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Tanzanian Journeys

Like something out of a dream can best describe the natural and wildlife extravaganza that Tanzania has to offer. Enjoy Safari drives to Arusha National Park including a walking safari at the base of Mt. Meru. Continue to Lake Manyara National Park, a dazzling birdlife experience with pink flamingoes, pods of hippos and other wild animals Descend into Africa's “Garden of Eden”, Ngorongoro Crater one of the largest caldera in the world with an array of wildlife, including the “Big 5”. One of the most intriguing experiences will be a full day of direct interaction with nomad and pastoral tribes. Throughout your various game drives be enlightened by your driver/guide with their extensive knowledge of the varied nuances of the wildlife.


INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS 
8 Days from $2,799


  • Round trip flights on Ethiopian Airlines new Boeing or 777 Dreamliner from Washington, D.C. to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania inclusive of fuel surcharge
  • Game Drive and Walking Safari in Arusha National Park
  • Lake Manyara for colorful flamingo, bird life and pods of hippo
  • Full day cultural interaction with local tribes including treks with nomads in hunt for their food.
  • Ngorongoro Craters one of the world's largest caldera, a "Garden of Eden" for wildlife including the Big 5.
  • Guaranteed window seats in 4 x 4 Safari vehicles with pop-up roof.
  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners


OPTIONAL EXTENSIONS TO ZANZIBAR ISLAND OR ETHIOPIA

3 Night Post-Extension on the Island of Zanzibar from $910

Fly to the mystical island of Zanzibar site of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town. This is one of the most charming and ancient towns in East Africa. Wander the narrow streets; admire the fine buildings that reflect the historical mix of African, Arab, Indian and European cultures. Zanzibar also offers natural beauty with pristine beaches.


INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS


  • Superior First Class Hotel (upgrade to deluxe hotel available at additional cost)
  • Full Day Sightseeing Tour
  • Some meals
  • Flight from Mt. Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar

Accommodations at the Mbweni Ruins Hotel (First Class Hotel)

Accommodations at the Sea Cliff Resort & Spa (Deluxe Class Hotel)


3 Night Post-Extension to Imperial Jewels of Ethiopia $1,069

Experience the only African nation that was never colonized, the only African nation that can boast 17 centuries of Christian tradition. A country so rich in history with designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Join us to explore spectacular sites unknown to American travelers and be surprised! Enjoy overnights in Addis Ababa, Lalibela and Gondar.


INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS


  • Superior First Class Hotels
  • All three flights within Ethiopia inclusive of fuel surcharges and taxes
  • Most meals
  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lalibela and Gondar

Accommodations at the Jupiter International Hotel

Accommodations at the Florida International Hotel

Accommodations at the Mountain View Hotel


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

  • US Citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates and a Tanzania Visa. If purchasing the Ethiopia post-optional package visa will be required.


Itinerary

Extensions

DAY 1- WASHINGTON D.C.
Depart from Washington D.C. (Dulles Airport) for an overnight direct flight to Addis Ababa.

 

DAY 2- ARUSHA, TANZANIA
Morning arrival into Addis Ababa for a convenient connection for your flight to Kilimanjaro airport. Upon exiting custom you will be met and transferred to the conveniently located East African All Suites Hotel located in the heart of Arusha town. Enjoy the balance of the day at your leisure.

 

DAY 3- ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
This morning embark on a safari drive into Arusha National Park, when entering the shadowy forest be greeted by inquisitive blue monkeys and colorful turacos and encounter the acrobatic black and white colobus monkey. In the midst of the forest stands the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater where you can view on the marshy floor herds of buffalo and warthog. Further north, witness the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes, tinged with thousands of pink flamingos, shaggy waterbucks. After enjoying your picnic lunch, embark on a walking safari on the grassy hills at the base of Mount Meru (14,900) the fifth highest in Africa to view zebra herds and giraffes. Return late this afternoon back to your hotel to enjoy an evening of leisure.
(B, L)

 

DAY 4- TO LAKE MANYARA (KARATU)
This morning board your 4X4 safari vehicle and drive into the bush country driving by many picturesque African villages viewing coffee and banana plantations. Visit Lake Manyara National Park in the Great Rift Valley which offers a series of fascinating and beautiful Lakes. Every imaginable East African animal is found here. Herds of buffalo, zebra and several varieties of gazelle inhabit this area. Witness some of the most amazing pods of hippos that congregate at the lake. Though you may spot some tree climbing lions, it will be the abundant flocks of Pink Flamingos that will leave you in amazement. By the end of the afternoon continue to the town of Karatu arriving at the Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, your home for the next three nights.
(B, L, D)

 

DAY 5- TRIBAL VISITS (KARATU)
Enjoy a full day excursion to Lake Eyasi, though not really a game destination, it is a wild, scenically stunning area where you can get a real insight into the way of life of some of Tanzania's fascinating tribes. This morning take a journey into the “Gods Must Be Crazy” movie location to interact with the Hadzabe tribe, the last true nomads of Africa. Join the men as they hunt using traditional bow and arrows, or join the women as they forage for fruits and berries. This is not your typical tourist scenario; this is the real deal, a true African cultural experience. In the afternoon visit the pastoralist people of the Mangati tribe. Their traditional culture is still unchanged, with women wearing traditional goatskin dresses and the men walk around with spears. Mix freely and be introduced to their unique lifestyle from growing onions, dairy farming and the use of ox ploughs for farming. Return late this afternoon Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.
(B, L, D)

