This is a Locally Guided Global Expeditions Travel Club Trip:
The group will travel February 16 - 23, 2013
SPECIAL PRICE ALERT: This trip is being offered at $2,899 for the first 8 people, then will go back to the normal group price of $3,299 per person. Book your space before these specially priced spaces are sold out!
Considered by many to be one of life’s great adventures, an African safari through the world famous national parks of Tanzania is a trip that simply can’t be missed. On this exciting group adventure, you will join other like-minded adventure travelers and together experience plenty of opportunities for big game viewing and to take in the vast and incredible natural attractions of Tanzania.
Hunt down Africa’s big five with a loaded camera and come home with memories that will last a lifetime. Here you will find the highest concentration of big game animals in the world, including elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, and water buffalos (the big five), as well as countless giraffe, cheetahs, zebras, wildebeests, hyenas, jackals, antelope, ostridges, warthogs, and so many more. Whether it’s the beauty of nature that you seek, the amazing culture that lives in harmony with this great land, new travel friends, or simply the vast variety of animals that roam the plains, this is the "once in a lifetime" Ultimate African safari of your dreams. This is Africa at its truest and most magnificent.
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Safari to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Moshi, Arusha
B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner
Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania.
Day 2: Orientation & Acclimation. (B)
Day 3: Travel Moshi to Lake Manyara NP. Safari Lake Manyara. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Safari Olduvai Gorge & Serengeti (B, L, D)
Day 5: Full day safari in Serengeti. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Safari in Ngorongoro Crater. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Safari in Tarangire National Park or hike in Ngorongoro. Afternoon return to Moshi. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Trip Ends. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport. (B)
ARRIVE IN TANZANIA
Arriving in Tanzania, if you have purchased airport transfers, you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi. Or you arrive at the hotel on your own.
ORIENTATION & ACCLIMATION
Today you will get together with the local guide to discuss the itinerary and to answer any last minute questions. The remainder of the day is yours to relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens and outdoor pool of the hotel OR take the highly recommended guided walk on the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro (you can arrange this directly with the hotel desk)(Breakfast included).
After a hearty breakfast you will meet up with your guide and drive 3-4 hours through the countryside from Moshi to Lake Manyara, stopping for lunch enroute. In the afternoon you will experience your first game drive at Lake Manyara National Park. The park is famous for its huge variety of birdlife (almost 400 different species) and for its elephant population and tree-climbing lions. Overnight is an excellent mid-range safari lodge. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included)
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Getting another early start, you will drive 3-4 hours to the gates of the world famous Serengeti National Park, view various animals along the way and stopping at the Olduvai Gorge for lunch. After lunch you will be taken on a spectacular afternoon game drive through the Serengeti Plains tracking the great animals of Africa. Tonight you will spend an exciting night in a comfortable and luxurious tent camp out in the middle of the Serengeti Plains. This fantastic luxury tent camp is equipped with a basic private shower and toilet, and comfortable beds, giving you the excitement of camping, but with all the comforts of a hotel. This is definitely an amazing experience that you'll remember forever! (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included)
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Following a delicious breakfast you will head out and spend a full day continuing to explore the vast and spectacular Serengeti. Your guide will know the best places to find the constantly moving and sometimes elusive animals of these great plains. Again you will spend an amazing night in the Serengeti at a luxury tent camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included)
Leaving the amazing Serengeti Plains after a morning game drive, you will make your way to the incredible Ngorongoro Crater National Park. Perhaps more awe-inspiring than the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater is not only one of nature’s true wonders, it is also a photographer’s dream. Being the largest intact crater in the world, Ngorongoro is the massive remnants of a once mighty volcano that collapsed upon itself 2 million years ago. The result is an unbroken circular wall that measures 2,000 feet high, 10 miles across and features a flat, fertile floor. Due to its height, passing clouds get caught up on the crater, providing precious rainwater all year. Today the crater is a self-contained, year-round Garden of Eden for 30,000 plus animals of all kinds and the perfect spot for safaris any day of the year. Ngorongoro is, beyond question, a sight that you will never forget. Overnight is an excellent mid-range safari lodge. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included)
Optional: Masai Mara Village visit (decided enroute)
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
In the morning, depending on game activity in the various parks, either travel two hours for a morning game drive of Tarangire National Park or enjoy a guided hike in the Southern Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the elephant cave and waterfall. In the afternoon, travel back to Moshi. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included)
Your adventure ends after breakfast. At the appropriate time, if you purchased airport transfers, you are transferred to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast is included)
Prices are based on double occupancy in twin rooms/tents (2 beds). If you would like your own hotel room, please choose the optional single supplement at check out. If you do not mind being paired up with a roommate of the same gender, then the single supplement does not apply. NOTE: due to space limitations, single tents may not be available even if you pay the single supplement
All Prices are "LAND ONLY". You are responsible for making your own international flight arrangements between your home city and Kilimanjaro airport in Tanzania (code: JRO) as per the itinerary. However, flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you receive a written guarantee that the Land Only portion of your trip has been fully booked. Prices are subject to change. Please contact us or the Global Expeditions Club with questions and/or if you would like advice on how to find the best flight for you and/or which flights other members are taking.
Visas are required for entry to Tanzania for most nationalities, including US and Canadian citizens. You are required to obtain a Visa before traveling to Tanzania. As regulations constantly change, please check your nearest Tanzanian Embassy or Consulate for current requirements. NOTE: it is the traveler's responsibility to obtain any and all visas for entry to Tanzania. Visa can take up to 2 weeks to obtain and are typically valid for only 6 months, so plan accordingly. Please contact us or the Global Expeditions Club with questions.
Trip ID: AF1157
- 8 day / 7 night Ultimate African safari!
- Fully guided safari through some of Africa's greatest national parks: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Eyasi, and Lake Manyara
- Expert local safari guide
- Comfortable 4x4 Land Cruiser type vehicles with open viewing roof
- Beautiful hotel in Moshi with stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, an excellent restaurant, in ground pool, high speed internet connectivity, clean rooms and a garden to relax in
- All meals while on safari and breakfast in Moshi
- 5 nights excellent mid-range hotel accommodation and 2 nights in a comfortable tent camp (with in-tent shower and toilet)
- National Park gate fees
Price Does Not Include
- International airfare
- Round trip airport transportation (to/from Kilimanjaro Airport - code JRO)
- Tips for guides
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Visa & passport expenses
- Bottled water and beverages
- Lunches, dinners, beverages at the hotel in Moshi
- Optional Masai Mara Village visit (decided enroute)
Number of Days
- 5 nights in comfortable mid-range safari lodges
- 2 nights in luxury tent camp in Serengeti
- Comfortable 4x4 vehicle with viewing roof for use during game drives
- All meals on safari
- Breakfast at the hotel in Moshi
- US$200 - $300 per person for beverages, souvenirs, and other personal expenses
- High season is December – March and June – October
- Low season is April – May and November (although full game viewing is still very possible)