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Born Free Safaris and Tours
Safaris, Tours and Travel to Africa for 35 Years
Series: Ultimate Journeys
Location: Tanzania
Length: 10 Days
Accommodation Comfort: High Comfort
Priced From: $7044





 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Arusha Coffee Lodge
Tarangire Treetops
The Manor at Ngorongoro
Born Free Mobile Tented Camp
Migration Camp


AREAS VISITED:
TANZANIA
Arusha
Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara National Park
Ngorongoro Crater
Karatu
Olduvai Gorge
Serengeti National Park




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HEMINGWAY TANZANIA SAFARI

Follow the Great Migration on a Mobile Tent & Lodge Safari of Yesteryear

Overview

This is the safari that you have imaged! It combines the safari ambiance of yesteryear with the convenience of modern day comforts. Nothing is left behind when it comes to your experience. You’ll have individual attention, a high comfort level, superb guides and camp staff, campfires, stories of the bush and great game drives. Our camps are quite comfortable and appropriate for a safari, never overdone. And meals in the bush are an experience you will never forget – with candle-lit tables, delicious picnics in the bush, and a glass of wonderful wine or a cocktail after a full day out in the bush.



Traditional, deluxe East African safari camps

Dining under the stars in the Serengeti

Comfortable camping mixed with lodge stays

Authentic Masai village visit

The “Garden of Eden” Ngogongoro Crater

Explore the Elephant Caves

Unlimited game drives in the Serengeti


Day 01: Arusha, Tanzania
Day 02: Tarangire National Park
Day 03: Tarangire National Park
Day 04: Lake Manyara National Park
Day 05: Ngogongoro Crater
Day 06: Olduvai Gorge / Serengeti National Park
Day 07: Serengeti National Park
Day 08: Serengeti National Park
Day 09: Serengeti National Park
Day 10: Arusha / Your Journey Onwards

Full Itinerary


 
 

Tanzania

DAY 1 Arusha, Tanzania

A warm ‘Jambo’ greets you in Arusha! After making your way through the airport formalities, you are whisked away to your hotel for a relaxing evening before your Hemingway style adventure begins!

Arusha Coffee Lodge

DAY 2 & 3 Tarangire National Park

This morning, head out on safari! Meet your private safari guide, board your 4 x 4 safari cruiser and you are off to Tarangire National Park, is the quintessence of Old Africa. The intriguing atmosphere here seems almost prehistoric, with ancient baobab trees, hanging sausage trees and outlines of strangely horned antelope and tall giraffe. This area has a very different and magical feel. The wildlife viewing is excellent, with many migratory animals returning in early summer to the only permanent water source in the area – the Tarangire River and its tributaries. It is one of the best places in Tanzania to see elephants. You’ll also have the opportunity to take a walking safari and an exciting night game drive.

Tarangire Treetops (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4 Lake Manyara National Park

This morning, take off for the Rift Valley and Lake Manyara National Park. The park lies at the foot of the escarpment of at an altitude of 3,100 feet. Lake Manyara consists of five different vegetation zones including groundwater forest with giant fig and mahogany trees, marshlands and reedbeds, stretches of open grassland, acacia woodland, and, on the escarpment slopes, thorn bushes and baobabs. The highlight of the park’s wildlife is the wonderful hippo population. Elephant, giraffe, monkeys, lion and impala are also to be found. Over 380 species of birds have been identified within the park.

Continue to Karatu where a light hike through forest highlands takes you to the cave like structure created by the elephants digging up the earth. The rich soil attracts not only the elephant but buffalo, bushbuck, waterbuck and baboons.

Plantation Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5 Ngorongoro Crater

Continue your journey, descending 2,000 feet into the largest, complete caldera in the world. This World Heritage Site is estimated that more than 30,000 animals can be found within the crater walls at any one time. It is home to the largest non-migratory populations of wildlife in East Africa including prides of lion, the rare black rhino, elephant, cheetah, antelope, great herds of Cape buffalo and so many more. Because the crater floor is mostly grassland with patches of acacia woodland, game viewing is excellent. Explore the forest areas where you can see monkey and elephant, the lake area where you may see the beautiful flamingos, hippos and the open savannahs where the majestic “Kings”, the lions, hunt for food.

