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Tanzania safari

Classic Tanzania

8 days | Roundtrip Arusha, Tanzania

This Tanzania safari delivers the perfect East African experience at an unbeatable value. On this eight day adventure, explore Tarangire National Park filled with the famous baobab trees, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater and roam the great plains of the Serengeti in search of the migratory herds of zebra and wildebeest.

African Travel is a leader in African safaris and offers a variety of safari adventures which can be customized to fit your travel type.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the famed Serengeti plains, the greatest wildlife region of East Africa, in search of migratory herds of zebras and wildebeest and their territorial predators.

  • Descend into the most unique caldera in the world: Ngorongoro Crater, often called the Eden of Africa.

  • Enjoy wildlife viewing in Lake Manyara renowned for its seasonal pink flamingos coloring its shores, as for its nimble monkeys and fabled tree-climbing lions.

Classic Tanzania safari, African TravelItinerary at a Glance

DAY 1: Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania

With a warm welcome upon your arrival, you’ll be transferred to your accommodations in Arusha, northern Tanzania’s safari capital. (D)

DAY 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Depart on a scenic drive to Tarangire National Park, noted for its signature baobab trees and large elephant herds. Enjoy a game drive en route to Tarangire Safari Lodge for lunch. Continue to the Tarangire Treetops. (B, L, D)

DAY 3: Tarangire National Park

Join your expert ranger for morning and afternoon game viewing activities in the Tarangire / Manyara corridor. Tarangire National Park supports a great diversity of wildlife. (B, L, D)

DAY 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Visit Lake Manyara this morning and view its seasonal flamingos that line its shore. View large herds of elephant that roam the park and the park’s fabled tree-climbing lions and countless wildlife photo opportunities. Continue on to your lodge for the next two nights, with time to explore Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B, L, D)

DAY 5: Tanzania National Park

Descend some 2,000 feet to explore the crater floor of this extinct, collapsed volcano.  Wildlife viewing opportunities include elephants, lions, gazelle, zebra, and wildebeest, and you might spot the endangered rhino feeding by the lake. (B, L, D)

DAY 6: Serengeti National Park

Take a short flight over the great Serengeti — “endless plains” in the Maasai language and then participate in an afternoon game drive. While the exact timing is difficult to predict, here is where more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle and a quarter-million zebra gather for annual migrations, attracting large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena. (B, L, D)

DAY 7: Serengeti National Park

During morning and afternoon game viewing activities, you are able to observe the wildlife quietly and at your leisure. Watch the many species of game grazing in close proximity to your camp as the sun sets over the savanna. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: Serengeti – Arusha

Your Tanzania safari ends with a short flight to Arusha where you’ll enjoy lunch and a place to relax at a day room reserved for your use at the Arusha Coffee Lodge. Later tonight, you are transferred to the airport for your onward arrangements. (B, L)

Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp, Tanzania
Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp

Accommodations

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge | Arushana
Hidden among one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations, the beautifully positioned lodge sits below the rugged peak of Mount Meru, with beautifully designed suites and rooms. Other amenities include an à la carte restaurant, a bar and a cozy lounge – all of which have inviting open log fires – two boutiques, an enclosed swimming pool and a garden terrace.

Elewana Tarangire Treetops | Tarangire National Park
Private game reserve bordering Tarangire National Park with luxury suites that are perched on platforms in the branches of Baobab and Marula trees with views across the Tarangire plains from a private balcony. The main lodge is centered around a thousand year Baobab tree overlooking a waterhole that sees a constant flow of wild animal visitors.

Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro | Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Located within a 1500-acre coffee estate, The Manor is surrounded by flowering gardens and age-old trees. Each cottage has its own private entrance and adjoining sun terrace with double open-fronted log-burning fireplace that divides the room’s interior.

Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp | Serengeti National Park
Located in the Northern Corridor of the park on the main wildebeest migration route between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. The camp has become synonymous with low-impact, high-action game viewing. Spacious elevated tents blend seamlessly into the environment. The main tent has viewing platforms that offer views across the river and the rugged landscape beyond.

Dates and Pricing

Departures in 2021 and 2022 | From $5,899 per person

Prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Price does not include airfare to and from arrival and departure cities.

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Inclusions

  • Before you Go Welcome Gift – Safari starter kit includes stylish bag, safari swag, and how-to guides on tipping, weather and travel
  • Dedicated US-based Safari Specialist
  • Choice of Meet & Greet Services ranging from basic airport transfers to VIP services
  • Five-star accommodations
  • Expert guide
  • Sightseeing activities specified in itinerary
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Daily

Add-Ons

Volunteer East Africa | Chobe National Park, Botswana
1 day | From $35 per person

Make a difference and dedicate a bit of your time, expertise and physical labor to schoolchildren in Tanzania. Devote a morning to sawing, hammering and sanding to create a school desk.  When construction is complete deliver to a classroom in need. Optional: Add a night’s stay at Gibb’s Farm.

Rwanda in the Mist
5 days | From $7,450 per person

Follow in the footsteps of late activist Dian Fossey and observe the “Gorillas in the Mist” on this extraordinary journey into Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains and Parc National des Volcans. Hike to the remains of the Karisoke Research Center, where Dian Fossey did her primate research and observe a mountain gorilla group as they interact and forage in the forest. Enjoy Rwandan hospitality during your stay at a lovely ecolodge.

About African Travel

As the longest established luxury safari operator focused exclusively on the African continent, African Travel, Inc. is dedicated to creating and providing the ultimate African experience. African Travel started with a small hotel in a tiny fishing village and now offers a broad range of trips and styles. Its dedicated team has lived and traveled extensively throughout the continent and shares their wealth of expertise on every safari vacation.

Customize your travel with one of these travel types:

Tailor Made –  Create your own bespoke travel experience, the most popular travel style.

Safari Vacation Packages – Choose from over 30 inclusive travel packages, each with a private guide and five-star accommodations.

Group Safaris – Perfect for an intimate group of family and friends.

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