'Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!' Oh, wait?in Africa you won't see bears and tigers. But you will see lions, and elephants, and hippos, and giraffes, and rhinos, and gazelles, and much more! And no one brings you Africa like Monograms! On this 9-day private safari, we've arranged your choice of accommodations, almost all of your meals, game drives, and ground transportation between destinations. Plus, Monograms has arranged for you to have private 4-wheel drive safari vehicle with a professional Driver/Guide throughout your vacation. That's right-private, ensuring this is your safari?your way! Along the way, your Driver/Guide will share insider knowledge about the wildlife and local culture in Tanzania. The safari vehicles feature a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Arusha, Tanzania, where we can pick you up at the airport and escort you to your hotel. From there, we've arranged transportation for you to Tarangire National Park, where you will have four game drives to see elephant, wildebeest, eland, zebra, and Cape buffalo that congregate around the water holes. We'll then take you to Lake Manyara National Park, where you may see elephant, giraffe, and Cape buffalo in the groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest unflooded caldera. On your full-day game drive here, you may see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, flamingo, and maybe even the rare black rhinoceros. From Ngorongoro, we'll transfer you to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania's largest and most famous park and home to the annual wildebeest migration. In your three game drives here, we'll be on the lookout for the 'Big 5'-lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino. Have your camera ready because there's also an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, gazelle, and eland. And did we mention that in addition to all of these game drives, we've made your life easier by securing a day room for you at a hotel in Arusha at the end of your trip? Even when it's time to say goodbye, we've handled all the details, so you'll be able to wait in comfort before transferring to the airport for your late-evening flight. Between game drives we've arranged, the private 4-wheel drive safari vehicle we've included, the accommodations we've booked, and the Driver/Guide we've arranged, the only thing for you to do is to grab your camera and enjoy this spectacular experience. With the time and stress saved by not having to figure out for yourself where to go and how to get from one park to the next, you've got yourself a vacation of a lifetime!
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- Tour Operator
- 9 Days
- Escorted - No
|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 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||Homebound Flight||This morning, fly back to Arusha, where your vacation ends. We have reserved a day room at the Mount Meru Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5 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 $262. Required intra-vacation air segment: Serengeti/Arusha. Air prices were effective on July 12, 2017 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.Safari package includes park entrance fees of $517 per person.2019 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2018.NOTES:
- 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.
- Consult with your physician for 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 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.