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Classic Tanzania Safari

Classic Tanzania Safari

Our Classic Tanzania Safari gives women the best opportunity to see "The Big 5" of Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhinoceros with their very own eyes. Our safari tour is 9 nights and includes visits to the wildlife enclaves of Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ndutu Concession and 2 of Tanzania's UNESCO World Heritages - the Ngorongoro Crater & Conservation Area and the iconic Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world and home to an extraordinary list of animal, reptile and bird life. Experience your own "Out of Africa" moments while enjoying exceptional accommodations, fine cuisine and supurb Tanzanian hospitality.

Tour Details

Trip Code     Dates   PartialShare™   Single
CT110119     Nov. 1, 2019 - Nov. 10, 2019 $6,249   $7,849

• Based on a minimum of 4 passengers

• PartialShare™ price is based on 8 nights sharing twin and 1 night in single accommodation on the tour

• Single price refers to single accommodation during the entire tour

• Prices are per person in US Dollars taxes included

• Deposit of $1,500.00 USD per person and an insurance waiver is required at time of booking

• Final Payment is required 90 days prior to departure

Tour Inclusions

• 9 nights accommodation in 3 to 4 star small safari lodges, tented camps and boutique hotels including private en suite in chosen occupancy

• All meals (9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners) including Welcome and Farewell dinners

• Private individual air arrival and group air departure transfers in Arusha

• 2 daily game drives (morning and late-afternoon) in private 4x4 safari vehicles

• 1 flight on tour from the Serengeti to Arusha in small aircraft

• Laundry, afternoon tea or snack, local beer, house wine and non-premium brand spirits at Dunia Camp on Day 7, 8 and 9

• Local English-speaking "female" naturalist ranger guide accompanying group throughout the entire tour in Tanzania

• Entrance fees to all national parks in Tanzania per itinerary

• Bottled water during all game drives and tour transfers

Tour Highlights

• Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites on tour

• Enjoy your "own room" on the first night of the tour

• Stay at the first "all-female" run safari camp in the Serengeti

• Be accompanied by a "female" naturalist ranger guide for the entire safari tour

• More meals on tour including lunch at a special project dedicated to supporting and empowering disabled Tanzanians

Upon your arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be greeted and transferred to our unique hotel nestled in the foothills of Mt Meru with a majestic view of the great Kilimanjaro. After check-in the afternoon is at your leisure. Later that evening you will join your driver ranger and fellow travelers for a safari tour overview followed by a welcome dinner.

Rivertrees Country Inn (or similar) | Single Occupancy

We make our way to Tarangire National Park, which is considered to be the best kept secret of Tanzania's Northern Safari Circuit. Named after the Tarangire River that intersects it, Tarangire National Park is the 6th largest park in Tanzania at 1100 sq. mi (2850 sq. km) and renowned for its large herds of elephants, enormous termite hills and majestic baobab trees that dot the gentle rolling countryside. These mystic and spectacular trees of every shape and color, seemingly dwarf the animals that feed beneath them.

After arriving at our tented camp situated in a wildlife-rich area with unhampered views to beautiful Lake Burunge, we'll enjoy lunch and time to relax and settle into our new surroundings. Later in the afternoon we'll head out on an afternoon game drive. As sunset approaches, the game drive slows to a halt in the perfect location to enjoy a cold drink as the afternoon draws to a close. Back at our camp, we'll have some time to freshen up before gathering for a drink before dinner.

Tarangire Simba Lodge 3-stars (or similar) | PartialShare™

Early this morning we'll head out on a morning game drive in Tarangire National Park. Animals one may see include large migratory herds of elephants, wildebeest, zebras and cape buffalo during the dry season (June to November), as well as other common animals such as waterbuck, giraffe, impala and over 490 species of birds. Tarangire predators include lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and African wild dogs — though rare.

After lunch in camp, there is a chance to relax before an afternoon game drive in search of some big game. Back at our camp, we'll have some time to freshen up before gathering for dinner.

Tarangire Simba Lodge 3-stars (or similar) | PartialShare™

After breakfast we will begin our transfer to Lake Manyara National Park, where we'll enjoy a game drive and picnic lunch.

Lake Manyara is one of the smaller parks in Tanzania, but it's compact game-viewing circuit offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience. Just inside the park’s gate baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside and blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees. Contrast to the forest is the park’s grassy floodplain and its expansive views eastward across the alkaline lake. It plays home to large buffalo populations, wildebeest and zebra herds that congregate on the grassy plains, as do hippos and giraffes. Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favored haunt of Manyara'’s legendary yet elusive tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants.

Not to be left out, Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife with more than 400 species being recorded. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.

