Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Having recently completed our seventh safari through Tanzania, I came home with one thought on my mind…I’m going back! With over 40 years in the travel business, I have seen and done a lot. Stating it simply, very few places have impressed me as much as Tanzania!

First of all, the wildlife is a WOW! During our journey through the great game reserves of Tanzania, we’ll have many chances to see countless species of African wildlife. Elephant…lion…zebra…cheetah…hippo…rhino… crocodile…giraffe…ostrich…wildebeest…gazelle…and many, many more, all in their natural habitat. Our expert driver-guides will take us in 6-passenger open-roof safari vehicles with each person guaranteed a window seat and get us amazingly close to the animals.

Speaking of driver-guides, it is the people who take care of us along the way who will make you absolutely fall in love with Tanzania. These are literally the kindest and hardest working people you will ever meet. From our daily game drives with our outstanding driver-guides to the staff at each hotel, it really doesn’t get any better than this.

Due to limitations on available accommodations at our luxury tented camp, our maximum group size is 18, three 6-passenger Land Cruisers. This will be one of the great adventures of your lifetime and I can’t wait to experience it with you!

Peggy Crull, Chairwoman & Founder

Per Person Double Occupancy
$8599
Single Supplement: $1199
International Airfare Included!

March 1-14, 2020

14 Days / 13 Nights

Limited to 18 participants!

Itinerary

1
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Depart USA
Today we begin our exciting journey with your flight bound for Arusha, Tanzania.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Arrive in Tanzania
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll meet your driver-guide and transfer to the beautiful Arusha Planet Lodge, our home for the next three nights.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Kikuletwa Hot Springs
Today we’ll head to Kikuletwa Hot Springs, called “Chemka” by the locals. An oasis surrounded by fig trees, here you can bask in the warm, crystal clear water bubbling from underground springs. Then enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to Arusha with the evening at your leisure. (B, L)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Explore Arusha
Today we’ll discover the city of Arusha, meet its warm people and tour a village to see locals blow glass, weave and make fine local handicrafts available for purchase. Later we’ll visit the children of Tumaini Orphanage, an orphanage that Cruise & Tour and its safari guests have sponsored. This evening is free to explore or relax at our hotel. (B)

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Tarangire National Park
After breakfast and a morning safari briefing, the adventure really begins as we enjoy our first game drive in Tarangire National Park. Tanzania’s newest and least developed national park, Tarangire is famous for its large number of elephants and the baobab tree. Some species of baobab trees can live for a thousand years—potentially reaching a stunning height of 80 feet and a diameter of 40 feet. Home to more than 550 different species, Tarangire is particularly popular with bird enthusiasts. The water source of the Tarangire River also provides an excellent opportunity for us to spot some of our first large game of the journey including wildebeest, zebra, elephant, impala, gazelle and more. We will spend two nights at the Tarangire Sopa Lodge. (B, L, D)

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Tarangire National Park
Today enjoy two full game drives in Tarangire National Park. (B, L, D)

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Ngorongoro Crater
Today we say farewell to Tarangire with a morning game drive. We’ll visit a Massai community to learn about their way of life. Our morning will be complete with a natural history tour through the grounds of Gibbs Farm. Here we will learn about the hundreds of species of flora planted throughout the grounds, some planted as early as 1959. Following the tour, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in a beautiful setting overlooking the valley. Later, we’ll travel to Ngorongoro Crater to check in at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, perched on the jagged rim of the crater. A blend of luxury and ethnic style, the lodge is literally built right into the crater’s rim, affording endless views of the crater below. (B, L, D)

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Ngorongoro Crater
An abundance of food and water in the Ngorongoro Crater make it the perfect home for more than 30,000 large mammals. After breakfast we’ll descend into one of the largest unbroken craters on earth. The grassy plains on the crater’s floor are a permanent home to huge herds of common zebra, gazelle and wildebeest. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is also the best place to see a natural population of black rhino. (B, L, D)

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Southern Serengeti Plains
This morning after breakfast we’ll depart for the Southern Serengeti plains. On our way we’ll stop at the far end of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to see the Olduvai Gorge archaeological site, widely regarded as the cradle of mankind and the most important prehistoric site in the world. It is at Olduvai where remains of Zinjanthropus, the world’s first humans, were discovered by Dr. Louis and Mary Leakey over 50 years ago. Upon arrival at the Lake Masek Tented Lodge, we’ll check in, have lunch and prepare for our afternoon game drive.

