Create Account My Account
Home Group Private Testimonials Info Contact Us Travel Insurance Follow on Facebook
Search:
 

New Search     

Map
Trip Style
Family Adventure
Multi Group/Private
Print Itinerary
(PRIVATE) Serengeti Safari: A Timeless African Adventure - 8 Days

GEC Trip Type: PRIVATE TOUR (for 2+ people booking together)

Join a Group Tour!: Want to experience your next adventure with other like-minded people in a small group setting? Then be sure to check out all of our Upcoming Group Tours! Perfect for the Solo Travelers. Ideal for friends. All are welcome! We also provide free roommate matching for solo travelers, helping you to avoid mandatory single supplements!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Considered by many to be one of life’s great adventures, an African safari through the world famous national parks of Tanzania is a trip that simply can’t be missed.

Hunt down Africa’s big five with a loaded camera and come home with memories that will last a lifetime. Here you will find the highest concentration of big game animals in the world, including elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, and water buffalos (the big five), as well as countless giraffe, cheetahs, zebras, wildebeest, hyenas, jackals, antelope, ostriches, warthogs, and so many more.

Whether it’s the beauty of nature that you seek, the amazing culture that lives in harmony with this great land, or simply the vast variety of animals that roam the plains, this is the Africa that many imagine in their dreams. This is Africa at its truest and most magnificent.

NOTE: if you are traveling solo and/or would like to join a other travelers on your safari, we offer small group tours (about 4-12 travelers) that start every Tuesday throughout the year. Please contact us for details.

Places Visited:

Safari to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Arusha


Trip Itinerary:
B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha Tanzania.Orientation.
Day 2: Local Cultural Tour (B)
Day 3: Travel Arusha to Tarangire NP. Safari Tarangire. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Safari Olduvai Gorge & Serengeti (B, L, D)
Day 5: Full day safari in Serengeti. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Safari in Ngorongoro Crater. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Visit Bush Tribe. Afternoon return to Arusha. (B, L)
Day 8: Trip Ends. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport. (B)


Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1:
ARRIVE IN TANZANIA. ORIENTATION.

Arriving in Tanzania, if you have purchased airport transfers, you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Arusha. Or you arrive at the assigned hotel on your own.

Later, you will get together with the local guide to discuss the itinerary and to answer any last minute questions. The remainder of the day is yours to relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens and outdoor pool of the hotel.

Day 2:
LOCAL CULTURAL TOUR

After breakfast, your guide will take you on a visit to local cultural sites that are near and dear to their heart. Visits could include a local tribal village, local schools, coffee farm, etc. The goal will be to get you a bit off the beaten path to see the Tanzania that most tourists don't get a chance to see.

Day 3:
TARAGIRE NATIONAL PARK

After a hearty breakfast you will meet up with your guide and drive 2-3 hours through the countryside from Arusha to Tarangire National Park, stopping for lunch enroute. In the afternoon you will experience your first game drive. The park is famous for its huge variety of birdlife (almost 400 different species) and for its elephant population and tree-climbing lions. Overnight is an excellent mid-range safari lodge. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included)


Day 4:
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Getting another early start, you will drive 3-4 hours to the gates of the world famous Serengeti National Park, view various animals along the way and stopping at the Olduvai Gorge for lunch. After lunch you will be taken on a spectacular afternoon game drive through the Serengeti Plains tracking the great animals of Africa. Tonight you will spend an exciting night in a comfortable and luxurious tent camp out in the middle of the Serengeti Plains. This fantastic luxury tent camp is equipped with a basic private shower and toilet, and comfortable beds, giving you the excitement of camping, but with all the comforts of a hotel. This is definitely an amazing experience that you'll remember forever! (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included)


Day 5:
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Following a delicious breakfast you will head out and spend a full day continuing to explore the vast and spectacular Serengeti. Your guide will know the best places to find the constantly moving and sometimes elusive animals of these great plains. Again you will spend an amazing night in the Serengeti at a luxury tent camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included)


