Classic Tanzania Safari – 10 Days

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(Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti , Ngorongoro)

  • Reviews 2 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Family, Guided Tours, Jungle, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Moderate
    3/8
  • Group Size Small Group
    7
All about the Classic Tanzania Safari – 10 Days.

You will be visiting four of Tanzania’s most memorable National Parks : Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater.  Each of these parks will offer plenty of opportunity to spot the BIG 5: Elephants, Lion, Cape Buffalo and the Rhinoceros and huge variety of other species. 

If you have more time, consider pairing this trip with Zanzibar extension to relax on the white sands or extend your journey into Uganda’s mountains for an encounter with  endangered mountain gorillas. 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 08  Nights Accommodation in listed hotels or similar based on DBL / TWN sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Entrance to the national parks and reserves
  • Transportation in 4×4 tour vehicles
  • Drinking water while on Safari
  • Services of English-speaking driver/ guide for all transfers and sightseeing
  • International Return Airfare from New York (please check with us for your preferred gateway)
  • Air taxes and fuel surcharges
  • All local applicable taxes
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • All other meals
  • All other sightseeing or Services
  • Gratuities for meals, tourist guides, drivers
  • Beverages during the meals
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls and laundry
  • Any other services or Items not mentioned above as included
  • Local City Taxes or Resort fee, if applicable to be paid directly at hotels upon check out
  1. Day 1 - (Tuesday) USA / CANADA Departure

    Board your overnight flight to Tanzania (Kilimanjaro Airport) today

  2. Day 2 - (Wednesday) Kilimanjaro - Arrival [-/-/-]

    Upon arrival, claim your bags and proceed towards arrival hall.  Our representative will meet you and assist you with your transfer to hotel in Arusha. (Standard check-in time is 3:00 pm).

    Settle in after your long journey for an exciting week ahead!

    Overnight in Arusha

  3. Day 3 - (Thursday) Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park [B/L/D]

    Rise early this morning and set out for Tarangire National Park.  The park is known for its enormous herds of elephants, ancient baobab trees, and having the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. During the dry season (June-Sept), animals flock from hundreds of miles to drink from the Tarangire River.

    The Park is also home to buffalo, zebra and wildebeest. These animals are closely followed by a range of predators such as lions and leopards and rarely Cheetah. From your Safari vehicle, you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the wildlife while. You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the park, which includes a delicious lunch, soft drinks. After a full day in the park, you will drive to your accommodation, where you will be able to relax.

    Overnight in Tarangire National Park
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  4. Day 4 - (Friday) Tarangire National Park [B/L/D]

    Today, embark on morning and afternoon game drives to explore Tarangire National Park. The park extends into two game controlled areas and the wildlife are allowed to move freely throughout. After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. This is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted.  Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, and its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south.

    As dusk falls, you may opt for a night safari, available at an additional cost, to search for nocturnal animals rarely seen by visitors. With specialized lighting, look for lions and hyenas and smaller creatures — spotted genets, servals, bat-eared foxes and nightjars.

    Overnight in Tarangire National Park
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  5. Day 5 - (Saturday) Tarangire National Park - Lake Manyara National Park [B/L/D]

    Depart after breakfast & drive across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Although only 205 sq. miles in size this enchanting park is noted for its beauty and incredibly lush acacia forest of giant fig and mahogany trees, which are home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. The park is also home to a large numbers of buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, impalas and a Hippo lake, where large numbers of hippos usually gather. Well known for its birds (over 400 different species), Lake Manyara is one of the few places where you’ll be able to see the Ground Horn bill & the Crested Eagle. This park has become famous for tree climbing lions and the flamingos in the lake shore. The landscapes of this park are absolutely stunning, very different from the Serengeti for example. The game drives are done along the shore of the lake, providing incredible views of giraffes and buffaloes in the foreground with the lake, flamingos and flat plains in the horizon.

