Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond ( QZ)

9 Day Tour from Arusha to Arusha

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Featuring exhilarating game drives through grasslands, woodlands, and swamplands—plus distinctive safari lodges and tented camps that blend into the living landscape, this Africa vacation was designed for those who like to take a walk—or a nap—on the wild side. Game drives through Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Parks—as well as the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater—offer an opportunity for up-close views of the “Big 5” (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo) as well as countless other majestic creatures. As you explore these mesmerizing parks, prepare to see zebra grazing, hippo bathing, elephants trumpeting and, if luck is on your side, cheetah sprinting. Marvel at Maasai Warriors jumping in celebration of life. There’s lots to fall in love with on this timeless Tanzania safari, including morning mimosas and sundowner drinks in the bush to quench your thirst for knowledge and adventure.

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Notes:

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

We don’t recommend this tour to guests with serious back problems due to rough driving on/off road in/between game parks.

Transportation:

We’ve packed everything you need for an amazing adventure—from hand-selected safari lodges and tented camps to friendly Globus Tour Directors and expert Driver/Guides, and seamless transportation between destinations including intra-vacation flights. 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles come stocked with fresh, filtered water and equipped with a popup roof for unfettered game viewing and photography. Plus, each vehicle limited to just six guests, so you’ll always have a window seat!

 Meals & Itinerary

 Meals

Breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ARUSHA, TANZANIA Jambo, Tanzania
Welcome to Arusha, gateway to your dream safari. Hotel rooms are avaiable for mid-afternoon check-in.

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Day 2

ARUSHA–TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK Ancient Baobabs Await
Drive to Tarangire National Park, where baobab and acacia trees dot the landscape. 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. After lunch at your lodge embark on your first exciting game drive.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

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Day 3

TARANGIRE Tantalizing Tarangire
Rise early for a morning game drive including an exclusive LF bush breakfast. Be sure to watch for giraffe, zebra, Cape buffalo, and much more. Free time at your lodge before an afternoon game drive.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner


LOCAL FAVORITE
BREAKFAST IN THE BUSH As part of your morning game drive, you’ll be treated to a classic safari tradition of the bush breakfast in Africa’s unmatched landscapes. Reminisce about Africa’s early explorers as you sip mimosas in pampered style in the heart of the wild.


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Day 4

TARANGIRE–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK Forest Foray & Views on Views
Drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a small, ecologically diverse park with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and the alkaline Lake Manyara. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Watch for these mischievous primates, giraffe, hippo, and more on your afternoon game drive. Sundowner drinks are served at a scenic viewpoint.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
SUNDOWNER DRINKS This evening, as the sun sets, savor a memorable happy hour in the bush with spectacular views over Lake Manyara!


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Day 5

LAKE MANYARA–KARATU–NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA Through Farmlands to the Craters Edge
Free time this morning before a short drive to Karatu, where coffee farms dot the outer slopes of Ngorongoron Crater. Here, visit a LF local primary school followed by lunch at beautiful Gibb’s Farm. Continue to your lodge located on the rim of the crater.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
CLASS IS IN SESSION Visit a local primary school to meet the children and learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania.

FREE TIME
EXPLORE MORE Visit a local village to learn about life in rural Tanzania. Optional excursions are available for purchase at MyGlobus.


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Day 6

NGORONGORO Into Africa’s Eden
Descend into the crater for a full-day game drive. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded one, 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, affording the opportunity to see lion, hyena, hippo, elephant, as well as the best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. Enjoy an exclusive LF bush lunch served in the crater.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
CRATER CATERING Because of the time it takes to descend into and ascend out of the crater it’s normal to eat lunch in the crater. While standard fare is a typical box lunch, Globus guests enjoy exclusive, freshly prepared lunch served beneath a grove of Acacia trees!


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Day 7

NGORONGORO–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK On the Endless Plains
Drive to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Enjoy lunch at your tented camp followed by an afternoon game drive with the chance to see the big cats—lion, leopard, and cheetah—as well as an abundance of other animals, including the Nile crocodile, giraffe, gazelle, and eland. With some luck you may even spot something much rarer, like a caracal, a beautiful cat with distinctive ears.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CAMP IN THE SERENGETI Retreat to the exclusive camp in the glades of the Serengeti National Park. Modern tents with spacious private terraces, guided nature walks, cooking classes, and massage services complement your game drives with this memorable highlight of your safari experience.


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Day 8

SERENGETI Serengeti Serendipity
Continue your exploration during morning and afternoon game drives. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, the Serengeti is great for game viewing year round. Tonight, join a LF farewell dinner in the bush featuring a traditional Maasai dance performance.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURAL TREASURES The Maasai people bring a history of rich culture tied to this wilderness known as the Cradle of Life. Your special farewell dinner in the bush includes a traditional Maasai dance performance celebrating their ancient culture woven amid the majestic wildlife and nature. The perfect ending to a spectacular safari adventure.


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Day 9

SERENGETI–ARUSHA A Serengeti Send Off
Embark on a final game drive before flying back to Arusha, where a day room is reserved for your convenience. Schedule departing flights after 5 pm.


Breakfast Breakfast

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

GERION KAVISHE

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" Whether you are interested in viewing wildlife on a private safari or relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania offers all you could imagine and more! Come learn about our history and culture while taking in the country's endless beauty. I have spent 17 years guiding travelers through this great country, and I look forward to sharing with you my love of Tanzania."

Tour Director -  GERION KAVISHE

ROBERT MARKS

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

" Living my dream...I am a member of the Maasai tribe and was raised by a missionary family near my native Ngorongoro. As a child I remember seeing safari vehicles with the red Globus sign and vowed that one day I would guide those safaris. Join me for an unforgettable adventure as I share with you my love of wildlife and insights on my unique culture and traditions."

Tour Director -  ROBERT MARKS

BENJAMIN NZUVE

" As a child, I was fascinated by wildlife documentaries and dreamt of becoming a guide. Now, with more than two decades of experience, I love sharing my extensive knowledge of local wildlife and culture with guests!"

Tour Director -  BENJAMIN NZUVE

 Accommodations

ARUSHA

ARUSHA SERENA HOTEL, RESORT & SPA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK AREA

TARANGIRE SOPA LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

LAKE MANYARA SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

NGORONGORO CRATER

NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 meters below. Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called 'Cradle of Mankind', the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

MBUZI MAWE SERENA CAMP

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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