Our luxury tented camp, located by the shores of Lake Masek in Ndutu, is perfectly situated between the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park and the northwest side of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It’s on these surrounding plains that wildebeest cows congregate in the thousands to give birth. The intention is to overwhelm the predators by sheer numbers when the young calves are at their most vulnerable but, as you’d expect, there are plenty of predators and action at this time of year. Optional Experience: A thrilling hot air balloon over the Serengeti followed by a Champagne breakfast on the Serengeti plains. (B, L, D with complimentary beer & wine)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Southern Serengeti Plains
Today enjoy two full game drives in Serengeti National Park. (B, L, D)

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Southern Serengeti Plains
Today enjoy two full game drives in Serengeti National Park. (B, L, D)

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Serengeti National Park
Our game drive through the Serengeti brings us to our final accommodation, the Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge. Today’s game drive will give us an excellent opportunity to spot the king of the Serengeti; the black-maned lion. Keep your cameras ready as the delicate balance of this serene setting can burst into a life and death struggle at any moment. With so many large mammals concentrated into this virtual eden, the age old predator-prey relationship is played out time and again. Lions, leopards, cheetahs and spotted hyenas remain in constant competition for their next meal. (B, L, D with complimentary beer & wine)

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Fly to Arusha
Flight schedule permitting, we’ll embark on our final game drive prior to our flight to Arusha. After lunch at the Airport Planet Lodge, you’ll have a day room for relaxation prior to departure for the airport for our evening overnight flight to Amsterdam. (B, L, D)

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Homeward Bound
We arrive in Amsterdam early in the morning and connect to our flight to the USA, arriving in the afternoon, filled with memories of our African adventure that we will treasure forever.

Inclusions

Included

  • International economy class airfare
  • All scheduled transportation in Tanzania by land, air and vehicle
  • First class accommodations
  • Expert English speaking driver-guides
  • Exclusive use of 4x4 vehicles with pop-up roof on the safari sector
  • All tips including driver-guide, service staff and porters
  • Flying doctor service
  • Park fees and government fees
  • Complete services of Cruise & Tour

Not Included

  • Taxes and fees of $629.20
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) or any other tourism related taxes or fees newly imposed or increased by the Tanzania government
  • Any increase in taxes, fees or surcharge after 4/9/19
  • Optional balloon safari
  • Baggage fees
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport fees, visa fee ($100), vaccinations, laundry, alcoholic beverages, etc.

Testimonials

Was I dreaming when I found myself showering outdoors beneath the stars with a panoramic view of the Serengeti below, listening to a lion roar as the sun was rising on one end and a full moon glowing on the other? The most touching part was seeing the joyful greeting we received at Tumaini orphanage! Thank you for a truly amazing African safari experience.
- Mary Butler
In September, 2015 we went on our "Dream" trip to Tanzania, Africa with Peggy Crull as our host, she is a wonderful host and a very fun filled person, not a day went by without laughter. We had the time of our lives, saw the “Big 5,” more kinds of animals than I can mention and they were roaming right outside our lodges! Picnics in the wild with China and Champagne! Our drivers were wonderful and kept us safe and lodges and food were incredible.
- Shari McVeigh

Accommodations

Arusha Planet Lodge
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Tarangire Sopa Lodge
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Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
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Lake Masek Tented Lodge
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Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
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Rates

Per Person Double Occupancy
$8599
Single Supplement (Limited)
$1199
Taxes & Fees (Per Person)
$629.20
Optional Balloon Safari
$619
Travel Insurance
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DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT:
$1000 per person deposit required with your reservation
$2000 per person second deposit due 8/2/19
Final payment due 11/1/19

All payments can be made by credit card, check or cash.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
Initial $1000 deposit refundable through 8/2/19, less a $500 cancellation fee
8/3/19 to 11/1/19: Cancellation charge is 50% of deposits paid
After 11/1/19 or non-appearance on departure day: 100% of cost forfeited

*Due to the nature and remoteness of this trip, travel insurance is strongly recommended

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