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Tanzania Unmatched – Heaven’s Wild Refuge

Price Starting at $7,995.00

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Discover infinite beauty as you follow in the historic footsteps of writers and explorers such as Ernest Hemingway and David Livingstone to Tanzania, where little has changed throughout the centuries. Discover the thrill of spotting wildlife in the wild in Tarangire, Ngorongo Crater and the Serengeti: elephant, zebra, giraffe, black rhino, wildebeest and hippo, all under the watchful eyes of leopard, lion, cheetah and hyena. Each evening, share the day’s events while relaxing in luxurious lodges and tented camps. A magical crater, ancient baobab trees, the footsteps of early modern man, herds of beasts and graceful creatures set the scene for an exotic adventure with unforgettable memories.

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Begin your journey and board your overnight flight to Addis Ababa, then on to Arusha, Tanzania. Your naturalist guide will greet you with a cheerful ‘jambo’ (hello) when you arrive, then escort you to your luxurious lodge, nestled in the foothills of Mount Meru, in view of Mount Kilimanjaro. This pleasant and peaceful country estate combines oldworld 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 for more information and a pricing estimate.

Maximum group size: 24 travelers

  • Flight between Arusha 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 private land cruiser driven by a naturalist driver/guide.
  • 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.