sky. This Tanzania safari promises an exhilarating blend of wildlife encounters, cultural experiences, and breathtaking landscapes that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Adventure Highlights

  • Witness one of the most incredible wildlife spectacles on Earth as millions of wildebeests and zebras traverse the Serengeti plains and the Mara River, a thrilling display of survival and natural wonder.
  • Experience close encounters with Africa's iconic "Big Five" – lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, and rhinoceros – as they roam freely in Tanzania's diverse national parks.
  • Explore the stunning landscapes of Tanzania, from the vast savannahs of the Serengeti to the lush Ngorongoro Crater and the dramatic peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, offering a backdrop of unparalleled beauty.
  • Interact with local Maasai communities, learn about their traditional way of life, and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Tanzanian culture, adding depth to your safari adventure.
  • Beyond the Big Five, discover a wide array of wildlife, including cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, and a vast array of bird species, ensuring each day of your safari is filled with new and exciting wildlife encounters.
  • Experience the Serengeti from a whole new perspective with a sunrise hot air balloon safari, offering breathtaking aerial views of the wildlife and landscapes below, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush.
TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE
June 30, 2024 - July 7, 2024 Guaranteed $5,575

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On our group trips, we offer free roommate-matching and will pair you with a same-sex roommate, so you are never obligated to pay the single supplement fee. 

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Single Supplement is available for an additional fee (based on availability) 

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Daily Itinerary

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our guide will be waiting for you to accompany you to your hotel in Arusha. Resting at the foot of Mount Meru, the sprawling city of Arusha is known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania. It serves as an excellent base from which to explore the remarkably scenic surrounding area which includes majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as the Manyara, Tarangire, and Ngorongoro National Parks.
The city is surrounded by lush coffee plantations and offers stunning views of Mount Meru. If you have time, a hike to the summit of Mount Meru or a visit to Arusha National Park, known for its diverse wildlife and scenic beauty, is a must for nature enthusiasts.

Arusha is a melting pot of cultures, and you can immerse yourself in the local way of life by exploring bustling markets, art galleries, and vibrant street scenes.

INCLUDED:
-- Airport transfer (Est 1 hr)
-- Meals: Dinner

Overnight in Arusha - Gran Melia Arusha Hotel

After breakfast, we’ll drive to Tarangire National Park for our first game drive with a picnic lunch. Tarangire National Park is one of Tanzania's lesser-known but highly captivating wildlife destinations. Located in the northern part of the country, it covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers and is named after the Tarangire River, which flows through the park.
Tarangire is renowned for its impressive diversity of wildlife, making it a fantastic safari destination. The park is home to a wide range of animals, including large herds of elephants, zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, and buffalo. It's also a great place to spot predators like lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Compared to more famous Tanzanian parks like the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire tends to attract fewer tourists. This means you can enjoy a more intimate safari experience with fewer vehicles and a greater sense of exclusivity.

During the dry season (from June to October), Tarangire becomes a crucial water source for wildlife due to its permanent water supply from the Tarangire River. This results in large gatherings of animals, especially elephants, which migrate to the park in search of water and green vegetation.

Bird enthusiasts will be delighted by the park's abundant birdlife. Over 500 bird species have been recorded in Tarangire, making it a prime location for birdwatching. You can spot various species of raptors, waterbirds, and colorful migratory birds, especially during the wet season.

Our lodge this evening is the Ngorongoro Marera Mountain View Lodge, located in an idyllic location in the green Marera Valley just before Karatu village. It serves as a wonderful base for travelers wishing to explore the famous Manyara National Park and interact with Maasai tribes. Designed to be a haven of luxury and relaxation, the 24 rooms are in separate cottages overlooking the Marera Valley and Ngorongoro Forest. Each room has a fireplace with comfortable chairs, a desk with a tea and coffee station, mosquito nets, and a spacious bathroom.

The nearby village of Karatu offers a variety of activities including browsing the bustling marketplace, sampling beer at a local brewery, visiting a traditional homestead, or taking a guided walk through the Ngorongoro Forest in search of waterfalls and caves.