Day 6:
NGORONGORO CRATER

Leaving the amazing Serengeti Plains after a morning game drive, you will make your way to the incredible Ngorongoro Crater National Park. Perhaps more awe-inspiring than the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater is not only one of nature’s true wonders, it is also a photographer’s dream. Being the largest intact crater in the world, Ngorongoro is the massive remnants of a once mighty volcano that collapsed upon itself 2 million years ago. The result is an unbroken circular wall that measures 2,000 feet high, 10 miles across and features a flat, fertile floor. Due to its height, passing clouds get caught up on the crater, providing precious rainwater all year. Today the crater is a self-contained, year-round Garden of Eden for 30,000 plus animals of all kinds and the perfect spot for safaris any day of the year. Ngorongoro is, beyond question, a sight that you will never forget. Overnight is an excellent mid-range safari lodge. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included)


Optional: Masai Mara Village visit (decided enroute)


Day 7:
VISIT BUSH TRIBE

In the morning, you'll travel deep into the countryside and visit a nomadic Bush Tribe. You'll see how the Bush people live day to day, make their own bows and arrows, and if it's a hunting day you may have the opportunity to join them as they search for food for the tribe.

In the afternoon, travel back to Arusha. (Breakfast and lunch are included)


Day 8:
TRIP ENDS

Your adventure ends after breakfast. At the appropriate time, if you purchased airport transfers, you are transferred to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast is included)



Important Information



This is a locally guided Global Expeditions Club private trip for 2+ people booking together.

Join a Group Tour!: Want to experience your next adventure with other like-minded people in a small group setting? Then be sure to check out all of our Upcoming Group Tours! Perfect for the Solo Travelers. Ideal for friends. All are welcome! We also provide free roommate matching for solo travelers, helping you to avoid mandatory single supplements!

This tour requires a total minimum of 2+ people to run. Please DO NOT purchase your airfare or any personal travel requirements until you receive a written confirmation of guaranteed departure.

Prices are based on double occupancy in twin rooms. A single room supplement applies on private trips to those staying in a room on their own.

Your passport should be valid for at least 6 month following the last day of the tour.

Visas are required for entry to Tanzania for most nationalities, including US and Canadian citizens. You are required to obtain a Visa before traveling to Tanzania. As regulations constantly change, please check your nearest Tanzanian Embassy or Consulate for current requirements. NOTE: it is the traveler's responsibility to obtain any and all visas for entry to Tanzania. Visa can take up to 2 weeks to obtain and are typically valid for only 6 months, so plan accordingly. Please contact us or the Global Expeditions Club with questions.

Please contact us with questions and/or if you would like advice on how to find the best flight.

Trip ID: AF1144
PRICING
Departure Dates:

$899.00
Optional Add-Ons
 
OPTIONAL: Airport/Hotel Transfer-Round Trip
$49.00

Trip Highlights
  • Fully guided safari through some of Africa's greatest national parks: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire
  • Expert driver/safari guide in comfortable 4x4 vehicles with viewing roof
  • Excellent mid-range hotel in Arusha
  • All accommodations in comfortable mid-range safari lodges, hotels and luxury tent camps
  • All meals while on safari and breakfast in Arusha
Price Includes
  • Fully guided safari through some of Africa's greatest national parks: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire
  • Expert driver/safari guide in comfortable 4x4 vehicles with viewing roof
  • 5 nights comfortable mid range hotel & lodge accommodation and 2 nights in a luxury tent camp
  • All meals on safari
  • Breakfast in Arusha
  • National Park gate fees
Price Does Not Include
  • International airfare
  • Round trip airport transportation (to/from Kilimanjaro Airport - code JRO)
  • Tips for guides
  • Travel medical insurance (details)
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa & passport expenses
  • Bottled water and beverages
  • Lunches, dinners, beverages at the hotel in Arusha
  • Optional Masai Mara Village visit (decided enroute)
Group Leader
  • Local guide
Number of Days
  • 8 days, 7 nights
Accomodation Included
  • 5 nights in comfortable mid range hotels & safari lodges
  • 2 nights in luxury tent camp in Serengeti
Transportation Included
  • Comfortable 4x4 vehicle with viewing roof for use during game drives
  • Airport transfer in group van
Meals Included
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner while on safari
  • Breakfast at the hotel in Arusha


Advanced Search Photo Gallery - click here