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  • Embark on daily private game drives in search of the Big 5.
  • Scan Tarangire’s baobab trees for lions, leopards, and even pythons.
  • Search for endangered black rhinos in the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Enjoy expertly selected hotels.
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Search for endangered black rhinos in the Ngorongoro Crater, explore Tarangire National Park and witness the Big Five in the Serengeti on this magical sojourn through the treasures of Tanzania.

Trek through some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes Africa has to offer in your own private 4x4 vehicle. Your personal guide will take you through Tanzania’s animal-packed parks where you can search for big cats, elephants, and giraffe. At night, take in the setting sun behind breathtaking vistas as you relax in comfortable camps and lodges.

Explore Tarangire National Park and scan the famous baobob trees in search of lions and leopards napping in the branches. Discover the diversity of the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive volcanic caldera, where you’ll have the opportunity to spot the rare black rhino amongst the large packs of hyenas and jackals. Cross over into the plains of the Serengeti, which boasts the largest population of lions and giraffe in all of Africa, and thrill at the sight of the annual wildebeest migration, one of the greatest highlights of any African safari. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Arusha
    Arusha
    • Welcome: Arusha - Welcome Package
    • Private Transfer - Arrival - Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport (JRO) - Vehicle/Guide
    • Emergency Evacuation Insurance
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Arusha to Tarangire
    Arusha to Tarangire
    • Transfer - Arusha - Tarangire [3 hrs] - 4X4/Guide
    • Private Tour - Afternoon Game Drive - Baobab tree
    • Park Fees - Park Fee
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Tarangire
    Tarangire
    • Private Tour - Full Day Game Drive (with Boxed Lunch) - 4X4/Guide
    • Park Fees - Park Fee
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Tarangire to Manyara to Ngorongoro
    Tarangire to Manyara to Ngorongoro
    • Transfer - Tarangire - Ngorongoro [via Lake Manyara - Full Day] - 4X4/Guide
    • Private Tour - Game Drive (Half Day) - Park Fees
    • Park Fee - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Ngorongoro
    Ngorongoro
    • Crater Tour for Plantation Lodges - Entrance Fee
    • Private Tour - Private Vehicle & Guide - 4X4/Guide
    • Box Lunch - Included
    • Park Fee - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Ngorongoro to Serengeti
    Ngorongoro to Serengeti
    • Transfer - Ngorongoro - Serengeti [5-6 hrs] - 4X4/Guide
    • Olduvai Gorge - Entrance
    • Private Tour - Afternoon Game Drive
    • Park Fee - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Serengeti
    Serengeti
    • Private Tour - Morning Game Drive - 4X4/Guide
    • Private Tour - Afternoon Game Drive - Migration
    • Park Fee - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Serengeti to Arusha
    Serengeti to Arusha
    • Transfer - Game Drive & Airport Drop Off - Private - 4X4/Guide
    • Air - Serengeti - Arusha [Scheduled Charter (2 hrs)] - Y Class - Standard - Western (Grumeti)
    • Souvenir Shopping
    • Private Transfer - Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport (JRO) - Vehicle/Guide
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Day 1: Arusha

Upon arrival to Arusha, a welcome package including travel documents and a map will be provided to you.

You will be greeted by a private English-speaking guide in the public waiting area of Kilimanjaro International Airport after passing through baggage claim. This guide will transfer you to your hotel and assist with check-in.

Before departing on your first day of activities, a trip representative will meet you at your hotel to discuss the details of your trips and answer any questions you may have.

While in our care, your safety and security are our number one priority. As such, in the unlikely event of serious illness or injury, all guests are provided with a “Flying Doctors” insurance policy. This emergency evacuation insurance covers the cost of the evacuation flight back to Nairobi for treatment, however, does not cover the cost of any medical treatment received. We highly recommend travel insurance for full coverage.

Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel

The Mount Meru Hotel lies on 9 acres of lush landscape, surrounded by some of Africa’s most breath-taking vistas. Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, this area is rich with a diverse array of wildlife, etched against the fertile slopes of this beautiful mountain. The Mount Meru Hotel, its management, and its staff members have made every endeavour to ensure that your stay is a rejuvenating and refreshing experience of African hospitality. Tanzanian warmth and kindness is renowned all over the world, and the opportunity to prove this fact much more than mere legend is an exhilarating opportunity to all at this pinnacle of splendor, the Mount Meru Hotel.

Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Tanzania Elephant
Tanzania Elephant
Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Mount Meru Hotel
Mount Meru Hotel

Day 2: Arusha - Tarangire

From Arusha, your guide will drive you to the Tarangire National Park. Approximate travel time is three hours.

On this afternoon's game drive you will notice the unusually shaped baobab trees, also known as the “upside-down tree”. Look up and you might find the tree climbing African pythons. This is one of the world's largest species of snakes, but do not worry, it is also a non-venomous species. Tarangire's pythons climb trees, as do its lions and leopards, lounging in the branches.

Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Camp

Framed by views of the Great Rift Valley, Maramboi Tented Camp is a luxurious safari camp in the heart of the migratory corridor of Manyara and Tarangire. A few short miles from Tarangire National Park, the camp features 10 spacious tents which rest on lovely wooden decks that overlook rolling golden grasslands and the palm-lined desert. Zebras, giraffes, warthogs and gazelles are often spotted from tent terraces, the swimming pool, or while enjoying a delicious dinner under the stars. Situated in the ecosystem of Lake Manyara, Maramboi Tented Camp expertly blends premium services, exclusive accommodations and authentic hospitality amid spectacular scenery.

Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Baobab tree
Baobab tree
Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Tanzania Tarangire
Tanzania Tarangire

Day 3: Tarangire

The sun-kissed plains of Tarangire National Park are home to an incredible range of wildlife. Herds of elephants, prides of lions, troops of baboons, towers of giraffes and many more impressive creatures dot the land, as the park’s lagoons and rivers lure animals with reliable, life-sustaining sources of water. Surrounding the swamps – tinged green year-round – a remarkable array of bird-life can be found; more than 500 species visit these lands. Today, reveal the wonders of Tarangire National Park alongside an expert guide, enjoying a boxed lunch mid-day to ensure you have the energy needed to fully appreciate this brilliant park.

Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Camp
Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Elephants in Tarangire
Elephants in Tarangire

Day 4: Tarangire - Manyara - Ngorongoro

Your guide will pick you up at your lodge in Tarangire and transport you to your lodge in Ngorongoro, stopping along the way for a fascinating game drive at Lake Manyara National Park.

Best known for its baboon population, the Manyara region is a land of sweeping plains, giant figs and mahogany trees, and is host to a range of herbivores including hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs and giraffes. The scenic Lake Manyara National Park has the wall of the Great Rift Valley to one side and the lake on the other, and affords guests with incredible photography opportunities. Today you will explore this diverse land on a game drive alongside an expert guide. Lucky guests may spot the rare tree climbing lion while in Manyara, and following your exploration, you will be transferred to your lodge or camp.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House

Ngorongoro Farm House is a small and exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano, just a few miles from the Ngorongoro Lolduare Gate. This unique property was built to offer visitors an authentic experience reminiscent of the atmosphere of the old days. The lodge offers various rooms, cottages, and suites, all rustically designed and decorated using local materials and furnishings for the purpose of providing each guest with an experience reminiscent of times past. Meals are served in the main building or, on occasion, around the pool, and feature ample selections of locally inspired dishes or popular western fares. Guests for Ngorongoro can cool off in the pool or enjoy soothing massages after game drives.

Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Giraffe
Giraffe
Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Life in the Crater
Life in the Crater

Day 5: Ngorongoro

Today, discover one of the most remarkable wildlife conservation areas in Tanzania; the Ngorongoro Crater. Departing from your camp in a privately driven vehicle alongside a local expert guide, make your way to the entrance of the park, then drive a further 20 minutes to reach the rim of Ngorongoro Crater: the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera. This geological marvel was formed as the result of a gigantic explosion which caused the volcano to collapse on itself, thereby creating the massive crater. Roughly 12 miles wide and some 2,000 feet deep, the trip from crater rim to floor takes approximately 45 minutes by vehicle. The extremely fertile crater floor has attracted incredibly dense populations of wildlife, and at present over 25,000 large animals call the crater home, including some of the world’s last remaining black rhinos. The crater floor is also host to some of the highest concentrations of carnivores in the world, featuring large prides of lions, packs of hyenas and solitary predators like cheetahs and jackals. A keen eye paired with expertly procured search patterns from your guide is sure to help you spot a wide range of wildlife and perhaps some of the more elusive species like leopards, servals, and bat-eared foxes.

