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Classic Tanzania Safari

From: $ 3,645
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Highlights

  • Start Arusha.
  • To Lake Manyara with game drives in the park.
  • Drive through Ngorongoro Conservancy; afternoon game drives in Serengeti.
  • Game drives in Serengeti.
  • Morning game drive in Serengeti; afternoon drive to Ngorongoro Conservantion Area.
  • Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Game drive in Tarangire N.P; stay at a lodge within the park.
  • Morning game drive; transfer to Arusha, end.

Travel Theme

Countries

Cities & Attractions

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Our safari starts with Lake Manyara and its fantastic birdlife with over 400 recorded species. From here we continue to the Serengeti National Park. Tanzania’s flagship park is contiguous with the Masai Mara and it is not uncommon to see lions, cheetahs or even leopards. The giant caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater boasts stunning scenery as well as prolific wildlife, whilst Tarangire National Park is famous for its herds of elephants which can number in the hundreds.The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara - Tanzania's most prolific national parks

 

Exodus Travels Travel Reviews & Ratings

4.6 out of 5 | Excellent

98%

recommend

10,824 Reviews

Excellent 7,362
Great 2,757
Average 539
Disappointing 114
Terrible 52

Rating Details

Value
4.6
Guide
4.6
Activities
4.6
Lodging
4.6
Transportation
4.6
Meals
4.6

Classic Tanzania Safari

90% Recommend

Julie Kersey

5.0 out of 5 | Excellent
April 2017
Recommend: Yes
This was not only our first trip with Exodus but our first safari and we were not disappointed. We were well looked after and our leader and drivers were extremely knowledgable which made for a very enjoyable and interesting trip. It was a busy schedule visiting four different areas, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and finally Tarangire Safari Park, each one slightly different. Our group were in two Land Cruisers on Game Drives every day, we could sit and enjoy the scenery and stop to watch an amazing amount of wildlife. It was a privilege to see the wildebeest migrating it was amazing to see them across the plains on the Serengeti as far as the eye could see; a photograph just couldn't capture the image, you had to just spend time looking at the view. I would certainly go on a safari again.
Seeing all the large animals elephants, giraffes and the big cats in such close proximity for the first time was amazing. If I had to say which of those was the most amazing I think it would be looking at a leopard in a tree, he was beautiful.

Jackson our group leader was very helpful and friendly, he did his job wll.

When travelling on a safari or any other holiday where you are packing and unpacking frequently it's quite useful to buy some packing cubes for some of your clothes. To my husband and I they were a godsend, they kept things well organised.

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Tanzania tented safari

1.0 out of 5 | Poor
February 2017
Recommend: No
My overall experience of this trip was 'satisfactory' only because I saw lots of animals. Our Landrover though was ancient, slow and needed stones behind the wheel to hold it when parked. We were in a group of 3 vehicles and the petrol tank fell of off one and meant that 7 people had to be accommodated in the other 2 for 4 hours on very rough roads. The breaks on another were so questionable it had to be replace (with another old vehicle) None of the drivers were in charge and because of this departure times etc were chaotic because different drivers have different instructions and would only travel together. The Exodus rep on arrival was poor, reading out the trip notes and giving no additional information. She was more concerned in us appointing a leader who would collect all tips straight away for the whole trip (thousands of dollars) - we refused. We were in tents five nights not four. One of the tents (2 nights) had seen better days. Packed lunches were left for hours in the sun. We spent hours travelling on roads - exacerbated because of the age of the vehicles which could not travel at speed - we were overtaken constantly.
There was no inspection allowed moment though I did see lots of animalsDAiRA

She was a poor representative of Exodus.

If you are happy to be in old vehicles, don't mind long and bumpy but slow journeys and are happy for there to be no leadership from the trip organisers then book this trip - you will see lots of animals which is the whole purpose of safari

This experience of an Exodus holiday is so different to 3 years ago when I couldn't have praised them enough. I doubt I will travel with them again following this holiday.

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  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

Itinerary

Flight Inclusive

Day 1 Depart London

Depart London.

Day 2 Arrive Arusha

Arrive Kilimanjaro and transfer to Arusha.

Day 3 To Lake Manyara with game drives in the park.

This morning we drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania�s more intimate parks. The lake shore teems with birds and the park is famous for its elusive tree-climbing lions. There is also a surprising number of large mammals and the striking cliffs of the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop to our first experience of the region's magnificent wildlife.

Day 4 Drive through Ngorongoro Conservancy; afternoon game drives in Serengeti.

En route through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area we stop to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world's most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here in a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back to 2.5 million years ago. Then we head into the Serengeti National Park arriving after lunch. The rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing amongst the vast plains that are broken only by acacia trees and the occasional kopje (rock formation). In January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, as well as many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard.

Day 5 Game drives in Serengeti.

We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, surrounded by wildebeest and zebras. We journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can see out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain game; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and if you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life such as the elegant secretary birds and the flightless ostrich.

