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Tanzania Safari Experience
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7 days

from $4,499 AUD

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

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Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

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EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Stay on the lookout for Africa’s most iconic wildlife while on safari in the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Parks.
  • Meet with a researcher from the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre to discuss ongoing studies in the famed reserve.
  • Visit a Maasai village and spend time with Maasai women involved in the G Adventures–sponsored Clean Cookstoves Project.
Itinerary

Embark on an unforgettable adventure in Tanzania searching for the African “big five” and gaining insights into the culture of the indigenous Maasai. Discover the epic, wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater and the rippling golden plains of the Serengeti; tour a Maasai village; and explore the area around the Olduvai Gorge, which has been occupied by humans—and their earliest ancestors—for almost two million years.

Day 1: Arusha

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2: Arusha/Lake Manyara National Park

This morning, make your way to Mto wa Mbu village, a vibrant settlement of Tanzania’s diverse tribal groups. Take a guided walk through the village, visiting the local market and meeting artisans in their workshops; then sit down for a traditional lunch with a local family. Continue to the Rift Valley escarpment and settle into our safari camp, located at the edge of Lake Manyara National Park. Set out on our first safari drive to discover East Africa’s legendary wildlife, searching for lions, elephants, hippos, giraffes, and more.

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park

Travel through the breathtaking Rift Valley to a Maasai village. Here, we learn about the G Adventures–supported Clean Cookstoves Project, dedicated to providing clean-burning cookstoves to Maasai communities throughout Tanzania. Enjoy a presentation by a Masaai woman on the impact of the project, and take a guided tour of the village, visiting traditional homes or bomas and helping build a new stove. Continue to our safari camp in Serengeti National Park, stopping en route at the Olduvai Gorge Museum and Visitor’s Centre—located near the site where National Geographic archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered early hominid fossils and stone tools in 1960.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Immerse yourself in the splendor of the Serengeti, one of Africa’s most celebrated wildlife reserves. Discover the park’s iconic creatures on an optional hot-air balloon safari at sunrise, and set out in a 4x4 on morning and afternoon safaris through the golden grasslands. With luck, spot all of Africa’s “big five”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo. Later, visit the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, and enjoy a talk by one of the visiting researchers.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro

Depart the Serengeti this morning, looking out for the park’s wild denizens along the drive. Check in to our comfortable tented camp near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and enjoy a fiery African sunset from the deck.

Day 6: Ngorongoro/Arusha

Spanning more than 20 kilometres in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest non-flooded caldera in the world and is inhabited by some 25,000 animals. Descend into this green-walled paradise early in the morning on safari. As you ride past herds of zebra and flocks of flamingo, keep your eyes peeled for a pride of lions or a lone leopard. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the floor of the crater; then drive to Arusha.

Day 7: Arusha

Depart at any time.

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  • date 02 Aug 2020 - 08 Aug 2020
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  • date 30 Aug 2020 - 05 Sep 2020
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  • date 05 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020
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  • date 06 Sep 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
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  • date 03 Oct 2020 - 09 Oct 2020
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  • date 06 Oct 2020 - 12 Oct 2020
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  • date 10 Oct 2020 - 16 Oct 2020
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  • date 01 Nov 2020 - 07 Nov 2020
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  • date 28 Nov 2020 - 04 Dec 2020
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  • date 31 Jan 2021 - 06 Feb 2021
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  • date 14 Feb 2021 - 20 Feb 2021
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  • date 19 Feb 2021 - 25 Feb 2021
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  • date 07 Mar 2021 - 13 Mar 2021
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  • date 21 Mar 2021 - 27 Mar 2021
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  • date 09 May 2021 - 15 May 2021
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  • date 30 May 2021 - 05 Jun 2021
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  • date 26 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021
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  • date 27 Jun 2021 - 03 Jul 2021
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  • date 29 Jun 2021 - 05 Jul 2021
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  • date 02 Jul 2021 - 08 Jul 2021
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  • date 06 Jul 2021 - 12 Jul 2021
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  • date 09 Jul 2021 - 15 Jul 2021
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  • date 11 Jul 2021 - 17 Jul 2021
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  • date 17 Jul 2021 - 23 Jul 2021
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  • date 20 Jul 2021 - 26 Jul 2021
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  • date 24 Jul 2021 - 30 Jul 2021
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  • date 30 Jul 2021 - 05 Aug 2021
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  • date 07 Aug 2021 - 13 Aug 2021
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  • date 15 Aug 2021 - 21 Aug 2021
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  • date 27 Aug 2021 - 02 Sep 2021
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  • date 29 Aug 2021 - 04 Sep 2021
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  • date 04 Sep 2021 - 10 Sep 2021
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  • date 05 Sep 2021 - 11 Sep 2021
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  • date 10 Sep 2021 - 16 Sep 2021
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  • date 12 Sep 2021 - 18 Sep 2021
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  • date 19 Sep 2021 - 25 Sep 2021
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  • date 21 Sep 2021 - 27 Sep 2021
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  • date 26 Sep 2021 - 02 Oct 2021
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  • date 03 Oct 2021 - 09 Oct 2021
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  • date 10 Oct 2021 - 16 Oct 2021
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  • date 17 Oct 2021 - 23 Oct 2021
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  • date 31 Oct 2021 - 06 Nov 2021
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  • date 21 Nov 2021 - 27 Nov 2021
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  • date 04 Dec 2021 - 10 Dec 2021
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  • date 19 Dec 2021 - 25 Dec 2021
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  • date 26 Dec 2021 - 01 Jan 2022
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  • date 02 Jan 2022 - 08 Jan 2022
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  • date 07 Jan 2022 - 13 Jan 2022
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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation: Hotels (2 nts), safari lodge (1 nt), comfortable tented camp (3 nts).
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Talk, Mto wa Mbu
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre Lecture, Serengeti National Park
  • Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu
  • Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
  • Arrival transfer
  • Wildlife safari drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Park
  • Entrance to Olduvai Gorge Museum
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $4,043

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.