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Tanzania
  • 10 days/9 nights
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  • From $3,098 / person
  • (Varying single supplement)

Hop on the game trail on our Safaris in Tanzania!

Explore a country that has the largest concentration of wildlife animals per square kilometer, with more than 4 million wild animals and representatives of 430 species and subspecies. Travel through Baobab trees, dense bush and high grasses in Tarangire National Park in search of its huge number of elephants, tree climbing lions, olive baboons, and termite mounds. Visit the Ngorongoro Crater and see wildebeest, zebra, eland, and gazelles. Spend a few days at Lake Manyara National Park that offers a wide array of wildlife as well as more than 400 species of birds.

  • Family Vacations
  • Cultural
  • Safari / Wildlife

Activity Level: Easy

About
This Tour

Tanzania’s Great Rift Valley is home to Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro, three of Africa’s most prized attractions. Nowhere in Africa can you find a higher concentration of predators or larger herds of wildlife.

  • Tackle the bush on foot in Tarangire National Park learning about the surrounding ecosystem and stalking big game with an experienced guide
  • Search for the tell‐tale reflective glow of eyes in the darkness on an evening game drive
  • Listen for the calls of baboons, monkeys, and canopy-dwelling birdlife at Lake Manyara, where lush forests and grassy plains play home to elephants, buffalo, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, and the famous tree-climbing lions
  • Get up-close with black rhinos, wildebeest, zebras, and elands on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater
  • Wrap up your days with a “sundowner” – sipping cocktails as an orange sun sets over the Serengeti horizon
Asilia walking safari
Photo: Asilia walking safari

What a great experience. I had no idea such a beautiful place existed!

Keri Clark Fort Worth, TX

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

10 days/9 nights

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (JRO)

Day 1: Kilimanjaro / Onsea House
Kilimanjaro / Onsea House
Meals Included:  D
Overnight: Onsea House

Arrive into Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be met by your driver.

From there, transfer to Onsea House, located just outside the town of Arusha, this hotel is perfectly positioned for the first stop of your holiday after a long flight into Tanzania.

Spread out over 2 levels, Onsea House has the feeling of a private home instead of a boutique hotel. Owner managed, and with a reputation of culinary excellence, Onsea House provided the perfect start to any safari experience.

About Onsea House
Located in Arusha, with fabulous views of Mount Meru, the Onsea House has comfortable rooms, and beautiful grounds.

Day 2: Arusha / Kuro / Oliver’s Camp
Arusha / Kuro / Oliver’s Camp
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Oliver’s Camp

After breakfast, depart with your driver through Arusha and to Arusha Airport.

  • Connect with your Air Excel flight to Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire National Park
  • On arrival at Kuro, you will be met by a guide from Oliver’s Camp
  • A welcome table will be set up either at the airstrip or a short distance away, with tea & coffee, cold drinks, and snacks allowing you to refresh while your guide briefs you on the surrounding area
  • A short game drive takes you to Oliver’s Camp

After lunch, there will be a chance to relax and settle in to your new surroundings, before heading into the bush for an afternoon game drive.

As sunset approaches, the game drive slows to a halt in the perfect location to enjoy a cold drink as the day draws to a close. As darkness descends, head back out for a night game drive.

A spotter with a powerful night light sweeps the ground and the trees looking for the tell-tale reflective glow of eyes in the darkness.

About Oliver’s Camp
Oliver’s Camp is located in what is no doubt the most spectacular location in the park close to the animal dense Silale Swamps.

Overlooking a flood plain of the Minyonyo Pools, part of the Tarangire River, the camp has a spectacular view and easy access to a dense concentration of wildlife. Consisting of only ten beautifully appointed, spacious tents, intimacy is ensured. A world-class team of staff completes an experience that guests consistently rank amongst their best, and most inspiring of all time.

Day 3: Oliver’s Camp
Oliver’s Camp
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Oliver’s Camp

Strike out into the bush on foot this morning.

A walking safari offers you the opportunity to focus on the smaller details and the ecosystems of the bush while at the same time achieving the thrill of stalking larger game on foot.

