Critters & Culture Safari
November 8, 2022 – November 18, 2022
GRAB YOUR CAMERA, PASSPORT, AND SENSE OF ADVENTURE FOR 12 GLORIOUS DAYS IN ONE OF THE WILDEST PLACES ON EARTH!
This fully-escorted safari begins the moment you touch down in Tanzania, and continues until it’s “wheels up” once more! Your USA-based tour leader (Susie Langley) and her hand-picked guides/drivers will accompany you throughout the safari, eliminating the mystery and guesswork associated with an adventure of this caliber.
Upon arrival, you’ll spend your first night at the beautiful Rivertrees Country Lodge in Arusha, before climbing into the custom-designed safari vehicles that will take you safely into the wild to thoroughly explore two world-famous National Parks (Tarangire and Serengeti), one UNESCO World Heritage site (Ngorongoro Crater/ Highlands), and the lush, verdant wildlife playground known as Ndutu! Tanzania always delivers the wildlife! Our team will do everything they can to show you the Great Migration or help you find and check off each of “The Big 5.”
And, while that describes the Critters side of the equation, the Culture side is equally amazing. We’ll leave the National Parks and wilderness areas behind to venture into the Great Rift Valley. Here, our goal will be to closely interact with two important tribes (Hadzabe and Datoga), with the help of our local interpreter, Sadi. These tribes, the local children, and our Tanzanian hosts you’ll meet along the way will collectively steal your heart!
We will even stop for lunch at the Olduvai Gorge to learn about the important archeology that was discovered in (and continues to flow from) this very spot on earth. It is nicknamed The Cradle of Mankind, and it is a fascinating stop over on the way to the Serengeti!
And if you think you’ll be “roughing it” on this tour, think again! You’ll enjoy a variety of tented camps and lodges throughout the tour, each of which offers creature comforts you’d never expect to find in the middle of the bush in Africa. Clean, fresh linens, flushing toilets, hot showers, and chef-prepared meals are just a few of the things that our guests rave about, safari after safari.
WANT EVEN MORE??
Consider these options and add-ons to make your once-in-a-lifetime experience even more EPIC!
HOT AIR BALLOON EXPERIENCE (Optional Add-On)
This popular addition to the safari is an unforgettable experience. Imagine soaring over the mighty Serengeti in a hot air balloon at dawn. The savannah stretches on for miles and miles in every direction and the herds of animals look entirely different when seen from above. It is breathtaking! Upon landing, you’ll be treated to champagne toast and full breakfast in the bush before rejoining the main safari.
PRE-SAFARI RELAXATION EXTENTION TO ZANZIBAR ISLAND (November 2-8)
Fly into Zanzibar (Tanzania’s main island just off the coast) and allow yourself to gently adjust to the change in time zones with a blended drink in your hand and your toes in the sand. While technically part of Tanzania, this island paradise is vastly different than it’s mainland sibling. From bustling nightlife in Stone Town to boating, fishing, snorkeling, etc., Zanizibar is a haven for relaxing pursuits.
- 6 nights in a luxurious beach-front accommodation
- Some meals
- Transfers from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport.
- Airfare from Zanzibar to the mainland in time to join the safari
- Airfare to Zanzibar
- General transportation around the island for touristic pursuits
- Most meals and all drinks
- Sightseeing excursions or tours
- Souvenirs, tips, or personal expenses