TANZANIA SAFARI EXPERIENCE
7 DAYS, ARUSHA to ARUSHA
Take seven days in Tanzania for an adventure you'll never forget, searching for the Big Five in incredible places like scenic Lake Manyara, the wildlife-teeming Ngorongoro Crater, and the plains of the Serengeti. Explore the area around the Olduvai Gorge, which has been occupied by humans (or their ancient ancestors) for almost two million years. Tanzania holds so much history; make some of your own in its awe-inspiring landscapes.
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?
TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS
Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.
SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED
Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours such as private transport (including internal flights on some tours) and more included meals and activities.
PHYSICAL RATING: LIGHT
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10
Visit the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstoves Project
Embark on numerous game drives
Enjoy the African sunset over scenic Lake Eyasi
Meet the researchers and scientists at the Serengeti Wildlife Centre
DAY 1 ARUSHA
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Our trips throughout Kenya and Tanzania have a maximum group size of six travellers in addition to a CEO and a driver who are both trained safari guides. That means everyone gets a window seat and twice the insight about the astounding wildlife all around you.
Accommodation: Ilboru Safari Lodge (or similar)
DAY 2 ARUSHA/LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Visit Mto wa Mbu village; enjoy a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Continue to our safari camp located outside Lake Manyara National Park. The camp provides unobstructed views of the Rift Valley Escarpment. Embark on an afternoon game drive with phenomenal wildlife viewing and search out the famed tree-climbing lions.
This western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment is truly stunning. It provides a backdrop for your search of the park's bird life, tree-climbing lions, elephants, hippos, and baboons. The afternoon is spent game viewing along the main road that winds through a lush, cool forest that’s dominated by large ficus trees covered in bromeliads and ferns.
Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge (or similar)
DAY 3 LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK/SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Travel through the Rift Valley and visit a Maasai village to learn about the Maasai people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Enjoy an exclusive presentation by one of the Maasai women and hear how participation in the project has impacted her life and empowered other females around her. Take a guided tour of the village, meet the women that have been trained as stove engineers, visit bomas (traditional homes), and observe (or get your hands dirty) by helping the Stove Team build a stove in a home. After, visit the historic site of Olduvai Gorge and then continue to our safari camp located inside Serengeti National Park.
Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis Camp (or similar)
DAY 4 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Embark on afternoon and morning game drives in our compact, safari 4x4, that features a pop-up roof for optimal wildlife observation. Visit the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, where wildlife researchers and scientists are working on projects within the National Park and surrounding protected areas. Enjoy a lecture by one of the visiting researchers. Topics will vary based on the studies being done at the time. Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari.
Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis Camp (or similar)
DAY 5 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/NGORONGORO
Continue game 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 Lake Eyasi.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Wild Camp (or similar)
DAY 6 NGORONGORO/ARUSHA
Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site for a game drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha for the final night.
Accommodation: Ilboru Safari Lodge (or similar)
DAY 7 ARUSHA
Depart at any time
£2630 per person sharing
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Game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Park
Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre lecture
Entrance to Olduvai Gorge
Guided walk and lunch in a local community
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Air tickets international (we will be holding a set number of flights - enquire for details)
- Personal expenses
- All drinks
- Visa fees and/or visa authorization
- Porterage Fee
- Other expenses that not mentioned on the itinerary
- SINGLE SUPPLEMENT ON REQUEST
10 Great reasons to join us...
You will be inspired like never before. We passionately believe that one of the best ways to inspire people about the natural world and to get them interested in conservation - is to take them into the natural world.
By joining this trip you will be helping us make a direct contribution to the vital work of the Katala foundation in their efforts to conserve the critically endangered Palawan forest turtle.
You will get back in touch with nature and learn wildlife tracking skills from the Batak tribe.
You will be able to learn all about Nigel Marven’s wildlife documentary making adventures from around the world
Our trips have been known to change peoples lives….check out the feedback below
You need a holiday! But not all holidays are the same. Our trips are the perfect combination of wildlife viewing, exploration, relaxation & fun.