 

DAY 6- NGORONGORO CRATER (KARATU)
Descend 2,000 feet into Ngorongoro Crater for a thrilling game drive among Africa's Big 5; lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. Also explore the forest area that is inhabited by monkey and elephant. Visit the lake area, where you may see flamingos and the open savannah where lions hunt for food. As one of the largest calderas in the world it is considered the “Garden of Eden”. Enjoy a picnic lunch during this full day game drive returning late this afternoon to the Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.
(B, L, D)

 

DAY 7- RETURN TO USA
A short transfer returns you to the town of Arusha, which was the setting of John Wayne's 1962 epic film Hatari. Enjoy some leisure time and continue to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight to Addis Ababa connecting with your evening flight to Washington D.C.
(B)

 

DAY 08- WASHINTON D.C.
Early morning arrival into Washington D.C. (Dulles Airport).
 

 


Return Home or Go on the Optional Extension to Zanzibar Island



DAY 7- ARUSHA TO ZANZIBAR ISLAND
After your Tanzania Wildlife Safari fly south to Zanzibar Island. This was a major Indian Ocean trading center but today it appears to have been frozen in time from two centuries ago. Your resort hotel (or similar) is located just outside of Stone Town and the first class Mbweni Ruins Hotel is an excellent base for the next three nights. Hotel upgrade available at the Sea Cliff Resort.

 

DAY 8- ZANZIBAR ISLAND
This morning enjoy a walking tour of Stone Town and visit the Old Dispensary the home where Dr. David Livingstone lived before his famous expedition. Visit the Peace Memorial Museum for an interesting look at Zanzibar history. Visit the Palace Museum which in 1911 was the residence of the Sultan of Zanzibar. Before lunch visit Arab Fort with its castellated battlements built in 1701. This afternoon appreciate why Zanzibar was known as the “The Spice Island”, the result of being one of the world's most important producers of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon in the 19th century. Experience a taste of rural life and meet the locals. See how spices are grown in the wild. An opportunity for tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits.
(B, L)

 

DAY 9- ZANZIBAR ISLAND
Enjoy a full day of leisure to enjoy the amenities offered at the resort. Perhaps re-visit Stone Town to further uncover the mystery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
(B)

 

DAY 10- RETURN USA
Enjoy a morning of leisure before your early afternoon transfer to the Zanzibar Airport. Fly to Addis Ababa to connect with your flight to Washington D.C.
(B)

 

DAY 11- ARRIVE USA
Arrive early this morning into Washington D.C. Dulles airport.

 

NOTE: Upgrade to the deluxe Sea Cliff Resort and Spa, inclusive of 3 dinners at the Resort.

 


Return Home or Go on the Optional Extension to Imperial Ethiopia


DAY 7 - ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
After your Tanzania Safari fly from Kilimanjaro to Addis Ababa. Early evening arrival into Addis Ababa and transfer to the Jupiter Hotel (Bole).
Note: This program is also available for client purchasing the Zanzibar post optional.


DAY 8- TO GONDAR (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE)
This morning board your flight to Gondar. Gondar was once the old imperial capital founded in the 17th century by Emperor Fasilides who built a palace and seven churches. The subsequent five Emperors built their own respective palaces and Gondar became known as the Camelot of Africa. Visit the royal enclosure containing six castles, a complex network of connecting tunnels and raised walkways. Proceed to the fascinating Debre Birhan Selassie Church with its walls and ceiling decorated with scenes of Biblical lore and medieval history. Check into the Florida International Hotel.
(B, L, D)

 

DAY 09- TO LALIBELA (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE)
This morning a short flight takes you to Lalibela, a destination considered one of the best kept secrets of rock churches, nicknamed the “Petra of Africa”. Ethiopia's Emperor Lalibela, who had visited Jerusalem, attempted to build a New Jerusalem in response to the capture of Jerusalem by Muslims in 1187.Only its relatively remote locations and international obscurity keeps Lalibela from seeing the same levels of visitors to Petra. Visit the twelve majestic rock hewn churches, which are still used as places of worship. Check-in to the Mountain View Hotel.
(B, L, D)

 

DAY 10- TO ADDIS ABABA/USA
Depart late this morning arriving into the capital city of Addis Ababa. Visit the National Museum, whose most important exhibit is a replica of the skull of Lucy, a woman who had lived in Eastern Ethiopia about 3.5 million years ago. Continue to Mt. Entoto for a breathtaking view of the city and continue to the Merkato Outdoor Market. This evening enjoy a traditional Ethiopian meal, dance performance and coffee ceremony. Transfer to the airport for your
overnight flight to Washington D.C.
(B, D)

 

DAY 11- ARRIVE USA
Early morning arrival into Washington D.C. (Dulles)
 

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Additional Information: Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included in the package price and are subject to change until time of ticketing.


Entry Requirements:
US citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates.

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