Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond (QZ) - 2016 / 2015

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10 Day Tour from Arusha to Arusha


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

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 lions lounging in the sun, and witness the free spirit of birds flying overhead.

A highlight on this tour is Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest park and home to the annual wildebeest migration and the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Tarangire National Park, with its permanent water source, is a great place to see elephant, eland, zebra, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, and more. A full-day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater offers you the best possibility of seeing the rare black rhinoceros. Here we have arranged a special bush breakfast on the floor of the crater, a truly memorable experience!

Other highlights include Lake Manyara National Park, a visit to a local school, and a Maasai dance performance.

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Save 5% per person on select 2016 Globus Exotic vacations.*

Save 5% per person on select 2016 Globus Exotic vacations.*

*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Africa vacation to save 5% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between July 15 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXY16

Similar Vacations that may interest you:

ARUSHA Visit the Shanga workshop

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK Three game drives; sundowner drinks

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK Two game drives

TLOMA VILLAGE Visit a [LF[ local family’s home to learn about Iraqw culture and visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local primary school

NGORONGORO CRATER Full-day game drive; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite bush breakfast

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK Five game drives; sundowner drinks; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell bush dinner; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional Maasai dance performance

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 – 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 adventure!

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DAY 2Arusha–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. (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. Relax at your lodge during the heat of the day. This evening, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS as the sun sets over Lake Burunge! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 4Tarangire–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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 5Lake 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. You will 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 6Ngorongoro

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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 7Ngorongoro–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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

NOTE: 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 8Serengeti

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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 9Serengeti

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! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 10Serengeti–Arusha–Homebound Flight

This morning, fly 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)

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Transportation

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.



American breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 8 dinners


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GERION KAVISHE

Years of Experience: 17 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.

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View Offers

Save 5% per person on select 2016 Globus Exotic vacations.*

Save 5% per person on select 2016 Globus Exotic vacations.*

*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Africa vacation to save 5% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between July 15 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXY16




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