Embark on a luxury safari adventure in Tanzania’s most spectacular nature reserves! Set out with your small group at sunrise on the savannah to scout for a bevy of magnificent animals. Expert driver-guides offer insights about the wildlife you encounter, while you snap amazing photos and capture memories to cherish. Come face to face with elephants, zebras, lions, giraffes and more in the Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti wildlife parks. Explore archaeological wonders at Olduvai Gorge, savor an alfresco lunch on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater and experience a luxury tented safari camp. Visit a vibrant farming community and a coffee plantation along the way!
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- Trip Type
- Individual Travel Tour, International Land & Rail Voyages
- Departure Dates
- Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 29, 2020
- day 1
Depart for Tanzania
- day 2
Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Tanzania
Arrive and transfer to The African Tulip in Arusha.
- day 3
Tanzanian Crafts and Coffee. Visit a cooperative handicrafts workshop that employs disabled people. Then, tour a coffee plantation to learn about the country’s famous crop. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception and Dinner.
- day 4
Tarangire National Park
Depart in Land Cruisers and check in to Tarangire Treetops, which features elevated, open-air rooms. Pursuing Pachyderms. This park is home to Africa’s largest elephant herds. On your first game drive with your expert driver-guide, delight as they frolic in the mud and tend to their babies.
- day 5
Tarangire National Park
Birds of Paradise. Marvel this morning at the astonishing birdlife, including more than 550 species, from the tiny, yellow-collared lovebird to the martial eagle, Africa’s largest bird of prey. Beneath Baobab Branches. This afternoon’s drive may reveal galloping gazelles or lions lounging next to the iconic, long-lived baobabs.
- day 6
Tarangire National Park | Ngorongoro Conservation Area
A River Runs Through It. Tarangire is named for its life-sustaining river, which draws herds even in the dry season. See warthogs, giraffes and wildebeests along its banks on your last outing. This afternoon, take a panoramic drive along the Great Rift Valley, a 4,000-mile fissure that stretches from southwest Asia to Mozambique. Tanzanian Farm Town. Visit a farming community where as many as 120 different tribes co-exist. Stroll in the market and take a tuk-tuk ride. On your way to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, break for lunch, then check in to the Ngorongoro O’ldeani Mountain Lodge.
- day 7
The Garden of Eden. Spend a full day exploring the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater, a caldera created when the volcano’s cone collapsed more than 2 million years ago. The animal population here is so large that you may observe the Big Five — lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros — during your thrilling expedition. Ride to the crater floor and savor a once-in-a-lifetime alfresco lunch there.
- day 8
Olduvai Gorge | Serengeti National Park
Cradle of Mankind. Visit the Olduvai Gorge, a 30-mile ravine. In 1959, anthropologist Mary Leakey discovered a 1.75-million-year-old skull here that belonged to an early human ancestor. Cross the Serengeti plains and enter Serengeti National Park. Check in to the Old Serai Luxury Camp and experience a luxury tented safari camp.
- day 9
Serengeti National Park
Echoes of Thundering Hooves. You may have the chance this morning to observe firsthand the renowned Great Migration, the annual round-trip trek between Tanzania and Kenya made by almost 2 million wildebeest and zebra, as they follow seasonal rains in search of water and food. ELECTIVE | Up, Up and Away. Rise before dawn and hop into the gondola of a hot-air balloon for a ride over the Serengeti plains. Endless Plains. On this afternoon’s drive, relish the incredible biodiversity of this famed park that sprawls over 5,791 square miles.
- day 10
Serengeti National Park
Featured Creatures. The Serengeti is also home to the Little Five! These tiny creatures are named after their larger counterparts: the ant lion, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise, buffalo weaver and rhinoceros beetle. Where the Antelope Roam. More than a dozen species of antelope roam the land here. You may spot gazelles, wildebeests and impalas, as well as large elands, topis and the sweet-faced dik-dik. Celebrate your amazing and unforgettable safari at a Farewell Reception and Dinner this evening.
- day 11
Serengeti National Park | Arusha
Life in the Moment. Your final game drive is certain to be as memorable as your first! Travel to the Seronera Airstrip and fly to Arusha. Relax in your day room at The African Tulip before your departure for your connecting flights home. This evening, transfer to the Kilimanjaro airport for the return flight to your gateway city.
- day 12
Depending on your air arrangements, connect in Europe and arrive home today.
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