Day 6 Morning game drive in Serengeti; afternoon drive to Ngorongoro Conservantion Area.

We have a final game drive in the Serengeti before heading back into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater where we spend the night.

Day 7 Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater.

Sleeping near the Ngorongoro Crater means that we are one of the first vehicles to descend into the caldera. Ngorongoro is a Conservation Area rather than a national park. This means that whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Maasai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive down to the crater floor we will gain a glimpse of the Maasai's lifestyle. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky enough). The only animal you won't see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. Later this afternoon we will leave the crater.

Day 8 Game drive in Tarangire N.P; stay at a lodge within the park.

Today we head to Tarangire National Park. The park, which has its own source of water, comes into its own in the dry season as birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River and herds of giraffe, zebra, buffalo and, in particular, elephant can be seen. Predators such as lions and leopards are also regularly spotted here.Our lodge is located within the park. It has a large look out area from where sundowners can be had whilst watching the game on the sweeping plains below.

Day 9 Depart Arusha

Morning game drive; transfer to Kilimanjaro airport; depart.

Day 10 Arrive London

Arrive London.



Land Only

Day 1 Start Arusha.

Today is spent in Arusha.There is a free afternoon to relax, lie by the pool or explore the town

Day 2 To Lake Manyara with game drives in the park.

This morning we drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania�s more intimate parks. The lake shore teems with birds and the park is famous for its elusive tree-climbing lions. There is also a surprising number of large mammals and the striking cliffs of the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop to our first experience of the region's magnificent wildlife.

Day 3 Drive through Ngorongoro Conservancy; afternoon game drives in Serengeti.

En route through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area we stop to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world's most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here in a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back to 2.5 million years ago. Then we head into the Serengeti National Park arriving after lunch. The rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing amongst the vast plains that are broken only by acacia trees and the occasional kopje (rock formation). In January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, as well as many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard.

Day 4 Game drives in Serengeti.

We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, surrounded by wildebeest and zebras. We journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can see out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain game; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and if you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life such as the elegant secretary birds and the flightless ostrich.

Day 5 Morning game drive in Serengeti; afternoon drive to Ngorongoro Conservantion Area.

We have a final game drive in the Serengeti before heading back into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater where we spend the night.

Day 6 Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater.

Sleeping near the Ngorongoro Crater means that we are one of the first vehicles to descend into the caldera. Ngorongoro is a Conservation Area rather than a national park. This means that whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Maasai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive down to the crater floor we will gain a glimpse of the Maasai's lifestyle. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky enough). The only animal you won't see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. Later this afternoon we will leave the crater.

Day 7 Game drive in Tarangire N.P; stay at a lodge within the park.

Today we head to Tarangire National Park. The park, which has its own source of water, comes into its own in the dry season as birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River and herds of giraffe, zebra, buffalo and, in particular, elephant can be seen. Predators such as lions and leopards are also regularly spotted here.Our lodge is located within the park. It has a large look out area from where sundowners can be had whilst watching the game on the sweeping plains below.

Day 8 Morning game drive; transfer to Arusha, end.

We begin with an early morning game drive in Tarangire where we should see more game, before heading back towards Arusha and, for those on the group flights, Kilimanjaro Airport in time to catch our flight home.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 3,645

Price Per Day:

$ 456 per person

 
Start DateFinish DateDouble StandardDeparture GuaranteedAvailability 
Jul-01-2017Jul-08-2017$ 3,645Yes1 spots leftReserve
Jul-22-2017Jul-29-2017$ 3,645No9 spots leftReserve
Oct-14-2017Oct-21-2017$ 3,645Yes7 spots leftReserve
Oct-28-2017Nov-04-2017$ 3,645No14 spots leftReserve
Jan-13-2018Jan-20-2018$ 3,795No16 spots leftReserve
Feb-03-2018Feb-10-2018$ 4,025No6 spots leftReserve
Feb-24-2018Mar-03-2018$ 3,795No16 spots leftReserve
Jun-23-2018Jun-30-2018$ 3,795No16 spots leftReserve
Jul-21-2018Jul-28-2018$ 3,795No16 spots leftReserve
Oct-13-2018Oct-20-2018$ 3,795No14 spots leftReserve
Oct-27-2018Nov-03-2018$ 3,795No16 spots leftReserve
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Details

Trip Includes

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival & departure transfers

Trip Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request - GBP245)
  • Visas or vaccinations

Meals Included:

Dinner: You will have the opportunity to sample a selection of both Swahili and European dishes during the trip. Vegetarians can be catered for but, as is often the case when travelling in countries like Tanzania, the selection may not be as varied as what you are used to at home.

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 14

Accomodations

1 night hotel, 2 nights lodges, 4 nights permanent tented camps.
Travel by 4WD safari vehicles
Some long drives on bumpy roads
Full service camping or lodge-based departures

Start City

Arusha

End City

Moshi

Age Notes

Min. Age: 16

Trip ID#: exodus-WYB

 

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