Taste of Tanzania (2024)

Taste of Tanzania (2024)

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Taste of Tanzania (2024)

6 Days Starting and ending in Arusha

Visiting: Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara

Tour operator:

Contiki

Tour code:

AATAMA19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 20

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-35

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Safari Tours

Activities:

4WD, Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

You can reel off the names of the Big 5, you've imagined yourself driving through the Serengeti in an open-top vehicle, and you've dreamed of going on safari since you first learnt how to say 'Hakuna Matata'. How about we throw in some views of the Great Rift Valley, a visit to an ancient volcano dense with game and predators, and nights camping under the star-swept skies of the Serengeti plains? Now this is the Africa trip you've been waiting for.

Highlights

  • Arusha: Support this social enterprise that employs local disabled people with artisanal skills Watch weaving glass blowing beading paper making and metal work.

  • Tarangire National Park: Take a drive through the ‘land of giants’. This national park is known for its elephants and sprawling Baobab trees.

  • Serengeti: Watch out for local wildlife as we head to our camp which is bang in the middle of these endless plains.

  • Ngorongoro Crater: Experience a one-of-a-kind drive inside an ancient volcano that’s packed with incredible wildlife and right in the heart of the action.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arusha To Tarangire

Location: Arusha, Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Roika Tented Camp (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Roika Tented Camp (or similar)

Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome to your African safari adventure! Our first stop is the Shanga Community Project, which offers employment to the disabled people of the community.
Afterwards, we'll head to our first national park in Tanzania - Tarangire, home to two of Africa's giants: elephants and baobab trees. The lodge will provide us with a buffet dinner tonight, so make sure you're hungry!

Day 2: Tarangire

Location: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Roika Tented Camp (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Roika Tented Camp (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

An early start this morning will take us into the Tarangire National Park for a full day, in the hopes for a glimpse of some of its elusive predators and changing landscapes. We'll stay here for most of the day with a packed lunch provided to give us the most opportunity of exploring this wildlife wilderness. Afterwards, we'll visit a Maasai village, meeting some of the locals to learn all about their customs and way of life. There'll be a buffet dinner tonight too, so be sure to save some room!

Day 3: Tarangire To Serengeti

Location: Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Sound of Silence Camp (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Sound of Silence Camp (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we'll set out in our safari vehicles to our next destination: the Serengeti.
We take in views of the Rift valley and the rim of Ngorogoro Crater as we make our way to the main gate of the Serengeti, stopping off to visit Mto Wa Mbu Village and a local market. We'll drive through the endless plains of this vast reserve to reach our accommodation for the night. Tonights accommodation will be a safari-style lodge in the middle of the Serengeti. A buffet meal will be served for dinner, and you're free to sit outside and listen to the sounds of nocturnal animals waking up to forage or hunt, all while sitting under the bright canopy of stars in the African sky.

Day 4: Serengeti

Location: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Sound of Silence Camp (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Sound of Silence Camp (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We'll spend a full day seeking out the game of Africa's plains, with predators in hot pursuit of their prey. If the wildebeest migration is around, then you are in for a wildlife treat: millions of wildebeest and zebra grazing for as far as the eye can see really is one of Africas' greatest spectacles to observe. If you want to make today even more unforgettable, you can opt in for a once-in-a-lifetime Balloon safari. A buffet dinner awaits us back at our safari camp.

Day 5: Serengeti To Ngorogoro Crater

Location: Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation: Eileen's Tree Inn (or similar)

Accommodation Name: Eileen's Tree Inn (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy some breakfast before we depart the Serengeti with a morning game drive on our way to our next destination, the Ngorogoro Crater.
In the late morning we reach the Ngorogoro Crater, an ancient volcano, boasting one of the highest densities of predators stalking the abundant wildlife enclosed inside the volcano's center. We'll stop here for a picnic lunch before we ascend the plateau. A true natural wonder, only found in Africa.

Day 6: Ngorogoro Crater To Arusha

Location: Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Arusha

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Its our last day on safari and our last chance for some wildlife viewing. Opt to jump on one last game drive to Lake Manyara National Park.
Renowned for its famed tree-climbing lions, Lake Manyara is a completely different ecosystem to the other parks we have visited with grassy floodplains and massive forests to spot unique wildlife and bird-life to this region.
With full hearts and memories made, it's time to say fond farewells to your new lifelong friends, and to our African adventure.

