Wildlife Safari and Cultural Exploration ~ August 4-18, 2024

We will meet you upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transfer you to your overnight hotel where a hot shower and a bed will be a much-welcomed sight after your long flight and travels.
Overnight:  Outpost Lodge (www.outpost-lodge.com)

After a leisurely breakfast, you will spend the day doing the town tour in Arusha.  You will visit the local markets.  Take a Tanzanite tour, as Tanzanite is a Gem found only in Tanzania.  You will also visit a local school to see what school life is like for kids in Tanzania.  If there is anything else you are interested in doing, please let us know and we can try to incorporate it into the day.  This tends to be a rather relaxing day as you will be adjusting to the time change.  You will enjoy lunch and dinner at local restaurants to experience the local cuisine. (Note: lunch and dinner are NOT included today)
Overnight: Outpost Lodge (www.outpost-lodge.com)
Included Meals: Breakfast

You will leave your lodge after a leisurely breakfast and drive to Tarangire National Park.  Your first experience of safari life will be a thrilling game view through the Tarangire National Park.  While game viewing through the park, you will marvel at the beauty of the pristine wilderness before arriving at your overnight lodge which is located inside the park and built to blend in with the vastness of its surroundings, the lodge is hidden among the ancient baobabs and grasses of the park.  It is common to see elephant around the lodge, allowing guests a close encounter.
Overnight: Tarangire Safari Lodge (www.tarangiresafarilodge.com)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You will spend a full day in The Tarangire National Park, viewing some of Tanzania’s largest populations of elephants and enjoying the diverse scenery, including the dramatic baobab trees that are typical of the park. Your concentration will be game viewing at Esilalei Swamp area and along Tarangire River, a favorite watering place, which attracts impressive numbers and variety of animals. The park hosts an enormous variety of birds, more than 500 species. You will return to your lodge in the evening to enjoy the sunset.
Overnight: Tarangire Safari Lodge (www.tarangiresafarilodge.com)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You will leave your lodge after a leisurely breakfast and do a morning game drive before making your way towards the parks exit gate. You will drive from the Tarangire towards the town of Karatu stopping along the way at some roadside shops and for lunch.  Once in Karatu, you will continue making your way to Lake Natron where you will overnight.
Overnight: Lake Natron Camp (www.lake-natron-camp.com)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After a leisurely breakfast, you will begin your explorations of Lake Natron. Lake Natron is a soda lake at the base of the active Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, the area around Lake Natron is often described as having a desolate and almost lunar beauty. Lake Natron is the most important breeding site for Lesser Flamingos in the world. East Africa has 1.5-2.5 million Lesser Flamingos, representing three-quarters of the world population and most of them are hatched at Lake Natron.  Food is plentiful, nesting sites abound – and above all, the lake is isolated and undisturbed.  If luck is on your side, you will be there just in time to for the nesting and hatching season. You will spend most of the day walking around the lake and the streams and eventually to the waterfalls along the nearby escarpment which makes for an off the beaten track adventure. We will return to camp in the late afternoon/evening to enjoy dinner and an evening of relaxation.
Overnight: Lake Natron Camp (www.lake-natron-camp.com)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You will leave your lodge after a leisurely breakfast and begin your drive to the northern part of the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is rich in wildlife all year long, so be sure to keep your eyes open as you don’t know what will be waiting for you around each corner. You will begin game viewing in the northern Serengeti as you make your way to your overnight tented camp which is located near the Mara River in the Serengeti National Park.
Overnight: Mara Kati Kati Tented Camp (www.twctanzania.com)   
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You will leave early in the morning for a full day of game viewing. You will spend the day following the great migration of the wildebeests and Zebras. This is where you will witness the wildebeest’s migration, crossing the Mara River as seen on TV’s the “Discovery Channel.” The majestic landscape of the northern Serengeti is one of the best kept secrets of African safaris. Far from the tourist track, the area offers undisturbed exploration of the fantastic Serengeti. The endless rolling plains and woodlands are home to Lion, Leopards, Cheetahs, Elephants, large herds of antelopes and many other animals. The stunning Mara River, filled with Hippos and Crocodiles, cuts through this land and hosts one of the greatest spectacles nature has to offer. In the evening you will return to your overnight tented camp for dinner.
Overnight: Mara Kati Kati Tented Camp (www.twctanzania.com)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You will leave after a leisurely breakfast and once again spend the day around the Mara River tracking the migration.  If you didn’t witness the amazing river crossing yesterday, perhaps today luck will be on your side and you will be able to witness the greatest spectacle nature has to offer. In the evening, you will return to your overnight tented camp for dinner.
