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

Arusha, Tanzania

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

44 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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Green Edventures Wildlife & Adventure Tours
44 reviews
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Reviews

Another well run travel trip by Green Edventures!! The weather was beautiful and scenery was even better. Tara and our guide Jeanne had a quick solution whenever a problem came up. As usual I always felt safe and had a great time with the other women in the group who enjoy traveling! :)
By Gail H for 2021: Kenai Adventure June 25-July 1, 2021 (part 2) on 27 Jul, 2021
This was an amazing experience for my son Gregory, he truly had the best time. The whole process to book was effortless and very organized,. The trip was beautiful, so much to see and learned. My son enjoyed his accommodations, he said the food was delicious and the activities engaging and fun. He loved swimming with the sharks. Our leader Mrs. Lowe is very professional, caring and attentive to every detail. We were so lucky to have Mrs. Lowe as our leader, she knows best! This is a lifetime experience!
By Diana M for Roatan 2021: Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip (Dolphins) on 19 Jul, 2021
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I had an amazing time! Nice clean room with a lot of space and an amazing patio view with hammocks. The food was great and the diving was amazing! It was a really great trip for which I am thankful for. @aimeelowe
By Miranda V for Roatan 2021: Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip (Dolphins) on 14 Jul, 2021
My daughter had a great time ! Such a wonderful experience , lots of fun and learning , food was delicious, guides where great , she just loved every second of the trip Thank you
By Claudia Z for Roatan 2021: Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip (Dolphins) on 13 Jul, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know!
GE
Tara and Jeannie were amazing! This was an epic and well-planned trip. The food was excellent, and I loved that all the details were taken care of. I would recommend this trip to any woman who wants to travel to Alaska solo (or with a friend!) and wants to see the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness.
By Amy S for Alaska: Kenai Women's Adventure June 2021 on 12 Jul, 2021
Thank you for the glowing review. Im.so happy you found this trip and GE because that meant we got to meet you! ! I hope to travel with you again!
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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