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Tanzania Lodge Safari

Tanzania, Africa

from $6,090* per person 12 Days March
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 2
Operator: Thomson Safaris 15 people max
  • Kilimanjaro airport, arusha, tanzania
  • Culture & Nature trips
A mix of lodges and a touch of wilderness makes for a softer adventure

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Tanzania, Africa

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3 testimonials about the provider, Thomson Safaris:

  • Reviewer: located in Kihei, HI USA
    The Thomson Safari team is amazing. While lodging, food and the wildlife define safari, it is the people who make it memorable. From the porters, chefs, waiters, and guards to your PHENOMENAL guides, Thomson really has succeeded at creating an inspirational and life-transforming experience. You have given me memories and inspiration to fuel a life of true adventure!
  • Reviewer: located in Kirkland, WA USA
    We could go on to enumerate all the superlatives about your operations in Tanzania: the accommodations, the food, the camp crews, the vehicles, the excursions & activities in between animal viewing, the schedule..... you've got it figured out perfectly. But we can't say enough about your guides and your team in Arusha that make sure every detail is taken care of so that we get the most out of our visit and safari experience. I can't imagine having made this trip without them.
  • Reviewer: located in Norfolk, MA USA
    Nothing got us ready for the Thomson Safari way of doing things. First class all the way. From our accommodations, to food, to our transportation in the new and top shelf Land Rovers. The Nyumbas are splendid. I slept like a baby every night!

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Day 1-2
Depart North America/ Arrive Arusha

Connect in Amsterdam with your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport, arriving late evening. You will be met by Thomson Safaris staff and transferred to your lodge. We can arrange your international flights, please call for competitive pricing and availability.

    Overnight: Arusha Lodge

Day 3
Arusha / Tarangire National Park

Today you will depart Arusha, traveling southwest through the Maasai Steppe where you will see districts and settlements that are predominantly inhabited by Maasai. Arrive at Tanzania's fourth largest park, Tarangire National Park, for your first wildlife viewing drive. Afterwards, head to your lodge perched high on the Great Rift Valley Escarpment wall.

    Safari briefing
    Picnic lunch
    Wildlife viewing in Tarangire National Park
    Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 4
Lake Manyara National Park

Spend the morning in Lake Manyara National Park, viewing some diverse scenery and wildlife, including troupes of monkeys, elephants, giraffes, hippos and lions. Later today, enjoy the view from your lodge overlooking Lake Manyara.

    Wildlife viewing in Lake Manyara National Park
    Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

On your way to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, make a stop at a local historian's house where you will learn about Tanzanian culture. Then enjoy a farm-fresh lunch at beautiful Gibb's Farm on your way to your lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.

    Visit a local historian
    Lunch at Gibb's Farm
    Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 6
Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is home to about 30,000 animals despite its tiny size of only ten miles across. Many Maasai call the Ngorongoro Conservation Area home - keep an eye out for the red cloth of the herdsmen dotting the landscape as you make your way through this area. Return to your lodge later this afternoon to relax before the evening activities, which may include African dance, traditional music or acrobatic performances.

    Full day of wildlife viewing on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater
    Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 7
Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, continue your journey into the heart of Tanzania by heading west, toward the Serengeti Plains. Begin wildlife viewing right away as you make your way to your camp, where our dedicated staff will make sure you enjoy your wilderness experience.

    Brief stop at Olduvai Gorge
    Picnic lunch in the park
    Afternoon wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park
    Overnight: Thomson Serengeti Nyumba

Day 8
Serengeti National Park

Relish in the vastness of the Serengeti, "the land that flows on forever," along with some of the best wildlife viewing that Africa has to offer. In the evening, reflect on the day's events with your fellow travelers around the fire.

    Wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park
    (if you have advance reservations, make an early departure for your hot-air balloon excursion today)
    Overnight: Thomson Serengeti Nyumba

Day 9
Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is home to literally hundreds of thousands of hoofed animals, the Serengeti is a pristine and unique sanctuary that will give you a glimpse into “the world as it was in the beginning.”

    Full day of wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park
    Overnight: Thomson Serengeti Nyumba
Day 10
Serengeti National Park

Spanning nearly 6,000 square miles, the wildlife viewing in the Serengeti has even more to offer you today. At your lodge this afternoon, the pool will be a wonderful place to relax during the final day of your adventure.

    Full day of wildlife viewing
    Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 11
Serengeti / Arusha / Depart

Depart the Serengeti on a scenic flight late this morning arriving in Arusha in time for a farewell lunch, some shopping and a dayroom to prepare for your flight home this evening.

    Flight from the Serengeti to Arusha (33lbs baggage maximum)
    Farewell lunch in Arusha
    Dayroom in Arusha
    Transfer to the International Airport for your flight home

Day 12
Arrive North America

Connect in Amsterdam and arrive in North America. Please check your flight itinerary for arrival dates and flight details.

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