Tanzanian Explorations: A Wildlife Safari with Queen's University Alumni

with Kenya extension
Aug 12-23, 2019 / 12 DAYS

Go where eternal plains stretch as far as the eye can see.

Time seems to stand still in the wilds of Tanzania, yet every day on safari is thrilling and new. Experience the best of this beguiling country, from …

Your package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches
  • 10 three-course dinners
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • 4x4 Land Cruiser safari vehicle

Included highlights

Tarangire National Park, Shanga River House, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Olduvai Gorge Museum, Masai boma visit, Ngorongoro C…

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and unpaved trails.



Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

Aug 12: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Tanzania today.

Arusha / 1 NIGHT

Aug 13: Arrival in Tanzania

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Tanzania! Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport and make your way to Arusha, where you’ll meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers as you enjoy a light meal.

Tarangire National Park / 2 NIGHTS

Aug 14: Tarangire National Park via Shanga River House

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, stop at the Shanga River House. This organization provides local people with disabilities the opportunity to work and develop new skills, such as using recycled materials to produce crafts that can be sold.  Then, discover Tarangire National Park, one of the best-kept secrets in Tanzania.  • After an included lunch, set out on a game drive  • Roam along landscapes that vary from dry scrub to lush swamp  • Search for leopards and lions on the hunt for prey like kudu, eland, and gerenuk  Tonight, sit down with your fellow travellers to enjoy a full-course welcome dinner with drinks.

Aug 15: Tarangire National Park

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin and end your day on thrilling game drives through Tarangire National Park.  • On a morning game drive, marvel at one of Africa’s largest herds of elephants, and keep watch for over 500 bird species  • Visit a community school to meet local teachers and students  • Spot predators on the prowl on an evening game drive

Manyara Region / 1 NIGHT

Aug 16: Lake Manyara National Park via Mto wa Mbu

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

With the help of a guide, immerse yourself in the local way of life as you journey through Lake Manyara National Park.  • Visit Mto wa Mbu to discover the history and heritage of the tribes in the village  • Travel through the Manyara region’s acacia woodland and the Great Rift Valley  • Spy a stunning variety of wildlife, such as giraffes, zebras, hippos, and perhaps tree-climbing lions on a game drive  • Glimpse Lake Manyara and its incredible swath of flamingos

Serengeti National Park / 3 NIGHTS

Aug 17: Serengeti National Park

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive through the scenic savanna to Serengeti National Park.  • Head out on a game drive to watch the dramatic dance of predator and prey  • Pass the Moru Kopjes—stunning granite formations rising out of the plains  • Keep watch for the Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, Cape buffalo, and rhinos

Aug 18: Moru Kopjes

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue your exploration of the Serengeti’s endless plains on two game drives.  • Embark on a morning game drive to see the Moru Kopjes again, as well as some ancient Masai cave art  • Take in the scenery during a picnic lunch with wine  • Look for the exceedingly rare black rhino on your afternoon game drive

Aug 19: Simba Kopjes & Seronera Valley

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover the beauty of the Simba Kopjes area of Serengeti National Park on a morning game drive. Then, explore one of the park’s richest ecosystems, the Seronera Valley, on an afternoon game drive.

Ngorongoro Region / 2 NIGHTS

Aug 20: Ngorongoro Region via Olduvai Gorge

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On your way to Ngorongoro, visit the famed Olduvai Gorge. Known as the “Cradle of Mankind,” it is home to the 1.25 million-year-old fossils that provided insight into human evolution.  Then, savor a scenic picnic lunch before stopping at an Iraqw village and touring an authentic Masai boma to learn about these local communities and their culture.

Aug 21: Ngorongoro Crater

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pay a visit to one of the most spellbinding sights in all of Africa: Ngorongoro Crater.  • Descend 1,000 feet into Ngorongoro Crater, an intact caldera covering over 100 square miles  • Survey the local wildlife on a game drive, catching sight of one of the world’s densest populations of lions  • Enjoy a picnic lunch near the region’s gorgeous flora and fauna  Back at the lodge, raise a glass with your fellow travellers at a farewell dinner.

Serengeti National Park / 1 NIGHT

Aug 22: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast

Drive from Ngorongoro to the Kilimanjaro region, where you’ll relax in a dayroom before transferring to Kilimanjaro Airport for your overnight flight home or continue your adventure in Kenya.

Overnight Flight / 0 NIGHTS

Aug 23: Travel day

Arrive home today.

Extension / Starting from $1979 pp

Kenya / 5 NIGHTS

add 4 nights in Kenya

Aug 22: Transfer to Amboseli National Park & game drive

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive from the Ngorongoro Crater to Amboseli National Park in Kenya. You’ll arrive in time for an afternoon game drive where you might spot lions, baboons, hippos, and more animals that flock to the park’s oasis-like swamplands.

Aug 23: Amboseli National Park

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise early for a sunrise game drive—many animals are more active during the cooler morning hours. Return to camp for breakfast, then enjoy free time and lunch at your leisure before this afternoon’s game drive.

Aug 24: Kigio Wildlife Conservancy

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take in stunning views of the Great Rift Valley, part of the intracontinental ridge system that runs from Madagascar to Syria, en route to the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy. Then, join camp naturalists on a game walk to discover the park’s diverse animals and plants.

Aug 25: Lake Nakuru Game Drive

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Set off on a full-day game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, prime territory for spotting rhinos, baboons, and giraffes, as well as flamingos and other types of birds.

Aug 26: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast

Drive to Nairobi, where you’ll relax in a dayroom before transferring to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Aug 27: Travel day

Arrive home today.


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