Tanzania Small Group Tour with Tracey Moore March 2020

Join us on this Small Group Tour of Tanzania! 

March 14, 2020 – March 21, 2020

7 Day, 6 Nights & Extensions to Zanzibar and Nairobi Available

Join us for this 7 day, 6 night small group tour that combines some of the best wildlife encounters and immersive cultural experiences that Tanzania has to offer. Visit the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Serengeti National Parks, and Lake Manyara. Hunt with the Hadzabe, dance with the Maasai, and visit the local artisans in Arusha. 

Round out your East African journey with an extension to the beautiful island of Zanzibar or eclectic Nairobi, Kenya. Let us explore wonderful Africa together!

Saturday March 14, 2020

Welcome to Tanzania! Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll be met by an Off Season Adventures representative and transferred to Kibo Palace for accommodations. Take some time to relax before heading to a school for disabled students in the afternoon. Depending on your flight arrival you may have time to visit Mulala. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and ponder the amazing journey ahead!

  • Arrival at Kilamanjaro International Airport (JRO) and meet a representative of the Off Season Adventures team
  • Transfer to Kibo Palace to relax
  • Lunch at Kibo Palace
  • Visit the school for disabled students
  • Visit Mulala during the day if  you arrive on a morning flight
  • Dinner & overnight at Kibo Palace Hotel

Sunday March 15, 2020

After breakfast head to Tarangire National Park for a full day of game drives. Located next to the lakes of the Great Rift Valley, the park is home to an abundance of wildlife including zebra, elephants, giraffes, and over 500 species of birds. After a picnic lunch, visit Off Season Adventures’ Kakoi Water Project which is building a year-round water source for 15,500 local people who reside on the borders of the park.

  • Breakfast at Kibo Palace
  • Drive to Tarangire National Park for a full day of game drives
  • Picnic lunch
  • Visit Off Season Adventures’ Kakoi Water Project
  • Dinner & overnight at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge

Monday March 16, 2020

Today travel to the stunning Lake Manyara National Park. Located on the edge of the Rift Valley this area is comprised of a variety of ecosystems and unique wildlife. It’s likely you will see flamingos, giraffe, and the famous tree-climbing lions. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the culture and daily lives of the nomadic Datoga tribe. Enjoy dinner at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge.

  • Breakfast at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Lunch
  • Datoga Tribe excursion
  • Dinner & overnight at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge

Tuesday March 17. 2020

Have an early breakfast before embarking on a morning hunt with the Hadzabe tribe. Using ingenious camouflage techniques and traditional methods, the Hadzabe remain true to their hunter-gatherer lifestyle that has sustained their people for generations. In the afternoon, make your way to Serengeti National Park enjoying game drives along the way.

  • Early Breakfast at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge
  • Morning hunt with the Hadzabe Tribe
  • Lunch
  • Drive to Serengeti National Park for game drives
  • Dinner & overnight at Ang’ata Serengeti

Wednesday March 18 & Thursday March 19, 2020

The next two days will be spent in the massive Serengeti National Park. Known for its stunning natural beauty, the park has the highest concentration of plains game in Africa. Among this abundance of wildlife, you will find zebra, lion, elephant, cheetah, hyena, buffalo, and more than 500 species of birds. Your days are guaranteed to be full of life-changing wildlife viewing.

  • Breakfasts at Ang’ata Serengeti
  • Full day game drives in Serengeti National Park
  • Lunches in Serengeti
  • Dinner & overnights at Ang’ata Serengeti

Friday March 20, 2020

This morning journey to the stunning Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world’s most renowned natural wonders. It has a consistent water source which creates some of the most fertile lands in Africa and makes for some excellent wildlife viewing. Keep your eyes peeled for cape buffalo, African leopard, giraffe, and zebra. You will also visit the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe. They reside in Kenya and Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley and have mostly maintained their traditional culture and way of life. During your time learn more about their daily lives, participate in one of their traditional dances, and purchase unique local gifts.

  • Breakfast at Ang’ata Serengeti
  • Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Maasai Boma Tour
  • Lunch
  • Ngorongoro Crater for game drives
  • Dinner & overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Saturday March 21, 2020

Today marks the end of your Tanzanian journey! After breakfast and saying goodbye to the rest of your group you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

  • Breakfast at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
  • Transfer to airport for International flight home

Optional Zanzibar Extension Begins Here

If you choose you can spend an extra 4 days with us on the beautiful island of Zanzibar! Activities include tours of Stone Town, a spice plantation, and plenty of time to relax.

Saturday March 21, 2020

If you have chosen the extension today you will head to the beautiful island of Zanzibar. Located just off the coast of Tanzania in the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, this small island is full of diverse cultures, palm-lined beaches, and aromatic spices. Upon arrival head out on a tour of Stone Town and learn more about what makes this island so unique. In the afternoon, participate in a spice plantation tour. Learn more about the spices located here and also their use and health benefits. Don’t be surprised if your guide asks you to smell and taste several bushes and twigs to get you to guess what they are! Enjoy dinner on the town.

  • Breakfast at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
  • Fly to Zanzibar (ZNZ) and upon arrival meet your driver and guide
  • Lunch in Stone Town, a la carte
  • Stone Town & Spice Plantation Tours
  • Dinner in Stone Town, a la carte
  • Overnight at Mizingani Hotel

Sunday March 22, 2020

After breakfast continue your Zanzibar sightseeing with a tour of Prison Island. Learn about the history of this island with the slave trade and government medical quarantines that took place there. Enjoy the scenery on the island as it is very beautiful and known for its giant sea tortoises. In the evening enjoy a peaceful sunset cruise before enjoying dinner on the town.

