From $4,984* pp | 11 Days • 29 Meals *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.
Venture to a land of the “Big 5” and immerse yourself in a diverse culture and unspoiled landscapes.
- Get to know the people, the crops and the history of famous Gibb’s Farm.
- Explore Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site and natural wonder of Africa.
- Enjoy nine exciting game drives.
- Spend time with the Datoga and Hadzabe tribes and learn about their culture first-hand.
An African Jewel
Stand in awe of the vast panoramas of Tanzania, a land of untouched landscapes, diverse wildlife and welcoming people. Get acquainted with the people and the food at Gibbs Farm, a historic coffee and vegetable farm. Continue on to Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera and known as one of the seven natural wonders of Africa. Spend time in the Serengeti taking in five game drives, including two in the early morning to catch a glimpse of the wildlife returning from a night of hunting. Discover stunning Lake Eyasi, a beautiful oasis in the bush that boasts a tropical ecosystem. Gain a real insight into the way of life of some of Tanzania’s fascinating tribe. Meet the Datoga tribe – skilled farmers, craftsmen and blacksmiths, and the Hadzabe tribe – learn how they hunt and live off the land. Explore Tarangire National Park, famous for its elephant migration and quiet atmosphere.
Day 1. Arusha, Tanzania – Tour Begins
Explore Tanzania, a land of untouched landscapes, diverse wildlife and welcoming people. Stand in awe of the vast panoramas, get up-close to the wildlife and get to know the unique cultures of the region on your safari adventure. Your tour opens in Kilimanjaro. Take a short drive to Arusha, located at the base of breathtaking Mount Meru, for your overnight stay,
High 25 Low 14 Mt Meru Hotel
Your journey begins at Gibb’s Farm, overlooking the Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Crater. Arrive in time for a farm-fresh lunch before joining an expert on a walk through the coffee fields and vegetable farm; learn about the farm from its inception to its cultivation methods of today. Continue to Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The crater is a large volcanic caldera and known as one of the seven natural wonders of Africa.
Day 3. Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, begin your search for the “Big 5” (lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinos) as you travel into the crater for a full day in the African bush. Pause during your adventure for a relaxing picnic lunch. On your drive back, make a stop in a Maasai village. Here you’ll meet the residents and see what tribal life is like before returning to your lodge, set high on the rim of the crater.
Day 4. Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti
Depart this morning for the Serengeti, renowned for its large lion population and one of the best places to observe prides in their natural environment. Have time for a short game drive before arriving at your lodge for lunch. Later in the day, venture out to explore the open plains of Serengeti National Park. Tonight, settle into the lodge, your home for the next three nights..
Begin your day with a breathtaking drive in the heart of Scotland as you pass through Glencoe and Rannoch Moor. Arrive in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. Take in the sights with a local expert before enjoying an evening at leisure in this bustling city.
Day 6. Serengeti National Park
Rise before the sun for your adventure into the plains in your continued search for the “Big 5.” Be watching for lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants and other wildlife that reside here. Return for breakfast and more leisure time to enjoy the offerings of your lodge. Your afternoon game drive allows you to witness the sunset over the vast park.
Day 7. Serengeti – Lake Eyasi
Venture to Lake Eyasi, located just south of the Serengeti. Lake Eyasi is a wild, scenically stunning area where you can get a real insight into the way of life of some of Tanzania’s fascinating tribes. This beautiful oasis in the bush boasts a tropical eco-system that provides the perfect atmosphere for its eclectic collection of birds that reside here.
Day 8. Lake Eyasi
Your day includes two experiences of a lifetime as you get to know the tribal people of the lake region. Begin by meeting the Datoga tribe — skilled farmers, craftsmen and blacksmiths. See where they live and experience their culture first-hand. Continue on to the Hadzabe tribe and learn how they hunt and live off the land. Listen to their interesting tales of coexisting with the nearby Datoga tribe.
Day 9. Lake Eyasi – Tarangire
Travel to Karatu town, located in the African Rift Valley. Following lunch, continue to Tarangire National Park, famous for its elephant migration and quiet atmosphere. Embark on an afternoon game drive in the park which is home to the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti.
Day 10. Tarangire National Park
Enjoy a final day in search of unique wildlife with morning and afternoon game drives. Continue to check more interesting sights off your list as the park’s arid climate reveals crowds of wildlife, including wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and gazelle competing for a drink from receding lagoons.
Day 11. Tarangire – Arusha – Tour Ends
Meals as per itinerary
Activities as stated
Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Comprehensive travel insurance
Items of a personal nature – laundry, telephone, room service
Tips and gratuities
- Tanzania is 7 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
- The highest elevation you will experience on tour is in Tanzania – 7,500 feet, Ngorongoro Crater.
- The currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS).
- In Tanzania, the electricity is 230 volts.
- Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
To truly experience the programme and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select included activities occurring later in the evening.
Mar 3 – Mar 13. $3,079
Mar 10 – Mar 20. $2,829
Mar 17 – Mar 27. $2,829
Apr 7 – Apr 17. $2,949
Apr 14 – Apr 24. $2,949
Apr 21 – May 1. $2,949
Jun 6 – Jun 26. $3,979
Jun 20 – Jul 1. $3,979
Jul 18 – Jul 29. $3,979
Aug 8 – Aug 19. $4,299
Aug 15 – Aug 26. $4,299
Sep 5 – Sep 16. $3,979
Sep 12 – Sep 23. $3,979
Sep 26 – Oct 7. $3,979
Oct 10 – Oct 21. $3,979
Nov 7 – Nov 18. $3,469
Mar 13 – Mar 24. $3,469
Mar 27 – Apr 7. $3,599
Apr 3 – Apr 14. $3,729
Apr 24 – May 5. $3,729