Tanzania wildlife safari with Maine International Adventure & Not Your Grandma's Travel Groups

with Kenya extension
Sep 10-21, 2018 / 12 DAYS

Go where eternal plains stretch as far as the eye can see.

Time seems to stand still in the wilds of Tanzania, yet every day on safari is thrilling and new. Experience the best of this beguiling country, from …

Your package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches
  • 10 dinners, select meals with beer
  • 8 game drives
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • 4x4 Land Cruiser safari vehicle

Included highlights

Tarangire National Park, Shanga River House, Lake Manyara National Park, Masai boma visit, Serengeti National Park, Olduvai Gorge Museum, Ngorongoro C…

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and unpaved trails.

Itinerary

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Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

Sep 10: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Tanzania today.

Arusha / 1 NIGHT

Sep 11: Arrival in Arusha

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Tanzania! Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport and make your way to Arusha, where you’ll meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers as you enjoy a light meal.

Tarangire National Park / 2 NIGHTS

Sep 12: Tarangire National Park via Shanga River House

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, stop at the Shanga River House. This organization provides local people with disabilities the opportunity to work and develop new skills, such as using recycled materials to produce crafts that can be sold. Then, discover Tarangire National Park, one of the best-kept secrets in Tanzania.  • After an included lunch, set out on a game drive  • Roam along landscapes that vary from dry scrub to lush swamp • Search for leopards and lions on the hunt for prey like kudu, eland, and gerenuk Tonight, sit down with your fellow travelers to enjoy a full-course welcome dinner with drinks.

Sep 13: Tarangire National Park

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin and end your day on thrilling game drives through Tarangire National Park. • On a morning game drive, marvel at one of Africa’s largest herds of elephants, and keep watch for over 500 bird species • Visit a community school to meet local teachers and students • Spot predators on the prowl on an evening game drive

Manyara Region / 1 NIGHT

Sep 14: Masai boma & Lake Manyara

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Immerse yourself in the Masai way of life with the help of a local guide and journey through Lake Manyara National Park. • Tour an authentic boma and discover the history and heritage behind the Masai tribe  • Travel through the Manyara region’s acacia woodland and the Great Rift Valley • Spy a stunning variety of wildlife, such as giraffes, zebras, hippos, and perhaps even tree-climbing lions on a game drive  • Glimpse Lake Manyara and its incredible swath of flamingos

Serengeti National Park / 3 NIGHTS

Sep 15: Serengeti National Park

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive through the scenic savanna to Serengeti National Park. • Head out on a game drive to watch the dramatic dance of predator and prey • Pass the striking Moru Kopjes—stunning granite formations rising out of the plains • Keep watch for all of the Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, Cape buffalo, and rhino

Sep 16: Seronera Valley

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore one of the Serengeti’s richest ecosystems, the Seronera Valley, on a day-long game drive. Take in the scenery during a picnic lunch.

Sep 17: Serengeti National Park

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue your exploration of the Serengeti’s endless plains on two game drives. • Look for the exceedingly rare black rhino on your morning game drive • Feast on an included lunch in the open air of the Serengeti • Embark on an afternoon game drive to see the Moru Kopjes, as well as some ancient Masai cave art

Ngorongoro Region / 3 NIGHTS

Sep 18: Travel to Ngorongoro

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On your way to Ngorongoro, visit the famed Olduvai Gorge. Known as the “Cradle of Mankind,” it is home to the 1.25 million-year-old fossils that provided insight into human evolution. Then, savor a scenic picnic lunch before stopping at an Iraqw village to learn about local communities and culture.

Sep 19: Ngorongoro Crater

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pay a visit to one of the most spellbinding sights in all of Africa: Ngorongoro Crater. • Descend 1,000 feet into Ngorongoro Crater, an intact caldera covering over 100 square miles • Survey the local wildlife on a game drive, catching sight of one of the world’s densest populations of lions • Enjoy a picnic lunch near the region’s gorgeous flora and fauna Back at the lodge, raise a glass with your fellow travelers at a farewell dinner.

Sep 20: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Drive from Ngorongoro to the Kilimanjaro region, where you’ll relax in a dayroom before transferring to Kilimanjaro Airport for your overnight flight home or continue your adventure in Kenya.

Overnight Flight / 0 NIGHTS

Sep 21: Travel day

Arrive home today.

Extension / Starting from $1499 pp

Kenya / 5 NIGHTS

Continue your safari adventure in the breathtaking landscapes of Kenya. You'll witness elephants bathing at the foot of Kilimanjaro, take in stunning views of the Great Rift Valley and search for flamingos by Lake Nakuru.

Sep 20: Amboseli National Park

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Drive from the Ngorongoro Crater to Amboseli National Park in Kenya. You’ll arrive in time for an afternoon game drive where you might spot lions, baboons, hippos and more animals that flock to the park’s oasis-like swamplands.

Sep 21: Amboseli National Park

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise early for a sunrise game drive—many animals are more active during the cooler morning hours. Return to camp for breakfast, then enjoy free time and lunch at your leisure before this afternoon’s game drive.

Sep 22: Kigio Wildlife Conservancy

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take in stunning views of the Great Rift Valley, part of the intracontinental ridge system that runs from Madagascar to Syria, en route to the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy. Then, join camp naturalists on a game walk to discover the park’s diverse animals and plant life.

Sep 23: Lake Nakuru Game Drive

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Set off on a full-day game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, prime territory for spotting rhino, baboons and giraffes, as well as flamingos and other types of birds.

Sep 24: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast

Drive to Nairobi, where you’ll relax in a dayroom before transferring to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Sep 25: Travel day

Arrive home today.

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