Overnight: Mara Kati Kati Tented Camp (www.twctanzania.com)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You will leave your lodge after an early breakfast and make your way back towards the Mara River.  You will spend most of the morning exploring around the river and if you didn’t witness the amazing river crossing yesterday, perhaps today luck will be on your side and you will be able to witness the greatest spectacle nature has to offer. By late morning we will start making our way towards the central Serengeti doing game drive while in route.  We will stop for picnic lunch before continuing on towards the Central Serengeti where you will arrive at your tented camp in time for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Suenos de Africa Luxury Camp (www.suenosdeafricaluxurycamp.com)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You will leave early in the morning and drive to the ranger station where you will meet with your park Ranger who will join you on a private rhino viewing.  Let’s hope the Rhinos will cooperate and you can get up close and almost personal to the endangered Black Rhino.  After the rhino viewing, you will continue on with game viewing in the central Serengeti and Seronera River Valley, an area rich with wildlife all year round because of the presence of Seronera River and also a common to place to spot all big cats especially Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs. You will visit Retima Hippo Pool, where you will be able to get out of the vehicle to stretch your legs and walk to the close proximity to see Hippos and Crocodiles in the Orangi River. In the evening, you will return to camp for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Suenos de Africa Luxury Camp (www.suenosdeafricaluxurycamp.com)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You will leave your lodge after a leisurely breakfast and do game viewing as we slowly make out way towards the Serengeti exit gate.  Upon exiting the Serengeti, you will enter the Ngorongoro Conservation area where you will enjoy game viewing through the Ndutu Area.  This area is a fun area to explore as you can legally do some off-roading and can be taken to areas that you otherwise would not be able to see while on the main roads.  And best of all, you never know what you might see. You will stop for a picnic lunch along the way.  If you have not stopped to visit a Maasai Boma (village) yet, you will stop at one today. A Maasai Boma is a great way to visit and interact with the local Maasai in the area.  This visit will give you the opportunity to learn and explore the traditions, culture, and survival strategies of the Maasai people.  They will perform their traditional dances and if interested you can join them in the dance to get the full cultural experience.  When you leave the Maasai Boma you will continue with your game drive as you make your way to your lodge in Karatu where you will overnight.
Overnight: Tloma Lodge (www.twctanzania.com)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You will wake very early and being making your way down into the Ngorongoro Crater.  The Ngorongoro Crater is a World Heritage Site and home to nearly 25,000 animals, giving you a very real change of spotting the big five: lion, elephant, endangered black rhino, buffalo and leopard along with countless other African mammal species.  You will witness the magnificent array of habitats, each with its own unique wildlife and flora.  You will enjoy both breakfast and lunch in the crater while spending the day game viewing before leaving the crater floor in the afternoon and making your way back to Karatu.  Once back in Karatu, you will have to option of relaxing back at your overnight lodge, or you can go on a cultural village walk in the nearby village of Mto Wa Mbu.  Mto Wa Mbu is very popular for its cultural diversity; the small village consists of people from all 120 different tribes from all corners of Tanzania.  It is also very popular for its art displays and red bananas at the local market.  You will leave the village after a couple hours and return to your overnight lodge.
Overnight: Tloma Lodge (www.twctanzania.com)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You will leave very early in the morning (around 5:00am) to visit the Hadzabe Tribe.  The Hadzabe Tribe (also known as the Bushman) still maintain their traditional hunting and gathering way of life.  The visit is led by a local guide who will describe their lifestyle before going joining the men on a hunt in the area with their bows and arrows.  You will even be able to try a little bow and arrow target practice.  After your visit of the Hadzabe, you will make your way to the Datoga tribe.  The Datoga are skilled silversmith’s who live near the Hadzabe and supply them with iron tips, knives and spears in exchange for honey and fruits.  During your visit you will experience their culture first hand by visiting a traditional homestead run by the women.  You will have photo opportunities with the Datoga women in traditional dress as well as the opportunity to visit the traditional Datoga Silversmith’s in their outside workshops.  (During the village visits you will be able to purchase arrows, jewelry and other goods from the tribes if you desire, these items can only be purchased with Tanzania Schillings.)  After our tribal visits we will drive to nearby Lake Eyasai for a hike and time to enjoy the lake.  You will return to Karatu in the late afternoon/early evening for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Tloma Lodge (www.twctanzania.com)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After a leisurely breakfast you will drive back to Arusha stopping at a few roadside shops along the way for any last-minute souvenirs.  Once back in Arusha you will proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home where you will sadly say good-bye to your new Tanzania family, but you will leave with memories that will last a lifetime.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

