Dates: Nov 10 – 19, 2018

Cost:  $ 3,840

Itinerary: 10 days, 9 nights


Join us for this amazing and awe-inspiring trip, which will offer visitors magnificent wildlife viewing and photography, a diverse landscape and engaging cultural visits. Enrich your life by immersing yourself with one of the most intriguing semi-nomadic tribes, unique only to East Africa: The Maasai.


Day 1:  Welcome to Beautiful Tanzania
Day 2:  City & Cultural Exploration
Day 3:  Tanzania Heritage and Journey to Maramboi
Day 4:  Tarangire National Park
Day 5: Maasai Cultural Experience
Day 6: Depart for the Serengeti and visit the Olduvai Gorge
Day 7:  Serengeti Game-Drive, Day 1
Day 8: Serengeti Game-Drive, Day 2
Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater
Day 10:  Journey Back


Trip Highlights:

World-Famous National Parks: We will drive you in small groups through two world-recognized National Parks and you will see the wildlife, up close and personal.  Experience the one and only Serengeti National Park, considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World during the yearly “Great Migration”.  This is your opportunity to see Africa’s Big Five: Elephant, Cape buffalo, Leopard, Lion and the Black Rhino. In addition, you will be driving through the impressive Ngorongoro Crater, where approximately 25,000 large animals currently live.

Breathtaking Landscapes: Your journey includes driving through the natural beauty of open grasslands, savannahs, kopjes, and endless plains.  Everyday, you will experience Tanzania’s diverse scenery, including passing by the ice-capped summits of Mt. Kilimanjaro and continuing westward through the volcanic caldera.

Cultural and Educational Experiences: You will visit a local Maasai Community and experience first-hand their ceremonial dances and rituals.  You will learn from the Chief how this semi-nomadic culture maintains their culture, yet still continues to survive within modern-day Tanzania.


Trip Cost:  $3,840 Per person, double room occupancy

(For single supplement, an additional $500.00, per person.)

A $500.00 deposit per person is required to secure your reservation. This deposit is non-refundable after five days. The total cost for this trip is $ 3,840.  Single supplement is an additional $500.00 per person.

Final payment is due no later than September 12, 2018 – 60 days prior to departure.  All reservations will be final after this date and subject to our cancellation policy.


Inclusive in this package:

  • All lodge accommodations during the 10-day Safari Tour
  • All meals during the 10-day safari trip and bottled drinking water everyday.
  • All park entrance and crater fees and safari car parking fees
  • All ground transport using 4 x 4 land cruiser
  • Ground transportation from arrival point at Kilimanjaro International Airport and return to the Airport at conclusion of tour


Day 1: 


Welcome to Beautiful Tanzania

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

“Karibu!” Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be personally greeted and transferred to your lodge in Arusha, the gateway city to the Serengeti.

Day 2:

City & Cultural Exploration

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

“Habari Za Asubuhi” (Good Morning!),  After enjoying a buffet breakfast at the lodge, this day will be dedicated to learning about the various historical, cultural, and economic components of Tanzania.  You will be driven on a city tour and visit important landmarks, businesses and community organizations that represent everyday Tanzania.

Day 3:

Tanzania Heritage and Journey to Maramboi

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

“Habari” (How are you?) – Today we depart Arusha to travel to Maramboi.  On our way we will visit the Cultural Heritage Centre and the Shanga House, a special workshop which employs disabled Tanzanian’s.  You will get an opportunity to see the vibrant colors, including custom textiles, jewelry and glass pottery. After lunch, we will continue our drive to the Maramboi area, where you will encounter your first wildlife. Maramboi is located between Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park.

Day 4:

Tarangire National Park

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

“Siku Nzuri” (A Beautiful Day)
Today you will experience your first game-drive tour through Tarangire National Park. Get ready to see a large concentration of wildlife and world famous Baobab trees.  A great pictorial opportunity awaits you!

