Tanzania

Tanzania Adventure Safari

IN A NUTSHELL

Tanzania is one of the most delightful and diverse destinations in East Africa, a melting pot of cultures and traditions, complemented by the visually stunning beauty of vistas that captivated all who came to experience their magic. Our adventurous safari is going to take you into the heart of Tanzania, to the Tarangire National Park with its rolling landscapes and abundance of wildlife and the Olduvai Gorge, revealing its treasure of prehistoric life. You also venture to explore the hot savannahs of the Serengeti National Park, teaming with wildebeest and zebras during their annual migration, and on to the mist covered rim and lush valley of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with its spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities and amazing landscapes.

And a visit to the ancient Hadzabe Tribe who live around Lake Eyasi and reveal their extraordinary ways of life and hunting, rounds out this adventure into the heart of Tanzania. This exciting Safari represents the essential Tanzania, its famous landscapes, magnificent vistas, ancient cultures and traditions as well as breathtaking wildlife. In Tanzania, the magic of Africa comes alive in its uncontrived natural wonders and spectacular vistas; an experience that is bound to be cherished and remembered forever.

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BRIEF SUMMARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Arusha.

Transfer from airport to your accommodation in Arusha.

Day 2:

Arusha to Tarangire National Park.

Scenic drive to Tarangire National Park. Game drive.

Day 3:

Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park.

Scenic drive to Serengeti National Park. Visit Olduvai Gorge. Game drive.

Day 4:

Serengeti National Park.

Game drives in the Serengeti National Park.

Day 5:

Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Day 6:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Lake Eyasi.

Game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater. Scenic drive to Lake Eyasi.

Day 7:

Lake Eyasi to Arusha.

Game drive and cultural tour with the Hadzabe tribe.

Day 8:

Departure from Arusha.

Airport transfer and departure from Arusha.

FULL ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Arusha.

On day one of your safari, our experienced driver/ guide will collect you at the airport or city - depending on your mode of arrival - and take you to your accommodation in Arusha. You will be given a short briefing and answers to any additional questions you might have regarding your upcoming safari.

Day 2:

Arusha to Tarangire National Park.

You depart from Arusha after breakfast to drive to the famous Tarangire National Park. Here you have the opportunity for game viewing in the spectacular vistas of endless golden savannahs as you drive along the Tarangire River lined with Baobab trees. This is a well established game viewing spot, as a range of animals are visiting the river throughout the day. Tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebras move from the Masai Mara steppe in Kenya to the Tarangire River during their annual migration. You might also be able to see two rare species of animals, the greater kudu and the fringe eared oryx. Picnic lunches will be provided during the game drive.

Day 3:

Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park.

Right after breakfast, your drive will continue past the unique Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the famous Olduvai Gorge, also known as The Cradle of Mankind, since it is revealing its treasure of prehistoric life. This extremely important prehistoric site was first discovered by Louis and Mary Leakey and excavation exhibits from different periods are still on display in the Olduvai Gorge museum.

You will also visit the famous Masai bomas, where can meet the Masai people and discover their culture. As you enter the Serengeti National Park for your game drive, the most intriguing African landscape unfolds before your eyes and you experience an amazing variety of African wildlife in all its glory.

Day 4:

Serengeti National Park.

Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was recently proclaimed the 7th world wonder. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some 200.000 zebra and 300.000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest's trek for fresh grazing areas. The highlight of today's exploration will be another game drive in the Serengeti National Park, with its amazing scenery of golden savannahs, where you can observe large herds of animals such as wildebeests and zebras, tall and graceful giraffes, antelopes and gazelles and the powerful African elephant. Your day starts early with a sunrise game drive through the morning light and the endless savannahs, accompanied by the calls of colorful tropical birds. You will be searching for leopards and lions hunting for their daily meal and observe hippo families, returning to their watery homes. After the morning game drive, you return to your accommodation to enjoy a late breakfast and continue your explorations of the great Serengeti plains with a game drive through the wilderness for the rest of the day.

Day 5:

Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Another early morning game drive allows you to spot the lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas and lions in the lush savannah of the Serengeti plains. Picnic lunches will be provided during the game drive. Thereafter, you depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Day 6:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Lake Eyasi.

After breakfast, you will proceed to drive down into the Ngorongoro Crater for a full-day game drive. From the comfort of your open-top vehicle and descending down into the crater, you can enjoy amazing panoramic views and an abundance of wildlife, including the Big Five. The crater's caldera offers more than 120 species of mammals and is graced in its centre with the saline Lake Magadi. There you can observe flamingos and pools with hippos, the endangered African black rhino as well as birds such as the secretary bird, the white stork, kori bustards, crowned cranes and ostriches. A landscape of sheer beauty with the major additional advantage that this picturesque park is also home to a population of predators, such as lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. After the excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch in the park and thereafter make your way to Lake Eyasi.

Day 7:

Lake Eyasi to Arusha.

