The Serengeti is one of the world's most sought after safari lands. It is home to some of the largest numbered animal herds and indigenous tribes in all of Africa, and is considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site the Serengeti boasts numerous lakes and rivers, the Great Rift Valley, and the world's largest caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater. The Serengeti is also within easy reach of Mount Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar Islands, the Maasai Mara in Kenya.
Trip Summary: Tanzania Safari | 8 Days
Trip Dates: January - April; September - December
Group Size: Max 12 Participants
Trip Cost: $3400 per person
ITINERARY | 8 DAYS:
Day 1: After arriving from your international flight (via Nairobi, Kenya) you will be greeted in the heart of Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro National Airport - the entrance to the famous free standing Kilimanjaro mountain and the famous Serengeti Safari Lands, famous for the Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit. Here we will have time to adjust to the time change and enjoy a traditional welcome dinner where we will experience the flavors of authentic Eastern African cuisine. We will overnight in Arusha in preparation for the start of our Safari the next day. Accommodation: Safari Tents or Safari Lodges
Day 2: You will be met bright and early at your hotel by your private driver and expert guide. From here you will embark on the start of your five day safari adventure through the Northern Circuit of the Serengeti. Our first adventure will be in Tarangire National Park where we will have our first game drive - experiencing a wide diversity of animals. Here we will have our first encounter with lions, elephants, giraffes, and many other magestic safari animals. Tarangire is known for it's large elephant population and infamous tree-climbing lions. For the next 4 nights you will overnight in a luxury tented camp or safari lodges that are located in the central part of the Serengeti National Park. Relax around the campfire, listening to the sounds of the wild and falling asleep under the stars. Accommodation: Safari Tents or Safari Lodges
Day 3: Today our drive will take us deep into the rift valley and into the heart of the Serengeti National Park. We will visit lake Manyara National Park where you will see a rich variety of wildlife roaming the African Savannah that stretches out as far as the eye can see. Lake Manyara is known for it's large flamingo flocks -- a stunning photo opportunity. We will pass through the village of Mto-wa-Mbu where we will have an opportunity to have a cultural encounter with the local Maasai people - the most famous East African tribe originally inhabiting the East Africa Rift Valley. The Maasai people are nomadid herders known for their fierce warfare and jumping abilities. In the evening you will have the opportuity to enjoy a traditional dinner cooked by talented local chefs. Accommodation: Safari Tents or Safari Lodges
Day 4: Today we will continue our exploration in the heart of the Serengeti, passing rural villages and observing the Big Five of Africa (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo). We may even have the opportunity to experience a part of the great migration where masses of wildebeest and other game animals migrate across the rivers and plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara in Kenya. The migration attracts predators in the region that prey on the migrating animals. Accommodation: Safari Tents or Safari Lodges
Day 5: Our journey today will take us into the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will drive along the Crater's rim observing the beautiful flora and fauna around us. Accommodation: Safari Tents or Safari Lodges
Day 6: The final day of our adventure will take us deep into the Ngorongoro Crater where we will experience some of the world's most famous safari land and game animals. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best locations in Africa to spot numerous safari animals. Here you will experience majestic flamingos, bathing elephants, and herds of giraffes. You may even have the opportunity to view lions preying on animals grazing at the waters edge. Accommodation: Safari Tents or Safari Lodges
Day 7: Traveling a short distance from Arusha, we will mind ourself in a little village called Moshi - the starting point for the trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the world's Seven Summits. Here we will have the opportunity to take in beautiful views of this majestic mountain, explore the surrounding villages, and even soak in beautiful hotsprings where we will meet weary traveler that have just descended the mountain. Accommodation: Safari Tents or Safari Lodges
Day 8: Today we will have the opportunity to relax in Arusha and visit some of Tanzania's best artisan markets. In the afternoon we will prepare to catch our international flights back home.
Zanzibar's Islands (4 days): Hop on a quick flight to Zanzibar, the famous spice trading island that has seen activity from traders on its bustling cobblestone streets for over 2,000 years. Spend four days in Tanzania touring the spice farms that dot the island, resting on the white-sand beaches and wading in the warm crystalline waters, photographing the famous blue market squares and winding sun-dappled streets of UNESCO Heritage Site Stone Town, and perhaps spend an afternoon trying your hand at surfing or horseback riding. Accommodation: The Zanzibari (or similar)
Climbing Kilimanjaro (7 days) - Spend an extra week in Tanzania by putting your best attempt forward at a summit of Africa’s highest peak and one of the seven wonders of the world, Mount Kilimanjaro. Accommodation: Kilimanjaro Mountain Huts
Gorilla Tour in Uganda (4 days) - Considered one of the must-do’s on the entire African continent (and perhaps the whole world), we’ll take a quick flight to Uganda where we’ll head deep into the jungle on a journey to see world’s last remaining wild gorillas. Accommodation: Gorilla Midst (or similar)
This Acanela Expedition © is the perfect fusion between luxury & adventure, depending on your choice of accommodation. Embark on this small group exploration and have hands-on encounters with the wildlife and cultures of Africa, while experiencing all the historical and culinary highlights along the way.
January - April
September - December
Additional Dates by Inquiry
$3400 - Classic Expedition
$7200 - Luxury Expedition
This is an all-inclusive package including accommodation for all nights, all in-country transport, instruction from our expert guides, & all meals and activities as listed on the itinerary. *International Airfare and Visa Fees are not included, but we do offer group rates and assistance.
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