Serengeti, Migration & More Trade Show Special 2017

Overview

Imagine finding yourself under the vast African sky in the middle of one of the last expanses of true wilderness left on our planet, possibly listening to the haunting and mysterious sounds of night predators and their prey as the drama of their interactions unfold. This safari will allow you ample time to visit the famous wildlife areas of Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire. These parks are world famous icons, and offer probably the best game viewing in Africa. Our safari is run at a leisurely pace, ensuring plenty of time to explore the different regions – and particularly the Serengeti, where three nights are spent at our intimate tented camp.

       

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights:

  • Safari in the Serengeti with possibility to see the Great Migration
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Tarangire National Park safari
  • “Life in Arusha Tour” and “Swahili Cooking Class”
  • Specialized safari vehicle with guaranteed “window seat” No middle seats with us.

 

 

Accommodation

Destination Nights Basis Room Type
Ilboru Safari Lodge Arusha 1 FB+ 1x Double Room
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge Ngorongoro Region 2 FB+ 1x Double Room
Serengeti Safari Camp Serengeti 3 FB+ 1x Safari Tent/double

 

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

Trade Show Special: *Save 15% per person, valid until 2 weeks after trade show. Special T&C apply.

Price*: US$2,691.- per person, double occupancy for  travel from April 1 to June 30, 2017 (single supplement add US$186.-)

US$3,124.- per person, double occupancy for travel during July to end of October 2017 (single supplement add US$367.-)

Included: Accommodation in quality lodges and tented camps as per package, full board, all National Park fees (a value of US$657.-), all transfers, airport meet and greet, activities as listed in package, bottled water on safari vehicle, window seat in safari vehicle, english speaking safari guide/driver,

Excluded: Flights, optional activities, drinks, visas,

*Scheduled departures with minimum 2 guests in 2017: Feb 27; March 18; April 22; May 20; June 10; July 1; July 22 (ladies only); July 29; August 26; Sept 9 (ladies only); Sept 23; Oct 21 (ladies only); Oct 28; Nove 25; Dec 16,2017

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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.

 

Our driver will be waiting for you in the arrival hall of Kilimanjaro International Airport for your transfer to Ilboru Safari Lodge.

Activitiy: Take a guided visit to the colourful market to get a feel for the life in Arusha and a Swahili Cooking Class.

“Life in Arusha” Tour:

Visit a local food market, Maasai craft market in Arusha city, and the natural history museum. With our English speaking local guide, we walk from Ilboru village down to the main road and we will take the local transport (Dala Dala) This city bus ride only takes 10 minutes to get to the city centre where both markets are located. A visit to the museum and a city walk are great ways to understand the African City life.

Swahili Cooking Class:

Are you interested in learning to cook African food in an authentic traditional surrounding? Local Swahili’s 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 to cook over an open fire pit. To top off your experience, try eating your freshly prepared meal the Swahili way…with your bare hands. So, consider returning home with these interesting new skills and an appreciation for the African kitchen – Half day activity.

 

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.

 

    

 

 

Included- Lunch, Dinner

 

 

 

Day 2:      Bougainvillea Safari 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.

 

Activities: From Arusha, depart early and drive to Tarangire National Park. Balance your day enjoying game drives in the area, with picnic lunch included. Continue to the highlands of Karatu, stopping to view Manyara Lake and the escarpment below from a view point.

 

 

Overnight: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is located on the outskirts of Karatu town about midway between Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. We look forward to your visit when we can offer you true Tanzanian hospitality and a warm welcome.

Each cosy room has mosquito-netted king or twin beds, a fireplace, large bathroom with shower and a veranda from which to enjoy the views of our lush tropical gardens. There is a large common building with reception, lounge, bar, gift shop and dining rooms. The swimming pool sits in the centre of the property surrounded by the cottages and gardens.

 

 

 

Included: Full Board

 

Day 3:      Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Region

 

Activity: Travel to what undoubtedly is one of the ‘Natural Wonders of the World’ – The Ngorongoro Crater. Filmed and documented by naturalists from the four corners of the earth, The Ngorongoro Crater, the largest ‘dry’ caldera of its kind, is home to almost all the animals that you would wish to see in East Africa. Large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. This spectacular setting at times belies belief. Resident hippos enjoy their daily bathe, and herds of zebra and wildebeest keep a wary eye out for any number of predators. A picnic lunch is served in the Crater. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Maasai tribesmen herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries.