Start the day before breakfast with a visit to the Hadzabe Tribe, ancient hunters and gatherers who will demonstrate to you their historic hunting skills. And these are not merely displayed here for tourism, but reveal their everyday life when hunting for animals to provide for their families. You will be asked to watch quietly and be as motionless as possible, as the Hadzabe will demonstrate how to attract animals through distinct motions, sometimes with the help of animal body parts, such as antelope horns. There are only about 2.000 Hadzabe tribesmen and women left in Tanzania today and they represent an ancient way of life that is true to nature.

Thereafter, you return to the lodge for a late breakfast and then head out to Lake Eyasi. Lake Eyasi is a shallow soda lake that during the dry season often disappears altogether. When the water levels are fairly high, it is an important destination for many animals and a seasonal stop for some of the most beautiful tropical bird species, including two species of flamingoes. Large flocks of these colourful birds come to the lake shore every year for their breeding grounds. During the periods of high water levels, the lake's borders also attract many other animals, such as hippos. You will also take time to visit the Datooga Tribe, who are mostly farmers and cattle breeders. After the excitements of the day and a picnic lunch in the park your safari continues to Lake Manyara.

Day 8:

Departure from Arusha.

  • Time to say goodbye.
  • Pick up at your accommodation and transfer to the airport.

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PRICE & SERVICES

The price here presented is for mid range accommodation provided for the duration of the safari described in this document.

The price options for budget and luxury accommodation are available on request.

Price per person sharing in a double/ twin room:

  • 2 people travelling from US $ 9.612,00
  • 3 people travelling from US $ 8.822,00
  • 4 people travelling from US $ 8.426,00
  • 5 people travelling from US $ 8.189,00
  • 6 people travelling from US $ 8.031,00
  • 7 people travelling from US $ 7.918,00

Single supplement from US $ 1.587,00

Features Included in Safari Price:

  • All airport transfers, ground transportation and fuel as per the itinerary
  • Transport in a 4x4 minibus with safari roof (other options on request)
  • Charter or scheduled local flights where applicable and listed in the itinerary
  • All park and conservation fees including for the vehicle, driver/ tour guide and clients.
  • English speaking Rwandan driver/ tour guide (other languages on request)
  • Accommodation and meal plan as specified
  • Activities as per itinerary

Features Excluded in Safari Price:

  • All international flights, all flights not specifically listed in the itinerary
  • A 4x4 wheel drive vehicle such as a Land Cruiser
  • Cost of visas
  • Travel, medical and personal insurances
  • Gratuities and personal requirements
  • Gorilla permits Rwanda (US $ 750,00 pp)
  • All other ‘Optional Activities' listed in the itinerary (prices on request)

Our passion for Africa and efforts to furnish you with the very best Creative Destination Management are defined by the objective to provide exceptional quality, intensive and unforgettable experiences as well as pleasurable moments, that in every detail and attention to superior services are a dream come true and a feast for the senses.

Our passion, commitment and dedication to provide you with memorable adventures is as limitless as the magical vistas of the African continent ...

Your Across Africa Creative Destination Management Team

T's & C's

Additional Notes:

  • This is a proposal only and subject to availability. If components of this itinerary are not available at the time of booking, we shall endeavour to offer suitable alternatives.
  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking permits are not included. Please note that
  • Gorilla permits of US $ 600,00 per permit in Uganda and/ or US $ 750,00 per permit in Rwanda and US $ 150,00 for Chimpanzee permits in Kibale, Uganda need to be paid together with the deposit. The price for these permits is nonrefundable, however in case of cancellation, we shall endeavor to resell excess tickets through the available official channels.
  • The appointed driver/ tour guide will accompany clients throughout the safari, assist them with check-in at accommodation and share his knowledge of flora and fauna.
  • A language specific tour guide is available against a surcharge.
  • A 4 x 4 wheel drive vehicle such as a Land Cruiser is available against a surcharge.

Where applicable for charter or scheduled local flights, the following baggage restrictions apply:

  • 15 kgs on all flights in small, soft-sided bags.

Abbreviations for the meal plan are as follows:

  • BB = Bed & Breakfast.
  • DBB = Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.
  • FB = Full Board.

Terms and Conditions of our Services Payments Deposit:

  • 25% of the total safari price within 7 days of confirmation.
  • Balance: full balance due 45 days (6 weeks) prior to arrival.
  • Reservations: made within 45 days or less prior to arrival: Immediate full prepayment due.
  • Cancellations: received within 30 days before safari date 20%
  • 29 to 23 days before safari date 25%
  • 22 to 15 days before safari date 40%
  • 14 to 08 days before safari date 55%
  • 07 to 03 days before safari date 65%
  • 02 days before safari date 95%
  • No Show 100 % Changes Without Prior Notice Tariffs quoted are valid for 2015 wherever possible.

Not all service providers release or guarantee their rates well in advance and therefore the itinerary price may be subject to changes without prior notice.

Factors that can not be anticipated and may influence this cost calculation include, but are not limited to, supplier increases (including gorilla permits and park/conservation fees), government tax increases, fuel price increases, unforeseeable itinerary amendments due to circumstances beyond our control, availability restrictions, etc.