We'll enjoy a boxed lunch overlooking Lake Manyara before driving up the steep Rift Valley escarpment to our classic “Out of Africa” tented camp perched up on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is the largest unflooded and intact volcanic caldera in the world and once was a mountain as high as Kilimanjaro. Over 3 million years ago, the Crater exploded covering the Serengeti in ash and its crater floor sank leaving the rim to form a natural enclosure 2,000 feet high. After our camp check-in you’ll have time to relax or enjoy a hot shower before dinner.

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp 3-stars (or similar) | Single Occupancy

This morning an early start to the day is best in order to avoid the later influx of tourists into the Ngorongoro Crater, the centerpiece of the 3,200 sq. mile Ngorongoro Conservation Area and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

The Crater’s rich pasture and permanent water source is a natural sanctuary for over 25,000 animals, including the endangered black rhino, the Ngorongoro Lion (known for its jagged looking mane and larger size due to the bounty of game in the area), buffalo, hippo, wildebeest, zebra, eland and so many other animals and a myriad of bird life, estimated at 250 species strong.

The Crater has been described as the best self-contained safari destination in the world and a microcosm of East Africa, enclosing in one place - grasslands, forests, wetlands and slopes. We'll enjoy a packed lunch overlooking a hippo pool before making our way back up to the top of the Crater's rim, where we'll begin to travel in a north westerly direction towards the vast plains of the Serengeti to our lodge on Lake Ndutu.

After our arrival at our Lake Ndutu lodge, there will be a chance to relax and settle into our new surroundings before going out on a late afternoon game drive. As sunset approaches, the game drive slows to a halt in the perfect location to enjoy a cold drink as the afternoon draws to a close. Back at our lodge, we'll have some time to freshen up before gathering in the dining room for dining.

Ndutu Safari Lodge 3-stars (or similar) | PartialShare™

This morning we'll head out on a game drive in and around Lake Ndutu. From June through November, the area is dry and the great herds have gone. This is the time when the resident animals converge around Ndutu's waterholes and marshes - elephants, giraffes, impalas, every kind of cat (especially cheetah), and a profusion of birds. We return to our lodge around noon, for lunch and an afternoon siesta.

In the afternoon we head out on an afternoon game drive. Later, we'll return to our lodge where there will be a chance to freshen up before enjoying dinner in the lodge's dining room. Who knows, you may even see the resident genets, small spotted cat-like animals, making an appearance, as they gaze down at you from the lodge rafters. After dinner your welcome to relax around the lodge campfire.

Ndutu Safari Lodge 3-stars (or similar) | PartialShare™

After breakfast we depart for our tented camp in the heart of the Serengeti National Park, en route enjoying a game drive and boxed lunch inside the iconic park. The word 'Serengeti', comes from the Maasai word ‘Siringlit’, meaning ‘the place where land runs on forever’ and refers to the grassy plains which make up about a third of the park.

Our small intimate camp (only 8 tents) is located in a secluded location close to the breathtakingly scenic Moru Kopjes where big cats take advantage of the granite protrusions to gain elevation from which to view their territories. The area around Moru Kopjes also includes the rhinoceros sanctuary – this is one of the few places in the Serengeti where we may find the endangered black rhino. The nearby Seronera River is also easily accessible from the camp – this perennial water source sustains large herds of antelope year-round, ensuring excellent sightings of the lion, leopard and cheetah that roam the plains.

Over the next three days our luxury tented camp in the heart of the Serengeti is our home. From early morning game drives, to packed lunches and Balloon Safaris (optional), the possibilities are endless. You will gain a multitude of knowledge from the staff and guides, who share their immense expertise of game life, the surrounding Serengeti, Tanzanian culture, and everything else one could imagine. You'll be amazed at the quality of the food that's created in this remote location. An absolutely unforgettable experience!

Dunia Camp 4-stars (or similar) | PartialShare™

This morning we'll enjoy one last game drive and breakfast before we make our way to the nearby airstrip for our spectacular flight back to Arusha.

After our arrival in Arusha we'll visit and enjoy lunch at Shanga, a heartwarming project dedicated to supporting and empowering disabled Tanzanians. Shanga is a for-profit company that is comprised of a bustling workshop, gift boutique and a open-air restaurant where we'll enjoy a wonderful African inspired lunch. At the workshops, Shanga recycles aluminum, glass bottles and paper into hundreds of amazing products, combining ancient African and Venetian techniques with simple, homemade technology. They also have a Tanzanite Experience branch onsite, where you can buy responsible Tanzanite straight from the source and all the income goes towards supporting the project. Our past tour guests have really enjoyed the experience at Shanga, it is a truly magical place to visit and we hope you enjoy it as well.

Following the visit at Shanga we'll transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport to catch our international flight back home.

Tour Exclusions

• International airfare

• Meals not mentioned in the itinerary or inclusions section

• All beverages except for those included with breakfast

• Personal Insurances (medical, travel, baggage, cancellation, etc.)

• Any Passport, Visa Fees or Immunizations

• All items of a personal nature and souvenirs

• All optional excursions or deviations from the itinerary

• Gratuities and baggage handling