Tanzania Safari Experience

Comfort, Arusha to Arusha

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

As the home of Olduvai Gorge, the world’s most treasured paleontological site, it’s safe to say humans have been coming to Tanzania forever. So, where’ve you been? Seamlessly blending out-there access with stylish comfort, this trip brings you close to wonders like Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater, the plains of the Serengeti and the Big Five before returning you to a cozy safari lodge or comfort-minded tented camp. True, it’s not exactly the way homo erectus did it, but that’s what evolution is all about, no?

What’s included

  • G Adventures for Good: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
  • Arrival transfer
  • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park
  • Entrance to Olduvai Gorge
  • Visit the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project in a traditional Masai village
  • Guided walk and lunch in a local community
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • View wildlife in tanzania's best parks and reserves with an expert wildlife guide
  • Explore rural communities and taste a local lunch in a small village
  • Relax in the middle of nature in comfortable tented camps
  • Travel in a small group of 6 for optimal wildlife and cultural interactions

Itinerary

Day 1 Arusha Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 2 Arusha/Lake Manyara National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) After breakfast continue on to Mto wa Mbu which means Mosquito River. Here we take a cultural walk to learn more about typical village life. After, feast on a traditional lunch before continuing on to Lake Manyara National Park for wildlife viewing in the park. This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a backdrop for your search of the park's bird life, tree-climbing lions, elephant, hippo and baboons. The afternoon is spent wildlife viewing along the main road that winds through a lush cool forest dominated by large fichus trees covered in bromeliads and ferns. Included Activities: Mto wa Mbu Village Walk and Lunch Lake Manyara National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
Day 3 Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Travel to the world famous Serengeti, one of Africa's premier wildlife parks. Travel through the Rift Valley and visit a Masai village to learn about these proud nomadic people. Visit the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project and meet the local women who have installed clean cookstoves throughout the communities. Experience the impact of cooking over an open fire in a confined mud hut before witnessing the transformation that occurs when a clean cookstove is installed. Learn more about this project along with details about the day-to-day lives of the Masai. Reach the Serengeti in late afternoon just in time for a wildlife safari drive en route to our camp. Additional Notes: Note: If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari Theme Pack, your flight will be early in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above. Included Activities: Clean Cookstove Project Visit Olduvai Gorge Museum Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 220km)
Day 4 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Embark on a morning wildlife safari drive in our compact, safari 4x4, with a pop-up roof for optimal wildlife observation. Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
Day 5 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue wildlife viewing on the drive out of the Serengeti to our comfortable tented camp. Relax this evening enjoying the African sunset with a cool drink overlooking the watering hole. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)
Day 6 Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L) Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a wildlife safari drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha for the final night. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 200km)
Day 7 Arusha (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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