1 Person Wildlife Safari: US $25,808.00                  
2 Person Wildlife Safari: US $15,263.00      
3 Person Wildlife Safari: US $12,306.00      
4 Person Wildlife Safari: US $10,640.00       
5 Person Wildlife Safari: US $9,956.00          
6 Person Wildlife Safari: US $9,320.00          
7 Person Wildlife Safari: US $10,207.00
8 Person Wildlife Safari: US $9,738.00
9 Person Wildlife Safari: US $9,309.00
10 Person Wildlife Safari: US $9,012.00
11 Person Wildlife Safari: US $8,792.00
12 Person Wildlife Safari: US $8,595.00


  • The above prices are per person based on double occupancy. 
  • Single supplement is US $1,835. 
  • This trip is fully accompanied by one of our USA representatives from the time you arrive in Tanzania to the time you leave Tanzania.
  • Minimum of 1 person, maximum of 12 people.
  • 7 or more people will include 2 trucks to allow a window seat for each person at all times.
  • Each person will be allowed ONE (1) carry-on size suitcase or medium size duffel bag to be sure there is enough room in the truck for everyone’s luggage.


  • Airport transfers ~ Pickup and drop off at the airports
  • Local Tanzanian Driver/Safari guide
  • US representative as your tour leader
  • All Salaries for your driver guide
  • All accommodations according to your itinerary
  • All meals according to your itinerary
  • All cultural visits according to your itinerary
  • Unlimited bottled drinking water while on safari
  • All park entrance fees, conservation fees, government taxes, and any other related fees
  • Land transport in Arusha and on safari
  • Local flights from Arusha to a National Park (if applicable)


  • International flights
  • Valid passport and Tanzania Visa
  • Vaccinations whether required or optional
  • Travel Insurance ~ We highly recommend you purchasing travel insurance
  • Any unforeseen changes in the government fees (park fees, taxes, etc.)
  • Gratuities or Tips ~ For your driver guide, porters and waiters at lodges, park rangers, Maasai guides, etc.
  • Any expenses incurred as a result of illness or injury ~ i.e. medical treatment, changes in hotel accommodations, meals, etc.
  • Laundry services at the lodges
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Airport taxes if applicable in any airport
  • Purchase of personal items or souvenirs


