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Highlights
  • View wildlife in tanzania's best parks and reserves with an expert wildlife guide
  • Explore rural communities and taste a local lunch in a small village
  • Relax in the middle of nature in comfortable tented camps
  • Travel in a small group of 6 for optimal wildlife and cultural interactions

As the home of Olduvai Gorge, the world’s most treasured paleontological site, it’s safe to say humans have been coming to Tanzania forever. So, where’ve you been? Seamlessly blending out-there access with stylish comfort, this trip brings you close to wonders like Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater, the plains of the Serengeti and the Big Five before returning you to a cozy safari lodge or comfort-minded tented camp. True, it’s not exactly the way homo erectus did it, but that’s what evolution is all about, no?

Trip Description
Tanzania Safari Experience
 
Travel Theme
Countries
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
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Value
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8
Tanzania Safari Experience

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I am completely satisfied with the service. Our Guide was terrific, including dealing with pretty nasty people that formed part of the group doing the safari. He was always professional and quite knowledgeable. Driver was excellent! April 2015

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I would totally recommend the tour, it was an experience of a life time

Operator G Adventures

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The trip was amazing and exceeded our expectations. The G Adventures staff did a wonderful job to ensure that we had the best trip possible. April 2015

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The overall experience was amazing and exceeded our expectations. It was set up very well and our CEO and driver ensured that the whole family enjoyed the trip.

Operator G Adventures

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It was a ton of fun and we saw so many animals! Our guide was also really down to earth and good at explaining things. April 2015

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

Operator G Adventures

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The itinerary was incredible, including the safari experience and the local village tours. Accomodations were excellent and food tasty and well presented. In addition, our CEO Madafaa and driver Mariki were an incredible team. January 2015

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was an unforgettable experience. It really connected us with nature and was a wonderful reminder of the vastness of the world and how many species we share it with. We feel very privileged to have shared it with the wonderful people of G and tanzania.
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The guide and driver were both excellent, the equipment was all in good order and they helped us have a great trip. January 2015

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Wow. Our family wanted to see animals and Furahini delivered. He even fulfilled our daughter's joking request to see a cat bring down its prey.

Operator G Adventures

Itinerary

Day 1 Arusha

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 2 Arusha/Lake Manyara National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

After breakfast continue on to Mto wa Mbu which means Mosquito River. Here we take a cultural walk to learn more about typical village life. After, feast on a traditional lunch before continuing on to Lake Manyara National Park for wildlife viewing in the park. This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a backdrop for your search of the park's bird life, tree-climbing lions, elephant, hippo and baboons. The afternoon is spent wildlife viewing along the main road that winds through a lush cool forest dominated by large fichus trees covered in bromeliads and ferns. Included Activities: Mto wa Mbu Village Walk and Lunch Lake Manyara National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle

Day 3 Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to the world famous Serengeti, one of Africa's premier wildlife parks. Travel through the Rift Valley and visit a Masai village to learn about these proud nomadic people. Visit the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project and meet the local women who have installed clean cookstoves throughout the communities. Experience the impact of cooking over an open fire in a confined mud hut before witnessing the transformation that occurs when a clean cookstove is installed. Learn more about this project along with details about the day-to-day lives of the Masai. Reach the Serengeti in late afternoon just in time for a wildlife safari drive en route to our camp. Additional Notes: Note: If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari Theme Pack, your flight will be early in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above. Included Activities: Clean Cookstove Project Visit Olduvai Gorge Museum Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle

Day 4 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Embark on a morning wildlife safari drive in our compact, safari 4x4, with a pop-up roof for optimal wildlife observation. Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle

Day 5 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue wildlife viewing on the drive out of the Serengeti to our comfortable tented camp. Relax this evening enjoying the African sunset with a cool drink overlooking the watering hole. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle

Day 6 Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L)

Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a wildlife safari drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha for the final night. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle

Day 7 Arusha (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 3,499

Price Per Day:

$ 500 per person
 
USD30, usually included in most international air tickets.
Details
Trip Includes
  • G Adventures for Good: Clean Cookstove Project Visit
  • Mto wa Mbu
  • Arrival transfer
  • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park
  • Entrance to Olduvai Gorge
  • Visit the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project in a traditional Masai village
  • Guided walk and lunch in a local community
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle, walking.This trip is done in private 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicles in Tanzania. With sliding windows and a large pop-up roofs, these vehicles are designed for wildlife viewing. If there is a large group, 2 vehicles will be used, and the group will be split up. Road conditions can run the full range of conditions from new to very poor, and during dry seasons, the roads can become very dusty. This style of travel is the best under the local circumstances, as the seats are comfortable and having our own private vehicle allow us the flexibility of making stops when needed, and to stay and watch that crouching lion prepare for an attack. If you are travelling to Nairobi from Arusha at the end of your safari and have pre-booked your "shuttle" transfer through G Adventures, you will travel in a public shuttle; these are large mini buses with seating for 22-24 passengers. Speed governors set to 80kph are used on all vehicles to ensure a safe driving speed. Please note for your own safety it is mandatory to wear your seat belt at all times when in a vehicle. All G Adventure vehicles are regularly serviced and follow a strict maintenance schedule. However given the long travel days and rough conditions of many of the roads in Africa, vehicles can and do breakdown on occasion. If such situations occur all drivers are trained mechanics and any vehicle issues are rectified as quickly as possible so as to not disrupt your trip. Your patience is requested if the vehicle you are traveling in happens to encounter a mechanical fault.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 12
Max 6, Avg 5.