DAY 5:

Maasai Cultural Experience

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

“Jina Lako Nani” (What is your name?)
This morning after departing Maramboi, we will provide you with an “awe-inspiring” experience by visiting a local Maasai Boma.  The regional chief will provide you insight into the lifestyle of this unique ethnic tribe, who have been documented in East Africa since the mid 17th century.  Afterwards, we continue on to our lodge in Karatu.

DAY 6:

Depart for the Serengeti and visit the Olduvai Gorge

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

“Karibu Tena” (Welcome again!)
Our journey begins to the Serengeti.  We will visit the Olduvai Gorge Museum and see first-hand one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world!  Afterwards, as we drive through this diverse and beautiful landscape, we arrive at our Serengeti tented camp in the early evening and witness the gorgeous African sunset.

DAY 7:

Serengeti Game-Drive, Day 1

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

“Tunaenda Wapi” (Where are we going?)
Today we experience our first full day game drive across the Serengeti National Park. Depending on the migration patterns, we will either have a picnic lunch or return to the lodge for lunch.  After a short rest, we will return for a late afternoon safari to view more wildlife.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see the “Big Five:” the lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and cape buffalo. Upon our return to camp, we will enjoy a group discussion by the campfire.

DAY 8:

Serengeti Game-Drive, Day 2

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

“Pole, Pole” (Slowly, Slowly)
This will be our second full-day game drive in the Serengeti National Park.  The Serengeti encompasses an area of 5,695 square miles, so there will be many more opportunities to get great photos of the massive numbers of wildlife.

DAY 9:

Ngorongoro Crater

 Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018

“Leo” (Today) 
We will experience a full-day game drive through the amazing, beautiful Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, which is 1/3 miles deep and composed of 116 square miles. This is a wonderful photographer’s opportunity to see thousands of animals roaming in their natural habitat.

DAY 10:

Journey Back

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

“Tuonane tena” (See You Again)
Before we depart today, we will have the option to tour FAME, a local non-profit medical facility, started by a California cardiologist and his wife in 2008. A tour will include visiting the hospital, outpatient clinic and other facilities, which provides accessible healthcare to rural, underserved Tanzanian locals. We will then drive back to Arusha where lunch and a day room will be provided. You will be transported from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your outbound flight(s).

What This Safari Adventure includes:

  • All lodge accommodations during the 10-day Safari Tour
  • Licensed and expert Tanzanian safari guides, who have many years of experience in game driving and leading international visitors on Safari tours.
  • All meals during the 10-day safari trip and bottled drinking water everyday.
  • All park entrance, crater fees and safari car parking fees.
  • All ground transportation from arrival point at Kilimanjaro International Airport, throughout the trip and return to the Airport at conclusion of tour.
  • Guaranteed small group experience, with only 5 – 6 people per land cruiser.  Each 4 x 4 land cruiser(s) offers 360-degree views for every passenger.
  • Fantastic sunrises and sunsets!  (Of course, depending on weather conditions.)
  • Many fabulous photography moments, capturing the scope and beauty of Tanzania!

What this Safari Adventure does not include:

  • International airfare travel to and from Tanzania, and other related fees, except as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Activities noted as optional in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities and tips for staff.
  • Passport, required visa and permit expenses
  • Medical expenses and immunizations
  • Travel Insurance, including baggage/accident/cancellation insurance
  • Personal expenses, such as phone costs, laundry, additional meals (not listed on the itinerary) and additional beverages (soda, alcoholic beverages, etc.)
  • Any other items not specifically noted as included.

Activity Level Recommendations & Weather Conditions:

During the majority of the trip, you will be riding in a safari vehicle that may be driving over dirt roads in poor condition.  You must be able to walk independently 1 – 2 hours a day, as we will offer frequent restroom breaks, hike to vista points, and walk in areas where ground is uneven or up hill.  In many rural areas and in the national parks, there are few handrails for stairways. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate travelers using wheelchairs, walkers or other mobility aids at this time.  We reserve the right for the guides to restrict participation, so that we don’t limit or impact the entire group’s experience.

November is considered the “short rains” season. Typically if it rains, the downpours may last several hours every day.  The temperature is normally 81 degrees to a low of 57 degrees, with low humidity levels.

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