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The Highlights of Tanzania

January 25 - February 3, 2023 | US$ 4,990 per person sharing (international airfare not included)

Below Mount Kilimanjaro, the vast Serengeti plains support the worlds largest migration of wildebeest and zebra (supervised by lions) each year. Our safari will feature the famous Ngorongoro Crater, home to the Big Five, with stunning scenery as the backdrop.  By late January and early February, one of the most amazing spectacles in the Serengeti takes place with the wildebeest calving season. An estimated 8,000 young wildebeest are born every day during this period, and we will be there to witness it!

January 25, 26: Flight to Arusha, Tanzania

Your international flight takes you to Arusha (JRO airport) arriving January 26th. Upon arrival, Randy and Marjorie will greet you with champagne and cold face towels, before driving you to the beautiful Mount Meru Hotel.

 

January 27, 28: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast by the pool, we will drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera, and home to an incredible concentration of wildlife and bird species. We’ll be staying at the award winning Ngorongoro Serena Hotel, literally on the lip of the crater. You won’t forget the view from your room!  Our game drives down into the crater will include searching for all the “Big Five.” Sunset dinners overlooking the crater will be the perfect end to each day. The crater offers a contained ecosystem with thousands of wildebeest, zebras, elands, gazelles and elephants as well as 8 prides of lions all in the space of 20 square kms.

 

view from balcony
Roaring Lion

Jan. 29, 30: Southern Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we’ll drive into the southern portion of the Serengeti National Park to view the world’s largest migration of grazing herds. We’ll see the wildebeest calving spectacle and enjoy the beauty of this vast grassland.  Our home for two nights will be the Ndutu Safari Lodge, overlooking Lake Ndutu. Here we will learn about the Korongoro People’s Lion Initiative which employs Maasai warriors to protect the lions of the region. This conservation program is changing the way wildlife and people cohabitate in the Serengeti.

 

Jan. 31, Feb. 1:  Central Serengeti National Park

We’ll be taking an extended game drive this morning as we ride north and transfer into the central Serengeti for two incredible nights at the Serena Lodge. The central Serengeti could be one of the most famous wildlife destinations in the world, and the wildlife viewing is simply amazing. Here, we will have the option of a balloon safari (not included), guided nature walks, and bush dining experiences.

 

Feb. 2, 3:  Flight to Arusha (or Zanzibar).

After breakfast and a final morning game drive, we will fly (flight included) over the Great Rift Valley back to Arusha, in time for your return flight home (arriving home on Feb. 3), or for an optional extension to the white sand beaches of Zanzibar, with photographs and memories of an adventure of a lifetime!

 

cheetah sat on dirt mound in front of group of animals in the wild
  • Included for this safari:

    • En-suite accommodations (based on double occupancy) and all meals as per the itinerary.
    • Exclusive transport in 4×4 Landcruisers with ‘pop-up’ roof and guaranteed window seat.
    • Services of exceptional English-speaking guides, knowledgeable of local region and culture.
    • Long-range radio communication (and access to mobile phone) for the duration of the trip.
    • Complimentary bottled drinking water.
    • Daily safari briefings.
    • All park entry fees, conservation fees, airport transfers, and departure taxes.
    • Guided safari walks, school/orphanage visits, and cultural excursions as per the itinerary.
    • Leadership in ethical, socially responsible practices.
    • A domestic chartered flight as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Complete pre-departure information including packing lists, trip itinerary, and flight details.

Not included:

  • International airfare.
  • Travel/medical/cancellation/interruption insurance.
  • Single Supplement (if you would like your own room).
  • Passport fees, inoculations, PCR tests (if necessary), and Tourist Entry Visa.
  • Soft drinks, and Bar beverages.
  • Gratuities for drivers, waiters, and room stewards.
  • Any optional excursions not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Souvenirs, laundry, phone calls, and items of a personal nature.

Travel with a purpose on a socially responsible safari.