Visit three of Tanzania’s finest game parks—Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Tarangire—including three nights in the heart of the Serengeti. Begin your days with early morning game drives, when nocturnal animals conclude their foraging and the grazers of the plains begin. Experience afternoon game drives as daylight gives way to dusk and the remarkable glow of the setting sun illuminates the African wilderness. Descend in a four‑wheel drive land cruiser into the impressive 12‑mile‑wide Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage‑designated Conservation Area.
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- Trip Type
- Group Travel Tour, International Land & Rail Voyages
- Departure Dates
Jan 27, 2024 - Feb 7, 2024
Feb 20, 2024 - Mar 2, 2024
Serena Hotels and Safari Lodges
♦ Award-winning, deluxe accommodations with a trusted reputation for more than 40 years.
♦ Deluxe safari hotels and lodges on this itinerary include the Arusha Serena Hotel, Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, and Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.
♦ Ideally located in the heart of game reserves and lush mountain villages, these properties immerse you in the largest concentration of wildlife and offer a unique local experience with tasteful, modern facilities.
♦ Designed to promote sustainability and complement the African landscape while minimizing its ecological footprint.
♦ Devoted to supporting local community artisans by offering their unique handicrafts for sale in gift shops.
Maramboi Tented Lodge
♦ Classic comfort in the African bush.
♦ Tents built on raised wood platforms featuring en-suite bathrooms.
♦ Ideally located near Tarangire National Park, home to elephants, lions, and 550 bird species.
♦ Private terrace with breathtaking views of Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley.
♦ Excellent stargazing opportunities abound throughout the property.
♦ Watch for zebras, giraffes, warthogs, and gazelles from the terrace and pool.
HOT-AIR BALLOON OPTION
Excursion Date: January 30, 2024 (January 27 Departure)
February 28, 2024 (February 20 Departure)
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime, bird’s eye view of the Serengeti’s magnificent plains and wildlife during an optional early morning hot air balloon flight. Take in an unmatched panorama as far as the eye can see as you glide over vast terrain. On landing, enjoy an English breakfast served with sparkling white wine.
Price per person: $655
Space is limited. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
Airport transfers and luggage handling abroad are only included if air arrangements are booked through Gohagan & Company. If travelers make their own air arrangements, transfers and luggage handling are not included; transfers can be organized through Gohagan & Company and purchased by the traveler.
A non-refundable administrative fee of $300 per person will apply for all cancellations received more than 7 days after booking and before other fees take effect at 120 days:
120 days $300 per person admin fee after 7-day grace period from booking
120 – 91 days 25% of full invoice fare
90 – 61 days 50% of full invoice fare
60 – 31 days 75% of full invoice fare
30 – 0 days 100% of full invoice fare
Separate airfare Terms & Conditions apply
day 1 & 2
Depart for Tanzania
Depart your home city. Transfer to Arusha, a lush town nestled at the foot of Mount Meru that is known as the gateway to Tanzania’s best national game parks. Check into the Arusha Serena Hotel.
Arusha/Serengeti National Park
Fly aboard a privately chartered aircraft for jaw-dropping vistas en route to Serengeti National Park. Upon arrival, you will embark on a safari drive to enjoy game viewing before checking in to the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,r,d)
Serengeti National Park
Opt for a breathtaking morning balloon safari at sunrise. Relish the incredible bird’s eye view, then toast your determination during a champagne breakfast. Experience a soul-stirring spectacle of nature as you track herds of wildebeest, gazelle, topi, Cape buffalo, and zebra during morning and afternoon safaris today. (2b,2l,2d)
Serengeti National Park/Olduvai Gorge/ Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Participate in a fascinating history session at the Olduvai Gorge, the most famous archaeological site in East Africa. Stop into the Olduvai Museum en route to the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
A magnificent natural amphitheater is yours to enjoy today as we descend 5,000 feet to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater in four‑wheel drive vehicles. A picnic lunch inside the crater punctuates this thrilling full day of game tracking. Later, survey the crater and abundant wildlife from your lodge’s viewing terrace, right on the crater’s rim. (b,l,d)
Ngorongoro Conservation Area/ Lake Manyara National Park
A short drive takes you to Kibaoni Primary School on the edge of the Rift Valley. Enjoy a close-up look at Tanzania’s educational system and school children hard at work in the classrooms. After lunch, soak up the scenery as you transfer to the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge. Later this afternoon, you will embark on a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. (b,l,d)
Lake Manyara National Park/Maramboi for Tarangire
Begin your day with a scenic drive to a traditional Maasai Village to meet Maasai warriors and herdsmen. Later this afternoon, you will check in to Maramboi Tented Lodge, where luxurious safari tents provide comfort beneath the palm trees. After lunch at the Maramboi Tented Lodge, meet with your guide for a walking safari to the banks of Lake Manyara.(b,l,d)
Tarangire National Park
Rise with the African sun for a game drive after breakfast. Enjoy lunch in the Tarangire Safari Lodge before heading out for an afternoon photo safari. Be on the lookout for large herds of elephants gathering under the massive Baobab Trees and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, gazelle, and eland antelope across the land. (b,l,r,d)
Maramboi/Arusha/ Return to home city
Check out of the lodge and enjoy breakfast amid its natural beauty. Take a scenic drive to the Arusha Coffee Plantation for an aromatic garden lunch. Surrounded by evergreen coffee bushes, the historic coffee lodge is a
fascinating feast for the senses. Back at the Arusha Serena Hotel, relax with day-room accommodations before transferring to the airport for your return flight this evening. (b,l)
Arrive in your home city. *The Febraury 20 departure operates in reverse
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