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Tanzania Wildlife Safari (10 Days)

Like something out of a dream can best describe the natural and wildlife extravaganza that Tanzania has to offer. Descend into Africa's “Garden of Eden”, Ngorongoro Crater one of the largest caldera in the world with an array of wildlife. The Serengeti described as perhaps the most amazing meeting place for a variety of wildlife animals including the “Big 5”. Throughout your various game drives be enlightened by your driver/guide with their extensive knowledge of the varied nuances of the wildlife. Reside at some of the finest lodges located inside the boundaries of the various Tanzanian National Parks.

Price Includes:

10 Days from $2,550*
  • Round trip airfare, including all taxes and fuel surcharges, on Ethiopian Airlines flights, economy class, from Washington D.C. to Addis Ababa and return.
  • All accommodations based on twin/single room occupancy as requested at the following hotels or similar:
  • Arusha - 1 night - Arusha Coffee Lodge
  • Lake Manyara - 1 night - Serena Lodge
  • Serengeti - 1 night - Serengeti Sopa Lodge
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 2 nights - Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
  • Tarangire National Park - 1 night - Tarangire Sopa Lodge
  • Meals: All meals included outside of Arusha - 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • All entrance fees
  • All transfers and visits per itinerary including entrance fees and scout fees including parks
  • All ground transportation with late model 4 vehicle with photo roof (maximum 7 clients) with guaranteed window seats, including English speaking driver/guide
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Vat & Government taxes
  • Porterage
  • PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Any kind of Alcoholic drinks, video fees at selected sites, tips and items of a personal nature. *Please note, the from price of $2,550 is land only

OPTIONAL EXTENSION

Night Post-Extension on the Island of Zanzibar from $1,079
Fly to the mystical island of Zanzibar site of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town. This is one of the most charming and ancient towns in East Africa. Wander the narrow streets; admire the fine buildings that reflect the historical mix of African, Arab, Indian and European cultures. Zanzibar also offers natural beauty with pristine beaches.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Superior First Class Hotel (upgrade to deluxe hotel available at additional cost)
  • Full Day Sightseeing Tour
  • Some meals
  • Flight from Mt. Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Accommodations at the Mbweni Ruins Hotel (First Class Hotel)
Accommodations at the Sea Cliff Resort & Spa (Deluxe Class Hotel)

OPTIONAL EXTENSION

3 Night Post-Extension to Imperial Jewels of Ethiopia $1,349
Experience the only African nation that was never colonized, the only African nation that can boast 17 centuries of Christian tradition. A country so rich in history with designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Join us to explore spectacular sites unknown to American travelers and be surprised! Enjoy overnights in Addis Ababa, Lalibela and Gondar.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Superior First Class Hotels
  • All three flights within Ethiopia inclusive of fuel surcharges and taxes
  • Most meals
  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lalibela and Gondar
Accommodations at the Jupiter International Hotel
Accommodations at the Hotel Goha
Accommodations at the Mountain View Hotel

Additional Information

Entry Requirements

US Citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates and a Tanzania Visa. If purchasing the Ethiopia post-optional package visa will be required.

Itinerary

Extensions

DAY 1- WASHINGTON D.C.

Depart from Washington D.C. (Dulles Airport) for an overnight direct flight to Addis Ababa.

DAY 2- ARUSHA, TANZANIA

Morning arrival into Addis Ababa with a convenient connection for your flight to Mt. Kilimanjaro airport. Meet and Greet services at the airport and transfer to the Arusha Coffee Lodge cradled in the endless acres of Tanzania's largest coffee plantation. This boutique hotel lodge has been designed around the farms original plantation homes. Enjoy the balance of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

DAY 3- TO LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Meet your Safari Guide for a morning briefing who will be with you throughout your one week vacation. After lunch board your 4x4 Safari Vehicle (6 guaranteed window seats) and commence your drive into the Bush country. Drive by many picturesque African villages as well as maze, coffee and banana plantations. Drive through a scenic escarpment and arrive at the deluxe Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, with its spectacular views of Lake Manyara. (B, L, D)

DAY 4- TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

This morning enjoy the first of many game drives that awaits you in Northern Tanzania. Lake Manyara National Park in the Great Rift Valley offers a series of fascinating and beautiful Lakes. Every imaginable East African animal is found here. Herds of buffalo, zebra and several varieties of gazelle inhabit this area. Witness some of the most amazing pods of hippos that congregate at the lake. Though you may spot some tree climbing lions, it will be the abundant flocks of Pink Flamingos that will leave you in amazement. After your lunch at the Lodge enjoy a scenic drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you'll hopefully start spotting wild life game well before you enter Serengeti National Park. Check in at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge.(B, L, D)

DAY 5- SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

The Serengeti is legendary as the most complex and least disturbed eco system on earth. This morning's game drive will introduce you up-close viewing of possibly up to 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. Return to the Lodge for lunch and this afternoon continue your safari game drive to complete your list of having viewed the well known Big 5 herbivores that reside in the open savannah of the Serengeti.(B, L, D)

DAY 6- TO NGORONGORO CRATER

Board your 4x4 this morning and drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The highlight today is to visit a local Masai village to be introduced to their social and cultural heritage. Afterward enjoy a picnic lunch in the “bush” before proceeding to the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. This unique lodge sits on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, facing in a westerly direction affording spectacular sunsets.(B, L, D )