After lunch in camp, there is a chance to relax before an afternoon game drive takes you towards the swamps and in search of some big game.

Day 4: Kuro / Manyara / Plantation Lodge
Kuro / Manyara / Plantation Lodge
Meals Included:  B, L, D

After breakfast, pack your bags and transfer to Kuro Airstrip for your Air Excel flight to Manyara.

On arrival at Lake Manyara Airstrip you will be met by a driver guide and transferred to Lake Manyara National Park. One of the smaller parks in Tanzania, Lake Manyara offers a microcosm of the safari experience to be found in Tanzania.

The diverse landscape includes lush ground water forest hosting many species, including:

  • Baboons
  • Monkeys
  • Canopy dwelling birdlife

Grassy floodplains play home to larger mammals, such as:
Buffalo

  • Wildebeest
  • Zebra
  • Giraffe

Inland one might find the famous tree climbing lions and herds of elephant. In addition to the wildlife, over 400 species of birds have been recorded within the park.

In the afternoon, make your way up the steep Rift Valley escarpment, into the small town of Karatu and up to Plantation Lodge. After checking in, enjoy a refreshing swim or relax under the trees in the beautiful garden.

About Plantation Lodge
Plantation Lodge is located on a 45-acre working coffee plantation, just outside the town of Karatu.

The rooms are in small white cottages dotted around the well-kept gardens, where there is also a peaceful pool area with great views over the Ngorongoro Highlands. Each of the rooms is individually decorated in a traditional safari feel with a contemporary twist and features a sitting room with fireplace, private veranda and en suite facilities.

The food and serve is very good and most of the produce used to create the meals is from the extensive farm gardens. For those wanting to visit the Crater during the day, but to get away from the crowds at night, the lodge offers very good value in a beautiful setting.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater / Plantation Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater / Plantation Lodge
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Plantation Lodge

An early start to the day is best in order to avoid the later influx of tourists into the Ngorongoro Crater.

  • The park gate opens at 6:00, so it is best to be there as close to this time as possible
  • The Ngorongoro Crater is a large, unbroken, un-flooded caldera, formed when a giant volcano erupted and collapsed some three million years ago
  • Had it not become a caldera, it is possible that the volcanic mountain would be about the same height as Kilimanjaro!
  • Down on the crater floor there is an abundance of wildlife including black rhino, wildebeest, zebra and eland
  • There are a number of lion which are typically large in size than an average lion due to the large amount of game in the area

Enjoy a packed lunch under the trees on the crater floor, but keep an eye out for the monkeys which are always keen to take advantage of an opportunistic moment!

In the afternoon, drive up and out of the crater, and back down the road towards Karatu. Spend the afternoon in the pool, schedule a massage, or catch up on some reading under the trees.

Day 6: Manyara / Seronera / Dunia Camp
Manyara / Seronera / Dunia Camp
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Dunia Camp

After an early breakfast, depart from Plantation Lodge making your way to Manyara Airstrip.

Here, you say farewell to your driver guide and connect with your Regional Air flight to Seronera Airstrip in the Central Serengeti. On arrival at Seronera you will be met by a resident guide from Dunia Camp.

Depending on your preference, you may enjoy a short game drive or head directly for camp.

After lunch, there is time to unwind and relax before heading out for a late afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle.

The afternoon culminates with the sunset sliding into the Serengeti plains whilst you enjoy your drink of choice.

About Dunia Camp
Tucked between the prime wildlife areas of central and southern Serengeti, Dunia Camp combines elements of style and luxury with an incredible wildlife experience.

The secluded setting in the Moru Kopjes is a retreat of tranquillity in the most scenic part of the Serengeti.

Day 7: Dunia Camp
Dunia Camp
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Dunia Camp

Depending on your preference, there are a couple of options with regards to how your day is structured:

  • One option is to break camp early and head out with a picnic breakfast, returning to camp in time for lunch
  • Alternatively, you can eat breakfast in camp and head out with a picnic lunch, returning in the midafternoon
Day 8: Seronera / Kogatende / Sayari Camp
Seronera / Kogatende / Sayari Camp
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Sayari Camp

After breakfast, depart camp and make your way to Seronera Airstrip to connect with your Regional Air flight to Kogatende in the Northern Serengeti.

