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12 Day | Best of Tanzania Premier Drive/Fly Safari

Country Tanzania
Theme First Time Travelers
Time of Year January-March & June-December; High Season (Jun-Oct & Jan-Mar)
Budget From $7,995
Duration 12 Days

Itinerary Description

Explore Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Central Serengeti with your private guide and vehicle for this portion of the safari.  Continue on a flying safari to the northern Serengeti staying in a premier tented camp that are ideally located to view the "Great Migration" from July-October. In the Northern Serengeti you will have shared game drives with resident camp guides in OPEN vehicles. This safari is paced for your interest levels on wildlife photography and game viewing.

Naturalist Guides in Tanzania - Your naturalist guide bring an excellent knowledge of the areas you will visit and have built up an excellent camaraderie with our clients over the years. As you spend several days with the same guide, you maximize seeing and doing “everything” and come away at the end of a trip with “a friend for life”. The naturalist guides that may lead your trip include Samwel Girwawe, Servuli Patrick Harri or Wilson Urio.

Rates reflect Lemala and Asilia Long-Stay discounts. Departs Daily.

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Day by Day (subject to availability) Itinerary

Day 01+02

USA/Europe/Kilimanjaro/Arusha

Depart on overnight flight to Europe. This morning you will arrive in Europe. Make onward flight to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania where you will be met and transferred to your lodge arriving this evening. Overnight Hamerkop House or Arusha Coffee Lodge.

Day 03+04

Tarangire

Following breakfast, depart with your private guide and vehicle and drive to your camp in Tarangire National Park. Activities include game drives; bird watching and a visit to a local Maasai village. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in this beautiful park. 2 nights Lemala Mpingo Ridge or Oliver’s Camp.

Day 05+06

Ngorongoro Crater

Onward road transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, which was a pioneer experiment in reconciling the interests of wildlife animals and indigenous forests with the needs of the local Maasai tribe. Optional walks and Maasai village visits are available at extra cost. Next morning descend into the Crater to game view (total viewing time allowed by National Parks is six hours). Return to the lodge and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. 2 nights Lemala Ngorongoro Crater Camp or The Highlands.

Day 07+08

Serengeti

Depart with your guide and vehicle and continue to the Serengeti and your camp. Enjoy an afternoon game drive. Activities include game drives, walking /hiking, and optional balloon safari. 2 nights Lemala Nanyukie or Namiri Plains.

 
Day 09+10

Northern Serengeti

Transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to your second camp where you will be based for two nights with an afternoon, and full day of further gameviewing activities. Activities include open vehicle game drives, fly camping expeditions and exceptional wildlife viewing. Walking safaris within the Serengeti are offered (additional charges apply). A cultural visit to the Wakuria villages gives you insight in the traditional ways of life. 2 nights Lemala Kuria Hills or Sayari Camp.

 
Day 11+12

Serengeti/Arusha/Kilimanjaro/Europe/USA

Take your return charter flight to Arusha and transfer to your hotel where a dayroom has been reserved. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your evening departure flight. Dayroom: Kahawa Cottages.

Safari Pricing Details

2022 Land Arrangements

Pricing is quoted per person sharing a room 5-6 Travelers: Please Request.

Lemala Option

2 people traveling

Jan-Feb

From $8,895

Mar

From $7,995

Jun

From $9,150

Jul-Sep

From $12,350

Oct

From $10,250

4 people traveling

Jan-Feb

From $7,850

Mar

From $6,950

Jun

From $8,100

Jul-Sep

From $11,275

Oct

From $9,195

Asilia Option

2 people traveling

Jan-Feb

From $10,795

Mar

From $9,750

Jun

From $10,775

Jul-Sep

From $13,495 - $13,995

Oct

From $13,095

4 people traveling

Jan-Feb

From $9,895

Mar

From $8,850

Jun

From $9,875

Jul-Sep

From $12,595 - $13,095

Oct

From $12,195

2021 Land Arrangements - Please Request

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#1 Africa-Only Travel Company

Industry Leaders in Customizable Safaris

The Africa Adventure Company was one of the first boutique travel agencies to offer customizable Africa travel itineraries. Together we can create a trip that includes the experiences and destinations most important to you, your family, or your group.

Value-Added
Adventures

Many travelers expect private and independent safaris to be unaffordable, but our clients are delighted to discover they do not have to join a group of strangers in order to experience a customized safari adventure.

Security &
Safety-Focused

We work with people who will take care of you. Our guides, travel consultants, and tour operators understand the complicated and complex nature of travel in Africa and have decades of experience to ensure your safety at every leg of your trip.

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