    Overnight in Lake Manyara National Park
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  6. Day 6 - (Sunday) Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park [B/L/D]

    After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park

    Overnight in Serengeti National Park
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  7. Day 7 - (Monday) Serengeti National Park [B/L/D]

    We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. Afterwards we will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the visitors center in the shade of the giant acacia trees.
    In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!.

    Overnight in Serengeti National Park
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  8. Day 8 - (Tuesday) Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater [B/L/D]

    After breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the’Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.

    We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure.

    Overnight in Ngorongoro Crater
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  9. Day 9 - (Wednesday) Ngorongora Crater [B/L/D]

    After early breakfast we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. After lunch we will start ascending from the crater and return back to your lodge. Spend rest of the evening at leisure and enjoy your dinner.

    Overnight in Ngorongoro Crater
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

     

  10. Day 10 - (Thursday) Ngorongoro Crater - Kilimanjaro Departure [B/-/-]

    Today marks the end of your Classic Tanzania Safari. you take home a big smile and a lifetime of memories – that much is certain!

    After breakfast, you will drive to back to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home or to Arusha for your onward destination either Zanzibar or Uganda.

    TOUR CONCLUDES

    (Note that at most hotels, the international standard for the check-out time is 11:00 Am. Should you depart later, baggage may be stored at the hotel. A late check-out depends on availability and may be subject to additional charges).
Hotel Accommodation
CITY HOTEL NAME No. of Nights
ARUSHA Mount Meru Hotel 1
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK Tarangire Sopa Lodge 2
LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge 1
SEREGENTI NATIONAL PARK Ole Serai Luxury Camp – Turner Springs 2
NGORONGOR CRATER Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge 2
We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm

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Virtually everything! Hotels, most meals, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, airport transfers and local guides. Experience and professional Tour Directors and local guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a worry free vacation.

  • You will walk less than 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and unpaved trails.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times.
  • This tour also includes long bumpy rides in safari vehicles. You should feel comfortable stepping up and down to get in and out of the vehicles, standing for long periods of time, and maintaining your balance while the vehicle is parked and in motion.
  • Our tour guides who accompanies your group are unable to provide special, individual mobility assistance to travelers on tour. The responsibility of our guide is to ensure the group as a whole enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing, individualized assistance to any one traveler.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.

We consider adequate travel insurance to be essential. Travel insurance is widely available to purchase. It is the personal responsibility of each traveler to ensure that they have adequate travel insurance cover. Please read the policy details carefully. It is each traveler’s personal responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover purchased is suitable and adequate for their particular needs. Voyages Hub will not be responsible or liable for any consequence of any nature arising from the failure to comply with the responsibility of providing for adequate travel insurance cover.

We use hotels that are closely monitoring COVID-19 updates and adhering to the guidelines that are set by the National Health Organization and WHO. Along with the Government directions  are preparing to safely reopen and accept guests with thorough precautionary standards set in place, to ensure a safe, healthy and welcoming environment!

Cleanliness and hygiene standards at hotels are of high importance and they have implemented additional measures that meet the latest guidance on hygiene and cleaning, to ensure the safety of our guests and team daily. The hotels are using cleaning & environmentally friendly products and protocols that are effective against viruses.  They are conducting enhanced training and corona virus awareness, updating our team in response to the new standards COVID -19 has set for our well-being, onward

A post signage on entrance door that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 will be permitted in the hotel Public spaces. They will perform cleaning and disinfection in all public spaces with increased frequency; Hand sanitizers have been placed at all areas  and team facilities including lobby, dining outlets and reception desk, bathrooms and offices. The hotels will provide  surgical masks and gloves to guests and staff according to the new guidelines . Designated signage at all public areas, notifying guests of keeping social distance, wearing masks, use hand sanitizers.

Elevators, must be used by one passenger at a time, or guests sharing the same room. Still, we encourage you to use the stairs.

