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

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Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Tanzania
Depart for Tanzania

DAY 2, Saturday - 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, Sunday - 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, Monday - 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, Tuesday - 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, Wednesday - 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, Thursday - 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, Friday - 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, Saturday - 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, Sunday - 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 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, Monday - 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 Serena Safari Lodge
    This first class lodge overlooks Lake Manyara National Park.

    Angata Serengeti Camp
    This first class camp is situated in the central Serengeti.

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

    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
    4.3
    Accommodations
    5
    Itinerary
    3.5
    Professional Staff
    5
    Repeat with Operator
    4
    Value for Money
    4

    Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

    Our tour was in Mid Sep. We were very pleased with our 11 day tour. The lodges were all beautiful. Rooms were exceptionally large and clean. Staff were always friendly and wanting to ensure a pleasant stay. Seems most Tanzanians speak English. There were some minor inconveniences. As most places are run by generator. Lighting was not bright in the bathrooms. One pool, the bottom was slick from what we surmised was not suctioned. Expect the water in all pools to be cool. As the temperature drops a lot in the night. Not all of them have clocks. You may want to take a battery operated one. Had shirts and pants pressed in a few hours. Cost between $2-$4 each. Campground. Was really impressed on how they handled the logistics of it. The rooms were comfortable and clean. All had bathrooms. Showers were supplied by your tent attendant. We enjoyed the food at the campground most. We felt safe in the outdoors. Heard it was more central to getting to all the locations in the Serengeti. A big plus. As the dirt roads can be tiring. Luggage. Tanzania only, no internal flights. You can take a duffle bag holding up to 50 lbs and a backpack (try to keep size down for inside Land Cruiser). Duffle bag needs to be soft sided. But, one side for wheels and handle are acceptable. My wife got those cubes for the duffle bag. Wish I had gotten them as well. As it was difficult keeping it organized. Myself and others repacked a number of times. Dollar is acceptable. Make sure all your bills are after 2006. As they cannot use. We took a variety of bills ( 1, 5, 10, 20). Another person on our tour said they like $100 bills. Although, it says tips for most things are included. We did a number of $1 tips. As it appeared no one there had much. Which probably went a long way for Tanzanians. We went a day early. Cab fare for the two of us was $50. Which was posted at the airport. Speed limit on highway 30mph and took about an hour. The African Tulip was not available. We reserved a room in advance 1/2 mile away , Kibo Palace. Nice hotel. There was a duo singing and playing on Fri. night at the pool with a large buffet. About $50 for two including wine. The duo were really good. Check-out time 10 am. African Tulip the next day was gracious about letting us check in early. Took them about 30 min. to prepare our room. Safety. On the safari the guides did an excellent job ensuring our safety. At the campground, Lions , elephants, baboons, giraffes may pass through at night. The guards would chase them away. You may hear them brush by your tent and/or make noise. There was a problem with one elephant getting into one tents water. Insects were minor. Suspect it was due to being the end of the dry season in September. TseTse flies are a nuisance. Got a couple bites. But, not as bad as described. Some people did not follow guidelines of not wearing Blue and black. As well as short sleeves and shorts. They did not seem to be bitten that much in mid September. Bad areas driver/guides would warn and try not to stop. ie, the flies would fill up the vehichle. Gate1/guide/hotels were generous in supplying bottled water. Use bottled water to brush teeth. Guide/Driver. Very pleased with our driver/guide Roderick. Very knowlegable. He also was considerate about the dust from the other two vehicles and kept a distance. He was unbelievable in how well he spotted the animals. As well as having a sense of where they would be traveling to. Safari Roads. The road to Tarangire was paved. Soon after we were on dirt roads. They are rough, some big dips and dusty. You will be traveling some days on long stretches to get to places. Bathrooms. Bathroom breaks were 2 to 4 hours apart. Supplemented by the bush bathrooms. No fault of Gate1 or guide. As facilities are not that common. The bathrooms were surprisingly good for remote locations. Probably better than most U.S. park bathrooms. Most had sufficient toilet paper and hand washing. Air dry hands. If possbile. Don't wash hands at Ngorongoro hippo pond. The water comes from hippo pond. Containing parasite. Gate1 supplied us hats. I did not wear one very often. As the pop up top protected us most of the time. Some mornings and evenings, we needed sweater/windbreaker.

    This trip exceeded my expectations and the accommodations, expertise of the guide and the food were all excellent. The experience of seeing "the Big Five" was awesome and so rewarding. I would recommend this trip to anyone. I encourage people considering the trip to research and go prepared with duffel bags, insect repellants and appropriate color and kinds of clothing for safari. Happy adventures!

    The package itinerary was different to the reality, it was only the guide putting himself out together with his colleagues and driving miles out of his way to see wildlife that otherwise we would have not seen. The itinerary was exaggerated in terms of the volume of animals seen on a daily basis. Also why is it that the guides cannot be accommodated at the same hotels as the guests, since I am sure Gate 1's profit margin covers their accommodation and meals. many of the guests were annoyed that they could not stay there, as it builds a good relationship between them and the guides! Also, the standard of food was not the same quality as other trips, but understand that some was in the bush and that was difficult for cooking facilities, but that should be a work In progress considering the money charged for the trip.

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