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Welcome to the Serengeti, home to the largest animal migrations and best game-viewing in the world. If the awe-inspiring scenery doesn't take your breath away, the beauty of giraffes, elephants and lions in the their natural environment will. 

 

Price: Starting from $4,675

Duration: 8 days (February - OCTOBER)

Activity Level: 1 2 3 4 5

PRICE: $5500

Student (15% discount): $4675
Private Departure (1-4 pax): $7865
Private Departure (5-10 pax): $5500

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive to Arusha
Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire
Day 3: Tarangire Game Drive
Day 4: Tarangire to Serengeti
Day 5: Serengeti Game Drive
Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
Day 8: International departures

Please note: Expedition dates indicate when you should arrive and depart Tanzania. Arriving early or departing late? Click here to purchase an additional day with lodging and airport transfers.

Arrival DateEnd DateStatus
February 17, 2017February 24, 2017Open
February 24, 2017March 3, 2017Open
March 10, 2017March 17, 2017Open
March 24, 2017March 31, 2017Open
June 16, 2017June 23, 2017Open
July 7, 2017July 14, 2017Open
August 11, 2017August 18, 2017Open
September 8, 2017September 15, 2017Open
September 29, 2017October 6, 2017Open
October 13, 2017October 20, 2017Open
October 27, 2017November 3, 2017Open
February 16, 2018February 23, 2018Open
February 23, 2018March 2, 2018Open

inclusions

  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • airport transfers
  • upscale tent accommodations while on safari
  • 2 nights lodging in Arusha
  • breakfast, lunch, and dinner while on safari
  • park entry fees
  • guided safari excursions
  • all ground transportation to/from safari locations

NOT INCLUDED

  • personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • trip cancellation insurance (optional but suggested)
  • international airfare and meals during travel
  • snacks during trek
  • beverages outside of designated meals

itinerary

Day 1: Arusha. Arrive to Kilimanjaro International Airport where our team will be awaiting you! Drive one hour to the town of Arusha to check into our partner lodge and catch up on jet lag. Join the rest of the group for a welcome dinner at the lodge.

Inclusions: Welcome dinner (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transportation; accommodations

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire. Time for safari! Depart Arusha around 9:00am and take a scenic two hour drive to Tarangire National Park. At the park, pop the roof of the car and begin your first game drive! Spot elephants, ostrich, zebras, giraffes, lions and even cheetahs. After wrapping up the game drive, head to the Tarangire Ang’ata Lodge, located in the heart of the Tarangire National Park. Relax with a glass of wine while you watch the 'Bush TV' - the local name for campfire!

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); national park fees; accommodations

Day 3: Tarangire Game Drive. Awake to an incredible view of the sun rising over the mountains beyond your tent as your sip your morning tea. Depart for an early-morning game drive then head back to the lodge for a refreshing lunch as the animals retreat to cooler shade during the hot mid-day sun. Head out for an evening game drive and spot more of Tanzania's magnificent animals in their natural habitat. 

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); national park fees; accommodations

Day 4: Tarangire to Serengeti. After a delicious breakfast, spot more wildlife as you drive the 4 hours from Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park. Arrive at the Serengeti Naabi Gate by early afternoon. Eat lunch and head out for your first game drive in the Serengeti, home to the greatest animal migration in the world. After dinner at Serengeti Ang’ata Lodge, be sure to enjoy the blanket of stars covering the sky.

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); national park fees; accommodations

Day 5: Serengeti. Keep your camera and binoculars at close reach as you explore all that the Serengeti has to offer! Spot wildebeests, zebras, impalas and gazelles, as well predators like lions, leopards, jackals and hyenas! Return back to Serengeti Ang’ata Lodge for an authentic Tanzanian dinner. 

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); national park fees; accommodations

Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro. Complete a morning game drive before beginning the scenic two hour journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ngorongoro Crater was formed over 3 million years ago by an imploded volcano and is now a conservation area home to rhinos, lions and water buffalo. Arrive to Ang'ata Ngorongoro Crater, perched at the top of the crater, for an early dinner and view of the sun setting over the crater.

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); national park fees; accommodations

Day 7: Ngorongoro to Arusha. Awake early to a mystic morning fog surrounding the camp grounds which will quickly burn away as you watch the glorious sun rising over the Ngorongoro Crater. Begin the descent into the crater and pass through four distinct climate zones, including a flourishing jungle full of playful monkeys swinging through the trees. Continue your game drive through the crater, home to rhinos, lions, water buffalo and giraffes. Head toward the lake, where you'll see hippos and an area colored pink by the flamingos wading in the water. Return to the camp for lunch before departing on the four hour drive back to Arusha.

Inclusions: All meals (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); national park fees; accommodations

Day 8: Arusha. International departures.

Inclusions: Breakfast (choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transportation

End of services.

All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditions, see here.


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PACKING LIST

Packing System: You are responsible for your belongings throughout the expedition; we recommend a small duffle and/or daypack to carry your clothing and personal items as you journey from one national park to another. Any luggage not needed on the safari may be left in storage at the partner lodge in Arusha. 

See the current weather conditions in Arusha, Tanzania here. 

See the current weather at Ngorongoro Crater here. 

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid for 6 months after arrival date
  • Photocopy of passport
  • US Currency for 15 or 30-day Tanzania Visa (available upon arrival for US citizens)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc.
  • Yellow fever vaccination card (if applicable)

Safari Gear

  • Light down jacket (for cool mornings and evenings)
  • Lightweight, breathable pants (1)
  • Shorts, mid-thigh or longer (1)
  • Rain jacket
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2)
  • Sunhat 
  • Waterproof, comfortable boots or athletic shoes - they will get dirty!
  • Breathable socks 
  • Closed-heeled sandals
  • Daypack
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Swimsuit
  • *NOTE: Avoid wearing black or dark blue clothing while on safari as the Tsetse fly is attracted to darker clothing and will bite skin, leaving a bite similar to that of a mosquito*

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the evenings
  • OTC medications (Advil, Imodium, Pepto-bismol etc.)
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Tanzania (if applicable)
  • Camera
  • Binoculars 
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy bars or snacks in-between meals
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

Due to the ranges in elevation, the climate and temperatures will vary throughout the Serengeti. In June, July, August, September & October the afternoon temperatures are usually between 68°F and 86°F and most days will be clear and sunny.  It cools off at night and into the morning so be sure to pack warm clothing because morning game drives in open vehicles will be cold. November through May is considered Tanzania's "wet" season and rainfall levels will vary throughout these months. Bringing warm clothes and good rain gear will keep you prepared for any weather you may encounter.

Tanzania Weather

 

ELEVATION

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I also like the way that OneSeed contributes to the community and shares in the experience of being local to the destination.
— Mark O.
When you consider the personal touch from the crew, their regard to safety, and the investments the organization makes through microfinance, I can’t imagine traveling with another expedition.
Cheers to adventure!
— Claire O.
This is my second OneSeed trip and I hope to go on more. Really great job. We had the experience of a lifetime.
— Elizabeth P.

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CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.

If your expedition must be canceled by OneSeed due to circumstances outside of your control (e.g. natural disasters, weather, etc.), we will work with you to reschedule at no extra cost. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase less 20% of trip cost.

All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.

INSURE YOUR TRIP

OneSeed provides optional cancellation and interruption insurance for all expeditions. Please review the OneSeed Cancellation and Refund Policy before purchasing any expedition.  Travelex cancellation and interruption insurance covers unforeseen events that may prevent you from participating in your scheduled expedition.