Tanzania – Luxury Under Canvas in Wild Kingdom’s ‘Garden of Eden’

Price Starting at $7,995.00

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A safari to Tanzania is to bear witness to the ebb and flow of the natural world from the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti to the diverse vitality in the extinct and now Edenic, Ngorongoro Crater. Much like the explorers of old, you will fall under Tanzania’s spell, intoxicated by the calls and rumbles of migrating herds, the elegant arches of ancient baobab trees and the kaleidoscope of its ethnic diversity. Venture into remote areas of the Serengeti and stay in intimate, exclusive tented camps that blend into the landscape where you are serenaded only by the wildlife around you. Unforgettable moments… Unbelievable memories!

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Your journey begins as you board your overnight flight to Addis Ababa and connect to Arusha, Tanzania. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your luxurious lodge, nestled in the foothills of Mount Meru, in view of Mount Kilimanjaro. This pleasant and peaceful country estate combines old-world ambience, African country elegance, excellent farm cuisine, personal service and genuine warmth from your hosts. The lodge has 18 individually styled garden rooms, two hidden cottages and the River House—a secluded thatched cottage on the Usa River. RIVERTREES LODGE.

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Prices vary by season and package. Please inquire by phone at (800) 627-1244 or email info@classicescapes.com for more information and a pricing estimate.

PRICING: Per person, based on double occupancy

2018

  • Jan, Mar, Jun, Nov
    $7,995.00

2019 (ESTIMATED)

  • Jan, Mar, Jun, Nov
    $8,495.00

Maximum group size: 16 travelers – Dunia only has 8 tents.

YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
  • Flight between Arusha and Tarangire on the pre-extension, as well as between Tarangire and Manyara.
  • Flight between Arusha and Manyara on the main safari, as well as between Manyara and Dunia, Dunia and Sayari, and Sayari to Arusha
  • Flight between the Serengeti and Zanzibar on the post extension.
  • Superior accommodations throughout as indicated or similar
  • All meals, starting with dinner on day 2, and finishing with breakfast on Day 10. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • All wildlife viewing by land cruisers driven by a naturalist driver/guide.
  • At Oliver’s Camp, Dunia Camp and Sayari all drinks are included (except premium brands).
  • Complimentary bottled water in vehicles and with meals.
  • Professional naturalist with a minimum of 10 travelers.
  • All applicable hotel/lodge taxes and gratuities for baggage handling.
  • All park entry fees.
  • Complimentary baggage tags and passport wallet.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance.
Tanzania is located close to the Equator. The temperature, therefore, does not vary too much. During our summer months – their winter (June through August) it is about 10 degrees cooler, but days will be warm and can reach the 80’s and evenings can be cool and can drop to the 40’s in the higher elevations. Most programs include some high elevation spots – the rim of the crater is at 7,500 feet. The rainy season is in April/May (long rains) and November (short rains). However, it does not rain every day, or all day, and rainstorms are quickly followed by brilliant sunshine which makes for incredible photographic opportunities. Wildlife viewing is good year-round, however the migration of zebra and wildebeest follow this cycle:

  • January-March – southern sector of the Serengeti and the animals are massing and giving birth to their young
  • April-June – central Serengeti and the animals begin to move
  • July – western corridor of the Serengeti and on the move towards Kenya
  • August-October – northern Serengeti and mostly into Maasai Mara in Kenya
  • November-December – returning back to the Serengeti and making their way to the southern sector

Zanzibar follows a similar pattern with rains (longer rains in April & May with short rains in November) but it does not rain every day or all day, rather short showers. Being so near the equator, Zanzibar is tropical year-round, but in summer (December/January) it’s usually windy, so there are pleasant sea breezes.