Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond (QZ) - 2014 / 2015

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10 Day Tour from Arusha to Arusha

Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond
Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa
Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa
Manyara National Park
Elephants in Tanzania
Savannah, Georgia
The Serengeti National Park is a well known animal sanctuary and its annual migration

Vacation Overview

Karibu—the Swahili word for welcome. Looking for a new adventure? Have you dreamed of seeing wildlife in its native habitat? Do you desire to learn about new cultures? If so, this tour through Tanzania is the vacation for you. Admire herds of elephant as they thunder across the savannah grasslands, see a pride of lions lounging in the sun, and witness the free spirit of the birds flying overhead.

Highlights on this tour include Tarangire National Park, with the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem. With its permanent water source, it’s a great place to see elephant, eland, zebra, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, and more. Lake Manyara National Park is home to the world’s largest concentration of baboons and over 400 species of birds. Also visit Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest park and home to the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Ngorongoro Crater, which is technically a caldera, offers you the best possibility of seeing the rare black rhinoceros.

This trip offers amazing opportunities to see wildlife as well as insight into the local culture. Take a walk with a Maasai healer to learn about many species of plants used for medicinal purposes through the centuries and visit a local Maasai village. You will also get an up-close view of daily life in Mto wa Mbu as you visit a local home, farm, and school.

This is a tour like no other, so grab your camera and get ready for a thrill of a lifetime!

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  • 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles carry a maximum of six passengers, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat. They also feature a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography.
  • Check with your travel agent or physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to Tanzania. This may require inoculations prior to travel and/or taking anti-malaria pills.
  • All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
  • We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough on some East Africa roads and game park trails.
  • Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs.
  • Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.
  • Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.

DAY 1Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania

Welcome to Africa! Check in to your hotel and prepare for your safari experience!


DAY 2Arusha-Tarangire National Park

Today, drive south to TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, where the savannah grasslands are dotted with baobab and acacia trees. Enjoy a GAME DRIVE en route to your lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 3Tarangire

Today features MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Due to the Tarangire River, the park has a permanent water source, which makes for great game viewing year round. This is highlighted by a large population of elephants. You can also see wildebeest, eland, zebra, and Cape buffalo congregate around water holes. Enjoy time to relax at your lodge during the middle of the day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


DAY 4Tarangire-Lake Manyara National Park

One last GAME DRIVE in Tarangire before heading to the village of Mto wa Mbu. Here, a Local Guide who grew up in the village will take you on a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WALKING TOUR for an up-close view of daily life. Along the way you will visit a LOCAL HOME, FARM, and a SCHOOL. You will also walk through the colorful LOCAL MARKET. After lunch at your lodge, continue on to LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. This small park is ecologically diverse, with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. Enjoy a GAME DRIVE, with the chance to see elephant, giraffe, zebra, and Cape buffalo. The park is also home to world’s largest concentration of baboons. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Manyara National Park 

DAY 5Lake Manyara-Gibb's Farm-Ngorongoro Crater

Enjoy another GAME DRIVE in Lake Manyara National Park before heading to Gibb’s Farm. After lunch, a quick COFFEE DEMONSTRATION shows you the traditional cultivation and roasting methods used locally. Then, take an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite INDIGENOUS MEDICINE WALK through the Ngorongoro Forest with a Maasai healer. Along the way, learn about many species of plants that have been used for medicinal purposes through the centuries. Continue on to the rim of NGORONGORO CRATER, which is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area provides protection for wildlife Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area 

DAY 6Ngorongoro

Descend into the crater for a full-day GAME DRIVE, including a picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded one, in fact, at over 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. After your game drive visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOCAL MAASAI VILLAGE, where you will learn about this semi-nomadic tribe, famous for herding cattle and their distinctive red clothing. Return to your lodge in time to watch the sunset over the crater! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


DAY 7Ngorongoro-Serengeti National Park

This morning, drive to SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the annual wildebeest migration, it attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. Enjoy lunch at your lodge before an afternoon GAME DRIVE. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa Elephants in Tanzania 

Days 8-9Serengeti

Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES both days. The Serengeti is home to all of the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino—as well as an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, gazelle, and eland. On one of your morning game drives a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BUSH BREAKFAST has been arranged for you. Sip on a mimosa as you savor every moment of this memorable experience. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily)

The Serengeti National Park is a well known animal sanctuary and its annual migration 

DAY 10Serengeti-Arusha-Homebound Flight

This morning, enjoy one last GAME DRIVE en route to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha, where your tour ends with lunch. We have secured a day room for you at the Mount Meru Hotel before a transfer to the airport for your late-evening flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm. (Breakfast, Lunch)


American breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 8 dinners

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Whether you are interested in viewing wildlife on a private safari or relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania offers all you could imagine and more! Come learn about our history and culture while taking in the country's endless beauty. I have spent 15 years guiding travelers through this great country, and I look forward to sharing with you my love of Tanzania.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond:

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park