Tanzania Safari with Selous Game Reserve - Globus®

Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond with Selous (QZE1)

13 Day Tour from Arusha to Dar es Salaam

2017 Tour Details

“Karibu!” – welcome in Swahili. 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 quintessential Tanzania safari is for you. Admire herds of elephant as they thunder across the savannah grasslands, see a pride of lions lounging in the African sun, and witness the free spirit of the birds flying overhead.

A highlight on this safari is Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest park and home to the annual wildebeest migration. Here embark on five game drives where you may spot the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. A full-day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater offers you the best possibility of seeing the rare black rhinoceros. Here we have arranged an exclusive bush breakfast on the floor of the crater, a truly memorable experience! You’ll also spend three nights in Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site, which is untouched by mankind. Here you will explore the reserve on 5 game activities including game drives, game walks, and boat excursions!

Other stops include Lake Manyara National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon and Tarangire National Park, where a permanent water source draws in elephant, eland, zebra, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, and more. Tanzania offers much more than a great safari destination and this tour also gives you insights into the local culture. Visit a local family’s home in Tloma Village as well as a local primary school, where you’ll learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania.

And like all Globus safaris you’ll be part of a small-group, with no more than 6 guests per vehicle and 20 guests total, ensuring personalized service from start to end! So grab your camera and get ready for a thrill of a lifetime!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ARUSHA
Visit the Shanga workshop
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Three game drives; sundowner drinks
LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Two game drives
TLOMA VILLAGE
Visit a local family’s home to learn about Iraqw culture and visit a local primary school
NGORONGORO CRATER
Full-day game drive; bush breakfast
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Five game drives; sundowner drinks; farewell bush dinner; traditional Maasai dance performance
SELOUS
Five game-viewing activitiesBottled Water Included on all game drives and with all meals

NOTES:

  • Check with your physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to Tanzania.
  • 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 including hand luggage.
  • Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.
  • Small-group discovery never more than 20 passengers in a group

Transportation:

4-wheel drive safari vehicle, between destinations and for game drives, with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. We limit each vehicle to a maximum of 6 people, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily, 11 lunches, 11 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania

Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2 Arusha–Tarangire National Park

Start today with a visit to the SHANGHA WORKSHOP, a remarkable place dedicated to providing employment opportunities to Tanzanians with disabilities. Here, workers use recycled materials to make a variety of handicrafts. After lunch, 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.

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Day 3 Tarangire

Today features MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. The Tarangire River provides the park 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. Relax at your lodge during the heat of the day. This evening, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS as the sun sets over Lake Burunge.

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Day 4 Tarangire–Lake Manyara National Park

This morning, depart for 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 MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES, with the chance to see elephant, giraffe, zebra, and Cape buffalo. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon.

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Day 5 Lake Manyara–Tloma Village–Ngorongoro Crater

Journey to the nearby village of TLOMA. Here, you will visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOCAL FAMILY’S HOME to learn more about the local Iraqw culture and their traditional way of life. Also stop at a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL to visit with the children and learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania. After lunch at beautiful Gibb’s Farm, continue on to the rim of NGORONGORO CRATER, which is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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Day 6 Ngorongoro

Descend into the crater, where an exclusive Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BUSH BREAKFAST has been arranged for you. Sip on a mimosa as you savor every moment of the memorable experience! Afterward, begin your FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded one, in fact, at more than 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. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater.

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Day 7 Ngorongoro–Serengeti National Park

This morning, depart Ngorongoro Crater for SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, generally between late November and July, the Serengeti attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. After lunch at your lodge, embark on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

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The Great Migration is a natural event, and the exact arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly from year to year.

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Day 8 Serengeti

Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES and search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino—as well as an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, warthog, gazelle, and eland. Between game drives, spend some free time at your lodge. Before dinner, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush as the sun sets over this magnificent landscape.

