NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS: TANZANIA SAFARI EXPERIENCE
Go on an unforgettable seven-day adventure in Tanzania. Search for the “big five” in scenic Lake Manyara, the wildlife-teeming Ngorongoro Crater, and the plains of the Serengeti. Explore the area around the Olduvai Gorge, which has been occupied by humans – and their earliest ancestors – for almost two million years. Here where the cradle of humanity meets the masters of the animal kingdom, experience your own evolution.
Arusha | Lake Manyara National Park | Serengeti National Park | Ngorongoro
• National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Clean Cookstove Project Talk, Mto wa Mbu
• National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Serengeti Wildlife
• G Adventures for Good: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
• Arrival transfer
• Wildlife safari drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Park
• Entrance to Olduvai Gorge Museum
• Guided walk and lunch in a local community
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
• Twp nights shared hotel accommodation, one night in a safari lodge, plus three nights in a comfortable tented camp
• Six breakfasts, five lunches, four dinners
• Guide throughout
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Day 1: Arusha
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2: Arusha/Lake Manyara National Park
Visit Mto wa Mbu village; enjoy a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Continue to our safari camp located outside Lake Manyara National Park. The camp provides unobstructed views of the Rift Valley Escarpment. Embark on an afternoon wildlife safari drive with phenomenal wildlife viewing and search out the famed tree-climbing lions.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park
Travel through the Rift Valley and visit a Maasai village to learn about the Maasai people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Enjoy an exclusive presentation by one of the Maasai women and hear how participation in the project has impacted her life and empowered other females around her. Take a guided tour of the village, meet the women that have been trained as stove engineers, visit bomas (traditional homes), and observe (or get your hands dirty) by helping the Stove Team build a stove in a home. After, stop at the Olduvai Gorge Museum and Visitors' Center before continuing to our safari camp located inside Serengeti National Park.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Embark on afternoon and morning wildlife safari drives in our compact, safari 4x4 that features a pop-up roof for optimal wildlife observation. Visit the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, where wildlife researchers and scientists are working on projects within the National Park and surrounding protected areas. Enjoy a lecture by one of the visiting researchers. Topics will vary based on the studies being done at the time. Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro
Continue viewing wildlife on the drive out of the Serengeti to our comfortable tented camp. Relax this evening enjoying the African sunset on the deck with a cool drink.
Day 6: Ngorongoro/Arusha
Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site for a wildlife safari drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha.
Day 7: Arusha
Depart at any time.
Operated by G Adventures.
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