7 Day Scheduled Tanzania Safari Show Special at 15% discount and Free Swahili Cooking Class US$3,099.-pp

Explore Northern Tanzania, including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park. Stay at authentic safari camps as well as hotels. Meet Maasai in their village and visit a local school project. An incredible balance of wildlife, landscapes and culture!

Highlights:

  • Experience Serengeti Migration in Mobile Safari Camp
  • Ngorongoro Crater Safari with Big-5 presence
  • Safaris in Tarangire National Park
  • Explore a Maasai Village and Culture
  • Small Safari Camps for authentic experience
Accommodation Destination Nights Basis Room Type
Ilboru Safari Lodge Arusha 1  L, D 1x Standard Room
Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge Ngorongoro Region 1 FB+ 1x Authentic Safari Tent
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Crater 1 FB+ 1x Standard Room
Nasikia Mobile Camp Serengeti 2 FB+ 1x Safari Tent
Tarangire Ndovu Camp Tarangire National Park 1 FB+ 1x Standard Safari Tent

Key
L,D+: Lunch, Dinner and morning cooking class

FB+: Dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and activities daily

Price

US$3,099.- per person, sharing occupancy*
US$370.- single supplement
*Price reflects a 15% Travel Show discount – must be booked by March 1, 2019
Trip  dates 2019 (your arrival date in Tanzania):

Feb 10th; Feb 24th; March 10th, June 9th, Jun 23rd,July 7th; July 21st, Aug 4th, Aug 18th; Sep 1st, Sep 15th; Sep 29th; Oct 13th; Oct 27th; Nov 17th, Dec 8th, Dec 22nd.

 

Note: This tour is also available as a private tour with any day departure for US$3,999.- per person, with 2 persons in the private vehicle.

Comfort Level: Mid-level deluxe

Included

Accomodation and full board, transport in 4 wheel drive customized safari vehicles with naturalist guide/driver, all National Park fees and Ngorongoro Crater fee, airport meet and greet and transfers, Swahili cooking class and lunch on your first day in Arusha, payments to local community project;

Excluded

International flight to Tanzania, visa, travel insurance, guided walking safari option, Hot Air Balloon flight;

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Tanzania

The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game. All of these natural wonders and more are on offer in this exceptionally diverse African nation. Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of the four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s most renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fabulously friendly and peaceful inhabitants who, despite being divided into 120 different ethnic groups and cultures, live in harmony with one another and provide some of the most wonderfully exotic local cuisine you could imagine. With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

Day 1:           Ilboru Safari Lodge, Arusha

Arusha

Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania – nestled below Mt. Meru and close to Mount Kilimanjaro. From Arusha there are options to head  to Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks and from there it’s a short trip to the Serengeti. Arusha was built by the Germans as a centre of colonial administration because of the temperate climate.

Day Itinerary

You will be met at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your lodge for pre-safari briefing.

Be sure to arrive in Arusha early in the day to take advantage of the FREE Swahili Cooking Class:

Are you interested in learning to cook African food in an authentic traditional surrounding? Let us take you to the Swahili people who will show you that cooking the African way entails more than just a recipe. It involves using the most basic elements to create an inviting aromatic meal. This fun and rewarding experience will have you chopping and mixing the freshest ingredients, then cooking over an open pit fire. To top off your experience, try eating your freshly prepared meal the Swahili way…with your bare hands. You’ll return home with interesting new skills and an appreciation for the Swahili kitchen.

Overnight: Ilboru Safari Lodge     View iBrochure

Nestled on the lower slopes of the majestic Mt Meru, the Ilboru Safari Lodge is popular with mountain climbers and safari travelers in northern Tanzania. Ideally located between the northern safari circuit and Mt Kilimanjaro, the beautiful Swahili sanctuary is set on a five acre plot, tucked away beneath ancient trees on the outskirts of Arusha town. The lodge features thirty eight guest rooms, comprising of single, double, twin, triple and family rooms. Four rooms are in the main building, close to the pool and other facilities, each with a balcony overlooking the garden. The rest of the rooms are double cottages situated throughout the lushly landscaped grounds.

