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Born Free Safaris and Tours
Safaris, Tours and Travel to Africa for 35 Years
Series: Odyssey
Location: Tanzania
Length: 10 Days
Accommodation Comfort: Moderate, Safari Chic
Priced From: $5006





 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Serena Mountain Village Lodge
Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp


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





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TANZANIA ODYSSEY

In-Depth Value Safari to Tanzania

Overview

Herds of wildebeest and zebra. The vast plains of the Serengeti. The incomparable Ngorongoro Crater. Baobab trees dotting spectacular scenery. Lions, elephant and hippos. Tanzania is the Africa you have envisioned! You’ll safari with a small group to the country’s finest game parks, meet the local Maasai people and stay three nights in the Serengeti, affording you an in-depth visit to the area with ample time to locate the vast herds. This safari is sure to meet your “wildest” expectations!



Tanzania’s best game viewing areas

Three days to explore the Serengeti

Extensive game drives

Visits to Maasai villages

Small-group safari in a specially outfitted safari vehicle


Day 01: Arusha
Day 02: Tarangire National Park
Day 03: Tarangire National Park
Day 04: Lake Manyara National Park
Day 05: Gibb’s Farm / Ngorongoro Highlands
Day 06: Ngorongoro Crater
Day 07: Olduvai Gorge / 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

Touch down in Tanzania. You are greeted at the airport and escorted to your lodge. Get a good night’s sleep – the adventure begins tomorrow!

Mountain Village Lodge

DAY 2 & 3 Tarangire National Park

Depart this morning for Tarangire National Park, the quintessence of Old Africa. This unique park has an intriguing, prehistoric atmosphere, with ancient baobab trees, scrub bush, strangely horned antelopes and tall giraffe. This park, which is less visited by tourists than the others, has a very different and magical feel. Even without the excellent wildlife, and over 500 bird species, the visit would certainly be worthwhile. The lodge is in a fantastic location, set amongst the trees inside the park.

Tarangire Sopa Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4 Lake Manyara National Park

Hop in the vehicle and take off towards Lake Manyara National Park. Ernest Hemingway called this “the loveliest place I have seen in Africa”. The highlight of the park’s wildlife is the wonderful hippo population. Elephant, giraffe, monkeys, lion, impala and over 380 species of bird are also to be found. Tonight’s lodge, designed to reflect the area’s vast birdlife, is perched high on the escarpment, with breathtaking views of the park and lake below.

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5 Gibb’s Farm To Ngorongoro Highlands

Travel to Gibb’s Farm, arriving in time for lunch and perhaps a hike to the waterfalls or the elephant caves. Later, continue your journey into the Ngorongoro World Heritage Site and Conservation Area. Travel through magnificent changing scenery to your hotel, which sits on the rim of the crater. Ngorongoro is the world’s largest intact caldera, with its rim averaging 7,600 feet in elevation.

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6 Ngorongoro Crater

Today holds more excitement – descend 2,000 feet in a 4×4 vehicle into the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest undamaged caldera in the world. It is estimated that more than 30,000 animals can be found within the crater walls at any one time, making for spectacular game viewing. 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. Explore the forest areas, where the monkeys live; the lake area, where you may see the beautiful flamingos; and the open savannahs, where the majestic lions hunt for food.

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7 Olduvai Gorge To Serengeti National Park

Depart early this morning for a visit to a local Maasai village, where you can learn about the tribe and its traditions. Then, travel off the main road to Olduvai Gorge, the famed archaeological site where the Leakey family discovered one of the oldest known human skulls. A little further west is the Serengeti. Her vast rolling plains display the greatest wildlife spectacle in the world. Each day will be a surprise as the daily wildlife routine unfolds – however, there will be nothing routine as far as what you see!

Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8 & 9 Serengeti National Park

This is the Africa you’ve been imagining. The 10,000 square mile Serengeti is the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. The name comes from the local Masai tribe’s word “siringiti”, for “endless plains” – although the types of terrain are as varied as the animals who live here. Massive islands of granite, grassy plains, an acacia savannah, woodlands, and a range of mountains support the thousands of species you may encounter. Take morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti.

Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10 Arusha And Your Journey Onwards

Take one last morning game drive en route to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha, arriving in time for lunch. A dayroom has been provided for you to unwind and relax before your international departure.

(Breakfast, Lunch)

SAFARI EXTENSIONS
Amboseli Game Reserve
Kenya – Masai-Mara Game Reserve
Zanzibar
Rates

Born Free Safaris 2013 Tariff Rates per person, US dollars

Season Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
All Seasons $5006.00 $5577.00

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.

Holiday surcharge may apply.

TOUR DATES:
Contact the Born Free office for departure dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES:
This tour is operated by an associate and subject to a minimum number of passengers to operate. 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. Accommodations are subject to change; you will be notified of these changes in advance whenever possible. Substitutions would be in the same or better category.

IS 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.



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.