INCLUDED:
-- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
-- Game Drive in Tarangire National Park

Estimated Travel Time Arusha to Tarangire: 3 hours driving
Overnight in Karatu - Ngorongoro Marera Mountain View Lodge

After an early breakfast, you will take a trip back in time, and meet the Hadzabe (Hazda) tribe. This tribe is hunter-gatherers who are one of the last tribes on earth to communicate using a clicking language. Experience their lifestyle and follow the hunters in the bush.
Nearby, you’ll meet the Datoga (blacksmith) tribe and watch them use traditional methods to melt metals and craft tools such as arrowheads, knives, etc, and beautiful jewelry out of molten steel. You can also visit a local village and walk on Lake Eyasi banks with a local guide.

Tucked between the Kidero Mountains in the south and the Eyasi Escarpment in the north, Lake Eyasi is situated in a remote, dry, arid landscape just south of Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti National Park. This seasonal lake features dry salt beds and is home to a variety of birdlife such as flamingos and pelicans. Beautiful surroundings of woodlands, forests, and ancient baobabs beckon to be explored, with numerous excellent walking trails.

As we approach the Maasai village, you'll likely be greeted by Maasai warriors, adorned in their distinctive red shukas (cloaks) and beaded jewelry. The Maasai are known for their warm hospitality and will often invite you to join them with a friendly "Karibu!" (Welcome!). A visit to a Maasai village boma is not only a chance to appreciate their unique culture but also an opportunity to support the local community through tourism. It's a meaningful way to gain a deeper understanding of the rich traditions and heritage of the Maasai people while contributing positively to their way of life.

INCLUDED:
-- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
-- Visit Hadzabe, Datoga & Maasai Tribes
-- Walk the banks of Lake Eyasi

Estimated Travel Time Karatu - Lake Eyasi: 1 hour driving (each way)
Overnight in Karatu - Ngorongoro Marera Mountain View Lodge

After breakfast, we’ll head to the Ngorongoro crater for a game drive and a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we continue crossing the highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the entrance of Serengeti National Park. Along the way, we’ll make a stop at the Olduvai Gorge, an archaeological treasure trove and a window into our distant past. Renowned as the "Cradle of Mankind," this ancient rift valley has yielded some of the most significant hominid fossil discoveries, including the iconic 1.8 million-year-old Homo habilis skull. It offers a remarkable journey through time, showcasing the evolution of early humans and their tools. The gorge's stratified layers have preserved a wealth of fossils, making it a pivotal site for understanding human ancestry and prehistoric life on Earth. Visitors to Olduvai Gorge are treated to a fascinating glimpse into our evolutionary history while surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the Great Rift Valley.

The Serengeti is the most beautiful park in all of Africa, a boundless plain that you can admire from the viewpoint at Naabi Gate. The Great Migration moves in the park in search of fresh pastures by crossing the rivers infested with crocodiles. It is the best park for spotting cats and predators in general. We’ll continue the game drive to our accommodation this evening.

The Serengeti Kifaru Tented Lodge is a wonderful luxury tented lodge inside Serengeti National Park. The lodge is located next to the main Serengeti attractions like Seronera and Central Serengeti game drive circuits, Retima Hippo Pool, the river circuit, and the famous Kopjes of Serengeti.

Our accommodation comprises 8 elevated tented stands. Each comfortable tent is set in the middle of the Serengeti Savannah. Each tent features a private en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, a sitting area, a desk, and a fireplace. Bush breakfasts, sundowners, and bush dinners can be arranged.

INCLUDED:
-- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
-- Game Drive at Ngorongoro Crater
-- Game Drive in Central Serengeti

Estimated Travel Time Karatu to Ngorongoro Crater: 1.5 hours driving
Estimated Travel Time Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti: 2 hours driving
Overnight in Central Serengeti - Serengeti Kifaru Tented Lodge

This morning, embark on a breathtaking journey as the sun paints the Serengeti's vast plains with hues of gold and orange during your sunrise hot air balloon safari over the Central Serengeti. As you gently ascend into the African skies, you'll witness the awakening of the savannah, with herds of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles stirring below. The adventure of a hot air balloon safari over one of Africa’s most famous and majestic national parks is not easily captured in words. The tranquility of the early morning hours allows you to hear the whispers of nature and witness the grace of predators on their morning prowl. This once-in-a-lifetime experience offers a bird's-eye view of the Serengeti's iconic landscapes, providing an unparalleled perspective of the diverse wildlife and breathtaking beauty that make this region a true natural wonder. This is something you really must experience for yourself.