Serena Lodge or Sopa Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6 Olduvai Gorge/serengeti National Park

Wake up with fabulous views of sunrise over Ngorongoro. Then out over the highlands to Olduvai Gorge. This is the site where the Leakey’s discovered the fossil of Homo habilis man, who lived over 1.70 million years ago.

We head deep into the heart of the most diverse migration areas in the world. During the migration this corridor is the home to thousands of wildebeests, zebra and plains game. With them follow the predators. Each day in the Serengeti will be different as the wild animals play out the stories of birth, survival and death on the plains – and hopefully we will be there to see it all!

Arrive at the exclusive Born Free Mobile Camp where you are greeted by the smiling camp staff. A comfortable bed, a hot shower, delicious dinner and a roaring campfire a wait. Retire early tonight with sounds of the bush echoing through camp.

Born Free Mobile Tented Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7 Serengeti National Park

Each morning the tent steward will gently knock on your tent – bringing you hot coffee or tea and biscuits. Your dawn game drive promises to be most exciting. This is the time when the wildlife is most active. Game drives are unlimited and you can go out on full day drives with a picnic lunch or return to camp – relax and go out again in the afternoon

Born Free Mobile Tented Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8 & 9 Serengeti National Park

Bid fond farewell to the camp staff and board your vehicle for a full day exploring the park. We now move to another area of the Serengeti to hopefully find that one species that may have been missed. Tonight’s stay will be in lodge accommodations.

Migration Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10 Your Journey Onwards

After breakfast, you part with your guide at this point and board your flight to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha, those departing from Nairobi will be treated to lunch before boarding the flight to Nairobi. For those departing from Tanzania there will be a dayroom for your convenience and then evening transfers for your onward flight.

(Breakfast, Lunch)

SUGGESTED EXTENSIONS
Gorilla trekking
Zanzibar
Masai-Mara Game Reserve
Rates

Born Free Safaris 2013 Tariff Rates per person, US dollars

Season Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Jan 1 – Mar 31 $8394.00 Contact Us
April 1 – May 31 $7044.00 Contact Us
June 1 – Oct 31 $8394.00 Contact Us
Nov 1 – Dec 20 $7828.00 Contact Us
Dec 21 – Dec 31 $8394.00 Contact Us

Rates include land arrangements and internal air as specified:
Serengeti – Arusha
International airfare not included.
The Born Free Travel Desk will assist in the coordination of the most cost-effective air schedule.

If tour dates fall between seasons, the rate may vary.
Holiday surcharges may apply.

S THIS TRIP NOT EXACTLY AS YOU WISH?
Not to worry. Born Free will customize your trip. Custom does not mean more expensive – in some cases, it may even be less. Custom means doing what you want, when you want, in the style you want. A Born Free specialist will listen to your ideas and/or advise you of hidden gems that you may not be aware of. Call 800-372-3274.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES:
All departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 guests. Specialty properties are subject to final confirmation. Should the minimum number of guests not be met, we will offer one of the following options: offer an alternative date; modify services, if necessary, with the approval of the traveler; or an optional supplement will be offered. Should no alternative be acceptable, Born Free will offer a full refund of all monies received.



Meet and greet services at the airport; All transfers to and from airports, hotels and lodges; Accommodations as specified in the itinerary (subject to confirmation); Meals as specified in the itinerary; All touring and game activities as specified in the itinerary; All entrance fees; Professional English-speaking guides; Hotel & local tourism taxes

Born Free is Fully Insured * U.S. Bank Account * Assistance with Visas and International Airfare

NOT INCLUDED:
International airfare; internal airfare (required from Durban – Port Elizabeth; travel insurance; passport and visa fees; airport departure taxes, unless noted; gratuities to dining room and room staff; gratuities to private guides; meals other then what is stated; beverages; excess baggage charges; personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges.

Gratuities are not included for local guides and are at the traveler’s discretion and should be based on the level of satisfaction of the services received. Recommended guidelines for each safari will be provided on the Born Free pre-tour documentation.

HOW TO JOIN A TOUR:
Call the Born Free office at 800-372-3274 to request space availability and departure dates. We will also assist in coordinating the best airfares or guiding you on how to use your points or mileage. If you are planning to make your own air arrangements please request a suggested flight schedule from us first.