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Comfort hotels (2 nts), comfort tented camp (4 nts).
Arusha The IIboru Safari Lodgel is located in Arusha, just 44 minutes away from the Kilimanjaro International Airport. The accommodation will feature a private bathroom with a bath, shower and free toiletries. You can enjoy a patio, garden view from the room and swimming pool. Free WiFi access is available in this lodge. Lake Manyara Rift Valley Photographic Lodge is located in the world-renowned Rift Valley and surrounded by the most sought after photographic safari destinations. The lodge is set high in a bush-cloaked ridge, with magnificent views over Lake Manyara. Serengeti National Park Located inside the National Park, is found where the sunrise is your daily wake-up call and a beautiful sunset will always alert you to go to the camp fire or sundowner. Camping at Turner’s Spring will offer the very best action-crammed adventure. Be prepared to sleep to the echoes of roaring lions, squealing hyenas and grunting hippos. The camp is strategically located on one of the main migration corridors where unforgettable event of millions wildebeest, hundred thousands of zebras and gazelles accompanied by a group of predators migrate annually. Amenities at the camp include: mess tent and bar, library and games, cosy lounge area, central fire place for evening sundowners, main open kitchen and each tent has comfortable beds and its own en-suite bathroom with flushing toilets and camping showers. Ngorongoro Crater Ngorongoro Wildcamp is located inside of the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area. The mobile camp is composed of 20 comfortable tents with capacity to accommodate 2 guests each, and a large dining tent. Each tent has a self-contained shower and toilet; 2 king-size beds, reading table, garden chairs, verandah, mosquito nets, solar power for lighting, and water heater for hot shower. Please remember that hotel/lodge/camp standards can be different from what you are used to in your home country, which is part of the appeal of adventure travel. Note: 1) Under certain circumstances we reserve the right to change accommodation and provide something slightly different to what is described, though it will always be of similar or better standard/level. 2) Most lodges and camps do not have 24hr electricity - they usually run on generators which are routinely shut off overnight from approximately 10pm to 5am. 3) Internet is only available at the start hotel in Arusha. 4) Lodges and camps are NOT equipped with fans or air conditioning due to the electricity constraints listed above.
Start City
Arusha
End City
Arusha
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, certified driver/guide.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. MIGRATION Tanzania and Kenya The Seronera Plains, which lie in the southeast of the National Park and extend into the western Ngorongoro Conservation Area, form the main ungulate calving grounds of the Serengeti. The wildebeest typically disperse into the Seronera plains during the short rains, which fall in late November or early December, before calving in January, and staying put until the end of the long rains from January to early May. Towards the end of April the wildebeest start to congregate on the southern plains in the preparation for the 800km northward migration. The major obstacle faced by the wildebeest on this migration is the crossing for the Grumeti River through the western corridor, which typically occurs from June into early July. From July to October, the ungulates disperse again, with about half of them crossing the Mara River into Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve and the remainder spreading out through the northern and western Serengeti. By late October the animals have generally started to plod back southward to the Seronera Plains, to arrive there in late November when the cycle starts all over again. 2. DRIVES This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, as long drives and poor road conditions are the rule as opposed to the exception in Tanzania. A safari is about travelling to see animals, so we cover long distances crossing the country to visit different wildlife parks. Once there, we spend the majority of the time viewing wildlife while driving in the parks. This translates to a lot of driving. Despite this, the diversity and scenery of the African landscape, the local culture and abundant wildlife are all well worth the experience. 3. ELECTRICITY All lodges and camps will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times. The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected. 4. COMBO TRIP Please note that this trip is a combination of multiple G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments. 5. ACCOMMODATION Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used. 6. Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Theme Packs! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Theme Packs must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO.

Meals

These meals are provided at the hotels, lodges and camps in which you are accommodated. When a meal is not included, your hotel will have a restaurant or your will be advised of a good local establishment. All meals you have during your trip will be prepared from fresh local produce. All hotels cater to vegetarians; however, any other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival. Please note all bottled drinking water will be at your own expense.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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