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    Tanzania Family Safari
    8 days | 7 nights
    from $1,975* per adult, $1,778* per child
    Exclusive 10% TravelManagers discount - save up to $220*pp^
    Travel to East Africa with your family and see this continent at its most wild. Roam the famous Serengeti National Park, nearly 15,000 sq km of rolling savanna that shelters an astounding array of animals, from miniature dik-dik antelopes to lions and the noble African elephant. Spot wildlife while taking in ethereal vistas from atop the Ngorongoro Crater.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 6 nights camping accommodation with facilities and 1 night hotel accommodation
    • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners
    • 4×4  overland safari vehicle
    • Local guide

    Activities:

    • Kisii – soapstone carving cooperative
    • Serengeti National Park – overland vehicle game drive
    • Mto Wa Mbu – market visit
    • Ngorongoro Crater – 4×4 game drive

    Child pricing: From $1,778* – save $197* per child

    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • Explore the Serengeti National Park in depth, with game drives through this spectacular wildlife arena
    • Learn about the Great Rift Valley where the annual migration of some two million wildebeest plays out
    • Take a mind-blowing safari across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for a chance to see the endangered black rhinoceros
    • Accompanied by a local crew – a leader, driver and cook – you and your family are in excellent hands for the duration of your adventure
    Valid for travel
    29 Jun, 6, 13, 27 Jul, 10 Aug and 5 Oct 2019, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    31 Mar 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Nairobi, Kenya

    Jambo! Welcome to Kenya. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Please ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can’t arrange a flight that will arrive in time for this, consider arriving a day early so you are able to attend. If you are going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We’ll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting. If you arrive early, perhaps head out and explore the National Museum of Kenya, the Karen Blixen Museum or the highly recommended Bomas of Kenya where traditional homesteads of several Kenyan tribes are displayed in an outdoor village.

    Day 2

    Kisii, Kenya

    Board your safari truck and travel west (approximately 8–9 hours). Today’s destination is near the hilltop town of Kisii, which will be the last chance to stock up on supplies before heading into Tanzania. Crossing the incredibly scenic Great Rift Valley on your way to the tea-growing highlands is a fantastic introduction to the landscapes of Kenya. You will pass through the ancient homeland of the Maasai. Keep a look out for these tall, graceful tribesmen dressed in distinctive scarlet robes as they tend to their prized herds of cattle. The roads on the way are pretty rough, but there will be chances to stop and stretch your legs, including a picnic lunch in the town of Narok.

    Day 3

    Lake Victoria

    Travel towards the Kenya-Tanzania border and to the shores of Lake Victoria (approximately 7–8 hours). This is not only Africa’s largest lake – it’s the largest tropical lake in the world. Its shores are shared by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. There are plenty of activities to choose from while you’re here. You might like to hire a bicycle and explore the lake’s surrounds (you’ll need to bring your own helmet if you want to wear one). Or you can visit an African marketplace for a chance to interact with the people of Musoma. You can also simply chill out lakeside with a cold drink. Make the most of the ATM and local market to stock up for your next three days of adventuring in the wilderness. You will camp on the shores of the lake tonight, at one of its least visited campgrounds, on the outskirts of a small town called Musoma.

    Day 4

    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

    Travel from Lake Victoria to the gate of Serengeti National Park on a smooth road (approximately 3 hours) and enjoy a picnic lunch at the entrance to the park. Enter the Serengeti and take a game drive en route to your campsite. The wide open plains of the Serengeti – green after the rains, brown and burnt in the dry season – are home to thousands of hoofed animals and fierce predators. Flat and rolling, with long grass and acacia trees, these plains get their name from the Maasai word Siringet – ‘The place where the land moves on forever’. Your campsite is right in the action, within the park itself, so listen out for the sounds of nocturnal animals as you drift off to sleep.

    Day 5

    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

    Start the day with a game drive at dawn. You will head out while the animals are at their most active, then head back to camp for brunch at around 11 am. After spending the warmer part of the day relaxing, as the animals do, depart again at dusk for another adventure through the wild. You’ll return in time for dinner. There’s also the option of a balloon ride over the park today, which makes for an excellent family activity. If you have pre-booked this activity (please see the ‘Important Notes’ section) you will be picked up before dawn and driven to the launch site. After a safety briefing, you will glide through the dawn, sometimes at tree height, which provides amazing photo opportunities. Sometimes you will ascend, getting an overview of the enormity of the plains and the early morning movements of the teeming herds. After landing, you’ll be treated to a five-star bush breakfast, then be returned to your camp.

    Day 6

    Ngorongoro Conservation area, Tanzania

    Enjoy a game drive on your way out of the park today. After lunch you will enter the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Your destination today is the rim of the crater (approximately 3 hours). Here it can get very cold, particularly during the winter months (June to August) when temperatures drop below zero. Even in the summer months it can be surprisingly chilly at night, so be sure to bring some warm clothes.

    Day 7

    Meserani, Tanzania

    A gigantic, perfectly intact volcanic crater, Ngorongoro is home to some 30,000 animals. Among these are endangered black rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants, impalas, zebras and hippos. The crater floor offers excellent game viewing all year round, and the photo opportunities here are unrivalled. You’ll drive out of the crater and head to Mto Wa Mbu for a look around town and craft market before continuing to your campsite (approximately 5–6 hours). A small village community that’s off the tourist trail, Mto Wa Mbu is a fascinating snapshot of small-town African life. Your campsite is in Meserani, on the outskirts of Arusha, and has flush toilets and showers.

    Day 8

    Nairobi, Kenya

    Set off early this morning (around 7.30 am), heading for the border with Kenya and then on to Nairobi (approximately 7–8 hours). On arrival in Nairobi, you’ll be dropped at the finishing point hotel. No accommodation is provided for tonight, but this can be arranged when you book this trip. You can also choose to finish your trip in Arusha this morning.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are person twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. ^Exclusive bonus 10% discount applies to family tours, to new bookings only, made and deposited until 31 Mar 2019. The discount applies to the land tour price only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and are not combinable.Child price: 17 years and under at time of travel. Discount does not apply to local payments/kitty, permits, additional travel arrangements, international and local airfares. Deposit of $400 per person per trip is required upon booking and full payment is due 56 days prior to departure. If booking within 56 days of departure, full payment is due immediately. All tours are subject to availability. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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