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11 Day The Serengeti & Beyond: A Tanzania Safari - Monday Departure

11 Day The Serengeti & Beyond: A Tanzania Safari - Monday Departure


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Tanzania
Depart for Tanzania

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Kilimanjaro
Arrive in Kilimanjaro; transfer to the hotel in Arusha, the safari capital of northern Tanzania, nestled at the foot of Mt Meru. The rest of the day is yours to rest, relax and get ready for the extraordinary adventure that lies ahead
Overnight: Arusha
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Tarangire National Park
This morning travel to the vast Tarangire National Park, known for its huge herds of elephants and giraffe as well as a remarkable variety of over 500 bird species. The Tarangire River and its tributaries provide the only permanent water supply on Maasai land during the dry season, thus supporting a great diversity of wildlife - up to 6,000 elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah. The afternoon game drive is sure to inspire - be sure to capture photos of the park's gigantic Baobab trees silhouetted against the sky!
Overnight: Tarangire
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - Tarangire Game Drives
The thrilling sounds of the animals and birds in the bush awaken you. Enjoy an early morning and afternoon game drive in beautiful Tarangire National Park. Time for personal pursuits before tonight’s delightful dinner
Overnight: Tarangire
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Lake Manyara National Park
After an early breakfast, depart for Lake Manyara National Park, world-famous for its nimble blue monkeys and elephants. More than 400 species live here, along with an abundance of bird life that makes it a haven for bird watchers. The afternoon is at leisure to rest and enjoy the amenities of the lodge. This evening, a sumptuous dinner awaits with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Lake Manyara
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - Serengeti National Park
After an early breakfast, depart for the fabled Serengeti National Park. Unequaled in its natural beauty and undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, the vast plains of the Serengeti host Africa’s highest concentration of game. Standing majestically in this vast savannah, outcrops of granite called kopjes provide a habitat for many creatures because of the thriving vegetation, caves and flowing rivers. The spectacular Simba Kopje was used as inspiration for some of the scenes in the movie The Lion King. The first game drive explores the lush Seronera Valley, renowned for its lion and leopard populations, as well as a variety of other wildlife. At dusk, return to the campsite, sip a glass of wine by a warming campfire and share tales of today’s remarkable experiences
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Serengeti Game Drives
Rise before dawn to prepare yourself for the optional Sunrise Balloon Safari -- a truly memorable experience! Take off in a hot air balloon as the sun rises. Float softly over the tranquil landscape viewing wild game roaming the vast plains. A sumptuous champagne breakfast awaits you at the end of the journey. Continue game viewing as you drive leisurely back to camp. Then, an exciting exploration of Moru Kopjes (weather permitting), the jewel in the Serengeti’s crown, an area of stunning beauty and excellent game viewing all year round. This unique landscape is characterized by rocky cliffs (kopjes) along with boulders and caves that act as canvases for ancient Maasai paintings. At the lodge tonight, enjoy a magnificent dinner and great conversation
Optional: Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Serengeti Game Drives
The early morning game drive takes you again into the protected Serengeti refuge. The breathtaking savannahs are a stunning backdrop to a diverse and abundant wildlife population throughout the entire year. On your return to the camp, a leisurely lunch and time to relax before setting out on the afternoon game drive. After dinner tonight, listen to the sounds of the wilderness and gaze at the changing colors of the African skies
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Olduvai Gorge Museum
After an early breakfast, bid farewell to the Serengeti plains and continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, stopping en route to visit the remarkable Olduvai Gorge Museum with its displays of fossils that provide significant evidence of our ancestors almost four million years ago. Tonight at the lodge, dinner together accented by a gorgeous African sunset
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Ngorongoro Game Drive
Explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Africa’s “Garden of Eden”. Descend almost 2,000 feet to the floor of the crater, one of the largest calderas in the world, containing diverse ecosystems and an astounding concentration of birds and animals. You’ll surely be awed by the profusion and beauty of the wildlife in this natural enclosure! View herds of elephants slowly wandering along the trails as lions wait for their prey and guard their prides. You may spot gazelles, zebra and perhaps even the endangered rhino. Enjoy a picnic lunch in this astonishing setting before you ascend to the crater rim and travel to Arusha. Time to relax before tonight’s delightful dinner. Bid a fond farewell to your Tour Manager and newfound friends as you share memories of your magnificent adventure in Tanzania
Overnight: Arusha
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Depart Tanzania
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Passengers with evening flights will have a day-use hotel room and be transferred to the airport later in the eveningDay Room: Arusha
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Package Includes

