2017: Tanzania Private Safari with Selous Game Reserve & Zanzibar - Stone Town (IQTG)
14 days from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
|Offer valid through 6/30/2017|
|Day 1||Arusha||Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.|
|Day 2||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||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 a caldera-the world's largest unflooded, in fact, 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||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)NOTE: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly from 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, including cheetah, giraffe, warthog, gazelle, and eland. Between game drives, take advantage of leisure time to relax. (B,L,D)|
|Day 8||Serengeti||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.' Continue exploring this vast park during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. (B,L,D)|
|Day 9||Selous Game Reserve||This morning, fly to Selous Game Reserve (via Arusha & Dar es Salaam), the second oldest game reserve in the world and Africa's largest at more than 15,000 square miles. The reserve is relatively untouched by humans, so vital ecological and biological processes are able to sustain a wide variety of animals and habitats, including woodlands, grasslands, riverine forests, and swamps. For these reasons, the reserve has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site. (B,D)|
|Day 10||Selous||Explore this magical place on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES both days. The reserve is home to roughly half of Tanzania's elephant population and what many consider to be the world's largest populations of lion, hippo, and the rare wild dog. In addition, there are a myriad of other animals you'll have a chance to spot, including leopard, giraffe, cheetah, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, Nile crocodile, impala, and more! Spend the middle of the day at your leisure. (B,L,D daily)NOTE:Shared game activities in the Selous vary by lodge/camp.|
|Day 11||Selous||Explore this magical place on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES both days. The reserve is home to roughly half of Tanzania's elephant population and what many consider to be the world's largest populations of lion, hippo, and the rare wild dog. In addition, there are a myriad of other animals you'll have a chance to spot, including leopard, giraffe, cheetah, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, Nile crocodile, impala, and more! Spend the middle of the day at your leisure. (B,L,D daily)NOTE:Shared game activities in the Selous vary by lodge/camp.|
|Day 12||Stone Town||One last GAME ACTIVITY this morning before flying to Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B,D)|
|Day 13||Stone Town||Today, explore the highlights of Stone Town on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Start with a WALKING TOUR featuring the Old Fort, National Palace, slave caves, and the spice markets. Afterward, visit JOZANI FOREST, where you will take a walk through the forest with a local Ranger. Learn more about the forest fauna, walk through the mangrove swamps, and see the rare red colobus monkey, found only in Zanzibar. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L)|
|Day 14||Homebound Flight||This morning, fly to Dar es Salaam, where your vacation ends. We have secured a day room at the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 4 pm. (B)|
|US$ Price Details|
Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $1,164. Required intra-vacation air segment: Serengeti/Selous; Selous/Zanzibar; Zanzibar/Dar es Salaam. Air prices were effective on July 13, 2016 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.Safari package includes park entrance fees of $435 per person.2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2017.NOTES:
* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).
- Bottled water is included on all game drives and with all meals.
- All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
- Check with your travel agent or physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to Tanzania.
- We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough on some East Africa roads and game park trails.
- Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs including hand luggage.
- Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.
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