Included: Full Board

 

Day 4:      Serengeti Safari Camp,  Serengeti

 

 Serengeti

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. You may encounter it in the Central Serengeti at certain times a year. 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 you can even do a horseback safari.

Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge is a paleoanthropological site of major significance, where an old river has carved away the rock to expose layer upon layer of volcanic soil. This is where Dr Louis and Mary Leakey found the remains of hominids “Nutcracker Man”, “Tool Making Man” and “Lucy”, discoveries that have helped to fill some of the missing links in the chain of human evolution and added more evidence to the theory of modern man’s emergence in Africa.
The “Cradle of Mankind” now has a visitor centre where you may hear a short lecture on the work of the Leakey’s and their successors and a small museum where you may see some of their finds, including a giant giraffe – it is hard to believe that they were once even taller!

Activity: From Ngorongoro highlands we drive down to the Serengeti plains via Olduvai Gorge and possibly a Masai Village visit (optional).  Picnic lunch en route enjoying game drives along the way.

Optional Masaai Homestead Visit

Visit a Masaai Homestead or Kraal – their homes encircled by acacia thorn brush to protect them from wild animals and lions at times. Watch them go about their daily lives and see their authentic huts. Exceptional picture opportunities.

Optional Olduvai Gorge Museum

The museum’s exhibits tell the story of the paleoanthropological artefacts that have been discovered here and the research they have generated. There is a room dedicated to the Leakey family and all they have achieved here and another to the famous Laetoli fossilized footprints which included a cast of part of the trail.  Museum staff also conduct orientation presentations.

Overnight: Serengeti Safari Camp

Serengeti Safari Camp is a seasonal camp and located in the heart of the Serengeti National Park, with access to arguably some of the best game viewing in Africa.   The style of camp is simple but with every comfort being taken care of. Seasonal camps have the benefit of being able to move to some of the best game viewing areas of the park and every three to six months we move to a new location.

Serengeti Wilderness Camp comprises just ten spacious tents, we provide comfortable beds with quality linens,  en suite eco-friendly flushing toilet and bush-shower off an intimate dressing room area. Lighting is by 12-volt (solar powered) with bedside lamps provided. The tents each have a shady verandah, where guests may relax and read quietly or perhaps watch birds and animals.

A large, airy, central dining tent offers a comfortable lounge area with a small reference library and maps, some games and a recharging facility for cameras and videos. Our safari chef will prepare sumptuous meals for your enjoyment and special dietary requests are taken care of.
We also have a typical safari campfire in the evenings for our guests to enjoy sundowners and snacks, and relive the day’s experiences.

Our staff will look after your every need, and will be on attendance virtually around the clock!
We provide a friendly, intimate quality tented bush camp, with good facilities in an amazing area, with due respect for this fragile ecosystem.

 

 

 

 

Included: Full Board

 

Day 5:      Serengeti Safari Camp, Serengeti

 

Activities: Spend a full day exploring the Serengeti.

Game Drive: Search the plains of Africa for lions, zebras, wildebeest, cheetahs and so many other animals roaming the savannah in search of food in your custom designed safari vehicle.. The changing light, the smell of dust or rain, it is what you have been dreaming about.

Included: Full Board

 

Day 6:      Serengeti Safari Camp, Serengeti

 

Activities:

Search the African bush for wild life. Watch animals looking for their next meal or even catching one and mothers tending to their babies.  Your game ranger will not only point out game and birds for you but also explain about their life cycle and habitats. He will also show you tracks in the sand and explain what animal they belong to.

Included: Full Board and Activities

 

Day 7:      Back to Kilimanjaro

 

Activities:

From the Serengeti drive back to Arusha and onto Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure. Breakfast and lunch included.

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Note: If you are visiting during the time when the migration is located in the Northern Serengeti you have the option of taking a flight  (not included) instead of the drive. We help you decided depending on your departure time from Africa. We would also be glad to organize an extension for you if you prefer. Maximum guests on vehicle: 7 persons

All reservations/quotes are subject to our Terms and Conditions as per our website: https://www.adventuretoafrica.com/Terms-and-conditions/

All clients are required to sign liability waiver.

Company Name Telephone Email Address Contact Person
Adventure To Africa 1 703/665-1969 info@adventuretoafrica.com Poldi

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