Tanzania Safari
9 days/8 nights  |  Spring 2023
With optional 5 day Zanzibar Extension

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What's included

•   8 breakfasts,

•  7 lunches

•  7 dinners 

• Bottled water included with meals
•  Transfers to and from Kilimanjaro  airport 
•  All accommodations from start to end of tour
•  All transportation during the tour (domestic flight - Arush to Seronera, and safari jeep or van transportation)
•  All included group activities
•  A full-time Two Dog Travel tour director with you and available 24/7
•  Private jeep and English-speaking guide during all safaris


What's not included
• Tanzania Visa ($100 USD in cash upon arrival to Kilimanjaro Airport. 

•  Airfare, airport taxes and other transportation to and from Kilimanjaro Airport

• Alcoholic beverages
•  Personal charges such as laundry, telephone calls, rooms service, mini-bar, souvenirs
•  Private excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
•  Optional gratuities for safari guides, drivers and chambermaids
•  Optional gratuity for your Tour Dog Travel tour director 
•  Single supplement of $750 if not sharing a room


Tour Director - Becky Edwards
The tour begins and ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Two Dog Travel will be offering a group rate for the international air from Washington Dulles Airport. Please contact us if you are interested.
NOTE: This tour can be combined with a few extra days on the exotic island of  Zanzibar. If you plan to do the Zanzibar extension please note that you will be flying from Dar es Salaam for your flight back to the states.
Day 1 - Overnight Arusha Serena Hotel Resort & Spa - D 
Welcome to Tanzania! On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a driver and transferred to the 4-star Arusha Serena Hotel Resort & Spa where you can relax after your long flight. Nestled at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, the hotel is set amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. Accommodation is in cottage-styled rooms surrounded by extensive landscaped grounds. Once you’ve settled in you might want to take in the lovely surrounds with a walk, mountain biking or canoeing on the lake – all activities offered at the hotel. Later in the evening we will meet up as a group for our welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Overnight Serengeti Serena Lodge - B, L, D

After breakfast, we’ll be transferred to Arusha airport for our light aircraft flight to Seronera Airstrip and onto the Serengeti. Following check in and lunch, we’ll enjoy an afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park.  The Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, impala and Grant’s gazelle. Lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowl the south eastern plains.  The 4-star Serengeti Serena Lodge is centrally located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River. Each separate “rondavel hut” has a balcony with a view of the vast Serengeti plains. 

Day 3 - Overnight Serengeti Serena Lodge - B, L, D
After breakfast we’ll depart for a full day of game drives in Serengeti National Park. The grasslands and savannahs of the Serengeti sustain a huge animal population and is world-famous for the Great Wildebeest Migration; tirelessly following almost the same pattern each year, the wildebeest fill the horizon accompanied by their predators, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Hyena. 
OPTIONAL: BALLOON SAFARI - $570 per person. You may choose to enjoy a balloon safari in the early morning before we head out for our game drive. Serengeti Balloon Safari pick-up is at 5:00 AM which launches at dawn (6:30 AM) for one hour. Enjoy sparkling wine with full English bush breakfast. Return to the lodge in time for the game drive.
Day 4 & 5 - Overnight Serengeti Serena Lodge - B, L, D
We'll spend two more days on safari in the Serengeti! During game viewing activities you are able to observe and photograph the wildlife at your leisure.  As enduring as the game-viewing, you are sure to be in awe of the liberating sense of space that characterizes the Serengeti Plains. 
Day 6 - Overnight Ngorongoro Serena Lodge - B, L, D
Following breakfast and check out we’ll enjoy a game drive and picnic lunch en route to the Ngorongoro Crater, a remnant of an ancient volcano with one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests of ‘the land that time forgot’, dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions. Following our game drive, we’ll check into our lodge for the next three nights, the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called ‘Cradle of Mankind’, the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Each room has its own rock- enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below.
Day 7 - Overnight Ngorongoro Serena Lodge - B, L, D
After breakfast we’ll descend through the early morning mist 2,000 feet into the crater for an awesome wildlife experience.  We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic spot inside the crater, returning to the lodge in the late afternoon. 
Day 8 - Overnight Ngorongoro Serena Lodge - B, L, D
Today we’ll enjoy a visit to a Masai village where we’ll be greeted with the traditional jumping dance. We will get a better understanding of their daily lives as we talk with some of the villagers, see their homes and better understand these amazing semi-nomadic people. After our visit to the village, we’ll return to our lodge where the remainder of the day will be at leisure.
Day 9 - B, L
Unfortunately today we must depart this beautiful country. After breakfast and check out we’ll head to Arusha for lunch followed by a transfer to the Mount Kilimanjaro International Airport to connect with your scheduled flight. If you are staying for the Zanzibar extension, following lunch you will be transfered to Arusha Airport for your flight to the beautiful island of Zanzibar.