Africa 2021: Best of Tanzania's Northern Circuit + Serengeti Safari

Arusha, Tanzania

GE
40 reviews
May 10 - 21, 2021
Group size: 9 - 12
Africa 2021: Best of Tanzania's Northern Circuit + Serengeti Safari
Arusha, Tanzania

40 reviews

May 10 - 21, 2021
Group size: 9 - 12

About this trip

Grab your safari hat, binoculars, and don’t forget your camera because your friends are not going to believe your stories from your African Safari in Tanzania! 


Tanzania is a place that is accessible to any type of traveler and is perfect for the first-time traveler to Africa.


Straight out of the pages of a National Geographic Magazine, Tanzania offers ordinary people the chance to live like an explorer. This story-book journey is a combination of game drives through wildlife parks, and cultural experiences with tribal people who are living the same way their ancestors lived and have lived here for centuries.


The adventure begins in Arusha National Park and follows the Northern Circuit which encompasses the Ngorongo Crater Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, and Lake Eaysi, and Tarangire National Park. We will explore wooded savannas, grasslands, and highland forest. Lodges are 4-star with delicious food and comfortable accommodations within the parks and protected areas. You may wake to the sounds of roaring lions. – No joke.


The magic of Tanzania, and the stuff of legends, is the Serengeti. As you drive through the vast expanse of grassland in a 4×4 safari jeep, you might find yourself humming tunes from the Disney cartoon, The Lion King.  Massive herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles travel a route considered one of the largest migrations in the world. You may even find yourself getting a little teary-eyed at the intangible beauty you are witnessing.


Equally as impressive as the game parks and conservation areas is the interaction you will have with tribal communities like the Maasai, Hadzabes, and Datoga tribes. From pastoral nomads to traditional hunter-gatherers, you will feel like you have stepped in a time machine taking you back centuries as you learn about each tribe and participate in dancing and other cultural activities.


Trip Highlights:

  • Experience  Semi-Luxury Safari Tent Camping in the Serengeti National Park and a variety of other unique lodges near national parks and conservation areas.
  • Go to sleep and wake to the sounds of the wild Serengeti.
  • Be moved as you witness one of largest migrations on Earth of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles.
  • See big cats including prides of lions and elusive leopards, and stealthy cheetahs.
  • Enter the Ngorongoro Crater, a 25 km wide dormant-volcano-bowlful-of-30,000-animals.
  • Dance with the Maasai, exchange stories with the Datoga women, and learn to shoot bow and arrows with the Hadzabe.
  • Explore the Olduvai Gorge, a site which influenced what scientists know about human evolution.
  • Opportunities for shopping for indigenous African handcrafts, Tanzanite, and art.

Who should join us?

Anyone ages 18+ can sign up for this safari. The days are long, but the activities are not physically demanding. 

To Reserve your space

Due December 1, 2019: 

A non-refundable $525 deposit per person is due to reserve your space.  Don't wait until the last minute to sign up. Limited to 10 participants.


Pay the balance in 5 installments from January 5 to May 5, 2020. 


This trip needs 9 participants to run. If we are unable to reach critical mass by January 5th, the trip will be cancelled and your deposit refunded.

Cancellation Policy

 All cancellation requests need to be sent in writing; emails can be sent to contact@greenedventures.com 


All payments are non-refundable. Your deposit is a commitment to signing up for this trip. Subsequent payments are used to help Green Edventures reserve lodging, guides, activities, and other aspects of your trip long in advance of the tour date.


If a registered participant misses 2 or more consecutive installments, this will be considered an automatic withdrawal from the trip, and his/her spot on the trip will be cancelled without refund.


Travel Insurance

Participants are highly encouraged to purchase travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances that may interrupt or cancel the trip. 


Travel insurance is available at:  https://greenedventures.com/travel-insurance/ 

Supplemental Information

Other Considerations

 Please note: The activities, lodging, guides, and schedule may change without notice as practical considerations arise during program development or onsite.  