Rooms. Key prevention protocols are followed to clean the rooms with particular attention paid to high touch items. A rigorous cleaning after guest depart and before the next arrival.  More detailed information is provided in each room

Back of House.  Screening of all teams, in each shift before entering  the Hotel, for symptoms to  Immediately exclude anyone. In the spaces where  Hotels team is working we are increasing the frequency of cleaning and focusing on high-touch areas like  entrances, locker rooms, laundry rooms and  offices

The hotels will ensure to follow Food Safety Policies as well with daily cleaning and disinfection of the kitchen and other food preparation areas, surfaces, proper cooking and storage of food and hygiene practices.

(Please visit individual Hotel Website for Covid-19 related information)

Our suppliers use transport companies, those have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you peace of mind when you are travelling during these new times.

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the transport companies  have taken additional measures to elevate our hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations.

The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis.

All our guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitizing when required.

Hand sanitizer will be available on board for your use throughout the day.

Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitizer to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries.

Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.

The health and safety of our passengers and employees is our top priority. As questions and concerns arise as a result of COVID-19, our group of companies has taken a number of precautionary measures to provide the highest level of protection for our customers and team.

Our COVID-19 measures include:

  • The vehicles interiors are completely cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • Drivers now perform a thorough cleaning of the vehicle’s interior surfaces with disinfectant wipes between each trip.
  • Drivers have been issued protective disposable rubber gloves and masks.
  • With the exception of dispatcher, office staff are now working remotely, from home.
  • All employees have been instructed to self monitor, self isolate and seek immediate medical attention if they show any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Under no circumstance will we allow sick employees to report for work.

At this time we don’t know what the exact future effects of Covid-19 will be on tourism in Tanzania. We hope that all attractions and hotels included in this offer will reopen and will continue to operate in 2021 but we may have to look for alternatives where this is not the case and we do appreciate your flexibility. We also do not know if social distancing restrictions will continue and so reserve the right to limit numbers on coaches and review prices if appropriate if these restrictions are applied by the governments.

Covid-19 Reschedule: Your tour qualifies from a reschedule to a future date based on government advisories. A mutually agreed date with the tour leader will be announced and all the deposits will be retained for future travel for the same trip.