  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Round trip flights New York-Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights Arusha
  • 2 nights Tarangire National Park
  • 1 night Lake Manyara
  • 3 nights Serengeti National Park
  • 1 night Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 26 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern 4x4 vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking driver-guide throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • National Park Fees
  • Tour Highlights

  • Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.
  • Enjoy personal game drive experiences in safari vehicles that seat no more than seven
  • Travel to Tarangire National Park, known for its huge herds of elephants and giraffe
  • Game drives in Serengeti National Park, with Africa's highest concentration of wildlife
  • In the Serengeti, linger at the Simba Kopje, inspiration for scenes in The Lion King
  • At the Olduvai Gorge Museum view fossils that provide evidence of our ancestors
  • Visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site, Africa’s "Garden of Eden"
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided duffel bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.

    Please note, all passport holders should have four or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Tanzania. for more information.

    Passengers traveling to Tanzania must carry proof of yellow fever vaccination if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever.

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    Accommodations

    The African Tulip
    This first class hotel is situated in the heart of Arusha.

    Tarangire Sopa Lodge
    This first class lodge is located in the Nyarboro Hills within the Tarangire National Park.

    Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge
    This first class lodge has splendid views of Lake Manyara.

    Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Seronera
    This deluxe camp overlooks the Makoma plains in the central Serengeti.

    Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Moru Kopjes
    The Ole Serai Luxury Camp is perfectly located within the Central Seronera area of world-famous Serengeti National Park. The campsite perched between the Rongai and Nyaroboro Hills is close to the banks of the river ensuring daily sightings of wildlife. Tastefully decorated luxury tents are designed with delightful amenities. Enjoy a wide choice of food in the dining tent or linger at the bar for sundowners and aperitifs to top off the day.

    Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Moru Kopjes
    The Ole Serai Luxury Camp is perfectly located within the Central Seronera area of world-famous Serengeti National Park. The campsite perched between the Rongai and Nyaroboro Hills is close to the banks of the river ensuring daily sightings of wildlife. Tastefully decorated luxury tents are designed with delightful amenities. Enjoy a wide choice of food in the dining tent or linger at the bar for sundowners and aperitifs to top off the day.

    Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Moru Kopjes
    The Ole Serai Luxury Camp is perfectly located within the Central Seronera area of world-famous Serengeti National Park. The campsite perched between the Rongai and Nyaroboro Hills is close to the banks of the river ensuring daily sightings of wildlife. Tastefully decorated luxury tents are designed with delightful amenities. Enjoy a wide choice of food in the dining tent or linger at the bar for sundowners and aperitifs to top off the day.

    Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Turner Springs
    This deluxe camp is located in the heart of the central Serengeti.

    Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
    This first class lodge features breathtaking views of the Ngorongoro Crater.

    Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the city of Arusha nearby the Arusha Clock Tower.

    Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the city of Arusha nearby the Arusha Clock Tower.

    Lake Duluti Lodge
    This first class lodge is located nearby Lake Duluti.

    Lake Duluti Lodge
    This first class lodge is located nearby Lake Duluti.

    Lake Duluti Lodge
    This first class lodge is located nearby Lake Duluti.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    3.8
    Accommodations
    5
    Itinerary
    3
    Professional Staff
    5
    Repeat with Operator
    3
    Value for Money
    3

    Ratings based off 1 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

    The animal viewing was spectacular and accommodations wonderful. The one thing I would advise would be to take dust masks with you, Tanzania is covered in old volcanbic ash and at times it seemed like I breathed way too much of it.


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