SERENGETI BALLOON SAFARI – A Panoramic view of the plains
Many people consider a dawn flight over the Serengeti plains as one of the “must do” safari experiences. And, truth be told, the romance of this adventure is unparalleled. You rise up over the African plains just as the dawn breaks, amidst skies awash with pink and gold. An hour later, your balloon sets down on the savanna, where you are served champagne and a full English breakfast. Around mid-morning, you return by road, game-viewing all the way, to join your group and continue the day’s exploration of the Serengeti.  Because of limited space, advance reservations are highly recommended.
Location:  Central Serengeti / Seronera area and Northern Serengeti
Logistics:  Easily incorporated into any itinerary which includes at least one night in the Central Serengeti. 
Itinerary:  You will be picked up at 5am from your chosen lodge in the Central Serengeti and will be driven to your awaiting balloon near the Moru Kopjes.  Keep eyes out for nocturnal predators as you may encounter them returning from their nightly hunting forays on your game drive to the launching site. Arrive at the balloon-launching site for a quick briefing from your pilot. At dawn you will take off and float above the vast Serengeti while the sun rises over the savannah below.  With a little luck you will have good game viewing opportunities while you drift above the Seronera River Valley.  Please keep in mind that every flight is different and wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.  However, you will undoubtedly enjoy the spectacular views and the serene quiet as you aimlessly drift along with the prevailing winds. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon while sometimes flying at treetop height and at other times ascending to 1000 feet.  Flight time is about one hour depending upon conditions. Scout vehicles will track your location from the ground and will be waiting for you wherever the winds have carried the balloon.  Your balloon safari ends with a champagne toast and an elegant breakfast at the landing site. Breakfast is served in the bush with silver, china and linen tablecloths. Breakfast consists of tropical fruits, warm freshly baked bread, eggs, sausage, bacon, mushroom and tomato. After breakfast you will be transferred to the Central Serengeti visitors center arriving at about 9.30a.m. We will be waiting for you to continue the day’s scheduled activities as indicated on your customized safari itinerary.
Note: If you are interested, the cost is US $600 per person per trip. You can purchase your balloon safari directly from the balloon safari representative upon your arrival in the Serengeti, but we cannot guarantee you the availability. The only way we can guarantee you availability is to reserve with us in advance, so that we can reserve you a spot as early as possible.

Zanzibar- The beautiful white sandy beaches on the Indian Ocean
Known as the spice Islands, the beautiful Island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history, as well as white-sandy beached and palm trees swaying in the sea breeze, making Zanzibar a fabulous place to explore as well as a dream place to relax and unwind.  Your exploration of Zanzibar Island will take you off the beaches to the narrow streets and bustling markets in the historic city of Stone Town which is a World Heritage site. A peacefully fascinating melting pot of Arabic, Indian and African cultures. Day-long spice tours on working plantations offer visitors the chance to observe the cultivation of cloves, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices that have made the island famous before you settle into a few days of relaxing beach life.
Logistics: Any number of days in Zanzibar can easily be built into any itinerary.  We can make the arrangement for you to fly there from an airstrip near your last days destination, or from the Arusha airport.  You can spend as many days as you would like based on your personal schedule and interests.
Note: If you are interested in exploring the beaches of Zanzibar, please contact us and we will discuss all your options and will be able to give you a price based on your interested and what you want to see and do.

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro- Climb to the “Roof of Africa” at 19,341 feet
Tanzania is home to one of the continent’s most magnificent sights – Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa at 19,341 feet (5,895m), and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is a highlight for many visitors in Tanzania. Few mountains can claim the grandeur, the breathtaking views of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, the Rift Valley, and the Maasai Steppe, that belongs to Kilimanjaro. Hiking on the ‘rooftop of Africa’ — is the adventure of a lifetime, especially because, if paced well, everyone from seasoned trekkers to first-time enthusiasts can scale the snowy peak.
Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, a highlight for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman’s Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates, and their memories.
Logistics: Mount Kilimanjaro climbs can be incorporated into any itinerary.  Depending on the route you choose you will have to plan for an additional 7 to 10 days in Tanzania.
Note: If a Kilimanjaro climb is in your plans, please contact us and we can discuss with you the best route to use based on your experience and we will also be able to give you a price as each route has different variable and prices.

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