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11 Day Tanzania Safari


Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights NYC-Kilimanjaro
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
    • 1 night Arusha
    • 1 night Ngorongoro Conservation Area
    • 3 nights Serengeti National Park
    • 1 night Lake Manyara
    • 2 nights Tarangire National Park
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 24 meals: 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Restaurant tips throughout tour
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern 7-seater 4x4 safari van
  • Services of English-speaking driver-guide
  • National Park Fees

Special Features

  • Tented camps comfortably furnished with modern amenities
  • Safari Game Drives
  • Bottled water with all lunches and dinners
  • Lunch at Shanga River House
  • Visit to Olduvai Gorge Museum



DAY 1, Thursday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA to Tanzania. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive Kilimanjaro
Arrive in Kilimanjaro and transfer to your hotel in Arusha. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Arusha
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the Ngorongoro Crater. As you approach, the overwhelming beauty will astound and the abundance of wildlife will amaze as you descend the crater walls. The unique geography of the crater forms a natural enclosure for lions, elephants, and hyenas that stay on the basin floor year round. During the summer, the famous wildebeest migration passes through this area filling the plains with well over a million of these breathtaking animals. In the late afternoon, return to your lodge
Overnight: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Serengeti National Park
After an early breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park with a visit to the Olduvai Gorge Museum en-route. Unequaled in its natural beauty and undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, the Serengeti Wildlife Park is host to the highest concentration of game than any other area. Your first game drive will take place in the afternoon, exploring the Seronera Valley which is renowned for its lion and leopard populations as well as a variety of other wildlife attracted by the lush wooded valley. Return to your campsite at dusk and enjoy a glass of wine as you relax by the campfire
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Serengeti National Park
Depart this morning to explore the Moru Kopjes in search of lions, elephants, gazelle, and zebras. Enjoy the unique landscape characterized by a large collection of rocky cliffs (Kopjes). During your exploration you will visit caves which house ancient Masai art. Return to the lodge at 5 pm, sit by the fire, and enjoy the magnificent African sunset over the hills
Optional: Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Serengeti National Park
This morning, enjoy an early breakfast before your morning game drive around the Simba Kopjes. Afterward, return to your camp and enjoy lunch and a brief rest in preparation for your afternoon game drive. Later, enjoy an exciting game drive through the Seronera Valley, most famous for lions and leopards
Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Lake Manyara
After an early breakfast, make your way to Lake Manyara National Park, an area known for its tree-climbing lions as well as its elephants and flamingos. There is also an abundance of bird life surrounding the lake making this area a haven for bird watchers. In the afternoon, arrive at your campsite located on the edge of an Acacia woodland overlooking the lake. This is the only tented camp located within the national park and offers superb game viewing opportunities away from the crowds. After lunch, set out for an evening game drive through the park. Return to the camp at dusk and get comfortable by the roaring fire
Overnight: Lake Manyara National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Tarangire National Park
Depart at 8 am for Tarangire National Park, enroute enjoy game viewing through the Manyara National Park. After lunch you will enjoy an afternoon game drive through Tarangire National Park. Named after the Tarangire River which originates in Tanzania's highlands, Tarangire National Park is known for huge elephant herds as well as an incredible variety of bird life. The river and its tributaries provide the only permanent water source in the area which attracts many migratory species such as buffalo, oryx, and Grant's Gazelle. The park's gigantic baobab trees will provide some incredible photo opportunities
Overnight: Tarangire
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Early Morning Game Drive
Set out for an early morning adventure through the park. Return to your lodge for breakfast and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon viewing game from inside the park
Overnight: Tarangire
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Bid Farewell to Africa
After breakfast, drive to Arusha where you will enjoy a lunch before transferring to Kilimanjaro for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Sunday - Arrive in US
Today your journey ends as you arrive home in the USA

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast

    Day #5 01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $495
    Take off in your hot air balloon as you watch the sunrise over theSerengeti. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. At the end of your flight, enjoy a sumptuous champagne breakfast laid out in the wild African savanna. Dine on eggs, sausages, and bacon, all cooked over a charcoal fire in the bush. Continue game viewing as you take a leisurely drive back to camp.

    *Please note that departure time for this excursion is necessarily very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns.

    **Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
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    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include departure transfer.

    Passengers should select flights on Day 10 from Kilimanjaro that depart no earlier than 4:30 pm.

    Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.

    Please note, all passport holders should have four or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Tanzania. Click here for more information.

    Passengers traveling to Tanzania must carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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