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Highlights
  • Experience excellent wildlife viewing
  • Hike to Lake Natron
  • Spend three nights adventure camping
  • Track wildlife on foot in a private nature refuge
  • Explore two flamingo breeding grounds

Journey off the well-trodden path on a more active wildlife viewing safari.

You'll cover Tanzania's most wildlife-rich parks and also...

Explore a private nature reserve on foot

Learn wildlife tracking techniques

Trek into the Great Rift Valley

Hike to hidden waterfalls

Visit the shores of Lake Natron

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Thomson Safaris Travel Reviews & Ratings
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While this safari covers Tanzania’s “must-see” game-viewing areas -- Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, two of Africa’s premier wildlife parks -- it adds the extra elements of a full day’s hiking through Maasai country into remote areas of the Rift Valley, as well as a wilderness stay in a private nature refuge in the eastern Serengeti. An optional hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti is especially memorable during the Great Migration when millions of wildebeest, zebra and other animals trample across the plains and risk their lives crossing the Mara River -- possibly the greatest wildlife show on earth.

Tanzania Trekking Safari

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Best Trip I've ever taken! October 2017

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  • Value 5.0
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  • Lodging 5.0
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  • Meals 5.0
What attracted me to Thomson was the numerous types of safaris. .I chose the "Wildlife Safari", as my main objective was the see the wildlife. Staying in the tents was awesome!
I was not disappointed in the least!
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Wonderful!! August 2016

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
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  • Meals 5.0
Thank-you for no longer promoting establishments that offer Elephant rides. You are truly a wonderful and compassionate brand. South Africa loves you

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Most Memorable Experience! June 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
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  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
What an amazing way to see Mt. Kilimanjaro. The entire Thomson Safari Team made sure this once in a lifetime trip was truly amazing. From preparation, travel to Africa, both my trek and safari experiences were top notch! Everyone was professional, courteous and concerned about ensuring guests were having the most memorable experience! Thanks Thomson for making this dream of mine come true!
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Highly recommend Thomson without any hesitation! June 2016

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  • Value 5.0
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Traveled with Thomson on a Safari as well as the Kili climb. One of the best travel experiences to date. The crew (US and Tanzania) was professional and caring. The facilities on Kili and Serengeti were best in class! The memories we made on the trip will stay with us for the rest of our lives and we will surely be back on a Safari soon to explore more of the amazing wildlife...Highly recommend Thomson without any hesitation!
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Most Incredible Experiences June 2016

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Taking a trip to Tanzania with Thomson Safaris will be one of the most incredible experiences you will ever have. When you hear "trip of a lifetime" this is what they are talking about.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2: Depart North America / Arrive Arusha, Tanzania

Arrive into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Your guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to tonight’s lodge in Arusha.

Overnight: Mount Meru Hotel

Days 3-4: Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge

Depart after breakfast on a flight to the eastern Serengeti. Continue your journey into the remote wilderness of Tanzania by heading to a private nature refuge, an exclusive area for Thomson guests. This remote and pristine region is a private wilderness area - its unique geography, and its location outside the park make it a perfect destination for discerning guests who wish to enjoy a true wilderness and exploration experience.

Overnights: East Serengeti Nyumba

Days 5-7: Serengeti National Park

Next stop: Serengeti National Park, home to literally hundreds of thousands of hoofed animals and some of the best wildlife viewing that Africa has to offer. This pristine and unique sanctuary will give you a glimpse into “the world as it was in the beginning.”

Overnights: Serengeti Nyumba

Days 8-9: Ngorongoro Crater

Make your way from the Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater, a geological marvel boasting several vegetation zones from lakes to forest to savannah. Home to about 30,000 animals, you will have a front row seat to observe some of the densest wildlife concentrations on earth during your wildlife viewing drive on Ngorongoro Crater's floor.

Overnights: Ngorongoro Nyumba

Day 10: Empakaai Crater

This morning, travel to Empakaai Crater and hike down onto its floor to explore the shores of its flamingo-lined lake. There are no roads and no tourists, and you'll be enthralled by this quiet, magical place. Return to the rim in a rigorous ascent which promises stunning panoramic views.

Overnight: Empakaai Camp

Days 11-12: Great Rift Valley / Lake Natron

Take a step back in time today during this full day of hiking through the remote and historic Maasailand. Your Maasai walking guide will lead you down into the Rift Valley where few travelers have ventured. Enjoy the exclusivity of these remote lands. Dip in pools formed under a group of waterfalls, hike up to the waterfall source to experience the falls from a different perspective, and explore the salt-crushed, pristine shores of Lake Natron during your time here.

Overnights: Waterfalls Adventure Camp

Days 13-14: Great Rift Valley to Arusha / Return to North America

Drive to Arusha, where you’ll enjoy a farewell lunch at River House, a community-based nonprofit organization. After lunch, visit the adjoining arts center to see the craftsmanship of local disabled artisans, whose training is funded by River House. Relax in a day room before your flight home.

Day Room: Mount Meru Hotel

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 7,690

Price Per Day:

$ 549 per person
 
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 750
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Intimate Group - 12 max
Start City
Arusha

Trip ID#: tantretho

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