After, we’ll continue our wildlife viewing in Central Serengeti with a full-day game drive inside the park. Situated in the heart of Tanzania, the Central Serengeti encompasses the world-famous Seronera Valley which is known for its prime wildlife-viewing opportunities. This picture-perfect landscape is characterized by endless stretches of savannah-covered open plains interspersed by rocky outcrops of granite and scattered with acacia woodlands and covered in a network of rivers and streams. The Central Serengeti forms part of the great wildebeest and zebra migration and provides an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife such as giraffe, impala, waterbuck, hippo, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, serval, and much more.

INCLUDED:
-- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
-- Hot Air Balloon Safari
-- Game Drive in Central Serengeti

Overnight in Central Serengeti - Serengeti Kifaru Tented Lodge

After breakfast, transfer to the Seronera airstrip for your domestic flight to Kogatende airstrip. Meet your driver guide and move to Northern Serengeti in search for the Great Migration. In Lobo, Bologonya, and the Mara regions in North Serengeti during the summer months (July to October), the herds move north and aggregate before crossing the Mara River full of big crocodiles.

The Tanzania Bush Camps Mara River Mobile Camp operates from July to October each year in the Northern Serengeti, home to some of the most abundant wildlife populations in the world. Guests are accommodated in eight spacious modern tents with private bathrooms and verandahs on both sides to allow for cooling breezes to pass through.
Common areas include a separate large dining/lounge tent and a well-stocked bar serving assorted alcoholic beverages. Other facilities include a modern kitchen tent, a boutique with souvenirs and safari essentials, an in-tent service for snacks and beverages, solar power and a backup generator for electricity, safety deposit facilities, and laundry services. Activities include bush breakfasts, dinners, and sundowners at a private location near the camp.

INCLUDED:
-- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
-- Domestic Flight from SEU to HTMZ
-- Game Drive in Northern Serengeti

Overnight in Northern Serengeti - Tanzania Bush Camps Mara River Camp

Located between the Central Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve to the north, the Northern Serengeti is a remote African wildlife wonderland. The vast, rolling savannah of the Northern Serengeti is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterized by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and riverine woodlands. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and visitors can view the annual spectacle of the half a million migrating wildebeest. Commonly spotted wildlife includes a multitude of plains game such as buffalo, zebra, gazelles, impala, and giraffe as well as lion and leopard.

After breakfast, we’ll have a full-day game drive in Northern Serengeti. The Great Migration is at its peak in July, as thousands of wildebeests and zebras traverse the Mara River, dodging crocodiles and facing predators in a dramatic display of survival. Witnessing this epic journey is a mesmerizing and heart-pounding experience that you'll cherish forever.

INCLUDED:
-- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
-- Full Day Game Drive in Northern Serengeti

Overnight in Northern Serengeti - Tanzania Bush Camps Mara River Camp

Today your safari comes to an end. After breakfast, transfer to Kogatende airstrip for the domestic flight to Zanzibar or back to Arusha for your flight home.

INCLUDED:
-- Meals: Breakfast
-- Domestic Flight from HTMZ to ZAN or JRO

Depart Serengeti

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$650/ person

(double occupancy, breakfast included)

Located on a sandy beach on the northern tip of Zanzibar, this Nungwi Beach Resort by Turaco offers luxurious rooms with access to 2 restaurants, 4 bars, a coffee shop, and a wide variety of recreational and sightseeing activities. Relax by the private beach, cool off in the outdoor freshwater pool, or simply treat yourself to a relaxing massage at the Wellness Centre.

When is the best time to visit?

November to February and June to October

What language is spoken in Tanzania?

The official languages of Tanzania are English and Swahili.

What currency is used throughout Tanzania?

The currency used throughout the country is the Tanzanian shilling. Mastercard and Visa are widely accepted and there are many ATMs dispensing local currency throughout the country.

Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Tanzania?

A visa is required when traveling to Tanzania from the United States and Canada. Currently, this can be obtained at arrival airports and border crossings and is valid for 90 days. A valid passport is mandatory. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Tanzania.

Are there any required or suggested vaccinations for travel to Tanzania?

There are no compulsory vaccinations required for Tanzania, however, we recommend you consult with your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date recommendations, particularly in regards to malaria prophylactics. Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required if you are coming from or have transited through an airport of a country where yellow fever occurs.

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