  • Breakfast at Mizingani Hotel
  • Prison Island tour
  • Lunch on Prison Island, a la carte
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Dinner in Stone Town, a la carte
  • Overnight at Mizingani Hotel

Monday March 23, 2020

Today enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation. Activities are at your leisure and you can choose to venture into town or remain at the hotel.

  • Breakfast at Mizingani Hotel
  • Relaxing Day 
  • Lunch & Dinner, a la carte
  • Overnight at Mizingani Hotel

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Today marks the end of your Tanzania and Zanzibar journey! Depending on your flight time you may have some time for additional activities.

  • Breakfast at Mizingani Hotel
  • Depending on the time of your flight, you may have some time for additional activities or excursions
  • Depart from Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ) and begin your journey home

Optional Nairobi Extension Begins Here

If you choose you can spend an extra 3 days with us and head to Nairobi, Kenya! You’ll be able to experience the city and visit some interesting museums as well as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Giraffe Center.

Saturday March 21, 2020

If you have chosen the extension today you will depart on a short flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival you will be met by your driver and guide. You will enjoy lunch in the city before heading out on a guided exploration of Nairobi and will visit the local markets and artisans. Enjoy dinner a unique dinner at Carnivore where you can try local delicacies and exotic meats prepared in traditional way.

  • Breakfast at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
  • Fly to Nairobi International Airport (NBO) and meet your driver and guide
  • Lunch in the city, a la carte
  • Guided exploration Nairobi, visit markets & artisans
  • Dinner at Carnivore, a la carte
  • Overnight at Macushla House

Sunday March 22, 2020

After breakfast, take a guided tour of the Karen Blixen Museum, the author of “Out of Africa”. The museum is the farmhouse where she lived from 1914 to 1931 and is completely preserved in its original state. It gives you a glimpse into the past and what Nairobi was like at that time. Have lunch in the city before heading to the National Museum of Kenya. The museum houses many cultural and historic artifacts of this country as well as information about the local wildlife and diverse landscapes. This evening enjoy dinner in town or at your hotel.

Monday March 23, 2020

Begin your day with a trip to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. This organization works on many projects throughout Kenya including stopping poaching, safeguarding the natural environment, and providing veterinary assistance to animals in need. One of their most well known projects is rescuing orphan elephants and rhinos. You’ll have the opportunity to spend some time with these animals and witness the good work the trust is doing. Enjoy lunch in the city before heading to the Giraffe Centre. This was created by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife to educate people on the environment and wildlife and give them the opportunity to see giraffe up close. Proceeds from the center go to protect the Rothschild Giraffe, a subspecies only found in East Africa. Enjoy your last dinner on the town or at your hotel.

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Today marks the end of your journey through Tanzania and Kenya. Depending on your flight you may have some time for additional excursions.

  • Breakfast Macushla House
  • Depending on the time of your flight, you may have some time for additional activities or excursions
  • Depart from Nairobi International Airport (NBO) and begin your journey home

What’s Included?

  • Your local, experienced driver with many years of guiding tours in Tanzania
  • Lodging in Tanzania on a full room and board basis
  • Entrance fees for all National Parks and Conservation Areas, including the descent into the Ngorongoro Crater 
  • All cultural activities and excursions on the itinerary 
  • Flight from Serengeti to JRO
  • Contribution to Carbon Tanzania for forest conservation
  • Contribution to the Kakoi Water Project through the 501(c)(3) organization Second Look Worldwide 
  • Waters & sodas while in transit, excluding while in the airports 
  • Driver transfers to and from airports 
  • An emergency evacuation card, Flying Doctors 
  • Wire Transfer and other banking fees

What’s Not Included?

  • International flights to & from Tanzania 
  • Tips for your drivers, tour guides, and lodges, highly encouraged 
  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Traveler’s Insurance, highly encouraged 
  • Souvenirs and gifts 
  • Baggage weight overages, if applicable 
  • Any incidental expenses 
  • Anything from room service or the hotel minibar

Optional Zanzibar & Nairobi Extensions

What’s Included?

  • Your experienced & trusted guide in Zanzibar/Nairobi 
  • Flight from Tanzania to Zanzibar / Tanzania to Nairobi 
  • Lodging in Zanzibar / Nairobi on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Contribution to Carbon Tanzania for forest conservation
  • Beverages while in transit, excluding while in the airports
  • Driver transfers to and from airports
  • An emergency evacuation card, Flying Doctors
  • Wire Transfer and other banking fees

What’s Not Included?

  • International flights to & from Tanzania or Kenya (long haul flights) 
  • Tips for your drivers, tour guides, and lodges, highly encouraged
  • Lunches and dinners while in Zanzibar / Nairobi 
  • Any extra excursions or events you plan
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Traveler’s Insurance, highly encouraged
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Baggage weight overages, if applicable
  • Any incidental expenses
  • Anything from room service or the hotel minibar

Accommodations

Kibo Palace: 1 night, Bed & Breakfast Basis

Sangaiwe Tented Lodge: 1 night, Full Room & Board Basis

Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge: 1 night, Full Room & Board Basis

Ang’ata Tented Camp, Serengeti: 2 nights, Full Room & Board Basis

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge: 1 night, Full Room & Board Basis

Zanzibar Extension

Mizingani Hotel: 3 nights, Bed & Breakfast Basis

Nairobi Extension

Macushla House: 3 nights, Bed & Breakfast Basis

Next Steps

THIS 7 DAY, 6 NIGHT TOUR PACKAGE BEGINS AT ONLY $3090 PER PERSON, FULL ROOM AND BOARD AT DOUBLE CAPACITY.

Zanzibar Extension: $820 per person, bed & breakfast basis at double occupancy

Nairobi Extension: $1410 per person, bed & breakfast basis at double occupancy

50% of the total package cost must be paid 90 days before travel to retain your reservation, and the balance must be paid 60 days prior to the date of arrival.