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(PRIVATE) African Safari: Luxury Safari & Cultural Experience - 8 Days

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

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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. On this exciting locally guided group adventure, you will do in Total Luxury!

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, wildebeests, hyenas, jackals, antelope, ostridges, 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, new travel friends, or simply the vast variety of animals that roam the plains, this is the "once in a lifetime" Ultimate African safari of your dreams. This is Africa at its truest and most magnificent.

Places Visited:

Group Safari to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Mt Kilimanjaro, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Arusha

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

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania. Afternoon Orientation at Hotel in Arusha.
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:

Arriving in Tanzania, if you have purchased airport transfers, you are met at the airport and transferred to your 5* hotel in Arusha. Or you arrive at the 5* hotel on your own.

In the afternoon you will get together for a Trip Orientation with the local guide/Trip Leader. During this orientation, the guide will discuss the itinerary and answer any last minute questions. The evening is yours to relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens and outdoor pool of the hotel

Day 2:

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. (Breakfast included).

Day 3:

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 safari lodge. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included)

Day 4:

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.

For the next two nights you stay in either a 5* safari lodge or a 5* luxury tented camp (we'll arrange after you book based on your preference) This is definitely an amazing experience that you'll remember forever! (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included)

Day 5:

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 another amazing night in the Serengeti. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included)

Day 6:

Leaving the amazing Serengeti Plains after a morning game drive, you will make a stop at an authentic Masai Mara Village. Here you'll get a chance to interact with this famous tribe and see how they live day to day.

After visiting the Masai Mara Village, you'll 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 luxury safari lodge overlooking the crater. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included)

Day 7:

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 and check into your 5* hotel. (Breakfast and lunch are included)

Day 8:

Your adventure ends at the hotel 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 or more people booking together.

Interested in joining 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 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/tents. On private tours, a single supplement applies to those staying in a room/tent on their own.

Please note that effective July 1, 2016 there is an additional tax of $500 per person, due to changes in Tanzania's mandatory VAT tax regulations.

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. We will email you information about obtaining your Visa with your booking confirmation, however 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.

It is recommended that you extend your arrival and departure by at least one day to avoid conflicts due to potential travel delays.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure that your flight arrives before 2:00pm on Day 1 so that you can be at the afternoon trip orientation and trip review with your Guide. If your flight of choice is scheduled to come in later than 2:00pm, then you should plan to arrive a day early (an extra night hotel is available for purchase during check out).

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

Guide may alter the actual itinerary based on road conditions, animal sightings, weather, etc.

No refunds will be issued in cases were the trip cannot be completed due to illness, adverse weather conditions, flight delays or any other reasons such as political, natural disaster, etc. You are responsible for any additional expenses due to weather or other delays/schedule changes.

Trip ID: AF1206
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Price Includes
  • 8 day / 7 night Luxury African safari!
  • 7 nights luxury African hotels and lodges
  • Fully guided safari through some of Africa's greatest national parks: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Eyasi, and Lake Manyara
  • Expert local safari guides and drivers
  • Masai Mara Village visit
  • Bush Tribe visit
  • Guided walk on lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro to Marangu Village and local coffee farms
  • Comfortable 4x4 Land Cruiser type vehicles with open viewing roof
  • All meals while on safari and 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)
  • Tanzania VAT tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa & passport expenses
  • Bottled water and beverages
  • Meals not mentioned
Group Leader
  • Local guide & Trip Leader
Number of Days
  • 8 days, 7 nights
Accomodation Included
  • 7 nights luxury African hotels and lodges (or luxury tents)
Transportation Included
  • Comfortable 4x4 vehicle with viewing roof for use during game drives
Meals Included
  • All meals on safari
  • Breakfast at the hotel in Arusha
Seasonal Info
  • High season is December - March and June - October
  • Low season is April - May and November (although full game viewing is still very possible)