What's Included

  • Accommodations

    Stay in comfortable and unique accommodations throughout the tour, including Roika Tented Camp, Sound of Silence Camp, and Eileen's Tree Inn or similar.

  • Meals

    Enjoy daily meals including breakfasts, lunches (packed lunches on safari days), and buffet dinners as per itinerary.

  • Transportation

    Travel in safari vehicles equipped for game viewing throughout the tour.

  • Game Drives

    Experience multiple game drives in Tanzania's renowned national parks: Tarangire, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Local Experiences

    Visit the Shanga Community Project in Arusha, explore a Maasai village, and stop by Mto Wa Mbu Village and a local market for cultural insights.

  • Park Fees

    All national park entrance fees are included, ensuring full access to the wildlife spectacles.

What's Not Included

  • International Flights

    International flights to and from the start and end point are not included.

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included and is recommended for all travelers.

  • Personal Expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, and additional activities are not included.

  • Tips and Gratuities

    Tips and gratuities for guides and drivers are not included.

  • Visa Fees

    Any applicable visa fees are not included.

Check out our Q&As

  • What countries will we visit on the Taste of Tanzania tour?

    The Taste of Tanzania tour visits Tanzania.

  • What are some highlights of the tour?

    Highlights of the tour include visiting Arusha to support a social enterprise that employs local disabled people, a drive through Tarangire National Park known for its elephants and Baobab trees, wildlife watching in Serengeti, and experiencing a drive inside the ancient Ngorongoro Crater volcano packed with wildlife.

  • What kind of transportation will be used?

    Transportation includes travel in safari vehicles equipped for game viewing throughout the tour.

  • What activities are included in the tour?

    Activities include multiple game drives in Tanzania's renowned national parks: Tarangire, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater, as well as local experiences like visiting the Shanga Community Project in Arusha, exploring a Maasai village, and stopping by Mto Wa Mbu Village and a local market for cultural insights.

  • What is not included in the tour package?

    Exclusions include international flights, travel insurance, personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, and additional activities, tips and gratuities for guides and drivers, and any applicable visa fees.

  • What type of accommodations can we expect?

    Accommodations include staying in comfortable and unique places such as Roika Tented Camp, Sound of Silence Camp, and Eileen's Tree Inn or similar.

  • Are meals included in the tour?

    Yes, daily meals including breakfasts, lunches (packed lunches on safari days), and buffet dinners as per itinerary are included.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    In 1961, a guy called John Anderson founded Contiki in New Zealand. Whilst later bought by The Travel Corporation, the tour company had already been using the name ‘Contiki’ since its inception.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Contiki trips are designed & operated exclusively for those aged 18-35 years. Your travelling companions will be like-minded adventurers within that age range. The age range is adhered to strictly.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® is our commitment to protect people, wildlife and the incredible planet we all share. Powered by The TreadRight Foundation, a non-profit organisation and Contiki’s guiding hand when it comes to making travel matter.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    All documentation will be sent via email around 21 days prior to your trip departure. You can also access information on your trip by signing up to My Contiki via the top right icon of the homepage.

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16-Jan-2023

The trip ran so smoothly and was well organised! The extra add ons were amazing and all the services were spot on. Food places were reasonable. I'm definitely booking my next contiki trip again soon!

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14-Jan-2023

Contiki were exceptional in providing customer service. They provided me with lots of information and were quick in responding to all my questions. I found that they were super helpful.

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First time traveling with Contiki. Highly recommend! You’ll have a blast

17-Jan-2023

First time traveling internationally since Covid and glad I spent the trip with Contiki. The travel, lodging, meals, activities everything was planned effortlessly. Going to Greece in may with contiki. Highly recommend

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Amazing trip. Made great friends and memories. Can’t wait for my next trip

15-Jan-2023

I had 24 people on my contiki and I think it was the perfect number, we all got to know each other well and got along great. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable, the hotels were nice and in great locations.

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Tanner Stokes  

My amazing trip to Africa

13-Jan-2023

Sherif was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about every single small detail at each site that we visited. In addition to his great service, he has a glowing spirit that made me feel like I had family with me the entire trip. Anything that I was concerned about, he always had an answer and was there to help. I truly enjoyed my experience and will purchase a tour with him in the future

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