Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond
About Mara, Tanzania
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!
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARKFour game drivesMTO WA MBU[LF]Walking tour of the village including visits to a local home, farm, school, and marketLAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARKTwo game drivesGIBB’S FARMTraditional coffee cultivation & roasting demonstration; [LF] indigenous medicine walkNGORONGORO CRATERFull-day game drive; [LF] visit a Maasai villageSERENGETI NATIONAL PARKSix game drives; [LF] bush breakfast
ARUSHA Mount Meru Hotel (F)TARANGIRE Tarangire Sopa Lodge (F)LAKE MANYARA Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge (F)NGORONGORO CRATER Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (F)SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK Serengeti Sopa Lodge (F)
American breakfast daily (B), 9 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D)
NOTES: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.