On arrival at Kogatende Airstrip you will be met by a resident guide from Sayari Camp. Depending on your preference, you may enjoy a short game drive or head directly for camp.

After lunch, there is time to unwind and relax before heading out for a late afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle. The afternoon culminates at the regular sundowner spot where you are afforded the perfect setting from where to enjoy the African sunset.

About Sayari Camp
Located in the remote and exclusive northern Serengeti, stunning Sayari Camp is perfectly positioned to witness what may be the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet: the Great Migration crossing the Mara River.

The 15 luxury guest tents blend perfectly into the majestic Serengeti landscape. Each tent has a large, private veranda overlooking the Serengeti.

After game drives, guests can enjoy the infinity pool or choose the privacy of their veranda, the warmth of the fire place, or the comfort of the library, bar or lounge to relax.

Day 9: Sayari Camp
Sayari Camp
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Sayari Camp

Depending on your preference, there are a couple of options with regards to how your day is structured:

  • You can either break camp early, eating a picnic breakfast along the way and returning to camp in time for lunch
  • Or, you can eat breakfast in camp and head out with a picnic lunch, returning in the midafternoon
Day 10: Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro
Meals Included:  B

After breakfast, depart for Kogatende Airstrip and your Regional Air flight to Kilimanjaro Airport.

On arrival at Kilimanjaro, you will be met and transferred to Kia Lodge where you will have access to a day room in which to relax and freshen up before your journey home.

Transfer from Kia Lodge back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward travel.

* This trip is operated in partnership with Asilia Africa.

** Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather, wildlife, and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures and Asilia Africa.

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 10 days/9 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $3,098 / person
  • (Varying single supplement)

Departure Dates

    Additional Trip Information

    Departure
    • Your trip begins with your arrival at the international airport in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
    • After passing through immigration and customs, you will be met by your Asilia driver who will be holding an Austin Adventures sign with your name on it.
    • From here you’ll be shuttled to Onsea House just outside the town of Arusha.
    • Your trip ends with a regional flight from Kogatende Airstrip to Kilimanjaro Airport.
    • On arrival at Kilimanjaro, you will be met and transferred to Kia Lodge where you will have access to a day room in which to relax and freshen up before your journey home.
    • Transfer with Kia Lodge back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your post trip flight connections.
    Activities
    • Hiking – 1 to 3 mile bush/trail walks (easy to moderate).
    Meals

    The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. Meals are included as indicated in the daily itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.

    Included in Trip Price
    • All accommodations as specified in the detailed itinerary.
    • All meals as designated in detailed itinerary.
    • Soft drinks, tea, coffee, bottled water, local beer & house wine at Oliver’s Camp, Dunia Camp, & Sayari Camp.
    • Private-naturalist driver/guide as specified in the itinerary.
    • Scheduled game drives and walking mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Transfers and flights mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Emergency evacuation insurance for guests under 70 years of age.
    • Austin Adventures T-shirt & luggage tags.
    • Pre-departure and packing information.
    Not Included in Trip Price
    • Any other extra/optional activies.
    • Beverages other than those mentioned in the “inclusive” section.
    • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
    • Pre/post accommodations and associated expenses.
    • Tips & gratuities for guides, drivers, and lodge/camp staff.
    • Airport taxes and security fees (taxes/fees must be paid direct at airport).
    • Personal insurance.
    • Personal expenses, laundry, and phone calls.
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    A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

    • 1. Safari on Ngorongoro Crater, the result of a three million-year-old extinct volcano which experts believe would have been the height of Kilimanjaro had it not collapsed when it erupted.
    • 2. One of the smaller parks in Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park is host to several animals, including buffalo and giraffes, and over 400 different species of birds.
    • 3. Experience the Serengeti, which is considered to be the best wildlife reserve in Africa.
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