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Born Free Safaris and Tours
Safaris, Tours and Travel to Africa for 35 Years
Series: Spirit of Adventure
Location: Tanzania
Length: 12 days
Accommodation Comfort: High Comfort, Safari Chic
Priced From: $7392





 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Olasiti Lodge
Plantation Lodge
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Mbuze Mawe Tented Camp
Mbalageti Tented Camp
Rufiji River Camp

AREAS VISITED:
TANZANIA
Arusha
Lake Manyara National Park
Karatu
Ngorongoro Crater
Serengeti National Park
Selous Game Reserve
Dar es Salaam




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TANZANIA: SERENGETI TO THE SELOUS

Active Deluxe Safari featuring Walking, River Boat & Open Vehicle Game Drives

Overview

This is the ultimate wildlife experience! Travel to the best areas of East Africa, including fabulous Serengeti National Park, breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, and the remote, wild Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania. The areas are uncrowded and there are no towns – just wildlife and miles of untamed wilderness. Game viewing in the Selous is on foot, in open vehicles and by river boat. The professional guides have a keen sense of the bush and will reveal something exciting around each corner! This safari is for the active adventurer who wants a high comfort level.



Excellent wildlife experiences

Search for the Great Migration in the Serengeti

Tanzania’s ‘Garden of Eden’ – Ngorongoro Crater

Remote and uncrowded Selous Game Reserve

African walking safaris reminiscent of yesteryear

Safaris in open vehicles in search of the Big Five

Exciting river boating safaris


Day 01: Arusha, Tanzania
Day 02: Lake Manyara National Park
Day 03: Ngorongoro Crater
Day 04: Serengeti National Park
Day 05: Serengeti National Park
Day 06: Serengeti National Park
Day 07: Selous Game Reserve
Day 08: Selous Game Reserve
Day 09: Selous Game Reserve
Day 10: Selous Game Reserve
Day 11: Selous Game Reserve
Day 12: Dar es Salaam / Your Journey Onwards

Full Itinerary


 
 

Tanzania

DAY 1 Arusha

A warm Born Free welcome awaits upon your arrival in Tanzania. Our local host will escort you to the lodge. Time for a good night’s sleep before your exciting adventure begins tomorrow!

Olasiti Lodge

DAY 2 Lake Manyara National Park

The Born Free guide wishes you a cheerful “good morning” before you board the 4×4 vehicles and take off on safari! Head out on a 2 hour drive for Lake Manyara National Park. Ernest Hemingway called this “the loveliest place I have seen in Africa”. It is a small park with five different vegetation zones and a variety of wildlife, including giraffe, elephant, baboons and lion. Continue driving up the Great Rift Valley Wall to Karatu for the evening.

Plantation Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3 Ngorongoro Crater

Today holds more excitement as you descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest undamaged caldera in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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. Return to your lodge, perched on the crater rim, in time for dinner.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4 Central 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, and its vast plains play host to the Great Migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and other grazing wildlife. The area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, never ceases to amaze. Massive islands of granite, grassy plains, an acacia savannah, woodlands, and a range of mountains support the thousands of species you may encounter. Born Free’s game viewing is always unlimited and we will take you to the best areas of the park. 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 5 – 6 Western Serengeti National Park

Travel on today to the Western Corridor of Serengeti National Park, in search of your favorite species. Spend two nights here, taking morning and afternoon game drives.

Mbalageti Tented Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7 – 11 Selous Game Reserve

Fly from the Serengeti to the awe-inspiring Selous Game Reserve. This area is vast, pristine and largely undiscovered. Four times the size of the Serengeti and the size of Denmark, there is plenty of land to explore! On touch down you are met by the host guide and head out into the Selous Game Reserve, one of the largest areas set aside for wildlife preservation in the world. The Selous has both East and Southern African wildlife, both resident and migratory, and over 440 species of birds. The waterways of the Rufiji River Delta attract elephant herds, hippos, and crocodile.

Rufiji River Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 12 Dar Es Salaam And Your Journey Onward

Bid farewell to the Tanzanian bush and fly back to Dar es Salaam this morning. Upon arrival you will connect to your international departure.

(Breakfast)

Rates

Born Free Safaris 2013 Tariff Rates per person, US dollars

Season Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
January 1 – May 31 Contact Us Contact Us
June 1 – October 31 $7392.00 $8400.00
November 1 – December 31 Contact Us Contact Us

Rates include land arrangements and internal flights as specified:
Serengeti – Selous; Selous – Dar Es Salaam

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.

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

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES:
All departures are guaranteed, with some dates subject to a minimum number of passengers to operate. 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.

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.