Included

Lunch, Dinner

Day 2:           Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge, Ngorongoro Region

Ngorongoro Region

Situated in the shadow of the Ngorongoro Crater the area around Karatu is perfect for exploring two of Tanzania’s gems, the Crater and Lake Manyara National Park.

Lake Manyara National Park

With the Lake on its east and the Manyara Escarpment to its west the Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. It lends itself for a picnic stop on the way to Ngorongoro Crater.

Day Itinerary

We drive  through villages and on to Lake Manyara for a morning game drive and lunch, a classic safari picnic.  Lake Manyara offers an insight into the Great Rift Valley system and the adaptation of many herd animals and magnificent birdlife. We continue to Esilalei Maasai Village to explore the culture and a school project.  In the late afternoon, we zig zag our way up the Rift Valley Escarpment  and onto the crater highlands for overnight. Tonight’s lodge is located in the farmlands bordering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Overnight: Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge is quietly tucked away on the top of a hill in rural Africa, and at the same time located in the very heart of the Northern Tanzania safari circuit. Guest accommodations feature fifteen en-suite tented safari houses. Each of the comfortable tented houses has a private veranda with splendid views. The bathroom has hot and cold running water, as well as a shower. The lodge is built with indigenous hardwood, in traditional African style. The spacious set up and finishing touches, such as cozy sofas around the fireplace and warm decorative details, provide a balanced luxury. The Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge is more than a Lodge. Your stay will directly contribute to the well-being of local children.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 3:           Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 meter deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Fresh springs and a large soda lake quench the thirst of all the inhabitants.The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that it is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards Black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingos crowd the soda lakes. It is also one of the view places where hyenas can be seen roaming during the daylight. Outside of the crater Masaai herdsmen can be seen tending to their flocks of goats and herds of cattle.

 

Day Itinerary

Short drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a collapsed volcano – an incredible natural amphitheatre, 25 km across, and teeming with all of the African big game. Early morning descent into the crater for spectacular scenery and game viewing. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight we are staying on the crater rim with lovely views over the crater.  It is quite common for zebra, buffalo and even elephant to be grazing right outside the lodge.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Perched on the rim of the collapsed volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. It has the most magnificent views over the crater floor, which is home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, the rare and endangered black rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion and herds of gazelle and wildebeest.

Its position on the Eastern rim allows the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the sunset.

The lodge is themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs, and decorated with examples of Africa’s rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings. But the drama does not just stop with the great outdoors: it also flows through the split level interiors of the main building which all offer an unsurpassed generosity of space while somehow managing to combine an almost magically welcoming ambience of both warmth and cozyness.

Rooms:

Brightly coloured flowers of many species of shrubs border the paved pathways which lead away from both sides of the swimming pool to our guest rooms which are built to the same design.

When you step through your door, you will probably hold your breath while you stare over the two queen size beds, and through the window walling of the lower level, enclosed solarium at the view of the crater beyond.

And the luxury doesn’t stop there. Because of its altitude the lodge can be chilly at night so each room has central heating; hot water bottles are placed in every bed during our evening turndown service; and our luxuriously appointed bathrooms have extremely spacious showers under which you can reminisce about the wonders of this awesome, almost magically mystical place called Ngorongoro.

All rooms are equipped with amenities to ensure maximum comfort during your stay with us. Among these are our wake up calls and complimentary coffee and tea, all of which will help to kick start an early morning game drive.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 4:           Nasikia Mobile Camp – location moves with the migration

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few. Aside from traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti plains has become almost essential and will be remembered forever.

Day Itinerary

We depart after breakfast to the endless plains of the Serengeti. Upon entering the Serengeti, we are able to game drive all the way to our special camp area. The camp is mobile, following the migration patterns and therefore locations vary  throughout the year from northern Serengeti to far southern plains at Ndutu.