DAY 7- NGORONGORO CRATER

Descend 2,000 feet into Ngorongoro Crater for a thrilling game drive among Africa's Big 5; lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. Also explore the forest area that is inhabited by monkey and elephant. Visit the lake area, where you may see flamingos and the open savannah where lions hunt for food. As one of the largest calderas in the world it is considered the “Garden of Eden”. Enjoy a picnic lunch during this full day game drive.(B, L, D)

DAY 8- TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast depart for Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Check-in at the Sopa Lodge for lunch followed by a game drive. This area is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa.(B, L, D)

DAY 9- TO MT. KILIMANJARO AIRPORT/ ADDIS ABABA

A short transfer returns you to the town of Arusha, which was the setting of John Wayne's 1962 epic film Hatari. After lunch continue on to Mt. Kilimanjaro airport for your flight to Addis Ababa connecting with your evening flight to Washington D.C.(B, L)

DAY 10- WASHINTON D.C.

Early morning arrival into Washington D.C. (Dulles Airport).

Return Home or Go on the Optional Extension to Zanzibar Island

DAY 9- ARUSHA TO ZANZIBAR ISLAND

After your Tanzania Wildlife Safari fly south to Zanzibar Island. This was a major Indian Ocean trading center but today it appears to have been frozen in time from two centuries ago. Your resort hotel (or similar) is located 20 minutes from Stone Town and the first classMbweni RuinsHotel is an excellent base for the next three nights.

DAY 10- ZANZIBAR ISLAND

This morning enjoy a walking tour of Stone Town and visit the Old Dispensary the home where Dr. David Livingstone lived before his famous expedition. Visit the Peace Memorial Museum for an interesting look at Zanzibar history. Visit the Palace Museum which in 1911 was the residence of the Sultan of Zanzibar. Before lunch visit Arab Fort with its castellated battlements built in 1701. This afternoon appreciate why Zanzibar was known as the “The Spice Island”, the result of being one of the world's most important producers of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon in the 19th century. Experience a taste of rural life and meet the locals. See how spices are grown in the wild. Plenty of opportunity for smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits.(B, L)

DAY 11- ZANZIBAR ISLAND

Enjoy a full day of leisure to enjoy the amenities offered at the resort. With its beach side location and swimming pool there are numerous aqua sports activities available. Others may wish to consider returning back to the UNESCO site of Stone Town. (B)

DAY 12- TO USA

Enjoy a morning of leisure before your early afternoon transfer to the Zanzibar Airport. Fly to Addis Ababa to connect with your flight to Washington D.C.(B )

DAY 13- USA

Arrive early this morning into Washington D.C. Dulles airport for a connecting flight to your home city. NOTE: Upgrade to the deluxe Sea Cliff Resort and Spa, inclusive of 3 dinners at the Resort. Located only 20 minutes from historic Stone Town.

Return Home or book an Optional Extension to Imperial Ethiopia

DAY9 - ARUSHA TO ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

After your Tanzania Safari fly from Kilimanjaroto Addis Ababa,Ethiopia. Early evening arrival into Addis Ababa and be transferred to the Jupiter International Hotel (Bole). Note: This program is also available for client purchasing the Zanzibar post optional. DAY 10- TO GONDAR (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE)This morning board your flight to Gondar. Gondar was once the old imperial capital founded in the 17th century by Emperor Fasilides who built a palace and seven churches. The subsequent five Emperors built their own respective palaces and Gondar became known as the Camelot of Africa. Visit the royal enclosure containing six castles, a complex network of connecting tunnels and raised walkways. Proceed to the fascinating Debre Birhan Selassie Church with its walls and ceiling decorated with scenes of Biblical lore and medieval history. Arrive at the Hotel Goha standing on the crest of a hill with commanding views of the ancient castles and churches of Gondar.(B, L, D)

DAY 11- TO LALIBELA (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE)

This morning a short flight takes you to Lalibela, a destination considered one of the best kept secrets of rock churches, nicknamed the “Petra of Africa”. Ethiopia's Emperor Lalibela, who had visited Jerusalem, attempted to build a New Jerusalem in response to the capture of Jerusalem by Muslims in 1187.Only its relatively remote locations and international obscurity keeps Lalibela from seeing the same levels of visitors to Petra. Visit the twelve majestic rock hewn churches, which are still used as places of worship. Check-in to the Mountain View Hotel.(B, L, D)

DAY 12- TO ADDIS ABABA/USA

Depart late this morning arriving into the capital city of Addis Ababa. Visit the National Museum, whose most important exhibit is a replica of the skull of Lucy, a woman who had lived in Eastern Ethiopia about 3.5 million years ago. Also, visit Trinity Cathedral, the largest and most revered of all the churches. Time permitting continue to the Merkato Outdoor Market. This evening enjoy a traditional Ethiopian meal, dance performance and coffee ceremony. Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to Washington D.C. (B, D)

DAY 13- ARRIVE USA

Early morning arrival into Washington D.C. (Dulles)

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* Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information: Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included in the package price and are subject to change until time of ticketing.


Entry Requirements:
US citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates.

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