Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond


  • 9 days

  • Africa

  • Active pace

Tour : QZ

From

£3,226 pp

Tour only

Based on 4th Mar 2020

From

£4,175 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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“Karibu!” – welcome in Swahili. Looking for a new adventure? Have you dreamed of seeing wildlife in its native habitat? Do you desire to learn about new cultures? If so, this quintessential Tanzania safari is for you. Admire herds of elephant as they thunder across the savannah grasslands, see a pride of lions lounging in the African sun, and witness the free spirit of the birds flying overhead.

A highlight on this safari is Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest park and home to the annual wildebeest migration. Here embark on three game drives where you may spot the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. We have also arranged an exclusive bush breakfast, a truly memorable experience!

A full-day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater offers you the best possibility of seeing the rare black rhinoceros. Other stops include Lake Manyara National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon and Tarangire National Park, where a permanent water source draws in elephant, eland, zebra, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, and more. Tanzania offers much more than a great safari destination and this tour also gives you insights into the local culture. Visit a local family’s home in Tloma as well as a local primary school, where you’ll learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania.

And like all Globus safaris you’ll be part of a small-group, with no more than 6 guests per vehicle and 20 guests total, ensuring personalised service from start to end! So grab your camera and get ready for a thrill of a lifetime!

Highlights

Arusha Visit the Shanga workshop

Tarangire National Park Three game drives

Lake Manyara National Park Two game drives

Tloma Visit a local family’s home to learn about Iraqw culture and visit a local primary school

Ngorongoro Crater Full-day game drive;

Serengeti National Park Three game drives; sundowner drinks; traditional Maasai dance performance; bush breakfast

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

Arusha, Tanzania

Day
1

Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Arusha - Tarangire National Park

Day
2

Start today with a visit to the SHANGA WORKSHOP, a remarkable place dedicated to providing employment opportunities to Tanzanians with disabilities. Here, workers use recycled materials to make a variety of handicrafts. After lunch, drive south to TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, where the savannah grasslands are dotted with baobab and acacia trees. Enjoy a GAME DRIVE en route to your lodge.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tarangire

Day
3

Today features MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. The Tarangire River provides the park a permanent water source, which makes for great game viewing year round. This is highlighted by a large population of elephants. You can also see wildebeest, eland, zebra, and Cape buffalo congregate around water holes. Relax at your lodge during the heat of the day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tarangire - Lake Manyara National Park

Day
4

This morning, depart for LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. This small park is ecologically diverse, with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES, with the chance to see elephant, giraffe, zebra, and Cape buffalo. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Manyara - Tloma - Ngorongoro Crater

Day
5

Journey to the nearby village of TLOMA. Here, you will visit a LOCAL FAMILY’S HOME to learn more about the local Iraqw culture and their traditional way of life. Also, stop at a LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL to visit with the children and learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania. After lunch at beautiful Gibb’s Farm, continue on to the rim of NGORONGORO CRATER, which is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ngorongoro

Day
6

Descend into the crater for a FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded one, in fact, at more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ngorongoro - Serengeti National Park

Day
7

This morning, depart Ngorongoro Crater for SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, generally between late November and July, the Serengeti attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. After lunch at your lodge, embark on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, savour SUNDOWNER DRINKS and watch a TRADITIONAL MAASAI DANCE PERFORMANCE. 

NOTE: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the exact arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly from year to year.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Serengeti

Day
8

The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, so it is no surprise that the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Rise early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE. Your skilled guide will help you search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino—as well as an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, warthog, gazelle, and eland. Afterwards, an exclusive BUSH BREAKFAST awaits. Sip on a mimosa as you savour every moment of the memorable experience! Return to your camp and relax prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Serengeti - Arusha

Day
9

This morning, fly back to Arusha, where your tour ends.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel. We do not recommend this holiday to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough driving on/off road in/between game parks.

Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs, including hand luggage. Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.

Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travellers on our Small-Group Discovery holiday, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.

4-wheel drive safari vehicle, between destinations and for game drives, with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. We limit each vehicle to a maximum of six people, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat.