An experienced tracker-guide and private vehicle will accompany you today while exploring Ngorongoro National Park.

Enjoy a box lunch while you travel (included in tour price).

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House
Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Elephant in Ngorongoro Crater Park
Elephant in Ngorongoro Crater Park
Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Private Game Vehicle
Private Game Vehicle

Day 6: Ngorongoro - Serengeti

Your guide will pick you up from your lodge in Ngorongoro and drive you to the famous plains of the Serengeti. On this drive you will have the option of stopping at Olduvai Gorge, the Serengeti Welcome Center and Lookout Point, or to stop for a picnic lunch. After entering the Serengeti, you will have the chance to enjoy a game viewing drive as you track through the park en route to your next accommodation. The drive takes five to six hours depending on the number of stops you make and the length of your game viewing experience. Longer transit times should be expected during the rainy seasons.

The massive Olduvai Gorge, or Oldupai Gorge, is often referred to as “The Cradle of Mankind.” Beginning in the eastern Serengeti plains, the cavernous ravine is some 30 miles long and is the result of millions of years of natural erosion. The gorge features a steep-sided gully that cuts its way through the Great Rift Valley stretching along eastern Africa, and is named after a commonly used plant by the Masai people; Sansevieria-Ehrenbergii, or Olduvai for short. This plant grows plentifully in the area, and is used for making bandages, rope, baskets, roofs and clothing. Today, discover the Olduvai Gorge firsthand alongside your expert local guide.

Get ready for an afternoon to remember as you set out in the company of an experienced tracker-guide to explore the expanses of the Serengeti. The park is world renowned for its healthy populations of resident wildlife species, in particular the African Big Five consisting of buffaloes, elephants, rhinoceroses, leopards and lions. Although sightings are considered a rarity, a small group of black rhinoceros also live within the park grounds. Heavy concentrations of topi, gazelle, waterbuck and Coke’s hartebeest ensure that local carnivores including cheetah, hyenas and African wild dog are ever present. The park is also home to more than 500 species of birds, including ostriches, crowned cranes, marabou storks and secretary birds; some of the most sought-after and photogenic birds on the planet.

Accommodation: Mbalageti Camp

Mbalageti Serengeti is located in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. The Lodge offers a breathtaking 360-dgree panorama view of the Serengeti Plain lands and the Mbalageti River, where one of the main attractions is the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Each room is equipped with all that could be needed for an enjoyable safari experience, including an en suite bathroom and a veranda affording stunning views. Dining takes place both in the bush, privately or with small groups, or in the dining tent, where local and continental cuisine are on offer. Activities range from spending some alone time in the loft with a good book in hand to a relaxing float in the tranquility pool with the Serengeti plains as the backdrop.

Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Olduvai Gorge
Olduvai Gorge
Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Pride of Lions
Pride of Lions

Day 7: Serengeti

This morning, your African adventure begins with an exploratory game drive through Tanzania’s oldest and most recognized National Park, the Serengeti. A land of unparalleled game viewing, from great herds of grazing herbivores to tactically cunning packs of carnivores, life on the plains of the Serengeti truly epitomizes the “circle of life.” A paradise for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts alike, it is all but guaranteed that you will spot giraffes and elephants feasting on shrubbery, impalas, gazelles and buffaloes traipsing carefully through the plains to avoid being noticed by on-looking lions, cheetahs and hyenas, and a spectacular range of birdlife flitting through the sky.

Spend the day taking in the spectacle of one of the top safari highlights of any African sojourn; the famous wildebeest migration. Moving in a clockwise direction throughout the year in the Serengeti ecosystem, the wildebeest then head north into the Masai Mara in Kenya beginning in June and July through to September and October. Sightings cannot be guaranteed as the herds move according to the availability of food sources, thereby making migration movements unpredictable. The herds are accompanied by zebras and Thomson's gazelles and are stealthily hunted by predators such as leopards, lions and hyenas, bringing into sharp focus the awe-inspiring beauty of nature along with the harsh realities of life on the plains.