  • In order to enter Tanzania, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps.
  • U.S. and Canadian passport holders must obtain a visa in order to enter Tanzania. While it is possible to obtain a visa at the border, we strongly recommend purchasing your visa in advance as wait times upon arrival can exceed 2 hours. You can purchase an electronic visa on the Tanzanian Electronic Visa Portal website. You may also submit a request for a paper visa by visiting your local embassy or purchase your visa in advance by using a visa provider. You will need to have your visa receipt with you upon arrival in Tanzania.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.
  • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that our travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on safari vehicles.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag. Safari luggage restrictions are strict and strongly enforced. It’s essential that your luggage meet the following requirements:* A soft, flexible duffel bag (absolutely no hard suitcases or bags with hard sides are permitted)
  • Your bags can be no larger than 34” W x 17” H x 15” L
  • The total weight cannot exceed 44 pounds (including your camera equipment and carry-on bag)
  • Loose-fitting, layered clothing that can accommodate varying temperatures will be most comfortable. Quick-dry material is best for hot days outside and a warmer layer may be needed for chilly evenings and early mornings.
  • Wear muted colors for game drives, as bright clothing may scare animals away and blue or black clothing attracts tsetse flies.
  • Comfortable closed-toe shoes, such as sneakers or lightweight hiking boots, are best for walking during the day.
  • We recommended bringing a cushion or pillow to be comfortable in the safari vehicles during long transfers.
  • Pack a swimsuit as many of the hotels have pools that you are free to use at your leisure.
  • Sun protection is very important. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a broad-brimmed hat to protect your face and the back of your neck from the sun.
  • Occasional rain showers are common during certain seasons, so lightweight rainwear may be necessary depending on the timing of your trip.
  • Mosquito repellent, binoculars, and a flashlight are highly recommended.
  • A small bottle of hand sanitizer may be helpful when other facilities are not readily available while on the road.
  • The Tanzanian & Kenyan government has a strict ban on plastic bags. As of June 1, 2019, it is illegal to use, sell, or carry plastic bags anywhere in the country under the new law, and violators will face charges including high fines or imprisonment. Please bring reusable cloth bags if you plan to go shopping on tour, and do not pack any plastic bags, including small resealable bags.
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • Local governments may require proof of a yellow fever vaccination (often referred to as a yellow card) or a statement of medical exemption from the vaccine. This is only required of travelers arriving from a country with a risk of yellow fever virus transmission (Please note: This does not include the U.S. or Canada). Visit cdc.gov/yellowfever for more information.
  • If you’re traveling on the tour extension to Kenya, you’re required to provide proof of a yellow fever vaccination (often referred to as a yellow card ) or a statement of medical exemption from the vaccine.
  • Drink bottled water only. Refrain from ingesting tap water, including when brushing your teeth.
  • Avoid eating fresh fruits and vegetables unless they’re cooked or washed in clean water and peeled.
  • Travelers should be prepared for exposure to the elements including intense heat, sun, and rain.
  • Bring a small first aid kit, including antacids, anti-diarrhea medication, motion sickness medication, and any prescription medications in your carry-on bag.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify us at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
  • Spicy foods are common in Tanzania, and many dishes are infused with coconut milk. Meals consist of maize, tender grilled meats, maize porridge, and local vegetables. Most restaurants offer curries and other South Asian cuisine brought over by the many Indian immigrants.
  • Tanzania operates on 220-240 volts and uses a Type G plug with three large, flat pins.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.
  • Not all of the hotels on this tour will have air conditioning.
  • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
  • Power outages are common. In some of the camps, power is turned off in the late afternoon as well as in the early morning.
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
  • Tanzania  is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and eight hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET). Tanzania  does not observe Daylight Saving Time.
  • From November through March, when it’s noon in New York, it’s 8pm on tour. From April through October, when it’s noon in New York, it’s 7pm on tour.
  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your driver/guide a gratuity in USD. We recommend tipping $8USD to $10USD per person per day.
  • If applicable, we also recommend $2USD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
  • Gratuities for baggage handling are included in the price of your tour.
  • You can also expect to be solicited for tips from the hospitality and restaurant staff that you encounter. Leaving as little as $1USD is greatly appreciated, although tipping is entirely at your discretion.
  • The currency you’ll be using on your tour is the Tanzanian shilling (and the Kenyan shilling on the tour extension).
  • Please note, travelers cannot export more than $5,000 in Tanzanian shillings from Tanzania (and cannot export more than $100,000 in Kenyan shillings on the tour extension).
  • We recommend that you carry as little local cash as possible as well as small amounts of U.S. dollars (only crisp bills printed in 2004 or later).
  • Major North American credit cards are accepted but can be difficult to use in remote locations (Visa is the most widely accepted).
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
  • We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Voyages Hub reserves the right to levy a surcharge commensurate to the fuel increase at the time of operation of this movement.

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Overall Rating
5/5
Martin
Reviewed On 09/09/2019
5/5

Voyages Hub created a wonderful 10 days itinerary through Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater. We had an amazing guide who knew the parks very well showing us the bountiful range of different animals from the humungous elephants, lions, giraffes, baboons, wildebeest, monkeys, crocs, warthogs, flamingos and so many other animals. Voyages Hub had taken care of all the finest details that we missed nothing in our itinerary. The lodges were unique. Food and service was excellent I will be back soon to book our next Safari adventure to Uganda

Chris
Reviewed On 09/09/2019
4/5

Choosing to go on Safari with Voyages Hub was one of the best decisions that contributed to our safari not only being memorable and the full African adventure. The 10 day safari took us to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Our guide was knowledgeable about the animals and the best places to spot them from his vast experience of guiding in the parks. He was so easy to talk with his flawless English giving detailed answers to our questions During our trip we stayed at nice lodges that were perfect within our itinerary. Talk to Voyages Hub as they are the real deal on Tanzania safaris.

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