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Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Go Ahead Tours
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
12 days
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Animal encounters on the Serengeti’s endless plains
  • The richness and resourcefulness of the Masai culture
  • Learning about the beautiful bead-making of the Shanga
  • The flamingo-filled vista at Lake Manyara
  • Ngorongoro Crater’s concentration of creatures
  • Seeking out the Big Five—the challenge and the reward

Short Description

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 untamed Tarangire to glimmering Lake Manyara, and the legendary Serengeti to the “Garden of Eden” at Ngorongoro Crater.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Arusha
End City Zanzibar

Itinerary

OVERNIGHT FLIGHT 1 night
Day 1: Travel day
Board your overnight flight to Tanzania today.

ARUSHA 1 night Hotel info
Day 2: Arrival in Arusha
Included meals: Dinner
Welcome to Tanzania! Arriving at Kilimanjaro Airport, make your way to Arusha, where you’ll meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK 2 nights Hotel info
Day 3: Tarangire National Park
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Stop to see the work at Shanga River House, a project that provides local people with disabilities the opportunity to work and develop new skills. Then, continue on to 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

Day 4: 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
  • After lunch, visit a community school to meet local teachers and students
  • Keep an eye out for predators on the prowl on an evening game drive

MANYARA REGION 1 night Hotel info
Day 5: Masai boma & Lake Manyara
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Immerse yourself in the Masai way of life with the help of a local guide and journey though Lake Manyara National Park.

  • Tour an authentic boma and discover the history and heritage behind the Masai tribe 
  • Travel through the Manyara region’s acacia woodland and the plains of the scenic Great Rift Valley
  • Spy a stunning variety of wildlife, such as giraffe, zebra, hippos and perhaps even tree-climbing lions on a game drive 
  • Glimpse Lake Manyara and its incredible swathe of flamingos

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK 3 nights Hotel info
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drive through the scenic savanna to Serengeti National Park.

  • After a picnic lunch, head out on a game drive to watch the dramatic dance of predator and prey
  • Pass the striking Moru Kopjes—stunning granite formations rising out of the plains
  • Keep watch for all of the Big Five: lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhino

Day 7: Seronera Valley
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Explore one of the Serengeti’s richest ecosystems, the Seronera Valley, on a day-long game drive. Take in the scenery during a picnic lunch.

Day 8: Serengeti National Park
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Continue your exploration of the Serengeti’s endless plains on two game drives.

  • Look for the exceedingly rare black rhino on your morning game drive
  • Feast on an included lunch in the open air of the Serengeti
  • Embark on an afternoon game drive to see the Moru Kopjes, as well as some ancient Masai cave art

NGORONGORO REGION 2 nights Hotel info
Day 9: Travel to Ngorongoro
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 to learn about local communities and culture.

Day 10: 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, including one of the world’s densest populations of lions
  • Picnic among the region’s rich flora and fauna

Back at the lodge, say goodbye to your group at a farewell dinner.

Day 11: Departure
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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 Zanzibar.

OVERNIGHT FLIGHT 1 night
Day 12: Travel day
Arrive home today.
Add Zanzibar’s Stone Town & East Coast $1,099 pp
Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.
This “Isle of Spices” was once a trading center and has long been a crossroads of cultures; today it is known as a quintessential tropical getaway. From the cobbled-street charm of Stone Town to the exquisite white-sand beaches, the allure of this Indian Ocean isle is legendary.

STONE TOWN 1 night Hotel info
Day 11: Flight to Stone Town
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Drive from Ngorongoro Crater to Kilimanjaro Airport, and then fly over the glimmering Zanzibar Channel to the isle of Zanzibar.

ZANZIBAR’S EAST COAST 2 nights Hotel info
Day 12: Stone Town & Zanzibar
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Wander the narrow alleys of Stone Town, a place that has remained largely unchanged for 200 years.