Accommodation: Mbalageti Camp
Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Giraffe
Giraffe
Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Wildebeest
Wildebeest

Day 8: Serengeti - Arusha

Time permitting, your expert guide will include one more Serengeti game drive before dropping you off at the airstrip to catch your onward flight. This will be your last chance to take in the park's incredible landscape and diverse range of animals.

Board a flight in Serengeti with service to Arusha. The flight will make several stops along on the way. Approximate travel time is two hours.

Please note, strict luggage restrictions apply to this flight: 1) Maximum weight allowance of 32 lbs (15 kg) is permitted per person. 2) Baggage must be soft-shelled. 3) Additional baggage allowance can be arranged at additional cost, please speak to your Destination Expert for more information.

Time permitting, visit a local handicrafts market to stock up on souvenirs.

Enjoy a private airport transfer between your hotel in Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport alongside an English-speaking driver.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Lioness
Lioness
Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Arusha Souvenirs
Arusha Souvenirs
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Mount Meru Hotel: Arusha

The Mount Meru Hotel lies on 9 acres of lush landscape, surrounded by some of Africa’s most breath-taking vistas. Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, this area is rich with a diverse array of wildlife, etched against the fertile slopes of this beautiful mountain. The Mount Meru Hotel, its management, and its staff members have made every endeavour to ensure that your stay is a rejuvenating and refreshing experience of African hospitality. Tanzanian warmth and kindness is renowned all over the world, and the opportunity to prove this fact much more than mere legend is an exhilarating opportunity to all at this pinnacle of splendor, the Mount Meru Hotel.

Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Mount Meru Hotel
Mount Meru Hotel

Maramboi Tented Camp: Tarangire

Framed by views of the Great Rift Valley, Maramboi Tented Camp is a luxurious safari camp in the heart of the migratory corridor of Manyara and Tarangire. A few short miles from Tarangire National Park, the camp features 10 spacious tents which rest on lovely wooden decks that overlook rolling golden grasslands and the palm-lined desert. Zebras, giraffes, warthogs and gazelles are often spotted from tent terraces, the swimming pool, or while enjoying a delicious dinner under the stars. Situated in the ecosystem of Lake Manyara, Maramboi Tented Camp expertly blends premium services, exclusive accommodations and authentic hospitality amid spectacular scenery.

Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Maramboi Tented Camp
Maramboi Tented Camp

Ngorongoro Farm House: Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Farm House is a small and exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano, just a few miles from the Ngorongoro Lolduare Gate. This unique property was built to offer visitors an authentic experience reminiscent of the atmosphere of the old days. The lodge offers various rooms, cottages, and suites, all rustically designed and decorated using local materials and furnishings for the purpose of providing each guest with an experience reminiscent of times past. Meals are served in the main building or, on occasion, around the pool, and feature ample selections of locally inspired dishes or popular western fares. Guests for Ngorongoro can cool off in the pool or enjoy soothing massages after game drives.

Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Ngorongoro Farm House
Ngorongoro Farm House

Mbalageti Camp: Serengeti

Mbalageti Serengeti is located in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. The Lodge offers a breathtaking 360-dgree panorama view of the Serengeti Plain lands and the Mbalageti River, where one of the main attractions is the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Each room is equipped with all that could be needed for an enjoyable safari experience, including an en suite bathroom and a veranda affording stunning views. Dining takes place both in the bush, privately or with small groups, or in the dining tent, where local and continental cuisine are on offer. Activities range from spending some alone time in the loft with a good book in hand to a relaxing float in the tranquility pool with the Serengeti plains as the backdrop.

Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Mbalageti Camp - Bar & Pool
Mbalageti Camp - Bar & Pool
Tanzania Highlights Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Deck Lounge
Deck Lounge

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    My driver and guide were caring and warm- as a woman traveling alone that was particularly important. Food was great and the Masai Mara spectacular. Meet and greets were very smooth.

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    Everything was seamless! The itinerary covered all of the highlights of Casablanca and Marrakesh with enough time for us to wander at our leisure. Our driver, Rashid and tour guide, Achmed were very knowledgeable and fantastic.... always on time, extremely well informed, tremendously kind, humorous and always flexible to our wants and desires.

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    Our guides, George, Ben and Michael were fantastic. Both George and Ben were amazing at spotting animals and knowing where to find them.

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    Your Egyptian team is fantastic. We loved Garonga safari camp.

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