Bottled Water is included on all game drives and with all meals

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Post tour

+3 days Stone Town, Zanzibar tour extension

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Stone Town, Zanzibar

Day
1

Fly to Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival you will transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Stone Town

Day
2

Today, explore the highlights of Stone Town on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Start with a WALKING TOUR featuring the Old Fort, National Palace, slave caves, and the spice markets. Afterward, visit JOZANI FOREST, where you will take a walk through the forest with a local Ranger. Learn more about the forest fauna, walk through the mangrove swamps, and see the rare red colobus monkey, found only in Zanzibar. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Stone Town - Dar Es Salaam

Day
3

Fly to Dar es Salaam, where your holiday ends. We have secured a day room at the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
+3 days Serengeti extended stay

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Serengeti National Park

Days
1-2

Explore this vast park further on MORNING and AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES both days. In addition to the “Big 5,” you may spot cheetah, giraffe, warthog, gazelle, eland, and much more! Enjoy time to relax between game drives.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Serengeti - Arusha

Day
3

This morning, fly back to Arusha, where your holiday ends. We have reserved a day room at the Mount Meru Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

Arusha, Tanzania

Day
1

Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Arusha - Tarangire National Park

Day
2

Start today with a visit to the SHANGA WORKSHOP, a remarkable place dedicated to providing employment opportunities to Tanzanians with disabilities. Here, workers use recycled materials to make a variety of handicrafts. After lunch, drive south to TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, where the savannah grasslands are dotted with baobab and acacia trees. Enjoy a GAME DRIVE en route to your lodge.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tarangire

Day
3

Today features MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. The Tarangire River provides the park a permanent water source, which makes for great game viewing year round. This is highlighted by a large population of elephants. You can also see wildebeest, eland, zebra, and Cape buffalo congregate around water holes. Relax at your lodge during the heat of the day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tarangire - Lake Manyara National Park

Day
4

This morning, depart for LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. This small park is ecologically diverse, with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. Enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES, with the chance to see elephant, giraffe, zebra, and Cape buffalo. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Manyara - Tloma - Ngorongoro Crater

Day
5

Journey to the nearby village of TLOMA. Here, you will visit a LOCAL FAMILY’S HOME to learn more about the local Iraqw culture and their traditional way of life. Also, stop at a LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL to visit with the children and learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania. After lunch at beautiful Gibb’s Farm, continue on to the rim of NGORONGORO CRATER, which is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ngorongoro

Day
6

Descend into the crater for a FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded one, in fact, at more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ngorongoro - Serengeti National Park

Day
7

This morning, depart Ngorongoro Crater for SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, generally between late November and July, the Serengeti attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. After lunch at your lodge, embark on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, savour SUNDOWNER DRINKS and watch a TRADITIONAL MAASAI DANCE PERFORMANCE. 

NOTE: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the exact arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly from year to year.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Serengeti

Day
8

The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, so it is no surprise that the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Rise early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE. Your skilled guide will help you search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino—as well as an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, warthog, gazelle, and eland. Afterwards, an exclusive BUSH BREAKFAST awaits. Sip on a mimosa as you savour every moment of the memorable experience! Return to your camp and relax prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Serengeti - Arusha

Day
9

This morning, fly back to Arusha, where your tour ends.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel. We do not recommend this holiday to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough driving on/off road in/between game parks.

Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs, including hand luggage. Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.

Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travellers on our Small-Group Discovery holiday, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.

4-wheel drive safari vehicle, between destinations and for game drives, with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. We limit each vehicle to a maximum of six people, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat.

Bottled Water is included on all game drives and with all meals

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Post tour

+3 days Stone Town, Zanzibar tour extension

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Stone Town, Zanzibar

Day
1

Fly to Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival you will transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Stone Town

Day
2

Today, explore the highlights of Stone Town on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Start with a WALKING TOUR featuring the Old Fort, National Palace, slave caves, and the spice markets. Afterward, visit JOZANI FOREST, where you will take a walk through the forest with a local Ranger. Learn more about the forest fauna, walk through the mangrove swamps, and see the rare red colobus monkey, found only in Zanzibar. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Stone Town - Dar Es Salaam

Day
3

Fly to Dar es Salaam, where your holiday ends. We have secured a day room at the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
+3 days Serengeti extended stay

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Serengeti National Park

Days
1-2

Explore this vast park further on MORNING and AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES both days. In addition to the “Big 5,” you may spot cheetah, giraffe, warthog, gazelle, eland, and much more! Enjoy time to relax between game drives.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Serengeti - Arusha

Day
3

This morning, fly back to Arusha, where your holiday ends. We have reserved a day room at the Mount Meru Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£3,226 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals

Tour with flights

From

£4,175 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes

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