  • Visit an old Anglican church, colonial mansions and an old slave market
  • Discover the House of Wonders, Palace Museum, Dr. Livingstone’s House and the Arab Fort 
  • Stop at a nearby spice plantation to learn about the spice trade and the varieties grown on the island, including cloves, vanilla and cardamom

Later, make your way to the isle’s east coast beaches.

Day 13: Free day in Zanzibar
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Spend the day exploring the local beaches on your own.

Day 14: Flight to Dar es Salaam & departure
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Fly across the waters of the Zanzibar Channel to Dar es Salaam, and sit down to a final dinner with your group before your overnight flight home.

OVERNIGHT FLIGHT 1 night
Day 15: Travel day
Arrive home today.

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This greedy and unethical company is being sued for keeping money from school children and their parents after the company canceled trips due to Coronavirus. They have a pattern of canceling trips and keeping your money and you get nothing! They only care about money and not earning it.
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Wouldn't Refund Full Payment of Tour They Cancelled

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Our trip was to be in May 2020 and was cancelled by Go Ahead due to the Coronavirus after we had paid the full cost of the trip for two. When contacted about a refund, the only way we would NOT lose our deposit of $600 was if we allowed them to keep the entire amount paid until the trip was rescheduled or changed to another tour. We asked them to refund everything EXCEPT the deposit and carry the deposit until another trip could be scheduled. They refused to consider carrying our deposit. The only was to get our $6000 payment back was to lose our $600 deposit. After several wonderful tours, Go Ahead proved themselves to be unconcerned about our financial loss or hardships caused by their inflexibility.
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I took every additional tour and the tour guides were excellent!

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Go Ahead Tours was selected for their attention to detail, and this tour did not disappoint! I must give credit to our wonderful tour director, Alessandra, who has over 25 years of experience, and we were the beneficiaries of her compassionate regard for our tour's wellbeing. She was attentive and even gave us souvenir momentos from each city we visited. I took every additional tour and the tour guides were excellent! I especially liked our guides for the Colosseum, in Rome, a mature woman who was Greek, and thus, she was very personable. Also, Katia, our tour guide for the Vatican and the Catacombs was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The last night was fun in our send off dinner consisted of a dinner theater billed as four tenors and featured an opera troup serenading us during our three-course meal. Great fun and the perfect meal to conclude our action packed 7-day tour of three Italian Cities boasting magnificent art and history!
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My husband and I went on this tour for our five year anniversary. It was both of our first trips to Europe and it was WONDERFUL! Our tour guide, Alessandra, was fantastic & our group got along so well. We made friends and always had a blast. It's a wonderful mix of guided tours & free time. It was so nice to not have to stress about travel arrangements between cities because Go Ahead has done it all. We would definitely book again!
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WOW. That’s the best word to summarize this tour. 1st class everything, from the private chauffeur upon arrival to the 5 star hotels to the fancy restaurants, but the icing on the cake is the guided tour director. Nicola was BY FAR THE BEST trip mom EVER. I went to Europe by myself and she made sure I was always fitting right in, she was very patient, kind and understanding. Very knowledgeable, oh man she was the absolute best seriously. I want her on every tour
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I love history and ancient ruins. Greece was on my list of place I wanted to visit since I learned about the Parthenon at the Acropolis. To my pure delight, we could see the Parthenon in the distance from our hotel in Athens. Our visit to the Acropolis made me giddy with joy. The trip from Athens to Mykonos via SeaJet as the sun was rising allowed me to witness the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen in my life. The view from my room on Mykonos allowed me to have a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and beautiful sunsets. The crowning jewels of the trip was the visit to the excavation site at Akrotiri and the optional sunset cruise on Sunset Oia in Santorini. Walking around an active excavation site and cruising around the caledera while viewing the beautiful rock formations that make up Greece was breathtaking. We did a lot on this tour, but it did not feel rushed. I learned so much about how Greece was formed and the history of the country. It ticked off all of my travel boxes: beautiful landscape, ruins, learning about a country by traveling around it and seeing how the people of the country live. I absolutely adored EVERYTHING about this trip and would go back to Greece in a heartbeat.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Maximum Number of People in Group: 28

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