Tanzania Private Safari
8 days with Monograms Rating:
Day 1 ARRIVE IN ARUSHA, TANZANIA
Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2 ARUSHA–TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK AREA
Travel south to TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, where baobab and acacia trees dominate the landscape. After lunch, embark on an exciting AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. (B,L,D)
Day 3 TARANGIRE AREA
Today features MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in the savannah grasslands. Enjoy panoramic views of baobab and acacia trees as you search for the elephant, eland, zebra, and Cape buffalo that congregate around the waterholes. Relax at your lodge or camp between game drives. (B,L,D)
Day 4 TARANGIRE AREA–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK–NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA.
Drive to LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. This small park is ecologically diverse, with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. During a GAME DRIVE, watch for elephant, Cape buffalo, and giraffe. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Then, drive to beautiful Gibb’s Farm for a relaxing lunch featuring sumptuous farm-to-table cuisine. Afterward, continue to the NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA for the night. (B,L,D)
Day 5 NGORONGORO AREA
Today, enjoy a FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE in Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is technically the world’s largest unflooded caldera—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. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater. (B,L,D)
Day 6 NGORONGORO AREA–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
This morning, drive to SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, generally between late November and July, it attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. Enjoy lunch prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. (B,L,D)
The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.
Day 7 SERENGETI
Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES and search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino—as well as an abundance of other animals. The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, so it is no surprise that the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Between game drives, take advantage of leisure time to relax. (B,L,D)
Day 8 SERENGETI–ARUSHA–HOMEBOUND FLIGHT
This morning, fly back to Arusha, where your vacation ends. We have reserved a day room at the Mount Meru Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm. (B)
All This Included
“Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!” Oh, wait…in Africa you won’t see bears and tigers. But you will see lions, and elephants, and hippos, and giraffes, and rhinos, and gazelles, and much more! And no one brings you Africa like Monograms! On this 8-day private safari, we've arranged your choice of accommodations, almost all of your meals, game drives, and ground transportation between destinations. Plus, Monograms has arranged for you to have private 4-wheel drive safari vehicle with a professional Driver/Guide throughout your vacation. That’s right—private, ensuring this is your safari…your way! Along the way, your Driver/Guide will share insider knowledge about the wildlife and local culture in Tanzania. The safari vehicles feature a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography.
Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Arusha, Tanzania, where we can pick you up at the airport and escort you to your hotel. From there, we've arranged transportation for you to Tarangire National Park, where you will have three game drives to see elephant, wildebeest, eland, zebra, and Cape buffalo that congregate around the water holes. We'll then take you to Lake Manyara National Park, where you may see elephant, giraffe, and Cape buffalo in the groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest unflooded caldera. On your full-day game drive here, you may see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, flamingo, and maybe even the rare black rhinoceros. From Ngorongoro, we’ll transfer you to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania's largest and most famous park and home to the annual wildebeest migration. In your three game drives here, we’ll be on the lookout for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino. Have your camera ready because there’s also an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, gazelle, and eland.
And did we mention that in addition to all of these game drives, we've made your life easier by securing a day room for you at a hotel in Arusha at the end of your trip? Even when it’s time to say goodbye, we’ve handled all the details, so you’ll be able to wait in comfort before transferring to the airport for your late-evening flight. Between game drives we've arranged, the private 4-wheel drive safari vehicle we've included, the accommodations we’ve booked, and the Driver/Guide we've arranged, the only thing for you to do is to grab your camera and enjoy this spectacular experience. With the time and stress saved by not having to figure out for yourself where to go and how to get from one park to the next, you've got yourself a vacation of a lifetime!
Arusha: Mount Meru Hotel
Tarangire National Park: Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Tloma Lodge
Serengeti National Park: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
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