You will make lasting friendships…. that will most likely last a lifetime.
Wilderness is therapy. Absolutely nothing is better for the soul than getting out in the natural world. And exploring some of the most beautiful locations on the planet will leave you feeling more rejuvenated and alive than ever.
You don’t have to rough it. Who said you have to rough it on a wildlife tour anyway? Far from it, we have selected some really nice little hotels in some incredible locations. So that at the end of the day, you can relax in comfort.
Our wildlife trips are for pretty much everyone with a serious passion for wildlife and the natural world. You don’t have to be a biologist or researcher or a student - as long as you have a passion for wildlife and the natural world, then our trips are definitely for you.
Don't just take our word for it, just check out the sample feedback from clients who have travelled with us before....
“UK-based Greig Smith Travels specialises in ecotourism and wildlife holidays. Naturepixel has been on three expeditions organised by Greig Smith Travels and each of them has been outstanding”
Daniel Holloway - Australia,Naturepixel, Agilethinking.com.au
"you have given us the best holidays of our lives".
Iain Mackay, UK
“As I said, we both had a great time and it's right up there as one of the best holiday experiences we've had!”
Clint Evans & Sally Kettle (read about Sally's Galapagos trip in the BBC article below)
“ An Incredible bespoke travel company”
Abigail Michalski Food Content & Community Manager - The Jamie Oliver Group
"Driver/guide (Dani) was one of the best ever experienced; courteous, knowledgeable most relaxed driving and obliging, Vehicle was always immaculately clean and felt safe all the time. Excellent in all aspects; Managed from initial inquiry through booking and finally return home with efficiency and attention to detail often beyond expectations. We know that the idea is to grow business but please don’t let that be a reason to lose the perfect personalised service you currently have.
Barry Clare UK (Madagascar trip)
“ thank you for organising a diverse and interesting experience with a marvellous infrastructure second to none. Your ground agents and wider team are a real credit to you and certainly excelled on our previous experiences with both Transindus and Audley........I am have already been already been singing your praises re your excellent services and look forward to recommending more business whenever possible for you. With very warm wishes and many thanks from both of us”
Dr Susan Oliver OBE. UK www.susanoliver.com
We are just back from our trip, and I have to tell you, it was absolutely marvellous. Nothing went wrong, and apart from a few very minor niggles, everything was perfect"
Dr Dinah Bisdee, UK, www.theguardian.com/profile/dinah-bisdee
“All in all, a spectacular holiday!”
Charles Carey UK, www.oilmerchant.co.uk
“The whole trip was utterly amazing, a most memorable experience in every way, thank you Paul”
Susan Pullman, UK
"If I had to sum up the trip in a couple of words it would simply be 'blown away. You really nailed it. To every detail. Not a thing was missed or not thought of. From the pick ups to the late check outs to the temples to the cooking. We will never forget this trip…..
...Again the planning, tours, timing, friendliness of guides and just overall itinerary was excellent. Not a thing went wrong, and we loved every minute of it.
A huge thank you to you, and your team, and the guides for this trip. The fact that you and your team go out and vet these hotels and do the tours just makes all the difference and makes the holiday stand out from anything we have ever experienced. Well done, Thank you and I’ll be in touch to organize the trip for 2016 very soon.
Sanjay & Ruby Hunjan, UK
"Congratulations on a thoroughly successful trip that exceeded all of my expectations"
Rowland Griffin, Griffin Ecological, UK Ecologist, Founder Project Chiccan,
"You should be applauded for providing a satisfying, sustainable and professional ecotourism experience and be proud to have directly influenced greater conservation movements. I would highly recommend your expeditions"
Dr. Todd Lewis B.Sc. AIBiol. (Senior Ecological Consultant)”. UK www.drtoddlewis.weebly.com