Overnight: Nasikia Mobile Camp             View iBrochure

Nasikia Mobile Camp is set up each year during the migration to maximise the experience of staying in the heart of wildlife action. The number of tents varies and never exceeds 12, so a maximum of 24 guests at any given time.

This is the ultimate tented camp experience with en-suite bathrooms, safari showers, comfortable bedding, beautiful linens and a dining and lounge tent for relaxing.

Food here is a highlight in home style cooking! Service is friendly and personal as its owner run with a team of outstanding local staff to ensure your every need is catered for.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 5:           Nasikia Mobile Camp,    Serengeti

Day Itinerary

Rise early to search for game whilst the animals are the most active. Depending on the location of the migration you might do a morning and afternoon game drive or a full day game drive with picnic lunch to give you the best viewing opportunities. Search the endless plains of the Serengeti for the 1.5 million wildebeest and zebras followed by lions and other predators. Investigate the kopjes for a sign of leopards and other wildlife. Your guide will take you where he expects to best action based on his incredible experience and knowledge.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 6:           Tarangire Ndovu Camp, Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is known for having the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti eco-system. Named after the river that crosses through it, this park at 1,100 square miles located southwest of Arusha, is sometimes sadly missed by those heading for the more well known of the National Parks in Tanzania. Yet we can highly recommend it for its elephant migration, quiet authentic atmosphere and fantastic birding opportunities. During the dry season, the river is the only source of water for many animals, with thousands migrating to it from the nearby Lake Manyara National Park. The landscape here is diverse, with a mix of habitats that are unique to the area and not found anywhere else: hilly landscapes are dotted with vast numbers of baobab trees, dense bush and high grasses. Herds of up to 300 elephants congregate here, whilst migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala and eland can also be seen, with the accompanying predators following along behind. On drier ground you find the Kori bustard, the heaviest flying bird; ostriches, the world’s largest bird; and small parties of ground hornbills blustering like turkeys.

The National Park is also famous for the termite mounds that dot the landscape. Those that have been abandoned are often seen to be home to dwarf mongoose.

The swamps, an oasis of green year round, are where you will find over 550 bird species, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. It is a birder’s dream with frequent sightings of yellow-collared lovebirds, which can be seen during a game drive alongside the river.

Tarangire’s pythons climb trees, as do its lions and leopards, lounging in the branches where the fruit of the sausage tree disguises the twitch of a tail.

 

Day Itinerary

We drive out of the Serengeti with game viewing along the way, passing through Oldupai Gorge. We enjoy lunch and a view of the archaeological sites (and visit the museum) where early human tools and fossils have been found. We set off in the direction of Tarangire National Park and arrive at our camp for sunset. This camp provides us with a classic bush experience.

*Alternate camp possible at Lake Manyara/Tarangire.

Overnight: Tarangire Ndovu Camp          View iBrochure

Nasikia Tarangire Ndovu Camp is located in the heart of Tarangire, Tanzania’s wild land and landscapes. Tarangire is famed for its massive elephant herds, true sense of wilderness and a gentle backdrop of baobabs. It is the lesser visited but more intriguing park on the northern circuit.

At Nasikia Tarangire Camp, we only have 7 mobile tents established in Tarangire during it’s most incredible time – 15th June – 31st Oct. During these dry months, the massive elephants herds travel through the corridor between Manyara and Tarangire and spend their time in and around the park. This is because of their ability to uncover permanent sources of fresh water. We endeavour to retain the uniqueness and intimacy of the camp, while being directed by the location, wildlife and other factors of responsible tourism.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 7:           Departure

Day Itinerary

Early morning game driving in Tarangire National Park; this park is famed for its massive elephant herds, true sense of wilderness and backdrop of baobab trees.  This is true Africa and the perfect way to end our adventures You are then transferred to Arusha or to the airport for your flight.

Note: Price valid for set departure dates only, minimum 2 persons. Book prior March 1, 2018 for Show Special Pricing.

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