What’s included

  • Professional Guide
    English-speaking
  • Lodging
    10 nights, double occupancy
  • Transportation
    Land Rover 6 participants per vehicle.
  • Meals
    according to the itinerary (full board)
  • Packed Lunches
    most game drives
  • Bottled Water
    during game drives
  • All national park fees
    concession fees
  • Cultural activities
  • Airport transfer
  • Tour Leader
  • International Airfare
  • Hotel Incidentals
    Massages, laundry, etc
  • Beverages
    Drinks with meals, alcohol, bottled beverages
  • Visa Fee
    $100 USD
  • Gratuities
    $250 per person minimum
  • Personal spending money
  • Travel insurance

Itinerary

Day 0
May 20: Welcome to Tanzania Lake Duluti Lodge (early arrival)

Participants will be greeted by our team at the airport and transferred to Lake Duluti Lodge in Arusha.  Decompress and rest from your long journey. Enjoy bird watching and small mammals like Vervet Monkeys. 

Dinner not included.



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Reviews

It was an amazing trip for our daughter. The activities were great, lodging perfect for her group and she enjoyed the food. Green Edventures did a really good job rescheduling our trip and dealing with the COVID restrictions.
By Daniel M for Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip (Sharks) on 19 Apr, 2021
Our Green Adventures trip to the Baja peninsula and the Sea of Cortez was awesome. Tara, Fun Baja and the crew had everything organized and planned well. The educational experiences and interactions with nature were truly special. We had so much fun we can't wait to go again. Thank you Green Adventures.
By Paul G for Mt. Zion HS - Sea of Cortez Marine Biology & Adventure on 16 Apr, 2021
Paul!! Thanks to you and Lola for joining the trip. I loved sharing Baja and the Sea of Cortez with you both. I really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and for you trusting Green Edventures!
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My daughter had an amazing trip!! Packed full of great activities and incredible experiences. Can’t recommend enough. Every detail was handled. I’m very impressed!!!
By Samantha K for Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip (Sharks) on 12 Apr, 2021
Sam thank you so much for the kind words. That thanks also goes to parents like you that support these trips and who trust our team to provide extraordinary educational tours for students. (Tara)
GE
The Baja Sur Mexico adventure was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I would strongly recommend for anyone. The crew and guides are wonderful at what they do. They are very knowledgeable and yet have the best personalities. The chefs made delicious meals 3 times a day and the restaurants we went to were clean and great too. The entire trip we felt safe and secure. I read every review about the trip ahead of time and they are all accurate. That is why Green Edventures is a 5 star!
By NEYSA D for Mt. Zion HS - Sea of Cortez Marine Biology & Adventure on 06 Apr, 2021
Neysa!!! Thank you for the glowing review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I am happy that your first adventure with Green Edventures is the start of many more. (Tara)
GE
It was incredible! Baja is beautiful, and camping on the beach was the most amazing thing ever. The interactions with the whales, the whale sharks, the sea lions.... everything was just so cool. Green Edventures (this is my second trip) does a great job of planning and coordinating logistics, providing necessary info, and basically, they do everything to make their trips perfect. The food is always great and lots of it, the local staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and of course, Tara the owner is fantastic. Additionally, I find that these trips attract a really interesting group of smart, self-sufficient women who are a pleasure to get to know. Both trips I have gone not knowing anyone else, and at the end, you have a whole new set of friends. If you want to go places, and don't have a travel buddy, Tara's trips would be perfect for you.
By Deborah Roberts H for Baja Women's Snorkeling Adventure + Gray Whales Tour on 26 Mar, 2021
thank you so much for this review, Deborah. I am very grateful. It is always a pleasure to travel with you.(tara)
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I just returned from the Wisconsin Women's Tour and couldn't have asked for a better trip! For me, the amount and type of activity were perfect. Who know there was so much to discover practically in my own backyard?
By Cynthia Casey W on 22 Oct, 2020