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Day 9 Serengeti

The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, so it is no surprise that the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Continue exploring this vast park during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Tonight, join your traveling companions for a special Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite FAREWELL BUSH DINNER and a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite TRADITIONAL MAASAI DANCE PERFORMANCE—the perfect way to end your safari!

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Day 10 Serengeti–Arusha–Selous Game Reserve

Fly to SELOUS GAME RESERVE (via Arusha & Dar es Salaam), the second-oldest game reserve in the world and Africa’s largest at more than 15,000 square miles. The reserve is relatively untouched by humans and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its amazing ecological diversity, including a wide variety of animals and habitats such as woodlands, grasslands, riverine forests, and swamps.

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Days 11-12 Selous

Explore this magical place on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES both days. The reserve is home to roughly half of Tanzania’s elephant population and what many consider to be the world’s largest populations of lion, hippo, and the rare wild dog. In addition, there are a myriad of other animals you’ll have a chance to spot, including leopard, giraffe, cheetah, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, Nile crocodile, impala, and more! Spend the middle of the day at your leisure.

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Day 13 Selous–Dar es Salaam–Homebound Flight

One last GAME-VIEWING ACTIVITY this morning before flying to Dar es Salaam, where your vacation ends. We have secured a day room at the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm.

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

GERION KAVISHE

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

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 17 years guiding travelers through this great country, and I look forward to sharing with you my love of Tanzania.

Tour Director - GERION KAVISHE

 Accommodations

Arusha
Tarangire National Park Area
Lake Manyara National Park
Ngorongoro Crater
Serengeti National Park
Selous Game Reserve

Arusha

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel , Arusha,  Tanzania


Arusha, Tanzania

Designed to echo the traditional style of the colonial coffee farm, which originally stood on this site, Lake Duluti Serena Lodge offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive landscaped grounds. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Wake-Up Calls

Tarangire National Park Area

Tarangire Simba Camp

First-Class

Tarangire Simba Camp , Tarangire National Park Area,  Tanzania


Tarangire National Park Area, Tanzania

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Adjacent to Tarangire National Park, Tarangire Simba Camp has just 16 classic safari tents nestled between the park to the east and Lake Burunge to the west. The location offers easy access to the heart of Tarangire and the perfect place to watch sunset with drinks after a day of game viewing. The camp features indoor and outdoor dining, lounge, bar, wildlife viewing platform, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

First-Class

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge  , Lake Manyara National Park,   Tanzania


Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquility, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Ngorongoro Crater Rim, Ngorongoro Conservation Area,  Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater Rim
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 meters below. Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called 'Cradle of Mankind', the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge , Serengeti National Park,  Tanzania


Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Centrally located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the living landscape. A series of traditional domed 'rondavels' are widely spaced throughout the grounds, which are cooled by groves of acacia trees and watered by sparkling streams. On the very edge of the ridge is a 'vanishing horizon' pool, which looks out over the 'endless plains' after which the Serengeti is named. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service

Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp

Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp  Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park,  Tanzania

Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Scenically located in a glade, known as `the place of the klipspringer' (mbuzi mawe), and guarded by three million year-old granite towers, this luxury tented-camp is unique. Cleverly located on one of the main annual migration corridors for over one million wildebeest, half a million zebras and gazelles, and their accompanying cast of predators it is also located at the very epicentre of one of the world's most famous national parks.

Selous Game Reserve

Serena Mivumo River Lodge

First-Class

Serena Mivumo River Lodge Selous Game Reserve, Selous Game Reserve,  Tanzania

Selous Game Reserve
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

This boutique lodge stands high on the banks of the spectacular Rufiji River in Tanzania's vast Selous Game Reserve, with glorious views down to the plunging torrents of Stiegler's Gorge. It offers guests a wildlife experience that is difficult to find anywhere else in Africa and a level of comfort comparable to the best in Africa. , Softly lit and breeze-cooled, the lodge offers the ultimate escape to one of the world's last undiscovered wilderness frontiers. Game-viewing activities include game drives, game walks, and boat excursions.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning

 Optional Excursions

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Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

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